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What a joyous day Easter Sunday was as we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! It began early with our sunrise service in the Iris Garden. The sun began to shine over the hill and through the trees just as we were celebrating holy communion, and the birds joined us as we sang. It was a beautiful service. Then at 9:30 we worshiped in the sanctuary, decorated with banners, lilies, and white paraments. It was wonderful to have a large crowd for the first time since I’ve been at Crievewood. Between the two services and with drive up communion, we had over 150 people worship with us on Easter Sunday. Such a blessing!
As society continues to make progress regarding the COVID pandemic and Crievewood takes small steps toward things returning to normal, the COVID Task Force has decided that our upstairs rooms can be used again for meetings, classes, and small groups. We have measured and mapped out each room and posted their maximum capacities that allow for proper social distancing of six feet. If you would like to reserve a room for a church activity, please contact the office. If your group is interested in meeting in person, this can now be an option, bearing in mind that masks and social distancing are still required.
Currently our worship service is taking place at 9:30 am, which was formerly the Sunday School hour, so small groups will need to choose a different time (or even a different day) to meet. It also may be the case that the room in which your group has typically met is not large enough but another room would be, so you could reserve a different room. We will need to give priority scheduling to the established group in that room, so be sure to contact the church office to check availability and reserve a room. Another option for Sunday morning discipleship would be to meet all together in one of our larger spaces, such as the sanctuary or fellowship hall. If that option is appealing to you, please let Leigh Ann know. These are the capacities for each room: Conference Room: 10 people
New Journey: 10 people
Youth/UMW Library: 10 people
Fellowship Forum: 20 people
Wesley: 12 people
Searchers: 12 people
Young Spirits: 12 people
Builders/Hilltop: 20 people
Music Room: 20 people
Narthex: 20 people
Rev. John Hill
Join us in two weeks when the Crievewood Youth will lead worship.
Their theme for this service is Perseverance. Mission Notes
Mission and Service Team Leader Needed
The pandemic necessarily put a hold on many of Crievewood’s mission and service activities and ministries. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, more and more opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world are again becoming available to our congregation. We are currently without a leader for the Mission and Service Team to spearhead and organize our efforts in this important part of our ministry together as a church. If you would be interested in serving in this capacity for the remainder of 2021, please reach out to John or Chelsey.
Native American Sunday
Native American Ministries Sunday, one of six UMC Special Sundays, will be observed on April 18th. When you give to this special offering, you equip seminary students who honor and celebrate Native American culture while providing hands on ministry and the gospel message to the communities they serve.
Project Transformation For several years, Crievewood has worked with Project Transformation on their summer day camps that focus on literacy for children. Last summer, they were unable to hold the camps due to the pandemic, but this year they are hosting camps once again, although they will look a bit different. Instead of asking for volunteers to go to the camps and read with children in-person, they are asking for volunteers who would be willing to read with a child virtually over the internet. We do not currently have a point person to lead Crievewood’s volunteer efforts with Project Transformation. If you might be interested in serving in this capacity, please contact Rev. John Hill to find out more.
It is time once again for the annual Dorothy Cortner Boone Scholarship. The scholarship’s purpose is to reward financial assistance to selected students who (1) demonstrate involvement in and service to his/her school and/or community, (2) are motivated toward educational excellence.
The scholarship may be awarded to more than one recipient.
If you have been awarded this scholarship in the past or if you have applied for this scholarship before, you may re-apply. You may receive the scholarship more than once. There is no age requirement.
Any student who is a member of Crievewood United Methodist Church may apply for this scholarship. An application form may be obtained in the church office. Completed applications MUST be received in the church office no later than Sunday, May 23, 2021.
This scholarship is available to part time as well as full time students. We are fortunate to have this scholarship available at our church. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!
Please consult the scholarship form for further details.
Scholarship Selection CommitteeOther Activities
Tuesday Bible Study
The Tuesday Bible Study has just begun the book of Genesis from the Immersion Bible Studies. In this four-week study, author, homiletics professor, and pastor J. Ellsworth Kalas approaches Genesis as a very personal and almost intimate book. Instead of viewing it as an academic study or as a puzzle to be solved, the author interprets Genesis in a very personal, up-close way. If you would like to join this study, please contact Chelsey Hedglin. Books are $11.50. The group meets in person in the Builders classroom at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday with all COVID safety precautions in place.
Letters to our Graduates
It is a CUMC tradition for the congregation to write letters to our graduating high school seniors. This year, we have 4 wonderful seniors graduating, Austin David, Jacob Lee, Eric Leyers, and Tommy Stevens! Please write them letters wishing them well, sharing memories, or offering them words of wisdom. Letters are due to Chelsey by Friday, May 14th.
Beersheba Women’s Retreat
Beersheba Springs is offering their annual women’s retreat in person or virtual on April 30th to May 2nd. The retreat’s theme is Push Pause: Embracing the Spirit. Find information and registration information on this website:
Project Transformation Summer Internships
Project Transformation believes that relationships can transform communities and that young adults are a big part of that transformation bridging gaps between community and churches. If you are a college student and would like to make an impact in the Nashville area, Project Transformation is now taking applications for summer camp interns. The internship runs from May 31, 2021 to July 30, 2021 and pays $3,200. If you have questions, contact Ellie Crain at firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply for PT Internship
Volunteer Greeters NeededBeginning May 6, the Crieve Hall Neighborhood Association will hold Farmin’ in the Hall, a weekly farmer’s market, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm each Thursday during the summer in our upper parking lot. We are looking for volunteers to serve in shifts as greeters. Your job would simply be to welcome folks as they enter the market, answer basic questions they might have, and provide disposable masks and hand sanitizer if anyone desires them. Please let John Hill know if you would be interested in volunteering – anywhere from a single shift to each week during the summer!Apr. 14 – Kevin Marks
Apr. 16 – Quinn Craig
Apr. 18 – Carolyn Binford
Apr. 20 – Barry Davis
Apr. 21 – Berta Perkins, Clay Williams, and Ken Carter
Apr. 22 – Tom Binford
Apr. 23 – Ed Cromer
Apr. 25 – Eden Hunt-Hawkins and Jan Wesson
Apr. 27 – Bekah Cates and Karen Fuller
If you have a birthday between April 14 and April 27 and it does not appear in the list above, then it is not in our database. We would like to celebrate with you. If your birthday does not appear, please notify the church office at 615-832-2897.Other Notes
First Quarter Statements
The financial giving statements for the first quarter of 2021 were sent out last week. If you did not receive your statement or if there needs to be a correction to your statement, please contact the office at 615-832-2987.
Jan will be taking two vacation days on April 22-23. If you need access to the church building on those days, please call ahead to make sure there is someone available to open the church doors.Still looking for more information? Below are links that may help.
UM NewsLink to the Prayer ListCUMC Online GivingLive Stream Worship Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. Most gracious God, thank you for all the gifts you have bestowed on Crievewood United Methodist Church over the generations. By your Holy Spirit, grant us the grace that welcomes all of your children. Make us a community that reflects the full diversity of Christ’s body. Help us grow to love one another as You love us. Empower us to reveal Christ through worship and service. In your holy name we pray. Amen.Copyright © 2021 Crievewood United Methodist Church, All rights reserved.
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