· New Hand Towel – 15 x 25 to 17 x 27
· Bath Size Bar Soap – in wrapper singles
· Large Comb – no pocket size
· New Adult Toothbrush – in wrapper
· Nail File or Finger Nail Clipper – no emery boards
· New Washcloth
· 6 Band-aids – 3/4”
· Ziploc Bag – gallon size
Are you a parent of a preschool or early elementary aged child? Would you like to know positive solutions that will make your job as a parent easier? Join Montgomery Street Preschool for Positive Solutions for Parents. This is a parenting class sponsored by Child Care Resource and Referral that is geared to parents of preschool and early elementary students. The class will offer positive solutions and provide parents with practical suggestions. The cost of the class is $5 and that covers the materials that will be provided to participants. This is a seven week course that will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8 pm starting on October 6. If interested please contact Katie at the preschool 842-2193.
Everyone is invited to join Toby for a wonderful morning of music, laughter, inspiration, prayer and friendship on Sunday, October 23 at the 8:30 and 10:45 services.
NEXT STEP CONFERENCE
The Lovilia United Methodist Women invite the women of the church to their Guest Day Luncheon. It will be held at noon, Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the Lovilia Community Building. The program will be given by Merrill Baker. He will tell of his visit back to Korea, where he served his country during the Korean War.
All children ages 3 to high school are encouraged to come to the UNICEF Party on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in West Fellowship Hall. We will have separate activities for the younger and older kids. Games, crafts, snacks, and most importantly trick-or-treating for UNICEF will take place on this evening. Anyone wishing to donate to the UNICEF program will be given the opportunity on Sunday, October 30. The kids will be going around town during the party to collect donations as well. Contact Katie Bishop or Erika DeGeest if you would like more information or would like to help with this fun event.
The Children and Youth Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 5:00 p.m. Watch for more details in the months to come.
MSPS kids will be singing on October 9 at the 8:30 and 10:45 church services.
The annual MSPS Hoagie Sale will be kicking off the weekend of October 8th and 9th. The MSPS students will be coming to church to sing on Sunday, October 9th at both the 8:30 and 10:45 services to kick off the sale. The hoagies are a wonderful combination of turkey, ham, roast beef, and cheese on a hoagie bun for just $3.50 per sandwich. If you would like to place an order see the order form in the LINK or stop by the preschool. All orders are due by October 20th. Hoagies will be made on Wednesday, October 26th and can be picked up in West Fellowship Hall after 6:00 p.m.
The youth group camping trip was postponed in September but the group has rescheduled the event for Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, October 16. All youth in 7th through 12th grade are invited to attend and bring friends. We will be camping at the Marion County Sportsman’s Club. If you are interested in attending or if you would like more details call Katie & Brian Bishop (828-6933) or Jill Findley (842-2406).
- Sunday, October 9 4 to 6 pm
- Sunday, October 23 4 to 6 pm
- Sunday, October 30 3 to 6 for UNICEF Party
- November 13 and 27 from 4 to 6
- December 4 and 18 from 4 to 6 pm
I want to thank Pastor Lane for his visits and prayers, they help. Also, thanks to the Methodist ladies who gave me the beautiful shawl and prayer square. They are comforting and much appreciated. I am doing well, gaining strength each day. Thank you for everything, Alberta McMulin
Thank you for your words, thoughts, and prayers during our family’s loss of Jim’s Grandpa Bob. We are blessed to have had an abundance of support during this difficult time. Jim, Jill, Aidan, and Kalen Findley
We want to thank our church family for the cards, prayers, and words of sympathy extended to us during the time of death of our sister and niece. George and Doris Werts and Lela Todd
Thank you to all of our friends for the 60th anniversary and 80th birthday wishes. It was wonderful seeing so many of you. Merle and Anna Mae Vickroy
Condolences to Doris Werts and Lela Todd on the death of their sister/niece.
First United Methodist Church would like to remind our congregation that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for you and provides donation consistency for our church. Getting started is easy….just contact treasurer Sharon Rigg at the church office!
Bell choir practice begins Wednesday October 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the bell choir room. New members are welcome!
2011 Restoration Project
Over the past three years, we have been able to complete several major building projects. In 2009, the parsonage received a much needed renovation, which cost $32,168. Tuck pointing of the entire church was finished this year at a cost of $115,546. We were able to complete these projects with undesignated bequeaths from Agnes Wilson, Pauline McNeish, Edna Johnson and Jack James. These funds are now depleted. Other funds used for these projects were the church maintenance fund, and donations from the Methodist Women.
In the spring of this year, the exterior of the church sustained wind damage to some metal pieces. In assessing the damage, we found that along with the wind damage there was considerable wear to the metal on the bell tower and cupola. We have not needed to complete any maintenance work to these areas for many decades.