IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
DEATHS: Betty McLaughlin
RECOVERING AT HOME: Tim DenBesten, Vivian Nash, Paul Umble, and Chuck Walter.
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Marilyn Simpson, Worth Stevenson, Francis Caswell, Bob Sherwood, Rita Hayes, Thurman Floyd, Maxine Harrison, Dorothy Porter, Mary Durham, and our service people and their families.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
CINNAMON ROLL/MISSION SUNDAY
Please join us for Cinnamon Roll/Mission Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in WFH on Sunday, January 9th. We will be having a special project for all ages to work on and a mission project that will span the month of January. Don’t miss out!
F.U.N. MEETING ON SUNDAY
F.U.N. meeting following Cinnamon Roll Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in EFH on January 9th.
THIS WEEKEND IS FOOD DONATION
The second weekend of the month is food donation weekend. Please be a part of this wonderful ministry by dropping off your canned goods and/or other nonperishable items in the basket in the Narthex.
NEW THIS WEEK!
Condolences to the family of Betty McLaughlin on her passing on January 4, 2011.
HUMAN RELATIONS DAY IS JANUARY 16, 2011
The Human Relations Day offering supports Youth Offender rehabilitation programs, Community Developers self-improvement programs and United Methodist Voluntary Services – community work and advocacy that challenge oppression and injustice in the United States and Puerto Rico. Please consider donating to this worthy cause.
BLANKET SUNDAY IS JANUARY 16, 2011
Oh how good a warm blanket feels! All of us know the feeling. A blanket can ease pain, up-lift spirits, and make the world seem brighter during disasters that have devastated areas around the world. In such situations, blankets become a tool of survival. The United Methodist Church is a great provider of blankets through UMCOR and our church is doing its share to ensure that blankets will be there when needed. A special offering will be taken for blankets during Blanket Sunday. Show your passion and care to help warm another human being by donating to this mission.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING JANUARY 22, 2011
A leadership training event is scheduled for Saturday, January 22 from 9-11:00 a.m. This event is put on by The Leadership Development Committee of the church and is for all leaders of the church. If you are a chair, president, facilitator, or member of a committee, cluster, taskforce, or team we need you to attend. If you are interested in becoming a leader in one of our ministry areas, we invite you to attend.
KITCHEN INVENTORY/CLEANING HELP NEEDED
Help is needed to take kitchen inventory as well as clean the kitchen on January 17 and January 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions, call Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557. (P.S. There will be cookies!)
LECTIONARY: January 15-16
Isa. 49:1-7 Ps. 40:1-11 1 Cor. 1:1-9 John 1:29-42
BOOK STUDY: I REFUSE TO LEAD A DYING CHURCH
God has called all leaders, lay and clergy, to lead healthy, growing spiritual movements and this is what this book is all about. I invite you to join me in refusing; ever again, to lead a dying church…this entails six critical choices: Choosing Life Over Death, Choosing Community Over Isolation, Choosing Fun Over Drudgery, Choosing Bold Over Mild, Choosing Frontier Over Fortress, and Choosing Now Rather Than Later. The book study group’s first meeting will be Wed., Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. We have a limited number of books available at a discount price in the church office. Plan to join us for this inspiring study.
A free dinner and movie for all of our friends and neighbors is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Jan.28th in WFH.
HOW TO DEVELOP TIPPERS INTO TITHERS
South Central District is hosting How to Develop Tippers into Tithers on Sat., Feb. 5, 2011 at the Family Life Center in Albia from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are interested, please contact the church office.
January 2, 2011
Worship attendance: 136
Sunday January 9, 2011
FOOD DONATION WEEKEND
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
10:15a F.U.N. Meeting - EFH
Monday January 10, 2011
1:00-3:00p KAMA—Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
6:00-7:30p Free Clinic – Act Cntr
Tuesday January 11, 2011
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:00a Staff Meeting
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-8:00p Boy Scouts
7:00p Junior Optimists – EFH
Wednesday January 12, 2011
Noon Wings – Conf Rm
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act Cntr
7:00p Lay Speakers – EFH
Thursday January 13, 2011
Homebuilders – TBA
8:00a Late Birds – Mr. C’s
9:00a Rachel Circle – Sally’s
2:00p District Office Path 1
6:30p Leadership Development Mtg – Conf Rm
Friday January 14, 2011
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday January 15, 2011
2:00-4:00p Reserved - WFH
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday January 16, 2011
HUMAN RELATIONS DAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
6:30-8:00p Confirmation Class - EFH
Assisting with Services: Liturgist: Brent Hanna & Praise Band
Saturday - Brenton and Shirley Trabert & Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Brian Bishop, John Burnett, Jack Crook, Jerry Jordan, Adam Norris, Larry Rowley, Jim Uitermarkt
10:45 – Chuck and Mary Belle Day
8:30 – John and Pat Haning
8:30 – Judy Paulsen
8:30 – Terry and Cindy Fenoglio
8:30 – F.U.N. Group