Monthly Newsletter - Main Street United Methodist Church

The Messenger
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“TAKE A LOOK AT US NOW”…
For the past several months we have been working on developing a new website that is easier to navigate and more
pleasing to the eye. The above new logo and banner will be at the top of the home page. Megan Taliaferro worked with
a designer to come up with a more modern looking logo that sll has elements of our beauful stained glass windows.
Many people have contributed to the content of the site. Britney Webb is helping develop the links and Suzanne Prui" is
taking pictures that are needed beyond what we already have. Different ministry areas have been asked to provide the
informaon that they want on their page. The development of a new website was one of the ideas that has come from
our Centennial Celebraon Commi"ee. We appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this project and we thank Ned
Friend who has kept the informaon on our old site up to date.
FEBRUARY AT MAIN ST
STREET
REET—
REET—SCOUT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
BUY COOKIES & HELP SUPPORT OUR VETERANS
Our Girl Scout Troop 5357 is collecng cookie
donaons! These cookies will be hand delivered by
our troop to local wounded veterans and recovering
wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center.
A collecon basket is set up in the atrium for
monetary donaons. Thank you for supporng our
veterans! Look for the poster with hearts!
Join Pastor Myrtle for a
Lenten Bible Study 5 Wednesdays,
February 25—March 25
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm,
drinks provided.
No registra9on required
Just show up!
Troop 1 had another successful BBQ. Our scouts worked hard
selling those ckets. Thank you to everyone that purchased
ckets or made donaons. Thank you to the Day Care for sharing
the kitchen with us. We had an tremendous turnout of
volunteers on Friday; thank you to everyone that worked cooking,
serving, and delivering BBQ. We are so very grateful for the
support from our Main Street UMC family.
Join us for a Bible study for women on the New Testament
le"ers of John 1, 2, 3. Kelly Minter, the writer of this Bible study,
What Love Is: The Leers of 1, 2, 3 John, will be our guide on the
video segments of the study.
Mark your calendar for this 7-week study beginning Tuesday,
February 10 at 12:30 pm. If you plan to parcipate, please nofy
Barbara at [email protected] or call her at 539-8751.
Sharon Slate will facilitate the study.
PRAYER LIST
RECENT PRAYER REQUESTS: Bow Hedgepeth, Addie Hobson
& family, Leslie Seitz, Dolores Farrero, Kevin Sharp, Ken Taylor,
Mary Foltz, Cassidy & Lily Blasé, Campbell Rice, Willis “Corky”
Davis, Nita Parker, Harry Watson, Miller family, Hector Aldana, The
Wood family, Chrystal Ward, Conner Butler, Donnell Stewart, Mary,
Keller Grant, Kaitlyn Alayan, Harold Thorson, Nancy Wilby, Gary
Parker, Caroline Grissette, Jim Wilson, Veronica Moore, Robin &
Patrick Krakauer, Ferebee Bowman, Brooke Pruden, Laurin Kozak,
Kim Praither, Chris Buck, Addie Hall, Caroline Harrison, Frances
Davidson, Connie Burgess, Betty Backus, Arlene Minard, Earl
Edmondson, Bobby Harrell
ONGOING: Christine Finner, Pam, Lon Bickham, Sammy Cowan,
Dale Kelly, Pam Nix, Mitchell Webb, Paul Reyman, Jr., The Casey
Family, Janet Wunderlich, Anthony & Matthew Agnese, Marie
Kennedy, Malissa Bradshaw, Allen French, Robert Walton, Hope
Carr, Linda Gallant, Barbara Blankenship, Nita Wyatt
CANCER: Rebecca Maples, Lillian Vellejo, Anne Harris, Marion
Heath, Frank DeJarnette, Sherri Cooper, Lois Maille, Kristi Hall,
Jojie Salud, Diane Gwaltney, Ann Eiseman Smith, Lisa Lewis, Todd
Walton, Alaina Crowder, Carrie Kitchen, Janis Greene, Debbie
Twitty, Vickie Price, Eino Hirv, Betty Sowell, Tommy McPhail,
Martha Mead, Kate Rhoads, Carrie Kitchen, Jackson Greene, Robin
Blanchard, Brenda Atkins, Margaret Heuberger, Ralph Knapp, David
Jones, Richard McLean
SKILLED CARE: Eunice Hedgepeth, Edna Brown
ASSISTED LIVING: Margaret Pruden, Colette Ballard, Alma
Duke, Boo Ballard, Avis & Marilyn Shumaker, Antoinette Williams,
Susan Rivenbark
HOMEBOUND: Melanie French, Harriett Naylor, John Wimer,
Jean Sutphin
SYMPATHY: Family of Betty Ellison; Family of Sally Duke;
Family of Paul Popik (Mark Popik’s father)
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO INCLUDE IN YOUR
PRAYERS:
Main Street United Methodist Church; Our sister churches on the
James River District; Pastor Myrtle Frances Hatcher; Church Staff;
Lay Leadership (Lay Leaders: Sarah Catlett, Bo Browne; Sunday
School Teachers; Bible Studies); United Methodist Church
Worldwide (VA Annual Conference, Bishop Young Jin Cho,
Superintendent Rob Colwell, District & Conference Staff),
Missionaries & Mission Sites, John Elmore (Chile Covenant Mission
Project Director); Friends of Barnabas
OUR NATION AND WORLD: Military Troops & Families: Chris
Smith, Dr. Michael Johnston, Trey Parks, Nate Fisher, Michael
Kashner, Anthony Hickler, Cedric Dedeaus, Hunter Pietrowski,
Adam Salsbury, Adam Waddell, Kent Brooks, Christy Whitten, Brian
Mouton, Mike Spangenburg, Anthony Grant, Sr. Sherree & Bryanna
Grant; Children in Poverty; Police, Fire & Rescue Workers; CAPS
(Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk); Our Schools (Teachers &
Administrators, Staff & Volunteers, Students & their families,
College Students, Day Care Centers—especially Main Street Day
Care & Preschool); Workplaces & Homes; The Marketplace; The
Ferguson, MO Community
FYI (Forever Young Initiative)
Adult Ministry
Valentine’s Day Party
Wednesday, February 11
11:30 AM
Save the date and bring your sweetie or a friend
for a delicious lunch and entertainment by
“Prime Time Singers.”
Don’t miss the fun! Make your reservations now!
RSVP to the church office at 757-539-8751 or
[email protected]
FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT
and
LUNCHEON
Marjorie Setnicky
Organist
February 6, 2015
12:00 noon
Free 30 minute concert at noon followed by a soup
and sandwich luncheon. Donations for lunch ($5.00
suggested) benefit the Organ Fund and Friends of
Music. Bring a friend!
COVENANT RENEWAL TIME
IS HERE!
Each year at this time we renew
our covenant relationship with
our missionary, John Elmore, in
Chile. We are looking for 100
people who are willing to give
$25 each to support the work
that John does in Chile.
If you are willing to support our missionary, please
make your check payable to Main Street and mark it as
“Covenant relationship”.
In addition, the missions committee will sponsor a Chili
for Chile cook-off lunch after church on March 1.
Donations will be accepted at that time as well.
For more information on this project please contact
Phil McPhail @ 676-1131 or [email protected]
...More Main Street Happenings
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On Sunday, January 25th, we had the
disnct honor of welcoming three
generaons of women into our church
family. Bitsy Hallman ([email protected]) is
grandmother of Lily (center) and mother
of Cherish Pearce. Lily was bapzed and is
holding the shell that was used to sprinkle
her and Bitsy and Cherish became
members. Also pictured is Derek Pearce.
We welcome this family in Chrisan love
and are blessed to have them as a part of
our church family.
NEWS FROM THE DAY CARE…
Since the Christmas break, the baby room has
added 4 cribs bringing the total number of babies
being cared for to 12. In addi9on, a generous
benefactor has provided funds for new cabinets,
blinds, paint, cribs, carpet and special play area
par99ons. In order to have 4 more babies another
staff person was hired. All renova9ons should be
completed by mid-March and we invite you to stop
by to see the progress that has been made.
In addi9on, the menu has been changed to provide
healthier op9ons for meals and snacks.
In January we began our 27th year of opera9on!
What blessing our Day Care is to our church.
Mark your calendars for April 17, 2015
Main Street United Methodist Church
Annual Golf Tournament
Loca9on: Nansemond River Golf Club
Address: 1000 Hillpoint Blvd. , Suffolk, VA 23434
Time: 8:00am registra9on 10:00am shotgun start
Fee: $100 per person
foursomes welcomed
Come one, come all and support the Second Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the
transporta9on needs for the church. Foursome and sponsors are welcomed!! Enjoy a
great day of golf, food, beverages, and fellowship as your support this church mission.
February Calendar
Sunday, February 1
8:30 am - Worship
9:45 am - Sunday School
11:00 am - Worship
4:30 pm - UMYF
Wednesday, February 11
10:00 am - Needlework Guild
11:30 am - FYI Valentine’s Lunch/Program
7:00 pm - Chancel Choir
8:00 pm - AA
Monday, February 2
6:30 pm - Girl Scouts
7:00 pm - Council on Ministries
Tuesday February 3
7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop I
Wednesday, February 4
10:00 am - Needlework Guild
7:00 pm - Chancel Choir
8:00 pm - AA
Thursday February 5
7:00 pm - Cub Scout Den Meeting
Friday, February 6
12:00 noon - First Friday Concert &
Saturday, February 7
6:30 pm - Girl Scouts Father/Daughter
8:00 pm - AA
Sunday, February 8
Scout Sunday
8:30 am - Worship
9:45 am - Sunday School
11:00 am - Worship
4:30 pm - UMYF
Monday, February 9
7:00 pm - Crisis Communication
Tuesday, February 10
10:00 am - UMW
12:00 noon - CAPS Board Meeting
7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop 1
7:00 pm - Welcome & Witness
Main Street
UMYF will
sponsor our
annual
Fat Tuesday
Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 17
5:00-7:00 pm
in the Fellowship Hall
Tickets: $5 per person
$20 for family of 4 or more.
Children under 5 eat free!
Get your tickets from
he youth or pay at the door
Proceeds will support UMYF
Atlanta Mission Trip
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Saturday, February 21
3:00 pm-Blue & Gold Banquet
8:00 pm - AA
Thursday, February 12
7:00 pm - Cub Scout Den Meeting
7:00 pm - Christian Women’s Book Club
Sunday, February 22
8:30 am - Worship
9:45 am - Sunday School
11:00 am - Worship
4:30 pm - UMYF
Saturday, February 14
9:00 am-Pinewood Derby
8:00 pm - AA
Monday, February 23
7:00 pm - Day Care Board
6:30 pm - Girl Scouts
Sunday, February 15
8:30 am - Worship
9:45 am - Sunday School
11:00 am - Worship
4:30 pm - UMYF
Tuesday, February 24
7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop 1
Monday, February 16
Presidents Day—OFFICE CLOSED
6:30 pm - Girl Scouts
Wednesday, February 25
10:00 am - Needlework Guild
5:30 pm - Lenten Bible study
7:00 pm - Chancel Choir
8:00 pm - AA
Tuesday, February 17
5:00 pm - Pancake Supper
7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop 1
Friday, February 27
12:00 pm - 30 Hour Famine Begins
4:00 pm - Rose’s Supper
Wednesday, February 18
Ash Wednesday
10:00 am - Needlework Guild
7:00 pm - Ash Wednesday Service
8:00 pm - Chancel Choir
8:00 pm - AA
Saturday, February 28
11:00 am - Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
UMYF Serving
6:00 pm - 30 Hour Famine Ends
8:00 pm - AA
Thursday, February 19
7:00 pm - Cub Scout Den Meeting
Sunday, March 1 - noon
Chili cook-off lunch
THE 2015 30 HOUR FAMINE THEME IS…
“This is the
kind o fasng I
want . . . Share
your food with
the hungry.”
Isaiah 58:6-7
(NLT)
For the eighth consecutive year, Main Street UMYF will participate in the 30 Hour
Famine!
Fasting for 30 hours we learn for a short time what it’s like to be hungry and better
understand world hunger. The Famine is February 27-28 at Main Street UMC.
Please support us with your thoughts and prayers. Donations are also accepted that
go to World Vision for hunger-fighting campaigns worldwide. To date, Main Street
UMYF has raised over $18,000 for the hungry of this world!
God bless you, Main Street UMYF
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FEBRUARY 2015
Anniversaries
1
5
8
15
Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. White, III
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Cloe, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Roy V. Brinkley
Mr. & Mrs. T. O. Palmer, III
Mr. & Mrs. D. Scott Michael
25 Mr. & Mrs. W. Nathan Hill, Jr.
26 Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Solomon, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Branch
27 Mr. & Mrs. Binford Parker, Jr.
Birthdays
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
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27
28
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SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
WISHES TO THE
FEBRUARY
MEMBERS
OF
THE 90+ CLUB!
Bill Cloe
Mr. Bill Cloe, Mr. Bob Zedler
Mrs. Sandra Birdsong, Mr. Ryan Johnson
Mrs. Arlene Palmer, Sarah Saunders
Mr. Bob Harrell, Ms. Charlotte Bauer
Mr. Pete Wilkins, Ms. Linda McClure
Mrs. Betty White
Mr. Jamie Brown, John Barnes, Tiffany Ehrenfried, Collin Hoy, Mr. Brian Grass, Ford Totten
Mr. Michael Haverty, Mr. Thomas McLemore, Mr. Bruce Hines, Mrs. Ute Borthwick
Mr. Kirk Barrett, Mrs. Mary Scott, Benjamin Cutchin
Mrs. Karen Graham
Mr. Lew Carr, Mrs. Marjorie Wills, Mrs. Kelly Baker
Brianna Barnes
Mrs. Amy Farley
Mr. Danny Andrews
Dr. Morgan Wilson
Mrs. Barbara Davis, Sydney Wrighte, Mr. Herman Terrell
Mr. David Birdsong, Tyler Casey
Will Crow, Mr. Bill Gallant, Mrs. Lynn Nelson, Rev. John Shappell
Brandi Tyeryar, Mrs. Billye Walton, Kade Gagnon, Shelby Olenjack, Mrs. Irene Fisher
Mr. Nathan Hill, Connor King
Mrs. Lucy Holland
Mrs. Jenny Sarratt, Mrs. Sharon Slate
Mrs. Jo Ann Wills, Mrs. Kelly Holland
Austin Mills
Todd & Blake Barrett
Mr. Tom Williams, Mrs. Mary Virginia Fink
Matthew Agnese
CHURCH STAFF
and
CONTACT INFORMATION
Church Office: 757-539-8751
Fax: 757-539-7566
Pastor’s Home: 757-539-2612
Main Street Day Care and
Preschool
Main Street Church Web Site:
Church’s E-Mail address
Pastor’s E-Mail address
Pastor
Director of Music / Organist
UMYF Coordinator
Director of Congregational Care
Children’s Resource Coordinator
Pastor’s Cell Phone: 757-621-5778
THE MAIN STREET MESSENGER
Main Street United Methodist Church
202 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
THE MAIN STREET MESSENGER: Published monthly by Main Street United Methodist
Church, 202 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434. Entered as periodicals in the Post
Office, Suffolk, VA 23434. Publication #589102
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED.
757-539-3431
www.mainstumc.org
[email protected]
[email protected]
Rev. Myrtle Frances Hatcher
Chris Ward
Mark Popik
Barbara McPhail
Karen Waddell
Day Care/Preschool Director
Administrative Assistant
Janis Greene
Virginia McNeill
Custodian
Herman Terrell
STEWARDSHIP REPORT
JANUARY– 2015
Average worship attendance: 199
Average Sunday School attendance: 74
2015 tithes & offerings: $36,267
2015 expenses: $23,927
Weekly services will be
held at noon beginning
on February 18. Host
churches to be announced.
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The Main Thing on Main Street at Main Street UMC
February 2015
Since the inception of the Christian church,
believers have observed practices that rejuvenate
our souls. The gift that we are privileged to receive
again this year is the holy season of Lent. This 40
day period beginning with Ash Wednesday on
February 18th. will be our time to renew our bonds
of devotion and adoration to God through the
church of Jesus Christ with various activities in
which we will participate.
Our observance this year will focus around
the theme of “From Trash to Ash to New Birth” as a
way of ridding ourselves of things in our lives that
hinder and diminish our relationship with God. I
encourage you to examine your life and habits and
decide what trash you are carrying: needless
worries, negative attitudes, insecurities, laziness,
greed, envy, dishonesty, poor eating habits… all the things that we know about ourselves that are ugly warts
that need to be removed.
In observance of Lent, a number of activities will be offered here at church: Bible Study, the Ash
Wednesday Worship Service (February 18th. – 7 p.m.) and the Maundy Thursday Service (April 2nd. – 7 p.m.)
Both of these services will have opportunities for a personal witness to our faith as a way of connecting closely
with God. The butterfly will be our symbol for new life and resurrection and will be used in special ways. The
Ash Wednesday Service will have a component where we can actually rid ourselves of some of the junk of our
lives. All of the activities have been designed to lead us through a faithful Holy Lent. I bid you come share in
the blessings.
Pastor Myrtle