News for February 5, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Our mission emphasis for the month of February will be The S.O.W.E.R.  Project (Sharing Our Witness - Enriching Relationships.) Our monies will go towards the cost of materials for a house that will set a family free from their very poor housing situation in southern Kentucky.  It is a mission of the United Methodist Church through Henderson Settlement Ministries.  For
more information, you may visit   <>  and

Worship Service for Sunday, February 7:

              Recognition of Boy Scouts

              Hymns -  Shine, Jesus, Shine andBe Thou My Vision

              Special Music - Jesus in the Morning (sung by the children's
Sunday School classes)

              Children's Moment -

              Olga's selections -

                  Prelude:  Praise Him!  Praise Him! Medley

                  Offertory:  My Savior's Love

                  Postlude:  His Name Is Wonderful       

  Anthem - What Wondrous Love

Celebration of Holy Communion by intinction

            Scripture-  1 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2

            Pastor Mike's sermon - Turning to God - Repentance

            Liturgist - Tom Quinn

There is a Prayer Quilt on the wall in the sanctuary this Sunday.  JoAnn Lucas has requested a quilt for Roger Hertzman.  Please take a few minutes before or after the worship service to say and prayer and tie a knot on the
quilt for Roger.    

Please join us for light refreshments following Sunday's worship service in our Fellowship Hall.  Penny Greenlese and Terry Myers will be your hosts for the month of February.

Your 2015 giving statements were emailed on Thursday, January 7th.  Those receiving hardcopies are on the shelf outside the church office.  Please make every effort to pick them up in order to save mailing costs.  Please contact Tom Wiggins if you have any questions at <>  

A dvd is available (on the shelf outside the church office) of the December 13 presentation of The Christmas Lizard.  Bill Plassmann is making these
available to members of the congregation for a donation to the Youth Group Mission Trip Fund.

Effective January 13, the Wednesday church office hours will be from 8:00 am until 10:30am.  Beginning on April 6, we will return to the normal hours of 8:00 am until noon on Wednesday.

Pastor Mike ministers to the residents at Browning Masonic Community in Waterville and is extending an opportunity for the children to join him.  On the first Sunday of the month, he leads a church service for the residents who would like to attend.  We would like for the children at our church to consider coming to sing a song together for the residents during this church
service.  This would be a great way to extend our outreach ministry to the people in the Browning community. The service is Sunday, February 7, at 1:30.  A lunch will be offered after our church service at WUMC and then we can caravan to Browning and arrive there around 1:15.  The service will be no longer than an hour and the kids are free to go after they sing the song
at the beginning of the service.  During Sunday School time, the children will spend a few minutes practicing one song to sing for the residents.  We will be singing, Jesus in the Morning.  Along with the song, four kids will
read a short scripture verse that goes along with the song.  Please contact Stephanie Shelton if your child will be attending the service to sing.  (You would be responsible for getting them to and from Browning Masonic Community).  Also, please respond with how many will be attending the lunch after our church service so we know how much food to plan for.  Lunch is for the whole family.

On Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, our Ash Wednesday service will be a service of personal reflection and the imposition of ashes.  The service will conclude at 7:30 a.m. so folks can get to work on time.  There will also be an Ash Wednesday service at the Browning Masonic   Complex in their Harmony Hall at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon.  You are
invited to join with their residents as we join together for the beginning of Lent.

Coming soon......Loving Generously - A Five Week study during Lent - From February 14 to March 17

Loving Generously focuses upon loving God and one another. This sermon series and small group experience will begin on February 14. Personal and congregational vitality grows as we grow to know, love and serve the least and the lost. The information sheet and a registration form will be included in your bulletin this Sunday.  Small group sessions will take place on
Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

Harmony Romances, a small-cast comedy by local playwright, Ron Hill, is slated to be presented by the Theatre-for-the-World cast and crew on March
4, 5 & 6.  The show is a humorous look at how a church funeral committee reacts as one of their own rekindles a romance with her long lost high school sweetheart over the internet.  Gossip is not encouraged, but these
folks can't resist sharing their crazy thoughts on this relationship. Brian, the cast and crew would greatly appreciate any assistance with volunteering.  A signup sheet has been posted for ushers, food runners and
hostesses for intermission. Mark your calendar now for a fun weekend at Waterville United Methodist Church!

Help us spread the word about the upcoming Theatre-for-the World performance!  Char Hansen has printed up some posters that she would like placed around the community and shared with your office co-workers, your barber shop, beauty salon or favorite restaurant.  Be on the lookout for the pink posters on Sunday.

Stephanie has placed two sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the main hallway.  One is asking for volunteers to provide either a pan of lasagna or a dessert (both 9" x 12") for the Youth Group's annual Lasagna Dinner on
Saturday, March5 in Fellowship Hall.  There is also a sheet to make your reservations to attend the dinner.  Reservations must be made by March 2 or until they have 78 people.  The cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

You have one more week to go through the items that were cleaned out of some of the closets at the church.  You will find them in the Fireside Room on the table and on the small pew.  If you can use any of these items, please consider them yours!

The Church Mouse would like to thank Jerry Robinson and Tom Quinn for the installation of a new coat rack in the Sonshine Room.  We have moved all of the tablecloths (that were hanging up by the elevator door) to this new rack behind the door in the Sonshine Room. 

Be a Blessing,

Church Cathy