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Worship Services held at 8am and 10:30am Sundays
Jr High, Sr High, and 4 Adult Sunday School classes 9:15am
contact the "church office" you may call 739-1943.
work session for the Memorial Prayer Center is now
set for May 18th at 8am. We will need about
3 work crews of 3 or 4 people each. We need to plant a couple
trees and a large semi-circle bed of flowers. We will assemble
two more benches and mount the two we have assembled already.
Bring your cameras and come join in the fun and be part of this
meaningful experience. To be remembered in our prayers and correspondence:
NEED A TEACHER FOR PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN AND AN
ORGANIZER FOR THE COMMUNITY SERVICE SQUAD. We also
need helpers to provide food or craft supplies and/or just "help"
out that week. If you have time, talent or treasure you would
like to share for VBS, please contact Louise McIntosh, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office.
The Prayer Center needs YOU. The first two benches and the first
of the trees and bushes will be installed in the month of May.
However, we need to sell 15-20 memorials to finish paying for
the center and garden. As always we say thank you to all who
have made what we have possible.
Deborah Hannah – May 21, noon (3rd Tuesday)
Electa – May 15, noon (3rd Wednesday)
Rachel Ruth – joining others
Section of Our Community: These are the people who
served in our armed forces and stay at the VA Hospital in Bath.
Many of these are husbands, fathers, sons, brothers or uncles.
Outreach would like to honor and remember them for Father’s
Day by collecting new sweatshirts and T-shirts (not undergarment
t-shirts) in sizes from M-3XL. And if you nave new never worn
shoes hanging around in your closet, please donate them as well!
We will be collecting them starting May 19 –June
9. Please help us bring a little sunshine to them.
Do you have a “place at the Table?” Do you know
someone who doesn’t?
It’s a daily struggle for many people to put food on their
On May 20 we will have an opportunity to urge
to sufficiently fund programs that effectively reduce hunger
IT IS POSSIBLE!
Food Pantry for May – Spaghetti Sauce
LONG TERM NOTICES
Spring Rummage Sale was a great success! Thank you
to all of the men, women and children who helped setup, worked
with our customers, and then cleaned up on Friday. Each one
of you made the sale go so well. K & J Kitchen made over
$1,000. of the final total. Thank you to Kay, Janell, Ida and
Barb for blessing us with nourishing food each day. Myrna F.
gets the prize for her cleaning expertise! She arrives at the
church before the sun comes up and begins sweeping up our messes
and washing the merchandise so that we can get a better price!
I could write so many praises about our people. We missed Hope
and Doug M. and kept them in our prayers as they began healing
from their injuries. And we were saddened by the death of Skip
A. Somehow—we managed to get the jobs done without the
guidance and diligent time Julia puts into the sale. How we
missed her and Skip. We also thank the shoppers—we have
such fun with our customers. We are thankful for the Northern
Tier Children’s Home and their WHITE truck! They take
the items we didn’t sell. We feel it is mission work,
mission dollars and it continues with our left over items going
to good use. We thank everyone for their support. We plan to
do this again in the fall- October 2nd- 4th
! See you then! God’s Blessings.
Cindy E. and The United Methodist Women.
Banks for Hunger: (May fund drive) - This second of
three annual House Bank collections at Horseheads FUMC helps
alleviate hunger both locally and globally. The poor economy
has made the hunger situation even more serious all over the
world. Our goal is to raise $500 this month. The donations from
this offering will be divided evenly between the Horseheads
Food Pantry and UMCOR World Hunger and Poverty as our church‘s
covenant to Bread for the World has already been paid this year.
Banks are available in the Narthex for those who wish to use
them; or, mark your check or envelope with the amount you wish
to go to House Banks and hand it in anytime during May
the month of May, Sunday School openings will be focused
on prayer, how to pray, why we pray, what & who to pray
for. The table in the Narthex has a prayer activity on it. Parents,
please encourage your children to practice praying this week.
Here are the four steps we will be teaching.
• First, tell God how much you love him.
• Then, tell God about what you have done wrong and tell
him you are sorry. He will forgive you, but he asks you don't
do it again.
• Think about all the good things in your life and thank
God for these blessings.
• Pray for something you need help with, and for other
people who need God's love.
your children for summer camp at Casawasco. Better
yet, take your family to one of the many family camps available!
It's not just a summer camp, check out the year round options
for all ages available at www.Casawasco.org.
Don't forget to check out the Christian education tables in
the Narthex today!
Christian Education has many areas where
time, talents and treasures are needed.
Education never stops no matter what your age.
SAVE THESE DATES:
June 2 - Casual Sunday - Church and Sunday
School picnic at Harris Hill Outing Center immediately following
the 10:30 am service. Bring a dish to pass, drinks for your
family, table service and chairs, meat will be provided. We
will have a softball game, horseshoes, volleyball and games
for all ages. Join us for this wonderful outdoor fellowship
experience. ALL ages welcome!!!!!!!!!!
June 9 - Last day of Sunday School until fall.
Sunday School students will be in charge of the 10:30 am service.
Please, share this time with us. It will be a great experience
for all to learn what has taken place on Sundays from 9:15am
August 5-9 -Vacation Bible School, 9am - noon
daily. Everywhere Fun Fair where children can experience the
love of Jesus, meet welcoming friends from the Bible, and reach
out to their neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom,
Australia and Mexico.
Volunteers are needed to plan, teach classes, drive cars for
the Service Squad, provide food or craft supplies and/or just
"help" out that week. If you have time, talent or
treasure you would like to share for VBS, please contact Louise
Fellowship Volunteers Needed! We are excited to need
more volunteers for Children’s Fellowship on Sunday mornings
since it means we are blessed with more children attending.
More hands make easier work. If you can help, speak with Louise
McIntosh or Joan Oliver in Children’s Fellowship or the
Update: We are still about $400 short of our $1,500
goal for One Great Hour of Sharing. If you were away and would
still like to contribute to this UM Special Sunday offering,
it hasn't been sent yet so there is still time. Also, we still
have still have bags of fair trade coffee beans (both organic
regular and organic decaffeinated). Contact Barb Sommers if
you are interested in purchasing any of the fair trade items
In March and April of this year our pantry is participating
in the “16th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger”
sponsored by the Feinstein Foundation. All donations of food
or money made from March 1st through April 30th can be counted
toward this challenge.
First United Methodist Church