Don't Miss Confirmation
We know you won't want to miss this special day. So,
be sure to put Sunday, August 12, on your calendar so nothing will
distract you from being in worship that morning as we receive three new members
into the church. Our confirmands, Jaden Ahnefeld, Brittany Hays, and
Ruby Schmidt will have completed their 10-week preparation to become full
members of the church and to profess their faith in Christ. Confirmation
Sunday is truly a great day of celebration for the entire church
Holy Baptism - Jaden
Sunday, July 22, was a day of joy for our
church family as we witnessed and shared in the baptism of Jaden
Ahnefeld. Jaden is currently going though the 10-week Confirmation
Class with two other youth. Along with his parents and siblings, a number
of members of Jaden's extended family were on hand for this special day in his
life. We know that Jaden will continue to grow with God's
Holy Baptism -
excited that Brittany Hays experienced the sacrament of Holy Baptism at
our worship service on Sunday, June 24. Brittany first began coming to
our church over a year ago. Without being asked, she volunteered to help
with V.B.S. last year. Brittany has been part of our Youth Group and is
now part of our Confirmation Class. Congratulations!
Welcome to our New
Staff-Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that we have a new
custodian. Her name is Kelsey Patton and she has experience doing
the very type of work we need to have done. Because most of the cleaning
required throughout the week is directly related to our Guardian Angel Daycare,
Kelsey begins working late in the afternoon about the time the daycare children
leave each day. She's only been on the job here at the church for a
little while and she's doing an excellent job! We are grateful to have
her working with us.
Northwest District of the United Methodist Church (of which we are a part) is
offering a Lay Servant Workshop. These events are great for anyone who
wants to learn about being a Methodist or how to do more for your church.
This exciting training event will be Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the
Hamilton U.M.C. Find out more right
The July-August 2018 issue of the Upper
Room devotional magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the back of
the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway. As always, we
have both regular and large print versions.
like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.
Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call
the church office reserve the Sunday of your
Church Steeple Repair
Long ago our church
steeple had a decorative topper. However, it broke off many years ago (10
years at least). At that time a coffee can was placed on top of the
steeple as a quick fix. A couple of years ago we noticed that the coffee
can had disappeared; probably blown away in a storm. Since then the
Trustees have wondered how to get to the top of the steeple to determine its
condition. The concern was that there might be a hole up there that would
allow rain and snow to get in. Well, thanks to a camera-bearing drone we
now have our answer. As you can see there is definitely a hole that needs
to be addressed. We are currently trying to decide the best way to cap
off the hole and how to get up there to do it!! No small challenge to be
sure. Thanks to Dan Gawedzinsky who was kind enough to bring his drone to
the church and take the photos. If you would like to see more detail,
click here to see pictures
Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner
Help the church save money on office supplies!
We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we
recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges. Those printer cartridges
are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to
church and we'll put them to good use. Thanks for helping.
about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Start saving
them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC
(proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table
in the hallway. The can is marked Best Choice.
Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle
of 1,000 UPC labels.
Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized
bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin
for those who would benefit from larger text. Large print versions of the
hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with
all the announcements.
C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist
College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the
number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients. C.M.U. partners
with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher
Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation
(MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships. This year
C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the
Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and
universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist