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Contents

3 Woman At The Dumpster By Karen and Marvin Steinke

4 The World As I See It By Rev. Shane Bishop

5 Spotlight On Ministry

The Flame

The magazine of Christ Church Rev. Shane Bishop Senior Pastor Rev. Allen Miller Associate Pastor Justin Aymer Director of Communications

6 What You Need to Know about God’s Mission By Demian Farnworth

7 Missions

By Janet Baechle

8 Driving Down The Debt By Brian Safarian

9 Getting To Know You 10 Stewardship By Larry Weber

Donna Harrison Editor

11 Giving Generously

Barbara Germany Proof Reader

12 Easter: A Beautiful Disaster

Service Times Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am, 6:00pm Saturday 5:00pm For a complete listing of the Christ Church Staff and to learn more about Christ Church please visit:

www.mychristchurch.com © Copyright 2011, Christ Church. Questions about the Flame? Contact Donna Harrison at: donna@connectingwithchrist.com Christ Church 339 Frank Scott Pkwy E Fairview Heights, IL 62208 618.277.4659

By Rev. Allen Miller

By Rev. Shane Bishop

13 Imagine No Malaria By Rev. Shane Bishop

14 Passion 2011 By Rev. Don Frazure

15 Watch Us Grow

A Note From The Editor Lamentations 3:22-23(NIV) “Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” The Lord remains faithful in all of life. I can be assured that He will bring the Spring rains along with a host of new life springing forth from the trees. He is especially faithful when I give my whole life to Him; my husband, children, grandchildren, finances, time, fears, pain and sin. My desire is to be a faithful steward of all He has blessed me with. May you too trust Him this Spring with all you have and all you are. In Christ, Donna Harrison


Woman At The Dumpster By Karen and Marvin Steinke

As our taxi drove the dark, muddy streets of Rio Blanco at midnight, that fateful Friday night in November 2003, my life changed forever. There she was, a young Honduran woman with a child strapped to her back, digging in a dumpster looking for food for herself and child.  I asked myself, why, how, and on and on the questions keep creeping around in my heart and mind.  As we approached our hotel, with clean sheets, decent food to eat, hot water and a/c, the woman at the dumpster kept her vigil in my mind.  As the week progressed, she stayed with me, never leaving my thoughts or my heart.  Honduras is a very poor country with a handful of rich but a mountain of poor people with little or no food.  Unemployment is high; gangs prey on the young children by promising money and food for acts of violence and crimes. It is hard to imagine that in a world of plenty and a world of waste there are those with so little.  Soon our week was over and back to a world that was far different than the one we just experienced in Honduras .  The woman and her child made that trip home with me in my mind……. Finally I prayed that God would show me what He wanted me to do about her and many others like her.  Marvin and I both knew deep down in our hearts that God was about to open doors for us, and there was no question that we were going through them. The question is simple and so is the answer:  Is there need in the world?  YES!! Does it have to be

in Honduras where you are obedient to God’s call? No, it could be anywhere.  But for us, Honduras was where God’s obedience spoke to us.  It doesn’t matter where in the world you find a place where your heart, mind and soul can put those who are less fortunate before the Nike shoes, diamond tennis bracelets, new SUVs’, etc. You get my drift, obedience to God’s call for us to care for the “least of these” could be down the street, around the corner or around the world.  We invite you to come with us to Honduras; experience the OTHER side of life, life without hope, a life without future, a life without. Let God’s call scream at your heart, mind and soul. There will always be NEED in this world, but those of us who are willing, able and cheerful can make a difference. John 21:15-17 Dios Le Bendiga (God Bless You)

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The World As I See It By Rev. Shane Bishop

As we emerge from a snowy winter and build toward the excitement of Easter, I have four strategic priorities I would like to share with you for 2011. Hole in Our Gospel Study. During the six weeks leading up to Easter, we will encourage our entire congregation to participate in one of our many studies and small groups that will explore the Richard Stearns book The Hole in Our Gospel. This provocative book casts a compelling vision of what an obedient church could do to truly change the world! Driving Down the Debt. Though we will not be in a formal capital campaign from March 2011 to March 2012, we have placed a church goal of raising one million dollars in the next year to drive down our debt. A thousand dollars applied to the principal right now will save us thousands of dollars over the life of our loan. You will hear much more about this in the weeks to come as we strategically move from mortgage to mission. Prepare for the Maryville Campus launch. We have been approved by the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference to open our first multi-site campus in the Maryville YMCA on September 11. We are in the process of putting together an excellent leadership team and we will need at least 100 pioneers to help 4

give us initial critical mass. Much more is coming on this exciting shift in our growth strategy but for now please keep this in your prayers. Easter Sunday. Our 2010 Easter Sunday attendance of 2,282 set a new worship record at Christ Church but we are preparing for an even bigger Easter this year! Easter has become one of our two primary evangelistic Sundays each year (along with Christmas Eve) and the more people we have in attendance, the more people there are for God to reach! It is not too early to invite someone to join you! God is moving here in dynamic ways! Keep praying, attending, giving, serving and inviting…we are already having an incredible year of connecting people to Jesus Christ! And That’s the World…as I see it


Spotlight On Ministry GOOD NEIGHBOR FAMILY MISSIONS Christ Church’s Good Neighbor Family Missions looks for ways the entire family can serve the Lord side by side. We’re creating local mission opportunities so each able-bodied member in your family can pitch in. There’s nothing more gratifying than serving beside your parents, children, and church family! Good Neighbors show God’s love by serving down the hall and around the corner. We have helped members of our own congregation who truly needed God’s helping hands to tackle some home upkeep projects. We have reached out into the community to show God’s love to those who may not otherwise know how much He loves them. We have built swing sets, painted porches, raked leaves, removed dead landscaping, washed windows, and readied gardens for the winter! We have hosted a t-ball game and hot dog lunch for local foster and under-resourced children. These wonderful children were taught the game of baseball by 4 members of the Gateway Grizzlies baseball team and a few members of the Christ Church Tournament Team. Most recently the Good Neighbor Family Missions group teamed up with our parish nurses to

host a “Be The Match” bone marrow donor registration drive in the hopes of being able to save lives in the future! What’s next? We are very excited to say that God has provided a way for the Good Neighbor Family Missions group to help in the community in a big way! Rebuilding Together, Inc. is a national organization that provides volunteer home repair and renovation services to qualifying home owners. They are a nonprofit 501 (c)(3). Each April Rebuilding Together, Inc. has an annual rebuild day. On April 30, 2011 Christ Church will emerge upon as many homes as we possibly can, as only we can! Rebuild Together, Inc. is very happy to have us on board with them this year and has promised us as many homes to repair and renovate as we can handle. We will be looking for volunteers with all skill levels. At each home site we will have people from our church that specialize in construction leading us in repairs. Also needed are cleanup crews, painters, landscapers and everyone in between! If this sounds like a great way to get your hands dirty for God, contact Amanda Cates at acates13@hotmail.com or 618-402-7408.

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What You Need to Know about God’s Mission By Demian Farnworth

There is a lot of talk these days about “living the gospel” or “being the gospel” as if we ourselves are the good news. Trouble is the gospel is not something you do. It’s something you announce and that announcement boils down to this: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Moreover, God’s chosen us to participate in that good news. In Matthew 28:19 Jesus said, “Go into all the world and make disciples of the nations.”  If you’re like me, that makes me a little nervous. I’m not particularly fond of talking to people, let alone sharing the gospel.  The reason why? I don’t trust my capacity to get it right. What if I fail?  Deal is I won’t fail because before Jesus said, “Go into all the world...” He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”  To demonstrate the utter totality of this authority, Jesus said elsewhere,  “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.” John 6:39 6

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29 “You did not choose Me but I chose you.” John 15:16 It’s clear: This is God’s mission and He gets His man. He is the hound of heaven. He is faithful and He WON’T fail. Furthermore, Jesus talks about this mission using the language of conquest: “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.” Luke 11:21, 22 In other words, Satan is defeated. It’s in view of this sweeping domination over evil Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of the nations.” In the end, what you and I thought was a grueling agenda is actually a pleasant privilege because the threat of failure has been removed. Jesus has pinned the enemy down. All we have to do is loot his house. That, in itself, is pretty good news.


Missions By Janet Baechle

“United Methodist Women inherit the vision and toil of women’s missionary societies of eight denominations since 1869. Its 140-year legacy started when the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society first organized in Boston in response to a lack of women’s health in India.” As the new president of the United Methodist Women (UMW), I join with the ladies of Christ Church to continue the vision of serving through mission giving. The UMW is not funded by the Church; we earn all the money we give to missions with three fundraisers a year. The first two are rummage sales held in the Spring and Fall. The first sale is Thursday, April 7 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, April 8 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The second sale is Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 with the same hours. All we ask is that you bring items that are usable, not stained or damaged.

Pantry, Christian Home Care Services, McKendree College Scholarship Fund, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Family Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, Illinois Fire Safety Children’s Camp, Violence Prevention Center, Salvation Army, Beacon, Christian Activity Center, CASA, Fischer House, Feed My Sheep Ministries, Redbird Mission, Henderson Settlement, Cunningham House, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, Lydia Juico in the Philippines and Sue Givens, a missionary with Samaritan Hands School in Paraguay. UMW also provides funeral dinners for families of our church. What a wonderful way to show our love for them when they need it most. The ladies of Christ Church have fun and fellowship on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Come and join us. If you really want to have some fun, help us with our rummage sale or the ham and bean dinner. We can always use more hands. You will certainly make friends with your involvement.

Our third fundraiser is a ham and bean dinner with delicious homemade corn bread and desserts. We provide a children’s menu of hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and beverages. UMW donates to the following mission organizations: Network of Caring, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, Parish Nursing, Youth Summer Mission Trips, Belleville Christian Center, Fairview Heights Food 7


Driving Down The Debt By Brian Safarian

On March 6, 2011, our “Change the World” capital campaign that began three years ago will come to an end. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the campaign; while it has been very successful, we will still have $5.5 million in building loan to pay. Our monthly payments will be approximately $42,000 a month, which for the last 3 years has been paid by your contributions to the capital campaign. We needed to develop a vision and plan for how to handle this debt. After much prayer and consideration, we have decided on the following 4-year strategy. The first part of this plan is to pay $10,000 of the debt each month from your regular tithes to the church. The Finance Committee has a plan to incorporate the entire loan payment into the operating budget by 2015. The second part involves taking a year off of the typical 3-year capital campaign routine and just concentrate for one year (from March 2011 to March 2012) “Driving Down the Debt.” The decision to begin one more 3-year capital campaign in 2012 will be made at the end of this year. As we think about our debt, we need to think about why it’s important that we pay it off as quickly as possible. There’s always something to be said about keeping your financial house in order. However, I believe it 8

goes much deeper. I truly believe we can’t do the work God has called us to do if we are saddled with this debt. In order for us to achieve what God intends us to do, we need to have the appropriate financial means. To help prepare all of us to achieve this vision, we have laid out several tactics in which we can all engage. 1) Rev. Shane is asking all of us to participate in the Lenten Study of “The Hole in Our Gospel.” This will help us all see what God has called us to do. 2) Rev. Shane will preach a sermon series this summer on “Gifts” to help us gain a deeper understanding of Biblical giving. 3) We are going to ask everyone to take a personal finance class to help get our personal finances in order. We will offer a short 6-lesson course in Sep – Oct that will teach us God’s principles of stewardship and debt reduction. Then in Jan – Mar, a more intensive financial management course from Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be offered. I plan to participate and hope that you also consider attending. 4) During every month that has 5 Sundays, in addition to our normal offering, we will take a special offering to pay directly on the debt. Finally, we plan to keep you updated on our progress via several methods; The Flame Magazine, e-news, Facebook, the bulletin, and worship services. God has done many great things here at Christ Church over the 10 years that I have been a member, but I believe the best is yet to come. I am excited to experience what God has in store for us over this next year!


a certain Mexican Restaurant in Millstadt. Who do you admire? I would have to say my parents, Bill and Kay Martin. They showed me how to be a strong Christian and to love the Lord with all my heart. My dad taught me my work ethics. My mom taught me patience and how to have a Servant’s heart. They always traveled the distance to make certain my children didn’t feel left out from having grandparents at a special event in their life. (Sixteen hours by car was just a days drive.)

Getting To Know You Name: LuAnn Beem Job Title: Office Manager Job Description: Primary function is to oversee all activities of the main church office. This includes maintaining a cheerful, organized and friendly atmosphere for all who enter the office area, meeting the needs of guests, volunteers and congregational members, scheduling all church events, and maintenance of office supplies and equipment. Tell about a favorite event of your adulthood/ childhood. I have two events. One would have to be Christmas out at my Grandparents’ farm. This would be a great celebration of the Birth of Jesus. Grandma would have cooked for days and everyone would return home for the holidays. It was, “over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house we would go.” The next would be Easter sunrise service at the Edmore Methodist church in Edmore, North Dakota. Here we would hear that Jesus is Risen, Risen indeed and the very small choir (maybe 20) would fill the Lord’s house with “Up from the Grave He Arose.” I can still hear Billy Hodus singing. What is your greatest accomplishment? I would have to say my children. Kelly graduated from Kendall College in December of 2009 and Michael just graduated from Marquette University in December. We have been truly blessed that they both have jobs and are on their way. What is your favorite food? My favorite food is anything Mexican. I am a big nacho and taco fan; just ask my husband and kids. They have been known to set a limit on how many times they will go with me to

What is your favorite part of your job? I love data input in ACS, the church software program. When the “Flame Goes Green” letters started to come in, I was in my element. If you haven’t returned your letter, please do, as I am keeping a running total on how many people return them! What was the worst job you ever had? I am not sure this was my worst job but it was a job that I wasn’t very good at. Gas Station Attendant, this was back in the day when all the stations were full service and for $5.00 you could purchase 8.5 gallons of gas. My job would consist of washing the car windows, checking the oil and filling the gas tanks of all the customer vehicles. The only problem I had was sometimes I would have two or three vehicles at once and I would forget the gas cap. I would forget this because I was always talking. Thank goodness I had my only transportation (a bicycle), so I could pedal down to the store or post office and put the cap back on before anyone knew. I was really fortunate that I knew all the customers and my dad was the general manager of the grain elevator and gas station. (Job security) What is your motto? “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.” Mother Teresa Where are you from? I am from North Dakota. Born in Devils Lake and raised in Buxton. (pop. 350, farming community) Which sport do you like? I like golf. It is always challenging. When summer comes around you can see me hurrying to play Ladies League on Wednesday’s or Couples League on Friday’s at the Ridge Golf Course in Waterloo. Contact LuAnn: luann@connectingwithchrist.com 9


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Stewardship By Larry Weber

I remember so distinctly the decision to tithe our income. Many had suggested I should do so-my accountability brothers, Rev. Shane, and those in my Sunday School classes. I had read about tithing for years but with seven children, poor personal finance and a constant need for more money at the end of our month, there was no way I thought I could afford to tithe. I already tithed my time; I tithed my talents; but my money? How could God ask that of me when He knew we had all those kids to support? Nancy’s childcare was already caring for too many children in addition to our own. I was a school administrator; where would I get additional time to work for additional funds to cover what tithing would take from our budget? We didn’t even own our house at the time. Then we decided we had no choice; God insisted. He insisted at a time in our lives when we could least “afford” to do so. Sure enough, He opened the windows of Heaven for us. In Malachi 3:8, He says, “I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try It! Put Me to the test!” I have tested Him and He is faithful when I am.

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In the midst of our wrangling and dealing with money, we are invited to think generosity and give generously. In 2 Corinthians, Paul makes his appeal for giving to the church: “a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” Give a little, you receive a little. Give a lot, you receive a lot. God will provide us with many opportunities to be generous. In fact, God will so enrich us that we can become even more generous! We have the opportunity as a church and as a people of faith in general to glorify God through our generous gifts. This does not mean that giving is the only way to glorify God. Not at all – Scripture does say: giving generously glorifies God.

Giving Generously By Rev. Allen Miller

In Scripture, Jesus talks a lot about money. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables of Jesus are about how to handle money and possessions. In the Gospels, one out of ten verses deals directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions. Money is important. There’s no getting around it. All of us have had some kind of “taste” of money. When I was 18 I was a waiter at Red Lobster here in Fairview Heights. Those were the days! After working the night shift at Red Lobster, I used to rush home (I had school the next day), run into the house, run up the stairs and bang on my parents doors around midnight. I’d barge in and toss all of my money on the bed and say, “Look at all of this money – and I get to keep it!” Then I’d toss about a hundred dollars on the bed with something like 65 one-dollar bills and so on.

Tap into, participate in God’s generosity. Give and watch the joy follow. As your associate pastor, I tithe and do some additional giving, special offerings and the like. Giving only begins as a money issue. Giving is a spiritual issue – a gauge on the strength and depth of our relationship with God. Giving is a faith issue – giving speaks to our belief, trust, reliance and commitment to God. Last, giving is a heart issue. Giving identifies what’s in our hearts and why. Giving is about so much more than money. God’s provisions are joined together with our efforts, our work, our giving. Giving doesn’t make us “extra-spiritual.” But giving does focus us on the spiritual. There is joy in giving; giving is a spiritual gift! In Romans 12, the Bible teaches: “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well… If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching. If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously.” Giving generously is the follow-through found in God’s climate of generosity and abundance. By giving faithfully to Christ Church, you help establish a church seemingly without limits. Or, you can establish a church with fewer limits. We can connect even more people with Jesus Christ.

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Easter: A Beautiful Disaster By Rev. Shane Bishop

Our center sanctuary window was created by artist Ken vonRoenn. We invited Ken to feel the energy of Christ Church and then produce an original art work for the new sanctuary that opened in December 2007. Ken wrote, “I wanted to find a theme that would allow for an expression that conveyed the feeling of joy that I believe is a unique characteristic of the congregation. I decided to use the theme of Creation, for it allowed me to develop an imagery of movement that was energetic and uplifting so as to represent this feeling of joy. The swirling colors suggest the formation of life. Scattered throughout these swirling colors are small clear areas, which are faceted glass jewels, representing the stars of the universe. I hope these designs adequately convey this theme as well as embodying the enthusiastic joy of the congregation of Christ United Methodist.” We were excited about the installation of our round window and there was a lot of enthusiasm when a photographer showed up to mark the occasion for us on November 27, 2007. The first three panels were installed slowly but without incident. I went home for the day and assumed I would arrive the next morning to see the completed window in its splendor. But that evening, while the final panel was being installed, the unthinkable happened. While the installers were on top of the scaffolding, wresting the window into place, we had a brief electrical blackout and the sanctuary went dark. The installers couldn’t see where to sit the glass; it hit the scaffolding and the pane of glass shattered. The installers hurriedly took the final panel down, loaded it back into the truck and sped back to Kentucky. For the entire Christmas season, we had 75% of an art window. It was a disaster. One day we received a call from Ken vonRoenn who said the shattered glass had held its integrity and was arguably even more beautiful than before. Rather than create a new panel of glass, Ken suggested shattering the other panes of glass as well. I was suspicious at best; when the previously shattered panel arrived, I walked into the sanctuary expecting to hate it and prepared to stop the project in its tracks. I could not have been more surprised. The pane was beautiful! It was infinitely more interesting and complex than it had been before and the artists made short work of shattering the other three panes of glass. The central 12

feature of our sanctuary is a beautiful disaster. Palm Sunday had seemed so promising. Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the people cried, “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” It seemed salvation history was about to be installed and then the whole thing shattered. Jesus was betrayed by Judas, arrested by the Temple Guard, brought before the High Priest, paraded before the Roman Governor Pilate and condemned to death. On a Roman cross, Jesus cried, “It is finished!” and the hope of the world was dead in His grave. But then came the third day…and up from the grave He arose! Easter is a testimony to what God can do with a total disaster! Perhaps your life or the life of someone you love seems shattered right now…if so, just take a good look at our window on Easter morning. God can make even the worst disasters into something beautiful!


Imagine No Malaria By Rev. Shane Bishop

“This year in Africa, 800,000 people most of them children, will die from malaria. In these days and times, it seems inconceivable that a tiny insect, the mosquito, can do so much physical damage and cause so much personal heartache.� (www.imaginenomalaria.org) Malaria is a disease of poverty that is within the reach of the world to completely drive from the planet. The United Methodist churches of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference are joining with people of goodwill around the world to wipe out this disease.

I have been asked by Bishop Palmer to be a major player in the worldwide effort to eradicate malaria by 2015. We will take up a special offering at Easter to get this emphasis started at Christ Church! This is a reachable goal and we invite the people of Christ Church to give generously! Our Easter services this year will be held on Saturday at 5:00pm and Easter Sunday at 6:30am (traditional sunrise in the chapel) 8:00am, 9:30am,11:00am, and 6:00pm.

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Passion 2011 By Rev. Don Frazure

For the first time in my life, I look forward to Easter as much as, if not more than, Christmas. Why? Because over the past couple of years at Christ Church, we have taken Holy Week and expanded it to Holy Month! Our goal is to give Easter as much attention as Christmas. The church through the centuries has held the week between Palm Sunday and Easter to be the holiest time in our church year. A few years ago we noticed that many people were missing out on the importance of holy week because for most people Sunday is when they go to church. We began to think what it would look like if we presented the events of Easter as a series spanning over 4 or 5 Sundays. The result has been an “Advent for Easter” season that begins three weeks before Easter and concludes one week later. This lets us present the events of Holy Week on consecutive Sundays when we have the most potential of reaching the most people for Christ. It can be confusing if you are looking at your wall calendar and see Palm Sunday as April 17, yet we are celebrating it on April 3, but this gives us a great way to prepare our hearts for Easter. Just be sure to make note of the dates listed below and mark

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your calendar accordingly. The schedule for Passion 2011 is as follows: April 3 – Palm Sunday (Worship) April 10 – Passover Sunday (Communion) April 17 – Passion Sunday (Crucifixion) April 24 – Easter Sunday (Resurrection) May 1 – The Road to Emmaus (Communion)


Watch Us Grow New Members -------------------------------January Kevin J. Young, Jackie D. Young February Judith A. Abbott, Allison N. Bartle, Alyssa S. Bartle, Austin M. Bartle, Braeden A. Bartle, Mark S. Bartle, Mary Birchenough, Peter Birchenough, David Bitner, Marcy Matson Bitner, Carla Brown, Logan Fredrick Burgess, Val Burgess, Robin Burgess, Vince Butler, Matthew Denny, Mistie K. Denny, Anita Doermann, Chuck Doermann, Dody Ganim, Barbara Givens, Carl “Ed” Givens, Jarrod Klier, Jenna Klier, Charles Michels, Deanna Michels, Daniel Nelson, Christine Nelson, Natalie Painter, Melinda A. Peach, Melissa Peel, Gary Peel, Camille Sexton, Richard Sexton, John Suryk, Kimberly Tinge, Philip Tinge, Dawn Untch, Lea Dawn Wallace, Linda Whitworth, Harold Whitworth, Dee York, Steve York

Attendance -------------------------------January Worship = 1,586 Jan. Connection Classes = 331 Year Avg. Worship = 1,404 Year Avg. Connection Classes = 379 Finances (as of 02-14-11) -------------------------------General Budget YTD Giving = $248,381.88 YTD Expenses = $155,452.47 Annual Budget = $2,041,873.99 Change The World Total Remaining Debt = $5,751,166.91 Remaining Pledges to Collect = $241,411.73

Baptisms -------------------------------January Nolan Henry Ballard February Logan Fredrick Burgess Member Passings -------------------------------Jack E. Hurst – February 5 15


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