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Volume 14, Issue 11
November, 2014
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Anniversaries
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Birthdays
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There will be TWO combined
Calendar - November
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services this month.
Community Thanksgiving
Service
2
ALL SAINTS DAY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 10:00 A.M.
Cub Scout Messenger of
Peace Service
2
Operation Christmas
Child
2
Missions & Outreach
5
Outdoor Chapel
3
Prayer Requests
6
UMW Reading Program
4
Wheeling Sleep Out
3
(Followed by Soup & Salad Luncheon)
&
Don’t forget to set your clock
back one hour on Sunday,
November 2nd!
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ 10:00 A.M.
(Followed by Covered Dish Lunch)
C O M E
W O R S H I P
W I T H
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Sunday Services
Sunday Services (Cont’d)
9:00 AM - Contemporary
10:30 AM - Traditional
Service
Service
Communion Served 3rd
Communion Served 1st
Sunday of Each Month
Sunday of Each Month
New Martinsville, WV
26155
Children’s Church
10:30 AM - Sunday School
304-455-1422
Children
www.nmumc.org
Christ’s Disciples
Jr. High & Senior High
All Are Welcome To Share
Christ’s Table
Adult Sunday School
All Are Welcome To Share
Christ’s Table
Rev. Sharletta M. Green
New Martinsville United
Methodist Church
10 Howard Jeffers Drive
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O p e r a t i o n
C h r i s t m a s
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We
are
currently table in the Narthex.
collecting boxes for We will take the shoeWe are currently collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas
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ministry.
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in 2012
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year is all
100 shoeboxes
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gether
a shoebox.
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flyers for shoeboxes
are located on the
C O M M U N I T Y
The annual Community
Thanksgiving Service will be
held on Sunday, November
23rd at 6:30 p.m. Pastor
Sharletta Green will be
officiating.
T H A N K S G I V I N G
S E R V I C E
We hope you will join us in
thanking God for our
community and the many
blessings He has poured out
on us.
Light refreshments will be
served immediately following
the service.
C U B S C O U T
P A C K
M E S E N G E R O F P E A C E
The Ronald McDonald House
in Columbus, Ohio serves
over 3000 families every
year as a home away from
home while a child is the
hospital.
Having family
nearby is beyond measure.
The House provides over
20,000 across from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to
an average of 250 people
daily. All these services are
free (lodging and food).
Cub Scout Pack #102 is
collecting the following items
for this project, and the Cub
Master will take them to the
Ronald McDonald House.
Please place your donations
in the box located in front of
the Church Receptionist’s
desk in the Church Narthex,
and we thank you for your
support.
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S E R V I C E
ITEMS NEEDED
Individual Hand Soap
Ziplock bags - Quart and
Gallon Sizes
Aluminum Foil
Small Boxes of Cereal
Scrubbing Bubbles for Bath
Toothbrushes & Small
Tubes of Toothpaste
Double Scrubber Bowl
Brushes
Air Freshener
Non-latex gloves
Trash bags: tall kitchen & 40
gallon heavy duty
CFL Light Bulbs and Globe
Style
Small Bottles of Shampoo
and Conditioners
Bottled Water
Full Size Blankets (white or
beige)
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T h a n k
y o u !
The Event Team would like to say a
very special thank you to all of those
who participated in and helped to
make our annual Trunk or Treat a
great success.
We truly appreciate everyone who took
time to decorate the trunks in your
cars or trucks to pass out candy to the
children.
W I N T E R
If you have a large aquarium
you aren’t using and we could
Thank you again.
The Event Planning Team
We also want to thank the Youth
Group for helping to make the event a
fun time for both children and adults.
2014 Trunk or Treat
The Outdoor Chapel needs
your help to assure that the
fish in our pond survive the
winter. Sometimes we just
can’t get there daily to maintain a break in the ice. Last
winter the pond would develop
several inches of ice over
night.
You were so great that you have a year
off to recover, and to create new ways
to decorate your trunks next year!
H O M E
N E E D E D
borrow it, or if someone has a
aquarium and would take care
of the fish at their home, we
would be very grateful.
“Five very nice
fish in need of a
winter home...can
you help?”
We have five very nice fish that
we don’t want to lose.
If you can help, please see
Trish or Fred Eller or call them
at 304-455-4852 or email
them at [email protected]
Thank you.
W h e e l i n g
You can save the life of a youth
by making a donation toward
the Wheeling SleepOut which
will be held on Friday,
November 7, 2014. The SleepOut was developed in 2011
to raise awareness to the
problem of homeless youth in
the Ohio Valley that the Youth
Services System has been
serving in the past 38 years.
s l e e p
o u t
Our goal is to raise $50,000
this year. Your donation can
help the homeless young
adults (ages 17-23). Our
program has reached many in
the Ohio Valley.
Your donation will be greatly
appreciated.
Please make
your checks payable to “Youth
Services Systems, Inc.”
For more information visit our
w e b s i t e
a t
www.wheelingsleepout.org or
contact Debbie Loy at 740—
228-1906.
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U N I T E D
M E T H O D I S T W O M E N ’ S
P R O G R A M
R E A D I N G
‘ON THE WAY WITH JESUS”
By Richard Showalter
“The world is no stranger to closed doors. Repeatedly throughout history, doors have slammed shut-doors for
progress, development, communication, travel. A large percentage of the world’s population from time immemorial has been curtailed in its opportunities for normal human expression and development by doors that
have remained locked through oppression, violence, greed, and the chaos of conflict.
But one door has remained open. The door for sharing the good news of freedom in Jesus Christ has never
been closed since Pentecost. For no matter how many barriers are erected to inhabit the freedom of the people
of God, the gospel breaks forth in new forms and configurations beyond the barriers. God is at work everywhere, drawing people to the risen Christ.”
Richard Shoewalter’s lifetime passion has been his Anabaptist denomination’s local and international mission
to enlarge the body of Christ through the transformation of individuals. He explores the multiple dimensions of
Christian mission, its challenges and encourages the church to increase its local and global action.
This book is counted as Mission reading for UMW.
Betty Harvey
The New Martinsville United Methodist Church extends Christian love and sympathy to the family & friends of Richard Thompson, ruth keenan, Dorothy downing,
and the Stephanie craycraft family, in the loss of their loved ones.
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Local Missions:
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We donated $100 to Disaster Response United States, Advance # 901670
We received 59 packages of underwear and socks for Undie Sunday
We assisted in repairs to a house for a family to bring the house into compliance for requirements of the
appraiser.
We have some painting to finish at Helping Hand
We have provided used furniture and appliances for 2 families and Judy’s Place and received items from 2
families. We have items to pick up from 4 families that we need to get as soon as possible. Items on our
waiting list include 12 beds which includes 5 twin beds, 6 couches, 3 dressers, 1 chest, 8 bedroom end
tables, 1 electric hot water tank, 2 recliners, 3 coffee tables, 1 kitchen table and chairs, 1 chair, 1 gas
kitchen range, and 1 kerosene heater.
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We have an estimate of $3502.48 for materials for a new roof, but need to find funding to get the roof
replaced for a lady. We have installed a tarp on the roof, but it is still leaking some.
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We completed some electrical repairs and assisted in getting a new furnace for a lady who is refurbishing a
trailer for son and herself.
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We have some steps and a sidewalk to install to complete the project of installing a wheel chair ramp at a
ladies house.
We have 3 requests for help we are trying to get evaluated.
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UMCOR Hot Topics: (Mark donations at NMUMC with the UMCOR Advance #) https://www.umcor.org
Flood recovery in Alabama & West Florida (U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670)
Southeast Asia floods response (International Disaster Response, Advance #982450)
Food Security in South Sudan (World Hunger and Poverty, Advance #982920)
Water for Tanzania (Water and Sanitation, Advance #3020600)
California wild fires (U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670)
Relief for typhoon survivors in the Philippines (International Disaster Response, Advance#982450)
Samaritan’s Purse Initiatives: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/Giving/Project_donations?
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Operation Christmas Child (Christmas Shoebox Ministry)
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2014-5 Christmas Gift Catalog
Jim Wobig
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November
Birt hdays
1 Bill Clements, Mike McVicker 2 Linda Haught 3 Matthew Keffer 6 Lori Fisher, Gary Lemons 7
Barb Daly, David Keffer 8 Joe Feeney, Robert David Phillips, Madison Whiteman 9 Adam Herrick 10
David Phillips, Dylan Shimp, Kerry Bohrer Stein 11 Kenneth Brown, Mike Craycraft, Alexander Jimenez,
Allen Laugh 12 Emma Renee Craycraft, Shannon Joins, Gary Michael Lemons, Mary Kay Lemons Ritz,
Mike Salmons, Charles Scott 13 John Goddard, Debbie Haught, Jared Seavy 14 J. Michael Barnes,
Teresa Standiford 15 Makenzie Walker 16 Kathryn Douglas 16 Nichole Goontz 17 Andrea Bowman, Jim Campbell, Staci Fonner 18 Andrew Bowman, Lee Ann Horn, Jordan Schmalz, Ron Snell 20
Derek Ingle 21 Joe Hindman, Trista Lemons, Steve Shenefiel 22 Alaine Thompson 23 Steve Kocher
24 Bob Standiford 25 Katy Bohrer, Dolly Sands 26 Kari Morris, Jason Funari, Anita Puglia 27
Kenneth Goddard, Jackie Starkey 28 Chelsea Barker, Mildred Morgan, Brian Smith 30 Mark Dills, Sandie Lamm
NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
5 Darrell & Donna Ashenhart 7 Cecil & Melody Deiterich 17 Sean & Lisa Yoho 18 Joe & Marsha
Craycraft 20 Tom & Whitney Clegg 23 Gerald & Candy Litman 24 Fred & Carolyn Goddard 25 Allen &
Malinda Laugh, Jamie & Elizabeth Johnson, Bill & Melissa Shimp 27 Steve & Margaret Fox
PRAYER REQUESTS
If you have a Prayer Request(s) after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday,
please contact Dianna Lawrence at [email protected]
Men & Women in the Military
The Homebound
Dave Blair
Jan Briner
Ruth Cade
Juanita Cousten
Chuck Crawford
Kim Dallison
Cecil Deiterich
Don Donaldson
Mary Dunlap
Larry Felger
Chuck Fruner
Don Frye
Denise Hammel
Joyce Haught
Cody Herrick
Linda Holman
Carla Hopkins
Norma Hunley
Carol Ann Jackson
Laura Kane
Hugh & Genie Kennamer
Tom & Darlene Kirkhart
Clara Laferty
Amber Looney
Gena Ludolf
Bonnie Makris
Jo Miller
Madeline MIller
David D. Morris
Sheryl Morris
Susan Myers
Clara Peggs
Russell and Wesley Powell
Edna Riel
Wayne Riel
Lauren Severbeck
Betty Shackelford
David Smith
Rhonda Blair Snyder
Janie Spence
Ed Toman
Carol Valentine
The Lost & Unspoken
Requests of our Hearts
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8:30 Pre-School
10:00 Staff Devotion
12:00 Pre-School
12:00 UMW
12:30 Pastor Study on James
2:30 Kidz First
5:00 SPRC Meeting
6:00 Pastor Study on James
6:00 Finance, Lead Team &
Trustee Meeting
7:00 N/A - Choir Room
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8:30 Pre-School
9:00 WV Choice
10:00 Staff Devotions
12:00 Pre-School
12:30 Pastor Study on James
6:00 Pastor Study on James
7:00 N/A - Choir Room
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8:30 Pre-School
12:00 Pre-School
12:30 Walking With God
5:30 Girl Scouts
5:45 Praise Team Practice
7:00 Chancel Choir Practice
19
8:30 Pre-School
9:00 WV Choice
12:00 Walking With God
1:00 Ten At The Table
5:45 Praise Team Practice
7:00 Chancel Choir Practice
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING
OFFICE CLOSED
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8:30 Pre-School
8:30 Weight Watchers
9:00 Covenant Meeting
9:00 WV Choice
10:00 Good Samaritans
2:30 MPR - Home Schooling
4:30 Girl Scouts (Daisy’s)
6:30 Weight Watchers
6:30 Celebrate Recovery
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8:30 Weight Watchers
7:00 N/A
8:30 Weight Watchers
7:00 N/A
12:00 Narcotics Anon.
4:00 MPR - Girl Scout
Thanksgiving Dinner
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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
OFFICE CLOSED
22
8:30 Weight Watchers
4:00 MPR - Birthday
Party
7:00 N/A
15
8
8:30 Weight Watchers
1:00 MPR - Fund Raiser
Bently Yow
7:00 N/A
1
8:30 Weight Watchers
9:00 MPR - Baby Shower
4:00 MPR - Birthday Party
Sat
21
12:00 Narcotics Anon.
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12:00 Narcotics Anon.
Fri
P a g e
5:00 Small Group
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8:30 Pre-School
9:00 WV Choice
9:00 CR Women’s Step Study
10:30 Prayer Shawl Meeting
12:00 Pre-School
12:00 Brown Bag Small Group
6:00 CR Step Recovery
6:30 Cub Scouts
7:00 Friendship Circle
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8:30 Pre-School
9:00 CR Women’s Step Study
10:30 Prayer Shawl Meeting
12:00 Brown Bag Small Group
12:00 Pre-School
6:00 CR Step Recovery
6:00 Send, Engage, Relate, Equip
& Prayer Team Mtgs.
6:30 Cub Scouts
13
8:30 Pre-School
8:30 Weight Watchers
9:00 Covenant Meeting
10:00 Good Samaritans
10:00 Rebecca Circle
6:30 Weight Watchers
6:30 Celebrate Recovery
6
8:30 Weight Watchers
8:30 Pre-School
9:00 Covenant Meeting
10:00 Good Samaritans
4:00 Girl Scouts
6:30 Weight Watchers
6:30 Celebrate Recovery
Thu
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FIRST SUNDAY OF
ADVENT & HANGING OF
THE GREENS
10:00 Combined
Service - Covered
Dish Luncheon
30
5:00 Small Group
6:30 Community
Thanksgiving Service
First Church of God
17
8:30 Pre-School
10:00 Staff Devotions
11:00 REM - Thanksgiving
12:00 Pre-School
12:30 Pastor Study on James
6:00 Pastor Study on James
7:00 N/A - Choir Room
16
3:30 Youth Meeting
4:00 Amedisys
Memorial Srv.
5:00 Small Group
12
8:30 Pre-School
12:00 Pre-School
12:30 Walking With God
1:00 Circle of Joy
5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1514
5:30 Grief Support Group
5:45 Praise Team Practice
7:00 Chancel Choir Practice
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8:30 Pre-School
12:00 Pre-School
12:30 Walking With God
5:30 Grief Support Group
5:45 Praise Team Practice
7:00 Chancel Choir Practice
Wed
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8:30 Pre-School
9:00 CR Women’s Step Study
10:30 Prayer Shawl Meeting
12:00 Pre-School
12:00 Brown Bag Small Group
6:00 CR Step Recovery
6:30 Cub Scouts
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8:30 Pre-School
9:00 CR Women’s Step Study
10:30 Prayer Shawl Meeting
12:00 Pre-School
6:30 Cub Scouts
6:00 CR Step Recovery
7:00 PM Towers - Pastor Green
Tues
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3:30 Youth Meeting
5:00 Small Group
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8:30 Pre-School
10:00 Staff Devotions
12:00 Pre-School
12:30 Pastor Study on James
2:30 Kidz First
6:00 Pastor Study on James
7:00 N/A - Choir Room
Mon
2
10:00 Combined
Service
Soup & Salad
Luncheon
3:30 Youth Meeting
5:00 Small Group
Sun
NOVEMBER
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