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LHUMC e-News March 22nd - 2013
Where is God calling you to serve?
Sunday, April 7th  
"..let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."  1 John 3:18
Here to Serve Registration  
We will not gather for regular Sunday morning worship services and classes.  Instead, we will take this opportunity to serve God as our entire church body spreads out into our community to serve our neighbors.  Join us!

Collecting items for UMCOR's Here to Serve "Layette Kits".  Join together with your family, Sunday purchase ANY of the items.
Details:  CLICK HERE  
Can you help us get a handle on our sack situation?
Feed LH TB

Feed Lake Highlands now serves about 300 clients, and we need sturdy grocery sacks WITH handlesPlease deliver them to Jill Goad's office A114.  Thank You!

Heifer International

Our church-wide pig drive is off to a great start.  The drive continues through May.  If you would like to help give a family in poverty a hand-up not a hand-out, help us give them a PIG! 

The price is $120 per pig (any size donation is welcome).  You can drop a check in the offering plate (Payable: LHUMC Memo line: Pig) or your favorite UMW member will accept cash or checks.

LAKE HIGHLANDS UNITED METHODIST WOMEN turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of the world's women, children and youth.    

More information CLICK HERE 

Garage Sale
Sunday, April 21
set up begins 
Fri. & Sat. April  26-27 
Garage sale 
Connie Baird 214-349-0136 
Jackie Counts 214-349-3352
Please, NO heavy, winter clothing items
Children's Ministry logo
Summer Activities:
Vacation Bible School
June 17-20 ~ 9am - Noon
Details & register:  CLICK HERE
Summer Fun Days
July 8-31 ~ Mon. & Wed.
Details & register:  CLICK HERE 

Pine Cove Base Camp

August 5-9 ~ 9am-4pm
Details & register:  CLICK HERE 
ACT logo

Actors of Christian Talent (ACT) is an ongoing, 38 year community outreach mission of LHUMC. Three quarters of this year's 57 student participants were from the community, rehearsing for over 90 hours with students from our church. More than 80 adult volunteers logged more than 1000 hours in support of this amazing ministry.
Thanks be to God!

Austin Street Shelter 
This is your opportunity to serve or prepare food for the folks at the Austin Street Shelter.  LHUMC has provided this mission outreach for seven years, and now is a great time to be a part of it.  Currently, we have 456 sandwiches, 504 hard boiled eggs and 360 pieces of fruit committed for this Sunday.  Typically, we like to take 800 to 1,000 of each so as you can see, we are in need of additional food for the folks staying at the Shelter.
Thanks for your continued support!  
Collecting food:  Saturday, March 23rd ~ 9am-12pm
Serving at Austin Street Shelter:  Sunday, March 24th ~ 4:30am-6:30am
More information:  CLICK HERE
Questions please contact Chris Barnes 972-849-9000 or
Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt
Easter egg with feet
This Saturday, March 23rd ~ 10am-Noon

Back by popular demand is the live petting zoo.  Also come enjoy face painting, cookie decorating and just plain family fellowship and fun!
Remember your Easter basket for the Egg Hunt!
Questions please contact Trish Callis at
Palm Processional 
Palm Parade

March 24th ~ Palm Sunday

The kids will be waving palm branches at the 10:50am traditional worship service.
Please meet in the foyer at 10:45am
if you want to be in the palm processional. 

Questions please contact Trish Callis at
Holy Week ~ 2013

Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm

A return to the Last Supper in the Upper Room. Biblical banquet table recreated by Virginia Krejci. Communion liturgy from "Mass of Christ the King" by Eric Czechowski with cantor, soloists and choir.

(Childcare available ~ beginning at 6:30pm)


Good Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm

The Passion of Christ retold. Christ's seven last words in scripture, personal reflection, and Dale Wood's Service of Darkness. The tradition of extinguishing candles dramatizing the tragedy of the crucifixion. Powerful and unforgettable Tenebrae.
(Childcare available ~ beginning at 6:30pm)  
Easter ~ 2013
There will be no Sunday School for children or youth on Easter Sunday.
Childcare is offered for 3 years old and younger.
Stewardship & Finance Update
Lower than expected gifts and offerings in January were offset by strong giving in February to put us slightly ahead of our $183,000 year to date budget. We offer thanks that we have made our once yearly principal and interest mortgage payment of $73,000. We also thank those who made designated gifts totaling $14,000 for the water abatement work that was started and completed in February.
Let us know if there are any questions.
Doug Kirsop ~
Gary Hancock ~
Job Seekers Ministry
Job Seekers ~ Ministry
This is a networking and support group designed to assist local residents in the job search process. We meet every Wednesday night from 7-8pm in the Conference room/A117. Participants will receive information on resources, job fairs, creating resumes and using the internet or other tools to assist them in finding local employment. No reservation is required.  Just drop by or contact Paul Ott for more information.    
United Methodist Women
Hands on Work Shop
Dates:  Tuesday, April 9th at 9:30am &/or Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm
Details:  CLICK HERE
Questions please contact Joan Quiett