This Week at Myers Park April 14, 2024

happening This week

New - General Conference and the Bible with Dr. James Howell, April 17, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Francis Chapel: Join Dr. Howell as he talks about General Conference and the Bible, a look at our denomination’s upcoming gathering through the lens of Scripture. Watch recordings of the previous topics on our YouTube channel.

Opportunities to Serve

New - Welcome Guests During General Conference: We are hosting events at the church for three groups attending General Conference, and we need volunteers to welcome and offer hospitality to our international guests. Click here to learn more and sign up. (We are looking for French speakers for one event.) Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at with any questions.

New - Volunteer Greeters in the New Building: Do you have a heart for welcoming and offering hospitality? We’re looking for volunteers to serve as greeters in the new building when it opens. Volunteers will serve two-hour shifts at a "greeter desk," welcoming and directing those who come into the building. Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at to find out more.

New - Volunteer at Higher Grounds Café: Do you have an inner barista? Do you wish to be a part of our new café? We are seeking volunteers to help in the 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.

New - 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.

Coming Soon

Zoe Empowers Kenya Presentation, April 21, 9:45 a.m., Francis Chapel: Recently 13 church members visited Zoe Empowers in Kenya and witnessed God working through teens and young adults to make an impact in their communities. Join us as they share stories of hope and inspiration, Zoe’s amazing work in Kenya, and information about future trips to Zoe countries.

Sundae Fun Day for Second Graders, April 21, 4-5 p.m., room 240: Second graders, join us to play games, enjoy ice cream sundaes, and learn more about the upcoming milestone of receiving your third grade Bible. Invite a second-grade friend to come along! Click here to learn more and sign up. We will need a few adults to help out at this event. Email Leslie Lowery at if you can help.

The Journey - Myers Park UMC Handbells in Concert, April 21, 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!

New - Self-Guided Tours of the New Building: 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.

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.


Maybe I’m Amazed Podcast: Dr. Howell hosts Kate Bowler, New York Times bestselling author, host of the Everything Happens podcast, and Duke University professor. Kate shares her journey of finding resilience amidst life’s challenges and looks deeper into the themes of her new book, Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! Click here to listen and subscribe.


Your ongoing generosity to our church Operating Fund and our Mission & Outreach Fund makes it possible for our church family to connect through worship, fellowship and prayer and support our most vulnerable neighbors near and far.

Donald Dale Marple, husband of Nancy Marple, father of Paula Bradham (Bob), and grandfather of Austin, Chris and Grace Marie Bradham, who died on April 5.

Jane McAdams "Janey" Thompson, daughter of Scottie and Bo Thompson, sister of Hank Thompson, granddaughter of Barbara and Tommy Thompson, niece of Bennett Thompson (Lauren) and Craig Thompson (Ellen), and cousin of Drew, Mollie, Charlie and Gray Thompson, who died on April 9.

Kenneth Paul "Kenny" Sommerkamp, Jr., husband of LeAnn Sommerkamp and father of Ellie, Anna Davis, and Mac Sommerkamp, who died on April 11.

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