Weekly news from WCUMC April 7, 2013

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  • 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-4/7/2013Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. A Message of Hope and Praise for the Lords Work in Nepal
  • 2. YWAM Missionary, Nar Lama, gave the WCUMC congregation a specialmessage on Sunday of the struggles and triumphs of their mission inNepal. His message was filled with praise for the Lord and appreciationfor all that support their mission. After the service, Nar and his familyjoined over 70 members and visitors at a potluck dinner where he and hiswife, Mary, gave their personal testimony of how they came to the Lord.Nar & Mary are Missionaries serving with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) inNepal. Nar is the YWAM base leader in Kathmandu, which supportsnumerous ministries from street kids; to HIV homes for women; tochildren’s homes; to training leaders; to planting Christian communities.This is but a small sample of their ministry in a country with a per capitaincome of around $1,600 ($133 per mo.) and is approximately 1.5%Christian.Please continue to give them your prayers and financial support tocontinue their work.
  • 3. Prime Timers Dinner Friday, April 12 6:00 PM "Downsizing One Step At A Time"As we grow older, we find we’ve accumulated a lot of “stuff” over theyears.Learn how to downsize and simplify; where to begin and simplify, andwhat steps to take to right-size your life. A timeless and entertainingpresentation to help you begin the process of discarding, giving away orselling those extra belongings.Presented by Wesley Homes in partnership with Benevia. The dinnerentree will be provided. Please sign up for side dishes by calling thechurch office this week. Outdoor Adventures: Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island Saturday, April 20Ebey’s Landing was featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine as one of
  • 4. the best Northwest hikes. It is a relatively easy hike of 3 miles along thebluff and back on the beach. Those who don’t want to do the full hikecan relax on the beach.Afterwards we’ll go to Fort Casey for a hot dog roast and a chance toexplore the fort.Then it’s south for a ferry ride back to Mukilteo and back to the churchabout 8:00 pm. Cost is $2.00 per person (cheap!)Contact Bob or Sandy Clemence for more information 360-668-9002. Support Our Children Summer Camp Programs July 8 - 12 - KidShine Performing Arts Day Camp July 22 - 26 - Vacation Bible School Aug. 5 - 9 - Twinlow Summer Day Camp Aug. 19 - 21 - Mega Sports CampWe need volunteer support in all areas for all of these Childrens Ministryprograms plus we have Sunday Morning Openings for all ages. Please contact Rev. Lindsay Eklund if you want to experience the joy of showing Gods love to our children. A big THANK YOU to all who helped support Summer Camp Programming through our
  • 5. Envelope Fundraiser. We have raised $2,421 so far. Contact thechurch office to learn how to contribute to our youth programs. New Sunday School Class starts April 21 All are invited to attendIn a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statisticthat continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world. Only 9percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview.Because of this, todays believers live very similarly to non-believers. Apersonal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our moneyand time on things that fail to satisfy and we begin to wonder what lifesultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as apeople and a nation.To counter this slide within the body of Christ, Focus on the Family haslaunched one of the most ambitious and powerful projects in the historyof our ministry - The Truth Project.The Truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13one-hour lessons taught by Chris and Patti Ward. This study is thestarting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson
  • 6. discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living theChristian worldview in daily life.Classes will meet in Room 10 at 9:00 AM beginning April 21.Supporters are the core of our program. Our sincere thanks to the 10troops/packs/dens and their adult supporters for collecting and donatingover 4,100 lbs. of canned goods and food last weekend. God has trulyblessed us but there is always more to be done, so please continue tosupport this important mission.
  • 7. Your generosity and community spirit allow us to provide fresh food(milk, eggs, meat) in addition to canned goods. We are also thankful forthe generous donation of bread from Panera and Franz. An extra item ortwo each shopping trip is all it takes to fill up your "cool green bag" forpick-up every other month.OPEN POSITIONS Produce Shopper to shop for produce one time per month. Green Bag Point Person to promote the Green Bag Program in partner Churches Promotional Assistant to assist our Promotion Director in reaching out to Churches, Businesses and SchoolsWe also need monetary support, team support and Food Drive support.For more information, contact Della at dellahaug@hotmail.com or 206-999-1753.This Weeks Needs: Dry Cereal Peanut ButterThank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
  • 8. Financial SnapshotGeneral Fund:Income for week ended 3/31/2013 $ 9,142Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 10,464Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 10,449Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,413Faith Promise Monthly Support:Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $ 21,016Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342Received to date $ 39,649Disbursed to date $ 44,445Prayer Chain RequestsPrayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM callMary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425-483-5252.We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.Have a great week!This newsletter is published by Woodinville Community United Methodist Church for ourmembers, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love ofJesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church homewith loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our SundayWorship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville,WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.