WILDWOOD/VILLAGE MILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
VOLUME 21, NUMBER 5 SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2017
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
HURRICANE RELIEF IS ON THE WAY
Our church hosted a community wide round table discussion concerning on-going efforts for Flood Relief. All the major groups and organizations in Wildwood were represented. We had over 30 people in attendance. We are working on a plan to coordinate all of our efforts to provide as much assistance as possible to residents in Wildwood and Village Mills. This is wonderful opportunity for this community to come together in ways that will benefit everyone.
A lot of important information came out of the meeting. If you do any work around your house or have volunteers or pay someone for services, related to the flood please document the number of hours worked, Also document any power tools that were used and how many hours they were used so that this information. All of this information can be turned into the Wildwood office and used to receive grant money from FEMA. Forms are available at the Wildwood office.
The Fire Department is still providing water and other essential items, and the Lodge has been set up by the Civic Club to provide clothing, water, food, diapers and other necessary items for free distribution. The Baptist Church has already been set up as a shelter and they are providing 3 meals a day to evacuees and first responders.
The Civic Club has already set up a Harvey Relief Fund that will be the primary fund used here in Wildwood for all the donations and grants that we receive. Please make your checks out to: “Wildwood Civic Club” and “Harvey Relief” on the memo line.
It is also important to remember that our neighbors across the Highway in Village Mills are included in our Emergency Management Area. They will be included in all of the relief efforts that take place. Please welcome them with open arms. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know some of those families that live outside our gate. As a church this is an outreach opportunity that we do not want to miss.
A big thanks to all of you that have already donated time and resources to help your neighbors. This is when we can be the hands and feet of Christ to our community.
Serving with you, Randy and Rene’.
WVMUMC Phone: 409-834-2234 Sunday Morning
P.O. BOX 332 Fax: 409-834-2809 9:00am Worship Service
5943 FM 3063 10:05am Refreshments
AT WILDWOOD RESORT Office Email: 10:15am Sunday School
VILLAGE MILLS, TX 77663
Pastor: Rev. Randy Carrion Secretary: Wilma Walton / Choir Director: Art Walton
Jane Forsythe Handbell Director: Jeanne Jones
409-834-2222 (home) Organist: Barry Johnson
409-543-9026 (cell) 409-834-2234 (Office) Pianist: Paula Seiley
Nursery: Dawn Stanley
Please notify Jan Wright, prayer team coordinator, with any prayer, illness, or hospital concerns. 409-834-2410
Gerry Blackman Juanita Bridwell Randy & Rene Carrion JoAnn Cooley
Tom Clark Jane Forsythe
Barb Hickman Jim Horn
Barry Johnson Ollie Murphy
Brady & Merline McCoy Scott Miller
Tim & Janie Meredith
Ray & Nancy Reid Harold Woodrom
Linda & Ian Stewart
Jesse & Delissa Munoz
Family & Friends
Erin Bowers Jerry Brewer
Sherry Burkes Tommy Clegg
Larry Crowley Ruby Davis
Wendy Gray Emmet Greene Austin Halter Jerry Harris
Ricky Keltz George Marsh
Bambi Monk Scot Smith
Eldon & Christine Reed Amy Tinch
George & Kandy Sanner Regina Woodrom
Dan Savage Butch Troy
"Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot heal."
03 Sandy Taylor
08 Jane Forsythe
08 Liz Fry
08 Darryl Craus
09 Juanita Bridwell
09 Noah Cradduck
14 Dee Turner
14 Larry Westhoven
16 Rick Moore
17 Muriel Collup
18 Barbara Hickman
20 Frank Moore
21 Jan Wright
22 Gary Wornick
23 Allen Wood
23 Lance Wood
24 Teresa Sanner
25 George W. Graham
28 Tim McDonough
29 Sally Griffin
02 Karry Craus
05 Emma Wood
07 Paul Lemke
08 Chelsea Hartman
12 Martha Compton
15 Wayne Tutt
16 Cathy Parks
16 Alberta Pedigo
21 Carolyn Smith
22 John Craus
30 Will Crone
12 Randy and Dawn Stanley
17 Bob and Sue Fisher
23 Ron and Dee Turner
02 Rick and Joan Moore
19 Bill and Jean Green
NEWS FROM THE PEWS
If anyone knows of a church member or regular attendee who has been affected by Harvey, please call the church office at 409 832-2234.
We have volunteers ready to assist in any way.
Game nights are on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Sept.21 and Oct. 19 are the next two dates. Bring your favorite game, or just bring yourself and play what is already set up! Also bring your favorite snack to share
New Bible Study
“Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine” , written by
Max Lucado. This is a seven week study to discover the depth of God’s grace and asks deeper questions about grace. This study will be led by Jan Smith and held on Thursdays at 2:00pm. There is a $6.00 charge for the participants guidebook. Sign up is in the fellowship hall.
Please donate your unused hotel toiletries for the Reaud and Anayat Houses. Place your bag in the food collection box in the Fellowship Hall.
During the months of July and Aug we collected 66 bottles of dish soap and 204bars of soap. The Outreach committee divided 66 bottles of dish soap and 204 bars of soap between the Christian Loving Care Center in Kountze, Caring is Sharing in Woodville, and the pantry in the Warren Methodist church. Thank you so much for your donations and support! Here are the upcoming donation items.
September—2lb bags of sugar
LAST SUNDAY MEALS
September 24th we will have a last Sunday meal. Our theme will be Texas Strong and we encourage everyone to wear a Texas t-shirt.
Family Ministry will provide the barbeque and everyone else is to bring sides and desserts. October 29th will be Contemporary Service with a brunch to follow.
OF THE CHURCH
Total Net Membership
August 2016 August 2017
August 2016 August 2017
August Sunday School Average
Contributions $17,910 $107,316
Expenses $13,346 $84.015
Difference $ 4,564 $23,301
2017 Budget $ 153,795
OTHER ITEMS IN AUGUST
Checking Account $ 97,507
Money Market Fund $ 10,085
Restricted Funds $ -32,322
Available Funds $ 75,270
CHOIR & HANDBELLS
Handbells meet at 5:15 pm on Tuesdays. Choir meets at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.
"Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise!" (Psalm 66:1-2)
Sept 4 Office Closed Labor Day
Sept 6 10:00 AM Homebound Communion
Sept 21 6:30 PM Game Night (third Thursday)
Sept 23 8:00 AM Methodist Mens Breakfast (Ladies Day)
Sept 23 2:00 PM Methodist Matinee (fourth Saturday)
Sept 25 6:30 PM Church Council Meeting
Oct 3 10:00 AM Homebound Communion
Oct 5 2:00 PM Bible Study Begins
Oct 19 6:30 PM Game Night
Oct 23 6:30 PM Church Council Meeting
Oct 28 8:00 AM Methodist Mens Breakfast
Oct 28 2:00 PM Methodist Matinee
Oct 29 9:00 AM Contemporary Service
Regular Scheduled Program
8:30 am Prayer Group
9:30 am Exercise Group
5:15 pm Handbell Practice
6:00 pm Choir Practice
9:30 am Exercise Group
THE METHOTDIST MESSENGER is published every other month by the Wildwood/Village Mills United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 332, Village Mills, TX 77663, (409) 834-2234. Church-related news items should be mailed, e-mailed, or delivered to the church office for receipt by no later than the 15th of the month prior to publication. Items are published on a space available basis and are edited at the discretion of the publisher. When moving, please promptly send change of address notice to the church office.