News for May 25, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                                  

The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – Battle Hymn of the Republic – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship- Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar – Pastor Mike

Anthem – Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Romans 8:12-17

Sermon – Living a Selfless Life – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Holy, Holy, Holy! #64

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Holy Ground - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn- Every Time I Feel the Spirit # 404

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction- Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing -  Sanctuary Choir

Liturgist – Tom Quinn



Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

Dan Breen

Ed Wronkowicz

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.


May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

Youth participant’s quote:     “I feel like I can let God be in charge of my life now, and give Him my worries. I am no longer nervous or reluctant to hold back about sharing my faith and religion, but I feel like I should spread the word about Him. I try to act more like how I think Jesus would act. I show compassion to others. I can be confident that my life is changed forever.” (Student, 2016)

Partner’s Impact Statements:   “We have worked with Week of Hope for several years. Having extra support staff to assist with our summer camp program is wonderful. Our favorite memory from one summer was having different groups from all over the states, sharing different experiences from different cultures, and lots of loving, caring , positive interactions.” (Boys & Girls Club)

“It’s a blessing to see young Christians putting the love of Christ into action. Being in youth ministry myself, I realize the importance of our elders seeing young folks doing great things. Our residents enjoy the young visitors and getting new groups weekly. It brings joy to them all.”  (Nursing Home)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:


If you ordered a DVD for the Musical please pick them up. The DVD’s are on the shelf next to the office. Please take your DVD and cross your name off the list.

Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School this coming Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).   If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

Wayward Walkers has been revived!

Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.

June 7 - meet at church walk around the neighborhood

June 14 - meet at church and walk through downtown neighborhood

June 21 - meet at Waterville Elementary at walk around neighborhood

June 28 - meet at StoryPoint walk around community 

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Also.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!! 

 Vacation Bible School

July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or if you have any questions.

VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or      

 Also, donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child        

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

 Lost and Found – A pair of polarized sunglasses were found in the pew on Mother’s Day.  They are held in the Church Office.

In His Steps,

Leanne Dunn