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HI THERE!

WELCOME TO OCTOBER 17-18, 2020!

Thanks for Inviting The Church to Your Home!
WEEKEND CHURCH EXPERIENCES!  Hi there!  I wanted to extend a personal invite to you to join us this weekend at one or all of our Weekend Worship Experiences at Indian River City!  Beginning SATURDAY @ 6:00PM you can access our ON-LINE CHURCH EXPERIENCE on our Church Website, Facebook LIVE and/or You Tube!  On SUNDAY we have tow ON-CAMPUS CHURCH EXPERIENCES at 9;30AM and/or 11:00AM in The Sanctuary and The Courtyard!  AAAAAAANNNNDDDDDDDD...you make it even better, invite a friend to join you!  I can't wait to see you!
"MORE THAN ENOUGH!" WOMEN'S RETREAT!  This is a ONE DAY RETREAT scheduled for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 @ 9:00AM-4:00PM at the Gateway Community Church located at 2801 Tropic Street, Titusville, Florida, Florida, 32793.  The Retreat is designed for Ladies aged 13 years and beyond!  The theme is MORE THAN ENOUGH!  "Breaking The Lie of Not Good Enough!" The inspiring speakers include TRACY HEPBURN, NADIA WILLSON and our very own PAM WOODS!  The cost is $50.00 before October 10 and includes all materials, morning and afternoon snacks along with a great lunch!  After October 10 the cost rises to $55.00 per person.  Seating is limited and you are encouraged to call 207-649-8195 to reserve your ticket!  A portion of all proceeds will help support The New Life Mission (formerly Brevard Rescue Mission)  Due to health concerns, seating is limited to 4 persons per table!  Hand Sanitizers are provided throughout the Campus!  The wearing of FACE MASKS is highly encouraged!

PRISON BOOK PROJECT!   We’re not sure what you have heard about us so allow us to introduce ourselves.  For over 21 years Prison Book Project right here in Titusville, Florida has been sending books into prisons with one vision in mind to Touch Lives Behind Bars. Our goals for each year have grown and adapted. In our first 2 years our goal was to put 1,000 books in the local county jail, with the Lords provision we were able to put in 38,000 books. Later we set goals for expanding the reach of the ministry and have far exceeded those as well. We are now in over 2,000 facilities in 39 countries with over 900 facilities on the waiting list. In the last 4 years we have distributed over 1.1 MILLION books!   As always we put our faith in the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ who has so many times helped us surpass our goals (what we can ask or imagine).  We desire to introduce prisoners to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, help them build a firm foundation of faith, and equip them to minister to others, whether they remain in prison or are released.  Right now...There's need for BOOK STAMPERS.  Dates and times can be arranged by calling 321- 269-4100. Appropriate social distancing is practiced. They are located on US1 across from McDonald's.

INDIAN RIVER CITY PRAYER GROUP!  Our PRAYER GROUP will meet in THE MUSIC ROOM @ THE SANCTUARY @ 11:00AM.  Everyone is invited to join as we pray for your needs, my needs as well as the needs of others who send in their prayer requests!  Because of the State and local Government along with Health Department Guidelines that continue to be in place, the room will be limited to 10 persons!  Every person will be wearing a mask!  We will practice spaced-out seating for the safety of all!  Got questions?!  Great!  Ask Lisa at 321-267-7922.  We believe God always answers BIGGER and BETTER than we can ever ask!  We don't have to beg him to help, we just have to give him our needs!  The Bible tells us to, "Pray for each other so that you may be healed! The earnest prayer of a righteous person has a great power and produces wonderful results!"  (James 5:16)  God bless you a lot and lots of others through you!

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY WITH BILL!  Starting WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 @ 6:30PM the Bible Study with Bill is coming indoors!  We will meet in THE SANCTUARY with Air Conditioning!  WOW!  With all the current Government and Health Guidelines still in place...Every participant is asked to wear a Face Mask and to practice spaced-out seating!  SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO...bring your Bible and your Best Buddy and join us for a time that is guaranteed to be spiritual, practical and inspirational!  We'll pray together, talk together and grow together!  It'll be a great time for everyone!  Got questions?!  Ask Bill at bill@ircumc.com   See you there!

CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL!  Great news!  We resume both Children and Youth Sunday School this SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020 at both the 9:30AM AAAAAAAAANNNNNNNDDDDDD,,,the 11:00AM Time Zones!  Got questions?!  Ask Linda for information regarding Children's Ministries at 321-267-7922 and Dominick for information regarding Youth Ministries at 321-267-7922.  This is very exciting!  See you there!

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES ARE OPEN!  Our First Steps Nursery (Room 14, Infant-2 years old), Little LINCS Preschool/VPK (Room 11) & Kid LINCS K-3rd plus SR56 4th-6th Grade Classes are now open for both services, 9:30 & 11. Doors open at 9:00 am for Check In to allow for additional time/spacing for drop off.
Please be aware that we have implemented:
—Increased sanitization procedures.
—Teachers are wearing masks.
—As required for Brevard Public Schools, children 3rd Grade and up are required to wear masks. VPK-2nd grade students are strongly encouraged to wear masks.
—Contactless Check-in - please be prepared to follow the QR Code registration link provided.
—Lower staff/student ratio — additional classes will be continuously added to adapt to ratios.
—Temp checks are required of staff/students upon Check-in.
Please meet our Children’s Ministries Team outside of Rooms 11 & 14 to check in for all ages.
Check In and Pick Up for Kid LINCS & SR56 will take place outside of 11 & 14 as well for the present until our Wesley Fellowship Hall is open to accommodate parents & guardians.
Interested in registering in advance to streamline Sunday’s Check In? Please complete our Weekend Kids Check In Form following the link provided. Please read all listed updated protocols carefully.
https://forms.gle/EEzRG2Bs5siB5NCs5
If you, your child or families do not feel well, are ill or have possibly been exposed to COVID 19 or any other contagious illness, we respectfully ask that you keep your child home safely with you.  We love the children of our community with all of our hearts and can’t wait to see them again. So grateful for God’s Faithfulness, Guidance, Strength and Love for us all.
Questions? Please contact Linda @ 321-213-1013.

SEEKING PRAYER FRIENDS!  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of teachers?  Like me, you may also be looking for a way to serve and be more involved in this season of social distancing. If this fits you, we’d love for you to become a PRAYER FRIEND for teachers at Coquina or Imperial Estates Elementary School. We are unable to go into the schools either with Good News Clubs, or as volunteers, but we can support our teachers through prayer and notes of encouragement. If you would like more information on becoming a Prayer Friend, contact Christine Luecking @ 321-750-3633 or Christineluecking@yahoo.com or Linda Benson @ 321-213-1013 or lbenson@ircumc.com.  In deepest appreciation and respect to devoted teachers everywhere.God has chosen YOU and set you apart for His purposes!  I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. -- Ephesians 3:16 NLT Thank you for ALL that you do!

TREAT STREET!  A DRIVE-THRU TRUNK OR TREAT EXPERIENCE!  
We so love the awesome kids and families of our fabulous community! We always want you to have fun and stay safe! This Fall, we are thrilled to offer “Treat Street!” to our wonderful families – a Drive-Through Trunk or Treat Experience! Saturday, October 31st! 4-6pm!
We invite our terrific community to drive through our welcoming campus on the way out to your evening’s adventures to enjoy a delightfully-decorated “Treat Street” of friendly new and familiar faces, decorated trunks, several surprises AND a ‘stuffed-to-the-brim’ Treat Bag for interested families at the end of our Treat Street Adventure (while supplies last)!
While it is not the same as our beloved Trunk or Treat, time spent together in God’s Great Big Beautiful Community in any shape or form can be a wonderful “Treat & Treasure” in and of itself! If a little spacing of trunks, a few masks and extra steps allow us to gather in community with favorite people, we will gladly take it!
We are SO excited to welcome families, community groups and friends as our Trunk Hosts and Volunteers (while space remains)! We currently have space remaining if your family or family-friendly community group wants to dress up, decorate a Trunk/Tent/Truck Bed, set out a few chairs and enjoy watching the world go by from your assigned spot!
We encourage all of our awesome guests attending to decorate your cars too! We would love to see your creatively-decorated cars/trucks/vehicles drive through our Experience!
Watch our Facebook Page, our “Children’s Ministries Online Headquarters”, and Facebook Event in the weeks to come for a map of our “Treat Street Route” and some “Helpful Hints” for the Best Treat Street Experience Ever!
Children’s Ministries @ IRCUMC! “Treat Street!” Saturday, October 31st! 4-6pm!
(Set up by Trunk Hosts at 3pm! Please contact Linda @ 321-213-1013 if you are able to be a part of our Fall Family Fun as one of our Treat Street Trunk Hosts or Volunteers!)
Please join us! We love our beautiful community, celebrating connection with amazing people and can’t wait to enjoy this special experience with you!  Donations of bagged candy and treats are WELCOME!

WELCOMING OUR "MOM'S MORNING OUT!" FAMILIES TO OUR CAMPUS!  We are thrilled to welcome our extraordinary Mom’s Morning Out Team and treasured MMO families back to our beautiful campus! We so love and cherish this wonderful little place in the world! We celebrate Mrs. Melissa Jagdmann, our fabulous Mom’s Morning Out Director, and her terrific team, Mrs. Sarah Reyes and Ms. Lauren Pataky as they begin a very special year! Thank you to all of our Mom’s Morning Out families for sharing your precious children with us! Praying for an absolutely amazing year!

SAVE THE DATES!  OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX COLLECTIONS BEGIN SOON!  We so hope you will join us in sharing the love of Jesus with amazing children around God’s Great Big Beautiful World! We will happily collect filled Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes from the awesome families of our community beginning November 1st on our church campus! We look forward to delivering these boxes of joy and generosity on your behalf during the Official Collection Week of November 16-23! Boxes may be dropped off to the Children’s Ministries’ Treasure Table beginning November 1st and we are excited to offer several “Drive Up & Drop Off” Collection Days during the first few weeks of November! Empty boxes and label brochures will be available at the Children’s Table during services beginning the first week of October, while supplies last! Please join us! Please watch our Facebook Page for details to come! Thank you for your help!

MEMORY MOVEMENT & BALANCE!  The Memory, Movement and Balance Class with Judy Burgess meets at the North Brevard Senior Center located at 909 Lane Ave in Titusville on MONDAYS @ 2:00PM-3:00PM, WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30AM-11:30AM and FRIDAYS @ 10:30AM-11:30AM!  There is a nominal $2.00 cost for each session.  You will love every minute!  Judy is a very energetic and enthusiastic leader!  Bring all your favorite friends with you!  They will love it just like you!  Got questions?!  Ask Judy at 321-268-2305.   
ADULT SMALL GROUPS!  We are beginning to slowly and carefully return to Wesley Hall for a few in person small groups to meet over the next few weeks.  Class size is limited to 10 members with social distancing,
masks required and sanitary guidelines in place.   If you are interested in joining any of the following groups please contact Dawn to register at 321/267-7922 x20 or at dschissler@ircumc.com.    

MONDAY MORNING WOMEN'S GROUP!   “The Jesus You May Not Know”,  9:30am in Wesley Hall Room 212.
 

MONDAY EVENING MIXED GROUP!   “Esther – An Inductive Bible Study”, 6:30pm in Wesley Hall Room 212.
 
MONDAY EVENING MEN'S GROUP!  Meeting for the purpose of growing in faith, friendship & fun,  6:30pm in Wesley Hall Room 210
 
THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN'S GROUP! “Matchless”, 9:30am in Wesley Hall 212
 
THURSDAY TAI CHI!  Slow Movement Class, 10:00am in Wesley Hall Gym.

INDIAN RIVER CITY PRAYER GROUP!  Our PRAYER GROUP meets in THE MUSIC ROOM @ THE SANCTUARY @ 11:00AM.  Everyone is invited to join as we pray for your needs, my needs as well as the needs of others who send in their prayer requests!  Because of the State and local Government along with Health Department Guidelines that continue to be in place, the room will be limited to 10 persons!  Every person will be wearing a mask!  We will practice spaced-out seating for the safety of all!  Got questions?!  Great!  Ask Lisa at 321-267-7922.  We believe God always answers BIGGER and BETTER than we can ever ask!  We don't have to beg him to help, we just have to give him our needs!  The Bible tells us to, "Pray for each other so that you may be healed! The earnest prayer of a righteous person has a great power and produces wonderful results!"  (James 5:16)  God bless you a lot and lots of others through you!

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY WITH BILL!   We meet in THE SANCTUARY with Air Conditioning on WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30PM!  WOW!  With all the current Government and Health Guidelines still in place...Every participant is asked to wear a Face Mask and to practice spaced-out seating!  SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO...bring your Bible and your Best Buddy and join us for a time that is guaranteed to be spiritual, practical and inspirational!  We'll pray together, talk together and grow together!  It'll be a great time for everyone!  Got questions?!  Ask Bill at bill@ircumc.com   See you there!

YOUTH GROUP @ WEDNESDAY!  Our Ministry to Middle & Senior High School Students starts meeting WEDNESDAY @ 6:30PM in The Courtyard!  Lots of friends and faith-building!  Got Questions?!  Ask Dominick at 386-337-9850 or check-out the Indian River City Student Ministries Facebook Page!  Invite a favorite friend to join your for some life-changing stuff!

CELEBRATE RECOVERY!   We all have hurts, habits & hang-ups and now we can all find hope, help & healing on FRIDAYS @ 6:30PM!  Find out how to connect with this great supportive circle of people just like yourself!  They have continued meeting every week through "Virtual Gatherings!"  Got questions?!  Ask CJ Gehlman at 321-591-7168  God bless you a lot and lots of others through you!
 
ONLINE CHURCH SCHEDULE:  We know that not everyone is ready or able to return to gathering in a crowd of people for Church!  We encourage you to come only when you feel confident and comfortable about gathering!  SSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO...We will continue to offer our amazing ONLINE CHURCH each and every week!  You can access the VIDEO beginning SATURDAY EVENING on our IRCUMC FACEBOOK PAGE and/or our IRCUMC WEBSITE AAAANNNNDDDDDDDDD…now available on YOU TUBE!  You will find links at the bottom of this E-BLAST for your convenience!  HEY…something fun you can do is to set up a “WATCH PARTY!” with your family, friends and folks!  I hope you will leave a "Like" and/or a comment so that we know you are here!  That would really mean a lot!  You will find our Music, Message plus some updated Church News!  I look forward to sharing all of this with you!  God bless you a lot and lots of others through you!

WHY DO WE GIVE?!  That is a really GREAT QUESTION!  THANKS FOR ASKING!   On THURSDAY (10/15) in THE UPPER ROOM we hear Jesus tell us to, "A Samaritan came along, saw the person and had compassion! ”Who was a good neighbor?!”  The one who showed mercy!  “Go and do the same thing!" (Luke 10:37)  Generosity has its beginnings in compassion for others!  Let God's compassion guide you and me to give so that others can know him!  Finding ways to use our time, talent, treasure and things to make our Campus, Congregation and Community a better and brighter place to live, give and grow is the way God is calling you and me to live out each day!  THIS…is why we give!

WHY DO WE PRAY?!  That is a really GREAT QUESTION!   THANKS FOR ASKING!  On SUNDAY (10/18) in THE UPPER ROOM we hear the Lord say,  "Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God!"
  (Philippians 4:6)  Why do we pray?!  We live in anxious times and it creates worry in all of us!  God gives us something to do beside worry!  THIS…is why we pray!

HI THERE!  IT'S BILL @ THE CHURCH!  I hope this E-NOTE finds you well and experiencing the "Joy of The Lord!"  Since I do not get to actually see you, it is extra important to me to visit with you in THE UPPER ROOM every morning!  Today (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020) we hear God tell us that,, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!” (Hebrews 11:1)   God gives all of us and each of us the "measure of faith" that enables us to believe in him and trust in him in these uncertain times! Thanks for joining us every week for our ONLINE CHURCH EXPERIENCE!  You can always access the Weekend Worship Videos beginning SATURDAYS on our IRCUMC FACEBOOK PAGE and/or our IRCUMC WEBSITE AAAAAANNNNDDDD...now on our IRCUMC YOU TUBE CHANNEL!  This Weekend we will gather ourselves around 1 CORINTHIANS 15:30-33 and discover that if we follow the Light of Jesus we will find the Hope we need to keep following that Light of the World and he will lead us to the Spiritual Heroes who will help us "TRANSFORM" more and more in to "Jesus-With-Skin-On!"  AAAAAANNNNNNDDDDDD...he does something absolutely INCREDIBLE and creates a special AWAKENING OF FAITH in both you and me!  I want you to know that I and lots of others are actively praying for you and yours every single day and I am looking for you every morning in THE UPPER ROOM so that we can see, hear and know God and listen to him speak life into our day!  So...till I get to see you face-to-face, I love you with all my heart and I know that God loves you even more!

CHURCH OFFICE!  Our Church Office continues to be CLOSED.  Please feel free to call 321-267-7922 on MONDAY-FRIDAY @ 9:00AM-12:00PM with any questions or concerns that you might have!  Our Staff are all working extra-long and hard to connect with folks through their areas of service!  Lots of things are being done so that ministry and mission can continue to happen safely at the exciting Indian River City Church!   Please continue to do the thing you can od to keep yourself and lots of others safe as we live forward in these challenging times!  God bless you a lot and lots of others through you!
KIDS’ PLACE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2020 SUMMER & FALL!  Let your friends know!  Register online at www.ircumc.com click on THE KIDS' PLACE link and select the age appropriate program:  Toddle Inn (1-2), Preschool (3-4) and/or School Age Before & After School Care (5-12)  For additional information and/or to ask any and all questions, contact Heather at 321-267-7308  Thanks for getting the word out to our community friends and families!  We are pleased to be helping “Bring Children To Jesus!” 

# LOCAL LOVE!  Thanks for looking for ways to "Love our neighbors and take care of them in the same way we take care of ourselves!"  (James 2:8)  Thanks for those who are already serving in a variety of ways to help our community stay connected by helping in helpful ways!  If you are doing something right now...please let us know so that we can let others know what's available for them!  Thanks for demonstrating God's practical locally!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY!  The Prayer Shawl Ministry ladies have been blessed with the beautiful gifts of crocheting and/or knitting. Crocheting and knitting not only produce stunning items but blesses us as we create these items. As we sit crocheting/knitting our items, we get into a meditative-like state. The rhythm of the hooks and needles at work provide a great relief for stress and makes time fly by. During these past few months, a lot of us have turned to our craft and we’ve created a “few” more items. We just added over 30 new items to our website. If you or someone you know need a little extra comfort or just a reminder that you are loved, please check out our website (https://ircprayershawlministry.shutterfly.com/pictures). We've made it simple for you by adding the photo album “Located at Judy’s or Susie’s House” that contains a picture (along with the size and description) of each item available and its location. Select the item you’d like (please note the Item Number) and give either Judy (321-267-1722) or Susie (321-536-1821) a call and they’ll get the item and a card ready for you to pick up.  Got questions?!  Call Susie at 321-536-1821

SOME OTHER STUFF!  Below this E-NOTE you will find links that you can click that will take you places!  One that you will see says "Give Online" and will take you to our Website where you can practice ONLINE GIVING in a pretty simple and straightforward way!  Below that you will find two (2) places you can click that will take you to our FACEBOOK PAGE and/or our WEBSITE where you can connect with our WORSHIP VIDEO starting on SATURDAY @ 6:00PM.  You will also find lots of others news and information that will prove to be helpful in keeping you up with all the latest scoop!  Thanks for “CLICKING!” along with us! 
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