The Button Bugle

Week of May 24, 2020

The message for May 24, 2020

God is Big Enough to Handle my Fear

Matthew 8:23-26

Letter from Pastor Melissa

Friends

What a wonderful week it has been at our church. We began last Sunday with celebrating the graduation of AnnaBeth Frizzell. That afternoon we drove past her house and presented her with gifts and cards. Then on Wednesday evening, we celebrated the graduation of Caleb Taylor with a drive by celebration as well. What a wonderful show of support for our seniors as they end one journey and begin another.


Also, on Wednesday, the youth and their families gathered for a social distanced picnic in the parking lot. 8 families joined us for dinner and fellowship from 6 feet away. We all remarked how much our souls enjoyed seeing one another. We missed the hugging but it was all worth while just to see each other’s faces and enjoy each other’s company.


Thursday brought about the successful closing on the sale of the parsonage to Pete and Judy Corwin. All went smoothly and now they begin the adventure of updating the parsonage and making it their home. We are thankful for their generous offer to buy the house and we cannot wait to have them much closer to their church family.


Next week brings blessings of their own. I ask you to prayerfully consider serving at a very important mission. The Kids Eat Free program is coming back to Button and we will be feeding the children of Little Elm throughout the summer, three times each week. (Normally M, W and F, but this week is T, W and F due to the holiday!) It is a low contact mission but one that is vitally important to the kids this summer that may be at risk of having enough food each day.


Don’t forget our mission on Sunday, and bring by some canned goods for the food pantry and/or new and gently used children’s books for Kids Eat Free. Time is 1-2pm and you don’t even have to get out of your car! Feel free to drive by and just say hi if you want to! I miss seeing you all!

Button may not be meeting in person, but we are busy doing God’s work! Be a part of it!


God Bless you!

Pastor Melissa

MISSIONS ON THE MOVE

After much success on our first Mission on the Go Sunday in April, we are going to do it again. This coming Sunday, May 24th, from 1-2 pm join us for a double mission. Bring food items and gently used or new books for children to the church. Have your items in the trunk and they will be unloaded for you. This will help us support our Feed My Sheep food pantry and our Kids Eat Free summer lunch program!! Be a part of the fun!!

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Kids Eat Free Summer Lunch Program

Back by popular demand, Button returns as a site for the Kids Eat Free lunch program. Sign up to help as we provide meals and books to our kids in the community. Sign up by clicking on the link below so we know who is helping each day. Jobs include picking up the cooler of food each day in Frisco, handing out bags and books, and delivering the empty cooler back to Frisco afterward. Most weeks we will serve from 10-12 M, W, and F. If you are handing out bags, please wear a mask! A great way to serve this summer. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4ea8ab23a3f49-kids
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Virtual Church Directory

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Please join me in prayer !

Would you like to join us for a time of prayer? Many of our members have found that this time together has saved their sanity and brought them a sense of peace. Join us at 9:00 am, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by dialing in! 1-346-248-7799 and enter 112282447# as the class code. When asked for a password, just hit # again. We normally meet for about 20 minutes so come and be apart of this special time.

Hey all you Youth !

Are you a student in grades 6-12? Are you a parent of a student in those grades? Did you know that our youth group has started back to meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30pm? Join Tricia and the other Button youth for study, games, fellowship and lots of laughter. It has been good for our souls. Will you join us? We meet on zoom. You can download the zoom app on a computer or phone. Meeting ID is 950-8748-5790 Password is 783434. We hope to see you there! Come connect with us. (Games have had prizes involved! More fun than you can shake a yak at!)

Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World

We all love the benefits of technology, but even with the upsides, many of us suspect there are negative consequences beyond our control. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy. The more we compare ourselves with others, the less satisfied we are. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. Join Pastor Melissa as we explore the Book "#struggles - Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World" by Craig Groeschel. This is a 5 session class that will meet via zoom twice on Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am and 7:00 - 8:00 pm. We will meet on May 5-June 2. Anyone is welcome to join! You can purchase the book if you desire, but it is not required. Come as you Are!


Join by video on zoom:

Meeting ID is 898-3975-9461

Password is 047895


Or you can dial in and listen via phone, but won't be able to see my screen.

Number to dial in is 1-346-248-7799

Meeting ID is 898-3975-9461

Password is 047895

Adult Sunday School

Adults can call in this Sunday for the start of a new study with Pete Corwin, "Exploring the Bible." It is going to be a fantastic discussion. All adults are welcome.


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.

Sunday 9:00-11:30

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Friday from 10:00-12:00

Food Pantry needs medium size boxes 14 x 14 x 15 with handles

Current needs:

Tomato Soup

Sugar

Can Milk

Mixed Veggies

Black Beans

Chicken Noodle Soup

Canned Soups

Canned Potatoes

Pork and Beans

64 Ounce Juices

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Kroger Community rewards Program

Link your Kroger card to Button


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

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What if we were a church who prayed for each other ?

Christine Deal on the sudden loss of her husband

Grandmother of Danielle Hatch - Hospitalized for COVID

Prayers for Amy Alt on the passing of her Aunt Jeannie

Prayers for peace in our entire country during this difficult time in our Economy

Prayers for Amy Alt and Nancy Westwood on the death of Darlene Hall

Life is better when you are laughing.

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Church Staff

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 Melissa

Melissa Hatch is so excited to be serving as Button's newest pastor. A lifelong Methodist and Aggie, she loves preaching, teaching and missions and helping people find a place to belong. She received her Bachelors Degree in English from Texas A&M and her Masters of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at TCU. She is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and previously served at Prosper UMC, First UMC of Plano and Custer Road UMC. Melissa has been married to Michael, a teacher at Prosper High School, for 18 years and they have 2 children, Madeline (15) and Mitchell (12). She loves napping, spending time with her family and two dogs, Penny & Trevor, and reading all types of books. She also really enjoys traveling and all things Disney!

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.

Meet Hillary Slothower

Hillary is a Music Education student at the University of North Texas. Along with playing piano for many years at Rock Church in Rockford, IL, she is very excited to share her God-given talents with Button Memorial United Methodist Church.

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