WILDWOOD/VILLAGE MILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

METHODIST MESSENGER

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                          www.wvmumc.org                            10:05am Refreshments

AT WILDWOOD RESORT                   Office Email:  secretary.wvmumc@aol.com    10:15am Sunday School

VILLAGE MILLS, TX 77663

Staff

Pastor: Rev. Randy Carrion      Secretary: Wilma Walton /          Choir Director: Art Walton

randy.wvmumc@aol.com                  Jane Forsythe                      Handbell Director: Jeanne Jones

409-834-2222 (home)                  secretary.wvmumc@aol.com      Organist: Barry Johnson

409-543-9026 (cell)                        409-834-2234 (Office)            Pianist: Paula Seiley

                                                                                               Nursery: Dawn Stanley

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Please notify Jan Wright, prayer team coordinator, with any prayer, illness, or hospital concerns.   409-834-2410

 

CHURCH MEMBERS

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 

Bob Tate                   

                      

"Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot heal."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

September Birthdays

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

October Birthdays

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

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

 

 

September Anniversaries

12  Randy and Dawn Stanley

17  Bob and Sue Fisher

23  Ron and Dee Turner

        

 

October Anniversaries

02  Rick and Joan Moore

19  Bill and Jean Green

NEWS FROM THE PEWS

Harvey Victims

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 NIGHT!

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.

 

SUMMER  TRAVELS

Please donate your unused hotel toiletries for the Reaud and Anayat Houses.  Place your bag in the food collection box in the Fellowship Hall.

~Carol Smith

OUTREACH

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.

VITAL SIGNS

OF THE CHURCH

MEMBERSHIP

              Total Net Membership                

August 2016     August 2017

179               165

Worship Average      

August 2016    August 2017

                           78                76

August Sunday School Average

44

AUGUST 2017

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

BUDGET PERFORMANCE

                July                   YTD       

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

               Total                     $107,592

Restricted Funds                   $ -32,322

Available Funds                     $  75,270

 

MUSIC CORNER

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)

CALENDAR

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

TUESDAY

8:30 am     Prayer Group

9:30 am     Exercise Group

5:15 pm     Handbell Practice

WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm     Choir Practice

THURSDAY

9:30 am     Exercise Group

PUBLICATION STATEMENT

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.

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