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LHUMC e-News April 26th - 2013
May 1st
Pastor John Thornton's Bible Study continues on Wednesday, May 1st in the Mary Martha Classroom at 1pm. Please come and join us.
May 2nd

National Day of Prayer

Mark your calendars today to come to the Chapel on Thursday, May 2 for

National Day of Prayer.  Please feel free to come and go as your schedule permits. 

May 3rd ~ Family Movie Night: 
The Smurfs
the Smurfs
6-8pm ~ Fellowship Hall
$2 per person for pizza
Children 6th grade & younger must attend with a parent/adult.

May 5th ~ Youth Banquet 
(head count needed)
fiesta time ~ youth banquet

It's Fiesta Time! 

You & your family

are invited!

May 5th


Fellowship Hall. Dinner catered

by Mexicali.    

RSVP to Jennifer Welden 
before May 1st
May 14th  ~ UMW meeting
Topic:  Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum    
Guest speaker:  Laura Duty from the Arboretum will be here to tell us more about the new garden opening this Fall.
Time:  Tues., May 14th ~ 9:30am
Place:  Fellowship Hall


Sandwich Lunch following program--$6

RSVP: Joan Quiett, 


Kids Corner

Summer Activities: 
June 17-20 ~Vacation Bible School
9am - Noon 
Now recruiting for PreK/K teachers! 
Contact Lee Fisher at: 
Register:  CLICK HERE 
July 8-31 ~ Summer Fun Days
Mon. & Wed. ~ 9:30am-2:30pm
Register:  CLICK HERE   
Faithful Families
 Home Run - In Theaters Now

"Home Run is a great story of redemption and recovery-a must see!"
Jim Sundberg, Former All-Star Baseball Player

"Home Run is a film of great hope."
Rick Warren, Pastor and Best-Selling Author

Information & theater locations:
Youth Mission Trip
Stock Sales...
Your investment in their trip will allow the Youth to travel beyond the church walls to McDowell County, West Virginia. There they will serve one of the poorest counties in the United States by rebuilding and sharing the love of Christ.
You can purchase your stocks outside the Sanctuary and in the back of the Great Hall before and after the church services. Stockholders will be invited to a special dinner to thank them for their investment and hear about the ways we served the community.
Interested in participating in the mission trip? -- Only a few youth spots are still available. 
Questions contact Tommy McCrory at or Jennifer Welden at
Mission Trip Dates: 
July 27th-August 3rd.
CLICK HERE ~ to register for the Youth Mission Trip. 
Heifer International
(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).  

More information CLICK HERE 

Today's the day & you're invited...
Garage Sale
The big reveal to the public is today, Friday, April 26, when LH comes to find big bargains. Shopping continues from 8am to 3pm Friday and Saturday.

Got Time? 
Be at the church at 2:30pm on Saturday to help us pack up the GARAGE SALE & set up for Sunday worship! 

THANKS to everyone that donated items and  
helped with the sale!  
Connie Baird ~ 
Jackie Counts ~  
Garage sale benefits church missions and  
special church projects 
Sermon Series 
The 7 Deadly Sins
Please join us this Sunday.
Week 3:  "Seven Deadly Sins:  Greed"

Rev John Thornton & Jim Lane
Certificate of Recognition
Rev. John Thornton and Jim Lane

Carter Bloodcare Premier Partners recognizes Lake Highlands UMC as a Gold member for our great efforts based on number of drives held, time of need, and number of units for 2012!  Thanks Jim for organizing!
Our second Blood Drive of 2013 will be on May 5th
Please participate; it's good for you, it's vital for our community. 

Questions or to sign up please contact Jim Lane.

LHUMC Saving Money and Reducing Its Electricity Use
The LHUMC Trustees are pleased to announce that our congregation saved about $14,000 in electrical costs and reduced its kWh usage by 12% in 2012, compared to 2011.  
The lion's share of savings came from reduced energy use resulting from the lighting and HVAC upgrades from our joint project with ONCOR, which matched the church's investment in new equipment through a grant. Other savings are from reduced electrical rates.  
Please help support our efforts to reduce our impact on Creation by turning off lights, air conditioning, TVs, etc., when not in use.
Cindy Engel ~
August 5th-9th @ LHUMC
Pine Cove Base Camp ~ 2013
Pine Cove is bringing its day camp program!
Your child will experience Jesus through Bible study, worship, and time with their counselor.  Not only that, Pine Cove will bring a truck load (literally!) of great activities for your camper including:  water slides, climbing wall, slip n' slides, laser tag, and much more!
Questions ~ contact Farrel Chapman 
to register:  CLICK HERE

Cartridges For Kids Recycling Program...

Cartridges For Kids Recycling Program

This program (CFK) pays LHUMC cash for cell phones, empty laser and inkjet cartridges, laptops, iPods, PDAs, video games & consoles, digital cameras, DVDs and GPS devices.

visit: to verify that CFK accepts your items before dropping them off or call Cindy Engel at 214-348-6835We have collection boxes in the refreshment center and the children's building.   

Spring Butterfly Release Celebrates Memory of Loved Ones
On Sunday, April 28, hundreds of majestic monarch butterflies
will be released in the sky at the park-like setting of the future home of the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center located at 12379 Merit Dr. in Dallas.   

Beginning at 2pm, this 6th annual spring butterfly ceremony is an emotional reunion of children, parents, grandparents and friends seeking ways to express their grief and remember their loved ones. The butterfly symbolizes change, rebirth and renewal.

The spring butterfly release ceremony welcomes people of all ages,
backgrounds and faiths.  To reserve your butterfly, please call 214.699.4743 or