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A Monthly Newsletter

2013 M Street, Belleville, KS

AUGUST 2013 issue, Page 1

Emily Meckley, Pastor Cell Number: 785-577-1752 Email: grehoundks@gmail.com Virginia Smith, Family and Youth Ministry Coordinator Office: Monday and Thursday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm email: vsmith.umc@gmail.com

Church Phone: 785-527-5608 email address: belleumc@nckcn.com web page: www.belleumc.org Church Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Closed Friday

Food Bank Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am to 11:30 am Closed Friday (The Food Bank will be closed August 5 - 8 while the director is on a Mission Trip.)

Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service Sundays at 10:45 am (Special Worship Service, Commissioning & Sending Forth for VIM Team - August 4th at 9:30 am - Sunday School will follow at 10:15 am.)














ear
Friends, I
am
preparing
to
leave
on
vacation
in
the
next
hours.



 I
have
check
lists
running
through
my
head
–
do
I
have
 enough
clothes,
swim
suits,
snacks
for
the
car,
books
 to
read,
notes
for
dog
sitter,
instructions
for
yard
care
‐
 on
and
on
the
lists
go.

Then
there
are
the
calls
from
 family,
“how
many
nights
are
you
spending
with
us,”
 “you
will
stop
by
our
house,”
“you
can’t
really
be
 leaving
that
soon.”

It
is
a
challenge
to
remember
that
 vacation
is
a
time
for
rest
and
relaxation! This
frenzy
causes
me
to
pause
and
think
about
leaving
 our
home
and
traveling
many
miles
to
recharge.

Most
 importantly,
I
realize
that
there
are
no
magic
miles
that
 make
me
relax.

Although
I
enjoy
time
with
my
family,
 that
time
holds
no
guarantee
of
relaxation.

My
life,
 the
rest
and
relaxation,
the
hard
work,
the
laughs
and
 the
love
happen
all
the
time,
in
all
places
and
 situations.

Rest
and
relaxation,
surprisingly,

even
 happen
in
meetings
at
church,
around
a
simple
dinner
 table,
during
rushed
conversations
and
cherished
 times
with
family
and
loved
ones.

God
is
the
author
of
my
life.

It
is
from
God
that
I
look
to



















 receive
my
rest
and
relaxation.

It
is
only
in
God
that
I
can
find


 true
rest,
true
peace,
and
true
love.

 The
summer
months
are
passing
by
quickly.

It
is
my
wish
and



 
 my
prayer
for
you
and
your
family
that
you
find
true
rest,
true
 peace,
and
true
love……in
God. Peace,

Pastor Emily

Pastor Emily

We
are 
very
happy
 to
receive
 this 
correspondence 
from
our
 Chabadza
 sister
 church
 in
 Zimbabwe: 
 Grace
and
Peace
to
you
in
the
 name 
of
 our
 Lord
and
Savior
 Jesus 
Christ.
 AMEN.
 I’m
 well
 pleased
 to
 write 
 to
 you
 informing
 you
 about
 the
 joy
 we
 are
 experiencing
 in
 our
 partnership
 with
 you.
 We
 Pastor Emily Meckley really
 appreciate
your
 efforts
 Phil Meckley to
strengthen
our
relationship
 Sean Meckley through
prayers
and
gifts.
We
 Virginia Smith received
letters,
circuit
 Carolyn Rauch directory,
 bracelets 
for
 children
and
youth
as 
well 
as 
$600
 dollars 
from
you
though
we
 Linda Young have
not
gotten
the 
money
 in
cash
since
it
is
still 
being
processed.
That
money
delayed
 to
reach
us
even
to
the
conference
treasury
but
as 
for
now
it
is
now
in
the 
hands
of
the
 Crystal Young district
treasury.
This 
gift
will
take
us 
a 
long
way
since 
we
are 
having
low
incomes 
which
 Mikel Hadachek are 
 inadequate
 to
 meet
 all 
 our
 financial 
obligations.
 We
 hope
 and
 believe
 that
 our
 Erica Hadachek partnership
will 
go
a 
long
way
 in
proclaiming
the
love
of
 God
in
our
area.
 Keep
on
the
 Gary Hadachek good
work.

From
Rev.
Opheous
Mavhiza

Tom Williams Molly Williams Terry Skinner Sherry Skinner

Your kind support of our VIM Team leaving on August 4th for South Dakota would be very much appreciated. Please help provide food for them during their time on the Mission Trip. They are in need of: 9x13 casseroles (any kind) pre-baked and frozen (put in Food Bank freezer), any “snatch & go” breakfast items, snack bars and easy to tote fruit. Deliver your donations before August 4th to the church. Contact Molly Williams, VIM Food Coordinator, with any questions at 527-3398.

At this special 30 minute Worship Service, the VIM Team will be Commissioned and we will “send them forth” to serve at Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. After our Mission Team has departed, Sunday School will be held at

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Thanks are in order to the Sheets family & Dairy Queen for their donation of ice cream on the last day of VBS. I think all the VBS volunteers would agree that the children thoroughly enjoyed this special treat!

The church office needs your new college addresses! Remember all those words of wisdom everyone wrote down on Senior Sunday? Tell us where we can send them & expect some goodies, too! In the care packages, we’ll also be sending out information on what spiritual resources (college ministries, UMCs, etc.) are available in your new “home away from home.” Best wishes from your church family as you prepare for this new chapter of your life! Virginia

Several small groups will bEGIN this fall. They will be based on studies and shared interest. Please JOIN!

WATCH FOR DETAILS!
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The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise Him, my Father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

At Large Members are responsible for cleaning both kitchens and sharpening the Sanctuary pencils in August. Also, remember to visit our resident members in the Care Centers. Be sure to help any way you can in the Food Stand! Pray for those going to Rosebud on the Mission Trip August 4-10.

I want to invite any of you who like to read to help yourself to the many books I have ordered for our UMW reading program this year. They are on the top shelf of the book shelves in the Parlor. Just sign your name and the book you take on the writing pad I have in there. Take the book and enjoy it. You don't have to be in UMW and men are welcome to read them too. I think I've order about 18 now and they are all good. Those of you who have some of the first set of books, you may return them to this shelf also so others can read them. We have slips of paper in the front of each book so please write your name on it also. We can get credit for people in our church reading whether in UMW or not. There are many books on the other shelves from past years too. Help yourself to those also. I think we'll put them out for people in the church to buy them cheap and have them better used from now on. I have a whole clothes basket of older books under the coat rack in that room also. Please help yourself and enjoy. Janis Houdek, UMW District Reading Program Coordinator

NAOMI & RUTH No meeting

SUSANNAH Tuesday, August 6 6:00 pm Hostess & Lesson: Carol Nicholson

~BIG THANKS to Joan Grover for the awesome bulletin board designs she has been doing in the Foyer. We enjoy each and every one and the messages they convey to us. Way to go! ~I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the congregation for your condolences in the death of my uncle. I was especially blessed by the ministry of the We Care Card Team. It was very comforting to return to Concordia and find all the sympathy cards waiting for me. This was a good reminder to me of how important this quiet, but faithful, ministry is to those they serve, particularly in times of sadness. Virginia Smith

~Thank you to the Mission and VIM Teams, and all who brought snacks or helped make the Christ the King Lutheran Church VIM Team from Hutchinson, MN, feel welcome during their overnight stay at our church last Friday evening. With your help we were able to extend our Christian hospitality to this group of travelers. Janet Heyka, Mission Team Leader ~Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate everything you did for us. Your hospitality is EPIC and the snacks were GREAT. We received the BEST hospitality from your church than anywhere we’ve stayed. God bless! Pastor Steve and the King Lutheran Church VIM Team (They spent an overnight in our church while on their way to their destination doing mission work. Their thank you notes are on the announcement board in the office - check them out!) ~Dear Church Family, Thank you for your prayers, cards, e-mails, and caring thoughts and deeds at the time of my neurosurgery June 28 and during my recovery time. I have been blessed that the meningioma was benign and my recovery very smooth. We definitely felt the many prayers that were coming our way. Praise be to God! Jewelda Scofield

~Ladies of the Ruth Circle, Thank you so much for Sunday’s spaghetti dinner. It’s so nice of you to support VBS Sunday with a meal. I know many of you supported in other ways, also. Blessings to each of you! Pastor Emily

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Sunday, August 25 9:30 am - Sunday School 9:45 am - Praise Team Practice 10:45 am - Worship 7:00 pm - YATT, Sanctuary Monday, August 26 10:30 am - Staff Meeting, Parlor Wednesday, August 28 7:00 pm - Stewardship, Overflow

Thursday, August 1 Food Stand at the Fair! Friday, August 2 Food Stand at the Fair! Saturday, August 3 Food Stand at the Fair! Sunday, August 4 9:30 am - Worship Service, VIM Commissioning and Send-Off 10:15 am - Sunday School August 4 thru 10 VIM Mission Trip to Rosebud Reservation, SD Monday, August 5 Food Bank Closed! Tuesday, August 6 Food Bank Closed! 10:00 am - BHC Bible Study 6:00 pm - Susannah Circle Wednesday, August 7 Food Bank Closed! 10:30 am - LTC Bible Study Thursday, August 8 Food Bank Closed! 9:30 am - Church Chat at CPSL Sunday, August 11 9:30 am - Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship Service, Sacrament of Holy Communion Monday, August 12 9:30 am - Hospice Training, Overflow 10:30 am - Staff Meeting, Parlor 6:00 pm - Leadership Team, Overflow Sunday, August 18 9:30 am - Sunday School 10:45 am - Worship Service 5:00 pm - China Show & Tea Party, Scandia UMC Monday, August 19 10:30 am - Staff Meeting, Parlor Wednesday, August 21 Newsletter Deadline!

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Jerry & Linda Melton, Vivian Thompson 8/3 - Linda Wendt 8/4 - Ross & Jill Wurdeman, Barbara Cook 8/7 - Karen Cheney 8/9 - Barry & Susan Childs, Sylvia Weaver, Gene Rundus, Alan Richecky 8/10 - Jolene Okara 8/11 - Pam & Sid Scofield, Mike & Lizz Skocny 8/16 - Laura Hobson 8/17 - Don & Katherine Wilber 8/18 - Clarence Kelley, Francis & Marsha Esslinger 8/20 - Harold & Carol Monsanto 8/21 - Zachary Piroutek, Lasondra Aurand 8/22 - Kristen Swiercinsky 8/23 - Don & Betty Anderson 8/24 - Mercedes VanNortwick, Bob Molzahn, Walter & Virginia Molzahn 8/25 - Lela Knedlik 8/26 - Kelli Childs, Gary Hadachek 8/27 - Tom Grover, Blake Aurand 8/28 - Roger & Charlene McCartney 8/30 - Stephanie Splichal, Donna Kennedy 8/31 - Kurt Engle, Isaac Sowards

The KIOSK is presenting new tasks as we continue to work with the different contractors to finish it up. The electrician is working with me to get to a point that the software will function with the display. There will be landscaping to do and other electrical issues to accomplish. Finally, how to use the software will have to be learned and then we will be ready to LIGHT IT UP! Sorry for the delays, but in talking with everyone that plays a part in the Kiosk, I would rather do it right once and have it all work correctly. The Display should be working by August 9th. Jay Kallman, Trustee Chair

Items needed now are: canned milk, rice, jelly and tomato soup. Also, don't forget that the food bank will be closed Aug. 5 thru Aug. 8 as I will be on a mission trip. God Bless everyone for all they do for the people of Republic County, Carolyn Rauch, director

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

IS

August 21st

CHINA SHOW and TEA PARTY

Sunday, Aug. 18 5:00 pm
Scandia UMC Teapot collection presented by Delores Thompson plus show-biz antics by the UMC women. Prepaid reservations: $12.00 Contact: Sharon Kirk at: 785-335-2885 or glenekirk@hotmail.com
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2013 M STREET BELLEVILLE, KS 66935

Please pray for our Mission Team as they go to serve at Rosebud Reservation August 4 thru 10.

Our Mission is to prayerfully: SEEK God GROW in faith LOVE and SERVE others For the transformation of lives!

PASTOR Emily Meckley PRAISE TEAM Pam Scofield, Director Sid Scofield John Surber Stacia Piroutek Waylon Sheetz Kevin Johnson Kelby Johnson Molly Williams Susan Childs Molly Hug Jillian Couture (flute) Sean Meckley (violin) ACCOMPANISTS 8/4 - Marge Waring 8/11 - Marge Waring 8/18 - Tana Trost 8/25 - Pam Scofield

GREETERS 8/4 - Janet Heyka, Lanie Engle 8/11 - Carolyn Rauch, Huetta Derowitsch 8/18 - Lela Knedlik, Jenny Zenger 8/25 - Kevin & Kerry Johnson Family AV TECHNICIANS Kurt Childs Mikel Hadachek Rich Schintler Annette Bredthauer Bob Arbuthnot MULTI-MEDIA Pam Scofield Kelli Childs Janet Heyka CAFÉ DEL SOUL HOSTESSES 8/4 - Jewelda Scofield 8/11 - Sherry Skinner 8/18 - Stacia Piroutek 8/25 - Susie Arbuthnot

USHERS Kerry Johnson Carol Nicholson Jerry Richecky Steve Dunback

BUS DRIVER Brian Young

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