APRIL 21-22, 2012 ANNOUNCEMENTS
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Allan Furney, Joyce McCarty, Helen Stevenson, Sandra Chrisman, Mandy Branson’s nephew, Phyllis Force’s husband, Art Hill’s brother, Barb Johnson’s mother, Peggy Johnson’s mother, Betty Tonda, Mike May, Lela Todd, Marjorie Andrews, Thurman Floyd, Phyllis Barnett, Alberta McMulin, service people and families.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
If you would like to sign up for the e-prayer chain to receive an e-mail any time a request is made for a prayer, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-842-3712 with your name and e-mail information.
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES COLLECTION
Native American Ministries is one of the six church wide special Sundays of the United Methodist Church. Native American Ministries nurtures missions with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
HEIFER PROJECT COLLECTION
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self reliance and hope. A special collection is taken the fourth weekend of every month.
FUMC AT HELPING HANDS
April is FUMC’s month to help with grocery assistance at Helping Hands Food Pantry. On Monday, April 23 volunteers are needed from 10:15-11 to unload the truck and 11:00-3:00 to sack/handout groceries.
E-MAIL: FUMCHURCH@IOWATELECOM.NETFACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/firstchurchknoxville
Financial assistance is needed to support the disaster relief work of the Iowa Conference in the aftermath of the April 14 tornadoes that impacted Iowa communities. Please indicate Advance Special #223—Disaster Relief in your check memo or on the Love envelope if you wish to donate.
2012 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 women’s conference, Real Women—Keeping it Real, featuring Lysa TerKeurst! Tickets can be purchased at Branches Christian Store in Pella (641-628-4911) for $35.00 each. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Third Church in Pella. For more details, visit the conference website at www.pellawomensconference.wordpress.com.
FUMC college scholarship applications are now available on the church window ledge.
Fun ‘N Fitness
Fun ‘N Fitness for senior citizens will begin Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:30am to 11:30 am in East Fellowship Hall. This will be a six week event aimed at increasing flexibility and balance led by Sherry Haney, healthy eating with Carolyn Avon and devotional time with Bonnie Crook. Registration is not necessary but we would like an idea of how many are interested. Call the church at 842-3712/Bonnie at 828-8750.
Community chorus will be performing in the sanctuary on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow in WFH.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATIONIf you have volunteered for the Marion County Senior Nutrition Program in any way please join us in celebrating your generous assistance on Monday, April 30 at 5:30 at the Jenkins Center. To reserve your spot call Dawn Allspach 641-842-6070. Additional information can be found on flyers on the bulletin boards within the church.
April 14-15, 2012
Worship attendance: 174
Sunday April 22, 2012
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES
8:30 & 10:45a Worship
9:30a Sunday School
9:40-10:30a New Member
Class - WFH
Monday April 23, 2012
10:15-11:00a FUMC at Helping Hands
11:00-3:00p FUMC at Helping Hands
1:00-3:00p NHN – Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free
5:00-7:00p Cub Scouts –
6:00-7:30p Free Clinic – Act Ctr
6:00-9:00p Habitat Board Mtg – EFH
Tuesday April 24, 2012
7:00-8:00a Early Birds –
9:00a-Noon Almost Free
9:30a Staff Meeting – Conf
Wednesday April 25, 2012
Noon Wings – Conf
1:00-3:00p NHN—Act Cntr
4:30p Girl Scouts – Preschool Rm
5:00-6:00p Program Staff Mtg – Conf Room
7:00p Jr. Optimists – YR
Thursday April 26, 2012
8:00a Late Birds— Mr. C’s
6:30-8:00p Girl Scouts – EFH
1:30p Mary’s Circle –EFH
1:30p Sarah’s Circle –
Friday April 27, 2012
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday April 28, 2012
GOLDEN CROSS SUNDAY
1:00-4:00p Reserved – EFH
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday April 29, 2012
GOLDEN CROSS SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
9:40-10:30a New Member Class – WFH
2:30p Community Chorus – Sanctuary
3:30-4:30p Community Chorus
Reception – WFH
Assisting with Services:
8:30 - Liturgist: Katie Bishop
10:45 - Praise Band
Saturday - Brenton and Shirley Trabert
8:30 – Jim Butler, Dave Johnson, Dan Russell, John Scott, Jim Young, and Kay Jensen
10:45 – Loretta Kono, Carolyn Avon, and Deb Harvey
8:30 – Jerry and Marolyn Jordan
10:45 – Tom and Lori Bailey
8:30 – Sam and Cora Rathmel
10:45 – Cindy Abel and Crystal Harsin
8:30 – Pat and John Haney
8:30 – Dave and Peggy Johnson
Saturday & 8:30 – Bonnie Crook and Mona Hansaker10:45 – Vicki King