News for January 19, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – Every Time I Feel the Spirit - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Cornerstone

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Thou Art Worthy - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sermon – Being the Temple of the Holy Spirit – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Sweet, Sweet Spirit - Olga Topuzova Meade


Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Freely, Freely #389


Choral Benediction – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – I Sing the Mighty Power of God - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis



Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Alta Damron

Stacy (Wagner) Morgan

Dennis Mosiniak

Ron and Lou Peyton

John Richards

Jennifer and Baby Wesley


You are invited to a "trade fair" unveiling of WUMC's proposed new Church design!

When: February 4th & 11th, 2018 (attend one) immediately following the 10:30 am service


Where: Fellowship Hall

What:   Presenters at each of the 7 booths will walk you through the important design aspects of this exciting new Church design. Pizza, finger foods & beverages will be served. Child care is available in the nursery.

JANUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS - The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo

What We Do:  Save & Changes Lives.  Who We Are:  A Place for Answers.  A Place for Hope.

 2016 at a Glance:  1,144 individuals served; 605 ultrasounds performed, 899 pregnancy tests administered, 114 people attended a parenting class, 90% of abortion vulnerable clients chose life after seeing their ultrasound.

Lovingly share the truth about life, relationships and faith.  They help men and women make life-saving, life-changing decisions by sharing information about options, consequences and available services.  With the exception of a small amount of grant funding for abstinence education, all funds come from donations.  Over 40,000 women have already received help.  The Pregnancy Center continues to be a community outreach committed to expressing the compassion of Christ through support and education in pregnancy related issues.   We can help keep the doors open!  Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.


Thank you to all who helped!   We raised $631.10 for the Salvation Army --- ringing the bell in December.

This Sunday is Welcome a Neighbor Sunday.  There are several gift bags that need to be delivered to new residents in our area after the worship service.  Consider helping with this worthwhile ministry.

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary


On Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.


MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – New Study Began January 15

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.


M&M BIBLE STUDY – New Study began January 17

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”



Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

Sunday Worship Services A Few Changes for Security:

Following will be the changes on Sunday morning related to security to further protect our children and all attenders and to provide as safe a place as possible.

  *  At 10:40 am all exterior doors will be locked.

  *  Clear signage will be installed directing anyone arriving after 10:40 to the office and courtyard door near the offices as an usher will be posted there to let people in and assist with the elevator if needed.

  *   Training will be given to the ushers and others to understand what needs to be done if an intruder situation would occur.

  *  Watch for more information as this plan continues to unfold.

These are not big changes and many of us will not be impacted by them in any way at all. Let us remember the families of the Texas church shooting of recent weeks and continue to pray for each of them and the whole congregation. Also, to pray for all the churches that have been targeted by evil persons by mass shooting, bombs fires and vandalism.

2017 Giving Statements:  Your 2017 Giving Statements were emailed on Saturday, January 6th.   For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick-up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 878-5503 or (

 Would you like a DVD of the Children’s Program, “Finding Christmas Under the Sea?”  Sign up for your copy on the hallway bulletin board!


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


Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday