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Everyone Has a Call May 2012

As he prepares to retire from pastoral ministry, John Buchanan, editor of the Christian Century magazine, writes about his call to ministry. John is a Presbyterian and lifts up an important Protestant principle: the ministry of all believers. This concept is central to our understanding of being a disciple and of how we might work together as the church in service and ministry. Here’s what he has to say:

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

One of the best ideas in our tradition is that God calls a woman or a man not just to a clergy or religious vocation, but to become all she or he was created to become. One of the worst ideas is that only clergy are called and that everybody else is left to his or her own devices. Luther said that no one profession is dearer to God than any other and that each of us is called to love God with heart, mind, soul and strength and our neighbor as ourselves. God calls us to follow, to be faithful, to live life to its fullest, to love God and neighbor and to give our lives away not just once but every day. I witness many of you giving your lives away lovingly, graciously, and gracefully. Thanks be to God for the calling that we share of being Christ’s representatives in the world.

Blessings,

Worship Times and Topics for May Sunday Morning 8:30 and 10:45

May 6

Pastor Lynn Pier-Fitzgerald, preaching

Our Mission: Transforming the World with Love Luke 14: 12- 24

The Lord’s Supper

Youth Music Sunday Inside this issue:

May 13

Church Events, Caring Ministry, Birthdays

2&3

Nurture Ministry

4&5

Outreach Ministry , UMW, Finance, Witness Ministry. PET

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Senior Sketch, Miracle Saturday

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Youth Ministry, calendar,

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George Ward, Preaching

Mother’s Day

Angelic Choir May 20 May 27

All Music Sunday

Featuring adult choir and ensembles

Jan Lancaster, Preaching Pentecost Prayers for Memorial Day


Happening this Month Come join the Lunch Bunch on Sundays following the 10:45 a.m. service. We will gather at the Good Shepherd window to get a head count and head out to a local restaurant. All ages are welcome to join including singles, couples, and families. Check the bulletin for the days’ location or contact David Newton. EPSILON— will meet at Beechwood Inn on May 16 at 11:30. Reservations needed by the 14th to Dave or Dorothea John at 392-3493 . will NOT meet in May. Please consider volunteering for Tulip Time a few hours at the church or Civic Center. Call Sharon Rocker at 392-1966 for information about this group. will meet Monday, May 14 at 6:30 in the Conference Room. We will be discussing I Still Dream Of You by Fannie Flagg. The book contains equal parts southern charm, murder mystery, and a perfect combination of comedy and old fashioned wisdom. This will be our last meeting of the year. Kids in Tow is a group for families with young children. Their May event will be a trip to the Grand Haven Kite Festival on the 19th. Please call

Liz Carr at 616-298-7723 for info about this event and to be placed on the email evite list for this group. Full-length audio recordings of each Sunday worship are available in the church library, with the equipment to hear the service. Contact Barbara Webber (399-3547) to pick up the player. Recordings of the sermon only are available on line at the church website Farewell Celebration for Outgoing DS Laurie Haller Sunday, May 20th 3pm Celebration Service; 4pm Reception Trinity UMC • 1100 Lake Drive SE • GR The GR District Superintendency Committee invites you to a celebration service and reception to honor Laurie Haller for her loving dedication to the GR District. Since July 1, 2006, Laurie Haller has been a caring and compassionate GR District Superintendent. If you feel moved to make a love gift to honor Laurie, the Superintendency Committee suggests the Africa University Ubuntu Gathering Center Project. If you’d like to make a contribution to the Ubuntu Gathering Center Project in honor of Laurie, please remit your check, payable to the West Michigan Conference Treasurer, add Laurie Haller in the memo section and mail to the GR District Office, 11 Fuller Ave. SE, GR 49506.

Who Are Stephen Ministers? Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8b Stephen Ministers are church members who have gone through training to provide Christian care to people experiencing a life challenge. Whether the challenge be divorce, re-location, loneliness, or an unexpected health situation, the Stephen Minister provides a one-on-one confidential relationship that lasts as long as necessary. Stephen Ministers and their care-receivers may meet for espresso, or a game of bowling via X-Box. They may have lunch, or work on a wood project at Evergreen Commons. The relationship isn't just “crying over coffee”. It can also be: “Let's go for a hike this week at Hemlock Crossings.” For more information on becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Ann Niewukoop (399-7203; niewukoo@gmail.com) or Marsha Burnham (395-0054; marcib70@yahoo.com). To refer someone to be assigned a Stephen Minister, call Sharon Rocker (392-1966) or Pastor Lynn (396-5205). The deadline for article submissions for the June Focus is May 16. Please email articles to mhaney@fumcholland.org by that date or earlier. If a hard copy must be used, please bring to main office by that date also. If you would prefer not receiving the Focus in the mail, please let Marj Haney know at mhaney@fumcholland.org. Page 2

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Caring Ministry Sharon Rocker, Director of Visitation Ministry (ext. 13) Notes of appreciation received since the last Focus:

Loretta Tiethof wrote: Thank you for David Newton and Sharon Rockers visits. I would also like to thank everyone for their prayers, phone calls, and get well cards during my recent surgery and recovery.

Donna Bocks wrote: A big apology for being so late. Being laid up with a broken ankle totally undid my organizational abilities. Thank Tim Haney thanks everyone who sent a card or came you for the flowers and the visits from two very special to visit him while he was in the hospital. He is doing ladies. well and feeling great. Gail and Ron Clay wrote: Thank you for thinking of us and keeping us in your prayers. Mom will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The support and comfort we feel from all of you is appreciated.

Thanks to all those who helped in the preparation before and during the Tulip Time meals and Marktplaats. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many.

Please be in prayer for these congregation members and friends... Jennifer VanEenenaam; Jan Lancaster; Bob Bain; Kaleb Doty; David Salisbury; parent of teenagers; Laurie Bos; Donna Wiegerink; Ivy Cammenga; Henry Carbine; John Knoll; those with difficult medical conditions; those seeking jobs. Congratulations to Alisa Crawford on the birth of Alistair Edward born Saturday, April 7. Sympathy to the friends and family of Jacquelyn “Jackie� Daining,, who passed away April 12. Sympathy to family and friends of Jean Pierson, former choir director, on the death of her husband Ned April 15. Sympathy to family and friends of Eloise Schmidt, who passed away on April 22.

Happy Birthday Wishes! These friends are celebrating at least their 85th birthday this month. Please extend your well wishes!

May 3

Ivy Cammenga 630 Hastings Ave. #328 Holland MI 49423

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Isla Heavener 755 E. 16th St. #108 Holland MI 49423

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Ella May Evans 145 Columbia Ave. Apt. 315 Holland MI 49423

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Bob Sparks 47 E. 32nd St. Holland MI 49423

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Alice McGeehan 630 Hastings Ave. #114 Holland MI 49423

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Paul Mc Ilwain 12156 Parkview Ln. Apt. 1B Holland MI 49424

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Nurture Ministry Marj Haney, Director (ext. 15) Heidi De Moss, Director of Adult Ministry There is still time to sign up for Summer Camp!! All camps must be paid for in full on May 15. So when you register, you must pay your portion of the amount and let Marj Haney know ASAP that you are signed up. She will then let Liz Travis know and a check will be sent for the church’s part to the Conference Center. You might mention on the form that the other half is coming from your church. If you are a first time camper or bring a friend back to camp with you, there is a $50 rebate you can get. This rebate does expire so check out the brochure for more information. Family Camp will be August 10-12 this summer at TriPonds Family Campground just north of Allegan. The cost is $70 for the weekend. We have 18 sites and 15 have been spoken for already! A $35 deposit is required to reserve your site, the rest

is payable upon arrival at the camp. See Marj or Tim Haney for more information.

In the ongoing planning for our annual VBS, we will hold 2 more decorating workshops where we will prepare the decorations for the rooms and hallways used during VBS. All are invited, even if you can’t help with VBS in August, we would love to have your help on this big project. Workshop dates are May 15 in the evening from 6:308:30 and June 23 from 9-11. Also, check the Nurture board for items needed to be donated!!

We need more adults to help out with VBS this year. We would really like to have two adults traveling with the groups from center to center. We hope to have 4 groups, which means 8 adults each evening to help. You don’t have to be there every night, if you would like to commit to just one or two nights during the week, that would be great! Please see Marj Haney for information. An adult training night will be held May 29 at 6:30 for all adults interested in working this year. Hope to see you there! Something new for VBS this year is that we will be training youth who wish to help out during the week. All youth 5th grade and up should have received a letter about the dates and times for these trainings. If you didn’t and are interested, please see Marj Haney. If you don’t attend training, you won’t be able to help out.

Adult Nurture Ministries would like 2012 to be the year that everyone at FUMCH gets to know their Bible better. Be on the look out for programming with Small Group studies, and other classes and presentations that will give you the opportunity to engage with your Bible and your God in a new and deeper way. Sunday Evening Led by George Ward Coffee Klatz & Conversation Monday Morning in the lounge Led by David Newton Monday Evening Led by Jim Searls and Pat Beals Monday Night (every other) contact Bill & Sharon Rocker

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Ladies Only Tuesday Morning Small Group Ministries is a great (every other ) contact Lucy Larsen way to grow closer to God, and closer to others. Mostly, it is buildYoung Adult’s Bible Study ing connection. If you haven’t tired Tuesdays at 5:30 in the Conf. Room SG yet, talk with one of the leaders, Led by Pastor Lynn a member, or Heidi and find out more. Tuesday Evening Led by Sandy Snyder Some groups are done or will be ending for the summer. See the Young Mom’s Bible Study leaders for their schedules. Wednesday Evening in the lounge Led by Pastor Lynn FOCUS


Adult Jubilant Journey

each other and the Christian journey remain constant. 2012 ~ FUMCH’s year of the Bible May 20 ~ Annual Spring Brunch (In the Lounge) How will you participate? Potluck celebrating our time together A Bible Study on a book of the Biduring the regular program year. ble? Look for a special Summer class Become part of a Small Group. based on the book “Green Church” Commit to personal devotions. Need and idea ~ talk to Heidi, Marj, led by David Marckini. David, or Lynn. Have and idea ~ please share it with Pastor Lynn’s Class Heidi or Marj. Heritage Room

Reclamation, and finally, Rejoicing in God's world. Amazon.com “Touch” by Rudy Rasmus led by Doug Dinkins --- August

Rudy Rasmus is a Methodist Pastor in Houston Texas. He grew a church of 9 members in 1992 to more than 9,000 of which 3,000 either are, or formerly were, homeless. His faith journey is told in his book “Touch”. He spoke at our annual conference in 2011. Come in Ongoing Classes Sermon based Discussions Pastor Lynn will lead group discus- August to listen and discuss his book, his unconditional love for all sion on the lectionary text for the Open Minds Class people and his unique journey to do day. This will correspond with the Conference Room God’s calling in a place with which Conflict and Community in the Corinthian worship for the day. Church by J. Shannon Clarkson, Edi- May 6 ~ Our Mission: Transforming most of us are unfamiliar. with Love -- Luke 14:12-24 tor The Movies Other weeks TBA We have a mixed relationship with Paul and his letters. We love I CorinA class where the things that a movthians 13, but some other parts of Coffee and Conversation ies can teach us about life, faith, disPaul’s letters seem not to apply to us, Fellowship Hall or to hit to close to home. Come dig A time to gather and visit with each cipleship, God... all the big stuff in to a study on some of both I and other, or just relax and refresh. Cop- might come up. Clips will be used II Corinthians and see what there is ies of the newspaper are present, as from the movie of the week. That movie will be shown at church midto learn about yourself, your commu- well as coffee, tea, and often some week either before or after the Sunnity, and your God. (Books available light refreshments. day discussion. Watch for movie tiin class.) tles and dates. May 6 ~ Conflict and Consolation What do you see in the movies? May 13 ~ Contested Gender Roles May 20 ~ Women Prophets In the Coming this Summer... Corinthian Church May 27 ~ Memorial Day Weekend “Green Church” led by David Marckini

Faithlinks Class

Green Church's use of Scripture and Science reminds us of our responsibility to creation and, even more imThis class invites you to join them. They are a Small Group, open to any portantly, that we are truly an inteone, which happens to meet during gral part of creation. Building upon the traditional conservation concepts Jubilant Journey on Sunday mornings. The topic they are studying may of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, change, but the love and support for Green Church adds the Scriptural elements of Repentance, Filling Station

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Outreach Ministry Tracy Garrett, Director (ext. 11) Check out all of the opportunities for service and giving during the month of May! Please prayerfully consider your ability to reach out to others through these great opportunities for service and giving. Bread Pan Offering on Sunday, May 20, will support PET Holland. PET Holland is a local ecumenical factory producing personal energy transportation vehicles (similar to a hand- cranked tricycle) for children with sever mobility limitations in impoverished countries. PET Holland operates on 100% volunteer labor, donor funding, and much of the raw materials are donated as well. PET units are free of charge to the recipients. See the article and website link on the next page for more information on PET Holland or visit their website at petmiholland.org. Please prayerfully consider your ability to positively change the lives of children with your financial gifts on May 20. Donate food and household products to Community Action House. We always collect nonperishable food, household cleaning, and personal hygiene items for the emergency services pantries at Community Action House. Donations can be placed in the baskets at both main entrances any time. Page 6

Protect our planet - bring your recycling to church or Tree Huggers on 8th Street (in the old Post Jewelry store). On the first and third Sunday of each month we will collect clean Styrofoam, ink cartridges, batteries, and cell phones. These items can be brought the east end of the 9th Street hallway or to Tree Huggers on 8th Street for recycling. Please be sure all recycling items are CLEAN. Buy Fair Trade and support fair prices to farmers. On the first and third Sunday of each month, fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars are for sale in Fellowship Hall.

Thank you! You have generously supported our special offerings in April. Communion Offering (April 1) in support of Haiti Hot Lunch, your gifts totaled $300.43. Holy Week Special Worship Services (April 5 & 6) in support of Pastor’s Discretionary Fund (general aid to church and community members in need), your gifts totaled $669.00. Bread Pan Offering (April 15) in support of Neighborhood Connections (partner program with Good Samaritan and neighborhood churches), your gifts totaled $1536.81 Community Garden Update

Volunteer for mission work - we need people to lead mission trips in our local area and beyond. Talk with Tracy Garrett, Outreach Director, to find out if there is a way you can help facilitate a mission trip that fits your schedule and area of interest. Tracy can be reached at tgarett@fumcholland.org or 396.5205 ext. 11.

Come on down to the garden on May 19 at 10:00 AM to begin the process of putting the garden together for the growing season of 2012. The middle school youth worked there at the end of April and things are looking good! Tim Haney is the garden coordinator, and he looks forward to hearing your suggestions. See him if you need more information about the Saturday workday or about the garden in general.

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United Methodist Women Joy Circle--Service No circles or general meeting this month Everyone (not just UMW members) is invited to help with Tulip Time projects May 7-12. If you are able to help at Marktplaats (selling food at the Civic Center), call Dorothy Chamness (3963292). To help prepare meals to be served at the church, call Susan Kuite (836-2184). Those who are able to serve the meals are asked to call Phyllis Boal (399--0273) or Linda Den Uyl (298-2781).

Witness and Invitational Ministry Finance Update Liz Travis, Treasurer (ext. 12) Liz Travis, Director (ext. 12) The next three-class session new member class continues Sunday, May 6 at 4:30 on “mission and ministry of the U.M. church and Sunday, and ends on June 3 with “spiritual gifts, expectations, and belonging to our church”. We will welcome those choosing to join the church on Sunday, June 10.

PET Comes Into Focus

The Capital Reserve fund was at $51,200.87 as of the end of March. Withdrawals for the boiler were $20,000 leaving 31,200.87. Pledges and gifts of $6109.41 have been received through April 24the leaving a balance of 37,310.28 in the Capital Reserve Fund. The Church Council voted a number of years ago to retain 10% of out budget in the Capital Reserve Fund and that amount is $56,214 for this year. Thank you for helping to replenish this fund. We still need about $18,900.

by Keith Laidler

YOU … members and friends of First UMC, are among PET Holland’s best supporters . Your offerings, your donations of needed plastic bags and tin cans, and the number of you giving volunteer hours at the shop; it’s really GREAT! The Certificate of Appreciation with a ‘border’ of PET stamps tells how many PETs your offerings have produced. They each bear a tag that says: Made in Holland, Michigan. A fun mental exercise is to look at the certificate (on the bulletin board at church), then close your eyes and ‘open’ your imagination. What do you ‘see?’ “Your PETs” (did you count the number of stickers on the certificate?) belong to “that many” children now. They are sitting up, not crawling anymore. ‘See’ them on their PETs, getting accustomed to having mobility on their own. It must be so much FUN for them in their ‘new’ life style. It is ‘you’ they wish to thank for it! May I say ‘thank you’ in their behalf!! First UMC family of Holland: YOU DO SO MUCH FOR OTHERS! We, at PET-Holland, are ‘more than pleased’ to be your hands and feet, making and taking these ‘symbols’ of God’s Love to such special children. God’s Love, channeled through your love is reaching and blessing children around the world!!! What a wonderful witness you are to the Christian faith, caring for “the least of these, my children..” so that your love is felt by our Lord Jesus too! You can read this article in its entirety, including pictures and video at http://fumcholland.org/site/default.asp?sec_id=180010141 (hold ctrl and click on link)

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Senior Sketches

worked for Herb Marsilje Insurance Company where she wrote insurance (Alice) Darlene Working policies. She quit her job there when “That two-bedroom house had a very their first child Brian was born, folinteresting furnace!” laughs Darlene lowed by the birth of daughter Susan Working as she remembers the first and second son Mike. Moving to a house she and her husband Gene larger house on the north side of Holbought. “It was directly below the land, Darlene raised their family, creatone and only floor register which tried ed a lovely flower-bedecked yard, into heat the whole house. It was good cluding her lilies from the church, and for raising bread dough, however!” She knitted in between her church activities made a lot of bread in those days to as a member of Women’s Society. One feed her growing family. Near that her vivid memories of participating at warm register was also where Gene the church was doing dishes after Tulip rocked their children to sleep. Time meals. The couple bought the house when they moved to Holland right after they were married. Darlene had grown up in Burton Heights at the corner of Burton and Division in Grand Rapids, attended Burton Junior High and South High School, graduating in 1949. She worked for Home Insurance Company after graduation, operating their switchboard. While working there, she was introduced to Gene by a neighbor. “It was almost ‘love at first sight,’” she smiles. While Gene was working in the warehouse at General Electric, Darlene

These activities were in addition to their many camping trips in northern Michigan. “Come here! I want to show you something,” Gene said to her when they woke up one morning in their camper while on a family vacation. She hurried to the door to see bear paw prints all over their trailer quite near to where their children and their dog were sleeping. “The bear obviously paid a visit during the night, but we never heard it.” The family stopped camping after Gene had open heart surgery which was followed by Darlene’s heart surgery

ing up to 5000, so more than 10 can attend. This year's theme is "A Healthy World: mind, body, spirit" and will be led by world renowned pastor and humanitarian Dr. Tony Campolo. Ready to Grow? Dr. Campolo is a media commentator More than 2000 years ago, Jesus called on religious, social and political matupon 12 disciples to help Him spread ters. the Good News. Today, that call is Following lunch and a mid-day minisbeing celebrated through the invitation try fair with hundreds of faith-based of 12 members from our church and exhibits, take-aways and hands-on every church in the West Michigan activities, will be followed by a series Conference to attend the final day of of keynote speakers. They will talk Annual Conference, called Miracle about health from the perspectives of Saturday, for a spectacular day of wor- mind, spirit and body, beginning with ship, fellowship and self-discovery. the Rev. Dr. Les Longden, Associate Our Pastor is being asked to attend Professor of Evangelism and Disciple“Miracle Saturday” with our Lay Mem- ship at Dubuque Theological Seminary ber to Annual Conference plus 10 or and concluding with the Rev. Charles more members who feel are ready to Boayue, pastor of Second Grace UMC grow in faith and put it into action. in Detroit. Those speakers bookend a The conference has arranged for seat- unique event led by the Rev. Gary Page 8

a little later. After her surgery, Darlene returned home, but a few days later she fell and broke her hip. Complications with her recovery and neuropathy in her feet caused her to move to Resthaven on 40th Street where she has been living for the last five to six years. Gene eventually joined her there when he had his own health problems. Darlene said her faith has comforted her through the difficult times in her life, especially when Gene died a few years ago and when Susan passed away with cancer last September. “I still expect to see her walk through the door and say, “Hi, Mom!” God has helped her through her family, her church friends, and care-givers at Resthaven. Making jewelry, attending church services at Resthaven, and baking cookies and cupcakes to provide for other residents are secondary activities to loving her children and grandchildren, her full-time pleasure. She says her plans for the future are to take each day step by step. Henderson, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative of The United Methodist Church. Henderson introduces the Imagine No Malaria Slam Dunk, an effort that begins today and culminates in Van Noord Arena as West Michigan raises funds to combat malaria. The global church is currently engaged in a campaign to raise $75 million toward the eradication of the disease by 2015. More information is available each week in the bulletin. The cost of the entire day is just $25 Adult/$10 Youth and includes worship, lunch, ministry fair, mission experience and all speakers. Please ask the church office to sign you up today for Miracle Saturday. To get complete information on this awesome event visit http://bit.ly/Ahealthyworld FOCUS


Schedule of Events

May 2012 Sun

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Mon

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May 1 FUN School Board 7:00 PM

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May 1 Outreach Team 7:00 PM May 8 Staff Parish 7:30 PM May 11 Tulip Time Handbell Concert 7:30 PM May 14 Book Club 6:30 PM May 15 Finance 7:00 PM May 17 SM Supervision 7:00 PM May 21 Trustees 7:00 PM May 22 Church Council 7:00 PM Each week: Tuesday noon: Senior Meal (not May 8) Thursday 7:00: Volleyball (not May 10)

For times and locations of events and meetings each week, refer to the calendar available at our website, www.fumcholland.org on the right hand side of the page. Staff can be reached via the website by clicking on Contact Us at the top. Check out our new website!

Youth Ministry

LuAnne Stanley Hook, Director (ext. 19) The school year is winding down, and so is youth group for this year. We have had a great time together, learning and growing closer to each other and to God. Please pray for our youth during the summer, that their faith would continue to grow!

past five years, setting up a schedule among the parent cooks and making sure that it all happens. It has been such a help to have that taken care of! She has now stepped down, as her last youth is about to graduate, and Liz Carr, one of our new members, has taken on this task. Liz is a veteran of All children and youth, ages first grade youth camping, and is deaning a camp and up, are encouraged to sign up for a at Lake Louise this summer. Her work United Methodist church camp, and schedule and young family keep her FUMC will pay for half of the cost. busy, but coordinating the youth group Please let LuAnne Stanley Hook or meals will keep her connected with the Marj Haney know if your child is planyouth program. We are so thankful to ning on going to camp in order to get have her on board! the scholarship. Camp registrations need to be in and paid for by May 15, Here’s what’s happening as we close but a few camps may still have open out the school year and our youth spots afterward. Thanks to our $10– group year: for-10 donors and the UMW once Sunday, May 6: Confirmation Class again for providing this opportunity! to visit Senior High Sunday School For those who don’t know, Mary class. Meet at 9:40 in Heritage Room, Chamness has coordinated our Sunand we’ll walk up together. day night youth group meals for the Youth Group-- 5:30- 7:30 p.m. It’s the M A Y 20 1 2

annual Taste of Tulip Time! Bring between $10 and $20 to buy your own dinner and treats as we walk around downtown and enjoy the bounty of Holland’s junk food vendors. Dress for the weather. Sunday, May 13: MOTHER’S DAY—no youth group—spend time with your mom! Sunday, May 20: Confirmation Class out to breakfast together. Drop-off at IHOP at 9:00 a.m. We will carpool back to the church in time for the second service. FINAL YOUTH GROUP of the school year, 5:30-7:30 p.m. It’s a potluck picnic at the Hooks’, at 6618 Butternut Drive in West Olive. Wear your bug spray and dress for the weather. Parents, be on the lookout for a request for food for the potluck. Thanks so much for all of your help this year! Page 9


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Highlights you can work behind the scenes. Volunteering is also a great way to get better acquainted with members of our Tulip Time is May 8-12. For many years we have served church family. Shifts are two or three hours and are flexible meals to busloads of visitors. Already we have nearly 800 to suit your schedule. Our 10th street parking lot (a 3reservations and counting. We have an ideal location - near minute walk to the Civic Center) is reserved for volunteers. downtown events and convenient parking for buses. We also offer Dutch food, cafeteria-style, at Marktplaats in the If you can share an hour or two of your time to help at our church and/or at the Civic Center or if you would like Civic Center. There we serve Tuesday through Saturday, more information, please contact one of the volunteer co10 am to 6 pm. ordinators listed below. You may also sign up on the Last year the net profit of our combined efforts was bulletin board by the church kitchen. $14,331, in support of mission projects locally, and Thank you for your prayerful consideration. around the world. United Methodist Women sponsor both food service events, and are supported by many men Volunteer Coordinators: as well as youth. We invite you to be a part of this minisMeals at the Church - Phyllis Boal 399-0273, try. Volunteering with our Tulip Time food service is an phyllisboal@netzero.net enjoyable and satisfying way to help a third-world family to Dining Room - Linda DenUyl 298-2781, dig a well or plant a garden

Tulip Time Help Needed!

Ldenuyl1@comcast.net

We are challenged to provide the person-power needChief Chef at the Church - Susan Kuite 836-2184, ed to serve all our visitors, so we are asking for your susankuite@gmail.com help. There are many different jobs, most with no culinary experience necessary! You can interact with the public, or Civic Center Booth - Dorothy Chamness 396-3292 jkcham@wmol.com


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