News for November 6. 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church, 

The reservation deadline for the Consecration Luncheon on Sunday, November 15 at Waterville Primary School has been extended.  There will be forms in your bulletin on Sunday for you to fill out if you haven’t already made your reservations.  The church office will be accepting reservations on Monday by phone or e-mail  until 3:30 p.m. also. 

If you receive a printed copy of your giving statement, they are available for you to pick up on Sunday morning on the shelf outside the church office.  (There are 21 statements still in the box.)  Please help us save money on postage by picking up your statement this week. 

Worship Service for Sunday, November 8

              Prelude -We Gather Together by the Handbell Choir

             Children’s Moment - 

             Hymns -  America and  America the Beautiful

             Recognition of Veterans

             Sanctuary Choir anthem - Battle Hymn of the Republic

             Olga’s selections -

                   Offertory: Give Thanks

                   Postlude:  We Will Glorify

             Scripture -  Joshua 24:14-18(NLT)

             Pastor Mike’s Sermon Title - Serving God

             Stewardship Moment

             Liturgist - Tom Quinn

Jo Ann Lucas has requested a Prayer Quilt for Ruth Wade of the Browning Community.  Ruth is in rehab after a fall resulting in a broken hip.  Please take a few minutes to tie a knot on the quilt and say a prayer for Ruth this Sunday. 

Join us for a time of light refreshments and conversation following worship in our Fellowship Hall.  Jan Sheridan& Dawn Buskey will be your hosts during the rest of the month of November. 

November’sMission Focus will be Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  There are empty shoeboxes in the Community Room, by the front door and on the cupboard in the Fireside Room.  The assembled boxes in the Fireside Room already have a few items placed in them.  Please take them home and fill them up!  If you missed hearing Karen Longnecker speak about the boxes, she suggested that you remove any excess packaging from items to be placed in the box.  She also suggested that instead of cardboard shoeboxes, you may use tool boxes or fishing tackle boxes of about the same size. 

The Youth Group will be available to do their annual Leaf Raking Fundraiser on Sunday, November 8.  All money earned from this activity will go towards their mission trip in 2016.  If you need some help with your yardwork, please let Adam know and he will put you on their schedule or put your name on the signup sheet in the main hallway and he will be in touch with you. 

The OCC Shoebox Packing Party will be held in Fellowship Hall following worship this Sunday.  We would like to have children/youth come downstairs after church and fill shoeboxes with the items that the congregation has donated throughout the year.  We are definitely in need of more toiletry type items – soap, washcloths, hairbrushes, combs, etc.   

Our church will once again serve as a drop off/ collection site for the area’s OCC Shoeboxes from Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 23.  We are in need of volunteers to staff the collection room (Community Room) during that week.  There are morning, afternoon and evening times available during that week.  Please stop by the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the main hallway and see where you can lend a hand.  Our church will be dedicating our shoeboxes on Sunday, November 22 during the Thanksgiving worship service. 

Parents Night Out Returns

Volunteers needed: WUMC Outreach Committee is planning a Parents Night Out for Saturday, November 14th from 5pm-7:30pm.  This is an event WUMC has hosted in the past with much success, and we are looking forward to bringing it back to reach out to our community & have a fun evening filling our church with kids!  We are in need of volunteers (ages 14+ are welcome!).  We promise you will have as much fun as the kids will!  Volunteers will be given activities to lead such as games, crafts, dinner, etc.  The Toledo Zoo is also coming with a live animal presentation.  Your time commitment will be from 4:45pm-7:30pm.  If you want to join the fun, but can't attend or can only come for part of it, please reach out to us.  We are so excited to restart this popular event!  Please contact Cara or Brian McMillan

For parents: WUMC is planning a Parents Night Out for Saturday, November 14th from 5pm-7:30pm.  Treat yourself to a night out while your children are cared for in a fun, safe environment!  This is free child care for children ages 1 year to 6th grade.  We would love for you to invite friends & neighbors to experience our church by having a night out together!  Your children will have a blast with crafts, games, an indoor bounce house, a Toledo Zoo live animal presentation, & dinner (pizza & snacks).   Registration required, space is limited to 25 children.  Please spread the word to friends/neighbors to register!  There are fliers at the entrances of the sanctuary and on the shelf by the church office to give to any neighbors or friends who might be interested in bringing their children to this event. 

The children have begun to practice for their annual Sunday School Christmas Program.  It will be presented on Sunday, December 13th during the worship service.   Following the program, we will be having a special Fellowship Time which will include lots of yummy Christmas cookies.  If you would like to provide a plate of cookies, please place your name and phone number on the signup sheet in the main hallway.  

I will be leaving the office today at 2:30 to go over to the Maumee Watershed District offices to submit some background checks.                                                                                                                                                                     

Be a Blessing,

Church Cathy