GROWING IN GRACE

May 2020

NJUMC NEWSLETTER

North Judson United Methodist Church

210 W. Central Ave.

North Judson, IN 46366

(574) 896-5927

Hello from the online newsletter from North Judson United Methodist Church!!! If you are new... welcome!  We also welcome any comments or suggestions.  If you have any problems viewing or printing your newsletter, please call the church office at 574-896-5927.  Hope you find the May newsletter interesting and informative. 

 

Church Office Hours: (closed to public at this time, but please call if you have a need)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

IN THIS ISSUE

FROM THE PASTOR...
Church

It has been my experience that a lot of people claim they have a hard time memorizing scripture.  I don't know about you, but I have found myself inadvertently quoting scripture a lot lately. Specifically, the first part of Psalm 13 which begins with, "How long, Lord?" 
To read more click here
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VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE

As many of you know, we are having virtual worship services on Sundays on our website due to our church not being able to meet during the coronavirus pandemic.  There have been many positive comments regarding the first service last Sunday!!!  If you have not yet joined in, you can still view the first service on our website www.njumc.com.    It is on the "Home" page and on the "What's Happening Now" page.  Just click on Virtual Worship.  Pastor Sean will continue the services each Sunday until further notice.  Those who receive a paper church newsletter are also receiving the service through the mail.  If you would like to receive a paper version of the service each week, please contact Amy at amy.mosher@njumc.com.

 MAY SCHEDULE

       Head Usher: 9:00 a.m. Phil Brown

                                   11:00 a.m. Sue Samack
   
  
              IT HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED WHEN WE WILL RESUME SERVICES IN THE CHURCH BUILDING.
                       

                9:00 Scripture Readers                          11:00 Scripture Readers

  
                   May 3                                                  
            
                                       May 10                                            
                                    
                                       May 17                                               

 

                                       May 24                                               

                                                  May 31
  
     Communion Servers (May ?):    9:00 - Tim & Kay Cummins, Steve Lee and Pastor Sean
                                                       11:00 - Mike Mosher and Pastor Sean


FOR THE LIST OF MAY BIRTHDAYS, WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES & BAPTISM ANNIVERSARIES, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

Sunday Worship Services:

Traditional

 9:00 a.m.

Sunday School

10:00 a.m.

Contemporary 11:00 a.m.

To view and/or print out the May calendar please click here 

(when you get to the calendar click on the arrows to get to the correct month)

May Mission of the Month - Native American Awareness

In the month of May, your gifts will be used to support Native American Awareness.  50% of the monies are retained by the Annual Conference to develop and strengthen Native American ministries.  The remaining 50% is used by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministries for scholarships to Native Americans attending United Methodist schools of theology.

Date of Special Offering:
 You may send through mail/online all month


  

Dear Friends in Mission:


 
Thank you for partnering with UMCOR.  Through your gift of $110.00 you are helping to provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupts life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.  Your gift will help to bring hope to those who need it most.

 

Grace and Peace,

Roland Fernandes, General Treasurer

 

 

STATISTICS FOR MARCH
 
GENERAL FUND INCOME
                              REC'D IN MAR.        REC'D TO DATE
OFFERING             $12,606.00                     $36,240.49
OTHER INCOME    $1,734.56                       $3,470.21
TOTAL                     $14,340.56                     $39,710.70
 
 
COLLECTED IN MARCH
 
MISSION OF THE MONTH      $196.00
DISCRETIONARY FUND              $5.11
 
 
AVG. ATTENDANCE
9:00 A.M.                       59     
11:00 A.M.                     39      
AVG. COMBINED       98                                 106
SUNDAY SCHOOL      42                                  45
 
***A hard copy of the 2020 budget is available in the church office upon request.
 
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FROM THE FOOD PANTRY ... Matthew 25: 37 & 40; (37) ..."Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you...?" (40)..."I tell you the truth, whatever you did, for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
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From the Stewardship Team:

  USING OUR TIME WISELY

In order to live as God-pleasing stewards, we will want to use the time that God entrusts to us wisely.  We can start by asking the question: "Lord, what can I do with my time that will please you and give you the glory you deserve?"  First and foremost, God wants us to spend our time in serving and glorifying him.  In speaking to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul wrote, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" (1 Cor. 10:31).  We can give God glory by dedicating our daily tasks to him.  Our hands and feet can be doing routine and mundane things, but our hearts and minds can be focused on the Lord.  To the Colossians Paul wrote,  "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" (Col.3:23).  In all that we do, God is to be part of our activities.  By wisely using our time to the glory and honor of God, we can live this life abundantly!

Thank you from the Stewardship Team to all for your faithful giving of tithes, offerings and for your prayers for NJUMC during this uncertain time.  If you are able, and you would like to give to the church and its ministries, here are the following ways:


1. Mail your offering to NJUMC, 210 W. Central Ave., North Judson, IN 46366

2. Give Online by going to our website www.njumc.com.   On the "Home" page scroll to the bottom for instructions.  Or go to the "Ways to Give" page.

3.  Text NJUMC to 73256.



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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN NEWS  

We will not be meeting this month.  Hope to be able to get together next month! 
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Dear North Judson UMC,

Thank you for your gift of $96.00 in support of the boys and girls here at Bashor Children's Home.  Your generosity sustains our mission and enhances the tradition of providing "help for today and hope for tomorrow" to hundreds of abused, neglected and troubled children and their families each year.

Serving children through Christ,
Don Phillips 
President/CEO


 
   
LITTLE LIGHTS PRESCHOOL


   Normally I would be inviting all of you to our  Preschool Graduation Program, but sadly that is not happening this year.  This is the first time in 26 years that we won't be having it.  The Governor of Indiana, closed all schools for the rest of the school year, so we have not had any preschool classes since March 10 th .
   I put together Educational packets that included worksheets,  activities, and crafts. I will be mailing new materials for the  preschoolers to complete at home that will take them through  the end of the school year.  I have also been making a daily  video that includes their Bible story, counting together, etc. that  I post on a private Facebook group page.
  I would like to give special attention to the following  students who will be attending kindergarten in August:
Aubree Allen, Branson Allen, Elijah Boisvert, Elliot Boisvert,  Charlotte Coldiron, Ashteyn Holt, Hudson Lubawy,
Auggie Miller, and Zander Rotering.
 
Congratulations to all of our "Little Lights"!
Remember God loves you and so do we!

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