This Week at Myers Park April 21, 2024


The Journey - Myers Park UMC Handbells in Concert, 6:30 p.m., Jubilee Hall: Join us for a concert featuring all of our handbell groups – from Tinkerbells to Southern Bells. Come see what handbells can do!

next week

New - An Evening with Adam Hamilton, May 1, 7 p.m., Jubilee Hall: Join us as Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, talks about his new book Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith. (Note: This will be in lieu of Dr. Howell's Bible series, which meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.)

New Building Tours: The new building will be open for self-guided tours on April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 29-May 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (no tours on May 1), and May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers on each floor will be available to answer questions and provide directions.

Coming soon

Wellness Drop-In, May 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., room 108: All ages are invited to stop by room 108 as our Health Ministries Team offers information and resources that nurture the dimensions of our emotional and mental wellness. Learn quick tips for self-compassion, and engage in brief wellness activities that focus on kindness and gratitude. Email Parish Nurse Lauren Smith at with any questions.

Celebrate Rev. Nathan Arledge, May 5, 4-5:30 p.m., Assembly Hall: Join us as we celebrate our great friend and leader, Rev. Nathan Arledge, now senior pastor at Harrison United Methodist Church, who served eight years as our Pastor of Missions and Community Engagement.

Opportunities to Serve

Do You Have an Inner Barista? We are seeking volunteers to help in the Higher Grounds café during busy times and for special evening events. Training provided in barista basics, gelato scooping, and point-of-sale technology. Email Britt Yett at to find out more.

Join Our Team of 2024-2025 Sunday School Teachers: Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Want to get involved in the life of the church and meet new people? Consider being a children’s Sunday School teacher this fall! Each age level (3-year-olds-5th graders) has a teaching team, allowing you to teach just twice a month. We provide the curriculum, training, and a substitute list. Email Jennifer Whitworth at or Meghan Maciag at to learn more.

New - Nourish Up Warehouse Volunteer, May 13, 1-3:30 p.m.: Join fellow Myers Park UMC friends to pack meal kits filled with a week’s worth of food. You must register with Nourish Up (formerly Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays) in advance. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Summer Opportunities

Performing Arts Camp, June 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Rising 3rd-8th graders are invited to join us for a week of fun, culminating in a performance of the musical 100% Chance of Rain. Camp fee is $225. Click here to register. Email Sue Bayne at with any questions.

Handbell Boot Camps, June 17, 18, 20, 21 (no camp on June 19): Join Brian Childers to take your handbell ringing to the next level! Children in 3rd-5th grade will meet from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to register. Youth (6th-12th graders) will meet 1-4 p.m. Click here to register. New ringers are welcome! Email Sue Bayne at with any questions.

Volunteer at Vacation Bible School: We need just four more volunteers - three shepherds and one Preschool Discovery leader. Click here to sign up. Email Raegan Cassady at or Jenny Hutson at with any questions.

Sign Up for Summer Fun Days: There are still some spots available for current preschoolers born between 9/1/2017 and 8/31/2022 in this half-day camp that runs July 15-19 and July 22-26. Click here for details. Click here to register.

Chillin’ With Chimes, July 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Rising kindergarteners-2nd graders are invited to join Brian Childers for a morning of music. Learn how to ring and care for chimes, take a tour of our handbell room, and be introduced to all sorts of weird, wild, and wonderful bells! Click here to register.


New - Maybe I’m Amazed Podcast: Dr. Howell talks with Greg Jarrell about the ongoing and historical systems of inequality that result in urban renewal and gentrification and the role religion plays in that process. Greg is a scholar, cultural organizer, and the author of Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods. Click here to listen and subscribe.


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