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Youth End-of-Summer Grill Out

All Youth and their families are invited to the End-of-Summer Grill Out, Sunday, July 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We are asking for donations of: hot dog buns, sides, chips, desserts, drinks, and  grill-masters.  We would like all food at the church by 5:30 pm. We will eat at 6:00 pm.

Use the link below to indicate what you can bring.  Thank you!

Sign up for Grill Out

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Ladies Night Out – Painting for a Mission

Join us for our version of “Painting with a Twist” to raise money for our missions, Saturday, July 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Participants will make a custom sign to take home. We will provide all the supplies, participants provide the creative touches. Artistic volunteers will be on hand to assist, so don’t worry about your skill level!

At the link below and let us know how many boards you’d like ($25/board) and the finish on the board(s).

Sign up here

The day of the party bring a sweet or savory dish to share and the beverage of your choice. Feel free to invite a friend, but make sure they use the link above to let us know their preferences.  

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VBS – Maker Fun Factory – June 25 – 29

At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them – and for a purpose!

Maker Fun Factory is for kids from 3 years of age to just finished 4th Grade and will run from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm each day. Sunday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 28. A special closing program is planned for Thursday, June 29. This evening will begin with a cookout/potluck at 6:00 pm and end with a celebration of all that was experienced during the week.

Register Here

Kids participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings.  Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:00 pm.

A $10 donation is requested.

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Jack Clements to share about recent trip to Israel

The Whitfield (daytime) UMW Circle would like to invite all men and women to attend a presentation by Jackie Clements about his recent trip to Israel.  Bring a sack lunch and join us May 16th at 11:30.  Dessert and drinks will be provided.

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Navigating the Path to Retirement for all ages

Most of us hope to retire some day. For some, it is close. For others, the distant future. Maybe we need to help our parents plan. It is never too early to start planning and there are always questions. Never fear! Sequoyah UMC will provide some answers with our Navigating the Path to Retirement (for all ages) series. Save the date and register today!

On four Mondays at 6:30 pm, interesting topics relating to retirement will be discussed:

April 24 – Bill Tenison, Medicare and Medicare Supplemental Insurance
May 1 – Don Baker, First Financial Services, Saving for Retirement
May 8 – Sara Cain-Bartlett, Housing Options for Seniors
May 15 – Todd Whatley, certified Elder Care Attorney, legal documents needed

Bring your neighbors, your friends, your relatives! No admission charge. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Reservations are required so we’ll have enough chairs, handouts, and cookies. To reserve spaces: Register Here or call the church office at 479-442-8677 or email programs@sequoyahmethodist.org. Be sure to give the names and ages of all the children who will need this care. If no childcare reservations are made, no childcare will be offered.

Each program will last 30 – 45 minutes with time for questions at the end.

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Holy Week at Sequoyah UMC

You are invited to join us for these services and activities during Holy Week.

Palm Sunday, April 9 – Procession of Palms at all services, 8:45 and 11:00 contemporary and traditional.

Wednesday, April 12 – In the Fellowship Hall – Meal, at 5:30 pm, Worship including communion and Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm.  If you are unable to join us for the meal, you are welcome and encouraged to come for the service.

Saturday, April 15 – In the Fellowship Hall,
Pancake Breakfast – Pancakes with your choice of sausage or bacon will be served from 8:00 am. to 10:00 am.
Easter Egg Hunt – “The Hunt” will begin at 10:00 am.  There will be 4 age divisions (children walking – 2 years; 3-4 years; kindergarten – 2nd grade; 3rd – 4th grades). Each division will “hunt” in their own designated area and start times will be staggered.

Sunday, April 16 – EASTER!
Identical traditional services at 8:45 and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. Contemporary service at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.

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Round Robin Lenten Services

Sequoyah is partnering with Farmington UMC, St. James UMC and Prairie Grove UMC to provide Lenten services. The services will be held Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm.  A time of fellowship with coffee and cookies will follow. The churches will take turns hosting the services and the pastors will rotate preaching.

Please be in prayer for our services that the Holy Spirit will work among our fellowship. Join us: 3/12 – at Sequoyah UMC, Troy Conrad preaching
3/19 – at Farmington UMC, Lee Mayne preaching
3/26 – at St. James UMC, Sara Pair preaching
4/2 – at Prairie Grove UMC, Jeff Blassingame preaching

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Ash Wednesday Services, March 1

The first day of  Lent is Wednesday, March 1.  We will mark this with a service of prayer and self denial.  The service, held in the Sanctuary, will begin at 5:30 pm. The United Methodist Women will assist in leadership of the service.  A nursery for preschool children will be provided.

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Second annual Chili Cook-Off

The Second annual Chili Cook-Off will be Wednesday, March 8, in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 pm. WOW classes will follow.    Last time there were eight entrants and a great crowd to enjoy all of the food.  Be thinking about new recipes or tweaking your old ones and look for a sign up sheet in the (coffee area).  There will be a $6.00 charge ($3.00 for PBJ), which will all go to missions and the winner will choose which charity gets the money.  The winner’s name will also be added to the “Spoon of Glory” underneath the name of last year’s winner, John Mark Dietle.

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New Year’s Day Worship

Start the New Year by joining us for Worship at 11:00 am on January 1.

During this service in the Fellowship Hall we will share music, preaching, prayer and communion.

Our regular schedule:  8:45 am service, Sunday School, and 11:00 am traditional and contemporary services will resume on January 8.

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