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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

FI RS T N O T ES
NOVEMBER 2018

A P R I L’ S M U S I N G S Rev. April Wegehaupt

Sunday
Worship
Schedule
9:00 am
Worship
in the Sanctuary
10:10 am
Sunday School
Time

11:00 am Our members who
Contemporary participated in the
Journeys of Paul Cruise
Worship had the opportunity to
in Fellowship Hall experience such places
as Rome, Italy, Sicily,
(A light breakfast will be
Mykonos, Ephesus,
served prior to the service.)
Santorini, Athens,
Corinth, Naples, Pompeii
OUR MISSION & Ancient Rome.
STATEMENT: Members travelling
included: Rev. April &
Demian, Hal & Linda
Making Disciples Jones, Paul & Madison
Myers, Larry & Brenda
…...Changing Rowe, Jennifer, Devin &
Andrew March, Sherry &
the World Cliff Lee (Sister & Brother-
in-law of Hal Jones)

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

2018 Monthly Budget October Total Gifts Received to Date
9:00 am 11:00 am $13,181
Blended Contemporary Sunday Needs—
Needs—$26,837
Service Service School September September September
October 2018
Attendance for

7th $7,300
October 2018

Income Expense Net Income
7th 60 60 66
Gifts for

$26,292 $23,723 $2,569
14th $2,943
14th 70 99 46
Year-
Year-to-
to-Date Year-
Year-to-
to-Date Year-
Year-to-
to-Date
21st 21st $2,938
58 70 63 Income Expense Net LOSS
$202,263 $212,230 ($9,967)
28th BE HERE! BE HERE! BE HERE! 28th GIVE!
FIRST NOTES Page 2

C ommunity T hanksgiving D inner
Prayer Concerns: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
Christian Wegehaupt
Janice Kovacik NOON / FELLOWSHIP HALL
Mike Sutcliffe On the Menu:
Shana Ayers Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
(daughter of Lana Lemasters) Dressing Sweet Potatoes
Christina Hicks Green Beans w/Bacon Pumpkin Dessert
(friend of Koralyn Barkman) Cranberry Sauce Rolls
Penny Galemore
Jennifer Driskill Items needed that can be donated:
(friend of Parrian Hatch)
Cindy Morehead 20 bags of stuffing mix 14 dozen eggs
(sister-in-law of Cindy Springer) 20 boxes of corn bread mix (Jiffy) 33 cans of evaporated milk
Annabelle Alexander
(granddaughter of Mary Patterson)
30 cans of chicken broth 6—8 bunches of celery
Ruth Farmer 20 *gallons of green beans 8 large containers of cool whip
5 lbs. of bacon 14 pkgs of Rhodes frozen rolls
Sympathies to the family &
friends of: 5 *gallon cans of instant mashed (36 per package)
Rob Krumm potatoes 5 lb. bag of flour
10 gallons milk 15 lb. bags of sugar (or more)
Serving in the Military: Any old Bread for dressing
Nathan Ruggles 38 lbs. of stick oleo
(stationed at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS) 18 *gallon cans of sweet potatoes Black & Green Olives
Anthony Ruggles 5—2 lb. packages brown sugar (numerous cans)
(stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan)
Spc. Justin Lawrence 31 large cans of pumpkin Sweet Pickles
(stationed at Fort Bragg, NC) (not the mix) *GALLON CANS MAY BE FOUND AT
Josh & Kenzli Underwood 31 yellow cake mixes
Drey Barkman G&W
SgtFC. Roger, Melissa 10 lbs. pecans
JUST NORTH OF THE DELI.
& Timothy Myers
Jack Martin
Need these items in the pantry or the freezer by Monday before Thanksgiving.
PLEASE NOTE: Sign up sheets will be in the hall or you can call the church office.
NAMES SUBMITTED FOR
THE PRAYER CONCERNS LIST WILL The Boomer Link will prepare and start roasting turkeys on Monday night.
BE REMOVED AFTER TWO WEEKS.
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE Will need carvers on Tuesday morning until finished.
@ 431-4240 OR E-MAIL The Boomer Link will get the tables, decorations etc. ready on Monday evening.
fumcronda@gmail.com
IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR Tuesday afternoon the dessert makers will do the desserts.
CONTINUE A NAME ON THE On Wednesday the desserts for delivery and carry out can be cut and boxed up.
PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU! The rolls can be put in a sandwich bag ready for deliveries and carryout.
The celery can be chopped and put In zip locked bags in refrigerator.
The corn bread can be baked for the dressing and the old bread broken up.
Gratitude (This can even be done on Tuesday if we have enough volunteers.)
On Thursday, we will need a couple of people early (around 7:00am) then some around
turns what 8:00am—9:00am. We will need as many willing hands as possible at 10:00am to help
get the deliveries and carryout's ready.
we have Deliveries need to be out of the door by 11:00am. Help with deliveries is GREATLY
into appreciated. With enough people, it shouldn't take but about 30 minutes of your time.
Thank you in advance for all you do to help make this a success. Last year we fed
enough. about 500 people.
MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD Page 3

Fall Fellowship Opportunities at Churches in our District
New Albany UMC 4th and Mill, New Albany, KS will have their chicken noodle supper with all the fixings and
sides October 17th from 5:30pm to ??. Take outs available.

Severy UMC 104 N Greenwood, Severy, KS Annual Turkey Supper and Auction will be October 20th from
5p,-
5p,-7pm. The auction will follow supper.

Baxter Springs UMC 1310 East Ave, Baxter Springs, KS will have their annual Pig Roast on October 27th
from 4pm-
4pm-7pm.
7pm Dinner includes portions of smoked pork and ham, French bread, baked beans, potato
salad, dessert and drink. Adults $10 Children 5-12 $6 and 4 and under is free.

Stark UMC will be having their Annual Fall Festival October 27th 6pm Chili Cook-Off and Pie Baking contest.
(Bring chili and pie and join the fun). Best Costume Competition (Non-scary) Children and Adults.

Parsons Wesley UMC 500 Leawood Dr, Parsons, KS will be having a Halloween party and costume contest
on Sunday, October 28th. The costume contest will begin at 5:30pm with a free dinner at 6pm. Followed
by games, cake walk and other activities. They will once again be having their Trunk or Treat on October
31st from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Thayer UMC 203 Okmulgee St, Thayer, KS will have their annual Turkey Dinner & Bazaar on Saturday, No-
vember 3rd. Opens at 4:00pm. Turkey & Ham dinner with all the fixins will be served from 5:00pm—
7:00pm. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 4—10. Children 3 & under eat free. Sponsored by the
Thayer UMW.

Longton UMC Annual Church Supper and Auction will be held November 3rd at the Elk Valley School Multi-
purpose Room in Longton, KS. The meal of chicken loaf, ham, scalloped potatoes, salads, rolls, pies,
cakes, and other desserts will be served at 5:30 P.M. The cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. The Auction will begin at 7:00 P.M. with beautiful handmade pillowcases, tea towels, large quilts, ba-
by quilts, rugs, craft items and food. Come for an enjoyable evening of good food, fellowship and beautiful
auction items.

Chanute Otterbein 631 W 7th Chanute, KS Annual Bazaar will be November 3rd from 8:30am-
8:30am-12pm.
12pm Cinna-
mon rolls, bake sale, potato and chicken soup, canned goods and arts and crafts

Stark UMC, Stark, KS Annual Thanksgiving dinner will be November 10th from 5pm to 7pm Free will offer-
ing, Come join us!

Erie Federated Church 202 S Main, Erie, KS Annual Fall Bazaar will be November 15th . Cinnamon rolls
and coffee from 8am to 10:30am; Vegetable beef soup, frito chili pie, dessert and drink from 11am to
1pm and 4:30-6:30pm. Adults $6, children 10 and under $3.50. Carry out available. Baked goods,
homemade candy and selection of gifts. Drawing and auction too.

Sedan UMC 302 N Chautauqua, Sedan, KS will have their annual luncheon and bazaar November 16th.
Craft and Bake Sale starts at 10am. Lunch starts at 11am. Menu will be chicken and homemade noo-
dles, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, vegetables, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost will be $8 for adults; children
10 and under $4.
IN OTHER NEWS..... Page 4

OUR CHURCH

Mission Pennies Sunday, Another Tuesday Dear FUMC Members,
...for the month of November 11th Evening meal Thank you to Deanne
November will go toward is Pantry Sunday. Our church’s next turn to Schoenberger for coming
the Safari Apartment Don’t forget to bring host the “Another Tuesday
Holiday Meal gift cards to visit recently and to all
your donation for the Evening Meal” at the members of the
Food Pantry with you! Otterbein will be on Caring Committee. The
Gifts / Prizes Needed November 27. Anyone
The Church & Society Challenge for cupcake was delicious
willing to volunteer their and the thoughtfulness
committee is in need of November will be time or culinary talents
gifts and prizes to be of everyone on this
given to the residents at
to bring a sack full should contact Charlene committee is greatly
the Murray Hill Apts. The of food—
food—your choice! Riley either by email: appreciated.
committee hosts a party / charlenemr@hotmail.com
bingo game there each or phone 431-4560 office Mary Knapp
month.
CASH IS ALSO 431-4023 home.
GREATLY
NEEDED! THESE ARE A FEW OF
MY FAVORITE THINGS!
Sing and Celebrate,
Kid’s Club,
Making a life size camel
for VBS and a tomb for
Easter Sunrise service,
Vacation Bible School out
on the front lawn,
Join us for TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Children’s Summer
Sunday school,
8:30AM
Tai Chi! FELLOWSHIP HALL
Camp Chippewa,
Adult Choir, musicals for
the children and youth,
Needle N Yarn,
Crocheting hats for the
Christmas tree,
Quilting, Bible study,
Shopping Trips,
Cookie Book Club,
Ministry of Caring
and Visitations,
The Builder’s Sunday
School Class,
Devotions with Dorothy,
Worship and You!
Thank you for adopting
me into this wonderful
church family.

Linda Arnett
June 1995—December 2018
MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD Page 5

Be Thankful
Charge CONFERENCE
Be thankful that you
The purpose of Charge Conference is to celebrate the
ministries of our congregation, affirm our plans for the future,
don't already have
THE EVANGELISM approve candidates for ministry, set the salary of our pastor, everything you desire,
COMMITTEE IS and approve new leadership for the coming year. Charge If you did, what would
COMMITTED TO A Conference offers us a great opportunity to celebrate there be to look forward
to?
WALK THRU everything that is going on in our church.
Be thankful when you
This year, we will be sharing in a Cluster Charge Conference
NATIVITY with several other congregations at Columbus UMC from don't know something
EVENT AGAIN THIS 2:00pm—
2:00pm—4:00pm on November 4, 2018. 2018 For it gives you the
ADVENT SEASON. Our charge conference will also be a chance to hear a opportunity to learn.
THE DATE IS DECEMBER message from our District Superintendent, David Watson. Be thankful for the
7 AND 8. IT WILL RUN A church van will be available for anyone who wishes to difficult times.
FROM 6 PM TO 8 PM attend. Please contact the church office or Rev. April to During those times you
EACH EVENING. reserve your spot! grow.
PLEASE MARK YOUR Be thankful for your
CALENDARS!!! WE WILL limitations
ONCE AGAIN BE LOOKING Because they give you
FOR PARTICIPATING Bishop Ruben Saenz will be holding Town Hall meetings opportunities for
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES throughout the Great Plains Conference. Parsons District improvement.
TO SHARE THIS GREAT Town Hall, which is open to all United Methodist Clergy and Be thankful for each
MESSAGE WITH THE Laity, will be held on: new challenge
COMMUNITY. ALL AGES Because it will build
WILL BE WELCOME. Saturday, November 17th your strength and
WE WILL ALSO BE 10am to 12pm character.
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE Wesley United Methodist Be thankful for your
TO WORK IN THE
500 Leawood Dr., Parsons, KS mistakes
NURSERY AGAIN THIS
Refreshments will be served They will teach you
YEAR. valuable lessons.
YOU CAN EMAIL Please plan to join Bishop Saenz for an informational discus- Be thankful when you're
TAMARA SLANE, sion regarding the Great Plains Conference, The Way Forward, tired and weary
SLANET62@GMAIL.COM 2019 General Conference and so much more. Because it means
OR GET IN TOUCH WITH you've made a
If you have questions regarding the event or specific ques-
THE CHURCH OFFICE. difference.
tions you’d like to get answered please send them to Jane at
WE WILL ALSO BE the Parsons District Office, parsonsdistrict@greatplainsumc.org It is easy to be thankful
PASSING THE 'CLIP and she will make sure they get personally sent to Bishop for the good things.
BOARD' DURING Saenz so he can be prepared with the best and most A life of rich fulfillment
SERVICE. complete possible answer. comes to those who are
also thankful for the

WxäÉà|ÉÇá ã|à{ WÉÜÉà{ç setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a
negative into a positive.
MISSED A SERVICE OR JUST
Wednesdays Find a way to be
thankful for your
WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL @ 9:00am troubles and they can
OVER AGAIN? FIND IT ON
YOUTUBE! In the Parlor become your blessing.
www.youtube.com/ (Weather permitting.)
FUMCChanuteKS
FIRST UNITED First United Methodist Church U.S. Postage Paid
202 S. Lincoln Non-Profit Org.
METHODIST Chanute, KS
CHURCH Chanute, KS 66720 66720
620.431.4240 Permit #13
202 S. LINCOLN
CHANUTE, KANSAS 66720 Return Service Requested
OFFICE HOURS:
8:00AM—5:00PM
CHURCH PHONE:
620-431-4240
WEB SITE:
www.fumcchanute.com
CHURCH STAFF:
Pastor: Rev. April Wegehaupt
Director of Adult Ministry & Parish
Visitor
Linda Arnett
fumclinda@gmail.com

Director of Young Ministries:
Cindy Finley
cfinley_12@hotmail.com

Secretary: Ronda Phillips
fumcronda@gmail.com
Office Hours: M—F, 8:00am—5:00pm

Treasurer:
Linda Jones
treasurerchanute@gmail.com

Custodian: Kevin Shields
Music Director:
Paul Myers
goatwax@yahoo.com

Organist: Terri DeGeer
jdegeer@erieks.net

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, October 31: Trunk or Treat at Otterbein UMC will take place begin-
ning at 5:00pm.
How to become a member....
You are welcome to attend wor-
ship services, member or not. For AWANA will not meet on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31.
that matter, you can attend any
activity of the church and are
invited to do so. Becoming a Sunday, November 4: This year’s ALL Church Conference will take place at
member is, in faith, saying you Columbus UMC from 2:00pm—4:00pm.
want a deeper commitment to the
church. Our vows ask us to faith-
fully participate in the life of the Wednesday, November 7: Last session of AWANA for 2018.
church with our prayers, our
presence, our gifts, our service
and our witness. Saturday, November 17: Bishop Ruben Saenz will lead a Town Hall Meeting at
We hope you will be a part of Wesley UMC (500 Leawood Dr. / Parsons, KS) from 10:00am—NOON. This will
the ministry of the First United
Methodist Church. If you would be an informational discussion regarding the Great Plains Conference, The Way
like to become a member, please Forward, and much more.
give us: Name(s), address, phone
number, e-mail address, anniver-
saries, birthdays and if you are Thursday, November 22: Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place at Noon
already a member of some other in the Fellowship Hall.
church or not. If you are, we also
need the name of the church and,
if possible, the address. Please PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE WHEN SCHEDULING
give this to the pastor, or leave in MEETINGS OR EVENTS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING!
the church office.
(Be sure to check inside for more details on these events!)
November 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
Sunday Worship Schedule:

9:00 am 11:00 am
Combined Worship Time Contemporary Worship
(Sanctuary) Time
10:10 am (Fellowship Hall)
Sunday School

4 Communion 5 6 7 8 9 10
9:30 am Genesis 7:00 am—7:00 pm 8:15 am Tai Chi, FH 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
2:00 pm—4:00 pm Elections, FH 9:00 am Alzheimer’s
through Revelation Association Breakfast
Charge Conference in Bible Study, 107 8:30 am Tai Chi, 107
5:30 pm Ladies Club, 107
Columbus, KS 11:00 am Ministry of 9:00 am Devotions
5:00 pm Praise Dance Bible Study, Parlor with Dorothy, Parlor
Caring, 103 7:00 pm Trustees,
Team 11:00 am Walkercize, 11:00 am Walkercize,
6:00 pm Youth Group 103 FH
FH
6:00 pm AWANA
6:00 pm Choir
6:00 pm Youth Bible
* See Sunday Worship Study
Schedule

11 Pantry Sunday 12 13 14 15 16 17
9:30 am Genesis 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 9:00 am Devotions 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 10:00 am—12:00 pm
5:00 pm Praise Dance through Revelation with Dorothy, Parlor GPUMC Town Hall
Team 11:00 am Walkercize,
Bible Study, 107 FH Meeting @ Wesley
6:00 pm Youth Group 11:00 am Walkercize, UMC in Parsons
6:00 pm Children’s
FH Choir & Christmas
Pageant Practice
6:00 pm Choir
6:00 pm Youth Bible
Study
* See Sunday Worship
Schedule

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
9:30 am Genesis 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 9:00 am Devotions

Thanksgiving
with Dorothy, Parlor
5:00 pm Praise Dance through Revelation 7:00 pm
Church & Society, 11:00 am Walkercize,
Team Bible Study, 107 Murray Hill Apts. 107
6:00 pm Youth Group: 11:00 am Walkercize, 6:00 pm Choir
Scavenger Hunt for FH 6:00 pm Youth Bible
Food Pantry 7:00 pm Boomer Link Study NOON Community
Thanksgiving Dinner,
FH

* See Sunday Worship
Schedule

25 26 27 28 29 30
9:30 am Genesis 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 9:00 am Devotions 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
with Dorothy, Parlor
5:00 pm Praise Dance through Revelation 1:00 pm Newsletter
11:00 am Walkercize,
Team Bible Study, 107 Crew, 107
107
6:00 pm Youth Group 11:00 am Walkercize, 6:00 pm Children’s
FH Choir & Christmas
Pageant Practice
6:00 pm Choir
6:00 pm Youth Bible
Study
* See Sunday Worship
Schedule
November 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
Please contact the office if
Jeremiah 24—26 Jeremiah 27—29
your Birthday has been Titus 2 Titus 3
Jeremiah 30—31
Philemon
omitted or misreported. Jill Ard Jeff Caldwell
We don’t want to forget you! Kandi Wilson Sharon Carpenter
Ian Koester
431-
431-4240
4 Communion 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jeremiah 32—33 Jeremiah 34—36 Jeremiah 37—39 Jeremiah 40—42 Jeremiah 43—45 Jeremiah 46—47 Jeremiah 48—49
Hebrews 1 Hebrews 2 Hebrews 3 Hebrews 4 Hebrews 5 Hebrews 6 Hebrews 7

Faye Rubow Rod March Garrett Miller Blake Ayers Larry Beck
Judy Manbeck Jaymi Lawrence Sherrolyn Webb Hayden Kepley Katie Boline Erik Zimmerman
Ed Noland Justin Lawrence Evan Bolt
Chuck Rubow Doris McReynolds Mike DeLaTorre

11 Pantry 12 13 14 15 16 17
Sunday
Jeremiah 51—52 Lamentations 1—2 Lamentations 3—5 Ezekiel 1—2 Ezekiel 3—4 Ezekiel 5—7
Jeremiah 50 Hebrews 9 Hebrews 10:1—18 Hebrews 10:19—39 Hebrews 11:1—19 Hebrews 11:20—40 Hebrews 12
Hebrews 9 Rick Bushnell
Cass Arole
Donna Healy Reagan Dillow Gunner Wiebe Mackenzey Sutcliffe Austin Spurrier
Joyce Kirkpatrick Katelyn Caldwell
Frank Meisch

18 19 20 21 22 Thanksgiving 23 24
Ezekiel 8—10 Ezekiel 11—13 Ezekiel 14—15 Ezekiel 16—17 Ezekiel 18—19 Ezekiel 20—21 Ezekiel 22—23
Hebrews 13 James 1 James 2 James 3 James 4 James 5 1 Peter 1

Charlotte Clum Alex Krumm
Poe Tater Stuffin McLovin May Flower Jaythen Cagle Carolyn Lowe
T. Hanks
Katrina Herold Don McReynolds

25 26 27 28 29 30
Ezekiel 24—26 Ezekiel 27—29 Ezekiel 30—32 Ezekiel 33—34 Ezekiel 35—36 Ezekiel 37—39
1 Peter 2 1 Peter 3 1 Peter 4 1 Peter 5 2 Peter 1 2 Peter 2

Stephen Fickel Anne Ranz Amy Almond
Hal Jones Sherilyn Clarke Jackie Westhoff Steve Slane Wish Bone Nicholas Carman
Hadley Kepley Beulah Uden
Abron Weaver