Weekly news from WCUMC Oct 27, 2013


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Weekly news from WCUMC Oct 27, 2013

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC10/27/2013 Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. Missions Emphasis Month “Better Together… For His Glory” “The Gift of Grace” And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. 2 Corinthians 8:1-4 In this special Faith Promise Service, Dr. Tim Dearborn reminded of the beauty and majesty of God's grace.
  2. 2. Speaking from Paul's second letter to the Corinthians, Dr. Dearborn gave us these important things to know about God's grace:     The greatest distance is often the journey of grace from our heads to our hearts. We may think that we understand God's grace, but until we recognize and embrace it, we will not fully appreciate it. Grace is much more than God's unmerited favor, it is His embrace of our sin-starved, broken, weary lives. When life isn't what we wanted or hoped it to be is when God takes His grace and puts it in our hearts. The continual invitation of the scriptures is to trust in God's sufficiency in all circumstances. Dr. Dearborn stressed that mission should not be seen as an obligation, but rather as an opportunity to participate in sharing God's grace with the world. If you were not able to attend our Faith Promise Service, but want to make a Faith Promise or Life Commitment pledge, please contact the church office. THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
  3. 3. Sunday - 10/27   Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Memorial Room Monday - 10/28   Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room Tuesday - 10/29     Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gathering Place Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:15 AM, Room 10 Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room Nominations Committee, 7:00 PM, Room 11 Wednesday - 10/30     Wednesday Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial Room Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary Thursday - 10/31  Fall Carnival - 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Celebration Hall Friday - 11/01 Saturday - 11/02  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 11/03      Adult Sunday School Classes, 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service Tweeners Class for 5th-8th graders, 11:00 AM, Memorial Room Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
  4. 4. Kim and DeAnna are planning a safe, indoor Halloween alternative. There will be free food, games, prizes, live music and more! We are collecting individually wrapped candy donations. There is a box in the foyer marked for the candy. There are also sign-up sheets for anyone who is willing to help make this a fantastic event. This is a great opportunity to reach out to others! Plan to join us and invite your family, friends and neighbors of all ages. Wednesday Women's Group Begins New Study Join us on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 AM in the Memorial room for the six-week study "Advent of the Savior". On a seemingly ordinary day, in a manger in the middle of bustling, overcrowded Bethlehem, the promised Messiah slipped into the world as a tiny baby. Thousands had longed for his coming, few witnessed his entrance, but millions have been changed by his life. These six studies, edited by Cindy Bunch, will introduce you to the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus, remind you of God's faithfulness and power to fulfill his promises, and draw you more deeply into the love that brought Christ to earth. Questions? Contact Evelyn Carlson, ecarlson@wcumc.org or 425-4835252.
  5. 5. Join the Warm Greetings Espresso Team Learn to make espresso drinks! Don't be shy. You too can be a Barista. Anyone 14 or older is welcome. Your commitment can be weekly, monthly, or as needed, with after service help the most needed. Contact Mary Sutton at matermary@hotmail.com, or talk with her on Sunday. Exploring Membership Class Next Sunday, November 3 Right after worship service If you are new to Woodinville Community United Methodist Church or have been around for a while and are now ready to take that next step, then join us for our Membership Class. We will meet after the worship
  6. 6. service on November 3 in the Memorial Room. Lunch will be served and childcare will be available, if requested. The class will last until approximately 3:00 PM. If you are interested in attending this class, please contact Evelyn Carlson at ecarson@wcumc.org. Questions? Call Evelyn or Pastor Rick at 425-483-5252. SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS You can make a difference in the life of a homeless person. Start collecting men's new white socks, and bring them in during our Open House Sock Drive Kick-Off Sunday, October 20, 2013'1:30 - 3:00 PM Operation Nightwatch 302 14th Ave S, Seattle, (between Jackson & Yesler)
  7. 7. We need two additional teams (2 per team) for Panera Bread runs on Friday evening.        Pick up at Panera Bread in Woodinville. Friday nights, 9:00 PM, after restaurant closes. Transport bread to the Storehouse. Re-package bread and shelve it. Most teams serve 1 time per month. It will take approximately 1 hour of your time. A fun thing for a family to do together. The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank will again be giving out Thanksgiving meals and turkeys to our clients. Our Church has been asked to provide cranberry sauce and stuffing/dressing. Donations can be put in any of the donation bins located around the church. We will also be taking cash donations to buy the turkeys. Checks can be made out to the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank and turned in at the office. Donations need to be turned in by November 17 for November 20 distribution. At Christmas time, we will be giving away homemade cookies. If you would like to make cookies, please contact Della Haug at 425-483-1391 or dellahaug@hotmail.com. This Week's Needs:   Canned Fruit Peanut Butter Thank you for your continued support. www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
  8. 8. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the lifechanging Good News of Jesus Christ. Come to the church office to pick up a shoebox. Or you can also use and empty shoebox or a small plastic container. Please pick up a form with suggested items to fill your box based on age and gender. Typical items are toys, school supplies and close, but we also ask you to pray for this program. Please donate $7 or more for each shoebox to help cover shipping and other project costs. Write you check to Samaritan's Purse (note OCC on memo line) and place in an envelop inside your box. DO NOT WRAP YOUR BOX. Place a large rubber band around each closed shoebox and drop it off at the church office. Deadline is Sunday, November 17. Questions? Contact Denise in the church office, or Kristin Gulledge 425-488-4284 - artsymom@yahoo.com.
  9. 9. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 10/20/13 Income, weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 7,089 $ 9,706 $ 9,722 $ 10,413 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 10/20/13 Disbursed as of 10/20/13 $ 90,342 $ 21,016 $ 74,274 $ 93,120 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 425-483-5252 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.