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OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS

F I RS T
OCTOBER, 2012

N O T ES

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

OUT OF MY MIND
One of my favorite books was written several years ago, entitled “Jesus with Dirty Feet” by Don Everts. In that small book there is a page or two about the Church. It may be the best definition of “church” I’ve seen…and I share it with you here, just as it appears in the book: All those steepled buildings around town? Turns out none of them are churches. (Those signs out front are certainly misleading!) It turns out that church has never been a building. Church is all those “Kingdom Dwellers” put together. The plural of “Jesus follower” is “church.” It’s nothing but a fancy way for Jesus Followers to say “we” or “us.” But church isn’t a chance happening. It isn’t merely a fluke that more than one person happened to follow Jesus. Church is not an occurrence. It is the design. Jesus never meant for his disciples to be alone. The first thing Jesus did to start his ministry was to call his disciples together. Jesus went everywhere together with his disciples. When he did send them out, it was at least in pairs.

by Dr. Dyton L. Owen

“Where two or more are gathered in my name,” He said, “I am there with them.” Jesus prayed for the plural – that “we” would always remain together. The Jesus Follower rarely needs the words “I” or “me” in his vocabulary. Jesus insisted there is a plural imperative: Church is disciples following together. Yahweh has always been clear that He doesn’t live in buildings built by humans. Those steepled contraptions? Those are just how the church gets out of the rain.

10:10 am
Sunday School Time

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

Making Disciples …...Changing the World

We uphold the United Methodist Church by our PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE & WITNESS
9 am 11 am 39 50 55 56 Be Here! Sunday School 40 59 75 58 2012 Monthly Budget Needs— Needs—$30,325 September Total Gifts Received to Date $20,400 August Income *$25,244 Year-toYear-to-Date Income *$191,502 August Expense *($28,014) Year-toYear-to-Date Expense *($213,514) August Net Loss (*$2,770) Year-toYear-to-Date Net Loss *($22,012)

Attendance for September 2012

Gifts for September 2012

2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th

81 88 76 75

2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th

$4,516 $7,785 $3,730 $4,369 GIVE!

* As of the end of August 2012

FIRST NOTES

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Pete Disney Virginia Disney Virginia Solomon Ella Ranz Justice Huffman David Kustanborter Larry Roberts Sherrolyn Webb Phyllis Greve Ron Jeffries
(brother of Parrian Hatch)

CHANUTE FIRST UNITED METHODIST WILL BE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING:
1. H.U.G.S. (H)ats (warm) (H) (U)nderwear (U) (G)loves (G) (S)ocks (S) Cash Gifts to Heifer International Canned and other food commercially prepared
(For local food pantries.)

Bonnie Pennington Gary Manbeck Bob Harwood Alan Johnson Kathy Bercaw Matt Bollig Cathy Hubbard Jeff Williams Jan Ray Jim Peres Cinda Krenzin Mike Bailey Bill Carter Sympathies to the family & friends of: Gene Uden Lowell Head
(father of LeElla Mussulman)

NEW items for adults or children, male or female

2. 3.

*Peanut Butter *Soup *Vegetables *Macaroni & Cheese *Tuna *Spaghetti *Spaghetti sauce *Cereal PLEASE BRING DONATIONS BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012

*Fruit

Serving in the Military: Spc. Logan Klein
(son of Tammy Owen—420th MCB 516th MCT / Apo AE 09366)

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)

New Member Dinner
& Youth Sunday
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH
The Evangelism & Worship Committees will be hosting a “New Member Dinner” in the Fellowship Hall following this Sunday’s “Fellowship on the Fifth” / “Youth Sunday” combined worship service. Members of the hosting committees will be providing the lasagna and bread for the meal. Others are asked to bring side dishes and/or dessert in portions large enough to serve our new members and their families. New members need only to come! Hope we can count on you to be here!

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!

11:00 am Combined Worship Service

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Pumpkin Prayer
Cut off the top:

Lord, open my mind and fill me with Your wisdom and guidance. Lord, take out all my fussies and frownies and fill me with Your love.

October 13 —31
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Pumpkins will be delivered at approximately 8am on October 13
church lawn. Sales will begin as soon as pumpkins are in place! Fresh cinnamon rolls provided for the helpers.

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Scoop out the yuckies:

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Carve out the eyes:

Volunteers are needed to help unload and place the pumpkins on the

Lord, open my eyes to see all of the beautiful things You have made. Lord, help me to be a sweet fragrance for You. Lord, help me to always speak Your words of love and kindness.

Carve out the nose:

Local schools are invited to bring classes for a tour, story time and snacks at
the Pumpkin Patch. This is an opportunity to reach out to the kids in our community while making our church an inviting place to attend.

Carve out the mouth:

We would love to have you come and sit or stroll through the patch,
greet visitors, and help them chose a pumpkin to purchase.

This is a fundraiser for more sturdy and permanent playground
equipment for our children. Donate money to the playground and get a pumpkin as a bonus! That’s the way we see this project. Come enjoy the fall weather at the patch. Sign up on the bulletin board. Come join us for a fun-filled evening. We’ll have games, crafts, stories and loads of candy to fill your bags. We’ll also have fun decorating pumpkins together. Grownup fun-makers needed and all kids are invited to join us for these activities. Or feel free to stop by just for the candy! Candy donations needed. Bring only what YOU would want to eat, please ;)

Place in a candle:

Lord, let me be a light to others for You have filled me with Your light.

Get to Church

October 31st

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, October 14th. 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. residents of the Safari Apartments. This is a great way to reach out to our community and show our love and concern. The Missions Team will be providing the meal and some of the youth will be there to help serve and/or play games with the kids Members are encouraged to come on down! If you'd like to serve, come by to show support or contribute to this ministry, just let Deanne Schoenberger know. It all starts at 5:00 p.m. and will be done at 6:00ish. The Safari Apartments are located at 1500 West Main. channel! This means if you miss a Sunday worship (or other events) you can go to www.youtube.com and watch it later. The worship service is usually uploaded by Tuesday. When you get to YouTube, just type in the search box: FUMCChanuteKS (just as you see it here...it is case sensitive) and choose the week you want to watch...it's that simple! Thanks to Rick Willis and Andy Roberts for recording each week and uploading to YouTube. Let us know when you watch...we'd like to know how many see it each week.

Dear Friends, Thank you for your prayers, cards and phone calls. Having such good friends has helped me recover sooner. Donna Willis

Pantry Sunday
Sunday, October 28th Don’t forget to bring a sack with you for the food pantry collection!

Safari Apartment Meal
Sunday, September 30 the Missions Committee has volunteered to serve a simple meal to the

FUMC On YouTube
Did you know that the church has a YouTube

Dear FUMC, I want to thank you very much for the university scholarship. I am often reminded of what a great church I grew up in and am a part of. I appreciate it all. Thank you, Jessie Pringle

FUMC Fall Bazaar

8am to 10am 11am to 1 pm 1pm 8am to 3pm Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee served - $2.00 Ham & Beans served - $5.00 Silent Auction Booths Open:

Dear Members of FUMC, Thank you so much for allowing our chapter to use your Fellowship Hall to provide a funeral luncheon for the family of one of our departed members. Sincerely, Elinor Whaley, Secretary Sunflower Chapter Order of the Eastern Star

Country Kitchen
(Canned goods, homemade desserts, candies, and breads, handmade towels, etc.)

Cozy Comforts
(Quilts, shawls, blankets, hats, scarves, etc.)

Holiday Gift Shop
(Holiday crafts, religious items, decorations, ornaments, gifts, etc.)

Children's Corner
(Used books, toys, etc.)

Art in the Park
(With paintings, pictures, sculptures, etc.)

Dear Ladies, I want to thank you for the wonderful meal you fixed for us. The salads and desserts were incredible and the sandwiches really hit the spot. Love, Tonya Battah & family

PROCEEDS FROM THE BAZAAR WILL GO INTO A FUND TO PURCHASE A VAN.

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WE NEED YOU!
The FUMC choir has been asked to be in the first of a series of community concerts at St. Pats on October 18th celebrating the Jubilee”. “Year of Jubilee”. We
would like to have a strong representation for our community! Come join the choir on Sunday evenings at 6:00 as we sing for the Lord and offer up our praise! Preparation for this concert has begun. Share the gifts that the Lord has given you in praise and celebration.

Good News / Bad News for a Pastor
Good News: The women's group voted to send you a get-well card. Bad News: The vote passed by 31-30. Good News: The pastorparish relations committee accepted your job description the way you wrote it. Bad News: They were so inspired by it that they asked the bishop to send a new minister capable of filling the position. Good News: The trustees finally voted to add more church parking. Bad News: They are going to blacktop the front lawn of the parsonage. Good News: Church attendance rose dramatically the last three weeks. Bad News: You were on vacation. Good News: Your biggest critic just left your community. Bad News: He has been appointed as your conference bishop. Good News: The youth of the church came to your house for a visit. Bad News: It was in the middle of the night and they were armed with toilet paper and shaving cream. Good News: The Church Council has agreed to send you to the Holy Land for study. Bad News: They are waiting for war to breakout before sending you.

Thank you for the donation of food to Otterbein Food Pantry. It is very much appreciated and needed. Charles Follmer Director Dear Friends at First United Methodist Church, We would like to thank you for your generous donation to the “Needy Student Fund”! It will be put to good use helping our students in the district! Again, thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Kathy Martin / District School Nurse Marsha Stipp / District Nurse Assistant MaryEllen Smedley / CES Nurse Assistant

FELLOWSHIP WITH LINDA
Director of Adult Ministry & Parish Visitor, Linda Arnett, will be hosting a shopping and fellowship trip for Wednesday, October 17th to Topeka for those members who would like an opportunity to go out of town! Those wishing to ride along should contact Linda or the church at 431-4240 to get your name put on the list. We will leave the church at 8:00am and arrive home around 5:00pm.

Bridges to the Future Challenge
Your contributions toward the Bridges to the Future campaign will: • Help provide more appropriate facilities for campus ministries • Help provide camping upgrades • Identify and equip leaders for new church starts • Help make possible as many as two new church starts per year for the next 10 to 15 years • Help with revitalization of current congregations.

In case of bad weather, this trip will be cancelled. Please contact the church office on Wednesday morning if you are unsure.

Skye Finley

Remember, $1 per person each Sunday!

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

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.

Sunday, September 30: Fellowship on the Fifth / Youth Sunday will be celebrated with a combined worship service at 11:00am followed by a New Member dinner in Fellowship Hall. Safari Apartment Meal will be served at 5:00pm in the community room. Saturday, October 13: The Fall Bazaar will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 8:00am—3:00pm. Pumpkins being delivered at approximately 8am. Volunteers are welcomed! Wednesday, October 17: Fellowship with Linda in Topeka.

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!)

October 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1
8:30 am Needle N Yarn Group, Parlor 9:30 am Genesis to Revelation Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 1:00—3:00 pm Book Club, FH 5:15 pm Missions, 112 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm Quilt Guild, FH

2
9:00 am Ladies Bible Study, 107 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 7:00 pm Trustees, 103 7:00 pm Compassionate Friends, 107

3
11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

4
Cub Scouts Alpha, FH Youth Alpha AWANA

5
6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

6
Christians In Action Mission Event

6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection, October 3, 4 & 5

7 Communion 8
2:00 pm Worship Service held at the High-rise Apartments 6:30 pm KICS 8:30 am Needle N Yarn Group, Parlor 9:30 am Genesis to Revelation Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 1:00—3:00 pm Book Club, FH 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

9
9:00 am Ministry of Caring, 103 9:00 am Ladies Bible Study, 107 5:00 pm CHS Cross Country Dinner, FH 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:15 pm Education Team Mtg. 7:00 pm Church Council, 107

10
5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

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8:00am—3:00pm Church Fall Bazaar Fellowship Hall Pumpkins for the “Pumpkin Patch” being delivered!

11:00 am Walkercize, 6:30 pm SPRC,

6:00 am Prayer FH 103 Group, 107 Acolyte 6:30 pm Cub Scout Training Committee Mtg., 107 Alpha, FH Youth Alpha AWANA Cub Scouts

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

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Dough for 15 8:30 am Needle N Dough

16
9:00 am Ladies Bible Study, 107 1:30 pm Today’s Concerns, Parlor 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm Church & Society, Applewood

17
8am—5pm Fellowship with Linda going to Topeka 11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

18

19
6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

20

Yarn Group, Parlor 6:30 pm KICS 2:00 pm St. Cecelia’s, 9:30 am Genesis to FH Revelation Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 7:00 pm Boomer Link * See Regular Sunday Schedule

5:30 pm Acolyte Training 6:00 pm Alpha, FH 6:00 pm Youth Alpha 6:00 pm AWANA 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

21
6:30 pm KICS

22
8:30 am Needle N Yarn Group, Parlor 9:30 am Genesis to Revelation Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

23
9:00 am Ladies Bible Study, 107 1:00 pm Newsletter Crew, 107 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 5:30 pm Evangelism, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

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26

27

11:00 am Walkercize, 7:00 pm Cub Scout 6:00 am Prayer FH Pack Mtg., FH Group, 107 6:00 pm Alpha, FH 6:00 pm Youth Alpha 6:00 pm AWANA 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

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Pantry Sunday

29
8:30 am Needle N Yarn Group, Parlor 9:30 am Genesis to Revelation Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

30
9:00 am Ladies Bible Study, 107 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

31
11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

6:30 pm KICS

* Regular Sunday Worship Schedule:
9:00 am Traditional Worship Time (Sanctuary) 10:10 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Time

6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm

Alpha, FH Youth Alpha AWANA Cub Scouts Choir

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

October 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1
Isaiah 11—13
Ephesians 4

2
Isaiah 14—16
Ephesians 5:1—16

3
Isaiah 17—19
Ephesians 5:17—33

4
Isaiah 20—22
Ephesians 6

5
Isaiah 23—25 Philippians 1 Aaron Cookus

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Isaiah 26—27 Philippians 2 Donna Bashor Drey Barkman Lillian Fisher Larry Hill

Rosia Casper Jacob Manbeck

Alice Almond LaVonne Green Tierney Ross Cathy Pringle Dustin Hatch Christine Woodard Christian Leach Deanne Schoenberger Betsy McReynolds Bill Young

7 Communion 8
Isaiah 28—29 Philippians 3 Isaiah 30—31 Philippians 4

9
Isaiah 32—33 Colossians 1

10
Isaiah 34—36 Colossians 2

11
Isaiah 37—38 Colossians 3

12
Isaiah 39—40 Colossians 4

13
Isaiah 41—42 1 Thessalonians 1

Avrey Finley

Riley Goracke Timmen Goracke Melvin Willis Judy Wilson

Merett Ross Charlotte Bowyer Tonya Caldwell Doug Drybread

Jean Armstrong

Laura Fogle

Jerry Hutton Kaden Kepley Tori Mussulman

Maxine Carlson Anita DeLaTorre

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Dough for Dough

15
Isaiah 45—46 1 Thessalonians 3

16
Isaiah 47—49 1 Thessalonians 4

17
Isaiah 50—52 1 Thessalonians 5

18
Isaiah 53—55 2 Thessalonians 1

19
Isaiah 56—58 2 Thessalonians 2

20
Isaiah 59—61 2 Thessalonians 3

Isaiah 43—44 1 Thessalonians 2

Wayne Beech Gary Block Wanda Gard Bret Lickteig

Ella Ranz

Lisa Armstrong Tyson Lemasters James Westhoff

Charlie Dighero Elizabeth Miller

No Birthdays

Patty Dighero Kristy Hartman

Beth Brown Mike Finley

21
Isaiah 62—64 1Timothy 1

22
Isaiah 65—66 1 Timothy 2

23
Jeremiah 1—2 1 Timothy 3

24
Jeremiah 3—5 1 Timothy 4

25
Jeremiah 6—8 1 Timothy 5

26
Jeremiah 9—11 1 Timothy 6 Zach Gericke

27
Jeremiah 12—14 2 Timothy 1

Randy Pryor Nick Wiltse

Tanner Kepley Larry Nelson

Madi Rollins

Tonya Battah

Andy Roberts

Blake Bailey

Charlotte Chase Susan Harwood Austin Liudahl Desirae Rubow

28 Pantry Sunday 29
Jeremiah 15—17 2 Timothy 2 Jeremiah 18—19 2 Timothy 3

30
Jeremiah 20—21 2 Timothy 4

31
Jeremiah 22—23 Titus 1

Marilyn Hutchison

Kay Casper Caitlin Roberts

Nancy Dudley Lillian Malcolm

Maurice Elliott Lillian Reep

Please contact the office if your Birthday has been omitted or misreported. We don’t want to forget you! 431431-4240