April 2015 - Galloway United Methodist Church

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April 2015
Attendance Report
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TOTAL
February 22 68126194
March 1
64126190
March 8
N/A142142
March 15
82156238
January Financial Report
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we can do together...
Tithe Extra (2nd Mile Giving)
Loose Plate
Missions
Mortgage
Interest/Div. Building Use
Sunday Life Class
Tapes/CD Copies
Easter Offering
Funeral Dinners
Health Insur. Credit
Misc. Refunds
THIS MONTH YEAR-TO-DATE
$26,800.38
$26,800.38
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-$1,061.52 $1,061.52
$1,007.14$1,007.14
$4,690.98$4,690.98
$3.50
$3.50
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----$5.00$5.00
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Total Budget Income
$33,568.52$33,568.52
Total Budget Expenses $45,068.72$45,068.72
DIFFERENCE
-$11,500.20 -$11,500.20
Expenses include mortgage payment in the amount of
$8,823. Principal balance of our mortgage is $972,484.27.
We did not make a mission share payment this month.
Total we owe for 2015 is $50,583.00.
A full financial report may be obtained from the church office.
of Paul Lusher
Barry & Sandy Magnetto
SPRING/SUMMER CLOTHES AND SHOES NEEDED
Submissions for the next issue
MUST BE RECEIVED by:
call: 814-437-5425
e-mail: [email protected]
visit: wwww.gallowaychurch.org
196 Seysler Road • Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323
April 13th
Wendy McLoughlin at [email protected]
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Prayer
chain
requests
may be called to:
Pastor Roy Gearhart
(814-591-9818) Anytime
Jessica (church office 437-5425) from 8 am to 3 pm
Ruth Ruditis (673-7162) from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Deb Resinger (437-3506) from 10 pm to 8:30 am
Palm Sunday - March 29
• Transformed Celebration Sunday with
luncheon to follow second service.
Maundy Thursday - April 2
• This interactive service will be excellent for
families and starts at 7pm.
Good Friday - April 3
If you cannot reach any of the
ladies above, please call one of
the following people. Each one
is the head of a prayer chain
and she will start the chain.
Daytime (8:30 am to 5:30 pm)
Ruth Ruditis
673-7162
Shirley Hays
432-4990
Krisy Butler
432-3088
Aileen Palmer 437-5167
• Franklin Crosswalk at 10:30am beginning at
St. Patrick’s Church.
• Service at 7pm here at the church.
Evening (5:30 pm to 10 pm)
Bev Brennan
437-5078
Gail Baker
437-5066
Late Night (after 10 pm)
Deb Resinger 437-3506
Easter - April 5
• Sunrise Service at 6:30am
• Easter Celebration at normal service times
of 8:15am and 10:45am.
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Galloway UMC Presents
Purposeful Marriage
MARRIAGE CONFERENCE
with Dale & Jena Forehand
“A unique weekend designed
to discover God’s ultimate
purpose for your marriage.”
$40 /couple
$20 /single
April 24th 6-9pm | April 25th 8am-Noon
Location: Galloway United Methodist Church
To Register: Call Church Office at 437-5425 or email
[email protected] [Deadline to register April 19th]
Childcare will be available - must be registered in advance to use
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TRANSFORMED
HOW GOD CHANGES US
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed….”
Here we are at the end of 50 Days of Transformation. I have been so
pleased to have such a strong participation with about 200 people in 20
groups sharing in this study. In addition to adults, our kids and youth have
been following their own age appropriate curriculum of Transformed. But
this now leaves us with the question of why did we do this? And what
comes next?
Why have we gone to all the effort to organize and commit ourselves to
a 50 day campaign?
Romans 12:2
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Spiritual Health
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Mental Health
Emotional Health
Relational Health
Financial Health
Vocational Health
1. We are committing ourselves to the development of small groups as a major means of
connecting people to each other in the church and to growing as Christians.
2. Having a whole church campaign motivated the start of new groups.
3. Having a whole church campaign motivated new people to get involved in a small group.
4. Sharing in a common pursuit has a unifying effect on us as a congregation.
What comes next?
Ø Make a plan to continue meeting as a group on a regular basis, at least twice a month
Ø Choose a curriculum or Bible study to share or you could or use the sermon notes for the next
preaching series to stimulate discussion.
Ø Review the goals you set for each of the areas of Transformed and keep track of your
progress.
Ø We will continue to revisit the seven areas of Transformed throughout the year to continue to
stir our hearts to continued hunger for transformation in the power of Christ.
Ø Begin a new small group and lead them in Transformed.
• SEEK THE WILL OF GOD
• SET GOALS TO PURSUE
• ACHIEVE THEM IN THE
POWER OF CHRIST
Over 50’s
The Over 50’s will meet on
April 9 at 11:30 in the church
fellowship hall for a tureen
luncheon.
Coming in June!
Women’s Discipleship
Book Club
As disciples of Jesus we are
instructed to be learners, and
reading good Christian books is
a great way to learn. Easier said
than done, right? Sometimes
we allow other activities to steal
away our reading tme. We never
get the chance to develop a habit
of regular reading. Therefore, a
12 month book club for women
is being formed. Briefly, the club
will select 12 different books (one
copy of each) and members will
have the opportunity to read a
book each month. Books will be
passed between group members
every month so that at the end of
the year every member will have
had the opportunity to read all 12
books. To help group members
understand and apply what they
have read, the club will also meet
four times during the year for
discussion, sharing of ideas and
encouragement.
More details will be available in
May including the book list, the
cost and how to sign up. This
group is open to all women and
there are no membership limits.
The structure of the group can
be adapted to fit any number of
women.
814-677-7013 or [email protected]
Dear Galloway friends,
A note to say how blessed I am to be a part
of the fellowship. Thanks for all the prayers,
cards, and phone calls. Many prayers are
given for you all as well. Praise The Lord we
have a God who hears them all!
Please include my e-mail in case someone wants to say hello without the
time of finding paper or cards, a stamp and the address. Most of us are on
the electronics often - maybe too often: [email protected] .net
Gratefully,
Kay Longnecker
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We love you and are praying God will be the loudest voice you hear in this busy world!
We love you and are praying God will be the loudest voice you hear in this busy world!
In His Love,
In His Love,
Kim
Simons
Kim
Simons
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Director of Children & Family Ministries
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Men’s Group 6:30pm
Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen 8:30am-1pm
MONDAY
7
Trustees 6pm
SPRC 7pm
Staff Meeting 10am
TUESDAY
Women’s Thrive
Group 6:30pm
Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen 8:30am-1pm
Men’s Group 6:30pm
Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen 8:30am-1pm
Women’s Thrive
Group 6:30pm
Staff Meeting 10am
28 Levites 8:30am
Staff Meeting 10am
21
Ministry Council 7pm
13 Salvation Army Soup 14 Levites 8:30am
Kitchen 8:30am-1pm
Galloway UMW
9:30am
Newsletter Deadline
Staff Meeting 10am
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Sunrise Service 6:30am
Regular Services
8:15 & 10:45am
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EASTER
SUNDAY
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KidZone 6pm
Free-4-All 6pm
Authentic Student
Ministries 6:30pm
KidZone 6pm
Free-4-All 6pm
Authentic Student
Ministries 6:30pm
KidZone 6pm
Free-4-All 6pm
Authentic Student
Ministries 6:30pm
KidZone 6pm
Free-4-All 6pm
Authentic Student
Ministries 6:30pm
KidZone 6pm
Free-4-All 6pm
Authentic Student
Ministries 6:30pm
WEDNESDAY
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Over 50’s 11:30pm
Maundy Thrusday
Service at 7pm
THURSDAY
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Purposeful Marriage
Conference 6pm
Good Friday
Service at 7pm
Franklin Crosswalk
10:30am at St. Pat’s
FRIDAY
Fellowship Hall in use
11am
Men’s Corn Hole
Tourney/Fellowship
5pm
Fellowship Hall in use
1pm
25 Purposeful Marriage
Conference 8am
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