Fourth United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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A Note From the Pastor

A Note From the Pastor

October 18, 2018
 
Dear Church Family,
 
As most of you know both of my parents passed away this month just a little over a week apart.  It’s been a difficult time for our family but our God sustains us.  Thank you for your outpouring of kindness and support.  It means the world to me to know that my church family cares.
 
Construction crews are all over the church building doing various jobs: insulation is being installed in the attic, the HVAC work continues, building the enclosure at Geiman Hall entrance and moving and installing lights, etc.  Besides our hired work crews, Dave Vinson is hard at work most days.  I’m sure his wife, Judy, wonders if he has taken up residence at church!  Thank you Dave for managing our HVAC project.
 
The weather has taken a pretty good dip this last week.  Be sure and dress appropriately when at church events until our new heating system is installed.  It’s pretty cool in the building.  Wearing layers is helpful.
 
Our “My Church” Capital Campaign is underway and you have received a flyer and commitment card in the mail.  It is my hope that you will spend time in prayer considering your gift.  Rev. Dr. Ed Zeiders has appointment times open for anyone who wishes to discuss their commitment with him.  The dates are October 24, 25, 26, 31 and November 1st.  If you wish to make an appointment, please contact Pam Young.
 
We are having a Craft Supply Sale on Saturday, October 27th between 8 am and 12 noon in Fellowship Hall.  Use the Clarke Ave. entrance in the rear of the church.  Proceeds will benefit our church missions.  Questions, contact Cecelia Krall.
 
On October 31st our church will offer treats to our neighborhood children.  This is a great way to show some kindness to our neighbors.  A table will be set-up outside to provide treats for all—no tricks here!  We need volunteers to assist our guests.  If you would like to volunteer to man the table or have any questions please contact Pam Young. 
 
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, November 3rd from 8 -10:390 am.  The cost is $5/adult, $2/children and under 2 years of age/free.  Proceeds will benefit the Shepherd’s Staff Early Learning Center.
 
Reminder--November is a month of special events.  November 5th we will celebrate Holy Communion and All Saints Day and remember our beloved members who have passed on this calendar year.  We will be having combined services for Worship during the rest of the month with Nov. 11, 18 and 25th starting at 10 am.  November 11 we celebrate Veterans Day with a special remembrance and acknowledgement of our veterans.  We also have Church Conference immediately after Worship.  November 18th is the end of our Capital Campaign and we will celebrate with a meal following Worship, in Fellowship Hall.  November 25th Recreation will present our worship service.   
 
Again, please………Connecting with our church family is my joy.  I would like to have email addresses and street/post addresses for all of our college and technical school students.  Also I would like to update addresses and or email addresses for those who are serving in the military.  I need your help to obtain these. Please email or call the church office with information.
 
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!  May the peace and joy of the Lord be with you.
 
In Christ's Love,
Jane
 

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