September 2018

Dear Church Family,

God is moving in our midst. The prayer time this past Sunday at our Waterville Monclova Rd. property was amazing. I invite you to prayer walk the property at 7115 Waterville Monclova Rd, the big lot north of the fire station. God’s own provision in every area of our lives is tied to the depth of our relationship with God in Christ. Ask God for the leading of the Holy Spirit as our congregation faces a New Beginning.

New Beginnings are normal for disciples of Jesus. As a congregation God is revealing the vision for increased discipleship as we focus on the truth of God’s Word and on the commandment to love God with every part of our being and loving one another (in our congregation) so abundantly that non-believers are amazed.

Also, a focus on church growth. Church growth happens as a direct response to the depth of our love for God, God’s truth and our family members, friends, neighbors and strangers. Strangers that God places in our lives for us to love with God’s love and build a trusting relationship until they meet Jesus and experience God’s love for themselves.

Finally, God is moving us forward in relocating to 7115 Waterville Monclova Rd. Here are the next steps in regards to the new building.

1. September 2   -  Ongoing emphases on praying for God to lead us and to pray at the

property

2. September 9 -   Following worship we will experience our next “trade fair”

presentation of all the updated information for the new building

including the newest financial figures. Don't miss this opportunity.

Your presence is so very important.

3. September 16   - Special Church Conference following worship. The singular

purpose is the seeking of congregational approval of the present building concept and the next steps in the financial plan to move forward with the building that God has revealed to us. A church conference is when all the members of the church and who are present during the meeting receive a formal motion and take a ballot vote on the motion. Everyone who attends our congregation has voice. 

This is an exciting time for our congregation as God continues to reveal to us God’s truth.

Watch your mail, email, e-blast and other communications about these upcoming events. Please pray diligently for God’s guidance and provision.

God is faithful,

Pastor Mike

 

New Beginnings

New Memories Made

More Blessings to Come

 

 

NEW BIBLE STUDY

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

Sessions:

  • God's Call
  • God's Covenant
  • God's Timing
  • God's Provision

Starting Sunday Sept 9 at 9:00 AM &

Tuesday Sept 11 at 7:00 PM

This study will continue until

 October 11

What unknowns are you facing in life?

Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job? Is he or she “the one?” Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now? Am I even on the right path?

In these four video Bible study sessions, viewers will experience cinematic short films that show Abraham living in the 21st century. What might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take? After each short film, Mark Batterson will teach on the Biblical principles from Abraham's story that apply to us today.  

 

Music Ministry

Anyone that would like to give a gift of service of their time and talent to sing music or play bells to our Lord and His church, please consider joining one of our choir ministries. Practice will be every Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.

Bell Choir will be every Thursday at 6:00 PM

All are welcome to join these two wonderful families of musicians. Thanks for your consideration!

 

FALL WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

The Miracles of Jesus

"Finding God in Desperate Moments"

 

Mondays

Sept, 10 - Nov 26 @7:00 PM

Please contact

Delores Young 419-878-8238 ASAP if you plan to attend

Location:

306 Ridgepoint Circle, Waterville Ohio

 

Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles. He turned water into wine, healed the sick, calmed the storm, opened blind eyes, and raised the dead. While these beloved stories draw our attention to divine power, they also have something else in common: human desperation. This study will open our eyes to our need for Him and how weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives.

 

September Mission Focus

Waterville Primary Ministry

The mission focus is the needs of some of the students who attend Waterville primary.  In the next few weeks you will be seeing more about the ministries that God is calling to us to have. We are called to have a loving impact upon the lives of the students and their families. Every child needs to know that they are loved. You faithful giving this month will move us ahead in our outreach to our community.

Baby Blankets

For the past 15-20 years we have been supportive of the Pregnancy Center of Toledo. Several of us at WUMC have participated in the walk.  This year will be the first time the Center’s Walk for Life will not take place. How can you still give and support?  The pregnancy center is in need of non - gender specific baby blankets. There are approximately 800 blankets a  year given out.  Our goal here at WUMC is to collect 100 blankets and deliver them to the Center.  We are not quite half way on this goal.  Would you help?

Bring your blanket or donation with you and place in the basket in front of the altar. There is a box in the Community/Choir room as well.  There will be an opportunity to give through out the year as well to help this ongoing need.  Please contact Melva Robinson with any additional questions.

AUGUST STATISTICS

Attendance

August 5..............82

August 12..........101

August 19..........106

August 26..........101

 

MAIL BAG THANK YOU

Roche de Bouef Festival

September 22, WUMC will once again be having a booth at the annual Roche de Bouef Festival here in Waterville.   We’d once again, like to invite the community to join us in the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry by handing out OCC shoeboxes and flyers about the project with suggestions and instructions.  There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to assist with coverage in the booth for two hour shifts that day.  We still need these time slots filled...

7-9 shift (Help set up tent get supplies ready)

& 11:00-1:00 shift

Please consider helping us impact more children around the world and share God’s word with this unique ministry!  Remember National Collection Week is November 12-19 this year! 

Operation Christmas Child September

We are collecting....

SOCK'S, GLOVES,

T-SHIRT, SOFT CLOTHING

Each Month: Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items along with the purchases for your own boxes and the November Collection. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping.

 

Operation Christmas Child Breakfast

Everyone invited!

Full Circle Speaker & Breakfast together

When? Saturday, September 8th 9:00-11:00

Where? Fremont Alliance Church

936 Brush Street, Fremont OH

Meet members of the Northwest OHIO OCC Team,

They are ready to help you, your church or group with this project.

Click here for more information

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS   NEW NUMBER:  SE589

We have recently upgraded our Community Rewards system, and as a result, your Waterville UMC has a new account number. (SE589) .The previous number will continue to be associated with Waterville UMC New members can enroll by searching for either the new number or Waterville UMC. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ENROLL PLEASE CLICK

 

WE NEED YOU!

Do you like the PowerPoint part of the service? Are you able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service? We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and order of worship and record the service. The presentation slides are already created. The camera is easy to set up.   Training will be provided. Please see Pastor Mike, if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.  We really need you and your help with this area. If you aren't sure what is involved, and would like to know before you volunteer, just spend a Sunday up in the balcony and see how it's done.

 

 

Birthdays:

Skyler Rose September 1

Eric Kahl September 2

Becky Varner September 2

Ana Nicholson September 3

Taylor Smith September 4

Charlene May September 5

Kyle Wielgopolski September 5

Jennifer Reihing September 7

Dick George September 9

Denise Schifferly September 10

Emily Vernon September 10

Cara McMillan September 13

Grace Hires September 14

Caroline Amspaugh September 19

Nicholas Amspaugh September 19

Steven Denman September 19

Barb Page September 19

Wyatt Thomas Eisel September 20

Marilyn Simpson September 21

Bobbie Westfall September 21

Joyce Thomas September 22

Alexis Reihing September 23

Jay Sheridan September 26

Dave Hogg September 27

Gene Williams September 27

Karen Mayer September 28

Joan M. Rigal September 29

Josephine Monroe September 30

(If you have a September Birthday that isn't listed here,

please call the church office.)