News from November 3, 2017

It’s time to fall back!




Prelude – A Joyous Psalm- Handbell Choir

Call To Worship

Song of Worship – In Christ Alone

Roll Call of the Victorious

Children’s Moment 

Anthem Thank You for the Song - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 51:7-11

Sermon – Experiencing New Life Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

 Offertory – Old Time Religion/ Swing Low, Sweet Chariot- Olga Topuzova Meade


 Dedication Prayer

 Prayers of God’s People

 The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion by Intinction

 Hymn – Victory In Jesus


 Postlude – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Dave Landis



Harriet Nafzinger ( Bob Hires Sister)

Brandon Chase – Active Duty

Dan Rigal

Mike Allison

Sharon Schulk

SPRC News:

When God speaks, we need to listen.  Leanne Dunn has resigned the position as secretary to pursue another ministry opportunity God has chosen for her.  As a committee, we regretfully accepted her resignation.  With that being said, God is good as he has provided a replacement for us within our own church.  Starting on November 9, Sandy Clark will be replacing Leanne in the position as secretary.  There will be a transition period with Leanne and Sandy.

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is grateful to Leanne for her service to our church and the Lord.  We wish her the best in this new ministry opportunity.  Please join us in expressing gratitude by dropping off or mailing a card to her.  We are blessed to have Sandy available and willing to serve the Lord in this capacity.  Gratitude is also expressed to Janet for assisting during the transition.  Together we can do more to serve Him.

Free Election Day Lunch This Tuesday

Free Election Day Lunch set for Tuesday, November 7th, from 11:00 till 1:00.  We will again offer homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  This is a great opportunity to reach out into our community and offer a free meal on election day.  So dust off your recipes and check out the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  If you prefer not to make a soup or dessert, there are plenty of ways to help the day of the lunch.  Please help make this years Free Election Day Lunch a huge success.  And don't forget to invite your friends."

Youth Fall Fundraiser

November 12

In June 2018, the youth will be going to Burtonsville, MD, for a mission trip with Group Mission Trips.  In order to help with the cost of the trip,

the youth will be raking leaves in order to raise funds.

Donations to the Youth Mission Trip Fund are welcome. 

 If you are interested in having the youth rake your leaves or know of a neighbor who could use their help, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton Shelton or sign-up sheet on hall bulletin board. 

Thank you!


 1.A reminder that there are still open slots for operation Christmas child collection week at WUMC/ for November 13-20. Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board – quite a few open spots remain. It takes many volunteers to fill these timeslots. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

 2 Our annual Operation Christmas child packing party will be after church during fellowship on Sunday November 12. . Would love to have help packing items that have been brought in during the year. If you have extra items that didn’t fit in your shoe boxes – please bring them along that morning. All ages welcome to help!

3. WUMC collection/dictation app OCC shoeboxes will be November 19 – but if you’re not in attendance that day please bring them in to church anytime during collection week We will pray over these boxes for the children that will receive them on the 19th.


The children’s Sunday School classes participated in a “Project with a Purpose” in which they made noisemakers (maracas and jingle sticks) to be included in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Beginning on October 29th, there will be baskets of these noisemakers in the Community Room and Fellowship Hall.  Please feel free to take one noisemaker for each box that you plan on packing. 


Some Beanie Babies have been donated. Please feel free to take one and place in your Operation Chritmas Child Shoeboxes.  They are located in the Fireplace Room.

 “Volunteers and Donations Needed for the Christmas Program:

 Stephanie Shelton is looking for any volunteers to help with creating costumes or helping with set design for the program.


10 umbrellas (preferably solid color, no golf umbrellas, dome shaped would be ideal, but doesn’t have to be);

pool noodles (you wouldn’t get these back),

large pieces of cardboard or foam board,

small to medium shells (nothing huge),

curling ribbon; wide, bendable ribbon,

long skinny balloons (like they kind that are twisted to make animals);

bubble machine.

There will be a box for donations outside of the Community Room.  Thank you!

Sermon Series, Sunday School , and Tuesday Night Bible Study

Adult Sunday School, in the church basement The God Guarantee  This is also on Tuesday Nights starting @ 7:00 in the same location. Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough

Do you ever suffer from the, I don’t have enough syndrome? Not enough time, energy, friendships, family support, community, faith, peace, patience, money or all the things you can personally add to this list.

During the next 5 weeks we are going to study how God desires to provide for our every need. This is a part of our 2018 Stewardship focus. A basic question for the study is this; What would life be like if I believed, trusted and lived out of faith that God will provide for my every need? Ask yourself now, do I trust God to provide for all my needs? 

 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

“It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing!    Our date is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Grab a buddy (it’s always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you. 

Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself……bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger lobby. 

CHRISTMAS IS COMING……                 

Some of you just love to decorate your home for Christmas. Why not use that joy to decorate God’s house. After all, we are celebrating the birth of His son.

We are looking for volunteers to decorate three areas of the church:

  • Entry and hallway
  • Fireside Room (basement)
  • Fellowship Room (basement)

Choose one, and we have some decorations that you can use, or if you have your own ideas, you can be creative.

The decorating needs to be done anytime the week of November 26; after church on the 26th to before church on Dec.3rd.

We have volunteers for decorating the sanctuary but if you are willing to be responsible for decorating one of these other areas for Christmas, please call the church office at 419-878-3645

M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their Bible Study Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Community Room.  All women are invited to join us for a study called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus". Nabeel Qureshi was a former Muslim who shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.  For more information about our study or the M&M's schedule, please feel free to see Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box.

B&B Bible Study ( Bible and Breakfast) on Thursday mornings at 7:30 Pub & Grub (Formerly known as Papoo’s Restaurant in Whitehouse.


If you are interested in helping out with the Cherry Street Mission. Here is a link that you can access for more information.

Are you an organizer? Do you love weddings?  Do we have an opportunity for YOU!

WUMC is seeking a Church Wedding Coordinator.  This position is part time and paid by the bridal party. The Coordinator will help to ensure the wedding ceremony at Waterville United Methodist Church is a memorable experience for the bride, the groom and their guests.  Interested parties should contact Char Hansen for additional information at

October 2017 MISSION FOCUS

Shoeboxes are now available at both sets of doors to the sanctuary.  This year, we also are offering plastic shoeboxes with the OCC logo.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation for those plastic boxes.  We also still have the red and green cardboard shoeboxes and a few of the white cardboard boxes left.


We need Fellowship hosts. A fellowship host is responsible for setting up the fellowship hour, and cleaning up after.


We are collecting Peanut Butter Jars for the Humane Society There is a basket on the shelf by the church office. It is a nice treat for the dogs to have the un-scraped Peanut Butter Jar.

In His Steps, fearfully and wonderfully walking.

Leanne Dunn