August 12, 2021
The Church & Society team is hosting weekend Drive Thru times for petition signings in our church parking lot throughout the month of August. Drive by for more information and to view and sign the petitions. New volunteers are welcome.

Saturdays: 7:30-1:30
Sundays: 8:00-12:00
Dayspring and Aldersgate UMC have been working together over the past two years as a cooperative parish as we seek to renew and deepen relationships within our Tempe and Phoenix neighborhoods with the shared purpose of creating a world that is more peaceful, compassionate, just and inclusive. In the spring of 2020, we had planned to vote to move into the next phase of this relationship which would involve approval for Dayspring UMC to develop a second ministry site at Aldersgate UMC as Aldersgate closes. Please join us for a special Charge Conference on August 30 at noon via zoom as we pick up where we left off with the pandemic, with this next step in our relationship with both Aldersgate UMC and the Arcadia and surrounding neighborhood.
Our 24th Annual Labor Day All-Church Campout is on the books for Sept 3-6 at Hoyer Campground in Greer! It is hoped we can resume our regular activities of shared meals, church, group campfires, hikes, etc. Register now: email Carol Muggeridge or call/text her at 480-221-6136.
We are reimagining our usher program in light of the pandemic. COVID has changed the way we do things – both in the short term as well as the long term – and the role of an usher has changed considerably. The job as it stands is really about hospitality: greeting folks as they enter the sanctuary and being on hand to answer questions. In that spirit, we are re-branding the usher program as The Hospitality Ministry Team. For each service we hope to have at least three members of the team in the narthex for hospitality (in addition to the greeters at the entry gate). If you’d like to be part of the team (which will rotate on a monthly basis), please email Andrea or call the church office at (480) 838-1446.
We are collecting school supplies for our partner schools, Frank Elementary George Gervin Prep. The schools have identified the following needs:

Frank School: Child’s underwear (size 2-6) and socks, small prizes for the student store, masks, sanitizing wipes, tissue boxes, yellow #2 pencils, erasers, school supplies (copy paper, notebooks, scissors, crayons, folders, etc.), and individual condiment packets for school meals ( salt, pepper, hot sauce, etc.).

George Gervin Prep: Felt erasers and markers for dry erase boards, water bottles, composition books, scissors, and student headphones w/ microphones.

Supplies may be dropped off in the narthex on Sunday mornings or at the petition drive thrus (times listed above).
The International Rescue Committee is now receiving asylum seekers and refugees on a nearly daily basis. This means that we are processing from 100 to 200 people per day. This has resulted in extremely depleted stocks of clothing and shoes. Learn more
Please call or text Pastor Jim O’Neal at (602) 579-3490 to arrange for items to be picked up. Thank you for your generosity in the past, present and future. Your compassion makes a difference.
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