SHOWER PASTOR LIZZY WITH LOVE! Pastor Lizzy is expecting Baby #3 and we would like to shower
her with love. Would you consider gifting diapers or a gift care for her
family? You can get it to Pastor Brandi for deliver if that’s easiest!
EXCITING CHURCH UPDATE! This
past Sunday, we added a middle school class and nursery opportunity at the 11am
hour. As part of our intern program, we had two interns dream about
updating the Sunday school room spaces
for preteen and middle school. We
have painted using funds from the garage sale and repurposed cabinets, tables,
etc., from around the church for these spaces. We received a tv/tv mount
donation from a church member who was moving which we utilized in one of the rooms. We have been using resources the best we
can to make these things happen. Next up, we will be working on re-doing
our youth room! The kids are very excited to get into these spaces, but we want
to do a little more for them. We would love for you to pray about
sponsoring an item or making a donation towards these updates!
#1 - Matching new chairs
for both rooms.
#2 - Vinyl Sign for Middle
#3 - Lighted Sign for Preteen room.
#4 - Good quality matching
Bible sets for both rooms.
Potential nursery supplies. (We haven't had nursery since 2020!)
CALLING ALL MOMS! We are looking at moms retreat January 12th-14th! If you
would be interested in attending, we will need a confirmation and deposit by
October 1st! This will help us in securing the location and finalizing
details as we need a total number of attendees.
PUPPET MINISTRY STARTING
us on September 7th at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall downstairs. Youth and adults are
welcome! Contact Jo Baumgartner with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS! Maybe you’ve
been worshiping with us for a while and you’d like to learn more about The
Purple Door Church and *officially* make it home! We have a New Members Class
coming up on Sept. 24th, 12:30pm. Facilitated by our pastors, you
will learn more about our church and its ministries, as well as the Methodist
denomination. Lunch provided. RSVP by contacting Sandy at our church office HERE or 614/875-5612.
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY***IT’S COMING! IT’S COMING!*** Save the dates of October 24th through the 28th and November 2nd through the 4th. You have asked for it and it is coming. We will have a table set up in the Great Hall on Sept. 10, 17, and 24th for sign ups OR you can sign up online at Universal Church Directories HERE , Church Code: OH2702, password: photos.
4TH ANNUAL RENEW CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN CAREGIVERS – Sept.
23rd, Riverside Church, 2701 Zollinger Road, Columbus, OH 43221. For
women who are the primary caregivers for a family member with a disability
(including serious illness or disease). The conference will include: worship, fellowship
with other caregivers, an encouraging message, fun activities and more! For
more info., you can email: email@example.com.
ST. MARK’S CULTURAL FIESTA! Mark your calendars for an intriguing
day of cultural diversity at our St. Mark’s Campus. Our annual Cultural Fiesta
will be Oct. 1st, with a bi-lingual service starting at noon, followed
by a fiesta where you can experience the food, culture and dress of the
diversity that surrounds us! For more info., contact Pastor Lizzy, LizzyO@gcumc.org.
GOLDEN AGERS LUNCHEON – Sept. 29th,
11am. Those 75+ are welcome to join us for our annual Golden Agers Luncheon! Must
RSVP to the church office, 614/875-5612.
Traditional Choir is always accepting new members! Rehearsals every Wednesday @ 7pm in our sanctuary. All are
welcome! Questions? Contact Julie .
REAL TALK, REAL SUPPORT – We have begun a new peer-led support
group for parents and caregivers of children with mental health struggles. It’s
easy to feel lost and alone when your child is struggling with their mental health,
and the instinct as a parent is to withdraw and suppress your own feelings.
Organizers, Sheri and Chris Dunagan, have been touched by these
challenging circumstances themselves and find peace, strength and empowerment
in the company of other parents dealing with the same kind of struggles.
Grounded in lived experiences, REAL TALK provides a safe, authentic space for sharing
hard truths, exploring real feelings and celebrating successes. This group
meets the 4th Tuesday of Every Month @6:30pm in the Fireside Room. For questions, contact Sheri Dunagan.
OCT. 5-8th – Our church will be hosting an Emmaus Walk Oct. 5-8th.
If you’d like to sponsor a Pilgrim or if you would like to attend the walk, go
GET INVOLVED! We love being able to serve our families and our community
and we have SO many opportunities to plug in at The Purple Door Church. We are
fully open and have all of our activities available to our congregation and
community! There are plenty of places for you to serve – WE NEED YOU and want
to encourage you to check out list of opportunities – go to our website: https://www.purpledoorchurch.com/opportunities-to-serve.
A LOOK AT
WHAT WE NEED: It
truly takes the hands and feet of ALL of us to do our part to make this church
run day in and day out! We have some AMAZING volunteers who make this place exceptional
and a place to call HOME. Here is a look at where we could use some help:
TECH TEAM (both Traditional and Contemporary - Contact Traci Wurschmidt
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS – Contact Pastor Brandi
MONEY COUNTERS – Contact Kelli Newhouse
LANDSCAPE TEAM – Help keep our grounds looking
glorious! Kids are welcome! Contact Sandy
HOSPITALITY TEAMS – Contact Pastor Brandi, or sign up
WE NEED CHURCH OFFICE HELPERS - We need volunteers to work in the church office. You mainly will be answering
the phones and other small jobs that might need to be done. If you are
available, we need several spots to be filled on a regular basis: the second
and fourth Tuesday in the afternoon from 9am-noon and the first and second
Wednesday afternoon, 12-4pm. Also, we always need substitutes to fill in spots
for our regular volunteers. If interested, please contact Peg Addington or
LEADERSHIP TEAM MEET-N-GREET: Throughout the next several months, members of our Leadership Team and their families, will be in the Great Hall on certain Sundays just to get to know you! Please stop by and say hello so that we can continue to make connections to one another.
HOBBIES/COLLECTIONS – Do you have a hobby you’d love to share or display for our congregation? Wanted - volunteers to display in our church display case. Do you have a collection, artwork or themes you’d like to share in the display case? Please call Sandy Reddig at 614/875-5613 or email her HERE .
– Did you know we have a Prayer Box
located in our parking lot? It is a little purple mailbox located in the front
of our parking lot facing Columbus Street. Our Prayer Chain is committed to
praying for the people of this church and our city. If you have a prayer
request, you can drop it in that box at any time. Prayer requests are collected
weekly and prayed over by our committed prayer team.
PRAYER TEAM - Prayer is powerful and an amazing gift from God. We have the
opportunity to talk directly to our Creator and the ability to pray on the
behalf of others. Our prayer team started meeting this past Monday and we will
continue to meet every week on Mondays at 9am. During our time together, we
will be praying over our Sunday morning prayer requests, needs of the church,
our community and nation. We will be prayer walking the church as well. If you
are interested in joining, please contact Clarence Dinnen.
BIBLE STUDIES, SMALL
*RIGHT NOW MEDIA - Just a reminder that Right Now Media is available to all of our members as you think about your
relationship with God in this upcoming year. Right Now Media is a database FULL of online Bible studies and social groups for
individuals, families, children and groups. We often use this media resource in
our Bible studies and small groups throughout the year. It’s a GREAT resource
for you or for your family to be able to plug in to God’s Word and in the times
we use it in our own church group setting. If you’d like to take advantage of
this FREE online resource, contact Pastor Brandi to get set up. She just
needs your email address. Your faith journey isn’t one you were ever meant
to take alone. God made us for community!
EVENING BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES: VITAL SIGNS, 6pm, HOSPITALITY ROOM
by Pastor Brian, a Bible study that aligns with our Sunday morning sermons.
MORNINGS, 8AM, VIA ZOOM
IN THE WAIT - 6 WEEK SERIES ON WAITING.
Our lives often weave seamlessly in and out of these seasons.
Breakthroughs, families, jobs, graduations, homes, and health may all be things
you are desperately waiting for. Waits can be exciting, a little scary,
moderately annoying, or painfully unbearable. We can all probably relate to a
wait, whether now or in the past, that has been all-consuming, that takes our
thoughts hostage and doesn’t allow us to think of anything else. Our prayer for
this devotional is that we would be reminded of this important truth: God can
use seasons of waiting for our growth and His glory.” In the Wait is a six–week
study diving into the topic of what it means to wait on the Lord. It offers
real stories of hope, biblical application, and action steps to make life
happen even in the midst of waiting. The heart of this book is to encourage
women in seasons of wait, to not give up, and to fight for full reliance on the
Lord. in this study, you will learn • how to listen to God’s voice in this
season • how to persevere when the waiting seems impossible • how to find
community • how to discover joy during hardships • how to claim victory over
your waiting season • how to have gratitude in the midst of it all.
MONDAY NIGHT STUDY,
7PM, VIA ZOOM, THE BEAUTIFUL WORD
BOOK OF ROMANS BY JADA EDWARDS
Watch trailer HERE
The Gospel is Our Lens for Life
Paul’s letter to the Romans uncovers God’s heart and plan for the salvation of mankind, the gospel (Romans 1:16, 17). Sadly, too many Christians have lost sight of what the good news actually is and how to put it into action.
Because we don’t truly understand the grace we have received, we are stingy in giving grace. We believe that we’re basically good, evangelism is just for the pastor, and unity is only marginally important among Christians. We have redefined the gospel to something that’s convenient, but never uncomfortable.
In this eight-session video Bible study, Bible teacher Jada Edwards brings the clarity that we need for what the gospel is and how we live it out. Romans is a deep dive into doctrine, not for knowledge’s sake, but for life change. Jada explores Paul’s articulation of our faith and what it looks like in practice: how we love people, how we make decisions, how we submit to authority, how we live in community, and how we foster unity.
The Beautiful Word Bible Study Series helps you connect God's Word to your daily life through vibrant video teaching, group discussion, and deep personal study that includes verse-by-verse reading, Scripture memory, coloring pages, and encouragement to receive your own beautiful Word from God. In each study, a central theme—a beautiful word—threads throughout the book, helping you connect and apply each book of the Bible to your daily life today, and forever.
Jada Edwards serves as the Women’s Pastor and Director of Creative Services at One Community Church in Plano, Texas. She is the teacher in Galatians: Accepted and Free in the Beautiful Word Bible Study series, a contributing teacher in the Known by Name Bible study series, and author of the book Captive Mind. She and her husband, Conway, have a son, Joah, and a daughter, Chloe.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Beginning September 7th
at 10am. We will meet every Thursday morning and this year, we are studying the
Book of Revelation. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and check it
out. We have a great group of fun and caring ladies, but gentlemen are
certainly welcome too!
To get plugged in with any of our Bible studies or small groups,
contact Pastor Brandi .