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OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS

F I RS T
NOVEMBER, 2012

N O T ES

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

OUT OF MY MIND
Author and preacher Max Lucado once said “Faith sometimes begins by stuffing your ears with cotton.” I couldn’t agree more! Sometimes, the best way to carry out what you know God has called you to do is simply “play deaf” and ignore those around you who tell you “You can’t do that!” or “We’ve never done it that way before!” In fact, “can’t” is not a part of faith’s vocabulary. It just simply does not know the word. Now, you may say to me “But there are things you simply cannot do – faith or no faith.” And I say, “Faith is not about you or me. It’s all about God. You are right, there are things we cannot do – apart from God. Faith always focuses on what God can do through/with/ in spite of us, not on what

by Dr. Dyton L. Owen

we can or cannot do without God.” Jesus said, “…with God all things are possible.” Notice the wording “with God…” Sometimes, the best way for us to move ahead and do what we know God has called us to do is to remember that we do it with God, not apart from God, and to stuff our ears with cotton.

10:10 am
Sunday School Time

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

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 50 50 48 Be Here! Sunday School 66 60 60 2012 Monthly Budget Needs— Needs—$30,325 October Total Gifts Received to Date $20,400 September Income *$25,055 Year-toYear-to-Date Income *$216,557 September Expense *($27,137) Year-toYear-to-Date Expense *($240,651) September Net Loss (*$2,082) Year-toYear-to-Date Net Loss *($24,093)

Attendance for October 2012

Gifts for October 2012

7th 14th 21st 28th

84 71 94

7th 14th 21st 28th

$6,970 $7,543 $4,078 GIVE!

* As of the end of September 2012

FIRST NOTES

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Bob Geiger Ann Finley LaVonne Green Glenda Getchell Janice Erickson Waylon Steinman Ella Ranz Justice Huffman David Kustanborter Larry Roberts Gary Manbeck Bob Harwood Kathy Bercaw Jan Ray Jim Peres Cinda Krenzin Mike Bailey Bill Carter Sympathies to the family & friends of: Dale Dayhoff Alta Buckley
(mother of Harvey Buckley)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND FELLOWSHIP HALL
On the Menu:
Turkey Dressing Green Beans w/Bacon Cranberry Sauce Items needed that can be donated:
10 bags of stuffing mix 10 boxes of corn bread mix 20 cans of chicken broth 16 gallons of green beans 4 lbs. of bacon 4 cans of instant mashed potatoes
(the brand from G&W in the gallon cans)

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Sweet Potatoes Pumpkin Dessert

John McMeekin Virgil Solomon
(brother of Eugene Solomon)

8 gallons milk 20 lbs. of stick oleo 15 gallon sweet potatoes 4—2 lb. packages brown sugar

4 pkgs. mini marshmallows 20 large cans of pumpkin 10 lbs. pecans 20 cans of evaporated milk 20 cans of cranberry sauce 20 cans of black olives 2 large jars of green olives 6 bunches of celery Sweet pickles (several jars) 12 large containers of cool whip

Evelyn Abbuehl 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)

Please be sure and put your name and quantity of what you will purchase on the list found in the downstairs hallway. Please be sure to check the list or call the office so we don’t have too much of any one item. We need to have these items at the church in the pantry or the freezer no later than the morning of Monday 21st. The Boomer Link has volunteered to come prepare and start roasting turkeys that evening. Need carvers Tuesday evening and possibly on Wednesday morning. Need desserts makers on Wednesday. There will be celery, onions etc. to chop, tables to decorate, paper goods to be gotten out. Silverware to be wrapped. Help with getting all the last minute items together. Will need volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday to do all these things. Need volunteers on Thursday to deliver meals, help with last minute preparations, serve and clean up.

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!

Chanute Church Chili Challenge
Vote for the best chili with your ticket or cash WHEN: Friday, November 16th, 2012 / 4:30—7pm WHERE: First Baptist Church / 118 N. Forest Avenue
Please contact the church office if you would be willing to represent FUMC. All proceeds go to Faith House.

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Thanksgiving Plans
An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; fortyfive years of misery is enough." "Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her," and he hangs up. Upon hearing the news, the sister calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone, too, and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving. Now what do we tell them for Christmas?"

What a great time we’re having at the Pumpkin Patch! Thanks to all those who have
been involved in this event! Above Left: Shari Wendt looks on as school children roll the pumpkins. Above Right: Anita DeLaTorre reads a harvest story . Below: Our awesome group of volunteers who showed up to help unload and place our pumpkins. God is Good!

5:30pm

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 ;)

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, November 11th. 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. 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. women and children. The facility provides services for Neosho, Allen, Woodson and Anderson counties. Thank you!

Another Tuesday Evening Meal!
The meal is served from 5—6pm. Our church’s next time to serve will be November 6th. 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.

Thank you for this scholarship. This will help me to continue my dreams and education at Emporia State. Justin Lawrence FUMC Funeral Dinner Committee, My family and I would like to say a big thank you for the wonderful funeral dinner for the passing of our mother, Jackie Klauman. The food was delicious. It was great to not have to worry about this on the day of the funeral. Mom was so active in the church for so many years. Thanks again for everything. Brenda Rowe & Family Thank you to all the people that was involved in making my family a dinner in honor of Jackie. The food was very good and appreciation for all the work that was put in the preparation of that dinner. Thanks again! Marsha Cook (Youngest daughter)

Pantry Sunday
Sunday, November 25th Don’t forget to bring a sack with you for the food pantry collection!

FUMC On YouTube
Did you know that the church has a YouTube channel! This means if you miss a Sunday worship (or other events) you can go to www.youtube.com and

Mission Pennies for October
... will be going toward this year’s Bishop’s Round-Up. September Mission Pennies totaled $225.63 will be sent to the Hope Unlimited, the women's shelter in Iola for battered

Chanute First United Methodist will be collecting the following:
1. (H)ats (warm) (U) (U)nderwear (G) (G)loves (S) (S)ocks H.U.G.S. (H) (NEW items for adults or children, male or female) NEW Cash Gifts to Heifer International Canned and other food commercially prepared
(For local food pantries.)

2. 3.

*Fruit
*Vegetables *Spaghetti

*Peanut Butter *Macaroni & Cheese *Spaghetti sauce

*Soup *Tuna *Cereal

PLEASE BRING DONATIONS BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012

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COOKIES FOR CHERRY STREET
November has been designated as FUMC’s month to provide cookies to the Cherry Street Youth Center. Approximately 40 dozen cookies are needed each week. Please remember, that the children will not eat nuts, raisins or coconut.

How to Stay Safe in the World Today
1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents. 2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home. 3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians. 4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation. 5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. So, above all else, avoid hospitals. BUT, you will be pleased to learn that only 0.001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at church! And, Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less. So, for SAFETY’S sake, attend church, and read your Bible; IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Dear Friends: We are writing you to express our deep appreciation for the recent donation to Hope Unlimited. We are so grateful for your generosity and your continued support to our organization. Your willingness to give enables us to continue to help those in need in our community. Thanks again for your kindness. Wish Sincere Thanks, Staff of Hope Unlimited, Inc.

FELLOWSHIP WITH LINDA
Director of Adult Ministry & Parish Visitor, Linda Arnett, will be hosting a shopping and fellowship trip for Wednesday, November 28th to Pittsburg 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 10:00am and arrive home around 3:00pm. If there is an emergency, you may call Linda @ 2123229 (cell phone).

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

New Bible Study!
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.

THE Whole BIBLE STORY
by William H. Marty

GrownA Bible Story Book for Grown-ups
The Bible tells a story. It's a beautiful account of God's love for people throughout history. The events told in the Bible are exciting, tender, and at times awe-inspiring, but often the story can get lost among the laws, genealogies, prophecies, poetry, and instructions. Sometimes we need to get back to what happens in the Bible, focusing on the plot and the characters. Here, Dr. William Marty retells the entire story in the Bible in one easy-to-read, chronological account. All the stories you remember from childhood--Noah, David, Esther, Daniel, and, of course, Jesus--are part of one grand narrative. And it's the page-turning story of God's pursuit of you--one you'll want to read again and again.

Remember, $1 per person each Sunday!

BEGINS MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD AT 9:15AM IN ROOM 112 FOR 9 WEEKS ENDING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.

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.

Wednesday, October 31: Harvest Party at the church beginning at 5:30pm. Sunday, November 4: Bishop’s Round-Up Friday, November 16: The Chanute Church Chili Challenge from 4:30—7:00pm at the First Baptist Church, 118 N. Forest. Thursday, November 22: Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Noon in Fellowship Hall. Wednesday, November 28: Shopping with Linda in Pittsburg from 10am—3pm

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!)

November 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
* Regular Sunday Worship Schedule:
9:00 am Traditional Worship Time (Sanctuary) 10:10 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Time (Fellowship Hall)

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6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

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4 Communion 5
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 5:15 pm Missions, 112 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm Quilt Guild, FH

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7am—7pm Elections, FH 9:00 am Ladies Bible Study, 107 9:15 am Bible Study with Linda, 112 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 7:00 pm Trustees,103 7:00 pm Compassionate Friends, 107

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11:00 am Walkercize, 6:30 pm SPRC, 103 6:00 am Prayer FH 6:30 pm Cub Scout Group, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts Committee Mtg., 107 6:00 pm Alpha, FH 6:00 pm Youth Alpha 6:00 pm AWANA

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

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9:00 am Ministry of Yarn Group, Parlor Caring, 103 6:30 pm KICS 9:30 am Genesis to 9:00 am Ladies Revelation Bible Study Bible Study, 107 11:00 am Walkercize, 9:15 am Bible Study FH with Linda, 112 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 5:30 pm Ladies Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:15 pm Education Team Mtg. * See Regular Sunday 7:00 pm Church Schedule Council, 107

Dough for 12 8:30 am Needle N Dough

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11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

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Alpha, FH Youth Alpha AWANA Cub Scouts

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6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

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2:00 pm Scout Leadership Training, FH

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

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6:30 pm KICS

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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 7:00 pm Boomer Link

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6:00 am Prayer Group, 107

9:15 am Bible Study 11:00 am Walkercize, FH with Linda, 112 1:30 pm Today’s 6:00 pm AWANA Concerns, Parlor 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 6:30 pm Church & Society, Applewood

* See Regular Sunday Schedule

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8:30 am Needle N Yarn Group, Parlor 4:00 pm Hanging of the 9:30 am Genesis to Greens Revelation Bible Study 6:30 pm KICS 11:00 am Walkercize, FH 6:00 pm Cub Scouts * See Regular Sunday Schedule

Pantry Sunday

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9:15 am Bible Study 10am—3pm Lunch 7:00 pm Cub Scout 6:00 am Prayer with Linda, 112 Bunch w/ Linda, Pack Mtg., FH Group, 107 1:00 pm Newsletter Pittsburg Crew, 107 11:00 am Walkercize, 6:00 pm Cub Scouts FH 6:00 pm AWANA 6:00 pm Cub Scouts

November 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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Jeremiah 24—26
Titus 2

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Jeremiah 27—29 Titus 3 Jeff Caldwell

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Jeremiah 30—31 Philemon Jean Cooper Sharon Carpenter

Jill Ard Frank Meisch Kandi Wilson

4 Communion 5
Jeremiah 32—33 Hebrews 1 Faye Rubow Jeremiah 34—36 Hebrews 2 Judy Manbeck

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Jeremiah 37—39 Hebrews 3 Rod March Jaymi Lawrence Ed Noland Chuck Rubow

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Jeremiah 40—42 Hebrews 4 Garrett Miller Sherrolyn Webb

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Jeremiah 43—45 Hebrews 5 Ron Gordon Justin Lawrence Doris McReynolds

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Jeremiah 46—47 Hebrews 6 Katie Boline Evan Bolt

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Jeremiah 48—49 Hebrews 7 Larry Beck Erik Zimmerman

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Dough for Dough
Jeremiah 50 Hebrews 9

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Jeremiah 51—52 Hebrews 9 Reagan Dillow Katelyn Caldwell

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Ezekiel 5—7 Hebrews 12 Barbara Keller

Lamentations 1—2 Lamentations 3—5 Ezekiel 1—2 Ezekiel 3—4 Hebrews 10:1—18 Hebrews 10:19—39 Hebrews 11:1—19 Hebrews 11:20—40 Jake McEwen Dixie Cummings Rick Bushnell No Birthdays Mackenzey Sutcliffe

Donna Healy Joyce Kirkpatrick Jim Pattinson

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Ezekiel 8—10 Hebrews 13 Charlotte Clum

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Ezekiel 11—13 James 1 No Birthdays

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Ezekiel 14—15 James 2 Breanna Finn

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Ezekiel 16—17 James 3 No Birthdays

22 Thanksgiving 23
Ezekiel 18—19 James 4 No Birthdays Ezekiel 20—21 James 5 Jaythen Cagle Katrina Herold Dr. D

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Ezekiel 22—23 1 Peter 1 Alex Krumm Carolyn Lowe Don McReynolds

25 Pantry Sunday 26
Ezekiel 24—26 1 Peter 2 Stephen Fickel Hal Jones Judy Warren Ezekiel 27—29 1 Peter 3 Sherilyn Clarke

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Ezekiel 30—32 1 Peter 4 Anne Ranz Aaron Bruenger Jackie Westhoff

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Ezekiel 33—34 1 Peter 5 Amy Almond Steve Slane Beulah Uden Abron Weaver

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Ezekiel 35—36 2 Peter 1 Betty McCready

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Ezekiel 37—39 2 Peter 2 Nicholas Carman