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Beulah Beacon Beulah United Methodist Church July 2009 s the 227th session of the Virginia Annual Conference met, we gathered around the A theme: “More Diverse People.” Our Beulah delegation and I felt blessed to be participating in such a rich gathering of people, songs, languages, and witnesses of God’s also ask for your prayers for our youth mission trip to Greenville, South Carolina, as well as prayers for our love for us all in his Son, Jesus Christ. God blesses us to welcome and be welcomed! recent graduates. I mentioned in a sermon that the Galilee Youth Choir’s participation in the appointment To learn from the past is also very service brought back memories of the welcoming Galilee (an African-American important. Over the past year I have congregation) and my family shared over forty years ago. Appointment fixing times can be learned about and experienced many filled with memory and with hope. As we were all “sent forth” in ministry from conference, traditions of Beulah like the fall Bazaar, three bishops blessed us, each in their native tongue. apple fest, living nativity, fish supper on Maundy Thursday, kits for Conference Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, Korean-American, serving the Chicago Area: and many other wonderful activities that May the perfect, gathering love of God drive all fear from our hearts and strengthen make Beulah so special. Yet I have also us to serve. been privileged to experience God doing Bishop Nhanala from Mazambique: a “new thing” at Beulah through the May the redeeming love of Jesus burn in our lives so that we can't help but be Community Dinner, Operation witnesses to the Gospel. Sharehouse, the bus ministry, and other And our Bishop Charlene Kammerer: vital ministries. I am excited by the May the transforming love of the Holy Spirit draw us forth as we go beyond these power of God’s Holy Spirit guiding our walls. mission to make disciples for the Then we all responded: transformation of the world. To God be all honor, power, and glory. Amen. I am thankful for what God has done Your Pastor, Joe T. Carson III through Beulah. I am thankful for what . God is doing in our lives and at Beulah J oin me as we get ready for an exciting week of adventure, discovering God's presence, power, love, life and care. On August 2nd, the sanctuary and the church grounds will be transformed into a swampy bayou as we prepare for this year's Vacation Bible School through the outreach ministries of our church right now. I look forward with anticipation and hope for what God is program - "Crocodile Dock"! Each evening will begin with dinner being served from 5:30- leading us to do together at Beulah 6:00. At 6:00 everyone (adults and children) will gather in the sanctuary for an opening Church, where for over one hundred celebration featuring fun and upbeat songs and silly skits. By 6:30 everyone will be twenty six years in this community, separated into their own individual programs (preschool, elementary and adult). The Beulah Church has been, continues to be, program will end nightly at 8:00. This is a great opportunity for families to be together and and will be a beacon of light and hope in also for multi-generations to gather together in fellowship and discipleship. Watch your sharing the love and grace of Jesus bulletin for details and updates and mark your calendars. I guarantee you this will be a Christ. Blessings, Pastor Ben week "swamped" with fun! Dianna Hastings Save the Date! 2009 Financial Report 10th Annual Beulah Gifts Received Budget Needs Net UMC Benefit Golf May 18 – June 21 $ 47,982 $ 62,540 -$14,558 Tournament Jan. 1 thru June 21 $295,089 $312,700 -$17,611 Monday, Oct. 12, Meadowbrook CC Christmas Cantata Choir 10:30-11:45 Registration, Range Open, The Beulah UMC Christmas Cantata Choir will begin rehearsals Lunch; 12:00pm Shotgun Start on Thursday evening, September 10 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship $300 per Foursome, includes: golf, cart, Hall. This year the choir will perform Journey of Promise by Joseph refreshments, contest prizes, and lunch. Martin. The dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, December 10. We It’s not too early to be thinking about will perform the cantata on Sunday, December 13 at the 8:30 and your team or to invite your friends and 11:00am worship services. All singers are welcome! neighbors to organize a team, donate door prizes, or be a hole sponsor for $100. Entry forms are available in the office, or A wise person told me that newsletter writing should focus on the future rather than the past. I think that is good advice because as followers of Christ, our God is one who “makes all things new.” I am looking forward to my second year of appointment at Beulah call Barbara Chapman, 706-4644. Hole Sponsors to date: UMC. Thank you for your prayers and presence that I felt as I was commissioned as a Mariners Class, Barbara Chapman, provisional elder at Annual Conference. I am so blessed by your support and Brian and Sarah Cole, Wesleyan-Stratton encouragement in ministry and the ordination process of The United Methodist Church. I Fellowship Page 2 Beulah Beacon July 2009 July 1 Doris Jackson, 5 Linda Wadkins of me, and I thank you for that! I can’t wait to Bonnie Ramey see what my future holds, and to use what I 2 Alec Sadler, Ken The Bereavement Committee learn to help others! Love, Lindsey R. Taylor Brooks, Joie Jones, Jackie Geiger The team would like to thank everyone Dear Beulah Family, I just wanted to thank 3 Brandon Grizzard, Gary Mitchell, who has helped with the five receptions you for your continued support of the LeAnne Cox hosted here so far this year. We would also scholarship program and for you generosity in 4 Carl Griggs like to request your help in securing ceramic providing me with the Lane Memorial 5 Jim Eads, Michael Boraski, Nathaniel white and glass serving bowls to be used in Scholarship this year. Your support means so Ezell, John Geiger serving hot vegetables and cold dishes. much to me, and I look forward to being a 6 Cherie Spencer, Chuck Salmon Contact the office if you can help. good representative of BUMC in each of my 7 Cheri French endeavors. Love, Sarah Hall 8 Karen Phillips, Linda Frazier, Peggy See With Gratitude Dear Beulah UMC, I am so honored to again 9 Caren Chamberlain, Bob Casler, P.T. Thank you for your concerns, prayers, calls receive a scholarship from the church. This is Holmer, Louise Peake, Brooks Taylor and cards during my recent visit to the my last year at school and I plan to make the 10 Judy Seamster, Harriett Loving hospital. Pastor Joe’s visit was most most of it to show you how much four years 11 Penny Coe, Sherry Harris, C.A. Cook, appreciated. I’m expecting great improvement of scholarships helped me to succeed. Thanks Tiff Armentrout, Kim Fitzgerald, Patsy with the improved circulation to my brain. It so much again. God bless. Lauren Brooks Hayder, Evelyn Beasley is always a comfort to be a part of Beulah’s Dear Beulah Friends: On behalf of my family, 12 Stacey Beville, Benzie King loving and thoughtful family. Lucille Freeman I would like to offer our sincerest appreciation 13 Amber Petrohovich, Jerry Copley, Robin We would like to thank the church family, to Beulah for opening your doors and heart in Perdue, Donna Copley Pastor Joe, Pastor Ben, and Raymond Mays the unexpected loss of my Dad, John Woodlief. 14 Bertha Robertson, Lisa Morgan, Crystal for all the cards, calls, visits, and prayers for We extend a special thanks to Rev. Brown Finegan their daughter, Cheryl, as well as the two of O’Quinn and Beulah’s Bereavement 16 Jay Wright, Steve Grisham us. Skip and Rosemary Studebaker Committee for their kindness and generosity. 17 Linda Waterworth Thank you, Pastor Joe, for your prayers and May God bless each of you, 18 Pam Tyler, Stella Allen, Richard visits. Many thanks for the cards, calls, foods, Bridget & Ted Soyars Robertson, Rickey Blackard, Thomas and visits from my Beulah family while in the Dunnavant Hello Beulah family! I just want to say thank hospital and after getting home. Dick you for the scholarship. It was greatly 19 Todd Garrett, Shirley Williamson, Nancy appreciated his cards and visits while at Pugh appreciated. Thank you. Alex Ogunware Southerland Place, also. 20 Irv Wilson, John House, June Blevins, Rachel and Dick Ammons Thank you to Beulah Church for giving me a Ray Crews scholarship for a second year! It will be put to 21 Charlotte Thompson, Michelle Guarniere I want to thank you so very much for the visits, cards, meals, and especially prayers good use as I begin my second year at 22 Brandon Brooks, Charlene Parker, Matt Randolph-Macon, and as I seek to understand Jones, Jacob Griffith, Marcia Abernathy during my two recent surgeries. It was a difficult time for me and my Beulah family what God wants me to do with my life. 23 Laura Mustian, Mike Armentrout, Susanna Carson Timothy Goodrich overwhelmed us with their love and support. A special thank you to Pastor Joe for all the With reference to Pastor Ben’s editoral in the 24 Donna French visits, phone calls and funny stories when I June issue of the Beacon “The Psalms express 25 Paul Boos, Cindy Creasey, Sandra needed them the most. The Eads Family is the range of emotions that are inevitable in Sanderson, Pat Chappell blessed. Karen Eads life: joy, fear, praise, anxiety, depression, 26 Kathy Donovan, Jan Kean, Dorothy Many, many thanks to our beloved “Beulah hope and a whole gamut of other emotions.” House, Bobby Wadkins, Barbara Byers, family” for all the care, concerns, calls, and These were the ranges we experienced over John Hughes cards during Mike’s latest (and final we the past several months of Lew’s life. We 27 Roberta Herndon, Aimee Crocker, Pat hope), hip replacement surgery. The hospital were comforted by your prayers, cards and Crocker, Cathy Witherspoon, Jean visits, prayers and support from Pastors Joe visits −especially especially our two Fulghum, James Niles, Jimmy Hart and Ben helped so much and, once again, the wonderful pastors, and gained the strength to 28 Lee Goff, Wick Dyckes, Shirley Pfeil, Wesley-Stratton Fellowship is so precious in see them thru. In all, we give thanks. Blake Soyars, Tom Anderson every way. God bless our church. Shell Troxell and family 29 Debra Burris, William Dudley 30 Craig House, Jeffrey Walsh, Lisa Geneva, Mike & Scott Harris Beulah thanks you. We appreciate the Davidson I want to thank you for all your support when dedication of those who helped start the 31 Russ Parrish, Jean Lane my mother died; also, for your care and cleanup of Beulah’s woods on the workday, August 1 Michelle Wagner, Heather Taylor, concern during my ICD operation. Your June 13. as well as those who provided Crystal Grady, Della Delbridge, Glenn prayers, calls, cards, and food were greatly sandwiches and other lunch items, and Magee, Bernice Clarke appreciated. A special thanks to our pastors, those who organized and oversaw serving 2 Tim Thomas, Margaret Schools, Walter Joe and Ben, Their phone calls, visits, and the lunch. You accomplished a lot. You Coleman, David Conner, Tom Chappell, prayers helped me so much. may have started the transformation of the Ann McCutcheon, John Hall, Jason Love in Christ, Jackie Corde woody area and field into Beulah’s own Davis, Michelle Spencer, John Sherrill, Friends and Family at Beulah, Thank you so park that can provide new opportunities for Melanie Knowles, Lois Quaiff much for awarding me one of the scholarships ministry. 3 Martha Vaughn again this year. It means so much to me, and I 4 Marcia Lee, Louise Coleman, Aili am proud to be a representative of our church Lenhart, Julia Grisham in this way. You have all been so supportive Page 3 Beulah Beacon July, 2009 July Calendar the first time in a while, we will be camping Thanks to the Springdale residents, Hazel Wednesdays/Thursdays–AM Bible Studies at T. Brady Saunders which shall be a great Beninghove, Elizabeth Quaiff, Norma Tyler , 6-11 Youth Summer Mission Trip new experience for most of our younger Harriet and Jim Loving for opening their 6 Office closed for 4th of July holiday scouts. Adam Kerr, Troop Scribe lovely homes to our Beulah friends from Lucy 9 Hugging Hearts Corr, Dale Duffy, Myrtle Langford and Mary 12 Youth Worship & Fellowship The Girl Scouts Hendrickson on June 2. The visit was such a 14 Life Line Screening; Finance Committee Girl Scout Troop 228, sponsored by BUMC, joyous time and the treat gift bags were so 15 Youth Bible Study appreciated. The companions, June Weaver, was very busy during the 2008-2009 school 23 Hugging Hearts Anne Williams, and Gloria Bradmon also year. They hosted a birthday party for several 26 Youth Worship & Fellowship enjoyed the afternoon and treats, too. A 27-31 Soccer Camp troops on November 1, 2008 in honor of the founder of the Girl Scout movement, Juliette picture of the day is on the bulletin board in 28 UMW Ice Cream Social the hallway. Gordon Low. Scott Spencer of “Parrots of Paradise” brought several exotic birds to the Much thanks to the Wesleyan-Stratton Lectionary: July Fellowship for their time, gifts and birthday event for girls and parents alike to 5th: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 refreshments to Lucy Corr, for a Bingo party hold and learn about. The younger scouts were Corinthians 12:2-10;Mark 6:1-13 introduced to old, classic Girl Scout songs, and on June 17. Fun was had by everyone. A 12th: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; were taught how to play games from the turn picture of this event is on the bulletin board in Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 of the century. There was also a craft session the hallway. 19th: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; where the girls made yarn dolls, a craft that Special thanks to Bob Childrey, David, Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 many girls in the troop learned on their trip to Christian, and Caitlyn Hastings for lifting and 26th: 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Juliette Gordon Low’s House in Savannah, loading 60 very heavy boxes (containing 660 Ephesians 3: 14-21; John 6:1-21 GA in July. The evening was capped off with a conference kits) into Bob Childrey’s van, magnificent birthday cake and other Friday June 12. How wonderful to see that “Beulah’s Best” TRIPS refreshments. van full of UMCOR kits going to Annual 2009 July 1 (Wed): Fredericksburg-“Pajama Troop 228 was happy to be able to help conference. Thank you, Game”; August 4-5: Abingdon-Barter BUMC with their Bazaar by bussing the food P.S. Sorry, Dale, if you did not have any Theatre; Sept 28-30: Cape May, NJ; Oct 27 tables. The Holly Jolly Craft Fair for the room for a suitcase! June Weaver (Tues): Natural Bridge, Bedford D-Day Bensley Girl Scout Service Unit was held at Memorial; Dec 1(Tues): Outer Banks Beulah in December with troops bringing an Have you heard?.... Theatre-Christmas Show; Dec. 17-19: NY. assortment of food and crafts to sell to each ●Beulah United Methodist Women’s “Special 2010: Feb. 6 (Sat.): VA Beach-“Stand By other. The entrance fee was a donation of a toy Friend” died at The Hermitage on June 12. Your Man, The Tammy Wynette Story”; for a needy child (the toys were delivered to Mrs. Mary Wallenberg, who was born April Apr. 17 (Sat.): VA Beach-“The Sound of Sargeant Santa’s Workshop after the fair by a 26, 1926, was the daughter of a Methodist Music”; May 1- 6: Bermuda Cruise few scouts as part of their Girl Scout Bronze minister. She moved to The Hermitage in For trip info, call Ann Gould, 276-2264. Award.) In lieu of a toy, donations of hand March 2008, and Beulah UMW members lotions and other products were accepted as have visited her each month since that time. Mrs. Wallenberg’s health condition TOTAL # OF CONFERENCE part of a service project to help residents at Chippendale Assisted Living. necessitated her moving progressively from KITS COLLECTED FOR Independent to Assisted Living, and then to In January and April, girls from the troop UMCOR: ***660*** hosted two tea parties for Daisy and Brownie Health Care, where she was living at the time Blessings and thanks from the UMW of Troops. The girls were requested to bring can of her death. BUMC. goods and/or peanut butter to donate to a food ●Sherry Harris was honored at the 26th bank. Each girl received mementos at each of Annual Outstanding Youth Awards Boy Scouts Staying Busy the tea parties. program at L.C. Bird H.S. for serving the This year, two of troop 228’s Seniors, youths of Chesterfield Co. for the past 10 Over the past month, Troop 2880 has Christina Nestor and Jennifer Moore, earned years. volunteering with the Salem Church been serving the community in many ways. The Gold Award, the highest award in Girl M.S. PTA and Bird PTSA. Besides a very entertaining weekend camp ●If you are a veteran, spouse of a veteran, at Ryan Carter’s grandparents’ farm May Scouting. Christina Nestor, daughter of Sheila and Tony Nestor, focused her project on music or surviving spouse of a veteran, the Veterans 15, we are proud to say that all of our Administration has a “long term care policy” outings have been spent serving our in the schools and introducing young children to music. Jennifer Moore, daughter of Ernie which will directly pay you a monthly amount community. Saturday, May 23, we took a for your care needs. Go to and Paul Moore, focused on helping animal trip to the Veterans Cemetery to post www.veteranaid.org and check out “aid and shelters and the animals there, by organizing a miniature American flags at every collection of pet supplies in The Highlands attendance” for help in filing for this benefit. tombstone to show respect to our deceased neighborhood. Their Gold Award Ceremony ●At five minutes and six seconds after soldiers for Memorial Day. The very next was celebrated on May 16 in the BUMC 4:00am on the 8th of July this year, the time weekend we attended L.C. Bird High Fellowship Hall with family, friends, Troops and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09. This will School to help as much as possible and form the Service Unit, and an important guest never happen again in our lifetime! participate in raising money for the from the Girl Scout Council. American Caner Society’s Relay for Life. Troop 228 would like to take this time to As we close out the school year, we all are thank BUMC for all the love and support the very excited about our one week Summer congregation and staff has shown us. Camp vacation away from our parents. For Page 4 Beulah Beacon July, 2009 Prayer Calendar “We offer opportunities for recreation, faith development and cultural enrichment to young people in Hancock County, VA. This year we’ve been able to take our youth to the beach at Morehead City, N.C. They performed community service by working at the town’s Salvation Army Thrift Store. They had some time to play on the beach and enjoy themselves. They even went to the Outer banks to watch the wild ponies run.” Randy Hildebrant Church and community worker, based in Sneedville, TN Please pray for missions and missionaries in Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, West Indies, and also Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Maine. The prayer calendar is published annually by the General Board of Global Ministries. Virginia U. M. Advocate When I was a teenager, my father was serving the Methodist church in a town where his former college roommate was serving the Baptist church. Alternating between church buildings, they had Bible studies and special events for youth. That was my first experience of ecumenism, and I saw no reason why churches couldn’t always come together like that. Jesus prayed that his disciples (that includes us) would be one, and anything that brings us together across denominational lines enriches our lives and strengthens His Church. Read about it in the June issue. (And don’t miss the story of the Ferrum College students restoring a soccer field in Brazil and what they found there that kept them going!) The Advocate is available at the Welcome Center in the narthex. Subscribe at any time by calling their office at 521-1100. Barbara Tuttle, Beulah’s Advocate Representative All God’s Children Camp The camp for children of incarcerated mothers will be held for our area at Westview during the week of August 9-14. You can be a mentor, provide funds to send a child to camp, donate camping supplies, and/or give a child a ride to get there. Details are in your weekly bulletins. School of Christian Mission Men, women, youth, and children will come together at Blackstone to study mission issues in Sudan, Native American life, and how faith and food are linked. The weekend session is July 24-26, and the week session is July 27-30. The registration deadline is July 10, and forms are available on the “Upcoming Events” bulletin board in the narthex. Cost varies, and scholarships are available. (Contact Pat Owens, 757-464-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) Debbie Tuttle Phillips Debbie is the Education Coordinator at St. John’s Church, and she wants everyone to know that the re-enactments of the Patrick Henry speech are free every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 during the summer. Tickets are required and are given out beginning at 1:00. Also, Debbie portrays Eliza Poe for graveyard tours at 2:00 pm on the following Saturdays: July 11, Aug. 8, and Sept. 12. The cost is $6 adults, $5 seniors, and $4 children (under 7, free).
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