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Finance Report for January 2020

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, Lakeview UMC had some disappointing results in November, as the monthly income was a little over $2,200 below what the Church needed to operate for the month and this caused the Year-to-Date to slip further negative a little more than $47,800.  The problem is that by the time you read this in the January’s Newsletter, the year 2019 will be history and at our current rate we are…
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FIERCE WOMAN OF GOD!

LADIES, YOU WERE MEANT TO BE A FIERCE WOMAN OF GOD! A new Women’s Bible Study Fierce – Women of the Bible Who Changed the World by Jennifer Cowart will begin on Tuesday, January 14. This study will meet in Smoot hall from 9 to 10:30 am, and will be led by Rhonda Plinske. This six-week study will challenge us to influence our world as these fierce women of the Bible influenced theirs. The word Fierce is trendy. It is…
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Finance Report for December 2019

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, Lakeview UMC had some disappointing results in October, as the monthly income was a little over $11,000 below what the Church needed to operate for the month and this caused the Year-to-Date to slip further negative a little less than $45,600. Before anyone gets too excited about the negative numbers, let me break them down into some pieces that will help everyone understand where we are having difficulty…
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Choose Your Rut Carefully

by Clayton ShanklandIn Isaiah 42:16 we read these words: “I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.” A sign on a certain road in Australia reads, “Choose your rut well. You’ll be in it for the next twenty miles.” It’s a funny thing about ruts. They don’t have to be miles long. They can be months long – maybe even years long. And ruts don’t have to…
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Financial Report for November 2019

Finance Report As you can see from the Financial Report Summary below, our church IS slightly better Year-to-Date by $2,000, since the deficit is now only a little over $34,000.  Good job everyone for moving in the other direction.  In fact, September was almost $2,000 positive for the month and that has not happened in quiet awhile.  After consulting with Tami, the Comptroller, the giving by Lakeview People should be at 75% of our budget since we are now 75%…
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Cancer – Now What?

Cancer Support Group Starts October 21 The Cancer Support Group will begin meeting each Monday in the Conference Room at 11 am till Noon.  The co-facilitators are Jackie Mobed, R.N. and Betty Stewart.  We will use the book Cancer – Now What? by Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD.  This class is OPEN to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. If you have cancer, had cancer, are caring for someone who has cancer or you may have cancer , this…
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“The Story” – A NEW Bible Study

Announcing a new Bible study called “The Story” that 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 (if…
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Financial Report for October 2019

Finance Report As  you  can  see  from  the Financial Report Summary below, our church went into a deeper hole for August Year-to-Date by a little over $36,000.  After consulting with Tami, the Comptroller, I have discovered two areas where we are coming up short.  While Lakeview people are doing a really great job of giving, we are currently running about $13,000 less than the church’s needs but the giving is still about $2,600 more than last year at this time,…
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Fall Prevention

Have you fallen recently?  Were you hurt? Did you tell anyone—a doctor, a friend, a family member? Are you so afraid of falling that you no longer take part in activities you enjoy? FEAR OF FALLING is your worst enemy! If you are afraid of falling, you don’t go out as much, resulting in social isolation, loneliness and depression; you move less, causing your muscles to weaken and lose flexibility; you tend to walk leaning forward, throwing off your balance.…
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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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A Stephen Minister Story

Mary Larrabee’s life was a mess! Her marriage ended in divorce, she underwent two major surgeries, and then her grown son was murdered. It was as though a manure truck kept backing over her and dumping on her. She was matched with Kathy, a Stephen Minister and a fellow member of her church, who met with her each week for about a year. Kathy would hold her hand and listen and pray with her. She didn’t give Mary specific advice…

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…