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BRIGHT HOPE LAUREL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

DEDICATED TO SHARING GOD‟S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS WITH THE WORLD


Volume 2, Issue 5 May, MAY, 2010

From the Pastor’s Desk - What if? …


was wrong and then we wish as the single mom or dad
we could change it. steps into God’s home☺)?
What if we prayed not just
What if I had not done this
or that? What if I had made
for the best but for the “least Special points of
of our society?” What if our Interest
this decision instead of that
doors where open everyday
one? We hem; we haw, and
“Then these righteous ones will reply, eventually we find ourselves to help those needing help?
„Lord, when did we ever see you What if we strived to bring  The United Methodist Men will
hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and asking “What if?” people together in Christian
be meeting on Sunday, May 2nd
give you something to drink? Or a at 7:45 am.
stranger and show you hospitality? This month I challenge you family; in that intimate rela-  The Nurture Committee will be
Or naked and give you clothing? to ask yourself that question: tionship that we are called to meeting on Monday, May 10th
When did we ever see you sick or in but not in a negative way; as God’s children?
prison and visit you?‟” at 7 PM.
(Matthew 25:37-39, NLT). looking back at something,  The UMW will be meeting on
What if? The truth is it often
but in a positive way as Tuesday, May 18th at 6 PM.
sounds easier on paper than
God’s children.  The Administrative Council will
What if? What if? That is a in real life. Sometimes we
meet on Wednesday, May 19th
question which has plagued Look at the pictures above find the course almost impos- at 7:30 PM.
humanity almost from the and ask what the church sible. But what if we simply
 There will be a VBS meeting on
beginning. I can almost hear should ask each day: What tried anyway trusting in Jesus Monday, May 31st at 7 PM.
Adam and Eve asking “What if? to take care of the rest?
if we had not taken the fruit?” What if I was one of those I can’t promise that we
What if? What if? That is lifting the house for the change the world at once; but
the question which we all ask homeless? What if I was part I can promise that we change Inside this issue:
at some point in our lives as of a congregation that loves people’s lives one soul at a
we discover that something all its members (even the time as we bring them the
MAY SCRIPTURE AND 2
we have said, done, believed; crying ones with sippy cups love of Jesus Christ.
SERMONS

MAY BIRTHDAYS AND 2


Summer/Fall Class Schedule ANNIVERSARIES

For those planning for the ter on September 5th. Should you have any ques- STEWARDSHIP AND ATTEN- 2
summer months, the Adult tions, please contact the Pas- DANCE REPORT FOR APRIL
Beginning on September
Sunday School Class has tor or Tom Wrenn. THOSE SERVING IN MAY 3
12th, the class will begin 2
released their tentative
Corinthians and will continue
schedule for this summer/fall.
in Corinthians until December VBS 4
Each week the class will 5th.
cover one chapter of Paul‟s
If you have not attended MAY CALENDAR 5
letters to the Corinthians.
this class before, we invite to
Beginning on May 23rd, come and join us as we look
the class will start 1 Corin- at God‟s Word together.
thians and will finish the let-
Volume 2, Issue 5 May, 2010
May 2010 Scripture Readings and Sermons:

May 2 HOLY COMMUNION - “Hunger Pot” Offering


Scripture Lesson: Acts 11:1-18
Sermon: What Has Changed?

May 9 Scripture Lesson: Genesis 21:8-21


Sermon: Digging in her boots

May 16 Scripture Lesson: Acts 16:16-34


Sermon: Breaking Chains

May 23 Pentecost Sunday


Scripture Lesson: Acts 2:1-21
Sermon: Alternative Power

May 30 Memorial Sunday


Scripture Lesson: Revelation 21:1-27
Sermon: Just the Beginning

May Birthdays

5/2 Mark Miller 5/22 Brenda Whitt


5/2 Dottie Harper 5/23 Carolyn Ponder
5/4 Bill Lloyd 5/24 Jim Burns
5/13 Wayne Burnette 5/26 Dick Galphin
5/18 Candice Roberts 5/26 Reed Barnett
5/21 Lester Owens 5/29 Mary Alice Veal\
5/21 Rev. Dot Thomas 5/30 Edy Fox Fry

May Anniversaries

5/26 Mark and Lisa Anderson 5/28 Don and Sheri Mathis 5/30 Mark and Sue Miller

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ATTENDANCE AND FINANCIAL GIVING
March 28 (Palm Sunday) and
April 1 (Maundy Thurs.), April 4 (Easter) , April 11, and April 18, 2010
Average Attendance: 49
Regular Giving : $ 5,954.97
Designated Giving: $ 120.14 (Lilies: $50.00; Hunger Pot: $70.14)

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Connections … Those Assisting in Worship—MAY
Blessed are those who volunteer to serve in the church in so many different ways. It is what
makes our church so strong!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Rich Ashley, Lay Leader

GREETERS:
2nd: Sheri and Don Mathis
9th: Danny Burnette and Bonnie English
16th: Danny Burnette and Ed Ponder
23th: Jenny and Mike Miller
30th: Sherry Lesley and Angela Fox
USHERS:
2nd: Harold Tipton and Ed Ponder
9th: Mary Alice and Monte Veal
16th: Sheri and Don Mathis
23th: Harold and Dixie Tipton
30th: Ed Ponder and Frank Fox

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Rich Ashley, Lay Leader

SCRIPTURE READERS:
2nd: Bonnie English
9th: Monte Veal
16th: Tom Wrenn
23th: Elizabeth Hamrick
30th: Rich Ashley

CHILDREN’S TIME: Jenny Miller, Dixie Tipton, Elizabeth Hamrick, Cammie Monroe

CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Carolyn Ponder; Lisa Anderson

NURSERY/PRE-SCHOOL:
2nd: Jenny Miller
9th: J.B. Wallin
16th: Deborah White
23th: Dot Cody
30th: Jenny Miller

“TWEENS CLASS”: Kathy Wrenn, Lois Lynn Bellemare, & Cammie Monroe

COMMUNION STEWARDS: Dr. Ernie and Frances Powell

COUNTERS:
2nd: Bonnie English and Assistant
9th: Tom Wrenn and Assistant
16th: John Hamrick and Rich Ashley
23th: Rich Ashley and Assistant
30th: Don Mathis and Assistant

AUDIO VISUAL: Danny Burnette and Brian Dodge

If you are unable to serve when indicated above, please ask someone to take your place and advise the Pastor or Adminis-
trative Assistant. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE IN ANY CAPACITY, PLEASE TELL THE PASTOR .
We thank you for your service and dedication to Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church!

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Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church

July 18th—July 22nd


(Cookout July 18th and Closing Service July 25th)

6:00 PM (We will begin at 5:00 on the 18th)

8:00 PM

828-689-5486 or mail@brighthopelaurel.org
BRIGHT HOPE LAUREL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Rev. Bruce E Johnson, Pastor Elizabeth Hamrick, Pianist


Andrea Bailey, Music Director John Hamrick, Organist

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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Rev. Johnson will be leaving for Atlanta after worship on the 2nd and will return Wednesday
evening (May 5th).
There will be a special offering taken on May 2nd for “Golden Cross.”

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MEN’S BREAK- Admin. Admin. Pastor’s Hours
FAST (7:45) Assistant (9-1) Assistant (9-1) Parsonage (9-1)
Sun School 9:30 Hand Bells (5:45) Church (3-9)
Worship 11:00 Choir (6:45) BIBLE STUDY
Holy Communion (7:00)
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Sun School 9:30 Pastor out on Admin. Admin. Pastor’s Hours
Worship 11:00 Visitations. Assistant (9-1) Assistant (9-1) Parsonage (9-5)
NURTURE COMM Pastor (12-6) Pastor (1-8)
MOTHER’S DAY MEETS (7 PM) Hand Bells (5:45)
Choir (6:45)
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Sun School 9:30 Pastor out on Admin. Admin. Pastor’s Hours
Worship 11:00 Visitations. Assistant (9-1) Assistant (9-1) Parsonage (9-1)
Pastor (12-6) Pastor (1-8) Church (3-9)
FELLOWSHIP Hand Bells (5:45) BIBLE STUDY
Choir (6:45)
MEAL AT 5:00 UMW (6:00) ADMIN. COUNCIL
(7:00)
(7:30)

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Sun School 9:30 Pastor out on Admin. Admin. Pastor’s Hours
Worship 11:00 Visitations. Assistant (9-1) Assistant (9-1) Parsonage (9-5)
Pastor (12-6) Pastor (1-8)
Hand Bells (5:45)
Choir (6:45)
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Sun School 9:30 Pastor out on
Worship 11:00 Visitations.
VBS MEETING
(7 PM)
MEMORIAL DAY

PO Box 865, Mars Hill, NC 28754


Phone: 828-689-5486 (Church Office) 828-689-5561 (Parsonage) Fax: 509-695-6570