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Friday 01.19.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
SERVICE AT CRADLES TO CRAYONS TOMORROW @ 1PM!
*TOMORROW, 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 f or 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.
*NOISE: An Adult Sunday School class THIS SUNDAY ONLY @ 9:15AM!
*THIS SUNDAY, January 21, 2018 @ 9:15AM in the Parlor! Why is silence so hard to deal with? Why is it so much easier for us to live our lives with a lot of things going on all the time than to just be in silence? We’re constantly surrounded with “voices” that are influencing us on how to think, feel, and behave. Movies, music, TV, Internet, cell phones, and a never-ending barrage of advertising. There’s always something going on. Always noise in our lives. But maybe there’s a connection between the amount of noise in our lives and our inability to hear God. If God sometimes feels distant to us, maybe it’s not because he’s not talking to us, but simply because we aren’t really listening.
RUMMAGE SALE! Drop-off starts this Sunday 1/21 after worship!
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
W O R S H I P
Sunday, January 21, 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
January 14 |  Friends
THIS SUNDAY |  Family
January 28 |  Coworkers
February 4 |   Husband & Wife

Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Steve Bell
Hospitality Team : Ellen Green, Bob King, & Stan Lindgren

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour: Sage, Cushing, & Whitman

Director of Music: Eric Cui
Special Music:
Worship through Music - Madison Seeley (solo), "Come Alive"
Offertory - Chancel Chorale, "For Eternity"

Children's Message: Pastor John Shannon
Worship Childcare Volunteers: Julia Fisher, Jeanne Zellie, Hallie Ambler, Ashley Leonard, & Meghan Buckley
N U R T U R E
"SOUPER BOWL" GAMES NIGHT NEXT SUNDAY 1/28 @ 5:00PM!
NEXT 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 our 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
  • 1/21 - Julia Fisher, Jeanne Zelli, Hallie Ambler, Madison Seeley, & Meghan Buckley
  • 1/28 - Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider, Madison Seeley, & Kylie Metzger
  • 2/4 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick, & Mason Brislin
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 1/21 - Sage, Cushing, & Whitman
  • 1/28 - Bonar & Ivey
  • 2/4 - Sencindiver, Sly, & Ebersole
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 1/21 - Steve Bell (head host), Ellen Green, Bob King, & Stan Lindgren
  • 1/28 - Brian Ivey (head host), Virginia Gardiner, Jamie Layden, & Elissa Schoenlank
  • 2/4 - Ron Kirch (head host), Claudine Estrade, Jarrod Quigley, & Rich Switzer
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.
Next Senior Luncheon 2/15 @ Noon
Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ Noon! | The Senior Luncheon team invites you to join us for a talk from Bill Gardiner about the Philadelphia Airport’s retail operations and recycling initiatives. Suggested donation of $10. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon so that we may place our catering order accordingly! RSVP to Sue Walter 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!
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
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
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.
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650