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TODAY ONLY!!!  SUPPORT OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!




SUNDAY, MAY 12th WORSHIP CELEBRATION



Join us this Sunday, May 26th, for our Worship Celebrations at the 45th Sertoma Ice Cream Festival Pastor 
Jason Syder will deliver the message titled, "WhenThings Fall Apart" beginning at 8:30 am.
STILL WE NEED HELP IN THE PIE TENT

Thank you to all who have volunteered to work at the festival.  We still need 1 or 2 to help on the Sat. 4-7 shift and Mon 1-4 shift.   There are 2 in each shift but 3 or 4 makes it easier during busy times.   Call Pat at 740-892-3815 if you can help.    Thanks! 
PRAYER UPDATES
Copy of message from Sandra Nihiser to Margaret Bowman regarding Aileen

I Just spoke with Aileen and the news is WONDERFUL!!!! A ll is well with a blood count that is UP.  A good sign and there will be no more checkups for 6 (SIX) weeks !!!!!  Aileen reports that she is still a bit weak, but expects more recovery time will correct that.  Once again she has asked me to express her profound THANKS for cards, prayers, good thoughts, calls and over-all support, plus Redskin backing (the last came from me).

Our next goal is Aileen's July report and her 93rd Birthday on July 29th.  Thanks to all for such terrific support. Hugs,   Sandy 

Pastor Jason asked me to pass along the good news he had from Nancy Wolfe regarding her tests for her cancer scare. It was a false alarm!!!  Let's all share Nancy's good news and be thankful that it turned out so well.
SUMMER CHURCH SCHEDULE BEGINS JUNE 2nd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Please note that our Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will not meet again until next Fall.
ALTERED YOUTH MINISTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 
PICK UP THE NEW SUMMER CALENDARS or check our 
Facebook page @AlteredYM to stay up to date.


SERTOMA ICE CREAM FESTIVAL WORSHIP SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
         
REGISTER TODAY                                                                                                                



MONDAY, JUNE 24TH -- THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH
REGISTER YOUR KIDS NOW AT UTICAVBS@HOTMAIL.COM  DINNER WILL BE EACH EVENING AT 5:30.  VBS SESSIONS BEGIN AT 6:00.
GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

UTICA YOUTH CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 
TRANSFORM SOMEONE'S LIFE

Here's your opportunity to be part of transforming someone's life!
 
What if one interaction could alter the course of someone else's entire story? Believe it or not, you could be that one interaction.
There are so many ways to get involved and be part of something bigger. We are looking for:

Parking Lot Greeters
Outdoor Sanctuary Sound Set-up Crew
Vacation Bible School teachers and helpers
Utica Youth Conference Volunteer Crews

Take the opportunity to see someone's life transformed by being part of their story. We believe you'll feel an immediate difference spiritually by volunteering, serving, and letting God do the work through you.

Sign-up sheets are on the back table.



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 May:

CANNED PASTA, PEANUT BUTTER and TOILET PAPER
 
 
  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
 for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16
MOMENTS WITH MARK #235
   
Most Christians are aware that "nothing is impossible with God."  He can do "exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or imagine."  Even so, God is not a Genie whose wish is our command. God is not our quick way to comfort or our pathway to an easy life.  There are a lot of things we'll have to deal with while we're here on earth. Yes, there will be many moments of great joy and achievement but also times of struggle and pain.
 
Jesus promised: "Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NLT) We shouldn't be surprised by trouble, and it doesn't have to overwhelm us.  The solution is TRUST!  Jesus wants us to trust Him!  He wants us to depend on Him completely!  He has never offered complete protection from future trouble.  Life may bring us to it, but God will get us through it!

 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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