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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

F I RS T

N O T ES

MARCH 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

Every Lent many of us


give up something for
Lent which is to help us
draw closer to God.
Its the usual things:
Chocolate. Pop. A favorite TV show. Caffeine.
Facebook. Texting. Etc.
But why are you doing
it? What does it mean?
What is the true Spiritual
Motive behind all of this?
Penitence, perhaps, or
the desire to share in
Jesus suffering is the
usual answer. Another
answer is It helps us
think about God.
Thinking about God is
what Lents about. We
are to indulge in Gods
presence.
I want to offer an
alternative to this, giving
up something. Lent
doesnt always mean
forbidding ourselves
some pleasure. It can be

Rev. April Wegehaupt

an opportunity to seek
the pleasure of Gods
presence.
Get outdoors
One of the simplest
and most immediate
ways for me to get a
sense of Gods
presence is to go
outside and look for it.
Plan times to be
outside and enjoy Gods
omnipresence.
Spend time with others
Another place where
Im sure to find God is
in others, specifically
those who areor
should bethe recipients of my generosity
and compassion.
We are called to take
care of each other. I
dont have to go very far
to find someone who
needs the love of God

extended to them.
Theyre all around me,
retired colleagues, a
neighbor kid whose
mom needs a break,
the mom herself.
Pray for the little things
During Lent I pray
more oftenwe should
be unceasing in our
prayers! Prayer is what
draws us closer to God
and builds that deeper
relationship.
Soooo, what are you
taking up this Lent to
help you draw closer to
God?
Blessings,
Rev. April

9 am

11 am

Sunday
School

1st

105

35

74

8th

116

32

76

15th

92

20

59

22nd

108

38

69

2015 Monthly Budget


Needs
Needs$25,059

Gifts for
February 2015

Attendance for
February 2015

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

1st

$6,646

8th

$3,462

15th

$2,646

22nd

$4,896

February Total Gifts Received to Date


$17,650
January
Income
*$21,703

January
Expense
*($20,040)

January
Net Gain
*$1,664

YearYear-toto-Date
Income
*$21,703

YearYear-toto-Date
Expense
*($20,040)

YearYear-toto-Date
Net Gain
*$1,664

* As of the end of January 2015

FIRST NOTES

Christian Wegehaupt
Betty McMillen
Barb Keller
Elyse Buckley
Rob Krumm
Deanna Barnhart
Velma Rogers
Jean Vaughn
LeAnn Wolf
Ashley & Rebecca
(Granddaughters of Bonnie Crone)

Richard Green
(father of Parrian Hatch)

Charles Drake

(brother of Sherrolyn Webb)

Elvi Schroeder
(mother of Susan Harwood)

Sympathies to the family &


friends of:
Eva Pauline Matlock
Serving in the Military:
Ssgt. Roger, Melissa
& Timothy Myers
Jon Cook

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH: Palm Sunday. A combined worship service will


be held at 10:00am. The Palm Sunday Egg Hunt will be held on the
church lawn following the service.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29THWEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST: ACCL Holy Week Services


will be held at the Church of the Nazarene each evening at
7:00pm.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD: ACCL Good Friday service will be held at noon at
the Grace Episcopal Church.
A Seder Meal is planned for 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall followed
by a Good Friday Worship service at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH: Easter

(brother-in-law of Lisa & Dan Mildfelt)

Joshua Hatch
Jack Martin
(Training at a military facility .)

6:15AM SUNRISE WORSHIP


AT THE SANTA FE LAKE
9:00AM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

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@gmail.com

(Combined Worship Service in the Sanctuary)

IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR


CONTINUE A NAME ON THE
PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU!

Luck has
nothing to do
with it.

WE ARE
BLESSED!

Palm Sunday Egg Hunt


y
Cand ns
tio
Dona ed!
Need

March 29th @ 11:00am


On the Lawn

MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD

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Upcoming
Calendar Events
March 29:

Our New Playground is here!!!


A HUGE Thank You! to our helpers who unloaded the truck into the FUMC garage on Feb 12: Jeff Caldwell, Tim Hatch, Jasen Baughn, Chad VanHouden, Mark
Wendt, Christopher Hatch, Hal Jones and his friend, Sean, JJ from Cleavers, and
Jim Schoenberger.

SAVE the DATE:


Assembly and Installation: March 28, from 8:00 a.m. 4:00p.m
We need 20 people to crank out and build this set completely in ONE DAY!!

WE CAN DO THIS!!
A Playworld professional will be hired to help us install properly.
(They do this all the time.)
Well have food, fellowship and music all day as we work together.
You dont want to miss this day of fun with new friends!!
This is an invitation for men AND women.

EVEREST VBS 2015:


Conquering Challenges With
Gods Mighty Power
June 15
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:
Need 20 small group leaders to take 1-5 kids to
each station, participate in activities, discuss what
theyve observed and show love to their kids! Its
easy to do. Just prepare your hearts to receive
the blessings Jesus has to offer YOU! And get ready to have loads of fun!
Need a leader for Mountaintop Treats who will help prepare snacks and briefly
tell how it relates to the Bible lesson of the day. Will have several helpers to assist in setup.
Need artistic people to help us transform the church into Mt Everest and the
base camps! Cutting, painting, gluing, etc. using craft materials and cardboard!
Let your creative juices flow! Its a great way to hang out together, serve God
and have fun!! Zero stress, loads of fun!
Food makers! Want to be in charge of organizing food/snacks for VBS meeting?
Decorating party? Let us know!
Donations needed!!! It takes much more money than the budget allows to put
on a great VBS! It costs about $5/kid/day. So any monetary donation is greatly
appreciated!!
Decoration items: Paper sacksgrocery size, white sheets, light blue vinyl
tablecloths, cotton batting, cold weather hiking gear (boots, gloves, backpacks),
Christmas trees between 2-7

5th Sunday Combined


Worship service at 10:00am
(No Sunday School or
Childrens Church)

Palm Sunday Egg Hunt


after service

April 5:
Easter Sunday Family
Worship opportunities
Sunrise service6:15am
@Santa Fe Lake.
One Combined Worship
Service at 9:00am
(No Sunday School or
Childrens Church)

April 15:
Camp Chippewa Registry
Deadline ($50 Deposit to
FUMC; refunded if kids go!)
*The church will ONLY pay
Early Bird price. You will pay
the rest if you are late.

May 17:
Last Sunday School and
Childrens Church for Spring

June 11-5:
EVEREST VBS
9:00am 12:00

June 7 :
VBS Program at 10:10am
in Sanctuary

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
March 24th.
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.

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

Challenge for
March will be

PEANUT BUTTER
& JELLY

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.

NeedHelpMakingEnchiladas
March 2327
Monday through Friday
9:00am til ???

There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board next to the choir room.

Please Help!

EnchiladaSales
$18.00 per dozen

A pre-order form is placed next to the help needed sign on the bulletin board.
Pre-orders can be paid for in the office anytime, and will be available to be
picked up beginning Thursday, March 26. All other enchiladas will be sold on
Sunday, March 29 in the parlor until they are gone. These will be sold as a
first comefirst served and must be paid for at the time of sale.
Money from the sale will go to help pay off the Worship screen.
Contact Parrian or Linda for questions.

Thank you so much for


your generous SOUPer
Bowl donation to the
Otterbein Food Pantry.
It is very much appreciated.
Blessings,
Leona Werner,
Chairperson
Dearest First United
Methodist Church of
Chanute,
We thank you for
your support to our
Tornado Disaster Fund.
We assisted in two
building projects and
multiple supply, home
furnishings, and cleanup needs.
Your contribution
helped tremendously
and we Thank You.
Again, we thank you
for all your help.
Sincerely,
Brandi King
Treasurer,
First UMC of
Baxter Springs Kansas

Thank you to the Ministry of Caring for the


lovely Valentine gift
that was delivered to
my house.
Dorothy Blaine

MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD

GIVE UP SOMETHING BAD FOR LENT


Will meet
Sundays Thru
Lent @ 4pm
Beginning
March 1st

Praise the Lord! to


the Ministry of Caring
Committee for the Valentine Gift! And for the
special visit with Marsha!
Betty McMillen
I want to thank the
Ministry of Caring for
my gift and prayers for
me. I hope to be back
soon. Bless you all.
Mary Knapp

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.

Couples Bible Study Planned

SACRED MARRIAGE
This study will start Wednesday, March 25 in room 107 from 6:308:00pm.
Charlie & Janie VanHouden will lead this 6-week study.
Childcare will be provided.

E A S T E R L I LY
MEMORIALS
The Worship committee
plans to purchase artificial
Easter Lilies for the
altar this year.
Monetary donations will
be accepted in order to
add your loved ones name
to the Easter Lily Memorial
list. Please be sure to
contact the church office
with the name of the loved
one you wish to honor.
These flowers are a beautiful addition
to the altar as well as a symbol of
remembrance.

Congratulations to Ryan & Kim Buckley


on the birth of their son

Brooks Ryan Buckley


Born February 10, 2015
He joins sister Braelyn and brother Brant
Proud grandparents are
Harvey & Cathy Buckley.

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MotherMother-InIn-Law
A man, his wife, and his
mother-in-law went on
vacation to the Holy
Land. While they were
there, and while they
were in Jerusalem, the
mans mother-in-law
died. With the death
certificate in hand, the
man went to the
undertaker to make
arrangements to send
the body back to the
States for proper
burial. The undertaker,
after hearing of the
death of the mother-inlaw told the man, "My
friend, the sending of a
body back to the States
for burial is very, very
expensive. It could cost
as much as $5,000.
The undertaker asked,
"Why would you spend
$5,000 to ship your
mother-in-law home,
when it would be wonderful to be buried here
and spend only
$150?". The man
thinks for some time,
and answers the
undertaker, "A man
died here 2000 years
ago, was buried here,
and three days later he
rose from the dead.
I just cant take that
chance!

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@gmail.com
In-Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday Mornings

Youth Director: Sharon Fritch


ykics@hotmail.com
Director of Children's Ministries:
Shari Wendt
fumcshari@gmail.com
Secretary: Ronda Phillips
fumcronda@gmail.com
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 by the All-Church Committee, will be to:

REACH THE UNCHURCHED


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.

Monday, March 23
23Friday, March 27: Enchilada Making in Fellowship Hall
Saturday, March 28: Playground Installation
Sunday, March 29: Fellowship on the Fifth / Palm Sunday Combined Worship
Service at 10:00am followed by the Palm Sunday Egg Hunt on the lawn
Sunday, March 29
29Wednesday, April 1: ACCL Holy Week Services at the Church
of the Nazarene each night at 7:00pm.
Friday, April 3: A Seder Meal is planned for 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall followed by
a Good Friday Worship Service at 7:00pm.
Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunrise Worship at Santa Fe Park at 6:15am. Easter
Worship at 9:00am.

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!)

March 2015
Sun

Mon

1 Communion 2

Tue

2:00 pm Worship
Service held at the
High-rise Apartments
2:00 pm Beyond the
Broken Heart: A Journey
Through Grief, Parlor
4:00 pm DCYM, FH
4:00 pm Lenten Bible
Study w/ Rev. April
* See Regular Sunday
Schedule

9:30 am Genesis to
Revelation Bible
Study, 107
11:00 am Ministry of
Caring, 103
11:00 am Walkercize,
FH
6:30 pm Quilt Guild,
FH

8 Dough for

Wed

Thu

12

13

14

19

20

21

26

27

28

7:00 pm Compassionate Friends, 102

10

11

9:30 am Genesis to 9:30 am Ladies


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 District
Committee Mtg.
Leadership Meeting at
7:00
pm Church
Faith UMC in Parsons
Council Mtg., 107
4:00 pm Lenten Bible
Study w/ Rev. April
* See Regular Sunday
Schedule

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


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

15

18

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
4:00 pm Lenten Bible
FH 5:30 pm Ladies
Study w/ Rev. April
7:00 pm Boomer Link
Bible Study, 107
6:30 pm Church &
Society, Applewood
* See Regular Sunday
Schedule

Pantry
Sunday

4:00 pm Lenten Bible


Study w/ Rev. April

23

FH

5:30 pm Choir
6:00 pm AWANA

25

31

9:30 am Genesis to 9:30 am Ladies


Revelation Bible
Bible Study, 107
Study, 107
5:30 pm Ladies
11:00 am Walkercize,
Bible Study, 107

* Regular Sunday Worship Schedule:


9:00 am

Traditional
Worship Time

10:10 am

Sunday School

(Sanctuary)
* See Newsletter for
more details!

Playground
Installation

Enchilada Making in Fellowship Hall


Hall March 23
23 27

29 PALM SUNDAY 30
10:00 am Combined
Worship
4:00 pm Lenten Bible
Study w/ Rev. April

24

9:00 am Crafter
Shopping
11:00 am Walkercize,

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
11:00 am Walkercize,
Crew, 107
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, 107

* See Regular Sunday


Schedule

Fellowship on
the Fifth

Sat

7am7pm Elections, 11:00 am Walkercize,


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

Dough

22

Fri

11:00 am

Contemporary
Worship Time
(Sanctuary)

March 2015
Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1 Communion 2

Numbers 2022
Mark 7:113

Numbers 2325
Mark 7:1437

 Steve Krenzin 
Marcia Lickteig

8 Dough for
Dough


Deuteronomy 46
Mark 11:118

Little Greentoes

Numbers 2628
Mark 8

Numbers 2931
Mark 9:129

 Linda Hill

Johnny Lawrence

Danielle Rubow

Numbers 3234
Mark 9:3050

 David Martin
ManDee Nogle

Numbers 3536
Mark 10:131


Steve Huebert
Sally Manbeck
Alan White

Deuteronomy 13
Mark 10:3252

 Leslie Collins
Jessie Myers

10

11

12

13

14

Deuteronomy 79 Deuteronomy 1012 Deuteronomy 1315 Deuteronomy 1618 Deuteronomy 1921 Deuteronomy 2224
Mark 12:127
Mark 12:2844
Mark 13:120
Mark 13:2137
Mark 14:126
Mark 11:1933

 Lester Harrison 

 Barrett Alonzo

 Craig Buckley 

DeeAnn Parsons
Cecelia Wilson

Chloe Caldwell
Brent Wilson

 Linda Arnett

Bailey Luckleaf

 Jim Uhlig

Sarah Boline

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

Deuteronomy 2527 Deuteronomy 2829 Deuteronomy 3031 Deuteronomy 3234


Mark 14:2753
Mark 14:5472
Mark 15:125
Mark 15:2647

 Natalie Burns  Cindy Finley

Midge O'Fiddles

Donna Willis

 Ruth Brown

Marilyn Mishler
Mark Richard
Nicci Wiltse

Carla Olson

Joshua 13
Mark 16

Joshua 46
Luke 1:120

Joshua 79
Luke 1:2138

 Kay Coombs

 Dale Myers

Virginia Friedrich

22 Pantry Sunday 23

24

25

26

27

28

Joshua 1012
Luke 1:3956

 Louise Bell
Mason Beck
Alice Rowan

Joshua 1315
Luke 1:5780

Joshua 1618
Luke 2:124

 Ron Gericke

Rebecca Harman
Kinzey Tiegreen

Cliff Haslett

29 PALM SUNDAY 30

31

Fellowship
On the Fifth


Judges 78
Luke 5:116

 Tessa Golay

Judges 910
Luke 5:1739

 Heidi Bolt
Matthew Pennington

Matthew Stutt
Barbara Uden
Andrew Wegehaupt

Judges 1112
Luke 6:126

 Brynna Peter
Trent Vallier

Joshua 1921
Luke 2:2552

 Tom Cloke

Joshua 2224
Luke 3

Judges 13
Luke 4:130

Judges 46
Luke 4:3144

 Diana Pattinson  Ted Angleton  Mike Healy


Charlie Thornton
Jo Ann Westhoff

David Carpenter
Kevin Richard

Please contact the office if


your Birthday has been
omitted or misreported.
We dont want to forget
you! 431431-4240