Plymouth First United Methodist Church Newsletter Reflections from John Inside this issue: Reflections from John (con) 2 Salvation Army On this side of Christmas, I celebrate God’s willingness to enter our world. Yes, God is willing to enter your world and mine, though at times it feels as if that amounts to nothing more than religious cliché and sentiment. Even the committed and devout find themselves wincing when face to face with scrawled slogans and neon signs broadcasting, “Jesus Saves!” The angel was clear. Informing Joseph of things to come, the message was, “She (Mary) will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” In a culture that took names very seriously, believing that sound and meaning would reflect the significance of the child, it is instructive to consider the meaning of Yeshua, which we translate Jesus. Literally, His name means, “The Lord is salvation.” Lent Small Group Lent Study Lenten Worship Services 3 Live Big Area 56 Coat Drive Daily Audio Bible 4 Valentine Dinner B-1 Fast Music & Fellowship Night Training events 5 February Calendar Knit & Crochet ASP Lunch Financial Update 6/ 7 Red Cross Hope Circle 60+ 8 24 Hours that Changed the My Life - A PFUMC Lenten Devotional Rewards Program Donation On Line Roe Scholarship Super Sub Sale 9 We all have a story to tell and here is your chance to tell it! Thank You Notes Hagley Family Photo Nursery Volunteers February Birthdays 10 Prayer Concerns 11 Noteworthy Concert 12 And yet that is exactly why Jesus entered, and continues to enter, our world. He saves! His birth, His life and teaching, His death, and His Resurrection all have to do with the fact that Jesus saves! Thoughtful persons have long recognized that we human beings find ourselves overmatched by circumstances and find ourselves in need of One bigger and better than ourselves, especially One able and willing to speak to God on our behalf. The Christian Education Ministry is currently collecting personal stories from the congregation of how Jesus has changed their lives. We would like these experiences/ thoughts written in the form of a devotional such as those found in the Upper Room with a scripture, a devotion, and a prayer. Please email your submissions to [email protected] by January 22nd. 2012 poses yet another round of political jousting, with combatants pitching a case for their political and economic solutions to the problems that beset us. It is an age-old dilemma. Many of Jesus’ early followers were convinced He had come to save Israel from their national enemies and to establish a political stronghold. The messenger from Continued on page 2 Original art work is also being collected to be featured in the book. Devotional Books will be made available to the congregation in time for Lent. Questions? Contact Amy in the church office for more information or to sign up for a specific date. Page 2 “Jesus Saves!” His birth, His life and teaching, His death, and His Resurrection all have to do with the fact that Jesus Saves! Our community is blessed with wonderful volunteers. To show our appreciation, we are hosting a Volunteer Thank You Open House on Sunday, January 22nd from 1-3pm. Join us for cake, cookies, coffee and great conversations. We invite our volunteers to share their volunteering experience and stores with one another. The Open House will be held at our Corps building at 9451 S. Main Street, Plymouth. Please RSVP at 734-4535464 or by e-mail to Sandy at sandra_kollinger @usc.salvatinarmy.org by Thursday, January 19. BEACON Reflections from John (continued from the front page) on High informed Joseph of something qualitatively different, both specific and profound. Beyond the realm of politics and economics; beyond the realm of physical health and well-being, we find ourselves in need of help regarding the root problem of humanity. The Bible calls it sin. And Jesus entered our world to save us from this root problem. Please know that we all need the Savior! Life poses those circumstances that truly overmatch us. Rejoice that Jesus is willing to enter our world today, just as He has. Be wise to believe and receive what He offers you today, tomorrow, and forevermore, for it is nothing less than life eternal, a quality of life made possible by being filled with God’s Spirit. For sure, it has become passé to talk about sin, even in the Church. But one cannot read Holy Scripture without discovering an understanding and appreciation of Jesus Christ as One willing to do something so far-reaching that we are challenged to enter a whole new realm of thought. Paul goes so far to say that we are involved in a conflict with, “the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil…,” helping us to understand that Jesus is able to equip us for such a battle both within and without. Yes, He can and He will save us. Here at Plymouth: First we began 2012 with a Covenant Service in which we committed ourselves to our Lord and Savior. We prayed, “I here, from the bottom of my heart renounce them (idols) all, covenanting with You that no known sin shall be allowed in my life.” We committed ourselves to serve our Savior in holiness and righteousness. I am confident that as we live in integrity around those commitments, 2012 will be a great year and I shall be praying for one and all. We want to share our appreciation to everyone who donated their time, talents and monies to help support our 2011 Christmas Programs. We also want to share an update on the status of our fundraising campaign and holiday assistance given to those in need. Our overall 2011 Christmas fundraising goal is $315,000. We have received $305,000 or 96% of the goal to date. The fundraising campaign will wrap up at the end of January 2012. Furthermore, $200,933 was collected in the Red Kettles. Our 2011 Thanksgiving Program allowed us to assist 328 families which included 303 children for a total of 1,217 individuals. We were blessed to have 19 volunteers give 28 hours of their time to pack food boxes and another 40 volunteers give 155 hours of their time to help distribute the food boxes over 2 days to the families we assisted. Our 2011 Christmas Toy Towne Program assisted just over 500 families which included 1,033 children for a total of 1,807 individuals. It took 4 days to setup, prepare and transform our gym into Toy Towne. 114 vol- In His service, John unteers donated 331 hours to make this tremendous task happen. Our Toy Towne Distribution, which took place over a 4 day period, had 239 volunteers donated 755 hours of their time and efforts to ensure our clients experience a brighter Christmas. Our volunteers processed and verified information, escorted parents through Toy Towne assisting with gift selections for their children, distributed Christmas Dinner boxes and then carried it all out to their vehicles. We can not forget about the brave and hearty individuals, who stood in the cold, rain and the little bit of snow to ring the bells during the Red Kettle Campaign. We are blessed that many bell ringing volunteers returned from last year to help out. We are highly dependant on volunteer bell ringers to collect funds enabling us to meet our kettle goal. Sincerely, Majors Dan and Jolene Hull and The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps Staff VOLUME 39, ISSUE 1 Page 3 Walk with Jesus on His final day. Sit beside Him at the Last Supper. Pray with Him in Gethsemane. Follow Him to the cross. Desert Him. Deny Him. Lent study Tuesday Nights during Lent Join Pastor Beth for a five week Lenten Study “The Gospel of John” Come experience the Gospel of John like never before. Feb. 28, Mar. 6, Mar.13, Mar. 20, and Mar. 27 at 7:00 p.m. classroom 104/106 We will be watching and discussing the motion picture “The Gospel of John”. It is a spectacular, welldirected, well-acted, word for word version Ash Wednesday Service Maundy Thursday Good Friday Sunrise Service February 22 April 5 April 6 April 8 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 12 noon 7:30 a.m. Page 4 BEACON B.I.G. Theme: Stories Jesus Told B.I.G. Idea: We believe that the stories Jesus told help us know how to live. Mission Focus: B-1 Fast/Coat Drive 5th ~ The Talent 12th ~ The Good Samaritan 19th ~ Lost and Found 26th ~ The Rich Fool Sunday, February 12th 5:30-7:30pm Project Choice - Dealing with Anger John 2:13-16 Food, Fellowship, Fun, and Bible Study 9 am Sunday Mornings are great! Join your friends in the Area 56 Sunday School room to learn all about Jesus Christ! Area 56 Christmas Play Sign up to bring snacks at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/pfumc We want your old coats!!!!!!! From February 1st through March 31st, the Sunday School and Children’s EDGE classes will be collecting old coats to be donated to local charities. Collection bins will be available on Sundays in the main hall and during the week in Amy’s office. 2012 Daily Audio Bible - Invitation from Amy One of my goals throughout my life has been to read through the entire Bible in a single calendar year. I would be lying if I told you that I ever made it very far. Now, don’t get me wrong, I read the Bible regularly, am involved in multiple Bible studies, and review enough curriculum to stay immersed in God’s word. That said, I have always wanted to read through the bible in a calendar year. Really wanted to but never did. Currently the host, Brian Harden, is reading from Genesis, Matthew, Psalms, and Proverbs. He then provides commentary and prayer. The last 15 minutes or so are prayer requests from the Daily Audio Bible community. (I only listen to those when I have time.) If you feel called, please join me on this journey. You don’t have to go back and catch up. Just jump in where we are. You can do the first month in 2013! Last year, a friend invited me to try listening to the Daily Audio Bible podPodcasts can be downloaded on iTunes casts. I was intrigued so I diligently downloaded them for 2 weeks. I never or at www.dailyaudiobible.com. If you want to discuss the readings, you can listened to a single one. Sigh. join my Facebook group - 2012 Daily This year is different. This year, I have Audio Bible. been listening with my children in the car as we drive to all of our events. There is a great podcasts for kids, too! The podcast is well done and I can already tell that it is changing my life! In loving service, Amy VOLUME 39, ISSUE 1 Page 5 Valentine Dinner hosted by the youth The 3rd Annual Valentines Dinner Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 6-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall Tickets: $12 per person Menu: Spaghetti, salad, Proceeds will go to the bread, and desserts. B1-Fast mission project. Our organizers for this event are Cathy or Jessica Siegler [email protected] Valentine Dinner 2011 B-1 Fast Our plan is to fundraise and collect for two months. Our fast is March 9-10. During the 24 hour fast, the youth will not eat anything. They will spend time learning and praying about people in need. This will be a very serious and deeply moving weekend for the youth. It is a time to reflect on how much we have and how Jesus wants us to use our resources to help spread His love and care for those in need. We will host our 3rd Annual Valentine Dinner (see details above). There will be Saturday February 25th @ 6:30 pm Contact Ken Freeland at 734.546.7150 or In the Fellowship Hall [email protected] many fundraisers coming up so please keep your eyes and ears open. We encourage you to give and thank you for your support and contribution during our B1-Fast. Bring a –peanut free- snack to pass. All are invited to participate in a night of music and entertainment. Bring your friends, neighbors and family. There will be a special group jam of “If I Had A Hammer.” Those Guys! LATTE Adult Ministry Training - Mon. Feb. 27 @ 7pm Children’s Ministry Training - Thurs. March 1st @ 7pm Page 6 BEACON Sun The Knit & Crochet group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm in the Parlor. All are welcome to join. (The last Beacon had incorrect days listed.) Mon Tue O 8:00 am Choir Rehearsal 9:00 am Sunday School 10:10 am Worship Sanctuary & IMPACT 11:20 am Fellowship Time 4:30 pm Fusion Youth Band 5:30 pm FUSION 8:00 am BSF Leaders 9:30 am Monday Morning Women Bible Study 1:00 pm Kindermusik 3:30 pm Fine Arts Academy 6:30 pm Plymouth Oratorio 7:00 pm AA/Alanon 8:30 am BSF 11:30 am BSF Fellowship 3:30 pm Fine Arts Academy 4:30 pm Kindermusik 6:00 pm Beckridge Chorale 5 11:45 am Orchestra 1:00 pm Princeton Review 3:30 pm Piano Workshop 6 11:30 am 60+ Luncheon 7 3:00 pm Princeton Review 4:00 pm Girl Scout 6:50 pm Evangelism LUNCH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 following worship For over 20 years a group of youth and adult volunteers from PFUMC have traveled to Appalachia to be a part of the mission teams for ASP. For many of our youth this mission project has been a life changing 12 SCOUT SUNDAY 13 1:00 pm Princeton Review 2:00 pm Noteworthy Concert-MI Philharmonic 5:30 pm Area 56 14 1:00 pm BSF Seminar 19 11:45 am Orchestra 20 7:00 am YMCA Day Camp 21 7:00 am YMCA Day Camp 12:30 pm Beacon Belles 26 ASP Lunch 1:00 pm Princeton Review 27 7:00 pm LATTE Group 28 7:00 pm Lenten Class event. Several fundraisers take place over the course of the year to help defray the cost for this trip. The ASP lunch is one such event. Please plan to stay and enjoy lunch on the 26th and help support this mission of the church. If you or your youth are interested in participating in this years ASP trip in June contact Bob Mason. VOLUME 39, ISSUE 1 Page 7 February 2012 Wed Thu Fri Sat Ongoing Weekly Events 6:00 am Prayer Breakfast 1:00 pm Meri-Lyn Hill Sm Group 1:30 pm Fine Arts Academy 5:45 pm Children & Youth Choir 6:00 pm Jesus & Gospels Class 6:00 pm IMPACT Band Practice 6:15 pm Emmaus Reunion Group 7:00 pm Boy Scouts 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal 9:30 am Kindermusik 3:00 pm Fine Arts Academy 6:45 pm N.E.W. Small Group 7:30 pm Festival Bells 9:30 am Kindermusik 1 12:45 pm UMW Board Meeting 2 3:00 pm Princeton Review 6:00 pm Girl Scouts 7:00 pm Staff Parish 3 3:30 pm Spring Hill Youth Retreat 4 Youth at Spring Hill Retreat 9 am Sub Sandwich Making 9 am Princeton Review 8 9:30 am Hope Circle 1:00 pm Love Circle 6:30 pm Men’s Bible Study 9 2:00 pm Knit & Crochet 3:00 pm Princeton Review 6:30 pm Worship Meeting 7:00 pm Trustee Meeting Christian Education 10 11 9:00 am Noteworthy Concert Rehearsal 9:00 am Princeton Review 6:00 pm Valentine Dinner 15 16 3:00 pm Princeton Review 6:00 pm Girl Scouts 17 18 22 7:00 am YMCA Day Camp 6:00 pm Finance Meeting 6:00 pm Poppy Circle 7:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service 23 7:00 am YMCA Day Camp 2:00 pm Knit & Crochet 24 7:00 am YMCA Day Camp 25 8:30 am Beckridge Rehearsal 9:00 am Princeton Review 6:30 pm Music & Fellowship Night 29 Financial Update for December 2011 Income = $ 114,598.39 Expenses = $ 95,978.12 YTD Income = $ 958,490.91 YTD Expenses = $ 983,867.22 We are grateful for the tithes and offerings given to support our Ministry Budget. Your continued faithfulness makes our congregational programs and outreach ministries possible. Through our Ministry Budget, we grow in faith and share Christ with others. Page 8 BEACON American Red Cross Thank you for hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. We cannot do this work without great organizations like yours that have caring, community-minded leaders who embrace the Red Cross mission. It’s the blood on the shelf that helps save lives. It takes up to 48 hours after your drive for blood to become available to patients. We have a great 10 minute video at <http:// www.youtube.com/watch? v=uFNnQmV-kS4> titled ARM to ARM: The LifeSaving Journey that you can watch and share. Some Facts: • Southeastern Michigan hospitals need 900 units every day to meet their needs. • Your group contributed 31 of the 900 united needed. • • Every donation counts and plays an important role in our community. Each donation can save up to three lives. Your commitment to our life-saving mission is appreciated. We are grateful for your partnership. Diane E. Ward, CEO Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region American Red Cross Hope Circle Hope Circle will meet on Wednesday, February 8th at 9:30 am in the Parlor. We will be making Valentines that will be given to local nursing homes. Come ready to cut and glue. All are welcome to attend! 60+ Wishes Everyone A Happy and Blessed 2012! To start off the new year, Sixty Plussers traveled back in time to Jack Paar’s Tonight Show which hit the airwaves July 29, 1957. The one hour and 45 minute, fivedays a week program continued until Paar left to do other projects five years later. Being a live program (as most were in the 50’s) no one knew what might happen; which is what made it all so fun and intriguing. The format that he introduced has remained the same for all TV talk shows today: a monologue, a desk and chairs/ sofa for guests and a showcase for new entertainers. Did you know that although he was born in Canton, Ohio he was raised in Jackson, Michigan and got his first radio job at the local station in Jackson? His hope was to make it big in Detroit, but he traveled somewhat farther than that. Within weeks his Tonight program became the most talked about show on TV and Michigan’s homegrown boy became a household name. Over the years his guests included Presidents Kennedy and Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Randolph Churchill, Billy Graham, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and just about anybody who was anybody and a few nobodys like Mrs. Miller. It was an exciting five years and it was fun to revisit some of it. Next month on Monday, February 6th we are very pleased to welcome back Dr. Marcia into our luncheon midst to teach us more about the history and fascinating workings of the wonderful instrument she so beautifully plays, the organ. And we might just be treated to a mini organ concert as well. Please mark the date on your calendar now ~ same time (11:30 am), same place (Fellowship Hall) and still only $5. The reservation sign-up sheet is located in the hallway across from Fellowship Hall, or you can call Mary (248-374-0369) or Sandy (734-459-5471). Avoid the rush ~ sign up now and invite a friend. VOLUME 39, ISSUE 1 Page 9 Be a part of the PFUMC Rewards program. Sign up today! It’s as easy as, Receive Meijer rewards using your Meijer Credit Card or Meijer 1 Card. Register on Line: www.meijer.com/ rewards Enter # 435569 If you have any questions please contact Susan Henry, Financial Secretary, @ (734) 453-5280 or [email protected] Choose one or all of the participating rewards venders. Kroger Community Rewards earns 5% on your grocery bill with your Kroger Plus Card. Register on Line: www.krogercommunity rewards.com Enter: Plymouth First United Methodist Church NPO # 90661 (you must re-register your Kroger Plus Card annually.) Register on line or at the vender location. GFS Fun Funds earns 1% to 10% rewards. Fill out a GFS Fun Funds form in the church office and turn it into your local GFS store. Pick up your card on your next visit. Or Register on Line: http://gfs.com/ funfunds/home.page? “Support the Choir trip to sing at General Conference in Tampa, Florida in the spring!” Get your subs in time for Super Bowl Sunday. The ability to make contributions through Pay pal, is an online service to members of PFUMC. You can access this service by going to the web site at www.pfumc.org, click on the tab for members and then click the contribution button in the left hand column. There is a transaction service fee with Pay Pal that is paid by the church. Please consider using this service monthly or bi-monthly. The Board of Trustees will be accepting applications for the Roe Scholarship from now until February 28, 2012. The DEADLINE is March 1. This scholarship is granted to fulltime students in the fields of Ministry or seeking a degree in Christian Education. Call Mike Paulsen at (734) 254-9556. Pick up applications in the church office and return them to the Trustee’s mailbox. Italian: Hard Salami, Genoa Salami, Ham, Cheddar & Swiss Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion & peppers. Turkey: Honey Roasted Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Cheddar & Swiss Cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, onion & peppers. Use your card each time you make a purchase and watch the rewards accumulate for PFUMC. Pre-order and prepayment are very helpful. Additional donations welcome! For questions or to place an order see Carol Massey, Barb Levengood, Jan McKelvey, or Carol Brooks. In addition the church does not solicit for funds through emails from Pay Pal. If you receive an email, which seems questionable ignore and/or delete. Page 10 BEACON Thank You Notes Thank you PFUMC Family for the warm send off and love offering! We are very appreciative of your love and support over the past couple of years! God’s Blessings, Rev. Mary Hagley and Family To Our Church Family: We want to express our appreciation for the many prayers throughout my father’s long illness, and for the kind words and sympathy cards we received upon his passing. We are so blessed to be part of such a loving and caring church family. The Berliner Family The Hagley Family announce the birth of Ethan Jeffrey Hagley Born on December 20, 2011 (Mary’s Birthday) 6 lbs 10 oz 20 in (Ethan is 16 days old in this photograph) A Special Thank You to all who prayed for me. I praise God for His healing and for such a loving church family. What a blessing to receive so many calls, cards from the Men and Women’s Prayer Breakfast,. Meals, encouraging letters, flowers, soups, a special casserole, and Christmas Cookies! Yours in Christ, Judy Carr Do you like holding babies? Are your children older but you still like to play peek-a-boo with a baby occasionally? The PFUMC Nursery is looking for you! We are looking for additional volunteers due to the success of the new IMPACT service. Volunteers can be men, women, and youth. The only requirements are that you want to play and care for little ones 2 and under for one Sunday a month. We also take names of those who are willing to be substitute volunteers. There is a sign up sheet outside the Nursery every Sunday before, during and after service. If you want a baby fix, come see Chantel Spieth or Jenny Boebinger upstairs, call 734-394-1195 or email [email protected] Our littlest members need you. February Birthdays 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Toni Goud Kenneth Groat Barb Lehmann Lois Merriman Sharon Minning Matt Schroeder Emma Swales Jeff Berliner Lewis Burton Bob Butler Christy Haradean Debra Magee John Giesa Carrie Russell Dale Wittbracht Katie Janda Hank Salla Samantha Wilder Meghan Freeman Sharyn Hoard Richard Anderson Julie Jakary 10th 11th 12th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th Mike Cox Phil Daigneau Ryan Schilling Amy Bondy John Prueter Nora Howlett Charles Mabbott Patti Nelson Margie Kappler Melissa Bird Harve Massey Will Mcwhirter Susan Driscoll Julie Patterson Nancy Braden Jayne Howlett Tyler Mckarge Gene Overholt David Pruitt Tammie Todd Penny Joy Betty Campbell 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th Laura Hubbard Anne Patterson Corinne Robertson Josie Jakary Janna Jones Isobel Letcher Ellie Wallace Jan Shettler Jackie Daniel Sharon Kaufman Jennifer Marble Jim Conway Katie Welch Greg Giles Chuck Davis Liisa Keski-Hynnila John Murray Joe Fitzsimmons Judy Kaye Shannon Benjamin Jeannette Nabozny VOLUME 39, ISSUE 1 MEMBERS Marilyn Blunden Mel Bobcean Sanford Burr Pam Fair Alice Fisher Timarie Freeman Jan Groat Annette Heindryckx Jon Hord Tim Joy Sandy Kelley Ruth Leader Mel Litke Alex Magee Vince Maiorana Lyda Mielhke Scott Novak John Pappin Larry Place Nancy Remick Kathy Salla Rev. Bob Selberg Jackie Simpson Ned Stirton Carol Thomas Katherine Thompson Tammie Todd Paul Worley MISSIONARIES Kris & Sarah Kappler Churches in Russia & Poland Page 11 Prayer Concerns FRIENDS & FAMILY Anita, friend of Nancy Nelson Steve Arsman, friend of Ethel Culver Zackary B., friend of Nina Nabozny Barbara, neighbor of Slazinski’s Susie Coleman, friend of Liz Ramsay Sharon Cottenham, friend of Lynne Coker Grace Crist, friend of Jack Tornga Doris, aunt of Brian Good Ken Dykman, friend of Karen Krot Jim Gibson, brother of Marilyn Lee Mike Grenfell, brother of Pastor John Rick Gyde, son of Muriel Gyde Gary H., friend of the Brunzells Chris Hewlett, daughter-in-law of Barb McIlhargey Greg Hovde, son-in-law of Barb McIlhargey Eric K., grandson of Porters Jerry Keene, friend of Elsie Mae Trinka Eila Keski-Hynnila, mother of Don Keski-Hynnila Jeff Knode, son of Sharon Minning Conrad Krankel, friend of Roger Zerby Mary L., grandmother of Melissa Henderson Mike Lee, son of Marilyn and Jim Lee Lisa McMaster, 7 yr old with incurable cancer Bob Moore, brother of Dan Moore Janet Moran, mother of Natalie McLaughlin Jerry Richards, brother of Jan Seamonds Rosie, friend of Nancy Nelson Shelly, cousin of Tammie Todd Martha Smith, mother of Karen Trot Tina, cousin of Tammie Todd Chris Todd, brother of Tammie Trevor, friend of Chuck & Jan Migyanka Randy & Shari Ward, sister & brother-in-law Kathy Berliner Diane Wofford, daughter of Roy & Bev Forsythe Mary Ann Z., friend of Lisa Thomas MILITARY Lauren Andrade (Good) Justin Atkinson David Bruch Kevin Clafton (Strobridge) Jason Covais (Jackson) Ryan Forsmo Danielle Gomrick Zachary Gomrick Matthew Kimsal (Coyle) Austin McCall (Triebwasser) Dan & Ashley Schmitt Sympathy extended to… ...Julia Buzzard on the death of her mother, Helen Jones on January 2. All names of friends and family will remain on the prayer chain for only 1 month, unless you call the church office to update their information. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7 Beacon & Calendar deadlines: E-mail articles by 5 pm on the 10th of the month to [email protected] Plymouth First United Methodist Church 45201 N. Territorial Rd Plymouth, MI 48170-6528 (734) 453-5280 Fax: (734) 453-0375 Dated Material—Please do not delay. Periodical postage paid. Postmaster please send address corrections. USPS 34-050 Mailed: Once Monthly PERIODICALS We’re on the Web! www.pfumc.org A delightful Sunday afternoon concert brings a performance of the lyric and youthful Symphony No. 5 written by the 19-year-old Franz Schubert. Clarinetist Lisa Raschiatore steps out as the soloist for Aaron Copland’s jazzy Clarinet Concerto. And the little know treasure, Concerto for 12 by 18th century composer, Anna Amalie. Tickets: call (734) 451-2112 www.michiganphil.org General admission ~ $22 Senior ~ $18 Student ~ $10 Call for group ticket rates! PFUMC members receive a $5 discount on tickets. Complimentary tickets are available for those unable to afford one. High Tea Following the concert. $20 donation for the Tea helps support the Methodist Children’s Home. Call (734) 451-2112 to make reservations. Lisa Raschiatore, clarinetist Join Lisa for a pre-concert talk at 1:15 pm.
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