Church News

Memorial Plaque Sunday  (This Sunday, October 13)
This Sunday, October 13, we will lift up those who have been remembered through Memorial gifts to our church in the last year and a half.  Seven new names will be added to the Memorial Plaque located in the north section of the sanctuary.  They are: Jean Famuliner, Lewis E. Hockridge, Vinita Hubbard, Lloyd & Joyce Martin, Nancy Miles, Wilma Robinson.  We hope you will make a special effort to be with us in worship as we honor these dear servants of the Lord.

Fish Fry
The Scholarship Committee is hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, October 18, to raise money for our church's Youth Scholarship Fund.  David Kipping and a few of his buddies are frying the fish and other church members are providing desserts.  We will be serving in the fellowship hall between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.  [Menu and More Info]

Fall 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 this month's newsletter.  In the meantime, mark your calendar.

Charge Conference Date Set
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.

Upper Room Magazines
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.

Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
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.

Don't forgot 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 Scholars
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 members]