Weekly E-Blast - Friday, March 8, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday March 10 at 10:30 am:

Prelude – For the Beauty of the Earth – Handbell Choir

Call to Worship with the singing of All I Need Is You

Hymn of Worship – I Need Thee Every Hour

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Let the People of God Go Singing – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – What a Friend We Have In Jesus – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Romans 10:8b-13

Sermon – Living a Life of Commitment to God – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Make Me a Servant

Choral Benediction – The Blessing of Aaron – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Terry Myers

Counters – Doug Smith & Larry Sheridan

Prayer and Praise

Scottie Crabtree – Health 

Mildred Hires - Healing       

Lisa Gathman - Health

Lenore Kay Health   

Karl and Connie Kirkman – Healing & Strength 

The Family of Marny Mazzarella for the passing of her Mother, Paula Dedrick

Nursing home residents and caregivers who serve them 7 days a week

Edith Sobecki Health & Praises

Carol Warrington Health       

Gary & Diana Waugh - Wisdom & Strength

Easter flower order envelopes will be available in the pews and on the bulletin board this Sunday.

Save the Date and come hungry!!!! – Come support the WUMC Youth! APRIL 7TH 9:00 am -10:00 am and 11:30 am-12:30pm.  Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser: 25 Youth & 5 Adult Leaders will be going to Charleston, SC this June to serve with Group Mission Trips. NO TICKETS NEEDED MONETARY DONATIONS ACCEPTED

NEW Publication Deadlines - To help with communication, the office has new publication deadlines:  The Ambassador deadline is the 3rd Monday of each month.  Bulletin information is due one week in advance on Thursday.  Please help us and have the information for each publication into the office on or before the deadline. Thank you!

NEW & BETTER FORMAT COMING SOON FOR FRIDAY E-BLAST!!  Be watching for it! More mobile friendly, and it will have the ability for easy access links. 

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, March 1, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday March 3 at 10:30 am:

Mission Moment – John Nicholson

Prelude – Rock Medley - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Choral Intro – Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above vs. 1 #126 – Sanctuary Choir

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above vss. 2-4 #126

Children’s Moment

Offertory – There is a Fountain – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Anthem – His Hands – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Sermon – Jesus Changes Everything – Pastor Mike

Celebration of Holy Communion

Closing Hymn – Oh Jesus, I Have Promised  #396

Postlude – Shine On Us - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

Prayer and Praise

Andrew Banachowski – Healing          

Karl and Connie Kirkman – Healing & Strength

Jeff Monroe-Healing & Strength           

Scottie Crabtree – Health        

Lisa Gathman- Health

Lenore Kay Health    

The Family of Marny Mazzarella for the passing of her Mother, Paula Dedrick

Edith Sobecki Health & Praises

Carol Warrington Health       

Gary & Diana Waugh - Wisdom & Strength

Next Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday - 6:30 am to 8:00 am – Communion & Imposition of Ashes at WUMC.

March Mission FocusUnited Methodist Committee on Relief - Mission Moment this Sunday!

New Bible Study! - M&Ms (Mary & Martha) Bible Study group has started a new study. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am at WUMC.

Namesake – When God Rewrites Your StoryA Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them The core themes are transformation and revelation.

A WAY FORWARD SIMULCAST

Tomorrow, March 2 at 10:00 am

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer will host a simulcast at the conference office on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 am.

YOU are invited to join the simulcast at one of four locations in the Maumee Watershed District listed below. Bishop Palmer will review the actions of the special session of General Conference (Feb 23-26) where they are examining paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. All interested West Ohioans are welcome to participate. During the event, participants will be able to email or text their questions to the Bishop. 

Maumee Watershed District locations:

  • Epworth UMC - 4855 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH

  • Napoleon Christ UMC - 1255 Glenwood Ave, Napoleon, OH

  • Maumee UMC - 405 Sackett St, Maumee, OH

  • Sylvania First UMC - 7000 Erie St, Sylvania, OH

If you have any questions after this event, please contact Pastor Mike Denman at pastormike@watervilleumc.org.

Shopping this weekend?  Some ideas for OCC…yo-yos…jump ropes…silly putty.  Oh what fun!!!

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, February 22, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, February 24 at 10:30 am:                  

Prelude – Brethren, We Have Met to Worship - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Where He Leads Me  #338

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar

Offertory – Great Is the Lord with Morning Has Broken – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Anthem – Help Us Accept Each Other – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Luke 6:27-38

Sermon – Who Is My Enemy? – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – The Gift of Love  #408

Choral Benediction – Send Us Away Now

Postlude – Bind Us Together - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Pam Cook & Sue Gregory

This Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!  Our Mission Focus is The Shoe That Grows!

Prayer and Praise

Paula Dedrick, Marny Mazzarella’s Mom – prayers for peace

Tim Fisher, co–worker of Pam Cook – prayers for strength

Dennis Hahn, son-in-law of John & Ana Nicholson – prayers for wisdom and healing

Kirsten Kirschbaum – prayers for peace and comfort

Karl Kirkman – prayers for strength and a thank you for all the cards and prayers!

Andrew Banachowski – Marc Banachowski’s dad; prayers for healing

Jeff Monroe- Continued healing & strength- Prayers are greatly appreciated by Jeff & Family

New Bible Study! - M&Ms (Mary & Martha) Bible Study group is starting a new study this week. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am at WUMC.

Namesake – When God Rewrites Your StoryA Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them The core themes are transformation and revelation.

The Waterville Historical Society is hosting another Historic Homes Tour on June 15, 2019 from 10-4:00 pm.  They have requested of the Admin. Council (and it was approved) to include our historic church building on their tour.  We are in need of 1 or 2 church members to serve as House Captains for the day, and 1 or 2 members to organize a community lunch to be served that day from our kitchen.  This will be a perfect time to showcase our beautiful building, get some new faces in our doors, and display our photos for the new facility we are planning!   If you are willing to consider either of these, talk to me about specifics and I would be so glad to have you on board. - Karen Wiggins, Historic Home Tour Co-Chairman, 419-350-1211

A Call to Prayer

The Special Session of the General Conference is being held starting Saturday, February 23 through Tuesday, February 26.  Please be in prayer for this important special session.

Here is the link to watch the Special Session of the General Conference live February 23-26:  http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/general-conference-2019-live-video-stream-english.

On Monday and Tuesday, during the office hours of 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, for anyone who cannot get the live stream at home, you may watch it at WUMC.  The live stream will be on in the Community/Choir Room.

The General Conference is the highest legislative body in The United Methodist Church.  It is the only body that can speak officially for the denomination.  The purpose of the Special Session of the General Conference is to act on a report from the Council of Bishops based on the recommendations of the Commission on a Way Forward.  The 32-member Commission was appointed to examine paragraphs in the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

A WAY FORWARD SIMULCAST

March 2 at 10:00 am – Mark Your Calendar!

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer will host a simulcast at the conference office on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 am.

YOU are invited to join the simulcast at one of four locations in the Maumee Watershed District listed below. Bishop Palmer will review the actions of the special session of General Conference (Feb 23-26) where they are examining paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. All interested West Ohioans are welcome to participate. During the event, participants will be able to email or text their questions to the Bishop. 

Maumee Watershed District locations:

  • Epworth UMC - 4855 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH

  • Napoleon Christ UMC - 1255 Glenwood Ave, Napoleon, OH

  • Maumee UMC - 405 Sackett St, Maumee, OH

  • Sylvania First UMC - 7000 Erie St, Sylvania, OH

If you have any questions after this event, please contact Pastor Mike Denman at pastormike@watervilleumc.org.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

This Sunday is Scout Sunday!

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, February 17 at 10:30 am:           

Welcome – Aiden Funk

Prelude – Camp Meeting Medley - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Processional Hymn – Standing on the Promises #374

Call to Worship – Aiden Funk

Pledge of Allegiance and Pledge to the Christian Flag – Orry Farrington

The Boy Scout Law – Troop 101 - Danny Gee

Recognition of Scouting Achievements in 2018 – Zach Knapp

Celebration of Scouting – Doug Smith

Hymn of Worship Hymn of Promise  #707

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Restore the Joy – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Open Your Ears, O Faithful People – Jordan Brosten

Offertory and Dedication Prayer – Jake Metzger

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – 1 John 4:13-21

Sermon – Finding Freedom from Fear, Part 2 – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – O Jesus, I Have Promised  #396 vss. 1&4

Benediction – Klayton Knapp

Choral Benediction – Send Us Away Now

Postlude – Introduction-Choral – Jordan Brosten

Counters – Tom Quinn & Dan Breen

Prayer and Praise

Chris, brother of Mindy Rozelle - healing

Karl and Connie Kirkman – peace and healing

Amy Mishka, sister of Marc Banachowski – healing and strength

Jeff Monroe – healing and strength

Janet Poling and her family for the loss of her Mother, Betty Perry

Paula Dedrick, Marny Mazzarella’s Mom – prayers for peace

Tim Fisher, co–worker of Pam Cook – prayers for strength

Dennis Hahn, son-in-law of John & Ana Nicholson – prayers for wisdom and healing

Kirsten Kirschbaum – We will have a prayer quilt for Kirsten this Sunday

Praise!  Happy 40th Anniversary to Don & Lois Brandi

WAN Bags - We will have 9 Welcome A Neighbor bags to be delivered!

Prayer Quilt - Please come a few minutes early to say a pray at the prayer quilt for Kirsten Kirschbaum.

Did you know?

The Waterville Historical Society is hosting another Historic Homes Tour on June 15, 2019 from 10-4:00 pm.  They have requested of the Admin. Council (and it was approved) to include our historic church building on their tour.  We are in need of 1 or 2 church members to serve as House Captains for the day, and 1 or 2 members to organize a community lunch to be served that day from our kitchen.  This will be a perfect time to showcase our beautiful building, get some new faces in our doors, and display our photos for the new facility we are planning!   If you are willing to consider either of these, talk to me about specifics and I would be so glad to have you on board. - Karen Wiggins, Historic Home Tour Co-Chairman, 419-350-1211

February Mission Focus…The Shoe That Grows. 

Shopping this weekend?  Watch for sales on hats, gloves and scarves for Operation Christmas Child.

The Upper Room March-April edition is available on the shelf outside the church office.

Mark Your Calendar!  Vacation Bible School is set for this July 8-11 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church!

God loves you.  Don’t lose sight of that.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, February 10 at 10:30 am:       

Mission Moment – The Shoe That Grows! – Anne Stevens

Prelude – How Excellent Is Thy Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Open My Eyes, That I May See #454

God’s Kids – Help Me To Be Like You, Lord

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Here Is Am Lord – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Great Is the Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – 1 John 4:17-19

Sermon – Finding Freedom from Fear – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – We Shall Overcome  #533

Choral Benediction – Send Us Away Now

Postlude – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Doug Smith & Larry Sheridan

Prayer and Praise:

Chris, brother of Mindy Rozelle

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Amy Mishka, sister of Marc Banachowski

Jeff Monroe

Janet Poling and her family for the loss of her Mother, Betty Perry

REMINDERS:

IMPORTANT!  Accounts Payable Changes/Updates - Anna Banachowski will now be handling the accounts payable and payroll for the church.  Jim Page will be out of town and unable to write checks or handle payroll related items, so please contact Anna. She can be reached at books@watervilleumc.org or you may put your items in the Treasurer's mailbox.  Thank you!

February Mission Focus…The Shoe That Grows.  Learn more during our Mission Moment this Sunday!

Shopping this weekend?  Watch for sales on hats, gloves and scarves for Operation Christmas Child.

Next Sunday, February 17 is Scout Sunday!

The Upper Room March-April edition is available on the shelf outside the church office.

The phrase “Do Not Be Afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times.  That’s a daily reminder from God to live each day being fearless.

 Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, February 1, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 A New Beginning  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday  

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, February 3 at 10:30 am:

Prelude – Brethren, We Have Met to Worship – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Be Thou My Vision #451

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Bread and Wine – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Great Is Thy Faithfulness with The Steadfast Love of the Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

The Lord’s Prayer

A New Beginning Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

Scripture – Psalm 71:1-6

Sermon – Only God Gives Us Hope – Pastor Mike

Celebration of Holy Communion

Putting Our Faith In God – Presenting our A New Beginning Commitment Cards

Closing Hymn – Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus  #462

Postlude – To God Be the Glory – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Tom Quinn & Jerry Robinson

 

Prayer:

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Jeff Monroe – We also have a quilt for Jeff this Sunday

The Vernon Family

Eleanor Vice

 

Prayer Quilt -  Please stop by the prayer quilt for Jeff Monroe and say a prayer and tie a knot or a bow.  May the warmth of this quilt remind him of God’s love and presence.  May he know that God’s love is limitless and unending, and that our caring and prayers continue.

Fellowship – We are in need of people to help with Fellowship after the worship service.  Please consider signing up with a friend or relative.  Melva and Jerry Robinson purchase the food.  All you need to do is make coffee and set the food out and help clean up.  This is a special time of caring and fellowship.  Help us to continue this important ministry.

February Mission Focus…The Shoe That Grows.  More during Mission Moment on February 10th.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, January 25, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Small Group Meetings - An additional small group meeting will be held after worship this Sunday in the Community/Choir Room for those unable to attend any of the other small group meetings.  The Pastor will be sharing information and answering questions on A New Beginning Capital Campaign to relocate to a new building at 7115 Waterville Monclova Road.  This meeting will last approximately one hour. 

 A New Beginning Capital Campaign – Please join us for short presentations on the new building during these worship services:

This Sunday, January 27  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Bob & Sue Deardurff

February 3  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, January 27 at 10:30 am:             

Prelude – Brethren, We Have Met to Worship – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Hymn of Worship – This Is the Day  #657

Call to Worship and singing Open Our Eyes

Celebration of Baptism – Alexandria Elizabeth and Ayden Xavier Rozelle

Celebration of Church Membership – Mindy Rozelle

Children’s Moment and Mission Jar

Anthem – Above All Names – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Thanksgiving and Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

The Lord’s Prayer

A New Beginning Capital Campaign Presentation – Bob and Sue Deardruff

Scripture – Matthew 21:18-22

Sermon – Mountain Moving Faith – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Faith of Our Fathers  #710

Choral Benediction – Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Anna Banachowski & Pam Cook

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE

Stephanie Baker – Paul Buskey’s sister

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Connie Kirkman’s Family for the passing of her brother, Bob

Jeff Monroe

David & Ann Nightingale – for the passing of David’s brother Ron

Jan Seipel – We also have a quilt for Jan this Sunday

Prayer Quilt - Please stop by the prayer quilt for Jan Seipel and say a prayer and tie a knot or a bow.  May the warmth of this quilt remind her of God’s love and presence.  May she know that God’s love is limitless and unending, and that our caring and prayers continue.

2018 Giving Statements: Your 2018 Giving Statements were emailed on Saturday, January 5th. For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick–up this Sunday on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

Our January Mission Focus is the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo.  Let us continue to support this mission.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, January 18, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

IMPORTANT – There is still room and we’ve added one!  Plan to sign up this Sunday to attend a small group meeting: Small Group Meetings led by Pastor Mike are being held this month. The Pastor will share information and answer questions on A New Beginning Capital Campaign to relocate to a new building at 7115 Waterville Monclova Road.  These meetings will last approximately one hour.  Sign up at the hallway bulletin board.

Date                         Time                        Hosts

Sun. 1/20              4:00 pm                 Clarks

Mon. 1/21            6:30 pm                 Breens

Sun. 1/27              12:00 pm                WUMC

There is also one scheduled for Sun. 1/27 for the youth group and their families.  If more are needed, we will add them.  Thank you to all!

2019 The New Beginning Capital Campaign – Please join us for short presentations on the new building during these worship services:

January 20  This Sunday!  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Charlene Monroe

January 27  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Bob & Sue Deardurff

February 3  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, January 20 at 10:30 am:          

Prelude – Majestic Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Majesty, Worship His Majesty  #176 (2xs)

Children’s Moment

Anthem – We Gather Together – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Take My Life and Let It Be – Olga Topuzova-Meade

The Lord’s Prayer

A New Beginning Capital Campaign Presentation – Charlene Monroe

Scripture – Romans 10:9-13, 16-17

Sermon – Where Do We Find Faith? – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – The Old Rugged Cross  #504

Choral Benediction – Great Is Thy Faithfullness

Postlude – Bind Us Together – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Ted Myers & Dan Breen

Prayer and Praise

The Family of Sandra Crandall

Kristin Denman 

Jeff Monroe

The Family of Jaime Rosen

The Family of Rancie Titley

Welcome A Neighbor!  There will be 11 WAN bags this Sunday…11 new neighbors we can reach in a simple and positive way.  Please take a WAN bag to a new neighbor.  The Lord is waiting!

Altar Guild - Would you be willing to help with the changing of the Altar colors two months out of the year? It only takes a few minutes each week.  Help glorify the Lord with your service. Please call the Church Office if you are led to serve in this area.

Shopping before the snow flies?  Pick up a bag of Hershey kisses or Dove chocolate to donate to the Children’s Mission project!

2018 Giving Statements: Your 2018 Giving Statements were emailed on Saturday, January 5th. For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick–up this Sunday on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

Prayer is the world’s greatest wireless connection.  Little Church Mouse

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, January 11, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, January 13 at 10:30 am:

Mission Moment – Katie and Melody from The Pregnancy Center

Prelude – Praise Medley – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – God Will Take Care of You  #130

Children’s Moment

Anthem – We Will Walk In the Light – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Leaning On the Everlasting Arms

The Lord’s Prayer

A New Beginning Capital Campaign Presentation – Pastor Mike & Dawn Buskey

Scripture – Hebrews 11:32-40

Sermon – Miraculous Faith – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Great Is Thy Faithfulness  #140

Postlude – I Sing the Mighty Power of God – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist –  Terry Myers

Counters – Doug Smith & Larry Sheridan

Prayer and Praise

The Family of Sandra Crandall

Kristin Denman ~From Pastor and Pam Denman

Terri Doncouse ~From Elaine Colyer

Ken & Sharon Grubb ~From Anna Banachowski

Garnet Hedge of Browning

Olivia Kadel – Was in Honduras on a student nurse mission trip.  Enjoyed it is returning home. ~From Chris May

The Family of John Meadows – a teacher at AWHS who passed unexpectedly – prayers for students & staff and all of the AW family ~From Anne Stevens

Jeff Monroe – transferred to Kingston Rehabilitation in Perrysburg

Tim and Char Monroe and Alex Hansen – safe travels ~From Sharon Schulte

Ana Nicholson – surgery this week ~From John Nicholson

Rancie Titley ~A close friend of Larry & Jan Sheridan

Praises to Alaina Hem and Eric Wright who were engaged January 5th!  ~The Banachowski’s daughter

IMPORTANT – Plan to sign up this Sunday to attend a small group meetings: Small Group Meetings led by Pastor Mike are being held this month. The Pastor will share information and answer questions on A New Beginning Capital Campaign to relocate to a new building at 7115 Waterville Monclova Road.  These meetings will last approximately one hour or less and be held in homes of our church family on a variety of dates and times from January 14 through January 27.

We have FIVE DIFFERENT small group sign-up sheets, ONE for EACH host family.  These clipboards WILL BE PASSED AROUND FOR SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY MORNING.  We ask you to please sign-up and attend one of these small group meetings.

Date                         Time                        Hosts

Mon. 1/14            7:00 pm                 Wiggins

Wed. 1/16            7:00 pm                 Martin

Thurs. 1/17         2:00 pm                 Gregorys

Sun. 1/20              4:00 pm                 Clarks

Mon. 1/21            6:30 pm                 Breens

There is also one scheduled for Sun. 1/27 for the youth group and their families.  And one will be scheduled at Browning.  If more are needed, we will add them, as necessary.  Thank you to all!

2019 Capital Campaign – Please join us for short presentations on the new building during these worship services:

January 13  This Sunday!  Kickoff Presentation with Pastor Mike & Dawn Buskey

January 20  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Charlene Monroe

January 27  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Bob & Sue Deardurff

February 3  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

January Mission Focus is the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo.  We welcome Katie and Melody from the Pregnancy Center this Sunday!

Children’s Sunday School Mission Outreach -  The February 10 Project With a Purpose will be to decorate Valentine boxes (2x2x2) for the Ronald McDonald House.  Donations of Hershey kisses or Dove Chocolate are needed to fill these gift boxes for hurting families.  Look for a collection box outside the Choir Room. Donations requested by February 3.

2018 Giving Statements: Your 2018 Giving Statements were emailed on Saturday, January 5th. For those who receive a hardcopy, it is available for your pick–up starting this Sunday on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, January 4, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, January 6 at 10:30 am: 

Prelude – Christmas Majesty Medley – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Marching to Zion #733

Children’s Moment

Offertory – Worship the King – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon – Uncompromising Faith – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Now Let Us from This Table Rise #634

Postlude – In the Bleak Midwinter – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Tom Quinn & Jerry Robinson

Prayer and Praise

Terri Doncouse – requested by Elaine Colyer – We will also have a prayer quilt for Terri this Sunday

The Family Dean Giolando, Colleague of Char Monroe at UT – leaves behind a wife and two young men

Garnet Hedge of Browning

Jeff Monroe – transferred to Kingston Rehabilitation in Perrysburg

Tim and Char Monroe – safe travels

Thank you for all your prayers and support!  ~Tom Wiggins

Thank you to all the friends who sent surprise 65th Wedding Anniversary cards!  ~Bob and Millie Hires

Thank you for your prayers for a successful surgery!  ~Ana Nicholson

IMPORTANT – Plan to sign up this Sunday to attend a small group meetings: Small Group Meetings led by Pastor Mike are being held this month. The Pastor will share information and answer questions on A New Beginning Capital Campaign to relocate to a new building at 7115 Waterville Monclova Road.  These meetings will last approximately one hour or less and be held in homes of our church family on a variety of dates and times from January 14 through January 27.

We have FIVE DIFFERENT sign-up sheets, ONE for EACH host family hanging on the bulletin boards.  We ask you to please sign-up and attend one of these small group meetings.

Date                         Time                        Hosts

Mon. 1/14            7:00 pm                 Wiggins

Wed. 1/16            7:00 pm                 Martin

Thurs. 1/17         2:00 pm                 Gregorys

Sun. 1/20              4:00 pm                 Clarks

Mon. 1/21            6:30 pm                 Breens

There is also one scheduled for Sun. 1/27 for the youth group and their families.  And one will be scheduled at Browning.  If more are needed, we will add them, as necessary.  Thank you to all!

SUNDAY!!!...What goes up... has to come down. As our Christmas season draws to an end, reluctantly it is time to take down all of our decorations. Much appreciation goes to all who helped to make our sanctuary a beautiful place of celebration for worship. After worship service this Sunday, we will be putting everything away. If you can, please stay to help - the more hands the quicker the job.

2019 Capital Campaign – Please join us for short presentations on the new building during these worship services:

January 13  Kickoff Presentation with Pastor Mike & Dawn Buskey

January 20  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Charlene Monroe

January 27  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Bob & Sue Deardurff

February 3  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

January Mission Focus is the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo.  Our congregation has been providing hope and answers to women at the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo for a number of years.  It is accomplished through the pregnancy test, the ultrasound, classes for men and women on pregnancy and parenting and even Bible Study classes.  Lives are being saved, families are being restored, and hearts are being healed from the devastation of abortion.  They so appreciate all that we have done.   Let us show our support for this mission this month.

2018 Giving Statements: Your 2018 Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, January 5th. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick–up on Sunday, January 6th on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

2019 Giving Envelopes: Your 2019 Giving Envelopes are available outside the Church Office.  Please pick them up this Sunday, as it is quite expensive to mail them. In addition, we ask that you please use them for your giving. It really helps us keep accurate records.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

Maumee Watershed District Leadership Development Day will be held on Saturday, January 26th at Grace Church in Perrysburg.  Fliers are available on the hallway bulletin board.  There is a registration form on the flyer, or you can go to https://www.maumeewatershed.org/district/maumeewatershed/event/leadership-development-day-2019 to register.  Everyone is welcome to attend   The day will begin with registration/check-in at 8:30am and conclude around 2:30pm.  The cost is $10 and includes a Keynote address, 2 workshops and lunch.  We would love to have WUMC represented at this training!

Save the Date…..Sunday, April 7…Pancakes!!!  More information to follow.

Sandy Clark, Secretary