News for August 5, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Our mission emphasis for the month of August will be Hygiene Kits For several years, WUMC has gathered items for hygiene kits that make all the difference between sickness and health for struggling families.  Your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world.  Each kit represents a person whose life will be changed because of the simple items contained within.  A listing of the contents for each of the gallon-sized Zip-lock plastic bags can be found in your August issue of The Ambassador and on the back of the worship bulletin each Sunday this month.  

The Prayer Time in the sanctuary will not be held at the church this Sunday….but keep praying!

The Sanctuary Choir will be singing this Sunday for our worship service at Browning.  Choir members should meet at Browning at 10:00 a.m. to run through the songs before the service begins.

Remember, we are taking our worship on the road this Sunday.  We will be having our Sunday worship at Harmony Hall at the Browning Masonic Community.  They are located at 8883 Browning Drive in Waterville, just off old US24.  The service will begin at 10:25 a.m.  If you forget and come to the church, there will be signs on the doors to remind you to jump back in your car and travel three miles down the road.

Worship Service for Sunday, August 1 at the Browning Masonic Community

              Song of Worship - For the Beauty of the Earth

              Children’s Moment -  There will not be any Sunday School or Nursery provided this Sunday

              Olga’s selections:

                     Prelude:  Just a Closer Walk with Thee

                     Offertory:  Faith Is the Victory

                     Postlude:  His Name Is Wonderful

             Special Music - Your First Day In Heaven sung by The Sanctuary Choir

             Scripture-  Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

             Pastor Mike’s message -  A Life of Faith

             Celebration of Holy Communion - Please assist those residents of Browning pass the trays if they are seated near you and need help

             Closing Hymn - Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty

             Liturgist - Tom Quinn

Your 2nd Quarter Giving Statements were emailed on Wednesday July 6.  For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick-up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please help us save on postage by picking up your statement.  (You are welcome to stop Monday through Friday during office hours also.)

One of our ministries is the transporting of Browning Masonic residents to our Sunday morning worship services.  We need three additional drivers to fill out the driving rotation and to provide substitutes when needed.  Prayerfully consider if God is calling you for this ministry.  Contact Pastor Mike if you have any questions.

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 August, we are asking you to donate school supplies.  Anne Stevens has placed a box by the main entrance for your donations.

Karen  W. and Pam D. were at the church on Friday to sort, check, and pack up the School Kits from July.  There are 95 completed kits and with a stop at Dollar General, we should have enough items and bags to complete another handful.  We should have over 100 bags!!!  Well done!!!!!

Our church has been asked to host the Pre-Charge Conference Briefing for the Maumee Watershed District.  It will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  We would like to provide light refreshments and beverages for those attending this meeting.  I have placed a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway for cookies, brownies, etc. and for a few folks who would be able to help with set-up, serving and clean-up that day.  The meeting is expected to last for about an hour, so we should be able to leave by 5:00-5:30 p.m. 

Are you missing some of your favorite dishes?  Can’t find them anywhere?  Have you checked the counter by the dishwasher in the church’s kitchen?  We have a small community of dishes that were left over from funeral dinners, the Waterville Teacher’s Luncheon and Vacation Bible School that are waiting to get back to their owners. 

Be a Blessing,

Church Cathy