A Note from Chaplain Bob Linaberry-Charis

CAMPFIRE CONTEMPLATIONS

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I’m a campfire kind of guy … always have been.

Give me a tent to spend the night in with friends, scouts, family … and there would be a campfire … and I would be hanging out.

Give me evening vespers at Pine Lake Camp in the days of my youth … and the formation of my faith … and there would be a campfire.

Give me a camper … backed up against a lake with reflections of moon and stars and northern lights … with the sound of loon calling into the evening … and there would be a campfire.

Give me an RV pulled into a park in the mountains or in the desert or at the Oceanside … the moon playing hide and seek with the clouds … and there would be a campfire.

Give me a nice evening in Amherst Junction … with time on my retired hands … lousy TV programming or non-stop political BS … and there will be a campfire.

I love campfires … I become almost intoxicated by watching the flames dance around … whipped brighter by the slightest of breeze flowing through the spaces between the embers.
That was my experience the other night … my fire had a strong start and had worked its way to the bright red glow of embers. I was mesmerized as usual by the pulsing glow, fanned brighter and seemingly moving within itself by a gentle breeze, then bursting into flames again by a sudden gust of wind.

The image came to me – this is like God, and my faith, and the Church. Many people and many experiences “lit a fire” of God and belief and faith in me over the years. Belonging to the Community of Faith/Believers, loving and caring for others, serving people of faith in the church, in the Air Force, in the hospice world … all these happenings have continued to fan the flames of God within me and my faith … and I continue to be warmed.

Like the burning bush or fire in the mountain speaking to Moses … like the Pillar of Fire to guide the Hebrews in the dark desert … like the tongues of fire to the first disciples of Christ in the coming of the Holy Spirit … this campfire was reminding me of my God and my faith and my call and my joy … and once again, a campfire succeeded.

“It only takes a spark to get a fire glowing, and soon all those around, can warm up in its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it. You spread his love to everyone, you want to pass it on.”

Happy fire-building … see you in the glow!

Chaplain Bob Linaberry-Charis

A Note from Yvonne Chojnacki – Lay Member to Annual Conference

Where do you experience God or feel his presence the most? For me, it is while I am experiencing His creation. That’s why I enjoy camping. It gives me time to spend with God on a one-on-one basis and to be thankful for all the things around me.

Church camp has always been a passion of mine, from the time I was able to go as a camper to the conference camp in Westfield to being a leader at St. Paul’s Church Camp. I have many fond memories of time spent with God at camp along with all the friendships and fun times at camp.

Selma Taylor knew the importance of camp. She realized that the children and youth at St. Paul’s weren’t taking advantage of this great opportunity and decided to do something about it. She, along with Tom Long, began this ministry 40 years ago. Think of the number of disciples that have come from those experiences of camp and how one person’s passion has transformed the world. Not only is it a week of fun and friendship, but it is also a week of learning about how important it is to have God in our lives. It is hard not to pass that along with people we meet. Think of the leaders who have had a positive impact on the camper’s lives, from camp counselors to leaders such as Bill Ogdon. Who can forget Bill’s wake-up calls and his enthusiasm and passion for camp and the campers? Sure we spend time preparing a musical to present the last evening of camp, but camp is so much more. We become a family!

This year marks our 40th year of camp and that means it is extra-special and a time to celebrate. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 29. You won’t want to miss the celebration we are planning. We will find ways to provide transportation to anyone who would like to attend, but doesn’t want to drive to Lake Lucerne. You won’t want to miss it!

God is good all the time, all the time God is good!!!

Missions News

COINS OF COMPASSION
Scholarships for St. Paul’s Church Camp & Conference Camps.
Provide funds to help children and youth attend United Methodist Church conference camps throughout Wisconsin or St. Paul’s sponsored camp at Lake Lucerne.

MISSION FOCUS
In-Gathering (for more information visit http://www.wisconsinumc.org/Resources/Documents/AnnualConference/Ingathering.pdf)


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A Ray of Hope Mission Project

Dear Friends,
We write you this note to invite you to become a “Missionary Champion”, working with real people, with real needs who immensely appreciate the assistance you can provide. We want you to know that we have been deeply involved with a mission project in the Village of Aworowa, Ghana that spans the past 12 years. Having returned from spending 3 weeks in the village, we are more committed to helping this wonderful village and its people. The one thing that we know for sure is that compared to the people in the village, we are wealthy beyond belief. We in this country often do not realize what we have. As such, we have committed ourselves and our mission team and partners to raising funds to purchase items that we know will enhance and change the lives of the people in the village where we do our mission work. Our mission team is composed of an interdenominational group of committed people who enjoy enhancing the lives of those who are less fortunate than us. Our joy comes from seeing people grow.

Pastor Howard Hintzman, Anna McCartney and John Munson were the representatives of our Methodist Church and we have each set a goal of finding 30 Missionary Champions each. You are invited to be one of our team members. It doesn’t matter which of us you work with as we work as a team.

With this note, we are seeking two things:

1. We would like you to consider being a “Missionary Champion” for one of our “Imaginary Coin Can’s” (A Ray of Hope Mission Project). Champions are asked to commit to raising $100 from all of their friends, family and colleagues. We do not ask you to personally donate unless you feel you would like. Our hope is that you will tell all of your friends that you are participating in a mission project and that you would like them to contribute to that project. You would collect donations and fill your imaginary coin can. Once you have received $100 you would then send it to Ghana Mission -The United Methodist Church, 600 Wilshire Blvd. Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481. Our campaign begins on May 1st and continues until August 15, 2016.
2. We would like you to take a look at the attached list of needs that we have identified for the area and groups we serve in Ghana (5 schools, 4 churches, a village clinic, village people and a regional hospital). If you feel that you can assist in any way with an item donation, please contact or email John Munson so he can facilitate your donation. .

Please let us know if you would be willing to be one of our missionary champions. If you choose not to and still want to make a donation, any amount is appreciated. Contact John Munson at barbjohn@charter.net.

If you ever have a desire to join our mission group on an actual mission trip, please let us know and we can talk about how we do it.

May God Continue to bless you!
Pastor Howard Hintzman, John Munson, and Anna McCartney – Ghana Mission Team Members

PS John Munson was inducted into the 1st council of the Royal Yeboah family of Ghana. He has a new official name of “ Na Na Kwame Yeboah the 1st. It means Warrior King, born on a Saturday and a member of the Yeboah 1st council. It was a very neat honor.
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A recent mission team completed a 3 week trip to Aworowa, Ghana in January of 2016. As they analyzed the needs of schools, clinics, hospitals and the community they decided to dedicate the rest of this year and the beginning of 2017 to send much needed materials. As materials are collected, they will be put in boxes the size one purchase reams of print paper and then bulk shipped to Aworowa to be distributed to the area of need. The mission team intends to be very specific in what items are asking for as they received feedback from all of the areas listed. Please review each category and consider donating items as you feel you have resources to support. In addition, the mission team will conduct a fund raiser to purchase items that are not donated and to cover the expense of shipment. Your participation and support is greatly appreciated. Supplies can be given to John Munson, 1101 Brawley Street, Stevens Point, WI., or given to Pastor Listowel Mensah, 1102 Superior Street, Chippewa Falls, WI. The first shipment of supplies is scheduled for August of 2016. As the mission team will be collecting supplies for the next two years, people may donate anytime.

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School Supplies Needed (Government School, Catholic School, 2 Methodist Schools and Seventh Day Adventist School in Aworowa, Ghana) These are the five schools located in the village and educate over 1500 k-8 students will minimal supplies.
• Non-Toxic white chalk – box of 12 pieces – Often these can be found on eBay for about$12 for 144. The schools need 4,896 sticks of chalk.
• Children’s Books – books geared to encourage reading. These books should be appropriate for k-8 students who are learning English. No oversized books as they need to fit into a box to be shipped.
• Science Curriculum Books – These books will be used in the Aworowa School’s libraries and assist teachers in preparing lesson plans for k-8 students.
• Math Curriculum Books – These books will be used in the Aworowa School’s libraries and assist teachers in preparing lesson plans for k-8 students.
• Health Education Books – These books will be used in the Aworowa School’s libraries and assist teachers in preparing lesson plans for k-8 students.
• Bible Story Books – Age appropriate stories for children k-8
• Soccer Balls Size #5 – We would like to have 36 balls to share with the four schools in Aworowa. These need to be extra tough for hard use on dirt playgrounds.
• One Dell or HP Laptop Computer – This computer will be used by the teachers in the community schools to do web searches and class record keeping. The eventual goal is to provide each school a new computer.
• One Dell or HP Standard Desktop Computer – This computer will be used in the Library for teaching students in the upper grades 6,7,and 8 to do web searches and help students learn basic computer skills.

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Supplies Needed for Aworowa Health Clinic – The Aworowa Clinic serves the 8000 people living in Aworowa and several nearby villages. It is the only clinic available for people living in a 15 mile circle around the village of Aworowa. It provides basic health care including childbirth care, common ailments and illnesses. People pay for services if they have income but most care is supported by the Ghana government which provides very little regular support.

Over the Counter Medications: Children and adults versions; must be at least 6 months to expiration
Pain Relievers: Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen
Vitamins: Multi-Vitamin, chewable and pre-natal
Topical Ointments: Neosporin, etc
Misc: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss

FIRST AID EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

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Supplies Needed for Wenchi Hospital – Wenchi Hospital is a regional hospital serving nearly 1.2 million people in northern Ghana. It has 6 full-time doctors and a small nursing staff available to provide health care for those people with serious health concerns. Facilities are very basic. A new ward area was recently built to house 40 patients but does not currently have beds so IT stands empty. Doctors normally see over 100 patients per day.
Cardiac Monitor – 2 Green cotton material for Staff uniforms – 10 bundles
Green cotton material for Staff uniforms – 5 bundles Scrubs – 100
Clinical Thermometer – 100 pieces Syringes – 100 pieces
Needles – 100 pieces Plaster – 100 Surgical gloves – 200 boxes
Examination gloves – 200 boxes Hand sanitizers – 100
Hospital bed sheets – 300 flat sheets for single beds Alcohol swabs
3-4 Wheel Chairs

Parsonage Needs – Methodist Church Aworowa – The parsonage of the Methodist Church was built with fund provided over the past 10 years by the mission groups that have journeyed to Ghana. While the building is basically finished many items are needed to make it available to the congregation and its various activities. Individuals may sponsor any of the items listed below.

• 24 sets- Correlle Dishes – The sets cost approximately $35 each and include a serving plate, salad plate, soup bowl and a cup. The church would like to be able to host a variety of meeting groups and serve a meal but they do not have dishes. We are asking individuals to sponsor the purchase of one or more sets.
• 24 silverware sets – This would include a knife, fork and spoon. Approximate cost of each set is $35
• 12 large Correlle serving bowls – Approximate cost is 4 bowls for $22.
• 8 large serving spoons – Approximate cost of each is $5
• 2 long wood-handle spatulas – Approximate cost is $16
• Materials for building a 4’ X 4’ X 8’ bookshelf to serve the pastor in his study. His materials currently sit on the floor beside his small desk. Total cost $125 including carpenter cost.
• 2 Musical Instruments for church programs (Trumpets)

Project Start-Up Business – Aworowa

One of the great needs in Aworowa is starting small businesses that have the potential to support a family and others in the community. Often these businesses can be successfully started with financial support of $1200-1500. Careful selection of individuals who are educated but do not have the resources necessary to start a business can be accomplished. The goal of this project is to provide 3 – $800-1200 grants for startup businesses.

• Business # 1 – Provide $1200 to an individual who wishes to start a small hog farm. This grant will allow the purchase of 3 hogs to breed an annual farm with about 24 hogs per year. Income from the hogs will support a family of 5 people.
• Business # 2 – Provide $1200 to an individual who is able to provide computer services to the schools in the local community as well as provide an income for a family of 7 people. The grant will allow the purchase of a desktop computer and a printer. The individual will provide office space for the startup business.
• Business # 3 – Provide car washing jet stream machine $800. This small machine will allow community members to start a car washing service. Washing Bay has been provided by the mission team and is currently under construction.

Project – Church Leadership Exchange

While our mission team visits Aworowa every other year and sends supplies during the off year we have never had an opportunity to bring church leaders to Wisconsin to experience our culture. We envision bringing 2 church leaders of the Methodist Church in Aworowa to Stevens Point, Wisconsin from September 11-24, 2016. Housing, food and in-country transportation will be provided by John and Barb Munson. Two selected church leaders will be provided round-trip airfare from Accra, Ghana to Chicago O’Hare. Barb and John will pick them up when they arrive. They will experience central Wisconsin culture and visit large scale agriculture businesses as well as other business sites in Wisconsin. Cost for the exchange trip is estimated $3900. Donations to support these individuals will be sought with a goal of purchasing tickets in July of 2016.
Methodist Church Ghana, Calvary Society, Aworowa

As a church that plays a highly active role in the development of the community of Aworowa, The Methodist Church is seeking startup funds for the following projects;

• Provide public restrooms for community members to use while they are at the new market purchasing supplies. There are no flush toilets or places to wash hands in the near vicinity of the market. The church plans to install new toilet facilities directly across the street from the market. A very nominal charge for use would support the cleaning and supplies of this new public toilet. It would also provide a couple of jobs for village members who would be hired to clean the toilets and maintain them on a daily basis.
• Provide access to clean water for members of the community. The church has a well that can provide clean water (Drilled by the mission 2014 group) and has run a line down to the main street. Fresh water would become available as appropriate outlet pipes and faucets are installed. It is also envisioned that it might be possible to start a bottling factory to sell water to travelers passing through the village on the main road. This would again provide jobs.
• Quality and Affordable Housing Facility – A good number of people want a convenient place of rest during church meetings and after trading at the Aworowa new market. This project will offer comfortable lodging and available meals. There are no housing facilities in the community to house travelers and visitors.

Note:
All donated items are tax deductible. Keep your receipts or if you wish to have a written letter, contact John Munson – 1101 Brawley Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 <a href=”mailto:barbjohn@charter.net”>barbjohn@charter.net</a> or call 715-341-1208.

Donated items can be dropped off at John’s home or taken to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 600 Wilshire Blvd. Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Main office) or given to Zion/Hallie United Methodist Church, 1102 Superior St, Chippewa Falls, WI. 53402 (Main Office).
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Do you or someone you know need a Stephen Minister?

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PRESSURE: A burdensome, distressing or weighty condition.

Are you feeling pressure right now? Is it affecting your health, your attitude, or your relationships with family and friends? Would you like to have someone to talk to just to help get through the next month or two? Our Stephen Ministers can help. For more information on Stephen Ministry, contact Pastor Howard or Randy Hermes, Coordinator.

Ministry News

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Transitioning to a new season brings a new look. Our focus may change a bit and that’s okay! So having said that, we will share briefly, our various groups’ plans for the summer months.

The following groups will be taking a break for the summer months: Faithlink, Placemat Ministry, Wednesday Night Bible Study, Happy Hour and Fly High Huddle Warm.

In the month of May, Happy Hour will be doing a short new book… “Are You Fired Up Or Burned Out?” In the month of May, Women on the Grow group will read …”The Christ Centered Woman”.

Those groups continuing through the summer months: Quilting Ministry, Men’s Breakfast Group (United Methodist Men), Dinner for Six, Place of Peace dinners (May 12, June 16, July 21, august 18), Little Free Library”, Middler/Senior Luncheons (July off), and Barhopping with the Pastor.

The Adult Ministry team will be putting together a survey soon for you to express your ideas. Please take the time to give us your input…your voice matters…and makes a difference in the ministries we provide. Thank you!

May you experience the joy of Jesus!!!

Patti and Nea
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Picture2Crossroads Campus Ministry is a progressive, open and affirming ministry on the UWSP campus–ALL are welcome here! For more upcoming campus ministry programs and events, follow us on Facebook at UWSP Crossroads.

Night Prayer at Newman Center Chapel:
Monday, April 25, 9:00 pm

Laundry Love at Burroughs Hall:
Monday, May 2 (visit: Facebook for full schedule)

Dinner Church at Newman Center:
Monday, May 9, 5:00 -7:00 pm

<strong>Why Christian? Talks Series Sponsored by Campus Ministry – UWSP.</strong>

With wispy blue hair and black framed glasses, Rev. Kerlin Richter looks more likely to be a barista at your favorite coffee shop than a dispenser of Christian homilies.  In 2013, Kerlin was selected by the Beatitudes Society as one of eight emerging faith leaders from across the U.S.  Come for Kerlin’s, <em>Why Christian?</em>, talk at Newman Center, May 16, 5:30-7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!
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On Monday, April 18, 2016, members of The Men’s Group met to organize a chartered unit of the General Commission on United Methodist Men as outlined in The Book of Disciplines par 256.6.
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What is United Methodist Men (UMM)?

This ministry of men is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include the diverse ministries of the church. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth. Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers.

What is the purpose of UMM?

  • To be a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually and to seek daily his will.
  • To declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships.

Why is men’s ministry important?

  • Men lead others best by modeling Jesus Christ in thoughts, words and deeds.
  • Spiritual maturity is signified in spiritual reproduction, as the faith of mature disciples passes on in others.
  • Men growing in Christ become effective spiritual leaders in their homes and congregations, working as partners with their spouses and congregational leaders-both lay and clergy.
  • Spiritually growing men help congregations to become vital and alive.
  • Everything desired from and through men comes as a result of men growing spiritually and maturing as disciples: family blessings, stewardship, service, outreach, prayer, spiritual leadership, lifestyle evangelism, and faithful obedience. Men are foundational to the life and health of the church.
  • When a man lives daily in surrendered faith, God is honored and many lives are blessed. Transformed hearts are forged only within Christ-centered lives-nothing less is our acceptable offering; nothing less truly reveals Christ.

Who are the leaders of UMM:

President – Ernie Taylor
Vice President – Scott Frazier
Treasurer – Brad Northcraft
Secretary – Randy Hermes

Interested? Talk to one of the leaders and watch for more from the United Methodist Men!
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Needed! – Hospital Visitors

Nurture Ministries is seeking individuals interested in joining the team of laypersons who visit hospitalized members of our church family. The commitment is shared among team members who are called to respond as needed. To volunteer to serve in this ministry or for further information, please call Diane Ogdon at 715-341-0362 or Judy Hill at 715-341-2323.
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Fair Trade  has changed the Milk Chocolate bars to Hazelnut – free.  It tastes just as delicious as ever, but without the nuts.

Help needed!
Flower Bed #10 on the parking lot (along Jordan Lane) needs someone to adopt it.
Call Olive White 71-344-5646 if interested.
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SPRING RUMMAGE SALE
Time to go through your closets, garage, kitchen cupboards, books, etc. and recycle those items that you no longer need. We have folks that need your good clean items. The dates are May 3 and 4. Items will be moved from the stage after the service on May 1. Set-up is Monday, May 2 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. The Rummage Sale is Tuesday, May 3, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Wednesday 8:00 – 11:00 am. Wednesday items are $4 a bag. Many hands are needed for set up, working the sale and clean up after the sale on Wednesday. Men needed on Wednesday at 11:00 am to help take down the tables and help with clean up. If you can give an hour or more of your time that is appreciated. We have great fellowship and treats are provided. If you can help out or have questions, contact Bonnie Lund at 715-345-0247 or bonnielund@charter.net.  Thank you.

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A Stewardship Message

A STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE FOR YOUR CHURCH – May 2016
#193 Giving Should be Done Regularly — “On the first day of every week,each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken when I come.” (1 Cor. 16:2 – NRSV) “Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.” (1 Cor. 4:1) We are called to be “servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.” Read more

Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation
750 Windsor Street Ste 305,
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-0620
1-888-903-9863
wumf@wumf.org

St. Paul’s Church Camp is Here!

Summer is coming and so is church camp.


St. Paul’s Church Camp has been in existence for 39 years and the staff is gearing up for year 40 – July 24-29, 2016. It will be a week of fun, fellowship, swimming, faithfulness time, campfire songs, games, and much, much more. Campers will explore the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark through the musical “Noah’s Incredible Cruise.”

St. Paul’s Church Camp is open to church youth and their friends who have completed third grade through eleventh. Feel free to pick up a registration form in the Gathering Area. Remember to register early…the earlier you register, the more the price is discounted!

If you have any questions about St. Paul’s Church Camp, please contact either Selma Taylor (715-344-3505) or Yvonne Chojnacki at (715-344-3557).
Camp scholarships are available. There is also a discount for families with more than two children.

Don’t miss out! Sign up today.

In Sympathy

Marge Rice Obit
Marjorie (Marge) Rice, passed away on April 14 , 2016. at Brookdale Senior Living. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at The United Methodist Church – Stevens Point location. Visitation will precede the service from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church.  Please keep Marge’s family in you prayers.

Eric and Maggie Watson’s brother-in-law recently passed away. Please keep Eric, Maggie and their family in your prayers.

News and Upcoming Events

Baptism:

Adeline Mae Koelemay, born January 6, 2016 was baptized on Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Adeline is sister to Austin, Evan and Ian.  Sponsors are Sarah Koelemay and Pete Dassow.

Birth:

Myles Arnett Garcia Taylor, son of Kyle and Gerene Taylor, was born April 6, 2016. He was 7 lbs., 4 oz. and 20 inches. Congratulations!


 Special All Church Conference

On May 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Point location, our district superintendent has authorized a special Church Conference for the sole purpose of recommending Tim Gurlea’ as a candidate for ministry. All members are welcome to attend and vote.
A regular council meeting will follow the adjournment of the Church Conference.


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  Disciples’ Diner – Menu change

Soup and Sandwich night will look more spring-like as we offer salads in place of the soup in the month of May. Come join us on the 2nd Wednesday evening at 5:30. Mary Landrath will provide lots of good foods for us. Bring a guest!

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our 90 and over
members, constituents and friends

APRIL BIRTHDAYS
Helen Gilman April 2 – 91
John Jochum April 11 – 95
Marguerite Euler April 19 – 97

MAY BIRTHDAYS
Gladys Wentworth May 15 – 95
Olive Newby May 18 – 93
Marjorie Merk May 30 – 92
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A Moment for Mission – Peace with Justice Sunday,  May 22, 2016

“And hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” – Romans 5:5, NRSV

Peace with Justice Sunday, one of United Methodism’s six Special Sundays. Our gifts support ministries that promote peace and advocate justice. We support peace and justice because true and lasting peace cannot exist in the presence of injustice.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”

Our giving today supports work in local congregations, annual conferences and around the world to bring peace and justice to people in need of hope. Our giving goes toward effecting change that could change the world.
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Basic Lay Servant Class

Dates: Three Mondays, May 9, 16, & 23
Time: 7pm
Place: Faith United Methodist Church
404 S Main St, Westfield, WI
Facilitators: Rev. Paul Gregersen & Rev. Min Chea
Registration Fee: NONE

Text book: “Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course Participant’s Book” by Sandy Jackson with Brian Jackson

To Register: send an email to Pastor Paul at csumc09@tds.net
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Men’s Breakfast  mens brkfst

Saturday, May 28, 2016
8:00 am at Point location

Join men of faith for breakfast & fellowship.
Menu: Egg casserole, rolls, juice and coffee
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Middler/Senior Luncheon

May 26, 2016
Lunch @12:00 noon at Point location

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“Travels with Marv and Becci”
Presenters: Marv VanKekerix and Becci Wiegand

Hosts: Pete and Joyce Kasson

Questions or to make a Reservation
Call Point office @ 715-344-3557
Reservations appreciated!
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UMC Market

Check out the UMC market program that provides you with great shopping deals and discounts, and contributes a percentage of each purchase to our Ministry’s – at no cost to you.

Please click on website link www.umcmarket.org/inform:  to create your new account (required), confirm your account settings and explore the new UMCmarket. …and thank you for your continued support of United Methodist Church Ministries!
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Fall Fest 2016

Save the Date!  Outreach is again coordinating the annual Fall Fest.  Fall Fest 2016 is set for September 18 from 11:30 to 2:30 at the Point location..  It will begin immediately after the service in the south parking lot.  There will be games, activities, bouncy obstacle course, entertainment, food, beverages, and more.  Mark your calendars and watch for more information.

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