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                                           February 1, 2018

March 4, 2018 Worship Celebration
  8:45 am       Praise Band Practice
  8:45 am       Sunday School
  9:45 am       Worship Celebration
  6:00 pm       Youth Group @ the Parsonage
March 4th Willing Servants
Refreshments:    The Nutt Family
Greeters:           The Nutt Family
Nursery:            Sherri Cline
KidZone:            Margaret Bowman
Media Tech:       Lauren Israel
March 11th Willing Servants
Refreshments:    The Paxtons
Greeters:            The Paxtons
Nursery:             Krista Crall
KidZone:             Kim Marston
Media Tech:        Kim Watson
Coming Events
Monday, March 5th
7:00 pm--Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 6th
7:00 pm--Missions/Hospitality Meeting
Wednesday, February 7th
6:30 pm--Women's Bible Study
Lenten Lunches

Lenten Luncheons 2018
Sponsored by the United Ministerial Association

The Utica Ministerial Association invites you to experience the Grace of God this Lenten season over simple lunches and brief inspirational messages from our area pastors.

Wednesdays @ 11:30 am
February 14 - March 28

March 7 - Grace Pointe Community Church; 892 Columbus Road, E
March 14, 21, & 28 - Utica UMC; 626 North Street

March 30 @ 6:30 pm
Highwater Church--1213 Dutch Lane, NW, Newark
For questions or additional information, contact Doug Swan at d.swan@uticachurchofchrist.org or (740) 892-3838
Thank You
To the many faithful members of the Utica UMC, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful thoughts and prayers you all provided for me when I was so much in need.  I am convinced that you are one of the most Christian, loving churches around and I am so thankful that I have met you.  Bless you for all the cards, and love you have shown me.  I greatly appreciate it.
Mary Lou Dixon

Twelve Months of Giving
The Events Committee would like to begin Twelve Month of Giving.  We plan on continuing to sponsor and collect items for Utica's Perma Rice food pantry. 
Each month the pantry will let us know what type of food is needed.  Please place the items in the bin upstairs or downstairs by the door.  We will collect these at the church and deliver them to the pantry.
March Food of the Month
(Favorites are Chicken Noodle, Chicken Rice & Tomato
CANNED PASTA (Spaghetti, Ravioli)
  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16
Moments with Mark #174
  "Then Jesus said to his disciples, if any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me."  Mathew 16:24, (NLT) Following God and walking in faith is a lifetime journey.  There's a beginning, middle, and an end.  It's not a single moment when we arrive at our destiny!
Our faith journey starts with a call from God to follow, and we must decide to say yes or no.  If you say yes, you are on your way, and the journey won't always be easy!  It will probably take longer than you think to arrive at your destiny.  There will be challenges, frustrations, and disappointments, with both highs and lows.  You will make some mistakes along the way too.
Be encouraged!  God wants you to make it to your purpose and destiny!  He is committed to His plan for you.  He will be with you every step of the way.  The trip may be difficult, but it will be worth it!  God's plan for us is always better than our own!

Mark McDaniel
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"To transform lives for Christ" 
Utica United Methodist Church
626 North Street
Utica, OH 43080
Church Office
(740) 892-262

Pastor Jason Snyder
Cell:  419-688-9057
Email: jasnyder105@gmail.com.  

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