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APRIL NEWSLETTER 2011 by HC111109025537


         Havelock, North Carolina
Volume 2, Issue 2                                                                                     April 2011

Inside This Issue                  Happenings
                                   First United Methodist Church
1   Happenings
                                   From the Pastor
2   Calendar
3   Altar Flowers
                                                             Victory in Christ
3   Birthdays
3   Anniversaries           The earthquake in Japan and the rebellion in Libya represent a crescendo of
                            upheaval in the natural order as well as the state of unrest in the physical order
3   Special Dates
                            throughout the world. Where do we find hope and stability in the midst of the
3   April Servants          whirlwind of events on a daily bases that shakes the very core of our hearts and
4   Glad Grad Quilts        minds? We are called as the people of God to be the salt and the light, sharing with
                            this generation the good news of God’s grace. Our core value of victory is found in
4   Merci Clinic
                            the cornerstone witness of the Easter celebration.
    Volunteer Day
4   Scholarships            The Easter celebration is the foundation of our faith. Jesus rose from the dead, the
4   Seniors Luncheon        savior is alive. Paul said, “If corpses can't be raised, then Christ wasn't, because
                            he was indeed dead. And if Christ weren't raised, then all you're doing is
4   Fish & Loaves
                            wandering about in the dark, as lost as ever. It's even worse for those who died
4   For Sale                hoping in Christ and resurrection, because they're already in their graves. If all
5   UMW                     we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty
                            sorry lot. But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long
5   From the Treasurer      legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.” (1Corinthians 15:16-20,
5   Yard Sale               The Message)
5   Education Blooms        The words of hope and promise from the teachings of Jesus are substantiated by the
    With Fashion            resurrection event. We can know for sure that there is life after death. We can be
6   Prayer List             confident that God has come in Christ and proven His love for us. Jesus Christ is the
                            way, the truth and the life, the bridge between us and our Creator. This theme of the
6   The Food Pantry         centrality of the Resurrection was noted by John Ortberg, he wrote, “Whether or not
6   Easter Cantata          you agree with it, whatever you think about it, the Resurrection is not some
                            kind of optional part of the message that gave birth to the church. It's not like
6   FUMP
                            buying a car where you can say, “I’ll take it with a sun roof? or not.” It is not
7   Website                 that kind of a deal. It is It! Whether or not you believe it's true without that
7   Pray for Our Military   message, the church does not get born! And they said, It all hinges on this.”
7   The Church Staff        Jesus has risen from the dead! This is our theme for the month of April. The
                            refreshing showers of rain, the green grass of the season of Spring and the radiant
                            sunlight of a beautiful morning reflects the wonder, glory and joy of the special gift of
                            the Easter season. In the midst of darkness, death and devastation there is life and
                            victory in Christ.

                            Easter Joy, Pastor Eldrick

                                                   Newsletter 1
Newsletter 2
                                                                            APRIL SERVANTS
Altar Flower                                                                  GREETERS & USHERS
April 3        Jackie Attaway
April 10       Norm & Shirley Reynolds                      8:30 Service
April 17       Easter Lilies                                April 3      *Garcia Family; Norm Reynolds
                                                            April 10     *Garcia Family; Norm Reynolds
April 24       Easter Lilies
                                                            April 17     *Garcia Family; Norm Reynolds
Birthdays                                                   April 24     *Sunrise Service; Garcia Family; Norm Reynolds
April 2        Bill Craig, Bob Fiolek, Wini Nelson          11:00 Service
April 3        Glenda Gohn, Kimberly Hill                   April 3     *Suzanne Averitt; Gene Bell & Larry Thompson
April 4        Valerie Perez                                April 10    *Ann Bloxom; Tom & Cindy Anderson
April 5        Sam Brody                                    April 17    *Steve Mock; Tom & NancyThompson
April 7        Diego Roybal                                 April 24    *Dale Attaway; Andy Anderson & Larry Thompson
April 9        Gwen Jones                                   *Greeter listed first—Ushers listed after greeter.
April 10       Zara Faulkner                                                       LAY LEADERS
April 11       Cody Davisson
                                                            8:30 Service
April 12       Harvey Tillman
                                                            April 3           Andy Anderson
April 14       Curtis Bare, Sr., Wally Miller, Kris
               Staton                                       April 10          Jane Widener
                                                            April 17          Kelly Craig
April 15       Teresa Croyle, Alyssa Jackson,
                                                            April 24          Bob Fiolek
               Gennie Miller
                                                            11:00 Service
April 17       Allan Paul
                                                            April 3           Jackie Attaway
April 18       Tracy Andrews
                                                            April 10          Tom Schmidt
April 20       Nicole Lanier, Erica Lynch, Don
                                                            April 17          Dale Attaway
               McGonegal, Nathan Sorenson                   April 24          Jackie Attaway
April 22       AThieu Siu, John Thompson
April 23       Jan Wynne                                                            ACOLYTYES
April 24       Alyssa Boyd                                  8:30 Service
April 25       Susan Rinck-Brembs, Michael Twiddy           April 3           Nicole Lanier
April 27       Liz Cox, Lamar Williams                      April 10          Heather Gardner/Ricky Garcia
April 28       Georgia Lucas, Shirley Robson,               April 17          Nicole Lanier/Ricky Garcia
               Glenn Tillman                                April 24          Heather Gardner/Ricky Garcia

Anniversaries                                               11:00 Service
April 4        Stacy & James Wild                           April 3           Hannah Alexander
April 12       Jan & Dick Wynne                             April 10          Nicole Andrews
April 19       Tom & Cindy Alexander                        April 17          Justin Perez
April 21       Misty & Mark Grist                           April 24          Camryn Paul
April 22       Raney & Daniel Colvell
                                                            Please let us know if you cannot serve on your Sunday. Call
Special Dates                                               Deanna Schmidt @ 252-447-4362 or Tracy Andrews @ 252-269-
• Fourth Sunday in Lent, April 3, 2011
• Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 10, 2011                              April 21, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. – Maundy Thursday
• Holy Week, April 17-23, 2011                              Service with Holy Communion
• Palm/Passion Sunday, April 17, 2011
• Maundy/Holy Thursday, April 21, 2011
• Good Friday, April 22, 2011                                        April 22, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Service
• Holy Saturday, April 23, 2011
• Easter Day, April 24, 2011                                Women’s Bible Study, Monday, 10:30 a.m.
• Administrative Professionals Day, April 27, 2011
                                                            Pastor’s Bible Study, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

                                                      Newsletter 3
We will once again by providing a remembrance
to all who graduate in 2011. It is our hope that as
they go out into the world the quilt will be a
reminder of how much they are loved by our                          Seniors Luncheon
church. Quilts will be created for high school and
college graduates.                                                          Fellowship Hall, 11:30 a.m.
                                                                             Thursday, April 21, 2011
 If you are graduating and know a church member
that is please furnish the follow information to the                Come out and bring a friend for good
church      office    or    to   Jackie    Attaway                  fellowship, lunch, fun, and prizes! Call the
(                                               church office @ 447-3541 if you wish to attend.

NAME: ________________________________________

FAVORITE COLOR/COLORS: ____________________

INTERESTS (i.e. music, sports, etc.): ________________

ANY FURTHER INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE                              Matthew 25:35 tells us, “For I was hungry and
                                                                    you gave me something to eat.”
PERSONALIZED QUILT: ________________________

______________________________________________                      This outreach ministry is to not only one of
                                                                    providing a meal, but one of fellowship while
Thanks,                                                             preparing the meals. Meals will be taken to
The ―Glad Grad Quilt Ladies‖                                        shut-ins within the community, someone who is
                                                                    ill, and basically anyone who may need to know
                                                                    that First United Methodist Church does care
                                                                    about them. You do not have to want to cook to
                                                                    participate. We will need people to deliver
              MERCI CLINIC VOLUNTEER DAY                            food, shop for food, etc. If you have any
                                                                    questions or suggestions, please contact me at
              Saturday, May 14, 2011                                447-8327 or
       Carpooling from the church at 8:00 a.m.
                                                                    God Bless,
If you have questions, please contact Vicky Thornton                Jackie Attaway, Local Missions Coordinator
at 447-3754 or email her at

              SCHOLARSHIPS                                                               The Board of Trustees
                                                                    have a Piano for sale. If you are interested,
Scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students                please call Pat Faulkner at 252-447-1663
shall be awarded annually to regular attendees of First             (home) or 252-671-6998 (cell).
United Methodist Church--Havelock. Scholarship
Forms are available in the Church Office (Monday-
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) All applications must
be submitted to the Church Office no later than                                 Use the envelope in your bulletin to
Sunday, May 1, 2011. Scholarships will be awarded                   order you Easter Lily in celebration of the Risen
on ―Graduate Recognition Sunday‖ which is June 5,                   Lord. Designate it for someone special or
2011.                                                               purchase it for yourself.

                                                     Newsletter 4
UMW will be meeting on May 2, 2011 at Captain Bills
Restaurant in Morehead City. We will meet at the                     When:    Saturday, May 21, 2011
church at 5:15 pm and carpool to the restaurant to                   Time:    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
arrive at 6:00 pm. New Circle will be the host group.                Where:   First United Methodist Church—Havelock
Please plan to attend.                                               For:     Vacation Bible School

Laura Anderson                                               Time for spring cleaning. If you have some items you want
                                                             to donate, please drop off the items to the Fellowship Hall
UMW President                                                foyer on the following dates and times.

FROM THE TREASURER                                                  Wednesday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                    Thursday, May 19, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
                                                                     Friday, May 20, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Good news! We have been able to deliver our first 3
payments to the Conference for our 2011                      All clothes must be clean and separated by sex and size.
apportionments and are on a 100% pace for the                Please use separate bags marked with sex and size. All
quarter. Thank you for your part in that!                    items must be in good working order (no missing parts).

Your gifts of more than $1,500 have been lifted up in        PLEASE support our Yard Sale with your donations. All
support of Vicki Thornton’s mission trip to Haiti.           unsold items will be donated to a worthy cause.
What a blessing. Thank you also for your gifts of $145
                                                             For more information, please contact Kimberly Hill at 269-
to the Pacific Emergency in Japan. Our Pastor’s
                                                             7990 (cell) or 247-0331 (home) or contact the Church Office
Discretionary ministry also remains strong. Through          at 447-3541.
you support of the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund we
have been able to provide 26 community members in
need more than $1,000 of financial assistance.

We have purchased a new Clavinova for the church!
That is the beautiful keyboard that is replacing our
more than 50 year old pipe organ which although a
loyal instrument for years had become a bit creaky.
(Don’t we all?) Thanks to our Music Director, Susan
Brembs, for all of her planning, demonstrations, and
work in putting this instrument in place! Through
members long range gifts designated for a new Organ
and a commitment of some Memorial Funds we were
able to purchase this new instrument for only $7,000.
This is a far cry from the anticipated cost of around
$18,000. Thanks to all of those who were part of             The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a
making this happen.                                          Fashion Show and Luncheon honoring our local
Look for the 100% Plus envelopes in the Pews! Use            educators with fashions by Alluring Illusions.
them if you are able to help the church with an extra        Proceeds support mission projects of UMW. It
financial gift during the year above your normal tithes      will be Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in
and pledges. It will help tremendously.                      the Church Fellowship Hall. Call the Church
                                                             Office for tickets--$15.00--or see your circle
Thank you for your continued generosity,                     leader.
Tom Schmidt, Treasurer

                                                    Newsletter 5
                        PRAYER LIST
                                                                                                    Where has the
Mildred Denham, Mildred Eiskamp, Josephine Elliott,          school year gone? We are down to the last two months
Carl Hagar, Gettie Lewis, Gladys McWilliams, Joyce           of school and it’s a busy time at FUMP as we prepare
Merrifield, James Morgan, Rick Peterson, Doris               our young learner for their next transition; either into
Shadle, Daphne Temple, Doug Twiddy, Marie Young              kindergarten or into a new FUMP classroom for next
and Carol Ziolkowski                                         school year. I am so proud of our students and their
                                                             wonderful accomplishments this year as they all have
                                                             grown in God’s love and grace.
                                                                 April is yet another jammed packed month filled
                                                             with exciting learning adventures. Our classrooms are
                                                             celebrating the spring season through learning and
The item of need for April 2011 is spaghetti noodles!        exploring about plants and animals, insects, and
The food pantry basket is located in the Narthex.            weather. Many classrooms are observing first hand
Thank you for your support.                                  God’s miracles through the transformation of our
                                                             caterpillars into butterflies. FUMP is also focused on
                                                             learning about the Easter Story. We will be
                                                             celebrating the resurrection of Jesus through a special
                                                             program of story and music the Friday prior to spring
                                                             break, April 15th at 10:00 am. Of course, the FUMP
                    EASTER CANTATA                           children will also enjoy their own Easter Egg Hunts
                      APRIL 17, 2011                         and classroom parties on April 13th and 14th.
                                                                 We invited everyone to help support FUMP in
               Touched by the Christ                         several mission projects planned this month. In
                 By: Lloyd Larson                            developing mission projects for our young children,
                                                             our focus has been children helping children. Next
The followers of Jesus reflect on His final days. This       Thursday, April 7th, FUMP will be hosting a St. Jude’s
compelling reflection upon Jesus’ final days is viewed       Trike-A-Thon. Everyone is welcome to donate to this
through His eyes and the eyes of those surrounding           mission project as we help other children at St. Jude’s
                                                             Hospital battling cancer. Last year, FUMP raised over
Following the Cantata there will be a BBQ Chicken            $1,800 for St. Jude’s, an unbelievable contribution
Dinner sponsored by the United Methodist Men and the         from a small preschool. We are also helping children
United Methodist Women will be furnishing desserts.          with cancer through the Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake
A love offering will be accepted. Call the Church            sale scheduled for Saturday, April 9th. We will be at
Office @ 447-3541 if you have any questions.                 both Havelock Food Lion locations from 9:00 am until
                                                             12:00 noon. So please be sure to stop by and purchase
                                                             a bag of delicious cookies to help support a great
                                                             cause. We will also be looking for a few folks to help
                                                             the Friday prior, April 8th in the morning with a bake
                                                             session in the fellowship hall kitchen as we prepare our
                                                             selection of cookies. Please let the preschool office or
                        APRIL 24, 2011                       a preschool board member know if you can help bake.
                                                                 Happy Spring to everyone. We hope everyone has
           Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m.                      a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Safe
     Potluck breakfast following the service.                travels to all during spring break.
         There will be no Sunday School.
  11:00 am Easter Celebration Worship Service                God Blessings to all-Ms. Lorraine

                                                    Newsletter 6
                                                                                 THE CHURCH STAFF

                                                                              Reverend Eldrick R. Davis, Pastor
                                                                                Susan Brembs, Music Director
                                                                                   David Riches, Organist
                                                                              Kimberly Hill, Pianist for i.H.s. and
                                                                                     Nursery Coordinator
                                                                         Bill Craig & Jim Blaylock, Sound Technicians
Have you checked out our church website lately? There has                     Lorraine Greer, Preschool Director
been a lot of effort to improve our look on the web and you
need to visit once in a while. We are trying to get as much            Norm Reynolds & Ted Ziolkowski, Church Property
 of the monthly events on there that we can so that people                         Tom Schmidt, Treasurer
            can stay informed about our church.
                                                                               Steve Mock, Financial Secretary
                                                                              Sheryl Wynne, Church Secretary &
                                                                                    Church Administrator
                                                                          Church Office:              252-447-3541
       PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY                                              Pastor’s Home:              252-463-3773
Mark L. Grist, Jason Higdon, Jonathan McNeely,                            Pastor’s Cell:              910-964-3414

Jeremy Teal, Vanessa Vallejo                                             Email:

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