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									                                               Missouri United Methodist Church
                                                     Sharing the life-changing love of Jesus Christ

                                                     MESSENGER
                                           204 S. Ninth StreetuColumbia, Missouri 65201-4899u573-443-3111 Web Site: www.moumc.orguJuly 23, 2009uVolume 22, No. 30




Worship
Services                  All Church Swim Party & Ice Cream Social
Three worship                       Bring something to share for the dessert’s top or bottom,
opportunities are
offered on Sunday,                        and we’ll supply the ice cream for the middle!
each with its
own special
character.
                                                                  Sunday, July 26th
                                                                   6:15 - 8:15pm
8:00 a.m.
McMurry                                                Oakland Park Family Aquatic Center
Chapel                                   Pool is reserved for MUMC members, guests, and VBS participants
Informal worship                                          $3 per person to cover expenses
with a personal
touch. Hymns                                       If swimming, one-piece swimsuits for all ages!
are by request,

                     VBS Missions Coffee with Judy
sharing prayer
concerns
is welcomed.                        Join us on Saturday, July 25, from10-11:30am, in the church par-
                                                                      	
                                                                      lor to hear Judy Atwood from the General Board of Global Ministries. She
8:50 a.m.                                                             is a Deaconess and Diaconal minister serving as a Church and Community
Sanctuary                                                             Worker and as the South Central Jurisdiction Mission Interpreter in Resi-
Worship that                                                          dence (MIIR). Judy will share about God’s work around the world through
includes a                                                            our gifts to the United Methodist Church. She facilitates interpreting the
children’s time.                                                      mission of the General Board of Global Ministries, particularly as it relates
Agape Singers                                                         to mission personnel and their support through Advance Specials with an-
provide joyful                                                        nual conferences, districts, and local churches. Judy also will share about
music                                                                 covenant relationships with United Methodist missionaries.
accompanied
by the Band;
children’s and
                                                                      Vacation Bible School - Songs & Fun
youth choirs
furnish
special music
on occasion.                   Children attending Vacation Bi-
                     ble School 2009 supported two mission
11:00 a.m.           projects: 1) raising money for P.E.T. (per-
Sanctuary            sonal energy transportation), the interna-
More formal          tional focus, and 2)bringing canned and
worship with         boxed food supplies for the Central Mis-
music from the       souri Food Bank, the local mission recipi-
Chancel Choir.       ent. On Sunday morning join with the
Worship also         children in raising funds for P.E.T. vehi-
includes a           cles that give mobility and independence
children’s time.     to children and adults who have lost lower
                     limbs due to wars or disasters. Each P.E.T.             Singing	with	the	4-year-olds            1st	&	2nd	graders	weave	a	“God’s	Eye.”
                     costs $250.
    The Pastor’s Corner by Pastor Jim Bryan
         ARE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE MORE DESTRUCTIVE?

	          I wonder how many of you caught Mel West’s op-ed piece in            more religious region, yet with higher statistical levels than the rest of
Sunday’s Tribune. You can look it up on-line if you didn’t. I think you         the state in these more destructive categories.
should.                                                                                    It seems that the relevance of who we are and what we do
           For years, we have observed that religious affiliation or de-        as disciples is crucial to the world we are creating around us. Is
gree of commitment has little effect on behavior. It seems to even have         religion being cast more and more onto the sidelines of life? Have
a negative effect. Reverend West compares areas of the world that               we settled for church membership as the sign of our faith and left
statistically have a higher interest and participation in religion with         discipleship behind? How can there possibly be a negative correla-
other societal measures of health and peace.                                    tion between religion and positive behavior?
           Examples: The United States with more than 60 percent                           I appreciate Reverend Mel West for bringing this alarm-
claiming religion very important has higher rates of homicide and in-           ing, backward situation to our attention. It gives us all great pause
carceration, drug abuse and teen pregnancies, alcoholism and divorce,           to Re-think church, ministry, and what it means to follow Christ.
than does the European Union with less that 10 percent of it’s people           How can we relate our hymns and prayers from Sunday morning to
claiming religion to be important to them. I knew the same puzzling             life on the street Monday through Saturday? How can we assure
correlation when I was pastoring in southwest Missouri, known as a              that our exercise of personal faith has a positive impact on our com-
                                                                                munity?
                                                                                                    Grace and peace,
    MUMC Notes
    News . . .
    •MUMC youth performing in the P.A.C.E. orchestra for “West Side
    Story,” include Molly Chann, Will Chann, Tucker Griggs, Galen
                                                                                    55+ with Alex Innecco
    Jackson, and Wesleyan Ringers Director Briana Belding-Peck. The
                                                                                             MUMC Music Director Alex Innecco will present the
    musical will be performed at Jesse Auditorium on the MU campus                  program for 55+ on Monday, July 27. He will talk about the
    on July 23-25, at 7pm, and July 26, at 2pm. Cast members from                   MUMC music program - goals and challenges for the upcoming
    MUMC, named in last week’s Messenger, were Evan Babel, Kacey                    season; about the 2009-2010 MUMC Concert Series; and about
    Dillard, Cy Rautman, Alana St. John, and Kristen Thackery.                      his new enterprise, Carpe Diem, a center for art appreciation on
    Mission Outreach Thanks . . .                                                   Locust Street. Join us in the parlor at 11:30am for lunch ($6),
    •“Thank you for your recent gift of $500 in support of the ministry             with program following. Make reservations in the church office
    of The Rainbow Network. Your gift continues to save lives and give              by noon on the 26th.
    opportunity to thousands of Nicaraguans every day. Partnering
    with giving hearts such as yours, enables the Rainbow Network to                Trivia Night
    continue in the love of Christ.”                                                         Sophia Circle, MUMC United Methodist Women, is
                                --Rev. Jim Oman, United States Director             sponsoring a Trivia Night for individuals and teams on August
    • “All of us at Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity thank you                  14, 7-9pm in the CLC. Proceeds will be used for UMW mission
    for the generous donation of $1500. As you know, we have a
                                                                                    projects and Granny’s House, a local after-school center for
    ‘partnership to build decent, affordable homes for God’s people in
    need.’ With your support we are able to support this mission.”                  children living near Douglas School. Tickets are $15 per per-
                                           --Bill View, Executive Director          son or $100 per table (seats 8). Child care is available for $5
    • “Thank you so much for your support of our 18th annual ‘Christmas             per child. We hope we can fill the CLC Multipurpose Room for
    in July’ picnic. We truly appreciated the use of the excellent facilities       this mission event!
    at Missouri United Methodist. It is an ideal location for this event                     Buy your Trivia Night Tickets on Sunday, July 26, in
    and we are grateful for all your staff did to make the arrangements             the Connector! Sophia Circle needs time to plan for the event so
    and setup for it. The custodians were especially gracious and most              please purchase your tickets that morning!
    helpful. What fun it was to have music and the MUMC youth with
    Sarah Kurre to do crafts with the kids. We cannot thank you enough
    for all you do throughout the year for us. Once again, many thanks
                                                                                    Fall Class
                                                                                    	        Another session of Financial Peace University will be
    for Sharing the Spirit with your contribution of the facility for our
    annual ‘Christmas in July’ event.”
                                                                                    offered at MUMC this fall. The 13-week series will be held
         --Cindy Mustard, Executive Director, Voluntary Action Center               September 13 thru December 6, from 4 to 6pm, in CLC 107/109.
    • “Thank you for your generous donation of $2000. Your continued                The cost will be $100. Information sessions will be held in the
    financial support for the Interfaith Day Center assists many in our             Connector on Sunday, August 23, 9am-noon; Wednesday, Sep-
    community who need day time shelter, the access of a phone and                  tember 2, 6-7:30pm; and Sunday, September 6, 9am to noon.
    mailing address to meet essential needs, and the Day Center is able             John Beverstein and Greg Thackery are the leaders. Beginning
    to provide vital services improving the lives of others.”                       August 1, 2009, you can register online at www.daveramsey.
             --Brent Lowenberg, Treasurer, Columbia Interfaith Council              com or in the church office.
2 MISSOURI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
MUMC Foundation                                                                                              Mission
                                                     Adult Classes
Scholarships                                        Sundays - 10am                                          Outreach
          The Missouri United Methodist
Church Foundation now has some scholar-
ship money available for the second semes-     lFaithful    Friends, meeting in CLC 110, is         Festival’s Women’s
ter of the 2009-2010 academic year.            studying Justo Gonzalez’s “Three Months with
          These scholarships or grants-in-     Paul.” The study uses the see-judge-act method       Prison Kit for July
aid are available through the Foundation of    to bring readers closer to the text and informs      For women in Missouri prisons:
Missouri United Methodist Church in Co-        and challenges the daily life of the Christian.      1 emery board, no metal nail file
lumbia, MO for students in the Missouri        This class is open to persons of all ages who wish   1 shampoo, 12-16oz alcohol free only
Conference who have completed at least         to grow in their faith with the support of their     1 deodorant, 2-3oz, alcohol free only, no
two years of undergraduate college work        friends. Kari and Jerry Dowell lead the class.       roll-ons, no men’s brands
and are working toward church-related ca-                                                           1 toothpaste 6-6.4oz, alcohol free only
                                               lAdult   Bible Study, led by Julia Goodell, is       1 pencil, unsharpened, no advertising
reers in ministry or Christian Education.      studying “Call Sealed With Promise,” by Kevin
          Completed applications for the                                                            30 sheets writing paper, 6”x 9”, no note
                                               Baker and Brian Russell. It guides us to exam-       cards
second semester of the 2009-2010 academic      ine the theme of God’s call of a covenant com-
year should be received by September 30                                                             5 white standard size, not business size,
                                               munity as reflected in the Old Testament books       envelopes,
for action by the Scholarship Committee        of law. The class meets in CLC 111.
and the Foundation Board at its October                                                             Place only these items in a plastic gro-
meeting. A request for an application should   lFaith   Forum’s current study, led by Kim           cery bag and tie shut. Toothbrushes
be addressed to: Scholarship Committee,        Ratcliffe, is on the “Parables of Jesus.” Partici-   and stamps are not allowed as part
MUMC Foundation, 204 S. Ninth Street,          pants are receiving new insights into Jesus’         of these kits. These kits will be thor-
Columbia, MO 65201-4899                        parables and their meanings that will help them      oughly inspected. Items not listed
                                               to appreciate more fully their relevance in to-      above, or items not fitting prison
                                               day’s world. Join us in Room 205.                    guidelines, will be removed. Put com-
                                                                                                    pleted kit in the Festival of Sharing
   MISSOURI UNITED                             lFaithLink:     Current events are explored and      blue barrel at MUMC.
   METHODIST YOUTH                             questions that challenge our beliefs are present-

  July 26
  10am - Sunday School
                                J              ed for all to share through Scripture. The week-
                                               ly class resource, FaithLink, is forwarded to
                                               class members for review. The class is led by
                                                                                                    Warm Up Columbia
                                                                                                              Our congregation is partici-
                                                                                                    pating in this Voluntary Action Center
  6th-8th grades - CLC105 9th-12th             Bob Brady and Alan Murphy and meets in               summertime project to collect
  grades - CLC103                              Room 206.                                            CLEAN, GENTLY USED coats,
  6:15-8:15pm - All Church                     lThe Parent Class is in the midst of a 15-week       blankets, and bath towels, and/or NEW
  Ice Cream Social/Swim Party                  study series, “Some Folks Feel the Rain - Oth-       winter hats, gloves, scarves or socks
  Albert Oakland Park Pool                     ers Just Get Wet,” by James W. Moore.                for the needy of our community. Please
  If swimming, one-piece swimsuits,            The class meets in Room 407/409 an is led by         drop off all donations here at the
                                                                                                    church anytime during July and Au-
  please!                                      Greg and Jill Nagel.
                                                                                                    gust.PLEASE WASH ALL DONAT-
  August 2
                                               lThe   Seekers class invites all persons to join     ED ITEMS Recipients may not have
  10am - Sunday School
  6th-8th grades - CLC105
  9th-12th grades - CLC103
                                                                              J
                                               them in their quest to become God’s church in
                                               today’s world. During the summer, members of
                                               the class are sharing leadership and also having
                                                                                                    the funds or means to do this.

                                                                                                    Loaves and Fishes
  6:30-8pm Sunday Night:                       special guest speak. Join us each week in Room                 Loaves and Fishes soup
   Live: Destination Unknown!                  302. Lois Huneycutt will speak on the 26th.          kitchen needs large jars of jelly, pea-
                                                                                                    nut butter, sacks of sugar, cans of cof-
  Confirmation Request
  If you would like to know more about
                                               Dinner Club                                          fee, and cleaning supplies. Donations
                                               	        We invite you to join the MUMC Din-         may be brought to the mission cart lo-
  being a small group leader for the           ner Club as a way of getting acquainted with         cated in the Connector near the recep-
  2009-2010 Confirmation class, please         other members and friends of our church. Each        tion desk. Thank you!
  contact Sarah at 443-3111 or sarah.          semester - fall and spring - we organize groups                For more information or to
  kurre@ moumc.org. We have great              of eight to dine together over a three to four       volunteer for this mission outreach,
  youth at MUMC . . . come and share           month period. If you would be interested in          please call Deb Nagel, our mission li-
  some time with them!                         participating, please call 443-1111 before Au-       aison for Loaves & Fishes, at 442-
                                               gust 16 to have an enrollment card mailed to         7755. MUMC is responsible for pre-
  Mission Corner                               you. A kick-off luncheon will be held Sunday,        paring and serving the evening meal
  August 7 & 8                                                                                      on the second Saturday of each
                                               August 23, at 12:15pm in the CLC-Multipur-
  Special Olympics Tournaments                 pose Room. At the luncheon you will be seated        month.
                                               with the members of your new dinner group.
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                                                           Worship Attendance: Sunday, July 19 - 602
                        We invite you to join us for Worship: Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in McMurry Chapel;
                         8:50 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sunday School for All Ages - 10:00 a.m.
               Lectionary Texts for Sunday, July 26 - 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14 (UMH 746); Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.
                                               Sermon Text: Sanctuary -- 1 Timothy 3:1-15


                                                                                 Children - July 26
                                                                                 Sunday School - 10am                                 July and August
                                                                                 Tiny Tots     (107)
 Live B.I.G. -- 2009
 Sunday, July 26 - Overview
                                                                                 Terrific Twos (110)
                                                                                 Preschool     (101)
                                                                                                                                      Birthdays
 B.I.G. Theme - Stories of Friends.                                              Pre-K and                                          24Lexi Baylor, Greg Flaker, Evan Gerhart, Ben Harvey, Kris
 B.I.G. Idea - We believe that stories of faithful friends                       Kindergarten (105)                                 Kussmann, Marzell Lewis, Susan Novinger, Brian Travis 25Kory
 help us know how to be a faithful friend.                                       1st Grade     (401)                                Kaufman, Robyn Kaufman, Mills Menser, Ashley Nagel, Sandra
 B.I.G. Verse - A friend loves at all times.                                     2nd-3rd Grade (405)                                Norton, Priti Premkumar 26Susan Callicott, Jennifer Dressler,
 (Proverbs 17:17)                                                                4th Grade     (404)                                Gail Fitzgerald, Cathy Ligon, Norris McDaniel, David Townsend
 Bible Lesson - Priscilla and Aquila (Acts 18:1-4, 18-21)                        5th Grade     (411)                                27Rob Adams, Robert Hines, Jr., Finley Johnson, Erik Loehr,
                                                                                                                                    Kayla Mooney, Dora Thackery, Zane White 28Jan Bennett,
                                                                                 Wee Church Leaders                                 Caila Bourgeois, Phyllis Scheneman, Mason Shearer, Mark
                          Milkweed Pods                                          July 26 - Jim & Emily Wilbur
                    (Please collect these pods as                                                                                   Snyder, Evelynn Sprouse, John Stolt, Vickie Swope, Betty
                           you find them!)                                                                                          Tegerdine 29Diane Chancellor, Mildred Foslund, Don Merrifield,
                                                                                                                                    Matthew Nickolaus 30Randy Ballew, Annie Barksdale, Steve
                                                                                                                                    Bucko, Bennett Chudy, Terry Consolateur, Kathy Cowherd,
                                             WE NEED                                                                                Olivia Coyne, Harrison Craven, Erin Davis, Emily Getzoff, Paige
 S                                           Teachers!                                                                              McGee, Deborah Muberarugo, Elise Overholser, Bob Taylor
                                                                                                                                    31Julie Baker, Shannon Kasmann, Eilish Matthews, Ercell
                                             Teachers!
 m                                           for Preschool,
                                             1st and 4th
                                                                                                                                    Miller, Jerry Parker, Abby Schlude, Nicholas Schlude, Savannah
                                                                                                                                    Schlude, Jim Wilbur 01Bob Allsman, Nora Drymalski, Pam

 i
                                                                                                                                    Weagley 02Ben Hamrah, Drew Henderson, Lisa Johnson, Bill
                                             grade Sunday
                                                                                                                                    Struckhoff, Jackson Stubbs, Daniel Weil 03Anne Brooks,
                                             school for the
                                                                                                                                    Dennis Brown, Katrina Cardwell, Dylan Cavanah, Nicole
 l                                           2009-2010 year.
                                             Contact
                                                                                                                                    Clemens, Joe Mertzlufft, Lisa Miller, Jamie Murphy, JoAnne
                                                                                                                                    Savage, Margaret Wampler 04Henry Clark, Del Hinshaw, Henry
 e
                                             natalie.moore@
                                                                                                                                    Koenig, Samantha Leak, Paul Rexroad, Andrea Sept, Doug
                                             moumc.org or
                                                                                                                                    Sept, Beth Stubbs, Emily Woods 05Riley Johnson, Lynn
                                             call Natalie at
 s                                           443-3111.
                                                                                          Opening	VBS!
                                                                                                                                    McKinnon, Grant Vanlandingham 06Emilie Atkins, Ruthie
                                                                                                                                    Craven, Shirley Forinash, Douglas Harl, Russ Ravert, Owen
                                                                                                                                    Shulenberger, Ann Sulzberger
                      Would you like more information about “Small Group Ministry”? Contact Diana Mooney at 443-3111 or go to http://tinyurl.com/cqs48g
                                               Want to get the Church Newsletter via email? Have you changed email addresses?
                                     Go to: http://moumc.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=44308&PID=618396 to subscribe or update.
               The church bus provides transportation to the 8:50 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services.
                        Call 443-3111 before 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Bus service is available to all.
The Messenger (USPS No. 355460) is published weekly by Missouri United Methodist Church at 204 S. 9th St., Columbia, MO. Periodical postage paid at Columbia, MO. POSTMASTER: for change of address,
send to Missouri United Methodist Church Messenger, 204 S. 9th St., Columbia, MO 65201-4899, July 23, 2009.

MUMC	Staff: James Bryan, Senior Pastor; Michael Will, Associate Pastor/Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministries; Keith Vessell, Associate Pastor/Inviting Ministries Director; Diana
Mooney, Christian Education Director; David Jones, Parish Visitor; Sarah Kurre, Youth Ministries Director; Tiffany Ziegler, Mike Yoakum, Youth Leaders; Natalie Moore, Children’s Ministries
Coordinator; Alexandre Innecco, Music Ministries Director; Craig Datz, Organist; Briana Belding, Bell Area Director; Matt Haltom, Youth Music assisted by Rochelle Parker; Rochelle Parker,
Natalie Moore, Elementary Music; Marilyn Rowe, Serendipity Choir; Bob Elliott, Business Manager; Charlene Foulkrod, Sr. Administrative Assistant/Messenger Editor; Lois Anderson,
Financial Secretary; Shirley Oliver, Tamra Redburn, Julia Ehlers (Part-time) Administrative Assistants; Dora Thackery, Campus Ministries Administrative Secretary. Dave Crooks, Stan Irvin,
Will Robinson, Church Caretakers. Discovery Days: Courtney Gaunt, Director; Paula Datz, Assistant Director.
                                                        Bishop Monk Bryan, Pastor Emeritus; Perry G. Parrigin, Organist Emeritus

								
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