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May 6, 2018 Worship Celebration
  8:45 am       Praise Band Practice
  8:45 am       Sunday School
  9:45 am       Worship Celebration
May 13th Willing Servants
Refreshments:    Emerson & Carole
Greeters:           Emerson & Carole
Nursery:            Krista Crall
Back up:            Amy Fovargue
KidZone:            Kim Marston
Assistant:           Jessica Quinif
Media Tech:       Kim Watson
May 20th Willing Servants
Refreshments:    Rick & Trina
Greeters:           Rick & Trina
Nursery:            Marlana Baker
Back up:            Trina Gilbert
KidZone:            Linda Smith
Assistant:           Rachel Smith
Media Tech:       Marge Preston
Next Sunday, May 20th, Utica United Methodist Church will be recognizing all our volunteers who work with our children and youth.  The Education Committee will be recognizing the KidZone teachers, Sunday School teachers, and nursery attendants.
Sunday School Recognition and Bible Presentation will be next Sunday, May 20th during the Worship Service.
Graduation time is fast approaching!  If you know of any high school or college graduates, let the church office or Missions Committee know soon.  We will be honoring them on Promotion Sunday, May 20th.
Coming Events
Wednesday, May 9th
6:30 pm  Women's Bible Study
Thursday, May 10th
9:30 am  Bible Study
Sunday, May 20th
Education Volunteer Recognition
Sunday School Recognition and Bible Presentation
Promotion Sunday for Graduates

Beginning Sunday, June 3rd

Digging Deeper May 6th Message

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 food pantry. 
Each month the pantry will let us know what 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.
Items Needed for the Month of May
Toilet Paper and Canned Soup (please no Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soups)
  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16
Heartbeats Baby Bottle Campaign
Heartbeats is the pregnancy crisis center in Licking County.  Baby bottles are available in the back of  the Sanctuary to pick up.  Fill the bottle with cash, change, or a check and return it to Utica UMC on Mother's Day, this coming Sunday, May 13th.
Ice Cream Festival
It is only two weeks until the Ice Cream Festival!  Mark your calendars for May 26-28.  We will need many pies and workers that weekend as we are having our pie and ice cream tent once again.  Remember, all proceeds go toward our apportionments.  Watch for sign-up sheets.
Rummage Sale
If you have started your Spring cleaning, save your STUFF!  We will have a rummage sale on Saturday, June 16th, the day of the Utica Yard Sale. 
The Upper Room
The new issues of The Upper Room have arrived and are on the table in the back of the Sanctuary.  These small magazines are designed to provide you with material to use in your daily devotions.  Feel free to pick one up.  You may make a contribution to the cost of The Upper Room by putting a dollar in the plastic cube.
Women's Bible Study
This Wednesday evening, at 6:30 pm in Wesley Hall, the Women's Bible Study will meet for the last session this season.  We will take our summer break and resume our studies on August 29th.  All women are invited to join us in the Fall.  More details will be given in August.
Thursday Morning Bible Study

UMCOR Cleaning Kit
The United Methodist Committee on Relief ("UMCOR") exists to assist United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need through programs of relief, rehabilitation, and service, including issues of displaced persons, hunger and poverty, disaster response, and disaster risk reduction. Each year Utica UMC joins in this project by assembling kits to be sent via our delegate to annual conference to be used in disaster response. Shopping list for assembly is as follows:
  •  5-gallon round bucket with resealable lid (Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable. No square buckets (Only round buckets are used to ensure proper stacking during transportation)
  •  Liquid laundry detergent (One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only)
  •  Liquid household cleaner (12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water-No spray cleaners)
  •  Dish soap (16-28 oz. bottle any brand)
  •  1 can air freshener (Aerosol or pump)
  •  1 insect repellant spray (6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover)
  •  1 scrub brush (Plastic or wooden handle)
  •  18 cleaning wipes (Handi Wipes or reusable wipes, No terry cleaning towels, Remove from packaging)
  •  7 sponges (No cellulose sponges due to mold issues (Non-cellulose sponges or "foam sponges" only. Foam or man-made sponges will not retain water and cause mildew. These sponges can be found in the household and automotive departments of stores and some restaurant supplies houses. Some commonly available brands include but not limited to: Scotch-Brite Dobie All-Purpose Pad, Lysol Multi-Purpose Durable Scrub Sponge, Scrub Daddy Original, Melamine Foam Kitchen Wash Cleaning Sponge. Remove from wrapper)
  •  5 scouring pads (Remove from wrapper. No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
  •  50 clothespins
  •  Clothesline (One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines. Cotton or plastic)
  •  24-roll heavy-duty trash bags (33- to 45-gallon sizes. Remove from the box)
  •  5 dust masks
  •  2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves (Should be durable enough for multiple uses. Remove from packaging)
  •  1 pair work gloves (Cotton with leather palm or all leather)
  For more details, see: www.umcor.org
Moments with Mark #183
Are you spiritually alive?!  Is your faith vibrant, active, and grace-filled?  Are you loving God, loving others, and loving life?  Do you have a passion for the Lord and the work of the church?  Our passion for Christ is what draws others to the message about Jesus!  Romans 12:11, NIV says, "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor (passion), serving the Lord."
People who are truly alive in Christ are contagious!  They get excited and have great energy and enthusiasm when it comes to their faith.  Don't just be a spiritual survivor.  Refuel your tanks with the word of God.  Recharge you spiritual battery in the word.  God's love for us should compel us to serve him with gladness.  May your spiritual life be alive and exciting! Others will notice and wonder what you have that they don't.  A passion for God is the most attractive feature we can possess!

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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