FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FIRST CONNECTION MAY, 2012

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST CONNECTION
MAY, 2012
First United Methodist Church
729 Central Avenue
PO Box 262
Connersville, IN 47331
Church Phone (765-825-8506)
Pastor Dave Galbraith
Parsonage Phone (765-825-2363)
Web Address: connersvillefirst.org
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INDEX:
Cover Page
Page 1
Pastor Dave’s Message
Page 2
Thank You
Page 2
United Methodist Women
Page 3
Missions,
Page 3
Anniversary, Birthdays, & Prayer List
Page 4
Memorials, & Income
Page 5
Church Library
Page 5
Church Leaders for May
Page 5
Kids Corner
Page 6
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Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ,
I am praying for you and for our church. I’ve been
trying to write this article for the newsletter for three
days and can’t seem to get my head screwed on
straight. So I am going to tell you what I can…
I love you. Thank you for allowing me to be your
pastor.
God loves you and so do I,
Pastor Dave
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Thank You
To My Church Family,
I want to thank all of the people who worked
on the re-enactment of the “Last Supper”!
As all of you know this historic event was held at our
Church April 5th, 2012.
I will always remember that important day in
my life! I have seen many historical events in the
past 59 years of my life! The “Last Supper” in Honor
of Jesus Christ was done justice and very sacredly! I
know all of you who worked on this project was done
in love for our Savior, Jesus Christ!
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Also that day we had communion. When
William Smith gave me the Bread, I Ken Larmore
said these sacred words to William! I said this quote,
“I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior for all of Eternity!”
William said to me absolutely!
I am very thankful that I went to see this
reenactment of the “Last Supper!” This event will
always be the most historic event I have seen since I
was born! Yes, it was emotional for me to watch it!
Again, thank you all very much who worked
on this project for the “Last Supper!” You all did it
with very high “Honor and “Respect” for our Savior,
Jesus Christ!
Sincerely and to all of you in Christian Love,
Kenneth Gene Larmore.
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To Joe Glowacki and Pam Noble for making it
possible to borrow the spotlight from Connersville
Middle School, to Calvin Sorrell who helped me take
it up and down from my car to the balcony and for
Jerry Lewis for his operating of said light, to Elizabeth
Holmes, Larry and Tim Clawson for sound and video,
to Phyllis Smith and Suzy Maines for ushering, to
Myrna Galbraith and all the members of the Bell
Choir for playing the Prelude, to Ann Frost for her
Special Music, to Pastor Dave Galbraith for his
Introduction, Narration, Scripture and Special Music,
to Joe Bottles for playing the Hymn, to Janie O’Brien
for doing makeup for Eric Moore, to Gilda Lewis for
Directing the Production, to those who portrayed the
Twelve Disciples, Kevin Bastian, Melvin Higbie, Jerry
Jones, David Frost, Ron Wylie, Dick Hushour, Eric
Moore as Jesus, Dallas Mudd, Sam Harvey, Hilton
Henry, Alan Webber, Steve Holmes, and Bill Smith
and to Bonnie Schultz and Ava Moore for the
Program, and to Ava Moore for all the extra help she
gave to all of us for making the production of the
Last Supper possible on Maundy Thursday. For its
success I say a most grateful Thank You to everyone.
Jim Wicker
Worship Team
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Our craft group is late getting started on
projects for this year’s Tasty Luncheon due to my
surgery. I hope to get started next month if things
continue to go well. But I am asking for your help so
that we will have enough crafts to sell come
November.
If any of you (and there are a number who
already contribute) have a hobby or craft you would
like to work on at home and bring in for sale, it would
be greatly appreciated. I’m sure we have some
knitters, sewers, wood working people out there and
if you start now you’ll have a lot of time to work on
something. We do most of the things geared toward
Thanksgiving and Christmas as this is what people
are shopping for at that time, but some projects are
good for year round use.
We are also going to be filling some baskets
that we will sell. If you aren’t crafty, you may be able
to help with this. We have a couple of Warm Glow
candles that we could pair up with maybe kitchen
towels, pot holders, cute spatulas, etc.
Other suggestions: apple candle & teacher’s
items for a teachers mug or basket; a journal, ink
pen, devotional book; lotions and bath items for a
ladies basket; ceramic snowman or Santa with place
mats or kitchen towels and pot holder. Maybe one or
two of you would like to put a basket together and
donate it, or just pick an item above and donate that,
we’ll do the rest.
Save the date!
open to all Women
The Spring Brunch
on May 19th
10:30am
at First United Methodist Church
The Gentle Notes
will be the program so come for
fellowship, fun, and food!
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Susanna Circle
Sara Plough’s House
Tuesday, May 15th
1:30 P.M.
Eve Circle
Gayle Siebert’s House
Thursday, May 17th
7:00 P.M.
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MISSIONS
2ND SUNDAY GIVING
May, 2012
Please bring your donation of “Cereal & Crackers”
to the mission table in the back of the sanctuary for
Community Sharing.
SALVATION ARMY
HELPING HANDS
Watch some of your coupons – buy one get
one free and donate the free item. Or look for
appropriate items when they’re on sale. Christmas
items are out for sale as early as August & Sept.
(silly as that is) but it does give us a chance to buy
early enough to include in the Tasty Luncheon. Use
your imagination. Your help will be greatly
appreciated.
The third Sunday of each month is “Serving the
Lord’s Table” from 5:00PM till 6:00pm. Sunday, May 20, 2012
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is the date for this month. There are still slots open on the 3
Sunday dates for the second half of the year. Thank you, for
this is a much needed mission.
If you have any questions, please call me at
825-6500.
First United Methodist Church, 729 Central Ave., will host a
blood drive on the church parking lot in the mobile blood
Thank you
Jeanna Hushour
Blood Drive
unit on Wednesday, May 9th from 5:oo – 7:00PM.
Individuals who would like to donate blood must be as
least 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs., pass a brief
mini-physical and medical history review, follow normal
eating patterns before donating, and bring a picture I.D.
The entire process should take approximately one hour. Any
questions may be directed to the church office at 825-8506.
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May
May 02
May 10
May 14
May 20
May 21
May 23
Dale & Ava Moore
Don & Saranne Peak
Mike & Jenny Coon
David & Della King
Bill & Janie O’Brien
Richard & Joanne Guttman
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Birthday
Greetings
May
May 01
May 02
May 05
May 05
May 06
May 09
May 12
May 16
May 19
May 22
May 23
May 30
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Tim Clawson
Sylvia Gibson
Brianna Baucom
Isabelle Weiler
Janice Dungan
Beth King
Jeanna Hushour
Trey Wylie
Skip Francis
Phyllis Smith
Evelyn Wilson
Saranne Peak
CHARLES HECK
AXEL & GINNY PEARSON
MILDRED ARMSTRONG
HELEN KELLUM’S SISTER
FRAN MCLAUGHLIN
CHARLES LOCKE
KENNY SWEET
MELANIE MANN
PAUL & FRANCES McCOMBS
LIANA McKENZIE
DON HOTTMAN
MADISON FISHER
KAREN LUNSFORD
CATHY SLIGER
ESTELLA COPPLE
(Please call the office
DON PEAK
if any name needs to
VICKERS FAMILY
be taken off or added
BILL COLLYER
to this list)
DONNA BECKER
CRAIG LAWSON
DAVID CALDWELL
ROGER McCLELLAN
TOM WERTMAN
BETTY STEPHENS
PATRICIA FLOWERS
STEPHANIE FREE
JEANNA HUSHOUR
CHUCK HELMS
JOE HORNING
RUSSELL MASTERS
JACOBY PETRY
CARL McGUIRE
LUCILLE JONES
WES ELLIOTT
JOHN FRANKLIN
ANDY GIBBS
MARY McGOWEN
JACKIE PYLE
LINDA DURHAM
Andy Andrews And Molly Barbee
In Memory of Sue Harris
Helen Sanders Family
The most popular book in the UMW reading
program last year was Andy Andrews” The Noticer.
Andrews, a New York Times best-selling author, lives and
writes in Orange Beach, Alabama, and our Molly is a parttime resident there. Besides The Noticer, she has read
three additional Andrews books. Thanks, Molly, for
donating them to our church library.
In Memory of Donald Lee
David & Della King
In Memory of Wayne E. White
Carolyn Judd, RN
Matt Sherck
Terri Cochran
John Rowland
Paula Maupin
Fayette County Health Department
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IN THE SPIRIT
OF GIVING
2011 AVARAGE WEEKLY BUDGET FOR EXPENSES IS $3878.00
GENERAL
DATE
Apr 01
Apr 08
Apr 15
Apr 22
Apr 29
FUND
$5337.00
$3690.50
$2121.00
$3043.00
$3332.45
$17523.95
MISC
GIVING
$256.00
$113.00
$ 40.00
$ 80.00
$ 50.00
$539.00
ATTEND
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MAY
WORSHIP LEADER: Marsha Baltzell
LITURGIST – MAY: Kevin Bastian (1st week)
Dallas Mudd (last 3 weeks)
USHERS FOR MONTH OF MAY:
Darrell & Suzy Maines, and Richard & Phyllis Smith
GREETERS FOR MONTH OF MAY:
Molly Barbee and Bonnie Schultz
ACOLYTES FOR MONTH OF MAY:
May 06
Brianna Baucom
May 13
Amanda Cobb
May 20
Evan Cobb
May 27
Isabelle Weiler
COMMUNION STEWARDS
Jim & Sylvia Gibson
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The Noticer: Sometimes All a Person Needs is
a Little Perspective. Andrew’s character, Jones, an
old drifter at Orange Beach, Alabama is able to see
what others miss, and by that gift offers hope and
wisdom to those whose lives feel barren. “There is no
such thing as a dead end.”
The Heart Mender: Helen Mason’s bitter
resentment toward the Nazi War Machine that took
her husband’s life, and a German U-Boat commander
washed ashore on her Gulf of Mexico beach, set up
this powerful novel about forgiveness and the
universal healing experience of letting go.
Return to Sawyertor Springs: A Mostly True
Tale Filled with Love, Learning and Laughter. Mark
Hansen said of Andress’ story of his boyhood home,
“If you like Garrison Keillor’s Lake Woebegone you’ll
love Sawyerton Springs. He dares the reader to read
the first chapter aloud without falling on the floor
laughing.
In Mastering the Seven Decisions, Andrews
draws profiles of vastly successful people and offers
pages of probing exercises to help us put these
principles immediately to work in our own life.
The Noticer is still on the UMW reading shelf
and the others are located on the shelf under the
library bulletin board during May. After May The
Mender can be found in section “F” and Sawyerton
Springs and Seven Decisions in section “248”.
[email protected]
A Beautiful Explanation of Death
KIDS
CORNER
Another month has come and gone and here we
are marching into May! School will be out in a
few weeks and summer will be here before we
know it! I see some picnics, parties, and play
days in the making! Remember our “P’s” of
running the race. Keep focused on Jesus and
time in our busy schedules to pray and praise His
name! I would like to begin focusing time with
our Youth and forming a praise team to assist
with special services including music, music,
music! If you are interested, please get with me
– young and old alike could benefit from this.
Get a vision – Reach out – Get involved! Until
next time…..:
Nancy J. Bennet
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A sick man turned to his doctor as
he was preparing to leave the
examination room and said, ‘Doctor, I’m
afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the
other side..’ Very quietly, the doctor said,
‘I don’t know..’ ‘You don’t know? You’re a
Christian man, and don’t know what’s on
the other side?’
The doctor was holding the handle
of the door; On the other side came a
sound of scratching and whining, and as
he opened the door, a dog sprang into the
room and leaped on him with an eager
show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor
said, ‘Did you notice my dog? He’s never
been in this room before. He didn’t know
what was inside. He knew nothing except
that his master was here, and when the
door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other
side of death, but I do know one thing… I
know my Master is there and that is
enough.’
MAY, 2012
Sun
Mon
Tue
1 ALTRUSA 12:00
Wed
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Thu
Fri
Sat
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5
10 CLINIC
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12
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18
19
TRUSTEE’S MEETING
6:30PM
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GRADUATION
SUNDAY
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8
9
BLOOD DRIVE
5—7PM
13 MOTHER’S DAY
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15
16
SUSANNA CIRCLE
1:30PM
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21
EVE CIRCLE
7:00PM
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23
24 CLINIC
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30
31
AD COUNCIL MEETING
6:30PM
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28
UMW SPRING
BRUNCH 10:30AM
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