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Friday 01.26.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
RUMMAGE SALE TODAY 8:30-12PM AND TOMORROW 9-12PM!
SALE JANUARY 26 & 27, 2018!
  • SALE HOURS: Friday, January 26 @ 8:30AM- Noon | Saturday, January 27 @ 9:00AM-Noon
   
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 a 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. 
"SOUPER BOWL" GAMES NIGHT THIS SUNDAY 1/28 @ 5:00PM!
THIS 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!
W O R S H I P
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - sermon series continues!
GUEST PREACHER: Reverend Dawn Taylor-Storm

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
January 21 |  Family
THIS SUNDAY |  Coworkers
February 4 |   Husband & Wife

Participating this Sunday
Head Host :Brian Ivey
Hospitality Team : Virgina Gardiner, Jamie Layden, Elissa Schoenlank

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour : Bonar & Ivey

Director of Music : John Sedunov
Special Music :
Worship through Music - Wesley Choir, "This Little Light of Mine"
Offertory - Chancel Chorale, "Shout to the Lord"

Children's Message : Janet French
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider, & Tacy Phillips
N U R T U R E
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY STARTS TUESDAY 1/30!
*starting this coming 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 than   a Bible   story and 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)
UPCOMING WOMEN'S LUNCH, FEBRUARY 11!
All women are invited to join us for lunch to relax, have fun, and enjoy fellowship after church on Sunday, February 11 @ 12-12:15PM at the Great American Pub in Wayne. We look forward to seeing you there!
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 1/28 - Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider, Madison Seeley, & Kylie Metzger
  • 2/4 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick, & Mason Brislin
  • 2/11 - Ellen Cushing, Kimm Ebersole, Kristen Schrader, Kaelyn, Schrader & Emily Brown
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 1/28 - Bonar & Ivey
  • 2/4 - Sencindiver, Sly, & Ebersole
  • 2/11 - Carmichael/Kallick, Schoenlank & Meck
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 1/28 - Brian Ivey (head host), Virginia Gardiner, Jamie Layden, & Elissa Schoenlank
  • 2/4 - Ron Kirch (head host), Claudine Estrade, Jarrod Quigley, & Rich Switzer
  • 2/11 - Dan Cushing (head host), Anne Mackin, Art & Marge Miller
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
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 NEXT FRIDAY 2/2! HELP END HUNGER!
Next 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!*
February & March 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
TOOLS FOR MINISTRY MARCH 10 - 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8:30AM-12:30PM at Camp Innabah. Registration is now open!
Laity and clergy are encouraged to sign up for workshops designed to meet the needs of the church today—from "Making Disciples Rather Than Members" to “Reaching Your Community with Facebook.” Tools will also include specific training for your SPRC, Trustees, Lay Leaders, and Finance Teams. Early bird discount available until this Wednesday, January 31! Early registration: $10. Standard registration: $12. The staff at Innabah will also be leading a team-building workshop for youth and their leaders, and we encourage youth to join us for the morning. Breakfast and snacks included! 
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.
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650