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.
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
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
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
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
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
Kim and DeAnna are planning a safe, indoor Halloween
alternative. There will be free food, games, prizes, live music and
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-4835252.
Join the Warm Greetings
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call Evelyn or Pastor Rick at
SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS
You can make a difference in the life of a homeless
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
302 14th Ave S, Seattle,
(between Jackson & Yesler)
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
This Week's Needs:
Thank you for your continued support.
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
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 - email@example.com.
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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.