News for September 21, 2017


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Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age

This coming Sunday!

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:

The impact caregiving can have on your relationships and finances.

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

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.

ANNUAL ROCHE DE BOUEF FESTIVAL in Waterville. TOMORROW! Saturday Sept 23rd.

 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.! Stop by and see us!

National Collection week is Nov. 13-30     





Prelude – Canon of Grace –Bell Choir  


Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Lord, I Lift Your Name On High.

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar

Anthem- Assurance –Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Matthew 6:25-34            

Sermon – Overcoming Anxiety – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – All Creatures of Our God and King/ All Hail the Power of Jesus Name - Olga Topuzova Meade


 Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

 The Lord’s Prayer

 Hymn - This is My Fathers World


Choral Benediction - A Closing Prayer -  Sanctuary Choir

 Postlude - Great Is the Lord - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist - Dave Landis

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

Nancy Stafford Family

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 Bible Study Wednesdays 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 4 weeks remaining.

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

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.  ,

Please copy and paste the link into your browser.


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.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES - Our collection items for the month of September is socks, gloves, t-shirts, sleeveless tops, pajamas, scarves, mini umbrellas, any small clothes items.


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,

Leanne Dunn