Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to go and make disciples of all nations. One of the most important ministries of Simpson United Methodist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation.  Simpson’s members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing dishes at the community soup kitchen to preparing the church bulletins.
 

Mark 10:45 New International Version (NIV)

45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 
 
Opportunities to Serve at Simpson – Stay tuned, new opportunities coming!
See below for existing service opportunities.

                                 

 

A New Homeless Shelter is opening in Moundsville

The New Hope Christian Assembly Church located at 416 Juniper Avenue, Moundsville is using half of their church as a homeless shelter.

In need of monetary donations, blankets, towels, wash cloths, clothing, coffee, hot chocolate, tea.

Donations may be made out directly to their church and sent to the above address.

 
Something Special Group:
 

If you know of anyone that would benefit from this fun group that is for the special needs adult family please send me their contact info. If you would like to volunteer occasionally, bi-monthly or monthly please let me know. If you have a special gift, a great idea for a fun activity please share with me.

The dates for the monthly events through the end of 2017. Meetings are 2-4pm.
  • November 19th        Christmas Traditions
  • December 17th        Winter Wonderland
 
 
Please contact Zoe Morris at:
304-281-8338
Zmorris1@me.com
 
Or Pastor Dennis Mehaffie at:
304-845-5080 ext-11
padmehaffie@yahoo.com

 

 
 
 
 
Capital Giving Campaign
 
The Trustee Committee, the Administrative Counsel and the Finance Committee would like to thank you for your continued support of our church. As Pastor Dennis stated in a recent sermon, “we don’t worship here in our building because it is a church, it is a church because we worship here.” We all enjoy the experience of our historic building and we want to do everything we can to make it an enjoyable and inviting space. We have talked a lot about making improvements and we are ready to move forward, but we cannot upgrade our facilities without your help!
 
Please consider what type of contribution you might be able to make to help us repay our loan obligations for these improvements. If you are able to make a pledge of a monthly contribution for the next 5 years, please let us know what type of pledge you can make. Our past experience with this type of pledge to pay for the replacement of the church roof worked wonderfully.
 
 
 
     
 
  
 

Children’s Ministries

 
Children’s Message during worship is an opportunity to share The Word with the children. This is a brief message geared for the young. If you would like to share in this way, contact the church office at 304-845-5080.
 
 
Joyful Noise Kids Choir practices immediately following the Sunday church service throughout the school year. All children ages 3 through 5th grade, are welcome to join us. 
 
 
  
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Childrens Choir
 

Prayer Ministries

 

Prayer cannot be overestimated. It is a vital part of our relationship with God and each other. The “Daisy Chain” is a group of committed individuals who dedicate their time to be in prayer for those in need.   We have an Internet Prayer Chain that is emailed daily to members with the prayer needs of members of the congregation and our community.

 

Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for at Simpson UMC. Many church members get involved in our music and/or drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These servants are an important part of the ministry of Simpson UMC as they use their gifts and talents to glorify God. If you are interested in joining our choir we would love to have you. Please contact David Scherrick through the church office. Practice is on Wednesdays at 6pm at the church. 
 
The Adult Choir under the direction of David Scherrick
 
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Handbell Choir
We are looking for those interested in ringing with us (no experience necessary just a desire to ring out some beautiful music). Contact Becky Vucelick through the church office. Practice is on Wednesdays at 4:45pm at the church.
 
 
The Simpson Handbell Choir under the direction of Becky Vucelick
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United Methodist Men 

 
 
United Methodist Women
This group meets the first Tuesday of each month(during the school year) at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Sanford Room. All women attending church are invited to be a part of this group.
 

Ushers/Greeters

 

The usher and greeter teams at Simpson UMC fill an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to classrooms for church school and worship, to ensuring the safety of the building during services, assisting visitors, answering questions and providing directions. They are a servant-hearted group of people whose ministry is integral to church life.

Community KitchenThe “Feeding Body and Soul” Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is located at Simpson UMC  and serves free meals to anyone who would like to join us 

Monday through Saturday from 11

:30am-

1pm.
 
 
If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, a Food Handlers Class (cost $10) is available through the Marshall County Health Department on the last Tuesday of each month at two times, 2pm and 6pm.  You must pre-register by calling the Marshall County Health Department at 304-845-7840.
 
 
Sandye reports:  Currently we are serving 175-200 meals daily (Mon-Sat). The Community Kitchen has received donations and food from the following:

Sandye Yoho Community Kitchen Director

The Strand Theater had a concert in October and will repeat this in November and December with the proceeds coming to us.
 
Convesto made a major monetary contribution.
The United Way just renewed a grant allowing us to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
 
The Kitchen is receiving donations of chicken, mashed potatoes and rolls from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) each Monday through their Harvest Project.
 
 
 
 

Lots of dishes to wash.

It takes a great deal of food to feed 175 people each day.

 
 
 
 
 
               Community Kitchen volunteers preparing for another lunch crowd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The House of the Carpenter II
 
Provides for those in need in Marshall County with non-perishable food and food from the Mountaineer Food Bank. They also provide clothing and small household goods. The House is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-2pm to receive donations, meet emergencies, etc. We are open every other Wednesday from 9am-11:30am for clients to receive food, clothing or any other items we have available (we do not help with rent or utilities). Your monetary contributions are very much appreciated. Phone number: 304-221-9510. Please continue to “round up” when you check out at Kroger. God bless you for your continued support! Thank you Moundsville Kroger for your support of this ministry as well.
 
Christmas Giveaway
This will occur on Deceember 20th from 9am-11:30am at the church. 
 
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Co-Directors Patty & George Holden
 

We are open to give out food and clothes on every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

If you would like to volunteer please contact us at 304-221-9510 or see Patty Holden. We are so thankful for our volunteers, and our community service workers.
 
       
 
 
 
 
Mountaineer Food Bank Delivery Schedule
 
Truck delivery schedule for 2017: The truck is always scheduled to be at the Save-A-Lot parking area on Tuesdays at 2:30pm unless otherwise designated.  If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please contact the church office for details.                       
                   
December 19th                                                              
 
      
 

Media & Technology

 
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Simpson UMC. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools to serve God’s purposes. All of our weekly sermons are recorded. We also maintain an active Facebook page for additional church communication.
We are looking for media persons to manage the laptop during Sunday worship service. 
 
Community Rewards
 
Kroger Community Rewards
Enrolling in this program provides another way in which you can support our ministries. You must re-enroll yearly at the beginning of April. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click “OHIO”, “Enroll”, “Simpson United Methodist Church”, #83939. Does not effect your Fuel Points.
 
Kroger has a program called “Hunger Has No Season” where you can “round up” to the next dollar. That money comes to us each month. Thank you Kroger for thinking of our ministry!! And thanks to you for “rounding up.”
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WV Flood Disaster Relief 2016/2017
THIS IS AN ONGOING NEED
 
Keep praying: for those affected by the flood; for those who lost loved ones in the flood; for ways God might be leading you to help (including joining a work team–contact the House of the Carpenter to volunteer).
 
The link from our WV Bishop for disaster relief. Copy and paste in your internet explorer.
 
http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3b2136f5c2bbfb6993dbd2560&id=bab635a8c1&e=0672e4dc56
 
Please donate to flood relief in West Virginia, through the United Methodist Church, where 100% of your donation will be used for flood relief. You may send your check to WV Conference Treasurer P O Box 2469, Charleston, WV 25329. Please write #935 flood relief in memo line on the check. This will ensure your donation is used for flood relief in West Virginia. Every penny. EVERY penny. You may also place your check in this week’s offering plate.
 

Help Needed for Our Neighbors as They Recover from the Recent Flooding!

Are you wondering how you can help our neighbors who were flooded?
 
 
Dear Friends,
On two consecutive weekends in July, parts of our district were hit with devastating floods.
Since then, our Disaster Response Team, the Annual Conference, and the House of the
Carpenter have been working to gather and deliver food, water, funding, information, and
supplies to these areas. Thanks for all your donations of time, gifts, and prayers! We will be
happy to receive donations at the district office as clean-up and recovery continue.
The Northern District has suffered 5 weeks of floods in the past 14 months. Nine of our
communities (Triadelphia, Follansbee, Wheeling, McMechen, Glen Dale, Moundsville, Pine
Grove, Littleton, Hundred) have experienced flooding and its aftermath. It’s reasonable to
assume that these are not the last floods we will ever see. Our churches and congregations
need to be prepared for future events, so that we can bring the love of Christ, as well as our
shovels and our shoulders, to persons overwhelmed by disaster.
What can you do?
1) Get the Early Response Training (ERT). Every pastor should have this basic training, and lay
people…who don’t move away and take their training with them…need trained as well. The
training takes only one day, and you’ll get a shiny badge and a free lunch! We are looking to
hold a training in our district in early 2018. Contact the district office to sign you and your lay
leaders up.
2) Take Spiritual and Emotional Care training. During a crisis, painful emotions and experiences
from the past often surface, and people turn to clergy for help. This training will give you the
tools to be a real help in the midst of turmoil. The Northern District will offer this training in
2018-resolve now to take advantage of it!
3) Make yourself and your congregation’s resources available to your fellow clergy and laity in
affected areas. Pray for them: yes! Donate to them: yes! But also get in your car and go to
them. Nothing beats a hug, shared tears or laughter, the physical reminder of our care and
connection. Be available in the places that need hope…take a trunk load of supplies, some
snacks, and your outline for this week’s upcoming sermon to share.
Thanks again to each of you who have helped in these early days of recovery. Let’s get ready
now so that we can be even more helpful the next time disaster strikes.
 
Cordially,
Martha S. Ognibene
 
Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc
 
The mission of Faith in Action Caregivers is to support the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities through the shared ministry of faith communities in Ohio and Marshall Counties in WV and Belmont County in Ohio.
 
Faith in Action Caregivers provides the following free services:
  • Friendly visiting
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Transportation to medical appointments (local, Pittsburgh and Morgantown))
  • Errands
  • Shopping
  • Respite for family caregivers
 
 
Simpson’s Servers Schwan’s Fundraiser
 
Simpson receives 5% of the proceeds for the remainder of the year. Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 delicious foods, flash-frozen at the peak of freshness and conveniently delivered to your door. Your orders help our church meet its fund-raising goals for the year.Catalogs are available throughout the church. Order items by phone 1-855-870-7208 or online at www.schwans-care.com. Our name “Simpsons Servers” and ID# 15929.
 
The Youth Club of Marshall County
 
The Youth Club meets Tuesday through Thursday 3:30-5:30pm on the 3rd floor in the Cornerstone Room with middle-schoolers for the After-School Program. We provide homework help and mentoring students to work toward passing each grade with the ultimate goal of graduating high school. We provide instruction in math, science, reading, writing and English plus computer skills. The club provides a fun time along with a meal from the nutrition program of Marshall County Schools. Meals are provided for any school aged child even if they are not in our program up to age 18. We welcome volunteers to help with activities or to provide a program for the youth. Contact Patty Holden or Cindy Nicholson for further information or leave a message at 304-843-1174.
 
 
Bequest to the Church
 
Giving to the church through your Will is the most common way to continue your support of the mission of Simpson UMC beyond your lifetime. When your estate plan is prepared consider a gift to your church.
 
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Altar Flowers

Cut flowers cost &17.50 per vase. Artificial flowers are $25.00 per vase and the money will go toward our apportionments.