VIRGINIA WINGARD MEMORIAL UMC 1500 BROAD RIVER ROAD COLUMBIA SC 29210 803-772-0794 NON-PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO 561 COLUMBIA SC Mid-week Publication of Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church 1500 Broad River Road, Columbia, South Carolina RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Our Mission: to proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and to make disciples through loving outreach, lively worship, quality care, and exciting education. February 18, 2015 Top Ten List: THINGS YOU CAN TAKE ON FOR THE LENTEN SEASON Prayer Power “O my God, in you I trust, for you are the God of my salvation.” Psalm 25:2, 5 10. Try an electronic fast. Give up TV, texting, tweeting, e-mail and all things electronic for one day every week (or everyday of Lent!). Use the time to read & pray. 9. Start a prayer rhythm. Say a prayer every time you brush your teeth, hear an ambulance, or check your e-mail. Before you call or text someone, pray for them. 8. Read one chapter in the Bible each day. (Matthew's a good book to start with. Psalms, too.) 7. Forgive someone who doesn't deserve it (maybe even yourself.) 6. Give up soft drinks, fast food, tea or coffee. Give the money you save to a local charity, the church or others in crisis. 5. Create a daily quiet time. Spend 30 minutes a day in silence and prayer. 4. Cultivate a life of gratitude. Write someone a thank you letter each week and be aware of how many people have helped you along the way. 3. Be kind to someone each day. 2. Pray for others you see as you walk to and from classes or drive to and from work or those you see while shopping. 1. Volunteer one hour or more each week with a local shelter, tutoring program, nursing home, prison ministry, food pantry, or other local mission. Prayer Line: 772-0794 X 110 or [email protected] Bob Shaffer Doug Kearse Immediate Prayer List for currently ill... Joanne Carter Fletcher Carter Bernard Padgett Larry Hallman Please include in your daily devotions all Shut-ins and others we hold dear to our hearts. Expanded Prayer lists are available on the door of Room 206 and the display rack in the Welcome Center. 8:30 AM Sunday Service Hostesses Monta Avera, Ann Cannon Tammy Grey, Patty Hawkins Greeters Frank Selman Yvonne Harley PowerPoint Christina Brannigan Sound Tech Jason Agee 11:00 AM Sunday Service Greeters Betsy & Ken Nunnery Treasurer Bonnie Mooney Altar Guild-February Monta Avera Jackie Durham Acolyte Sophie Norris Crucifer Christina Daniels Lay Reader MacArthur Goodwin Ushers *Jim Hale Edward & Jeannie Abston Stacey Agee Pastor Scott Staff Pastor: Scott W. Smoak [email protected] Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Eugene Holmes Director of Program: Tammy Grey Director of Music, Organist: Greg Boatwright Pianist: Winifred Goodwin Dir. of Finance & Admin.: Carolyn Jackson Secretary: Gloria Spires Phone: 803-772-0794 Fax: 803-772-6255 E-mail: [email protected] February 22, 2015 ~ 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Rev. Scott Smoak “Back To The Wilderness” Mark1:9-15 Church Activities Sunday, February 22 8:30 AM - Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM - Sunday School 11:00 AM - Traditional Worship 8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA Monday, February 23 10:00 AM - Daytime Fellowship - AC 8:00 PM - AA Study Group Tuesday, February 24 10:00 AM - Quilting Group Wednesday, February 25 12:00 PM - Lenten Lunch - Westminster Presbyterian 6:00 PM - Dinner 6:30 PM - The Net 7:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA Thursday, February 26 7:00 PM - Lessie McEntire Circle Friday, February 27 8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA Saturday, February 28 10:00 AM - SAFY - Foster Parent Trng. - AC FACTS & FIGURES February 15, 2015 Combined Worship Attendance Church School Budget Offering Specials 182 94 6,690.00 2,375.00 Special Gifts ....in memory of E.T. Smith to BRAC by Judith Smith. ....in memory of Charles Wilbur and Vonda Hoagland to the Budget by Kay Riley. ....in memory of Herb Chambers to the Music Fund by Elaine & Bill Simpson. To the Budget by Kay Riley & Charles & Frances Hill. ....in memory of Pierce Liles to the Budget by Bob & Barbara Borom; Bob & Ina Porter; Kay Riley; Robert & Chris Carlson; Charles & Frances Hill; Thomas C. Stocks; David & Jackie Durham; Ken & Betsy Nunnery. Mark Your Calendars Annual Church Picnic & Egg Hunt Sunday March 29th ~ 3:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM Saluda Shoals ~ Red Bud Pavillion Come join us for a cookout, fellowship, games, face painting, and an Egg Hunt for the children! Egg Cartons Needed for St. Andrews UMC For Pantry Project Place empty egg cartons in “Egg Carton” box in Welcome Center kitchen. Thanks for your support. Judith Smith Community Lenten Services Westminster Presbyterian Church Wednesday, February 25th - March 25th 12:00 Noon ~ Light Lunch ~ $2.00 Virginia Wingard will host on March 18th . You are invited to be a part of these special Services each Wednesday. Each week one of the community churches will lead the Service. Come and share in this special worship time. GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON!! Virginia Wingard MUMC has a team for the 2015 Color Run in Columbia on March 28th! Registration is open. Cost $35 per person for a team! Go to www.thecolorrun.com/columbia to register. Join the team VWMUMC! Let Tammy or Scott know if you are joining the team and/or have any questions! Daytime Fellowship Meeting Monday, February 23, 2015 10:00 AM - Activity Center Speaker: Diane Mull, Alumni Director Columbia International University You are invited to attend and learn more about the college. The Palmetto Mastersingers Presents Annual Festival of Choirs Friday, March 6th ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton Street The Ballentine Elementary School Choir, the Columbia College Choir, and the S.C. Baptist Singing Churchmen join the Mastersingers for an evening of sacred music and lively spirituals. Tickets are $10 and are available from Michael Stroupe and Charles Hill, at www.palmettomastersingers.org, or at the door on the night of the performance. Stations of the Cross This year during Holy Week we will experience a Stations of the Cross Journey. This is a journey taken to help us remember and meditate upon the scenes of Christ’s suffering and death. This will be an individual prayer journey. We will have a sign up for individuals, families, Sunday School classes or groups to design a station during Lent. These stations will consist of scripture and visual representation of the scene you are constructing. Use your creativity and gifts God has given you to express your station for others to experience. Preparing a station can be a wonderful spiritual experience during Lent itself. We will also be asking for volunteers to man the stations during the time it is open. If you have any questions, please see Tammy Grey. BIBLE STUDY FOR LENT Beginning Wednesday February 25th our Adult Net program will resume. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a Lenten Bible Study led by John Adams. Dinner will be pizza, salad and dessert. The study will be “Thank God It’s Thursday” (Encountering Jesus at the Lord's Table as if for the Last Time). We hope you will take time during this Lenten season to attend. É É É É É Expression of Sympathy to... ...Miriam Ford on the death of her sister, Myrtle Brunson of Sumter, SC.
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