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A Stephen Minister Story

A Stephen Minister Story Steve Feith, a retired naval officer married with two children and four grandchildren, loves to ride his motorcycle, smoke cigars, and play golf. He learned about Stephen Ministry at church, but thought it wasn’t for him. He just wasn’t into “emotional” stuff. Yet, as a naval officer, it had been his job to fix problems sailors brought to him. In training for Stephen Ministry, Steve, a fix-it person, learned that Christ, not himself, would fix people…

New Bible Study – “The Story”

Announcing a new Bible study called the “The Story” This will be offered in 8 week classes on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the conference room for an hour.  The first class will start on October 28th through December 16th.  “The Story” is a book/video series by Pastor and author Randy Frazee that teaches on the story of Scriptures intersecting with the story of your life. There is a Participant’s Guide that is available from the church office for $10.00…
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Stephen Ministry

The risen Christ told his followers to teach, heal and give hope to people wherever they  meet  them. As Christ’s disciples, we are directed to do likewise.  St. Paul  said  we  should  bear one another’s burdens.  These directives from the early Christian church shape and mold the ministry of offering care and comfort in today’s world just as they did so long ago. Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry was begun in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1975, to ensure that lay ministers…
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Cancer – Now What?

Cancer – Now What?  by Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD This is a book that Stephen Ministries and the Spiritual Enrichment Committee have available through their joint beginning program on a Cancer Support Group.  It is a book that helps those with Cancer and their loved ones to take action; find hope; and navigate the journey ahead. A  Cancer Support Group is being formed because so many members of the Lakeview family have been touched by Cancer, either themselves or a…
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Financial Report for September 2019

Finance Report As  you  can  see  from the Financial  Report Summary below, our church went into a hole for July Year-to-Date by  a  little  over $25,000.  While this is a lot of money, the people of Lakeview are continuing to be more generous than last year.  The actual expenses for July Year-to-Date are still running less than budget by almost a $1,000, which is very helpful.  Summer seems to be a difficult time for giving but I believe that the…
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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…

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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Heidi Hernandez Concert 8-8-19

Lakeview Concert Series Heidi Hernandez Those of you who came to the second TNT during the month of August were treated to a superb concert with Heidi Hernandez, after an excellent dinner.  Dinner was delicious, of course, thanks to Chef Linda and her wonderful kitchen staff.  The concert opened with the familiar ‘Tea for Two’ as a tribute to Heidi’s loving grandfather, then continued with a chronology of her favorite compositions; each more special than the last.  The highlight of…

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN – MISSION U

Mission U 2019 On the first Friday and Saturday of August, our church was honored to host the United Methodist Women – Mission U Conference.  UMW is an organization on the fore-front of social issues which has been in existence for over 150 years. There were 5 classes for everyone to sit and learn from challenging instructors. Studies such as 150 years of UMW History, Social Justice, Spiritual Growth (Practicing Resurrection and Radical Discipleship), and What about our Money (a…
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“Creating Creators” Bible Study

“Creating Creators” Holy Cow! Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat’s! Leaping Frogs!  The new bible study about “Creating Creators” is really going to happen. No physical or brain test is needed; hearing aids and eye glasses are okay. Just show up on August 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face.  Bring your gifts and ideas to build upon. We will have a great time beginning a bible study starting with…
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Financial Report for July/August 2019

Finance Report As you can see  from  the  Financial Report Summary below for May, our church went into a hole for May Year-to-Date by almost $8,500.  While this is a lot of money, the people of Lakeview are continuing to give generously but by a little less than what is needed.  The actual expenses for May Year-to-Date were $15,000 under budget, which is very helpful.  Summer seems to be a difficult time for giving but I believe the people of…