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TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 511 N. ELM, GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA 68801 - (308) 382-1952 - FAX (308) 385-0524 REV. JAY VETTER - REV. BOB RHODES (TRINITY) REV. MATTHEW FOWLER (FAITH) - REV. CHAD BOLING (FIRST) PASTOR EMERITUS: REV. DEL ROPER - REV. GEORGE WHEAT VISIT OUR WEB SITES AT www.trinityumcgi.org and www.um4gi.org E-MAIL: trinityumc@gionline.net

Facebook Pages: TUMC (Trinity United Methodist Church) – Grand Island NE Young Adults: Trinity United Methodist Young Adults UM4GI: www.facebook.com/um4gi This month we continue to focus on extravagant generosity as one of the practices of faithful Christians and vital congregations. You may still choose to participate in one or more of the following spiritual practices during October. Four weeks of daily devotions using Extravagant Generosity by Bishop Robert Schnase (available in your church office for $5). Join a weekly small group discussion based on the daily devotional. Attend worship where each of the four UM4GI pastors are preaching in each of our worship services. Preaching topics during this month will focus on MythBusting the competing claims about giving and stewardship: Money Is/Isn’t the Most Important Thing – Chad Bowling, Oct 22/23 at Trinity Tithing vs. Extravagant Generosity – Matt Fowler, October 29/30 at Trinity

YOUNG ADULTS “TRUNK OR TREAT” - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Please join the Trinity UMC Young Adults group on Sunday, October 23 for a "Trunk or Treat" and potluck. "Trunk or Treat" will begin at 5:00. The kids can come in costume and trick-ortreat from trunk to trunk in the Northeast parking lot at Trinity. After the Trunk or Treat (around 5:30), we'll meet in Miller Hall for a potluck dinner. Last names beginning with A or B, bring a main dish. C through K, bring a salad. L through Z, bring a dessert.

ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Trinity United Methodist Church and Old Walnut Nursing will hold our 6th annual health fair on Tuesday, October 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. located in the first floor of the Old Walnut building. Please enter on the west side of the building. All screenings will be free of charge, some of which will include vision, dental and lipid panels (cholesterol, blood glucose and triglycerides).

BENEFIT SOUP SUPPER - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Vol. XXXVII No. 20 October 20, 2011

First United Methodist Church is hosting a soup supper to help defray the medical expenses pertaining to Jude Boling’s early arrival. Please join us Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at First United, 4190 W. Capital for a meal of chili, chicken noodle soup, and potato soup. If you wish to help out or donate soup crackers, bread or dessert, please contact Barb Dunning at 381-7980. Please plan to stay for the “Awaken” worship service following the meal at 6:45 p.m.


Jay Vetter (Trinity) jayv@inebraska.com

NEED A RIDE TO CHURCH

Bob Rhodes (Trinity) brhodes@umcneb.org

Call the church office by 4:45 p.m. on the Friday before to sign up for a ride to the 9:30 a.m. worship on Sundays. Please call the driver below if you need to cancel your ride. October 23: Roger Andrews, 384-5771 October 30: Wayne French, 382-2624

Matthew Fowler (Faith) Fowler.me@gmail.com Chad Boling (First) chadboling@gmail.com Del Roper, George Wheat Pastors Emeritus Program and Support Staff Dan Ellis Custodian Susan Stoppkotte Communications trinityumc@gionline.net Vicky McLamb Noah’s Ark Child Care Director noahsarktumc@inebraska.com Part Time Support Staff Nance Reynolds Financial Secretary & Membership Chairperson nreynolds@inebraska.com Tim Victor Media Director Casey Heck Business Manager financetumc@inebraska.com Lorraine Ogg Volunteer Coordinator Kim Nunnenkamp Parish Nurse kimr@inebraska.com Dan Hoffman, Bobbi Hoffman Custodians Dave White Offering Counting Supervisor

ATTENDANCE October 8 & 9: Worship: Saturday Night - 71; Sunday 9:30 - 204; Sunday 11:00 - 121; Nuba Worship - 28; Sunday School - 46; Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time - 28 October 14 & 15: Worship: Saturday Night – 78; Sunday 9:30 - 170; Sunday 11:00 - 138; Nuba Worship - 19 ; Sunday School - 27; Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time - 30

LECTIONARY READINGS October 23: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 October 30: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107; 1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12

GIVING FOR THE WEEK ENDING... October 1 & 2: Budget: $ 15,133.47; Capital Campaign: $ 2,588.00; World Communion: $ 93.00; Neighbors In Need: $ 602.42; UM4GI: $ 32.00 October 8 & 9: Budget: $ 7,915.54; Capital Campaign: $ 921.00; UM4GI: $ 14.00; Neighbors In Need: $ 150.00

PRAYER BOX The Prayer request boxes are located in The Gathering Place on the Welcoming Cart or on the shelf outside the church office. Fill out the prayer request card and Trinity’s staff will pray for your request during their staff meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Prayer requests are kept confidential.

Music Staff Dillon Edwards Chancel Choir Director Carolyn Roper, Kim Wilsey, Brenda Lambert, Sharon Jensen Organists Joyce Victor Choir Accompanist Sharon Jensen CrossPoint Accompanist Rhonda Heffelfinger Handbell Director

THANK YOU! Wonder where those homemade cookies served after worship are coming from? Many thanks go to Joyce & Vern Bauer for the homemade goodies.

HOSPITALIZED... (*DISMISSED) Please remember that hospitals DO NOT always contact the church. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, please call and notify the church office. Thank You.

*Deb Dockhorn, *Melissa DeLaet (and baby twins), *Dean Larsen, *Donald Knuth, *Alice Abramson, Donna Tompkins, *Gene Glasser, *Maxine Quinn, *Maxcine Morrow, *Adriane Ummel & baby boy, Elaine Ross

Nursery Staff Deb Larsen Coordinator Margie Balderston

SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILIES OF… Carla Eddy (Dale Eddy’s daughter-in-law), Mona Wheeler (Mary Kay Tuma’s Mother), Raymond “Keith” Jobes, Robert McFarland, Patricia Anne “Pat” Connelly


FAMILY FUN AT THE HELGOTH PUMPKIN PATCH! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 Meet at Trinity at 2:15 p.m. to leave on the bus at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per person and kids 2 and under are free. Coupons for $1 off are available on the website: www.helgothspumpkinpatch.com. The patch closes at 7 p.m. and we can leave whenever we're all ready. Contact Pastor Matt if you have any questions: 308-646-0603 or fowler.me@gmail.com

MISSION TEAM BOOK BONANZA Please join us again this year at the Mission Team Book Bonanza in Miller Hall on Saturday, November 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon when we will have a sale of gently used books. Please use the northeast elevator entrance that morning. You’ll find great books for all ages, and melt-in-your mouth cinnamon rolls, and hot drinks. We need your help! We are looking for both paperback and hardcover books that you enjoyed reading and would like to pass on to others. We are collecting both adult and children’s books, but no games, puzzles or magazines please. Donations of books will be accepted and sorted in Miller Hall starting Friday, November 18.

HELPING AT HOWARD “FOOD FOR THOUGHT” Thanks for hats, gloves, and mittens donated to "Food for Thought" for Howard School. Several young people will go and leave school a little warmer. Donations will be accepted through October 23. Get ready for the month of November and help once again with a donation of toilet paper for our Howard School families. Let's stack it up for Howard Kids. Personal items and toiletries can not be purchased with food stamps. Thanks for your support.

OPEN HEARTS RECONCILING COMMUNITY Join us to support a more fully inclusive UMC! Nov 12: Love Your Neighbor Event, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Trinity UMC, GI, no charge for lunch, freewill offering: how to be a fully inclusive church, telling our stories Nov 13: Celebrate Diversity: Speaker at the Pawnee Center, Dannebrog: support diversity! www.thepawneeartscenter.org for more information. Dec 1: World AIDS Day, offerings, Baskets of Love and events in the area TUMC Missions

YOU ARE INVITED! Juanita Wheeler is having her 95th Birthday celebration here at Trinity! Come Sunday, October 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. to Miller Hall and have cake and punch to help Juanita celebrate.

UNITED METHODIST MEN PANCAKE FEED Trinity’s UMM will host their annual pancake feed on Friday, November 11, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Miller Hall. We could use some help! If you would like to help, contact Del Anderson at 381-0463 or Ed Felske at 382-3111 or the church office at 382-1952. We will have two working shifts 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (clean-up). Sign up sheets will be available in the Gathering Place and at First and Faith Methodist. Advance tickets are available from UMM. Adult tickets are $ 5.00 each, children 5 –12 years are $ 2.50, and children 4 and under are free.

ANNUAL PECANS FOR SALE Mary Munch for United Methodist Women, will once again take orders for pecans. Fancy Mammoth halves - 12 oz., $ 7.25 Extra Large Pieces - 16 oz., $ 9.00 Medium Pieces - 12 oz., $ 7.00 Chocolate Covered Pecans - $ 7.50 Dark Chocolate Covered Pecans - $ 7.50 Cinnamon Glazed Pecans - $ 7.50 Chocolate Carmel Pecan Clusters - $ 7.50 Look for Mary following worship services or you may reach her at 382-3272.

BUILDING RENOVATION As we near the end of this phase of our building renovation we are finding some things that are still needed, but not yet funded: Heating for the sidewalk - at the new main entrance is being planned. We may need additional help paying for and installing it. Coat Racks – in new parlor and offices Bulletin Boards/wall display space – entry, hallway, parlor Video screens/televisions – Gathering Place, 2 Entry areas, stairwell, parlor, conference room Shelving – in two of the offices Conference table and chairs – Conference Room Kitchen equipment – dishwasher, microwave


THE “E” WORD This month at the AWAKEN worship and small group experience, we’ve been tackling the difficult issue of Evangelism, something that – for me – is something of a four-letter word. Jay shared some of his difficult experiences in early life and early ministry related to evangelism, and my own experiences haven’t been any better! More than once, someone has asked me if I was “saved” and if I had given my life to Jesus. And while I think it’s true that I am “saved” (although those who ask may define “saved” differently than I do) and I have absolutely given my life over to my God and Savior, the question itself seems to indicate some kind of hierarchy. If I haven’t experienced the work of the Holy Spirit and the redeeming love of the Christ, does that somehow mean that God loves me less? Does that mean that God’s grace isn’t available to me? I don’t think so. I think God’s love and grace are bigger than that. The perception of evangelism has become fairly negative, seeing evangelism as something twisted and judgment-filled where one person or group holds their holier-than-thou we-have-something-you-don’t attitude over the heads of another person or group saying that God won’t love them, unless. I even went to an evangelism training once where the instructors actually taught that tricking someone into a relationship with Jesus was OK as long as the relationship was established. The rationale seemed to be that the ends justified the means. I don’t think that’s evangelism. I don’t think that’s love. And I’m abundantly clear that that isn’t how I am called to treat my “neighbors.” I think of evangelism as invitation. That’s it. Invitation. And in my experience, it doesn’t necessarily mean telling someone that the place that I worship is exactly the best place for them. What if invitation was more about the one being invited rather than the person doing the inviting? What if we expressed more care for them then for our membership numbers? What if the invitation was something like this: “I go to this great church and I really like it. I’d love for you to come and check it out. And if you don’t really feel comfortable at the place where I go, I really hope you’ll check out some other churches until you find a place where you are comfortable.” Invitation without guilt; welcoming without pressure; an expression of love. To me, that’s more like evangelism.

So consider evangelism for yourself and consider inviting someone to one of the UM4GI worship experiences. Set a goal to invite one person every week. When you meet that, up the goal so that even more people experience that kind of loving and inviting spirit. Give it a shot. Bob

On Wednesday nights, invite friends and family and experience…

AWAKEN is a contemporary worship and learning experience offered as a ministry of the UM4GI parish – Faith, First, and Trinity United Methodist Churches. AWAKEN includes small group community and learning with these groups: • Middle School and High School Parish Youth Groups • Confirmation Preparation • Grades 1-5 • Adult Discussion • Mom’s Group • Childcare for infants to Kindergarten & more to be added! We believe God is working through our three churches to AWAKEN our spirits to greater faithfulness. Please come and participate, that you might be part of this new AWAKENING in Grand Island. There’s something for all ages! Come to First UMC on Capital Ave. on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. If you need to arrive late or leave early, that’s great too! AWAKEN to worship. AWAKEN to learning. AWAKEN to life.

MISSION TEAM TRIP TO JOPLIN The group is hoping to go to Joplin February 18 - 25, 2012 and anyone who is interested is welcome! Members from First and Faith are also invited to join us. The next planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Room A at Trinity.


KNOW YOUR STATUS ON HIV/AIDS! Testing dates! HIV/AIDS Testing at Old Walnut, Parish Nurse Office On the first Thursday testing is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month! The cost for testing: Donations. TUMC World AIDS Day Task Force

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR EVENT: NOVEMBER 12 The Nebraska Reconciling Team will lead an an event Saturday November 12 about ways to be a more fully inclusive faith community and will share our stories with others. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC, Grand Island. Lunch is included with a freewill offering. For more Information: Betty bobcdorr@cox.net

WELCOME NEW LIFE TO TRINITY THIS FALL! SHARE PHOTOS! INVITE GOD TO YOUR MARRIAGE If you have a new baby in your family this year, we would like to welcome them to Trinity UMC and UM4GI this fall by asking you to share a Photo of the baby! Bring your photo to the church offices to hang on the bulletin board or send it via email. Get to know the babies in our church this fall! TUMC Missions and Education Committees

FALL FRIENDS FOR THE JOURNEY Eat in the Neighborhood on November 6, 12:15 PM Join Maureen @ Vietianne Restaurant on 4th St., one block south of the church after worship. Sign up in the church offices! Thanks to Marce Berryman for sharing about teaching ABE classes and loving what you do at the October 16 Fall Forum! Winter book: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. We will discuss this book in the winter. Spring book:The Help TUMC Education Committee

2012 PEACE CALENDARS FOR SALE Cat Lover's Against the Bomb 2012 Calendars will be sold on Sunday November 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Gathering Place or find Maureen Vetter. Nebraskans for Peace have been selling this beloved calendar for over 20 years! Calendars are $ 9 each with $5 going to the Open Hearts Reconciling Community! TUMC Missions

FULL TIME JOB OPENING DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES We are now accepting applications for a full time staff position to help lead ministries focusing on children and families. Contact Jay for more information.

If you are planning to be married or have been married for less than a year, why not attend an Engaged Encounter weekend? You will learn good communication skills and cover a range of topics that will be important to your future. The emphasis is "A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime". Next weekend is scheduled for November 4-5, 2011 in Lincoln. To register or for more information, contact Russell and Lanita Evans, 308-520-1491 or email: russellevans@internet-usa.net . More information can also be found at www.encounter.org

FALL HIV/AIDS FAITH RESPONSES 1. Did you know it is nearly 40 days to World AIDS Day Dec 1? We have a new resource that just came out in the UMC called "Forty Prayers before World AIDS day!" You can download it to use starting this october at the new website www.2020aidsfreeworld.org See Day 26! 2. Donate a Basket of Love for our Silent Auction fundraiser in Advent for our 2 HIV AIDS Funds or save to bid on a basket! Get Creative to help others who are struggling with HIV AIDS. To give a basket of love: contact mvetter@charter.net We need more baskets of love to have bidders! 3. Give an Offering Dec 3 & 4 in worship for our two HIV AIDS funds -- local & worldwide! Give $20 whenever you can to eliminate AIDS by 2020! See www.2020Aidsfreeworld.org for more information. The 20/20 Campaign in the UMC envisions an AIDS Free world. Gifts go to TUMC with Global AIDS in the memo or TUMC Emergency Fund! UM4GI Task force, Missions Committee

PANS, DISHES AND BOWLS All pans brought for funeral lunches are left in the Miller Hall kitchen. Thank you for providing food for funeral lunches. Please pick up your pan, dish or bowl from Miller Hall.


JOIN VIM GROUP GOING TO THE HOLY LAND IN FEBRUARY 2012 Janet Lahr Lewis, the United Methodist liaison in Palestine and Israel Please encourages you to share this information with your congregations: What: Volunteer in Mission (VIM) trip to the Holy Land When: Feb. 4-18, 2012 Highlights will include: • Volunteer service project with a UMC partner organization • Visit Holy Sites: Jerusalem Old City, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Bethlehem and more • Worship with a local Christian congregation • Visit UMC Advance projects and partner organizations • Meet representatives from the three faith communities • Participate in a spiritual and educational experience • Meet with area UM Mission personnel Cost: $ 2999 ALL INCLUSIVE*! *Does not include insurance Make your Volunteer in Mission trip a unique experience by combining your service project with visits to holy sites and meeting the indigenous Christian community in the land of Jesus. Learn about the history, the people, and experience Middle Eastern hospitality. For more information, contact Kim and John McGrath at mcgrathsfarm@aol.com. Note: $100 USD deposit per person due by Oct. 29, 2011.

DEAR MEMBERS OF TRINITY What a great new program at Trinity! We are making home visits and representing our wonderful church. We’re visiting anyone who would like a home visit. There are numerous reasons that you could desire a home visit. It doesn’t matter to us. We just want to see that there is a connection made between you and your church. If you or someone you know would like a friendly visit, you can call the office at 382-1952, Marge at 384-1353 or put a note in the offering plate with the name and phone number. We can always use more callers, and you can let us know in the same ways.

STEPHEN MINISTRY Dear Members of Trinity, Stephen Ministry has been serving Trinity United Methodist Church since 1989. Over 125 Stephen Ministers have been trained and have fulfilled their commitments to the program. We are now recruiting for class number 21. One of the best ways to tell our congregation cares is by our commitment to Stephen Ministry. This is a way to express God’s love to those around us. Stephen Ministers bring God’s love to those who are hurting, those who have lost a job, lost a loved one, gone through a divorce or who are dealing with ill health and many other life challenges. Our class of 2012 will begin in January. We are asking that every member of our congregation prayerfully consider if Stephen Ministry is for you. In this one-on-one caregiving relationship, your gifts for listening, sharing, encouragement, faith, mercy, teaching the faith and knowing, can be used in service to God’s people. Stephen Ministers are not therapists but our training gives us the tools for an effective listening ministry. The regular supervision and continuing education provides us with support and knowledge to grow our skills. Stephen Ministry training and service helps us develop confidence, listening and relating skills that benefit the care receivers and everyone else in our lives. We also experience new relationships with other Trinity people and exciting personal spiritual growth and the opportunity to serve God’s hurting people. If you are interested in being part of this caring ministry, please call Kathryn Kluska at 384-8286 or Ann Marsh at 381-0106 or the church office at 3821952. As you are pondering this question of service think on Isaiah 6:8, “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then I said, “Here I am Lord! Send me!” Thank You Your Stephen Ministers

SLEEPING MATS FOR HAITI Come meet with us the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Miller Hall and the 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place and help us make sleeping mats for the homeless. Any questions please call Ilene King 382-3684


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 6:00p - Worship, Gollaher, Matt Fowler Preach Refreshments & Fellowship following worship, The Gathering Place 6:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 8:15a - Desch/Elrod Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor 9:30a - Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Chad Boling Preach 9:50a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall 10:00a - Schriener Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor 11:00a - Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Chad Boling Preach 11:20a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall Refreshments & Fellowship following the 9:30 a.m. worship service, The Gathering Place 12:00p - Nuba Sudanese Worship, Gollaher 1:00p - Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time, Rooms 1, 2, 7, 8 2:00p - 4:00p - Juanita Wheeler Birthday Reception, Miller Hall 3:00p - Central NE for Peace, Room 4 4:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 5:00p - Young Adult Trunk or Treat, Northeast Parking Lot, Miller Hall

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 8:30a - Desch/Elrod Extravagant Generosity Group, Miller Hall 9:30a - Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Matt Fowler Preach 9:50a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall 10:00a - Schriener Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor 11:00a - Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Matt Fowler Preach 11:20a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall Refreshments & Fellowship following the 9:30 a.m. worship service, The Gathering Place 12:00p - Nuba Sudanese Worship, Gollaher 1:00p - Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time, Rooms 1, 2, 7, 8 2:15p - Pumpkin Patch Trip, Meet at Trinity’s Northeast Parking Lot 4:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

4:30p - Grimm/Platt Wedding, Sanctuary 6:00p - Worship, Gollaher, Chad Boling Preach Refreshments & Fellowship following worship, The Gathering Place 6:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 9:15a - Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary 7:00p - Pitch Party, First United Methodist Church, 4190 W. Capital Ave

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 9:15a - Preschool Chapel, Sanctuary

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 8:30a - Carlson Extravagant Generosity Group, The Gathering Place 8:30a - Carlson Extravagant Generosity Group, The Gathering Place 9:30a - Lectionary Bible Study (Extravagant Generosity), Parlor 9:00a - 1:00p - China Painters, Miller Hall 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 9:30a - Lectionary Bible Study (Extravagant Generosity), Parlor 1:00p - Staff, Room A 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 1:30p - Visually Impaired, The Gathering Place 1:00p - Staff, Room A 3:00p - 7:00p - Health Fair, Old Walnut Apartments 5:00p - Hendrickson Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor 5:00p - Hendrickson Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor 7:00p - Trustees, The Gathering Place WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 5:00p - 6:30p - Fundraising Meal for Bolings, First UMC, 4190 W. Capital 6:30p - Awaken, worship, fellowship, youth ministry, First UMC, 4190 W. Capital 7:00p - Chancel Choir Practice, Choir Room 8:00p - Trinity Bells, Choir Bell Loft

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 6:30p - Awaken, worship, fellowship, youth ministry, First UMC, 4190 W. Capital Ave. 6:30p - Sleeping Mats, Miller Hall 7:00p - Chancel Choir Practice, Choir Room 7:00p - United Methodist Men, The Gathering Place 8:00p - Trinity Bells, Choir Bell Loft

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 6:30p - Crosspoint Rehearsal, Sanctuary 7:00p - Johnson Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 8:30a - Tidings Folders, Miller Hall 9:30a - 11:30a - HIV/AIDS Testing, Old Walnut Nursing Office 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 6:30p - Furley’s ChristCare Group, Room 4 7:00p - Johnson Extravagant Generosity Group, Parlor

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 7:00a - Men’s Study, Tommy’s 1:30p - Bulletin Stuffers, The Gathering Place

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 7:00a - Men’s Study, Tommy’s 1:30p - Bulletin Stuffers, The Gathering Place

A NEW INTERN IS ON THE WAY! We are pleased to announce the expansion of our ministry internship program. In November, Lyz Rhodes will begin a seven-month full-time ministry internship as part of UM4GI. You will hear more about her when she gets here. She is currently trying to discover her call into ministry. She is a sister to our Associate Pastor, Bob Rhodes, and will be relocating here from California. The summer ministry internship program was started four years ago and is funded by endowment income from our Grant Fund. This expansion of the program is funded by endowment income from the Harry Key Fund which is designated for persons preparing for the ordained ministry. Thanks to the generosity of those who have gone before us, we are able to invest in future pastoral leadership for those who will come after us.


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Worship Schedule Saturday Worship 6:00 p.m. in Gollaher Chapel Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary 9:50 a.m. Sunday School, Children, Miller Hall 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary 11:20 a.m. Children’s Church, Miller Hall

OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 382-1952

Our Guiding Statements Our Mission - To know and serve God. Our Vision - Guided by God’s love, informed by Biblical teaching, strengthened by prayer, and shaped by our relationship with Jesus Christ, we are committed to discover and use our gifts to reach out to all God’s Children. Our Core Values - We value: 1. The uniqueness and worthiness of each individual as a child of God 2. Lay ministry and leadership 3. All Children and their spiritual growth 4. Diversity in worship 5. Christian service and outreach in our community and beyond 6. The spiritual power of gathering together

The nursery is available for children up to 4 years of age at all services.

Articles due for the next Tidings….................……….....Monday, October 31, 2011


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