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July 09, 2021
Welcome Pastor Stuart & Gloria 

WOW what a wonderful Sunday we had with Pastor Stuart & Gloria.  The Meet & Greet was awesome and I know they got to meet a lot of you last weekend.  So here is a recap from Pastor Stuart about him and his family.

Family Information:
My wife Gloria and I have been wonderfully married for 25 years and we are blessed with four children starting with our daughter Erica who is working on her Masters at UCF.  Our son Derek is working for a non profit in the IT department and going to school part time.  Kade and Dane are full time students with Dane set to graduate for High School this year.  Both will be attending college in our new home in Titusville this fall.  
 
We have one dog named Anikan who is a pure bred mutt that my wife picked out from the Humane Society. 
 
All of our children were and are very active in our church while growing up and they have many positive memories of mission trips and volunteering.  We all enjoy the outdoors in any season and location.  Gloria and I especially love the mountains and on our recent anniversary celebration we had a wonderful time cross country skiing in Montana.  All of our children ski as well and we are certified Scuba Divers.    We love to travel and look forward each year to a new adventure. 
 
I was born and raised in the land of shovel and swat which is also known as Minnesota.  My home town Duluth is famous for it's long cold winters where shoveling snow is a common event and during the short summer season swatting mosquitoes is even a more common event.  I have five other brothers who are split between Minnesota and Florida.  Both my parents have passed and we lost our mother last year.  She was 93 and had a wonderful life.
 
I have been in ministry for 15 years and have led Miami Lakes UMC for 12 of those years.  I was called to ministry later in life and am incredibly blessed to be serving God and our community.  I love what I do and I am passionate about bringing others to Christ and sharing God's word.  Prior to being in ministry I led a company that had offices in Minneapolis and Miami.  We were very fortunate to work with some of the best companies in the country like Johnson and Johnson.  
 
I love to work with my hands and if my wife lets me I'm bringing with us the bear I carved with a chainsaw that sits in our front yard.  I have a passion for music and continue to write songs. Prior to the pandemic I enjoyed playing basketball with my sons and anyone else that was willing to play with or against a pastor who doesn't mind a lot of physical contact on the court.. 
 
Gloria has been working along side of me all these years and she is an especially gifted servant, a wonderful mother, and awesome cook.  She loves the outdoors and especially taking walks on the beach.  There is nothing she enjoys more than a sunrise or sunset while looking for shells on the beach.  She loves hiking in the mountains and being in quiet places to reflect on her love of nature, family and God.  I am very blessed to have found her and share our lives together.

 

Children & Youth Sunday School -
We have Children & Youth Sunday School opportunities at both 9:30am & 11am.
Children's Ministries - Linda Benson  321-213-1013
Youth Ministries - Domenick Mucci 321-222-0966



Wednesday Evening Bible Study 
Join us Wednesday Evening Bible Study @ 6:30pm in the Sanctuary on the Book of John.
click here to watch online
 
YOUTH GROUP  - Thursday @ 6:30pm in Wesley Fellowship Hall.
Lots of friends and faith building.
Ask Domenick 321-222-0966 or click here for the Facebook page. 
Invite a friend to join you for some life-changing stuff. 


INDIAN RIVER CITY PRAYER GROUP
will meet each Monday in CHAPEL @ 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! Feel free to send in your prayer request to Prayer@ircumc.com. 
Lisa Baggett - 321-267-7922. 


WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES!  Listen to what God has to say next!  
Thanks to all who helped make our weekly Bible Studies so great for everyone! 
 Ask Dawn Schissler at dschissler@ircumc.com



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. 
You can access on our IRCUMC FACEBOOK page and or our IRCUMC website and available on
YOU TUBE.  You will find links at the bottom of this E-blast .


Sat-Jul 17, 9am - Noon - Car Care  - West Parking Lot 

Sun-Jul 18, 4pm -6pm - Summer Blast Meeting Sanctuary

Mon - Fri Jul 19 - Jul 23, 8:30am - 2pm - SUMMER BLAST - Whole Campus

Tue-Jul 20, 5:45pm - TKP School Board Meeting
Tue-Jul 20, 6:30pm - FA$T Team Meeting - Choir Room
Tue-Jul 20, 6:30pm - Celebrate Recovery - Studio 153

Wed-Jul 21, 6:30pm Wednesday Evening bible study - Sanctuary
Wed-Jul 21, 7:30pm - Choir Practice - Choir Room

Fri-Jul 23, 6:30am - Men's Group- Studio 153

 
Mark your calendars Sunday July 25th at 8,9:30,11am for an amazing presentation called
The Sanctuary by Ian Gadapee!
Message and music included as well! Invite some friends!
All Camp Counselors of every age are required to attend our 2021 Summer Blast Camp Counselor Training!  Please come meet your teammates and find out all about the exciting changes of our 2021 Summer Blast Experience.  At this time, all Camp Counselor Applications and Background Checks should have been received. 

Please contact Linda at 321-213-1013 with any questions you may have. 
For all Children's Ministries events please check out the
Facebook page click here for more information.

Linda Benson 321-213-1013 or Lbenson@ircumc.com
Adult Ministry - First Free Will Baptist Church, Dothan

LIBRARY

Indian River City UMC Library has it's own online catalog. Click here to use.
  See you at the library. 


Library hours are Friday and Sunday mornings from 9:00am – Noon.
                Contact Becki at
butterflybecki@gmail.com for questions
.

Men’s Connections:
Join with other men in your journey for fellowship & bible study.
Friday mornings at 6:30am in Wesley Hall Studio 153
Contact Mark Peterson, 321/693-2816

Contact Dawn Schissler, Adult Ministry Leader:
dschissler@ircumc.com or call her 321-267-7922 ext 20
Dementia Alliance Support Group - 2nd Tuesday of each month 6pm - this group is open for people who are caregivers or related to a loved one or person suffering with progressive Dementia.  

Chronic Illness Support Group - 3rd Thursday of each month via Zoom at 11am call Alyce Riddle 321-794-8066 or email Alyce alyce.riddle100@gmail.com




Click here for the Care Ministry information Lisa Baggett - Care Ministry Leader - lbaggett@ircumc.com
Here is all that is happening for YOUTH WEEK 2021 click here to get all the information and the Aquatica sign up sheet.

Please click here to see our Facebook page and all the exciting events coming.

Contact Domenick  321-222-0966 or Dmucci@ircumc.com
Methodist United in Prayer is requesting prayers for Cuba. 
Click here to read "A Call to Action for the People of Cuba"
The Great Outdoors Community Church Singulars are inviting everyone to join them on July 30th at noon for a special luncheon held in their Fellowship Hall featuring Aerospace Expert & Newsman Jim Banke. 
His illustrated talk of "Inside Stories & of Space & Space Pioneers" will include a time for Q & A. 
 
Cost is $20 for the BBQ Buffet per person. 
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church 321-383-0303.
Here are the birthday's for July please take a moment and if you see them around church or town wish them a Happy Birthday. 
Please click here to see everyone's birthday.


Special 90th Birthday!!!
Jean Heckelmoser's 90th birthday is on July 23.
Amy Heckelmoser Taylor (daughter) her brother David Heckelmoser  & sister Sandy  are trying to conduct a “card shower” contacting  as many friend's and acquaintances over her lifetime to try to shower her with cards for her birthday! Hoping to maybe reach 90 cards as a surprise to her.
I was hoping that you could share this with the women/group that she has counted money with at the church office over the years. We don’t have any contact info for people as we all live out of town. We would appreciate any cards and greetings you could send from the church.
Her address is 2730 Hickory Hill Court, Titusville FL 32780.  However, if you would be so kind as to recognize her at this Sunday’s service we would be overjoyed! ( she may not be. 😊). Thank you for your kindness! 
Amy, David and Sandy Heckelmoser. 
WHY DO WE PRAY?   Knowing that when and where we go for the reason that Jesus sends us assures us of always being in
His presence.  THIS is why we pray.  "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your
Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (Matthew 6:6)



WHY DO WE GIVE?   Because God is working to shape our heart to be just like his! Our time, talents, treasures and
things 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!


SOME OTHER STUFF!  Below this E-NOTE you will find links that you can click that will take you different places.
One that you will see says "Financial News" and will take you to our Website where you can practice
ONLINE GIVING in a pretty simple and straightforward way! 

Below 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 Sunday at 8am, 9:30am and 11am.






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