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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      News for December 29, 2017

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

      WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017 at 10:30                                 

      Welcome

      Prelude – Go, Tell It on the Mountain -  Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship – Come Now is the Time to Worship

      Children’s Moment

      Anthem – Now the Holly Bears a Berry - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Luke 10:25-29

      Sermon – Starting the New Year with God, Part 1 – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – We Three Kings - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – This is a Day of New Beginnings #383

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Our New Years Prayer for You - Sanctuary Choir

      Postlude – He Is Born - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

       

      PRAYER REQUESTS

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      Family of Mary Boulis

      Grace Erny and Family

      Ed Golding

      JoAnn Lucas and Friends and Family of Roger Hertzman

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Ron and Lou Peyton

      Walter Scheub

      Sharon Schulte

      The Family of Ellie Viviano

       

      December 2017 MISSION FOCUS    

      IMPACT WITH HOPE – THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 is MISSION JAR SUNDAY – Your change matters!

      Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

      Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

      They have been particularly busy this fall since the two recent hurricanes, Harvey & Irma, that devastated much of Puerto Rico and other islands.  As of October, they had already sent over ½ million meals to Puerto Rico, and had 3 forty-foot containers of supplies ready to go.  One of their most urgent needs is for the funds to aid in shipping.  Please give generously to our December Mission Focus! 

      This Wednesday, January 3 is the next Toledo SeaGate Food Bank.  Please meet at WUMC at 9:30 AM.

      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!

      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.

      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, the adult study is be A Savior is Born. This is a great Study. You will not want to miss it.  During this Study, we will focus on four interactions of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and the Shepherds as God spoke to them through angels. In each instance their first response was a fear so great the scripture says they were terrified.

      MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

      There is a new Bible Study beginning in January.  Meeting Place and Time:  Location will be announced/Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning January 8 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 Better Families Pamphlet is available at both entrances. 

      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. 

      2018 Stewardship Campaign:

      If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete and return your 2018 Estimate of Giving Card or General Information & Service Opportunities form, we will gladly accept them at any time.  Communication is so important and these Information Sheets help us to make sure we have the correct contact information on file for you.  You may place them in the offering, send via US Mail or drop off at the church office.  Thank you!

      2018 Giving Envelopes:

      Your 2018 Giving Envelopes will be available on the shelf outside the church office.  Please make every effort to pick them up, as it is quite expense to mail them.

      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   Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

      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.

      Come Now is the Time to Worship,

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      wumcsandy@watervilleumc.org

      News for December 22, 2017

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

       

      WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM:

      Welcome

      Prelude – Hark! the Herald Angels Sing -  Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Candle of Love

      Call to Worship

      Special Music – What Child is This – Sasha Meade

      Children’s Moment

      Song of Worship – Infant Holy, Infant Lowly #229

      Anthem – Lullaby - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Luke 1:57-66

      Special Music – Is Your Heart Prepared for a King - Quartet

      Sermon – God Prepares the Way – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Gesu Bambinno - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Special Music – Sweet Little Jesus Boy – Karen Wiggins

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – Joy to the World #246

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Sanctuary Choir

      Postlude – Deck the Halls - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – David Landis

       

      WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM:

      Prelude – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel & Joy to the World! -  Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Welcome – Terry Myers

      Call to Worship

      Children’s Moment

      Opening Hymn – Good Christian Friends, Rejoice #224

      Special Music – O Holy Night – Amelia Mazzarella & Sasha Meade

      The Birth of Jesus Foretold – Luke 1:26-38 – Terry Myers

      Special Music – Heaven’s Child – Pam Denman

      Mary Praising God – Luke 1:46-55 – Sasha Meade

      Special Music – Be Born in Me – Nadia Taylor

      Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful #234

      The Telling of Jesus Birth from Luke 2 – Pastor Mike

      Special Music – Mary’s Little Boy Child – Jennifer Reihing

      Christmas Eve Homily – The Miracle of New Life – Pastor Mike

      Lighting of the Christ Candle

      Candle Lighting Ceremony

      Hymn – Silent Night

      Postlude – Silent Night – Olga Topuzova-Meade

       

      PRAYER REQUESTS

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      The Family of Roger Hertzman

      Isabella

      Chris May

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Ron Peyton

      Sharon Schulte

      The Family of Ellie Viviano

       

      December 2017 MISSION FOCUS    

       IMPACT WITH HOPE – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 is MISSION JAR SUNDAY – Your change matters!

      Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

      Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

      They have been particularly busy this fall since the two recent hurricanes, Harvey & Irma, that devastated much of Puerto Rico and other islands.  As of October, they had already sent over ½ million meals to Puerto Rico, and had 3 forty-foot containers of supplies ready to go.  One of their most urgent needs is for the funds to aid in shipping.  Please give generously to our December Mission Focus! 

      Christmas Children's Program DVDs

      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!

      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.

       

      The Better Families Pamphlet is available at both entrances.  Consider giving it as a stocking stuffer!

      The next Toledo SeaGate Food Bank is Wednesday, January 3.

      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. 

      2018 Stewardship Campaign:

      If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete and return your 2018 Estimate of Giving Card or General Information & Service Opportunities form, we will gladly accept them at any time.  Communication is so important and these Information Sheets help us to make sure we have the correct contact information on file for you.  You may place them in the offering, send via US Mail or drop off at the church office.  Thank you!

      2018 Giving Envelopes:

      Your 2018 Giving Envelopes will be available on the shelf outside the church office.  Please make every effort to pick them up, as it is quite expense to mail them.

      Prayer Time is Sunday 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, the adult study is be A Savior is Born. This is a great Study. You will not want to miss it.  During this Study, we will focus on four interactions of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and the Shepherds as God spoke to them through angels. In each instance their first response was a fear so great the scripture says they were terrified.

      MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

      There is a new Bible Study beginning in January.  Meeting Place and Time:  Location will be announced/Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning January 8 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. 

      Christmas Eve Services

      Christmas Eve Services that will be held on Sunday, December 24.

      Worship Service at 10:30 AM

      Traditional Candle Light Service 7:00 PM

      Please note that there will not be nursery available during the Christmas Eve Worship and Candlelight Services.  The Fireside Room will be available and the service will be shown on the TV.

      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   Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

      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.

      Enjoy this blessed season,

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News for December 15, 2017

      WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017:

      Welcome

      Prelude – Joy to the World! -  Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Candle of Joy

      Opening Prayer

      Children’s Moment

      Song of Worship – How Great Is Our God

      Anthem – A Little Child Will Come to Lead Us - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Luke 1:39-45

      Sermon – Experiencing the Joy of God

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Angels We Have Heard on High - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – The First Noel

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Rejoice in the Lord - Sanctuary Choir

      Postlude – Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

       

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      The Family of Ardis Cullen

      Roger Hertzman

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Ron Peyton

      Sharon Schulte

       

      December 2017 MISSION FOCUS    

       IMPACT WITH HOPE

       Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

      Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

      They have been particularly busy this fall since the two recent hurricanes, Harvey & Irma, that devastated much of Puerto Rico and other islands.  As of October, they had already sent over ½ million meals to Puerto Rico, and had 3 forty-foot containers of supplies ready to go.  One of their most urgent needs is for the funds to aid in shipping.  Please give generously to our December Mission Focus! 

       We want to offer a giant THANK YOU to those who helped decorate the church for Christmas.  It looks beautiful because the following people were willing to help:  Frank and Robin Lipinski, Claire Long, Randi Morris, Connie and Karl Kirkman, Kyle Galton, Terry Myers, Randy and Mary Breymaier, Cindy Box, Pam Cook, Charlotte Pritchett, Ann McVicker, Christy Wielgopolski, Barb Page, and Melva and Jerry Robinson.  Thanks to you all!

      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. 

       

      Poinsettia Orders – Order soon– last day to order is THIS SUNDAY, December 17

       Envelopes for poinsettia orders have been placed in each pew and inside the attendance pads.  Please use them to place your order; making sure to note the quantity, the color and to whom you are dedicating the flower to.  The cost is $7.00.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office. The last day to order is THIS SUNDAY, December 17.

       2018 Stewardship Campaign:

      If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete and return your 2018 Estimate of Giving Card or General Information & Service Opportunities form, we will gladly accept them at any time.  Communication is so important and these Information Sheets help us to make sure we have the correct contact information on file for you.  You may place them in the offering, send via US Mail or drop off at the church office.  Thank you!

      2018 Giving Envelopes:

      Your 2018 Giving Envelopes will be available on the shelf outside the church office.  Please make every effort to pick them up, as it is quite expense to mail them.

      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, the adult study will be A Savior is Born. This is a great Study. You will not want to miss it.  During this Study, we will focus on four interactions of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and the Shepherds as God spoke to them through angels. In each instance their first response was a fear so great the scripture says they were terrified.

      Christmas Eve Services

      Christmas Eve Services that will be held on Sunday, December 24.

      Worship Service at 10:30 AM

      Traditional Candle Light Service 7:00 PM

      Sunday Morning 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.

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.   Please consider helping with this ministry.  A sign up sheet is on the 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   Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

      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.

      UPPER ROOM

      Copies of the Upper Room for January – February 2018 are located on the table at the entrance to the Sanctuary.

       Lost and Found

      There was a bracelet found in the last row of pews in the left side, front section.  Please contact the church office, if you have lost one.

      Romans 8:39

      No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

      Enjoy this blessed season,

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News for December 8, 2017

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

       WORSHIP SERVICE AND CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017:                                 

      Welcome

      Prelude – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Candle of Hope

      Scripture – Luke 1:5-25

      Song of Worship – Give Thanks

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Sing We Now of Christmas - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

      Christmas Program – “Finding Christmas Under the Sea”

      Benediction

      Postlude – Christmas Is Coming – By Jason Gray

      Liturgist – Pastor Mike

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Brandon Chase–Active Duty

      Ardis Cullen

      Roger Hertzman

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      Ron Peyton

      Sharon Schulte

      December 2017 MISSION FOCUS    

        IMPACT WITH HOPE

       Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

      Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

      They have been particularly busy this fall since the two recent hurricanes, Harvey & Irma, that devastated much of Puerto Rico and other islands.  As of October, they had already sent over ½ million meals to Puerto Rico, and had 3 forty-foot containers of supplies ready to go.  One of their most urgent needs is for the funds to aid in shipping.  Please give generously to our December Mission Focus! 

       Christmas Program to be held THIS SUNDAY December 10 During the Church Service – See you there!

      We want to offer a giant THANK YOU to those who helped decorate the church for Christmas.  It looks beautiful because the following people were willing to help:  Frank and Robin Lipinski, Claire Long, Randi Morris, Connie and Karl Kirkman, Kyle Galton, Terry Myers, Randy and Mary Breymaier, Cindy Box, Pam Cook, Charlotte Pritchett, Ann McVicker, Christy Wielgopolski, Barb Page, and Melva and Jerry Robinson.  Thanks to you all!

      A thank you from the Mission Team for Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      Thank you to all who rang the bell for the Salvation Army on December 2 at the Waterville Kroger location!    We hear quite a bit of fun was had with elves and music and other shenanigans!  We usually hear from the Salvation Army after the first of the year with the total of what was collected, and will let everyone know at that time.  

      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. 

      Poinsettia Orders – Order soon– last day to order is Sunday, December 17

       Envelopes for poinsettia orders have been placed in each pew and inside the attendance pads.  Please use them to place your order; making sure to note the quantity, the color and to whom you are dedicating the flower to.  The cost is $7.00.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office. The last day to order is Sunday, December 17.

       2018 Stewardship Campaign:

      If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete and return your 2018 Estimate of Giving Card or General Information & Service Opportunities form, we will gladly accept them at any time.  Communication is so important and these Information Sheets help us to make sure we have the correct contact information on file for you.  You may place them in the offering, send via US Mail or drop off at the church office.  Thank you!

       2018 Giving Envelopes:

      Your 2018 Giving Envelopes will be available on the shelf outside the church office.  Please make every effort to pick them up, as it is quite expense to mail them.

      Small Groups and Bible Studies

       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, the adult study will be A Savior is Born. This is a great Study. You will not want to miss it.  During this Study, we will focus on four interactions of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and the Shepherds as God spoke to them through angels. In each instance their first response was a fear so great the scripture says they were terrified.

      M&M Bible Study (Mary and Martha) on Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Community Room

      B&B Bible Study (Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday at 7:30 AM @ Dales

      Christmas Eve Services

      Christmas Eve Services that will be held on Sunday, December 24.

      Worship Service at 10:30 AM

      Traditional Candle Light Service 7:00 PM

      Sunday Morning 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.

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.   Please consider helping with this ministry.  A sign up sheet is on the 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   Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  A special thank you to Karen Longnecker for the photo, as a picture is so often worth a thousand words.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

      UPPER ROOM

      Copies of the Upper Room for January – February 2018 are located on the table at the entrance to the Sanctuary.

       Lost and Found

      There was a bracelet found in the last row of pews in the left side, front section.  Please contact the church office, if you have lost one.

      The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go!  Joshua 1:9

      Sandy Clark

      News for December 1, 2017

      Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017:                                  

      Welcome

      Prelude – The First Noel – Handbell Choir

      Lighting of the Advent Wreath

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship – Great is Thy Faithfulness

      Anthem – Who Would Send a Baby? -  Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Luke 1:26-38

      Sermon – Do Not Be Afraid – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Angels from the Realms of Glory and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Celebration of Holy Communion

      Prayer of Confession

      Hymn – Angels We Have Heard on High

      Benediction

      Postlude – Come, Thou Long-Expect Jesus - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      The Family of Bill Baldridge

      Betty Cole & Family

      Ardis Cullen – She is out of surgery and recovering well.

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      David Nicholson & Family

      Vonnie and Bernie Utz

      Jennifer & Baby Wesley 

      Follow Up on Sunday, November 26 Worship Service - UTube – I Have a New Name – Hosanna Poetry

      Nadia Taylor had mentioned a video during Sunday’s Sermon.  Below is the address you can copy and paste to your URL.   It is about 7 minutes and encourages us to understand that the Lord gives us our name, not the world or the mirror or our past.  Choose today to answer to a NEW NAME.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6uFqfzZ3KE

      December 2017 MISSION FOCUS

      IMPACT WITH HOPE

       Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

      Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

       

      They have been particularly busy this fall since the two recent hurricanes, Harvey & Irma, that devastated much of Puerto Rico and other islands.  As of October, they had already sent over ½ million meals to Puerto Rico, and had 3 forty-foot containers of supplies ready to go.  One of their most urgent needs is for the funds to aid in shipping.  Please give generously to our December Mission Focus! 

       Christmas Program to be held NEXT SUNDAY December 10 During the Church Service – Hope to see you there!

      PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE PROGRAM:

      1.  Sunday, December 3 at 10:15 (Meet in the Sunday School rooms.  The kids will NOT come up to church this Sunday)

      2.  Wednesday, December 6 at 5:15-6:00 pm (Meet in the sanctuary).

      3.  Saturday, December 9 at 9:30-11:30 am (Meet in the sanctuary).  We will run through the whole program.

      4.  Sunday, December 10 at 9:00 am (Meet in the sanctuary).  Last time to run through the whole program.

       Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      Tomorrow, we will be ringing the Salvation Army Bell at the Waterville Kroger location!    Stop by and place your change in the kettle! 

      Poinsettia Orders

      Envelopes for poinsettia orders have been placed in each pew and inside the attendance pads.  Please use them to place your order; making sure to note the quantity, the color and to whom you are dedicating the flower to.  The cost is $7.00.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office. The last day to order is Sunday, December 17.

      2018 Stewardship Campaign

      If you haven't had the opportunity to complete and return your 2018 Estimate of Giving Card or General Information & Service Opportunities form, we will gladly accept them at any time.  You may place them in the offering, send via US Mail or drop off at church office.

      Adult Sunday School

      On Sunday mornings at 9:00 am the adult study will be A Savior is Born. This is a great Study. You will not want to miss it.  During this Study, we will focus on four interactions of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and the Shepherds as God spoke to them through angels. In each instance their first response was a fear so great the scripture says they were terrified.

      Sunday Morning 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.

      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. 

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 @ Dales

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.   Please consider helping with this ministry.  A sign up sheet is on the 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   Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  A special thank you to Karen Longnecker for the photo, as a picture is so often worth a thousand words.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

      UPPER ROOM

      Copies of the Upper Room for January – February 2018 are located on the table at the entrance to the Sanctuary.

       Lost and Found

      There was a bracelet found in the last row of pews in the left side, front section.  Please contact the church office, if you have lost one.

      In closing, please note that I now have a church email address, see below!

      The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go!  Joshua 1:9

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

       

      News for November 24, 2017

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017:                               

      Welcome

      Prelude – Thanksgiving and Praise Medley

      Presentation of Operation Christmas Child Boxes

      Operation Christmas Child Boxes Dedication Prayer

      Song of Worship – Open Up The Heavens

      Anthem – Sing Now, the Mighty Power of God - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Genesis 12:2-3

      Sermon – You Are Created to be a Blessing – Pastor Mike

      Consecration of Our 2018 Service of God

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Give Thanks - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – Where He Leads Me

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Go Now In Peace

      Postlude – For the Beauty of the Earth - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Dave Landis

       

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      David Nicholson & Family

      Betty Cole & Family

      Jennifer & Baby Wesley 

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      The Family of Bill Baldridge

       

      November 2017 MISSION FOCUS

       OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX NEWS

       1.       A reminder that are still in need of 2 people to man the collection site the morning of Nov. 20 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Also, we still need several to help move the filled crates into the trailer that afternoon (Monday, 11/20 approx 1:00-4:00pm). Please stop by or call the church office and have your name added to the Volunteer list. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

       2.       WUMC collection/dictation app OCC shoeboxes will be November 19 – but if you’re not in attendance that day please bring them in to church anytime during collection week We will pray over these boxes for the children that will receive them on the 19th.

      Youth Fall Fundraiser -  Sunday, November 19  (Rescheduled Due to Rain)

      In June 2018, the youth will be going to Burtonsville, MD, for a mission trip with Group Mission Trips.  In order to help with the cost of the trip, the youth will be raking leaves in order to raise funds.

      Donations to the Youth Mission Trip Fund are welcome.   Thank you!

      Welcome A Neighbor

      There are several Welcome A Neighbor bags on the table at the entrance.  Please consider participating in this important ministry.

       “Volunteers and Donations Needed for the Christmas Program:

      Stephanie Shelton is looking for any volunteers to help with creating costumes or helping with set design for the program.

      SUPPLIES ALSO NEEDED:

      Pool noodles (will not be returned),

      Large pieces of cardboard or foam board,

      Small to medium seashells (nothing huge),

      Curling ribbon; wide, bendable ribbon,

      Long skinny balloons (the kind that are twisted to make animals);

      Bubble machine

      NEW Request:  4 Binders ½ to 1” – Used is fine

      Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  There will be a box for donations outside of the Community Room.  Thank you!

      PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE PROGRAM:

       *Sunday, November 26 during Sunday School

      *Wednesday, November 29 at 5:15-6:00 pm

         in the Community Room

      *Sunday, December 3 at 10:15 – New Time!

        (Meet in the Sunday School rooms)

      *Wednesday, December 6 at 5:15-6:00

         in the Community Room

      *Saturday, December 9 at 9:30 – 11:30 am - 

             New Time!  Meet in the sanctuary.

      *Sunday, December 10 at 9:00 am - Sanctuary

      Program is December 10 during the church service

       

      Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

      Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

      During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

       Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      “It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

      Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

      There are still opened slots for 2:00 pm  to 3:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

      CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house. After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church:

      • Entry and hallway
      • Fireside Room (basement)
      • Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use, or if you have your own ideas, you can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; after church on the 26th to before church on Dec.3rd.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 @ Dales

       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

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      God’s Blessings to All

      News for November 17, 2017

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017:

                                           

      Welcome

      Prelude – Thanksgiving and Praise Medley

      Presentation of Operation Christmas Child Boxes

      Operation Christmas Child Boxes Dedication Prayer

      Song of Worship – Open Up The Heavens

      Anthem – Sing Now, the Mighty Power of God - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Genesis 12:2-3

      Sermon – You Are Created to be a Blessing – Pastor Mike

      Consecration of Our 2018 Service of God

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – Give Thanks - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – Where He Leads Me

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Go Now In Peace

      Postlude – For the Beauty of the Earth - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Dave Landis

       

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      David Nicholson & Family

      Betty Cole & Family

      Jennifer & Baby Wesley 

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

      The Family of Bill Baldridge

       

      November 2017 MISSION FOCUS

       OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX NEWS

       1.       A reminder that are still in need of 2 people to man the collection site the morning of Nov. 20 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Also, we still need several to help move the filled crates into the trailer that afternoon (Monday, 11/20 approx 1:00-4:00pm). Please stop by or call the church office and have your name added to the Volunteer list. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

       2.       WUMC collection/dictation app OCC shoeboxes will be November 19 – but if you’re not in attendance that day please bring them in to church anytime during collection week We will pray over these boxes for the children that will receive them on the 19th.

      Youth Fall Fundraiser -  Sunday, November 19  (Rescheduled Due to Rain)

      In June 2018, the youth will be going to Burtonsville, MD, for a mission trip with Group Mission Trips.  In order to help with the cost of the trip, the youth will be raking leaves in order to raise funds.

      Donations to the Youth Mission Trip Fund are welcome.   Thank you!

       Welcome A Neighbor

      There are several Welcome A Neighbor bags on the table at the entrance.  Please consider participating in this important ministry.

       “Volunteers and Donations Needed for the Christmas Program:

      Stephanie Shelton is looking for any volunteers to help with creating costumes or helping with set design for the program.

      SUPPLIES ALSO NEEDED:

      Pool noodles (will not be returned),

      Large pieces of cardboard or foam board,

      Small to medium seashells (nothing huge),

      Curling ribbon; wide, bendable ribbon,

      Long skinny balloons (the kind that are twisted to make animals);

      Bubble machine

      NEW Request:  4 Binders ½ to 1” – Used is fine

      Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  There will be a box for donations outside of the Community Room.  Thank you!

       

      PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE PROGRAM:

       *Sunday, November 26 during Sunday School

      *Wednesday, November 29 at 5:15-6:00 pm

         in the Community Room

      *Sunday, December 3 at 10:15 – New Time!

        (Meet in the Sunday School rooms)

      *Wednesday, December 6 at 5:15-6:00

         in the Community Room

      *Saturday, December 9 at 9:30 – 11:30 am - 

             New Time!  Meet in the sanctuary.

      *Sunday, December 10 at 9:00 am - Sanctuary

      Program is December 10 during the church service

       

      Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

      Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

      During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

       

      Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      “It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

      Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

       

      There are still opened slots for 2:00 pm  to 3:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

      CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house. After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church:

      • Entry and hallway
      • Fireside Room (basement)
      • Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use, or if you have your own ideas, you can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; after church on the 26th to before church on Dec.3rd.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

       

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 @ Dales

       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

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      God’s Blessings to All,

      Sandy Clark

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News from November 10, 2017

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017:

      Welcome

      Prelude – Battle Hymn of the Republic – Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Call To Worship

      Recognition of Our Veterans

      Song of Worship – As the Deer

      Kinder Choir – Clap Your Hands All You People & I’m Thankful to Be An American

      Children’s Moment 

      Anthem – Litany For America - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – 1 Kings 19:1-9

      Sermon – Facing the Challenges of Life – Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

      Offertory – America the Beautiful - Olga Topuzova Meade

      Doxology

      Offering Dedication Prayer

      Prayers of God’s People

      The Lord’s Prayer

      Hymn – Stand by Me

      Benediction

      Choral Benediction – Go Now In Peace

      Postlude – Onward Christian Soldiers - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

       

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      David Nicholson & Family

      Betty Cole & Family

      Jennifer & Baby Wesley 

      Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

       

      Good News!

      The Church Wedding Coordinator position has been filled by Tom Quinn.  Thank you Tom!

       

      Youth Fall Fundraiser

      This Sunday November 12

      In June 2018, the youth will be going to Burtonsville, MD, for a mission trip with Group Mission Trips.  In order to help with the cost of the trip, the youth will be raking leaves in order to raise funds.

      Donations to the Youth Mission Trip Fund are welcome. 

       

      If you are interested in having the youth rake your leaves or know of a neighbor who could use their help, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton Shelton or sign-up sheet on hall bulletin board. 

      Thank you!

       

      OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX NEWS

       1.A reminder that there are still open slots for operation Christmas child collection week at WUMC/ for November 13-20. Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board – We are still looking for volunteers to help on Sunday afternoon/evening of Nov 19, and Monday, Nov 20 10:00-1:00.  It takes many volunteers to fill these timeslots. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

      2 Our annual Operation Christmas child packing party will be after church during fellowship on Sunday November 12.  Would love to have help packing items that have been brought in during the year. If you have extra items that didn’t fit in your shoe boxes – please bring them along that morning. All ages welcome to help!

       3. WUMC collection/dictation app OCC shoeboxes will be November 19 – but if you’re not in attendance that day please bring them in to church anytime during collection week We will pray over these boxes for the children that will receive them on the 19th.

       NOISEMAKERS FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX!

      The children’s Sunday School classes participated in a “Project with a Purpose” in which they made noisemakers (maracas and jingle sticks) to be included in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Beginning on October 29th, there will be baskets of these noisemakers in the Community Room and Fellowship Hall.  Please feel free to take one noisemaker for each box that you plan on packing. 

       BEANIE BABIES For OCC Shoe box.

      Some Beanie Babies have been donated. Please feel free to take one and place in your Operation Chritmas Child Shoeboxes.  They are located in the Fireplace Room.

      “Volunteers and Donations Needed for the Christmas Program:

      Stephanie Shelton is looking for any volunteers to help with creating costumes or helping with set design for the program.

      SUPPLIES ALSO NEEDED:

      Pool noodles (will not be returned),

      Large pieces of cardboard or foam board,

      Small to medium seashells (nothing huge),

      Curling ribbon; wide, bendable ribbon,

      Long skinny balloons (the kind that are twisted to make animals);

      Bubble machine

      Streamers

      Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  There will be a box for donations outside of the Community Room.  Thank you!

      Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

      Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

      During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

       Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      “It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

      Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

      CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house. After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church:

      • Entry and hallway
      • Fireside Room (basement)
      • Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use, or if you have your own ideas, you can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; after church on the 26th to before church on Dec.3rd.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

       

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 @ Dales

       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

      October & November 2017 MISSION FOCUS

      Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the Operation Christmas Child logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

       

      In His Steps, fearfully and wonderfully walking.

      Leanne Dunn

      News from November 3, 2017

      It’s time to fall back!

      DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017:

       Welcome

      Prelude – A Joyous Psalm- Handbell Choir

      Call To Worship

      Song of Worship – In Christ Alone

      Roll Call of the Victorious

      Children’s Moment 

      Anthem Thank You for the Song - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Psalm 51:7-11

      Sermon – Experiencing New Life Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory – Old Time Religion/ Swing Low, Sweet Chariot- Olga Topuzova Meade

       Doxology

       Dedication Prayer

       Prayers of God’s People

       The Lord’s Prayer

      Celebration of Holy Communion by Intinction

       Hymn – Victory In Jesus

       Benediction 

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

      Liturgist – Dave Landis

       

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Harriet Nafzinger ( Bob Hires Sister)

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      Dan Rigal

      Mike Allison

      Sharon Schulk

      SPRC News:

      When God speaks, we need to listen.  Leanne Dunn has resigned the position as secretary to pursue another ministry opportunity God has chosen for her.  As a committee, we regretfully accepted her resignation.  With that being said, God is good as he has provided a replacement for us within our own church.  Starting on November 9, Sandy Clark will be replacing Leanne in the position as secretary.  There will be a transition period with Leanne and Sandy.

      The Staff Parish Relations Committee is grateful to Leanne for her service to our church and the Lord.  We wish her the best in this new ministry opportunity.  Please join us in expressing gratitude by dropping off or mailing a card to her.  We are blessed to have Sandy available and willing to serve the Lord in this capacity.  Gratitude is also expressed to Janet for assisting during the transition.  Together we can do more to serve Him.

      Free Election Day Lunch This Tuesday

      Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

      Youth Fall Fundraiser

      November 12

      In June 2018, the youth will be going to Burtonsville, MD, for a mission trip with Group Mission Trips.  In order to help with the cost of the trip,

      the youth will be raking leaves in order to raise funds.

      Donations to the Youth Mission Trip Fund are welcome. 

       If you are interested in having the youth rake your leaves or know of a neighbor who could use their help, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton Shelton or sign-up sheet on hall bulletin board. 

      Thank you!

       OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX NEWS

       1.A reminder that there are still open slots for operation Christmas child collection week at WUMC/ for November 13-20. Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board – quite a few open spots remain. It takes many volunteers to fill these timeslots. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

       2 Our annual Operation Christmas child packing party will be after church during fellowship on Sunday November 12. . Would love to have help packing items that have been brought in during the year. If you have extra items that didn’t fit in your shoe boxes – please bring them along that morning. All ages welcome to help!

      3. WUMC collection/dictation app OCC shoeboxes will be November 19 – but if you’re not in attendance that day please bring them in to church anytime during collection week We will pray over these boxes for the children that will receive them on the 19th.

       NOISEMAKERS FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX!

      The children’s Sunday School classes participated in a “Project with a Purpose” in which they made noisemakers (maracas and jingle sticks) to be included in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Beginning on October 29th, there will be baskets of these noisemakers in the Community Room and Fellowship Hall.  Please feel free to take one noisemaker for each box that you plan on packing. 

       BEANIE BABIES For OCC Shoe box.

      Some Beanie Babies have been donated. Please feel free to take one and place in your Operation Chritmas Child Shoeboxes.  They are located in the Fireplace Room.

       “Volunteers and Donations Needed for the Christmas Program:

       Stephanie Shelton is looking for any volunteers to help with creating costumes or helping with set design for the program.

      SUPPLIES ALSO NEEDED:

      10 umbrellas (preferably solid color, no golf umbrellas, dome shaped would be ideal, but doesn’t have to be);

      pool noodles (you wouldn’t get these back),

      large pieces of cardboard or foam board,

      small to medium shells (nothing huge),

      curling ribbon; wide, bendable ribbon,

      long skinny balloons (like they kind that are twisted to make animals);

      bubble machine.

      There will be a box for donations outside of the Community Room.  Thank you!

      Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

      Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

      During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

       Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      “It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

      Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

      CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house. After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church:

      • Entry and hallway
      • Fireside Room (basement)
      • Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use, or if you have your own ideas, you can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; after church on the 26th to before church on Dec.3rd.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

      M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.

       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

      Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

      WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at Charlene.Hansen@live.com.

      October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

      Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

       FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      In His Steps, fearfully and wonderfully walking.

      Leanne Dunn

      News from October 27, 2017

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29:

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

      Welcome Call To Worship

      Song of Worship – 10,000 Reasons

      Children’s Moment – Mission Jar – Karen Longnecker

      Anthem – Surely the Lord Is In This Place - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Hebrews 11:1-6

      Sermon – Trusting God’s Provision by Faith Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory – Majesty, Crown Him With Many Crowns/How Majestic Is Your Name- Olga Topuzova Meade

       Doxology

       Dedication Prayer

       Prayers of God’s People

       The Lord’s Prayer

       Hymn – All My Hope Is Firmly Grounded

       Benediction

       Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer - Sanctuary Choir

       Postlude – Blessed Assurance - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

       

      PRAYER REQUEST

      Harriet Nafzinger ( Bob Hires Sister)

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      Dan Rigal

      Mike Allison

      Sharon Schulk

      Patty Dempsey

      PRAISE REPORT

      Harry and Andrea Stover( Fred’s cousin and wife living in NAPA, CA.)

      They are safe from the Fire! PTL!

      MISSION JAR this Sunday October, 29!

      Pastor Appreciation Reception this Sunday.

      The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be hosting an Appreciation reception for Pastor Mike this Sunday, October 29 after church during fellowship. We hope you will join us at this time and take the opportunity to personally show your appreciation for Pastor Mike and Pam."

      Please show your gratitude for Pastor Mike with a card or something else of your choosing.

      Youth Fall Fundraiser

      November 12

      In June 2018, the youth will be going to Burtonsville, MD, for a mission trip with Group Mission Trips.  In order to help with the cost of the trip,

      the youth will be raking leaves in order to raise funds.

      Donations to the Youth Mission Trip Fund are welcome. 

       If you are interested in having the youth rake your leaves or know of a neighbor who could use their help, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton Shelton or sign-up sheet on hall bulletin board. 

      Thank you!

       “Volunteers and Donations Needed for the Christmas Program:

       Stephanie Shelton is looking for any volunteers to help with creating costumes or helping with set design for the program.

      SUPPLIES ALSO NEEDED:

      10 umbrellas (preferably solid color, no golf umbrellas, dome shaped would be ideal, but doesn’t have to be);

      pool noodles (you wouldn’t get these back),

      large pieces of cardboard or foam board,

      small to medium shells (nothing huge),

      curling ribbon; wide, bendable ribbon,

      long skinny balloons (like they kind that are twisted to make animals);

      bubble machine.

      There will be a box for donations outside of the Community Room.  Thank you!

      Free Election Day Lunch

      "It is that time of year to begin planning our annual Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

      Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

      Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

      During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

      NOISEMAKERS FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX!

      The children’s Sunday School classes participated in a “Project with a Purpose” in which they made noisemakers (maracas and jingle sticks) to be included in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Beginning on October 29th, there will be baskets of these noisemakers in the Community Room and Fellowship Hall.  Please feel free to take one noisemaker for each box that you plan on packing. 

      BEANIE BABIES For OCC Shoe box.

      Some Beanie Babies have been donated. Please feel free to take one and place in your Operation Chritmas Child Shoeboxes.  They are located in the Fireplace Room.

      Thank you for the Candy Donations.

      Thank you for the  candy station so the youth could have a successful time at the Sunshine Community’s “Spooky Boardwalk.”  

       Prayer Time Focus

      I’d like to take a minute to highlight the Prayer Time we have available to all of you from 9-10:00 on Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to come for the whole time or come for just a portion, but give some thought to participating in this important ministry. 

      There has been a faithful 3-4 persons who have been supporting this for a year and a half now.   We come together in the Sanctuary and pray silently for the concerns on our hearts, concerns of our church, community, and world.  Recently we have come to feel that our prayers need to be more focused.  We are concerned for the health of this church and the new directions we are facing, that we must first and always be a praying church (I Thess. 5:17-18) – praying continually and with thanks in all circumstances. 

      Pastor Mike said in his September Ambassador article we have 3 primary concerns at this moment: 

                    Church growth

                    Serving the needs of our community

                    New building

      Let us all commit ourselves to concentrated and focused prayer in each of these areas.  And add our prayers to those golden bowls so that they are overflowing!

      The perfect opportunity arrives each week on Sunday mornings between 9 and 10:00. 

      Please See attached Word Document for Full Details on Prayer Time Focus

       Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      “It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

      Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

      CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house. After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church:

      • Entry and hallway
      • Fireside Room (basement)
      • Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use, or if you have your own ideas, you can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; after church on the 26th to before church on Dec.3rd.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

      CHILDREN’S KINDER CHOIR

      Come and Join Kinder Choir. Practice is @ 5:15-6:00 PM.

      It’s going to be another great year. Please come and join us!

      M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.

      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

      Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

      WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at Charlene.Hansen@live.com.

      October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

      Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

      OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of October is small toys and stuffed animals.  Keep your eyes open for those clearance racks and off-season sale items!!!

       FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      Leanne Dunn

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News from October 20, 2017

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22:

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

      Welcome

      Opening Prayer

      Song of Worship – The Heart of Worship

      Children’s Moment 

      Anthem – You Raise Me Up - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Matthew 15:32-38

      Sermon – God Will Provide – The God Guarantee Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory – Standing On the Promises- Olga Topuzova Meade

       Doxology

       Dedication Prayer

       Prayers of God’s People

       The Lord’s Prayer

       Hymn – My Hope Is Built

       Benediction

       Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer - Sanctuary Choir

       Postlude – He Is Exalted - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Dave Landis

       

      Natalie Fuller Family for their loss of Natalie (Sue Gregory’s cousin)

      Harriet Nafzinger ( Bob Hires Sister)

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      Harry and Andrea Stover( Fred’s cousin and wife living in NAPA, CA. no contact since fire started)

      Jamie Reye There is a prayer quilt hanging in the sanctuary, please tie a knot in the quilt as you pray.

      MISSION Jar next Sunday October, 29!

      WAN BAGS

      This Sunday we have 14 “Welcome a Neighbor” Bags to deliver.

      Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

      Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

      During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

       NOISEMAKERS FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX!

      The children’s Sunday School classes participated in a “Project with a Purpose” in which they made noisemakers (maracas and jingle sticks) to be included in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Beginning on October 29th, there will be baskets of these noisemakers in the Community Room and Fellowship Hall.  Please feel free to take one noisemaker for each box that you plan on packing. 

      Donations of Candy Needed:  Please bring candy this Sunday.

       On October 22, the youth group has an opportunity to sponsor and volunteer at a candy station at the Sunshine Community’s “Spooky Boardwalk.”  The event is open to the public and runs from 2:30-4:30.  We are asking for donations of candy.  The youth will be handing out the candy at the event.  We will accept candy donations until Sunday morning, October 22.  There will be a drop-off box placed near the Community Room.  Questions?  Contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.

       Prayer Time Focus

      I’d like to take a minute to highlight the Prayer Time we have available to all of you from 9-10:00 on Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to come for the whole time or come for just a portion, but give some thought to participating in this important ministry. 

      There has been a faithful 3-4 persons who have been supporting this for a year and a half now.   We come together in the Sanctuary and pray silently for the concerns on our hearts, concerns of our church, community, and world.  Recently we have come to feel that our prayers need to be more focused.  We are concerned for the health of this church and the new directions we are facing, that we must first and always be a praying church (I Thess. 5:17-18) – praying continually and with thanks in all circumstances. 

      Pastor Mike said in his September Ambassador article we have 3 primary concerns at this moment: 

                    Church growth

                    Serving the needs of our community

                    New building

      Let us all commit ourselves to concentrated and focused prayer in each of these areas.  And add our prayers to those golden bowls so that they are overflowing!

      The perfect opportunity arrives each week on Sunday mornings between 9 and 10:00. 

      Please See attached Word Document for Full Details on Prayer Time Focus

       Salvation Army Bell Ringing

      “It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

      Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

      "October is Pastor Appreciation Month - Please show your gratitude for Pastor Mike with a card or something else of your choosing over the next few weeks. The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be hosting an Appreciation reception for Pastor Mike on Sunday, October 29 after church during fellowship. We hope you will join us at this time and take the opportunity to personally show your appreciation for Pastor Mike and Pam."

       CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house: After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church;

      ·       Entry and hallway

      ·       Fireside Room (basement)

      ·       Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use; or if you have, your own ideas. You can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; and after church on the 26 before church on Dec. 3.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

      CHILDREN’S KINDER CHOIR

      Come and Join Kinder Choir. Practice is @ 5:15-6:00 PM.

      It’s going to be another great year. Please come and join us!

      Free Election Day Lunch

      "It is that time of year to begin planning our annual Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

      M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

       Diabetes Management Classes 6:00-7:00 pm Monday Nights in the church Community Room on the first floor. This YMCA program is free. It is a very helpful program. Each class looks at one area of living with Diabetes. Missing a class does not impact the other classes.

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.

       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

      Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

      WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at Charlene.Hansen@live.com.

      October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

      Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

      OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of October is small toys and stuffed animals.  Keep your eyes open for those clearance racks and off-season sale items!!!

       FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      Leanne Dunn

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News from October 13, 2017

      DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF WATERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

      Prelude – O Worship the King - Olga Topuzova Mead

      Welcome

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship – Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

      Children’s Moment 

      Anthem They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Gospel of John 12:37- 43

      Sermon – Can I Trust God Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory – In The Name Of The Lord  - Olga Topuzova Meade

       Doxology

       Dedication Prayer

       Prayers of God’s People

       The Lord’s Prayer

       Hymn – God Will Take Care of You

       Benediction

       Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer - Sanctuary Choir

       Postlude – Lord, Be Glorified - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Tom Quinn

       

      Don’t forget to pick up the New Edition of  “Better Families” on the Foyer table.

      "October is Pastor Appreciation Month - Please show your gratitude for Pastor Mike with a card or something else of your choosing over the next few weeks. The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be hosting an Appreciation reception for Pastor Mike on Sunday, October 29 after church during fellowship. We hope you will join us at this time and take the opportunity to personally show your appreciation for Pastor Mike and Pam."

       CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

      Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house: After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

      We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church;

      ·       Entry and hallway

      ·       Fireside Room (basement)

      ·       Fellowship Room (basement)

      Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use; or if you have, your own ideas. You can be creative.

      The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; and after church on the 26 before church on Dec. 3.

      We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

      CHILDREN’S KINDER CHOIR

      Come and Join Kinder Choir. Practice is @ 5:15-6:00 PM.

      It’s going to be another great year. Please come and join us!

      Donations of Candy Needed:  On October 22, the youth group has an opportunity to sponsor and volunteer at a candy station at the Sunshine Community’s “Spooky Boardwalk.”  The event is open to the public and runs from 2:30-4:30.  We are asking for donations of candy.  The youth will be handing out the candy at the event.  We will accept candy donations until the Sunday morning, October 22.  There will be a drop-off box placed near the Community Room.  Questions?  Contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.

      Free Election Day Lunch

      "It is that time of year to begin planning our annual Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

      Waterville Historical Society presents "Ghostly Encounters IV", Wednesday, October 11, 6:30pm @ Wakeman Cemetery.  Local re-enactors will portray notable Waterville residents from the past, who are currently resting in the cemetery. Fun and informative for all ages.  Bring lawn chairs.  Refreshments to follow performance.  

      Sunday School and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement Do Not be Anxious by John Piper. This study explores what God says about anxiety in Matthew 6:24-27. This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location.

      M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

       Diabetes Management Classes 6:00-7:00 pm Monday Nights in the church Community Room on the first floor. This YMCA program is free. It is a very helpful program. Each class looks at one area of living with Diabetes. Missing a class does not impact the other classes.

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.

       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

      Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

      WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at Charlene.Hansen@live.com.

      October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

      Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

      OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of October is small toys and stuffed animals.  Keep your eyes open for those clearance racks and off-season sale items!!!

       FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      Leanne Dunn

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News for October 6, 2017

      DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF WATERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,

       WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8:

       Prelude - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Olga Topuzova Mead

      Welcome

      Opening Prayer

      Song of Worship – What a Beautiful Name

      Children’s Moment 

      Anthem – I Love You  Lord - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture – Philippians 4:4-9

      Sermon – How To Find Victory Over Anxiety Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory - Count Your Blessings  - Olga Topuzova Meade

       Doxology

       Dedication Prayer

       Prayers of God’s People

       The Lord’s Prayer

       Hymn – I Surrender All

       Benediction

       Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer - Sanctuary Choir

       Postlude – His Name is Wonderful - Olga Topuzova-Meade

      Liturgist – Dave Landis

      Peace in North Korea

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      Joe Scheub

      Natalie Przybylski

      "October is Pastor Appreciation Month - Please show your gratitude for Pastor Mike with a card or something else of your choosing over the next few weeks. The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be hosting an Appreciation reception for Pastor Mike on Sunday, October 29 after church during fellowship. We hope you will join us at this time and take the opportunity to personally show your appreciation for Pastor Mike and Pam."

      CHILDREN’S KINDER CHOIR

      Come and Join Kinder Choir. Practice starts this Wednesday 10/11//2017 5:15-6:00 PM.

      It’s going to be another great year. Please come and join us!

      Donations of Candy Needed:  On October 22, the youth group has an opportunity to sponsor and volunteer at a candy station at the Sunshine Community’s “Spooky Boardwalk.”  The event is open to the public and runs from 2:30-4:30.  We are asking for donations of candy.  The youth will be handing out the candy at the event.  We will accept candy donations until the Sunday morning, October 22.  There will be a drop-off box placed near the Community Room.  Questions?  Contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.

      Free Election Day Lunch

      "It is that time of year to begin planning our annual Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

      Waterville Historical Society presents "Ghostly Encounters IV", Wednesday, October 11, 6:30pm @ Wakeman Cemetery.  Local re-enactors will portray notable Waterville residents from the past, who are currently resting in the cemetery. Fun and informative for all ages.  Bring lawn chairs.  Refreshments to follow performance.  

      Sunday School and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      Adult Sunday School, in the church basement will Start a 3 part Study, Do Not be Anxious by John Piper. This study will explore what God says about anxiety in Matthew 6:24-27. This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Only 2 more Sundays left to get in on this study.

      M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

       

      Diabetes Management Classes 6:00-7:00 pm Monday Nights in the church Community Room on the first floor. This YMCA program is free. It is a very helpful program. There are 2 weeks remaining. Each class looks at one area of living with Diabetes. Missing a class does not impact the other classes.

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.

       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

      Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

      Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

      WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at Charlene.Hansen@live.com.

      October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

       Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

      OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of October is small toys and stuffed animals.  Keep your eyes open for those clearance racks and off-season sale items!!!

      FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      Leanne Dunn

      Secretary Thursday/Friday

      News for September 29, 2017

      DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF WATERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,

      WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1:

       World Communion Sunday

      Prelude - We Bow Down / Praise to the Lord, the Almighty / O Worship the King / Praise Him!  Praise Him!

      Welcome

      Mission Moment - Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes - Karen Wiggins

      Call to Worship

      Song of Worship - Revelation Song

      Children’s Moment 

      Anthem - I Worship You Almighty God - Sanctuary Choir

      Scripture - Matthew 6:25-34

      Sermon - Trusting God, the Key to Peace Pastor Mike

      Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

       Offertory - There Is a Fountain - Olga Topuzova Meade

       Doxology

       Dedication Prayer

       Prayers of God’s People

       The Lord’s Prayer

       Sacrament of Holy Communion served in the pews

       Hymn - What Wondrous Love Is This

       Benediction

       Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer - Sanctuary Choir

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

      Liturgist - Tom Quinn

      Continue to pray for Victims of Natural Disasters

      Peace in North Korea

      Barb Page

      Brandon Chase – Active Duty

      Joe Scheub

      Stafford Family- Loss of Nancy

      Natalie Przybylski

      CHILDREN’S KINDER CHOIR

      The summer hiatus of the Kinder Choir will soon be ending.  Mrs. Page is hoping to get the group together again in October. Stay tuned to the Friday E-Blast for further information.

      Sunday School and Tuesday Night Bible Study

      This Sunday, October 1, Adult Sunday School, in the church basement will Start a 3 part Study, Do Not be Anxious by John Piper. This study will explore what God says about anxiety in Matthew 6:24-27. This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location.

      M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

       Diabetes Management Classes 6:00-7:00 pm Monday Nights in the church Community Room on the first floor. This YMCA program is free. It is a very helpful program. There are 3 weeks remaining. Each class looks at one area of living with Diabetes. Missing a class does not impact the other classes.

      B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.

       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

      Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

      WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at Charlene.Hansen@live.com.

      October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

       Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.

      OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of October is small toys and stuffed animals.  Keep your eyes open for those clearance racks and off-season sale items!!!

       FELLOWSHIP HOST

      We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.

      PEANUT BUTTER JARS

      We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

      Leanne Dunn

      Secretary Thursday/Friday