Weekly E-Blast - Friday, January 4, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, January 6 at 10:30 am: 

Prelude – Christmas Majesty Medley – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Marching to Zion #733

Children’s Moment

Offertory – Worship the King – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon – Uncompromising Faith – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Now Let Us from This Table Rise #634

Postlude – In the Bleak Midwinter – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Tom Quinn & Jerry Robinson

Prayer and Praise

Terri Doncouse – requested by Elaine Colyer – We will also have a prayer quilt for Terri this Sunday

The Family Dean Giolando, Colleague of Char Monroe at UT – leaves behind a wife and two young men

Garnet Hedge of Browning

Jeff Monroe – transferred to Kingston Rehabilitation in Perrysburg

Tim and Char Monroe – safe travels

Thank you for all your prayers and support!  ~Tom Wiggins

Thank you to all the friends who sent surprise 65th Wedding Anniversary cards!  ~Bob and Millie Hires

Thank you for your prayers for a successful surgery!  ~Ana Nicholson

IMPORTANT – Plan to sign up this Sunday to attend a small group meetings: Small Group Meetings led by Pastor Mike are being held this month. The Pastor will share information and answer questions on A New Beginning Capital Campaign to relocate to a new building at 7115 Waterville Monclova Road.  These meetings will last approximately one hour or less and be held in homes of our church family on a variety of dates and times from January 14 through January 27.

We have FIVE DIFFERENT sign-up sheets, ONE for EACH host family hanging on the bulletin boards.  We ask you to please sign-up and attend one of these small group meetings.

Date                         Time                        Hosts

Mon. 1/14            7:00 pm                 Wiggins

Wed. 1/16            7:00 pm                 Martin

Thurs. 1/17         2:00 pm                 Gregorys

Sun. 1/20              4:00 pm                 Clarks

Mon. 1/21            6:30 pm                 Breens

There is also one scheduled for Sun. 1/27 for the youth group and their families.  And one will be scheduled at Browning.  If more are needed, we will add them, as necessary.  Thank you to all!

SUNDAY!!!...What goes up... has to come down. As our Christmas season draws to an end, reluctantly it is time to take down all of our decorations. Much appreciation goes to all who helped to make our sanctuary a beautiful place of celebration for worship. After worship service this Sunday, we will be putting everything away. If you can, please stay to help - the more hands the quicker the job.

2019 Capital Campaign – Please join us for short presentations on the new building during these worship services:

January 13  Kickoff Presentation with Pastor Mike & Dawn Buskey

January 20  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Charlene Monroe

January 27  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Bob & Sue Deardurff

February 3  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

January Mission Focus is the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo.  Our congregation has been providing hope and answers to women at the Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo for a number of years.  It is accomplished through the pregnancy test, the ultrasound, classes for men and women on pregnancy and parenting and even Bible Study classes.  Lives are being saved, families are being restored, and hearts are being healed from the devastation of abortion.  They so appreciate all that we have done.   Let us show our support for this mission this month.

2018 Giving Statements: Your 2018 Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, January 5th. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick–up on Sunday, January 6th on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

2019 Giving Envelopes: Your 2019 Giving Envelopes are available outside the Church Office.  Please pick them up this Sunday, as it is quite expensive to mail them. In addition, we ask that you please use them for your giving. It really helps us keep accurate records.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

Maumee Watershed District Leadership Development Day will be held on Saturday, January 26th at Grace Church in Perrysburg.  Fliers are available on the hallway bulletin board.  There is a registration form on the flyer, or you can go to https://www.maumeewatershed.org/district/maumeewatershed/event/leadership-development-day-2019 to register.  Everyone is welcome to attend   The day will begin with registration/check-in at 8:30am and conclude around 2:30pm.  The cost is $10 and includes a Keynote address, 2 workshops and lunch.  We would love to have WUMC represented at this training!

Save the Date…..Sunday, April 7…Pancakes!!!  More information to follow.

Sandy Clark, Secretary