Stephanie Harmon, Pastor 220 Junction Road Edward Spurr, Program Director

Stephanie Harmon, Pastor
Edward Spurr, Program Director
Kay Chinn, Church Secretary
Debby Babbitt, Parish Health Nurse
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HOW TO PLANT YOUR GARDEN
OF DAILY LIVING
First, Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on
the roses…..
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING,
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1.Peace of mind
2.Peace of heart
3.Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1.Squash gossip
2.Squash indifference
3.Squash grumbling
4.Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1.Lettuce be faithful
2.Lettuce be kind
3.Lettuce be patient
4.Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1.Turnip for meetings
2.Turnip for service
3.Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE
THYME:
1.Thyme for each other
2.Thyme for family
3.Thyme for friends
WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE
AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE.
THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR
GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP
WHAT YOU SOW.
220 Junction Road
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Ph. 575-257-4170
www.ruidosocumc.org
Health
Mary Dolphin, Bill
Martin, Paul Kolb,
Evan
Giallanza
(EvaDell Chesbro’s
Son), Whitney Blaine
(EvaDell Chesbro’s
granddaughter), Betty
Neill, Doyle Harmon
In the Military
Jesse Leuvano, Josiah Benison,
Josh
Crawford, Jordan Brewer, John Meeks,
Jeffery Paulson, Curtis Ballard, Joseph Neal
Harrison, Craig (C.J.) Hope, Chase Rankin,
Amanda Lang, Trey Lenzo, Scott Gossett,
Maj. Heidi Potter, Luis Zaragosa
Home bound
Phyllis Russell, Manon Mitchell, Marilyn
Schoof
In the Care Center
Miriam Smith, Gladys Spurlin (Mandy
Mader’s grandmother) Sandra Marshall,
Roseann Tsosie
To my community family,
Thank you for your prayers, cards
and calls. I feel blessed and a little
guilty for all the attention. With your
prayers form I'm working very hard
to get better - - I don't want to
disappoint you.
In Christian Love,
Mary Dolphin
The United Methodist Connection
September 2012
You are invited! If you have wondered about the “roots” of
Christianity, now is your chance to dig in and find some
answers. A new study will begin on September 5 th using a
video course by Adam Hamilton, “Christianity’s Family
Tree”. Join us Wednesday Nights @ 6:30pm. Call the
Church office to register, or just join us on September 5 th for
our first session.
This fall Gail Hovious and Sarah Mazur will be leading the
Beth Moore Bible study, “A Heart Like His, seeking the
heart of God through a study of David”. We hope that you
will be able to join us for this in-depth 10 week study. We will
begin the study on Tuesday, September 18 @ 9:30am.
Registration begins now.
Youth Notes
We start this month's notes with a great big
thank you to all who helped and attended
the pancake breakfast to raise money for
our youth. Super big shout out to Debbie
Russell for all the hard work in organizing
and bringing it all together. Couldn't have
done it without you! Since the last newsletter, we had our pool
party/lock-in and started school. One fun, the other not so sure. All
the youth have said that school has started out good. With the new
school year, our attendance has gotten back up to closer to normal
with some great new additions. Looking forward to getting to know
them better. Activities upcoming for the month of September starts
with another attempt to see the full-moon at White Sands on
September, 1st. Then after Labor Day weekend, we are
participating in and helping out at Run for the B.E.A.C.H., on the
8th. Later in the month, we're going to FunTrackers (tentatively set
for the 23rd starting at 4:00). We still have upcoming events in the
Fall including: horseback riding, trick or trunk, community
Thanksgiving service, and A Walk Through Bethlehem. We also
will be starting Radical Jesus Bible study soon. See you next
month with the latest information and times.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN have been on summer
"vacation" the last two months and will resume meetings
this fall on Tuesday, September 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall. All the women of the community are invited to attend whether members of CUMC or not. Come
join us and bring a friend if you can.
The program will be "We in the World" focusing on our
patterns of consumption as we attempt to be instruments
of giving and nourishment in the world. Carolyn Durrett
will bless us with the devotion.
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a
community of women whose purpose is to know God and
to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus
Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to
expand concepts of mission through participation in the
global ministries of the church.
Labor Day reflections
Labor Day brings to mind picnics, cookouts and family gatherings. Falling on
the first Monday in September, it marks the unofficial end of summer and the
beginning of a new school year. But the holiday was created in 1882 to honor
the social and economic contributions of American workers.
In a strong economy, it’s easy to take for granted the ability to work and be paid well. But times have changed during the past
few years, with many people still struggling with unemployment and underemployment. During our holiday celebrations this
year, let’s give thanks for the jobs we have, pray for those who aren’t as fortunate and offer words of encouragement or help
to someone who needs it. .
The United Methodist Connection
September 2012
Summer is over? Where did it go? It certainly proves the old adage, "time flies when you are having fun". It
has been an extraordinary year. The past month we have built a robot, taken a ride in space, talked about the
Mars rover (the kids had seen it on tv) and lost eight children to kindergarten. This was a bittersweet moment
as we work to get the kids ready to go to "big school" and then they are gone. Our oldest class was exceptional in any number of ways but they generally cared for their teacher and each other. If someone was sad,
they rallied to make them feel better. If someone was having a bad day, one child would just shadow him/her
until things got better. They talked. At circle they would bring up instances between themselves that happened in class or at home
and talk and discuss and have opinions. This is something special in a four and five year old. During the fire one of our kids lived in
Enchanted Forest and was evacuated for some time. They circled the wagons to let Alysa know she had friends who cared. On the
17th we had a pizza party to celebrate their new adventure. I looked up to find the last five who were leaving sitting in the circle and
sobbing because they were going and I was staying. Wow! I have been teaching for a while and this had never happened to me before. With all those bittersweet tears and hugs, it had to have been one of my all time favorite days.
Ava has been in my class for over a year. She is a sassy, willful, loving child. She has been a challenge. Her little brother. LaVon
started with us last winter. He is a quiet, serious little boy who loves cars. They are two of the first kids who come to school in the
morning. Since Ms. Veronica moved away, I have become the opening teacher. It's fun because I get a chance to meet the kids and
get to know them from the other classes. Ava and LaVon usually come in with breakfast. They sit at the table to eat and when finished
Ava gathers up their mess and puts the cups in the fridge and the rest in the trash. The brother and sister are very close. Then we
hear a loud crash. LaVon knows exactly where my car box is and goes straight their. When time comes for the kids to go with Ms.
Jenny or Ms. Debbie, Ava walks over and takes LaVon's hand and walks with him to class. When she returns she goes right to
LaVon's mess and picks it up and then tells me she has picked up her brother's mess. The reason this is so special is because Ava
has been with me so long and she DOES NOT pick up her own mess until she is faced with consequences!
PARISH HEALTH
Greetings to all and Happy
Labor Day! We have survived
the start of a new school year!
May we continue to watch out
and pray for the school children,
big yellow buses, school board,
teachers and all those involved
with our children. Parish Health Ministries has been busy
praying visiting and seeing the hand of the Lord move and
bless people. Psalm 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your
love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my
soul. He is the comforter.
Many visits and phone calls have been made. We have seen
many blessed and comforted and lifted up. It is a blessing to
bless. May we continuously thank the good Lord for our
many blessings, health, family, friends and for His wonderful
kindness, generosity and love toward us His children.
by Maury St. John
“Knock, knock, may I come in?”
This is the protocol for beginning a
Chaplain visit at the hospital. In all
the visits I have made there has
never been a “No!” What troubles
and cares are there on the patient’s side of the door? What
need will they express? Will I be able to portray Jesus’ love
and concern for the patient. Sometimes I feel very inadequate
but in my heart I am praying as I enter the room and know that
Jesus is there with me and will help me!
This reminds me of the picture of Jesus standing at the door
and knocking. How many times have we said “No!” One of the
fascinating things to me about this painting is that there is no
doorknob on the outside—Jesus cannot open the door. We
have to let him in! I know that there have been many times
when I have refused to open the door. Have you said “No”
today?
D. Elton Trueblood
I encourage the growth of the Stephen
Series. Only as Christians are trained
for their own ministry is there real hope
for Christian renewal.
The United Methodist Connection
September 2012
SACRAMENTO UPCOMING RETREATS:
Registration forms can be found in the church office and also available on the Sacramento website at
www.sacramentoassembly.org on the “Camps and Retreats” page.
The Seasoned Citizens Retreat will be held at
Sacramento October 15-19. This year’s theme
is “Tune In – to Self, to Neighbor, to Nature, to
God”. You’ll enjoy the nice, cool mountains with
their beautiful fall colors while you participate in
Bible Study, Worship, Music, and many fun activities (including some of Sacramento’s adventure activities, if you’d like). Join Darla and Roland McGregor, camp dean and camp preacher,
for a fun & fellowship-filled week.
* The United Methodist Men would like to invite you to their annual retreat at Sacramento,
September 21-23. Don’t miss out on this weekend of great fellowship, worship and study, as
well as some fun activities. This year’s guest
speaker will be Rev. John McClean of First
UMC, Albuquerque. Registration is Due by September 14th.
Beth Moore Simulcast – Sept 15
Grace Community Church in Roswell
9am to 4pm (Doors open at 8:30am)
$20
To purchase tickets, call their church office at 575-623-5438
or email [email protected]
Community United
Methodist Church
220 Junction Road
Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-4170
The United Methodist Connection
September 2012
ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE
OCT 3 @ 6:30 PM
All full members may vote.
Election of Lay Leadership for 2013
2013 Pastor Compensation
Recommendations for Ministerial Candidates
Recommendations for Certified Lay Speakers
Membership Report
WE NEED TO UPDATE
OUR RECORDS….
Please help us by completing the information below and mailing it to the church
or emailing it to [email protected]
Even if you think we have the correct information, we would like to verify
our records. Thank you for your help!!
Name(s)
Physical Address
Mailing Address (if different)
Additional Addresses (summer/winter etc.)
Phone #’s (please specify home/cell/etc.)
e-mail addresses
If you receive the newsletter in print and have the ability to read it online, please help us save on first class
postage. Let us know if we can change the delivery method. Thank you!
The Church office is looking for a New Membership Secretary. If you
are comfortable on the computer and willing to learn our software,
we need all of our records updated and audited.
We are also looking for a good Proof-Reader for the bulletin once a
week and the newsletter once a month.
If you are interested in either of these Volunteer Opportunities, Please
contact Kay in the church office.
COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - CALENDAR OF EVENTS
September 2012
Sunday
Aug 26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
September 2012
October 2012
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Thursday
30
Friday
31
Saturday
Sep 1
Aug 26 - Sep 1
8:30am UMM - FH
2
3
Sep 2 - 8
8:30am Worship - Sanc
9:45am Sunday School All ages
11:00am Worship - Sanc
6:00pm UMYF - YW
Sep 9 - 15
9
10
8:30am Worship - Sanc
9:45am Sunday School All ages
11:00am Worship - Sanc
6:00pm UMYF - YW
Sep 16 - 22
16
8:30am Worship - Sanc
9:45am Sunday School All ages
11:00am Worship - Sanc
6:00pm UMYF - YW
Sep 23 - 29
23
8:30am Worship - Sanc
9:45am Sunday School All ages
11:00am Worship - Sanc
6:00pm UMYF - YW
30
Sep 30 - Oct 6
4
5
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED 8:00am Lincoln Cty
Health - FH
LABOR DAY
6:00pm Cub Scouts - FH
1:00pm STAFF
MEETING-Office
6:00pm Girl Scouts - IS
6:00pm Boy Scouts - YW
6:30pm Girl Scouts - Lib
11
18
6:00pm Cub Scouts - FH
6:00pm Girl Scouts - IS
6:00pm Boy Scouts - YW
6:30pm Girl Scouts - Lib
24
19
9:30am Women's Bible
Study-CH
1:00pm STAFF
MEETING-Office
6:00pm Finance - Lib
25
6:00pm Cub Scouts - FH
6:00pm Girl Scouts - IS
6:00pm Boy Scouts - YW
6:30pm Girl Scouts - Lib
Oct 1
12
13
26
2
14
15
9:00am Coffee Time
9-12 - FH
1:00pm Parish Health Lib
5:00pm Missions - Lib
5:00pm Weight Watchers
- FH
6:30pm Worship Team 7:00pm Emmaus - Lib
20
21
9:00am Coffee Time
9-12 - FH
1:00pm Parish Health Lib
5:00pm Weight Watchers
- FH
6:00pm Church Council CH
6:30pm Scouting Round
7:00pm Emmaus - Lib
27
11:30am Emmaus
6:30pm Choir - Sanc
7:00pm Men's Bible
Study - Lib
3
8
9:00am Trustees
11:30am Emmaus
6:30pm Choir - Sanc
7:00pm Men's Bible
Study - Lib
9:30am Women's Bible
Study-CH
1:00pm STAFF
MEETING-Office
7
9:00am Coffee Time
9-12 - FH
1:00pm Parish Health Lib
5:00pm Weight Watchers
- FH
7:00pm Emmaus - Lib
Santa Elena Mission Trip
1:00pm STAFF
11:30am Emmaus
MEETING-Office
6:30pm Choir - Sanc
1:30pm UMW - FH
7:00pm Men's Bible
Study - Lib
6:00pm Cub Scouts - FH
6:00pm Girl Scouts - IS
6:00pm Boy Scouts - YW
6:30pm Girl Scouts - Lib
17
6
11:30am Emmaus
6:30pm Choir - Sanc
7:00pm Men's Bible
Study - Lib
28
9:00am Coffee Time
9-12 - FH
1:00pm Parish Health Lib
5:00pm Weight Watchers
- FH
7:00pm Emmaus - Lib
4
22
6:00pm SPRC-Lib
8:00am Girl Scouts 8-5
YW
29
All Church Camp-out
5
6
8:30am Worship - Sanc
9:45am Sunday School All ages
11:00am Worship - Sanc
6:00pm UMYF - YW
Room Key: FH=Fellowship Hall, YW=Youth Warehouse, Lib=Library, CH=Celebration House, Sanc=Sanctuary, IS=Imagination Station Classrooms