News For July 2, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,  

The church office will be closed on Friday, July 3.   

Your second Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Friday, July 3. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for you to pick up on Sunday, July 5 on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at if you have any questions about anything related to finance, stewardship or the Capital Campaign.  

There will not be a Wired Word Adult Bible Fellowship Class this week.  

There will not be any Sunday School or Nursery offered for the children this Sunday.  

Our worship service will be held in the courtyard (weather permitting).  Please bring a lawn chair with you on Sunday.  

Worship Service for Sunday, July 5  

            Children’s Moment - 

            Hymns -  America; America the Beautiful; Onward, Christian Soldiers and The Battle Hymn of the Republic 

            Olga’s selections - 

                   Prelude: America the Beautiful with God Bless the U.S.A.; The Battle Hymn of the Republic

                   Offertory:  Onward, Christian Soldiers

            Special Music - Ted Myers

            Scripture -  2 Corinthians 12:2-10  (New Living Translation)

            Pastor Mike’s sermon title - Serving the Least and the Lost

            Communion will be celebrated by intinction            

Please join us for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the worship service.  Ann Nightingale and Bobbie Westfall will be your hosts for the month of July.  

The Upper Room, a daily devotional book for July and August, will be available at both entrances of the sanctuary on Sunday morning.  The cost is $1.00.  

Our mission emphasis for July is UMCOR Health Kits.  Watch your church bulletin next Sunday for the list of items needed to complete one of these kits.  You will also find information on the kits in the July issue of The Ambassador which was sent on Tuesday.  

During the month of July we would like to highlight toiletries and hygiene items for our Operation Christmas Child extra shoebox collection.  The collection basket is under the table in the foyer.    

The Browning Masonic Home has many ministry opportunities.  One of these opportunities is providing transportation to our weekly Sunday morning worship service.  For this to happen, we are looking for 6 persons who are called to serve the residents of Browning who desire to attend church here at WUMC.  As Waterville UMC continues to seek God’s leading in every ministry, one of our great opportunities is through this transportation ministry.  Please contact Pastor Mike for further information at 419-469-0156 or   

I’ve printed 3 copies of the new church directory which will be in different locations throughout the church during the next few weeks. ( One will be in Fellowship Hall, one in the church office and the final one will be on the shelf outside the church office.) Please stop and look at your information  in any of the copies and let me know if it is correct by placing your initials by your listing.  If it is not correct, please make the corrections needed.  I’m sorry that this process has taken so long.  We updated the software about 3 months ago and I didn’t realize what a time consuming project this would be.  Depending on the workload, I hope to have it ready for everyone by August.  To help defray printing costs, we are asking everyone to pay $5.00 per copy.  I’ll keep you updated on its progress.  

Time is running out to register for Vacation Bible School!!  You will find Student Registration Forms and Volunteer Sign Up Forms on the bulletin board outside of Pastor Mike’s Office.  This year we will embark on an icy expedition that empowers kids to overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power.  Kids will be anchored in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.  You may register by going to   Any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton .  

The following items are needed to help with the VBS Crafts this summer, July 12-16:  Toilet paper rolls, sandwich size zip-lock bags, colorful Sharpie markers and battery operated tea lights.  If you would like to donate an item, please get it to Stephanie Shelton or there will be a collection box in or near the Community Room.  Thank you for your support!   

Each night of VBS, a different church is responsible for a snack that goes along with the Bible Point/Lesson for the evening.  Our church’s night is Tuesday, July 14th.  The snack will be heart cut-out cookies.  We are in need of volunteer bakers to make the heart cut-out cookies.  Any recipe is fine.  We need at least 225 cookies.  Please sign-up on the bulletin board or contact Stephanie Shelton or Stephani Letzring if you are interested.  Our church is also responsible for providing dinner to all the volunteers on the evening of the 14th.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to find ways you can help with the dinner!  Thank you very much for all your support of these great outreach ministry!    

The Roche de Bout (or Roche de Boeuf) Parade is fast approaching.  Anne Stevens is wondering if there are any who would like to design, plan and build an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox float for the parade at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26.  If so, please put your name on the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the main hallway.  We will also need volunteers to staff our booth that day…more details to come!  

The Church Mouse would like to thank the following for all their work around the church this week:

-      The Youth Group members who came to church and cleaned up the yard after Saturday’s storm

-      Penn for cleaning out the gutters in the courtyard

-      Randy Reihing for edging around the walks and parking areas and blowing the driveway clean

-      Jenni and Zach Bollinger and Kyle Breymaier for painting the walls in the nursery

-      Ted Myers for getting the sound system working for our Courtyard Worship Service this Sunday  

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend and don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs with you on Sunday.  

Be a blessing,

Church Cathy