WILDWOOD/VILLAGE MILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

METHODIST MESSENGER

VOLUME 21, NUMBER 4                                                               JULY, AUGUST 2017

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

 

SUMMER SERMON SERIES

This summer we are immersing ourselves in the Gospel of Mark.  The Series is called “Defiance: Challenging The Norm”.  Sermons will follow the method Jesus used to challenge the conventional wisdom of His day and show His followers how to find the one true God.  This series is complete with daily devotional readings that follow the sermon series chronologically through the Gospel.  The devotionals are found in each Sunday bulletin and also on our new and improved Facebook  page.

As 21st century Christians we lose sight of the fact that we are now on par with 1st century Jews who had been waiting 2000 years for their Messiah.  They waited centuries for His appearing and we are waiting upon His return.  During that long wait the Jews saw their faith distorted by 2000 years of leaders who wanted control.   And now Christians have seen their faith distorted by centuries of learned theologians who divided the church into a thousand different fragments we call denominations.

If we look closely at Mark’s Gospel we can be reminded how important it is for us to listen to and follow only our Savior and not get caught in the maze of man-made teaching. 

Our prayer is that this series will challenge you to get back to basics and learn again how to recognize the voice of Jesus above the deafening roar of the other voices in your life that are fighting for your attention.  Reading together through the book of Mark is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover the importance of power of God’s word working in our hearts everyday.

 

NEW EVANGELISM OUTREACH PROGRAM

Our Church has been working all year to develop a new program for reaching the unreached members of our community.  We are developing a Social Media outreach that we pray will connect with members of community that we do not have a connection with right now.  We are expanding our Facebook page outreach.  If you are on Facebook you can help by liking our page and sharing it with friends and family.  The updated Facebook page will be filled with upcoming events and reports about the many successful ministries our Church is currently involved in.  You can help by liking and sharing, but you can also help by being present at these events and taking pictures of these events and sharing them with us to post or posting them yourselves.  Thanks for joining us in this new adventure.

        Learning and sharing 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: Chelsea Hartman     Choir Director: Chelsea Hartman

randy.wvmumc@aol.com           secretary.wvmumc@aol.com       Handbell Director: Jeanne Jones

409-834-2222 (home)                  409-834-2234 (Office)             Organist: Barry Johnson

409-543-9026 (cell)                                                                  Pianist: Chelsea Hartman

                                                                                              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

Tom Clark                        Jane Forsythe

Barb Hickman                   Jim Horn    

Barry Johnson                  

Brady & Merline McCoy

Tim & Janie Meredith         Scott Miller

Ollie Murphy

Ray & Nancy Reid               Ed Spears

Linda & Ian Stewart        Harold Woodrom

 

Family & Friends

Erin Bowers                     Jerry Brewer

Sherry Burkes                  Tommy Clegg

Larry Crowley                  Ruby Davis

Wendy Gray                    Emmet Greene Austin Halter                   Jerry Harris

Kay Kelly                         Ricky Keltz          George Marsh                  Fredda Minnick

Bambi Monk

Eldon & Christine Reed

George & Kandy Sanner

Dan Savage                     Scot Smith   

Bob Tate                         Amy Tinch

Butch Troy                      Regina Woodrom

"Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot heal."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

July Birthdays

02 Jamie Sroda

06  Randy Stanley

06  Karyn Erickson

07  Ollie Erickson

07  Eddie Smith

12  Jerry Hanks

13  Janie Meredith

14  Jackie Davis

14  Sharon Wornick

20  Nancy Reid

22  Joyce Lyon

23  Felix Smith

30  Dennis McDonald

30  Luke Wood

31  Marilyn Woodrom

August Birthdays

01   Chris Cone          16  Don Hickman

01   Peggy Rudasill     16  Edith Tutt

02   Pamela Cone       17  Ed Spears

02   Ricky Tate           19  Mary Stidham

03   Jackie Priddy        20 Christine Reed

05   Sean Craus          21  Robert Erickson

07   Karen Miller         28  Barry Johnson

11   Kealee Cueva       29  Connor Fry

12   Jean Green          29  Dave Jones

13   Chuck Cox           30  David Williams

15   Gerry Blackman    30  Art Armour

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

 

 

July Anniversaries

01  Don & Trish Schreiber

05  David & Beverly Thibodeaux

10  David & Bonnie Foster

17  Paul & Jamie Lemke

18  Allen & Lesley Moore

        

 

August Anniversaries

01  Jack & Betty Barbee      

01  Joe & Carol Smith

06 Art & Wilma Walton     

12  Lance & Hope Wood

14  Art & Molly Armour

16  Tommy & Martha Compton

17  Tim & Janie Meredith

17  Ricky & Lanette Tate

20  Eldon & Christine Reed

25  Dave & Jeanne Jones

29  Frank & Melissa Moore

NEWS FROM THE PEWS

OUTREACH

During the months of May and June, we collected sugar and toilet paper. The Outreach committee divided 118 2lb bags of sugar and 68 4-roll packs of toilet paper 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.

Item Donations

 

JULY  Bar Soap

 

AUGUST  12oz Dish Soap

                                            

 

We also collect empty egg cartons. You can bring those at anytime. Please bring donated items and place them in the outreach box in the Fellowship Hall, to the left of Pastor Randy's office. Thank you!

GAME NIGHT!

Game nights are on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. July 20th and August 17th are the next two dates. Bring your favorite game, or just bring yourself and play what is already set up!

 

CHELSEA GOES  TO COLLEGE

A celebration send-off lunch will be held Sunday, July 30th after Sunday School to honor Chelsea.  Love offerings will be collected during the month of July to purchase a much needed computer for her.  Please plan to join the fun as we honor her  for all she has given to our church.  She is truly a gift and will be greatly missed.

 

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

Saturday, July 1st Festivities

7:00 am   Old Glory Golf Tournament     11:00 am    Parade 

9:00 am   Fun at the Lodge                   12:00 pm    Kids Activities            

               Bake Sale, Flea Market, etc      1:00 pm    Pet Show

10-1:00 pm  Kids Video Game Trailer       9:00 pm    Shoffitt Family Fireworks

LAST SUNDAY MEALS

There will be a last Sunday meal in July to honor Chelsea but there will be no last Sunday meal in August.

VITAL SIGNS

OF THE CHURCH

MEMBERSHIP

              Total Net Membership                

June 2016      June 2017

180               165

ATTENDANCE

Worship Average      

June 2016     June 2017

                           78                76

August Sunday School Average

44

MAY 2017

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

BUDGET PERFORMANCE

                           May               YTD

Contributions        $13,562          $77,740

Expenses             $ 13,820         $ 59,369

Difference            $    -258         $ 18,371

    2017 Budget    $153,795        

OTHER ITEMS IN MAY

Checking Account                  $  90,134

Money Market Fund               $  10,084

               Total                     $100,084

Restricted Funds                   $ -29,734

Available Funds                     $  70,493

 

MUSIC CORNER

CHOIR & HANDBELLS

During the month of July, choir and handbells will not meet. Practices will resume in August.

"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

OLD GLORY DAYS

June     30       Hot Dog Dinner at the Mill House - Tickets are $6

                      4:30-5:30pm    Take Out           5:30-7:30pm   Dine In 

July        1       7:00 am           Golf Tournament

                      9:00 am           Bake Sale, Flea Market, Food & Drink

                    10:00 am           Megatronix Video Game Trailer

                    11:00 am           Parade

                    12:00 pm       Kids Water Games/Fire Truck/Air Ambulance

                      1:00 pm           Pet Show

                      9:00 pm           Shoffit Family Fireworks

July       4             OFFICE CLOSED - HAPPY FOURTH!!

July       5      10:00 am           Homebound Communion

July      20        6:30 pm          Game Night

July      24        6:30 pm          Long-Range Planning Meeting

July      30        9:00 am      Contemporary Service / Chelsea's Celebration Lunch

Aug.      8       10:00 am         Homebound Communion

Aug.     17        6:30 pm         Game Night

Aug.     28        6:30 pm         Church Council Meeting

Regular Scheduled Program

TUESDAY

8:30 am     Prayer Group

9:30 am     Exercise Group

5:15 pm     Handbell Practice

6:45 pm     Choir Practice

(Handbells and Choir will not meet in June-July)

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, Chelsea Hartman, Publisher. 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 publister. When moving, please promptly send change of address notice to the church office.

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