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Worship
WORSHIP AT MARIPOSA UMC

In-Person Worship
Sunday Morning Sanctuary Worship continues at 9:30 am every Sunday morning.

We are also blessed to now offer seating downstairs in the Sanctuary Fellowship Hall where the worship service can be seen live from the sanctuary via television. Thank you for your ministry in making the sanctuary a healthy, safe and worshipful place to be God's Church together in-person.

Virtual Worship Continues
Still concerned about worshipping in person? Being far away but still wanting to be close to the Mariposa UM Church community? Our Worship through YouTube will go on. The link for the service is sent via email by Saturday. Services are also available on our Messages page.

For a list of Upcoming Sermons, visit our Upcoming Sermons page.

Give Online
ONLINE GIVING

We welcome and truly appreciate your gifts, however, you choose to get them to the church. You can mail your check to the church at P.O. Box 248, Mariposa, CA 95338. Online Giving is a convenient option, via either the church's website or the GivePlus mobile app.

If you have any questions about how to make an online gift or set up a recurring online gift, please feel free to contact me at 209-742-6131 or glennsutherland@sti.net.

Communion Offering
COMMUNION OFFERING

At Mariposa United Methodist Church, the monthly communion offering holds a special place in our community's heart. This cherished tradition, held during our Sunday service, symbolizes unity, compassion, and support for various local ministries. Each month, congregants generously contribute to this offering, a vital source of funding for the church's impactful outreach programs. From aiding those experiencing hardship to supporting educational initiatives and community-building endeavors, this offering embodies our commitment to serving and uplifting our neighbors in Mariposa.

Communion Offerings
The Communion Offerings for June will go to Habitat for Humanity

Communion Report
The April Communion Offering for Manna House raised $208


This Months Scripture
THIS MONTH'S SCRIPTURE REFLECTION

James 1:1-8, 12
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.


TGIF Kids Club
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - TGIF KIDS CLUB

Join us for an exciting journey of learning and growth as we gear up to kick off the Friday afternoon children's program at Mariposa United Methodist Church. Starting right after school on September 8, this engaging program is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore their faith in a nurturing environment.

As we embark on this meaningful endeavor, we're reaching out to our community for support. If you feel called to contribute and be a part of this ministry, we encourage you to connect with Gussie Kidd. Rest assured, no prior experience is required as comprehensive training will be provided to equip you to work effectively with the children.

Let's come together to create a positive impact on the young hearts and minds in our community. Your involvement is not just appreciated - it's transformative.

Visit our TGIF page.

Fun Fellowship and Events
FUN FELLOWSHIP AND EVENTS

Having fun yet? Consider joining one of the Fun and Fellowship summer events listed below.

This has been a very fun round of Fun and Fellowship events! The Holiday Bake Sale got us off to a great start and allowed many of us to stock our freezers and treat our neighbors and friends to delectable Christmas goodies.

The Lumpia class with Norms and Kerri was very informative and delicious. Norms taught us how to fill and roll lumpias, and then after Mahal cooked our finished products, we feasted on vegetarian, sausage, and dessert lumpias. We even took an assortment home!

The Role Playing Games, hosted by Adam, stretched our imaginations and encouraged us to work together as a team. We all adopted raccoon names and personalities and laughed our way through lots of encounters. And, Adam provided very tasty snacks!

The Prime Rib Dinner was postponed because of the snow, but Christina worked with all the guests to come up with a date and time that worked for everyone. And no one wanted to miss this dinner. It was Prime Rib, with all the fixin's. The food was delicious, the conversation was lively, and everyone had a great time.

The upcoming Mariposa Memories and Lumberjack Breakfast with a Forester is sold out with waiting lists, but you still have a chance to join us for BUNCO on April 13th, at 2:00 pm. This is an easy and really fun game, and the afternoon includes delicious snacks and desserts and everyone goes home with a prize! If you've never tried it, please join us. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Contact Glenn and Kathy for tickets.

Thanks so much for your wonderful support of Fun and Fellowship! ~ Glenn and Kathy 209-742-6131
or kathysutherland@sti.net

Some events may be full, tickets may still be available, or there may be waiting lists. Please call Glenn or Kathy at (209)742-6131 if you are interested in joining the fun.

Thanks so much for supporting this program and our church.

Announcements
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Looking Ahead

Yamaha Piano Artist in Concert
John Nilsen. Mariposa United Methodist Church. Saturday, August 3 @ 4:00pm.

The Community Children's Choir CAMP
July 8-19 • 9:00 am—3:00 pm is open to any child who loves music and is currently enrolled in grades 2-6. For more infor-mation, call Gail Vanderslik at (661) 496-3701 or email her at sliktoy@sti.net.


The Upper Room
The Upper Room daily devotions are also available online at https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals.

Pioneer Market Receipts
Please remember to save your receipts; these benefit our Youth Programs. You may drop them in the church drop box facing Bullion Street, or mail them with your offering. If you total your receipts, please only total the sub-total amounts (pre-tax).

Women in Faith
Women in Faith (formally known as UMW). Visit our UWIF web page.

The Upper Room

The Upper Room daily devotions are also available online at https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals.

Recurring Events
RECURRING EVENTS

Weekly
Worship Service, Sundays, 9:30 AM
UM Youth Fellowship, Monday, 3:30 PM (FH)
Chimes Practice, Thursday, 5:30 PM (Sanctuary)
TGIF Club, Friday, 2:30-5:15 PM (during the school year)

Monthly
UMM Breakfast, 1st Saturday., 8 AM
Fix-It Team, 1st Saturday, 9:30 AM
Worship Team Meeting, 1st Wednesday, 4:30 PM (via Zoom)
Homebound Ministry, 3rd Thursday, 1 PM
Faithful Readers, 3rd Thursday, Time TBD

CHURCH CHOIR
CHURCH CHOIRS

Chimes Choir
Chimes Choir is alive and happening with in-person worship and recording. You are welcome to join. Call Janet Langley at 209-966-4454 (evenings) or email thelangleyco@gmail.com. We chime to glorify the Lord.

Children's Choir Begins in September!
The choir will begin rehearsing on September 5th from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM. Children will be escorted from MES to the Methodist Church. The choir is open to any child who loves music and is entering grades 2 - 6.

Monthly Choir dues of $20.00 are payable on the first rehearsal each month (Scholarships are available).

For more information contact Gail Vanderslik.

Dream Weavers
DREAM WEAVERS

Dream Weavers is Restarting! Dream Weavers are crafters who use their gifts with knitting needles and crochet hooks to craft a variety of items, including prayer shawls, chemo caps, scarves and hats for the homeless, and caps for premature babies.

We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 9:30 am in the second-floor conference room (Joe Kidd Hall).

All crafters are welcome who want to share their skills and make a difference in people's lives. We also welcome donations of yarn for our members to use. If you have a stash that needs a home, bring it to the church. We especially welcome small amounts that can be used in creative shawls and scarves.

Visit our Dream Weavers web page for information and lots of resources.

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