GROWING IN GRACE

September 2018

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 September newsletter interesting and informative.

 

Church Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE

FROM THE PASTOR...
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Grace:  The Unmerited Favor of God

Each Sunday during August I spoke on the amazing free gift of God's Grace. For this article, I wanted to review what I hope we have all learned about that gift of Grace.  We know that God's unmerited, free, and spontaneous love for all of humankind was revealed and made effective in the person of Jesus Christ.  It is through our relationship with God in Christ that we receive Grace.
Let's review the four aspects of Grace that I preached on:
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 SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE

    Head Usher: 9:00 a.m. Jeff Taroli

                                 11:00 a.m. Peggy Bohac   
  
                                    

                            9:00 Scripture Readers                             11:00 Scripture Readers

  
                    September 2     Janet Begley                                              Amy Mosher                                                 
                                       September 9     Barbara McLaughlin                                  Carol Grubbs
                                    
                                       September 16   Kathy Ward                                                Mike Mosher

 

                                       September 23   Etha Kallin                                                  Anita Ludlow

                                       September 30    Nila Beauchamp                                         Wendy Hall
                                                                 
       Communion Servers (September 9): 9:00 - Jim & Darlene Biddle, Steve Lee and Pastor Kevin
                                                                11:00 - Cindy Mathis and Pastor Kevin


FOR THE LIST OF SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS, WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES & BAPTISM ANNIVERSARIES,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 September calendar please CLICK HERE  

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

 

September Mission of the Month - NJUMC Camp Scholarships

 

In the month of September, 100% of your donations will be used to help children in our church attend church camp.  Please help support this vital ministry for our children.

 

Date of Special Offering:

 September 2, 2018

 

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN NEWS 

 

Our meeting this month will be on Tuesday, September 11th at 1:30 p.m. in the Church Lounge.  All women are invited!  Elaine Ezra will be the leader.  Sanctuary clean-up for September is Etha Kallin.  


  
  
Little Lights Preschool

 

Preschool has gotten off to a good start.  Our preschoolers are getting used to our class routine and spending time away from their parents.  We started the year off with activities on colors.  During September the classes will work on the colors blue, green, yellow, and orange.  The students will enjoy looking for objects in the room that are the color of the week. 

Our MWF preschoolers will continue to hear stories about Daniel. They will learn that God watches over them.  Our T/TH class will continue to hear Bible stories about God making the world.  They will learn that God made the world and everything in it. 

STATISTICS FOR JULY
 
GENERAL FUND INCOME
                              REC'D IN JULY        REC'D TO DATE
OFFERING            $15,928.50                    $101,987.72
OTHER INCOME      $132.00                        $6,736.21
TOTAL                    $16,060.50                    $108,723.93
 
COLLECTED IN JULY
MISSION OF THE MONTH    $533.92
DISCRETIONARY FUND          $22.29
 
AVG. ATTENDANCE                                       YTD
9:00 A.M.                       54     
11:00 A.M.                     34      
AVG. COMBINED       88                                  106
SUNDAY SCHOOL      38                                   42
 
*A hard copy of the 2018 budget is available upon request in the office.
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"A Thankful Heart Overflows with Generosity"

The Stewardship Team would like to thank all of the faithful givers to NJUMC!!!  We are happy to say that we now have available 2 more ways to give other than through the offering plate and through the mail:

ONLINE:

1) Click the GIVE button on our church website:  www.njumc.com
2) Enter the amount you want to give, select a fund, and enter your email address.
3) Click GIVE and enter your payment information to complete the transaction.
It's that easy!!!
(If you have a Realm login, you can log in when prompted and complete your transaction or schedule a gift.)

TEXT:

1) Text NJUMC to 73256
2) Click the link you receive in your text message response.
3) Follow the prompts to give.
It's that easy!!!
(Text giving even saves your payment information so you can quickly give again.)

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Mosher in the church office (574-896-5927) or email at amy.mosher@njumc.com.

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ENDOWMENT FUND REPORT

Our church received a grant of $1,325.00 in 2018 from our North Judson United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund endowment.  This money was directed toward completing our handicap accessible project.  The Facilities and Ground Ministry Team determines how this grant is to be used each year.

The Maintenance Fund Endowment was established in the Northern Indiana Community Foundation with an initial investment of $10,000.00 given by two church families wishing to see some of their assets support their church far beyond their own lifetimes.  The Fund now has received 114 gifts, has a balance of $26,018.80 and the church has received grants from the Fund of $18,179.67 since its inception in 1998.

Gifts in any amount, small or large, may be added to the Fund at any time.  Questions regarding this fund may be directed to Dave Altman, Cheryl Orkis, Jim Long, Marilyn Wickert (local board members) or to Sarah Origer at the Foundation office (574-772-3665).




 
HENNY PENNY CHICKEN DINNER
 
October 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Mark your calendars....

Please join us for our all-you-can-eat chicken dinner including potatoes, coleslaw, bread, drink and dessert.  Tickets are $9 for adults, $4.50 for 12 yrs. & under and preschool free. Proceeds are to support our missionaries in Africa, Lowell & Claudia Wertz.  
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Dear NJUMC,

   Thank you so very much for your generous donation to Phoenix House.  This will allow us to continue to offer services & programs to our clients and their children.

Sincerely,
Annette/CADA

OUTREACH BUILDING ANNOUNCEMENT

The church council decided there is a need for a building to house our outreach ministries. This building will house the Kid's Closet and Food Pantry ministries now, and potential other ministries in the future. It will be located on our lot across from the post office.
The whole church needs to vote on the project. We will have two informational all church meetings. These meetings are for questions and discussion. The meetings will be September 6th at 6:30 pm and September 9th at 5:30 pm. At the second meeting we will vote on the project and a yes vote of two thirds or more of those present will be required for us to proceed. All regular attenders are welcome to attend these meetings and to vote.
If you have questions about the project talk to Larry Wickert, Linda Lewandowski, Rick Ward, or Pastor Kevin.
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A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped with the Kid's Closet Fish Fry!!! Whether you worked at the meal, sold tickets, baked for the Bake Sale, donated items, or came and ate fish, you are all so appreciated.  All profits will be used to continue helping children in our county!!!
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