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December 2012 Church Newsletter

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OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS

F I RS T
DECEMBER, 2012

N O T ES

Sunday Worship Schedule
9:00 am
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

OUT OF MY MIND
Advent is a spiritual season of preparation before Christmas celebrated by many Christians. In Western Christianity, the season of Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day, or the Sunday which falls closest to November 30, and lasts through Christmas Eve, or December 24. Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Celebrating Advent typically involves a season of prayer, fasting and repentance, followed by anticipation, hope and joy.

by Dr. Dyton L. Owen

10:10 am
Sunday School Time

11:00 am
Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

Many Christians celebrate Advent not only by thanking God for Christ's first coming to Earth as a baby, but also for his presence among us today through the Holy Spirit, and in preparation and anticipation of his final coming at the end of time.

Making Disciples …...Changing the World

CHARGE CONFERENCE 2012
th Tuesday, December 4th / 7:00pm

All Members Are Encouraged to Attend!

We uphold the United Methodist Church by our PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE & WITNESS
9 am 11 am 53 50 52 46 Sunday School 76 71 69 71 2012 Monthly Budget Needs— Needs—$30,325 November Total Gifts Received to Date $26,534 October Income *$22,571 Year-toYear-to-Date Income *$239,128 October Expense *($28,887) Year-toYear-to-Date Expense *($269,537) October Net Loss (*$6,316) Year-toYear-to-Date Net Loss *($30,409)

Attendance for November 2012

Gifts for November 2012

4th 11th 18st 25th

92 82 106 112

4th 11th 18st 25th

$7,630 $3,894 $4,843 $10,167

* As of the end of October 2012

FIRST NOTES

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Steve Slane Terry Cathers Sharon Fritch Becky Schoemefer Manly LaVonne Green Glenda Getchell Janice Erickson Waylon Steinman Ella Ranz David Kustanborter Gary Manbeck Kathy Bercaw Jan Ray Jim Peres Cinda Krenzin Mike Bailey Bill Carter Sympathies to the family & friends of: Bob Harwood Larry Roberts Serving in the Military: Spc. Logan Klein
(son of Tammy Owen—420th MCB 516th MCT / Apo AE 09366)

Sunday December 16: A Christmas Pageant will be held in the Sanctuary at 10:10am. Saturday, December 24:

Christmas Eve

5:00 pm Worship & Communion 7:00 pm Worship & Communion 11:00 pm Candlelight / Communion Worship

Sunday December 30: Combined Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 11:00am.

Cody Klein
(son of Tammy Owen)

Larry DeWeese
(grandson of Phyllis Deweese)

Josh Genzer
(nephew of Alicia Fickel)

Jon Cook
(Brother-in-law of Dan & Lisa Mildfelt)

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The Missions Committee has designated Fellow Man International as the recipient of this year’s Advent Offering. The mission of Fellow Man International is to assist impoverished people living in the mountains of Northwestern Santa Barbara, Honduras, in the areas of health care, nutrition, education and economic development. The primary objective is to address root causes of poverty while at the same time attending to the immediate physical and emotional needs of those who are impoverished. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

PLEASE NOTE: NAMES SUBMITTED FOR THE PRAYER CONCERNS LIST
WILL BE REMOVED AFTER TWO WEEKS. PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE @ 431-4240 OR E-MAIL

fumcronda@cableone.net
IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR CONTINUE A NAME ON THE PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU!

OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS

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CHRISTMAS PRESENT
It was the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco. The pastor of the church was looking over the cradle when he noticed that the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures. Immediately he turned and went outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the little infant, Jesus. So he walked up to the boy and said, “Well, where did you get him, my fine friend?” The little boy replied, “I got him from the church.” “And why did you take him?” The boy said, “Well, about a week before Christmas I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas I would give him a ride around the block in it.”

Over 400 members of our community enjoyed this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner! Thanks be to God!

Get to Church
A new Young Adult (Ages 18—?) Sunday school class will begin January 6th at 10:10am upstairs in Room 215. Join us as we explore The Whole Bible Story—Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English. Tim Hatch, Parrian Hatch and Patty Dighero will be our facilitators.

Any Way You Can!

IN OTHER NEWS.....

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OUR CHURCH
Dough for Dough
The F.I.S.H. (Fellowship Is Sending Help) Committee reminds you to stop by the parlor and pick up a homemade treat on Sunday, December 9th. All members are welcomed and encouraged to help with this effort through purchasing or baking treats. Money collected goes towards helping other churches in need. check for $100; cash donations to Heifer International - $995 for a $1,940.00! grand total of $1,940.00 Praise God for all your generous gifts!! A special thank-you to the Needle and Yarn group for the warm and colorful knitted hats! Mission Penny collection for November totaled $333.98. This money will be used for free haircuts for kids at the Safari Apartments just in time for Christmas! Thank you for your generosity!! Mission Pennies for December will go to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The December Advent offering is designated for the Fellowman International of Honduras Mission. Lisa Armstrong will be giving an update on the work of the mission at worship services, December 16th. Another Tuesday Evening Meal! The meal is served from 5—6pm. Our church’s next time to serve will be January 15th. We will need desserts and help. Please contact Charlene at 431-4560 (work) or 431-4023 (home) or at charlenemr@hotmail.com. If you can help or donate a dessert. The Another Tuesday Evening Meal is for anyone wanting to come. We ask for donations only to help with the cost of food.

Pantry Sunday
Sunday, December 23rd Don’t forget to bring a sack with you for the food pantry collection!

Dear Members of the Church, Thank you once again for awarding me your church scholarship. It has provided invaluable help in my academic endeavors. The support of my church has been a blessing in my life as I start my future. Thank you once again and God bless! Jeanna Lawrence

Mission Update
Donations to Bishop’s Round-Up for Hunger: HUGS for kids - $125 value, HUGS for adults $275 value; value of food items taken to Otterbein Food Pantry - $545 plus a

Cecelia’s The St. Cecelia s Music Club, NCCC Bella Voce, and a Community Bell Choir Will present it’s Christmas Gift to the Community entitled

Chanute First UMC, Thank you for being a member of the Saint Paul Council. Chanute 1st UMC has made a difference in so many students lives though your scholarship support. The kingdom of God continues to expand with your belief in the mission of Saint Paul Thank You! Alan Herndon

“Christmas Jubilee Christmas Jubilee”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 3:00 P.M. AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHANUTE, KANSAS The Public is invited

Thanks for the money. It is really going to help me out in college. Thanks, Tanner Kepley

OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS

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Stocking Stuffer Sunday
To the Church Community, I want to thank you for the scholarship you guys have given me. It will come in handy when trying to afford books for this year’s school semester. Thank you again, Cory Kepley

December 16 In the Parlor 8:00 am to 11:00 am
If you would like to bring items for the table, please have them here by Friday, December 14. All money goes to the bazaar fund for a church van. If you have any questions, please contact Linda.

THE MEANING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES 1st CANDLE- (purple) "CANDLE OF HOPE" We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises he made to us. Our hope comes from God. (Romans 15:12-13) 2nd CANDLE- (purple) "CANDLE OF PREPARATION" Preparation means to 'get ready'. "Help us to be ready to welcome YOU, O GOD!" (Luke 3:4 -6) 3rd CANDLE- (pink) "CANDLE OF JOY" The angels sang a message of JOY! (Luke 2:715) 4th CANDLE- (purple) "CANDLE OF LOVE" God sent his only Son to earth to save us, because he loves us! (John 3:16-17) 5th CANDLE - (white) "CHRIST CANDLE" The white candle reminds us that Jesus is the spotless lamb of God, sent to wash away our sins! His birth was for his death, his death was for our birth! (John 1:29 and John 3:1-8)

Poinsettias presented to the
church in memory of a loved one may be delivered anytime between now and Christmas. You may bring a live plant or artificial. They will remain on the altar until after Epiphany. Please let the church office know of your contribution so that these very generous memorial gifts may be acknowledged.

Thank you for your donation to Otterbein Food Pantry (Bishop’s Round-Up). We appreciate it very much. Charles Follmer Director

Thank you to each and everyone of you that either donated food, money or worked in some way to make the Thanksgiving Dinner a huge success. I appreciate each of you very much. We served over 400 meals. Had a couple of delivery issues, but otherwise went well. Charlene Riley

KICS Christmas Party for Youth & Adults Sunday, December 16th @ 6:00pm Fellowship Hall
Volunteer’s Christmas Party
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 NOON IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
This party is for all members who have leant a helping hand at the church in the office, with the youth, with the kids, with the worship service, with funeral dinners, performing maintenance tasks, etc. throughout the year. This is the staff’s way of showing our appreciation for all your help. Lunch will be provided by the church staff and entertainment will be provided by the Chanute High School Choir. We hope you will join us! Oh, and did I mention, there will be door prizes!

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
202 S. LINCOLN CHANUTE, KANSAS 66720
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00AM—5:00PM CHURCH PHONE: 620-431-4240 WEB SITE: www.fumcchanute.org CHURCH STAFF: Pastor: Dr. Dyton L. Owen drdytonlowen@hotmail.com Director of Adult Ministry & Parish Visitor Linda Arnett fumclinda@cableone.net
In-Office Hours: Mon. & Tues. 8—11am Wed. 8—9:30am

First United Methodist Church 202 S. Lincoln Chanute, KS 66720 620.431.4240

U.S. Postage Paid Non-Profit Org. Chanute, KS 66720 Permit #13

Return Service Requested

Youth Director: Cindy Finley fumccindy@cableone.net
In-Office Hours: Tues. & Wed. 8am—NOON

Director of Children's Ministries: Madison Wendt fumcmadison@cableone.net Secretary: Ronda Phillips fumcronda@cableone.net Treasurer: Parrian Hatch parrianh@gmail.com Custodian: Karen Shields fumcronda@cableone.net Maintenance: Jim Schoenberger Music Director: Russ Vallier rvchoir@hotmail.com Organist: Terri DeGeer jdegeer@erieks.net Nursery Coordinator: Ann Finley fumcronda@cableone.net

UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday, December 4: Charge Conference held at 7:00pm. Monday, December 10: Volunteer Christmas Party will be held at NOON in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday, December 16: Christmas Pageant at 10:10am. Stocking Stuffer Sunday will be held in the parlor from 8—11am. A KICS Christmas Party for Youth will be held at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall Sunday, December 24: Christmas Eve Services will be held at 5:00, 7:00 & 11:00pm.

How to become a member....
You are welcome to attend worship services, member or not. For that matter, you can attend any activity of the church and are invited to do so. Becoming a member is, in faith, saying you want a deeper commitment to the church. Our vows ask us to faithfully participate in the life of the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness. We hope you will be a part of the ministry of the First United Methodist Church. If you would like to become a member, please give us: Name(s), address, phone number, e-mail address, anniversaries, birthdays and if you are already a member of some other church or not. If you are, we also need the name of the church and, if possible, the address. Please give this to the pastor, or leave in the church office.

PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE WHEN SCHEDULING MEETINGS OR EVENTS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING!
(Be sure to check inside for more details on these events!)

December 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 Communion 3
2:00 pm Worship Service held at the High-rise Apartments 3:00 pm St. Cecelia’s Music Club, NCCC Choir and FUMC Bell Choir 6:30 pm KICS * See Regular Sunday Schedule 8:30 am Needle N Yarn Group, Parlor 9:30 am Genesis to Revelation Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 5:15 pm Missions, 112 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm Quilt Guild, FH

4
9:15 am Bible Study with Linda, 112 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm SPRC, 112 7:00 pm Charge Conference, 107 7:00 pm Trustees,103 7:00 pm Compassionate Friends

5
11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

6

7
6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

8

5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:00 pm Christmas Pageant Practice

9

Dough for Dough

10

11

12

13

14

15

6:30 pm KICS

NOON Volunteer 9:00 am Ministry of Christmas Dinner, FH Caring, 103 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 9:15 am Bible Study with Linda, 112 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

6:00 am Prayer 11:00 am Walkercize, 5:30 pm Estates, 1:00 pm Applewood FH 107 Group, 107 Christmas Party, FH 5:30 pm Ladies Bible 7:00 pm Cub Scouts Study, 107 After Caroling Party, 6:00 pm Cub Scouts FH

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

16

17

18
9:15 am Bible Study with Linda, 112 1:30 pm Today’s Concerns, Parlor 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm Church & Society, Applewood

19
11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

20

21
6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

22

8:30 am Needle N 10:10 am Christmas Yarn Group, Parlor Pageant 9:30 am Genesis to 6:00 pm Youth Revelation Bible Study Christmas Party, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 7:00 pm Boomer Link * See Regular Sunday Schedule

1:00 pm Newsletter Crew, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

23

Pantry Sunday

24
5:00pm / 7:00 pm / 11:00pm Christmas Eve Worship

25

26
11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

27

28
6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

29

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

30

Pantry Sunday

31
6:00 pm Cub Scouts

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

December 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1
Ezekiel 40—41

2 Peter 3 Torrie Cain Paula Drybread Marilyn Marts Austin Strack

2 Communion 3
Ezekiel 42—44 1 John 1 Race Fogle Tyler Gray Ezekiel 45—46 1 John 2 Brandon Hatch
Jeana Lawrence Lana Lemasters

4
Ezekiel 47—48 1 John 3 Nicholas Pryor Jacob Anderegg

5
Daniel 1—2 1 John 4

6
Daniel 3—4 1 John 5

7
Daniel 5—7 2 John

8
Daniel 8—10 3 John

William Helton

Carolyn Block Jared Fiscus Daniel Gallagher Jr. LeElla Mussulman Ivy Kepley Zachary Pryor Floyd Ladd Ed Ranz

David Dudley Gary Manbeck

9

Dough for Dough
Daniel 11—12 Jude

10
Hosea 1—4 Revelation 1

11
Hosea 5—8 Revelation 2

12
Hosea 9—11 Revelation 3

13
Hosea 12—14 Revelation 4

14
Joel Revelation 5

15
Amos 1—3 Revelation 6

No Birthdays Virginia Disney Joyce Gibson Aaron Pennington Rick Willis

Sophie Osborn Alexandra Gwillim Derrick Bruenger

Brenda Rowe

Terri DeGeer John Gard John Gorton Ashley Kepley Braylee Peter

Dale Newton Velma Rogers

Harry Disbrow Madison Richard

16
Amos 4—6 Revelation 7

17
Amos 7—9 Revelation 8

18
Obadiah Revelation 9

19
Jonah Revelation 10

20
Micah 1—3 Revelation 11

21
Micah 4—5 Revelation 12

22
Micah 6—7 Revelation 13

Bob Haskins

Chip Tiegreen Kendall Follmer

No Birthdays

Rhonda Coronado

No Birthdays

Kylie Chase Chuck Carpenter Emmalee Finley

Glen Bercaw Marsha Carter

23 Pantry Sunday 24
Nahum Revelation 14 Habakkuk Revelation 15

25
Zephaniah Revelation 16

26
Haggai Revelation 17

27
Zechariah 1—4 Revelation 18

28
Zechariah 5—8 Revelation 19

29
Zechariah 9—12 Revelation 20

Nathan Woodard

Duke McCune Holly Miller

JESUS

Jarren Gard

Ryan Bearrick Camie Russell Emily Slansky

Paula Disbrow Daniel Gallagher

Patty Fox

30
Zechariah 13—14 Revelation 21

31
Malachi Revelation 22

No Birthdays Shelley Naughton

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