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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

FI RS T N O T ES
FEBRUARY 2019

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

Sunday I was at Orders and Fellow- A common theme between Now, how much Bible and
ship this past week. This is maintaining good physical Prayer do you need each
Worship where all the clergy in the and spiritual health is the day?
Schedule Great Plains Conference importance of self-
come together for a time of investment. I quickly was Prayer: •Recommended
learning and fellowship. told that 2 pots of coffee a Start of the day, end the
9:00 am The theme this year was day is NOT the right type of day and as needed
Worship living well. It was addressed hydration that my body throughout the day.
in the Sanctuary that we need to focus on needs to be at its peak.
physical healing, which will You all have probably seen Scripture: Daily Bible
10:10 am help with our spiritual health the food pyramid, but I study and reflection.
and vice a versa. Both of want to remind you of it:
Sunday School these need to be inter- Please join me in the
Time twined. Vegetables pursuit of being physically
•5 servings per day
and spiritually healthy.
Fruits
Romans 12:1 says,
11:00 am “...present your bodies as a
•4 servings per day
Grains
Contemporary living sacrifice, holy and •6 servings per day
Blessings,
Worship acceptable to God, which is Dairy Rev. April
in Fellowship Hall your spiritual worship.” •3 servings per day
(A light breakfast will be Then 1 Corinthians 6:20 Poultry, meat and eggs
served prior to the service.) reinforces, "For you were •8-9 servings per week
bought with a price; there- Fish and other seafood
OUR MISSION fore glorify God in your body •2-3 servings per week
STATEMENT: and in your spirit, which are Nuts, seeds, beans and
God's. We are reminded in legumes
these and other scriptures •5 servings per week
Making Disciples that our physical experience Fats and oils
…...Changing is related to our spiritual •3 servings per day
testimony. Water
the World •64 ounces

We uphold the United Methodist Church by our PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE & WITNESS
2019 Monthly 2018
Attendance for January 2019 $26,055
Budget Needs December Year-
Year-to-
to-Date
9:00 am 11:00 am Sunday Income $ 41,438 $ 286,461
Jan. 2019
Worship Worship School Expenses _ 26,022 _ 285,841
6th $7,682 Net Income before Transfer 15,416 620
6th 92 44 50 13th $5,169
13th 115 60 42
20th GIVE! Transfer to General Fund from 2018
27th GIVE! Unused Estate Funds $ 7,761 $ 7,761
20th Jan. Giving
to Date $12,851 Net Income $ 23,177 $ 8,381
27th BE HERE! BE HERE! BE HERE!
FIRST NOTES Page 2

Prayer Concerns:
Karen Shields
Martin Cully
Dorothy Blaine
Eldon Vaughn
Christian Wegehaupt
Mike Sutcliffe
Thursday
Annabelle Alexander
(granddaughter of Mary Patterson) February 7th
Serving in the Military:
Nathan Ruggles
(stationed at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS)
11am—
11am—7pm
Anthony Ruggles
(stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan)
Spc. Justin Lawrence
(stationed at Fort Bragg, NC)
The Masonic Temple
Josh & Kenzli Underwood
Drey Barkman
Highland & Elm St.
SgtFC. Roger, Melissa
& Timothy Myers Organized by the Alliance of
Jack Martin
PLEASE NOTE:
NAMES SUBMITTED FOR
Eat in or Carry Out Churches for Christian Living
(ACCL) of Chanute, Kansas

THE PRAYER CONCERNS LIST WILL
BE REMOVED AFTER TWO WEEKS. PIE DONATIONS NEEDED
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE
@ 431-4240 OR E-MAIL WE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED TO PROVIDE 80 PIES!!!!
fumcronda@gmail.com If you haven’t yet done so and are willing to help us reach our goal through the
IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR donation of a pie or cash, you may contact the church office or add your name to the
CONTINUE A NAME ON THE
sign up sheet posted on the Bulletin Board in the downstairs hallway.
PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU!
PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL
LABEL YOUR PIE SO THAT THE SOUPLINE
VOLUNTEERS WILL KNOW WHICH KIND YOU BROUGHT.
BROUGHT.

B E LIEVE EARLY RESPONSE TRAINING
Parsons District will be hosting a training on
T HE RE IS Saturday, February 2
G OOD IN 9:00am to 5:00pm
THE W ORLD Neodesha United Methodist Church
802 Indiana, Neodesha, Kansas
For more information or to register, you may
contact Rev. Hollie Tapley
htapley@greatplainsumc.org
MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD Page 3

Women’s Retreat
NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES BIBLE STUDY
Simon Peter
SATURDAY, by Adam Hamilton
Tuesdays @ 9:30am
Room 107

FEBRUARY 2 LADIES BIBLE STUDY
From Garden to Glory

10am—3pm by Courtney Doctor
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm
Parlor
*This is a FREE Event. MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Childcare is provided! He Can Still Move
SPEAKER: Lora
SPEAKER: Jones Stones
by Max Lucado
A Women’s Retreat titled "New Beginnings" has been planned for Saturday, Tuesdays @ 5:30pm
February 2 from 10am - 3pm. Guest Speaker is Lora Jones. Room 112
It is Lora's passion to help the characters of the Bible come to life through their
stories. Our culture may be different from Biblical times, but the challenges of COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
life haven’t changed a bit, nor has the character of God! The more we study his SUNDAY SCHOOL
actions in the past, the more confident we become in God’s faithfulness for our CLASS
own futures. Unshakable Hope
by Max Lucado
Lora will also be speaking during church at the 9:00 am & 11:00 am worship Sundays @ 10:00am
services on Sunday, February 3.

Come Join the Fun for Our
Annual Progressive Dinner
WHO:
WHO: Adult’s 20’s to 40’s Singles and Couples
WHAT:
WHAT: Murder Mystery - Progressive Dinner
WHEN:
WHEN: February 16th at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:
WHERE: Meet at church for instructions
WHY:
WHY: Fun and Fellowship
Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to invitation or sign up
on bulletin board so we can have a count for food.
IN OTHER NEWS..... Page 4

OUR CHURCH

Mission Pennies Another Tuesday Alzheimer's Association
...for the month of Evening Meal Breakfast Club
February will be given to Our Church & Society The Breakfast Club is a
the First Christian Food Committee will be serving hometown support
Pantry. the “Another Tuesday Thank you for providing
experience where
Evening Meal” at the luncheon for my Aunt
people gather in a
Gifts / Prizes Needed Otterbein on February 5. safe environment &
Ruth N. Farmer’s family
The Church & Society Anyone willing to support is provided following her service. It
committee continues to volunteer their time or in a round table way. was greatly appreciated.
need items for the month- culinary talents on Chanute FUMC Library Sheila Burt & Family
ly birthday / bingo party February 5 should contact (Rm. 107)
held every 3rd Tuesday at Charlene Riley, either by Amy Yeager, facilitator
the Murray Hill Apart- email: (913) 831-3888 To: Trustees of FUMC
ments. A tub to collect
these items is located
charlenemr@hotmail.com 1st Wednesdays We would like to thank
or phone 431-4560 office at 9:00 a.m. you for allowing us to use
downstairs in front of the 431-4023 home. your van for the day
elevator.
Kansas Day Soup Cloverton Concert was
Sunday, AGAPE—
AGAPE A Greek word held. Your kindness was
Supper truly a blessing a a Godly
February 10 for self-giving love. The Toronto UMC has offering.
is Pantry Sunday. The Agape Fund is a planned a Kansas Day
Don’t forget to bring your ministry that allows the Soup Supper to be held Thank you,
donation for the Food participant to give $5.00 on January 26, 2019 from Ambassador Christian Church,
or more, four times per Cloverton Committee
Pantry with you! 5pm to 6:30pm. Includes:
year. This money is used Soup, Dessert & Drink.
Challenge for to help a specific area Minimum donation—$7. First Christian Church
February will be person or a family in Preschool free with paid would like to take this
need. If you would like to
SOUP be added to our partici-
adult meal. Entertainment
will be provided by Jeff
opportunity to thank you
for your contribution to
pants list, please contact Davidson, Kansas history
CASH IS ALSO the church office @ 431- in song and word. Drawing
the food pantry. The
pantry could not afford to
GREATLY 4240 and talk to Ronda. for Sunflower quilt. To be operate if it were not for
Participants are kept held in the Toronto gym
NEEDED! secret and confidential. on south Broad St.
the kindness of so many
people. Your generosity
is great. Again, thank
you.
Fitness Opportunities
God’s Blessing,
at Chanute FUMC First Christian Church
Food Panty
WALKERCIZE
Mondays & Wednesdays
11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall (Continued on page 5)

TAI CHI
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30am in the Fellowship Hall
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HOW BIG IS GOD?
A boy asked his father:
“Dad! how big is God?”
Thank you so very much The father (seeing this as
for the gift certificate. It is an opportunity to give a
greatly appreciated. God good lesson to his son)
bless you. said: “It depends buddy”.
Joan Phillips
ALL CHURCH MEETING To which the son
answered with curiosity:
“Why?”
Thank you ALL for the An ALL CHURCH MEETING will be held on Sunday,
cards, gifts, kind words, March 3 at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Hall A soup
Looking to the sky, his
the party, the hugs and luncheon will be provided by members of the church father saw an airplane
the cross and Bible! staff. Committees are urged to meet prior to the and asked his son what
Wow! I am overwhelmed. meeting and be prepared to present their ideas and size did he think that
God is Good, plans for the upcoming year. airplane was?
All the Time!!! Take a moment, look at our previous Vision and Goals,
Linda Arnett and think about ways your committees may move for- The child replied : “Very
ward with implementing these further in the life of our small, it looks very small,
congregation. I can barely see it!”
Summary of Visions & Goals:
Dear DBA Boomer Link • Improve perception of our church Then the father took him
friends, to the airport and being
• Add ways to be accessible to God’s Word
Thank you for your close to a plane he
• Work on Design of Services
donation to support our asked: “Now how big is
• New Events or Fellowship Opportunities the plane?”
ministry with the children
here at Cherry Street!
Rev. April will also be sharing information from the
General Conference regarding proposals from the And the boy replied, very
Many Blessings, Commission on a Way Forward, which will be voted on amazed: “Dad, it’s huge.
Jennifer Shields during this year’s annual conference. Wow! So, so big”
Cherry Street E.D.
The father then said:
TODAY’S CONCERNS “This is how God is for
you. His size will depend
ROAD TRIP & LUNCH on the distance that you
have from Him, and
Today’s Concerns will be going to likewise that will affect
Owasso OK for shopping & lunch your view of Him, your
on Tuesday, February 19th. concept of Him and your
experience with him.
MISSED A SERVICE OR JUST
WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL
Please sign up in the office if you The closer you are to
OVER AGAIN? FIND IT ON plan on going. God, the Bigger He will
YOUTUBE! be in your life.
www.youtube.com/ The church van will leave at
FUMCChanuteKS 8:30am. Bring an extra $5.00 to
help cover the cost of gas.
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

How to become a member....
You are welcome to attend wor-
ship services, member or not. For Saturday, February 2: A Women’s Retreat with Lora Jones will be held from
that matter, you can attend any 10:00am—3:00pm.
activity of the church and are
invited to do so. Becoming a Thursday, February 7: Operation Soupline will be held at the Masonic Temple from
member is, in faith, saying you
want a deeper commitment to the 11:00am—7:00pm.
church. Our vows ask us to faith-
fully participate in the life of the Saturday, February 16: A Young Adult Progressive Dinner will begin at 6:00pm.
church with our prayers, our (Meet at the church for instructions.)
presence, our gifts, our service
and our witness.
We hope you will be a part of Tuesday, February 19: Today’s Concerns will leave the church parking lot at
the ministry of the First United 8:30am and travel to Owasso, OK for shopping and lunch.
Methodist Church. If you would
like to become a member, please Sunday, March 3: An ALL Church Meeting will be held at 12:15pm in the Fellow-
give us: Name(s), address, phone
number, e-mail address, anniver- ship Hall. Lunch will be provided by members of the church staff.
saries, 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 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!)
February 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
Ladies Retreat
WITH LORA JONES
10AM—3PM
CHANUTE FUMC

3 Communion 4 5 6 7 8 9
11:00 am Ministry of 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 8:15 am Tai Chi, FH 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
9:30 am Ladies 9:00 am Alzheimer’s
6:00 pm Youth Group Caring, 103 Bible Study, 107 Association Breakfast
11:00 am Walkercize, 5:00 pm Tuesday Club, 107
FH Meal @ Otterbein 11:00 am Walkercize,
6:30 pm Quilt Guild, (Chanute FUMC) FH
FH 5:30 pm Ladies 6:00 pm Choir
Bible Study, Parlor 6:00 pm Youth Bible
5:30 pm Men’s Bible Study
Study, 112
6:00 pm Cub Scout
* See Sunday Worship Pack Mtg., FH
7:00 pm Trustees,
Schedule 103

10 Pantry Sunday 11 12 13 14 15 16
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, 107 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Youth Group FH
FH 9:30 am Ladies 6:00 pm AWANA Young Adult
Bible Study, 107
4:00 pm SEK 6:00 pm Choir Progressive Dinner
Headstart, FH 6:00 pm Youth Bible (meet at church for
5:00 pm Tuesday Study
instructions)
Meal @ Otterbein
(St. Pat’s)
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, Parlor
* See Sunday Worship 5:30 pm Men’s Bible
Schedule Study, 112

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
8:30 am Today’s 107
6:00 pm Youth Group FH Concerns shopping
6:00 pm AWANA
7:00 pm Boomer Link in Owasso, OK 6:00 pm Choir
9:30 am Ladies 6:00 pm Youth Bible
Bible Study, 107 Study
5:00 pm Tuesday
Meal @ Otterbein
(Otterbein Seekers)
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, Parlor
5:30 pm Men’s Bible
Study, 112
* See Sunday Worship 7:00 pm Church &
Schedule Society, Murray Hill Apts.

24 25 26 27 28 Sunday Worship
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
6:00 pm Youth Group FH 9:30 am Ladies
107 Schedule:
Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm AWANA
1:00 pm Newsletter 6:00 pm Choir
Crew, 107 6:00 pm Youth Bible 9:00 am 11:00 am
5:00 pm Tuesday Study Combined Contemporary
Meal @ Otterbein Worship Time Worship Time
(Big Creek)
5:30 pm Ladies (Sanctuary) (Fellowship Hall)
Bible Study, Parlor 10:10 am
* See Sunday Worship 5:30 pm Men’s Bible
Schedule Sunday School
Study, 112
February 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
Please contact the office if your Birthday Exodus 29—30
Exodus 27—28 Matthew 21:23—46
has been omitted or misreported. Matthew 21:1—22

We don’t want to forget you! Jaylah Harwood
Bill Armstrong
Alan Johnson
431-
431-4240 Sarah Osborn
Chelsea Pennington

3 Communion 4 5 6 7 8 9
Exodus 31—33 Exodus 34—35 Exodus 36—38 Exodus 39—40 Leviticus 1—3 Leviticus 4—5 Leviticus 6—7
Matthew 22:1—22 Matthew 22:23—46 Matthew 23:1—22 Matthew 23:23—39 Matthew 24:1—28 Matthew 24:29—51 Matthew 25:1—30

Sara Fogle Brady Alonzo Jessica Cagle Mackenzie Leroy Jacob Caldwell
Hazel Blair Alicia Fickel
Devin March Hattie Chaney Wesley Roecker Chelsea Reed
Rose Mitchell Bryce Myers Chelse Trollope
Linda Funk Mark Wendt

10 Pantry 11 12 13 14 15 16
Sunday Leviticus 19—20
Leviticus 11—12 Leviticus 13 Leviticus 14 Leviticus 15—16 Leviticus 17—18 Matthew 27:51—66
Leviticus 8—10 Matthew 26:1—25 Matthew 26:26—50 Matthew 26:51—75 Matthew 27:1—26 Matthew 27:27—50
Matthew 25:31—46 John Mishler
Brenda Krumm Isabella Baughn Cynthia Springer
Dagan Barney Matthew Willis Terry Cathers
Melissa Wikel Peggy Myers
Sawyer Robinson Frank Brazle Diann Young Staci DeGeer
Debbie Carpenter Arianne Thompson

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Leviticus 21—22 Leviticus 23—24 Leviticus 25 Leviticus 26—27 Numbers 1—2 Numbers 3—4 Numbers 5—6
Matthew 28 Mark 1:1—22 Mark 1:23—45 Mark 2 Mark 3:1—19 Mark 3:20—35 Mark 4:1—20

Braiden Ayers Etta Haslett Brad Finley Scott Craig Brianna Waggoner Anthony Wendt
Christopher Hatch
Cheryl Hill Virginia Solomon
Judy McCready Austin Tait
Roy Myers

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Numbers 7—8 Numbers 9—11 Numbers 12—14 Numbers 15—16 Numbers 17—19
Mark 4:21—41 Mark 5:1—20 Mark 5:21—43 Mark 6:1—29 Mark 6:30—56

Jerrad Myers Romeo Montague Juliet Capulet Mary Hansen Trent Gabel
Randy Jenkins