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					                                         THE WINDOW
                       Claremont United Methodist Church
                                                                    March 2, 2011

                    You are invited to attend CUMC’s annual
Shrove Tuesday                                              Presented by the
Pancake Supper                                              Education Commission
                                                            And the Youth of CUMC:
On Tuesday, March 8, 2011                                   Proceeds will benefit the
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.                                            Sierra Service Project
in the Round Building


Please come for: Pancakes, sausage, fruit and all the trimmings.

Tickets will be sold during the coffee hour on Sunday mornings, and will also be
available at the door:
Adults: $6.00, Children: $3.00, Family maximum: $20.00

College, Graduate and Seminary students are invited to attend free of charge as guests
of the church.



                             Ash Wednesday Worship
                               March 9, 7:30 p.m.
                            Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2
                               Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
                    Imposition of ashes and sacrament of Holy Communion. Worship
                  will be a mixture of “The Garden” style worship with our more
                  familiar worship. Lydia Sohn, one of CUMC’s Candidates for Ordained
                  Ministry, will preach. Sharon Rhodes-Wickett will preside over the
                  elements.
 As members and friends of Claremont UMC, we support the church with our prayers,
 our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.

OUR PRAYERS . . .

Please Remember:
To publish someone on the public prayrer list, she/heneeds to give
consent to be published.

Remember to keep the church office updated on your loved ones
on the prayer list. Thank you.


Unwillingly Absent
We list all temporarily or permanently homebound and their caregivers who are a part
of Claremont United Methodist Church. This is a reminder that they are a part of this
community. Please contact the church office with additional information.
  Merrell Baker, Eleanor Buchanan, Betty Cramer, Jane Estupinian, Ken Gread, Ruth
  Harris, Ann Marshall, Nan Moore, Pat & Don Moser, Fran Olson, Dot Perry, Marge
  Schumacher, Jeannine Thompson, Mildred Woodson.



New to the Prayer List                                             CUMC Members
                         Paul Anthony (from Brande & Jennie);
                      Ray Bell (recovery from surgery); Ralph      Robert Haage
                      Chalifoux (Savannah Chalifoux’s son);        Wendy Losh
                      Amy DeLong & partner (from Dwight &          Tusiitoga Mamea
                      Linda Vogel); “The Garden” ministry on       Ann Marshall
                      Wednesdays; Ruth Harris & Pat                Jim Maynard
                      Patterson (Ruth is in the Health Center at   Bronnie McNabb
                      Pilgrim Place); Paul Lheureux (Leo Nieto’s   Judy Moser
friend); Don Mohr (Hilary LaConte’s father); Jim Reidhead          Pat Moser
(Irene Lathrop’s nephew); Family & Friends of Elisa Sanabria       Les Petit
(Victoria Elizondo’s mother who passed away in Costa Rica);        Guy Steenhuizen
Sustainable income for several members of CUMC.                    Ruby Taylor
                                                                   Irwin Trotter
                                                                   Don Waddell
                                                                   Betty Youngken
Friends and Family of CUMC Members
     Alannah (Savannah Chalifoux’s daughter)
     Steve (Scott Combs’ friend)
     The Anders Family (friends of Barbara Durost)
     Don Binder (Jane & Jerry Burtis’ friend)
     Dora Buenrostro (Leo Nieto’s friend)
     Adrian Chavez (Amanda Bruner’s best friend)
     Kate Crevier (Dick and Vivien Bruner’s daughter)
     Beryl Eighmey (Clark Edgeworth’s friend)
     Wendy Evers (Donna Marie Minano’s friend)
     Randy Faver (Homer Faver’s brother)
     Ted Fukada (Bob and Laura Fukada’s son)
     Barney Ganga (Clark Edgeworth’s friend)
     Jennifer Gayliardo (Fran Helgeson’s niece)
     Paula Ginsbach (from Maralyn Tipping)
     Maurice Gordon (Lila Chick’s brother)
     Joyce Gordon-Hourigan (Lila Chick’s sister)
     Maurine Griffenhagen (John Griffenhagen’s wife)
     Leah Guerrero (Q Pearce’s niece)
     Laura Hackett (Gene Boutilier’s mother);
     Suzanne Haddod (from Frances Gilfry)
     Dick Hadinger (Ardys & Ken Hunter’s friend)
     Dick Heaton (Diane Heaton’s father)
     Bill Huff (Barbara Durost’s friend);
     Barbara Ild (Dick Bunce’s sister)
     Bansy & Jim Johnson (Frances Gilfry’s sister & brother-in-law)
     Libby Kendrick (close friend of the Tubbs family)
     Christopher & Karen Kime (Mark Howard’s friends)
     Ronald Kozlick (Fran Helgeson’s cousin)
     Holly & Ashlee Lotz (Julie Haaland’s daughter & granddaughter)
     Ben Mamea (from Mary Ann Mamea)
     Jennifer Mawhorter (Hilary LaConte’s friend)
     Maureen McComas McGuire (Maralyn Tipping’s friend)
     Mary Mellard (Leanne Mellard’s mother)
     Sylvia Miller (Frank & Donna Marie Minano’s friend)
     Elizabeth Munoz (Jamie Dalia’s friend)
    Mike Neely (Ed & Edith Richardson’s friend)
    The Nevarro Family (Clara Soto Ivey’s in-laws)
    Herb & Gretchen Newton (friends of the Haage Family)
    Jean ODonnell (Maralyn & Dick Tipping’s friend)
    Annia & Gordon Olson (Ed & Edith Richardson’s friends)
    The People of Afghanistan & Iraq
    The People of North Korea
    Reno Pirlo (Jim Pirlo’s nephew)
    Linda Ray (Mary Jo Fowler’s cousin)
    Stacee Reese (Nancy Goodman’s daughter)
    Dylan Richey (Linda Sheldon’s friend)
    Renee Rodriguez (Martha Morales’ friend)
    Marge Russler & Family (Ardys & Ken Hunter’s friends)
    Tom Sanderson (Liz Stark’s uncle)
    Beba Santana (Clara Soto Ivey’s friend)
    Service women & men
    Donna Sieverson (from Clark Edgeworth)
    Bonnie Sorenson (Jim Pirlo’s friend)
    Rick Sperry (from Martha Morales)
    Evodia & Laurie Swanson (Lori Haage’s friends)
    Ted Tajima (Barbara Durost’s colleague’s father)
    Patrice Walko (Dorothy Goodman’s friend)
    Those homeless in body and/or faith
    Those struggling with addiction; mental health; financial hardship



         Our Presence…
         Attendance on 2/20/11: 222
         Attendance on 2/27/11: 242
                                                          The deadline for the
                                                          March 16th Issue of The
                                                          Window is Sunday,
                                                          March 6.


Help GREEN CUMC
Receive The Window online!
Email Jessica:
churchoffice@claremontumc.org.
 Our Gifts, Service, Witness…

                Claremont's Sustainable Dialog Series #15
                TOWARDS ZERO WASTE
                Monday, March 7, 7:00 pm.
                420 N. Harvard Ave, Claremont

                Terry Grill and Bowen Cose will tell us about alternative uses for organic
                materials, how to deal with those pesky plastics, what the City of Claremont
                and the Colleges are doing, and what we can do.
                                                         ~ Sustainability and Faith Task Force

                        Come to “The Garden,” an interactive and beginner-friendly worship
                        service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Geared toward current
                        culture, the mellow themes blend organic with technological. Young
                        Adults and students from Claremont UMC help lead and everyone is
                        welcome to attend. Young Adults will meet at Legends Burgers
                        afterwards (on Monte Vista).


Youth Work Project at the Bower House -- Sunday, Feb. 20

Colin Domonoske, Jonah Dowd, Emma Dowd, Samuel Rubio, Spencer Little, Joey Laybourn,
Amanda Bruner, Molly Morales, Deborah Orret; with help from Marcus Dowd, Ben Rhodes-
Wickett, Roger Connor, Hillary LaConte and Sydney Orret.
                         MONTHLY BREAKFAST Wednesday, March 9, 8:00 a.m.
                         in the Round Building
                         Connect over a home-cooked breakfast, coffee, stimulating
                         conversation and program! This month Dennis and Susie Holway will
                         talk about their visit to Asia; and we’ll learn about Project HEED in
                         Bangladesh. ALL are invited to attend. The cost is a very reasonable
                         $2.00.



                         Inland Valley Hospice Needs Your Help
                                  People First Project
 Inland Hospice, in association with the County of San Bernardino Department of aging and
 Adult Services, has developed a new program called People First Project and we need
 volunteers. Would you like to help someone in your community who may be elderly,
 disabled, or facing medical challenges? For more information, or to sign up for this
 volunteer opportunity, call the Inland Hospice office at (909) 399-3289. You can make a
 difference in someone’s life!



2nd Annual Death Penalty Focus – Inland Valley Chapter
Student Essay Contest
Execute Justice, Not People
  Last year, CUMC’s Colin Domonoske was among the winners of this
contest. This is a contest for students in middle school through
graduate school, and the cash prize is between $75-$300. Write an
essay on the following:
  One of the most crucial decisions our state of California must make is whether or not to
eliminate the death penalty in favor of life without parole. Most recently, in March 2009, New
Mexico joined the fourteen other states which have made that legal change. Your essay should
explore why our state must eliminate the death penalty and what the possible alternatives are.
The deadline is March 31, 2011. Winners will be notified April 15, 2011.
  Please see the guidelines that are posted on the kiosk in the Narthex for full rules.
  Contact Sharyn Webb at swebb1937@yahoo.com or 909-392-0020 for more information.
                        March is Women’s History Month…
                           CUMC’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women would like to
                        encourage you to read and attend the following…

                            International Women's Day turns 100!
                            Started in 1911, each year around the world, International Women’s
                         Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just
                         on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and
                         social achievements of women (internationalWomensDay.com for more
info). The global United Nations theme for 2011 is “Equal access to education, training, and
science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”
   Local events include:
   March 8, 2011, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
   MARCH AGAINST THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
   Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024

    March 8, 2011, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE by Relief International (ri.org), a team of 1,700 professionals turning
crisis into life-changing opportunities for and dedicated to the protection and empowerment of
the world's most vulnerable populations, will be honoring women from all corners of the world.
    W Hotel, Whiskey Blue Lounge, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, 90024

   March 12, 2011, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
   3RD ANNUAL WOMEN OF THE WORLD AWARDS by 50/50 Leadership (5050Leadership.org)
will honor three outstanding Women who are making a difference in the world. This year’s
recipients are the founder of Aid Still Required, the CEO of Jones Coffee and Mentor with the
International Women’s Coffee Alliance, and the founder of OneKid OneWorld.
   Brookside Golf Course, Pasadena, CA 91103
~ CUMC Status and Role of Women



                   The Preschool at Claremont United Methodist Church will hold its annual
                   Silent Auction fundraising event on Saturday, April 2 at the Hughes
                   Center, 6:00 p.m. Please come for a fun evening with the theme “An
 Evening Out.” Tickets are $25 including dinner, music, and an opportunity to bid on
 exciting auction items. In addition to being a relaxing night out, the dinner provides an
 incredible benefit to the school and is a great way to meet the families of CUMC’s
 Preschool. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the CUMC
 Preschool office at 909-624-8223.
 Pictorial Directory Addendum: The pictorial directory addendum has arrived.     Any
 person/family who received a pictorial directory last year should pick up the addendum
 from the table in the narthex on Sundays. Those persons who had portraits taken this fall
 for the directory should pick up last year's directory and an addendum. Thank you.



God and Allah Need to Talk
a film for healing and reconciliation by Ruth Broyde-Sharone
                 You are invited to experience a unique program, combining film, music,
               interfaith dialogue, and a “call to action.” Sunday, April 3, 2011, 4:00-6:00 pm,
               Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theatre, 1325 N. College Ave.,
               Claremont.
                 This program has been hailed by participants in universities, churches,
               mosques, synagogues, and cultural centers in many cities around the world as an
               encounter that heals and inspires, uniting people of all ages, religions, and
               cultures.
  Created by Interfaith Activist and Filmmaker: Ruth Broyde Sharone
(www.filmsthatmatter.com)
SPONSORED BY: Interfaith Working Group for Middle East Peace
Contact Dr. Thom Johnson Drthomj@aol.com, Tel: 909/802-9549 for more information.
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL
March 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Sumner Elementary School, 1770 Sumner Avenue, Claremont

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Can you help prepare the meal at noon on March 20 in the Round Building kitchen?
OR help serve?
OR bring at least 2 dozen cookies?...to the narthex kitchen by noon on the20th or to Sumner
School by 3pm?
PLEASE SIGN UP on the copy room door, the second door on the left as you enter the narthex.
A craft will be provided for the children; hygiene kits, for the families.
                                                        Coordinator: Cathy Soltero, 909-624-6286
                                                               ~The Homeless/Hunger Committee

  A Special Thank You
  On Friday, February 18, I was given an envelope from the Claremont UMC Preschool office. It
  was a donation of $19.76 from a little girl at the preschool, who saved her money and
  wanted to give it to a worthy cause. The preschool then gave it to CUMC for the general
  fund. On behalf of the CUMC community, I want to say thank you to Evangelina, 4 years old,
  for that gift!
                                                      ~Jessica Johnston, Administrative Secretary

                   SPRING PLANTING
                   at the CUMC Community Garden, north of the sanctuary
                   Saturday, March 12, 2011
                    (weather permitting – if it is raining, we will move this to a later date)
                    9am - 2pm
                      Now is the time to clean out the old and start up the new---in the garden,
                    that is ! Here are some suggestions on what to grow for "people" food rather
than for "critter" food:
onions, yellow squash, garlic, basil, tomatoes (harvest before ripe), yard-long beans, greens such
as kale, potatoes, artichokes, and even cauliflower and broccoli as long as netting is used to
keep out most of the unwanted pests--no corn unless you want to feed the squirrels.
Anyone interested in a garden plot please call or email Dave Laybourn, 909-626-6339,
dlaybourn@lime-energy.com Fees for a plot, 5X20 feet, are $35 for spring/summer; $10 for
winter.                                                        ~ Sustainability and Faith Task Force
Riverside District Prayer and Healing Conference
Wednesday March 9, 2011 to Sunday March 13, 2011.
  California Pacific Annual Conference Bishop has called for each
district to hold a Prayer and Repentance Conference. The District
Ministries Team in consultation with the Committee on
Evangelism decided that we should host our conference during
the season of Lent. The Riverside District will be hosting our Prayer and Repentance Conference
(PARC) beginning March 9th (Ash Wednesday) 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in
San Bernardino. The Inland Empire Cluster Council will be having their first Lenten Lunch at St.
Paul’s United Methodist Church at noon and the PARC will begin at 1:00 following the lunch.
 The PARC begins with 80 hours of prayer and reading of Scripture that will end on Saturday
March 12 at 9:00 pm. We are looking for volunteers to read Scripture and Pray at St. Paul’s
during the 80 hours of Reading and Prayer. If your congregation would be willing to pray at your
facilities or in clusters please contact me so that we can setup the prayer schedule.
  We are also inviting all the youth of the district to a night of prayer and reading from Friday
March 11th at 6:00 pm through 9:00 am on March 12. This will be a sleep over at St. Paul’s.
Please pass this along to your youth directors. If you have youth interested in an overnight
event, please contact Steve Cuadras at St. Paul’s UMC (909) 889-3609.
  We are then asking all the churches to call for a general Lenten fast beginning Saturday at 9:00
pm through Sunday at 5:00 when the Prayer and Repentance Worship ends.
  The culmination of our Prayer and Repentance conference will be a Worship Service beginning
at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 13. Bishop Swenson, District Superintendent Bau Dang,
Conference Chair of Evangelism John McFarland and others will be preaching and sharing
testimonies at the Worship Service. A light supper will be provided at the end of the Prayer and
Repentance Worship.
  There will be a district choir that be performing. If any of your choirs would like to join this
event please contact Sissy Slater at Moreno Valley United Methodist Church.
For more information please contact:
Rev. David McGlocklin
Riverside District Chair of Evangelism
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church San Bernardino
785 N. Arrowhead Ave – San Bernardino, Ca 92404
(909) 889-3609 – revdmc@spumcsb.org
                        Claremont United Methodist Church
                          211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
                         Office: (909) 624-9021     Fax: (909) 624-7308
                                churchoffice@claremontumc.org
                                    www.claremontumc.org

                     We warmly welcome you to worship and fellowship


   Worship Services
                                                                  Church Staff
  9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
                                              The Rev. Dr. Sharon Rhodes-Wickett ~ Pastor x224
 Sunday School Classes                          The Rev. J. Daniel Lewis ~ Associate Pastor x231
Children 9:20 - 10:20 a.m.                  Martha Morales ~ Director: Education Ministries x229
Adults 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.                      Jessica Johnston ~ Administrative Secretary x222
Youth 11:00 a.m. - 12:00                             Lynnae Hernandez ~ Bookkeeper x225
Youth Group 3:30 & 5:30                               Genaro Cordova ~ Facilities Engineer
p.m. Sundays; meal for all                   Dr. Barbara Durost ~ Director: Music Ministries x227
                       st                                    Wendy Losh ~ Organist
 youth 5:00 p.m. the 1
                                                        Andrew Mohr ~ Program Support
        Sunday
                                               Kathy Croughan ~ Liturgical Dance Choir Director
                                      Donna Marie Minano ~ Director: Cherub Choir and Children of Song
                                  Kathryn Cordova ~ Director: Cherub, Children’s, and Youth Dance Choirs
                                                 Christina Linton ~ Director: Preschool Music
                                                     Linda Sheldon ~ Wedding Coordinator
                                                     Kathryn Cordova ~ Nursery Attendant
                                                    Jacqueline Cordova ~ Sunday Custodian
                                           Jeri Bollman ~ Director: CUMC Preschool, 909-624-8223
                                 Jill Snodgrass ~ Associate Director of The Clinebell Institute, 909-451-3690
                                                       Susie Holway ~ The Window Editor

                                           Located in the California-Pacific Annual Conference:
                                            The Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Swenson ~ Resident Bishop
                                         The Rev. Dr. Bau Dang ~ Riverside District Superintendent

				
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