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Wednesday, 10-3

5:30pm, Wednesday Night Live Meal followed by Program at 6:00pm in the Christian Life Center

6:00pm, Children's Ministry Activities in the Christian Life Center

6:00pm, Breathe Small Group in room 428 of the Christian Life Center

6:00pm, Celebration Ringers Handbell Rehearsal in the Worship Center

7:00pm, Festival Chorale/Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Worship Center

7:45pm, Clemson Wesley's Eventide in CW's downtown location

Thursday, 10-4

6:45am, Youth Chick-fil-A Prayer Breakfast

6:30pm, Senior Singles Dinner at McAlister's Deli in Clemson

Friday, 10-5


Saturday, 10-6

9:00am-4:00pm, Food Fest & Craft Show in the Christian Life Center

Sunday, 10-7

8:30am, Traditional Service in the Worship Center

10:30am, The Vine Worship Service in the Christian Life Center

11:00am, Traditional Service in the Worship Center

5:30pm, Sunday Night Youth in the Christian Life Center

6:30pm, Clemson Wesley's Evensong Meal and Worship in the Christian Life Center

Monday, 10-8

7:30pm, Monday Night Discussion Group in room 116 of the Office Building

Tuesday, 10-9

5:30pm, Youth After School Power Hour at Cookout

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Fran Elrod will preach at the 8:30 & 11:00 services in the Worship Center.
Rev. Jim Morgan will preach at the 10:30 Vine worship service in the Christian Life Center. 

New Adult Sunday School Class & Children's Classes Begin THIS SUNDAY
We are excited to start a new adult Sunday School class and three children's Sunday School classes on October 7. All new classes are in the Christian Life Center. The adult class will meet in room 428 from 9:30-10:15am, the preschool class for ages 3 & 4 will meet in room 409, the K5-2nd grade class will meet in room 402, and the 3rd-5th grade class will meet in room 430 (Orange Peel). Families who are planning to attend the 11am worship service are welcome to have their children stay in Sunday School with Mrs. Marie until 10:45amContact Becky Morgan for more information on the adult class (beckylynn.morgan@gmail.com).


Food Fest & Craft Show THIS SATURDAY!
Join us for this fun day at Clemson UMC! There will be crafts & vendors, frozen casseroles & baked goods, delicious food (BBQ pork sliders, grilled chicken & homemade vegetable soup), children's activities (11am-1pm) and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit church & local missions. October 6, 9:00am-4:00pm, in the Christian Life Center.

Silent Auction Items Needed for the CUMC Food Fest & Craft Show
October 6, 9am to 4pm (less than a week away!): Thanks to all who have donated items. We will continue collecting items this week. So if you have anything you'd be willing to donate - restaurant gift certificates, weekend at beach/mountain house, tours, tickets for an upcoming event or game, framed photograph, needlework, pottery, stained glass, wood carvings, gift baskets, babysitting, pet sitting, etc.- now is the time to get your donation to Pat's office (room 103) at CUMC or contact Bonnie Surface (540-977-0545, bonniesurface@yahoo.com). Most importantly, support CUMC ministries by coming to the Food Fest & Craft Show this Saturday, October 6.

A Message from Pastor Fran
This Sunday, October 6, is World Communion Sunday – a day when we observe and experience a universal Christian sacrament of breaking bread with our brothers and sisters around the world. Together, we remember both the night of Jesus’ betrayal – when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, and Jesus’ sacrifice. This particular celebration of the Eucharist is a time for remembering that around the world we stand in unity throughout Christendom. During the traditional worship services on Sunday, we will experience acts of worship that reflect different ways God’s children celebrate the sacred gift of the body and blood of Christ – the ultimate gift of God’s grace.
I invite you to come and worship. Come and experience the mystery. Come and receive the gift of Christ’s body and blood. Come, expecting to meet the risen Christ at his table.
If you want to experience a community of faith that believes in the unity of the body of Christ…come to Clemson UMC!
Pastor Fran 
But there is a flavor of the Christian celebration of Pentecost as well, when people from around the Mediterranean world came together in mutual understanding and inspiration, by the power of the Holy Spirit. World Communion Sunday is a time for remembering that around the globe—in different languages, with different traditions and customs, and in various forms of liturgy—the Lord’s Supper is celebrated throughout Christendom. At its best, therefore, World Communion Sunday serves two purposes: it is both a joyous and meaningful partaking in Jesus’ sacred meal with his friends and a mind-opening exposure to different Christian traditions from around the world.

Dinner of lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert at 5:30pm in the Christian Life Center followed by Karen Carter's presentation about Clemson Community Care at 6:00pm. 

New Book for Monday Night Discussion Group
Three women from three different faith traditions come together in the wake of 9/11 to write a children’s book on religious tolerance. As they work, the women must grapple with questions and misconceptions not only about another’s faith, but also about their own. The Faith Club offers a candid look at how this trio learns to discuss their doubts and differences in a constructive manner. A good lesson for the current moment, too, perhaps?! Authored by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner, The Faith Club is available in print and digital formats from multiple outlets. Join us on Monday nights at 7:30 in room 116 of the Office Building. We’ll start this selection on October 8, but you are welcome to drop in any time!

Explore CUMC
All those interested in learning about our ministries and how to become a member are invited to Explore CUMC on Sunday, October 14 at 9:45am in the overflow room off the Sanctuary in the Worship Center. Contact Jim Morgan to RSVP (jim@clemsonumc.org)

There’s a new Health Ministry starting at CUMC on October 14! 
ESSENTRICSTM is a unique, full-body program that uses therapeutic stretching to unlock what is tight, strengthen what is weak, rebalance and tone what needs shaping. Recommended for women and men 18 years+, ESSENTRICSTM helps reverse the aging process through exercises that develop flexible muscles, improve posture, help with pain relief, weight loss and increase range of motion. Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm in room 308 (Overflow Room) $10 drop in fee/love offering. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and water.
For more information please contact:
Susan Ross, Level 3 Certified 
Facebook – “Essentrics with Susan Ross”
Email: susan.gotgoalz@gmail.com
Website: www.essentrics.com
Mobile: 864-247-8318

Children's Ministry Upcoming Events

  • Family Fall Night on Friday, October 12 at 6pm 

Bring your whole family out for a fun night of pizza, popcorn, and a family-friendly movie in the Christian Life Center. All ages are welcome!!! Please contact Marie (marie@clemsonumc.org) if your family can attend.

  • Tweens' Fall Event on Sunday, October 21

The Rapp Family has graciously invited the Tweens to their home for an afternoon of fall fun! This event will be from 4:30-6pm. The Rapps' address is 155 Weatherstone Drive, Central 29630. Please email Marie (marie@clemsonumc.org) if your Tween can attend. 

  • Reverse Trick or Treat at the Downs on October 28. Details to come!

CUMC's Children's Ministry is looking for volunteers who are interested in having fun and investing time with the precious children of our church! We would love to have volunteers for Sunday School, Children's Church, and the Wednesday Night Youth Arts Program. Please contact Marie Schmidt (marie@clemsonumc.org) for more information! We cannot wait to have you be a part of our growing children's ministry!

Youth Ministry Fall Retreat
Fall Retreat is October 26-28 at Asbury Hills, Cleveland, SC. This is going to be a great time of fellowship, exploring and enjoying the great outdoors and a time of study and worship. The cost to attend is $90. If you need financial assistance, scholarships are available and please contact Cameron Shaw, Director of Youth Ministries, at cameron@clemsonumc.org to explore those options or if you have any questions. 

Youth Ministry Weekly Events

  • Sunday Night Bible Study
  • Tuesday After School Power Hour
  • Wednesday Night Live Small Group & Youth Arts
  • Thursday Morning Chick-Fil-A Prayer Breakfast
Click here for more information on these events.

CUMC Outreach – Shoebox Ministry Kickoff!  
While it may still feel like summer, it is time to start thinking about Christmas and our Shoebox Ministry. This is a great opportunity for all CUMC members and families to personally get involved with a fun project that helps children in need during the holidays. 
The Spirit Lake Ministry delivers shoeboxes to children on seven reservations in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Their primary target for shoebox distribution is children in foster care on the reservations and children in households recommended by social services and clergy on the reservations. These shoeboxes are the only gift that most of these children receive during the holidays. This year at CUMC, we have a goal of sending at least 120 boxes from our congregation to the Spirit Lake Ministry Center. Boxes will be blessed on November 11 during Sunday services and will then be sent to North Dakota for distribution.
Want to help? Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Pack a box! We will distribute packing instructions on Sunday, October 14 and will also provide shoeboxes for those that need one.
  • Donate! Want to participate, but don’t want to shop? No problem! Please include a donation for $20 (marked for Christmas Shoebox) and we’ll be happy to purchase supplies so that a box can be packed in your honor at a packing party at CUMC.
  • Host a packing party! We encourage Sunday school classes, UMW Circles and other groups to host a packing party so that you can have fun packing boxes together.
  • Have questions? Please email Kate (kate.barger@cobb-vantress.com) or Lyn (lmcmshef@gmail.com).

Our Giving:
Needed Weekly for Operating Budget                    
Received for Operating Budget (9/9/2018)            
Needed Year-to-Date                                             
Received Year-to-Date                                          

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