Washington United Methodist Church
Changing Lives to Change the World
P.O. Box 202, Washington, KY Phil Bradley, Pastor October Newsletter
4 …Linda and Lowell Haggard From the Pastor’s Pen
6th ……Bob and Regina Reeves
7th……Brad and Shannon Dean
It's hard to believe that three quarters of the year is gone! I was at a
10th …Clarence and Sue Gifford
restaurant with our District Superintendent recently and commented on
17th ………Tom and Kay Moran
the Halloween decorations. He said his initial reaction was "It's too early."
18th…....Terry and Molly Cowan
Then he realized it was October!
28th ..…..Don and Wanda Hicks
October Birthdays Fall is my favorite season. To have grown up in the South where there
1st ……………….…Betty Orme
was really only one season, the cooler weather and leaves turning never
cease to excite me. It almost seems there's a bit of energy in the air that
you don't experience other times of the year.
13th ……………Elizabeth Berry
15th ..……………James Minton
Let's capitalize on that "energy." People are more open to an invitation to
church at this time of year. Who do you know that needs to be in church.
19th …………..Hazel Devaughn
Invite them and then bring them with you to worship. There's always
room in God's family.
20th …………………Mark Gast
22nd …………….…Cheri Furby
28th ………………..Ken Boling
31st …………….Ann Teegarden
Prayer Requests ~~~~
Nursing Home/Homebound Don’t Forget: The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, the
Sue Minton, Mildred Prather,
faith-based movie that our church is sponsoring began
showing this past Friday at the local Carmike Theater.
Doug Bickers, Huck Cracraft, Proceeds from this Christian Film will go to the
Charlie Hesler, Donnie Hicks, Methodist Children’s Homes. If attendance is low, than
Tom Moran, Anna Teegarden, Thursday, October 8th will be the last showing.
HR and Katherine Vermillion,
Aaron Benz, Makala Bishop, Christmas Shoe Boxes
Lucas Cannon, Nancy Gifford,
Barbie Hostetler, Ora Shelton Our church will again be sponsoring the Christmas shoe boxes for
Men and Women In Uniform children of third world countries and they will be collected on November
Evan Bradley, Air Force, AZ 22nd.
Ember Canada, Army, CO
Derrick Frodge, KY
Bryan Sweet, Army, Germany Update on Lucas Cannon: Many of you have asked how Lucas Cannon is
doing. While he does have phantom pains in his lost leg, he has
progressed wonderfully and will be going to Cardinal Hill to begin an
extensive period of rehabilitation.
October 09 Newsletter Page 2
Bicker Family Profile Doug has one grandson Tyler Sparks. He and his
wife Katie both graduated from Eastern Kentucky
Doug was born March 6, 1928, in Carrollton, University and live in Richmond. Tyler owns and
Kentucky. He graduated from Carrollton High operates a Lawn Doctor, a franchise business and
School in 1946 but before he graduated, he had Katie is manager of a Kirkland Store in Lexington.
already started working. He got his first job when he
was in the 8th grade as a shoe shine boy in the local Juanita was born February 11, 1926 in Dover,
barber shop. After he worked there a year or so, he Kentucky. Her dad soon moved his family of three
decided he wanted to move up in the world and he boys and five girls to a large farm with a beautiful
took a job at the local newspaper office. In his junior plantation home on the Tuckahoe Road. Juanita
year, Doug began working as a projector operator in graduated from Minerva High School and went to a
one of the theaters and remained there until he business College in Dayton, Ohio. She then went to
graduated. work at Sears Roebuck in the credit department and
met a young man there who had just graduated from
Doug had saved enough money to give college a try. Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
After a year at Morehead, he decided he was not They married in 1949 and were blessed with a
ready for college and returned home. Shortly daughter Kathyanne. They were transferred St.
afterwards, he was sitting on the front lawn with a Louis, Missouri where Charles became group
couple of friends when an Air Force recruiter drove manager of several Sears stores. Being Lutheran,
up, stopped and asked him if he would like to join the they enrolled their daughter in a Lutheran grade
Air Force. Three days later, he was on a train to school and high school.
Lockland Air Force Base in San Antonia, Texas.
Kathyanne graduated from William Woods College
During his Air Force career, Doug served ten in Missouri with a BBA degrees in business. She
different Air Force Bases including a tour in England, took a job as manager of the Bank of Louisville and
one in Guam and a four year assignment with the later as the manager of a BB&T bank also in
department of Air Science at the University of Louisville. She is married to David Azzara who is
California which put students through the Air Force group manager of BB&T. Kathyanne has one son
ROTC. Quinn McKnight, who has a degree in computer
science and she and David adopted an 18 month old
Doug received his BA degree in business education special needs baby named Brandon. He is now 14
from Morehead State University and his MA degree years old and a freshman in high school. He has been
from Xavier University. He taught two years at a blessing and joy to them.
Campbell County High School and then served four
years as principal at Campbell Middle School. He In 1992, Juanita’s husband passed away after a long
was the superintendent of Carroll County Schools for illness and she moved back to Maysville. She
two years and the principal of R.A. Jones Jr. High in attended Trinity Lutheran but decided to look for
the Boone County System for ten years. another church. One Sunday in 1993, at a friend’s
birthday party she met a very special lady, Thurston
In 2003, Doug’s wife passed away. She was a Orme. Thurston invited her to Washington United
graduate of Morehead State College and taught in Methodist. Juanita went on to join the church and the
Ohio and California. Doug has one daughter Denise. choir.
She and her husband Allen Bray live on a farm off
the Minerva Road. Denise is a homemaker and a One Sunday morning before the service had started,
care giver to several animals. Allen works for Juanita looked out over the congregation and saw
Republic Crane and does a lot of traveling. In 2005, someone she did not recognize. Two months later
Doug moved to Maysville at the insistence of Denise. she met him and found out they had a lot in common.
He was Doug Bickers from Cynthiana and he had
bought a home that had once belonged to her Aunt.
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October 09 Newsletter Page 3
In 2005, they were married. They both love to travel Steve has been employed with Carlson software since
and watching the Wildcats and Reds baseball on 1977 and sells and supports mine planning software.
television. The job requires a lot of travel and some of it is
international. Some of the trips have been to
Doug and Juanita wonder sometimes with all the Australia, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, and
twists and turns in their lives how their paths ever Canada. Peggy is currently enjoying life at home
crossed. They feel there was a huge magnet that was trying to keep Steve ready to go on his next trip.
pulling them together—that magnet being God. And Sometimes she accompanies him when the
just like the end to any good story, Doug and Juanita destinations are warm and sunny, two of her favorite
lived happily ever-after. things.
The Richards Family Profile They enjoy Virginia Tech football games, golf, and
fishing together. Peggy enjoys her share group and
Steve and Peggy Richards became members of the reading on the back porch. She works with the Food
WUMC , by letter of transfer from the Pikeville Bank and volunteers at the Mason County
United Methodist Church 5 or 6 years ago. Peggy Intermediate School. Steve enjoys the shotgun
was born in Keysville, VA and Steve was born in sports; skeet, trap, and sporting clays, and hunting
Washington, D.C. a long time ago. (1953) They when time permits. Both have experienced the
have no children. Peggy was raised in a Methodist Emmaus weekend and participate in the Emmaus
family and Steve was christened and confirmed in the Community.
Methodist church as a child, but was inactive most of
his youth. They wed in 1976 in Keysville, VA, on Peggy is the Treasurer of the WUMC and Steve
Valentine’s Day. On February 27, 1977, they were serves as an usher and member of the Pastor Parrish
both baptized and made professions of faith accepting Relations committee.
the Lord into the Baptist church at Handley, WV.
Peggy went to Ferrum College from 1971 -1973, and UMW Meeting
went on to Radford University, graduating in 1975 The United Methodist Women met in the Fellowship
with a BS in Business. Steve graduated from Hall at 4:30 p.m. on September 27. Amber Brewer
Virginia Tech with a BS in Mining Engineering. In presided over the meeting.
1985 he received a MS in Engineering Management
from what is now Marshall University, and in 1988 Elizabeth Berry, treasurer, reported that we had a
he received an MBA from the University of good bake sale at the Simon Kenton Festival. We
Charleston, in Charleston, WV. Steve is a would like to thank all of the church members who
Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and helped make this possible. She also said that we had
West Virginia, and has several mining certifications. made a donation to the local food bank.
Steve began work in the West Virginia coal mines Pledge forms and committee forms were distributed
with Bethlehem Mines Corporation. Work in the for the coming quarter and year.
coal industry was enjoyable and rewarding but has
caused them to move 9 times in their married life. At Members were reminded of the District UMW
one point in West Virginia Steve was a Scoutmaster meeting at Central UMC on October 10, The Lost
of Troop 16, Quiet Dell, WV. Peggy was very active Boy of Sudan here at our church on October 17, and
and very supportive of this endeavor as they restarted the Kentucky UMW Conference Annual Mission
a troop that had been idled for 5 years. The troop is Celebration at Centenary UMC in Lexington on
still active to this day, 29 years later. Peggy enjoys October 24.
arts and crafts and has worked with ceramics in the
past and enjoys making agape for the Emmaus
There was much discussion concerning the upcoming
chili supper and auction. (Continued on page 4)
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United Methodist Women continued were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants
out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she
Betty Orme presented possible examples of banners carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger
for the sanctuary. The club voted to do this project kids.) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to
with Betty in charge. bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the
ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with
Members who went to the Children's Home Auction the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises..
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle
told about their trip.
out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the
Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.
Rachel Naylor gave the devotional on being a Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she
"Living Sacrifice". smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a
tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any
Terri Bradley reported on the prayer calendar and parents that may have survived it and reunited the family.
offered prayer. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed
into foster family homes or adopted.
Following the meeting members enjoyed
refreshments prepared by Polly Haggard. In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize .... She
was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on
Hug My Sheep
The Hug My Sheep group met September 30th , and A Little Church Humor
as one of their projects have decided to do Christmas Contributed by Brenda Frodge
gift bags to patients at Extended Care. Currently
there are 125 patients at the facility. If you would There was a painter named Wayne who was very
like to help with this worthwhile project, it would be interested in making a penny where he could, so he
appreciated. Some of the items that are needed often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit
include: toiletries – lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, further.
toothbrushes, combs, etc; crossword puzzle books,
note pads, ink pens, socks, footies with gripped As it happened, he got away with this for some time,
bottoms, lap pads, etc. but eventually the Baptist Church decided to do a big
restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest
Wayne put in a bid, and, because his price was so
We’ve Got Mail low, he got the job.
Irena Sendler So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting
up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am
sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.
June Hale contributed this month’s email message on
a lady very few have probably ever heard of and yet Well, Wayne was up on the scaffolding, painting
the impact this lady had is amazing. away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there
was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened,
and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint
There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named from all over the church and knocking Wayne clear
Irena. During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the
Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had
gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the
an 'ulterior motive' ... She KNEW what the Nazi's plans
thinned and useless paint. (continued on page 5)
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Wayne was no fool. He knew this was a judgment lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of
from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on
cried: the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that
the pain recedes within a minute or two.
"Oh, God, forgive me; what should I do?"
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily,
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke... morning and night, one cup of hot water with two
spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon
"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more. powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can
In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen
University, it was found that when the doctors treated
Health Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey
Betty Orme and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before
breakfast, they found that within a week out of the
It is found that a mixture of Honey and Cinnamon 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were
cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all
most of the countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well the patients who could not walk or move around
as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital because of arthritis started walking without pain.
medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept
honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or
diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one
for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon
even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min.
dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective
patients. even if kept on for 5 minutes.
Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of
issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a
list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the
Cinnamon as researched by western scientists. germs in the bladder.
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of
cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and
bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3
breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and times a day till the tooth stops aching.
saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who
already had an attack, if they do this process daily, CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and
they are kept miles away from the next attack. three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16
ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient,
Regular use of the above process relieves loss of was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the
breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for
Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any Chronic
successfully and have found that as age the arteries cholesterol is cured. As per information received in
and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily
and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins. relieves complaints of cholesterol.
(continued on page 6)
INSECT BITES: Take one part honey to two parts of
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bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffer-
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe ing from these kinds of cancer should daily take one
colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon
with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. powder for one month 3 times a day.
This process will cure most chronic coughs, colds FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar
and clear the sinuses. content of honey is more helpful rather than being
detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in
powder cures stomachache and also clears stomach equal parts, are more alert and flexible.
ulcers from the root.
Dr. Milton who has done research says that a half
GAS: According to the studies done in India & tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and
Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after
cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas. brushing and in the afternoon at about 3.00 p.m.
when the vitality of the body starts to decrease,
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and increases the vitality of the body within a week.
cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system
and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing
Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey
and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their
strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight breath stays fresh throughout the day.
bacteria and viral diseases.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore
tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves hearing.
acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
Did You Know: It was the accepted practice
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month
honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the after the wedding, the bride's father would
influenza germs and saves the patient from flu. supply his son-in-law with all the mead he
could drink. Mead is a honey beer and
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon because their calendar was lunar based, this
powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of period was called the honey month ... which
we know today as the honeymoon.
old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of
cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to
make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It
keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.
“The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry”
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of Honey and one
teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste I will be the first to admit that few movies hold my
on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next attention. However, this was not the case with
morning with warm water. If done daily for two “Jonathan Sperry.” Personally, I loved the movie
weeks, it removes pimples from the root. especially one particular character, Albert. Rarely
will I watch a movie twice but I am planning on
SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon going back or buying the DVD when it is available.
powder in equal parts on the affected parts, cures
eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections. If you could use only one word to describe this
CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia
has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and
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NEHEMIAH CHAPTER THREE
G I C R E Z E S T U D O I N G S AGAINST GIBEON
S N O O Z E Z T S S H O O P H K ARMOURY HATTUSH
S P I Q U A Y S A N T E O A K O AZBUK HUR
P I A N N R U N E S B S E R E D BAANA JESHUA
E C L O R O T I K I H S E N S A BARUCH PASEAH
E T A O Q U I A G E A C H I N Z BEAMS PIECE
H H E R A S T G Y P Y O U R R Y BUILT PRIESTS
S H S I F H U A Y R U O M R A P CORNER SHALLUM
A M U L L A H S H U B B Y S A X COURT SHEEP
I Z E T A G H I S J O U M A L B CUBITS SILOAH
C H A R M A N C U B E A I E R N DOORS TURNING
K U U C J H O A T I E S I L E E EAST URIJAH
U H B I C R U N T B U Z H D T C EZER UZZIEL
B A R I N U B A A L Z I R U N E FISH ZACCUR
Z U B E T A R A H U G A N S A I GARDEN ZADOK
A P R I L S O B E R G H E N T P GATE ZANOAH
NEHEMIAH CHAPTER FOUR
T L E W D S T E H D S E N D I T AFRAID LABOUR
H U T S R U S H R E S P E N G S AMONG NEITHER
T O D E U U N A G A A Y E N D S BECAUSE PASS
D E L I A A U S E I A R I A N A BEGAN PEOPLE
C U P C A G C C A C F H D E R P BLOTTED PLACES
R O O M Y R H E E M S O D O G S BUILDED RULERS
E N D S U U F D B A J R U I N L BURDENS SHIELDS
V A I N W R B A W S U E F O O L CAUSE SPEARS
O V E R A L T P L B H O W N M A CEASE STOPPED
C H O L O R E B N A D I A S A W COVER TOBIAH
T T I T H O N E U E B G E N T S DECAYED TRUMPET
H O T O P S I O P I E O S L E Y DWELT WALLS
D E B L U T E P P B L E U C D O FIGHT WASHING
D U E I H O O P S A N D A R E S GUARD WEAPON
A C L E A T B O O T E L E C T S HEARD WORK
B A R N S H K R O W P W A D E S JEWS WROTH
. October 2009 WUMC
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3
Birthday: Betty Orme “The Secrets of
Jonathan Sperry” at
Birthday: Jerry Rollins
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Anniversary: Linda Anniversary: Bob and Anniversary: Brad and Birthday: Jordan District UMW meet at
and Lowell Haggard Regina Reeves Shannon Dean Frodge Central UMC
and Sue Gifford
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Anniversary: Don and Birthday: Elizabeth Birthday: James Co-host one of “Lost
Wanda Hicks Berry Minton Boys of Sudan”
Anniversary: Tom and
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Birthdays: Hazel Birthday: Mark Gast Birthday: Cheri Furby KY Conference UMW
Devaughn and Kay Annual Mission
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Big Breakfast 9:15 Mountain Mission Birthday: Ken Boling Birthday: Ann
Notes: “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” will play at least from Oct. 2nd through October 8th.
November 1st: Area Charge Conference; 2:00 p.m. WUMC
November 7th : Chili Supper and Auction
November 22nd: Collection of Christmas Shoe Boxes
December 13th: Christmas Dinner