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Tecumseh United Methodist Church
Est. 1854
Tecumseh
BackSnack
Ministry Begins
Rev. Sarah Marsh
Office: 379-5005
Home: 379-1586
www.tecumsehumc.com
Helpful Websites
Great Plains UMC
www.greatplainsumc.org
Twenty students at Tecumseh North and twenty at Tecumseh South
received food this October to get them through the weekends when they
might not have enough to eat. This happened because of the dedication of
many church members willing to lead the way in establishing partnerships
with Harvesters Community Food Network and our local schools.
The Harvesters website (harvesters.org) offers this description of this new
ministry in our church:
Harvesters’ BackSnack program provides a weekly backpack filled with
nutritious, child-friendly food for schoolchildren to take home over the
weekend. More than 100,000 children in Harvesters' service area receive
free and reduced-price school meals during the week, and many of those are
at risk of hunger on weekends.
Upper Room
devotional.upperroom.org
Topeka JUMP
topekajump.weebly.com
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Rev. Marsh P.1-2
BackSnack is a partnership between Harvesters, a participating school and
a local community partner—usually a corporate, civic or religious
organization. Harvesters provides the food and the backpacks. The local
community partners help facilitate picking up the BackSnack food kits from
Harvesters and distributing them to the schools. School principals and/or
counselors determine which children receive BackSnacks at each school.
Thank you to all who have helped make this happen and especially
Carolyn Edwards for her persistence and leadership. November food drops
will happen on the 6th and the 20th, sometime around 1 p.m. (The truck
shows up when it shows up and we are still figuring this out.) This ministry
is open to all who wish to serve, but we could especially use those with a
gift for carrying heavy containers!
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The Bulletin Board P. 3
Thank You/ UMW Happenings P.4
Let’s Eat P.5
Stewardship & Offerings P.6
Monthly Calendar P. 7
Fall Festival P. 8
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JUMP Communities Problems Assembly November 11
JUMP team leaders narrowed the focus for next year’s justice campaign to three potential problem
areas Housing/Infrastructure, Crime/Drugs, and Mental Health at the Team Assembly on October 21.
November 11 at 7 p.m. at El Shaddai Ministries, you will have an opportunity to vote with Tecumseh
UMC on the community problem you want to see JUMP address next.
The new issue campaign will begin as the education campaign continues. JUMP continues to
advocate for three more Communities in Schools Site Coordinators in USD 501 by the end of the 201516 school year. Dr. Julie Ford, superintendent, is expected to be in attendance November 11 to share in
the education campaign update that evening. I hope you will make it a priority to be present and
participate. Your voice, your story, and your vote are significant to the justice ministry of Tecumseh
UMC.
Confirmation Sunday November 16
Confirmation class for our seventh and eighth grade students will have its last session on
November 9. Youth who make the decision to confirm their faith will join the church in worship on
November 16. Thank you to Diana Halstead for leading the group with me, to Heather Rake for joining
Diana and the youth on a field trip to worship at El Shaddai Ministries, and to the UMW for your help
with food. It has been a real joy to work with these seven youth. God’s Spirit has been present in our
learning and conversation. I hope you all will able to join in the celebration of their faith November 16.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Marsh
New Members
A warm welcome to those who joined the church on September 28: Shirley Atteberry,
Lucy Campbell, Jann Gray, Tara Shaughnessey, and Larry Tessendorf. We celebrate your
presence in our community! We give thanks as well for the love of God present at the
baptism of Tara and her son Seamus.
If you are not yet a member and wish to join Tecumseh UMC, you may contact Rev.
Marsh or the church office at any time.
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THE BULLETIN BOARD
November
USHERS
GREETERS
Larry & Sharrai
McCammon
Willa Norwood
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
HOSPITAL & HOME VISITS
NURSERY
DORCAS CIRCLE
Wednesday,
Nov 19
9:30am
FINANCE REPORT
January 1, 2014
Balance Forward: $3,534.07
TOTAL INCOME SEPTEMBER: $7,726.16
EVE CIRCLE
Tuesday, Nov 18
7:00pm
Rita Halderman
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS: $9,682.07
CASH BALANCE: $0
3- Sally Davis
5-Stephanie Cannon
6-Kevin Zimmer
Mert Wilch (91)
8-Roberta Kiehl (84)
Jackie Natalie
9-Elizabeth Hennessey
Zachary Rake
11- Diana Halstead
15- Regina Mannell
17- Matt Oliver
18- Frances Meyer (89)
19-Candy Champney
23-Vivian Brenden
Dan Sterling
25- James Pinger
26-David Martinson (85)
27-Abby Steffen
29-Taryn Dial
William Edds
30- David Cannon
NOVEMBER
ANNIVERSARIES
December Newsletter
Please make sure the office
has any announcements,
articles, or information for the
December newsletter.
Deadline for submissions is
Nov.19. Newsletter folding will
be on Nov. 25.
This Special Sunday event
collected $88. Thank you for
your generosity.
1- Hawkins
Kirk & Carole
2-Champney
Candy & Bud
16- Lavin
Lloyd & Judy
16-Reinheimer (57)
Richard & Ella
Cards to Betty Fergola may be sent to this address:
Betty Fergola
1610 SW 37th
Room 121
Topeka KS 66611
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Thank You to the Trustees for all that you do to care for the church and parsonage.
I want to express my appreciation especially for including the parsonage lawn in
your mowing again this summer and fall, and for taking the initiative to install
shade screens for the parsonage patio. The mowing is a huge help to me personally
in terms of time and effort. The screens were a thoughtful touch and practical too.
Thank you for your service and care, Rev. Marsh
Dear Wonderful Cake Bakers and Cake Providers:
Thank you all for your generous donation of cakes to KNI as you have
done oh so many years. Birthdays and special events are made so
much nicer with a cake and we simply cannot thank you enough for
you continued support.
With heartfelt appreciation,
Todd Han, KNI volunteer services
November 15, 2014
The Bishop’s Round-Up for Hunger is a project of Global Ministries
in the Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church.
We need the following items, which are gathered for distribution
to those in need within the state and elsewhere.
***As you shop each week, please add these items to your cart***
SHOPPING FOR BISHOP’S ROUND-UP FOR HUNGER
Oct 5
PEANUT BUTTER, CANNED MEAT & FISH
Oct 12
CANNED FRUIT
Oct 19
CANNED GREEN BEANS, CORN, MIXED VEGETABLES
Oct. 26
DRIED BEANS, RICE, CRACKERS (1 LB PKGS)
Nov. 2
SOUPS: TOMATO, CHICKEN & NOODLE
Nov 9
MACARONI & CHEESE, CEREAL (KIDS)
As you bring items each week, please bring them to the front of the
sanctuary.
The Missions Committee sponsors this project
greatplainsumc.org
Dillons Cards
When you buy the cards from this church
Dillons makes a 6% donation to the church!
Therefore, each card you buy Dillons donates $3 to
our church. You do not pay anything extra- you pay
$50 for each card and you have $50 to spend on
groceries, gas, and pharmacy items. We will be
selling cards every Sunday after church in the south
room. Cards may also be purchased in the office
during regular office hours. Thank you, Dillons!
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We invite you to
Service
Nov 5
5 pm Community Dinner
Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Roll,
Drink and Dessert
6 pm Good Life Service
We will be talking about
All are invited
Power
Good Life -POWER
November 23
Noon
Mexican Chicken, Corn,
Tossed Salad,
Dessert & Ice Cream
Your donations will go to
Harvesters
for the Snack Pack Program
Nov. 23 after the
Mission Dinner
Nov 30 Noon
Everyone is invited. Join for food, fellowship and fun.
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Click link to view scripture
Proverbs 3:5-6
Mathew 11:28-30
Luke 18:27
John3:16
Romans 8:1
Romans 8: 28
1 Corinthians1:30
2 Corinthians 9:8
2 Corinthians 12:9
Philippians 4:13
Philippians 4:19
2 Timothy 1:7
Stewardship Sunday, October 12, 2014, twenty eight
individuals/families indicated their planned financial
support for Tecumseh UMC for the coming year,
2015, using forms included in the September
newsletter. Several more supporting statements
have been received since then. (Recent years have
recorded around 50 supporting units).
The Stewardship and Finance Committee will put in
the mail letters offering an opportunity for others to
respond.
Hebrews 13:5
Church Conference
December 2, 6:30 p.m. Berryton UMC
All are invited to participate in our church’s annual
gathering. We will be together again this year with
Shawnee Heights UMC, Berryton UMC, and our
District Superintendent Rev. Kay Scarbrough.
If you haven’t yet indicated your financial support
for the work of God @Tecumseh United Methodist
Church, you may on any Sunday (forms are available
as you enter the church). You may also respond by
mail. Thank you for your past and continuing
support. And thanks be to God!
Stewardship and Finance Committee
Ernestine Adam, Chair
UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY
November 30, 2014
“Without the support of the United Methodist Student Day low-interest loan, I would not have
the chance to attend college. And, to be honest, I don’t even want to know the kind of person I
would be without my education.” — Zack Conover, a UMC student at Judson University
Your gifts to United Methodist Student Day help students continue their education and
their faith journey as they strive to make a difference in the world and discern what God
has planned for them. Your offering provides scholarships and student loans for applicants.
Please give generously on United Methodist Student Day Thank You!
united-methodist-student-day
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Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
9a-2p Fall Festival
2
10:30a-Kids choir
practice
2p- Lets Go Visiting
5p-Confirmation Class
3
7p- Boy Scouts
4 Election Day
3:30p-5:30p Discovery
Club
5
5p-6:30p Community
Dinner
6p-7p Good Life Service
6
1p- Harvesters
7p- Choir Practice
7
8
9
10:30a-Kids choir
practice
10
7p- Boy Scouts
11 Veterans' Day
3:30p-5:30p Discovery
Club
5:45p-6:45p Good Life
Leadership Team
12
11:30a-Golden Age
Lunch
5:30p- Nominating &
Leadership Development
6:30p- Kiwanis
13
5p-9p Auto Club
7p- Choir Practice
14
15
8a-1:30p Bishop's
Round-Up Against
Hunger (Lawrence, KS)
16 Confirmation Sunday
10:30a- Kids choir
practice
5p- SPRC
6p- Council Meeting
7p- Trustees
17
9a- Mission Committee
7p- Boy Scouts
18
3:30p-5:30p Discovery
Club
7p- Eve Circle
19
Newsletter Deadline
9:30a-Dorcas Circle
6:30p- Kiwanis
20
TUMC Serving Lets
Help
1p- Harvesters
7p- Choir Practice
21
22
9a-CERT
23
Mission Dinner, Hanging
of the Greens
10:30a- Kids choir
practice
24
7p- Boy Scouts
25
Newsletter Folding
26
27 Thanksgiving
Office Closed
28
29
30 Advent begins
United Methodist
Student Day
10:30a- Kids choir
practice
Potluck Noon
Sunday Services
Sunday School 9:30
Worship10:45
TUMC Calendar
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TECUMSEH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
334 SE Tecumseh RD
PO Box 5
Tecumseh KS 66542-0005
XXXIX Volume 11; November 1, 2014
June 1, 2014
Open hearts. Open minds. Open Doors.
The people of The United Methodist Church
-CHURCH OFFICE HOURS-
-SUNDAY MORNINGS-
8:30am-12:30
Monday-Thursday
785-379-5005
SUNDAY SCHOOL
children and adults 9:30am
WORSHIP - 10:45am
Nursery Available
www.tecumsehumc.com
Our Mission is to teach and share God's love with all.
November 1, 2014
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Apple Dumplings
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