The Button Bugle
Week of June 7, 2020
The message for June 7, 2020
Overwhelmed - Expectations
Overwhelmed Sermon Series
I would bet that many of us would agree that sometimes we just get completely overwhelmed. Join us during the month of June as we explore what we do when we get overwhelmed with expectations,the world, busyness, and clutter. Invite a friend who might benefit from these messages. God has something to say to each of us on these particular topics!
Letter from Pastor Melissa
Dear Church Family,
This week has been a hard one mentally and emotionally for me. Maybe you feel the same way? The news stories of riots after riots following the death of George Floyd have rocked me to my core. It saddens me to witness such hate filled language in so many places, especially social media. My heart has been heavy with sadness and deep-seated grief as I have listened to many friends of color and their gut wrenching stories.
Last evening, we joined over 7,000 members of Collin County churches at the McKinney Courthouse for a time of prayer, praise, and rich discussion regarding racism. My 16-year old daughter and myself were joined by the Cunningham family and represented our Denton County church. We were moved to tears at the amazing spirit that filled the entire parking lot. A sense of excitement was built among every person present and a loud echoing of a need for permanent change resounded through the crowd. A completely peaceful gathering was exactly what my soul needed.
My friends, our black churches have been speaking for decades but it is time for us to join our voices with theirs. I am a leader that is excited about how we can be a vital part of our community rallying together for permanent change. I have spent many hours this week listening to our Black district superintendent, Dr Ron Henderson, speak about his experiences with racism at a very personal level. It broke my heart. I have spent hours listening to pastors speak about brutal and ugly things that have been said and done to them over the years just due to the color of their skin. I truly had no idea. And just tonight I will spend a few hours listening to a fellow black Christian as he shares his thoughts on how we can begin to take effective steps forward. My time for listening is now.
I hope you will join with me as we embrace that Black Lives DO Matter. As my daughter reflected last night, “No matter the color of our skin, we all have the same organs inside, we all bleed red and we are all God’s children!” It is time we not only embrace this but that we join our voices in praying for justice and against racism. Will you join me? I pray you will!
Pastor Melissa <><
Kids Eat Free Summer Lunch Program
Our Kids Eat Free program is off to a very successful start. Our first day really was the only one that was a bit slow. We have served between 10-40 kids each day, so the program is definitely needed in our community. There are still many spots left that are open to serve. Come join the fun and extend the hand of Christ to others!
New Small Group study forming - " It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
Our small group studying “#struggles: Living Life in a Selfie Centered World” was very successful and enjoyed by many. We have wrapped up that study and are excited about our next one. Beginning June 23rd, and running for three weeks, Join Pastor Melissa and Rev Kenny Dickson as we explore the messages found in the movie “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” (The story starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Fred Rogers!) Watch the movie and join us for some very timely conversation regarding who our neighbors are and how we truly love one another as Jesus commands. Please make time for this amazing story and important dialogue! Classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. Zoom information to follow! (Joining via video is highly preferred!)
Virtual Church Directory
Please join me in prayer !
Hey all you Youth !
Adult Sunday School
Call 1-346-248-7799 and enter 112282447# for the class code. When asked for a password, just hit # again.
If you are ready to take the next step in technology, go ahead and download the zoom app on your computer or smartphone.
Select "Join Meeting" and enter the class code 112 282 447. Then you can be seen on video and see the rest of the participants and even Pete's screen.
New stuff doesn't have to be scary! Give it a try!
Ways to Give and How
1. Pay-Pal or Credit Card
Follow directions on http://buttonchurch.umcchurches.org/giving/
A. Pay by Credit Card on Pay-Pal
B. Pay through your no-cost Pay-Pal account
2. Pay by check
A. Drop off at church T-F, 10:30-12:30
B. Mail to: Button UMC P.O. Box 68 Little Elm, TX 75068
Feed my sheep food pantry
We need to continue supporting our food pantry.
Donations can be dropped off at the church building, at the office, on the following dates/times.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Friday from 10:00-12:00
Food Pantry needs medium size boxes 14 x 14 x 15 with handles
Kroger Community rewards Program
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for BUTTON MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH either by name or BL768 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewardscard account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewardscard, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
Use Scrip to purchase gift cards and support Button
Enrollment code is AC2BACAL66377
What if we were a church who prayed for each other ?
Family of Chelsea Taft on her passing.
Cristina Avila and her father- Covid 19
Our country and our nation’s leaders
Christine Deal on the sudden loss of her husband
Prayers for the Bierly Family upon the loss of their son Nick.
Prayers for Carter and Austin Amland.
Family of Keyshawn Simpson on his death by shooting this week.
Family and friends of Hayley Darnell who was killed in a car accident.
Sujo John and the people in Mumbai India with storms approaching
Life is better when you are laughing.
Melissa Hatch - Pastor
Tiffany Young - Kids Day Out Director
HIllary Slothower - Pianist
Cheryl Anderson, Christina Cunningham, Susan Cox - Office volunteers
Antonia Howard - Church Treasurer
Meet Antonia Howard
Antonia Howard, a woman of faith, relocated her three beautiful children, Antonisha, Tasia, and Ta’Jon from Modesto, CA, to Frisco, TX. Antonia has previous experience as a Church Finance Manager. In that role, Antonia managed the general accounting functions and prepared all financial information to ensure data support monthly and year-end financials. Antonia carries a double A.A.S. degree in Accounting and Computer Science and is a Certified Internal Revenue Tax Preparer Specialist for individuals and small businesses.
Antonia’s passion is providing holistic therapy to women and is a Licensed Certified Massage Therapist, focusing on the psychological, as well as physical relaxation for the body, mind, and spirit connection.