Sunday Mornings During Lent

In the Gospel of John, Jesus gives us the “I Am” sayings, meaningful metaphors such as “I am the bread of life” and “I am the light of the world,” to reveal his mission and purpose. The study book offers a weekly reading based on biblical study and personal reflections written by Pastor Rob Fuquay. Each short DVD segment was filmed in the Holy Land and takes us on location to where the “I Am” sayings of Jesus actually were spoken. Join us Sunday mornings in Lent for this insightful study series as we learn more about the God we can know and as we seek to answer Jesus’ question to us, “Who do you say I am?”

  • February 22: Introduction to the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus: Knowing God
  • March 1: “I Am the Bread of Life”: Knowing God’s Satisfaction
  • March 8: “I Am the Light of the World”: Knowing God’s Guidance
  • March 15: “I Am the Good Shepherd”: Knowing God’s Care
  • March 22: “I Am the True Vine”: Knowing God’s Power
  • March 29: “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”: Knowing God’s Way
  • April 12: “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”: Knowing God’s Possibilities

United Methodist Women Circle Meetings, March 5

  • 11:30 a.m. “Bring your own lunch” gathering in the Dining Room with an opportunity for fellowship.
  • 12:15 p.m. Grace Circle will meet in the Dining Room for a “Welcoming through Giving” program. We’ll take a look at the work of United Methodist Women by checking out the website. For more information, contact Janeen Hamack.
  • 12:15 p.m. Faith Circle will meet in the parlor. For more information, contact Carolyn Schneider.

Chancel Choir Cantata, Palm Sunday

Rehearsals for the Palm Sunday cantata The Passion and the Promise will be at the following times. Please get your music from Karen Maxwell if you are just coming to sing for the cantata and are not in regular Chancel Choir rehearsals.

  • Thursday, March 5, 8:30-9:00 p.m. in Music Room
  • Thursday, March 12, 8:30-9:00 p.m. in Music Room
  • Thursday, March 19, 8:15-9:00 p.m. in Music Room
  • Thursday, March 26, 8:00-9:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
  • Saturday, March 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
  • Sunday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. in Sanctuary for the 10:30 service

One Day Women’s Retreat

Order My Steps: Walking with the Lord and Following in His Steps

Stonegate Conference Center, Hoffman Estates, IL

Sign up begins February 14.

Crossroads Worship: Saturday, March 14, 5:00 p.m.

Crossroads is an intimate and informal worship experience that incorporates a variety of musical expressions—songs you might hear on Friday night at a club to those you’d expect to hear on Sunday morning—from contemporary Christian, to hymns, to country or Gospel. 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. A fellowship opportunity follows every service with an optional meal out at Rosati’s on Route 25 in Carpentersville. (117 N. Kennedy Drive)

Wearing and Eating of the Green!

It’s time for our annual St. Pat’s Day potluck. This year we are encouraging everyone not only to wear green, but to bring green food! The potluck will be held Sunday, March 15, at 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The main course will be supplied by the Fellowship Team. Everyone attending should bring a green vegetable, a green salad, or a green dessert. Let’s see how creative we can be! Contact Carol Henrikson with any questions.

It’s Time to Update

Our church pictorial directory is an important tool that we use in fellowship and ministry in the life of the church. A task force is forming to plan for our next directory. This group would first select a photography firm with the capabilities of taking photographs and preparing and printing the directory, then would handle the scheduling of the photo sessions and work with the company to produce an attractive directory on a timely basis. Please contact the church office at 847-836-5540 or Elaine Anderson if you have questions or would like to participate in the production of this new directory.

Small Group Opportunity

Passionate…Called…Holy…Equipped…Joyful…Loving…Learning…Authentic. These eight words, so simple on a page, yet when they are lived out daily they will change your heart and the hearts of those around you. A Faithful Heart is an eight-week journey into these words. Follow along and find yourself strengthening your heart and experiencing God in a powerful way. In the pages of this book, Bishop Sally Dyck combines Scripture, engaging stories, and the faith of Mary to encourage women to grow and share their heart. If you are interested in this small group opportunity, contact Linda Osikowicz. Final details regarding meeting times will be made once the group is formed, anticipating meeting once a week for eight weeks and/or perhaps also meeting via emails or Facebook group page, beginning sometime in February. Books are $12.99 (also available on Amazon for varied prices).

Justice and Healing: An Ecumenical Response

March 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Fellowship Hall

In the wake of the fear, anger and hostility arising from the incidents in Ferguson and other cities across the country, what are our individual Christian responsibilities to not only understand the issues but to speak out about injustices and act in ways that demonstrate our commitment to Christian ideals?

Join several esteemed speakers and pastors, including Jim Winkler, President of the National Council of Churches, Rev. Chris Winkler of BUMC, and Rev. Zina Jacque of Community Church of Barrington as they lead a dialogue and conversation on justice and healing for our nation. No advance registration required.

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 29
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Join us throughout the morning for a delicious Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the BUMC United Methodist Men. All proceeds from free-will contributions support “Meals for Millions,” which provides food to families in need throughout the country and the world and equips them with resources to build futures of health, hope and dignity.

Walk With Jesus Churchwide Event March 29

Please plan to join us for an exciting new Easter Event here at BUMC. We will all enjoy the UMM Annual Pancake Breakfast together immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service and then begin our “walk”. Groups will truly experience Holy Week as we journey through 4 different stations; The Last Supper, Gethsemane, Good Friday and lastly the Easter Resurrection. We are looking for Greeters and Station Leaders. If you have an interest, please contact Pastor Mi-Sook or Missy Konopka.

FYI: No Good Friday Children’s Event

We will not host a Children’s Good Friday Event this year since we will all “Walk With Jesus” on Palm Sunday. If you and your children have enjoyed our Good Friday Event in the past, we hope to see you at our new event on March 29 after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Holy Week Worship

Palm Sunday Worship at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m. only — The Passion and The Promise: BUMC Chancel Choir Cantata (The biblical story through music.)

This day that marks the beginning of Holy Week starts with the joy of a parade and ends with the passion of the cross. Telling the biblical story through words and music, this powerful worship service leads us along the path that the disciples took with Jesus.

Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

This last night that Jesus spends with his disciples begins around the table and leads to his arrest, betrayal and denial.

Good Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Service of Darkness (Tenebrae)

Through scripture and song we experience the last hours of our Lord’s life.

Easter Sunday, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.

United Methodist Women Day of Spiritual Renewal, Saturday, April 18

“How Is It with Your Soul?”

Come for a Day of Spiritual Renewal at Calvary United Methodist Church, Villa Park. We will begin the day at 8:30 and conclude at 2:30. The program will be presented by Rev. Young-Mee Park, DeKalb District Superintendent. Registration forms will be on the bulletin board in the lobby; cost is $15 (includes continental breakfast and lunch) and RSVP’s are due on April 6. Questions? Contact Linda Osikowicz. Hosted by Elgin District United Methodist Women, open to all.

Care Ministry: Home Delivered Meals

Do you know someone who has gone through a circumstance (surgery, sickness, death in the family, etc.) that leaves them in need of a home cooked meal? This may include you! If someone you know is in need and agreeable to have a meal brought to them by a member, please notify Carol Svoboda or call the church office at 847-836-5540.

If you would like to be put on a list of persons willing to provide a meal for someone in need, please call Carol Svoboda or the church office.

Can You Provide a Ride to Church?

Would you be willing to provide a ride to church Sunday mornings for a person in your area who does not have transportation? The Membership Ministries team wants to provide this ministry when the church receives a call from someone looking for a ride. Please contact Liz Penick or call the church office at 847-836-5540 if this is a way in which you would like to serve. Please indicate whether you attend the 8:00 a.m. or the 10:30 a.m. service.

Also, if you or someone you know needs a ride, either on a regular or occasional basis, please call the church office.

FISH Food Pantry Donations Needed

FISH food pantry in Carpentersville serves 50 families a day and has an urgent need for the following items:
shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants (for men and women), and shaving razors.
These donated items can be placed in the bin marked for FISH Food Pantry in the lobby. The families who receive your donated items are very grateful for your generosity!

Gift Baskets for Families with New Babies

New babies are such a delightful addition to our BUMC family! Membership Ministries and the Mom’s Group want to be sure to welcome all new babies with a home-delivered dinner for your family and a small basket of special items. If you are a member or attend BUMC, please give us a chance to help you celebrate your new addition! We ask that you notify Pastor Mi-Sook Yoo at 847-836-5540 x 103. Someone will then contact you about a date and time to deliver the meal and basket.

Equal Exchange Coffee Sales

Not only do they taste great, Equal Exchange coffees and teas help us to feed hungry families in the Barrington Area. The proceeds from monthly coffee, tea, and chocolate sales help to buy supplies for the Congregational garden and all the vegetables grown in the garden are donated to local food pantries.

Laptop Computers Needed

Do you have a laptop PC that you are no longer using? Jim Finn and the Missions ministry group will take your donated computer for reuse in ministry in Guatemala. Please contact Jim with questions about what computers he can use.

Flowers for the Altar

A gift of flowers for the altar is a wonderful way to add to our worship experience together. Many dates are available in January, February and March. Please consider a gift of flowers for a birthday, anniversary, or other special event. Your event will appear in the bulletin so we can celebrate that with you. Please see the flower chart in the lobby for available dates. You will be contacted by Paula Gordon to choose your arrangement, cost, etc.

Need a Prayer?

Did you know that a group of pray-ers are devoted to praying for any of your prayer requests? You can write your request and drop the card in the large white Prayer Request Box on the table across from the name tags. You can also e-mail Julia Hooper. This prayer ministry prays your request for 30 days. All requests are kept confidential unless directed otherwise.

Kids Ring ‘N’ Sing after Children’s Message

Who: 3rd-6th graders

What: Playing Handchimes, Handbells, Orff Instruments, Boom-whackers, Angklung, singing, using sign language, movement

Where: in the Music Room behind the platform

When: 2nd Sundays during the 10:30 worship service after the Children’s Message

Pick Up a Note for Someone You Care About

Are you looking for a helpful note for yourself, a loved one, or a friend? BUMC Membership Ministries is offering Care Notes which give information on topics such as grief, pain, anger, being a single parent, as well as several other topics. The Care Notes are in a wall display near the Parlor and Kitchenette. Browse through them and take one if you like. We hope you will find these notes helpful!

Online Giving Available

If you like the convenience of giving electronically, see the bottom of any page on the web site. Clicking the “Online Giving” button under the church logo will take you to a page secured by Vanco Services. We have trusted Vanco to process our automatic withdrawals from checking accounts for several years. You can choose giving from your bank account, credit or debit card. You can also specify a one-time gift or recurring gifts. Contact Lynne Richardson at 847-836-5540 ext. 104 if you have questions on setting up online giving. Thank you for supporting the missions and ministries of Barrington United Methodist Church. Every gift of time, talent, and treasure is gratefully received. Together we can connect, grow and reach in Christ’s name.

If you choose to give electronically, you can still participate in the offering time during worship by placing the white, laminated giving card in the offering plate. The card simply states that you give online.

Prayer Ministry

Are you interested in participating in prayer ministry for a few months, a year? It involves receiving prayer requests on line and promising to pray the request for 30 days. All requests are kept confidential. Join us by emailing Julia Hooper.

Box Tops Help Noah’s Ark

You can help earn cash for Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool. Just look for “Box Tops for Education” on products you already use. Each top is worth 10 cents or more. It’s easy!!

Cut them out and put them in the marked tubs at

  • Entrance to Noah’s Ark Preschool
  • BUMC Welcome Table
  • BUMC Office Counter

Among those products are:

  • Betty Crocker mixes and other products
  • Gold Medal Flour
  • Nestle Juices
  • General Mills Cereals and other GM Products
  • Ziploc Baggies and other Ziploc Products
  • Hefty Disposable Tableware
  • Green Giant Frozen Products
  • Pillsbury Refrigerated Products
  • Variety of Baby Products and Personal Care Products

Visit boxtops4education.com for complete product listing.

Remembering the Church

Please consider remembering the church in your estate planning. Thank you.