News and Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Christmas Cards: We have Christmas cards in the church office for Cindy O’Rourke, Hannah Rogers and Katie Small. Please stop in the office to pick-up your cards.

Tinkerbell’s Closet: We are now open for prom season on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. If you know of a young lady looking for a dress for prom season, please share our information. If you would like to be blessed just as much as those who shop with us, please consider volunteering with us. Contact Kathy Kitchel for information. (937-684-1446 or kitchel62@aol.com)

January Family and Friends Mission Activity: Next Saturday, January 25th, we will gather in Fellowship Hall to make dog toys to send to C.A.M.P. It’s always special to do something extra for our fur babies. We will be braiding fleece to make toys that dogs love, in hopes that families visiting C.A.M.P. can receive just a little extra to brighten their pet’s day. We will make toys, play some games, and enjoy a simple lunch together. Kids of all ages (ages 0-99) are invited! Join us from 10am-1pm.  *If you would be able to cut fleece into long strips prior to the event, please contact Kathy Kitchel. (937-684-1446. The fleece will be provided.

We Need Your Help! We need to switch rooms around to continue our children’s/youth Sunday school program. Our current classroom situation is not meeting our needs. We are going to meet at 9:30am, next Saturday, January 25th, prior to the “Family and Friends” event to swap our children’s and youth Sunday school classrooms. If you can spare 30 minutes of your time to help us move furniture around, we could definitely use the help.

Mark Your Calendar: On Sunday, February 2nd we will have Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. followed by ONE COMBINED worship service at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following worship service we will have the “Souper Bowl” Luncheon (see below).

“Souper Bowl” Luncheon: On Sunday, February 2nd the Faithseekers Class will host the annual GUMC “Souper Bowl” luncheon immediately following  Worship Service at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited for this fun time of fellowship! You are asked to provide a Crock-Pot of your favorite soup for the lunch. Desserts are also welcome. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite soup and the winner will be announced in church the following Sunday. It’s a friendly competition. You are also encouraged to wear a T-shirt or jersey of your favorite team on that day. Don’t worry; everyone will be home in time for the big game! Please see the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center.

Please update your contact info: If you’ve dropped your land line, have new cell phone numbers, changed email or have moved, we need to know so that we can contact you. Forms are available at the Welcome Desk. Also please note that we are having difficulty communicating with email addresses that are something other than Gmail or Yahoo. We have the most issues with AOL or any RR.com. We have tried without success to resolve these issues.

Date Change: The date has been changed for the St. Paul UMC Luncheon FROM July 7th TO July 21st. Food preparation will take place on July 19th from 12:30-4:00 p.m. Please make a note of it.

SCRIP Program: We offer members the option to purchase gift cards here at church. By participating in this program, the church receives a small percentage of each purchase. SCRIP cards are used just like cash at retailers and restaurants. There are hundreds of participating businesses in the program. Please take a minute to think about where you routinely shop, dine, or purchase gasoline. We probably have a SCRIP card to cover those purchases. There is a list of retailers located at the Welcome Center along with order forms for cards we don’t have in stock.  

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Mission of the Month:  During January, we will be delivering mission donations to Church Women United, Middletown. This mission accepts all sizes and types of clothing, shoes, and outerwear as well as household items. Please place mission items in the coat closet near the media booth and have them clearly labeled “missions” to avoid any confusion. Thank you for helping those who are less fortunate.

Tinkerbell’s Closet Donations: Tinkerbell’s is always in need of special occasion dresses, undergarments, wraps, shoes, handbags and jewelry. We especially need plus size dresses. If you aren’t a shopper, you can make a monetary donation to Tink’s and we’ll do the shopping for you. Your support of this mission is greatly appreciated.

C.A.M.P. We accept donations of food pantry items which are delivered to C.A.M.P. in Farmersville on a monthly basis. In addition, paper products such as toilet tissue are always appreciated as well. C.A.M.P. serves families in the Farmersville, Germantown and New Lebanon communities. There is a basket inside the front door for your food donations.

Sonshine In A Bag: Sonshine In A Bag is accepting donations of 18 oz. jars of peanut butter & 19 oz. plastic squeeze bottles of jelly. Please add these items to your weekly grocery list. Supplies go out as quickly as they come in. They have enough grocery bags at this time. You may stop bringing them in for now.

Reminders: We are collecting the “Box Tops for Education” coupons that are found on many grocery/food items. These box tops are given to Valley View Schools which are redeemed for school supplies. We also accept the pull tabs from aluminum cans for Ronald McDonald House Charities. There are containers for each of these items outside the kitchen in fellowship hall.