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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

F I RS T

N O T ES

FEBRUARY 2015

A P R I L S M U S I N G S
Sunday
Worship
Schedule
9:00 am
Traditional
Worship
in the Sanctuary

10:10 am
Sunday School
Time

11:00 am
Celebration
Worship
in the Sanctuary
*Please see Page 2 for
special services and times.

OUR MISSION
STATEMENT:

Making Disciples
...Changing
the World

I love you! (John 3:16) I


created you in my image
(Genesis 1:27) and I
called you very
good (Genesis 1:31). I
knit you together in your
mothers womb (Psalm
139:13). I know the
number of the hairs on
your head (Matthew
10:30) and I am familiar
with all your ways (Psalm
139:3). My precious
thoughts of you are as
countless as the sand on
the seashore (Psalm
139:17-18).
But you were born in sin,
separated from my love,
(Psalm 51:5) and though
youve tried to be good
youve missed the mark of
my holiness (1 John
1:8). Youve hurt others
and youve hurt yourself
(Romans 2:9). Most of
all, your sins are against
me (Psalm 51:4). Youve
hurt me (Luke 19:41) and

Rev. April Wegehaupt

angered me (Romans
2:8). I am the Lord
(Exodus 6:2), the King of
Kings (1 Timothy 6:15),
and the Righteous Judge
(1 Peter 4:5) and it is a
terrible thing to come
under my judgment
(Hebrews 10:31).
Now, in the person of
Jesus Christ, I knock on
the door of your heart,
waiting for you to let me
in (Revelation
3:20). Open the door
and I will forgive your
sins (Acts 10:43) and
choose not to remember
them anymore (Isaiah
43:25). I will teach you
how to live your daily
life with me in the
kingdom of the heavens
(Matthew 4:17). I will
adopt you into my family
(Ephesians 1:5) and
lavish on you my fatherly
love (1John 3:1). Then
you will marvel that I

chose you to be my child


(Ephesians 1:11-12) and
I drew you to myself
(John 6:44).
You see Ive loved you
from the beginning, long
before you loved me (1
John 4:19). I sent my
son Jesus, the exact
representation of my
being (Hebrews 1:3), to
die on the cross in your
place (Romans 5:8), to
take upon Himself the
punishment that you
deserved (Isaiah 53:5),
and to take away your
sin (John 1:29). For you
the mighty Lion
sacrificed his life as an
innocent Lamb
(Revelation 5:5-6). So
you can see that in Jesus
I, your Lord and Master,
have come to serve you!
(John 13:13-14)

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9 am

11 am

Sunday
School

4th

91

31

56

11th

117

45

71

18th

102

32

73

25th

108

38

69

2015 Monthly Budget


Needs
Needs$25,059

Gifts for
January 2015

Attendance for
January 2015

We uphold the United Methodist Church by our PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE & WITNESS

4th

$5,433

11th

$9,084

18th

$2,107

25th

$4,111

January Total Gifts Received to Date


$20,735
December
Income
*$29,777

December
Expense
*($23,292)

December
Net Gain
*$6,485

YearYear-toto-Date
Income
*$284,010

YearYear-toto-Date
Expense
*($281,655)

YearYear-toto-Date
Net Gain
*$2,355

* As of the end of December 2014

FIRST NOTES

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Ashley & Rebecca


(Granddaughters of Bonnie Crone)

Richard Green
(father of Parrian Hatch)

Velma Rogers
Jean Vaughn
Barb Keller
Larry Manion
Pat Simmons
Elvi Schroeder

(mother of Susan Harwood)

Sympathies to the family &


friends of:
Betty Buckner
William Helton
Serving in the Military:
Ssgt. Roger, Melissa
& Timothy Myers
Jon Cook
(brother-in-law of Lisa & Dan Mildfelt)

Joshua Hatch
Jack Martin

(Training at a military facility .)

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!

PIE DONATIONS NEEDED


WE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED TO PROVIDE 80 PIES!!!!
If you havent yet done so and are willing to help us reach our goal through the
donation of a pie or cash, you may contact the church office or add your name to the
sign up sheet posted on the Bulletin Board in the downstairs hallway.

PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL


LABEL YOUR PIE SO THAT THE SOUPLINE
VOLUNTEERS WILL KNOW WHICH KIND YOU BROUGHT.
BROUGHT.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP


SERVICE
FEBRUARY 18 @ 7:00PM
TH

To love God is
the greatest of
virtues; to be
loved by God is
the greatest of
blessings.
~Unknown

A P R I L S M U S I N G S
Here is part of a
wonderful poem, Gods
Love Letter to You.
Please read it again and
pause for a moment and
reflect on the Love that
comes from God. This is
the true, un-altered love
that we are called to as the
Body of Christ. If you
are struggling this month

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feeling loved or cared for


then please listen to the
following words that
come at the end of the
Poem
P.S. If its hard for
you to trust my
words and to receive my
love in your heart then I
urge you to work through
this with one of my

ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20) and to get


involved in a caring
community in the body of
Christ where you can
grow into My love
(Romans 12:5). (Gods
Love Letter to You)
Blessings,
Rev. April

MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD

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Kids Thoughts
About Love
"Love is foolish ... but I still
might try it sometime."
Floyd, age 9
"Love will find you, even if
you are trying to hide from
it. I been trying to hide from
it since I was five, but the
girls keep finding me."
Dave, age 8

Have you dreamed about how God might use you to change the world this summer? Check out these opportunities on how you can make a difference, explore
leadership, and spend a summer of service that you will remember for a lifetime!

INTERNSHIP ROLES AND EXPECTATIONS


Role of Summer Internships with the Great Plains Conference:
To identify and explore how God is calling you in the world through hands-on experiences
in ministry
We will do this by:
Exposing you to excellent ministry work and leaders
Developing you leadership and ministry gifts through interaction
Give you equal opportunities to lead and be led. Duties will be chosen to give
you opportunities to manage the details of programming and also to practice
ministry.
Helping you grow in knowledge, faith and maturity within the ministry setting
As a Great Plains Summer Intern, you will:
Serve in an area of interest and be given specific job responsibilities and goals
Have weekly meetings with supervisor and group for planning, feedback and
spiritual formation
Participate in a group orientation session at the beginning and end of your
internship
Build community with fellow interns and clarify vocational discernment
Provide a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the summer that
summarizes your experiences and articulates the status on how God is calling
you in the world
Candidates
Preferred candidates will have completed high school or have at least one year of
post-high school work experience
Be Safe Gatherings Certified
THE SAFE GATHERINGS CERTIFICATION CAN BE
DONE DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
SEE APPLICATION FOR DETAILS.
Will work full-time for a total of 10 weeks over the summer
Stipend
Each participant will receive $2500-$3000. Housing will be provided.

Interested? Go to www.greatplainsumc.org/internships or apply at


www.greatplainsumc.org/internapply. Application deadline is March 8th!

"I'm not rushing into being


in love. I'm finding fourth
grade hard enough."
Regina, age 10
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has
something to do with how
you smell ... That''s why
perfume and deodorant are
so popular."
Mae, age 9
When my grandmother got
arthritis, she couldn't bend
over and paint her toenails
anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the
time, even when his hands
got arthritis too. That's love.
Elizabeth, age 6
If you want to learn to love
better, you should start with
a friend who you don't like
to play with.
Justin, age 7

Get to Church
Any
Way
You
Can!

IN OTHER NEWS.....

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OUR CHURCH
Another Tuesday
Evening meal
Our churchs next turn
to host the Another
Tuesday Evening Meal
At Otterbein will be on
February 3rd.
Anyone willing to
volunteer their time or
culinary talents should
contact Charlene Riley
either by email:
charlenemr@hotmail.com
or phone 431-4560 office
431-4023 home.

Help us

Mission Pennies
...for the month of
February will go to our
local Food Pantries.
Pantry Sunday
Sunday, February 22nd.
Dont forget to bring your
donation for the Food
Pantry with you!

Challenge for
January will be

CANNED SOUP

TACKLE

AGAPE
AGAPE A Greek word
for self-giving love.
The Agape Fund is a
ministry that allows the
participant to give $5.00
or more, four times per
year. This money is used
to help a specific area
person or a family in
need. If you would like to
be added to our participants list, please contact
the church office @ 4314240 and talk to Ronda.
Participants are kept
secret and confidential.

hunger in our community.

THE CHALLENGE: Each member bring 1 can of soup (or more) to church
next Sunday, February 1st.
THE WINNER WILL BE OUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY!

CRAFT DAY

Wednesday, February 18th


9:30am thru Lunch

Bring a salad to share. Check with Linda


for any questions & ideas.
NEEDED: Old jewelry, buttons, keys, small toys and other small items to recycle into
wonderful objects of art! A basket will be placed by Ronda's office and at the
sanctuary door.

Thank you so much for


your cash donation.
Your gift, brings hope
to the less fortunate.
Thank You Again
and God Bless
The Faith House
Homeless Shelter
Christmas Hands of
Help and Hope served
64 families, 186 kids.
Combined with
Emprise Bank and
Cherry Street over
400 kids received gifts.
150 new coats were
distributed by the Fire
Department, USD 413
and Cherry Street.
Thank you for joining in
this year. We appreciated your help! A Great
Christmas from a
Caring Community!
I would like to say a
big THANK YOU to
every one at First
Methodist for the very
generous gift that I was
given and to every one
that had a hand in the
retirement party. I was
very surprised. I will
miss many things there
and some very dear
friends, but life moves
on. I am enjoying being
at home and staying
very busy. So God
bless all.
Karen Shields

MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD

Thank you so much for


the desserts. What a
treat! Your kind and
thoughtful gift brought
joy to those of the Faith
House.
Thank You Again
and God Bless
The Faith House
Homeless Shelter
Dear Members,
We are writing you
to express our deep
appreciation for the
recent donation (by the
Boomer Link) to Hope
Unlimited.
We are so grateful
for your generosity and
your support of our
organization.
Your thoughtfulness
enables us to continue
to help those in need
in our community.
Thanks again for
your kindness.
With Sincere Thanks,
From the Staff of
Hope Unlimited, Inc.

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AWANA is
BACK!
Wednesdays
@ 6:00pm
GIVE UP SOMETHING BAD FOR LENT
Will meet
Sundays Thru
Lent @ 4pm
Beginning
February 22nd
A New Lenten Bible Study for Adults
by James W. Moore
During Lent, many Christians give up something they
enjoy as an act of sacrifice and spiritual discipline.
James Moore challenges readers to take it furtherto
give up something spiritually that theyd be better off not
doing.
Contact Rev. April ASAP to sign up
or for more information.

I Love Me
I took myself out

on a date
and said I'm
looking grand,
and when I got
my courage up
I asked to hold
my hand.
I took me to
a restaurant
and then a movie show.
I put my arm around me
in the most
secluded row.
I whispered sweetly
in my ear
of happiness and bliss,
and then I almost
slapped me
when I tried to
steal a kiss.
Then afterwards I
walked me home
and since I'm so polite
I thanked me for
a perfect date
and wished myself
goodnight.
There's just one
little problem
and it kind of hurts
my pride.
Myself would not
invite me in
so now I'm
locked outside!
--Kenn Nesbitt

Type:
FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH OF CHANUTE, KANSAS

in the Search Bar

Sundays at 2:00pm in the parlor


This is a time for those who have experienced the death of a
spouse to come together in study and sharing.
Leaders: Rev. April Wegehaupt & Linda Arnett

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH

First United Methodist Church


202 S. Lincoln
Chanute, KS 66720
620.431.4240

202 S. LINCOLN
CHANUTE, KANSAS 66720

U.S. Postage Paid


Non-Profit Org.
Chanute, KS
66720
Permit #13

Return Service Requested

OFFICE HOURS:
8:00AM5:00PM
CHURCH PHONE:
620-431-4240
WEB SITE:
www.fumcchanute.org
CHURCH STAFF:
Pastor: Rev. April Wegehaupt
Director of Adult Ministry & Parish
Visitor
Linda Arnett
fumclinda@cableone.net
In-Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday Mornings

Youth Director: Sharon Fritch


ykics@hotmail.com
Director of Children's Ministries:
Shari Wendt
fumcshari@cableone.net
Secretary: Ronda Phillips
fumcronda@cableone.net
Treasurer: Parrian Hatch
parrianh@gmail.com
In-Office Hours: Monday am
All Day Tuesday

Custodian: Jasen Baughn


baughnjasen@yahoo.com
Maintenance: Jim Schoenberger
Music Director:
Organist: Terri DeGeer
jdegeer@erieks.net

This years Goal, as voted on at the All-Church Committee mtg., will be to:
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.

REACH THE UNCHURCHED


UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, February 5: Soupline will be held from 11am7pm at the Masonic
Temple.
Wednesday, February 18: A Craft Day will be held from 9:30am thru Lunch in the
Fellowship Hall.
Ash Wednesday Worship will be held at 7pm.
Sunday, February 22: The Lenten Bible Study: Give Up Something Bad for Lent
will begin at 4pm and meet each Sunday thru Lent. Leader: Rev. April

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!)

February 2015
Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

1 Communion 2

9:30 am Genesis to
2:00 pm Worship
Revelation Bible
Service held at the
Study, 107
High-rise Apartments
10:30 am Ministry of
2:00 pm Beyond the
Caring, 103
Broken Heart: A Journey 11:00 am Walkercize,
Through Grief, Parlor
FH
2:00 pm Polycom
Rural Life Mtg., 103
6:30 pm Quilt Guild,
FH
* See Regular Sunday
Schedule

9:30 am Ladies
Bible Study, 107
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, 107
6:00 pm Missions
7:00 pm Trustees

11:00 am Walkercize,

8 Dough for

10

5
6
SOUPLINE
FH

5:30 pm Choir
6:00 pm AWANA

11 am
am7 pm
$6.00 Donation
Masonic Temple
102 N. Highland
Eat In or Carry Out

11

12

7:00 pm Compassionate Friends, 102

9:30 am Genesis to 9:30 am Ladies


Dough
Revelation Bible
Bible Study, 107
2:00 pm Beyond the
Study, 107
5:30 pm Ladies
Broken Heart: A Journey
11:00 am Walkercize,
Bible Study, 107
Through Grief, Parlor
FH 7:00 pm Cub Scout
3:00 pm Parsons
Committee Mtg.
District Meeting on
7:00 pm Church
Superintendancy @ the
Council Mtg., 107
Parsons District Office

Fri

Sat

7
2:00 pm Baby Shower,
FH

13

14

19

20

21

26

27

28

11:00 am Walkercize, 10:00 am SEK-CAP,


FH
Nursery
5:30 pm Choir
6:00 pm AWANA

* See Regular Sunday


Schedule

15

16

17

9:30 am Genesis to 9:30 am Ladies


2:00 pm Beyond the
Revelation Bible
Bible Study, 107
Broken Heart: A Journey
Study, 107
Through Grief, Parlor 11:00 am Walkercize, 1:30 pm Todays
Concerns, Parlor
FH 5:30 pm Ladies
7:00 pm Boomer Link
Bible Study, 107
6:30 pm Church &
Society, Applewood

18 Ash

Wednesday

11:00 am Walkercize,
FH

5:30 pm Choir
6:00 pm AWANA
7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday
Worship Service,
Sanctuary

* See Regular Sunday


Schedule

22

Pantry
Sunday

23

24

25

9:30 am Genesis to 9:30 am Ladies


11:00 am Walkercize, 10:00 am SEK-CAP,
Revelation Bible
FH
Bible Study, 107
Nursery
Study, 107
1:00 pm Newsletter 6:00 pm AWANA
2:00 pm Beyond the
11:00 am Walkercize,
Crew, 107
Broken Heart: A Journey
5:30
pm
Ladies
Through Grief, Parlor
Bible Study, 107
4:00 pm Lenten Bible
Study w/ Rev. April

* See Regular Sunday


Schedule

* Regular Sunday Worship Schedule:


9:00 am
10:10 am

Traditional Worship Time (Sanctuary)


Sunday School

11:00 am

Contemporary Worship Time (Sanctuary)

February 2015
Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1 Communion 2

Exodus 2728
Matthew 21:122

Exodus 2930
Exodus 3133
Exodus 3435
Exodus 3638
Exodus 3940
Matthew 21:2346 Matthew 22:122 Matthew 22:2346 Matthew 23:122 Matthew 23:2339

 Jamie Oatman  Bill Armstrong 


Alan Johnson
Sarah Osborn

8 Dough for
Dough


Leviticus 45
Matthew 24:2951

 Jacob Caldwell
Chelsea Reed
Mark Wendt

Hazel Blair
Rose Mitchell

 Sara Fogle

 Brady Alonzo

Devin March

Linda Funk


Jessica Cagle
Wesley Roecker

Leviticus 13
Matthew 24:128


Mackenzie Leroy

10

11

12

13

14

Leviticus 67
Leviticus 810
Leviticus 1112
Leviticus 13
Leviticus 14
Matthew 25:130 Matthew 25:3146 Matthew 26:125 Matthew 26:2650 Matthew 26:5175

 Tyler Dillow

 Kelsi Jackett

Alicia Fickel
Tommy Thompson

 Frank Brazle

Leviticus 1516
Matthew 27:126

 Matthew Willis  Brenda Krumm  Peggy Myers

Isabella Baughn
Diann Young

Debbie Carpenter

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

Leviticus 1718
Leviticus 1920
Matthew 27:2750 Matthew 27:5166

 Terri Cathers
Staci DeGeer
Bryan Rehmert

 John Mishler

Leviticus 2122
Matthew 28

 Diamond

Cynthia Springer

Leviticus 2324
Mark 1:122

 Etta Haslett
Judy McCready
Roy Myers

Leviticus 25
Mark 1:2345

Leviticus 2627
Mark 2

Numbers 12
Mark 3:119

 Ruby

Christopher Hatch

Virginia Solomon

22 Pantry Sunday 23

24

25

26

27

28

Numbers 34
Mark 3:2035

 Bob Geiger


Numbers 56
Mark 4:120

 Earl Morgan
Anthony Wendt

Numbers 78
Mark 4:2141

Numbers 911
Mark 5:120

 Carlie Almond  Sapphire


Jerrad Myers

Numbers 1214
Mark 5:2143

Numbers 1516
Mark 6:129

Numbers 1719
Mark 6:3056

 Natalie Mildfelt  Mary Hansen  Ann Hutchison


Randy Jenkins

Please contact the office if your Birthday has been


omitted or misreported.
We dont want to forget you! 431431-4240