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October 2011

October 2011

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Published by Lori Somers
Chapel Chimes Oct 2011 Newsletter
Chapel Chimes Oct 2011 Newsletter

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CHAPEL
c h i m e s  c h i m e s  c h i m e s  c h i m e s  
 
Thank you, Pastor Dean and Marvalyn,for sharing your kindness and wisdom with us!TO OUR PASTOROur God has sent you to this placeTo lead us in the wayThat He would have us work and thinkAnd live from day to day.No matter the hour, whatever the need,You go the extra mile -Always ready and willing to shareA comforting thought and a smile.We're grateful that you're here with usTo teach us from His word,And we will try to do our bestIn service of our Lord.We thank you for your ministry,Your guidance and Your care.His greatest blessings for your lifeIs our most humble prayer.
 Author Unknown
October is Clergy Appreciation Month
Growing in FaithSharing God’s Love
 
October 2011
Church Family Supper
 We finally made it! Storm, none; power, on; weather, good; food, delicious; helpers, excellent; time withfamily and friends, priceless. We may not have been able to have our annual Ice Cream Social, but wewere still able to gather together and rejoice in the fact that everyone in our church family was safe andwell. We chose to have some of our dinner reflect the Social but not be EXACTLY the same. It was goodto see a few purple shirts floating around that night. Although the ice cream may have been a little soft,everyone was able to at least have a taste of it this year.Thanks to everyone for their help with the dinner. There are still a few items that are available for pur-chase. Remember to make your check out to the church and mark it "Ice Cream Social" and give it to JimFleming. Now on a final note, thank you EVERYONE for being so kind and understanding through all ofthis. We enjoyed planning the Social and came oh-so-close to being able to have it. Can't say we enjoyed"un-planning" it. Then in "re-planning" it we had so many conflicts we decided to go with church familyand helpers rather than community. It turned out just fine with a good crowd, everyone enjoying them-selves and each other.We'll hope for better weather next year - and hopefully back to June as well. Thank you for all your sup-port throughout these last few months.Ice Cream Social Committee: Leon/Carol Lamer, Lee/Patti Cornwell; Jim/LeAnn Fleming; Dan/Trish Steen;Barb Burt & Cheri Richter, Advisors
Women’s Bible Study
The Women's Bible Study will be changing their formatstarting Wed, October 5. They will only meet for an hour,6:30-7:30 pm, with the leaders and hosts already chosenfor the rest of the study. Drink and bars will be provided atSue Koster's in October and Claire Handorf's in Novem-ber. The study will be finished November 16th.
Attention Committee Members
Charge Conference Is Just Around the Corner. If you are acommittee chair, Cimber Strayer has probably already con-tacted you regarding our Annual Charge Conference. Thedeadline for articles is October 9th. This deadline is veryimportant to give Cimber sufficient time to prepare thedetailed packets. If your help is needed in filling outforms, Cimber will contact you. Our Charge Conference isscheduled for Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 pm at Glad-brook UM Church with Garwin also attending. Everyone,please plan to attend.
Bridal Shower
Chapel church ladies are sponsoring a “green” bridal show-er for Mackenzie Bishop and Beau Waddell. Please putyour card and/or monetary gift in the envelope on theback bulletin board or give to Kathryn Burt by October 9.We are not planning to have an actual sit-down shower.
 
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CHAPELchimes
Jr. Sunday School Promotion Sunday
Promotion Sunday was held August 28. Wehave about 51 students in Sunday School, and31 teachers in the Junior Sunday School clas-ses. Wow! Jr SS Supt pro-tem Sue Koster in-troduced the children, who played the song,We Gather Together, with their bells. Thankyou, Marla Hlas, for leading the song. Lastyear’s teachers and helpers received laminat-ed bookmarks with their names, a teacher’sprayer, and a candy bar. First grader WyattJackson’s parents came up front to presenthim with a Bible. Afterwards, the FellowshipHall was full as we enjoyed rolls and drink.Thank you to the Volunteers for serving thelunch.Students are encouraged to put stickers on anattendance chart when they come to openingexercises at 9:30 am each Sunday. They mayalso put stickers on if they go to a differentSunday School. We hope many of our childrenwill make it a weekly habit to head to Chapel.A big thank you to Junior Sunday School Super-intendent Heidi Langenbau for her leadership.
Mission Trip
The Chapel Missions Committee is planning a summer missiontrip to Belize, Central America, in July-August of 2012. Wewill be part of a work project at Cayo Deaf Institute, as well asvisiting homes and churches in the Spanish Lookout area. Themission trip is open to high school youth and adults who arewilling to get out of their comfort zones and grow in their re-lationship with the Lord. Regular mission team meetings willbegin in November and will continue once per month until de-parture in July of 2012. If you were unable to attend themeeting on October 2
nd
that’s ok. Please let Randy or SusanBeichley know if you are interested in joining the missionteam.Randy and Susan Beichley, mission team coordinators
Mission Committee Notes
The missions committee met on September 4
th
with a fullagenda including:
A meal furnished by Cheri Richter, Tammy Burt and SusanBeichley followed by an opening time of prayer.
Report and evaluation of the visit from the deaf studentsfrom CDI in Belize.
Appointing members to present “Mission Minutes” eachmonth.
Reviewing the annual mission budget which was increasedto $4,300 this year.
Plans for a 17 day mission team to Belize in July/August2012. An exploratory meeting for anyone remotely inter-ested in participating will be held after church on October2 with a meal furnished.
Welcoming adults for short –term mission work in Belize inthe winter.
Reiterating support for those participating in short termmission work in Ghana
Expanding our support for local projects such as:
The House of Compassion and especially in helpingto restock their supply closet.
Mid Iowa Workshops where tours to study theirwork will be available for the congregation
Studying the possibility of one day projects withHabitat for Humanity
Plans to have a “Mission Corner” on the church blog site.
The next meeting was scheduled for 9 AM on December 11.
A group prayer for closing.
 
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October 2011
FYI
Chapel Email
The Chapel Church email address(chapel@iastate.edu) is a great way tostay in touch during the week with ourChapel family and friends. Many findthis is a very handy way to share excitingnews, prayer requests or announcementsabout activities happening at Chapel. Ifyou would like to be added to the list,please let Linda Svendsen know atlsvends@mail.iastate.edu. Please keepthis email address for future referencesand limit the number of “forwards” thatare sent to this address as some peopleare unable to open them. Thank you!
Invitation for Women
The First United Methodist Women's An-nual Harvest Tea will be on Sunday, Oc-tober 9 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ the FirstUnited Methodist Church in Mar-shalltown. The program will begin inthe sanctuary. The theme this year isVintage Clothing modeled by local mod-els from FUMC. Diane Blatt from Man-chester, Iowa will be presenting her Vin-tage Clothing Collection. A Free WillOffering will be taken for local, regional,and world mission projects. A HarvestTea will follow in Fellowship Hall with aHat Theme. Attendees will be invited towear their own hat if the wish. Comejoin us for this fun and fellowship!!
Aerobics
Class in GarwinMarci Krull has started her Aerobics clas-ses. Classes will be on Thursday eve-nings from 7-8 pm and on Saturdaymornings from 8-9 am at the GMG highschool in the old gym. Cost is $5 perclass attended for adults and $3 for highschool students or you can get punchcards (10 classes for price of 9 so $45/adult and $27/student). Attend as manyor as few classes as you can. All arewelcome!! Even if you can’t start now,come later. The routines are very easy& we have modifications for all fitnesslevels! Just bring water and a towel ormat.
October
 
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LeAnn (Appelgate) Gaulke2
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Jeff & Shannon Hellie, Jeff & Cimber Strayer6
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Misty Lynch, Emily Havelka7
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Ken & Brenda Arnote, Samuel Bandstra8
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Rebecca Schrodt, Cheri Richter, Ryan & Carrie Hook9
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LeAnn Fleming, John Richter, II.10
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Charity (Little) Bandstra, Jon McMartin, Wade Lookingbill,Tyson Strayer, Presley Bland11
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Jim Fleming, Andy Lynch, Aaron Fleming12
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John & Cheri Richter13
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Bradd McMartin, Ken Arnote14
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Merle Appelgate15
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Donald Mann, Doug & Linda Svendsen, Todd Richter18
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Claire Handorf, John Fleming, Jim Little, Fred Yergler,Tyler Wiese, Ronda (Groth) Drahozal19
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Doug Beane20
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Doug Lynch, Kyle & Krysti Krull21
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Karen Collins22
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Ann (Koster) Schaffer23
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Cooper Langenbau24
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Kaleb Appelgate25
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Samuel Messerly28
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Drew Ferkin29
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Don Carlon, Philip Ormston30
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Carol Burt, Robert McMartin, Diana Collins31
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Sonya Beichley
 
Annual Charge Conference
Our new district superintendent,Jackie Bradford, will lead ChargeConference on Sunday, November 20,at 4 pm at the Gladbrook UM Church.Garwin and Chapel UM church mem-bers are also invited. Committeechairmen should already be workingon required forms. Please return thecompleted forms to Cimber Strayer byOctober 9
th
. The nominations com-mittee has been working on theirslate of nominees and will presentthem at Church Conference. Chapelofficers and chairmen of committeesare especially encouraged to attendbut everyone is welcome.
Church Attendance
Aug 28: 111Sept 4: 99Sept 11: 104Sept 18: 79Sept 25: 76

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