CHURCH WATER MAIN BREAK
The drought this summer caused dry soil to shift, and this caused many water and sewer lines to break in our community and throughout the mid-west. Unfortunately, our Church’s main water line broke in mid-September, and the resulting repair cost of $15,157. Insurance does not cover this type of repair, and, our Church’s general budget does not allow for this type of unforeseen, large repair. Please consider making a special gift to the Church to help cover this expense. If you are able to contribute, please signify your gift by writing “Water Main Repair” in the memo section of your check. With your help we can make up this unexpected deficit in our 2012 budget. Thank you from the Trustee and Finance committees.
Several openings are still available for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels the week of Oct. 15-19th. Signup sheets are located on the table in the main entry way of the church. Thank you for your participation in this valuable program. This important service could not continue without volunteers such as yourself!
KNOXVILLE CROP WALK
FUN N FITNESS IS RETURNING!
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY (OCTOBER 7)
2ND ANNUAL FUMC BASKETBALL ACADEMY
EXPERIENCE THE WALK TO EMMAUS
Emmaus is for the development of Christians who:
• Are members of a local church
• Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives
• May have unanswered questions about prayer, study, and sharing their faith
• Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility
• Are willing to dedicate their everyday life to God in an ongoing manner
Ankeny Men’s Walk October 18-21, 2012
Ankeny Women’s Walk October 25-28, 2012
Marshalltown Men’s Walk October 25-28, 2012
Marshalltown Women’s Walk November 8-11, 2012
West Des Moines Men’s Walk February 7-10, 2013
West Des Moines Women’s February 14-17, 2013
Contact Pastor Lane, Pastor Brent, Jack Crook, Barb Johnson, or Joyce Russell for more information.
THE NEED FOR TRANSFORMATION
SALAD LUNCHEON WITH GUEST SPEAKER
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
A big THANK YOU to everyone that donated school supplies to MSPS this fall!! Your help and support are greatly appreciated! Thanks again from the staff and students of MSPS.
Condolences to Frances Kirkwood and family on the loss of her son Larry Kirkwood.
Condolences to Irene Floyd and family on the passing of her husband Thurman Floyd.
Please watch for info on our fall gift giving campaign and join us in a faith sharing spiritual adventure of generosity!
REFORMATION DAY OCT. 31 - BEYOND LUTHER
At this time of year, we hear much about Martin Luther. But many other reformers also had lasting effects on the Christian church. You may want to do more reading about them to learn about their lives and legacies.
• John Huss (1369-1415) was a Catholic priest from the Czech Republic. He opposed indulgences and emphasized right living over sacraments. Huss was burned at the stake. • Swiss priest Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) was a father of the Reformed tradition. He taught that people should believe and practice only what’s in the Bible.
• Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), a contemporary of Luther, played a large role in the English Reformation, leading to the formation of the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. He was burned at the stake.
• Menno Simons (1496-1561), founder of the Mennonite Church, taught believers' baptism, nonresistance and symbolic Eucharist.
• John Calvin (1509-1564) introduced new forms of liturgy and church government, led the church in Geneva and taught the doctrine of predestination. His work influenced the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions.
• George Fox (1624-1691) founded the Society of Friends (Quakers), emphasized the Inner Light of Christ and took frequent missionary journeys.
• John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism, taught the Arminian doctrine of free will and emphasized sanctification.
MSPS HOAGIE SALES