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JEWISH ROOTS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH BIBLE STUDY
Begins on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 202
Judaism and Christianity. Two spiritual points of view that seem worlds apart—but it hasn't always been that way! Learn about the rich heritage of the Christian faith, which is grounded in the same Old Testament Scriptures as Judaism. This study will be presented with the use of videos and printed material. Hosted by Lori Murrmann. If you have any questions, please contact Lori at 574-344-0411 after 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
CRAFTS, FLEAS AND EATS
United Methodist Women are hosting a spring Craft Show and Flea Market
Food will be available for purchase
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
This is a craft and flea market type sale. Snacks are available for sale by the church. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact the church.
To book a booth or for more information, please call Liz Miller at 259-7688.
REDISCOVERING THE POWER OF PRAYER AND EVANGELISM
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8 am to 12 noon
Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Road, Ligonier, IN 46767
Full breakfast - Workshop supplies - Dr. Frank J. Beard, Seminar Leader
$15.00 per person - call 260-894-7793 to Register.
SHINE! Women's Conference
Saturday June 1st from 1:00-5:00 pm
The women's conference is to inspire women to shine God's light for all to see! Join us for a time of worship and hear an inspiring message from Shelia Walsh (recorded from The Original Women's Conference in Rockford, IL)
Sparkly Snacks will be served! Don't forget to bring all the ladies you know!
The cost of this conference is FREE. A free will offering will be taken at the conference, it will be donated to a women's charity in our community.
HANDBELL CONCERT by the JUBILEE RINGERS
TO PERFORM AT ALBRIGHT CHURCH
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 AT 4:00 P.M.
COST: Free Will Offering
Established in 1988 to become Elkhart’s “Handbell Performing Group,” the organization is sponsored by private individual donations and contributions from local merchants in addition to partial grant funding and concert fees. The organization is committed to the cultural environment of the Michiana community, providing classes, workshops, festivals, performances and assemblies in the “art of handbell ringing.” Watch the Sunday bulletins for more information.
WEDNESDAY WORK NIGHT
We love our church and want to present it in the best condition possible….but we need your help. Beginning Wednesday, May 8th and every Wednesday thereafter from 5-7 p.m. will be Wednesday Work Night. Some of the tasks needed to be done are: changing the gym lights, changing furnace filters, cleaning or replacing ceiling tiles, de-bugging outside lights, washing windows and cleaning windowsills, pulling weeds everywhere, sweep the parking lots, dust and swiffer furniture, cleaning corners, maintain the fountain….etc. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Please call Les Selig at
287-7907. Thank you!
SUMMER OF SERVICE • SPRING HAS SPRUNG! • SUMMER IS FAST APPROACHING!
Again this year we will be participating in "Summer of Service". We will combine with the other churches in our cluster in a mission project to rehab a house. Basic maintenance and minor repairs.
We need your help!! The event date is May 17 & 18. For more information please contact Pastor Warren or Pastor Carolyn Kern at First United Methodist Church.
STAFF/PARISH ANNOUNCES PASTOR WARREN'S RETIREMENT
Staff/Parish announcement: Pastor Warren has served Albright faithfully, in many jobs, and given many hours each week. He needs to decrease the number of hours he is working. He will retire July1, 2013. The blessing for us is that he will continue to serve as a retired pastor, 20 hours each week. We are still working with the Conference on an exact job description and salary. We will let everyone know as soon as it is all decided and confirmed by the Church Council. Praise God we are not losing Warren's gifts of love and compassionate heart!
MAC Food Pantry board will be looking for a new director. This is a difficult, time consuming and unpaid job that will need a person dedicated to helping needy families in Mishawaka, Osceola and Granger. If you know someone who might be interested, they should talk to Warren or one of the MAC board. A job description is available on request
“COFFEE WITH THE CREATOR” BOOK CLUB
Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Book club meets here at Albright Church every Monday at 1:00 p.m. and every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the lounge on the second floor. We are currently discussing “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. The book is available at local bookstores, public libraries and Amazon. If you are interested please contact hostess, Amanda Moseng. Amanda can be reached at 707-4198 or Email: email@example.com
Miss Pam’s Sonshine Childcare Ministry of Albright United Methodist Church
504 W. Mishawaka Avenue • Mishawaka, IN 46545 • Phone (574) 259-0981
Pam Waidner at 574-229-8938 or 574-287-7923
Our website is: www.misspamschildcare.com
We now have 18 children registered! 5 babies in the nursery with one 6 week old! Our Nursery is a hopping place at times . . . Miss Selena , Miss April, Granny Marie, and Miss Sheila are pretty busy unless its nap time then everybody catches their breath.
Miss Keri and Mr. Mike have 7 now and every 20 minutes the kids do something else! One of our older ones has begun to read! and that's exciting!
Then there is our newest classroom with Miss Cortney and she has 5 and potty training and teaching goes on throughout the day. She is great with these kids!
That leaves 1 child who is registered and will come during school breaks . . . she was with us during her Christmas Break and we really enjoyed getting to know her.
We have been having phone calls requesting information about our school.....so we are praying for more families to join us. We can have as many as 54 children but we are thankful for the families we have.
Melissa Grindle and Amanda Moseng work for us as subs. and both are great. . . I think Amanda likes babies the best!
Dave Stoltz' daughter, Brooke is an eighth grader who volunteers Monday and Wednesday nights after school for a couple of hours a night for an assignment in a class she is taking at her school.
Also, Megan McClish and Tabiatha Stockman also work as volunteers when we need them.
WE ARE WAITING FOR MORE KIDS!
We currently have an ad campaign going on through Pulse FM and WHME TV. Friday, Feb 22 between 7 and 8 a.m. I will be on the radio for the morning show.
We also have an ad in the River Park News and we are looking at a billboard on Mishawaka Ave.
We love this opportunity to share Jesus with the children.
I am working 60 to 70 hours each week so I am really busy.............but loving each and every moment. Pam
Information on Miss Pam's Sonshine Childcare
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Miss Pam's Sonshine Childcare Parent Handbook
Miss Pam's Sonshine Childcare Flyer
Choir will resume its Wednesday evening practice schedule after Easter, beginning April 3, 7:00 PM and will meet and participate in worship through Pentecost Sunday, May 19. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again! - Maretta
Children's Choir -God's Little Sparks-will start again on Sunday, September 9th from 10:40-11:00 a.m. in the Children's Chapel.
Albright Church and the MAC Food Pantry are part of a group called the Mishawaka Consortium of Social Service Groups. They have been meeting for over 18 months now. They came together to discuss the unmet needs in the community; principally, housing, transportation, utilities and food. Our discussion on meeting the needs of the homeless continues. There is a bright spot with regard to replenishing the food pantries.
We are hopeful to have all Mishawaka Businesses participate in a Food and Cash drive prior to and on the February 3, Souper Bowl Sunday. The purpose is twofold, (1) to bring in much needed cash and food; (2) to raise awareness that there are hungry adults and children in Mishawaka.
LET’S KEEP THE FOOD PANTRY STOCKED ONE CAN AT A TIME!
M.A. C. Food Pantry
Sunday, May 05 - spaghetti sauce/pasta
Sunday, May 12 - pancake mix/syrup
Sunday, May 19 - canned fruit
Sunday, May 25 - canned dinners (spaghetti, ravioli, chili, etc.)
Sunday, June 02 - peanut butter
NEWS FROM THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT
The Summer months will before we really know it!
VBS is coming!!!!! in July
Four nights in JULY -July 15, 16, 17,18 from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Gotta Move! is a Vacation Bible School curriculum designed to give children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. Through each lesson children will see that God provides everything we need to be close to Him. However, He does require a response - having faith means we Gotta Move! Day 1: His Grace, Our Obedience (Genesis 6-7)
God created us to be near to Him. Children will see the difference in how God made man compared to every other living thing in creation. They will also look at the story of Noah in a new way and see how he walked with God even though no one else in his generation did. Children will learn that we are only able to be close to God through His grace and the favor He gives us. Our response should be to walk in obedience. Day 2: His Word, Our Commitment (Joshua 1 & 3)
On this day children will see how God showed the world His mighty power through the Israelites. Even though they were a special group of people chosen by God, He expected them to show their commitment to Him and His Word. Just as the Israelites were responsible to take the Word of God with them to the Promised Land, we as Christians should be committed to knowing Scripture so we have it with us wherever we go.Day 3: His Son, Our Response (John 1)
God had provided the perfect place for Adam. During the time of Noah, He washed away all of the sin outside of the ark. He provided the Israelites with His Holy Word and great men of faith to lead them. However none of these things could eliminate the power of sin. It was only through the sacrifice of God’s Son that we could be saved from the penalty of sin forever! Jesus gave glory and honor to God through His life, death and resurrection. Children will learn that by walking with Jesus, they too can bring glory and honor to God. Day 4: . Gotta Move Celebration at 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will invite the congregation and the parents to a program the children will put on in the sanctuary and then meet either in the gym or the courtyard for soft serve ice cream!
Join us as we celebrate and learn how to walk with GOD!!!! Each night teaching children how to depend on Jesus and His Holy Spirit to teach us how to make the right decisions and choice daily .............I think even us adults could use some lessons on this, don't you?
We will move all over the place! GOTTA, GOTTA, MOVE there's no time like this summer to follow Jesus.
Sunday, May 5 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Organizational Meeting for VBS. I am looking for volunteers who will be interested in leading children to Christ! It takes a whole church to do VBS and praying is as an important job as teaching . . . preparing crafts . . . . to set up and tear down. Please consider changing a child's life and come to our meeting. If you have any questions, please call Pam Waidner at 574-259-0981 or 574-229-8938. Pam Waidner
Tremendous Time Traveling Tuesdays
May 14 - Abraham and Abimelech (Genesis 20:1-17)
Time Traveling Tuesdays will take a hiatus for the summer.
WHAM's last meeting for the year was on Sunday, April 14 when we played Wii. Sometime over the summer we might have a sleepover so watch your CONCERN for an announcement.
WE'LL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER!
FREE MOVIE NIGHT the third Friday of each month.
Coming Friday, May 17 our last family movie night for the season.
WE'LL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER!
Just for kids age 5 – 12th grade in room 208.
All you have to do is sign in and register your kids for the evening and at the end of the evening sign them out. Everyone should bring along a blanket to sit on and be ready to have FUN!!! We will sing, play a game, watch a video, have popcorn and pop, and talk about what we learned. Bring a friend! Have any questions? Please call Pam Waidner at 229-8938
Children's Sunday School
New Class Formed
The 4th, 5th, and 6th class have been meeting in their own class now and have enjoyed being together.........now they are older ones and that is quite a special thing! April Horvath and Selena Mast are their teachers. For the kids--- this is an extension of WHAM and I think they are digging it!
We have almost completed a 13 week study entitled Kid's Travel Guide to the Armor of God. The children are learning about the Spiritual realm being real as the rest of the world. According to the Bible there are battles raging all around us all the time against the followers of God. We have been learning that GOD gives us tools to get us through these battles and we have learned that God will win the war we just need to be prepared for battle. We have been exploring the power of God and how He provides protection against the devil's attacks, as well as practical teaching on how they can stand firm in their faith.
Last week the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders wrote their version of the Lord's Prayer (watch for it in the Concern)
Our next 13 week study is entitled Kid's Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer will begin Sunday, March 3. The children will learn what prayer is that it isn't a magic wand we wave in front of God to get him to turn events and situations to our advantage but that it is a beginning of building a relationship with God our Father. We will study the guide to prayer Jesus gave us in the prayer called the Lord's Prayer. We like other churches recite this passage on a weekly basis , but memorizing and reciting doesn't ensure that we understand the concepts behind these verses we recite. We will learn together about God's holiness, God's provision, and the importance of forgiving as well as being forgiven, and so on. What we hope to accomplish that the children will come away with not just words memorized but will be able to apply these Biblical truths to their lives.
We will break for a Easter Study for Palm Sunday and Easter.
Our Lord's Prayer study will end on Sunday, June 9th and Summer Sunday School will begin!
Would still like to schedule people for our older kids during first service........if you are interested please let me know.
We will be doing a GO FISH VBS entitled Gotta MOVE 2013 is a Vacation Bible School curriculum designed to give our children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. Through each lesson our children will see that God provides everything we need to be close to Him. However, He does require a response - having faith means we Gotta Move!
The library is OPEN! If you would like to check out a book, pull it off the shelf, write the date and your name on the card, and leave it on the desk. There should be a box there for the cards. The books can go out for about 2 to 3 weeks, depending on your reading style. When returning, drop them in the book drop. If you have any questions about the library, feel free to ask Jennifer Mark. She will be in the library most Sundays during first service, or down in Narthex after first service. Library cards will be used just as soon as we can get the technology part of the library finished. Thank you for the patience, and hopefully you’ll make good use of our collection!
ALBRIGHT CHURCH PARTNERS WITH LASALLE ELEMENTRY
LaSalle Elementary is located at 1511 Milburn Blvd. in Mishawaka. The school have over 500 children (pre-K through 6th grade). 78% of whom are in the free/reduced lunch program.
LaSalle Elementary is in great need of the following all year round.
*New underwear and socks *Gently used pants size 6 young adult *Gently used coats in children's sizes *Snow pants *Boots *Deodorant *Sanitary napkins *Single serving size food items (some children are given food kits to take home over the week-end because there is not enough food at home). Examples: cereal bars, cereal in bowls, juice boxes, single size Ravioli or Spaghetti O's, apple sauce, fruit, peanut butter, cheese crackers. Drop items at the Albright office and we will make sure they get to the school. This is a continuing program. Thank you for your generosity! We just took our first load to LaSalle!
LASALLE SCHOOL FOLLOW-UP
We dropped off some of the items you have so generously donated to LaSalle. The school social worker was so please. She said, "We love being adopted! No one has ever done this before." Suzanne Veselek has offered to be the coordinator for Albright and LaSalle but would like a helper. So anyone interested in ths very fun and worthwhile "adoption" let Suzanne Veselek or Alice Anderson know. Thank you, Albright congregation, for being so giving!
Dear Pastor Koziatek and the entire congregation,
Thank you so very much for "adopting" the students of LaSalle Elementary School. Your gifts of food and supplies are being put to good use. Your care and support is greatly appreciated!
Thanks Again, Avonne Dainton, LCSW
School Social Worker
Zumba is here! Join Christina Brown, a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm for an amazing workout right here at Albright. Zumba is a latin-based fitness and dance class that will burn calories, build strength and confidence, and have you feeling energized. Join a great group of friends each week for only $4 per class or $20 for a 10 class pass. Check out www.christinabrown.zumba.com or Zumba Fitness With Christina on Facebook for any details
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Thursdays at 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Loving Hands Sunday School Classroom.The Prayer Shawl Ministry has received several inquiries about our ministry by those interested in forming their own. Some inquiries came from those who had received a prayer shawl, other simply heard what we do. We are privileged to have shared our prayer shawl information with ladies in South Bend, Elkhart, and South Carolina. What a joy to think that what we do here at Albright might grow up in other communities.
There are no words to describe the richness of fellowship time we share with God and one another. Many times coming in on an empty tank and leaving filled. We share devotional time, faith and the blessings of seeing God at work thru the shawls and we are all encouraged - a good place to be!
Several of the ladies have the wonderful gift of being God led in their shawl making. They might feel the need to make a shawl for a person but do not know the need. Other times they may feel led to make a shawl for a person not yet known to them. When the shawl come together with the person and the need it's like see God at work! One lady received black yarn as a gift and wondered what to do with black. A need surfaced in one of her family members and when asked what her favorite color might be - you guessed it- black! One of our gifted ladies recently started out making a blue shawl with the yarns she had on hand. By the time she finished it was a large shawl which would make you think for a man. She had felt a leading on this shawl and asked if there was an need - indeed there was a need. A taller woman with a great need and her favorite color was…of course… blue. As we witness and share these God sightings we are blessed. We invite you to share with us any God sightings you see. It encourages and feeds our hearts.
Thru these beautiful ladies who come offering their time, talents, hands, hearts and yarns, we have been able to touch 468 lives for God!
A big thank you to the giver of the electric tea kettle for our prayer shawl ministry room and the joy it adds to our meeting times. We thank all of you for your donations of yarns, of dollar donations, your support of our fundraising "Powell the Florist Bouquet Cards", your encouragement and support that helps us to continue God's work. May God bless you all!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY FUNDRAISER
For those who choose to gift love thru flowers, the Prayer Shawl Ministry offers the 'Powell the Florist' bouquet of the month cards - a bouquet a month for a full year for just $20! To purchase a 'flower card' contact Sharon Payette at 256-7127 or see Sandi in the church office.
Nursery open for 9 a.m. worship service
First and Second Sundays of the month - Judy Mark
Third Sunday of the month - Patsy Buck
Fourth Sunday of the month - Pam Maez
Fifth Sunday of the month - Claudia Moore
CHANCE TO USE YOUR GIFTS - Prayer Ministry
This is an outreach ministry that makes pray available for and with our “Food Pantry" clients. We want them to find not only food at the pantry, but a caring person to pray with them and a God to answer that prayer. All right here at Albright! If you want to be part of this ministry, you can sign up for once a month on Tuesday 6-8 pm or Friday 10-12 am. We will provide training and ongoing support.
For more information contact one of the pastors.
LOOK WHAT'S COMING! A UNITY GARDEN is coming to Albright Church.
It will be located on the empty lot above our back parking lot. This garden will serve our food pantry clients as well as anyone in our congregation and neighborhood in need. It will be the first Unity Garden in Mishawaka. There are 53 gardens in South Bend. Not only will the garden help fill a great need, but will build community and friendship in our neighborhood. Anyone who would like to help is welcome. Those who are not physically able are welcome to stop by with words of encouragement and watch our garden grow. Unity Gardens mission is to improve community health. Find out more at www.theunitygardens.blogspot.com. If you are interested in helping, please contact Suzanne Rickey.