Covenant Disciple Groups
Have you ever felt the need to stretch the daily living out of your faith and at the same time deepen your relationship with God and your fellow Christians? Consider joining a Covenant Disciple Group. Following the example of early Methodist class meetings, Covenant Disciple groups are a way for Christians to deepen their faith by living it fully. Covenant groups meet weekly to “watch over one another in love.” Based on Wesley’s class meetings, the group writes their own covenants in four areas: acts of compassion, acts of justice, acts of devotion, and acts of worship. Once the group has brainstormed a list of ideas under each category, they then narrow it down to 2 covenants from each category. Covenant groups then meet once a week for no more than 1 hour. The format of the hour starts with an opening prayer. A member of the group then facilitates the conversation by asking each member how they met (or didn’t meet) each of the covenants. It is not meant to be a “gotcha” conversation but rather, a way of helping each group member live out their faith privately and publicly through Works of Mercy (compassion and justice) and Works of Piety (devotion and worship). Covenants are meant to be practicable and attainable for each member. For example, in Acts of Compassion, a practicable covenant might be “to be present for someone in our paths who may look different from us” rather than “I will live as a homeless person to better understand how they cope.” A Covenant group does require a commitment. Members commit to attend weekly and hold one another accountable to the group generated covenants. Covenant groups usually have 6 or 7 members and group members agree to confidentiality.
If you would like more information, see me this Sunday after the 10AM service or feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A group has started the covenant process so if you would like to join us.
As you can imagine, Covenant groups develop a close bond with one another. I have been in Covenant groups in two churches and the group members became my sisters in Christ – and it was a blessing!
If you are interested, there is a resource available: Covenant Discipleship: Christian Formation Through Mutual Accountability by David Lowes Watson.
Bean Suppers 1st Saturday of the month!
Settings at 5:00 & 5:45pm $ 8.00 (children much less !~!)
Located at Union Hall on Rt. #25 Next to the South Tamworth Post Office.
Speed Limit 35 mph or you’ll miss us!
Baked Beans (kidney and pea), Hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, jellied salads, brown bread, rolls, more salads, beverages etc. and then there is the reason we save our forks for last!! No less than eight different desserts to choose from…umm, umm, – home baked! Get there early…. hmm, wonder why?
Walk to Emmaus
Remember your Walk…… remember the cross you were given? Remember the words on that cross…..”Christ is counting on you” !
For many of us it’s been a long time since we have been in our Reunion Group meeting. Yet others meet regularly but staying in touch is vital not only for ourselves but for the church and for God!
So here’s the reminder; first Tuesday each month – 12 noon – 1:00pm Reunion Group meets at MUMC.
Bring your 3 folded service card if you have it. Bring lunch if you want as well. Just please remember, “Christ is counting on you” !
Two Reunion groups meet:
#1. Meeting at church May 7th noon. Bring a bagged lunch. 12 – 1:00 pm
#2. At Abbotts home 253-5385 (150 Old Center Harbor Rd., Ctr Harbor)
Second Friday of the month, 6:30 pm The reunion group which previously met on the second Wednesday of the month will be rescheduling a meeting date shortly. In the mean time, please speak with Pam Abbott about this very active reunion group.
Reunion group gatherings are intended to help us not only keep connected but to be accountable to each other. This time together allows us to share how God has been working in our lives and opportunity to share those Holy Spirit moments. Join us at either location or both if your time permits!
MUMC Card Ministry
The Card Ministry strives to stay in touch with parishioners who are unable to be with us on a regular basis. The committee sends a friendly card or note on an ongoing basis, to those who are ill, homebound, residing in care facilities, serving in the military or just in need of comfort or encouragement. Anyone wishing to donate cards or first class stamps to this may leave them at the Church office. Scripture, Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards are greatly appreciated.
2nd Friday day every month at 6:30 PM at Abbott’s Home
Prayer Shawl: 1st and 4th Thursdays at Noon
Moultonboro Men’s Breakfast: Lions Club 3rd Friday at 7:00 AM ($7) Speakers.