Sunday Services


Worship Service*
Adult Sunday School
8:30 a.m
.

Worship Service*
Children's
Sunday School

10:00 a.m.


*Child care
available

 

Welcome to Mesa Verde United Methodist Church!

Thanks for visiting us online.

We are a caring and accepting family of seekers, believers, and doubters. We are united in knowing we love one another and that God loves us. We are open to everyonethose with questions, those looking for a spiritual home, and those with faith stories to tell. We believe in growing in grace, having fellowship and fun, and in making a difference in the world.

Mesa Verde UMC is a reconciling church. We affirm that through God's redeeming love for all, we are one in Christ. We respect the inherent and valuable contributions each member makes to the body of Christ. We celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, race, age, ethnicity, physical or mental capacity, education, or economic or marital status.

 The Brown Bag Program days for this month are Nov. 14 and Nov. 25.

The church office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thurs., Nov. 27, and Fri., Nov. 28.

 


Mark Your Calendar!


 
Nov. 5 - Hospitality Kitchen, 11 am-1:30 pm, Meet in kitchen in Fellowship Hall

Nov. 10 - Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 pm, Fellowship Hall

Nov. 14 - Brown Bag Program, 1-3 pm, Fellowship Hall

Nov. 16 - All Church Photo, Between Services, Outisde Sanctuary

Nov. 21, 22 - Directory Photos Make-Up Days, Fellowship Hall

Nov. 23 - Charge Conference, 11:45 am, Sanctuary

Nov. 25 - Brown Bag Program, 1-3 pm, Fellowship Hall

Nov. 27, 28 - Church office closed

Dec. 3 - Hospitality Kitchen, 11 am-1:30 pm, Meet in kitchen in Fellowship Hall

Dec. 3 - UMW Christmas Party, 6 pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec. 7 - All-Church Christmas Party, 5 pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec. 12 - Brown Bag Program, 1-3 pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec. 14 - Christmas Concert, 11:30 am, Sanctuary

Dec. 21 - Youth Christmas Pageant, Both Services, Sanctuary

Dec. 22 - Christmas Caroling, 4:30 pm, Meet in Fellowship Hall

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Service, 9 pm, Sanctuary

*For more information on these events, go to our Upcoming Events page.


In the Know


20th Annual Interfaith Celebration of Thanksgiving

MVUMC choir members will participate in this annual event, which will be held Sunday, November 23, at 7 pm. Location is Newport Harbor Lutheran Church at 798 Dover Dr., Newport Beach. Other choirs include the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church Chancel Choir, First Drops Singers, Baha’i Light of Unity Choir, Devin Duquett of First Church of Christ Scientist, and the Polynesian Missionary Singers of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints. All faiths and ages are invited and welcomed! Those who attend are encouraged to bring two cans of food per person to help feed the hungry in our communities. For more information, contact Matthew Martinez or the church office. 

Bible Study Led by Pastor Brent

Pastor Brent leads a weekly (more or less) Bible study on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am. Everyone is invited. We  meet in the conference room in the Administration Building.

Sunday School

Sunday School children should go into church first thing for a Moments with Children. Then they will go to their classes.

Emergency Cards Now Available

Have you filled out your emergency card yet? Everyone is encouraged to do so and turn it into the church office. The info on your card can save precious time if it is necessary for us to call the paramedics while you are at the church. It also provides us with contact information for your family should we need to reach them. We realize the cards contain personal and private data. Be assured that they will be kept in a secure location in the church office and that your information will be kept confidential. If you need a blank card, contact the church office or pick one up in the narthex on Sunday morning.

Prayer Request Cards

Green prayer request cards are available on Sunday mornings in the seat pockets of the chairs. You are welcome to fill out your prayer requests in order that they may become a part of the prayers of the community. Your prayer requests can also be communicated with the office in this way so that they will be included in the prayer chain.

Flower Chart

The new flower chart is up in the narthex. Please sign up to put flowers on the altar. Fresh cut flowers from your own garden (no, you can't pick the neighbors' blooms) are welcome!

Brown Bag Food Distribution Program

Mesa Verde UMC is honored to be part of Second Harvest's Brown Bag program. It is open to seniors 60 and over whose income does not exceed $1,354/mo. per person or $1,821/mo. per couple. There is no charge. Qualified participants may participate in other food programs, as well. See the calendar above for dates of distribution.

Grocery Sacks Needed for Brown Bag Program

We are in need of standard grocery store paper bags for the Brown Bag Program. Please drop them off in the kitchen or the church office.

Greeters Needed

We need greeters! Please take a moment to sign up on the bulletin board on the patio this Sunday!

   

 
 

If we haven't seen you at our church yet, we figure it's probably one of 10 reasons. What are they? Click here to find out!

 

We are a Stephen Ministry church. For more informmation, click here.

 

Scribbles is our church magazine! To read the latest edition, click on the image below.

Previous issues:
Vol. 1, No. 4
Vol. 1, No. 3
Vol. 1, No. 2
Vol. 1, No. 1


       


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Sign up for Amazon Smile and Help Mesa Verde UMC!

There is a new way to donate to Mesa Verde United Methodist Church–by shopping with Amazon. When you sign up, Amazon donates a portion of what you spend to our church! It costs nothing and signing up is simple.

Go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign in using your existing Amazon user name and password.  If you’re not already an Amazon shopper you can create them. You will log on and be able to choose MVUMC as your charity. Choose us by typing in Mesa Verde United Methodist Church. If you use the standard amazon.com link your shopping will not benefit MVUMC, so be sure to change your bookmark or favorites link to https://smile.amazon.com.

You will be on the full Amazon.com website, but in the upper left corner of your screen it will say, “Supporting Mesa Verde United Methodist Church.” Now you can support the church simply by buying what you want online.


What's New

Makeup dates for the church directory will be held Nov. 21 and 22. If you missed getting your photo taken in October, now is the time to do it. If you don't already have an appointment, contact Barbara Stewart.

What's Doing

The All Church charge conference  is where we make our most important decisions for the upcoming church year. If you want to help guide the direction of the church in 2015, you will want to be there. This is one probably the only event in our calendar year where you must be a member of MVUMC to attend.

 

What's Up

Our annual Christmas party means fun for the whole family! It starts with a fabulous feast in the fellowship hall, moves into the sanctuary for Christmas carols, and then goes back to the fellowship hall, which, by then, has been transformed into Santa’s Workshop, with crafts for everyone. And, oh yes, you can have your picture taken with Santa! Everyone agrees that this event just gets better every year! Dinner starts at 5:00 pm sharp. Don’t be late! Sign up on the patio so we’ll know how much food we need. For questions, contact Allison Rudalevige or the church office. 


What Else

All women of the church are invited to Mesa Verde United Methodist Women’s annual salad and dessert Christmas dinner and installation of officers. This is always a joyous occasion and always well attended. Sign up on the patio to bring food or to help with setup or cleanup. Extra hands are always welcome! For more information, contact Eva Coutu or Diane Denbow.