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Friday 02.02.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
UMATTER: EMPTY BOWLS TONIGHT! HELP END HUNGER!
Today, 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! We will have students (and the youth group) here serving. If you signed up to provide food, please drop it off at the church today by 4:00PM.
W O R S H I P
Sunday, February 4, 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
January 28 | Coworkers
THIS SUNDAY | Family
February 11 |   Husband & Wife

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, FEBRUARY 14 @ 6:30PM!
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be held Wednesday, February 14 th, beginning with a simple soup dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place (lower level). This service includes prayers, music and meditation focusing our attention on the dual themes of sin and death in the light of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ. Everyone is encouraged to attend this special service that marks the beginning of Lent, and prepares us for our journey toward Easter Sunday. Childcare will be available.
Participating this Sunday
Head Host :Ron Kirch
Hospitality Team : Claudine Estrade, Rich Switzer & Jarrod Quigley

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour :
Ebersole, Sencindiver & Sly

Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
Introit - Chancel Choir, "Fill-a-Me Up"
Offertory - Praise Bells, "Marching to Zion"

Children's Message :
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Denise Carmichael, Hallie Ambler, Kirby Brislin, Temmi Kallick, and Mason Brislin.
N U R T U R E
UPCOMING WOMEN'S LUNCH, NEXT SUNDAY, 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!
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13!
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 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1
(only meeting one time in March due to church mission trip) have the questions included.
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 2/4 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick, & Mason Brislin
  • 2/11 - Ellen Cushing, Kimm Ebersole, Kristen Schrader, Kaelyn, Schrader & Emily Brown
  • 2/18 - Carolyn King-Layden, Jenny Wannenburg, Deb Brown
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 2/4 - Sencindiver, Sly, & Ebersole
  • 2/11 - Carmichael/Kallick, Beth & Jim Schoenlank & Meck
  • 2/18 - Nancy Brown, Euler, Howley
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 2/4 - Ron Kirch (head host), Claudine Estrade, Jarrod Quigley, & Rich Switzer
  • 2/11 - Dan Cushing (head host), Anne Mackin, Art & Marge Miller
  • 2/18 - Tom Ford (head host), Sue Kirkpatrick, Elissa Schoenlank, Paul Taylor
NEXT SENIOR LUNCHEON, FEBRUARY 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!
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR, STARTING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25!
For Inquirers & those considering Membership to Wayne Church, Sundays, February 25, March 4 & 11 @ NOON in the Upper Room. There are few greater joys in the life of the church than receiving new members. WAYNECHURCH will be adding to our church family in the coming months. Our new member class will gather after worship for three Sundays. This time together is designed to get to know the Pastor, explore personal faith, Methodism, and how we seek to express these beliefs here at Wayne. If you wish to explore the possibility of membership or wish to attend and learn more about the church, please email Pastor Tom. Childcare will be provided. The Upper Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Admin building. Signs will be posted.
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
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.
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
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. 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
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