C LARKSTON U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH
V ISIT O UR W EBSITE:
C LARKSTONUMC. ORG
Date Mailed: 12/23/11
6600 Waldon Rd.
Committed to Christ Worship That Makes a Difference Making Disciples
Biblical Hospitality Transformational Mission
With the new year approaching, you may be looking to make a resolution about
ways that you can make an impact on the world around you. Below is a list of
mission trips we are putting together that will help you fulfill that resolution.
We hope that you will prayerfully consider being a part of at least one of these
Family Mission Trip, March 8-11, $200 per family. This trip is designed for
families to be able to serve together. We will be serving in the Lansing area in
conjunction with Grace UMC.
MMDC Trip, May 6-11, $185 per person. Our church will send a group to
Chatham, Illinois to serve at the Midwest Mission Distribution Center.
College Righteous Mission, May 13-19, $200 per person. CRM will be
serving on the Gulf Coast.
Adult Righteous Mission, June 11-15, $100 per person. ARM will be
Fuel Mission, June 25-29, $75 per person. FM, for 6th-8th grade students,
will be serving locally.
Righteous Mission, July 14-21, $225 per person. RM, for 9th-12th grade
students, will be serving in Joplin, Missouri, continuing to assist with tornado
Haiti Mission Trip, November 5-13, $900 per person. We will be serving
through UMVIM, www.umvim.org, in the earthquake-hit city of Port Au
Permit No. 10
Disaster Relief, whenever a natural disaster hits. We have infrastructure in
place to respond to natural disasters within driving distance.
Contact Greg Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interest in any of
these mission opportunities.
For nothing will be impossible with God.
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F ROM P ASTOR R ICK C HURCH S TAFF
Main Number: 248-625-1611
I have two goals for 2012. The first is to be ready to run in the 2012 Trunk or Email: email@example.com
Treat Tot our church will sponsor in October. In a weak moment at our Website: www.clarktonumc.org
Christmas staff party, I took up a challenge by Bob Siminski to give it a go. I look
forward to seeing you there Bob! So I have already begun to figure how to Richard Dake, Senior Pastor ext. 223
accomplish this without the assistance of motorized vehicles and a 911 call. Amy Mayo-Moyle, Associate Pastor ext 224
Christine Wyatt, Minister of Adult Education ext. 226
The second involves you. Worship is the heart of the church. The mission we do
and the classes we offer require the spiritual power of worship. It is the way God Jeremy Dean, Director of Facilities/Caretaker ext. 234
always intended it for us. Why is worship important? Here are few reasons: Collen Godfrey, Executive Director of Ministries ext. 250
Mary Hubble, Administrative Assistant ext. 227
God desires to be praised and honored. Worship is a prioritization saying
God comes first. Marcus LaPratt, Sunday Night Music Leader ext. 219
Greg Martin, Director of Youth Ministry ext. 222
Worship allows us a dedicated time to praise, confess, receive forgiveness, Jack McCarrick, Evening Caretaker ext. 252
share in the proclamation of God’s truth, make commitment and be Judy Mellen, Handbell Choirs Director ext. 253
prepared for the days to come. Carole Meyers, Finance Manager ext. 221
Michele Poirier, Assistant Childcare Coordinator ext. 220
Worship is the heartbeat of all the rest we do in church. Without worship,
we are only a social agency. Stephanie Polonkey, Cherub Choir Director ext. 251
Annette Siminski, Director of Children’s Ministries ext. 233
Worship is where the whole community gathers and remembers we are not Holly Stowers, Office Volunteer ext. 220
alone in this walk. Sharon Thomas, Director of Music and Worship Arts ext. 228
Colleen Truesdell, Childcare Coordinator ext. 232
Our attendance in worship honors God, blesses us and offers comfort and support Dan Valentine, Audio-Visual Technician ext. 219
to others who come seeking a holy place. That is why one of our core values is
Worship that makes a Difference. My goal is to work with others to make Kathy Waechter, Finance Assistant ext. 221
certain we have done all we can to make worship the center of what we do as a Leslie Wills, Principal Organist ext. 229
community of faith. Worship is not a solo act, nor the work of those who lead
worship alone. It is the commitment of the entire faith community.
I am asking for your help in increasing worship attendance and set worship as a
priority of our communal life and your personal journey. I pray over the next
year we will increase our worship attendance by having members worship more
frequently and invite others to join them in worship as well. If you want
numerical goals, I believe our average for worship for 2011 (around 415 weekly) Chimes Schedule
will be 500+ in 2012. My goals however are more about changing lives and
allowing the Holy Spirit to empower the church. Will you join me in action and
Submission deadlines Mail date
prayer to make this growth possible? February Issue / Tues, Jan 24 Fri, Jan 27
I ask for your prayerful support in asking God to create a heart of worship in the March Issue/ Tues, Feb 21 Fri, Feb 24
lives of all we serve and in all we do. In all and through all, may God be praised
and God’s people blessed to be blessings. April Issue/ Tues, Mar 20 Fri, Mar 23
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P RAYER R EQUESTS M ORNING W ORSHIP P REACHING S ERIES
If you or someone you know could benefit from the caring support of the
church, please contact Rev. Richard Dake in the church office. Our Heath Care Crisis
Prayer Requests for church bulletin and/or Prayer Chain:
Use pew card, contact Suzanne Tinka at 625-3405, or email to Our nation is gripped in a Health Care Crisis. Politicians debate, the unemployed
firstname.lastname@example.org. and underemployed go without health care, business face ethical dilemmas in
making decisions about providing health care and those in the health care
Congregation and their Family Members professions are often challenged to know how best to care for the sick and fulfill
Phillip Allison, Louise Angermeier, Tom Bailey, Blaze Rambo Beeson & family, their own calling.
Laurie Bauer, Erica Cale, Lesley Cascone, Gail Curtiss, Jennifer Erickson,
Sue Fritzman, Marian Gettel, Dennis & Joyce Hirn, Jim Hoffman and family, Christians face a health care crisis as well. Instead of reflecting a vital Christian
Pat Harton, James Hopson, Logan, Kelley Martin, Riley Maund, faith, we often look as worn out and unhealthy as the rest of the world. For the
Charlotte Maybee, Marilyn Peacock, George Prystash, Jill Rainwater, next six weeks we will take our own spiritual health care head on and walk a path
Bernie Reuter, Joanne Sheffield, Lisa Swain, Ludwig (Bud) Tischler, to wholeness and life abundant. Come, worship and take action that will change
Justin Van Hooser, Jim Van Wagoner, Renee Weaver-Wright, Joyce Wierszewski, your life literally forever.
Noah Wills & family, Avery Wood, David Wood, and Burt Woodworth
Friends of the Congregation
Laura Bostick, Vivian Bowden, Mike Cruse, Nathan Fecteau, Lisa Forester, January 8 Time for Your Spiritual Physical
Jamie & Ruth Hawes, Jeff Henry & family, Bob Herron, Dan Knott, Joyce Lewis, Check your numbers and you get a picture of your physical health. But when was
Juliana McCracken, Stella Mulhearn, Jo Murray. Jim Ogger, Justin Purcell, the last time you had a spiritual physical. When was the last time you asked the
Denise Shanks, Chris Sneary, Gerry Spry, Morris ‘Mo’ Stelmach, Jim Walker question, “How is it with your soul?” and you knew the answer?
and Robert Ward, Sr.
In Care Facilities January 15 Holiness Is Not a Solo Act
Golda Cecil, Rev. Jon Clapp, Peggy Dryer, Gen Gordon, Doris McElmurray, We play games behind screens alone in our homes. We shop from our homes on
Lena Mellen, Freda Meyland and Docia Wallace the internet. We are becoming isolated from others is so many ways. We have
At Home even come to believe faith is a personal thing. Guess again.
Stuart Akom, Jim & Kay Coates, Jean Macklem, Bernice McCarrick, Bob Morse,
John & Martha Pasternak, Fred Peters and Vincent Richard January 22 If You’re Happy and You Know It, You’re Odd
Serving Our Country Happiness is something we all want but often eludes us. What is real happiness,
Maggie Adams, Robert Baird, Aron Bland, Joe Bondy, Madeline Bondy, how can we find it, keep it and share it?
Josh Brewer, Scott Brewer, Becky Bucar, John Burbank, Christopher Carbone,
Ryan Cocciolone, Sean Coppinger, Shawn Flanigan, Chandra Galbraith, January 29 Love, Sex and Friendship
Michael Galbraith, Jim Goerss, Joshua Goerss, Ariel Gruenberg, Luke Harris, If love is so common, then why are we so lonely? Why can’t we find love, stay in
Bill Haun, Gentry Herring, Greg LeClaire, Kevin Lekse, Tommy Lewis, love, love ourselves, have real intimacy and maintain close friendships?
Matt Murphy, John Nickerson, Lisa Pasternak, Terry Purdy-Swenson,
Alex Rogers, Beau Rose, John Wawruck, Daniel Weber, Nicholas White, February 5 Faith and Fitness
Matt Wolber, and Gabriel Zapata The Christian faith does have something to say about health care as a right, as a
Our Christian Sympathy Extends to personal goal and assumes a relationship between the health of our body and soul.
The Teller Family on the death of Barbara Teller, dear friend of Barbara Gibson
Harry Jackson, cousin of Mari Ann Staley, and his family on the death of Harry’s February 12 You Gotta Believe
wife, Tillie If one more person says I just have to have faith I’ll scream. Faith in what and
Joy whom? Is faith believing or something more? Can doubt and faith both be real at
Congratulations to Kylie Hirn & Sam Meints on their recent marriage on October 2, the same time?
2011 in Hilton Head Island, SC. Kylie is the granddaughter of Myra Hirn.
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S UNDAY N IGHT W ORSHIP A NNOUNCEMENTS
50 and OVER — Fascinating times! Come and see!
Sunday Night Worship (SNW) is at 6:00 every Sunday January 20, 2012, Friday at Noon — Bob McGowan will speak
night. This is a family-friendly, inter-generational, all are on Bittersweet Farm, a farm that he and his wife own, organically
welcome worship service with a great band, interactive farm and donate produce for the hungry. Cost - small donation
messages and a special time for children. that day, sign up in the hallway
February 17, 2012, Friday — Mission Work at Gleaners Food
In January our theme is identity. We will begin on Bank, Pontiac. We will pack boxes of food. Potluck lunch in
January 8 with a service to remember our baptism—to Parlor, 11:30, travel to Gleaners, return by 3pm.
remember our identity as baptized children of God. That For more information, please contact Lou or Brenda DuPree at 248-625-5141.
night we will also have Singers Of United Lands or
S.O.U.L. sing as a part of our worship. The following three weeks will explore Therapeutic (Gentle) Yoga — On-Going Class meets every Monday at
our identity as Christians, as those gifted by God, and those worthy of God’s love. 4:00pm in the Parlor. 10 week session - $75.00, drop-in rate $8.00 per class.
New session begins January 9, 2012. Steve Guth instructor. Sign-up on the Adult
Come and join with us in Ed bulletin board or contact Gina Foote at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there! CUMC Bowling League has an opening! This league bowls every other Sunday
through March 26th at Cherry Hill Lanes North in Clarkston. $10.00 per person,
The SNW Band practices Mondays, 7-9pm and before worship on Sundays. teams of four (4). Come for 2½ hours of “date time” and meet new folks.
All are welcome! Questions? Contact Gina Foote at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Lawrence at
SNW Messages New Member Class — Interested in joining the church? Pastors Rick and Amy
January 8: You Are Baptized Luke 3:21-22, Pastor Amy preaching will be leading the next membership class on Wednesdays, January 11 and
18. Contact Pastor Amy at email@example.com to sign up to be a part
January 15: You Are Christian, Greg Martin preaching of the class.
January 22: You Are Gifted 1 Corinthians 12, Pastor Amy preaching
January 29: You Are Worthy Isaiah 43:1-7, Pastor Amy preaching Let’s Hang! Come on January 21st at 2:00 and hang out! We’ll
have board games and snacks, a euchre tournament, a place to just be
with your church friends. While the sledders are sledding, we’ll be
Singers Of United Lands ("S.O.U.L.") will be sharing nice and warm inside for a little competition and a lot of laughs! Stay
unique international songs at the SNW January 8 service! for dinner cooked by the church staff and then for the Talent Show!
Four singers - each from a different continent - begin a
5-month tour throughout the USA in January, and CUMC Ringers Needed — We have openings for more ringers in all our
will be one of their first tour appearances! Their mission is to handbell choirs. Experience in ringing is a plus but not a requirement, though
develop international relationships through vocal music from around the youth and adults should know how to read music. Children will learn to read
world. SNW Music Leader, Marcus LaPratt is the director of this unique quartet music as they learn to ring bells. All choirs meet on Wednesdays: Angelus Bells
featuring a Soprano from Bolivia, an Alto from Poland, a Tenor from India, and a (grades 3-6) 4:30-5:15; Celebration Ringers (grades 6-12) 6:45-7:30,
Bass from Namibia. The songs they will share on January 8 will be songs from their Jubilate Bells (high school and adult) 7:30 – 9:00. Rehearsals begin on January 4
four respective native countries. Come and enjoy! for Angelus and Celebration and January 11 for Jubilate. If you have questions,
please call Judy Mellen 248-391-0671.
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T HANK Y OU C HILDREN
I would like to say a heartfelt Thank You to Pastor Rick for making Kids will attend Worship Service on December 25th and January 1st.
the remembrance of Frank so special. There is just one worship service on those days at 10am---no Sunday school.
Thanks to Marian Emery, the workers, and those who donated food. No Nursery or Toddler Room on December 25 — Both are available January 1.
The luncheon was wonderful.
The service and luncheon truly made us feel the Lord’s presence. No Angles in Training on Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st, or January 15th. Mark your
~ Bernice McCarrick & Family calendars!
Winter Retreat Weekend on January 20th-21st at CUMC.
Thank you to all of the cookie bakers of the church. The UMW Start the weekend with our Family Movie Night on Friday, January 20th at
made $1786.45. The money will be used for needs within the church or 7pm. Join us in Fellowship Hall for a movie, popcorn, snacks, and drinks.
for mission trips that CUMC sponsors.
Feel free to wear your PJs and bring your pillows/blankets. Then come
back on Saturday, January 21st and enjoy sledding, hot cocoa, games, any hobby you
A BIG THANK YOU to all the people who attended and helped make the 2011 want to catch up on . . . from 1-5pm. Enjoy dinner at 5pm, cooked by your very
Alternative Christmas Gift Fair a big success! There were countless people who own CUMC programming staff. End the night by watching or participating in
helped out making cookies, manning the booths, setting up and taking down of the CUMC’s talent show from 6-8pm. Great fun!
fair, and in many other ways people gave of their free time generously. Due to your
giving, many lives will be touched and changed. You have made a big difference. Valentine’s Day Dance and Lounge 456 Lock-In is
We raised $19,892 this year, a significant increase over $12,890 in 2010! You have Friday, February 10th at 7pm. Everyone is invited to a
given from the heart to bless so many here and beyond our walls. The ACGF
Committee wishes everyone a safe and loving New Year. Valentine’s Day dance from 7-9pm on Friday, February
10th. Dance to your favorite tunes and enjoy light
refreshments too. Following the dance is our annual
Thank you Angels in Training for your help & CUMC for Lounge 456 Lock-In. If you are in the 4th, 5th or 6th grade, you are invited to spend
your generosity with the Thanksgiving Take A Sack Bring It Back the night at the church and participate in some fun activities. Enjoy breakfast on
Program. Over 350 sacks of food were collected! Saturday at 7:30am. Pick-up is at 8am on Saturday, Feb. 11th. RSVP for the Lock-in to
Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb.1st.
“Thank You” 2011 CUMC Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Thank You to all CUMC Bell Ringers (150 people + 5 dogs) who braved The First Family Mission Trip is scheduled for March 8-11, 2012. We will
the cold ringing the bells for the Salvation Army this past December 3, 10 & be leaving at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 8th and traveling to Lansing, working with
17. CUMC's total collection was $5,452.93 at all 3 Krogers (wow that's just Grace United Methodist Church on a variety of mission projects. We will stay each
amazing!). CUMC's commitment of time and service ringing the bells will night at the Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center where we will worship
insure that The Salvation Army of North Oakland County will be
able to continue to feed the hungry, shelter & clothe the together and spend some quality family time with one another. We will return on
homeless and offer spiritual support to those who are searching Sunday, March 11th at 1pm. This will be a mission trip experience that parents and
(PTL!) Dec 2011 marked the 25th year that the CUMC UMMen children of all ages can share together. The cost will be
have sponsored ringing the bells for the Salvation Army here in
Clarkston. Thank you church for your time & service to ring the $200/family and include lodging, food, and all
bells again this year, you are awesome indeed!!! Merry Christmas supplies for the work projects. Please RSVP to
& Happy New Year & God Bless You All ~ Jay Bleim, CUMC Bell Greg Martin or Annette Siminski by
Coordinator & Major Nathan Johnson, Salvation Army. January 22nd ($100 deposit due).
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Y OUTH C HRISTMAS C ONNECTION T HANK Y OU
The generosity of this church never ceases to amaze me! We provided Christmas
Our Sunday Night Youth Programs, Fuel and SNL, will start back up this year for 37 families in our community, who without your kindness, would not
on Sunday night, January 8. Enjoy your winter break, and we'll see you all in have had Christmas. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ and sharing
a couple weeks. your love and Christ’s love with our neighbors. This was a collective effort- and
many gave much. Thanks to Rachel Reed for hosting the Saturday morning event
and to Marion Emery and Anne Rasmussen for their work in the kitchen. Thanks to
the Ballew family for coordinating and delivering the hams and to Johnnie on the
Spot Printing for providing the hams in honor of their clients. Thank you to all who
provided monetary donations and gift cards. Thank you to the Monday Knitting
Any student who is still interested in going on the Spring Hill Retreat weekend from the Heart group for donating hats and scarves and to those who made wreaths
(Jan. 27-29 for 9th-12th grade and March 2-4 for 6th-8th grade) but has not for each family one Sunday night following SNW. Thank you to Raeann Stanks for
turned his/her deposit needs to contact Greg IMMEDIATELY. We may still be coordinating our Christmas food basket program and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
able to get you in for the weekend, but you need to act fast. who collected, compiled and delivered the food. Thank you to Joyce Bleim for her
bargain hunting skills and for doing all the shopping that helped to fill in the gaps.
Thank you to all who spent Saturday morning helping people load their cars and
feel the gift of biblical hospitality. Finally, thank you to the families and groups of
our church who provided the many gifts and sponsored each one of these families.
Below, please find a thank you note from one of the families that I received the
Dear Pastor Amy,
I wanted to say "Thank You" ~ to you and all those involved for the
absolutely wonderful gifts for Christmas!!
For the past year I have been relying upon unemployment checks to pay the bills and
buy food. As we all know, those checks do not stretch very far and certainly
First deposits of $75 for this summer's Righteous Mission are due to the church don't allow for Christmas gifts. This week you phoned me and said that "we would
office by February 1. The entire cost for the trip is $225, with two other deposits like to bless your family for Christmas - if you could please come up to CUMC at
due months down the road. This year's Righteous Mission is going to Joplin, ten o'clock this Saturday morning, we have something for you."
Missouri to continue the relief efforts from this summer's tornado. Upon arriving, I was met with a wonderful smiling face - Mrs. Joyce Bleim, who
instructed me to please check in an then pick up a Ham for Christmas dinner and a
wreath!! I was ecstatic!! I did not have anything to prepare for Christmas dinner, nor
could I afford a Ham. Wow!!
Then.... what happened next was just absolutely awesome!!
I brought with me a neighbor in need, and after we picked up our hams just stood
there looking at one another in awe.... as someone else said "please make sure to
take these boxes and bags of gifts - and have a very Merry Christmas!! There were
The Youth Program at CUMC is proud to welcome boxes and colored bags loaded into my neighbors car for my family and for hers…
Kelsey Merz as our Spring Youth Intern. Kelsey will be ...my neighbor and I stood there in tears. She said "this is just unbelievable, just
working with us from January 8 through Spring Break, and awesome! Who do we Thank?! ...are you sure we are supposed to get all this?"
will be active with our retreats and Sunday night When I arrived home with all of the packages... there were gift cards for my kids -
programs. Kelsey is a graduate of the CUMC youth for hair cuts and clothing, lotions, nail polish, warm scarves and a hat...and even a
program, and is familiar with the ins and outs of our church bag with gifts for me as well!! My family would not be celebrating Christmas with a
ham dinner and gifts this year - if not for the kindness, love, and generosity of
and our community. We look forward to what God has in CUMC!! A huge "Thank You" to you and all of those involved for all you have
store for our youth with Kelsey as part of the leadership. done for this one family's Christmas!!! Merry Christmas to you ~ and may this year
bring you and yours blessings overflowing!
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C HRISTMAS S EASON A DULT M INISTRIES
M ISSION D ONATIONS Adult Education: Winter 2012
“Where is God when the innocent suffer? Where is God when my
The Evans Family In memory of Thomas Michael Johnson Evans prayers go unanswered? Have you ever asked God these questions?
In memory of Chris Smith Adam Hamilton’s Why? Making Sense of God’s Will explores
Keith and Helen Phillips In honor of our beautiful granddaughter, Alexis these fundamental questions everyone faces. This 4 week DVD and
In memory of our Parents — Howard and Mary book study will be offered on Tuesday mornings beginning January
Henderson, and Paul and Ada Phillips 10 at 9:30-11 am and Sunday mornings beginning January 15th at 10 am. Both
classes are in the Parlor. Childcare is available on Tuesdays if you register before
Dave and Roxanne Reschke In memory of Frank Reschke classes start. Nursery and Angels in training available for Sunday mornings.
Mari Ann Staley In honor of my children, step children and their Both classes facilitated by Christine Wyatt.
In memory of my parents Jerry and Len, Christine Living The Way- Winter 2012
Beth Moore’s David: “Seeking a Heart Like His” begins
John and Lucille Bradley In memory of Loved Ones Thursday, Jan. 19 from 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. The theme of the study
is that God will never give up on you. This is an 11 week study.
Colleen Truesdell In honor of all the wonderful volunteers in the
Nursery and Toddler Rooms Childcare available. Facilitator Team: Ann Dutton, Darlene
Borowski and Marilyn Whisner. (Bible)
Judy and Skip Mellen In honor of Lena Mellen
In memory of William and Marilyn Bell, What do people mean when they talk about CUMC’s Core Values? What
George Mellen does it mean to be Committed to Christ? To have Worship that Makes A
Difference ? To extend Biblical Hospitality? To Make Disciples? To engage in
Bill and Carol Stover In memory of Annette Marie Davis, our daughter Transformational Mission? Why is it necessary to be a church that has Core Values
Bill and Nancy Deloney In honor of Our Grandchildren and lives them as individuals and as a congregation? Pastor Rick will lead a 5 week
exploration of CUMC’s Core Values: Where are We Now? beginning
Ballew Family In memory of David Lawrence Jan. 25 from 7-8:30pm. (Core Values)
Mark, Cheryl and Emily Kelly, Pat Edwards In memory of Pat Martz
If your New Year’s Resolution is to make your money work for you; pay down
Russell and Cindy Oltman In memory of Russell’s father, Thorall Oltman debt and manage your money more effectively – Freed Up Financial Living is
and Cindy’s father, Arthur Dlouhy for you! This 6 session dvd and discussion course will help you start the year right
Ed and Sandra Berry In honor of Kyle and Madison Berry financially and apply biblical principles to control your finances so your finances
don’t control you. Lisa Zeck, financial coach, and Bob Hoff will lead this class
The Damico Family In memory of Raymond Bahr and Joseph Damico beginning Wednesday, January 11 from 7-8:30pm. (Stewardship Education)
Dick and Sue McKibben In memory of Joy and Rick McKibben and
George L. Nequist
The next session of DivorceCare begins Thursday,
The Evans Family In memory of Thomas Michael Johnson Evans and
Chris Smith January 12 at 6:45pm in the Parlor. There is a DVD
presentation and discussion. Workbooks are $15 you may
Sentiments of Many In honor of Annette Siminski’s work join anytime during the 13 week session. See Christine for
with our children more information.
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M USIC AND A RTS M INISTRY M ISSIONS
P.E.T. Project — On Thursday, January 5,we will be carpooling to Ed Noll's
Upcoming Music in Worship: workshop near Hadley to fabricate and assemble parts for the PET vehicles. We will
meet at the church at 8:15am, and be back by about 12:30pm. You should wear
January 1: 10:00am only – Special Music clothing appropriate for the weather, that would not be ruined by a little
paint. Bring your favorite work gloves. Please let me know by e-mail or phone if you
January 8: 9:00am – Special Music
can help with this activity. Don’t forget to visit our website, to see pictures & videos
11:00am – Chancel Choir of the PETs that we’ve made, in action, in faraway lands www.petmieastmi.org
Thanks...God Bless....Dave Kauffman email@example.com
January 15: 9:00am – Chancel Choir home:248-673-1404, cell: 248-425-3132
11:00am – Special Music
Lighthouse Needs for January include juice boxes, mayo, pop tarts, cereal ,
January 22: 9:00am – Cherub Choir, Wesley Choir laundry detergent & fabric softener sheets. Please remember to leave your Sunday
11:00am – Youth Choir, Chancel Choir Paper circular of manufacturer's coupons in the basket on the Lighthouse
Shelf. Coupons not used for pantry needs will go to the VFW who will then help our
January 29: 9:00am – Chancel Choir, Men’s Choir military families over seas.
11:00am – Men’s Choir
A HUGE Thank you to everyone who has supported
CUMC Food Pantry through the food pantry recyclable bags
The Saline Fiddlers and the mission candle fund in 20ll. In 2010 we serviced 41
We are excited to host The Saline Fiddlers in concert in our sanctuary on families with a total of 172 members. As 2011 comes to a
January 22 nd at 3pm. This group of young performers present an energetic, close we have more than doubled those numbers. At the end
polished stage show that includes music, song and dance from the traditions of Nov. we had already serviced 91 families and 386 family
of Folk Fiddle, Bluegrass, Jazz, Western Swing and Celtic music. Since members. The food pantry is making a big difference for our
their beginning in 1994, these Saline, Michigan students have been seen and neighbors & families right here in Clarkston. One of these
heard in more than 1,000 performances all over the United States and in families came in with their heads hung down, just 2 days before Thanksgiving. They
several foreign countries. We are sure you will enjoy their presentation. needed financial assistance but was so embarrassed in asking for help. Congregational
care provided them the assistance they needed; then, as they were leaving, Mary
The concert is free so invite your friends and neighbors to experience this asked what were they going to do for Thanksgiving. The woman with her head still
talented group! There will be a free-will offering to defray concert hung down said I am sure I can find something in the cupboard to fix. Thankfully, the
expenses but we want everyone to be able to attend. food pantry still had one pre-packed Holiday dinner with all the trimmings left and a
If you’d like to see and hear more about The Saline Fiddlers, you can visit gift card to buy a turkey. Mary, said, "I'll be right back." When she gave the lady the
their website at www.salinefiddlers.com. We hope to see you at the sack, her eyes filled with tears and she was so thankful. This couple like so many
concert! couples who come in needing help are new to the receiving end. Before a job loss,
etc. they had always been on the giving end.
Thanks again for your faithful support of CUMC food Panty.
It’s Time to Show Off!!! On Saturday evening,
January 21 st , an All-Church Talent Show will be
held at 7pm. Here’s your chance to sing a song, tell a "I tell you the truth,
joke, play an instrument, do a magic trick – come whatever you did for one of the least of my brothers,
share your talent! There will be refreshments and a you did for me."
great time of fellowship and fun. Come sign-up Matthew 25:40
outside the Music Room! Everyone is invited to come
share the fun that evening.
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S TAFF P ARISH R ELATIONS C OMMIT TEE
United Methodist Women Circles— Every CUMC woman is a SPRC Recognition
member of the UMW and is encouraged to attend. Circle meetings
include devotions, prayer, fellowship, guest speakers, and mission
projects. Plus, we have a lot of fun! Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to recognize
Alethea Rose will meet on Thursday, January 5 at the Wood Shop at Kathy Waechter for her service anniversary. Kathy has been a dedicated
5:00pm. After dinner, our own Toni Smith will give a tour of the member of the staff since 1999. We thank her for her valued service and
Museum at the Independence Library & discuss the history of Clarkston at 7:00pm. commitment to the life and work of our church.
Please RSVP to Cindy Oltman (248) 922-1808.
Susanna Wesley will be meeting on Wednesday, January 4, at 9:15 a.m. in the We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mary Hubble to the
Church Parlor. We will be sharing Christmas memories. If you have any questions full time administrative assistant position. Mary joined the staff in August,
please call Barbara Gibson at (248) 666-9174." 2009 as a part time employee. We are pleased to welcome her full-time
Whobody’s will be meeting on January 11th at 7pm. Katie Anderson will be and are truly blessed to have her sharing her many talents with us.
speaking on Love Languages. We will meet in the Library, instead of the Parlor.
CLARKSTON We would like to sincerely thank Holly Stowers for providing
UMM supplemental administrative support the past several months. We are
grateful to her for her service thank her for doing such fine work.
CUMC Men's Bible Study
Thursday Evening Study resumes Sept 8, 6:30-7:30pm (Jeff Smolek, Dave Kanous).
Friday Morning Study 7:00am-8:00am - Parlor (Bill Anderson). We would like to welcome Dan Valentine to the Clarkston United
Methodist Church staff family as Audio-Visual Technician. Dan comes to us
CUMC UMMen's Goals for 2012 with years of experience working with audio systems and audio/visual
1. Men to volunteer for church projects, contact Jeremy Dean or Jack McCarrick. communications. He will be working with the Sunday Night Worship Band
2. Men to help with Good Deeds for church members (Mark Damico lead). and with our worship program in general to bring us the best listening
3. Learn a new Bible verse for each month (see CUMC Men's Monthly Happenings) experience possible. Thank you Dan and welcome.
4. CUMC UMMen Charter w/National UMMen for April 2012 - $85.
5. Increase EMS membership by 10% CUMC Men (join Tim Sherrow, Jay Bleim,
Bruce Richards, Larry Hahn & Ed Berry).
6. Attend the April 28, 2012 Men’s 5th Annual Gathering @ Lk Fenton HS, guest Ed
Phillips (24 Men from CUMC to attend). F ROM THE F INANCE O FFICE
7. Attend the Oct 5-7, 2012 Men’s Retreat @ Lk Huron Retreat Center, Rick Dake The 2011 finance books will close December, 31, 2011. Checks dated in 2011
spiritual leader (24 Men to attend). must be received no later than January 6, 2012 for credit in 2011.
8. Invite a friend to one of the 2012 CUMC Men's Breakfast.
9. Sun May 13 we will ask men coming to church to donate $1 to help fight Hungry
Relief (Meals for Millions).
10. Help out at a CUMC Men's event (i.e. Car Show, Highway Pickup, Bell
Ringing, help Cook Breakfast once a month).
11. Participate in the 2012 Adult Righteous Mission.
Jan 10 (Tues) - UMMen's MEETING - 7pm Parlor Monthly committee meeting.
All men of the church are welcome to drop in and join the meeting at 7pm.
Jan 15 (Sun) - UMMen's BREAKFAST - 7:30am Fellowship Hall
All men of the church are invited to attend the men's breakfast, no sign up necessary
just come as you are! Our guest speaker will be Oakland County's Prosecutor Jessica
Cooper. The Men in Honor of Faith recipients will be Don & Wayne Wills.
CUMC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
9:00—10:00 am Worship Service
9:00am—12:00pm Sunday School
10:00—11:00am Angels in Training
10:00—11:00am Parent’s Circle Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
10:10—11:00am Parlor Class
11:00am—12:00pm Worship Service 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
6:00—7:00pm Worship Service (SNW) Susanna Wesley Euchre Group
7:00—8:00pm SNL/Fuel 8:30am 6:30pm
7:00—8:30pm Couples’ Bible Study
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
MONDAY Rehearsals: Ed I Mtg UMM Meeting Memorial
1:00—2:30pm Knitting from the Heart Wesley Choir 7:30pm 7:00pm Committee
1:00—4:00pm Line Dancing 12:00pm Adult Ed Mtg 9:00am
4:00—5:30pm Yoga Youth Choir 7:00pm SHOOT! Photo
6:00—7:00pm Tai Chi 3:00pm 6:30pm
7:00—9:00pm Youth Band Practice New Members
7:00—9:00pm SNW Band Practice Class
7:00—9:00pm AA Meeting
Freed Up Financial
9:00—11:00am Beth Moore Make-Up 7:00pm
9:30—11:00am Why? Making Sense of Whobody Circle
God’s Will (begins 1/10) 7:00pm
7:00—9:00pm Boy Scout Troop Meeting
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
WEDNESDAY UMM Men’s Transitioning New Members Family Winter
7:00—8:30am Optimist Club Breakfast Aging Parents Class Movie Night Weekend Fun
9:00—11:30am Covenant Group 6:30am 7:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 2:00pm
4:30—5:15pm Angelus Bells Confirmation SPRC Meeting
5:15—6:00pm Cherub Choir Parents’
Class 7:00pm Night Out
5:15—6:00pm Wesley Choir 2:30pm
6:00—6:45pm Youth Choir
6:45—7:30pm Celebration Ringers Talent Show
7:00—8:30pm Core Values Class (begins 1/25) 7pm
7:30—9:00pm Jubilate Bells
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
7:30—9:00am Clarkston Coffee Club Saline Fiddlers UMW Board Senior High
3:00pm Meeting Spring Hill
9:00—11:30am Beth Moore Class (begins 1/19) 8:30am
Youth Choir Retreat
6:00—7:30pm Sacred Dance Choir Rehearsal SHOOT! Photo
6:30—7:30pm Men’s Bible Study 3:00pm 6:30pm
7:30—9:00pm Chancel Choir 29 30 31
Wesley Choir Look for the most recent version
FRIDAY Rehearsal of the calendar at our website:
7:00—8:00am Men’s Bible Study 3:00pm www.clarkstonumc.org
7:00—9:00pm AA Meeting