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KENT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH                                                                                                        NON-PROFIT
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                                                                                                                                   PERMIT NO. 131




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       February 2010 Newsletter




                                                                                                                                                                                   A bathyscaphe is a submarine-like vessel designed
                                                                                                                                                                                   to probe the depths of the ocean. It is equipped
                                                                                                                                                                                   with dials, gauges and levers to operate lights and
                                                                                                                                                                                   mechanical arms on its outside.
                                                                                                                                                                                   On a recent mission, two scientists aboard the
                                                                                                                                                                                   bathyscaphe descended into the Pacific Ocean to
                                                                                                                                                                                   probe depths never before entered by human
                                                                                                                                                                                   beings. Their goal was to determine whether life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ShroveTuesday
                                                                                                                                                                                   could exist in a world without light; a world where
                                                                                                                                                                                   surrounding water-pressure is so great it will crush a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pancake
                                                                                                                                                                                   human being.                                                      Supper on
                                                                                                                                                        When the tiny vessel reached the bottom of the ocean, miles below the
                                                                                                                                                        surface, the scientists turned on the exterior lights and gasped in wonder                  February 16
                                                                                                                                                        and amazement. They discovered life of all kinds – six foot long worms,
                                                                                                                                                        bizarre fishes, and giant crabs and corals. There, even in the midst of
                                                                                                                                                        darkness, was life.
                                                                                                                                                        How could such fragile creatures survive where water-pressure was so
                                 SERVING YOU                                                                                                            massive? The answer is obvious: the pressure inside each of those creatures is
Senior Pastor ...................................................... Dr. Keat Yeoh
                                                                                                                                                        equal to the pressure outside.
Children’s Ministries
  & Adult Education .......................................Nancy Maimone                                                                                Now, is this not what the Christian gospel is all about – that by the power
Youth Director ........................................................ Alison Box                                                                      of Christ living in each of us, we can have pressure within that is equal to
Moms’ Day Out Registrar .................................Lisa Templeton                                                                                 any pressure we might confront from without? 1 John 4:4 reminds us: “He                       Service at
Office Manager ............................................ Karen Vander Ven                                                                            who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” This is what Saint Paul
Staff Assistant/Newsletter Editor...................... Jenny Bygland                                                                                   meant when he wrote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens                      7:00pm on
Custodian ......................................................... Gerard Murugu                                                                       me.” (Philippians 4:13).
Organist ................................................................ Janice Moen
                                                                                                                                                        May your year be blessed with a renewed relationship with Christ.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     February 17
Sanctuary Choir Director ....................................Dee Anderson
Children’s Choir Director .................................. Craig Solbrack
Children’s Bell Choir Director .............................Pam Johnson                                                                                                        Social    Outreach                      Due to unforeseen           Inside                 Page
Nursery Coordinator ........................................... Vanessa Funk                                                                                                   Committee would                         technical issues, we are
Youth & Adult Bell Choir Director......................Pam Johnson                                                                                                         like to invite you to a                     postponing emailing         Adult Ministries         4-5
Shared Bread Coordinator................................. Leslie Hamada                                                                                                    soup luncheon after both                                                Calendar                 6-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                         our newsletter to our members and
                                                                                                                                                        worship services on Sunday, February 7th in
Financial Secretary............................................. Jennifer Wolfe                                                                                                                                                                    Finance Corner             3
                                                                                                             A       nything for the March Newsletter   the fellowship hall. A free will offering will   regular attendees for whom we have
             Phone: 253-852-3900 Fax: 253-520-0093                                                                   must be into the office by         benefit our Shared Bread ministry. We will       email addresses until next month .        Shared Bread Corner       11
                 e-mail: general@kentmethodist.com                                                                   Tuesday, February 16th (The
                                                                                                                     Tuesday,                           also be collecting donations for Kent’s                                                    Sunday School News     10-11
                 Web site: www.kentmethodist.com                                                                                                                                                         If you would prefer to receive a hard
                                                                                                               Bigelow crew will assemble the           Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC). This is                                              Thank You Letters          2
                Worship Service: 9:25am & 11:00am                                       newsletter on February 22nd at 9am.) PLEASE NOTE:               an annual event where good food and good         copy, please contact the main office at
                                                                                                                                                                                                         general@kentmethodist.com.                Youth News               8-9
                          Sunday School: 9:25am                                         Articles received after the deadline will not be accepted.      company top the menu. See you there!
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Dan McClain            02/01    Scott Sciuchetti       02/13
                                                                                 T     hank you for your Christmas card. It
                                                                                       raised my spirits. I love the message and
                                                                                  that I was remembered. God Bless you all.
Bob Wood               02/01    Jacqueline Do          02/14                                                        Mary Turner       Welcome to KUMC Children’s Ministries where we are learning to                     Live our Belief In God!
Jodie Jens
Jesse Corder
                       02/01
                       02/02
                                Peggy Sherman
                                Leslie Cowles
                                                       02/14
                                                       02/15
                                                                                 T     he Mission Committee would like to
                                                                                       thank the congregation for their
                                                                  generosity to Atlantic Street Center at Christmas time. The                                                      Living our Belief          in God,
Melinda Arlint         02/02    Andrew Baldwin         02/15      checks in the envelopes on the Giving Tree that was in the                                                     we Serve the Lord with Gladness!
Corne Clark            02/02    Joseph Macauley        02/15      Narthex totaled $750! Atlantic Street Center is a social
Johanna Steele         02/02    Donald Hawley          02/16      service agency of the United Methodist Church.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Praise God for our Acolytes!
                                                                                                                                                         All children 4th grade and older are invited to serve in this very special worship ministry
Traci Sciuchetti       02/03    Benny Lou Pierce       02/17
Sheryl Small
Ainsley Box
                       02/03
                       02/03
                                Jesse Hatfield
                                Jerilyn Senger
                                                       02/19
                                                       02/19
                                                                  T   hank you KUMC from Atlantic Street Center for your
                                                                      donation of over 100 stuffed animals, 259 Christmas
                                                                  stockings, children's gloves and crayons. Praise God for you!                                  9:25am
                                                                                                                                                                                            Acolyte Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                                                11:00am
Rosalie Stevenson
Jacob Robinson
                       02/05
                       02/05
                                Corinne Spicer
                                Susan Hollinsworth
                                                       02/19
                                                       02/19      T   hank you to the Missions Committee for the prayer
                                                                      blanket. Shortly after receiving this blanket, my wife and
                                                                  I went on a trip. One of the last things she packed was that
                                                                                                                                        Feb. 7
                                                                                                                                        Feb. 14
                                                                                                                                                        Samantha Dillon, Melanie Dillon
                                                                                                                                                        Nikki Cavanaugh, Garrett Stewart
                                                                                                                                                                                                Katie Hudson, Kaylee Davidson
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hanna Roberts, David Roberts
Wilma Shearer          02/05    Cameron Cowles         02/20                                                                            Feb. 21         Alec Johnson, Jonathan Kipper           Katie Graham, Lauren Holly
                                                                  blanket, and I used it every day of our trip. Both for the
Linda Hollingsworth    02/05    Teresa Lyman           02/20      warmth and healing feeling that I received from the blanket.          Feb. 28         Taylor Welch, Lyla Cunningham           Kegan Cramton, Emma Murray
John Iwasaki           02/06    Celeste Harnish        02/21      I want to thank everyone who made the blanket, delivered it
Gregory Sherwin        02/06    Maggie Robinett        02/21      and those who wanted me to receive such a fine gift. The
Megan Mills            02/06    Mark Follmer           02/22      Holy Spirit truly does rest in your hands. Thank you,                                                Nancy Maimone, Director Children’s Ministries
                                                                                                                     Oliver Stark                                          (253) 852-3900, nmaimone@kentmethodist.com
Gretalou Guethlein     02/06    Linda Cleland          02/22
Doreen Robinson
Margot Wallace
                       02/06
                       02/06
                                Roy Bollinger
                                Lillie Steele
                                                       02/23
                                                       02/23      T   hank you KUMC for my prayer shawl. It was just
                                                                      beautiful and much appreciated.             Ardis Svenning                                                                         Call Pat Orme (253-796-0183) or
Barbara Bowen
Lauren McElmurry
                       02/07
                       02/08
                                Michael Ward
                                Alan Hoeper
                                                       02/23
                                                       02/24
                                                                  T   hank you KUMC for donating $158.75 that provided
                                                                      food, water and all the necessities to families displaced
                                                                  by war and natural disasters. May God bless you for your
                                                                                                                                                                                                         email pnr4@earthlink.net.

Nancy Walter           02/09    Joseph Cimaomo         02/24      compassionate support.                        John McCullough
Lois Byers             02/10    Carol McClain          02/25                                        Director Church World Service                    Who are the “faces” of                             But are there people in our own congregation who are
James King             02/10    Allison Stewart        02/25                                                                                                                                            faced with bills they can’t pay? Are there those who can’t
Meredith Maimone       02/10    Marion Darragh         02/26
                                                                                                                                                     Shared Bread?                                      tell us that they don’t know where to turn? Did you know
                                                                                  Do Your Part in the Kitchen at                                     They are the unemployed, and disabled, the         that Shared Bread also helps our own congregation? Of
Sheryl Lede            02/11    Keegan Sabye           02/27
                                                                                                                                                     overwhelmed and the underpaid, the family          course we do, and everything is done in strict confidence, so
Linda Roser            02/11    James Harnish          02/28                      KUMC                                                               in crisis, and the man in recovery, and            don’t be afraid to ask.
Joanne Virgillo        02/11    Winifred Pohl          02/28                    Since no one has stepped up to fill the job of                       sometimes, it is people like you and me.
                                                                                Kitchen Steward that Edith Hall so capably                                                                              When the other churches run out of funds, when people
John Bolender          02/11    Paul Swanson           02/28                                                                          During the last month, I met G., an unemployed man with
                                                                                filled for many years’ we need to have some                                                                             can’t get through on Multi-Service Center’s phone line (a
Jan Barker             02/11    Amber Johnson          02/29                                                                          a degree in biology and a nursing certificate who cannot          government and taxpayer-subsidized agency), when St.
                                                                  new kitchen rules.
Howard Cordell         02/13                                                                                                          find a job and whose wife is expecting. You helped him pay        Vincent’s or Salvation Army says they’ll pay only the last
                                                                  She is still going to be checking on supplies and seeing that       his energy bill so he could keep the “lights” on.                 $75, we’re still here, answering the phone, making
                 th                                               they are ordered and for that we are very thankful.                                                                                   appointments, and sending checks to Puget Sound Energy,
             50 Anniversary Pictures                                                                                                  Also P., who had applied for unemployment when she lost
                                                  th              1. If you or your committee is using the kitchen it is your         her job, and was still waiting 7 weeks later because the          water departments, and apartment managers.
             If you have reached your 50 wedding
                                                                     responsibility to see that it is left in good order. If you      system is overwhelmed with the number of unemployed.              You make this all possible, and I tell every client, “We
             anniversary and would like to have your
                                                                     use towels you are responsible to see that they are              Her phone had been disconnected, and several places had           give the funds that are donated by our generous
             picture added to the wall in the narthex, there
                                                                     laundered and returned.                                          turned her away because she couldn’t call and make an             congregation. We have no grants, no federal funds.” To that
             are a few things you can do to see that it is
             nicely displayed.                                    2. Clean up and put away everything you use and look                appointment. We gave her an appointment when she walked           they reply, “God bless them, or “Please thank them for me.”
                                                                     around to see that things are where they belong and              in the door, let her use our phone, paid some of her overdue
1. It should be a 5X7 size and the image needs to be vertical                                                                                                                                           Once again, we are asking for your help, but, in return,
                                                                     clean.                                                           rent, and in her words-“gave me some hope.”
   to work best.                                                                                                                                                                                        you will get a delicious bowl of soup, some bread, and
                                                                  3. Date food left in the refrigerator and get rid of old            And J., out of prison for 22 months, who gets up at 4 am          dessert. Please attend our Souper Bowl after both services on
2. Include your wedding day and where you were married.                                                                               every day to be the first one in line at Labor Ready, and for
                                                                     things.                                                                                                                            Feb. 7th, and help us help others, whether here in our
3. The bride’s maiden name should also be included.                                                                                   all that effort-makes $150-$200 a month. You helped pay           church, or in our community.
                                                                  In other words use it like you do your own and know that no
Please give this information to someone in the office and                                                                             his room rent and we told him about H.O.M.E.
                                                                  one is going to come in and clean up after you. Someone                                                                               See you there! Pat Gray
they will contact the committee. George and Patti Knighton        from the Trustees will be checking in on it so any questions        Or R. with a disabled child and a huge energy bill, who
have reframed and hung all of the pictures on the wall and        or concerns should be directed to them. You are welcome to          cried all through the appointment because she did not
will continue to do this for us. You may just give it to George   leave a list on the desk. This is not going to be easy but, if we   know where she could turn. Puget Sound Energy had                                       Congratulations to Dr. Susan
or Patti if that would work for you. Keeping this wall up-to-     work together, it is the best that we can do at this point.         information regarding agencies that help families with                                  Hollinsworth for being nominated for
date has been a big project for them and we appreciate all of                                                                         disabled children pay their energy bills, and you made a
                                                                  The Trustees of KUMC                                                                                                                                        best dentist in Kent. Yeah Dr. Sue!!!
their help. You do not need a frame as they use the same                                                                              pledge towards her electric bill.
style for each picture.
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                                                                                                                                             Finance Corner                                                                 Haiti Earthquake
                                                                                                                                          Greetings for 2010 and a Happy New Year to
                                                                                                                                          KUMC members. A new year is a time for new                                        Relief
Welcome to KUMC Children’s Ministries where we are learning to                   Live our Belief In God!                                  hope, new dreams, and a time for a new                                             United Methodist Committee on
                                                                                                                                          beginning, to take a line from Ms. Nancy,                                          Relief has put out a call for
                                                                                                                                 “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.”                                                                    Health Kits to be sent to Haiti.
       LIVE your Belief In God!                                          Live B.I.G. in MISSION                                                                                                                              The KUMC Mission Committee is
                                                                                                                                 Just to give you an idea of how we finished 2009
                                                                 Because God loves and cares about us, we can                                                                                                                asking for health kits with the
Sunday School Teachers meeting, February 28, 11am –                                                                              financially we had a total income of $489,941.76. Our total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             following list of items. The list is
12:15pm in Room 18-19                                            show love and care to others. And showing                       expenses for the year were $477,496.52. We finished the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             given to us from UMCOR and
                                                                 God’s love and care to others makes us truly                    year with a $12,445.24 surplus. This is a blessing that was
                                                                                                                                                                                                  they are very specific as to what is needed - sizes, amounts,
                                                                 happy! Try it and see!                                          unexpected. The reason for the surplus was some of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                  etc. Please include $2.00 in each kit for postage and
    Live B.I.G. in DISCIPLESHIP                                  “M&Ms FOR NOELLA and SHADRAC”
                                                                                                                                 members pay their entire 2010 pledge amount during
                                                                                                                                 December of 2009. This gives us a big boost financially
                                                                                                                                                                                                  toothpaste. (See Note). Health Kit Items Value: $12.00 per
B.I.G. Idea: We believe that because God                                                                                                                                                          kit. Bring you kits and put them in the basket in the Narthex
                                                                 FUND DRIVE JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 28:                            because we have to record the monies received when we
                                                                                                                                                                                                  labeled UMCOR Health Kits.
             loves and cares about us, we can                    Have you ever heard people at church say,                       receive them. December has always been a tremendous
             show love and care to others.                                        “We are the body of                            month for us.                                                    The kits will be collected through the month of February
                                                                                  Christ”? It sounds funny,                      This is not to say that our Available Funds for the              Health Kits
Bible verse: God is love. 1John 4:16
                                                                                  doesn’t it? How can we be                      Operation of the church couldn’t use a continuous run of         Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag:
Feb. 7       Ruth                                                                 someone else’s body?! A                        positive results but we are starting the New Year in better
                  Ruth 1 - 4                                                      very cool thing happens                                                                                             1 hand towel
                                                                                                                                 shape then we ended the old one. Our Available Funds at
                                                                                  when we love Jesus Christ. We become a                                                                                  (15" x 25" up to 17" x 27". No kitchen towels)
Feb. 14           The Good Samaritan                                                                                             the end of December 2009 were $36,191. By the 13th of
                                                                                  part of him and he becomes a part of us!                                                                            1 washcloth
                  Luke 10:25 – 37                                                                                                January 2010 our Available Funds total was up to $62,994.
                                                                                  When we use our hands and feet to help                                                                              1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-size)
Feb. 21           The Four Friends                                                                                               Now, as your Finance Chairperson, you know that I would
                                                                                  other people, we become Jesus’ hands and                                                                            1 nail file or fingernail clippers
                  Mark 2:1 – 12                                                                                                  like to see this amount higher. A healthy Operational fund
                                                                 feet. When we pray for someone, we become Jesus’ heart.                                                                                  (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
                                                                                                                                 for this church would show a balance of $90,000 or better for
Feb. 28           A Love Letter                                  Noella and Shadrac live in the Republic of Congo in Africa.                                                                          1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
                                                                                                                                 our size of church. But let’s not quibble. We are certainly
                  1 Corinthians 13                               They have no mom or dad to love them, but because of the                                                                             1 toothbrush
                                                                                                                                 doing better to see this fund as high as it is.
                                                                 money you raise for them they have a safe place to live, good                                                                            (Single brushes only in original wrapper.
                                                                 food to eat, and an education with people who care for them.    We got some good news from the IRS recently too. The                     No child-size brushes)
                                                                 Noella, Shadrac and the other orphans who live with them        IRS have been telling us for months that we did not pay our          6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
     Live B.I.G. in FELLOWSHIP                                   love M&Ms! Whenever missionaries go to visit them, they         appropriate taxes for the 2nd quarter of 2009. We told them          $2.00 to purchase toothpaste and postage
Hey 5th and 6th Graders! For $1000 the answer is: A              always bring M&Ms. Noella and Shadrac only get one tiny         we did. They said prove it. Sometimes, with the IRS, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                  (NOTE: UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be
                                                                 M&M each day. Can you imagine only being able to have           are guilty until you prove yourself innocent. We did just
challenging, fun, hanging with friends, pizza, popcorn,                                                                                                                                           added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the
                                                                                                                                 that. In fact we did it so well that now the IRS sends us a
games and movie-kinda-day. The question? What is 5th/6th         one M&M? It costs $986 to support Noella and Shadrac for                                                                         product does not expire before they are sent.)
                                                                 one year. We want to support them for the next 2 years, so      letter saying they owe us money. We told them that wasn’t
Jeopardy Sunday??!!                                                                                                              true either so we will see how this finally works itself out.    Important Kit Assembly Information (Please follow the
                                                                 our goal is $1972.00. We can do it!! Ask mom or dad if you
Mr. Stratton and Mr. Lee challenge you to test your skill                                                                                                                                         instructions exactly)
                                                                 can do extra chores around the house and ask your neighbors     Our 2010 budget is being presented to the Ad. Council
and knowledge of all things Sunday School on Sunday              if you can do something for them in return for a donation for   tonight and it is not a great one. It has a deficit of about     All items included in kits must be NEW items.
March 7 at 9:25am. Hang with your friends after Jeopardy         Shadrac and Noella. Don’t forget to pray for Noella and         $39,000. However, by controlling costs and cutting out some      All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them
for more games, pizza, popcorn and a movie! Information          Shadrac. They will know that Jesus loves them very much         of our high expense items, we might be able to bring that        usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules
will be available in your classroom as to the movie you’ll see   and they are not alone. Remember that you are not alone and     deficit down. Plus, if we can keep our expenses in 2010 close    often govern product entry into international countries, it is
and what time it will be over – usually around 1:30pm.           Jesus loves you too. Very, very much.                           to 2009 levels, we will do ok. I’ll let you know in next         important that kits contain only the requested items - nothing
                 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Friendship Club:        Sunday School Craft and “Annie’s” Bake Sale                     month’s report. Until then, when you say your prayers at         more.
                                                                                                                                 night put in a good word for the church.
                 4th Grade, you’re invited to join the 5th/6th   Sunday February 21 between services (10:30am –                                                                                   Do not include any personal notes, money or additional
                 graders AFTER Sunday school for games,                     11:30am) in the Fellowship Hall! Don’t                         Prayerfully, Robert W. Rothwell,                       materials in the kits. These things must be painstakingly
                 pizza, popcorn and a movie on March 7!                     miss Sunday school during the month of                              Chairperson Finance                               removed and will delay the shipment.
                 Get to know Mr. Lee and Mr. Stratton                       February! Your class will make things this
                 and the kids you’ll be in Sunday school                    month to sell and all the money raised will
                 with next year!                                            go toward our $1972.00 goal.
                                                                                                                                                  C   ondolences to the family of
                                                                                                                                                      Jane Halverson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Proposition 1 supports the following in the Kent SD:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Transportation services
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Smaller elementary class sizes
                  Blood Drive -                                                                                                                                                                     Extra help to address larger class sizes in
                                                                 United Methodist Men                                                                                                                    middle & high schools
                  Tuesday, February 2nd                                        The UMM breakfast meeting this month is                      Don’t Forget to Vote!                                   Additional classroom supplies
                  in the Fellowship Hall.                                      scheduled for Saturday, February 13th at 8am                 Tuesday, February 9th, 2010                             Music and drama programs
                  1:00 to 3:00 PM and 4:00 to 7:00 PM.                         in the Fellowship Hall. All men are invited to                Proposition 2 allows the Kent School District          Extra curricular programs such as: athletics
Be a friend and donate blood for those who are in need.                        attend.                                                       to continue paying the cost of maintaining the         Safety officers in our schools
There is an appointment sign-up sheet by the coffee bar in                                                                          technology tools used by the students and teachers              Clean, healthy, and well-maintained schools and
Fellowship Hall. Remember to eat a meal before you donate.                                                                          on a daily basis.                                                    classrooms                              Leslie Hamada
Any questions, call Pam Cunningham at 253-508-4382.
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                  Lenten SOUP SUPPER                                                   Connections                                         Shrove€Tuesday€Pancake€Supper€                                                         Sky€High€
                  and STUDY                                                                                                                                            th
                                                                                                                                      Tuesday,€February€16 €from€5:30€to€7:00pm€                                       —the€Trampoline€Place—€
                    Join Pastor Keat for “24 Hours That
                                                                                       Dinner
                                                                                                                                            Adult and Youth Volunteers will be cooking and                              Sunday, February 21 from 5:15-8:30
                    Changed the World”, a 7-week DVD-based                             Sunday, February 28, 5:30 pm
                    study by United Methodist pastor and                               Sponsored by Missions Committee &                members of the Youth Group will be on hand to serve.
                    author Adam Hamilton. Travel to the                                the Kent UMW                                     If you want to help with this event, please contact Ali.                          We’re going jumping with
Holy Land with Adam Hamilton to walk with Jesus on his
final day. Sit beside him at the Last Supper. Pray with him in                         Dinner Menu:                                                                                                                           Aldersgate UMC!
                                                                                                                                 Although€the€dinner€is€free,€there€will€be€an€opportunity€to€make€
Gethsemane. Follow him to the cross. Desert him. Deny                                  Hearty Stew with flat bread
                                                                                       "Dirt" Cake for dessert                      donations€to€our€Youth€Ministries€and€Youth€Mission€Fund.€€€
him. Experience the Resurrection.                                                                                                                                                                                      Sky High is in Bellevue, and we’ll
Sundays, February 14 – March 28, 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Soup           Program: A Night in Sudan                                                                  About Shrove Tuesday:                                      carpool from church. We’ll leave at
Supper at 5:30pm. Class members will be asked to take turns      Speaker: Jok, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who now lives       Shrove Tuesday is the last Tuesday before Lent begins. Traditionally this is a        5:15 and be back about 8:30pm.
bringing the soup, the rolls, or the dessert for everyone each   in Tacoma. He will tell his story of fleeing his home and                                                                                             Look for a sign-up sheet on the
week. Study 6:50pm – 7:00pm.                                                                                                     time to celebrate and use up all the fat and rich ingredients like butter, eggs
                                                                 joining the Lost Boys. This will be a great opportunity to                                                                                            youth bulletin board, including
Cost is $2.00 (covers cost of DVD) unless you would like         hear first hand from one of the Lost Boys.                     and sugar before the austerity of Lent. Thus, pancakes have become the usual
                                                                                                                                  fare for this day, traditionally cooked using the last of the grease in the jar.     liability waiver that is required by
one of the books that accompany this study.                      A free will offering will go to Jok’s foundation.                                                                                                     SkyHigh. The cost is $24 for two
Hardback chapter book:                     $13.45                Movie: Rebuilding Hope                                                                                                                                hours of jumping, but our funds our
40 Days of Reflection Devotional book:      $8.75                                                                                                             Simple€Supper€&€Youth€Group€                             youth have raised will pay $9
                                                                 "Rebuilding Hope" is directed by Jen Marlowe of Seattle,
                                                                 had its World Premier at Seattle's Grand Illusion Theater                                                    €(5:45-8pm,€Fellowship€Hall)€            towards each of the first 20 youth
                       Bunco Night                               last fall. It is the story of Bol Deng, Koor Garang, and       7.......... 3:15-when€the€game€is€over,€Super€Bowl€Party€€
                       Friday March 12th, 7:00pm!                                                                                                                                                                      that sign-up. Scholarships are also
                                                                 Garang Mayuol who fled their homes in South Sudan due to                   at€Jim€and€Vanessa€Funk’s€
                                                                 civil war. They became part of a group of thousands of other                                                                                          available—just talk to Ali.
                       The perfect opportunity to invite                                                                        14 ........ Valentine’s€Day€Activities€
                       your friends and neighbors to get         children with a similar story, nicknamed "The Lost Boys &
                                                                                                                                21 ........ Sky€High—see€details€top€right€                                           Summer€2010€Youth€Mission€€
                       acquainted with our church in a           Girls of Sudan". Now in their twenties, they returned to
                                                                 Sudan to discover whether their villages and families have                                                  28 ...... 5:30pm—                                Info€Meeting€
                       “non-church” environment! Bunco                                                                          Confirmation€€
                       is an easy-to-learn game of luck that     survived, what the country's current situation is, and how                                                  Connections€Dinner:€€                   Sunday,€February€21€,€Noon-1pm€
                                                                                                                                (9:25-10:45am,€Rm.€18/19)€
moves fast and assures that everyone gets a chance to meet       they can help their community rebuild after decades of                                                      A€Night€in€Sudan,€Then€
                                                                                                                                7.......... NO€GROUP€POD€MEETING€€
each other before the game is over.                              devastating civil war. Their journey sheds light on what the                                                “Alternative”€Worship€               Come€find€out€about€our€Summer€
                                                                 future holds for the country in its precarious struggle for    14 ........ NO€CLASS€                        for€Youth€group                      Mission€Week!€Lunch€provided€if€you€
Save the date and look for final details in upcoming
                                                                 peace, development and stability.                              21 ........ Class€#15—Spiritual€Disciplines€                                                RSVP€by€February€17th!€
Opportunities and March’s Newsletter.
                                                                                                                                            continued€prayer,€                                                              Meet€in€Room€18/19.€
                                                                                                                                            meditation,€€€                                                                  Questions?€€
       Nancy Maimone, Director Children’s
                                                                                    RAP News                                                journaling,€etc.€                                                               Contact€Ali€Box€
                                                                                  RAP (Retired Active Persons) Bible Study      28 ....... Class€#16—€
                 and Adult Ministries
                                                                                  meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00am.                      A€Life€in€the€Spirit€
      (253) 852-3900, nmaimone@kentmethodist.com
                                                                                  The next RAP luncheon will be on                                                                                                           Claim€the€Life€€
                                                                 February 23rd. After the potluck, our guest speakers will be                                                   Bell€Choir€(music€room)€                  (9:25-10:30,€Youth€Room)€
                                                                 Dr. Lippman, heart specialist for Multi Care and Pam Kozu      Praise€Team€(IN€ROOM€17)€                7.......... 4:15-5:45pm€Rehearsal€
                 I Care Breakfast Fellowship                                                                                                                                                                               7€€.......€Worship€Together—€
                                                                 from Tacoma General. They will discuss our hearts and the      7.......... Practice€from€11AM-11:50AM€€ 14 ........ 4:15-5:45pm€Rehearsal€
                I Care Breakfast Fellowship is starting a        difference between men & women concerning heart attacks                                                                                                              NO€CLASS€
                                                                                                                                14......... Practice€from€11AM-Noon€&€   21 ........ 4:15-5:45pm€Rehearsal€
                new study, "Porch Talk" by Philip                and strokes.                                                                                                                                              14 ........Promise—Scripture€€
                                                                                                                                            Lead€Worship€at€Youth€Group€ 27 ....... 10-11:30am€Rehearsal€
                Gulley. Gulley is a Quaker and is co-pastor                                                                                                                                                                21 .......Promise—Laughter€
                of Fairfield Friends Meeting near                                                                               21 ........ Practice€from€11AM-Noon€€    28 ....... Play€for€both€services,€€              28 ......Promise—Community€
                Indianapolis. In "Porch Talk" he has                               New Study Begins                             28 ....... Practice€from€11AM-Noon€€                 no€afternoon€rehearsal€
written stories of decency, common sense, and other                                Monday, February 8th
endangered species.
                                                                                  You are invited to join the Rothwell
Come and enjoy this lighthearted book at I Care                                   Caring Growth Group for a new Adam
Breakfast.
Breakfast We meet each Wednesday morning at 8:00am               Hamilton Bible study. It is “24 Hours that Changed the                                            9............. Youth Council                   Save the date for our Youth Camping
at the Bittersweet Restaurant, 211 First Ave. S. in Kent. We
also read the Upper Room devotion for the day. We have
                                                                 World”. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Mondays
                                                                 beginning February 8th at Bob and Jane Rothwell’s home,                                           12-14 ..... Confirmation Retreat                 Trip to Millersylvania State Park
prayer and send cards to people listed on the Prayer Chain.
We welcome new members anytime. Come join us for a
                                                                 13013 SE 247th Place, Kent, WA. You give them a call at,
                                                                 253-631-6715, if you are interested in this study. Bob and
                                                                                                                                                                   19-21 ..... SUMYT Retreat
                                                                                                                                                                   28 .......... Fill Easter Eggs @ Youth Group        August 15-18, 2010
good breakfast and good fellowship.                              Jane hope that you will join them.
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   Just some of many Friendly Faces you’ll find at Youth Group on Sunday nights!
                                                                                                                                          Tuesday                              February 2       Thursday                                        February 18
                                                                                                                                          Executive Meeting                      12:30pm         Lydia Morning Circle                              10:00am
                                                                                                                                          Location: Room 18-19 (Fellowship Hall)                  Location: Gayle Woods’ Home
                                                                                                                                          Tuesday                              February 9                    23814 141st Lane SE, Kent
                                                                                                                                          Susanna Wesley Circle                   7:00pm          Book Study: Having a Mary Heart in a
                                                                                                                                 Location: Pat Hoeper                                                        Martha World by Joanna Weaver
                                                                                                                                            762 Hilltop Ave. N., Kent                             Contact: Benny Lou Pierce 425-226-5684 &
                                                                                                                                            253-852-7295                                                     Bartholda Manderville 206-870-8540
                                                                                                                                 Program: The Beauty and Courage of the Sudan                   Thursday                                      February 25
                                                                                                                                            by Linda Beher                                       Ruth Circle                                     12:30pm
                                                                                                                                 Circle Chair: Linda Mills 253-859-2964                           Location: Church
                                                                                                                               Tuesday                                        February 16         Co-Hostess: Dona Ackerson, Evelyn Martin
                                                                                                                                General Meeting                                12:00noon          Circle Chair: Edith Hall, 253-395-4777
                                                                                                                                 Location: Fellowship Hall                                        Book Study: Jesus’ Parables of Discipleship
                                                                                                                                 Program: Pledge Opportunity Service                                         by Janet More
                                                                                                                                 Leaders: Imogene Sullens                                       Other Events
                                                                                                                                 Hostess: Ruth Circle                                            February 13: Leadership Training,
                                                                                                                                 Childcare provided! Everyone is invited to attend.                8am-1pm @ Aldersgate UMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                 February 16: Advocacy Day @ Olympia
                                                                                                                                                                                                 February 17: Ash Wednesday


                                                                                                                                           Join “Songs of Praise” in                                            Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Network
                                                                                                                                           Their Music Ministry                                                 Presents their 8th Annual Gathering
                                                                                                                                           “Songs of Praise” had a wonderful sing-a-long
                                   “Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,                                    visit with the residents of Aegis of Kent (a care                    DON'T BOX ME IN
                                                                                                                                           facility) in January. There were thirteen of us!                     Diversity in Gender & Sexuality
                                                                             self-
                                  it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily                    We visit the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00-                           Sunday, February 21, 2010
                             angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but                         3:30pm. Please join us in this KUMC outreach ministry.                          1:15 p.m. - 7:45
                                                                                                                               For more information, you may call Benny Lou Pierce at
                              rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes,                         425-226-5684.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Puyallup United Methodist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1919 West Pioneer Avenue, Puyallup, WA 98371,
                                             always perseveres. - I Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV                                                                                                                            (253) 845-0547
                           What is love? Love is caring for someone, wanting to be near them, & wanting to share with          Mission Moment                                                    In a nation and culture focused on sex and all the
                           them. It means treating them with special care because they mean so much to you.                              Do all the good we can, by all the means                emotional baggage attached to that topic, more people are
 Why practice love? Without love people would be very lonely. When people know they are loved they are more kind.                        we can, in all the ways we can, in all the              trying to understand themselves and those they know or
                                                                                                                                         places we can, at all the times we can, to all the      love who identify as gay or straight or bisexual or trans or
 Love is contagious. When you love God, you can feel God’s love for you. When you love yourself, you have more love to give.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 gender fluid. It's becoming obvious that the world has way
 How do you practice love? You practice love by allowing yourself to feel love. Ways to show love: sharing—your                          people we can, as long as ever we can."                 more shades of grey than true black or white. If you have
 belongings, your time, yourself, showing compassion for others and wanting the best for them. You can show your love to                 John Wesley                                             been curious about these issues, here is a place to ask your
 God by being loving to all that God created in love.                                                                                                 KOINONIA                                   questions about gender, sexuality and how the wide diversity
 Talk about this: What would LOVE look like if…                                                                                                                                                  of gender and sexuality are encompassed within a Christian
                                                                                                                               My mission assignment is to serve KOINONIA Ecumenical             community.
     h You started to get upset with yourself about something you have done?                                                   Presence and Service, an ecumenical organization created in
     h You want to do something thoughtful when your father is sick?                             Youth Ministry                1994 in Rio de Janeiro. KOINONIA's programs work with
                                                                                                                               traditional black communities in urban and rural areas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Keynote Speakers: Margaret Robinson speaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bisexuality; Tom Odegard speaking on Intersexuality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on

     h Another person is acting cranky?                                                           Staff Corner                 agricultural workers, and health agents working with people       Registration: $30 per person/$15 for students if postmarked
     h You notice a baby bird has fallen out of its nest?                                                                      living with HIV/AIDS. My work focus is two main areas:            by 02-13-10 ($35 per person at the door).
                                                                                                  Breakfast Meeting            the promotion of gender equity, both at the institutional and     Scholarships/Financial Assistance available. Childcare (pre-
 Affirm the virtues of LOVE: within you Say…                                                                                   program levels, and strengthening relationships with              registration only). Registration includes dinner.
                                                                                                        February 28
   “I am a loving person. I show my love with thoughtful acts, kind                                        8-
                                                                                                      from 8-9:15am
                                                                                                                               churches, ecumenical networks, social movements and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information and schedule, check out the poster at
                                                                                                                               networks of civil society, both in Brazil and internationally.
      words and affection. I treat others as I want to be treated.                                  (let me know ASAP                           Marilia Schuller, missionary,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the literature table in the Narthex. You will find registration
                                                                                                                                                                                                 forms on the table too. Questions: Call Bartholda
   I love God and all the God has created, including myself.”                                      if you want childcare)                         Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                         Manderville, Registrar, 206-870-8540.
      Sunday                 Monday                 Tuesday              Wednesday            Thursday                 Friday               Saturday

                       1                       2                    3                    4                      5                      6
                       8:30am .. Rehabs      10:00am .RAP Bible 8:00am .. I Care         9am-12pm MDO         9am-12pm MDO             9:30am...Walking
                                  Mtg.                Study                Breakfast     2:15pm .. Disciple 2                                     Club
                       1:30pm .. RRO Mtg. 12:30pm.UMW            9am-12pm MDO                      CL                                  10:00am . Al-Anon
                       7:00pm ....Boy Scouts          Executive 3:00pm .. “Songs of      3:45pm .. Memorials                           4:00pm ... Cub Scouts
                       7:00pm .. Rothwell             Board Mtg.           Praise”                 Mtg.
                                  CGG         1-7pm Blood Drive 5:45pm .. Music Mtg.     7:00pm .. Brooks
                                                 Break 3-4pm     6:30pm .. Crowle                  CGG                                  Jr. High/
                                             7:00pm...Social               CGG           7:00pm .. Cushman                               Middle
                                                      Outreach   7:00pm .. Sanctuary               CGG
                                                                           Choir RH      7:00pm .. SPRC Mtg.
                                                                                                                                         School
                                                      Mtg.
                                             7:00pm...Trustees                                                                         @ Indianola
                                                      Mtg.

7                      8                       9                    10                   11                     12                     13
                                                   Election Day                                                                        8:00am...Men’s
    Souper Bowl        6:30pm .. Russell                          8:00am .. I Care       9am-12pm MDO           9am-12pm MDO
                                               10:00am .RAP Bible                                                                                Breakfast
     Luncheon                     CGG                                       Breakfast    2:15pm .. Disciple 2
                                                        Study                                                                          9:30am...Walking
 after both services   7:00pm ....Boy Scouts                      9am-12pm MDO                     CL
                                               7:00pm...Susanna                                                                                  Club
11:00am .Sanctuary     7:00pm .. Building                         7:00pm .. Sanctuary    7:00pm .. Finance                             10:00am . Librarians
         Choir Sings              Mtg.                  Wesley CR           Choir RH               Mtg.
                                               7:00pm...Youth                                                                                    Mtg.
3:15pm.. Youth         7:00pm .. Rothwell                                                                                              10:00am . Al-Anon
         Super                    CGG                   Council
                                                        Mtg.                                                                           8:00pm ..Starlight
         Bowl Party                                                                                                                              Sound
No Simple Supper or                                                                                                                              Dance @
  Youth Group                                                                                                                                    Gig Harbor
                                                                                                                                                 UMC




14                                             16                   17
                       15                   Newsletter Deadline     8:00am...I Care      18                     19                     20
9:25am .. Sanctuary
                      Office Closed         10:00am RAP Bible                Breakfast   9am-12pm MDO        9am-12pm MDO              9:30am... Walking
          Choir Sings
                      7:00pm ... Boy Scouts           Study         9am-12pm MDO         10:00am Lydia CR                                        Club
No Confirmation CL
                      7:00pm.. Investment 12:00pm UMW               6:30pm ..Crowle      12:00pm Ecumenical                            10:00am ..Al-Anon
5:30pm ..Lenten
                                 Club                 Gen. Mtg.              CGG                  Mtg.                                 1:00pm....Cub Scout
          Study
                                                      & Lunch       6:30pm ..Sanctuary   2:15pm.. Disciple 2                                     Banquet
7:00pm .. Bollinger/
                                               Shrove Tuesday                Choir RH             CL
          Stierwalt
                                               Pancake Supper          Ash Wednesday     7:00pm.. Brooks
          CGG
                                                   5:30pm                  Service                CGG
                                            6:00pm .. Quilt Guild          7:00pm        7:00pm.. Cushman
                                            7:00pm .. Admin.                                      CGG
                                                      Council

21                     22                      23                   24                   25                     26                     27
11:00am. Sanctuary 6:30pm.. Russell            10:00am RAP Bible 8:00am...I Care         9am-12pm MDO           9am-12pm MDO           9:30am... Walking
          Choir Sings            CGG                     Study             Breakfast     12:30pm Ruth CR        4:00pm ... Cub Scout             Club
12:00pm Youth         7:00pm ... Boy Scouts    12:00pm RAP         9am-12pm MDO          2:15pm.. Disciple 2               Banquet     10:00am ..Al-Anon
          Mission                                        Luncheon 7:00pm ..Sanctuary              CL                                   10:00am. Youth &
          Trip Mtg.                                      & Program         Choir RH      7:00pm.. Child/                                         MC Bells
5:15pm .. Sky High                             7:00pm .. H.O.M.E.                                 Family                                         Rehearsal
          Youth                                                                                   Council
          Outing                                                                                  Mtg.
No Simple Supper                                                                         7:00pm.. Worship
5:30pm .. Lenten                                                                                  Mtg.
          Study
28                                                                       EVERY SUNDAY THIS MONTH                       What Does It Mean?
8:00am .. Youth                                                              (unless otherwise noted)              CGG ..Caring Growth Group
          Ministry                                                       9:25 & 11:00am Worship Service              CR ..Circle Meeting
          Staff Mtg.                                                  9:25am.. Sunday School for                     CL ..Class
9:25am .. Sanctuary                                                            children and youth               H.O.M.E. ..Housing Outreach
          Choir                                                       9:25am.. Confirmation                                Mobilization Effort
11:00am. SS                                                          11:00am.. Praise Team Practice                MDO ..Mom’s Day Out
          Teachers’                                                   3:00pm.. Children’s Handbells                  RH ..Rehearsal
          Mtg.                                                        3:00pm.. Disciple 1 Class                     RRO ..Race to Reach Out
      5:30pm                                                          4:15pm.. AG Ringers                           RAP ..Retired Active Persons
Connections Dinner                                                    5:45pm.. Simple Supper                       SPRC ..Staff/Parish Relations
5:30pm .. Lenten                                                      6:15pm.. Youth Group                                 Committee
          Study                                                       6:30pm.. Grief Share                         UMM ..United Methodist Men
7:00pm .. Bollinger/                                                                                               UMW ..United Methodist Women
          Stierwalt
          CGG