News for May 18, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Mission Update – Freedom School – Pam Cook and Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif

Prelude – Every Time I Feel the Spirit – Handbell Choir

Recognition Moment – Pastor Mike

Call to Worship – David Landis

Song of Worship – Holy Spirit - YouTube address to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jZOu7oM7KQ

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Anthem – Gospel Hymn Medley – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Acts 2:1-21

Sermon – Evidence of God’s Power – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – All Hail The Power - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – I’m Goin’ a Sing When the Spirit Says Sing  #333

Benediction – Pastor Mike and Handbell Choir

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

 What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

 Youth participant’s quote:     “God opened my eyes to see that I'm making a difference in His name, even when I don't feel like I am.” (Student, 2016)

 Partner’s Impact Statements:   “The Week of Hope volunteers have engaged some of the residents that are usually isolated. This contact with the volunteers has given them something to look forward to.” (Assisted Living)

“Our favorite memory from one summer with Week of Hope was definitely the group who went zip lining with us. How they helped our kids overcome their fears was priceless.”  (Community Center)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

Welcome a Neighbor - WAN Bag Sunday - Please drop off a WAN bag to a new neighbor and let the Lord make a difference in their lives and yours!  We have 16 this week!

 Service Opportunity: The Offering Counting Team is looking for a new member to assist with the collection, counting, recording, reporting and depositing of each week’s Sunday offering.  It is completed following worship in teams of two and a calendar is maintained so everyone knows the days they are counting (once every 4-5 weeks) and who their partner will be.  The process takes approximately one hour to complete. Attention to detail, accuracy and completeness are extremely important to insure correct documentation.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Wiggins (financialsec@watervilleumc.org) or (419) 304-2254. 

 Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

 Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!  Thank you to Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif for speaking on Sunday!

Vacation Bible School -  July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

 Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

 Also, donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

 You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

 Lost and Found – A pair of polarized sunglasses were found in the pew on Mother’s Day.  They are held in the Church Office.

Please plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service to shower Claire Long with cards and  words of appreciation for her years of service to our music ministry.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for May 11, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – He Keeps Me Singing - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship – The Power of Your Love - YouTube address to listen!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_0jiO5ZRM

Kinder Choir – A Gift from God & Love, Love, Love

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Anthem – A Mother’s Prayer – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Luke 24: 44-53

Sermon – Receiving God’s Power – Pastor Mike

Hymn –  Filled with the Spirit’s Power #537

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – New Born Again - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Hallelujah!  What a Savior  #165

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing – Sanctuary Choir

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

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of each of our mother’s today, a $200 gift has been made to Sparrow’s Nest.  The Sparrow’s Nest, a part of Cherry Street Mission, serves women who may come to them at all hours of the day for help.  The Mission provides shelter, medical care, assistance with obtaining a degree, and employment counseling.  They have a “No Wrong Door” policy meaning women will never be told that they have come to the wrong place. 

May the Lord continue to bless their work.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

Praises for the birth of Wyatt Mason Studer, weighing 7 pounds and 19 inches long.  Blessings to happy parents Kip and Rachel Studer along with big brothers Clay and Jase.

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

Youth participant’s quote:     “I went into this trip doubting God and what He could do, but during the week, God really opened up my eyes and showed me how awesome He is. This trip was really amazing. I grew in my relationship with God, as well as my relationship with my youth group family.” (Student, 2016)

Partner’s Impact Statements:  “Having the youth here with us is such a joy, and both our volunteers and clients look forward to seeing them. They bring a ray of sunshine with

them that infiltrates the entire food pantry.” (Food Pantry)

“We enjoy having teens out to the Ranch to work with us on our goal of preparing the Ranch for homeless families and youth to live here. Their energy is great; their willingness to work is uplifting.” (Homeless Ministry)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

Service Opportunity: The Offering Counting Team is looking for a new member to assist with the collection, counting, recording, reporting and depositing of each week’s Sunday offering.  It is completed following worship in teams of two and a calendar is maintained so everyone knows the days they are counting (once every 4-5 weeks) and who their partner will be.  The process takes approximately one hour to complete. Attention to detail, accuracy and completeness are extremely important to insure correct documentation.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Wiggins (financialsec@watervilleumc.org) or (419) 304-2254. 

Waterville Family,

The “Church with the Warm Heart” has done it again to show the love of Jesus to others.  Your expressions of appreciation and best wishes for my retirement adventures mean so much to us.  You have taken me into your family, especially the prayers as Larry and I lost our brothers and then when I was in the emergency room with my Mom mean so very much.  I count it all joy to know you as brothers and sisters in the Lord.  May the Lord continue to bless you as this church proclaims the grace and truth of God’s Word. 

Janet Poling

Psalm 31:3

Better FAMILIES - MAY 2018 Enriching Positive Personal Relationships is available at each entrance.

Isaiah 66:13a: “As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you.”

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for May 4, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Bless Be the Name - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Mission Moment – Pam Denman

Recognition Moment – Pastor Mike

Call to Worship – David Landis

Song of Worship – Draw Me Close to You - YouTube address to listen!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEWrJXKV3vs

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Scripture – John 15:5-17

Sermon – Living a Successful Christian Life – Pastor Mike

Hymn –  Take Time to Be Holy #395

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – There Is a Fountain - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Anthem – He is Here in the Breaking of Bread – Sanctuary Choir

Celebration of Holy Communion – In Pews

Hymn – Victory in Jesus  #370

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Praises for Baby Landon!

Karl Kirkman

The Family of Mike Mullenhour

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Nelson Scheub

Bonnie Spychalski

Baby Wesley

Kyle Wielgopolski

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

Join us to support our church’s May mission focus:

What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

Planned through:  Group Mission Trips; Ft Collins, CO

How many are scheduled to attend?

-15 youth (6 first-timers)

-4 adults (1 first-timer)

-2 Red Shirts (Two of our youth will be working directly with the Group Mission Trip staff.)

Who will be greatly blessed?  Us

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

How will our youth & adults serve others

They will serve the people of Burtonsville, Maryland, and surrounding communities. They’ll experience God working through them as they:

· Assist elderly residents at local retirement and assisted living communities with activities/games/gardening/other projects

· Serve local residents with much-needed painting projects/minor home repair/yard clean-up

· Spend time with people receiving care at local nursing homes

· Serve in an interfaith clothing center by helping clean/arrange and maintain a safe environment for the clients/visitors, sorting and organizing donations, hanging clothes, and greeting donors

· Serve in a variety of capacities at several local food banks and food rescue organizations from food packaging and distribution to garden building

· Help families moving out of shelters, or otherwise living without their basic needs, by stocking/organizing/helping select furniture/other basic home items as they prepare to move into stable housing

Excellent Bible Study -  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    2 Hot Glue Guns

7.    **NEW ITEM NEEDED!:  Empty plastic ice cream pails – I guess we have to eat some ICE CREAM!!!!

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child        

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

Dear Church Family,

 We just can’t express to you how much your loving prayers and concerns have meant to us during Karl’s hospitalization.  We will be flying home this Friday so we should see you on Sunday.  We do appreciate the warm weather welcome you are going to provide us too! 

 Sincerely,

Karl and Connie Kirkman

 

Please plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service to thank Janet Poling for her many years of faithful service to Waterville United Methodist Church!

“But the word of the Lord remains forever.”  1 Peter 1:25

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 27, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Above All Names – Hand Bell Choir

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Hosanna   - YouTube link to listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht5QvAMDMzE

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar and Project with a Purpose

Anthem –Because He Lives - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 15:1-8

Sermon – What is a Successful Christian? – Pastor Mike

Hymn – O Jesus, I Have Promised #396, vs 1&4

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Lift High the Cross – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Abide with Me #700

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

Andrea

Baby Landon and his parents

Karl Kirkman

The Family and Friends of Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Nelson Scheub

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Baby Wesley

Kyle Wielgopolski

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

A new Bible Study has begun!  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Come join us this coming Wednesday, May 2 to help at the Seagate Food Bank!  Meet at the church at 9:30 am.  It’s fun and we can make a difference.

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    2 Hot Glue Guns

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements was emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

I Can Only Imagine,

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 20, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

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

Opening Prayer

Song of Worship – I Will Follow

Children’s Moment

Anthem –Thank You - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – 1 John 3:16-24

Sermon – Love is Action – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Go Forth for God #670

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

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

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – The Servant Song #2222

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – For The Beauty Of The Earth – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase– Returning home - Praise the Lord and “Thank You” for your prayers!

The Family and Friends of Larry Croy

Praise to God for his  care and to the church family for their support – Sue Gregory

Mildred Hires

Donna Marie Lucas

The Family and Friends of Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

A new Bible Study has begun!  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Everyone – Please join us for our Volunteer “Taco Bar” Appreciation Lunch this Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 am

Let us all show our appreciation to the many volunteers at WUMC! Join us for a lunch after the service this Sunday to say thank you to all those who serve in volunteer roles at the church!

If you serve in any area of the church, many listed below, we INVITE YOU to be our special guests at the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!  Hope to see everyone there!

 Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Look at your calendar and help out where you can.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

 Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

 Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    2 Hot Glue Guns

 You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

 We had a safe, fun bus trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  Thank you to all who made it happen, who joined us, who prayed for a safe trip, and to all those who have served our country and continue to serve.

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements was emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

Cell Phone – A neighbor reported yesterday a cell phone was found along the grass outside the church earlier this week and has taken it to the local Verizon store, in case someone has lost their phone.

The Upper Room for May–June 2018 is available at the sanctuary entrance.

 Better Families – April 2018 is also available at both entrances.  Take a copy and share!

 Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 13, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – How Deep the Father’s Love For Us – Sasha Meade & Vera Oliver

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Rise, Shine, Little Light! - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Luke 24:36b-48

Sermon – Overcoming Doubt by Learning from the Holy Spirit – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Spirit of the Living God #393 2x

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Majesty – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Spirit Song #347

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Great is the Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Terry Myers

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase– Returning home - Praise the Lord and “Thank You” for your prayers!

Kathleen Darr

Mildred Hires

Donna Marie Lucas

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Praises for all of those able to come to church last Sunday that we have been praying for.  God is Good!  All the time!

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

A new Bible Study will begin on Sunday mornings, starting April 15th:

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room – Sundays at 9:00 am

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

 After the Daniel Bible Study is completed, the “Whisper” Bible Study will also begin on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, starting April 24th.

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

NEW Study:  “Whisper” How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Join us as we travel by chartered bus to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Monday, April 16, 2018. The cost is $40 per person or $35 per person for any group of 2 or more for the chartered coach with restroom. Departure is at 6:00 am from Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. St., Waterville, OH. The museum opens at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm putting us back in Waterville around 8:00 pm.  A special guest will be Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Hires, Ret. Bob flew F100 Super Sabres. This is a great opportunity for those interested to hear his thoughts on the cold war as well as the many aircraft in the museum.

 

Lunch will be the responsibility of each person. There is a good cafeteria at the museum.  Don’t miss this fantastic chance to travel with friends, see one of the countries great museums and celebrate the service of the veterans that have sacrificed so much for our freedom.   Please bring your bus fare the day of the trip. If you are writing a check please make it out to Mike Denman.  Call or text your reservations to Pastor Mike Denman at 419-469-0156 or email, denman.mike.75@gmail.com. Please include your name and contact number with the reservation.  There is only room for the first 55.

Volunteer “Taco Bar” Appreciation Lunch April 22 at 11:30 am

Let us all show our appreciation to the many volunteers at WUMC! Join us for a lunch after the service on April 22 to say thank you to all those who serve in volunteer roles at the church!

If you serve in any area of the church, many listed below, we INVITE YOU to be our special guests at the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!  Hope to see everyone there!

 If you would like to “volunteer” J to bring food for our taco lunch, please see the sign-up on the bulletin board or sign up on-line using the following link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a4a92babfc1-volunteer  Items needed:  crockpot of taco meat, bags of shredded cheese, tortilla chips, mild salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, small soft tortillas, crockpot of hot cheese sauce, cases of water, cases of pop, plates, and napkins.

APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought

Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for “Food for Thought.”  The youth will be packing lunches on Friday, May 11th, to help support he mission, “Food for Thought.”  You can find out more about this organization by checking out www.feedtoledo.org.  Also, whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought. 

Ladies - Plan to join Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Prayer Quilt - Please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the Quilt for Kathleen Darr.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers continue.

 This Sunday, we will have 4 Welcome A Neighbor Bags to be taken to new neighbors in the area.  Stop and see if you have a new neighbor and make a difference in their lives for the Lord.

Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

 Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends!

July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    2 Hot Glue Guns

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY - Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane; Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

M&M BIBLE Study - Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha); Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

B&B STUDY - Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast); Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

The Ding-A-Lings are on the road...

WUMC's Handbell Choir has been invited to play for the residents of Sunset House, an assisted living facility on Indian Road in Toledo.  We will be packing up our bells, stands and music, and heading out 5:00 this Wednesday April 18.  May it be a blessed time for all!

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on  April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

The Upper Room for May–June 2018 is available at the sanctuary entrance.

 Better Families – April 2018 is also available at both entrances.  Take a copy and share!

 Praise be to God!

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 6, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – To God Be the Glory / O, That Will be Glory / Amazing Grace – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Came to My Rescue

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 20:19-31

Sermon – What Does It Take to Believe in Jesus – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – May Jesus Christ Be Praised – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus #514

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – In Moments Like These – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Sue Gregory

Doug Hansen

Donna Marie Lucas

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought

Every month, Food for Thought mobile pantries provide food assistance at multiple partner sites throughout greater Toledo.  We help people who face the realities of food insecurity, offering a choice of nutritious meal options, including shelf-stable items and fresh produce.  Maintaining our patron’s dignity – and serving them thoughtfully – is our utmost priority.  Every Friday night, volunteers meet to make sandwiches and pack lunches for distribution on Saturday to people throughout the downtown Toledo area.  We provide food, water or coffee, as well as conversation for the people we meet. 

Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for “Food for Thought.”  The youth will be packing lunches on Friday, May 11th, to help support he mission, “Food for Thought.”  You can find out more about this organization by checking out www.feedtoledo.org.  Also, whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought. 

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Join us as we travel by chartered bus to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Monday, April 16, 2018. The cost is $40 per person or $35 per person for any group of 2 or more for the chartered coach with restroom. Departure is at 6:00 am from Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. St., Waterville, Oh.

The museum opens at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm putting us back in Waterville around 8:00 pm.  A special guest will be Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Hires, Ret. Bob flew F100 Super Sabers. This is a great opportunity for those interested to hear his thoughts on the cold war as well as the many aircraft in the museum.

Lunch will be the responsibility of each person. There is a good cafeteria at the museum.  Don’t miss this fantastic chance to travel with friends, see one of the countries great museums and celebrate the service of the veterans that have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Please bring your bus fare the day of the trip. If you are writing a check please make it out to Mike Denman.

Call or text your reservations to Pastor Mike Denman at 419-469-0156 or email, denman.mike.75@gmail.com. Please include your name and contact number with the reservation.  There is only room for the first 55.

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!

Please join us on April 22nd after the church service for a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.  We have many individuals to thank for all they do to serve the church! 

If you would like to “volunteer” J to bring food for our taco lunch, please see the sign-up on the bulletin board or sign up on-line using the following link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a4a92babfc1-volunteer

Items needed:  crockpot of taco meat, bags of shredded cheese, tortilla chips, mild salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, small soft tortillas, crockpot of hot cheese sauce, cases of water, cases of pop, plates, and napkins.

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

**OCC April Collection Items**

Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths,

lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.  These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

 Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends!

July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    100 new, shiny pennies

6.    Bags of white rice

7.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

8.    2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

A new Bible Study will begin on Sunday mornings, starting April 15th:

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room – Sundays at 9:00 am

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

 WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

After the Daniel Bible Study is completed, the “Whisper” Bible Study will begin on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, starting April 24th.

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

NEW Study:  “Whisper” How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

 M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on Sunday, April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

 Praise be to God!

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 30, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

COMMUNITY SUNRISE SERVICE THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM:

 

Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter - Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude - Christ Is Risen! – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Processional Hymn – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today  #302

Welcome

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Up from the Grave He Arose #322

Celebration of Church Membership

Childrens Choir – Jesus Is Risen!  Sing for Joy!

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Lord of Glory - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 20:11-18

Sermon – Reconnected with God – Pastor Mike

Special Music – Resurrection Medley – The Sanctuary Choir

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Behold the Lamb – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – He Lives #310

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Sing Hallelujah – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

 

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Sue Gregory

Doug Hansen

Elaine Larimer

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Penn Pritchett

Sharon Schulte

Jim Simpson

Bernard Utz and Family

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

Prayer Quilt Ministry – This Sunday, there will be a prayer quilt for Sue Gregory.  Please stop by and say a prayer of comfort and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers continue.

 

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

 

 

Easter Lilies will grace the Chancel Area this Sunday.  Thank you to all who purchased one in honor or memory of loved ones.  Please remember to take your flower after Sunday’s Service.

 

 

APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought

Every month, Food for Thought mobile pantries provide food assistance at multiple partner sites throughout greater Toledo.  We help people who face the realities of food insecurity, offering a choice of nutritious meal options, including shelf-stable items and fresh produce.  Maintaining our patron’s dignity – and serving them thoughtfully – is our utmost priority.  Every Friday night, volunteers meet to make sandwiches and pack lunches for distribution on Saturday to people throughout the downtown Toledo area.  We provide food, water or coffee, as well as conversation for the people we meet.  15,600 lunches were made in 2016!  Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for Food for Thought during the month of April.  Whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought. 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

**OCC April Collection Items**

Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths,

lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.  These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Buttons (any size or color)

6.    100 new, shiny pennies

7.    Bags of white rice

8.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

9.  2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study– Help with  this Wednesday at 10:00 am to Noon.  If you need a ride, please meet at the church at 9:30 am.

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on Sunday, April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

 Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 23, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – I Will Enter His Gates with This Is the Day – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Processional Hymn – Hosanna, Loud Hosanna #278

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar

Anthem – Hosanna We Sing - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Mark 11:1-11

Sermon – Blessings in the Coming of the Lord – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – O Worship the King – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – All Glory, Laud, and Honor #280

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – As We Depart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – As We Depart – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Sue Gregory

Doug Hansen

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Penn Pritchett

Sharon Schulte

Jim Simpson

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

 

 

March 25:              10:30 am Palm Sunday / After service - Easter Egg Hunt

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:              12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church at 11:45 am

April 1:                   7:00 am  Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter

                                            Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

                             10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

*Please note there is a SIGN UP sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 

 

Egg-citing News:

Join us for an Easter egg hunt this Sunday following church.  Children up to 6th grade are welcome to participate in this egg-citing event and adults are encouraged to “egg” them on!  All egg hunters will be awarded a sackful of goodies.  Please bring your own basket (we will have some bags on hand too).  Ages 4 and under will be in the courtyard; ages 5 to 2nd grade in the front of the church; 3rd to 6th grade on the side of the church.

 

 

Next Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall - Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner and Holy Communion with special music from the choir.

 

 

 

Good Friday Cross Walk

Friday, March 30 please meet at 11:45 am in the back parking lot of Waterville UMC, 102 North Fifth Street.  This year’s walk will include 14 prayer stops, including 3 at the WUMC.  For those who desire to travel the entire distance, it will be a total of 2.5 miles.  There will be several locations that people can stop and then rejoin the group if the distant is too great.  The cross we will carry is heavy for some. There is no reason two, three or even four people cannot help one another carry the cross. By the time Jesus was to carry the cross he was so weak he could not carry it either and needed help.  We too need help to daily pick up our cross and follow Jesus.  Let’s us gather to witness in our community the great gift of Grace God gave the world in the life, death and resurrection of God’s Son and our Savior.

 

 

April 1 - 7:00 am  Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter.  Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

           10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration at WUMC

 

 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  There are 8 lilies left and the last day to order is this Sunday, March 25.

 

 

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs – this Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

 

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Buttons (any size or color)

6.    25 new, shiny pennies

7.    Crayons

8.    Bags of white rice

9.    1 package of Dixie cups

10.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

11.  2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 16, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Deep River – Handbell Choir

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – From The Inside Out

Celebration of Church Membership

Children’s Moment

Anthem – What Wondrous Love Is This - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 37:5-7

Sermon – “Be still before the LORD” is an action! – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – We Shall Behold Him – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Be Still, My Soul #534

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – As We Depart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Our God Reigns – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Doug Hansen

The Family of Summer Johnson

Elaine Larimer

Ron and Lou Peyton

Penn Pritchett

Rhoda Scheub

Jim Simpson

The Family of Vonnie Utz

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

 

 

March 25:              10:30 am Palm Sunday / After service - Easter Egg Hunt

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:              12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                   7:00 am  Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter

                                            Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

                             10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

*Please note there is a SIGN UP sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 

 

Egg-citing News:

Join us for an Easter egg hunt on March 25th  (Palm Sunday) following church.  Children up to 6th grade are welcome to participate in this egg-citing event and adults are encouraged to “egg” them on!  All egg hunters will be awarded a sackful of goodies.  Please bring your own basket (we will have some bags on hand too).  We are accepting candy donations for goody bags; please place them on the shelf outside the church office.

 

 

Welcome A Neighbor Sunday – There will be 5 WAN Bags available to take to new neighbors in the area.  Please prayerfully consider this worthwhile ministry.  Information on our Holy Week Services will also be included in each bag. 

 

 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  The last day to order is next Sunday, March 25.

 

 

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

 

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Buttons (any size or color)

6.    25 new, shiny pennies

7.    Crayons

8.    Bags of white rice

9.    1 package of Dixie cups

10.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

11.  2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 

 

 

The March 2018 Better Families pamphlet is available at both entrances.

 

Peanut Butter Jars - Happy tails continue to wag saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

 

Galatians 5:22-23  

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control.

There is no law against these things!

 

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 9, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

  A REMINDER to set your clocks ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday night so you’ll be ON TIME Sunday Morning!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – And Can It Be – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Mission Moment – John Nicholson

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – At The Cross

Children’s Moment

Anthem – We Rejoice in the Grace of God - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 3:14-21

Sermon – Do I Need to Love God? – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Oh How He Loves You and Me with O How I Love Jesus – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – When Moring Gilds the Skies #185

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – As We Depart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – His Name Is Wonderful – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Ron and Lou Peyton

Rhoda Scheub

Vonnie and Bernie Utz

Karen Wiggins

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

March 25:              10:30 am Palm Sunday / After service - Easter Egg Hunt

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:              12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                             10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

*Please note there is a SIGN UP sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 

 

Egg-citing News:

Join us for an Easter egg hunt on March 25th  (Palm Sunday) following church.  Children up to 6th grade are welcome to participate in this egg-citing event and adults are encouraged to “egg” them on!  All egg hunters will be awarded a sackful of goodies.  Please bring your own basket (we will have some bags on hand too).  We are accepting candy donations for goody bags; please place them on the shelf outside the church office.

 

 

 

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 

 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  The last day to order is Sunday, March 25.

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

 

 

There will be a prayer quilt in the sanctuary on Sunday for Beverly Bishop.  Please take time to say a prayer and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers will continue.

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP CLASS

A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership is being held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18.  Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

 

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th - 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.   Colored Straws

2.   Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

3.   Quart size zip-loc baggies

4.   Black, fine-tip Sharpie markers

5.   Hot Glue sticks

6.   Buttons (any size or color)

7.   Paper clips (new)

8.   200 new, shiny pennies

9.   Crayons

10.  Bags of white rice

11.  Snack-size zip-loc baggies

12.  1 package of Dixie cups

13.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

14.  Pencil top erasers

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

Additional dirt being delivered and graded at the new site today! 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 

 

 

The March 2018 Better Families pamphlet is available at both entrances.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the BeastThe New Musical is now showing at the Maumee Indoor Theatre.  Shows at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday as well as Saturday and Sunday Matinee Shows at 2:30 PM.  Tickets available on line at 3Bproductions.org.

 

Broadway Nights – Next week, on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm, the Waterville First Presbyterian Church is having Broadway Night to support the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.   Admission is free and there will be a free will donation for the Food Ministry.  There will also be refreshments at intermission. 

 

Peanut Butter Jars - Happy tails continue to wag saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 2, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM                                  

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – To God be the Glory – Anna Banachowski

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Redeemed

Children’s Moment

Anthem – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 97:9-12

Sermon – Who Do You Love? – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Nadia Taylor

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

Hymn – Nothing but the Blood #362

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Nadia Taylor

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Ana Nicholson

Ron and Lou Peyton

Shery Raske

Rhoda Scheub

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

Lenten Services Schedule 

 

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:                12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                              10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

*Please note there is a sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 MEMBERSHIP CLASS

A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership is being held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18. Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

There will be two prayer quilts in the sanctuary on Sunday, one for Gabriella and one for Isabella.  Please take time to say a prayer for each and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind them that God’s loving presence is with them and that our caring prayers will continue.

 WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

M&M BIBLE Study – Help at Seagate Food Bank this Wednesday, March 7

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  The last day to order is Sunday, March 25.

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 Broadway Nights – On Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm, the Waterville First Presbyterian Church is having Broadway Night to support the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.   Admission is free and there will be a free will donation for the Food Ministry.  There will also be refreshments at intermission. 

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails continue to wag saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for February 23, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude – Carillon For a Joyous Day – Handbell Choir

Welcome

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – This is Amazing Grace

Celebration of Baptism – The Baptism of Ian Richard Fellhauer

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar

Anthem – Beloved, Let Us Love One Another - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 15:9-17

Sermon – God Chose You – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – In the Name of the Lord - Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Are Ye Able #530

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – The Light of God – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – He Is Exalted - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Carly Meeker

Stacy Wagner Morgan

Nafziger and Hires Families for the passing of Harriet Nafziger

Kaylee Owens

Ron and Lou Peyton

John Richards

 

Praise be to the Lord for his faithfulness when we come to him in prayer.

THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25!!!

You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

When: February 25th immediately following the 10:30 am service

Where: Fellowship Hall

What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available for infants to kindergarteners.

Lenten Services Schedule 

 March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:                12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                              10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 MEMBERSHIP CLASS

Starting this Sunday morning at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall - A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership will begin on Sunday morning February 25 at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18. Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

FEBRUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS – FREEDOM SCHOOL - THIS SUNDAY IS MISSION JAR SUNDAY!!

OUR FEBRUARY MISSION FOCUS is Freedom School.  A Freedom School is a six-week Monday through Friday reading and enrichment program developed by the Children’s Defense Fund in 1995.  This Program has a proven track record for increasing reading levels from 1.4 to 2.2 grade levels over two to three summers for children that participate in the Freedom School.  Freedom Schools were birthed as a vision to the end of what was known as the “cradle to prison pipeline.”  We know there is a direct correlation between third grade reading test scores and incarceration in adulthood for at-risk children in our urban areas. The Maumee Watershed District of the United Methodist Church is hosting a Freedom School at The Friendly Center in Toledo.   The school will start June 18th and conclude July 27th.  Our gift will be helping to provide funds to send one or more children to school.  The school hosts 50 children from K-12.  It costs $1000.00 to send one child.  The school also will need volunteers for mentoring.  There will be more details to come in the next few months.  Let’s try to better a child’s life with your contribution. 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Operation Christmas Child 

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

February Collection Items:

~Watch for end of month sales on hats, gloves, and scarves~

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, PLEASE TAKE ONE!

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

The Upper Room for March-April 2018 is located on the table at the sanctuary entrance.

The February 2018 Better FAMILIES Pamphlet is available at both entrances.

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

 

News for February 16, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude – How Majestic Is Your Name - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Welcome

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – He Has Made Me Glad

Kinder Choir Quartet – Now Is the Time and Come Bless the Lord – Taylor Hankins, Amelia Mazzarella, Brynn Beakas & Owen Hankins

Childrens Worship Song – If You’re Happy – All Children

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Standing on the Promises/Higher Ground - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 100

Sermon – Knowing God – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Mighty Is Our God - Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – To God Be the Glory  #98

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – The Light of God – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Grayson

Summer

Ron and Lou Peyton

John Richards

Jody Stein & Baby Tyler

Praise be to the Lord for his faithfulness when we come to him in prayer.

RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25!!!

You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

When: February 25th immediately following the 10:30 am service

Where: Fellowship Hall

What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available for infants to kindergarteners.

Lenten Services Schedule 

 

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:                12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                              10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 MEMBERSHIP CLASS

A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership will begin on Sunday morning February 25 at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18. Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

FEBRUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS – FREEDOM SCHOOL

OUR FEBRUARY MISSION FOCUS is Freedom School.  A Freedom School is a six-week Monday through Friday reading and enrichment program developed by the Children’s Defense Fund in 1995.  This Program has a proven track record for increasing reading levels from 1.4 to 2.2 grade levels over two to three summers for children that participate in the Freedom School.  Freedom Schools were birthed as a vision to the end of what was known as the “cradle to prison pipeline.”  We know there is a direct correlation between third grade reading test scores and incarceration in adulthood for at-risk children in our urban areas. The Maumee Watershed District of the United Methodist Church is hosting a Freedom School at The Friendly Center in Toledo.   The school will start June 18th and conclude July 27th.  Our gift will be helping to provide funds to send one or more children to school.  The school hosts 50 children from K-12.  It costs $1000.00 to send one child.  The school also will need volunteers for mentoring.  There will be more details to come in the next few months.  Let’s try to better a child’s life with your contribution. 

 Welcome A Neighbor Bags!

Please take a WAN Bag or two to a neighbor, welcoming them to the area, and inviting them to Waterville United Methodist Church.  A personal touch can make the difference in someone’s life for the Lord.  I know Russ and I so appreciated receiving ours over a year ago. 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Operation Christmas Child 

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

February Collection Items:

~Watch for end of month sales on hats, gloves, and scarves~

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.  Let’s see what we can do to change that this year. 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

            Quilt Made by AW Kids!

Once again this year, the Anthony Wayne Spirit of Giving will be having their Annual Spaghetti dinner. The fundraiser is TODAY! Friday, February 16 at Anthony Wayne High School. Save the date and help students and staff of AWHS raise funds to support others in the district with catastrophic illnesses. The dinner is from 4:30-8:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.   Tickets are $5.00 each at the door.  Please help us take care of our Anthony Wayne Family.

The Upper Room for March-April 2018 is located on the table at the sanctuary entrance.

The February 2018 Better FAMILIES Pamphlet is available at both entrances.

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

 Psalm 100:2

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for February 9, 2018

  • Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

With the potential for a winter storm event, please note the following:

Church Snow Emergency Cancellation Policy based on Lucas County Levels

Level 1   Plan on the Church being opened for planned activities.

Level 2   Cancellation of church activities will be on a case by case basis. Please do not travel to church activities if you are uncomfortable in any way.

Level 3   All church activities are cancelled.

Please go to Toledo Channels 11, 13 or 24 on TV or their web site for cancellation announcements.

With that being said, let’s pray we can worship the Lord at WUMC this Sunday!  Here is the Worship Service information as well as many other updates and announcements:


 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude – How Majestic Is Your Name - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Welcome

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – He Has Made Me Glad

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Standing on the Promises/Higher Ground - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 100

Sermon – Knowing God – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Mighty Is Our God - Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – To God Be the Glory  #98

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – The Light of God – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Amy Banachowski

Sophie Carter

Alta Damron

Family of Russell Eldridge

Grayson

Summer

Solveigh Keene

Ron and Lou Peyton

John Richards

Jody Stein & Baby Tyler

Jennifer & Baby Wesley

THIS SUNDAY!!!

You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

When: February 11th immediately following the 10:30 am service

Where: Fellowship Hall

What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available for infants to kindergarteners.

Lenten Services Schedule 

February 14:            6:00 am – 9:00 am Ash Wednesday Church Sanctuary Communion and Imposition of Ashes

                               1:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship Service @ Browning Harmony Hall – All Are Welcome

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Dinner and Holy Communion in the Basement

March 30:                12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                               10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS

A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership will begin on Sunday morning February 25 at 9:00 am in the church basement. This will be a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18. Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

FEBRUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS – FREEDOM SCHOOL

OUR FEBRUARY MISSION FOCUS is Freedom School.  A Freedom School is a six-week Monday through Friday reading and enrichment program developed by the Children’s Defense Fund in 1995.  This Program has a proven track record for increasing reading levels from 1.4 to 2.2 grade levels over two to three summers for children that participate in the Freedom School.  Freedom Schools were birthed as a vision to the end of what was known as the “cradle to prison pipeline.”  We know there is a direct correlation between third grade reading test scores and incarceration in adulthood for at-risk children in our urban areas. The Maumee Watershed District of the United Methodist Church is hosting a Freedom School at The Friendly Center in Toledo.   The school will start June 18th and conclude July 27th.  Our gift will be helping to provide funds to send one or more children to school.  The school hosts 50 children from K-12.  It costs $1000.00 to send one child.  The school also will need volunteers for mentoring.  There will be more details to come in the next few months.  Let’s try to better a child’s life with your contribution. 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

LADIES MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

Operation Christmas Child 

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

February Collection Items:

~Watch for end of month sales on hats, gloves, and scarves~

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.  Let’s see what we can do to change that this year. 

Quilt Made by AW Kids!

Once again this year, the Anthony Wayne Spirit of Giving will be having their Annual Spaghetti dinner. The fundraiser is next Friday, February 16 at Anthony Wayne High School. Save the date and help students and staff of AWHS raise funds to support others in the district with catastrophic illnesses. The dinner is from 4:30-8:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.   Tickets are $5.00 each.  Anne Steven has tickets for the dinner and also for the Quilt Raffle this Sunday.   Help us take care of our Anthony Wayne Family.

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Psalm 100:2

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for February 2, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 A special thank you to the members of Scout Troop #101 for their participation in last Sunday’s Worship Service.

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude – Holy, Holy, Holy / Worthy of Worship - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Welcome

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Worthy is the Lamb

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Shall We Gather at the River - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Mark 1:29-39

Sermon – Becoming Whole and Set Free – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Camp Meeting Medley / There Is Power In The Blood & Leaning On The Everlasting Arms - Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion – In Pews

Hymn – I Come with Joy #617

Benediction

Postlude – Majesty - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Amy Banachowski

Family of Russell Eldridge

Alta Damron

Solveigh Keene

Ron and Lou Peyton

John Richards

Nadia Taylor

Jody Stein & Baby Tyler

Jennifer & Baby Wesley

Prayer Quilt – Before or after service, please stop by the Prayer Quilt for Alvera Fishbaugh to say a prayer and tie a knot.  Alvera is the Grandmother of Keith and Elaine Colyer’s Daughter-In-Law.

THIS SUNDAY!!!

You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

When: February 4th or 11th, 2018 immediately following the 10:30 am service

Where: Fellowship Hall

What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available for infants to kindergarteners.

FEBRUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS – FREEDOM SCHOOL

OUR FEBRUARY MISSION FOCUS is Freedom School.  A Freedom School is a six-week Monday through Friday reading and enrichment program developed by the Children’s Defense Fund in 1995.  This Program has a proven track record for increasing reading levels from 1.4 to 2.2 grade levels over two to three summers for children that participate in the Freedom School.  Freedom Schools were birthed as a vision to the end of what was known as the “cradle to prison pipeline.”  We know there is a direct correlation between third grade reading test scores and incarceration in adulthood for at-risk children in our urban areas. The Maumee Watershed District of the United Methodist Church is hosting a Freedom School at The Friendly Center in Toledo.   The school will start June 18th and conclude July 27th.  Our gift will be helping to provide funds to send one or more children to school.  The school hosts 50 children from K-12.  It costs $1000.00 to send one child.  The school also will need volunteers for mentoring.  There will be more details to come in the next few months.  Let’s try to better a child’s life with your contribution. 

 Services Schedule

 February 14:            6:00 – 9:00 am Ash Wednesday Church Sanctuary Communion and Imposition of Ashes

                               1:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship Service @ Browning Harmony Hall – All Invited

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Dinner and Holy Communion in the Basement

March 30:                12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                               10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

 LADIES MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

M&M BIBLE Study invites you to join us in helping at the Seagate Food Bank

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Operation Christmas Child 

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

February Collection Items:

~Watch for end of month sales on hats, gloves, and scarves~

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.  Let’s see what we can do to change that this year. 

Once again this year, the Anthony Wayne Spirit of Giving will be having their Annual Spaghetti dinner. The fundraiser is Friday, February 16 at Anthony Wayne High School. Save the date and help students and staff of AWHS raise funds to support others in the district with catastrophic illnesses. The dinner is from 4:30-8:00 PM in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be picked up at any school in the Anthony Wayne District.   Help us take care of our Anthony Wayne Family.

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives:

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

There is no law against these things!

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for January 26, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                             

Boy Scout Celebration – Troop 101

The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude - Awesome and Exalted - Awesome God – I Exalt Thee - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Welcome – Zachary Knapp

Processional Hymn – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name #154

Pledge of Allegiance and Pledge to the Christian Flag – Jacob Varner

The Boy Scout Law – Greg Miller

Recognition of Scouting Achievements in 2017 – Ryan Burke

Celebration of Scouting – Doug Smith

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar Sunday – Pastor Mike

Anthem – Shine, Jesus Shine - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – 1 Corinthians 8

Sermon – Never Being a Stumbling Block to Another Christian – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings – Boy Scouts

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

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer – Doug Smith

Prayers of God’s People – Pastor Mike

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Take Time to Be Holy #389

Benediction

Choral Benediction – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Bind Us Together - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Zachary Knapp, Nick Wacha, Jacob Varner, Greg Miller, Ryan Burke, Doug Smith

Greeters – Jake Varner, Ben Bowen, Blake Hood, Micah Arquette

Ushers – Tyler Baden, Andrew Croak, Rowan Croak, Matthew Faguett, Andrew Williamson, Ben Dacre

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Amy Banachowski

Family of Russell Eldridge

Alta Damron

Solveigh Keene

Ron and Lou Peyton

John Richards

Nadia Taylor

Jody Stein & Baby Tyler

Jennifer & Baby Wesley

SAVE THE DATE!!!

You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

When: February 4th & 11th, 2018 (attend one) immediately following the 10:30 am service

Where: Fellowship Hall

What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available for infants to kindergarteners.

JANUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS - The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo – This Sunday is MISSION JAR SUNDAY!

What We Do:  Save & Changes Lives.  Who We Are:  A Place for Answers.  A Place for Hope.

 2016 at a Glance:  1,144 individuals served; 605 ultrasounds performed, 899 pregnancy tests administered, 114 people attended a parenting class, 90% of abortion vulnerable clients chose life after seeing their ultrasound.

Their goal is to lovingly share the truth about life, relationships and faith.  They help men and women make life-saving, life-changing decisions by sharing information about options, consequences and available services.  With the exception of a small amount of grant funding for abstinence education, all funds come from donations.  Over 40,000 women have already received help.  The Pregnancy Center continues to be a community outreach committed to expressing the compassion of Christ through support and education in pregnancy related issues.   We can help keep the doors open!  Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – New Study Began January 15

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – NEW STUDY BEGINNING JANUARY 30

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

M&M BIBLE STUDY – New Study began January 17

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

Sunday Worship Services A Few Changes for Security:

Following will be the changes on Sunday morning related to security to further protect our children and all attenders and to provide as safe a place as possible.

  *  At 10:40 am all exterior doors will be locked.

  *  Clear signage will be installed directing anyone arriving after 10:40 to the office and courtyard door near the offices as an usher will be posted there to let people in and assist with the elevator if needed.

  *   Training will be given to the ushers and others to understand what needs to be done if an intruder situation would occur.

  *  Watch for more information as this plan continues to unfold.

These are not big changes and many of us will not be impacted by them in any way at all. Let us remember the families of the Texas church shooting of recent weeks and continue to pray for each of them and the whole congregation. Also, to pray for all the churches that have been targeted by evil persons by mass shooting, bombs fires and vandalism.

 2017 Giving Statements:  Your 2017 Giving Statements were emailed on Saturday, January 6th.   For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick-up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 878-5503 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

 Would you like a DVD of the Children’s Program, “Finding Christmas Under the Sea?”  Sign up for your copy on the hallway bulletin board!

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

       

      News for January 19, 2018

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

      WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

      Gathering of God’s People

      Welcome

      Prelude – Every Time I Feel the Spirit - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship – Cornerstone

      Children’s Moment

      Anthem – Thou Art Worthy - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

      Sermon – Being the Temple of the Holy Spirit – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Sweet, Sweet Spirit - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – Freely, Freely #389

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart – Sanctuary Choir

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

      Liturgist – David Landis

       

      PRAYER REQUESTS

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      Alta Damron

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Dennis Mosiniak

      Ron and Lou Peyton

      John Richards

      Jennifer and Baby Wesley

      SAVE THE DATE!!!

      You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

      When: February 4th & 11th, 2018 (attend one) immediately following the 10:30 am service

       

      Where: Fellowship Hall

      What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available in the nursery.

      JANUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS - The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo

      What We Do:  Save & Changes Lives.  Who We Are:  A Place for Answers.  A Place for Hope.

       2016 at a Glance:  1,144 individuals served; 605 ultrasounds performed, 899 pregnancy tests administered, 114 people attended a parenting class, 90% of abortion vulnerable clients chose life after seeing their ultrasound.

      Lovingly share the truth about life, relationships and faith.  They help men and women make life-saving, life-changing decisions by sharing information about options, consequences and available services.  With the exception of a small amount of grant funding for abstinence education, all funds come from donations.  Over 40,000 women have already received help.  The Pregnancy Center continues to be a community outreach committed to expressing the compassion of Christ through support and education in pregnancy related issues.   We can help keep the doors open!  Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.

       

      Thank you to all who helped!   We raised $631.10 for the Salvation Army --- ringing the bell in December.

      This Sunday is Welcome a Neighbor Sunday.  There are several gift bags that need to be delivered to new residents in our area after the worship service.  Consider helping with this worthwhile ministry.

      Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

       ADULT BIBLE STUDY

      On Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.

       

      MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – New Study Began January 15

      Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

      Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

      Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

      Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

      Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

       

      M&M BIBLE STUDY – New Study began January 17

      Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

      Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

      Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

      Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

      Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

       

      B&B STUDY

      Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

      Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

      Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

      Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

      Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

      Fellowship Ministry

      We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

      Sunday Worship Services A Few Changes for Security:

      Following will be the changes on Sunday morning related to security to further protect our children and all attenders and to provide as safe a place as possible.

        *  At 10:40 am all exterior doors will be locked.

        *  Clear signage will be installed directing anyone arriving after 10:40 to the office and courtyard door near the offices as an usher will be posted there to let people in and assist with the elevator if needed.

        *   Training will be given to the ushers and others to understand what needs to be done if an intruder situation would occur.

        *  Watch for more information as this plan continues to unfold.

      These are not big changes and many of us will not be impacted by them in any way at all. Let us remember the families of the Texas church shooting of recent weeks and continue to pray for each of them and the whole congregation. Also, to pray for all the churches that have been targeted by evil persons by mass shooting, bombs fires and vandalism.

      2017 Giving Statements:  Your 2017 Giving Statements were emailed on Saturday, January 6th.   For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick-up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 878-5503 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

       Would you like a DVD of the Children’s Program, “Finding Christmas Under the Sea?”  Sign up for your copy on the hallway bulletin board!

      CHERRY STREET MISSION

      If you are interested in helping out with the Cherry Street Mission. Here is a link that you can access for more information.   https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0005&console_type=event&ht=1   

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News for January 12, 2018

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

       WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

      The Gathering of God’s People

      Welcome

      Prelude – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty -  Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Mission Moment – Savannah Martin

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship – You Never Let Go

      Children’s Moment

      Anthem – The Lord Is My Light - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Romans 10:8-10

      Sermon – Finding Balance between our Hearts and Minds – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Christians, We Have Met to Worship - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – O Spirit of the Living God #539

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart – Sanctuary Choir

      Postlude – Lord, Be Glorified - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

       

      PRAYER REQUESTS

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      Alta Damron

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Dennis Mosiniak

      Ron and Lou Peyton

      Sharon Schulte

      Steve Wade

      Jennifer and Baby Wesley

      Janyce Breen White

       

      JANUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS is The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo

       This Sunday, we will have a guest speaker, Savannah Martin, speaking to us about The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo.

      Their goal is to lovingly share the truth about life, relationships and faith.  They help men and women make life-saving, life-changing decisions by sharing information about options, consequences and available services.  With the exception of a small amount of grant funding for abstinence education, all funds come from donations.  Over 32,000 women have already received help.  The Pregnancy Center continues to be a community outreach committed to expressing the compassion of Christ through support and education in pregnancy related issues. We can help keep the doors open! 

      Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.

      Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

       ADULT BIBLE STUDY

      On Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.

       

      MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

      Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

      Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning January 15 for 12 weeks

      Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

      Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

      Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

      M&M BIBLE STUDY – New Study to start January 17

      Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

      Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

      Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

      New Study: To begin on January 17:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

      Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

       B&B STUDY

      Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

      Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

      Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

      Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

      Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

      Wanted – Walker for Three Dogs

      Charlene Monroe is looking for someone to walk her mom’s three dogs while Char and Tim are at work.  Sharon is unsteady on her feet after her health incident in December.  They are small, well behaved dogs.  If you are interested, please call Char at 419-277-2779 to figure out a time.  Looking to start on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, if possible.

      The January 2018 Better Families Pamphlet is available at both entrances. 

      Would you like a DVD of the Children’s Program, “Finding Christmas Under the Sea?”  Sign up for your copy on the hallway bulletin board!

      2017 Giving Statements:  Your 2017 Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, January 6th.   For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick-up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 878-5503 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

      Fellowship Ministry

      Are you making a New Year’s Resolution to be more involved in the Church?  Please prayerfully consider overseeing the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a laugh over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our Sunday and week.  We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

      Altar Flowers Update from Melva Robinson, Chairman Altar Guild  

      WUMC has been very fortunate these many years to bring the creativity of our Lord into our presence at each worship service in a number of ways but especially with the flower arrangements on our altar.  These arrangements give us the opportunity to enjoy the flowers and along with the spoken word and music be reminded of who we are worshiping.  They also provide an occasion to honor and celebrate family, friends and our Lord. 

      I take this time to tell you Third Street Blooms in Waterville is the florist who prepares each order for our altar as requested.  The Sign Up sheet for flowers is on the bulletin board by the church office.  The cost of each arrangement will be increased to forty ($40.00) dollars beginning the first of 2018.  If you have ordered flowers recently you realize the cost.  Our florist has been very generous with the arrangements and delivery.  Please send your payment to the church and indicate altar flowers. 

      Don't forget you may take your arrangement home after the service. 

      Sunday Worship Services A Few Changes for Security:

      Following will be the changes on Sunday morning related to security to further protect our children and all attenders and to provide as safe a place as possible.

       

        *  At 10:40 am all exterior doors will be locked.

        *  Clear signage will be installed directing anyone arriving after 10:40 to the office and courtyard door near the offices as an usher will be posted there to let people in and assist with the elevator if needed.

        *   Training will be given to the ushers and others to understand what needs to be done if an intruder situation would occur.

        *  Watch for more information as this plan continues to unfold.

      These are not big changes and many of us will not be impacted by them in any way at all. Let us remember the families of the Texas church shooting of recent weeks and continue to pray for each of them and the whole congregation. Also, to pray for all the churches that have been targeted by evil persons by mass shooting, bombs fires and vandalism.

      CHERRY STREET MISSION

      If you are interested in helping out with the Cherry Street Mission. Here is a link that you can access for more information.   https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0005&console_type=event&ht=1   

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News for January 5, 2018

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

       

      WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

       The Gathering of God’s People

      Welcome

      Prelude – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name & Diadem, Miles Lane and Coronation -  Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship – Forever

      Children’s Moment

      Anthem – Be Thou My Vision - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Romans 10:9-15

      Sermon – Starting the New Year with God, Part 2 – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – All Creatures of Our God and King - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Celebration of Holy Communion – Prayer of Confession

      Communion

      Hymn – Let Us Break Bread Together #618

      Benediction

      Postlude – Carol of the Bells - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – David Landis

      PRAYER REQUESTS

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      Janyce Breen White

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Dennis Mosiniak

      Ron and Lou Peyton

      Sharon Schulte

      Vonnie Utz

      Steve Wade

      JANUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS is The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo

      Their goal is to lovingly share the truth about life, relationships and faith.  They help men and women make life-saving, life-changing decisions by sharing information about options, consequences and available services.  With the exception of a small amount of grant funding for abstinence education, all funds come from donations.  Over 32,000 women have already received help.  The Pregnancy Center continues to be a community outreach committed to expressing the compassion of Christ through support and education in pregnancy related issues. We can help keep the doors open! 

      Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.

      Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

       ADULT BIBLE STUDY

      On Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.

       

      MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

      Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

      Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning January 15 for 12 weeks

      Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

      Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

      Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a 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 character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

      Please contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested in joining as soon as possible, so she may know how many books to order.

      M&M BIBLE STUDY – New Study to start January 10

      Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha); Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

      Contact Person:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

      New Study: To begin on January 10:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

      Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

       B&B STUDY

      Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast); Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

      Contact Person:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

      Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

      Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

      The January 2018 Better Families Pamphlet is available at both entrances. 

      Christmas Program:  Would you like a DVD of the Children’s Program, “Finding Christmas Under the Sea?”  Sign up for your copy on the hallway bulletin board!

      2017 Giving Statements:  Your 2017 Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, January 6th.   For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick-up on Sunday, January 7th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 878-5503 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

      Fellowship Ministry

      Are you making a New Year’s Resolution to be more involved in the Church?  Please prayerfully consider overseeing the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a laugh over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our Sunday and week.  We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

      Altar Flowers Update from Melva Robinson, Chairman Altar Guild  

      WUMC has been very fortunate these many years to bring the creativity of our Lord into our presence at each worship service in a number of ways but especially with the flower arrangements on our altar.  These arrangements give us the opportunity to enjoy the flowers and along with the spoken word and music be reminded of who we are worshiping.  They also provide an occasion to honor and celebrate family, friends and our Lord. 

      I take this time to tell you Third Street Blooms in Waterville is the florist who prepares each order for our altar as requested.  The Sign Up sheet for flowers is on the bulletin board by the church office.  The cost of each arrangement will be increased to forty ($40.00) dollars beginning the first of 2018.  If you have ordered flowers recently you realize the cost.  Our florist has been very generous with the arrangements and delivery.  Please send your payment to the church and indicate altar flowers. 

      Don't forget you may take your arrangement home after the service. 

       

      Sunday Worship Services A Few Changes for Security:

      Following will be the changes on Sunday morning related to security to further protect our children and all attenders and to provide as safe a place as possible.

        *  At 10:40 am all exterior doors will be locked.

        *  Clear signage will be installed directing anyone arriving after 10:40 to the office and courtyard door near the offices as an usher will be posted there to let people in and assist with the elevator if needed.

        *   Training will be given to the ushers and others to understand what needs to be done if an intruder situation would occur.

        *  Watch for more information as this plan continues to unfold.

      These are not big changes and many of us will not be impacted by them in any way at all. Let us remember the families of the Texas church shooting of recent weeks and continue to pray for each of them and the whole congregation. Also, to pray for all the churches that have been targeted by evil persons by mass shooting, bombs fires and vandalism.

      CHERRY STREET MISSION

      If you are interested in helping out with the Cherry Street Mission. Here is a link that you can access for more information.   https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0005&console_type=event&ht=1   

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

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