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Inlet View Weekly Belin Memorial United Methodist Church As the body of Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Newsletter of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church September 29, 2011 From the Senior Pastor’s Desk The Lord’s Table The longer I live, the more I appreciate my Church (USA). After a few years, however, the idea spread childhood and teenage years. Growing up in the beyond the Presbyterian Church. Today, efforts to promote small town of Bishopville, SC, was a safe and World Communion Sunday are carried out in numerous wonderful experience for me. I am the oldest of denominations around the world. For sure, United Methodists three boys. My parents were of middle-class income, and the will join many others and gather around the Table this church was a most important institution in our lives. I am Sunday. grateful for my many experiences at Bethlehem Methodist May I suggest that you begin now to prepare for being around Church. My parents worked long and hard each day to provide the Lord’s Table on October 2. When you do come, for their sons, and I am aware that they made sacrifices on acknowledge that you have fallen short of the glory of God. our behalf. Just weeks before Betsy and I moved to Belin No matter how good you and I think we are, no matter what a Memorial in 2005, my father died. At this very moment as I fine reputation we have, no matter how religious we act, we write these words, my mother is in the intensive care unit at all have fallen short of God’s will for us as God’s people. the Kershaw County Hospital, Camden, SC. Her prognosis is uncertain. Remember that God restores us to life around the Table by offering God’s forgiveness. When we come to the Lord’s Table When I was growing up at home, a very modest dwelling in humility, when we come with repentance, when we come place, the kitchen table was most special. At that table, I often with confession, we are granted a new life. It is a life-changing did my daily homework for school or looked at the moment. Around the Table, we hear God whisper to our newspaper, especially the funny pages. Around that table, my hearts: “I love you. You are my child. You are forgiven. Go family would gather for some delicious meals which my with my strength, and sin no more.” mother prepared. Look at me! She has always been such a great cook. At that table, I remember seeing my mother and Be mindful as well that gathering around the Lord’s Table dad sit and engage in lengthy conversations. At that table, I helps us begin to be reconciled with one another. At the remember seeing my dad drink unlimited cups of instant Lord’s Table, Christ reminds us that just as he has reconciled coffee. At that table, I remember seeing my mother, with us to himself by forgiving us, we are to go and seek beautiful penmanship, write letters. Around that table, reconciliation with those who have sinned against us. We are neighbors would sit. No doubt, that kitchen table was a to forgive those who have hurt, troubled, and wronged us. special place. Reconciliation with our neighbor is the direct result of our forgiveness. Let me be clear: there can be no genuine The Lord’s Table is also special. Indeed, the Lord’s Table is a reconciliation without genuine forgiveness. place where you and I come into a personal and private fellowship with God and one another. This Sunday is World I am hoping and praying that you will find the Lord’s Table to Communion Sunday, originally called World Wide be a special place this Sunday. You come and receive God’s Communion. Its origin goes back to 1936 in the Presbyterian forgiveness. Then you go and do likewise. - B. Mike Alexander October 2, 2011: 8:45 AM, 11:00 AM October 2, 2011: 6:00 PM “Moments that Can Change a Life” “A Nurturing Peace” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-9, 11 Romans 5:1-2 - Mike Alexander - - Marty Nason - A Stephen Ministry Congregation CONGREGATIONAL NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our Prayer Requests Deepest Sympathy Extended to . . . Grand Strand: Marcia Massey - Dwight Boykin and family in the death of his brother, Philip S. Boykin, who resided in Camden, SC. Agapé Senior: George Hausmann GS Healthcare: Janette Harrison, Betty - Renie Seel and family in the death of her husband, Bill Seel, who resided in Ross Murrells Inlet, SC. Morningside: Gi Gi Hesselgrave Honorariums and Memorials: In Memory of NHC: Martha Becker (mother of Diana In Honor of Tom Barrineau Query) , Betty Campbell, June Elliott, Genevieve "Sister" Peterkin To the Epworth Children's Home To the Land Acquisition Fund Vivian Reynolds Libby West Mike and Debbie Strickland Home: Kaye Baum, Jim Bowdre, Henry Carter, Phyllis Caudell, Millie Ddudley, In Honor of Sissy Rogerson, Jim Sellers, In Memory of Bill Richter Nancy Glidewell, Bob Hayes, Hazel Jody Watts, and the Belin Chancel Choir To the Land Acquisition Fund Hendricks, Dave Holliday, Wayne To the Worship Arts Fund Don and Phyllis Caudell Hudson, Karen Large, Ola McBee, (Choir Chair) Mike and Charlotte Downey Martha Nelson, Jim Otterberg, Jack Joanne McCrum Helen Frank Robbins, Annette Spangler, Bill Thiele, Dick and Carol Skinner In Memory of Edna England Mary Lee Vaughan, Tom Vernon, Herb To the Land Acquisition Fund Cathy Story Wilburn, Linda Winter, Tom Yohe Joanne McCrum In Memory of Kevin Ridge Other: Jean Alexander, mother of Mike Alexander, in Kershaw Memorial In Memory of James Arnold Clifton, Sr. To the Land Acquisition Fund Hospital, Camden, SC; Darien Allen, To the Land Acquisition Fund Dorothy Hanna son of Helen Allen, Surfside Beach, SC; Morgan and Lois Miller In Memory of Eunice Thode Tara Barr, daughter of Millie Dudley, To the Land Acquisition Fund In Memory of Rose Marie Freeman in Columbia, SC; Henry Covington, To the General Fund Dorothy Hanna father of Florence Covington, at home in Bennettsville, SC; Billy Jordan, Tom and Jessica Flynn Dick and Carol Skinner father of Ramona Caswell, at home in Charles and LaVonde Smith Mike and Debbie Strickland Galivants Ferry, SC; Ellison Melton, In Memory of Dixie Feagin In Memory of Mark van der Kloet niece of Amy Wates, at Children’s To the Land Acquisition Fund To the Land Acquisition Fund Hospital, MUSC; Individuals submitted Mike and Debbie Strickland Don and Phyllis Caudell on our prayer request and concern cards; U.S. Military Personnel In Memory of Sally Kelly In Memory of Joyce Weatherburn Please note, names are rotated off periodically.) To the Family Life Center To the Garden Fund Donald P. and Patricia E. Taylor Rollie Hanna Breakfast Group To the Land Acquisition Fund In Memory of Clayton "Bill" Williams Dick and Carol Skinner Welcome to our World! To the Land Acquisition Fund In Memory of Aline Mobley Mike and Debbie Strickland - Congratulations to Sunny and McIver Leppard on the To the Garden Fund birth of their daughter, Rollie Hanna Breakfast Group Catherine “Cate” Margaret Leppard, on September 1, 2011. Nursery Volunteers October 2 Congratulations is also extended to 8:30 AM: Brantley Bates, Linda Daughtery grandparents, Marlene and Ronnie 10:15 AM: Heather Allen, Pattie Angel Russ, and to Gladie Mack, proud great-grandmother! Children’s Church Volunteers October 2 8:45 AM: Jeannie Harrison (lead), Kelly Newell, Morgan Welch 11:00 AM: Jeannie Harrison (lead), Carina Furr, Christian Perry, John Sally Note of Thanks To our Belin “family,” Thank you so very much for your 2011-2012 Youth T-Shirts Available! prayers, thoughts, and cards during $10 in the church office (M-F) this difficult time. To the ladies of or at the FLC on Sundays the church, a warm thank you for feeding our family and our souls. Sizes: Adult M-3XL (sz. S on order) Love in Christ, The family of Pauline Pope Help support Belin’s Youth Ministry! Page 2 www.belinumc.org Inlet View Newsletter September 29, 2011 BASKETBALL, BUM BASH, BBQ, ANNOUNCEMENTS Grief Support Workshop We are so pleased to be able to announce the offering of a six-week Boys and Girls, Grades K - 8 Grief Support Workshop that will begin October 12, 2011 at Belin Memorial BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS TWO DAYS ONLY United Methodist Church. This Sunday, October 2, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, BELIN MEMBERS ONLY workshop is being offered in Sunday, October 2, 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Open to the Public partnership with Tidelands Community Hospice and will be conducted by Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Harrison Grey, D. Min. and - Fee is $50.00 per player Bereavement Coordinator of Tidelands Community Hospice. - Space is limited to the first forty players per grade to register The weekly sessions will explore such - Everyone makes a team topics as realistic grief recovery, - Weekly practice begins in November understanding the stages of grief, surviving stress and loneliness, - Games scheduled on Saturdays, January-February, beginning January 7, 2012 developing a supportive environment, - Registration forms available in the Family Life Center or online, www.belinumc.org spiritual elements of grief, and the - Volunteer help is needed to coach, referee, and keep score value of memories. There will be both a professional presentation and guided - Call 843-651-9711 for questions discussion. The support group is intended for any Disaster Relief Mission Confirmed! person who has suffered the death of a Our mission will take us to Wanchese, NC, and to Bethany United Methodist loved one. It matters not how long ago Church on the Outer Banks of NC. The trip dates are November 12-19. We still the death occurred, nor the need volunteers! The scope of work may change by November from cleaning relationship of the deceased to a and demolition to rebuilding and construction. More information will be participant. The workshop is equally available soon. appropriate for men and women. This If God is tugging at your heart to do something, please call Joanne McCrum at workshop will be open to Belin 651-2759 or Bill Keesee at 458-9165. These people need our support. members as well as our surrounding community. “All that I have spent, I have lost. All that I have given away, I shall have forever.” The sessions will be held on Your friend in Christ, Bill Keesee Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Family Life Center. If you are interested B.U.M. Bash, Ticket to an Adventure, Wednesday, October 5 in attending, or would just like more information, please call Myra Heath, TIME: Dinner served 5:15 - 6:30 PM Director of Christian MENU: Hamburger Steak with Onions, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Education, at 357- Salad, Dinner Roll, Dessert, and Beverage 5185 or email Myra at COST: $6.00 adult; $3.00 ages 3-11; no charge for under 3 years firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Cap: a $20 per family maximum has been reinstated! Please sign up by Reservations are Required: reserve by Monday, October 3, at noon Monday, October 10. - Call 843-651-5099, or send an email to Jo Bendick, email@example.com, or - Reserve online at www.belinumc.org by clicking on the “Reservations BUM Bash” link. You may reserve for one week or make a standing reservation. What a - Please contact us by Monday at 5:00 PM if you need to cancel your reservation. treat … Thanks to our B.U.M. Bash Volunteers: The Grouper Team a double rainbow Bucky Anderson John Johnson Alan Sipe Fran Wesner Pauline Caverly Sherry Johnson Barbara Stolz Chuck Wicks over the Richard Heath Dennis Kolpien Dick Stolz Sidney Williams cross at the Marsha Householder Luann Kolpien David Strickland Eric Wilson seawall! David Householder Connie Liss Sandy Swaringen Beverly Wise John Jackson Joanne McCrum Sandy Turner -Photo taken Carolyn Jackson Cheri Shaffer Charlie Turner 9/23 by If you are unable to work your shift or would like to volunteer on a team, Lucinda Baker please call Jim Savage 843-839-3369. Inlet View Newsletter September 29, 2011 www.belinumc.org Page 3 MEETINGS, CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, BBQ: It’s Time to Sign Up! BUM 101 Welcomes All Who Wish to Attend L.I.F.T. Learn more about Methodism and Belin Memorial . . . this Sunday, we meet in Ladies in Faith Together the sanctuary at 10:00 AM! Announces its fall Women’s Come to any or all of these remaining sessions: Coffee Café Oct 2 - The Christian Calendar & Our Worship Practices Marty Nason Saturday, October 29, 2011 Oct 9 - What Methodists Believe & How We Are Organized Greg Hill 8:30 AM - 12:00 noon Oct 16 - Social Principles that Guide Our Missions and Ministries Myra Heath Women who have attended the Oct 23 - Part I - Opportunities for Fulfilling P, P, G, S, W Lay Persons Saturday LIFT events in the past have Nov 6 - Part II - Opportunities for Engagement at Belin Lay Persons been so blessed and vowed to never miss another opportunity! The event planned for October 29 is no exception. 43rd Annual Belin BBQ . . . PIES, CRAFTS, SILENT AUCTION, & MORE On this day, Susan Wells will bring us Do you remember the wonderful, mouth-watering pies your Mom used to an inspirational message on God’s help bake? We have a modern version prepared by the Belin Chancel Choir available to us in the hard times of life. Then, in at the BBQ and Bazaar on Saturday, November 5 - deep dish apple, pumpkin, the second part of the morning, pecan, and even a sugar-free apple. You may pre-order whole pies to take participants can choose one of three home, freeze for your own holiday meal, or give as gifts for those who are very round table discussion groups to delve special on your gift list. Of course, we will have slices available with ice cream more deeply into challenges related to to be enjoyed on BBQ day. To pre-order, contact Sally Hall at 843-504-8222 or sustaining healthy marriages, parenting firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for whole pies is $12.00, and the deadline to in these challenging days, or dealing order is October 26 . . . why not order right now? with the blows that come through illness, death of a loved one, or other We are still seeking silent auction items as well as craft items. It is so helpful things that might “break” our hearts. for you to call and offer rather than waiting for someone to contact You won’t want to miss this workshop you. Remember, we all have an opportunity to be part of this effort which full of encouragement for today’s provided more than $28,000 last year for the Belin Outreach Committee to woman. help with some very real needs right here in our community. Please call! There is no registration charge or lunch Tickets are now available for $7.00 per plate or per pound from members of this time. A love offering will be UMW, the BBQ Committee, and at the church office during regular business collected for our guest speaker. Just hours. sign up, bring your favorite coffee or This will be a GREAT DAY, if you make it so. "It Takes a Village" or “It Takes a tea mug/cup - and come be blessed Church” working together to make it happen. and restored! Sign up by completing a CONTACT INFORMATION - registration form found in any church • Silent Auction Chairpersons: Elizabeth and Jim office, or by calling Rhonda Slough, LIFT Satterfield-Kay, 843-237-3342, or Barb and Don Chair, 685-0322, or the church office, Horton, 843-357-8285 651-5099, or by emailing Myra Heath, email@example.com. • Bazaar Chairperson: Henrietta Huff, 843-357- 3187 • For further information or to volunteer on BBQ day, call David Strickland, 843-651-3121 or Operation Henrietta Huff, 843-357-3187. Christmas Brighten Sunday Worship with Flowers Child If you wish to arrange a date to donate flowers in the chancel or in the narthex, please contact Fran in the church office, 843-651-5099, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made in memory or in honor of It’s almost time to turn our thoughts to someone special or to commemorate a special occasion in your life or in the bringing joy and hope to children in life of the church! other parts of the world who live in poverty, turmoil, or the devastation caused by natural disasters through Meals for Youth Group Needed our Operation Christmas Child If you might be interested in providing a meal for Youth Group, ministry. please contact Carla Joye at email@example.com. To see the See next week’s Inlet View for details schedule of meals and dates still needed, please visit of how YOU can help! www.belinumc.org/youth. (Note: ice, cups, tea, plates, and utensils are provided.) Page 4 www.belinumc.org Inlet View Newsletter September 29, 2011 YOUTH NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS Attendance - Week of 09/25/11 From the Director of Youth Ministries 8:45 AM … 381 11:00 AM … 415 Sunday, Ocotber 2, Baptism Plans, and Beyond! Sunday School … 296 I hope to see you at Youth Group this Sunday, October 2, at 5:45 PM! As always, Operating Budget Report Middle School Youth ends at 8:00 PM and High School Youth ends at 8:15 PM. The Pledge Contributions for 09/25 ……$ 10,088 Youth Council is asked to arrive at 5:15 PM for a brief meeting. Non-pledge Contributions 09/25 …$ 5,688 2011 Year to Date A Note from Austin... Received General Fund …………...... $ 883,287 When I started at Belin, I had a few youth express interest in being baptized in the Program Revenue …………………….....$ 694,633 inlet. I was impressed that they wanted to make a public declaration of their faith. Miscellaneous Contributions …….. $ 335,457 After having so many youth accept Christ and re-dedicate their lives to Christ at Other Income ……………………………...$ 54,461 Youth Group two weeks ago, I thought it was an opportune time to speak about Total Revenue …………………………… $ 1,977,279 baptism this past Sunday. By the conclusion of Youth Group, 47 youth decided they Expenses YTD ……………………………..$ 1,952,093 wanted to get baptized in the inlet! We are so blessed with some amazing youth Land Acquisition Fund who are understanding the message of Jesus Christ and are not ashamed to tell the Contributions to Date … $ 146,539 world! God is continuing to move! Your prayers are making a difference! Interest to Date ………… $ 119,968 We talked about offering youth a chance to get baptized in the inlet this Sunday; Balance on Note ……… $ 2,947,000 however, it will be low tide and the water will be too low. When we do determine a date, we will inform parents ahead of time so they will have the opportunity to Rollie Hanna Breakfast attend. Please keep this in prayer so we can make this an incredible event for all! There will be no breakfast served on Ground Zero Event: October 9 October 5. Please join us again on Instead of a regular Youth Group meeting next Sunday, we will be attending a October 12 for good food and warm special event hosted by Ground Zero (www.groundzeromb.com) at Christ UMC in fellowship! Myrtle Beach (located next to Medieval Times). Gifted communicator, Clint Thomas, will be speaking on many issues facing youth today (such as sex, violent entertainment, pornography, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, and other high risk Belin Senior Lunch behaviors). There is no cost; however, youth are asked to bring money for dinner Wednesday, October 5, at 11:30 AM at a fast food restaurant. We will meet at Belin at 4:00 PM and return at 8:15 Please join us at the PM. We need drivers! If you are available to help, please contact Austin Family Life Center for our Bond. There is a special permission form that needs to be completed since we will next Senior Fellowship be driving your child to this event. It's located online at www.belinumc.org/ Luncheon. Bring your article205530.htm. Please print it out and bring it to Youth Group this Sunday. We favorite covered dish to share . . . we will also have forms available to fill out when you arrive. look forward to seeing you there! Whitewater Center and Carowinds Trip: Charlotte, North Carolina Travel the Holy Land Parents of youth and all youth attending the Whitewater and Carowinds trip are Reminder: contact Mike asked to attend a brief meeting at 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 16, in the FLC to Alexander immediately discuss final details for the trip. Please note that you will need to bring a twin air if you are interested in mattress on this trip. Please purchase one if you do not have one (electric air traveling to the Holy pumps will be available if you do not have one). Land in 2012, January 25 Ski Retreat 2012: Winterplace, West Virginia through February 4. The 2012 Middle School Ski Retreat is January 13-16, and the High School Ski Retreat is February 17-20! The total cost is $375 and the first (non-refundable) Pearl Smith Circle Notice! deposit of $125 is due this Sunday, October 2! Please make check payable to Belin Ladies, please note that Pearl Smith UMC and note MS Ski Retreat or HS Ski Retreat (and your child's name) in the memo section of your check - turn in to Austin Bond or the business office. Space Circle has changed its meeting time … is limited to 46 youth and adults (due to number of seats on the charter bus) on a We will now have our meetings at first come, first served basis (based on paid deposit). 11:00 AM (previously held at 2:00 PM). So, please plan to join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, October 11, at TO CONTACT AUSTIN BOND: the new time, 11:00 AM! firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/abond Grace Circle Meeting 843-357-5179 (office) All women of the church are welcome 843-798-0222 (new, local cell number) to come see what we are all about! Monday, October 3, 7:00 PM Note: Austin’s day off is Monday, Small Dining Room, FLC so he will be out of the office at that time! For information, call Peg Otterberg at 651-2688 or 685-5033. Inlet View Newsletter September 29, 2011 www.belinumc.org Page 5 CALENDAR: October 2 - 8, 2011 Sun World Communion Day Tue 6:45 AM Youth Prayer Breakfast 6:00 PM Disciple I 8:45 AM Worship Service with Holy (offsite, PI) 6:00 PM Handbells Communion 9:00 AM Senior Staff Meeting 6:00 PM Stephen Ministry SG 2 10:00 AM BUM 101 9:30 AM “Jonah” Women’s Bible 6:30 PM Shag Dance Class 10:00 AM Sunday School Study 6:30 PM Yoga Class 11:00 AM Worship Service with Holy 1:00 PM Bridge Intermediate/Advanced 7:00 PM AA Meeting Communion 6:00 PM Trustees 7:00 PM Living Waters Praise Team 12:00 PM Youth Basketball Registration 7:00 PM Men’s 40+ Basketball Fri 5:00 PM Wedding Rehearsal 12:30 PM Praise Puppets 7:00 PM Miracle Seekers Circle (Hendricks/Bowman) 3:00 PM Youth Praise Band Rehearsal Wed 7:45 AM Jesse Ballew Men’s Bible Sat 10:00 AM Youth Basketball Registration 4:00 PM Jesus in the Gospels Fellowship 1:00 PM Wedding (Hendricks/Bowman) 5:15 PM Youth Council Meeting 9:00 AM Belin Gardeners 2:30 PM Wedding (McCathern/Kelley, 5:45 PM UMYF 11:30 AM Belin Senior Luncheon Outdoor Chapel) 6:00 PM Worship Service with Holy 5:00 PM Wedding (Knight/Bradley, 5:15 PM BUM Bash Fellowship Communion Outdoor Cross) Dinner Mon 10:00 AM Bridge 6:00 PM Disciple II 6:00 PM “Women of the Bible” 6:15 PM Disciple III Women’s Bible Study 6:30 PM Chancel Choir 6:00 PM Disciple IV 6:30 PM Stephen Ministry SG 1 6:30 PM Spiritual Growth Group Thu 9:30 AM Belin Art Angels 7:00 PM Grace Circle 1:00 PM Disciple IV 5:30 PM Worship Committee Belin Memorial UMC Office - 651-5099 Fax - 651-4179 Emergency (pastors) - 843-357-6051; 843-357-3102 Mailing Address: P. O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 Office Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM E-mail: email@example.com VISIT US ONLINE ANYTIME: WWW.BELINUMC.ORG - A Stephen Ministry Congregation - BELIN MEMORIAL United Methodist Church Sanctuary located at: 4183 Highway 17 Business Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Sunday Worship Services 8:45 AM, 11:00 AM 6:00 PM (first and third Sundays monthly) Youth Basketball Registration! Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday, October 2, *12:00 - 5:00 PM *Priority Registration for Belin Members Only 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM) Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM See page 3 in this newsletter for additional information. The Inlet View is published weekly. Please submit, in writing, information to be included in the current week’s issue of the newsletter by noon on Tuesdays to Wendy Zulanch in the church office. You may email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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