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United Methodist Men Update

There are signs that the Virus is decreasing its hold on us and that the vaccine will help everyone to return to some form of normalcy but not yet. I am writing this article on Ash Wednesday, the day after Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day and also the day that the UMM would have held its annual Pancake Brunch where the brunch would normally greet and feed over 700 people from our church and community, provide funds to help many…
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Tales from the Mountain March 2021

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured…
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You Are Never Alone – Update

You Are Never Alone, a Bible study of the miracle stories in the Gospel According to John the Apostle WEEK THREE In our first week of this Lenten Study, we learned that our prayers always are heard and in time, a response will come. Moreover, we learned that Jesus’ understands what is best for us long before our prayer has been received, and the response to prayer is based on his understanding of the plan God has for our life.…
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Hi, Neighbor News

Hi, Neighbors! Our neighborhoods are filled with friendly, socially well-equipped Lakeviewers! As I promised last month, I will share your ideas for gathering, with safety, in this time of social isolation. If you have ideas, please share them with me so that I can include them in future NEWS Flashes about the Hi, Neighbor Project! A caller from on of our Neighborhood Groups reported to me that social distancing meetings can be held at Rio Vista Park and Parkway and…
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2021 Easter Buckets

$10 Easter Buckets this year due to COVID-19 2020 and 2021 have been unusual years due to COVID-19 and we have been adapting in different ways to deal with the pandemic. This year instead of asking everyone to fill a bucket we are asking for a Donation of $10 for an Easter Bucket. We are hoping to do 150 buckets for the children of the parents who obtain food supplements at Valley View Food Bank. We need to raise $1,500…
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Lay Servant Ministries – “Basic Course”

Via Zoom Facilitator: Marilyn Hohnstein, Certified Lay Minister Gila Mountain UMC, Yuma A Basic Class offered will be taught February 26 & 27. Friday, February 26 the class will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with check-in starting at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, February 27 the class will begin at 8:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m., break for ½ hour for lunch and resume from Noon to 4 p.m. We will finish with Holy Communion conducted by Pastor David J. Harriss, the…
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Hi, Neighbor NEWS!

Hi, Neighbors!           Social isolation just goes on and on. We are social beings, and we are certainly building some self-discipline as we exercise caution and care for the well-being of ourselves and others. Sometimes, it just seems too quiet and the impact is more than just a tad dreary. What can you and I do at such times to lift the burden of being alone?           Over the years, my solution has been to make a phone call and…
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Pastor John’s View February 2021

I bring you greetings from your staff and clergy. As we enter this second month of 2021, I have much to share with you. We continue to pray for those who are struggling with health issues and with the coronavirus. As our healthcare workers and you and I begin receiving the vaccine, I believe we will begin to see some semblance of normalcy in our daily lives begin to return. By now, you have received three recent letters from us…

You Are Never Alone

TIME  APART  WITH  GOD  DURING  LENT 2021 Lent is a season for self-examination, taking time apart to consider God’s presence in our lives and reflecting on our relationship with God. In this ongoing time of social isolation in our world due to the pandemic. it’s often difficult to realize that even in our time apart from each other, still we are not alone, because at all times, we are with God. Max Lucado has produced a DVD & Bible study…
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“The Story” – Bible Study

Presenting the Last 8 Chapters Starts again at Chapter 24 “No Ordinary Man” on February 1, 2021 Announcing the continuation of the Bible study called “The Story” that will offer the final 8 chapter class (Chapters 24 – 31) on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall for an hour. The class will start on February 1st through March 29th. This study will cover chapters 24 through 31 this time and each chapter stands by itself. “The Story” is…

How can I stay in touch?

Dear Lakeview Family, Whoever thought the pandemic would last this long? Even as the vaccine is being distributed, we know that normalcy is still a way off. While many of you have been able to stay in contact using on-line services, we realize some of you have had very little contact with your church family. Staying in touch is so much harder than it used to be. With this letter, I hope to give you a snap-shot of some ways…
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On the Shelf for January 2021

Here is a novel that I could not put down and one I find thought-provoking and heart-wrenching with surprising twists: How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petershein Here is what the book review states: “When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed in a bombing overseas, she travels to Wisconsin Mennonite community with her daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury them, grieve, and piece together their next steps. They are welcomed by Elam Albrecht, her husband’s cousin, who invites…