Join Us as We Care for the Congregational Garden!

The harvest has begun! Over 400 lbs of zucchini and yellow squash have been picked this week! The garden is growing vigorously, but the weeds are also thriving and need to be pulled. Please volunteer a few hours to pull weeds in the Congregational Garden this week as the weather permits.

The vegetables grown in the garden provide healthy food to our local food banks and can save struggling families significant amounts of money. To be a part of caring for the garden, please contact the church office at 847-836-5540.     let's Do this

Church Pictorial Directory

Work on the new Pictorial Church Directory is starting. Lifetouch will be here to take your family photos on:

This is open to all people who attend church. All who get a photo taken will get a free 8”x10” photo of their choice as well as being in the directory. Sign-up in the church lobby on Sunday Mornings or Schedule your photo session online.

Have a Heart Pillow Project

Join us on Thursday, September 3 anytime between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room to tie and stuff heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer patients. The only experience needed is the ability to tie a knot.

Come Celebrate the Harvest!

Come and celebrate the success of the Congregational Garden and maybe the fruits of your own garden on Sunday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. the Fellowship Team will host “Brunch in the Garden” in the Dining Room. The team will provide brunch casseroles and beverages. Everyone else should bring fruit, salads, coffee cakes, breads or any other brunch-type item. Hope to see you there!

Fall Schedule Begins

Sunday Mornings

8:00 a.m. Chapel Worship

Welcoming, caring community

You are invited to join this welcoming, caring community that worships God in an intimate setting. Essential elements of this service include: a time of gathering, liturgy, hymns, a sermon, Communion, and a sending forth into the world to live our faith.

9:30 a.m. Classic Worship

Historic traditions of Word and Table

Please join us in the soaring, light-filled Sanctuary for this more formal worship experience. Essential elements of this service include: a mix of traditional and current hymns, liturgy, organ and choir, sermon, and a time for children every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

9:30 a.m. Adult Faith Development

Adults studying God’s word and impact on us and the world

Please join us in the soaring, light-filled Sanctuary for this more formal worship experience. Essential elements of this service include: a mix of traditional and current hymns, liturgy, organ and choir, sermon, and a time for children every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

9:45 a.m. JAM (Jesus And Me)

Connecting kids to God and one another through bible stories, games, and music

Join us for our exciting new JAM (“Jesus And Me”) kids program. At JAM, kids ages 3 years through 5th Grade will grow in their faith while learning about the Kingdom of God through Bible stories, worship-style music & motions, games and crafts.  JAM is led by our Jr. and Sr. High Students with the support of adult leaders. This gives our Students the opportunity to connect with the BUMC kids as they become mentors while strengthening their own faith. (Snacks are provided)

11:00 a.m. Crossroads Worship

New traditions of praise and worship

There is a place for you in this unique contemporary service where you will experience new traditions of praise and worship. Essential elements of this service include: diverse musical styles led by our worship team, ancient traditions and rituals reinterpreted, and a sermon that invites both reflection and action. Communion is celebrated regularly.

11:00 a.m. Pathfinders

Walking our paths together—building our relationship with God

Children (age 3 through 5th grade) are invited to join us as we meet in age level small groups to grow deeper in our faith so we can live our lives as Christ followers.

11:00 a.m. Merge 6th-8th grade

Moving Closer, Moving Forward

We want every Middle School Student to have a person who knows them and a place they can belong at Barrington UMC, so we invite you to join “Merge.” It’s for students who want to grow their relationship with God through serving with others in JAM, Jesus and Me. “Merge” is a place to grow, learn and have fun together. We believe every single 6th-8th grade student can be a leader in huge ways. Come see where faith and fun merge!

Essential Elements of Merge include:

11:00 a.m. Adult Faith Development

Be challenged and shaped by the Word of God and by one another in grace. 

Please join us in the soaring, light-filled Sanctuary for this more formal worship experience. Essential elements of this service include: a mix of traditional and current hymns, liturgy, organ and choir, sermon, and a time for children every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

12:00 p.m. Intersection 9th-12th grade

Finding your way in faith and life

Our weekly Sunday “Intersection” features a diverse mix of meaningful activities for youth. We spend time every Sunday 12:00-2:00 p.m. sharing lunch and learning how to share ourselves through our gifts and stories.

Essential Elements of Intersection include:

Chapel Worship

Welcoming, caring community

You are invited to join this welcoming, caring community that worships God in an intimate setting. Essential elements of this service include: a time of gathering, liturgy, hymns, a sermon, Communion, and a sending forth into the world to live our faith.

Crossroads Worship

11:00 a.m. Crossroads Worship
New traditions of praise and worship
There is a place for you in this unique contemporary service where you will experience new traditions of praise and worship. Essential elements of this service include: diverse musical styles led by our worship team, ancient traditions and rituals reinterpreted, and a sermon that invites both reflection and action. Communion is celebrated regularly.

Classic Worship

Historic traditions of Word and Table

Please join us in the soaring, light-filled Sanctuary for this more formal worship experience. Essential elements of this service include: a mix of traditional and current hymns, liturgy, organ and choir, sermon, and a time for children every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Breathing Spaces

A lectio divina style bible study with Pastor Mi-Sook as facilitator

UMM Practical Christianity for Men

8:30-9:00 a.m. Gathering, coffee and fellowship
9:00-10:00 a.m. Meet in the Parlor for Bible study
As part of BUMC’s 175th Anniversary Celebration, UMM will begin a study of John Wesley’s teachings, the basis for Methodist theology and practice, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Coffee, pasties, and camaraderie start at 8:30 a.m. and the discussion is 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the Parlor. If you have questions, contact Brian Kramper at briankramper@yahoo.com.

Church office closes at noon

Summer office hours on Fridays are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Confirmation Orientation

For Parents and 7th & 8th Graders
There will be an important orientation and information session for parents and youth on Saturday, August 22, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have. We’ll introduce ourselves, review the schedule and discuss expectations for the year. I’ll also pass around sign-up sheets so parents can help with several key tasks. If you can’t make the meeting, please make sure you contact me to schedule an appointment.
Orientation Session Schedule
9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome and Sign In
9:10-10:00 a.m. Harvesting in the BUMC Garden*
10:00-11:00 a.m. Confirmation Orientation (Youth Room)
*Parents and youth will work as a team to aid in harvesting vegetable in the BUMC Garden.
Registration Deadline: September 20
The Registration Form, Permission and Medical Release Forms, and a check for $50 must be turned in to the church office by September 20. Please understand that, except for families new to the community, late registrations will not be accepted.
For More Information
I use e-mail a great deal to send out reminders and for quick communications. I try to respond promptly to e-mail correspondence. You’re always welcome to call me at the church.
• E-mail: cbell@barringtonumc.com
• Church office:(847) 836-5540 Ext. 109
Mobile (248) 515-4540

JAM (Jesus And Me)

Connecting kids to God and one another through bible stories, games, and music
At JAM, kids ages 3 years through 5th grade will grow in their faith while learning about the Kingdom of God through Bible stories, worship-style music and motions, games and crafts. (Snacks are provided.)
Essential Elements of JAM include:
Age level small group time for stories, games and crafts
Mentoring, leadership and faith formation opportunities for kids and Jr. & Sr. High Students to connect in a worship environment.

Pathfinders

Walking our paths together, building our relationship with God
Children (age 3 through 5th grade) are invited to join in age level small groups with caring teachers to grow deeper in faith so we can live our lives as Christ’s followers.
Essential Elements of Pathfinders include:
Every week, intentional connections are made between our faith development education classes and our BUMC worship services.
Children will have time to gather together, share their thinking, and learn about God through activities, music, and bible stories.

Missions Ministry Group

Cherub Choir Rehearsal

For children ages 3 through grade 2. Rehearsals are in the Creation Station 10:45-11:00 a.m. 1st and 3rd Sundays. Children learn age-appropriate songs as they learn to worship through singing. Holly Bowling, Director

Cancer Support Group

Prayer Shawl Ministry

A group of dedicated knitters and crocheters meet in the church parlor at 1:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  While we work creating  prayer shawls to be given to those in need of comfort, we share our own needs as well as our joys. If you are interested in joining this group, stop in at our next meeting, November 11 and get acquainted. We are happy to give knitting lessons! For more information, or if you know of someone hwho would benefit from one of our shawls, please call the church office.

Kids Ring N’ Sing

This group is for children in grades 3-5. It meets on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 10:45-11:15 a.m. in the Creation Station. Children have the opportunity to play many classroom instruments, handchimes and ethnic instruments as well as sing and use sign language in age-appropriate worship music. Holly Bowling, Directo

Traveling Tea Party

On the third Tuesday of each month, about 1:00 p.m. a group of dedicated BUMC members, leaves the church to have a cup of tea with one of our BUMC shut-ins.  Each pair carries a basket with party makings. If you have a couple hours free to brighten someone’s day, we would love to have you join us. All you need to do is leave your name and phone number at the church office.

Epworth UMC Work Day

The Missions Ministry Group has been working to bring BUMC members opportunities to go out in the community and help. Epworth UMC is a small church in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago that is doing powerful work in their community, and BUMC is in partnership with them to renovate and rehabilitate spaces for their men’s homeless shelter, children’s activities and other programming. Join us as we lend a hand to make a difference! Please contact Scott Downing at sdowning@mcguirewoods.com with questions.
Upcoming dates at Epworth United Methodist Church: September 19, October 3
This mission project involves work on the church building (painting and cleaning) at Epworth United Methodist Church 5253 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

Cherub Choir Rehearsal

For children ages 3 through grade 2. Rehearsals are in the Creation Station 10:45-11:00 a.m. 1st and 3rd Sundays. Children learn age-appropriate songs as they learn to worship through singing. Holly Bowling, Director

Fall Women’s Retreat

Join the ladies of the church for a Garden Getaway: Where Women Walk with God at Delavan Lake Resort, Delavan, Wisconsin
Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27

Enjoy, Bible Study, time alone with God and Fellowship, in a lovely Resort on beautiful Lake Delavan Wisconsin.

Cost: $200 for a double room, $180 for a triple or $270 for a single room. A $50 deposit will hold your spot. Contact Elaine Anderson with questions. Sign up starts Sunday, June 7.

Kids Ring N’ Sing

This group is for children in grades 3-5. It meets on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 10:45-11:15 a.m. in the Creation Station. Children have the opportunity to play many classroom instruments, handchimes and ethnic instruments as well as sing and use sign language in age-appropriate worship music. Holly Bowling, Director

Rummage Sale

The money raised from the sale goes to many different mission projects–many of them local.

Epworth UMC Work Day

The Missions Ministry Group has been working to bring BUMC members opportunities to go out in the community and help. Epworth UMC is a small church in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago that is doing powerful work in their community, and BUMC is in partnership with them to renovate and rehabilitate spaces for their men’s homeless shelter, children’s activities and other programming. Join us as we lend a hand to make a difference! Please contact Scott Downing with questions.
This mission project involves work on the church building (painting and cleaning) at Epworth United Methodist Church 5253 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

Rummage Sale

The money raised from the sale goes to many different mission projects–many of them local.

175th Anniversary Celebration

The Banner Deadline

The Banner is the monthly newsletter of Barrington United Methodist Church. The deadline for submitting news, information, and events to be included in The Banner is the 22nd of every month. Please e-mail items to Christine Streed.

Exaltation Handbell Choir

Handbells will start rehearsing Tuesday evenings on September 1 in the music room behind the Sanctuary.

7:00-7:30     beginning ringers or those who want a refresher on basic ringing techniques

7:30-8:30     the whole group if/when possible

8:30-9:00     advanced ringers or those who would like to try solos, duets, trios, and quartets

We will plan on ringing in the 9:30 service on the 3rd Sunday of every month as well as occasionally playing in the 8:00 and 11:00 services.

If you are interested in ringing –or learning to ring, please contact Karen Maxwell at kraymax@yahoo.com.

Journey of Faith

Each week a new stand-alone study is offered covering subjects from the basics of Christian faith to current cultural and theological topics. Studies include DVD presentations, articles, biblical reflections and discussion. Feel free to drop in any Sunday and engage in the lively conversation.

Faith Builders

A variety of 3-6 week short term studies is offered on theological topics and great Christian Thinkers. Studies include book discussions and biblical reflections.

This class explores more in-depth studies and dialogues which will help the participants to build stronger their faith and knowledge.

Intersection 9th-12th grade

Finding your way in faith and life
Our weekly Sunday “Intersection” features a diverse mix of meaningful activities for youth. We spend time every Sunday 12:00-2:00 p.m. sharing lunch and learning how to share ourselves through our gifts and stories.

Merge

Moving Closer, Moving Forward  

We want every Middle School Student to have a person who knows them and a place they can belong at Barrington UMC, so we invite you to join “Merge.” It’s for students who want to grow their relationship with God through serving with others in JAM, Jesus and Me. “Merge” is a place to grow, learn and have fun together. We believe every single 6th-8th grade student can be a leader in huge ways. Come see where faith and fun merge!

Essential Elements of Merge include:

Classic Worship

9:30 a.m. Classic Worship
Formal worship experience
Please join us in the soaring, light-filled Sanctuary for this more formal worship experience. Essential elements of this service include: a mix of traditional and current hymns, liturgy, organ and choir, sermon, and a time for children every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Annual Golf Outing

Barrington Area CROP Walk

Sunday, October 18 marks the 33rd anniversary of the Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk. In the past 32 years, 12,300 walkers have raised over $1.35 million yet churches, civic organizations, and people of all ages are getting ready to fight hunger once again. Hunger and poverty continue to be rampant in our world, and escalating in the current economic conditions.
Sign up for the Walk begins on Sunday, September 13. The Walk and all of its festivities will begin and end at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln Avenue, Barrington. Registration is at 12:30, the Walk begins at 1:00. Last year our church had 22 walkers and raised over $6,000. Help us reach a goal of $40,000 in 2015! For more information, contact Linda Osikowicz at Lmosikowicz@comcast.net.

The Teachings of John Wesley with Rev. Gene Winkler

As a part of our church’s 175th Anniversary Celebration, Rev. Gene Winkler will be presenting a condensed overview of the teachings of John Wesley and the music of Charles Wesley, John Wesley’s brother and one of the great hymn-writers and poets of the Church. The class will meet only once for one hour at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 16.  Whether you are a serious student of Wesleyan theology or just curious, this class will provide valuable insight into the underpinnings of Methodist theology and music. Register by contacting the 175th Anniversary Celebration Committee at jsmaxson@aol.com.

Trinity UMC Lunch Bunch

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton. All members of Barrington UMC are invited to participate. Lunch and table fellowship begin at noon; Bible Study led by Pastor Uziel Hernandez is at 1:00 p.m. Trinity UMC is located at 1647 Ravine Lane, Carpentersville just north of the intersection of IL-68 and IL-25.  Contact: Sig Sundholm at sss.services@sbcglobal.net.

Mom’s Group

This is a drop in style faith opportunity. There is no homework, no book to purchase, and childcare is provided for children of all ages, Contact Jody Horton at horton4062@gmail.com or Janel Sullivan at janels29@yahoo.com.

Crossroads Worship on Saturday

The next Crossroads Worship on Saturday is July 11. Crossroads is an intimate and informal worship experience that incorporates a variety of musical expressions. Through scripture, study and conversation, we seek to connect our faith with the way we live every day. This worship service is for everyone, from those who are just beginning their journey of faith to those who have been pilgrims for some time. Crossroads meets every second Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Women of the Word

Join women for fellowship, bible study, and great conversation. Meets in the Parlor Thursday mornings, 9:15-11:15 a.m.