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Posts from August 2019

Posts from August 2019

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Heifer Update for August 31, 2019

Heifer Animals Are Amazing!  Did You Know? Ducks can sleep with one eye open to watch for predators.  They can even turn off half of their brain while keeping the other half alert. The east African nations of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe were hit hard in late March by Cyclone Idai.  Whole villages were swept away leaving many families without homes, without livestock and livelihoods.  There were no reported injuries or deaths to Heifer Project participants or staff.  A small…
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On the Shelf for September 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have a lot of old favorites and new books and DVDs in our library.  Please feel free and explore the adventures to be found here. I have a couple of old favorites that you might want to check out. Faith’s Reward by Tammy Barley; book 3 of The Sierra Chronicles. This is set after the Civil War ended in the East, but it hadn’t ended in the west yet.  Jess finds out that…
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Heifer International

Heifer International It was 75 years ago  –  Dan West  had  a vision – as he passed out cups of milk to refugees, he had this thought, “They don’t need a cup of milk, they need a cow.”  So Heifer International was born.  “Faith” was the  first  Heifer donated.  In March of 2018, LUMM donated the Heifer “Love” which was given by Missions & Outreach. In April the LUMM sent “Hope” and “Joy” on their way.  And then there were…
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Thank You’s for September

Dear Lakeview Congregation, Today we received your THREE wonderful checks.  They came just at the right time to help us make this week’s payroll.  Your generosity from the Mission & Outreach Committee; the United Methodist Men’s Group, and the United Methodist Women really saved the day for us.  We are so very grateful to have friends like you.  I am looking forward to coming to TNT on October 10 to share with you what is happening at the Justa Center. …
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for ADULTS 2019

Out of the Heat & Into the Holy Land!      As promised, during VBS 2019, we traveled to the Holy Land to learn to walk more as Jesus walked. No luggage or passports or money necessary, just Bibles and study folders and socks for children and adults living at risk on the street. And, we traveled together. One new member of our church wrote on her evaluation that at their table, new friendships were formed that each person agreed would…
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Coming to Comfort

Jeremiah 1:4-10 By Dave Brauer-Rieke God comes to comfort. God comes to heal, to disturb, to reorganize, to destroy and overthrow, to build up and plant. Ours is an active and involved God with plans, hopes, dreams, and visions. Cover to cover the Bible gives testimony to this fact. Some of the most spiritually influential people in my life have been those who teach me to see or watch. Some days I wake up wondering what I have to do…
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Heifer Update for August 24, 2019

Heifer Update Georgina lives in Chiapas, Mexico.  Her day starts at 3:00 a.m. when she turns on the lights in her chicken coops.  She has learned the hens lay more eggs with the light.  At 6:00 a.m. she is on the bus to town with dozens of yesterday’s eggs.  At 8:30 a.m. she opens the covers on the sunrise side of her coops.  At 9:30 she opens the doors so they can roam and forage on bugs and grass.  Then…

SUMMER CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY

Arts in the Parish A two Sunday celebration with great music, an inspiring sermon and a magical arts exhibit proclaiming God’s gift of creativity was the heartbeat of the event. A wonderful turnout of personal creativity was on display through out the sanctuary.  Hand-built wooden ships, intricate quilt work, photography and paintings were among the talented craft of members of LUMC. Before and after each service the social interactions viewing each display created a wonderful energy of love and fellowship.…
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Reaping What We Sow

Isaiah 5:1-7 By Marshall Gilmore Isaiah 5:1-7 is a parable that makes one point, which Isaiah takes a roundabout route to reach. He starts with a wedding scene. As friend of the bridegroom, he says, “Let me sing for my beloved [my friend] my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.” The bridegroom has done everything for the vineyard, the bride, to be fruitful. He gave it a prime location. Plus, he…

Heifer Update for August 17, 2019

Heifer Update Let’s visit Bihar today.  It is in northwestern India, and one of India’s poorest states.  Heifer is working a project in five districts of Bihar, providing goats to empower poor farmers there.  Sharada Devi, a mother of 8, was one of among 4,000 residents to receive a goat.  She had been working for little as nothing on other farms.  Her husband was forced to travel 800 miles to find suitable work.  Even then, they barely survived.  They could…
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Desiring a “Better Country”

Hebrews 11:13-16 by Mary Lou Redding On this midsummer Sunday, we are deep into the season of the Christian year known as ordinary time-the longest season of the liturgical calendar. The festivals of Easter and Pentecost are memories, and Advent is far ahead on the planning calendar. These days bring few special observances in the church-they are “ordinary” time. For us here in the South, August can also bring long days of stifling heat-the “dog days of summer. “This August…
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