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Heritage United Methodist Church

Weekly Tidings April 8, 2012 Worship ♦ Grow ♦ Serve Visit us on the web at or on facebook

Children’s Worship Service on April 15 Come and jo in us next Sunday, April 15 durin g both the 9:00 and 10:3 0 services as our child ren le ad us in worship. The child ren will remind us about God’s beautiful creation and how much He lo ves us! You don’t want to miss it!

Nursery Help Needed! Looking for a way to serve the church and earn a little extra cash? Join the Heritage UM C Childcare Staff Team! We are lookin g for several fun, enth usiastic, reliable people to join our team and help care for our congregation’s mini-members for any or all of the follo wing times: Sunday mornin g services Occasional Weekday mornin gs & afternoons durin g Bible Studies Occasional weekday evenings for specia l classes or events Occasional Sunday afternoons/evenin gs for special classes or events Parents are encouraged to apply and are always welcome to bring their little ones alo ng when they work the nursery. Staff me mbers have the option to work eith er for pay or for volunteer credit if it is needed fo r school/scouting, etc. If you have questio ns or would like to join this rewardin g ministry, please contact Katie Loper by phone or email. Hope to hear from you soon!

Katie Loper, HUMC Childcare Coordinator

Next New Member Class: May 17 Interested in learnin g more about Heritage United Methodist Church? Do you have questio ns about the missions of the church, or how to become involved? Would you like to become a member? Do you like meeting new people and munching on yummy snacks? If you answered “ yes” to any of these questio ns, ple ase consider joinin g us on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 101-102. Call Melissa Edman, Caring Ministries/New Member Director, at 897-6446 to reserve your place in the class! Child care is availa ble with your reservation.

Look What’s Happening in Children’s Ministries April 8 Upcoming Sunday School Schedule There will be NO Children’s Sunday School next Sunday, April 15. The child ren will be leadin g us in worship . The nursery will be available.

Thank You So Much!! Thanks so much fo r everyone who donated candy and helped stuff eggs. The Easter egg hunt would not be possible without you! We fille d over 2000 eggs! Special th anks to everyone who helped make th e Easter Celebratio n such a wonderfu l event!

Children’s Worship Service Rehearsal Schedule

Women’s Bible Study Join us on Friday mornings at 9:30-11:3 0am for a women's Bible study group and a time to contin ue your Faith Journey. We will be enjoying the Beth Moore Wising Up: Wherever Life Happens, A women's study on the book of Proverbs DVD serie s. DVD session and discussion topics include: A Call to the Wise, The Heart of Wisdom, A Wise Frie nd, Wisin g Up at Work, Wisdoms for Mo ms, and more. Each week's class will in clude fellowship time and treats, class video, group discussio n questio ns and prayer time to share joys and concerns. Each week stands alo ne so come every week or when you can. No homework either. Please pass th e word and bring a friend from church or a neig hbor to join us. All are welcome to attend. Contact Cindy Svec, 913-897-6446, with any questions or if child care will be needed.

Final FULL Rehearsal – Wed., April 11 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. ALL speakers and mini-musical particip ants MUST attend. Cherub age particip ants NOT in the mini-musical will have their regular choir time from 6:30 to 7:15.

Vacation Bible School Yes, believe it or not it is time to get signed up for Vacation Bible School. Our theme this year is Operatio n Overboard – Dare to go deep with God! VBS takes place June 11 – 14 from 9:30 to noon and is open to 4 year olds – 5 th grade (this school year). Sign-up sheets are available on the Child ren’s Ministries Bulle tin Board. For more information about any of our Children’s Ministries programs, please contact Susie Bond at or call the church offic e.

Altar Flowers are given in honor of Sophia Ponnuru’s seventh birthday by her mother, Manu Singh

Easter Lilies Given By

In Honor of

Melissa Edman

Her sons, Spencer and Alex

In Memory of

Joan Blomquist

Wayne and Steve Blomquist

Wally and Peggy Grant

Their parents

Greg Millard

Cindy Millard

Mark and Rebecca Emley

Their parents, Ralph & Rita Austin, and Don & Sandra Emley

Mike and Jennifer Weible

Mike’s parents, Bob and Jackie Weib le Jennife r’s mother, Leta Mae Percival

Chuck and Bonnie Brundage

Their children and grandchildren

Bob and Cin dy Svec

Their families

Rob and Joy Preacher

Joy’s father and Rob’s parents

Penney Grigsby

Kenneth and Phyllis Farnell

John and Ann Hall

Bob and Phyllis Hall

Jonathan, Julie , and Anna Hellstern

Kris Brunker

DJ and Stacey Hatton

Emily Charlotte Hatton

Bill and Marsha Dorrell

Marsha’s Mother, Mildred Loveall and Wilmoth & Margaret Dorrell

The Hassig Family

Julie Victoria Hassig

Bob and Meg Maffitt

Their children and grandchildren

The Heritage Handbell Choir

Cherryl Cox

Doug Magden

Ray Magden

Don and Elizabeth Stoneman

Don’s mother, Luella Stoneman

Heritage Drama Ministry

Barbara Dougla s

Garden Club and Trustee Workday The garden club will be meetin g at the church on April 14th at 8 am as part of the Trustee work day to prepare the gardens for spring, and we need you to join us! We have a lo t to do and could use all the help we can get. If you have the follo wing to ols, please brin g them – shovel, work glo ves, hand pruners, loppers, rake, tree saw, gas/ele ctric sheers, and paper lawn bags. Make sure to la bel any items you bring with your name. Questions? Contact Amy Hinrichs at 913-831-4754 or

Attention Heritage! Thanks so much fo r the wonderful results at the youth auction on March 4th . Are you still wantin g to help out and give? Here’s your chance. The youth are making and serving pizza at Wheat State Pizza, 135th and Blackbob, on Sunday, April 15th from 11:45-1:30. Come and eat your pizza there, or take it back to your house. The youth will earn 40% of the total sale s durin g the time they are servin g. Thanks again for all you do to help support our youth.

Enough Already! Many of the regula r attendees of the Tuesday Evenin g Bible study have heard the “ womenfo lk” at Heritage carrying on for years about how much they enjoy their involvement in Beth Moore Bible studie s. We have decided to see what all that chatter is about and do Beth Moore’s study, Jesus the One and Only, beginning on April 17th. This is an eleven week study that was shot on location in Israel several years ago. The study will consist of watchin g about a 45 minute video and be followed by about 30-40 minutes of group discussion. After a Week One introductio n the weekly subject titles for the remain der of the study are: The Word Made Flesh, The Son of God, The Way and Life, The Esteem of Man, The Christ of God, The Necessity, The Infin ite Treasure, The Answer, The Lamb of God, and The Risen Hope. There is no cost for materials and no outsid e study is required. In the in troduction to the study materials Beth Moore writes, “ We will never spend our time more valuably th an in th e pursuit of knowing Jesus Christ. My deepest prayer is that this offering would take you another step closer in the noble st pursuit of life.” If you are a guy or a gal that works during th e day and can’t participate in the daytime Beth Moore studie s offered at Heritage why not maintain the spiritu al high of the Easter season and become a part of the Tuesday Evening Adult Bible class. It meets from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at HU MC in Room 108. Contact John Hall (897-3179) or Cin dy Svec (397-8996) if you have questions

UMW Dining Out Group Due to all the holid ay activites at the church next week, the UMW Dining Out Group will meet on the third Monday, April 16th at 6:30 pm at the Avenues Bistro on Mission Road. Avenues Bistro is at 10681 Mission Road ju st north of I-435. Please let me know if you will joining us so that I can make a reservation. Jan Sheridan 913-764-7925 or sherid I hope you all can join us and welcome in spring time. Jan

Prayer Shawl Ministry Tuesday, April 10 If you enjo y crochetin g or knitting, join in g other women in fellowship, and making people feel good, then I have a small group for you. Please join us for PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY! We meet at 7:00pm at Heritage House. All you need to do is bring your yarn and needles and enjo y the company of other women for an hour. If you have any questio ns, contact Cindy Laaser at 913-685-7540 or Hope to see you there!

Heritage Herald articles are due Sunday, April 15, Please turn them in to Deanna Shepherd or email them to:

Heritage Family News Thank you Thank you for all the prayers, I felt them while I was healing. Debbie Owens

Emergency Assistance Program Because of your generous fin ancial donations made on Communion Sundays, Heritage United Methodist Church is blessed to be able to offer some types of fin ancia l assistance to members of our community who are in need. If you (or a member of our community) have come to our office because you are in need of assistance, we welcome you and will help you as much as our policies and resources allow. We are only able to offer assistance once in a 12-month period. In order to best serve those in need, we have adopted the following values: Member Assistance Values of Care • We seek to provide care for the whole person, not just their financial needs. For that purpose, financia l care of our congregation will be a team approach combining pastoral care, counseling if needed, and other resources. • We seek to reframe the current reality of the situatio n and encourage what can be sustainable for a period of time. Sometimes this is in th e fo rm of reframing the type of lifestyle and financia l need th at they are currently in and the hope for a new life. • We try to be a good steward of the money that the church has entrusted to us to care for those in our congregation who are in need. • We strive to encourage people towards financial health and providin g a plan where they can be self-sustaining in the shorte st amount of time. • We strongly encourage members to attend worship regula rly and particip ate in a small group. We also encourage them to serve and to give as they are able. • We believe that finances are often a symptom of stresses and strains in other areas of their life. We seek to provid e holistic care by encouraging the member to talk about the rela tional, spiritual, and emotional effects of the financia l strain . We listen confidentially to the care and concern of the person and try to assess what would be most helpful for them in their jo urney of faith and hope to live an abundant life and the life that God desires for them to live. In order to receive assistance, the individual in need must fill out an Emergency Assistance Information Form. This does not guarante e that they will receive assistance. It gives us necessary information so that we can determine if and how we can help. The Emergency Assistance Form (and other in formative documents) can be lo cated in the lucite rack hanging in the hallway just across from the main office (the “ choir room/restroom” hallway). Please remember that all information shared is held confidentia lly. If you have a need, or have questions/concerns regardin g this program, please contact Rev. Russell Brown, Senior Pastor – or Melissa Edman, Caring Ministries Director. “Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as the day.” Isaiah 58:10

Calendar of Events Monday 4/9 7:00pm Preschool Task Force meeting– 108 Tuesday 4/10

Volunteers in Worship Litur gist 9:00 am Melissa Edman and Holly Snyder 10:30 am Melissa Edman and Holly Snyder

7:00pm Prayer Shawl Ministry– Heritage House Wednesday 4/411 6:30pm Children’s Ministries Meeting– Fellowship Hall Thur sday 4/12 Noon Lunch Banter with Pastor Russell– Johnny Brusco’s at 11228 W 135th Stree t 7:00pm Trustees Meeting– 107 UMW Book Group Saturday 4/14

Usher s 8:00 am Dale Carver Mike Heaton Wayne Kramer Annette and Dwayne Lagerst rom Ashley Swanson 9:30 am Cathy Lancelotta Bob Nolop

8:00am Trustees and Garden Club Wo rk Day

Robb Raney

4:00pm MT Nesters Road Rally– Meet at Heritage Ho use

Cindy and Bob Svec Linda Karlin

Upcoming Youth Events Friday, April 13th: Middle School Mayhem (Great Wolf Lodge) Sunday, April 15th: 11:45am-1pm Fundraiser @ Wheat State Pizza (135th & Blackbob) 4pm-6pm Youth Group @HH Saturday, April 21st: 7:30am Middle School to Harvesters’ Sunday, April 22nd: 4pm-6pm @ HH Sunday, April 29th: 4pm-6pm @ HH Sunday, May 20th: Graduating Senio rs Recognized in Worship Saturday, June 2nd: Barn Paintin g

11:00 am Susie Bond Ken Clark Greg Laaser Elnora and Larry Nokes Bob Nolop

Regularly Scheduled Events are located on the Calendar page of our website.

Just Visiting? Welcome! Thank you for choosing to worship with our church family. We pray you will ex perience the presence of God today. Please make sure that you sign the attenda nce pad. After everyone on your pew has signed, p ass it back to where it sta rted. If you have any questions about the Heritage ministries, please indicate on the attendance pad how we can best respond to your needs.

In Need of Prayer or Care? Prayer re quest cards are available in the pew racks. You may share your requests confidentially with church staff or be p rayed for through ou r praye r ministry.

Childcare Childcare is available in Room 115 for children ages 3 and younger. Childre n are welcome in the nu rsery at any time during a ny of the services. Our staff is trained t o care f or you r child. Our nu rsery offe rs fun, educational toys and activities that will appeal to all ages, birth - three years. Pa rents a re asked to sign children in before leaving for worship and provide a cell number. (Sund ay school is available for two-year olds during the 10:30 service and thre e year-olds at both the 9:00 &1 0:30 service.)

If you desire to learn more about Heritage, join us Thursday, May 17, 2012, in room 101/102 from 7-9pm Are you ready to lea rn mo re ab out what it means t o be a membe r of He ritage United Methodist Chu rch? O r maybe you were not raised as a United Methodist and want to learn mo re about who Methodists are and about t he history and core beliefs of this church. If eithe r of t hese describes you, you will want to be sure to a ttend ou r nex t New Member Class. Childcare will be offered free of cha rge if you require it, but you will need to make arrangements in advance by contacting Melissa Edman at 9 13-897 -6446 or at melissae@heritageumc.o rg. This will also be a great time to learn about ways to plug into the life of Heritage and to make some important connections. Please make reservations in advance even if you do not require childcare so that we can provide sufficient handout materials. The mission of Heritage United Methodist Church is to Worship God, to Grow in Faith, and to Serve as Disciples of Jesus Christ.

Staff Members Phone: 913-897-6446 Fax: 913-897-4954 Senior Pastor, Russell Brown Music Ministries, Becky Waters Caring and New Member Ministries, Melissa Edman Adult Discipleship, Cindy Svec Youth Ministries, Holly Snyder Children's Ministries, Susie Bond Childcare Coordinato r, Katie Loper Preschool Director, Cathy Lancelotta Business Administrator, Vickie Melicher Secretary, Deanna Shephe rd Audio/Visual Technician, Todd Senseney

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04.08.12 Weekly Tidings  
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Weekly Tidings