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SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH WORSHIP CELEBRATION


Join us this Sunday, April 7th, for our morning Worship Celebration when our message, 
brought by Pastor Jason, will be " Bethany, Bethphage, and Mount of Olives."  Our worship schedule and 
other events scheduled for this Sunday are as follows:

8:30 AM   Children's Practice for Easter Musical -- Sanctuary
8:45 AM   Sunday School Classes and Small Groups -- Classrooms
     There will be no Sunday School for Preschool--5th grade on April 7th or 14th.
9 :00 AM   Praise Band Practice -- Sanctuary
9:45 AM   Worship Celebration -- Sanctuary
          Nursery (Children in Kindergarten and Younger) -- Nursery Classroom
    10:00 AM   Children's Practice for Easter Musical continues -- Under the Sea Room
                         There will be No KidZone until Easter
    10:00 AM   Special Events Committee Meeting -- Wesley Hall
    10:00 AM   Worship Committee Meeting -- Pastor's Office
  7:00 PM   Altered Youth Ministry --  Parsonage
APRIL 7TH WILLING SERVANTS
Refreshments:       Scott & Debra Paxton
Greeters:              Scott & Debra Paxton
Nursery:               Marcia Shomaker
Back up:               Kim Marston
Media Tech:          Lauren Israel
APRIL 14TH WILLING SERVANTS
Refreshments:       Al & Marcia Shomaker
Greeters:              Al & Marcia Shomaker
Nursery:               Janet Walton
Back up:               Diane Simmons
Media Tech:          Kim Watson
PARKING LOT MINISTRY


You have an opportunity to serve and make a positive impression on those who come to UUMC through our new ministry - The Parking Lot Ministry Team!  Worship begins in the parking lot.  Our Parking Lot Ministry Team influences every person who drives onto our church lot. To our regular attenders and members, they are the first to extend a warm, friendly greeting. To our guests, they are a very important first impression of our church.  The Parking Lot Ministry at UUMC will exist to make a safer, more convenient place for people to fellowship and visit.  Please contact Doug Lugar for more information and to sign-up to volunteer!  His cell number is 614-554-7482 or home number 740-892-3042. You can also email him at doug@nicholsonbuilders.com . The Parking Lot Ministry began March 24th!!"
CHURCH DIRECTORY FOR YOUR PHONE AND/OR COMPUTER

Passcode: u62M6

There is a tour for you to follow along with that will show you how to use this.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jason. 
If you find a mistake or you would like to be added to our directory, please email Pastor Jason at jasnyder105@gmail.com.  
EASTER FLOWERS

 
Once again, Lent brings the opportunity to purchase Spring flowers which will adorn the Sanctuary on Easter morning, and also can be used as a gift to remember a loved one or honor someone special to you. The flowers are Easter Lilies ($8.00), Regal Geraniums ($8.00), Easter Mums ($9.00), or Tropical Hibiscus ($14.00). Each of these plants is in a 6" pot and you have your choice of several colors. Orders must be placed and paid for no later than TODAY, Sunday, April 7th. You can place your order by entering it on the order sheet on the table in the back of the Sanctuary.
CHILDREN'S EASTER MUSICAL

This Easter Season the children will be presenting an Easter Musical "It's All Because of Jesus" on Easter morning.  Practice begins today at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary and continues in the Under the Sea Room following the Children's message during the worship service.  There will be no KidZone through Easter (April 21st ) due to practice.  Sunday School classes for Preschool through 5th Grade students will not meet on April 7th and April 14th.


TWELVE MONTHS OF GIVING


The Events Committee continues Twelve Month of Giving, sponsoring and collecting items for Utica's food pantry.  Each month the pantry volunteers
let us know what is most needed.  Please place your donations in the bin upstairs or downstairs by the door.  We will collect your donations at the church 
and deliver them to the pantry.

Items Needed for the Month of April:

TUNA and PANCAKE MIX & SYRUP
 
 
  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
 for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16
UTICA FOOD PANTRY





UTICA FOOD PANTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
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WE NEED SOMEONE WH0 CAN COMMIT TO AT LEAST ONE THURSDAY A MONTH.

WE ALSONEED SOMEONE WHO HAS COMPUTER SKILLS.  

IF WE COULD GET SOMEONE WHO CAN BE CALLED IN ON AN EMERGENCY THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL OR COME TO THE PANTRY ON

THURSDAY. WE ARE THERE FROM 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM


WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Women's Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in Wesley Hall.  We are continuing with our study of Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness.  Please join us as the study is open to church members as well as women in the community.  Come and bring a friend.   If you have any questions, contact Linda Owens 740-398-8967 (call or text).
LECTO DIVINA BIBLE STUDY
Our Lecto Divina Morning Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings in Wesley Hall.  Please feel welcome to attend and bring your friends and neighbors.
LENTEN LUNCHES




MOMENTS WITH MARK #229

Growing up my parents had a rule about new foods.  We had to at least try (taste) the things that were on the 
table for a particular meal.  Most of the time, I liked the food after I tasted it.  Some of it I liked a lot!  Once in a while, I hoped to never eat a few things ever again!  Back in 1972, there was an Alka-Seltzer commercial with the catch phrase, "Try it, you'll like it."  That's true with a lot of things in life, especially when it comes to God.  In
Psalm 34:8 NLT; David gives an invitation to give God a try.  "Taste and see that the Lord is good.  Oh, the joys
of those who take refuge in Him!"  Some things you can't understand without experiencing them, and God is one of those!  We can describe Him or read about Him, but we must experience Him to get the full effect!
The more we experience God and his goodness, the more of Him we'll want.  In real life, I compare it to eating chocolate.  The more I eat, the more I want!  We discover His goodness by getting to know Him.  We take action (taste) and we get the results (seeing).  We get a "taste" of God through worship, prayer, reading his word, small groups, and serving others.  Living the life of a Christian is just like eating those chocolates.  Each experience (each piece) just gets better and better!  We'll experience His goodness in ways we could never have imagined once we try the Christian experience.  You have to experience it for yourself to know what I'm talking about.  
"God can do anything, you know--far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!" (Ephesians 3:20 MSG)  Don't take my word for it!  Taste and see!

Mark McDaniel
FROM THE OFFICE
 
Our General Office Hours are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  To submit information for Heartbeats or the bulletin, please deliver copy-ready items to the office by hand or email no later than 1:00 pm on Wednesday of each week.
 
Sincerely,
 

Mary Lou Dixon, Administrative Assistant
Utica United Methodist Church
Contact Information
OUR MISSION: 
"To transform lives for Christ" 
 
Utica United Methodist Church
626 North Street
Utica, OH 43080
Church Office
(740) 892-2621
Email:
UticaUMC@hotamail.com
Web Page:
UticaUnited MethodistChurch.org



 
Pastor Jason Snyder
Cell:  419-688-9057
Email: jasnyder105@gmail.com.  

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