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
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.
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)
High School – Indianola Sr. High (1987)
Undergraduate – Grand View College (1996)
Graduate – Saint Paul School of Theology (2000)
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
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
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!
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
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
Don Freeman and his son, Bruce from Oklahoma, went to
1 Timothy 2:1-7
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
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
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
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 email@example.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