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Worship, Preschool, Meals, and More!


Good morning, everyone! Thank you for being part of our church’s mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Here is some of what’s going on at Byers Avenue UMC…

This Sunday, June 5th at our 10:45 a.m. Worship Service, we’ll wrap up our current message series on “The Holy Spirit”. This week, I’ll be talking about Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon a group in a powerful way, which became the beginning of the Church as we know it today. Remember that this is the first Sunday of the month, so Communion will be celebrated. We will not have Children’s Church due to Family Sunday. Children are encouraged to attend Worship with their family.

Summer is just around the corner, and Byers Avenue Little Light Preschool is currently enrolling for the months of June and July. If you know of children that would benefit from our preschool, please contact the church office. To find out more about Little Light Preschool, please visit our website at

Byers is partnering with Joplin Schools and the USDA to provide free meals to children this summer. Our Lobby and Family Life Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning July 12th and running through August 12th in an effort to make sure that kids get a nutritious meal during the gap between summer school and the upcoming school year. We are currently looking for volunteers to provide supervision and assistance during these meals. Please contact me if you'd like to help. Also, if you know of children who might benefit, please pass along this information.

That’s all for now. Keep loving God and one another! And, as always, stay on mission! Have a blessed day!

Pastor Chuck