January Nutshell

United Methodist Man of the Year: Bruce Jobe
(photo credit: Frank Daugthrey)
Chestnut Street United Methodist Church
200 East 8th Street
Lumberton, NC 28359
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The Nutshell
CHESTNUT STREET UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
200 East 8th Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
January, 2015
MISSION STATEMENT:
Church Staff
PASTOR
Rev. Steve Little
DIRECTOR OF
EDUCATION
Jan Kennedy
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Kyle Donaldson
FINANCIAL
PROCESSOR
Debra Lewis
YOUTH DIRECTOR
Kyle Donaldson
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Harriette Lovin
ORGANIST
Angie Carter
CUSTODIAN
Dennis McBayne
910-739-3304
www.chestnut.org
[email protected]
Worship, Welcome and Nurture as We
Serve Christ in Love.
Greetings in the
Name of Our
Risen Lord and
Savior Jesus
Christ,
Recently I was spending some time
in a patch of woods when a
woodpecker landed in a tree near
me. As I watched, the woodpecker
made his way up and down a large
branch of the tree trunk looking for
his next meal. It would peck a
while and then stop, peck a while
and then stop. Now a
woodpeckerologist would tell us
that it stopped pecking and listened
for some insect under the bark to
move and if the bird detected the
movement then it would drill in and
get the bug. What fascinated me
was how the woodpecker could
hammer away at the tree and not
rattle its brain. Trees are hard and
the birds beak is hard. Well, that
same woodpeckerologist would
probably tell us that the woodpecker
has a built in shock absorber that
cushions the beating the bird’s head
takes. Now I ask you, is that not
brilliant...to design a bird in such a
way that it can fill its role in nature
and accomplish, what seems to be,
its purpose in life in spite of the
challenges it faces? Does that
sound like the makings of a sermon
or what?
Here we are at the beginning of a
brand new year. If the past is any
indication of what is to come this
next year will bring us some
surprises. It will bring us some
disappointments and challenges as
well. The good news is that in our
relationship with Jesus our Christ
we have been given everything we
will need to face what comes. God
has uniquely prepared us to face the
unknown, to deal with the surprises
and to be “more than conquerors” as
the Bible says. For years we have
been studying the scriptures,
participating in Sunday School and
Sunday Worship and tending to our
private devotions. All this has the
cumulative effect of building our
spiritual endurance and strength
which prepares us for what is to
come. The same God that designed
and built a hammering machine like
a woodpecker built and designed us
to accomplish our tasks. Is God
smart or what?
May our Lord bless and keep you in
this coming year. May the Lord make
His face shine upon you. May the Lord
lift up His countenance upon you. And
may the Lord give you His peace.
In His Service,
Steve
Prayer Concerns
Prison Ministry /Jon Everson & Eddie Smith (Leaders) ♦ Vernie Smith / (Member)
Betsy H. Williams / Harriette Lovin (Cousin) ♦ Hanna Markham / (Lunch N Fun child)
W. Graham McBryde / Cavin Clapp (Friend) ♦ Juanita Sinclair / Jean Crouch (Sister)
Denise Britt / Vicky Talton (Sister) ♦ Julia Burns / (Family) ♦ Alice Storms / (Friend)
Gibson Gray/(Member) ♦ Leighton McGinn/(Member) ♦ Joan Beard / (Member)
Pamela Dundas / (Meta Wood’s Daughter) ♦ Robert McClintock / (Kristen Stone’s father)
Lisa Gray/ (friend of Libby Welsh) ♦ Michael Masters / (Keira Donaldson’s brother)
Mark Falls / (Jo Ann Falls’ nephew) ♦ Molly French / Bill & Sheila French (Daughter-in-law)
Steve Harris / (Henry & Jean Harris’s son) ♦ Ray McKinnins / (Mark Moses’ friend)
Andrew Denish / (Freeman Denish’s brother) ♦ Pat Odom / (Linda Wade’s cousin)
Bill and Ilene Israel / Vicky Talton(Father & step-mother) ♦ Ray Shaw/ (Brenda McLean’s father)
Roger Walker / (Linda Wade’s friend) ♦ Lee Ledwell / (Julia Ledwell’s brother)
Terri Kinlaw / (Ann Neese’s friend) ♦ Betty Glover / (Kyle Donaldson’ grandmother)
J.P. Powers / (Angela Sumner’s cousin) ♦ Ginny Crews / (Frank Daughtrey’s cousin)
Earline Cranfill / (Jo Ann Falls & Bess Harrington’s Neighbor) ♦ Vicky Talton / (Member)
Charles Sumner / (David Sumner’s father) ♦ Thelma Doares / (Bill & Phiena Doares’ sister in law)
Mac Starke / (Former Member) ♦ Lena Falls / (Jo Ann Falls sister in law) ♦ Martha McKinnon / (Member)
Keith Taylor / (Member) ♦ Hazel McPhatter / (Member)
Golden Living: Virginia Martin, Carlene Burns
Glenflora: Buck Stubbs
Woodhaven: Jean Decker, Peggy Morgan
Missionaries: Rev. Virgil (Butch) Huffman, Missionary, UMVIM, 226 George Wilton Dr., Clayton,
N.C. 27520
Wesley Pines Retirement Center: Ellenor Lorman, Eva Cooper, Lois Huggins, Mary Stephenson Townsend,
Margaret Folger, Dorothy Ruddle, Helen Wehunt, Rose Byrd, J.B. Helms,
Agnes Ray (mother of Sybil Davis), Jesse & Mary Lamm, Martha McKinnon.
****If you have a prayer request or wish to add someone to our prayer concerns, please call Jane West at cell
phone number 734-2848. Please note that we will keep a prayer request on the prayer concerns list for three (3)
weeks unless otherwise requested. ****
PAT
PAT will meet for a buffet lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 6th at 11:30 a.m. at Candy Sue’s.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women will have a general meeting on Jan. 12th at 3pm in Asbury Hall to make
plans for the New Year.
PERSON OF THE MONTH
Virginia Martin
1555 Willis Ave. Lumberton, NC
Send a card, letter, or other remembrance to our special person of the month.
WEDNESDAY NITE L.I.V.E.
(Live in Victory Everyday)
Join the Chestnut Street UMC family for a midweek time of fellowship and a delicious meal in Asbury Hall.
Meal Cost:
$6 for 7th graders-adults
$3 for K-6th graders.
Preschoolers eat free.
Our meals are catered by Abigail’s Tearoom of Lumberton. Meals are served at 5:30 p.m. and following the meal
we enjoy a time of fun, games, and a meditation. This is a wonderful time to get to know each other as a Christian
family. Please make dinner reservations by noon on Tuesdays by calling the church at 739-3304. Our menus are
posted on the church website: www.Chestnutst.org.
January Birthdays
NEED HELP!
We need help on Monday, January 12th at 10am to
dismantle and remove and store all Christmas decorations
from the sanctuary.
- Kathryn Calvert
Children’s Birthdays
Jan. 11. Gavin Miller
17. Liam Miller
30. Ben Ervin
Youth/Young Adults’ Birthdays
Jan.
3. Ilaina Rupnick
10. Randal McLean
11. Caleb Edkins
12. Nick Collins
15. Richie Hydell
27. Matt White
Mission Team Update
Robeson County Church and Community Center Food Pantry
The Church and Community Center Food Pantry needs our help to restock their shelves. The food is used for
those who cannot provide enough food for their families.
The Food for the Month of January: Sweet peas & cereal & dry milk but the cabinets are very bare so if you
want to bring any extra food, it will be welcomed.
Please leave food items in the baskets in the Education Building.
THANK YOU!
Chestnut St. United Methodist Church,
Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts that everyone brought me for my new baby boy Colin. I am truly
blessed to have such a wonderful church filled with loving Christians.
Thank you,
Lauren Sutton
ANSWERS FOR DECEMBER RIDDLES
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What do you get when you cross a snowman with a
vampire? Frostbite
What Christmas Carol is a favorite of parents?
Silent night
Who told Mary that she would give birth to God's
Son? Gabriel
In the cartoon special "A Charlie Brown Christmas",
who is the director of the Christmas Play? Charlie
Brown
What do you get if Santa goes down the chimney
when a fire is lit? Crisp Cringle
What were the three gifts that the three Wise Men
brought to the Baby Jesus? gold, frankincense and
myrrh
What traditional Christmas plant is NOT poisonous?
Poinsettia
Riddles of the Month
1. What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of
their religion or politics, agreed is between heaven
and earth?
2. What is as big as you are and yet does not weigh
anything?
3. When you have me, you feel like sharing me. But, if
you do share me, you don't have me. What am I?
4. What has a mouth but doesn’t eat, a bank with no
money, a bed but doesn’t sleep, and waves but has no
hands?
UMYF SPAGHETTI DINNER
The youth will hold their Annual Spaghetti Dinner
on Saturday, Feb. 7th from 5:30pm till 7:15pm.
Tickets can be bought for $7 from any of the youth
or in the office.
Memorials
In memory of Jack Deason
In memory of Patty Sullivan
Designated to General Fund
Designated to General Fund
Given by: Eva Cooper
Given by: Beth & Mitch Mitchell
Given by: Beth & Mitch Mitchell
Designated to building Fund
Designated to building Fund
Given by: Gary & Elaine Davis
Given by: Eric & Amy Dent
In honor of Will, Karen & Hanna
Designated to Nets Fund
Given by: Joy McGugan
Given by: Judy & Jerry Seals
Given by: Gary & Elaine davis
Given by: Eric & Amy Dent
Given By: Morning Glories Sunday
School Class
BUILDING FUND PRINCIPAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
NOVEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS WERE $12,199.41. Thank you! Thank you!
MEMORIALS/HONOR
In memory of Jack Deason (Angela Sumner’s father)
Given by: Jackie Utz
In memory of Joan Lassiter
Given by: Edie Duncan
Gertrude Chason
In memory of Richard Morgan
Given by: Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doares
In memory of Joe Parker (friend of Dot Watts)
Given by: Wesley Friendship Class
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doares
In memory of Douglas Smith
Given by: Mr. & Mrs. V.E. Smith
In memory of Patty Sullivan (Amby Taylor’s sister)
Given by: Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doares
In honor of parents and grandchildren
Given by: Julie Dowless
In honor of Norm Morton, teacher
Given by: Wesley Friendship Class
In honor of Beth Ray, teacher
Given by: Manna Class
Elizabeth Jobe
Mary Anna Gray
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1.
Office Closed
2.
Office
Closed
3.
January
4.
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
4:30 Emmaus
5.
12:00 Emmaus
6.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
11:30 PAT – Candy Sue’s
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
7.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
6:00 Finance
Committee
Meeting
6:30 UMC
Committee
Meeting
6:30 Praise Team
8.
9
Emmaus
Gathering
10.
11.
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
12:00 Staff Lunch
4:30 Emmaus
12.
12:00 Emmaus
3:00 UMW
13.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
10:30 Wesley Pines Worship
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
14.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
15.
16.
17.
18.
8:30 UMM
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Worship
3:00 Trustees
Committee
Meeting
4:30 Emmaus
19.
12:00 Emmaus
20.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
21.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
22.
Nutshell
Deadline
23.
24.
Hope’s
Table
25.
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 WorshipMission
Saturation
Sunday
4:30 Emmaus
6:00 UMYF
26.
12:00 Emmaus
27.
9:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
9:30 Women’s Bible Study
6:00 Weight Watchers Meeting
6:30 Chancel Choir
28.
12:00 Lunch N Fun
5:30 WNL
6:30 UMC
Committee
Meeting
29.
30.
31.
ATTENDANCE December 2014
December 7, 2014
December 14, 2014 December 21, 2014
Sunday School 90
Sunday School 96 Sunday School 80
Worship
151
Worship
191 Worship
192
December 28, 2014
Sunday School 61
Worship
136
January
ACOLYTES
4. Zoe & Emily Hall
11. Alec & Dominic Dent
18. Caleb & Hunter Edkins
25. Payne & Grace Stone
USHERS
The Eric Dent Family
ALTAR GUILD
Frances Britt
Ann Neese
STEPHEN MINISTERS
4. Frances Scott
11. Bob Scott
18. Monroe Williams
25. Marilyn Duncan
LECTOR
Mark Moses
MONTHLY NURSES
Joyce Musselwhite
Pat Horne
Jean Harris
Jo Ann Falls
NURSERY HELPER
Brittany Wade
FLOWER CHART
4. Frank Daughtrey
11. Available
18. Available
25. Available
If you choose a florist other than
Flowers By Billy please let Billy
know so the church will not be
charged.
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TRUSTEE OF THE MONTH
Ken Windley
OFFERING VERIFICATION
4. Heyward Calvert & Sharon Bell
11. Buddy Bodiford & Debra Lewis
18. Deborah Groves & Jon Everson
25. David Sumner & Greg Price
P.A.T. – JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
5. Agnes Stanton, Ed Bengtson
6. Janice Fisher, Henry Davis
8. Gayle Windley, Nick McKeithan
11. Helen Sharpe
12. Henry Harris
14. Ann Chaney
16. Phiena Doares
29. Marilyn Duncan
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