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A Word From our Media Arts Director

A Word From our Media Arts Director As we are forced to close the doors of our church buildings for the foreseeable future because of COVID-19, we are left asking what sort of congregation we are. We will have to connect with each other online, and our community of care will exceed the bounds of social distancing. Having to close the doors of our church buildings because of the public health emergency leaves me asking myself: What is a congregation…

How to Be the Church

A Day in the Life of Being the Church What does a typical day of “being the church” look like for us? I doubt that there is such a thing for us as a typical day, but I will describe what one day looked like for me. After spending the morning on jury duty, I came home and changed to go running. First, however, I watered plants and pulled weeds for a neighbor who is out of town. Then I…
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Abstinence

Just for fun, a short story about Lent by Kell Brigan Sister Mary Stephen badly bruised her hip the morning of the first Thursday of Lent. Mother Zoe suspected that Sister Mary Stephen had been fasting the day before, which was Ash Wednesday, even though Sister was over sixty and not required to do so. In fact, Mother Zoe had specifically forbidden her to fast since Sister did have a tendency to overdo such things. Nevertheless, that Thursday morning, while…

Heifer Update for March 7, 2020

The balance at the end of the  “Heifer – Joy to the World”  Program was $160.  We donated a llama ($150), one of the gift basket animals, leaving $10 to carry over to the “Flock Sale-2.”  Thank you all for a very successful program.  Now, about the “Flock Sale” it will run for at least two months.  Poultry flocks are desperately needed in India.  Following is a post from Heifer International on Facebook, February 24: “We need your help.  A…
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Reparation

What is Reparation? Reparation is making amends to or helping another rebuild. Each of us is accountable for our own actions. We learned this week in our Bible lesson “The Story” to live like Christ. Where? Everywhere – at home, at church. The world can be horribly damaging. War can damage. Slavery has damaged. Our country has imprisoned and persecuted others. People of many races have suffered. We either live, have heard of or maybe know of someone who has…
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Thank You’s for March 2020

A BIG THANK YOU TO: those who helped with the Dinner and those who gave scholarships. those who helped with the Estate Sale and to all those who assisted in cleaning out Kay Winfield’s house. as the saying goes, “Many hands make light work” and all your hands were very much appreciated. God Bless you, Susan Briner Dear Prayer Shawl Ministry group, Thank you very much for the prayer shawl and your individual prayers for my recovery from the recent…
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The Bunny is Coming!!

Easter is April 12th this year – a beautiful time of the year for those of us who have enough to eat and can buy our own Easter treats!! We need your help in providing Easter Treats to the kids at Valley View Food Bank whose parents are unable to provide Easter Treats for their children. Easter Buckets will be available for STUFFING Sunday, March 15.  Please return the FILLED Easter Bucket no later than Sunday, April 5 Suggested Items…
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Financial Report for March 2020

Finance Report First I want to Praise God and Everyone at Lakeview United Methodist Church for the Wonderful end to the financial year 2019.  The month of December not only exceeded our December expenses by $72,338, we ended up with a surplus of $24,488, because we wiped out the November’s shortfall of about $48,000.  God is indeed good and greatly to be Praised! But as my work bosses always told me, we are grateful for what you did last year…

Pastor John’s View for March 2020

I remember a conversation starter we did in our high school youth group.  It went something like this: You are about to be marooned on a remote island, but you have three minutes to gather three things to take with you. What three things will you take? Of course, there’s no right answer and sometimes the responses are pretty hilarious. There is a deeper question to ponder, though, and I think it is worthy of asking. On Sundays we are…
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CancerCare – Lung Cancer Part 2

Part Two of Lung Cancer The type of treatment a patient receives for lung cancer may depend on the type of lung cancer and whether the disease has metastasized (spread) to distant body parts. The types of lung cancer and their treatments include: Small cell lung cancer: This type of lung cancer may be aggressive and may require immediate treatment. Treatments for small cell lung cancer include: Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Laser therapy, Radiation therapy and Surgery.  And Non-small cell lung cancer:…
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Crafty Crafters

Attention Crafters:   We need YOU!!!!!!    Sarah Circle has changed their name.  We are now called Crafty Crafters to fit our purpose. Time:  12:30 Date :   2nd Thursday of Every Month Place:   Smoot Hall lower level Please join us and bring your ideas and creativity to share. If you are unable to attend but would like to be a member of Crafty Crafters, we welcome you and will register you as a member. We will have a presentation on a new…
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