to Church Sunday (This Sunday!)
Haven't been to church for a while - maybe
a long while? Been meaning to get back to church, but just haven't gotten
around to it? Well, make a decision right now! Set this
Sunday,September 22, as the day you're going to return to church and
reconnect with both God and your church family. We have some special
music planned just to make the day special for you! Plus, we're going to
have a Pot-Luck Dinner after the worship service this Sunday. The church
will provide fried chicken and cheesy potatoes. Regular worship attenders
are asked to bring a side dish or a desert. Visitors will be our guests
and need not bring anything. Just come and enjoy.
October 13, we will lift up those who have been remembered through Memorial
gifts to our church in the last year and a half. Six new names will be added to
the Memorial Plaque located in the north section of the sanctuary. We hope you
will make a special effort to be with us in worship as we honor these dear
servants of the Lord.
Food & Fellowship Date Set
Everyone looks forward to this annual
autumn event with its variety of tasty goodies. This year Fall Food &
Fellowship Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, from 8:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. Earlene Martin will once again be our coordinator this
year. We'll have more information in next month's newsletter. In
the mean time, mark your calendar.
Youth Group Kick-Off
Summer sure has been busy! But
school will be starting soon. Then it won't be long before our Youth
Group starts up again for another season. Susan & Anselm Williams
will provide a meal (not just snacks, but a real meal!). You never know
what those two are up to. But, it always tastes good! Our Youth
Group is for those in 7-12 grades. You don't have to be a member of our
church to join. We are always open to visitors and new youth.
Charge Conference Date
Each year the
District Superintendent convenes a meeting known as Charge Conference for the
purpose of handling certain official business for the local churches in the
district. In recent years this has taken the form of groups of U.M.
churches coming together. This year's Charge Conference will be held at
the Chillicothe United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 24, at
2:00 p.m. By definition, members of the Church Council are members
of Charge Conference and are encouraged to attend.
The September-October 2019 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.
Was a Great Day!
Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone that gave time, effort, and
donations to our Sock Hop Scholarship Fundraiser. It was a
success! We were able to raise over $1,200.00. With these
proceeds we can show a deserving recipient our continued love and
support. Our Scholarship Fund
began just three years ago with a vision to help the youth of our church
address the financial burden of post high school education. We have already
awarded scholarships to three of our churchs youth. According to
our by-laws, 50% of the money we receive through donations and fundraisers goes
into the funds principal as a way to grow our fund for the future. The
other 50% is available to fund our current years scholarship award.
We will continue our fundraising efforts by hosting a fish fry this fall. Hope
to see you there!
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.
beautiful sight! Our steeple now has a new look.
Read all about it: Who
made it? How big is it? What does the symbol mean? And why
did we start this project in the first place? We will soon be posting
pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our
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
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.
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