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Heifer Update for Jan. 25, 2020

Heifer Update The first donation to Heifer International from The Lakeview United Methodist Church was made on December 14, 2017 – True or False? That statement is false. The first donation was made on November 1, 1980. Subsequent donations were made in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008 and the last one prior to the LUMM Heifer Project was on January 28, 2010. Sum total of those previous donations was $10,728.88 I acquired this information from Devin Foster of…
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Proceed toward Promise

Jonah 3:1-5 By Amy Persons Parkes Second chances often begin with someone covered in vomit. (See Jonah 2:10.) Perhaps our own second chances began with the nauseous feeling produced when truth and denial converged inside of us. In this way, Jonah’s story is similar to our own. The first time God spoke to Jonah and called him to the onerous task of offering grace and forgiveness to his nation’s archenemy, Jonah ran from the promise of a second chance for…
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Heifer Update for Jan. 18, 2020

Heifer Update The fourth “Joy to the World” Gift Basket is on its way.  After an inspiring presentation by Lindsay Duvall and Devin Foster, from Heifer International, the TNT donations put us over the top.  Now 1 Heifer, 2 Sheep, 2 Llamas and 4 Goats will find their way into new homes.  There they will start producing offspring, milk, meat, wool and all their by-products.  These families can then start to see some income to supplement their diets, send their…
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Faces of Revelation

1 Samuel 3:1-9 By J. DANA TRENT Thousands of messages inundate us daily. It’s no wonder we sometimes feel we don’t know God. The constant noise that surrounds us can muffle even God’s powerful voice. It often takes repeated attempts and the wisdom of others to help us discern our Creator’s call. First Samuel is set in the early life of Israel, a precarious time when the “word of the Lord was rare.” Though the Israelites had known strong leaders…

Heifer Update for January 11

Heifer Update Because of you, stories like this become reality.  This takes place in Nepal and features Jit Kamari Yogi.  Jit was forced to marry at 16 to a much older man.  They had five sons.  One died shortly after birth from lack of medical care.  Another contracted measles.  Jit was forced to treat him with folk medicine made of rice and crushed insects.  When Jit finally escaped to a hospital with her son, no doctor would treat him.  One…
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What God Imagines

 Psalm 8 and Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 by Carolyn Whitney-Brown I want to propose a challenge for the New Year: Memorize Psalm 8 and Ecclesiastes 3:1-13. Psalm 8 offers a perspective both calming and energizing, especially in these pre-Epiphany days. As Christmas lights disappear from homes and businesses, the psalm speaks of a different kind of epiphany. Consider the creation around you, the amazing perfection of each exquisite, interconnected piece. Deeper than our wisdom is the mystery of God the Creator. In…
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heifer Update for Jan. 4th

Heifer Update HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  First, I want to thank everyone, on behalf of the LUMM, for your wonderful support in 2019.  Here is the summary of what you did.  Your donations supplied animals for 177 families.  Now, together, let’s do the math.  When each family passes the gift, 354 families will benefit.  And with Heifer’s average of 9 times the impact – WOW!  Your gifts have the potential of reaching 1593 families.  Besides that, you have treated 2 families…
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thank You’s for January 2020

 Thank You’s for January 2020  Caring for our Soul  Words cannot express the feeling of thanks we have for each of you in our church that took the time out of your busy schedules to call us, send us a card and for all your prayers.      We are all blessed to belong to a most caring and loving church.  Genuine love and concerns speak volumes for our Lakeview members and all the staff                                                                Gail and Jim Betz     …

Heifer Update january 2020

Happy New Year! “Thank You” – Heifer Project Report  From the Lakeview United Methodist Men, a big “THANK YOU!” to all of you who are supporting the “Joy to the World” program.  Whether through donations, prayers and thoughts – it all counts to the tremendous success of the program.  On Monday, December 2, our second Gift Basket was donated.  And then we were advised that the gift would be matched.  Every gift basket has the potential to touch 81 families. …
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On the Shelf January 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library We have a couple of good books that I know you will enjoy reading! Rebeccas’s Reward by Lauraine Snelling (Book 4 of the Daughter’s of Blessing) It takes place in Blessing, North Dakota.  It starts out as a story of Norwegian immigrants that have staked out farms and businesses in Blessing.  Rebecca is dreaming of opening a soda and ice cream shop in Blessing.  She travels to Bismark to visit her cousin Penny.  In…

Pastor John’s View January 2020

Tales from the Mountain, January 2020 It was December 31, 1999. For months, people were in a tizzy (there’s a word I don’t use often!) over the dreaded Y2K. Predictions said that the turning of the millennia would mean everything from, “Oh, it’s the end of the world, fer sher!”, to “Water systems, electric, and telecommunications would all come to a screeching halt.” I had been to meeting after meeting explaining why 911 was still going to work and, “yes,…
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