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									                                           Erie-Meadville District
                                             Wednesday Bulletin
                                                10/13/10
                     (NOTE: First time insertions and next week items will be highlighted in YELLOW)
PRAYER CONCERNS!!!
Ben, the son of a friend, was wounded in Afghanistan. Pray and then send a card to: Corporal William
Benjamin Kiernan, National Naval Medical Center, 5-E Surgical Floor (Patient), 8901 Wisconsin Avenue,
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
Rev. Lea Guiney’s Sister, Wendy, was involved in a bad car accident recently.
Family of Rev. Gale Cook (Retired) who recently passed away
Cheryl Davis’s (executive director of the Erie UM Alliance and member of NE: Park UMC) mom has serious
health issues.
D.S. Rev. Harbison’s brother-in-law, Paul, is having severe health issues.
Jim Fish’s (retired clergy) son, Mike, was involved in a bicycle accident and needs prayer
The mother of Chris Storms (The Refuge) who has been diagnosed with lung cancer
Lisa Doutt, (District youth co-coordinator from Union City: First), is having health issues.
Cheryl Goodnough, (wife of Robert pastor at Meadville: Grace) is home but has on-going health issues.
Haitian people as they rebuild after the devastating earthquake

IMPORTANT DATES!!!
       Oct 12-14th      ‘The Great Escape’---Antiochian Village---724-238-3677
       Oct 15-17th      WPA Laity Retreat---Antiochian Village---724-238-3677
       Oct 16th         Rummage/Bake Sale—Fairview---9-1:30---814-474-3612
       Oct 16th         ‘Free’ community Dinner---Erie: Cascade---5-7PM—814-452-3364
       Oct 16th         Harvest Home Supper----Franklin Center---5-7:30PM---814-734-3785
       Oct 17th         Laity Sunday!!
       Oct 17th         District UMW Meeting---Geneva: Faith---2-4PM---814-476-7265
       Oct 18th         Church/Charge Conference Paperwork Due!!!!
       Oct 19th         Church Leadership Event---Erie: Glenwood---6:15-9:00PM—814-425-3568
       Oct 19-21st      Retirement info Retreat—Olmsted Manor---814-945-6512
       Oct 20th         District Worship/Bible Sturdy----CL: Trinity—10-11:30AM----814-382-1121
DISTRICT NEWS!!!
CHURCH/CHARGE CONFERENCE PAPERWORK REMINDER!!
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All church /charge conference paperwork is due in the district office by Mon, Oct 18 !!! You may email
as attachments (harbison3@zoominternet.net) or postal mail (Erie-Meadville District Office, 5304 US Hwy 19,
Cochranton, Pa 16314) your reports. Thank you in advance for cooperating!!!
CHURCH LEADERSHIP EVENTS
Church Leadership Events in Finance and Administration for Erie-Meadville District will be Tues., Oct 19th
starting at 6:15PM at Erie: Glenwood, 2931 Myrtle Street. There is something of interest to all church members.
The classes are as follows:
        1. Local church treasurer                          5. Safe Sanctuaries
        2. Payroll Taxes & Clergy Tax issues               6. Stewardship Resources of the Harvest
        3. Local Church Audit                              7. How to Buy a House
        4. Trustees                                        8. Youth
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Please register with Wanda (Phone: 814-425-3568 OR email: harbison3@zoominternet.net) by Oct 15 so
we can finalize plans. She will need the following information: your name, church and class you plan to attend.
DISTRICT YOUTH LEADERS MEETING---Erie: First---Oct 221st Erie Meadville District Youth Leaders
Meeting, Thurs, Oct. 21st at 7PM at the Erie: First UMC, 707 Sassafras St. This is for all adults (paid or
volunteer, full-time or part-time) working with the youth of your congregations. For more information, call 814-
438-2113.
ERIE-MEADVILLE DISTRICT MISSION SHARES AS OF Sept 30th
7 churches have paid 100% (or more) in full already for 2010!!!—Elgin, Hydetown, Norrisville, NE:
Stateline, Teepleville, Titusville: White Oak, Wayne Valley!!
The following churches are right on target with at least 75% or more paid:
Albion: Calvary      Albion: Grace          Bethany               Blooming Valley
CL: Trinity          Cranesville            Enterprise            Erie: Lakewood
Erie: San Juan       Franklin Center        Geneva: Faith         Lake City: First
Linesville           Littles Corners        Lowville              McCray
Meadville: Stone     Mount Hope (GM) NE: Park                     Palmer
Phillipsville        Pine Grove              Pleasantville        Titus: Bethel
Townville            Tryonville             UC: Parade St.        Venango
W. Springfield
Thank you for faithfully making your monthly Mission Share payments. Your faithfulness assists the Annual
Conference to continue their ministries.
DISTRICT WORSHIP/COMMUNION
All clergy and laity are invited to attend informal District Worship with Holy Communion at 10AM-11:30PM.
               Oct 20th         CL: Trinity           240 N. Third Street         814-382-1121
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               Oct 26           Erie: Kingsley*       913 Cranberry Street        814-459-3205
                Nov 24th       Meadville: Grace       Nov 30th        S. Harborcreek
                Dec. 7th       Cambridge Springs      Dec 15th        Fairview
* Note: Change of location.



                                                                  Don’t see your day on here?
        Oct 14th        Steven Tiffany                            Please let us know so we can
                                                                  remember you in the future!!
ALLIANCE!!!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!
ERIE UM ALLIANCE ‘FALL EXTRAVAGANZA’--Fri, Nov 12,--6:30PM---The Station Restaurant, 4940
Peach Street, Erie, Pa. Keynote Speaker: Michelle Ridge--Performance by Lake Erie Ballet--Chinese Auction
Any questions please contact The Alliance at 814-456-8073 or check the website: www.euma-erie.org.

WESLEY WOODS!!!
TEAM LEADER JOB OPPORTUNITY
Wesley Woods is accepting applications for the year-round position of executive director. This team leader
position is responsible for the general supervision of the camp, is involved with assisting in the recruiting,
hiring and training of staff, and helps grow the camp’s ministry for the future. If this is a job God could be
calling you to, come and learn more by emailing a letter of application and your resume to Becky Costello at
rrcostello2@msn.com Applications received by October 15th will be under first consideration. Personal
interviews for this position will be scheduled at Wesley Woods. For more information, call 814-436-7802.
FALL YOUTH RETREAT --- ENERGIZE 2010
Ketric Newell and Christian rockers, Still Waiting, will headline Energize 2010, the fall youth retreat Nov. 12-
14 at Wesley Woods. Don’t miss it! More info---www.wesleywoods.com OR 814-436-7802 OR
info@wesleywoods.com

BULLETIN BOARD!!!
IMAGINE NO MALARIA
Follow Nehemiah’s advice. Do your part –whatever it is!   Donate on line at www.imaginenomalaria.org.
ROY GEARHART MINISTRIES
They have dates still available this season for some of you last minute planners. There is still plenty of time to
put great programming together. This is also the time to think about advent programs for December. Check out
their schedule on their website at www.roygearhart.org. For more information, email: evangel@roygearhart.org
or call 814-277-3224 or 814-591-9818.
PULPIT SUPPLY LIST
There will be an edited pulpit supply list for North and South soon. The old lists are attached on Erie-Meadville
District website.

NEWS ITEMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST!!!
                                            DISTRICT NEWS
‘FREE’ HEALTH SCREENINGS/DENTAL CARE
Highmark and PartnerSHIP are partnering to provide free dental, medical, and vision help for those uninsured
and underinsured on Sat., Oct 16th, at Booker T. Washington Center, 1720 Holland St., Erie, Pa. For more
information, call 814-454-0715
RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE - Fairview - OCT. 16th
A Fall Rummage and Bale Sale will be held at Fairview UMC located on 4601 Avonia Road (Rt.98) in
Fairview. Sale hours are Sat. 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. A $2.00 a bag sale begins at 12:15. For more information,
call: 814-474-3612
‘FREE’ COMMUNITY DINNER—Erie: Cascade---Oct 16th
Erie: Cascade, 1001 W. 21st St, will be having a FREE Community Dinner on Sat, Oct. 16th from 5-7PM. This
month’s dinner is our International Dinner. Come join us with great food, fun, music and fellowship. If
possible, please bring a dish to pass along with the recipe! The Word will be presented through music by
“Straight Ahead”. Big Kev’s will be there along with other activities for the kids! Everyone is welcome and
everything is free. Please join us! For more information, call: 814-452-3364.
HARVEST HOME SUPPER---Franklin Center---Oct 16th
Franklin Center U.M.C., 7471 Old State Road, Edinboro, will host it's annual Harvest Home Supper on Sat,
Oct 16th from 5:00 - 7:30PM serving Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, coleslaw and
desert. Adults $8, ages 6-12, $4.00 and free under age 6. Additional information, call: 814-734-3785.
DISTRICT UMW MEETING—Geneva: Faith—Oct 17th
The E/M District UMW Annual Meeting will be on Sun., Oct. 17th at Geneva: Faith UMC, 15439 State Hwy,
285, Conneaut Lake. Registration begins at 2:00 with the meeting starting at 2:30 P.M til 4:00 P.M. For more
information, call: 814-476-7265.
SPAGHETTI DINNER-----Weis Library---- Oct 21st
A spaghetti dinner will be held on Thurs, Oct. 21st from 4:00-6:30PM in the Weis Library UMC Christ Center
located at 6020 W. Heidler Rd. (corner of Heidler & Millfair) in Fairview. The cost at the door is $5 for adults
and $3 for children 4-10 years. A delicious dinner at a great price! For more information, please call 814-833-
3225.
FALL RUMMAGE SALE---Erie: Lawrence Park—Oct 21,22, & 23rd
The Lawrence Park UMC will host its annual fall rummage sale, Oct 21st, 22nd, & 23rd in the church social
rooms, 4015 Niagara Place. Sale hours are 9 AM to 4 PM on Thurs and Fri, with a special 50 cent bag day on
Sat from 9 AM to noon. Lunch, refreshments and baked goods will be offered. A special Christmas room will
also be featured. For questions or direction, please call 814-899-9851.
VIM RAMP TRAINING DAY---- Erie: Glenwood----Oct 23rd
There will be hands on modular ramp training day on Sat., Oct 23rd, at Glenwood UMC, 2931 Myrtle Street,
starting at 9AM until 3PM.Cost of $5.00 will cover the cost of refreshments, lunch and printed materials. If you
would like to get involved, call either Diane Miller, VIM Coordinator, at 814-498-2308 (o) or Debbie Hills at
814-922-7316 (h).
ERIE: WESLEY 56th ANNUAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE—Oct 23rd - 24th Everyone is invited to attend
the Sat. Missions Luncheon on Oct. 23rd at Wesley Center. Speakers will be Marshall & Tracy Dixon, who are
going to Ecuador, Sue Kolljeski, who plans to go to Ghana, to minister to Aids orphans at a Methodist
orphanage, and Leatha Humes who has a long history of foreign mission work and is translating the Bible in her
retirement. A free will offering will be taken for the luncheon. Registration begins at 9:30AM with program
from 10AM to noon. Make your reservations by phone [814-899-3302] or email [wcoffice@ewesley.com] or
call Cindy Tinsley [814-898-3948]. Child care (nursery- 5th grade) available. Give number & age of children
when making reservations. Bring brown bag lunch for each child. On Sun, Oct. 24th David Scovill will talk
about his experience in Irian Jaya. Wesley is located on the corner of Station Road [Rt 430] and South Street in
Wesleyville.
RIGATONI DINNER---- ERIE: ASBURY UMC – Nov 4th
Thurs, Nov 4, ---4:45 - 6:00PM---Cost: $5.00 per person ---- Benefit: Disaster Recovery
CRAFT/BAKE SALE—Weis Library—Nov 6th
CRAFT SHOW & BAKE SALE - Sat, Nov 6th, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM in the Weis Library UMC Christ
Center located at 6020 W. Heidler Rd., (corner of Heidler & Millfair) in Fairview. Crafters are needed! Please
call the church office at 814-833-3225 to reserve a table by Oct 22nd. (The cost is $10 per table plus a
donated item for the Chinese auction). Ox roast sandwiches, hot dogs, stuffed pepper soup, cookies &
beverages will be sold on the day of the sale. There will also be a Gift Basket raffle. Come, have lunch, and
shop for Christmas!
                                          CONFERENCE NEWS
‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’ RETREAT---Antiochian Village---Oct 12-14th
The Great Escape featuring Biblical Storyteller and Adjunct Professor (Wesley), Tracy Radosevic, is planned
for Oct. 12 - 14th, registration beginning at 2:00PM on Tues. The site is Antiochian Village just north of
Ligonier, Pa. Registration is through the village: info@antiochianvillage.org or 724-238-3677. 1.5 Ceu’s are
available through this retreat. The cost is $260.00 for a single room, $200.00 for a double (you may request a
specific roommate when you pre-register) or $100.00 for commuters (which includes all meals). Rev. Roy
Gearhart will be sharing our opening worship. The retreat will close on Thurs by 11:30AM (prior to lunch).
All bedding is provided by Antiochian Village. Payment is made directly to Antiochian village at the time of
check in.
WPA ANNUAL LAITY RETREAT---Oct 15-17th
A spiritual retreat to restore your connection with Christ, draw closer to Him, & prepare yourself for ministry is
in store for you on Oct 15-17 at Antiochian village in Ligonier, Pa. To reserve your space, call Antiochian
Village directly at 724-238-3677 and mention Event #674. For more information, see attached flyer.
READY TO RETIRE???----Oct 19-21st ---Olmsted Manor
Decision Making, Preserving and Sustaining Vitality into Retirement with Bishop Donald W. Trautman seminar
will be held at Olmsted Manor Oct 19-21. Facilitating discussions will be lead by Terry and Jan Butcheri, who
are both retiring this year, and Elizabeth A. Burkett, Esq. and Susan A. Burkett, Esq. You may register through
the Olmsted website, www.olmstedmanor.org. or call: 814-945-6512.
UMW –WPA CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING---Oct 23rd
The annual meeting of UM Women will be held on Sat., Oct 23rd at the Christ UMC, 100 Lincoln St.,
Youngwood, Pa 15920. This will include election & installation of 2011 officers, training for district officers,
and presentation for others hosted by former conference presidents. Registration begins at 9:00AM with
program 9:30-3:00PM. For more information, contact Donna Burkhart at 814-427-5030 or email
dlb4813@roadrunner.com.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES!!
Take advantage of the mission opportunities that are listed here.

JAMAICA TRIP POSSIBLITY!!
“Charter Oak UMC, Greensburg District, will be doing a mission trip with 24 folks to rural Harmons, Jamaica Oct 31-Nov 7.
This is our fifth trip of a ten year commitment. Our tickets are bought already, but there is the possibility of adding to the
trip if it is done VERY soon. Total cost is $1400.” For more information, Donna Gabler, Pastor of Congregational Care
and Missions, Charter Oak Church, 449 Frye Farm Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-805-0355 x258,
dgabler@charteroakumc.org:
TENNESSEE CONFERENCE NEEDS HELP
A note from Tennessee Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Jason Brock:
Currently we are in transition from cleanup to rebuilding, expecting to need teams from late summer through
the next 18 months to 2 years. Across 28 declared counties, we are expecting upwards of 2,400 long term
recovery cases, many involving construction. We are currently putting together our team info packet, team size,
age restrictions, forms, etc. for rebuild teams. However, interested churches can go ahead and make an initial
inquiry to DisasterResponse@tnumc.com and we'll provide them an initial registration form to get on our
calendar. We will post periodic information at http://tnumcrelief.blogspot.com/ and will soon have an email
newsletter available. Our disaster phone line is 615-695-2765. All disaster communications should be sent to
our DisasterResponse@tnumc.com email address so copies of correspondence are shared among the Conference
Disaster Response Team.
FIRST “OFFICIAL” WPA VIM TEAM TO HAITI IS NOW FORMING
 “Official” means the WPA team is connecting formally with UMCOR designated projects and will meet very particular
specifications. UMCOR has set up a process that will provide an ongoing stream of money for wages and supplies. This
VIM trip will cost participants $1750, a portion of which will go to UMCOR for supplies and wages. UMCOR will match
those funds.
This team will be made up of 10 volunteers (One slot left), including the two leaders.
Dates for this VIM trip: Nov 29 – Dec 6.
Team leaders: Jim Bickford and Diane Miller.
Call or email with your questions: Jim Bickford (814-266-6838, jimbic@atlanticbb.net) or Diane Miller 814-498-2308.,
diane.miller@wpaumc.org).
VOLUNTEER OPTIONS NOT TOO FAR FROM HOME
There are volunteer opportunities with the following regional ministries which you might consider
            •    The Erie United Methodist Alliance –814-456-8073 or www.euma-erie.org
            •    Ramp Bulding – I have a number of inquiries from individuals and churches in need of handicap ramps.
                 If you’ve got a team that is willing to build a ramp for someone in need, please let Diane know.
For out of state opportunities …
            •    New York – the Gowanda and Silver Creek area near Buffalo – working on recovery from last year’s
                 severe flooding. Contact Tri-County Disaster Recovery … 716-254-1783.
            •    West Virginia – The Oak Hill UMC (South of Charleston, north of Beckley, off Route 19) runs an area-
                 wide community rebuilding/rehab project. You can reach Tom Clark (W VA VIM Coordinator for details at
                 tomclark@oakhillumcgroup.com or 304-469-4126.
            •    Tennessee … For the 42 counties declared to be a disaster area in the Memphis and TN Conferences,
                 FEMA is currently working on inspections related to 22,000 households, which would include minor,
                 major, or total destruction. Initial inquiries should be sent to DisasterResponse@tnumc.com. Once
                 they've received that contact, they will email instructions and an electronic registration form. Check out
                 the blogspot for the Tennessee UMC: http://tnumcrelief.blogspot.com/
            •    Indiana Conf Disaster Recovery (recovery from past floods) … 219-447-3583 … Lakeshore Area
                 Regional Recovery … check their web site: http://www.larri.info/
            •    Ohio … Cleveland (Nehemiah Mission); Canton (Calvary Mission); Steubenville (Epworth and Urban
                 Mission); Mansfield (Blue Rose Mission) … each of these has a web site for contact info.

If you plan to do a missions trip, please let Diane Miller, Mission/VIM Coordinator, 140 Boone’s Way; Kennerdell, PA
16374; 814-498-2308(o) 724-714-2178 (cell); diane.miller@wpaumc.org
HOLY LAND/ISRAEL TENTATIVE TRIP--2011
Tentative dates for the 2011 trip: Oct 9-22. Tentative Cost: $3000. Leader: Tina Whitehead. Continuing education
credits are available for pastors – as is continuing education funding. I will also provide a receipt for deduction of the
costs of this ministry/mission trip for the IRS. Diane Miller, Mission/VIM Coordinator, Phone: 724-714-2178 (cell)----
email: Diane.Miller@wpaumc.org

SUPERINTENDENT’S SCHEDULE!!
                (See attached Calendar)

								
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