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June12NwsLtr

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From the Pastor
1, 3
Financial Report
2
Caring and Sharing
2
Calendar
5
Activities
3, 4,6
The Scouting Side
4
Children’s Home
7
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
06/01Mary Richardson06/03Raymond DyerSarah Lee06/09Joy Anderson06/10John Norman06/12Debbie FordBrad Fuller06/14Bill Sivert06/15Marlene Shan06/16Cynthia Dekersky06/18Edgar DuBoisEunice Reid06/19Betty Erickson06/22Tom Bingham06/23Bonnie Knepp06/26Debbie Allen06/27Becky Klotz06/29Elizabeth Easter06/25Doris & Bill Pitts06/28Marie & BarryDecker
JUNE 2012Sunshine Herald
Druid Hills UnitedMethodist Church
From the Pastor: Rev. Daryl W. Allen
Sunshine Herald
A Monthly Publication of Druid Hills United Methodist Church
Serving Christ by Learning, Leading and Loving 
Greetings Brothers and Sisters!I have always looked forward to this time of year. I guess it is because I have alwaysbeen tied to an academic calendar. Either I was in school, Debbie was in school, ornow we have two boys in school. Because of that paradigm, this time of year has al-ways been about celebrations. From the, "Whew...glad that semester is over!" to thecelebratory cheer of, "I did it!" when a graduation occurred. It is also the time of yearwhen summer arrives and vacations happen, family reunions take place, and life seemsto be savored just a little bit more. It seems the feeling of hope and anticipation seem tohang a bit thicker in the air this time of year as well.This year, as a congregation, we have several reasons to celebrate as well. First, is thegrand opportunity we have to be a trainingground for our summer intern, RobertBledsoe. This year The Florida Conferencebegan its Intern Program. It is designed togive people entering the candidacy programa chance to experience ministry in a live set-ting. I know how gracious you were with mewhen I arrived almost three years ago, so Iam confident Robert will have a great timewith us this summer. His internship beginsMay 20
th
, and he will worship with us July8
th
-August 5
th
. You will see him at variousevents during the week so please welcomehim as you have the opportunity. To give youa bit of information about our intern, Robertis from Ocala and will begin his junior year at Florida Southern this fall. He will splittime between our church and Belleview during his internship. So, please join me inwelcoming Robert and showing him how great ministry can be.Another reason we have to celebrate is the return of the YMCA Day Camp. Last yearwe began this partnership and are excited for its return. This day camp helps provide astructured atmosphere for children based on the core values of honesty, caring, respect,responsibility, and faith. This is a great honor to be the hosting site and have a part inteaching these young people the importance of those core values. The Marion CountyYMCA does a great job at reaching out to those families that cannot afford a camp likethis by providing scholarships so as many children as possible can have a safe place tohave fun, learn solid core values and have the seeds of faith planted in a wonderful at-mosphere. In conjunction with this, we will also be the host site for the hot food pro-gram run by the county. This means that any child in Marion County will be able tocome in and receive a free, hot, breakfast and lunch. We will have a hand in makingsure the children of this county do not go hungry during the summer. Therefore, therewill be more than a hundred children here everyday Monday through Friday, from June11
th
through August 17
th
.
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The Sunshine Herald 
is the monthly pub-lication of Druid Hills United MethodistChurch.
Editor:
Carole Newlin
Pastor:
Rev. Daryl W. Allen
Pastors Blog:
 www.pastordaryl.blogspot.com
Director of Worship Arts: 
 Watson Joseph
Email:
druidhillsum@aol.com
Phone:
352-629-5688
Mail:
1712 S. E. Lake Weir Rd.Ocala, FL 34471
Hours:
9:00 a.m. to NoonMonday through Friday 
Website:
 www.druidhillsocala.org
Our Mission:We are a fellowship of believers
Serving Christ by Learning, Leading and Loving
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
The Newsletter deadline each monthis the 3
rd
Sunday. If you have infor-mation you want published,
you canwrite it up on the proper submis-sion form
and submit it to the churchoffice prior to the deadline
or emailCarole
at druidhillsum@aol.com.Please remember when writing arti-cles for publication to include all thebasics of the information you wantcommunicated:
who, what, when,where, why, and how.
Articles maybe edited as necessary.
Thank youfor your cooperation.
OUR STEWARDSHIPAND ATTENDANCE
(4-29 through 5-20)
Offering: $10,202.00Children’s Home: $ 624.14Parking Income: $ 750.00
Average Attendance
 Worship ……………………..... 109Sunday School Adult Focus…………..… ……….12Nursery………………………….….0Children’s Church……...………2Bible Study……….……….………0 
Prayer serves as the backbone of the church. It is what sup-ports all our efforts of ministry. In that spirit, you are in-vited to hold these persons in your prayers and thoughts.Just as the Spirit needs healing, so does the body. The two,it seems, go together in God’s plan.
Geneann Apodaco, Carolyn Bailey, Carol Bendle, Jason Bonell, Eric Brombacker, Edie Caroleo, Rose Carroll, Eunice Charles, John Clay- ton, Fred Coder, Tiffany Critchfield, Cynthia & Jim Dekersky, Ray- mond & Violet Dyer, Lisa Faulk, Mary Frye, Brad Fuller, Chris Garris,Tina Gorski, Ruth & Jim Griffith, Joey Hager, Bernie Hamilton, Tola &Emil Hass, Robert Hildenbrandt, Jean Hoesman, Eva Mae Hosey,Harry Hosey, Ariana Hutchinson, Marissa Janowski, Ellen Keller,Linda & Kenny Kinsey, Tom Klotz, Joanne Knepp, Alene & Les Krouse, Flo LaVine, Shirley Linton & family, Michael MacPherson,Berniece Mason, Jean McGowan, Sandi Moore, Ed Munday, Sue &Karen Murray, Lily Nettles, Keith Norman, Landon Parish, Doris &Bill Pitts, Kathy Puskar, Jan & Don Ridley, P. R. Rion, Ilene Ritt- mayer, Wilhelmina Rogers, Joe Scott, Joe Scott, Jr, Henry Seavers,Harvey Singley, Floy Smith, Wayne Smith, June Stiefel, Adele Stipp,Gerry Theisen, Kenny Tumblin, Eileen Zimmerman 
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Sunshine Herald
JULY/AUGUSTNEWSLETTER
Since many of our programs take abreak during the summer months,we are going to publish a com-bined July/August Newsletter.Deadline for articles will be June17. Distribution will be July 1.Normal monthly publication willresume in September.Thank you,Carole
 
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Sunshine Herald
FROM THE PASTOR
Please join me in praying for both of these opportunities that the presence of God will be strong, the lessons learned willbe lasting, and the Spirit of God will be powerful. We have been blessed with this chance to make a wonderful impact inlives of a great many people and help plant seeds that will benefit entire generations for decades to come.Blessings,
DID YOU KNOW
...that Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church offers eLearning? The purpose of this ministry is to give op-portunities for leaders in local congregations to gain information and knowledge in this convenient form. The followingcourses are available:
Strengthening Small Membership Congregations, Safe Sanctuaries, Staff Parish RelationsTeam, Finance Committee, Trustees Committee, Church Council, Membership Secretary, Lay Leader In theMethodist Way, Role of the Lay Member of Annual Conference, Come, Let Us Worship: A Guide for Those Re-sponsible for Worship Leadership, Where is the Fruit?, Walking in God’s Presence
and
Teacher Training forTransformation.
To register, log onto www.flumc.org, click eLearning and follow the instructions.
2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The theme of the Florida Annual Conference is “
Transforming the World by Being United in Christ”
. The dates this yearare June 14-16. The following volunteer opportunities are available.
Greeters
-Provide information about the facility and schedule while offering a warm, friendly welcome to members,participants and visitors.
Communion Servers
-Communion services rehearsal will be June 14 at 6 pm in the Arena. Service begins at 7 pm.
Worship Leaders
-Assist in seating of attendees for worship services. Provide support for communion and ordinationworship services. “Ordination session required” Thursday, June 14 at 11:30 am. Rehearsal for Communion service at 6pm.
Plenary Ushers
-Assist in seating, providing information, distribution of materials, taking attendance and countingvotes as needed.
Expo
-Help monitor Exhibit Hall. Must be able to stand 2-3 hours.To volunteer, log onto www.flumc.org, click Annual Conference 2012, click Volunteer Opportunities and follow theinstructions.
2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OFFERING
This offering highlights the mission of The United Methodist Church in its local & global connections.
Seventy percent
of the offering will strengthen the ministries of the
East Angola Conference
and the partnership between East Angolaand Florida, and
thirty percent
will be given to
Alfalit
, which serves in the United States and 21 other countries elimi-nating the human suffering caused by illiteracy. On Sunday, June 3, we will take a special offering to be presented toBishop Whitaker during Annual Conference. If you feel lead to make a donation to this offering, make your check pay-able to DHUMC & mark, “Annual Conference Offering” in the memo field. If you prefer to give cash, place it in a pewenvelope & mark, “Annual Conference Offering” on the outside of the envelope. As our Lord Jesus said, “Give, and itwill be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. Forwith good measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 (NIV)

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