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Friday 01.12.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
WHERE DID WE SEE GOD IN ISRAEL? *concludes this Sunday 1/14!
*THIS SUNDAY, January 14, 2018 @ 9:15AM! Join us for a 21 st-century look at the Holy Lands with Sue Scott and Claudine Estrade as they share some of their September adventures touring through Israel. They will be discussing some of their experiences, insights, and photos. While displaying some favorite photos, Sue and Claudine will talk about what sites impressed them most…what surprised them…what did they learn…and where did they most feel the presence of God? All are welcome at 9:15AM Sunday morning in the parlor!
*SPECIAL SENIOR LUNCHEON Thursday 1/18 @ Noon!
*This coming Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ noon the Senior Luncheon team invites you to hear the remarkable story of Charlie & Weezie Baker, who founded Baker Industries—a non-profit training program that provides work training for those who have difficultly holding jobs (i.e. the handicapped, sufferers of head trauma or epilepsy, the homeless, substance-abusers, and ex-offenders). They do this by teaching a work ethic through real-world work experience, and spurring them to their highest level of achievement. About 100 companies across the USA use Baker Industries to create, sort ,and send mailings, shrink-wrap products, and complete other meaningful work,--hence providing a steady income for their employees. The goal is to act as a transitional step before workers begin looking for outside employment; although some of their successful employees have remained on the staff of Baker Industries. Everyone is invited to come for lunch and hear Charlie & Weezie Baker share the story of how and why they formed Baker Industries. Learn about some of the people who have had their lives changed forever by this organization. Everyone is welcome -- just RSVP to the church office by Tuesday and be ready to donate $10 to cover the cost of the lunch.

*YOU MUST RSVP TO THE CHURCH OFFICE BY THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE LUNCHEON SO THAT WE MAY PLACE OUR CATERING ORDER ACCORDINGLY! RSVP to Laura Koch by clicking the link below or calling (610)688-5650.*

You can also read info about our upcoming speakers & topics. Click on the button below for the full schedule! QUESTIONS? Email Marge & Art Miller!
W O R S H I P
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - sermon series continues!
RELATIONSHIPS THAT LAST A LIFETIME
What are your most important relationships in life? Your spouse? Your parents? Your children? God? Do you have true friends on whom you can rely when life gets difficult? How does your faith influence these relationships? In this sermon series, we will explore what the Bible teaches us about our most important relationships. Together we will seek to learn how to build relationships that last a lifetime.

January 7 |  God
THIS SUNDAY |  Friends
January 21 |  Family
January 28 |  Coworkers
February 4 |   Husband & Wife

Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Dan Cushing
Hospitality Team : Mark Evangelista, Liz Howley, & Rich Switzer

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour: Black, Habig, & Douglas
Director of Music: Eric Cui
Special Music:
Worship through Music - Chancel Chorale, "Many Gifts, One Spirit"
Offertory - Special Music

Children's Message: Pastor Tom
Worship Childcare Volunteers: Marie Taylor, Katie Quigley, Tacy Phillips, and M & D Sloan
N U R T U R E
"SOUPER BOWL" GAMES NIGHT 1/28 @ 5:00PM!
Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 5:00-7:30PM! “Gear up” for this not-to-be-missed church-wide, 4 th-annual night of food, fellowship, and fun for all ages! We’ll be ladling out tons of laughter as teams of all ages compete in a variety of games. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring either a crockpot of soup or your favorite salad to share. Dessert will be provided. Games will follow the meal. If games aren’t your thing, please come to cheer on our teams! PRE- GAME!! : Everyone bring a can or more of soup for food pantry. The team that ends up bringing the most soup wins!
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY STARTS 1/30!
*starting Tuesday, January 30, 2018!  A 6-week study of Ruth with the book, A Woman Who Doesn't Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth by Nicki Koziarz.

OVERVIEW :
Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz is a woman who has thrown in the towel a time or two. In fact, she’s quit just about everything in her life. But with God’s help, she’s discovered a few habits that have helped her and others conquer the choice to quit. Then there is Ruth. She is much more tha n   a Bible   story a nd through her life we uncover five life-giving habits that help us to persevere when things get hard, complicated, and messy. But these habits do more than just motivate, they help us to fight when resistance arises. They teach us to pursue discipline and the desire to determine our daily direction. These habits show how success is not achieved by pursuing temporary desires. The direction of our lives needs to be far less about to-do lists and accomplishments. And instead focus on becoming the people God can count on.

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit   will enable you to:
  • Evaluate the internal personal struggles that make you want to quit.
  • Cultivate consistent habits to help you progress toward your goals.
  • Receive a fresh dose of perspective from the Bible that will help you develop perseverance. 

You are not made to quit! Join Nicki as she identifies five habits to help you keep going no matter what struggles may come your way.

HOW : There is a Bible study version AND a regular paperback version.  The Bible study version will have the questions included. $12.00 at Lifeway.com.   $14 at Amazon.com   $10 at BarnesandNoble.com (this is the paperback book, not the Bible study book -used versions available). Audiobook also available.

TIME : 7:00PM every other Tuesday evening

WHERE : Kimm Ebersole's house (email her for address or check the church directory if you don't have it already!)

DATES : TUESDAYS 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 4/3, 4/17
(only meeting one time in March due to church mission trip)
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 1/14 - Marie Taylor, Jacy Rider, Tacy Phillips, M & D Sloan
  • 1/21 - Julia Fisher, Jeanne Zelli, Hallie Ambler, Madison Seeley, & Meghan Buckley
  • 1/28 - Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider, Madison Seeley, & Kylie Metzger
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 1/14 - Black, Habig, & Douglas
  • 1/21 - Sage, Cushing, & Whitman
  • 1/28 - Bonar & Ivey
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 1/14 - Dan Cushing (head host), Mark Evangelista, Liz Howley, & Rich Switzer
  • 1/21 - Steve Bell (head host), Ellen Green, Bob King, & Stan Lindgren
  • 1/28 - *head host volunteer needed* Virginia Gardiner, Jamie Layden, & Elissa Schoenlank
THE BOOK OF ACTS DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY! (starting in mid-March)
*8-week study starting in mid-March! Tuesdays @ 7:00PM in the Parlor | Rev. Galen Black will be teaching a Bible study on the Book of Acts (the Acts of the Apostles) from mid-March through mid-May. Precise dates are TBA. It will be an 8-week study meeting Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:45PM.
LADIES' NIGHT OUT @ PAINTING w/A TWIST 3/2!
Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:30-9:30PM! We will have a brief time for refreshments and then have a private instructor lead us in painting our masterpieces. $35/painter includes all supplies and instruction. Use the link below and enter our passcode to RSVP online for our private event by February 23. There is a limited number of seats so register soon! Sign up using the following passcode: KQ915
ALTAR FLOWER SIGN-UPS!
Each Sunday morning we have beautiful flowers adorning our altar for the glory of God. Please consider signing up to donate the flowers on a particular Sunday—in honor or memory of a special someone or event. The cost of our weekly arrangement is $22.50 and you are welcome to take them home following the service. The sign-up board is located in the Narthex by the Parlor door. (Checks made payable to “Wayne UMC” with “altar flowers” in the memo line OR pay online using the link provided.)
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room) - TUESDAYS @ 10:15AM
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room) - WEDNESDAYS @ 9:15AM
 
*Ladies' Evening Bible Study (Kimm Ebersole's house) - Meets twice per month. Check our website for exact dates!

*Coming soon! The Book of Acts Disciple Bible Study - TUESDAYS @ 7PM
O U T R E A C H
SERVICE AT CRADLES TO CRAYONS NEXT SATURDAY 1/20!
*NEXT SATURDAY, January 20, 2018 @ 1:00-3:00PM! Ladies, please consider joining us at Cradles to Crayons as we help provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive. Children are invited to serve as well. Space is limited and every volunteer must pre-register using the link below.

Be sure to use our access code: a0RC000000ImtpT

All volunteers are encouraged to bring along donations of children’s everyday essential items. They are always in particular need of brand-new socks and underwear for girls and boys (up to size 14/16)! Click below for a list of items they do and do not accept. This is a rewarding way to engage in their mission and model from start to finish. Please remember to wear closed-toed shoes. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
UMATTER: EMPTY BOWLS! HELP END HUNGER 2/2!
Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 5:00-8:00PM Radnor High School’s Umatter, is thrilled to announce their third annual Empty Bowl fundraising event to help end hunger! This event will be held in our very own Gathering Place (lower level). $15 will buy you a handmade ceramic bowl (they are bigger and better this year!), dinner, and will help to fill another’s empty stomach! All proceeds will benefit our church’s food pantry and the ABC house in Wayne! This year we need volunteers to help with providing food (soup or chili)! If you would be willing to make a crockpot of something to serve in the bowls (soup, chili, mac-n-cheese, etc.), we would be so grateful! We will have students (and the youth group) there serving, but we need food to serve! To sign-up, please visit the link provided below and drop it off at the church by 4:00PM on Friday, February 2, 2018.
W I T N E S S
RUMMAGE SALE! Drop-off starts next Sunday 1/21!
SALE JANUARY 26 & 27, 2018!
  • DROP-OFF: Donations accepted only between Sunday, January 21 (after worship services) through Wednesday, January 24, 2018!
  • SALE HOURS: Friday, January 26 @ 8:30AM- Noon | Saturday, January 27 @ 9:00AM-Noon
 
These frigid, quiet days of deep winter are a great time to reduce after the holidays, so please go through some shelves, drawers, toys, or closets, and donate your best no-longer-used treasures to the WC Rummage Sale for others to enjoy! Ideal things to donate for this sale are warm winter clothing, shoes and boots, kids’ snow gear,and as always, jewelry, DVDs, clean and working household goods, kitchenware, CDs, tools, smaller furniture, and your best and latest-print books (no encyclopedias, text books, or worn items pls.) Gently used children’s books and toys, especially newer or classic, sell well too. Think NAME-BRAND, VINTAGE, even MID-CENTURY MODERN - what you would want to buy/receive or could sell on eBay if you had the time. Please hold all your fall/winter seasonal decorations until next fall if at all possible, and please do not donate older computers and TVs or stained, ripped, or broken anything. 
 
All proceeds go to church missions and our community, and leftovers go to other charities to keep things out of the landfill, so it is win, win, win! Even something small you give may turn into cash to buy clean clothing for the homeless, cans or cards for our food pantry, or cash for the Pastor’s Discretionary fund, as some examples. 
 
Volunteers for set-up and to work on Friday and Saturday are also always needed. To volunteer or get more information, please contact Virginia Gardiner - gardiner.family@outlook.com
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! *NEW! SIGN UP ONLINE!*
January & February slots are open!  We need YOUR HELP to maintain our food pantry services! We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to help during Food Pantry Distribution Hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 1pm). You can even sign-up for a half-shift (9-11am or 11am-1pm)! Duties entail handing out Food Pantry bags and greeting visitors. (You can bring a book, tablet, or laptop to pass the time!) Bear in mind that this is a vital ministry! Our volunteers are the face of our church to those who are in need, and your friendly face can go a long way toward making our recipients feel comfortable and welcome!

*INTERESTED?* WE HAVE A BRAND-NEW ONLINE SIGN-UP! Click the link below to view the volunteer schedule and/or to sign up!
R E S O U R C E S
FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL UPDATE!
From the Finance team: 2017 presented a mixed financial picture for Wayne Church. The church family responded to a need to refresh our worship space, contributing $230,000 to the sanctuary renewal. The church family also contributed additional financial resources to carry out our mission to “Love and Serve Through Christ,” highlighted by a record-breaking Christmas Challenge ($35,000). However, we encountered an operating deficit of $57,000. The operating deficit was a function of both lower income ($734,000) and slightly higher expenses ($791,000) versus prior years. Entering 2018, we are grateful that pledges have increased 7% versus 2017. In addition, we plan to reduce the operating expense budget by approximately 5% to seek to maintain the current level of reserves.
FREE BIBLE APP!
Sunday, December 31, Pastor Tom mentioned a free Bible App in his sermon. That Bible App is “Bible Gateway” and it is available in the App Store on your smart phone.
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE HERE!
Please find your box of offering envelopes for 2018 on the table in the narthex and take them home with you! They are in alphabetical order. If you are unable to find your name and you would like to request envelopes for the year, contact Linda Sands at L.sands@wayneumc.org or call (610)688-5650 ext. 1006.
*THANK YOU FROM OUR STAFF!*
The WAYNE CHURCH staff gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our church family in the giving of our staff Christmas gifts. Many thanks from all of us! It is a true blessing to serve alongside this church family in love and service to and through Christ!
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650