HEARD IN CHURCH, DECEMBER 30, 2018
Carol Sims welcomed those present with warm Christian greetings. She shared with the congregation that District Superintendent Weatherall will be meeting with the WUMC’s staff-parish committee this Wednesday night. The purpose is to discuss the new placement of a minister due to Pastor Dick’s death. She DID NOT KNOW if anyone has yet been chosen and if there will be an appointment announced at that time.
Our on-going winter mission project is to help provide some warmth for the homeless in the form of socks. Please bring in NEW long men’s socks and place in the box designated for them located under the coat rack in the lower entryway. This project will continue through the month of December and socks will continue being collected till the end of the year. They will then be gathered together and taken to Helping Hands for distribution early in January. To date, we have given 113 pairs of socks to help those needing them, exceeding Carol Sims goal of a minimum number of donated socks reaching 100 or more.
The all-church potluck has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 pm. A clipboard was passed around the congregation for those planning on attending to sign up. Meat and drinks are provided as well as table service. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish: salad, vegetable, or dessert to help fill the buffet table and for all to enjoy. Come and share an evening of fellowship, friendly conversations, and enjoyable entertainment.
As the congregation entered the sanctuary , they were greeted by Dorothy Lugibill and Alice Franklin. Rick Selinger lit the altar candles and beautiful music was presented by our pianist , Linda Selinger, preparing us for worship. Next week, greeters will be Larry and Polly Wise.
This week the pulpit was again filled by Rev. Kieth Anderson. We have been fortunate to have been able to enjoy his sermons as he stepped into a leadership role for this past month.
The Nimble Fingers Quilters will gather from 8:00-11:30 Monday, December 31. Everyone is welcome, and there is always room for more!
Carol suggested those interested in reading short articles about local people whose lives have made a difference to their communities to pick up this week’s copy of “Illinois Times.” Her father, Rev. Paul Sims, and local playwright/entertainer, Ken Bradbury, are just two noted.
If anyone has any questions regarding church activities, please call the church.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS:
Bart Henderson announced his Uncle Johnnie Henderson, who lives in Florida and is ninty- six, has opted for chemo therapy to begin treatment for is acute leukemia. John is Wayne Henderson’s younger brother.