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									         STEWARDSHIP FOR 2012                                  ATTENDANCE, JANUARY 22, 2012
2012 budget                      $517,754.00                   Sunday School..............................139
Received January 22, 2012 Budget    6,468.25                   Early Service.................................. 46                                                                  THE WINDOW
Received to date, Budget           31,107.30                   10:55 AM Service.........................220                                                                                      of
Received January 22, 2012 Bldg.       277.00                   Total Worship...............................266                                                                    FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Received to date, Bldg. Fund        2,166.00                                                                                                                                             West Point, Mississippi
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USHERS:           Jimmy Donahoo              Scott Hallmark          Sonny Jameson      Bill Burris                 _ _ _ _________________________________________________________________________________
                  Tommy Henley               Marc Facella            Bruff Sanders
ACOLYTES:                                              CRUCIFER:
COFFEE & JUICE: Men’s Bible Class                      FIRST FRIENDS: Bob & Joni Seitz
SOUND TECH: Mike Gammill                               LAY READER: Cindy Hodo
                                                                                                                           The condition of the world and the work of God can be stated fairly simply: The creation is
CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Walt & Ashley Rambo (1/29)                                                                       broken; it is a mess, beyond repair, confused, chaotic and futile. We are simply stuck in
                               Shane & Laura Williams (2/5)                                                         helplessness. This is not to deny that the creation is good, but its goodness is corrupted.
PRAYER CHAIN: Norma Atkins                                                 4th Sunday after Epiphany
Remember in Prayer                                                         Sunday, January 29, 2012                        Only by having outside help to make the creation new, clean it up, or straighten it out, is
                                                                                8:45 & 10:55 AM                     anything new possible. The help has to be powerful enough to make a difference. Now, if your sink
In the Hospital                                                                  Romans 5: 6-11
Joe Stephens - NMMC, Tupelo                                            “Walter Everett & the Cross as Real”         is clogged you call the plumber who has the know-how and equipment to fix it. If you need legal
                                                                                   ANTHEM                           advice, you turn to an attorney. And so on….
                  At Home                                                   “If My People Will Pray”
Merlaine Nichols Maggie King       Grace Cliett                                                                             So, who or what would be equal to the problems of the whole creation? Only God who made
Ora Trenor       Carolyn Cooper    Dr. Robert Lott                                                                  it is able to redeem it, and He has revealed himself as one who will do so. Not only that, but He
Mary Lester      Jeanette Pyle     Mike Meeks                                                                       forgives the offense of those who have violated their place in creation … which is all of humanity.
Thomas Hodo      Walter Nichols    Kathryn Provencher
Laverne Fowler   Mary Murphy       Liz Cook
Tim Bowman
                                                                                                                            This is why God’s grace is the source of all other grace in our lives. Only by offering us new
                                                                                                                    life, not based on what we deserve, can a new creation be formed. It’s why we cannot solve our
Waverly Care Home           Dugan                WP Living Center                                                   human problems unless we rely on a power and understanding beyond ourselves. We are the
Charlotte Young             Dinks Thornton       Barbara LeBlanc                                                    problem.
                            Dot Bandy
Deployed Military
                                                                                                                           Furthermore, the possibility for redeeming our broken human relationships can only come
Sgt. Robert (Bob) Harrell            Jay Bates
288 Eng. Company                                                                                                    from a graceful God who works through us. This will be our subject Sunday morning.
Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan
APO/AE 09380                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jeff Shannon

The 10:55 W orship Service is broadcast on W KBB 100.9 FM .
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 First United Methodist Church    Dated Material                                                                                                     CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES
P. O. Box 293                    January 24, 2012
                                                                                           U.S. POSTAGE             The 2012 Contribution envelopes are here! Please pick yours up at the table at the back of the sanctuary.
West Point, MS 39773       ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
                                                                                            NON-PROFIT              Thanks for your patience.
                                                                                          WEST POINT, MS
CHURCH STAFF                                                                                PERMIT NO. 7
Jeff Shannon, Pastor, 494-5133                                                                                      SYMPATHY...We extend sympathy to the family of Mrs. Maxine Hinshaw who passed away on
Judy Staggers, Music Ministries, 494-2198                                                                           Friday, January 20. Services were held on Monday, January 23.
Jacob Brune, Youth Director, 494-8693
Julie Gray, Office Manager, 494-1658
Polly Grimes, Organist, 494-2198
                                                                                                                    AND THE LORD ADDED...We welcome into the membership and fellowship of FUMC, Brad and
Terri Blissard, Pianist, 494-2198                                                                                   Molly Judson and their sons Hamp and Howie. The Judson’s transfer their membership from
Ron Crawford, Custodian                                                                                             another denomination. Please welcome the Judsons.
Hubert Caston, Building Superintendent
Dana Tait, CDC Director, 494-6811
                                                                                                                   plan to present to God’s glory Feb.5 during the 10:55     youth t-shirt and have not picked it up, please
 What’s Happening at FUMC ......                             BEAUTIFUL FEET MISSION TRIP                                                                                     come by the Bryan Youth Center.
               ANGELS IN APRONS                       Our church will once again participate in an
January 16 - January 29 - Holly Hitt and Penny                                                                     am worship service. An Easter presentation to be
                                                      upcoming trip to Ft. Worth, TX. This mission trip
Pearson                                                                                                            sung on Palm Sunday is also scheduled.
                                                      is a great experience in working with and feeding
January 30 - February 12 - Laney Wooten and                                                                        ATTENTION all! Don’t forget W ALK AEROBICS                On a side note, the town where my step brother
                                                      homeless people. Dates for the trip are March 1st            that meets in the fellowship hall on Tuesdays at 1:30,    and sister grew up was hit bad by the tornadoes
Joy Posey
                                                      through 4th. The cost is approximately $100 per              Thursdays at 2:30 and Fridays at 8:30. W e have such      on the early morning of January 23 rd. I know
                                                      person. If you are interested in being apart of this         a good time as we exercise and always welcome             they have some friends who have lost their
         SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
                                                      trip, please call the church office. For more                newcomers. Come try us out! W e work with weights,        houses but other than that everyone they know
Elizabeth Bailey, chairman of Senior Adult
                                                      details, contact Tommy Bryan at 295-7121.                    we stretch, we walk, we work the abs and do warm          is fine. However, a lot of people are now
Ministries, is calling all who are interested in
                                                       The J.B. Cook class invites you to contribute any           ups and cool downs. Give it is shot and see if it’s not   without homes in Alabama due to this tornado.
participating in events for Senior Adults to attend
                                                      of the following items to the Beautiful Feet                 something you’d enjoy. W e do! Call me at 494-2198        Please be in prayer for those who are struggling
a planning meeting on Sunday, January 29 th, at                                                                                                                              to get going due to this unfortunate event.
                                                      Ministry: book bags, men’s blue jeans (sizes 30-             or email me jstaggers@fumcwestpoint.com if you
4:00 p.m. in the church library. If you are                                                                        have any questions or would like to visit.                ************************************
interested but cannot attend, please contact          34 especially), men’s underwear, and back packs.
                                                                                                                   ***************************************                          C A L ENDAR OF EVENTS
Elizabeth at 494-6219.                                Look for the collection box in the Fellowship Hall
                                                                                                                                           Hello again!                                January 25 - January 31
                                     Thank you! Liz   Jan. 29- Feb. 19. Thank you!                                                        W ell we are moving along          W ed.    5:45 PM            Bell Choir
                                                      ****************************************                                            with it being the start of the              6:00 PM            UMYF
            DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
On Sunday, February 12th, there will be an
                                                                         JUDY’S                                                           fourth week in January.
                                                                                                                                          February seemed so far away        Thurs.
                                                                                                                                                                                      7:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                      2:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chancel Choir
                                                                                                                                                                                                         W alk Aerobics
orientation session in the Fellowship Hall for
anyone interested in a Disciple Bible Study on
                                                                         JUBILATIONS                               quickly.
                                                                                                                                          earlier but it is catching us      Fri.
                                                                                                                                                                             Sun.
                                                                                                                                                                                      8:30 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                      8:45 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                         W alk Aerobics
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Early Service
                                                                           The Chancel Choir anthem this past      Super Bowl Party is happening fast. After this                     9:45 AM            Sunday School
the book of Romans. The study will last
                                                                           Sunday, “All Hail the Power,” was       weekend we see that it will be a rematch of Super                  10:55 AM           W orship Service
approximately 10 weeks. If you are interested,
                                                      presented beautifully and was a perfect accent for Jeff’s    Bowl 42. The match up is between the Giants and                    4:00 PM            Senior Adult
please make plans to attend this meeting or call
                                                      sermon. Our choir sang beautifully and Polly and             the Patriots. W e will be having a party and that                                     Ministry Planning
the church office to sign up. We will choose
                                                      Terri’s exquisite prelude and offertory were beautiful!!!    wonderful date is February 5 th. It’s going to be a                                   meeting - Library
leaders, times to meet and make other plans.          Such incredible arrangements of “God of Grace and            “Super” fun time. W e will watch the game and                      4:30 PM            Joyful Jammin’
                                                      God of Glory” and “It Is W ell with My Soul!” This           possibly play some games as well.                                                     Choir
Mark your calendar...                                 Sunday’s anthem will be “If My People W ill Pray,” a         Souper Bowl of Caring is going to be happening                     6:00 PM            UMYF
               Boy Scout Sunday                       beautiful anthem based on II Chronicles7:14.                 that same day too. W e will take up an offering after     Mon.     4:00 PM            Methodist Purls
            Sunday, February 12th                               The Bell Choir is scheduled to practice this       the 10:55 am worship service to go to local missions.     Tues.    1:30 PM            W alk Aerobics
The scouts will have a fundraiser luncheon            W ednesday in the bell room beginning at 5:45 PM.            W e need a few Youth volunteers to just hang out at       ************************************
immediately following the 10:55 AM service.                     The Singspirations Choir will meet Tuesday,        the back of the sanctuary to take up the offering on      Come Ride with Us to Church...
Make plans to attend and support Troop 15.            February 1 , at 9:30 am in the choir room. Members are       February 5 th. Be on the look out for some more           O ur Transportation M inistry
More details to come.                                 encouraged to be present AND to bring a friend.              information about the Super Bowl and the Souper           N eeds Riders!!! Call if you need a ride!
                                                              The Joyful Jammers welcomed another ‘new’            Bowl of Caring.                                           - 2011 Transportation Monthly Schedule –
     FEBRUARY CHILDREN’S                              choir member this past Sunday. I am happy to write           Disciple NOW 2012 is coming up. It will be the            (1st Sunday) Jim Helveston - 662.494.2047
   WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES                         that Miller Usry came to choir for the first time and is     weekend of February 24-26. If you want to attend I        (2nd Sunday) Carl Miller - 662.494.6773
                                                      joining! Miller is the 5 year old son of Heather (Miller)    need to know by February 12 th. That is the last day
       Wednesday, February 1st                                                                                                                                               (3rd Sunday) Trolio Family - 662.574.5959
                                                      and Jason Usry. Miller and younger sister, Lila,             anyone can sign up. There will be a sign up sheet in      (4th Sunday) Nina Millard- 662.494.7763
      5:30 PM - Fellowship Hall
                                                      attended our Vacation Bible School last summer and           the Bryan Youth Center. Also, we need some places         (5th Sunday)Brasfield Family -662.494.1371
                                                      also attend(ed) our CDC. We say a huge welcome to            for the youth to stay, so if you would like to have a
The Woodland Hill’s First Neighbors Group             Miller! All children in pre-K to 6 th grade are invited to   couple of awesome teenagers staying at your house,
will not meet in February but will meet again         attend our children’s choir on Sunday afternoons in the      please contact me as soon as possible. If you want to
on Monday, March 5th at 6PM at the home of            choir suite from 4:30-5:30. At present, we are working       help in anyway, contact me as well.
Judy Shirley.                                         on a song titled “Every Good and Perfect Gift” that we       YOUTH T-SHIRTS ARE IN. If you ordered a

								
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