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Happening, Worship, Food Program, Preschool, and More!


Good afternoon, 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 Thursday-Sunday, we welcome The Happening Youth Event to the church. This several-day event serves area high school students who want to go deeper in their faith in Jesus. We are blessed to have such a large group of nearly 100 youth and sponsors registered, so we need to make a few accommodations. Therefore, we will not have Children’s Sunday School or our Challengers Adult Class this Sunday. Both will resume next Sunday. Please expect some additional folks in our building this weekend. Please go out of your way to make them feel welcome!

On Sunday at our 10:45 a.m. Worship Service, we’ll continue our current message series called “Spiritual Maturity: Growing Up Godly”. God’s desire is that we would not be “stuck” in our faith, but continually be growing to greater levels of maturity as Christians. Find out more this Sunday in Worship. In addition to Worship, Children’s Church will run the entire service for those who would like to participate. Thank you to Miss Terri and Miss Julie for all their work with Children’s Church!

Byers is partnering with Joplin Schools and the USDA to provide free meals to children this summer. Our Family Life Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. as we serve these meals. This past week I was blessed by the words of a child who said, “I come here because we don’t have much food at home. This helps out.” To me, that statement is why we offer this program, and, even if just one family is helped, it’s worth it. If you know of children who might benefit from our Summer Food Program, please pass along this information.

Little Light Preschool continues to meet during the summer months and is currently enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. This fall we are expanding to offer a 2-year-old program as we welcome Miss Nicole to our preschool staff. For more information on our preschool, please check out our website at https://www.byersavenuelittlelightpreschool

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