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A Monthly Publication of Druid Hills United Methodist Church Serving Christ by Learning, Leading and Loving
Druid Hills United Methodist Church
Sunshine Herald JUNE 2012
From the Pastor:
Greetings Brothers and Sisters!
Rev. Daryl W. Allen
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From the Pastor
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I have always looked forward to this time of year. I guess it is because I have always been tied to an academic calendar. Either I was in school, Debbie was in school, or now we have two boys in school. Because of that paradigm, this time of year has always been about celebrations. From the, "Whew...glad that semester is over!" to the celebratory cheer of, "I did it!" when a graduation occurred. It is also the time of year when summer arrives and vacations happen, family reunions take place, and life seems to be savored just a little bit more. It seems the feeling of hope and anticipation seem to hang a bit thicker in the air this time of year as well. This year, as a congregation, we have several reasons to celebrate as well. First, is the grand opportunity we have to be a training ground for our summer intern, Robert Bledsoe. This year The Florida Conference began its Intern Program. It is designed to give people entering the candidacy program a chance to experience ministry in a live setting. I know how gracious you were with me when I arrived almost three years ago, so I am confident Robert will have a great time with us this summer. His internship begins May 20th, and he will worship with us July 8th-August 5th. You will see him at various events during the week so please welcome him as you have the opportunity. To give you a bit of information about our intern, Robert is from Ocala and will begin his junior year at Florida Southern this fall. He will split time between our church and Belleview during his internship. So, please join me in welcoming Robert and showing him how great ministry can be. Another reason we have to celebrate is the return of the YMCA Day Camp. Last year we began this partnership and are excited for its return. This day camp helps provide a structured atmosphere for children based on the core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and faith. This is a great honor to be the hosting site and have a part in teaching these young people the importance of those core values. The Marion County YMCA does a great job at reaching out to those families that cannot afford a camp like this by providing scholarships so as many children as possible can have a safe place to have fun, learn solid core values and have the seeds of faith planted in a wonderful atmosphere. In conjunction with this, we will also be the host site for the hot food program run by the county. This means that any child in Marion County will be able to come in and receive a free, hot, breakfast and lunch. We will have a hand in making sure the children of this county do not go hungry during the summer. Therefore, there will be more than a hundred children here everyday Monday through Friday, from June 11th through August 17th.
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Financial Report Caring and Sharing Calendar Activities The Scouting Side Children’s Home
06/01 Mary Richardson 06/03 Raymond Dyer Sarah Lee 06/09 Joy Anderson 06/10 John Norman 06/12 Debbie Ford Brad Fuller 06/14 Bill Sivert 06/15 Marlene Shank 06/16 Cynthia Dekersky 06/18 Edgar DuBois Eunice Reid 06/19 Betty Erickson 06/22 Tom Bingham 06/23 Bonnie Knepp 06/26 Debbie Allen 06/27 Becky Klotz 06/29 Elizabeth Easter
06/25 Doris & Bill Pitts 06/28 Marie & Barry Decker
Prayer serves as the backbone of the church. It is what supports all our efforts of ministry. In that spirit, you are invited to hold these persons in your prayers and thoughts. Just as the Spirit needs healing, so does the body. The two, it seems, go together in God’s plan. Geneann Apodaco, Carolyn Bailey, Carol Bendle, Jason Bonell, Eric Brombacker, Edie Caroleo, Rose Carroll, Eunice Charles, John Clayton, Fred Coder, Tiffany Critchfield, Cynthia & Jim Dekersky, Raymond & Violet Dyer, Lisa Faulk, Mary Frye, Brad Fuller, Chris Garris, Tina Gorski, Ruth & Jim Griffith, Joey Hager, Bernie Hamilton, Tola & Emil Hass, Robert Hildenbrandt, Jean Hoesman, Eva Mae Hosey, Harry Hosey, Ariana Hutchinson, Marissa Janowski, Ellen Keller, Linda & Kenny Kinsey, Tom Klotz, Joanne Knepp, Alene & Les Krouse, Flo LaVine, Shirley Linton & family, Michael MacPherson, Berniece Mason, Jean McGowan, Sandi Moore, Ed Munday, Sue & Karen Murray, Lily Nettles, Keith Norman, Landon Parish, Doris & Bill Pitts, Kathy Puskar, Jan & Don Ridley, P. R. Rion, Ilene Rittmayer, Wilhelmina Rogers, Joe Scott, Joe Scott, Jr, Henry Seavers, Harvey Singley, Floy Smith, Wayne Smith, June Stiefel, Adele Stipp, Gerry Theisen, Kenny Tumblin, Eileen Zimmerman
The Sunshine Herald is the monthly publication of Druid Hills United Methodist Church. Editor: Carole Newlin Pastor: Rev. Daryl W. Allen Pastor’s Blog: www.pastordaryl.blogspot.com Director of Worship Arts: Watson Joseph Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 352-629-5688 Mail: 1712 S. E. Lake Weir Rd. Ocala, FL 34471
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Noon Monday through Friday Website: www.druidhillsocala.org
Our Mission: We are a fellowship of believers Serving Christ by Learning, Leading and Loving
OUR STEWARDSHIP AND ATTENDANCE (4-29 through 5-20)
JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER Since many of our programs take a break during the summer months, we are going to publish a combined July/August Newsletter. Deadline for articles will be June 17. Distribution will be July 1. Normal monthly publication will resume in September. Thank you, Carole
Offering: Children’s Home: Parking Income:
$10,202.00 $ 624.14 $ 750.00
Average Attendance Worship ……………………..... 109 Sunday School Adult Focus…………..… ……….12 Nursery………………………….….0 Children’s Church……...………2 Bible Study……….……….………0
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE The Newsletter deadline each month is the 3rd Sunday. If you have information you want published, you can write it up on the proper submission form and submit it to the church office prior to the deadline or email Carole at email@example.com. Please remember when writing articles for publication to include all the basics of the information you want communicated: who, what, when, where, why, and how. Articles may be edited as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation.
FROM THE PASTOR
Please join me in praying for both of these opportunities that the presence of God will be strong, the lessons learned will be lasting, and the Spirit of God will be powerful. We have been blessed with this chance to make a wonderful impact in lives of a great many people and help plant seeds that will benefit entire generations for decades to come. Blessings,
2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE The theme of the Florida Annual Conference is “Transforming the World by Being United in Christ”. The dates this year are June 14-16. The following volunteer opportunities are available. Greeters - Provide information about the facility and schedule while offering a warm, friendly welcome to members, participants and visitors. Communion Servers - Communion services rehearsal will be June 14 at 6 pm in the Arena. Service begins at 7 pm. Worship Leaders - Assist in seating of attendees for worship services. Provide support for communion and ordination worship services. “Ordination session required” Thursday, June 14 at 11:30 am. Rehearsal for Communion service at 6 pm. Plenary Ushers - Assist in seating, providing information, distribution of materials, taking attendance and counting votes as needed. Expo - Help monitor Exhibit Hall. Must be able to stand 2-3 hours. To volunteer, log onto www.flumc.org, click Annual Conference 2012, click Volunteer Opportunities and follow the instructions.
2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OFFERING This offering highlights the mission of The United Methodist Church in its local & global connections. Seventy percent of the offering will strengthen the ministries of the East Angola Conference and the partnership between East Angola and Florida, and thirty percent will be given to Alfalit, which serves in the United States and 21 other countries eliminating the human suffering caused by illiteracy. On Sunday, June 3, we will take a special offering to be presented to Bishop Whitaker during Annual Conference. If you feel lead to make a donation to this offering, make your check payable to DHUMC & mark, “Annual Conference Offering” in the memo field. If you prefer to give cash, place it in a pew envelope & mark, “Annual Conference Offering” on the outside of the envelope. As our Lord Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with good measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 (NIV)
DID YOU KNOW ...that Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church offers eLearning? The purpose of this ministry is to give opportunities for leaders in local congregations to gain information and knowledge in this convenient form. The following courses are available: Strengthening Small Membership Congregations, Safe Sanctuaries, Staff Parish Relations Team, Finance Committee, Trustees Committee, Church Council, Membership Secretary, Lay Leader In the Methodist Way, Role of the Lay Member of Annual Conference, Come, Let Us Worship: A Guide for Those Responsible for Worship Leadership, Where is the Fruit?, Walking in God’s Presence and Teacher Training for Transformation. To register, log onto www.flumc.org, click eLearning and follow the instructions.
MODELs (Mostly Older Debutantes Eating Lunch) will meet at 12:30 pm on June 21 at Grace Japanese Steakhouse in the new Publix Shopping Center, 3035 SE Maricamp Rd. If you plan to attend, please email your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office by June 18. Don’t forget to bring a dollar to be donated to a charity at the end of the year.
THANK YOU The Memorial Committee is appreciative of gifts given to Druid Hills UMC. In memory of DeNease Hicks, given by Charles & Eunice Reid.
FROM THE HEART - UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Our luncheon will be at Olive Garden on June 19 at 11:30 am. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. Husbands, friends and other guests are also welcome. Reservations are needed by Thursday, June 14. To make reservations, please contact Joy at 854-2629 or Jenny at 694-3097. No meetings will be held in July and August.
THE SCOUTING SIDE Troops 408 and 425 Our Brownie and Junior troops will be celebrating all we have done and learned this year on May 23 and 30. We will then take a break for the summer, but will return the first week of school. Our Brownies will be bridging to join the Junior troop. If you are interested in joining our Junior troop (grades 4/5), please contact me at 817-5364. Thank you for your support and we look forward to another year of service, learning and fun. Jen Althiser Pack 112 The school year and our scouting year are winding down and we are all looking forward to the slower pace of the summer months. Den meetings have been a lot of fun with the dens doing a lot of outdoor activities, such as badminton, Frisbee and golf. The Bear Den made bear claw necklaces and first aid kits. The Tigers had a picnic and did some science experiments. The Wolves learned to play chess. The Webelos have been working on a variety of projects to earn their Craftsman pins. We will have our last regular den meeting at the end of May and our last Pack meeting will take place in early June. The boys will be crossing over to the next den and are looking forward to lots of new challenges in the fall. In June, we are looking forward to going to a Rays baseball game on Fathers’ Day and we will be having a Pack 112 Bike Ride and Cookout at the end of June. We won’t meet regularly in the summer, but will have Pack family activities at least once a month. Kelsey Burnette LIBRARIAN NEEDED Did you know that we have a fantastic library at Druid Hills UMC? There is an absolute vast assortment of books and topics covered within its shelves. However, we need some help in keeping it organized. If you would like to help with its upkeep and with adding the donated books we have received, please let the church office know. This resource is a tremendous asset to our Church and one we all can use!
3 9 am - Adult Focus Group 10:30 am - Worship Scout Sunday White Sunday 10 9 am - Adult Focus Group 10:30 am - Worship
5 8:15 am ROMEOs 7 pm - Choir 7 pm - Boy Scouts
7 8:30 am DCOM
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts 11 6 am - Y Camp
5:30 pm - Girl Scouts 13 14 All day - Annual Conf. 15 All day - Annual Conf. 16
12 8:15 am ROMEOs 10 am - Worship Cmte 7 pm - Choir
5:30 pm - UMM
Canned Food Sun. 17 9 am - Adult Focus Group 10:30 am - Worship 12:30 pm - S.O.S. 2 pm - Ocala Health & Rehab Sisterhood/ Brotherhood Sunday 24 9 am - Adult Focus Group 10:30 am - Worship 25 6 am - Y Camp 18 6 am - Y Camp
7 pm - Boy Scouts 19 20
5:30 pm - Girl Scouts
8:15 am ROMEOs 10 am - UMW @ Olive Garden 3 pm - NCD 7 pm - Boy Scouts 26 27
12:30 pm MODELs @
5:30 pm - Girl Scouts 28 29 30
8:15 am ROMEOs
Personal Care Sun.
5:30 pm - Girl Scouts 7 pm - Boy Scouts
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Save your trimmings for decorating Crismons this summer! Please save gold and/or white cords, sparkly trim or any type of craft trim. Thank you, Worship Committee
GOODSEARCH/GOODSHOP Month Searches $ raised from searches $0.58 $0.66 $0.94 $0.48 $0.70 $3.36 $ raised from shopping $2.71 $0.80 $0.54 $3.44 $0.00 $7.49 Total earnings $3.29 $1.46 $1.48 $3.92 $0.70 $10.85
January February March April May Year to date
58 66 94 48 70 336
Each time you search the internet or shop online at one of the participating stores, a donation will be made to Druid Hills United Methodist Church at no cost to you. Go to www.goodsearch.com & follow the directions to download the toolbar. When it requests your charity information, just type in Druid Hills United Methodist Church. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Daryl or Carole Newlin.
PRAYER SHAWL The Prayer Shawl group will not meet during the summer months. Meetings will resume in October. Date and time will be announced later.
“SPRING CLEAN FLING” As a community of faith, giving and helping is in our DNA. As such, we have been given an opportunity to live into that DNA. On Saturday, June 9th, from 9 A.M. - 2 P.M., Shepherd's Lighthouse is having a “Spring Clean Fling” fundraiser at Martial Arts World, 10654 SE Highway 441 in Belleview, to raise money for its on-going efforts in serving those in need. Shepherd's Lighthouse is a local, faith-based, non-profit organization providing transitional housing for homeless mothers and children. We have two ways to help. First, you can donate. They are gladly accepting donations of clothing, purses, belts, shoes, stuffed-animals, and books. Two, you can shop; as well as partake in the donation car wash. Please consider supporting this charity as you can. CHURCH HISTORIAN Do you have an eye for history? Do you enjoy preserving important events in the life of the church, through word & picture? Then we can use you. We are in need of a Church Historian. The position is not time consuming, just someone who is passionate. If you are interested, please see Pastor Daryl & we can talk.
NEWS FROM FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME WHO AM I? By: A 17 year-old resident I’m the kid in the back of the class; Still to most I’m just a freak. I’m lost inside a world of hate, But happiness I seek. Don’t push too hard or I might fall Into a deep depression. I fell in love with worldly things: I made them my obsession. I put drugs first and myself second, And then nothing else fit in. My life became controlled by greed And I was ruled by sin. My heart was breaking beat by beat; I was losing my direction. I’d give a nod, then walk away To avoid any kind of connection. I was going through the motions, Living life my best each day. I put on my fake smile And pushed everyone away. Then, one day came that I found a love. He expected nothing in return. I found myself needing him more and more, And I am eager, still, to learn. He took my burden on his back And now I feel brand-new. I feel invincible, unstoppable. There’s nothing I can’t do. Father God, I am yours. IMMEDIATE NEEDS COTTAGE LIFE Bed - Twin size comforters Bed - Pillows Bed - Pillowcases (twin size, solid colors) Bed - Twin size sheets Coolers Casserole dishes w/lids (medium/large) Cookie sheets Large Stainless Steel fry pans w/lids Dishcloths/dish towels Laundry baskets Potholders Suitcases Bath Towels Wastebaskets (small)
HEALTH & BEAUTY Chapstick Deodorant Hair - Brushes & combs, curling & flat irons, dryers Shampoo & Conditioner Mousse & Gel; non-aerosol spray Black hair products - grease & gel Make-up kits Razors (disposable) Moisturizers/lotions Bath soap Sunblock Toothbrushes & Fluoride toothpaste Q-tips Off Bug Spray - non-aerosol
CAR DONATION PROGRAM Oftentimes, the Children’s Home receives calls asking about the possibility of donating cars to benefit the ministry of the Children’s Home. We typically refer people to a car donation program that handles the pickup and processing of the vehicle. However, we will, at times, receive a car donation directly. We hope you understand that we do not have the staff resources to come to you to pick up a vehicle donation. The usual specifications for car donations are as follow: Car should be road ready Car should not be older than 10 years Maximum 100, 000 miles Must have been registered in the last 6 months or ready to be registered.
Please go to www.allchildrenfirst.org and click on ,“How To Donate A Car” on the homepage to learn more about it.
Druid Hills United Methodist Church
1712 S. E. Lake Weir Rd. Ocala, FL 34471
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