Vincent Stirrings


This weekend in worship, we'll wrestle with the idea of 'being honest with ourselves' as it relates to humility and boldness as witnesses for Jesus.  
I am looking forward to having a chance to get to visit and connect with you this weekend!  
It's officially summer now.  Please know you are invited.  You are welcome.  You belong here.  Come as you are! 

Worship Last Weekend
Livestreaming / Recording

Two weekends ago we had some challenges with the livestreaming.  Ann worked with our streaming provider to get the service uploaded.
She is continuing to work to make things more easily accessible.
We so appreciate the option to offer worship virtually.  We continue to appreciate your grace as we run into snags.  We also appreciate hearing what's working and what could be improved.

Mildred Roberts Estate 

We recently learned that Mildred Roberts set up some CD's in Vincent UMC's name.  I believe the initial investment for the 3 CD's was around $6,000.  Vincent recently received the cashed out gift of $11,102.88.
Mildred also left a small percentage of her estate to help support some of Vincent's music ministries.  These were unexpected, yet very much appreciated gifts.   

Ruden & Presley Wedding 

This weekend we celebrate the wedding of Jacob Ruden and Tara Presley at Vincent UMC.  Please join me in praying for them as they come before God and before family and friends to celebrate their wedding vows and to begin their lives together as a married couple. 

Outreach Meeting

Connecting with People Across the Community
Come and Grow with Us!
On June 29th @ 6:00 pm we will be gathering in the Fellowship Hall to further think about Outreach and building relationships with our neighborhood and community.
Please know you are invited!
We'll be thinking further about things like our Oak Park event on July 13th, the Neighborhood Block party at the end of the summer, and so forth.
There are great thoughts and ideas stirring. This will be an opportunity to intentionally think about aligning our efforts with the movement of the Spirit as we think about the future of our family, children, and youth ministries.   

Music in Worship 

We continue to be fortunate to have great music on Sunday.
I don't take for granted the work people do to make our regular music and special music happen.  There are a number of people involved and many hours that go into preparing the music for worship each weekend.  Thank you to everyone who helps make this happen!
1) This weekend Erin Evanoff is learning a new special music piece she'll be offering in worship.
2) We have some classic hymns we'll be singing from the United Methodist Hymnal.
3) Our middle song is titled 'If We're Honest' by Francesca Battistelli. I would invite you to explore some of the background behind how this song came to be.  (We'll share a brief clip about it in worship).  If you might like a chance to prepare for worship in part by experiencing this song, you can find a link to it here:  (217) Francesca Battistelli - If We're Honest (Official Audio) - YouTube

Prayer Chain

The Vincent Prayer chain is up and running.  If you have a Prayer Request, please know you can contact Judith at: or 701-484-1237.  You may also contact the office and we'll get the information forwarded to Judith. 

Quarterly Statements 

As we are nearing the halfway mark in the calendar year, we anticipate sending out quarterly statements.
The generosity across the congregation is so appreciated as we continue to seek to be faithful to how and where God is leading us.  Your investment in the ministry of Vincent makes a difference in the lives of real people.
Thank you again! 

In the Hospital

We don't always find out that someone is in the hospital until after the fact. The church's number is 701-838-4425.  Please know we appreciate knowing you are in the hospital.  My cell # is: 701-500-6773

Vincent UMC Goals

We are very early at getting started on the following goals.  If you'd like to be part of any of these teams, please reach out to me and let's visit!  
Goal 1: Update/Clarify a church directory (including our membership list)
Goal 2: Develop a Year Round plan for Stewardhip
Goal 3: Further Develop a Worship Team
Goal 4: Children and Youth Ministry
Goal 5: Begin a 3 Year Small Group Development Process
Goal 6: Caring / Visitation Ministries (this could also possibly include a digital discipleship component)
Goal 7:  Survey community partners
This is a VERY ambitious set of goals.
At the minimum, please pray for guidance, empowerment, unleashing, and progress in ways that help to further the Kingdom.

Draw the Circle Small Group

The Wednesday evening Draw the Circle small group continues to work through this material.
This small group meets from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.  No prereading is required if you might like to try it out.  

Acts Bible Study

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  
No prereading is required.  You are welcome to jump in any time and give this small group a try.

Mowing and Watering Schedule Sign Up

The sign-up sheets for Mowing and Watering for the summer months are posted outside the chapel. If you might be interested in helping mow or water the plants, please feel free to sign-up.   

Vincent Cares 

We exist as a congregation to:
 'Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.'  

Where God is nudging you

I am always interested in learning about how and where God is nudging you.  I always appreciate learning and helping you live into how and where God might be calling you.