February 11, 2010 newsletter by tfs77260


									                                            First United Methodist Church                                 Dr. Ed Glaize
                                                        820 Belleville Avenue                                 Pastor
                                               Post Office Box 289   Brewton, AL 36427                     Leza Nelson
                                               Office (251) 867-8051 Fax: (251) 867-8557          Director of Christian Education
                                                Email: churchoffice@fumcbrewton.org                     & Youth Ministries
                                                                                                         Marina Chancery
                                                                                                         Music Director
                                                                                                       Barbara Comander &
                                                                                                          Linda McEwan
                                                            Our Mission
                                                            Seek God’s Children                          Mary Ellen Byron
                                                            Show Christ’s Love                               Pianist

                                                            Share God’s Word                               Carin Diercks
                                                                                                          Church Hostess
                                                            Send Disciples
                                                                                                          Sandi Carlson &
                                                            Serve the World                                Lanita Meadows
                                                                                                           Lillie Nearor,
                                                            February 25, 2010                          Nursery Coordinator

GodMoments. We all have them. We may not be aware of them, but we all have had them. The question is are we aware of
these GodMoments? Do we realize that God is really at work around us? Sometimes He works in very mundane ways.
Let me share a GodMoment with you. I was about to head off for my first semester to work on my doctorate at Wesley
Theological Seminary in Washington D C. I really didn’t want to go. You see, I was a young father and really didn’t want to be
away from my family. I was dreading going, even though getting my doctorate was something that I wanted to do. So I was doing
everything I could to get out of going. I tried to withdraw from the program, claiming that I really couldn’t afford it; then somehow
the money came in. I said that I really didn’t have time to go, I was too busy, too important, but then a friend in North Carolina
invited us up to baptize their first child and that gave me an “excuse” to get away.
However, I was still dreading the trip. But a week or so before I was to leave, some old friends came to town to visit. Andy and
Cheryl Dichter, who I had baptized and brought into the church before they moved to Washington DC, came back to Montgomery
for a visit. Andy had a temporary duty at Maxwell and Cheryl came down with him, and they asked me to eat breakfast with them.
While we were eating Cheryl said, “You know, I didn’t want to come down here. I thought it would be a lot of trouble. I had a lot
to do. I didn’t want to pay the extra money. So I delayed buying my plane ticket. Didn’t pack until the night before and was truly
dreading coming down here. But once I got down here, I am so glad that I have made the trip. I needed the time away. I have
seen so many dear friends. I have had a chance to see you again. I am glad God pushed me into coming down here. It has been
a blessing.”
Boom! Even though Cheryl didn’t realize it – she was describing what was going on with her – God was using her words to speak
to me. I could almost hear God saying – “Ed, just like Cheryl was blessed by her making her trip, so I will bless you on yours!
Pack your bags! Go! Have fun!“ That was a GodMoment. Nothing fancy. No lightning bolts. Just an awareness of God’s
working in my life.
Sylvia Peach is leading a committee that is asking people within our church to share their GodMoments – a time when you knew
that God worked in your life. If you would like to share a GodMoment, you can do so by emailing it to
fumcgodmoments@yahoo.com, or by writing it down and bringing it by the church office. The GodMoments Committee will
compile them and will begin getting them into the hands of church members on Easter Sunday. We hope to have our first group
of articles by March 21.
I look forward to be blessed by the GodMoments that you will share.
From one who has been blessed by God to another,

Ellen & Bob Hayes have linked our church and com-
munity to the needs of the homeless in Pensacola,             Relay for Life – We are having some
through the Water Front Mission. The mission sent             fundraisers for this worthy cause, we
the following note of thanks to the Hayes, which they         are asking you to help us by taking
have passed on to the church as an expression of part in all or some of them. We are in the proc-
gratefulness for the many who have contributed to ess of selling Die Cuts for $1 and Lap Bead
this cause.
                                                           Necklaces for $3. We are also selling Honey
Thank You . . .                                            Baked Hams for Easter. Please, see Leza Nel-
Dear Friends,
                                                           son for more information.
On behalf of the Waterfront Rescue Mission, I would
like to thank you for your extremely generous gift card                        A weekly seminar/ support group
and cash donation. The gift card was used to purchase                         for anyone grieving the death of a
300 pounds of assorted meats which will be used for                           family member or friend. Sessions
several different meals. This is a huge contribution and
                                                                              will include DVD seminars
we are truly grateful.
                                                           (about1/2 hour) by some of the nation's top
Sincerely, Natalie Smith
                                                           Christian experts on grief and may be attended at
                                                           any time during the 13 weeks. Classes will begin on
Dear FUM Friends,                                          Thursday, March 04, at 6:30pm, and will
No words can adequately express my eternal                 continue each Thursday until May 27. Group
gratitude to all of you for your kindness dur-             facilitators will be Judy Miller and Craig Peterson.
ing my recent surgery and rehab. When I was                Workbooks will be available for $12.00. Call the
low, your cards, phone calls and much more,                church office at 867-8051 for more information or
elevated my spirit and your prayers lifted me              to sign up.
up and sustained me day by day.
                                                                Beginning Monday, March 1, at 6:30pm,
I am joyful to be home and I hope to be back                    Kelly Wilson will teach all who are
with all of you real soon. I have missed you!                   interested how to knit and crochet with the
Love, Gladystine Parker                                         focus on making prayer shawls and
                                                                blankets for those who are sick or in
                                                      special need of prayer. Interested? Contact the
         Jason McFadden Medical Fund
                                                      church office or contact Kelly @ 334-804-1528 or
Jason McFadden is improving, but is still in need of
                                                      via email kelly36467@yahoo.com. A nursery can be
lots of prayer and his family is need of lots of sup- provided if persons who need one will make that
port. The family had no health insurance as Jason need known to either Kelly or to the church office.
lost his job late last year. The church is collecting
money to help with expenses or you may make
                                                        One Great Hour of Sharing, March 14
your contribution to:                                 One Great Hour of Sharing is one of the six church
Escambia County Bank                                  wide Special Sundays with offerings of The United
Attn: Lynn                                              Methodist Church. One Great Hour of Sharing
McFadden Fund – in Flomaton                            enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief
PO Box 601                                            (UMCOR) to live out its mission to alleviate human
Flomaton, AL 36441                                     suffering. UMCOR responds to natural or human
                                                              made disasters - those interruptions of such
We pray that the Lord will heal Jason completely
                                                             magnitude that they overwhelm a community's
and provide for his family’s every need.                         ability to recover on its own.

                  Be sure to set your clock                       Men’s Club Prayer Breakfast
                                                                   Sunday, March 7, at 8am
                     forward 1 hour on                              with speaker Bo Bell of
                         March 14!                                 New Beginnings Ministries
                   The Catholic                               We need volunteers to keep this
                    Church has                                important program going strong!
                     challenged                                      Call Leza to help.
                    FUMC to a
                    kickball tournament on
       March 7th at 1:00 at the YMCA.
            They have a lot of youth
         so we really need to step it up!                      Sunday, March 28, at 3pm
   K - 12th grade are invited to participate.
                                                                        Then at 6pm
    The cost is $12 which covers the cost of
   your t-shirt! You may buy your t-shirt for                 Flash Light Easter Egg Hunt
              this event at Jus Do.
    Hurry up and see Leza to sign up now!!
                                                                     The children are loving KIDMO!
                                                                    Kids, be sure to save all the “money”
            Red Wagons will be at the church                        you earned because the store will be
            entrances on the first Sunday of each                   open on Sunday, March 21, at 5pm.
            month, next one is March 7. Bring
            your canned food or cash donations
            to benefit the Community Food Pantry.      Monetary donations would be greatly appreciated
                                                      to help us stock the store. Be sure to write KIDMO
                                                               on the memo line of your check .
This year's mission trip will be to North Georgia
to help with the recovery in the aftermath of the
massive flooding that region experienced last       Easter Lilies - Honor or Memorialize a loved one
year. The dates for the trip are May 30—June        or friend by placing a lily in the Sanctuary on Easter
5. For persons who are interested in going, there
will be an informational meeting on Sunday,
                                                    Sunday, April 4. Envelopes will soon be placed in
March 7, at 4 pm in the Oxford Classroom. If        the pew racks for you to complete and return with
you cannot make the meeting, then please contact    your check by Monday, March 29. The cost is $18
Ellen Mantel at durwoodellen@bellsouth.net or       per lily.
Ed. You can make the difference in the lives of
people who have suffered much.
 Extraordinary Women Conference ‘E-Women             Ashley & Chad Daniel on the birth of a
 2010’ Embracing Powerful Peace’—April 9-10
                                                     daughter, Eleanor (Elly) Perry Daniel
          at Pensacola Civic Center.
                                                        on Wednesday, February 10.
               The cost is $89.
                                                             Proud grand parents are
 See Deborah Marriott for more information.
                                                              Craig & Kim Peterson!

           Guild, Tuesday, March 9, 2pm
                                                     February 28 Madeline Hildreth
        Circle II, Tuesday, March 16, 9:30am         March 07    Jodi Young
           Circle I, (lunch bunch) Tuesday,          March 14    Jennifer Clark
             location will be announced.
Sunday Schedule
Communion in the Chapel....................................... 9:15 am
Sunday School......................................................... 9:45 am
Worship & Children’s Church............................... 10:50 am
Mid. Hi Activities............................................ 4:30-6:00 pm
Children’s Activities .............................................. 5:00 pm
Adult Bible Studies ................................................. 5:00 pm
Sr. Hi Activities............................................... 6:00-7:30 pm
Hand Bell Practice................................................... 6:00pm
Wednesday Schedule                                                               From Our Church, New Requests:
Wednesday Dinner .......................................... 5:30-6:00 pm
Adult Program................................................ 6:00-6:30 pm       Frances Watson.
Children’s Program ......................................... 6:00-6:30 pm
Mid Hi Program .............................................. 6:00-6:30 pm
Sr Hi Program ................................................. 6:00-6:30 pm     Friends & Family Members:
Adult Chancel Choir Rehearsal ............................... 6:30 pm
                                                                                 Summer Sites, niece of Martha Corbin; Harry T. Weaver,
         Acolyte                                   Crucifer                      brother of Martha Corbin; Debbie White, friend of Everette &
02/28 Rose Morgan                                  Mary Chandler Nelson          Donna Price; Curtis Ray Parker, friend of Ann Biggs-Williams;
03/07 Ali Taylor                                   Abbi Roberts
03/14 Nelson Martin                                Tori Sims
                                                                                 Pam McGinnis, Amber Stephens, Devon Snelling, family Kay
                                                                                 Wilson; Jason McFadden, son of Evelyn and Glenn McFadden;
Children’s Church                                                                Bobby McWhorter, father of Bobi Rush; James McWhorter,
02/28 Ashley & Stacey Daugherty
03/07 Becki Breckenridge & Carol Graves                                          brother of Bobi Rush; Larry Boyett, brother of Evelyn Reynolds;
03/14 Bentley Martin & Brenda Roberts                                            Will Ellis, friend of Mary Catherine Luker; James Smith, uncle of
KidMo Helpers                                                                    Connie Pettis; Phillip Ellis, principal of WS Neal; Patricia
02/28 Melanie McGougin, Molly & Will Ruzic                                       Hammett, niece of Sue Andress; Gary Alexander, uncle of
03/07 Lauren Scarborough, Michelle Walker & Doug Gerety                          Alecia Glaize.
03/14 Carla Carpenter, Paula Gerety & Emmie Jernigan
Youth Snack Supper Home & Host
02/28 Home, Leza Nelson—Host, Janet Sharpe                                       Partner Church in Cameroon: The Bova 1 United Methodist
03/07 Home, Carmen Vickery—Host, Debbie Stokes                                   Church, Pastor David Njie.
03/14 Home, Maureen Edwards—Host, Anne Rilling
02/28 Anita Wall & Becky Lambert                                                 Missionaries in Cameroon: Rev. & Mrs. Nkemba and Mbwizu
03/07 Barbara Page & Lynda Leigh Stringfellow                                    Ndjungu
03/14 Ann Crosby & Cheryl Bagwell
02/28 Brenda & Tom Roberts
                                                                                 Others in Foreign Missions: Ben & Jenny Roberts, Carol &
03/07 Debbie & Sandy Hardee                                                      Tim Crawford.
03/14 Becky & Earl Lambert
Ushers for March                                                                 Military: Johnathan Wetzel; Michael Guinn; Major Mark Wall;
Phillip Parker, Jim Peach, Blanchard Marriott & Bob Hayes
                                                                                 Marty Beste; Robert A. Reynolds; Adam Glover; Joe Gardner;
Wednesday PM Youth Helpers                                                       Wesley Odom, (Iraq); Chris Brackin (Afghanistan); Randy Wag-
03/03 Carolyn & Jim Hart, Lorna Bland
03/10 Yancey & Emmie Jernigan, Doug Gerety                                       ner (Afghanistan); Andy Lee, (Afghanistan), Joshua Salter,
03/17 Bill & Sharon Morgan, Thad or Leigh Moore                                  (Afghanistan), Allen Price (Iraq).

Upcoming Meetings
Youth Council, Sunday, February 28, following worship service
Children’s Council, Wednesday, March 3, 6pm
Finance Committee, Monday, March 22, 5pm

 What’s Cookin’ ?
 March 03—Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans, Salad, Roll &, Dessert
 March 10— Turkey Breast, Dressing, Green Beans, Salad, Roll & Dessert

              Cost is $5 for Adults and Children through the 4th grade $3
                                  $20 limit per family.

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