Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church 6100 Chamberlayne Road Richmond, VA 23227
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PAID Richmond, VA Permit No. 1851
Vol. 14, No. 2 March 2014
Our Vision Statement: ALIVE IN CHRIST:
Growing in the Word, Living the Word, Sharing the Word
IN MINISTRY Rev. Livingstone Dore, Pastor
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Allison Stowers, Music Director
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Patricia Dombroski, Treasurer
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THE CIRCUIT RIDER
FROM THE PASTOR
From the Pastor p.1 Birthdays Anniversaries Gratitude Additional Information p.2 Feed My Sheep p.3 Navigating the Maze of Dementia p.4 Caritas Event P.5 Stewardship Focus p.6 Easter Egg Time p.7 Garden Pavers COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES: “From the Cross of Christ” News Around the Church p.8 Calendar Family Night Dinner Seniors Connection p.9
Reverend Livingstone Dore
Words to Digest “Let God have your life, he can do more with it than you can.” -D.L. Moody
LENT In this, the church’s holy spring, we ask you, O God, to renew us. With a gentle breath, blow from our lives the dust of sin, and make us your people again. Lift us from guilt, and shame, and regret, to repair all we’ve broken, and give us the gift of repentance. With the lengthening days, stretch our hearts, too, to be ready for your risen life; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
-Liturgy For The Whole Church, Susan K Bock, p.73
We begin the season of Lent with our Wednesday night dinner in the fellowship hall, followed by Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary. The service begins at 7pm. By definition, Lent means “to lengthen daylight.” And that will occur on March 9th – Daylight Saving Time begins. I’m sure we are all looking forward to bright, cheerful, uplifting days that come with the Lenten season. This Lenten season offers an opportunity for penitence, renewal, faith and hope. Make a commitment and come to worship during this season. Let us together make it a time of spiritual renewal and wholeness.
Peace to you! Livingstone Dore
March 2014 Birthdays & Anniversaries March Birthdays 1 1 2 2 2 4 5 6 6 6 9 9 9 10 10 13 13 15 15 16 19 19 19 20 21 23 23 24 25 26 26 29 29
Barbara Muniz Margo Olson Jennifer Howe Pat Jones Todd Zyglocke Frank Mullen Joseph Zyglocke Carolyn Glascock Bill Kelly Dick White Miranda Dore Jayne Grigg Joseph Peters Jacob Moore Janet Pittman Lauren Guthrie Tina White Via Martha Walton Rose Marie Harris Juanita Hutto Mary Anna Fox Anne Hayes Gwen Smuts Hazel Buhrman Bill Clarke Chris Dombroski Martha Kersey Louise King Scott Zyglocke David Howe George Lowry Fay Beauchamp Marshall Deitz
March Anniversaries 28
Rollin & Christina Williams
Chamberlayne Heights UMC now has a page on www.faithstreet.com. This allows people in the area to search for us and easily access more information about what ministries we have available.
1 That Dance Thing
Thank You The Joy Ringers are grateful to Patricia Lessard for being our “glue” while we search for a new director. Thank You
3 Meal Makers Boy Scouts Joy Ringers
5 6 7 Renovare After School Community Lenten Tutoring Program Service-Trinity Presbyterian Family Night Dinner Ash Wednesday Service
8 5 Talent Academy-Woodlake UMC
9 Sunday School
10 ODDA Meal Makers Boy Scouts Joy Ringers
11 Care Committee
12 Renovare Community Lenten Service-Trinity Presbyterian Chancel Choir
15 That Dance Thing
16 Men’s Breakfast Sunday School
17 Meal Makers Boy Scouts Joy Ringers
19 20 21 Renovare After School Community Lenten Tutoring Program Service-Trinity Presbyterian Chancel Choir
23 Joy Ringers Sunday School Finance Meeting Outreach/ Missions Committee Administrative Council Meeting
24 Meal Makers Boy Scouts Joy Ringers
25 Senior’s Breakfast Old Ivy Garden Club
26 27 28 Renovare After School Community Lenten Tutoring Program Service-Trinity Presbyterian Caritas Event Chancel Choir
29 Bishop Convocation on Prayer-Trinity UMC That Dance Thing
30 Sunday School Combined Worship Service
31 Meal Makers Boy Scouts Joy Ringers
Dear Care Committee and Office Staff– Thank you so much for the weekly bulletins and the Valentine that you sent to me. It is so comforting to hear from my church. I am also very thankful that you are putting my name on the prayer list again. I am not ill, but I do have a lot of pain (arthritis, back pain and nerve pain in my right leg so I appreciate the prayers!) God Bless all of you at Chamberlayne Heights UMC!! Sincerely, Beverly Jackson PLEASE HELP THANK A VETERAN The Honor Flight network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Veterans are transported to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. On the flight home, each veteran receives a packet of mail during “Mail Call.” A friend in Illinois requested that I write a note or card thanking her friend, Walt Lane, who has been chosen for the trip. Walt served in the Navy in WWII and is now in his 90’s. He has limited sight, so please use large print in writing. They also welcome cards not addressed to a specific person, so you may want to include an extra note to “Veteran.” There will be a box in the narthex to receive your cards and letters. Deadline for submitting cards, notes and/or letters is MARCH 16. For additional information, call Pat Brodie at 266-3070 or go to the website, www.honorflight.org. Transportation Assistance If you need any transportation assistance, please contact Arthur Long and he will either take you or find someone able to assist you in a ride. His cellphone number is (804) 370-7175.
Prayer Ministry Family Bill & Nelma Short Carolyn & Emmet Spurlock Dorothy Grainger June Carpenter Louise King Phylllis Cartwright Billy Moore Jerry Slaunwhite Friends Debbi Byrd Pam Butler Billy Tatum Elizabeth Swank Eydie Vechery Jackie Wade Ionne Simmons Robert Wiglesworth Jack Sutton Alonzo Lynch
Mike Adee Mary Grace Brooks Greg Husepth Dawn & Tim Hawkins Rae Green Ben Simmons John Pratt Skeet Best-West Susan Taylor Rik Davis Hazel Buhrman Margaret Miller Sandy Berry Dee Carter Ginna Looney Melinda Peters Tom Taylor Leigh Thomas
Tim Beachleavy Military Personnel Mark Baldwin Kevin Morgan Thomas Muniz Emmett Spurlock III Greg Allam Clay Minter Missions Sierra Leone: Kip and Nancy Robinson UMCOR
13 14 Senior Luncheon RARC Knitters and Crocheters After School Tutoring Program
Family Night Dinner—Helen and Phin Wood will present a program titled, "America the Beautiful". March 5th is Ash Wednesday. It is also the night for our Family Night Dinner. We will do both. First we will enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our UMM and then move into the Sanctuary for Ash Wednesday Service. Dinner is at 6:00 pm. The meal will be baked ziti with salad and bread. There will be assorted desserts to go with it. The Ash Wednesday Service is at 7:00 pm. As you all know Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten Season. It is a time of reflection and prayer. Please make your reservations for dinner in the usual way: fill out the gold slip the Sunday prior to the dinner. If for some reason you need to cancel or make additional reservations, call the church office by noon on Monday. Blessings and love you all. Grace upon grace, Martha Sherrod. Senior Connections—Senior Connection to Sponsor Magazine Exchange Beginning February 16th, the Senior Connection will host a magazine exchange on the stage in Barton Heights Hall. Members of the church are invited to bring "gently used" magazines to share with others. This is a wonderful opportunity to pass on reading material that you are finished with, but do not want to just pitch in the trash. If this proves to be successful, it will become an on-going event. So round up those interesting magazines and come on over to see what is up for grabs! Why not bring them on Sunday morning and stay for Sunday School at 9:45? Also, The Seniors will meet Thursday, March 13. Our speaker will be Edward F. Ansello, PhD, Director Virginia Center on Aging. The title of his presentation is, “ All You Need to Know About Aging” Come, learn from Ed. We will meet at noon. Bring a delicious covered dish with enough to share. All our programs are open to everyone, not just Seniors, so come and bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship of this group.
News around the church History of Hymns: 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' DALLAS (UMNS) – What began as a hastily-written composition for an unassuming school assembly in 1900 has become known as the African-American national anthem. C. Michael Hawn of Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology shares the story of American civil rights pioneer James Weldon Johnson, his brother J. Rosamund Johnson and their most famous composition, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." United Methodists bridging global religious divide WASHINGTON (UMNS) – Whether engaged in peace-building, social justice programs or interfaith dialogue, United Methodists around the world are increasingly open to those of other faith traditions, according to a survey of bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Lesson from Lois: Be part of the struggle NEW YORK (UMNS) – Kelly Martini recalls the late Lois M. Dauway as "a fascinating book of stories and lessons that taught me, a 20something, to think bigger than myself. If you took my relationship and multiplied it by thousands, I’m sure you’d discover a small percent of people she touched.” Dauway, a former staffer with United Methodist Women, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and the National Council of Churches, died Feb. 4. For more information on these stories and others please visit http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/archives AND/OR http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/weekly-digest
Cupid and The United Methodist Church LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UMNS) – Some call it “Methodist Destiny.” For Valentine’s Day, couples share how United Methodist ministries brought them together and have helped their marriages withstand the test of time. Bread for World’s 2014 letter campaign WASHINGTON (UMNS) – United Methodists and other Christians are being invited to use their influence in urging the U.S. Congress to develop policies that end hunger by participating in Bread for the World’s 2014 Offering of Letters. The focus this year is “Reforming U.S. Food Aid.” Five pastors from China to study at Wesley WASHINGTON (UMNS) – On Feb. 4, five of the leading Christian pastors in Beijing arrived at United Methodist-related Wesley Theological Seminary to complete a semester of intensive study. “This is important for both Wesley Theological Seminary and for the Christian church in China,” says the Rev. Kyunglim Shin Lee, Wesley’s vice president of international relations. Better than chocolate: A vow renewed PALM COAST, Fla. (UMNS) – Palm Coast United Methodist Church is among the Florida congregations spreading a message that expressions of love should not be reduced to just heart-shaped boxes of treats on Valentine’s Day. The church hosts an annual renewal-of-marriage vows for couples. It is not alone, reports Kathy Steele for the Florida Annual (regional) Conference.
FEED MY SHEEP News from Outreach/Missions REPORT OF 2013 MISSION FINANCES: During the 2013 church year, you offered gifts through our mission program for distribution to designated mission partners for a total of $3,660.50. In a separate account which holds gifts that have not been designated to a specific mission partner, entitled “Feed My Sheep,” you gave $3,225.58 in 2013. The total for both accounts: $6,886.08. The Outreach/Missions Committee met in January to distribute these funds. Below is a report of how our gifts were distributed: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * STOP HUNGER NOW!
Missionaries: Nancy and Kip Robinson
Society of St. Andrew
Chaplain Services of Virginia
LAMB’S Basket Garden Pavers
The Memorial Garden at Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church established in memory of Ruth Armour by her family. Here’s an opportunity for you to purchase a brick paver(s) in memory of a loved one. The brick paver will be inscribed with the name and date of someone you would like to remember. The cost of the pavers: 2 lines with 12 Characters per line (counting spaces) 3 lines with 12 Characters per line (counting spaces)
Order forms are available in the narthex or from the church office. Also, contact the church office, Joyce Paschall or Phin Wood with your questions or for additional information. Plans are being made now to lay new brick pavers with inscription. This is a special way to remember those we love and those who have loved CHUMC during their lifetime.
COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES: “From the Cross of Christ” Trinity Presbyterian Church, 113 Wilkinson Rd, invite you to share in the presentation of the Lenten-Easter Message, Wednesdays during Lent. The services will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 5th and continue through Wednesday of Holy Week – April 16th. Lunch @12 noon, Lenten worship @12:30pm, and a second lunch @ 1pm.
Samaritan Fund (UMH)
Interfaith Services of Henrico
United Methodist Family Services
Highland Support Project (Guatemala)
REFLECTIONS FOR THE LENTEN SEASON Be on the lookout for a booklet published by the Outreach/Missions Committee which contains reflections on selected scriptures for your meditation each Wednesday during Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 5. You will also be interested in reading the descriptions in the booklet about some of the mission partners we support around the world. Please notice the estimate of giving section in the back of the booklet for your input as we ask you to indicate to the committee how you plan to support these programs throughout the year. This is the only campaign the committee intends to promote, so your pledge will be helpful to us in determining how we much we can be involved in sharing our bounty. 3
Easter Egg Time As I write this it looks like it might start snowing at any minute, but the Easter Bunny knows it is time to think about Easter eggs. Our four flavors and price ($5 per 1/2 lb. egg) are the same a last year. Schedule: March 9- March 30 - orders taken; April 6 - set up after worship service; April 7- mix and mold; April 8 - dip and decorate; April 9 - pack and sort. Pickup April 9 (3-7 pm), Sat. April 12 (10-11 am) & Wed. April 16 (6:30 -7 pm). Please remember that lots of hands are needed. There is a job everyone can do and it's lots of fun too. Come early and bring a sandwich or just drop in for whatever time you can work. Get your orders in early to be sure you get the flavors you want.
STEWARDSHIP FOCUS CHUMC
"CARITAS would love to thank Chamberlayne Heights UMC for hosting one of our spring Congregational Forums. CARITAS gathering CARITAS key volunteers from the over 170 CARITAS Congregations for an opportunity to exchange ideas about their host weeks, so that we can better serve our most vulnerable neighbors. Chamberlayne Heights UMC is one of four congregations hosting these forums. CARITAS staff will also provide some education about homelessness in Richmond and the critical role that area congregations play in providing lasting solutions."
SUMMARY OF BUDGET 2014 Revenue & Transfer: Pledges & other income
Transfer from restricted fund The purpose of these gatherings will be: To offer congregations an opportunity to exchange ideas, so that newer key volunteers can learn from more experienced volunteers. To give an update about what is going on at CARITAS with our 4 CARITAS Programs. To provide more information about how we are doing as a community in breaking the cycles of homelessness and addiction.
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Pastor Salary & Benefits
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Shelter Operations Manager
(Maintenance, utilities, insurance, etc)
[p] (804) 358-0964 x412
[c] (804) 366 8027
Other Ministries Expenses
[d] (804) 887 1595
(Altar Guild, Education Comm)
[f] (804) 343 7277 P.O. Box 25790 Richmond, VA 23260-5790
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Estimated Expenses United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity.
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