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PHOTO: Enjoying the Ministry Showcase in the Garden


COMING SOON CHRISTIAN MINDFULNESS

Experience prayerful transformation through this 7-week course this Lenten season. (Pg 5)

GRIEF SUPPORT

Find a supportive place to learn tools for helping process your grief. (Pg. 10)

FEBRUARY 2018

KINGDOM DINNER

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YOUTH SUNDAY

BLOOD DRIVE

Explore what it means to be a member of Dayspring (Page 4)

Give up to four people the gift of life with one donation (Page 8)

WED. EVENING FELLOWSHIP

PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

Dinner & classes return for Spring WEF (Page 6)

Stop by to see how talented our kids are! (Page 3)

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Join Church & Society for the final dinner and discussion. (Pg. 9)

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TRUSTEE UPDATE FOR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IMPROVEMENTS The Capital Campaign continued in its second year in 2017. Highlights include: 1. Parking Lot In February, we began the renovation of the parking lot by removing old asphalt, regrading for better water drainage and laying new asphalt. We added a regulation sand volleyball court with water cooled sand, a fence and lighting. A community garden with cedar boxes and controlled irrigation was created. We added a lighted basketball court, removed all the old landscaping, and installed a completely new irrigation system, all new trees, plants, and shrubs.

This project was designed and the construction was managed by Tom Brown. 4. Campus Entrance The entrance to the church was redesigned to accommodate a pick up and drop off zone for autos and vans to reduce the pedestrian-vehicle conflict in the area. We replaced the canvas cover over the front entrance of th e church and added ‘hat channel’ for shade as well as new planting and lighting.

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5. Patio Landscaping The church patio was relandscaped with new irrigation, plants, shrubs and granite ground cover, designed by Chris Lueck.

2. Front Landscaping The front of the church, off Elliot, was designed with natural stone veneer walls, three cacti, and twelve paloverde trees, all of which were centered around the cross. The front entrance to the church sanctuary was relandscaped with a natural stone wall on the west side of the entrance. We also added new trees, plants, and shrubs with attractive boulders. This area was designed by Chris Lueck.

6. Safety & Security I n t h e s u m m e r, w e replaced 15 doors and locks in the preschool and church classrooms. All the wooden beams around the patio were replaced and new lighting was installed for improved visibility.

3. Improved Accessibility The Bride’s Room, off the narthex, was remodeled into an ADA compliant, unisex accessible restroom with a shower and small lounge area.

Our Capital Campaign funds are at work improving the Dayspring campus. Thanks for your continued financial support.

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7. Signage A new state of the art digital sign was installed at the front of the church, visible from Elliot Road and other signs were installed off Juniper.

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PHOTO: Kids in BeTween served lunch to our Habitat for Humanity build team on January 27.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Thank you, Dayspring for your support of our Church-wide Family Picnic, everyone had a great time and enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship, games and delicious desserts. February 4th is Souper Bowl Sunday. The morning of the big game, children in BeTween will share information about hunger in our community and be collecting monetary donations for a local food bank at both the 9:00 and 10:30 services. It’s time again for Parable of Talents. We will be reviewing the Parable in Sunday school on February 11. Children can sign up on the Patio on February 11 and 18 to use their talents to create something to sell or share with the congregation. Selling and performing take place on Sunday, February 25 after both the 9:00 and 10:30 services. There is no cost to sign up! If you have questions, please email Emily@dayspring-umc.org. We will again be hosting another Family Pot Luck event on Wednesday, March 28. We are looking for a few more station leaders to help us share the journey through Holy Week with children and their families. If you are interested in a small theatrical role email Emily@dayspring-umc.org. We are also still looking for a couple of Sunday school assistant teachers to help us out in our PreK – Kindergarten and 3rd and 4th grade classes. If you are able to help out even if just for a couple of Sundays, please email Emily@dayspring-umc.org.

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YOUTH MINISTRY Welcome Sarah!

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Edwards as our new Yo u t h M i n i s t r i e s Coordinator! Sarah is a native to Arizona, born and raised in Tempe. She attended Tempe High School through her sophomore year and completed her high school education at the Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix. After high school, Sarah went to the University of Southern California where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude. Sarah is thrilled and immensely grateful to be joining the youth program at Dayspring! She was a Quaker Youth Minister for five years in California, creating curriculum and integrating the main tenets of equality, peace, community, unity, integrity, and simplicity; values she herself holds very dear. She also works for Circle The City when she is not having a ball with youth! Please greet Sarah and join us in welcoming her to Dayspring!

Many Thanks

January got off to a great start with guest presenter Bill Norwood, Dayspring member and the first African American pilot with United Airlines! We are so grateful to Bill who shared in conversation and fellowship with us his experience, wisdom, and perseverance in faith. Many thanks to Bill for sharing in this time of fellowship and learning with us! We greatly appreciate it!

Senior High Lock-In

We had an incredible senior high lockin where we spent Friday night-toSaturday morning at Dayspring and then did a lovely hike. Thanks to Ruth and Mark Boyle and Gary Lueck for being awesome adult volunteers! Special thanks to Ruth for above-andbeyond planning, organizing, and a beautiful Friday night devotional.

February 2018

Youth Sunday

During recent weeks we have been preparing for Youth Sunday, scheduled for February 4. Our theme is “Parables of Jesus: A Good Foundation." We will s h a r e m u s i c , p r a y e r, s c r i p t u r e , reflections by our seniors and a warm welcome to all. Please save the date and join us in worship on February 4! Following the 10:30 service on Youth Sunday, all youth are invited to participate in a fellowship and teambuilding activity. Friends are welcome! [include details if available}

Confirmation

Confirmation is open for youth in 7th grade and older. Confirmation explores what we believe, how God is working in our lives, the life and teachings of Jesus in the Bible, and the United Methodist Church around the world. The 2018 confirmation journey at Dayspring includes meeting together as a covenant group, sharing a meal t o g e t h e r, r e a d i n g t h e G o s p e l s , engaging in spiritual practices, participating in worship, visiting other faith communities, and many varied ways of being formed in faith. Pastor Jeff led our first confirmation session about God's Creation. It is not too late to sign up! Together we will practice ways to live out our faith in action. Questions are welcome and encouraged! Please contact Pastor Dot at dot@dayspring-umc.org with any questions or to sign up. Prayers are appreciated for those participating in the confirmation process throughout the time leading up to Confirmation Sunday, May 6.

Sierra Service Project

Our SSP mission trip plans are underway! The second payment is due on Sunday, February 25. Please pray for our SSP team and host community as well as others during this time of preparation, planning, and anticipation.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR February 3:

Youth Sunday Dress Rehearsal 9-11am

February 4: Youth Sunday!!

Youth Lead Worship at 9 & 10:30am (no Formation classes) All Youth & Confirmation Off-site activity following 10:30 AM Service No Evening UMYF

February 11

Formation 10:30-11:30AM Confirmation 11:45-1:00 PM Music 4:45-5:30 UMYF 5:30-7:30

February 18

Formation 10:30-11:30AM Confirmation 11:45-1:00 PM Music 4:45-5:30 UMYF 5:30-7:30

February 23 – 25

Camping at Picacho Peak State Park

February 25

Formation 10:30-11:30 AM Confirmation 11:45-1:00 PM UMYF 5:30-7:30 **Second SSP payment due

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COVENANT GROUPS Covenant Groups are a small group ministry at Dayspring, guided by Pastors Jeff, Joel, Dot & Shirley. The next 5-week series will begin on February 25 and continue through March 25, meeting weekly from 11:45am-1pm on Sundays in Fellowship Hall. We will join in spiritual practices together and foster relationships based on sharing and compassion. Please contact Pastor Dot at the church office or by email at dot@dayspring-umc.org to find out more or to sign up.

Small Group Spiritual Formation:

TIME TO WONDER

Do you wonder where the time went every week? Do you need a dedicated time for prayerful peace in your life? Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the Library to renew your spiritual life! An hour spent together with others in lectio divina or contemplative prayer or prayer imagery will provide the opportunity to deepen your closeness with God. Call Shirley Wells at 623-202-0741 for more information.

CHRISTIAN MINDFULNESS We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others. Learn the tools for this process: Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, and Contemplative Prayer. Join Pastor Jeff and Joseph Lambrecht for this 7-week Lenten series starting the week of February 5. Sessions will be offered on: Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30pm (Adult Room), Tuesdays from 1:30 - 2:30pm (Friendship Village), and Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:00am (Adult Room).

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION The next New Member Orientation has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 1:00pm, in Room 112. Please mark your calendar and save the date if you would like to find out more about membership at Dayspring! A light lunch will be served, and childcare is available upon request. Please contact Pastor Dot at dot@dayspring-umc.org to learn more, sign up, or inquire about alternate dates and times.

GRIEF SUPPORT Everyone experiences grief differently, but having skills to process life after loss can make life bearable and hopefully, life giving. Beginning Monday, February 5 at 6:30pm, Dayspring will be hosting a Grief Support Group. This class will introduce skills that persons may find helpful in their journey of healing. If you, or someone you know needs support in grieving a major loss in your life, such as a death or broken relationship, or job loss, please come and experience a safe place to process in community. This support group will continue on the the first and third Monday’s of the month and will conclude in May. The first two sessions are open to all persons interested in joining. Please register by contacting Pastor Joel at joel@dayspring-umc.org. Pastor Joel Bullock and Psychologist, Dr. Sharon Zygowicz will facilitate the sessions.

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WEDNESDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP WEF begins February 21 and continues through March 21. Dinner is served at 5:30 and classes meet at 6:30pm. Dinner is a wonderful time for fellowship and forming new friendships on Wednesday evenings. We are looking for help with hosting dinner on Wednesday Evenings. Please contact Pastor Dot at dot@dayspring-umc.org to find out how you can help!

Classes include:

Let's Talk... about White Privilege As Christians, we are called to think deeply, pray fervently and work unceasingly for the betterment of our society and world. And yet, many of us find it hard to understand and engage with others on challenging topics. Doing so is uncomfortable, painful, draining and may not be productive in the ways we imagine. Some would rather keep quiet, peruse social media and resolve to live the Golden Rule. Others are consumed with the tasks of work and life that by the end of each day, there is little time and energy to devote to difficult discussion. Even on our best days, it is hard work to deepen our relationships with others and within ourselves.

As United Methodists, acting for justice is in our DNA. We must challenge the areas of privilege found in our own lives, in the lives of those around us and in society at large.

Really Interesting Stuff about the Bible and Theology

While the scope of this topic is much bigger than five weeks can handle, we will begin to unpack what white privilege is (and is not), discover common stereotypes and generalizations that are found in everyday life, analyze racism in current events and how whiteness permeates societal issues. We’ll also learn to engage with people who are different, and explore how privilege impacts our view of God.

Would you like to take a Bible or theology class but cannot commit on a weekly basis? Then this Wednesday Evening Fellowship session is for you! Each week is a stand alone presentation on a given topic. Feel free to attend one, all, or a few. The first four presentations have Biblical themes. The final session explores the life, theology, and ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who joined resistance to the Holocaust. Sessions include:

Throughout the course, each person will be encouraged to examine and reflect on how they have been impacted by race and privilege. The goal is NOT to produce shame or guilt. The goal is to seek God’s guidance and transformation to create a peaceful beloved community where all people are valued and honored.

The Explorer’s class will take up two new series in February. Randy Hamilton will lead a 2 week session on Michael Moore’s film, “Where to Invade Next? This film illustrates the travels of Moore to different countries while exploring their health care systems, prison systems, etc to illustrate the differences between their systems and ours. You won’t to miss this informative and somewhat surprising revelation of how our social systems differ radically from those of other modern countries. Later in the month, Nancy Jamison and Bethany Lambrecht will lead two sessions on Prison Reform. You won’t want to miss these two important series at 9 a.m. in the Adult Room.

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* Formation of the Canon * The Book of Revelation * Mary Magdalene/the Gospel of Mary * Coptic Gospel of Thomas * Bonhoeffer - life and theology Classes take place on Wednesdays, February 21-March 21, at 6:30 PM, and will be facilitated by Don Hardy; rdhardy1962@gmail.com.

The 10:30am adult Contemporary Issues class continues its focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition: its symbols and metaphors and how our modern culture often misinterprets them. Our confusion often lies between the literal and metaphorical interpretations of our religious stories. We will use many of the works of Joseph Campbell, author, teacher, and best known for his work in the field of comparative mythology, to re-examine the function of Judeo-Christian symbols as the key to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation. He explores the common symbols of western religions, holding them to the light and reinterpreting them in the context of his remarkable knowledge of world mythology. Join us in our study and discussion of Campbell's works.

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UNITED METHODIST MEN United Methodist Men will meet for our monthly breakfast at 8:00am in the Adult Room. Gary Lueck, the church's liaison with the Boy Scouts and our own Troop 172 which UMM proudly supports, will be our guest speaker. Please join us for a great morning of fellowship and music.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Dayspring United Methodist Women held their annual prayer breakfast on Saturday January 13. What an inspiring event! We heard how God has moved mountains and changed lives through, love, adversity and realization! What a blessing it is to have members in our church as examples of Christian love. In February we have a variety of meetings where you can find yourself and find a friendly person! Greeting Card Circle will meet on Thursday Feb. 1 at 9:30am in the Room 112 at Dayspring. Join this amazing group of crafters to help create greeting cards that give twice – once to the person receiving the card and again when the money is given to support ministries of the United Methodist Women. Contact Sally Jarus for details or to purchase cards: Connie Reading Circle will meet on Thursday Feb. 8 at 9:30am in Room 112 at Dayspring. Helen Jenkins will review When Christians Get it Wrong by Adam Hamilton. Please contact Blanche Berreman to find out more information about Connie Reading Circle at berreman2@cox.net. Mary Martha Circle will meet on Thursday Feb. 8 at 7:00pm at the home of Jane Baker and Jane is giving the program. Please contact Jane at 480-216-0757 or janepbaker@cox.net for directions and more info. Our monthly unit meeting will be on Thursday Feb. 15 at 7:00pm in the Adult Room at Dayspring. We are super excited to have as our guest speaker, Melissa Hahn, the Chairperson of the Refugee Committee here at Dayspring. She’ll be talking about the refugee crisis on a global scale and how resettlement works. She’ll also talk about how our Dayspring Ministry works to serve refugees. Ms. Hahn also helps people communicate effectively and build meaningful relationships with people who are from different cultures via her company, InterculturalMelissa.com. As part of our hands on ministry projects we’ll also put together kits for Justa Center. Items that they need include: Unopened Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Office Supplies (Paper, Pens, etc.), Cleaning Products, Reading Glasses, New Socks, Styrofoam Cups, Paper Plates, Coffee, Sugar, Creamer, Facial Tissues, Paper Towels, Hand Soap, Laundry Soap, Books and Magazines. Dayspring’s UMW also has a reading program. We have books on all kinds of topics from spirituality to justice and children’s books too! If you are looking for a good read contact Suzanne Koivun at 602-319-3676 or suzannestarfire@msn.com She can even work to connect you with others that have read the same book as you for an improvised book conversation – either in person/phone/e-mail/social…however you want to connect with another person who has a shared experience through a good read. For more information about United Methodist Women please e-mail umw@dayspring-umc.org or call Bonny Sloane at 480-839-2696.

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Habitat for Humanity

Construction has started on our Habitat for Humanity home. Our next build dates are April 14th & 28th, and May 12th. No experience needed. Come help build a home for a very deserving family and maybe learn a few handy skills. Please contact Mark Boyle at ruthandmarkboyle@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Blood Drive

Our next Blood Drive is February 18 from 8:00-noon in the Bloodmobile in the Parking Lot. Contact Tammy White at (602) 881-0901 or email tammy.white@cox.net to sign up for a spot or register online at www.bloodhero.com (Sponsor Code: dayspringumc)

DAYSPRING PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN Registration for the 2018-2019 school year starts January 25th! Packets are available in the Preschool/Kindergarten office, and also in the Church office beginning January 22nd. Church members have priority enrollment! If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call the Preschool/Kindergarten office at 480-838-9097. Visit us on the web at www.dayspringpreschool.com or on Facebook! We offer a full schedule of classes and enrichment opportunities for ages 2 ½ - 6. Enrichment classes for our preschoolers include Spanish, Music, and Lunch Bunch. Extended day clubs include science, cooking, art, games, and books. Age requirements: Children who turn 3 between 9/1/18-4/1/19 are able to attend the Pee Wee class which meets Wednesday and Thursday mornings (must be potty-trained). We have several classes for 3-year-old children, and children who turn 3 by 9/1/18 are eligible to attend those classes. Our 4s turn 4 before 9/1/18, and our Pre-K students turn 4 before 4/1/18. Our kindergarten children must be 5 by 9/1/18. We look forward to meeting you and your children!

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CHURCH & SOCIETY Seek ye first God’s Kingdom -Matthew 6:33 Kingdom Dinners and Dayspring “How might our understanding of what is first and most important shift if we affirm that Matthew is equally about our relationship with God AND seeking the good God desires for all of creation?” - Mark Scandrette What would it look like IF…. Dayspring has been on a journey of “Seeking the Kingdom” in our hearts and our communities. We have been engaging in dialogue over a delicious soup supper. The final dinner will be February 7 from 5:30-7:00pm. Each dinner draws us closer to God’s calling and compelling us to act. We invite you to join us Wednesday, February 7 when we will create our vision: “What would it look like IF our lives were really led more by God’s Kingdom and not by the marketplace?” Our two January dinners created visions and actions for : 1. What would it look like IF all our Arizona children had equal funding and support for their education? 2. What would it look like IF all immigrants, refugees and citizens could find safe and just means to live in community. There are small and large action groups continuing from these dinners, so let us know where you might like to “belong”.

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Many thanks to Jim Baker, Bonny Sloane, and Nancy Jamison for their work with Family Promise over the years! Bonny and Jim kicked off the program, and have been active volunteers since relinquishing their leadership roles. Jim is now retiring as a Family Promise volunteer and Nancy is retiring as Kitchen Coordinator, though she plans to continue to help incoming coordinator Connie Harrison. We thank these volunteers and current Family Promise coordinator Maria Hase for all of their hard work over the years!

FINANCE REPORT On January 21, members attending the Dayspring charge conference approved the general fund budget for 2018 that was presented by the Dayspring finance committee. This budget is based on the 2017 actual income and expense statements and reflects the current level of giving. The Dayspring staff and lay leadership will ensure that expenses are in line with actual giving throughout the coming year. Thank you to the 800 individuals and households who make giving to the ministries of the church a part of their spiritual practice and a priority in their lives!!

Operating Fund - 2017 (Right) Capital Fund - 2015 to Current (Below)

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FROM OUR PASTORS The season of Lent will soon be upon us. The first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, happens to fall on Valentine’s Day this year. That’s poetic, I suppose, since Lent is a time to examine our hearts. The word “Lent” comes from an old English word for “lengthen,” and refers to the lengthening of those long-anticipated days of spring. The forty-day period before Easter offers Christians pause to reflect on our spirituality, examine our hearts, and take an inventory of our lives. Why forty days? The number forty is derived from the traditional forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry. His desert sojourn was a time of solitude and selfexamination, quiet prayer and meditation. We are offering several such soul-nourishing opportunities during this season, including Sunday covenant groups (a new five-week session begins Feb. 25th), Wednesday Evening Fellowship meals and classes (starting Feb. 21st) and “Christian Mindfulness,” a seven-week Lenten experience facilitated by Joseph Lambrecht and myself, utilizing spiritual practices of centering prayer, lectio divina and contemplative prayer (begins the week of Feb. 5th, offered at three different times: Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm (Adult Room), Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30pm (Friendship Village) and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00am (Adult Room). A Lenten devotional based on the poetry of Mary Oliver will be available to help enrich your journey to Easter. I hope to worship with you on Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, at 7pm as we commence the season of Lent. Blessings, Pastor Jeff

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Book Club The Dayspring Book Club will meet on Wednesday February 7 at 6:30pm in the Library at church. Our book this month is Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as a book that helped "both form and define the mood of its time”, it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war.

Dayspring Stitchers

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Dayspring Stitchers meet Wednesday, February 14, 9am-1pm in the Adult Room. Stop in to learn more about the The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every group and its projects. month to knit and crochet beautiful shawls to share. We bless them so that they can show God’s love and care to others. Please join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. in room 112 to contribute to this caring ministry.

If you’d like to join us, read the book and come to the library on the 7th for the good fellowship of book enthusiasts!

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Dayspring Pride

Ou r s u p p o r ti v e a n d w e l c o m i n g We meet under the name Dayspring network for LGBTQ persons and allies a r o u n d n o o n a t t h e f o l l o w i n g meets monthly and provides an restaurants: opportunity for folks to come together, meet new people, learn more about Feb. 04 - Abuelo’s Mexican Food our community, and become part of a 3440 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler diverse group. (just west of AZ-101, north side of street across from Chandler Fashion Mall) Jim and Robert are hosting a Valentines Day celebration on Sunday, Feb. 11 – Keegan’s Grill February 11 at 1:00pm. RSVP for the 4723 E. Ray Road in Phoenix/ l u n c h e o n b y F e b r u a r y 9 t o Ahwatukee (SW corner of Ray Rd. & pride@dayspring-umc.com. 48th St., behind Sweet Tomatoes) Feb. 18 – Red Lobster 7240 W. Ray Rd. in Chandler (just east of I-10, NE corner of Ray & 54th Street)

Young Adults Dayspring has a lively and active Young Adult group for ages 18-30! We meet in different places most Tuesdays at 7pm for dinner and discussion. Please email youngadults@dayspring-umc.org for information. Upcoming dinners: 2/7 - Spokes on Southern - On Southern between Rural and McClintock 2/13 - Yupha's Thai - Elliot and McClintock 2/20 - Hillside Spot - 48th St. and Warner 2/27 - Little Szechuan - University and Roosevelt

Feb. 25 – Olive Garden 1010 W. Elliot Rd. in Tempe (NW corner of Elliot & Hardy)

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JOYS & CONCERNS In Our Prayers The family and friends of Ron Norris, father of Amy Notbohm, following his death on January 30. The family and friends of Mary Loos, mother of Susan Oliver, following her death on January 26. The family and friends of William Olender, cousin of Bob Jarus, following his death in Connecticut. The family and friends of Steve Telford, friend of Kevin and Denise Anderson, following his death on January 24. The family and friends of Mary Kate Bourland, mother of Georgia Wells and grandmother of Meredith Smith, following her death on January 16. The family and friends of Gwynda Holemon, sister of Forrest and Lydia Holemon and aunt of Penny Carpenter and Ben Holemon, following her death on January 16. The family and friends of Robert Muggeridge, father of David Muggeridge, following Robert’s death on January 6. Anne Kneuss and family, following the death of her father on December 26. The family and friends of Cade Stensland, following his death in an auto accident hours after bringing his newborn son home from the hospital. Delia Saenz, for continued healing. Sally Jarus, healing from blood clots. Doug Ellingson, recovering from hip surgery on January 11. Robert Neilson-Tweet, recovering from a fall. Jean Rouse, recovering from a broken hip. Dorothy, sister of Bob Jarus, with health concerns. Betty Nietmann, friend of Elizabeth Reid, with late stage lung cancer that has spread to her heart. Audrey Baggs, friend of Gary Lueck, recovering from a broken femur following a fall. Dottie, good friend of Gay Tucker, having serious surgery at 87 years old. Jerry Poe, father of Jennifer Poe, to stay healthy. Carol Poe, mother of Jennifer Poe, for continued recovery through physical therapy. Cheryl Poe, sister of Jennifer Poe, to be healthy. Gary Peele, son of June Peele, for healing from many health issues. For those dealing with the challenge of dementia, along with their families and caregivers. Beth, Eric, and Conner Davis Dale, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson of Eric and Michelle Hamilton, celebrating Conner’s birth on December 19. For the pastors and leaders of Dayspring UMC, in gratitude of their service to this church. For refugees worldwide, including the Al Naeem and Derow-Mohamed families. For all the indigent people in our society who suffer through all the seasons of the year. For all who actively serve the public common good, including our men and women in the military.

Ongoing Health Concerns

Adrianna Harrington, Pearline Roberson, Barbara Miles, Arlene Roe, Ann Masters,Kitty Moran, Michael Luzaich, Marvel Schlick, Joyce Dolin, Kay King, Connie Jo Swanson, Dianne and JC Roberson, Barbara A. Miller, Gail Davis, Pam Cohn, David Harbster, Jaden Lee, Emily Velarde, Melinda Hlebak, and Mary Grimm.

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FEBRUARY 1 9:30 Card Circle 5:00 DV Committee 7:30 Time to Wonder

2 7:00 PFLAG

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4 5 Youth Sunday 9:00 AA Women Souper Bowl 6:30 Christian Sunday Schedule Mindfulness 11:45 Covenant 6:30 Grief Groups Support Group 11:45 Confirmation 11:45 New Member Class 4:00 AA 5:10 Al-Anon

6 8:45 Yoga 1:30 Christian Mindfulness (FV) 6:00 Centering Prayer 6:00 Chimers 6:00 Yoga 6:00 Earth Stewardship 7:00 DayStar

11 12 Scout Sunday 9:00 AA Women Pancake Breakfast 6:30 Christian Sunday Schedule Mindfulness 11:45 Covenant Groups 11:45 Confirmation 4:00 AA 5:10 Al-Anon 5:30 UMYF 7:00 Bible Study

13 8:45 Yoga 1:30 Christian Mindfulness (FV) 6:00 Centering Prayer 6:00 Chimers 6:00 SPRC 6:00 Yoga 6:30 Capistrano 7:00 DayStar

14 15 16 Ash Wednesday 10:00 Christian 9:00 Dayspring Mindfulness Stitchers 7:00 UMW 7:00 Ash 7:30 Time to Wednesday Wonder Service

18 Sunday Schedule 8:00 Blood Drive 11:45 Covenant Groups 11:45 Confirmation 4:00 AA 5:10 Al-Anon 5:30 UMYF 7:00 Bible Study

19 Presidents’ Day 9:00 AA Women 6:30 Christian Mindfulness 6:30 Grief Support Group

20 8:45 Yoga 1:30 Christian Mindfulness (FV) 6:00 Centering Prayer 6:00 Chimers 6:00 Yoga 7:00 DayStar

21 22 6:00 Kids’ Choirs 10:00 Christian 6:30 Celebration Mindfulness 6:45 BeTween 7:30 Time to 7:30 Chorale Wonder

25 26 Sunday Schedule 9:00 AA Women 10:00 Parable of 6:30 Christian the Talents Mindfulness 11:45 Covenant Groups 11:45 Confirmation 4:00 AA 5:10 Al-Anon 5:30 UMYF 7:00 Bible Study

27 8:45 Yoga 1:30 Christian Mindfulness (FV) 6:00 Centering Prayer 6:00 Chimers 6:00 Yoga 7:00 DayStar

28 6:00 Kids’ Choirs 6:30 Celebration 6:45 BeTween 7:30 Chorale

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3 8:00 UMM

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9:30 Connie Reading Circle 10:00 Christian Mindfulness 6:00 PRIDE Film Screening 6:30 M.I.S.S. 6:45 Stephen Ministry 7:30 Time to Wonder 17

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Youth Camping Trip

SUNDAY SCHEDULE: 9:00 & 10:30 Festival Service (Sanctuary) Children’s Sunday School - 0-2 years (Room 117) - 2-3 years (Room 116) - Pre-K - K (Room 115) - 1-3 grade (Room 202) - 4-6 grade (Room 201) 9:00 Explorer’s Class (Adult Room) 10:30 Contemporary Issues (Adult Room) Youth Formation - 7-8 grade (Room 110) - 9-12 grade (Room 111)

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DAYSPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A Stephen Ministry Congregation 1365 E. Elliot Road Tempe, AZ 85284-1608 Church Office Telephone: 480.838.1446 Email: ChurchOffice@Dayspring-UMC.org Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs.: 9:00am-2:00pm Website: www.dayspring-umc.org Watch: livestream.com/dayspringtempe Preschool Telephone: 480.838.9097

December 2017

Dayspring UMC is a Reconciling Congregation. All people, regardless of age, sex, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status or ability are welcome into the full life of our congregation. Dayspring UMC affirms the value and worth of all persons, recognizing that everyone is a child of God. We call all to live by and attest to gender equality and to observe Jesus' principles of love and non-violence in all our relationships. 15

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