The Button Bugle
Week of May 24, 2020
The message for May 24, 2020
God is Big Enough to Handle my Fear
Letter from Pastor Melissa
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!
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!!
Kids Eat Free Summer Lunch Program
Virtual Church Directory
Please join me in prayer !
Hey all you Youth !
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
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 ?
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.
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.