Chestnut Street United Methodist Church 200 East 8th Street

Chestnut Street United Methodist Church
200 East 8th Street
Lumberton, NC 28359
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CHESTNUT STREET UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
200 East 8th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
April, 2015
MISSION STATEMENT:
Church Staff
PASTOR
Rev. Steve Little
DIRECTOR OF
EDUCATION
Jan Kennedy
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Kyle Donaldson
FINANCIAL
PROCESSOR
Debra Lewis
YOUTH DIRECTOR
Kyle Donaldson
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Harriette Lovin
ORGANIST
Angie Carter
CUSTODIAN
Dennis McBayne
910-739-3304
www.chestnut.org
[email protected]
Worship, Welcome and Nurture as We
Serve Christ in Love.
Greetings in the
Name of Our
Risen Lord and
Savior Jesus
Christ,
As April arrives we are caught up in
the last minute preparation for the
celebration of Easter. We will gather
on April fifth early in the morning to
celebrate the sunrise and the word that
the tomb is empty. Later on that day
we will gather as a church family to
celebrate the real presence of our
living Lord Jesus Christ, raised from
the dead. What an exciting day Easter
is. What a wonderful reminder that
death, the grave and evil in general has
been conquered. Through Jesus’
victory we also have victory. Make
sure you plan to be in church on Easter
Sunday.
Following Easter there is another
exciting event coming. Sometime
during the week after Easter our Staff
Parish Relations Committee will be
notified of the name of the next pastor
of this church. The Committee will
then be given a date when the new
pastor will meet with them for a time
of introduction. If all this goes well
than we will continue with the
transition from my ministry here to the
ministry of the next pastor. There’s
much to be done for that person to
wind up their current ministry
somewhere else, pack up their
belongings and prepare to move to
Lumberton at the end of June. While
this is going on I will continue to get
ready to move on into my future. For
both myself and the coming pastor this
is a time of sadness...leaving behind
the familiar and friends...and moving
on to a new and unknown future. If it
weren’t for the fact that the Lord is in
this whole process we all would be
terrified. But we have faith and
confidence that our God is in control.
Now is the time for us to pray that
the Lord’s will is done and His
preferred future becomes a reality for
us all. Churches everywhere in
Methodism are caught up in this
process and so this feeling of sadness
and expectation is spreading across the
land. As hard as change is for us to
take it’s necessary if God’s will is to
be accomplished. Make sure you do
your part to pray for God’s will to be
done. Make sure you prepare yourself
to be supportive of our process. Make
sure you welcome your next pastor
with the same generous spirit you
welcomed me. To God be the
glory...great things he has done.
In Him,
Steve
Prayer Concerns
Prison Ministry /Jon Everson & Eddie Smith (Leaders) ♦ Vernie & Bobbie Smith / (Members) ♦ Juanita
Sinclair / (Jean Crouch’s sister) ♦ Molly French / Bill & Sheila French (Daughter-in-law) ♦ Denise Britt /
(Vicky Talton’s sister) ♦ Gibson Gray/(Member) ♦ Ray Shaw/ (Brenda McLean’s father) ♦ Robert McClintock
/ (Kristen Stone’s father) ♦ John O’ Day / (Tom & Lou Ann Cleveland’s friend) ♦ Michael Masters / (Keira
Donaldson’s brother) ♦ Bill Israel / (Vicky Talton’s father) ♦ Mark Falls / (Jo Ann Falls’ nephew) ♦ Roger
Walker / (Linda Wade’s friend) ♦ Jimmy McKee/(Member) ♦ Pat Odom / (Linda Wade’s cousin) ♦ J.P. Powers /
(Angela Sumner’s cousin) ♦ Keith Taylor / (Member) ♦ Angie Carter / (Staff) ♦ Albert Falls / (Jo Ann Falls’
brother) ♦ Mac Starke / (Former Member) ♦ John Stansel / (Ronnie Stansel’s brother) ♦ Gene Barr/(Jay White’s
friend) ♦ Jesse Lamm / (Member) ♦ Regan Rozier/(friend of member) ♦ Gladys Gullate / (Member) ♦ Belinda
Revels / (Sharon Pittman’s friend) ♦ Jackie Ruddock / (Jo Ann Falls’ sister) ♦ Gayle Freeman / (Mona Smith’s
mother) ♦ Jerry Wesiner / (Bobby & Danny Pittman’s brother in law) ♦ Lester Hardin / (Mike Hardin’s father) ♦
Joyce & Pete Gammon/(Members) ♦ Lessie Stephens / (Ann Pittman’s cousin)
Golden Living: Virginia Martin, Carlene Burns
Glenflora: Buck Stubbs, Cleo Beasley (Jerry Jordan’s mother)
Woodhaven: Jean Decker, Peggy Morgan
Missionaries: Rev. Virgil (Butch) Huffman, Missionary, UMVIM, 226 George Wilton Dr., Clayton,
N.C. 27520
Wesley Pines Retirement Center: Ellenor Lorman, Eva Cooper, Lois Huggins, Mary
Stephenson Townsend, Margaret Folger, Dorothy Ruddle,
Helen Wehunt, Rose Byrd, J.B. Helms, Catherine Black,
Agnes Ray (mother of Sybil Davis), Jesse & Mary Lamm.
****If you have a prayer request or wish to add someone to our prayer concerns, please call Jane West at cell
phone number 734-2848. Please note that we will keep a prayer request on the prayer concerns list for three (3)
weeks unless otherwise requested. ****
PAT (Senior Adult Fellowship)
PAT will meet for a buffet lunch on Tuesday, April 7th at 11:30 a.m. at Candy Sue’s.
UMW Readers Circle
Readers Circle will be on April 13th at 10am in the library.
UMW Service Seekers Circle
Service Seekers Circle will meet April 13th at 7pm in the home of Jean Crouch.
UMW Visionaries Circle
The Visionaries Circle will meet Monday, April 13th at 3pm.
THANK YOU
Dear UMC Family,
Thank you is not adequate for all the love and prayers received in so many ways! I appreciate your
concern for me and my health as well as the death of my mom. God is good!!
-Angie B. Carter
PERSON OF THE MONTH
Dorothy Ruddle
1000 Wesley Pines Rd. Lumberton, NC 28385
Send a card, letter, or other remembrance to our special person of the month.
WEDNESDAY NITE L.I.V.E.
(Live in Victory Everyday)
Join the Chestnut Street UMC family for a midweek time of fellowship and a delicious meal in Asbury Hall.
Meal Cost:
$6 for 7th graders-adults
$3 for K-6th graders.
Preschoolers eat free.
Our meals are catered by Abigail’s Tearoom of Lumberton. Meals are served at 5:30 p.m. and following the meal
we enjoy a time of fun, games, and a meditation. This is a wonderful time to get to know each other as a Christian
family. Please make dinner reservations by noon on Tuesdays by calling the church at 739-3304. Our menus are
posted on the church website: www.Chestnutst.org.
April Birthdays
Children’s Birthdays
April 13. Madeline Wade
15. Sam Ervin
David Ervin
All children thru tweens please join in a fun-filled VBS
June 22-25 9:30am-12:00 noon each day!
Theme: G-FORCE . . .God’s Love in Action
Youth/Young Adults’ Birthdays
April
1. Mary Grace Norton
5. Andrew Patterson
13. Bradley Patterson
17. Hunter Edkins
18. Katye Jobe
26. Jordan Smith
30. Lance Burleson
Jesse Oliver
2015 CANDLEBURNING CEREMONY
SUNDAY, MAY 10th - Morning Worship
The reach of the United Methodist Women extends throughout the world through mission
work. Candle burning is one of seven avenues of undesignated giving to mission. The amount is
determined by the cost to the Women’s Division to fund the mission work of UMW around the
world.
This year everyone in our congregation is invited to participate in this event. The cost is
60¢ per second or $36 per minute. You may choose any increment.
On Mother’s Day, May 10th, a candle will burn near the altar to honor someone or the
memory of someone. A printed tribute will be enclosed in the bulletin that Sunday.
Please return this form with a check payable to CSUMW to the UMW’s mailbox in the
church office by May 4th.
$0.60 for one second
$36.00 for one minute
$180.00 for five minutes
Contributor
Recipient
Honor/Memory
Time
Amount
Person/group
making contribution
Person being honored/
memorialized
Indicated in honor/
in memory of
Seconds/
minutes
Amount of
contribution
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BUILDING FUND PRINCIPAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
We are fast approaching the finish line. THANK YOU for your continued support.
MEMORIALS
In memory of Chris Winberry
In memory of Sandy and Martha
Given by: Jean Crouch
McKinnon
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Davis
Given by Frances Gold
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doares
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Jobe
In memory of Martha McKinnon
Mr. & Mrs. Garry Kennedy
Given by Jackie Utz
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Scott
Jackie Utz
In memory of R. Casper Stephens (Martha
Tatum’s father)
Given by Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doares
In memory of Charles Sumner( David’s father)
Given by: Jean Crouch
In memory of Otis Lloyd
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Scott
Given by Jean Crouch
Carolyn McNeill
HONOR
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doares
In honor of Keith and Amby Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Jobe
Given by Mr. & Mrs. Bob Scott
Elizabeth Jobe
Mary Anna Gray
Mission Committee Update
Robeson County Church and Community Center Food Pantry
The Church and Community Center Food Pantry needs our help to restock their shelves. The food is used for
those who cannot provide enough food for their families.
The Food for the Month of April: Canned meat & dry beans but the cabinets are very bare so if you want to
bring any extra food, it will be welcomed.
Please leave food items in the baskets in the Education Building.
GATEWAY DISTRICT MISSION U
Here at our church
April 18th, 2015
9:30am – 2:00pm
Mission Studies:
How Is It With Your Soul? – Ann Porter
The Church And People With Disabilities –
Lynn Clewis
The Roma Of Europe – Esther Acker
Lunch will be served for $3.00 per
person.
Applications are in the church office.
Deadline is April 10th to register.
Living Last Supper
On April 2nd, Maundy Thursday. the UMYF will perform the 25th performance of the Living Last Supper.
The Chancel Choir will provide the music.
TRUSTEE’S UPDATE
PAINT DAY
The church trustees are planning to do some painting at the parsonage and the church, possibly the first or
second Saturday in June. There are two projects that, with enough help, should be completed in less than a
day.
1. The living room and dining room have not been painted in over 10 years and are showing it.
2. The outdoor ceiling of the walkway between the sanctuary and education building needs power
washing, scraping and painting.
If you are interested in helping please contact me at 734-5243. We can do it together.
-Ken Windley
NEW SCREEN FOR THE SANCTUARY
The trustees have been evaluating a new screen and projector for the sanctuary for many months. At the time
buying both items plus related wiring will be very expensive. Therefore, the trustees have received
permission to tackle one part of the project – the screen. Since we have a new projector that we can use from
the pulpit, a screen is the item most needed.
As you know, the existing screen is in very poor condition and does not fit well in the chancel area. Once in
place, it stays there for the duration of the service. The best alternative appears to be a screen that fits in the
walkway behind the altar. When needed, it rises up where everyone in the sanctuary can see it. When we
finish, it drops down to its original location where no one can see it. The beauty of the sanctuary is
maintained.
The best bid we received for the purchase and installation is $9,800. Therefore, the trustees would like to
raise $10,000 to complete this project and improve on the effectiveness of our sanctuary. Your help is
needed. We do not want to take away from the final few months of payments of our building debt. However,
if you are interested, please join me in making a commitment to equipment that will help the church for
years to come.
-Ken Winley
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS
It’s time again for applications for scholarships. All graduating seniors are asked to pick up an application
from the church office. When the application is completed, please return it to the church office to the
attention of Ken Windley, Chairman, Chestnut Street United Methodist Church Trustees. This is very
important so please take your time and fill out the application. Due Date: May 1, 2015.
- Ken Windley
COMMUNITY HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Monday, March 30 Chestnut Street UMC
Speaker: Gene Wayman, Rector, Trinity Episcopal
Tuesday, March 31 1st Presbyterian Church
Speaker: Rev. Volley Hanson, Pastor, St. Mark’s Lutheran
Wednesday, April 1 First Baptist Church
Speaker: Rev. Steve Little, Pastor, Chestnut St. United Methodist
Thursday, April 2
Godwin Heights Baptist Church
Speaker: Rev. Chip Bass, Pastor, Asbury United Methodist
Friday, April 3
Trinity Episcopal Church
Speaker: Rev. Dave Hawes, Pastor, Godwin Heights Baptist
Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday. Sunrise Service in the courtyard. Breakfast prepared by United Methodist
Men in Asbury Fellowship Hall following the sunrise service. The Flower Cross will be
erected in the courtyard. Please feel free to bring live flowers to decorate.
April
Sunday
Monday
5.
6:30 Sunrise Service
7:00 Breakfast
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1.
5:30 WNL
6:30 Mission
Committee
Meeting
7:00 LLS Rehearsal
2.
7:00 LLS
Program
3.
4.
11:00 Easter
Eggstravaganza
And Hot Dog
Lunch
6.
12:00 Emmaus
7.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
11:30 PAT – Candy Sue’s
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
8.
5:30 WNL
6:30 Finance
Committee
Meeting
9.
10
Sandhills
Emmaus
Gathering
in
Laurinburg
11.
12.
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
3:00 Trustees
Committee
4:30 Emmaus
6:00 UMYF
13.
10:00 Readers
Circle
12:00 Emmaus
3:00
Visionaries
Circle
7:00 Service
Seekers
14.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
10:30 Wesley Pines Worship
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
15.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
6:31 Youth Bible
Study
16.
Emmaus
Men’s Walk
17.
18.
UMW –
Mission
Studies
19.
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
4:30 Emmaus
6:00 UMYF
20.
12:00 Emmaus
21.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
22.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
6:30 UMC Meeting
6:31 Youth Bible
Study
23.
Nutshell
Deadline
24.
25.
Hope’s Table
26.
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
4:30 Emmaus
27.
12:00 Emmaus
28.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
29.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
6:31 Youth Bible
Study
30.
Emmaus
Women’s
Walk
EASTER!
ATTENDANCE March 2015
March 1, 2015
March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015
Sunday School 80
Sunday School 83 Sunday School 112
Worship
99
Worship
143 Worship
166
March 22, 2015
Sunday School 97
Worship
180
April
ACOLYTES
5. Caleb & Hunter Edkins
12. David & Sam Ervin
19. Jessica Townsend & Lexi Stone
26. Mary Grace Norton & Anna Smith
USHERS
Ryan Nance
Jerry Jordan
Jon Everson
Cherry Hilburn
ALTAR GUILD
Frances Britt
Ann Neese
TRUSTEE OF THE MONTH
Ryan Nance
LECTOR
Angela Sumner
MONTHLY NURSES
Joyce Musselwhite
Pat Horne
Jean Harris
Jo Ann Falls
NURSERY HELPER
Brittany Wade
FLOWER CHART
5. Eva & Sylvia & Lee Harris
12. Available
19. Phiena Doares
26. Available
If you choose a florist other than
Flowers By Billy please let Billy
know so the church will not be
charged.
STEPHEN MINISTERS
5. Monroe Williams
12. Marilyn Duncan
19. Herma Jordan
26. Kathryn Calvert
OFFERING VERIFICATION
5. David Sumner & Mike Hardin
12. Sharon Bell & Debra Lewis
19. Jon Everson & Greg Price
26. Tom Cleveland & Jay White
P.A.T. – APRIL BIRTHDAYS
12. Frances Page
18. Norm Morton
22. Vada Dowless
25. Sharon Pittman
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