News from September 30, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH !!!  While we appreciate Pastor Mike every day, the month of October has been designated as the month to celebrate his ministry here at Waterville United Methodist Church.   Please let him know, sometime during the month, how much you appreciate his service to this congregation and his love for Christ.

October’s Mission Focus will be Operation Christmas Child.  OCC delivers great joy to millions of children around the world through shoeboxes lovingly and prayerfully packed with gifts that will bring delight to a child. In the hands of local churches, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!   Mission envelopes are available in the pew racks.  

The Book of the Revelation study continues on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room.   Pastor Mike is teaching this class.

On Tuesday evenings, the Book of the Revelation study is meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  Pastor Mike is also teaching this class.

The Prayer Time in the sanctuary will begin at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  

Worship Service for Sunday, October 2: World Wide Communion Sunday

              Song of Worship -  Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

  Children’s Moment -  

              Olga’s selections: 

                     Prelude:  Holy, Holy, Holy / Worthy of Worship

                     Offertory:  There Is a Fountain

                     Postlude:   To God Be the Glory

             Sanctuary Choir Anthem - This Do In Remembrance of Me

             Scripture  -  2 Timothy 1:1-14

             Sermon - Living Out God’s Purpose

             Celebration of Holy Communion with full liturgy.  Served at the altar.

             Closing Hymn - One Bread, One Body

             Liturgist - Tom Quinn   

We will have a prayer quilt on the wall this Sunday for Rob Greenlese.  Please take a few minutes, either before or after the worship service, to tie a knot in the yarn and say a prayer for Rob.  

No one has signed up to be Fellowship Hosts for the month of October.  

Your 3rd quarter giving statements will be e-mailed to you on Saturday, October 1.  If you receive a hard copy, they will be available this Sunday on the shelf outside the church office.   

Living Generously, a 5 week video series, will begin on Sunday, October 23 and will be the launch of our Stewardship campaign.  It will feature the same cast of characters from our last video series.  There will also be small group meetings during the series.  Watch for more details concerning the day and time of these meetings.

The youth will be raking leaves on Sunday, November 6 following worship.  If you or someone you know needs help with this fall project, please contact Adam Shelton at 419-205-2516 or  There is also a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway.  The youth would appreciate any donations to help support their summer mission trip. Thank you! 

Once again our church will offer a Free Election Day Lunch to our church and our community on Tuesday, November 8 from 11:00 till 1:00.  Dust off your favorite soup, sloppy joe or dessert recipe and go directly to the bulletin board and sign up.  If cooking is not your gift, we need people to set-up, serve and clean up afterwards.  We also need to spread the word, invite your neighbors and your friends to meet you for lunch at WUMC.  We on the Sharing Team thank you for all your help in making this outreach ministry a success. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pritchett.  

Our Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes was such a success last year that we would like to continue it this year.  So, for the month of October, we are asking you to donate hats, gloves and scarves.  Anne Stevens has placed a box by the main entrance for your donations.  

Thank you to all who have donated paperback books for the military in the box in the main hallway.  There are some new items that have been requested by Operation Paperbook.  Those include puzzle books, large print mysteries, books for toddlers, inspirational stories, recent magazines, textbooks of all subjects, DVDs and CDs.  The collection box for these items in on the shelf outside the church office.                                                                                                                                           

Be a Blessing,

Church Cathy