The Banner “The Lord Is My Banner” —Exodus 17:15 barringtonumc.com Barrington United Methodist Church April 2015 Journey of Faith: From Doubt to Discipleship "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe" —John 20:29 NRSV Pastor's Column by Rev. Chris Winkler The Gospel writers all tell the story about what happened in the days after Jesus’ death a little differently. What they do agree on is that his followers were confused and anxious and fearful. Mark says that when women went to the tomb on Easter morning they encountered a young man dressed in white who told them that Jesus had been raised from the dead and that they should go and tell Peter and the others but that they “fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid” (Mark 16:8). Luke reports that at least two followers were walking away from Jerusalem on the road to Emmaus feeling that their hopes for salvation had been dashed (Luke 24:21). John reports they were cowering behind locked doors when Jesus appeared to them and even after they saw him they returned to their old job as fishermen ( John 20:19; 21:3). In this Issue Pastor’s Column, Connection Point, page 2 Calendar, page 3 Adult Ministries, Noah's Ark Christian Preschool, page 4 Children's and Youth Ministries, page 5 We understand how those disciples felt, don’t we? Something incredible happens in our midst, but we don’t quite know what to do with it or what it means for us. Resurrection, reconciliation, renewal occur but we find it hard to trust that they are more than fleeting realities. We wait, we hide, we are fearful, and so we slip into our old comfortable ways of doing things. Later, Jesus appeared to his disciples again and told them that they had a job to do—they were to feed his sheep, to spread his message, and they had a church to build. Our Lord is straightforward when he gives the Great Commission recorded at the very end of Matthew’s gospel. He tells his disciples and followers: (continued on page 2) Welcome Our New Members, page 6 Reaching Out in Love, United Methodist Women, page 7 Staff contact information, Upcoming Events, page 8 Pastor's Column by Rev. Chris Winkler Photo: Susan Brown "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28: 19-20) What does all of this mean for us as members and constituents of Barrington United Methodist Church? I think it means that we are to never stand still and become complacent, that we are always to be growing in faith in God, fellowship with one another and service to others. I think it means that we are to be actively welcoming, inviting and seeking to bring new people to Christ. If we are to continue to make disciples for Christ we must break out of the tombs that have held us and leave behind our old prejudices and preconceptions. Pastor Chris Winkler at weekly Chapel Time with Noah's Ark Preschool and Kindergarten. There are exciting things happening at Barrington UMC. Over the next several weeks we will be firming up our plans to launch a new Sunday morning schedule in the fall. This new schedule will add new worship and faith development opportunities designed to make this church more accessible and inviting to more people. In the longer term we are planning and implementing a new ministry of invitation and evangelism that will help us reach out to more people. We have begun an exciting and fruitful new ministry in Guatemala that is helping people in some of the poorest areas in Guatemala City learn English as a way of securing a brighter future. And we continue to fulfill our dynamic pledge to partner with the United Methodist Church, the Gates Foundation and the United Nations to stamp out the killer disease of Malaria. Let us believe the Good News of Easter and share with others what we have found: a community of faith where we can grow, connect and reach together. Connection Point Are You a Newcomer Interested in Finding out More about Barrington UMC? Or have you been attending worship services here for a few weeks, months (or even years) and are ready to take the next steps toward becoming more involved or exploring what it means to be a member? If so, join us on April 26 and May 3 for a special two-session class all about Barrington UMC! Pastor Chris and Pastor Mi-Sook will lead an informal, conversational-style class covering the history and theology of the United Methodist Church, the vision and mission of Barrington UMC, and ways to take the next steps on your spiritual journey in and through our missions and ministries. The class meets for two consecutive weeks, Sunday, April 26, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. For more information or to sign up, please contact Gayle Richard at [email protected] or at 847-836-5540. 2 CROSSROADS Barrington United Methodist Church Next Crossroads Worship, Saturday, April 11 at 5:00 PM Spring Fling Potluck Supper The Fellowship Team would like to invite everyone to join us for a Spring Fling Potluck Supper on Saturday, April 11 immediately following Crossroads Worship. The main course will be provided. Bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert to share and enjoy a wonderful time of fellowship. Connect—communicate, understand, link, hook, unite, meet, bring, fuse, gather together, relate, integrate, fellowship, join April Calendar 2015 Sunday 29 Palm Sunday Monday 30 9:15 AM 8:00 AM Worship Moms' Group 8:30 AM Pancake Breakfast 9:15 AM Faith Development Classes 10:30 AM Worship 11:45 AM Walk with Jesus For the most up to date information go to barringtonumc.com Tuesday 31 Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday 2 3 8:30 AM Preschool Holy Thursday Good Friday Saturday 4 11 Grandparent Event 8:30 AM Preschool Grandparent Event 9:15 AM Women of the Word 11:30 AM Grace/Faith Circle 7:30 PM Worship 8:30 PM Chancel Choir 9:30 AM Breathing Spaces New Location at BUMC 7:30 PM Worship 9 10 8:30 AM Men's Bible Study 5 6 Easter Sunday Church Office 7 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 9:30 AM Breathing Spaces 8:30 AM Men's Bible Study 9:00 AM Women's Retreat 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 30 1 2 8:00 AM Worship Closed 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Worship 8:00 AM Worship 9:15 AM Information Session 9:15 AM Faith Development Classes 10:30 AM Worship 11:45 AM Information Session 5:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 AM Worship 9:15 AM Faith Development Classes 9:15 AM Children's Ministries Group Meeting 9:15 AM Fellowship Meeting 10:30 AM Worship 5:00 PM Youth Group 26 8:00 AM Worship 9:15 AM Faith Development Classes 10:30 AM Worship 12:00 PM Special Church Conference 5:00 PM Inquirer's Class 5:00 PM Youth Group 9:15 AM Mom's Group 7:00 PM Preschool Parent Association 9:15 AM Moms' Group 7:00 PM Worship and Arts 27 9:15 AM Moms' Group 7:30 PM Leadership Council 12:00 PM Trinity UMC Lunch Bunch 6:30 PM Welcoming Ministry 7:00 PM Trustees Meeting 7:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal 10:00 AM Cancer Support Group 12:00 PM Trinity UMC Lunch Bunch 1:00 PM Shawl Ministry 7:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal 12:00 PM Trinity UMC Lunch Bunch 1:00 PM Traveling Tea Party 6:30 PM Preschool Board Meeting 7:00 PM Adult Faith Development 7:00 PM Finance Meeting 7:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal 28 10:00 AM Cancer Support Group 7:00 PM Missions Ministry Meeting 7:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal 7:30 PM Staff Parish Meeting 7:00 PM Disciple Bible Study The Banner Deadline 7:00 PM Disciple Bible Study 29 7:00 PM Disciple Bible Study 9:15 AM Women of the Word 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 9:15 AM Women of the Word 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 9:30 AM Breathing Spaces 9:15 AM 9:30 AM Women of Breathing Spaces the Word 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 9:15 AM 9:30 AM Women of Breathing Spaces the Word 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 8:30 AM Men's Bible Study 5:00 PM Crossroads Worship 6:00 PM Fellowship Ministry Potluck 18 8:30 AM Men's Bible Study 9:30 AM Youth Trip to Illinois Holocaust Museum 10:00 AM Old Bartlett Road Property Information Session 8:30 AM Men's Bible Study 3 Adult Faith Development Contact Rev. Mi-Sook Yoo, associate pastor, 847-836-5540 ext. 103 or [email protected] Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. —Drop In Chapel April 12 – Information Session (see announcement on page 8) April 19 – Session 7 from The God We Can Know: I am the Resurrection and the Life April 26 – Short Film, Today, from Rob Bell’s Nooma Series, based on the Easter story of Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb May is Celebrating the Christian Home Month May 3 – For Celebrating the Christian Home Month, the Faith Development Team is bringing the therapist Joan Guest from Samaritan Interfaith Center to give us a presentation on "Strengthening Family Relationships." Please come and engage in meaningful conversations with Joan as she shares her expertise and helps us to build healthier Christian homes. About the Speaker Joan Guest holds a Masters of Social Work from George Williams College at Aurora University and her Bachelor's Degree from Gordon College in Massachusetts. She holds a certificate in geriatrics from the University of Illinois and has long experience working with older adults. She loves helping individuals, couples, and families deepen their faith and use their spiritual resources to conquer depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem and other challenges. Monday Mornings 9:15-11:15 a.m. —Mom's Group in the Parlor Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World by Melissa Spoelstra This class is open to any mom interested in spending time with other moms in an atmosphere of encouragement – all are welcome! Childcare will be provided for infants, toddlers and kindergartners not in school that morning. Contact Jody Horton at horton4062@ gmail.com. Tuesdays 1:00 p.m., Bible study at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC Lunch Bunch has selected Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today for our next study. All members of Barrington UMC are invited to participate. Lunch and table fellowship begin at noon on Tuesdays; Bible Study led by Pastor Uziel Hernandez is at 1:00 p.m. Trinity UMC is located at 1647 Ravine Lane, Carpentersville just north of the intersection of IL-68 and IL-25. Contact: Sig Sundholm at [email protected] or (847)744-0377. Thursday Mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m. —W.O.W. (Women of the Word) Join women for fellowship, study, and great conversation. Meet in the Parlor. Contact C Watson, [email protected] 4 Friday Mornings 9:30 a.m. —Breathing Spaces New Location! Join us at our new location in The Well gathering place at BUMC. All are welcome to read and pray the Scriptures with Pastor MiSook as a guide. Contact Pastor Mi-Sook Yoo at [email protected] for information. Saturday Mornings 8:30-10:00 a.m. —United Methodist Men’s Study 8:30-9:00 a.m. Coffee/food/fellowship 9:00-10:00 a.m. Meet in the Parlor Facilitator: Brian Kramper ([email protected] com) Noah's Ark Christian Preschool Contact Susan Brown, director, 847-844-3738 or [email protected] Imagine No Malaria Above: We raised $118.51 for Imagine No Malaria. The children had fun bringing in their change each day. photos courtesy of Susan Brown Noah's Ark Preschool and Kindergarten Summer Camp Applications are available for Noah's Ark Preschool and Kindergarten summer camp which is held for three weeks, May 26-June 12, for children 3 years of age through the end of Kindergarten. You can sign them up for one, two, or all three weeks. Each week will have a different theme related to our wonderful outdoor classroom. April Happenings at NACP Stop by and tour our school, we will show you why we are the place for you. We are having the best time this year and the only thing missing is …YOU! Your child will have a Christian education that will help them succeed in life. We will be displaying a variety of art work the week of April 27 in the preschool hallways. Please stop by before or after church on May 3 to see all the fun we have at school. Butter Braid Sale Thank you to everyone who purchased Butter Braids in support of our school! Youth Ministries Children’s Ministries Contact Rev. Christal Bell, youth pastor, 847-836-5540 ext. 109 or [email protected] Contact Missy Konopka, children's ministries coordinator, 847-836-5540 ext. 106 or [email protected] April 2015 Schedule Children & Families Facebook Page! All youth in 7th-12th grade are invited to come and join the fun! Sunday, April 5, Happy Easter! No Sunday School Or Youth Group Sunday School and Youth Group resume on April 12 after Easter. Are you on Facebook? Want to stay current with what’s happening in Children’s Ministries? I created a page just for you! Please find “Missy Konopka” on Facebook and I will add you to our “Secure Group”. Youth Sunday School Exploring the Book of Genesis Join us Sunday mornings in the youth room for this insightful study series as we learn about our faith from the book of Genesis. Sunday, April 12 Sunday School in the Youth Room, 9:15-10:20 a.m. Session: In the Beginning….God Youth Group, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Movie and Discussion Sunday, April 19 Sunday School in the Youth Room, 9:15-10:20 a.m. Session: In God’s Image Youth Group at 5:00-7:00 p.m. Bring your favorite scripture with an image and wear your painting clothes. Save the Dates! Vacation Bible School will be June 15-19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We are traveling to Nazareth! (Children must be 4 before September 1, 2015.) It takes a village to host VBS, so please consider volunteering some of your time to help us out. It’s a great way to be a true servant. Any questions call or email Missy at mkonopka@ barringtonumc.com or 847-836-5540 ext. 106 All Youth in 7-12 Grade Are Invited! “In Our Voices” Group Tour” We will journey to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center with other youth from the Northern Illinois Conference. We will leave from BUMC at 9:30 a.m. and return at 2:00 p.m. Bring a non-perishable sack lunch. Please RSVP to Pastor Christal by April 19. Space is limited. Sunday, April 26 Sunday School in the Youth Room, 9:15-10:20 a.m. Session: Human Rebellion Youth Group, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Mission Trip Mandatory Informational Session for Parents and Youth If you cannot attend, please contact Pastor Christal to set up an appointment. Photos: Aimee Webber Saturday, April 25 *Confirmation Date Change* Summer Mission Trip July 5-10, 2015 at the Rosebud Reservation South Central South Dakota (Near St. Francis, South Dakota) This mission trip opportunity is for high school students in grades 9-12 5 Welcome to BUMC! Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members who joined Barrington United Methodist Church on March 1, 2015. Photos: Christine Streed Susan Brown Carol Buvel Mary and Jeff Hindman Kyle and Libby Blumer and daughters Mary and Alan Theile Bob and Kay Williams Reach serve, influence, involve, concern, help, assist, impact, contact, inspire, engage, care, save, encourage, benefit, minister, nur ture 6 Reaching Out in Love Prison Ministry: Help for Returning Citizens The missions committee is asking the congregation’s assistance through donations of items for Personal Care Kits. These Kits contain essential needs that will help individuals leaving prison in their new life. Please find the container in the lobby marked “Prison Ministry” for your donations. For further information contact Bill Bible at [email protected] or Keith Leoni at [email protected] Personal Care Kits Male shaving blades shaving cream toothpaste toothbrush deodorant shampoo wash cloth talcum powder Female shaving blades shaving cream feminine pads (one small/one large) toothpaste toothbrush deodorant shampoo and conditioner wash cloth talcum powder (baby powder) Upcoming Adult Mission Opportunities The Missions Ministry Group has been working to bring BUMC members opportunities to go out in the community and help. Below are the upcoming local opportunities. Upcoming dates at Epworth United Methodist Church: May 2, June 27, August 1, September 19, October 10 This mission project involves work on the church building (painting and cleaning) at Epworth United Methodist Church 5253 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 Upcoming date in Rockford - Saturday, May 16, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Indoor painting prep and painting at the new facilities for Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (recycling and environmental steward organization). Please contact Scott Downing at [email protected] with questions or dates you want to volunteer. As additional opportunities become available, we will post them. United Methodist Women Day of Spiritual Renewal, Saturday, April 18 "How Is It with Your Soul?" Do you see yourself... 1. "I spend my days and nights giving and organizing and leading but can barely come up for breath." 2. "I retreat to the quiet of a private devotional life but have set outreach aside." 3. "I don't pay much attention to my spiritual life or Jesus' commission." If one of these statements could be yours, then the Day of Spiritual Renewal at Calvary United Methodist Church, Villa Park, could be for you. We will begin the day at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and conclude at 2:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Rev. Young-Mee Park, DeKalb District Superintendent. Her presentation focuses on four verbs: pray, learn, mentor, and transform —not to add more responsibilities that weigh on your shoulders, but instead to restore, revive, and revitalize. Registration forms are on the bulletin board in the lobby; cost is $15 (includes continental breakfast and lunch) and RSVP's are due on April 6. Questions? Contact Linda Osikowicz. Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Women Spring Retreat Saturday, May 23 at Barrington United Methodist Church 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. "Do you not know that you are God's temple, and that God's spirit dwells in you?"This is the theme for the Conference Retreat. Speakers will address taking care of ourselves: healthy body and mind, diet and exercise. Cost is $20 and includes morning coffee/light breakfast and lunch. Registration forms are on the bulletin board in the lobby. Questions? Contact Linda Osikowicz. Mission u: Learning Together for the Transformation of the World Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society. It is open to everyone: men, women, children and youth. The topics this year are: Created for Happiness: Understanding Your Life in God, Latin America: People and Faith, and The Church and People with Disabilities. Mission u will happen on two weekends. Mission u One Day Event Oak Lawn United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 11 Mission u Weekend Event Upcoming Dates • • Sunday, September 27, Rummage Sale Drop off begins October 2-3, Barrington UMC Rummage Sale, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, July 16-19 Look for registration forms on the bulletin board in the lobby. Questions? Contact Linda Osikowicz or Norma Jung-Stein. 7 Barrington United Methodist Church Building community. Worshiping God. Creating Disciples. Serving all people. 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL 60010 Phone: (847) 836-5540, Fax: (847) 836-1644 Web: barringtonumc.com Noah's Ark Christian Preschool: 847-844-3738 Senior Pastor: Rev. Chris Winkler, ext. 102 [email protected] Associate Pastor: Rev. Mi-Sook Yoo, ext. 103 [email protected] Administrative Assistant: Paula Gordon, ext. 105 [email protected] Children’s Ministries Coordinator: Missy Konopka, ext 106 [email protected] Communications Director: Christine Streed, ext. 110 [email protected] Connections and Engagement Ministries Director: Gayle Richard, ext. 107 [email protected] Financial Director: Lynne Richardson, ext. 104 [email protected] April 2015 Sunday Mornings 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel 9:15 a.m. Faith Development for all ages 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary Second Saturdays Crossroads Worship at 5:00 p.m. Director of Music and Worship Arts: Karen Maxwell, ext. 134 [email protected] Organist: Jeffrey Neufeld, ext. 133 [email protected] Director of Contemporary Music: Seth Durbin [email protected] Preschool Director: Susan Brown, ext. 121 [email protected] Reception and Facility Scheduling: Elizabeth Laverd, ext. 101 [email protected] Youth Director: Rev. Christal Bell, ext 109 [email protected] Upcoming Events and Opportunities Information Sessions on the Trustees’ Recommendation to Purchase Property Dyllis Braithwaite Book Signing The trustees have recommended that Barrington United Methodist Church purchase the property at 264A Old Bartlett Road, Barrington Hills. The Leadership Council has accepted a motion that outlines the process for information sessions and a church conference. An official Special Church Conference to be held on Sunday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. has been approved by our District Superintendent. Please plan to attend an information session at one of the following times: Sunday, April 12, 9:15 a.m., Sunday, April 12 11:45 a.m., or Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. On Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m., BUMC member Dyllis Braithwaite has a book signing for her newly published book highlighting her wearable art titled, Oh! I Love What You're Wearing at the Barrington Area Library. Dyllis' new book was also featured in the March/April 2015 issue of Quintessential Barrington Magazine. “I wrote this book because wherever I go, people love my wearable art and I wanted to share my creations with others," Braithwaite says. Just Geraniums Sale Caring for Others and Ourselves Our United Methodist Women are pleased to offer gorgeous geraniums from Hager's Country Market at our Mother's Day sale on Sunday, May 10 at Barrington UMC! Each 4.5" potted plant will sell for $5 and you'll have four different colors to choose from: light pink, salmon, bright red and bright violet. Persons wanting to order six (6) or more flowers may reserve them in advance by calling Norma Jung-Stein, and can pick them up on Saturday, May 9 at her house. You will be given directions to her house when you call. Be sure to take advantage of our sale to honor your mother in a loving way or to beautify your home for spring! Photo: courtesy of Dyllis Braithwaite Samaritan Interfaith is hosting a Caring Ministry Retreat on Saturday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m at Trinity Lutheran Church-Kimberly Way Campus. $40 per person includes light breakfast and lunch. To effectively and compassionately care for those in our congregations, it is critical to "sharpen our tools" from time-to-time. Equally important, caregivers must find ways to regularly care for themselves. Contact Amy Altenbern at Samaritan Center for Congregations at 630-909-9580. Save the Date! BUMC Church Photo Directory Photography dates for a new BUMC Church directory will be on August 5-8 and August 20-23. Photography appointment sign ups will begin in June.