weekly bulletin - Hopewell United Methodist Church, Downingtown

Weekend of February 14 & February 15, 2015
Greeters
5:25 Sanctuary
8:00 Chapel
9:30 Chapel
9:30 Sanctuary
10:55 Sanctuary
Kevin Cetroni & Bruce Fratanduano
Steve Carr
Pete Barringer
Hank & Ann-Marie Barber
Brenda & John Eastham
Acolytes
Emma Ahlborn
Isabella Eversmeyer
Chris Wright
Lindsey Compton
Ryan McAuley
We hope that you enjoy worshiping with us here today and will
experience God’s love to be real in song, fellowship and word.
Hopewell United Methodist Church
852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 269-1545 Fax. No. (610) 269-3355
Email - [email protected] Website - www.Hopewellumc.org
COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP
Join us in the Family Life Center (downstairs) for coffee, refreshments and lots of conversation between
worship hours. Meet the people who worship with you, greet old friends, and make new ones. Coffee
hour is for all ages - snacks for children will be offered as well.
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PRAYER NEWS
Circle of Concern
New
Anita & Todd McCoy & family
Dot Dowlin
Fayann (Steve Harvey’s mother)
Joe Lisowski’s mom
John Wolfe
Millersville University Community
- grieving the death of Anita’s father
- struggling with serious health issues
- struggling with congestive heart failure
- in hospice care
- in Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester
- grieving the death of freshman, Karlie Hall
Ongoing
Mary Barringer
Ed Donnon
Yvonne (Donna Hepner’s mom)
- prayers for healing
- continued prayers
- prayers for relief from severe back pain
Recent Visitors to Hopewell UMC
Welcome!
Jonathan & Molly Light
This Week’s Prayer Calendar:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday -
For healing of body, mind and spirit
Our president and leaders who serve in local, state & national governments
Art Therapy for those affected by cancer
That we would focus on Christ as the Lenten season begins
Our military personnel
Confirmands and their leaders across their weekend Retreat
Prayers for safety for the elderly
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HOPEWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
This Weekend
Saturday, February 14
5:25 Contemporary - Sanctuary
Sunday, February 15
8:00 Traditional - Chapel (Qumran)
Anointing with Oil
and
Healing Prayers
9:30 Traditional - Chapel (Qumran)
9:30 Contemporary - Sanctuary
All Services
“Come Today and Be Cured”
Luke 13:10-17
Pastor Steve, Speaker
Thanks to Dave Durbanis, Sandy
Garland, Linda Hall, and Ron Ruth
for their testimonies in Pastor
Steve’s messages this weekend.
10:55 Contemporary - Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday Worship
Join us Wednesday, February 18th at 7:15 pm in the Sanctuary as we begin the Lenten season
with worship. The liturgy of the hour will include scripture, song, a children’s moment and the
imposition of ashes. Pastor Amy Banka will offer the message “Hey, Fox, Talk to the Hand”
based on Luke 13:31-35.
Next Weekend
Saturday, February 21
5:25 Contemporary - Sanctuary
Sunday, February 22
8:00 Traditional - Chapel (Qumran)
Holy
Communion
All Services
“The Vultures Gather”
Luke 17:22-37
Pastor Steve, Speaker
Repentance and Obedience:
It Is Necessary!
9:30 Traditional - Chapel (Qumran)
9:30 Contemporary - Sanctuary
First Sunday in Lent
10:55 Contemporary - Sanctuary
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Hopewell Weekly Calendar for February 15 through February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 15
8:00 AM
Traditional Worship in Qumran
9:30 AM
Traditional Worship in Qumran, Contemporary Worship in Sanctuary, Sunday School
10:55 AM Contemporary Worship in Sanctuary, Junior Church/Nursery, Adult Bible Study
12:00 PM
Coffee with the Pastor
2:00 PM
Men’s Basketball
4:00 PM
30 Hour Famine Kick-Off
4:30 PM
Youth Praise Team
4:45 PM
Youth Bell Choir
6:00 PM
Children’s Choirs & Fellowship, Sunday Night Youth Fellowship, Crocheting Group
6:30 PM
Disciple I
Monday, February 16
6:00 PM
Creative Arts
6:30 PM
Disciple I Fast Track, Young Adults
Tuesday, February 17
9:00 AM and 12:30 PM Hopewell Christian Preschool
9:15 AM
Tuesday Morning Moms Group
9:30 AM
Disciple I
4:00 PM
Art Therapy Support Group
5:30 PM
Flute Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM
Celebrate Recovery
7:00 PM
DACSL Basketball, Pet Ministry Team, SPRC, Preschool Sale Committee, Youth Worship Leaders Mtg.
Wednesday, February 18
9:00 AM and 12:30 PM Hopewell Christian Preschool
6:00 PM
Pioneer Club
7:15 PM
Ash Wednesday Worship
Thursday, February 19
8:30 AM
NIA
9:00 AM
Hopewell Christian Preschool
9:30 AM
Lenten Study/P. Wiehler, Lenten Study/L. Chapman
1:00 PM
Disciple II
5:30 PM
Upward Basketball Practice
6:00 PM
CR Step Group
6:15 PM
Wesley Ringers
6:30 PM
Lenten Study/M. Dawson
7:30 PM
Chancel Choir
Friday, February 20
6:30 AM
Lenten Study/A. Puy
9:00 AM and 12:30 PM Hopewell Christian Preschool
5:30 PM
Upward Basketball Practice
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Saturday, February 21
8:30 AM
Upward Basketball, Lenten Study/R. Chapman
5:25 PM
Contemporary Worship
Sunday, February 22
8:00 AM
Traditional Worship in Qumran
9:30 AM
Traditional Worship in Qumran, Contemporary Worship in Sanctuary, Sunday School, Lenten Study/Frame
10:55 AM Contemporary Worship in Sanctuary, Junior Church/Nursery, Lenten Study/Lisowski, New Member Class
2:00 PM
Men’s Basketball
4:00 & 4:30 PM Youth Praise Teams
4:45 PM
Youth Bell Choir
6:00 PM
Children’s Choirs & Fellowship, Sunday Night Youth Fellowship, Crocheting Group
6:30 PM
Disciple I, Lenten Study/Oberholtzer
!!!LUNCH BUNCH!!! Sponsored by Older Adult Ministries
Date: Tuesday, February 17th, Time: 11:30 to approx. 12:45, Where: CRACKER BARREL
What to do: contact the church office, 610-269-1545 or [email protected]
no later than 9 AM on Tuesday to say you’ll be there!
Why not punctuate your day by taking a little time out for good food and great fellowship with
Hopewell friends? All are welcome to join us.
If you are thinking about membership
at Hopewell UMC, a newcomer, or
someone seeking a church home …
Pastor
Join Pastor Steve and Pastor Vicki for coffee and
informal conversation, where you can learn more
about Hopewell and what is involved regarding
membership.
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Sunday, February 15th
12:00 pm
Adult Ministry Center
United Methodist Women’s News We will be collecting new clothing for our
Spring Ingathering on April 18th. We need new clothing for women, men,
children and babies. Please put any clothing in our UMW box at the Donation
Station!
New Members Classes
The next opportunity for joining Hopewell UMC will be March 7 & 8, 2015. The membership process
consists of two classes. Dates and times for the next set of classes are as follows:
Coffee with the Pastor - TODAY at noon in the Cornerstone Cafe
Orientation class: Sunday, February 22, 10:55-11:55 AM
Membership class: Saturday, February 28, 8:30-11:30 AM
Please contact Lynne in the church office (610-269-1545 or [email protected]) if you are
interested in joining. Deadline to register is February 17. Childcare is available during both classes.
Have You Remembered To Include Hopewell UMC In Your Will? One inescapable
reality in Life is that we all must pass someday…sometimes with anticipation, sometimes unexpectedly. An important consideration for those of us who have been generous to our church throughout all
our lives is, “How can I continue to support its ministry even after my death?” Making a provision to
Hopewell UMC in your estate planning is as simple as a couple of lines included into your will - but
don’t wait to make those plans. For assistance with this important feature of your own discipline of stewardship, talk with your financial planner or just call the church office. More elaborate gift bequests can be
brokered through the church professionals at the Mid-Atlantic Foundation. Consider leaving a tithe
(10%) of your estate to Hopewell UMC at your death…or even a flat gift amount which you specify…and
then enjoy the length of your days knowing that you have made this faithful choice!
HOPEWELL IS GOING BACK TO CRISFIELD, MD
FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF
Adult Mission Team Soon Forming
Trip Dates: May 24 (afternoon departure) – May 27 (afternoon return)
When Hurricane Sandy raged up the east coast as the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012
season, the little town of Crisfield, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay was one of the hardest hit by the
storm. Intense winds and devastating waves flooded the entire town in 5 feet of water. Crisfield residents
are still struggling to rebuild. And so, Hopewell will be returning to once again help to restore hope and
offer healing to the people of Crisfield. This adult mission trip is being scheduled as part of a holiday
weekend to accommodate days-off from work, and structured to be inexpensive to participate. Much of
the work to be done by Hopewell’s team will not require construction knowledge or skills, or any prior
mission trip experience. If you are interested in learning more about how YOU can be a part of this team,
contact Deb Boyd ([email protected]).
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Bower Chapel Renovation Project - An Exciting Update
Last week preparations were completed for the installation of our newly
refurbished organ. This included placing a time capsule in the renovated area
containing items such as hymnals, a bulletin, and copies of the original plans
from the early 20th century. How exciting to discover this in 50 years! Also
this week a group from Hopewell went to the Patrick Murphy Co. in Stowe PA
to view the organ before it is installed. With the approval of Church Council, a
few choir pews are still available for purchase to take home as well as the
opportunity to donate a pipe in memory/ honor of a loved one (only one small
pipe remains.) Please contact Sheri in the church office to make arrangements.
Social Action Event, Human Trafficking
Saturday, February 28th
Christ Middletown UMC – 600 East Dutton Mill Road, Brookhaven, PA
What are the signs of human trafficking? What can we do, as the hands and feet of Jesus, to help the
victims of human trafficking? What can we do to alleviate this horrific practice? Hear from speaker
Pastor Obed Almeyda, Co-Chair for the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition and
Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Dream Center. Light breakfast at 9am, and program at 10am.
RSVP registration to Ann Daniel, 267-408-1168 or [email protected]
Dear Hopewell UMC,
Thank you so much for your contributions to Safe Harbor of Chester County this past year.
Your cumulative 2014 donation total is $9,036.00. We are extremely grateful for your generosity.
You have continued to be great friends to Safe Harbor.
Warmest Regards,
Glenn L. Fricke, Chief Executive Officer
Dear Hopewell,
Thank you for your December 31, 2014 donation of $500.00 to the Lord’s Pantry.
This support does more than just provide food - it restores hope, it restores relationships, it
keeps families whole, and it provides a measure of peace of mind for our neighbors.
Sincerely,
Jan Leaf, Director
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NOONTIME LENTEN SERVICES
FOR THE COMMUNITY
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Thorndale United Methodist Church
3503 Lincoln Hwy, Thorndale
(610) 384-2433
Rev. Mark Moore
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Downingtown Friends Meeting
800 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
(610) 269-4223
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Downingtown United Methodist Church
751 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown
(610) 269-1496
Rev. Charles C. Cole
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Central Presbyterian Church
100 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown
(610) 269-1576
Rev. Timothy Black Rev. Emily Chudy
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
338 Manor Avenue, Downingtown
(610) 269-8294
Rev. Msgr. Joseph McLoone
Worship is noon to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served after the service
Please come and enjoy the Worship and Fellowship
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The Four Major Reasons People Stay Away From
Church…And How to Win Them Back
Plan on joining the Hopewell group attending the 2015 Faith Sharing Workshop on Saturday, March 21st (9am-3:30pm) featuring
Thom and Joani Schultz, co-authors of the book “Why Nobody
Wants to Go to Church Anymore.” Thom and Joani will be sharing
startling statistics, compelling stories, and a surprising Jesus based
approach to reversing the “stay away” trend. This event will be at
New Hanover UMC in Gilbertsville, just 45 minutes from Hopewell. For more information, contact Deb Boyd at
[email protected]
Tools for Ministry for the Southeast District at West Grove UMC
Saturday, March 7th – 8:30am to 12:30pm
The annual Tools for Ministry event is designed to facilitate leadership development within our congregations. Come, learn, and grow! Each participant will have the opportunity to attend 2 workshops among
16 relevantly valuable workshops being offered. Our own Patrick Welch, CSM will lead: Me? Do
Prison Ministry? Offering Financial Peace to Your Church Members and Community will be led by
Simon Brain, CGMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant with Scott Wachter, Chris Compton,
Dick Pry, Russ Campbell and Dave Westwood. For more information about the workshops and to get
registered, contact Deb Boyd at [email protected] Note: In order to receive the discounted registration cost, Deb needs to hear from you by Tuesday, February 17th.
Hopewell United Methodist Church Strategic Map/Long Range Plan
Goal:
Promote healthy living as stewards of a divine gift.
Result: We are grateful for the Women’s Ministry for bringing NIA to Hopewell on
Thursday mornings. NIA is a “joyful blend” of yoga, martial arts, and dance. It
promotes both physical and emotional well-being and healing by addressing the
whole body and mind. For information, contact Nancy Beible
([email protected] or 610-458-6470).
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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
Staff Team: Cheri Miller ([email protected]), Patty Wiehler ([email protected])
Katy Garner ([email protected])
Child Care is available for these Worship Services.
5:25pm (Saturdays) and 10:55am (Sundays) – Room Mary
9:30am (Sundays) – Infants/Toddlers – Room Jerusalem
Two year olds – Room Mary
Sunday School @ 9:30 is offered for children ages 3 (by 9/1/14) to 6th grade. Room assignments
are posted throughout the church hallways.
Junior Church @ 10:55 is offered for children ages 3 (by 9/1/14) to 6th grade. Children should
proceed to worship with their families and then join our Junior Church leaders at the specified time in
the order of worship. Children can be picked up after worship in Room Adam (the church library).
Creative Arts A cooking block will take place on Monday, February 16th, 6 to 7pm. All 1st to 6th
graders are invited to participate. Contact Patty Wiehler ([email protected]) with any
questions.
Children’s Choirs All children ages 3 years (by 9/1/14) through 6th grade are invited to participate each Sunday night as follows:
Cherub Choir (Preschool & Kindergarten)
Room Luke
J.A.M. Choir (1st-3rd Grade)
Room Ecclesiastes
God’s Children Choir (4th-6th Grade)
Thompson Music Room
Sunday Night Fellowship All children, Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join us each
Sunday night from 6-8pm for a time of fellowship with Christian friends and leaders. Each week the
children gather for a time of prayer, educational games, topical discussions, hands-on missions, games
and recreation. Choir participants can join in at 7pm. Please join us…and invite a friend!!
Pioneer Club Join us for this mid-week program for children ages 3 (9/1/14) to 6th grade. We meet
on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30pm. You can join at any point during the school year. Registration
forms can be found in the church lobby, and on the church website. If you are interested in volunteering to teach or help in a Pioneer Club class, please contact Cheri Miller at [email protected]
**There is an early dismissal of 7pm on February 18th.
Children’s News - Save the Dates
Boys’ & Girls’ 2nd/3rd/4th- Grade Retreat February 27th & 28th
Easter Missions Festival
March 28th (evening)
VBS 2015
July 13th to 17th
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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
Staff Team: Cheri Miller ([email protected]), Patty Wiehler ([email protected])
Katy Garner ([email protected])
Mom’s Group meets every Tuesday during the school year from 9:15 to 11:15am. Child care is
provided. This is a wonderful group of women who meet for Bible study, fellowship and prayer support.
Please contact Cheri Miller at [email protected] for more information.
Children’s Ministries Weekly Email If you would like to have information regarding Hopewell
Children’s Ministries sent to your email address weekly, please contact Cheri Miller in the church office,
or email [email protected]
ADULT MINISTRIES
Contact Person: Deb Boyd ([email protected])
Current Adult Sunday School Classes
New people are always welcome!
Revised Common Lectionary Readings - 10:55am in the Lounge, led by Joe Lisowski,
[email protected]
This week’s scripture (February 15th) is 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6 (UMH 783); 2 Corinthians 4:3-6;
and Mark 9:2-9.
Next week this class will be beginning the Lenten study It Is Necessary: When God Says You Must”
Hopewell’s
Pet Ministry MEETING
Tuesday, February 17th - 7pm
Topic on the Agenda Pet Visitations
All Animal‐Lovers Welcome ! Pet‐Ownership NOT Required ! For information, contact Deb Boyd, [email protected]
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YOUTH MINISTRIES (Grades 7-12)
Director: Mike Banka, [email protected]
Assistant: Kristin Smith, [email protected]
Sunday, Feb. 15th - Hungry 4 Change Kick-off Event!
Join us this Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM for youth group combined with a "Hungry 4 Change" kickoff!
Melissa Nyoni from Thorndale UMC will give the message. She will be speaking about the "Hungry 4
Change" event which some youth attended at Thorndale UMC last spring. This year's event will be
held Friday, March 6th - Saturday, March 7th at CAMP GRETNA GLEN!! Packets of information will be handed out on Sunday. Other local youth groups may also be in attendance! Come join us
for a great night and invite your friends!
6:00 PM - Basketball, games, hang out time, and snacks
7:00 PM - Worship in the Sanctuary - Hungry 4 Change Kickoff!
7:30 PM - Small Group Time
Many, Many Thanks!
What a wonderful night of worship this past Sunday! Praise God for all those involved in leading worship! Praise God for the many, many youth and adults who committed to serving the Lord this summer
through Youth Missions! Continue to pray for our upcoming trips as you remember Pastor Ray's message to start where you are now and DO SOMETHING!
Mission Trip Deposit
As per the Mission Trip Guidelines, each youth is required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $50 to
attend the summer mission trips. It is ONE payment of $50. It is NOT per trip. The non-refundable
deposit secures your spot on the mission trips. Make checks payable to Hopewell UMC and write
"Mission Trip Deposit" in the memo line. Drop checks in Kristin's mailbox (C2) by the elevator. DEPOSITS ARE DUE BY MARCH 13th. If you did not return your commitment card, please do so
ASAP to Kristin's mailbox.
SUMMER EVENTS
MS Short Term Mission Trip
June 28th - July 1st
MS and HS Philadelphia Project Mission Trip
July 5th - 10th
Vacation Bible School
July 12th - 17th
HS Long Term Mission Trip
July 19th - 25th *Please note the change in
departure date now that the location has been confirmed.
MS and HS Henlopen Retreats
July 31st - Aug. 4th
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Feb. 13th - 15th
Feb. 14th
Feb. 15th
Feb. 20th - 22nd
Mar. 6th—7th
IGR
Fundraiser - Parents Night Out
Sunday Night Youth and “Hungry 4 Change” Kickoff Event
Confirmation Retreat
“Hungry 4 Change” at Gretna Glen
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Hopewell’s New Bible Study
for the Season of Lent
6 Sessions in Small Class Setting
Post-Easter Day Finale
Session 7 Finale on Tuesday, April 7th
Desserts in the FLC—6:00pm
Session led by Pastor Steve—7:00pm
Worship following Final Session
Classes beginning February 18th
Register online at www.hopewellumc.org
Sunday - 9:30am
Led by Dr. David Frame
Starts February 22nd
Sunday - 10:55am
Led by Joe Lisowski
Starts February 22nd
Led by Brian Oberholtzer
Starts February 22nd
Monday - 7:00pm
Led by Ellen Faller
Starts February 23rd
Tuesday - 6:00pm
Led by Pastor Steve Morton
Starts February 24th
Wednesday - 9:30am
Led by Pastor Steve Morton
Starts February 25th
Thursday - 9:30am
Led by Linda Chapman
Starts February 19th
Thursday - 9:30am
Led by Patty Wiehler & Carey Burke
Starts February 19th
Thursday - 6:30pm
Led by Michele Dawson
Starts February 19th
Led by Allen Puy
Starts February 20th
Led by Rob Chapman
Starts February 21st
Sunday -
Friday -
6:30pm
6:30am
Saturday - 8:30am
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Strategic Map Review
A half-day visioning session among Hopewell leaders and other interested folks
Saturday, March 28 - 9:00 AM - Noon
Led by Pastor Steve, this morning retreat in the Adult Ministry center is a combination of worship, group
building, and “visionary thinking” to guide our congregation through this year and beyond. Together we
will review our current Strategic Map - the document which articulates our goals in the areas of
EVANGELISM, WORSHIP, SPIRITUAL FORMATION, COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT,
STEWARDSHIP, and MISSIONS.
Our Strategic Map provides guidance on how we align our resources (budget, staff, and volunteers) with
our ministry goals. In this session on March 28, we’ll review some recent successes, discuss current challenges & opportunities, and open ourselves to fresh leading from the Spirit!
In addition to the Strategic Map review:
We will be updated by Matt Miller (former SPRC chair) about ongoing conversations around streamlining
our administrative overhead at the Church Council level for enhanced efficiency
And our District Superintendent Dawn Taylor Storm will share ideas about how Hopewell can expand its
leadership and resources among the Southeast District and the Annual Conference
All staff and elected members of the Church Council are expected to attend, but everyone is welcome!
Opportunity to Train as a Local Church Servant for
Christ Servant Ministry Certification
Christ Servant Ministry is a lay ministry with special training and certification, the goal of which is to
give the body of Christ, through a congregation, tools for effective ministry. Those desiring to become a
Christ Servant Minister first take the basic training to receive certification as a Local Church Servant.
This training is being offered at Newtown UMC, 35 Liberty Street, Newtown, PA, April 17 (7-10pm)
and 18 (8am-3pm). If you would like to learn more about becoming a Local Church Servant or a Christ
Servant Minister, contact Deb Boyd ([email protected]), or any of Hopewell’s other CSMs. But
don’t delay – registration for the basic course will fill quickly and paperwork, including written approval
from a Hopewell pastor, is required.
Mark your calendars for UM Night at the Phillies! Spring training is
right around the corner, and the Phillies promise to avenge your disappointment
from last year and the year before, and… So join us for UM Night at the Phillies on
Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 PM. Hopewell has secured a group of 100 tickets in
section 138. Save the date and as summer approaches, see Dick Pry to make your
ticket reservation at $40 each.
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FINANCE
Beyond the Walls - Year VII
A Capital Campaign
with a twist
Bower Chapel Organ Haiti
Bridge of Hope
Hurricane Sandy Relief
Camp Innabah
Maranatha Christian Academy
Good Works
Safe Harbor
Grace Café
The Well
South Africa, including our full-time
missionary
Annual Goal:
$275,000
Total Received: $264,587
“Out of his anguish he shall see LIGHT.”
(Isaiah 53:11a)
Campaign ends February 28th
Total missions dollars raised through
the Beyond the Walls campaigns
since their inception (April, 2008):
$1,456,863.00
February Designated Giving This year’s IGR is THIS WEEKEND. Each February, folks from
Hopewell UMC enjoy a weekend retreat together at Black Rock Center in Lancaster County. This
intergenerational retreat is always a highlight in our year, and participants receive a significant discount
on their registration costs because of fundraisers throughout the year and Designated Giving. As had been
our tradition, February Designated dollars will allow some new faces at Hopewell to share in the 2016
Intergenerational Retreat. Received to date: $115.00.
Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF)
Supporting United Methodist missionaries, schools, and hospitals all around the world!
Special CMF Challenge Goal for 2015: $12,000
(toward our total commitment in 2015 of $116,072
Total received Year-To-Date: $482.00
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DONATION STATION
Please place your donations downstairs by the Family Life Center at the Donation Station.
THANK YOU!
Hopewell’s Haiti Mission Team
Please be in prayer for our Hopewell Haiti Mission Team as they leave for Leveque,
Haiti on Saturday, February 21and return Saturday, February 28. Our 19 travelers are:
Darlene Alleger, Becky Bennington, Cynthia Black, Cammy Brantzeg, Carey Burke,
Steve Harvey, Dan Hepner, Stan Johnson, Ray Koplinka, Jim Kreher, Jen Lisowski,
Cheri Miller, John Neider, Bryan Page, Vicki & Dick Pry, Jan Smith, Bob Teter, and
Leslie Wildermuth. These folks will be working with Mission of Hope in Haiti. Some
activities include: roof repair, building latrines, painting, kid’s club, and water filters.
WOW!!! Our Hopewell family has displayed such amazing generosity to the Haiti
mission effort! As you know, we were collecting quite a variety of different
items. Here is a quick recap of what we have received to date:
Food/Kitchen Supplies
23 jars of peanut butter
13 jars of jelly
10 boxes of breakfast cereal
13 cans of tuna
14 cans of chicken
7 boxes of cake mix
10 cans of Gatorade powder
15 Hand Sanitizers
5 boxes of plastic wrap
5 boxes of Ziploc bags
3 containers of wipes
Kid/Craft Supplies
Crayons, water colors, jump
ropes, tennis balls, games,
puzzles
Baby Supplies
Multiple packs of diapers, bottles and
canisters of formula
Medicines
Dozens of bottles of vitamins, bottles of
cough syrup, tubes of antifungal cream, tubes
of antibacterial creams, eye drops, ibuprofen
and acetaminophen tablets.
Clothing
125 dresses and 125 britches from
our Stitchers
70 dresses from a confirmand
Multiple clothing items for Haitian teens
All of these items are being carefully and lovingly packed into 19 “extra” suitcases that
each of the Haiti travelers will be carrying along with their own personal items.
Many thanks everyone!! Blessings, The Haiti Mission Team
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