News for September 14, 2017



Prelude –I Will Enter His Gates/ This Is The Day - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Choir Introduction My Life Is In You Lord

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – My Life Is in You Lord.

Children’s Moment – 3rd Grade Bible presentation. Stephanie Shelton

Anthem As the Deer- Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Matthew 18:21-35            

Sermon –How to Forgive

Offertory - Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Olga Topuzova Meade

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings


 Offertory and Dedication Prayer -

Prayers of God’s People

 The Lord’s Prayer

 Hymn- My Hope is Built


 Postlude- Shine On Us- Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn


September Copy of Better Families is now located in the Church Foyer. Pick your copy up this Sunday.


Continue to pray for Victims of Natural Disasters

Peace In North Korea

Barb Page

Brandon Chase – Active Duty

Joe Scheub

Stafford Family- Loss of Nancy

Natalie Przybylski




We need 18-20 Volunteers to help remove leaves & debris from bushes, AC units, window wells and surrounding areas. We need to trim bushes & Low hanging branches, clean entrance lights; elevator, front porch. Wash windows. Painting (remove kitchen/fellowship hall storms-clean and paint. Clean and remove flowerbeds for the winter, and other duties as assigned. Donuts and Coffee Provided!


Please let Penn Pritchett know you will help and /or sign the volunteer sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office.               


Thank you, Trustees


Sunday School and Tuesday Night Bible Study

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in the church basement and on Sunday, October 1, Adult Sunday School, in the church basement will Start a 3 part Study, Do Not be Anxious by John Piper. This study will explore what God says about anxiety in Matthew 6:24-27.

M&M's (which is an abbreviation for Mary and Martha) will have their first Bible Study session this coming Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the balcony room.  All ladies 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.



Diabetes Management Classes 6:00-7:00 pm Monday Nights in the church community room on the first floor.

This is a YMCA program that is free. It is a very helpful program. There are 5 weeks remaining.

Each class looks at one area of living with Diabetes. Missing a class does not impact the other classes.


This is a great opportunity

Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age

September 24, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Caring for your aging parents can have a significant impact on your personal finances as well as your family relationships.

Recent surveys of caregivers revealed that many caregivers put aside their own needs in order to assist their parents.

Starting conversations with your parents before there is an emergency can help make this situation

be smoother and less stressful for everyone. However, having those conversations may not be easy. 

Heart-to-Heart: As your parents Age is a workshop designed to give you tips and tools to help start

those necessary conversations.  In this workshop you will gain a better understanding of:

  1. The impact caregiving can have on your relationships and finances.

  2. What key information is helpful so you can provide support when needed.

  3. Tips to help initiate healthy conversations with your parents.

Through sharing information and understanding your parents’ vision at this point in their life, you can deepen

your relationship with them and become more prepared to help provide the support they need when –and how- they want it, while maintaining your life and goals.

While this workshop is designed for adult children who will become caregivers for their parents, it can also be helpful for the parents with adult children to attend to help them understand the issues as well.  It is also written to be general enough for senior citizens without children who are concerned about how to arrange for the care they may need in the future.  In short, there is relevant information in this workshop for everyone who looks forward to living well into their retirement years


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



UMCOR Operating budget

September’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating

Budget. None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency

(school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of

the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike the

rest of Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds

to cover its administrative costs. In order to keep this wonderful world-wide blessing we need to support

their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.   Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.

ANNUAL ROCHE DE BOUEF FESTIVAL in Waterville. We are inviting the community to join us in the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry. We will be handing out OCC shoeboxes and flyers about the project. We are asking volunteers to help cover the booth for two-hour shifts on Sept 23. Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Please consider helping us impact more children around the worlds and share God’s word with this unique ministry!



- Our collection items for the month of September will be socks, gloves, t-shirts, sleeveless tops, pajamas, scarves, mini umbrellas, any small clothes items.

 National Collection week is Nov. 13-30


We need Fellowship host. 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 left in the jar.


In His Steps,

Leanne Dunn