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SERVING: BAKERSVILE, DEYTON BEND & RED HILL UMC’S

MAY 2011

MITCHELL ~ YANCEY PARISH Welcome to our new Newsletter! This is YOUR newsletter, so please let me know what you would like to see included each month.

A note from the Pastor: Each month I will use this space for a brief (yes brief) note from me. It is hard to believe it has been almost a year since my arrival. I want to say that in this almost year; that I have felt so genuinely welcomed by so many of you! I have been blessed beyond belief by your warm hospitality & openness to share your lives, families & meals with me... Thank you very much.

It was such a privilege to share Easter morning with so many folks! What a wonderful Holy Week. I want to thank Pastor Billy Stewart and the folks from the Bakersville Baptist Church for sharing this beautiful week with us. I was so touched & blessed by

the power of the Holy Spirit working through many of you at the services we had and the fellowship meals. I was filled abundantly, and not only with food! I look forward to other opportunities this upcoming year to fellowship & worship together.

Storms Leave a Trail of Death and Damages As many of you are aware, we are experiencing a massive amount of spring storms. Many states, including our own have experienced hundreds of tornado’s. Hundreds of lives have been lost & millions of dollars in property damage has devastated lives forever. The question then comes, what can we do?

We have a lot of work to do, but I have seen already the power of the Holy Spirit working through so many of you! I am excited about this upcoming year as we work together sharing God’s abundant Love with all those He places n our path. God Bless each & every one of you! ~ Pastor Jody

First, Pray! and then there are many ways through UMCOR that we can help. Monetary donations & also flood buckets, health kits, layette kits, etc. I will be sharing with you specifics of this kits in the days and weeks to come. One way we can give is: US Spring Storms 2011, UMCOR Emergency Advance #3021326

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SERVING: BAKERSVILE, DEYTON BEND & RED HILL UMC’S

MAY 2011

On Saturday, April 30th, folks representing several Churches in the area worked all morning and into the afternoon cleaning yards, replacing insulation, handing out quarters at local laundromats, reaching out to those in need over a multi - county effort. OPERATION INASMUCH is an outreach program involving several churches in our area. It is organized by Neil Brown & is held two times, once in the Spring & also in the Fall of the year. It would not be possible were it not for the dedication & commitment of volunteers. We are called to be God’s hands & feet, and what I witnessed as I went around snapping pictures was the Holy Spirit hard at work. I met several wonderful people & was blessed myself by being able to meet volunteer’s and recipients of the outreach ministry.

For May: Brown Gortney, May 3rd Jennifer Griffith, May 7th Ernie Jahnke, May 10th Don Moon, May 10th

Lectionary readings for May: May 1: Acts 2: 14a, 22 - 32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3 -9 John 20: 19 - 31

May 8: Acts 2: 14a, 36 - 41 Psalm 116: 1 - 4, 12 - 19, 1 Peter 1: 17 - 23, Luke 24: 13 - 35 May 15: Acts 2: 42 - 47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2: 19 - 25, John 10: 1 - 10 May 22: Acts 7: 55 - 60, Psalm 31: 1 - 5, 15 - 16, 1 Peter 2: 2 - 10, John 14: 1 - 14 May 29: Acts 17: 22 - 31, Psalm 66:8 - 20, 1 Peter 3: 13 22, John 14: 15 - 21

Bruce Woody, May 15th IT IS WITH SAD HEARTS THAT WE WISH MARI & TOBY HOLLAND FAREWELL... We had a wonderful farewell supper Wednesday April 27th @ Red Hill Church for 2 wonderful people. Mari & Toby Holland are moving to Florida on Saturday the 30th of April. Please keep them in your continued prayers as they turn a new page in their journey together. Pictures are on the following page.

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SERVING: BAKERSVILE, DEYTON BEND & RED HILL UMC’S

MAY 2011

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL & FULFILLING HOLY WEEK! What a beautiful & fulfilling Holy Week! In cooperation with the folks from Bakersville Baptist Church, we began on Thursday with a noon service with a fellowship meal following. On thursday evening we met in the Sanctuary for the Maundy Thursday Service which included foot washing & sharing Holy Communion together. On Friday we again met at noon for a short service in the Sanctuary with another wonderful fellowship meal following the fellowship Hall. On Good Friday evening we met at the Bakersville Baptist Church fir a beautiful Tenebrae Service. On Easter Morning we met at the Bakersville Cemetery for our annual sun rise service with an amazing breakfast following in the Bakersville Baptist Fellowship Hall. I want to thank Pastor Billy Stewart and the wonderful folks of his Church for making this years’ Holy Week so special!

AFTER SCHOOL WILL CONCLUDE WITH COOK - OUT! Red Hill’s After - School Program will have a cook - out on the Last Wednesday of May to celebrate our school year together & welcome the coming summer. Join us for good food & fellowship

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SERVING: BAKERSVILE, DEYTON BEND & RED HILL UMC’S

MAY 2011

Calendar of Events: May 29: Fifth Sunday Praise & Worship Service at Deyton Bend UMC @ 6:00 P.M. with meal following June 8 - 12: Western NC Annual Conference @ Lake Junaluska, NC July 11 - Aug. 5,: Pastor Jody is at Emory University / Candler School of Theology for Course of Study completion BUMC: holds a fellowship meal on the Second Friday of each month BUMC holds a monthly breakfast at Helen’s Restaurant on the first Saturday of each month RHUMC hold their monthly fellowship meal on the first Wednesday of each month

Mitchell ~ Yancey Parish Serving: Bakersville, Deyton Bend & Red Hill UMC’s Pastor: Jody Campbell 1001 NC 197 Bakersville, NC 28705

DBUMC has weekly Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 All 3 Churches celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month, ALL are welcome to come to the Table


Mitchell Yancey Parish May 2011 Newsletter