Weekly news from WCUMC 2 23-2014


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Weekly newsletter from Woodinville Community Church Feb. 23, 2014

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Weekly news from WCUMC 2 23-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-2/23/2014 “Freedom in Christ – A Life of Faith through Grace” A Sermon Series on the Letter to the Galatians “Christian Love, Fellowship and Accountability” Galatians 6 Hebrews 10:24-25 Let's also think about how to motivate each other to show love and to do good works. Don't stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near. “Living life together” means learning to love and live with people who may be different than us. It involves a willingness to be open with one another, to hold others accountable, and to be held accountable by others.
  2. 2. We cannot grow spiritually on our own. We must be connected to the vine - to Jesus - and in doing so we are called to grow together as the Body of Christ - to LIVE LIFE TOGETHER! Even the most faithful of believers are prone to falling into sin from temptation. Without boundaries, we are sure to suffer the consequences of sin. We’ve all been guilty of not establishing accountability with God and with His people. Galatians 6:1-10 Brothers and sisters, if a person is caught doing something wrong, you who are spiritual should restore someone like this with a spirit of gentleness. Watch out for yourselves so you won't be tempted too. Carry each other's burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are important when they aren't, they're fooling themselves. Each person should test their own work and be happy with doing a good job and not compare themselves with others. Each person will have to carry their own load. Those who are taught the word should share all good things with their teacher. Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what they plant. Those who plant only for their own benefit will harvest devastation from their selfishness, but those who plant for the benefit of the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit. Let's not get tired of doing good, because in time we'll have a harvest if we don't give up. So then, let's work for the good of all whenever we have an opportunity, and especially for those in the household of faith. We were created to live a life of love, fellowship, and accountability. _____________________________________________________ _____ Questions for Personal or Group Reflection 1. What are some specific ways of expressing love to others that Paul mentions in Galatians 6:1-10? Which of them stand out to you as especially pertinent in your life? 2. What should we do when others sin? What do we often do instead? 3. “What we do with material things is an evidence of how we value spiritual things.” Give some examples of how this can play out in a person’s life.
  3. 3. 4. How is a Christian spiritually nourished? 5. How can you “plant for the benefit of the Spirit” (Gal 6:8) this week? 6. How can you live as if what counts is the new creation? (Gal 6:15) Next Week’s Message – “Facing Temptation” – Matthew 4:1-11 Pastor Rick Vinther preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 2/23    Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 2/24   Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Men of integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room Tuesday - 2/25      Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Gathering Place Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Room 10 Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room Trustees, 7:00 PM, Room 14 Staff-Parish Relations, 7:00 PM, Room 9 Wednesday - 2/26  Wed. Women's Bible Study Potluck Brunch Thursday - 2/27 Friday - 2/28 Saturday - 2/29
  4. 4.   Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Indoor Adventures, 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Gathering Place Sunday - 2/30      Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Last Sunday to Donate. Dr. Kelley needs your help. Dr. Alan Kelley of Medical Teams Worldwide spoke recently about his upcoming trip to Africa. He has a connection with a local African pastor and his family, who feed 30 orphaned children in their home. You can contribute to this cause by putting money (change, bills, checks) in the container on the corner of the
  5. 5. Information Desk in the foyer. Dr. Kelley will take the funds with him when he goes to Africa at the end of the month and give them to Pastor Sampson. Dr. Kelley is leaving soon. Any last minute donations should be called in to the Church office. 425-483-5252. Indoor Adventure Night Saturday, March 1 5:00 - 9:00 PM Enjoy a fun evening of games, a potluck, a little education, and more games. We'll start at 5:00 PM with a mixer game, then have a potluck dinner, followed by a short slide show of Outdoor Adventures past and future events. The rest of the time will be spent playing games that people bring and enjoying each others company. Ages 4 and up. Please sign up in the Narthex to let us know if you are coming, what dish you're planning to bring, and any childcare needs you might have. For questions, please call Bob or Sandy Clemence at 425-4860762. MARK YOUR CALENDARS - June 13 - 15, Dungeness Spit camping, kayaking, hiking weekend. Details to follow.
  6. 6. New Women's Bible Studies Begin on March 4 & 5 Tuesday: Women's Bible Fellowship 9:20 - 11:45 AM, starting March 4 Topic: Nehemiah: Experiencing the Good Hand of God by John MacArthur Three major themes are seen in the Book of Nehemiah - careful attention to the reading of God's word in order to do His will; the constant obedience of Nehemiah; repeated enemy opposition. Through it all, God orchestrated the reconstruction of the wall of His city to accomplish His purpose for then and now. Cost: $5. Wednesday Women's Bible Study 10:00 - 11:30 AM Topic: Ephesians: Wholeness for a Broken World You're invited to join us for this study of Ephesians by Andrew T. and Phyllis J. Le Peau. Broken marriages, shattered friendships, racial divisions, war between nations -- we live in a fractured world. How can the pieces be put back together? In Ephesians, Paul lifts the veil form the future to allow us to see God's plan to unite everyone and everything in Christ. Cost: $7.
  7. 7. All Church Study begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5 Meal - Video - Small Group Discussion This seven-session , video-based study explores the last words of Christ from the Holy Land locations where they were spoken A meal will be served at 6:00 PM, before each session. On March 5, an Ash Wednesday Service will follow the Lent study. On March 19, there will be not Lent study. Join us instead for a performance by the Watoto Children's Choir. Please notify the church office if you would like to participate in the Lent study.
  8. 8. Sunday, March 9 Interested in learning about membership at Woodinville Community United Methodist Church? Then come to our May 9 membership class. The class will be held right after the worship service, and will last about 3 hours. We'll serve you lunch and Pastor Rick will tell you about the church's purpose and vision, as well as the requirements and responsibilities of being a member. If you are interested in attending our membership class on May 9, please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin, or contact Evelyn Carlson at 425-483-5252.
  9. 9. Watoto Children's Choir BEAUTIFUL AFRICA: A NEW GENERATION Wednesday, March 19 - 7:00 PM Watoto Children's Choir is an African children choir based in Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church (formerly Kampala Pentecostal Church or KPC). It is composed of about twenty-two children from Uganda. Watoto means "Children" in Swahili language. The choir is made up of children who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS epidemic or to war.[1] The choir has toured Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States with a team of Ugandan adults. Their performances are a unique blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. They have released several albums including Mambo Sawa and Beautiful Africa their latest album. Their unique ministry also comprises four children's villages, three babies’ homes, three primary schools, a high school and a vocational school. Can You Help? 1. Help with a dinner for the Children and Team at 5:00 PM on March 19 here at the church. 2. Host 2 - 3 Children and 1 - Chaperon for one night in your home. 3. Volunteer on the Night of the Concert. If you would like to help with any of the above, visit the Watoto display in the church foyer and sign up. You can also contact Evelyn Carlson, ecarlson@wcumc.org or 425-483-5252.
  10. 10. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK     Rice-a-Roni Pasta Hamburger Helper Cereal The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is looking for additional volunteer coordinators. Duties include coordinating a team of volunteers; registering new clients and taking prayer requests from the clients. Most volunteer coordinators supervise 2 teams a month. (4 hours/month) If you are interested in this position or would like to know more contact Della at dellahaug@hotmail.com or call 425-483-1391.
  11. 11. Financial Snapshot No update this week. Prayer Chain Requests Prayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM call Mary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425483-5252 during office hours. 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 our members, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church home with loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.