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WHAT'S HAPPENING?

We Could Use Your Old iPhones & iPads

Do you have any iPhones or iPads you are no longer using? If so, the church could use them. The system we use to stream worship services is run completely off of iOS devices, and we could use some additional models to replace some that are becoming outdated. So, if you are upgrading your contract or buying a new device, please consider donating your old one to the church. See Pastor Erick for more information.

Police Athletic League Back-To School-Drive Update

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all those who donated school supplies for our PAL back-to-school drive. We donated over $1,000 worth of school supplies. In the Lealman community, we are known as “the little church that CAN!” Also, thank you to all of you who have been praying for the students and teachers as they headed back to school. The distribution event own Saturday, Aug 6 was a huge success! We got to see hundreds of families leave with full backpacks, knowing that their children had everything they needed for the first day of school. Thank you, Clearview, for helping to make that possible!

Give The Gift Of Life On Aug 21

Did you know 1 in 3 of us may need a blood transfusion? Did you know your heart pumps about 2000 gallons of blood each day? Did you know a single car accident victim can need up to 100 pints of blood? You can make a big impact by doing a small thing. Prayerfully consider donating blood on Sunday, Aug 21. The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be on our campus from 8 am to 1 pm. You can sign up for an appointment in the East Wing or online at clearviewumc.org/signup. Walk in appointments may be available as time allows.

Let’s Celebrate Our Food Pantry Leaders: Debbie Deacon & Kim Meara

Debbie and Kim have been joyfully leading our food pantry for many years and will be stepping away at the end of August. Kim is relocating to Tennessee and Debbie will be focusing on her family and other responsibilities. Please join me in thanking them for a job well done, along with the many other people who have helped make the pantry happen week in and week out.

 

For many years, the food pantry at Clearview has been a source of sustenance and hope for our community. Countless families have been fed in good times and in bad. As the Church Leadership Team (CLT) continues to evaluate our current ministries and plan for future ministries, they have decided to close the food pantry on Aug 25. The good news is that there are many other groups in our immediate area providing food for those struggling with food scarcity and food insecurity, including our own partnership with Adopt-A-Block on Saturday mornings.

 

In the coming months, the CLT will be discerning how the resources of Clearview can be best used to help meet the needs of our community. It may be with a food pantry or some new ministry. Please be in prayer for this discernment process, and if you’d like to be a part of this process, please reach out to Pastor Erick.

Coffee & Conversation Group Continues

Make plans to join us each week after worship. Coffee & Conversation will take place on Sundays at about 10:45 am in the Care & Share Room. The group will last about 60 minutes. So, grab some coffee from the kitchen and get ready for the conversation.

LAST CALL to Become A Lunch PAL For A Kid

As we get ready to train those who have signed up, we are going to end sign-ups for Lunch Pals this Sunday, Aug 14; but it’s not too late! You can be the inspiration, laying the foundation and building blocks of hope through mentoring. Become a Lunch Pal Mentor in a Pinellas County School. Meet with a student in person or virtually for 30 minutes once a week at lunchtime.  It’s easy, fun, and impactful! The first round of sign-ups ends today, but if you feel led to participate later, I am sure we can get you connected. Please use the clipboard or online at clearviewumc.org/signup.

THE WEEK AHEAD

SUNDAY, Aug 14

  • Worship, 9:30 am – Sanctuary & Online
  • Coffee & Conversation, 10:45 am – Care & Share Room

 

MONDAY, Aug 15

  • Monday Night BS, 6:45 pm – Care & Share Room

 

TUESDAY, Aug 16

  • Faithful & Inclusive Study Group, 7 pm – Care & Chare Room/ZOOM
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Spanish), 8 pm – Module #31

 

WEDNESDAY, Aug 17

  •  Faithful & Inclusive Study Group, 2 pm – Care & Chare Room/ZOOM
  • Alcoholics Anonymous "Recovery Begins", 8 pm – Fellowship Hall

  

THURSDAY, Aug 18

  • Food Pantry, 9:30-11 am – 45th St. Parking Lot
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 am – Module #31
  • Thankful Thursdays Food Truck Rally, 4:30-8:30 pm – Pavilion


FRIDAY, Aug 19

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Spanish), 8 pm – Module #31

 

SATURDAY, Aug 20

  • Adopt-A-Block Food Distribution, 9 am-12 pm – Pavilion

 

SUNDAY, Aug 21

  • Worship, 9:30 am – Sanctuary & Online

Guest Preacher: Rev. Brian Carr, Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

  • Coffee & Conversation, 10:45 am – Care & Share Room