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					                         CENTER CHAPEL UMC
                                          “A Welcoming Congregation”
                                    Open Hearts ♥ Open Minds ♥ Open Doors

Pastor LaTonya Harrell                                                                Joshua Brown, Editor
Church Phone: 961-5054                                                                8120 Highway 92
                                                                                    Indianola, IA 50125
                                                                         www.gbgm-umc.com/centerchapel


                                           OUR NEW PASTOR

  LaTonya P. Calderon (Harrell)
        Born in Kansas City MO, lived in Indianola for 12 yrs before moving to Des Moines.
        Currently resides in Urbandale.
  Family
           Husband – David M. Calderon Jr. (employed with Wells Fargo as a manager in Home equity)
           Children – Jasmine LaTriece Calderon (2 yrs), David Michael Calderon III (4 wks)
           Parents – Richard & Linda Harrell
           Siblings – Kendall (Abby) Harrell (Maxwell & Miles)
  Education
         High School – Indianola Sr. High (1987)
         Undergraduate – Grand View College (1996)
         Graduate – Saint Paul School of Theology (2000)
  Appointments
        1st – (2 yrs) Waterloo District - 3 point charge: Calvary UMC (Waterloo), Raymond UMC
                 (Raymond), St. Mark UMC (Evansdale)
        2nd – (3 yrs) Des Moines District – Wesley UMC
  Favorite Scripture
         Luke 12.31 – Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else shall be
         added unto you.
                                    My Life’s Motto: I Love the Lord!
                                 My Life’s failure: Not Loving God enough.
                                    My Life’s Goal: Loving God more.




                  CENTER CHAPEL ICE-CREAM SUPPER
                                     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
                                         4:30-7:00PM

                            CENTER CHAPEL AUCTION
                                    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
 In Sept. & Oct.: If you need to change with someone please do so and let Ilo Eveland know at 961-5826
DATE            GREETERS & USHERS                LITURGISTS               FELLOWSHIP HOSTS
Sept. 2            Bernard & Ethel Smith           Ilo Eveland       Susie Young & Brenda Thompson
Sept. 9           Ann & Kirk Kirkegaard           Herm Lenze        Linda Wickett & Caroline Johnson
Sept. 16            Chris & Nady Hirsch           Vicki Pierson       Alisa Cashen & Kathy Murrow
Sept. 23           Eric & Brenda Vinton             John Reid         Ceri Tiedemann & Linda Brand
                                                                             Mary June Adams &
Sept. 30          George & Maxine Burns            Kara Burns               Mary Lou Chittenden

                                                                               Thanks each of you for helping!
           LECTIONARY

   September 2, 2007 [Green]
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
         Jeremiah 2:4-13                                    JULY FINANCIAL REPORT
        Psalm 81:1, 10-16
      Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16                         Total offerings . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .   $5622.99
         Luke 14:1, 7-14                            Ave. per Sunday . . . . . .. . . . . . .        1124.60
                                                    Bible School donations . . . . . . .             432.00
    September 9, 2007 [Green]
 Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
                                                    Wagner Sale donations. . . . . . .                60.00
          Jeremiah 18:1-11                          Building donations . . . . . . . . . .          360.00
        Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18                        Upper Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             8.00
            Philemon 1-21                           Ice-Cream Supper . . . . . . . . . .           1273.00
            Luke 14:25-33                           Ted’s Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         35.00
                                                    T-shirts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      30.00
   September 16, 2007 [Green]                       Farmers Market . . . . . . . . . . .            884.85
 Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
      Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
              Psalm 14
         1 Timothy 1:12-17
            Luke 15:1-10                                                 FAMILY NEWS

   September 23, 2007 [Green]                   Many in our congregation were exhibitors at the County
    Seventeenth Sunday After                    and State Fairs.    Congratulations to all on their
            Pentecost                           accomplishments!!
        Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
           Psalm 79:1-9
                                                Don Freeman and his son, Bruce from Oklahoma, went to
         1 Timothy 2:1-7
           Luke 16:1-13
                                                the Boundary Waters on a canoe trip with six other men
                                                (four of those being college friends of Bruce’s at ISU).
   September 30, 2007 [Green]
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost               Sympathy to Louise Anderson in the loss of her sister who
      Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15                    was her last living sibling.
        Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
         1 Timothy 6:6-19                       Continued prayers are appreciated for Clint Hutchcroft
           Luke 16:19-31                        and his girlfriend, Michelle Purvis, who were injured in a
                                                car accident.
                                                                  U.M.W.
      September Birthdays
     Rosalie Babcock         9/2         Center Chapel U.M.W. met Thursday, August 16th, 7 p.m.
       iii                               at the church with eight members present. Betty Betts
     Charles Amos            9/3
                                         and Ethel Smith served refreshments.        Ilo Eveland
     Betty Betts             9/4         presented a devotional reading. Betty Betts gave a report
     Max Caldwell            9/5         on the Response magazine.
     Nati Hirsch             9/8         Members will be having craft workshops on most
     Bob Martin             9/10         Mondays in preparation for our annual craft sale on
                                         Saturday, November 17.
     Rod Vogel              9/10
     Amre Gaskins           9/13         The ice-cream supper on September 8 was discussed.
     Thelma Amos            9/14
                                         September 6th we will cook the meat for both the ice-
                                         cream supper and for the auction which will be September
     Joanne Amos            9/14         15th.
     Dan Black              9/15
                                         Election of the 2007 officers was held. Those elected
     Jacob Cashen           9/16
                                         were: President, Linda Freeman; Vice-president, Marlys
     Ray Stroud             9/17         Vinton; Secretary, Thelma Amos; and Treasurer, Ethel
                                         Smith.
     Tom Gillenwater        9/18
     Kathy Murrow           9/18         Kathy Huffer gave a very interesting program on “How
     Debby Black            9/19         We Are Raced,” in which she stressed the value, meaning
                                         and importance of our Mission Statement.
     Kirk Kirkegaard        9/19
     Samuel Tiedemann       9/21         The next meeting will be Thursday, September 20, 7 p.m.
                                         at the church.
     Jenny Uhlman           9/21
     Jeff Kinckerbocker     9/26
                                                             CHURCH NEWS
     Al Spick               9/27
     Jack Brown             9/29
                                         On Sunday, Sept. 2: Our new pastor, LaTonya Calderon,
                                         will begin her ministry with us.

                                         There are still several dishes left at the church from
                                         previous dinners. Those not picked up may be put in the
    September Anniversaries              church auction.

Ron & Brenda Thompson              9/4   Speaking of left – there are several Center Chapel T-shirts
Jerry & Marie Adams                9/8   to be sold. If you haven’t purchased one, they can be
                                         found in the basement. All who work at various fund-
Rod & Mary Lou Chittenden      9/14
                                         raisers (Farmers Market, suppers, etc.) are encouraged to
David & Gabriela Hirsch        9/20      wear them.
Al & Kathy Spick               9/27
                                         We had nearly 50 people show up for games and dinner at
Don & Rosalie Babcock          9/29      McCord park on August 26th. Thanks to the nuture
                                         committee for providing a fun time for all!
                                  I am able to help Center Chapel United
                                  Methodist Church fulfill our mission by …

 The Stewardship Committee invites each member of the CCUMC community to reflect and share your thoughts on this prompt.
 You may respond on a purple card, which is available at church. You may also mail, email centerchapelumc@gmail.com, or
 post a blog entry on the CCUMC website, http://www.gbgm-umc.org/centerchapel/.

 Please continue to prayerfully consider your responses to the previous yellow, blue, green, and pink cards too.
 Complete multiple cards! Watch the display of cards grow as we collectively consider what is important to us as
 individuals and as a community. Articulating what we value and making it public is an important step toward making
 dreams grow and develop toward reality.

 I felt God’s presence in this church when…


 I have experienced Center Chapel UMC as a community of love and forgiveness through…


 I have experienced spiritual growth/refuge at Center Chapel UMC through…


 My vision for the future of Center Chapel United Methodist Church includes…




 Here is the remaining duties schedule for the year. For November and December, if you change
 please let Deb Black 641-764-2301 know. Thanks each of you for helping!

DATE              GREETERS & USHERS                        LITURGISTS                 FELLOWSHIP HOSTS
Oct. 7             Garth & Sandy McGraw                      Rod Vogel             Rosie Babcock & Ellen Taylor
Oct. 14          Dale Wagner & Jack Cabanis                  Bob Burns               Ethel Smith & June Garrett
Oct. 21              Harris & Ilo Eveland                  Thelma Amos              Janet Reid & Tasha LeQuatte
Oct. 28          Rod & Mary Lou Chittenden                  Susie Young              Cris Hirsch & Donna Balzer
Nov. 4            Lois Harvey & Evelyn Hill                Don Freeman            Sandy McGraw & Brenda Vinton
Nov. 11             Scott & Vicki Pierson                  Herm Lenze               Lucy Vogel & Vicky Hansen
Nov. 18            Dave & Marlys Vinton                    Scott Pierson           Harvest Home Pot-luck Dinner
Nov. 25              John & Betty Betts                   Joshua Brown            Carolyn Brown & Rhonda Conner
Dec. 2            Karla & Kristine Labertew               Marge Krumme            Colleen Whitson & Brenda Brown
Dec. 9             Ken & Kathy Murrow                     Kevin Hansen              Kathy Spick & Anna Brown
Dec. 16             Chris & Alisa Cashen                   Don Freeman             Marge Krumme & Kyla Lenze
Dec. 23            Don & Linda Freeman                      Bob Burns                  Kim Burns & Kay Foy
Dec. 30            Eric & Brenda Vinton                     Kara Burns             Vicki Pierson & Kathy Huffer

				
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