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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

FI RS T N O T ES
DECEMBER 2018

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

Sunday Isaiah 9:6-7 These two Bible All of you are welcome
verses ring of the to 321 S Larson on
Worship 6 For to us a child is Christmas season! December 9th from 2-4
born, to us a son is
Schedule given, and the
I love this time of year, for all the Christmas
I love the decorations, goodies and fellowship.
government will be the Food, the music, If you are unable to
9:00 am on his shoulders. the FOOD…the Christ- make it, please know
Worship And he will be called mas parties, and the that I am so grateful
in the Sanctuary Wonderful Counselor, FOOD. This time of for you and all you do
Mighty God, Everlast- year I also love to pause for the life of this
10:10 am ing Father, Prince of and reflect on all that congregation.
Sunday School Peace. has taken place. I am
Time 7 Of the greatness of so grateful to all of the
his government and people at Chanute Blessings, Rev. April
peace there will be no FUMC and how support-
11:00 am end. ed I continue to feel
Contemporary He will reign on year after year. With
Worship David’s throne and the passing of October
in Fellowship Hall over his kingdom, and all the nice senti-
(A light breakfast will be establishing and ments I want to pour
served prior to the service.) out my sincere thank
upholding it with
justice and righteous- you. I wish I could do
OUR MISSION
ness from that time on so much more for this
STATEMENT:
and forever. congregation, but one
way I enjoy showing my
Making Disciples The zeal of the LORD
appreciation to all of
Almighty will
…...Changing accomplish this.
you is the Christmas
open house.
the World

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

2018 Monthly Budget November Total Gifts Received to Date
9:00 am 11:00 am $24,012
Blended Contemporary Sunday Needs—
Needs—$26,837
November 2018

October October October
November 2018

Service Service School
Attendance for

4th $10,172
Income Expense Net Loss
4th 94 70 80
Gifts for

$17,912 $24,483 ($6,571)
11th $10,009
11th 93 44 67
Year-
Year-to-
to-Date Year-
Year-to-
to-Date Year-
Year-to-
to-Date
18th 18th $1,937
112 60 73 Income Expense Net LOSS
$220,176 $236,714 ($16,538)
25th 90 38 71 25th $1,894
FIRST NOTES Page 2

Prayer Concerns:
Christian Wegehaupt
Bob Haskins
Mike Sutcliffe
Shana Ayers
(daughter of Lana Lemasters)
Christina Hicks
(friend of Koralyn Barkman)
Advent Worship Schedule
Annabelle Alexander
(granddaughter of Mary Patterson)

Sympathies to the family &
Q R
friends of:
Tricia Ostrander
(daughter of Don & Karen Shields)
Ruth Farmer
Christmas Sweater Sunday!
Janice Kovacic Dig those sweaters out of your closets and wear them to church!
Serving in the Military: The Children’s Christmas Pageant will be presented
Nathan Ruggles
(stationed at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS) at 10am in the Sanctuary.
Anthony Ruggles Following the 9am Worship Service.
(stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan)
Spc. Justin Lawrence
(stationed at Fort Bragg, NC)
Josh & Kenzli Underwood
Drey Barkman
Q R
SgtFC. Roger, Melissa
& Timothy Myers
Jack Martin
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
IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR
CONTINUE A NAME ON THE
PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU! Q Christmas Offering R
EACH OF US
IS AN
INNKEEPER This Mission continues to well-serve the 120,000 persons in
90 villages living in the remote area of northern Honduras.
WHO DECIDES Financial support is necessary for the Mission to provide a wide variety of medical
services in addition to providing protein-enriched foods through the Agriculture
IF THERE IS Program to improve the over-all health of the people and to assist in providing school
ROOM FOR supplies, lunches, uniforms and salary support for one elementary school teacher for
the near-by school in Buenos Aires.
JESUS. WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE THE POOR AND NEEDY. GIVE GENEROUSLY THIS CHRISTMAS!
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Attach this tag to
a bag of M&M’s for a
sweet Christmas gift.

As you hold these
candies in your hand
and turn them,
you will see
The “M” becomes a “W”
an “E”, and then a “3”
We served approximately 450 - 475 folks at this year's Thanksgiving Dinner! Thanks go out to ALL
the awesome people who join in to make this event possible. Most notably, our resident dinner They tell the Christmas
organizer extraordinaire who manages to pull off this magnificent feat each year, Ms.Charlene Riley. story—I’m sure its one
you know
...it took place in a stable
a long, long time ago
The “E” is for the East,
where the star shone
so bright
The “M” is for the Manger,
where the Baby Jesus
slept at night
The “3” is for the
Wisemen, bearing gifts,
with which they came.
“W” is for worship,
Hallelujah!
Praise His Name!
So as you eat these
candies or share them
with a friend,
Remember the meaning
of Christmas:
It’s a love that
never ends.
IN OTHER NEWS..... Page 4

OUR CHURCH

Mission Pennies Sunday, AGAPE—
AGAPE A Greek word
...for the month of December 9th for self-giving love.
December will be given to is Pantry Sunday. The Agape Fund is a
the Wesley House in Don’t forget to bring your ministry that allows the
Pittsburg, Kansas. donation for the Food participant to give $5.00 Now that we have
Pantry with you! or more, four times per
Gifts / Prizes Needed year. This money is used returned home safely
The Church & Society to help a specific area from the Israel trip, Larry
committee will be collect-
Challenge for person or a family in and I want to say a big
ing money to use toward December will be need. If you would like to thank you to the FUMC
be added to our partici- for the scholarship that
the purchase of gift cards
for the Murray Hill resi-
SOUP pants list, please contact we received, to have this
the church office @ 431- amazing experience of
dents starting December 4240 and talk to Ronda. the holy lands. It was a
2nd. The committee plans CASH IS ALSO Participants are kept small taste of Italy, Rome
to distribute gift cards to secret and confidential.
each of the 22 current GREATLY Israel, and Greece in 17
residents. Thank you for days. It was a journey
NEEDED! that we will always
helping with this. The res-
idents really appreciate it. remember. We want to
thank everyone that
St. Cecelia Community Choir & NCCC helped us on this trip,
Present a... TODAY’S CONCERNS including all the thoughts

“Madrigal Dinner” SHOPPING & LUNCH
Tuesday,
and prayers.

God Bless,
Full of songs, costumes, and hilarity.
DECEMBER 2 AT 4:00PM December 18th Larry & Brenda Rowe
OTTERBEIN METHODIST CHURCH In Pittsburg
Dinner is $15. Advanced tickets Leaving at 8:30am.
required. Call 620.432.0377. Weather permitting

Cookies, Hot
Chocolate and
Hot Cider will
be served in the
fellowship hall
following the
“Walk Thru
Nativity”.
We will need
donations of
cookies and
treats to provide
to our visitors.
Please bring
your donations
to the church by
Friday,
December 7.
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OUR

Community THE MEANING

Commodity Food
Distribution
12 5 18 OF THE ADVENT
CANDLES
1st CANDLE-
CANDLE- (purple)
WHEN:
WHEN: "CANDLE OF HOPE"
Saturday, December 22nd We can have hope
WHERE:
WHERE: because God is faithful
First Baptist Church and will keep the
Good News Center promises he made to us.
101 N Grant This party is for all members who have leant a Our hope comes from
TIME: helping hand at the church in the office, with the God.
10am—11am ONLY (Romans 15:12-13)
youth, with the kids, with the worship service, with
FOOD AVAILABLE:
Spaghetti Sauce, Mixed
funeral dinners, performing maintenance tasks, etc.
throughout the year. This is the staff’s way of showing 2nd CANDLE-
CANDLE- (purple)
Fruit, Mixed Vegetables, "CANDLE OF
Sliced Potatoes, Peaches, our appreciation for all your help. Dinner will be
PREPARATION"
Salmon, Dried Kidney provided by the church staff and entertainment will be Preparation means to
Beans, Rotini, Dried a surprise! 'get ready'. "Help us to
Cherries, Split Peas We hope you will join us! be ready to welcome
MAXIMUM GROSS YOU, O GOD!"
HOUSE
HOUSEHOLD INCOME: (Luke 3:4-6)
1 Person $1,316
2 People $1,784 3rd CANDLE-
CANDLE- (pink)
3 People $2,252 "CANDLE OF JOY"
4 People $2,720 The angels sang a
Each additional family message of JOY!
member, add $468
(Luke 2:7-15)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
Cherry Street is in need of 4th CANDLE-
CANDLE- (purple)
12—15 volunteers for "CANDLE OF LOVE"
their annual Christmas AT THE PARSONAGE God sent his only Son
program scheduled for to earth to save us,
Dec. 20th. If you or your because he loves us!
group would be interested CHANUTE, KANSAS (John 3:16-17)
in helping out, please call
Jennifer at 431-2161. 5th CANDLE - (white)
"CHRIST CANDLE"
Program will be held at the First
Church Good News Center. Poinsettia Memorials The white candle
If you would like to honor the memory of reminds us that Jesus
a loved one or a special person in your life is the spotless lamb of
this year, you are invited to make a dona- God, sent to wash away
tion toward the purchase of nice artificial our sins!
poinsettias for the sanctuary. (Live plants His birth was for his
MISSED A SERVICE OR JUST will not be placed in the Sanctuary.) You death, his death was for
WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL may leave your contributions and the name our birth!
OVER AGAIN? FIND IT ON of your loved one with the church office or (John 1:29 & John 3:1-8)
YOUTUBE! place it in an offering envelope on Sunday
www.youtube.com/ marked “Poinsettia Memorial” with the
FUMCChanuteKS name of your loved one to be honored.
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

Sunday, December 2: Missions Committee will host a Christmas Meal / Party at
the Safari Apartments at 5:00pm.
How to become a member....
You are welcome to attend wor- Wednesday, December 5: A Volunteer Christmas Dinner will be held at 5:30pm.
ship services, member or not. For
that matter, you can attend any Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8: A “Walk Thru Nativity” will be held
activity of the church and are from 6:00pm—8:00pm each evening.
invited to do so. Becoming a
member is, in faith, saying you
want a deeper commitment to the Sunday, December 9: Christmas Open House at the Parsonage will be held from
church. Our vows ask us to faith- 2:00pm—4:00pm.
fully participate in the life of the
church with our prayers, our Sunday, December 16: The Children’s Christmas Pageant will take place at
presence, our gifts, our service
and our witness. 10:00am in the sanctuary following the 9:00am Worship service.
We hope you will be a part of
the ministry of the First United Youth Group Christmas Party will be held at 6:00pm.
Methodist Church. If you would
like to become a member, please Tuesday, December 18: The Today’s Concerns Link will meet at the church at
give us: Name(s), address, phone
number, e-mail address, anniver- 8:30am and travel to Pittsburg.
saries, birthdays and if you are
already a member of some other Monday, December 24: Christmas Eve Worship will be held at 7:00pm & 11:00pm
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!)
December 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1

2 Communion 3 4 5 6 7 8
11:00 am Ministry of 8:00 am Ladies 8:15 am Tai Chi, FH 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 6:00pm—8:00pm 6:00pm—8:00pm
5:00 pm 9:00 am Alzheimer’s
Safari Apartment
Caring, 103
11:00 am Walkercize,
Bible Study, Parlor
8:30 am Tai Chi, 107 Association Breakfast Walk Through Walk Through
5:30 pm Ladies Club, 107
Christmas Meal & FH 11:00 am Walkercize,
Party at the Safari 5:30 pm Finance
Bible Study, Parlor FH Nativity Nativity
Apartments 6:00 pm Cub Scout 5:30 pm Volunteer
Committee Mtg., 112 Pack Mtg., FH
6:00 pm Youth Group 6:30 pm Quilt Guild, Christmas Dinner, FH
7:00 pm Trustees, 6:00 pm Choir
FH 103 6:00 pm Youth Bible
* See Sunday Worship Study
Schedule

9 Pantry Sunday 10 11 12 13 14 15
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:00 am Ladies 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
2:00 pm—4:00 pm FH
FH Bible Study, Parlor 6:00 pm Children’s
Christmas Open House 8:30 am Tai Chi, 107
5:30 pm Ladies Choir & Christmas
at the Parsonage Pageant Practice
321 S Larson Bible Study, Parlor
7:00 pm Church 6:00 pm Choir
6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Youth Bible
Council, 107
Study

* See Sunday Worship
Schedule

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
107
10:00 am Children’s FH 8:30 am Today’s
Concerns travelling 6:00 pm Choir
Christmas Pageant 7:00 pm Boomer Link to Pittsburg 6:00 pm Youth Bible
6:00 pm Youth Group 7:00 pm Study
Christmas Party Church & Society,
Murray Hill Apts.

* See Sunday Worship
Schedule

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
6:00 pm Youth Group 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve
Worship
11:00 pm
Christmas Eve
* See Sunday Worship Worship
Schedule

30 Sunday Worship Schedule:
6:00 pm Youth Group
9:00 am 11:00 am
Combined Worship Time Contemporary Worship
(Sanctuary) Time
10:10 am (Fellowship Hall)
* See Sunday Worship
Schedule Sunday School
December 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Please contact the office if your Birthday Ezekiel 40—41
2 Peter 3
has been omitted or misreported. Remee Carter
We don’t want to forget you! 431-
431-4240 Paula Drybread
Marilyn Marts
Roger Myers
2 Communion 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ezekiel 42—44 Ezekiel 45—46 Ezekiel 47—48 Daniel 1—2 Daniel 3—4 Daniel 5—7 Daniel 8—10
1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 2 John 3 John

Race Fogle Breck Alonzo Jack Frost Jared Fiscus Raylin Jacobs
Tyler Gray Brandon Hatch Jacob Anderegg Nancy Harman LeElla Mussulman Cade Small
Jeana Lawrence Carson Berg Ivy Kepley Zachary Pryor
Lana Lemasters Nicholas Pryor Ed Ranz

9 Pantry 10 11 12 13 14 15
Sunday Hosea 12—14
Daniel 11—12 Hosea 1—4 Hosea 5—8 Hosea 9—11 Revelation 4 Joel Amos 1—3
Jude Revelation 1 Revelation 2 Revelation 3 Revelation 5 Revelation 6
Terri DeGeer
Brenda Rowe John Gard
Jeff Crane John Gorton
Joyce Gibson Max Hendrickson Derrick Bruenger Ashley Kepley Dale Newton Madison Richard
Aaron Pennington Sophie Osborn Braylee Peter
Rick Willis Abigail Wiebe Casey Ruggles

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Micah 4—5
Amos 4—6 Amos 7—9 Obadiah Jonah Micah 1—3 Revelation 12 Micah 6—7
Revelation 7 Revelation 8 Revelation 9 Revelation 10 Revelation 11 Revelation 13
Kylie Chase
DeEtta Gibson Chuck Carpenter Glen Bercaw
Bob Haskins Kendall Follmer Rhonda Coronado Ginger Bread Emmalee Finley Marsha Carter
Beckett Jones
Chip Tiegreen Larsen Koester

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah 1—4 Zechariah 5—8 Zechariah 9—12
Revelation 14 Revelation 15 Revelation 16 Revelation 17 Revelation 18 Revelation 19 Revelation 20

Holly Miller J E S U S! Jarren Gard Ryan Bearrick
Nathan Woodard Camie Russell Nathan Budreau Jingle Belle
Clint Lemasters
30 31
Zechariah 13—14 Malachi
Revelation 21 Revelation 22

Sue Strack
Ebenezer Scrooge Shelley Naughton

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