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August 2014 Volume 19 Issue 8

The July Trustees meeting had a mixture of things that needed to

be discussed and decisions made. It seems like the more things
change the more they stay the same (i.e. fences). The north fence
is leaning both ways and something or someone laid down the south fence . We are researching bids to fix
the fence. The janitors closet has a running faucet and truly needs a makeover, including a new door.
The Parsonage needs to have Red Apple planted in the backyard and prepped prior to any changes in the
Unfortunately, we have 50+ year old buildings that need lots of tender loving care. It ends up being expensive
to maintain and repair but thats the story of living. June
3350 Del Rosa Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Office phone: 909-882-4118
Office fax: 909-882-4118 (must call first)
Office email:
Web Site:
Rev. Dr. Hilly Hicks
Cell Phone: 909-556-0596
Marion Evans
Lee Ann Malouff
Kathy Smith
Employment Community Options

The DRUMBEAT is published monthly. Please
email or send any articles, information, etc. to the
church office by the 3rd Thursday of the month.
9:00 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL (1st6th grade)

Board of Trustees
Next meeting - August 4 at 7:30 p.m.
There are certain sayings of Jesus in the Bible that puzzle and confuse us.
In Luke for example, Jesus makes a very harsh statement about the cost of
Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife
and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot
be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)
Understood wrongly, this passage could be destructive to families and communities.
First, lets be clear: for Jesus the fundamental principle of life is love, not hate. A new
commandment I give you, that you love one another. No where and in no way does Jesus ask
us to hate anyone.
In the original Greek the word translated here as hate (miseo) is not hate in the I wish you
were dead sense as we understand it in English. It is more of a term of comparison, meaning
loving someone or something less than someone or something else. So, we are instructed by
Jesus to love our father, mother, spouse, etc. less than we love the Lord otherwise we cannot
be his disciples. It is a matter of priority. And God demands top priority in our lives.
A Matter of Priorities A Matter of Priorities
Put God first, but that doesnt mean dont love your family and friends! In fact, it is only when
we are truly devoted to following Christ that we begin to know how to love others and
ourselves! When we follow Christ above all other concerns, he teaches us to love one another
by imitating his love for us.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's
friends. (John 15:13)
The writer of First John made the lesson explicit:
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay
down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)
So following Jesus and loving him above all other things and all other considerations means we
will learn to love others more and not less than we normally do. We will love and serve the
church more and not less. And in marriage a husband who declares I love my wife, butI
owe my primary allegiance to Christ, will inevitably give that wife the purest and most faithful
love because hes loving according to the highest standards.
When my wife Arthur and I were married (31 years ago tomorrow at this writing) we pledged
to each other that we would each make the other the #2 person in our lives. God, we said, must
always be number one for each of us. At the time I thought this was a good deal. I still do!
Pastor Hilly
Saturday, August 23
9:00 a.m.
in the Social Hall.
of Del Rosa & St. Pauls
Thursday, August 28Rachel Circle @ St. Pauls6 p.m.
The September Executive Board meeting will meet on Thursday,
September 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Del Rosa. The Unit meeting will be held at
St. Pauls at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. The program will be
presented by Pastor David McGlocklin; he will talk about SSP (Sierra
Service Project).
In June, and for 2014, we
received more than we spent.
It continues to be a good year,
despite having fewer members and fewer pledges. We continue to
receive rent from CGP and the parsonage of $3,400 each month
which is a big help. Our goal this year is to raise $160,194. That is
$13,350 per month; $80,100 through June. Through June, we
raised $84,267, $4,167 more than our goal. This puts us ahead of
our goal! But we are counting on you to keep up with your pledge,
especially during the lean summer months.
As for 2014 Apportionments & Benevolences our goal is to pay
$19,932, 100% of our conference asking. To date we have paid
$9,797 or 49.2%. We are within $10,135 of our goal.
We have completed our Fireworks Fundraiser and are still totaling
up our sales but it looks like we had a very good year. The San
Bernardino City Council is looking at outlawing the sale of Safe &
Sane Fireworks starting next year. If you feel that this should not
happen, please contact your city councilman.

Thank you for your continued support.
Bruce Morr, Church Treasurer

For June:
Budgeted Income Received $11,772
Budgeted Expenses Paid $10,433
Surplus $1,339
Total Income Received $13,413
Total Expenses Paid $10,868
Surplus/Deficit $2,545

For 2014:
Budgeted Income Received $84,267
Budgeted Expenses Paid $73,210
Surplus (Deficit) $11,057
Total Income Received $95,203
Total Expenses Paid $96,443
Surplus/Deficit $1,239

We also received: June
Imagine No Malaria $90
Joshua Tree Ministries $40
Linus Blanket Project $20
MAF-Lincoln $25
Memorials $100
Methodist Men $19
Operation Christmas Child $40
Peace with Justice Sunday $57
Remainder of Sec. Dep. from CGP $500
Staff Gifts $25
UMCOR-Mid West Tornados $200
Yard Crew $40
Youth Campership $485
Total $1,641
(Its a drummers term)
Financial Report for August 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
for the annual
UMW Holiday Faire
Consider donating fruit to our jelly makers
or making something we can sell,
especially hand-made gift items or baked
goods. For more information, call Della
Our next meeting will be August 19, 7:00 p.m. at TBD
Clergy Lunch: Friday, August 15, at 12 Noonhost TBD
The first week of July was extremely busy and hot at
our Fireworks booth on the corner of Del Rosa and
Highland Ave. Set up started at 6 a.m. on the 1st with
Yahaira Palacios, Cristian Palacios, Jessica Weber,
Deb McKenzie, Kyle Hunt, Dennis Lim, Matthew
Arellano, Julia Plunk, Barbara Plunk, Mary Corrao
and Nick Weber busy unloading, unpacking and
organizing the booth. The work shifts began at 12
Noon on the 1st and finished on the 4th at 11 p.m. with
50 different people filling 15 shifts. The night shifts
were taken care of by Mary, Nick, June and Deb in
Susan Cargills RV. Thank you Susan for the RV, pop
-ups and needed supplies. Frank Strickland, being
our banker, was an added benefitthank you. The
returns, on the 5th, were handled by Deb, Mary and
Everyone at DRUMC needs to thank the children and
grandchildren of members for all the work done at the
fireworks booth. The Church of God of Prophecy
assisted with working shiftsa great help.
My biggest thanks goes to Bruce Morr, Mary and
Deb for doing the credit card transactions on their cell
phones for the 4 days.
So, another year of fireworks sales is being put to
bed. Final figures will come later. Thanks to allJune
From Cindy Center, outgoing East District Administrative Assistant;

It is with delight that I introduce Karen Britten, the new Administrative Assistant
for the East District. She is an active United Methodist with membership at
Ontario First UMC. She has worked in church congregations as an administrative
assistant as well as a teacher and computer lab manager at a Christian school.
Karen began work on Monday, July 21 and is overlapping with Cindy Center for
two weeks of training before Cindy's retirement. Cindy's last day will be Thursday,
July 31.
Please know that with a new Superintendent and a new Administrative Assistant
we will be growing our knowledge base as we move forward. Be patient with
us! Just as a reminder, here are the addresses and phone numbers that you will
be using from this time forward.
East District Office
918 N. Euclid Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
Office Phone: 909.984.7100
Office Fax: 909.984.5800
Jan Wiley (East District Supt.) email:
If you are visiting the East District Office it is located at First UMC of Ontario, at the
corner of Euclid Avenue and "I" Street. Parking is in the back of the church. Enter
through the gate to the left of the play equipment where you see the double glass
doors. Press the buzzer on the door and give us a few minutes to come downstairs
to let you in. The office is on the second floor, but we can schedule rooms
elsewhere on the campus for meetings where the stairs would be a problem.
Healthcare and You
by June McKenzie
June McKenzie is a registered nurse at
Redlands Community Hospital and a member of Del Rosa UMC.
The following is taken from the CDC
(Center for Disease Control) web site.
Vaccines contain the same germs that cause
disease. (For example, measles vaccine
contains measles virus, and Hib vaccine
contains Hib bacteria.) But they have been
either killed or weakened to the point that they
dont make you sick. Some vaccines contain
only a part of the disease germ.
A vaccine stimulates your immune system to
produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you
were exposed to the disease. After getting
vaccinated, you develop immunity to that
disease, without having to get the disease first.
This is what makes vaccines such powerful
medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat
or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.
Why immunize our children? Sometimes we
are confused by the messages in the media.
First we are assured that, thanks to vaccines,
some diseases are almost gone from the U.S.
But we are also warned to immunize our
children, ourselves as adults, and the elderly.
Diseases are becoming rare due to
It's true, some diseases (like polio and
diphtheria) are becoming very rare in the U.S.
Of course, they are becoming rare largely
because we have been vaccinating against
them. But it is still reasonable to ask whether
it's really worthwhile to keep vaccinating.
It's much like bailing out a boat with a slow
leak. When we started bailing, the boat was
filled with water. But we have been bailing fast
and hard, and now it is almost dry. We could
say, "Good. The boat is dry now, so we can
throw away the bucket and relax." But the leak
hasn't stopped. Before long we'd notice a little
water seeping in, and soon it might be back up
to the same level as when we started.
Keep immunizing until disease is eliminated.
Unless we can "stop the leak" (eliminate the
disease), it is important to keep immunizing.
Even if there are only a few cases of disease
today, if we take away the protection given by
vaccination, more and more people will
become infected and will spread disease to
others. Soon we will undo the progress we
have made over the years.
We vaccinate to protect our future.
We don't vaccinate just to protect our children.
We also vaccinate to protect our grandchildren
and their grandchildren. With one disease,
smallpox, we "stopped the leak" in the boat by
eradicating the disease. Our children don't
have to get smallpox shots any more because
the disease no longer exists. If we keep
vaccinating now, parents in the future may be
able to trust that diseases like polio and
meningitis won't infect, cripple, or kill
children. Vaccinations are one of the best ways
to put an end to the serious effects of certain
Keeping up-to-date immunization records for
your family, especially your children, is
important. You will need your children's
immunization records to register them for
school, child care, athletic teams, and summer
camps or to travel.
Recording Immunizations
Good record-keeping begins with good record-
taking. When you need official copies of
immunizations records to enroll your child in
child care, school, and summer camps or for
international travel, they will be much easier to
get if you have accurate, up-to-date personal
Make sure you keep up-to-date personal
vaccine records. Ask the doctor or nurse to
record each vaccine given on your child's
immunization record and write down the
name of the doctor's office or clinic. You can
get an immunization tracking card from your
child's doctor or from your state health
department to keep record of your child's
vaccines. Or, you can use CDC's
Immunization Tracker [331 KB, 2 pages] to
record your children's immunizations,
developmental milestones, and growth from
birth through 6 years old.
Keep your child's immunization record in a
safe place where you can easily locate it. Bring
the record to each of your child's doctor visits.
Ask the doctor or nurse to record the vaccine
given, date, and dosage on your child's
immunization record. You should also note
where your child got the shot knowing at
which doctor's office or clinic your child
received a vaccine will help you get official
records when you need them.
Finding Official Immunization Records
CDC does not have immunization record
information. If you need official copies of
immunization records for your child, or if you
need to update your personal records, there
are several places you can look:
Check with your child's doctor or public
health clinic. However, doctor's offices and
clinics may only keep immunization
records for a few years.
Check with your state's health department.
You can request a copy of your child's
immunization record. Or, you can find out
if your child's immunization record is in an
Immunization Information System (IIS).
An IIS is a computer system that your
doctor or public health clinic may use to
keep track of immunizations your child has
received. Most states have an IIS; contact
the IIS in the state where your child
received their last shots to see if records
exist. See Find Your Child's Immunization
Record through Your State's IIS.
Check with your child's school. Some
schools keep on file the immunization
records of children who attended.
However, these records generally are kept
for only a year or two after the student
graduates, transfers to another school, or
leaves the school system. After a student
leaves the school system, records are sent to
storage and may not be accessible unless
the record is stored in an IIS.
Check with college medical or student
health services for your college-age child.
Many colleges provide vaccinations,
especially those required for enrollment.
Contact your college's medical services or
student health department for further
If your child's vaccination records cannot be
located or are incomplete, your child should
be considered susceptible to disease and be
vaccinated (or revaccinated) against vaccine-
preventable diseases. Children can have their
blood tested for antibodies to determine their
immunity to certain diseases. However, these
tests may not always be accurate, so the doctor
may not be sure your child is truly protected.
In some cases, doctors may prefer to
revaccinate your child for best protection. It is
safe for your child to be vaccinated, even if
they he or she may have already received that
vaccine. Talk to your child's doctor to
determine what vaccines are needed to protect
against diseases.
You can go to the Immunization Action
Coalition's site for more tips on locating old
immunization records.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

7 A.M.

6:00 p.m.-Happy Days
& Summer Nights
6:30-9:00 p.m.-CGP
10:00-11:30 p.m.-
Narcotics Anonymous
10:00 a.m.-Prayer
6:30 p.m.-Narcotics
3 4
6:00-8:30 p.m.-CGP
7:30 p.m.-Trustees
5 6
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Clothes Closet
Work Day

6:00 p.m.-Happy Days
& Summer Nights
6:30-9:00 p.m.-CGP
10:00-11:30 p.m.-
Narcotics Anonymous
8:00-11:00 a.m.-
Clothes Closet
6:30 p.m.-Narcotics
7:00 p.m.-Game Night
@ Emmanuel UMC

6:00-8:30 p.m.-CGP

Office Hours
9 a.m. - 12 Noon

Office Hours
9 a.m. - 12 Noon
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Clothes Closet
Work Day

Office Hours
9 a.m. - 12 Noon
5:00 p.m.-Finance Mtg.
7:00 p.m.-Worship
Committee Mtg.
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ark of Safety Forum
12 Noon-Clergy
Cluster Lunch
6:00 p.m.-Happy Days
& Summer Nights
6:30-9:00 p.m.-CGP
10:00-11:30 p.m.-
Narcotics Anonymous
6:30 p.m.-Narcotics

6:00-8:30 p.m.-CGP
7:00 p.m.-Cluster
Council Meeting @
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Clothes Closet
Work Day

6:30-9:00 p.m.-CGP
10:00-11:30 p.m.-
Narcotics Anonymous
9:00 a.m.-Mens
6:30 p.m.-Narcotics

6:00-8:30 p.m.-CGP
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10:00 a.m.-Noon
Clothes Closet
Work Day
7:00 p.m.-Ad Council



Adult Sunday School September-June
Childrens Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Church Service ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ Fellowship Hour ~ following service
Church of God of Prophecy 1:00 p.m.
Tom & June McKenzie
David & Katie Smith
Harry & Delores Ulmer
Viveka & Manatu Nand

Our hearts, our minds and our doors are always open.
We welcome you to our church. We are warm, caring and friendly people following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. If you would
like to know more about the church, please dont hesitate to talk to Rev. Hicks or any member of the congregation.
Thank you to RUTH KILGORE for covering the office while our secretary, KATHY SMITH, took a few days off. And thank you, in advance, to
JESSICA BRENDZA, for doing the same while KATHY takes another few days this month. Little breaks now and then make for a happier and better
rested church secretary.
The Pastors Bible Study, lead by PASTOR HICKS, will resume next month on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel UMC. A specific start
date as not been set yet.
Summer is a time for our groups that meet once a month, once a week, bi-weekly, etc. to take a much needed reprieve. But now that summer is
winding down these groups are preparing to start up again next month. If you havent joined in please consider linking in wit h any of the following:
Tuesday Disciple Study group, United Methodist Women, Choir, Bridge & Games, WCEF (October). And, as always, the Clothes Closet always
needs help; work days are every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 Noon, open house is every 2nd Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

As always, we love to hear from you and about yousuch as whats happening in your little corner of the world and what it is that you would like to share
with the Del Rosa family. Please email us at or leave a note in the church office. The deadline for submissions is the 3rd
Thursday of the month.
Please keep in thought and prayer..

Tina Baker, KR McClelland, Linda Toft

(Shut-ins, on-going health issues, members who have
moved, etc.)
Betty Brock, Joyce Brown, Loyce Crutchfield,
Barbara Dallas, Edith Duden, Betty Finn, Bettye
Flamish, Richard Flamish, Walda Gorian, Phyllis
Hodges, Stephanie Hunt, Lorraine Raggio, Martie
Thomson, Betty Ward, and all those affected by
disaster and violence.
Prayer list: Names added will be kept on the list for
one month unless otherwise notified.
Do you have a birthday or anniversary that you wish to
have acknowledged in our monthly newsletter? If so, please
call the church office to be sure we have you on our
birthday/anniversary calendar.
We dont want to miss out on celebrating YOU.
and other tid-bits
The following is provided by DR NAG (Del Rosa Neighborhood Action
Group). Keep these numbers handy:
Report Pot Holes: City909-384-7272 County909-387-8063
Report Shopping Carts: 1-800-252-4613
Report Graffiti: City909-384-7272 County1-877-442-2283
Report Code Concerns: City909-384-7272 County909-387-2020

They also sponsor Coffee with a Cop, 2nd Wednesday of the month at
9 a.m., Dennys Coffee Shop on Highland and Valencia. Anyone is
welcome to attend.

If you would like to become a member of DR NAG, send a letter to:
P. O. Box 30491, San Bernardino, CA 92413-0491
Kent Paxton 5
Janet Hunt 12
Emily Kline 15
Kyle Hunt 17
Sylvia Henry 17
Joyce Brown 18
Art McKinster 22
Chuck Denton 24
Bill McColeman 24
June McKenzie 26