Document 403708

First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 544
1324 Church St, New Castle, IN 47362
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First United Methodist Church
1324 Church St.
Senior Pastor, Tom McGilliard
Dir. Of Christian Education, Kim Welch
Secretary, Tracy McCarty
Paula Parker, Music Minister FUMC
Dana Ash, Pianist
Curtis Ferrell, Music Minister The Place
NOVEMBER 2014
Sunday 1st Service @ FUMC: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
Sunday 2nd Service @ The Place: 11:11am
(205 S. 21st St.)
Dear Friends in Christ,
Phone: 765-529-0105
Fax: 765-529-0108
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.ncmethodist.org
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30-11:30 A.M. and 12:30–2:30 P.M.
Friday 8:30—11:30 A.M.
The Messenger
NOVEMBER 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER
Nov. 2 —
Nov. 3 —
Nov. 4 —
Nov. 5 —
Nov. 9 —
Nov. 10 —
Daylight Savings!!!
Food Offering Sunday
Charge Conference 6pm
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Breathe Service @ The Place 6:15pm
Disciple Bible Study @ The Place 7pm
Men’s Bible Study @ FUMC 7pm
Nov. 16 —
Food Plus Sunday
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Nov. 17 —
Breathe Service @ The Place 6:15pm
Disciple Bible Study @ The Place 7pm
Men’s Bible Study @ FUMC 7pm
Lydia Circle @ Pam Shortridge’s 7pm
Nov. 18 —
Anna Circle 9:30am
Choir 7pm
My favorite season is fall. I love the beauty of an
Indiana autumn and when wearing a sweatshirt feels
good. Autumn is a time when the Scripture comes
to mind, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm
46:10)
I’m not sure what it is about this time of year that
draws me closer to God. I don’t know what it is
about autumn that stills my soul. Maybe it’s the
colors, maybe the weather, maybe it is the shift of
the season. I think it is more being aware of God’s
presence as I experience the change of the season
or seeing crops harvested. Autumn seems to bring
out a sense of gratitude for all God has done.
In the stillness and beauty of this season, take
time to “be still and know that God is God.” Psalm
46 proclaims that God is sovereign. The Psalm
reassures us that our own security is not in
ourselves or our possessions or weapons but in
God. The Psalm stills my soul as I am reminded to
whom I belong and who ultimately rules this world.
We are grateful to have a God in whom we find rest
for our souls. We are grateful for a loving and
merciful and wise God who has the whole world in
His hands. “Be still and know that I am God.”
Nov. 19 —
CCKC 2:30-5pm
CCKC 2:30-5pm
UMW Exec. Mtg. 6pm
Nov. 23 —
Community Thanksgiving Service 2:30pm
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Veteran’s Sunday
Blast in The Loft 3-5pm
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Nov. 24 —
Turkey Deboning 9am
Breathe Service @ The Place 6:15pm
Disciple Bible Study @ The Place 7pm
Men’s Bible Study @ FUMC 7pm
Nov. 25 —
Choir 7pm
Nov. 11 —
Choir 7pm
Nov. 26 —
Daily Bread Community Meal noon-1:30pm
NO CCKC
Nov. 12 —
CCKC 2:30-5pm
Admin. Board Mtg. 6pm
Nov. 28 —
OFFICE CLOSED
Brushes & Beverages 5pm
Nov. 30—
NO YG
Sermon Themes & Scriptures
Nov. 2
Victory
Revelation 22:6-7
Nov. 9
Veteran’s Recognition Sunday
Free to do God’s Will
Galatians 5:13-15 (MSG)
VETERANS DAY
SERVICE
Sunday, November 9
at 9:30am at FUMC
The veterans of our community will be
honored. This day will be a great
opportunity to invite your friends and
neighbors to honor those who have
served our country.
Honor them by inviting them to worship.
Nov. 16
God Has Compassion
Proverbs 14:21 (MSG)
Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Sunday
Gratitude
Colossians 2:6-7 (MSG)
Nov. 30
A Holy Night for an Unholy World
Romans 7:14-25
God’s grace, Tom
Choir 7pm
Breathe Service @ The Place 6:15pm
Disciple Bible Study @ The Place 7pm
Men’s Bible Study @ FUMC 7pm
Nov. 13 —
...one heart for Christ.
A Note from Tom
TO:
The Place
205 S. 21st St.
Charge Conference
November 2
Our Charge Conference will be November 2
at 6:00pm at First United Methodist Church.
Charge Conference is a time when the
churches of New Castle meet with our
District Superintendent, Dave Byrum. It is a
time of worship, prayer and celebration of
what God is doing through our churches and
the business of the church.
First Sunday of Advent—November 30
The color purple will adorn the sanctuary to
symbolize the coming of Christ.
TIME
CHANGE
NOVEMBER 2
Don’t forget to set your
clocks BACK one hour
or you will be REALLY
early to church!!
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ANGEL WISH FOR
HENRY CO.
SENIOR CITIZENS
While this is a difficult time for most, it is particularly
difficult for people on fixed incomes.
Many senior citizens have to make tough decisions
between medicine, food, and utilities.
So the following items will be collected
MAKE A NOTE!
The UMW Executive Meeting will be
Wed., November 5 at 6pm
WOMEN’S CIRCLES
Lydia Circle: Mon. Nov. 17 at 7pm
at Pam Shortridge’s home (3508 Hampton Ct.)
Anna Circle: Tues., Nov. 18 at 9:30am
in the Friendship Room
Hostesses are Ada Marcum & Delores Cook
WORLD THANK OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN AT
MEETINGS THIS MONTH.
RUMMAGE SALE
Thank you so much to all
who donated items, set up,
worked & purchased this
year! We made $955.30 for
mission work!!
TURKEY DE-BONING
Mon., November 24 at 9am
FUMC Fellowship Hall Kitchen.
Everyone is welcome to help de-bone
turkeys for the Christian Help Love Center
Thanksgiving Dinner! Bring your own knife if you
prefer. We will have at least 20 turkeys to prepare.
Please sign up in the Friendship Room
or see Marilyn Williams if you are able to help.
We will also be furnishing a large portion of the pies
for the dinner, so if you can donate a pie, please bring
it on the 25th between 8:30am and 3pm.
through November 30
in a box in the hallway.
These will be distributed to nearly 200 frail
& isolated persons in the area.
Our Church’s primary focus this year is:
CANNED SOUP
Items accepted are:
Canned Vegetables, Tuna, Soups, Canned Fruit,
Peanut Butter, Bath Soap, Lotions, Shampoo,
Deodorant, Denture Cleaner, Depends,
Other Toiletry Items, Household Cleaning
Supplies, Towels, Washcloths, Blankets,
Monetary Donations
IN MEMORY
11-3
Marilyn Bowman
Pat Morgan
11-4
Mark Stamper
11-5
Kim Thornburg
11-6
Mike Spade
Allyson Anderson
11-7
Jessica Wigal
11-8
Kim Mathis
11-9
Marilyn Williams
Marty Heilman
Pat Cline
Mark Medley
11-11
Monte Conley
11-15
Doug Mathis
Amanda Schoettmer
11-17
Dick Swim
Barbara Davis
11-18
Mary Willis
11-19
JoAnn Boiles
Scott Welch
11-21
Bob Bowman
Amanda Mercer
11-22
Janelle Conley
11-23
Nan Hurst
Steve Alford
DeAsia King
11-25
M.A. Wilson
11-26
Ronnie Denney
11-29
Larry Slover
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED &
VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
to once again make our largest
money making project for missions a
BIG SUCCESS!!
Please watch November’s bulletins for
information on baking cookies, filling boxes,
working the Cookie Walk and
Bazaar item needs.
You can also contact any of the following—
Cookie Walk Committee:
Gayle Anderson & Terrie Thalls
♥ Karen Maher, 75, passed away on October 12.
Karen lived most of her life in New Castle, loved
spending time with her family & loved animals. She
recently became a member of our church family.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
FREE MEAL
Sundays
4pm @ The Place
Follow your Monday meal
with a chance to “Breathe”
5:30pm @ The Place
at our informal worship
service at 6:15pm.
Mondays
DAILY BREAD
COMMUNITY MEAL
UMW Cookie Walk
& Bazaar
SATURDAY
DECEMBER 13
9am-12noon
FUMC Fellowship Hall
♥ Janet Caudill, 83, passed away
on October 5. Janet was a 1949
graduate of Spiceland High School
and worked as a secretary for
Caudill Marathon. She loved flower gardening,
baking pies & spending time with her family. Janet
and her husband Everett had been married for 66
years.
11-02
Brad & Lisa Garvin
18 years!
11-20
Ned & Pat Cline
54 years!
11-10
Warren & Betty Hill
68 years!
11-21
Bill & Jo Farley
39 years!
11-17
Dennis & Cathy Hamilton
42 years!
11-23
Ron & Barbara Davis
6 years!
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING
SERVICE
Sunday, November 23
2:30 pm at
St. Anne Catholic Church
(102 N. 19th St.—corner of Broad)
The Youth Group & their families
are providing the donations & serving this month..
Located in the FUMC Fellowship Hall
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 from noon—1:30pm
Remember Your
Covenant
58 people said “Yes” to the covenant which read:
Within the next two years, I will bring
someone into the family of the Church so that
they may meet Jesus Christ and be transformed by
the Holy Spirit renewing her/his life.
How is that going? Are you in prayer for people in
your life who need to be blessed by a relationship
with God through Jesus? Have you brought
someone to the Lord?
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OUR HOMEBOUND
FRIENDS!
HELEN BILLINGSLY
2831 Forest Ridge Pkwy., New Castle, IN 47362
SHARON BORN 765-969-8574
11610 Technology Dr. #102, Carmel, IN 46032
GLORIA JENNINGS
3947 Chadwick Dr., Carmel, IN 46033
VIRGINIA JOHNSON
Glen Oaks Health Campus, 601 W. CR 200 S,
New Castle, IN 47362
NEVA KISSICK 521-0955
1404 Linden Dr., New Castle, IN 47362
HOWARD LACEY
Franklin United Methodist Home,
1070 W Jefferson St. Franklin, IN 46131
CAROL OGBORNE, 317/736-9158
c/o IN Masonic Home, 690 State St. Medical
Center, Room 144, Franklin, IN 46131
PRAYER CONCERNS
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Family of Larry Gordon
Gary Anderson back surgery 10/20
Calvin Duff
Sylvia Edwards fell & broke vertebrae
Family of Karen Maher
Barbara Dennison health concerns
Family of Janet Caudill
Vernice (Sue Rhoades’ mother) health concerns
Toby Lucas recovery from ACL surgery
Family of Patsy Woolum
Kent Wisecup recovery from dog bite
Family of John Gaither’s brother
Bev Hankenhoff struggling with vertigo
Our homebound friends & Service men & women
For prayer requests/updates contact the
church at 529-0105 or e-mail at
[email protected]
OPERATION CLASSROOM
Thank you for your generosity! We
collected $6720.00 (90 scholarships!)
for the Baoma School in Sierra Leone .
GRACE ROBBINS
Glen Oaks Health Campus, 601 W. CR 200 S,
New Castle, IN 47362
LARRY SLOVER, 521-0267
223 S. 23rd St, New Castle, IN 47362
EVELYN STOTEN
955 W. CR 100 N., New Castle, IN 47362
MARKIE WALGAMUTH
Raintree Square Apt. #223, 2820 S. Memorial Dr.,
HUBURT WISECUP
Raintree Square Apt. #323, 2820 S. Memorial Dr.,
ONLINE SERMONS
If you happen to miss a week & would
like to hear the sermon again, go to
ww.ncmethodist.org.
I wish to thank my many friends at FUMC for the
calls, cards, prayers & care during my recent
accident and then surgery. It’s good to feel the love
& prayers from all of you.
~Shirley Hinshaw
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Thanks to everyone for their prayers and concern
during mom's recent hospital stay. Mom's new
address and phone is:
Joyce Geitz
C/o Senior Living at Forest Ridge Room 111
2800 Forest Ridge Parkway, New Castle, IN 47362
529-4092
Thanks so much!
~Mary Willis
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Please accept this very belated but heartfelt
thank you for all the gifts, cards, food, visits and
other expressions of support given after my back
surgery. What a blessing to be part of such a
wonderful church family!
Thank you so much!
~Jane Burcham
FUMC
MURAL
BRUSHES & BEVERAGES
Thursday, November 13
5pm @ The Place
Come have a great time with new friends!
Cost is $25
We will be painting
something Christmasy!
Limited space to 24
participants.
See Carrie Barrett to sign up.
NO ART SKILLS
NECESSARY!
Kudos to: Dennis
Hamilton who
painted the
chocolate wall in the FUMC fellowship hall (who
doesn't like chocolate?), to Mike Spade who
artistically crafted the wooden cross from wood
even older than our church, and to Kelly Ruhl and
Penny Bowman who, using our own FUMC
children as models, created a picture worth a
thousand words: If we can really live our adult lives
so our children keep walking toward the cross,
continue to kneel before this holy symbol of abiding
sacrifice born of agape love, keep their eyes upon
the faith, well, then we will make disciples for
God. This mural testifies to all who look upon it.
MITTEN & HAT TREE
The tree for mittens and hats will
be ready to receive the warm
goodies on Sunday, Nov. 23.
Please bring mittens, gloves, scarves
& hats to decorate the Christmas Tree
in the FUMC Friendship Room or The Place
Fellowship Hall by Sunday, December 14.
FRANK PFENNINGER 529-5745
1722 Castle Hills Dr, New Castle, IN 47362
PHYLLIS POWELL
1626 Cedar Dr., New Castle, IN
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ADOPT-A-CHILD
Please take the opportunity to
help a child see a little more
“Christ” in Christmas this season.
Names of about 200 children in
need will be available the Sunday
after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30.
More information to come.
PANTRY GIVING
The 1st Sunday of the month is
always “Food Sunday” when we
collect non-perishable canned/boxed
food items for the community
NOVEMBER 2 FOCUS: ANY
CANNED GOOD
The 3rd Sunday of the month is
always “Food Plus Sunday” when
we collect non-food items (things that
CANNOT be purchased with food
stamps) Items include: Paper Products (toilet
paper, paper towel, Kleenex, etc.), Cleaning
Supplies (laundry soap, dishwashing soap, Pine
Sol, etc. ) and Grooming Aids (shampoo,
toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.)
NOVEMBER 16 FOCUS:
SHAMPOO & AJAX CLEANSER
Be praying about where God is leading you as we
minister to our community.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7pm at The Place
Come decorate your
car & fill your trunk with
goodies!!!!!
SHUT-IN VISITATION
Wednesday, December 3
Meet downstairs at 10am.
Everyone is welcomed and
encouraged to join us as we spend precious time
with those unable to get out on their own.
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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
The theme for November is GRATITUDE!
The group of
CCKC kids
have been
creating gift
bags for the
residents of
Maplewood
filled with fall treats. As well, they created 50 treat
bags with fall treats and some simple necessities for
adults who come for dinner at The Lord's Supper on
Monday night, October 27th.
Nov. 2
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Nov. 9
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Nov. 16
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Nov. 23
YG 6:30-8pm @ FUMC
Nov. 26
(WEDNESDAY) FUMC Fellowship
Hall 10am-2:30pm
Nov. 30
NO YG
NEW YEARS DAY
SNOW TUBING
AT PERFECT
NORTH & LOCK-IN AT CHURCH
NO CCKC on
Wednesday,
November
26th.
3rd GRADE
BIBLES
Sometimes gratitude takes a little bit of
intentionality. Sometimes, you have to literally take
a time out and remember what you have to be
grateful for. A great way to do that is through
giving. Our kids were very creative in the month of
October, coming up with ideas to put a smile on a
stranger's face.
Youth Group for
6th-12th Grade
CCKC
BLAST
BLAST will meet
again on November
9th from 3-5pm in The
Loft for an Operation
Christmas Child
Packing Party! Each
child should collect
several small items that a boy or girl would enjoy
receiving and bring those items with them to the
packing party. For more information about
Operation Christmas Child visit
www.samaritanspurse.org, included are ideas on
what to pack and stories about the children who
receive the boxes, many whom never have
received a Christmas gift before.
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Clay Butler, the son of Roger
and Kathy Butler is a third
grader at Riley elementary
school. He received his very
own Bible from the church, Sunday October
26th. Encourage Clay to read and explore
the Bible by sharing with him some of your
favorite Scriptures.
DAILY BREAD
COMMUNITY MEAL
Youth will be preparing and
serving a Daily Bread Dinner on
Wed., November 26th from noon - 1:30.
All youth and family members are requested to
help make this meal a great one by either donating
menu items, preparing food, serving and helping
clean up. As well, we will have a short
Thanksgiving program and group prayer with live
music.
We will also be preparing and serving the
Daily Bread Dinner in December
on Christmas Eve,
Wed., December 24th from noon - 1:30.
Please plan ahead to help with both of these
special holiday meals. Many people have family
and gifts waiting for you, I know, I do too. But this
year, the gift I want to give, is to make someone
who doesn't have all that I have, feel loved and
cared about.
When: January 1 - 2, 2015
Cost: $35 plus money for dinner/snacks at
Perfect North
Details: Arrive at church at 4pm w/overnight gear
Leaving church at 4:15
Snowtubing 6:30 - 9:30
Return back to church 11:00 pm
Cost includes snowtubing for 3 hours and pizza
and breakfast at the church.
If you only come to the lock-in cost is $10
Waiver and money
needs to be turned in
for snow tubing by
December 28th.
YG CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday, December 21 at the Nantz Loft.
We will have a pasta dinner and a White Elephant
gift exchange this year—and my favorite, the White
Envelope for those who want to participate!
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