THE HOLY HERALD

SUGAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
176 Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 (630)466-4501
www.sgumc.net [email protected]
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 10
THE HOLY HERALD
Inside this issue:
Prayers & Celebrations
2
Mission of the Month
3
Children, Youth & Family
Ministries
4&5
Church Updates
6
Hospitality Update
7
Shut-In’s &
Community New
8&9
Calendar
10
Our Church Staff
Pastor:
Rev. Cheoneui Oh
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant:
Marguerite Ledone
[email protected]
Minister of Children & Youth :
Rev. Sharon Rice
[email protected]
Choir Director: Kim Nelson
[email protected]
Organist/Accompanist:
Sheldon Burkhart
Treasurer: Michael Mayer
[email protected]
Custodian: Rod Feece
[email protected]
After moving into Sugar Grove on June 25th,
2014, there has always been something to buy,
because I moved into a new home, my parents in
law visited us, and my pastor friends visited us.
Since then I have spent more money than I could afford. For the first
money, I thought that’s okay, because it was first month and I could
save during next month. No, it has not been true. I found myself living beyond my means.
According to the poll, conducted in August 2004 by Widmeyer
Communications, it was revealed that Americans were concerned
about the consequences of excessive consumerism. Ninety percent
of Americans thought that excessive consumerism led them to live
beyond their means and seventy eight percent of them experienced
increased stress in their daily lives. Considering that it was reported
ten years ago, in 2014 it will be a totally different story.
While we are driven by consumerism, and the economy of the U.S
does not seem bright. We have heard a lot of news about the housing
crash, the highest unemployment rate, the drop of stock prices, increasing consumer debt, declines in savings, and lower income
growth. Despite national and personal economical crisis, we live in a
society that tells us “you deserve it,” pursuing bigger cars, bigger
homes, and more brand new appliances.
I am sure that many of us are struggling with an economical crisis in our
daily lives in some extent. So on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of November, I encourage you to join with me in the wisdoms of the Bible about how to cope
with this economical crisis: the 2nd Sunday “More is not better” and the 3rd
Sunday “Giving freely”. I hope you will join these series of sermons.
Pastor Oh
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Prayers & Celebrations
Pepi (Friend of Zoryana Galavay), Jon Ripsky.
Pat Horn, Kritan Thoke, Carmella Welty,
Michaela Rubo, Joe Wolf, Kate Malert
Abbie (lifted up by Joy Rubo),
Zachery Robert Rubo (grandson of Joy Rubo)
Katie Lawless (granddaughter of the Cunninghams)
4
Bryan & Cassidy Adams
14 years
12
Steve & Bonnie Johnson
27 years
12
Jack & Ina Watson
65 years
23
Dave & Judy Seraphin
46 years
3
JillBlankinship
CarolOlsen
EthanOh
5
MarkWojak
BeaDunteman
7
KristinHeckert
10
DylanHawkins
11
SandraDamonFlickinger
13
RobinRichards
TomLloyd
14
Brianclaesson
15
JennyBragg
LaVonMcCannon
18
AmyBrouch
21
MelissaChavez
KateSt.John
22
BenKovalick
WillieKing,Sr.
25
GavinSmith
27
MeadowSabelko
29
ErinMathews
CassidyAdams
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Did you know
November MISSION
The Good Samaritan Fund is money reserved for those in need of emergency funds. When individuals find themselves in financial distress, they often look to the church for assistance. During
any given year, parishioners from our own congregation as well as non-members and travelers
might request assistance for the purchase of necessities such as a warm meal, a tank of gas, diapers, or a needed prescription. This fund can also be used to help with an unexpected emergency
bill for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed. Currently, we do not have allowance
for this covered in our budget. Our church has always chosen to help provide for those in need,
and the money in this fund has been used at our pastor's discretion. Checks from those wishing
to contribute can be made out to the SGUM, earmarked "Samaritan" or "missions" throughout the
month of November.
September Mission Update:
Our September Mission of the month was a huge success, THANKS to YOU. We asked for urgently needed school supplies—you went shopping and filled the bin. Also, $235 was donated
and with an extended need list Laura and Joy went shopping. Supplies bought included an adult
size backpacks for the older children, USB keys, colored pencils, twistable crayons, large
pointed scissors, 2 pocket folders, desk storage boxes, glue sticks, gallon and quart size Ziploc
bags, wide tip markers, 3 ring binders, dry erase markers and 3X5 and 4X6 lined index cars.
Your Mission Team, West Town Services and Carol Alfrey extend a heartfelt thank you to each of
you on behalf of the children you helped.
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TRUNK-OR-TREAT!
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP! Thanks to everyone who helped promote our event, who invited
neighbors and friends, and who participated, be it in the donation of supplies, or decorating your car
and bringing your kids! We had a lot of fun (and the weather was BEAUTIFUL!), so again, THANK YOU!
CLUB 45 IS HERE!
Club 45’s FIRST MEETING!
Sunday, November 9, 4-5:30pm
ATTENTION 4th & 5th graders! Club 45 is designed FOR YOU, and will meet once a month
(typically the second or third Sunday)—please come and bring a smiling face and positive attitude for games, crafts, mission, and devotion! PARENTS! Want to help out with
future meetings as chaperones? Please contact Deacon Sharon: [email protected]
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& Family Ministries
UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship)
We had fun last month with our lock-in and other events; the year is moving quickly and here’s what to
expect for the rest of November!
SUNDAY, Nov. 16—“Gym Night”
Wear some comfy clothes, put on your gym shoes, and bring a basketball from home if you wish; we’ll
have time for both open-gym *as well* as a few organized games for everyone to play!
CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE for 2014 Fall Quarter
Confirmation resumed on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4pm. Our current Confirmation program is a two-year program, so students who started last fall will continue now, going into their second year. Our confirmation
schedule will be meeting three times during the Fall Quarter:
Sunday, Sept. 21
Sunday, Oct. 19
Sunday, Nov. 16
MENTORS! Please, plan on attending all three meetings if possible.
COMING SOON…
Annual Children’s Sunday School Christmas Pageant
Sunday, Dec. 7
The children’s Sunday school classes will be performing a special pageant in worship on Sunday, Dec. 7.
THERE WILL ONLY BE *ONE* WORSHIP SERVICE ON THIS DAY (10:30am). Children will gather as per
usual for Sunday school (9:15am) for final rehearsal. The high school class will be making a special
breakfast during this time, so while the kids rehearse and have Sunday school, parents and family members are invited to partake in the breakfast in Fellowship Hall!
Every Sunday (Nov. 9 – Nov. 30) the children will be rehearsing for the pageant from 9:15-9:30am. PARENTS, please, if possible, try to get your children here on time. THANK YOU!
Christmas Baskets for the Shut-ins.
We will be distributing them on Sunday, December 14, 2014. We
need drivers to deliver the 12-15 baskets that will be put together by
the 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School. We also need donations of fruits and goodies –apples, oranges,
pears, nuts, Chocolates, maybe some cute Christmas decorations, like ornaments or something small. Donations can be brought in on 12/7 at any service and also 12/14 before 9AM.
If you know someone who is ill or for whatever reason cannot get out much to please call the church office
and let you know their name and address so that we can put them on the list for a basket.
Pastor Oh and Ron Wheeler where presented with a check
for $800.00 for the Corn Husking our church did at the 2014
Corn Boil. Thank you to the following volunteers for all
your hard work husking:
Mike Withey, Dee Withey, Morgan Withey, Jim Dunteman,
Joe Kiefer, Brad Sauer, Mark Wadsworth, Bill Ogle,
Stephanie Ogle, Daniel Ogle, Rhonda Sleezer, Lyle
Sleezer, Jim Carroll, Joan Perrin, Karen Griffin, Lil Adams,
Pat Patterson, Helen Jorgensen, Sandy Young, Stan Anderson, Pastor Oh, Tracey Feece, Rod Feece, Jim, Feece, Alex
Martinez, Juan Aviles, Evelyn Soto Aviles, Dave Davis, Judy
Swanson, Paula Erickson, Avery Erickson, Sue Wojak,
Drew Keppy, Meadow Sabelko, Scott Ikemire, Joe Wolf, Ed
Dunteman, Bea Dunteman, Joan Wheeler, Jane Miller, Dustin Hawkins, Kristin Hawkins, Jacob Hawkins, Dylan Hawkins, Laura Keigley, Christen Roberson, Brad Fiegel, Lindsay Fiegel, Ben Fiegel, Greg Miller, Leslie Wheeler.
A BIG THANK YOU to Ron Wheeler for coordinating our
volunteers.
Are you willing to share
hospitality by hosting the
Fellowship Hour?
We are still in need of some
help in Nov. please check sign
up sheets in Fellowship Room.
Not sure what to do when you
sign up? Not a problem Sandy
Young will help walk you through
it. Please contact her at:
630/466630/466-5240
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If you know someone going away to college and you
would like us to send them letters from home, please send
their name, address and college and we will put their
name in our next newsletter.
Spencer Good
B303 Academic Village
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Shut-In Members & Friends of SGUMC
Wouldn’t it be nice to get
mail from a friend from
church? Just a short
“HELLO” can make someone's day.
If you know a College Student or a shut in who would like a
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letter or care package , please send their name and address
to Marguerite and she will get it in our next issue.
Oswego, IL 60543
Cedarlake Village
14804 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
Deb Mateja—Apt. 2143
Spring Meadows
504 N. River Road
Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion
Naperville, IL 60567
Jack & Ina Watson #B106
Colonial House
1600 N. 14th Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Doris Pinne-Apt. 238
515 N. Main Street
Sandwich, IL 60548
Prairie Crossing Center
630-859-8119
409 W. Commanche Ave.
Julie Bragg
Shabbona, IL 60550
Kate Malert
Josh Olsen
25436 Medinah Lanes
Shorewood, IL 60404
Breakfast with Santa Reservations now being
taken. Visit our new website: www.holidayinthegrove.org
Holiday in the Grove is looking for adults who would like to help with the children's craft area, and decorating cookies with Mrs, Claus, and photos with
Santa on December 6th. This is just a one day commitment, December 6th.
Time for photos is 7:30--11:30 a.m. Children's crafts time is 8:30 a.m. Until 3:30
p.m. Decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus is 12:30 until 3:00p.m. Please contact
Marguerite Ledone Volunteer Coordinator at 630-334-8570 or you can talk to
her at the church.
Beverly’s Battle with Brain Cancer, One of our own, Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove Citizen
of the year in 2010 lifetime Chamber of Commerce member and our much loved former Library
director needs our help! Beverly is the main support for her husband Chuck, her sister Janet, and
Janet’s four adopted special-needs kids. It is an ongoing struggle for her to work enough hours to
make ends meet and pay medical bills. If you can donate an amount to help you can drop off at
Castle Bank c/o Beverly Holmes Hughs Fund. Other ways: Gas cards, paper towels, liquid soap,
Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, or grocery cards. You can drop them off at Castle Bank or in the
church office and I will get them to Beverly.
If you have any community news you would like to see in our
Holy Herald please forward it by the 25th of the month to see
in the current Holy Herald. Thank you.
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November 2014
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
7pm Trustees
Meeting
Communion
Sunday
2
7pm A.A.
5
8am-12pm
Fall
Cleanup
3
4
8pm A.A.
6
7
8
10
11
8pm A.A.
12
13
14
15
19
20
21
22
27
28
29
7pm A.A.
9
7pm Ad
Council
8pm A.A.
16
17
18
7pm A.A.
8pm A.A.
7pm A.A.
23/30
24
25
Happy
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Thanksgiving
Schedule of Events
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Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30—8:00 am & 10:30am Worship
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Nov. 2, 9. 16, 23, 30—9:15 am Sunday School
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Nov. 2 UMYF (Youth Group) Grades 6-12—6-7:30pm Trick or Treating for Can foods
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Nov. 5—Trustee’s Meeting 7pm
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Nov. 8—Fall Clean up at church—8am-12pm
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Nov. 10—Finance Committee Meeting—6pm
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Nov. 16—Missions Meeting - 11:30am (Kitchen)
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Nov. 16—Confirmation Class with Mentor’s 4pm-5:45pm
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Nov. 16—UMYF (Youth Group) Grades 6-12—6-7:30pm
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Nov. 21—Quilters—9am-12pm & 6:30pm
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Nov. 26—Coffee Connection—Rescheduled til Dec. 3, 2014 10am.
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Nov. 27—Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 7pm—Kaneland United Methodist Church, Kaneville, IL 60144
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