Keep reading to find out about everything going on at WAYNECHURCH!
Friday 4.6.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE COOKING TONIGHT!!
All ladies are welcome to an evening of discussion and cooking inspired by the book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle tonight at Julia Fisher's house! Even if you haven't read the book, come for the experience! We will be making several dishes, including a few from the book, Eggs in a Nest, Rhubarb crumble & white bean chili. It will be a fun night of snacking, talking, cooking and fellowship. RSVPs are helpful but not required. We will start gathering at Julia's around 6:30 pm, start eating around 7pm and chatting into the night! Check the Church Instant Directory or email Julia for the address!
W O R S H I P
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Dan Cushing
Hospitality Team : Juan de Leon, Elissa Schoenlank & Paul Taylor

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour :
Bell, Fisher, Hooper

Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
"Ancient Words with How Firm A Foundation" arr. by Mark Hayes
Chancel Singers

Children's Message :
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Carolyn King-Laden, Jenny Wannenburg & Deb Brown, Tatum Brown & Grayce King
N U R T U R E
CHANGES TO OUR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM!
As mentioned a few weeks ago, the Adult Sunday School team is broadening what we have been doing during the Sunday School hour from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday mornings. For starters, we are in the process of turning the Parlor into a new focus area for adult refreshment and connection. We plan to give that space a new name, which at least for now is The Well; Connect, Refresh, Transform. We are also changing the name of the Adult Sunday School Program to Adult Connections Time on Sundays (A.C.T.S.). This name change underscores our goal of creating a time of connection and community for all Adults, not just for those interested in traditional "Sunday school classes. " Over time we hope to be able to grow small group sharing times, discussions, and classes as well as a place to just welcome and share conversation with those who are not quite ready to join a 'class.' So keep watching as we evolve, and contact the church office if you have ideas or comments or would like to contact or join the A.C.T.S. team. 
  “BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”  
An Adult Connections Time on Sundays (A.C.T.S.) Intro to Prayer and Meditation
April 15 @ 9:15am

Did you know meditation guides us into a deeper life with God, enabling us to pray on-target prayers and helping us to know more deeply the ways of God?   A meditation practice tunes you in, helps you get in touch with the Holy Spirit, and find peace from within. Join Karen Bruno for an introduction session to Prayer and Meditation on April 15 at 9:15AM in the Upper Room (second floor across from Choir room).  The session will start with a breathing exercise followed by a prayer-based meditation, and will conclude with a group discussion. We will be offering the following prayer and meditation hours as follows; feel free to come to any or all as your interest and schedule dictate!

4/15 - Introduction to Prayer and Meditation
4/22 - Earth Day Prayer - God's creations on Earth
5/13 - Special Mother's Day Prayer
5/20 - Special prayer for confirmation class
BOOK OF ACTS BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES TUESDAY, APRIL 10!
Our Bible Study on the Book of Acts has begun! All classes are from 7-8:45 pm and held in the Parlor. The book of   The Acts of the Apostles  focuses on the empowering of the apostles by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and their subsequent sharing of the gospel message   "in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). This bible study is led by Rev. Galen Black. If you have any questions, email Rev. Black or call him at 440-318-4505.
April 10: Community in Jerusalem 
April 17: Missionary Zeal
April 24: Count It Joy
May 1: Fellowship of Courage
May 8: Temples, Politics, and Business
May 15: Boldness for the Gospel
May 22: Ordering Our Lives & CLASS PARTY
LADIES' EVENING BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES APRIL 17!
A study of Ruth with the book, A Woman Who Doesn't Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth by Nicki Koziarz.
 
OVERVIEW:
Through the Bible story of Ruth's 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.  
 
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 4/17 & 5/1
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 4/15 - Agnes Fischer, Ashley Leonard
  • 4/22 - Marie Taylor, Jacy Rider, Tacy Phillips, Marisa & Drew Sloan
  • 4/29 - Julia Fisher, Jeanne Zelli, Kate Buckley, Maly Lindgren & Meghan Buckley
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 4/15 - Schoenlank, Shannon, Wise
  • 4/22 - Nguyen, Switzer
  • 4/29 - Helmetag/Glanzmann, Schrader, Caristan
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 4/15 - John Wannenburg (head host), Jack & Anne Childs, Bob King
  • 4/22 - Tom Ford (head host), Claudine Estrade, Liz Howley & Sue Kirkpatrick
  • 4/29 - Steve Bell (head host), Ellen Green, Jamie Layden & Anne Mackin
LUNCH & LEARN (Senior Luncheon) THURSDAY, APRIL 19 @ NOON!
All are welcome to the next Lunch & Learn! "Citizen Diplomacy -- A more peaceful world begins with you" will be the theme for this month's special Lunch & Learn (formerly Senior Luncheon) on Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 Noon and everyone is invited to attend and bring interested guests. Our speaker will be the CEO of Citizen Diplomacy International, Siobhan Lyons, who was born in Dublin to an Irish diplomat, and served as a diplomat in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs before moving to the U.S.A where she worked at the World Affairs Council. Come join the conversation about the volunteers and their role in Citizen Diplomacy International, the official international relations organization for the Philadelphia region and public/private partnership with the U.S. Department of State. Come join with your friends in learning about this unique international opportunity . Suggested donation of $10. Please RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon! RSVP to Susan Walter – s.walter@wayneumc.org or call (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!
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room)
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room)
 
*Ladies' Evening Bible Study (Kimm Ebersole's house)

*The Book of Acts Disciple Bible Study (Parlor/Conference Room)
  • TUESDAY EVENINGS @ 7PM from April 10 to May 22
  • Contact Rev. Galen Black - revgblack@aol.com
O U T R E A C H
T&E CARE’S KIDS’ CLOTHING DRIVE IS ALMOST OVER!!
LAST DAY OF COLLECTION IS THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 8!
A big thank you to everyone who has brought in donations for this important cause! Sunday is our last day for collecting so if you still have items, bring them with you when you come for worship ! We will not be accepting any donations after this Sunday, April 8.

Please donate new or gently used children’s clothing for all seasons:
  • clean clothes for Infants through Teens
  • shoes, boots                 
  • coats                            
  • hats, gloves
Items NOT accepted:
  • adult clothing
  • toys
  • household items
  • bathing suits
  • socks, underwear
  • shirts with inappropriate logos
  • shirts with camp logos
  • shirts with youth sports team logos
  THE NEXT CHOSEN 300 DINNER
Our next Chosen 300 dinner, on April 28, will be supported by our Confirmation Class as part of their service project. If the team needs additional help, we will send a request to the rest of the congregation closer to the date.   If you are interested in participating in this wonderful ministry please reach out to Kimm Ebersole and Agnes Fischer.
WOMEN'S GROUP HELPING YOUNG LIVES, MAY 3*!
*Please note the date change!* The women of our church will be helping an organization called Young Lives . It is a Christian organization who helps Teen Moms.  They hold a “club” every week with leaders who fellowship with them and share the gospel.  We will be cooking the meal for about 25 people, delivering it to Phoenixville, serving, and helping with babysitting during the club.
W I T N E S S
SAVE THE DATE! VBS WILL BE JUNE 25 & 29 @ 9AM to 12PM!
Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. For kids ages 5 years to entering 5 th grade in the Fall. Cost is $40 per child ($20 per child for parents who volunteer for whole week) Large Family Discount: $30 for 3 rd or 4 th child. Registration forms will be available soon!
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! *SIGN UP ONLINE!*
April & May 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 NOW HAVE 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
PICTURES FOR THE CHURCH DIRECTORY!
Everyone loves looking at pictures, including the ones in the church directory! If you already have a picture listed, consider updating it with an updated candid shot, those are our favorites! If you don’t have one listed, please submit a fun photo for your church family to enjoy!  Thank you for your help!
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650