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Utica United Methodist Church 
HEARTBEAT NEWSLETTER 
November 14th, 2018
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH WORSHIP CELEBRATION


Join us this Sunday, November 18th, for our morning Worship Celebration when our 
message will be, "An Invitation to the Table."  Our worship schedule is as follows:

8:45 AM   Sunday School Classes, KidZone and Small Groups
9 :00 AM   Praise Band Practice 
9:45 AM   Worship Celebration
          Nursery (Children in Kindergarten and Younger
NOVEMBER 18TH WILLING SERVANTS
Refreshments:     Robert & Vicki Newton
Greeters:             Robert & Vicki Newton
Nursery:              Marlana Baker
Back up:              Krista Crall
KidZone:              Linda Smith
Assistant:             Marchia Shomaker
Media Tech:         Marge Preston
NOVEMBER 25TH WILLING SERVANTS
Refreshments:     NEED A VOLUNTEER
Greeters:             Ron Campbell
Nursery:              Diane Simmons
Back up:              Marlana Baker
KidZone:              Carrie Sichina
Assistant:             Jackie Nutt
Media Tech:         Melissa Owens
NEED VOLUNTEERS
We have several vacancies in our Refreshments/Greeters during the remainder of the year and would appreciate it if you could volunteer to fill in those blanks.  They are:

Refreshments:                                       Refreshments AND Greeters:
November 25th                                     December 16th
December 23rd                                     December 30th

If you are able to help on any of these dates, please call or write the office and let us know so we can have a complete team ready to go each of these Sundays.  Thank you!!!
RECOGNITION OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
We would like to recognize our Sunday School students for their Perfect Attendance in October.  The following students had perfect attendance:  Max Nutt, Evan Nutt, Annabelle Snyder, Sydney Gilbert, Hayden Quinif. Holden Quinif, Luke Snyder, Zoe Blacksten, Hailey Quinif, and Olivia Snyder.  The Outstanding Attendance Award is given to the 1st-2nd Grade Class with the highest percentage of attendance for the month.

Thanks, Karen Shomaker
ADOPT A FAMILY--CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE


The Christmas Giving Tree will be up this Sunday.  Names and gift suggestions for the five families we will be providing Christmas for this year are on it.  We hope you are able to take a name or two and shop for them this year.  Bring your wrapped gift to church on December 16th, being sure to have the tag you took from the tree on the outside of it.  We will have the families pick them up on the 17th or 18th.  This is a very rewarding project and we hope you are able to help us again this year.  Thanking you in advance.
The Missions and Hospitality Committee
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Su nday, November 18th
6 :00 pm--Youth Group--Turkey Trot--Parsonage
7:00 pm--Simmons Bible Study
Monday, November 19th
6:30 pm--Boy Scouts
Wednesday, November 21st
6:30 pm--Women's Bible Study
Thursday, November 22nd
9:30 AM--Lectio Divina Bible Study
YOUTH GROUP -- TURKEY TROT



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 6:00 PM at the
UTICA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PARSONAGE
YOUTH GROUP--ALL YOUTH ARE INVITED!!! 
COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR TWO
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Women's Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings to study the book, "Joseph:  The Journey to Forgiveness" by Melissa Spoelstra.  There is plenty of room as well as  books if you would like to join us at 6:30 pm.  You are more than welcome!
 
Linda Owens
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE

 
We have started practice for the Children's Christmas Program on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School time from 8:45-9:30 am in the Under the Sea room.  All children who wish to participate are welcome to join us.
RAISING CHILDREN GOD'S WAY

The Parenting Thru God Small Group (helping parents of school-age children, married or single, raise children God's way).  This Small Group meets during Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. in Martha's Room (the far SE corner of  Wesley Hall).  COME JOIN US.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

SMALL GROUPS


Small Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren't always easy to find. That's why Small Groups exist-to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.  Check one of these out!

For complete list and additional information regarding the available groups, contact Pastor Jason or the office and we will email it to you.

Upper Room (adult Bible study)
Parenting thru God (young adult Bible study for parents)
Simmons' Bible study (all ages)
Discipleship Class (adult Bible study)
Teen Bible Study (Teens in grades 6 thru 12)
Youth Group  (Teens in grades 6 thru 12)
New Member Bible Study (new members of UUMC)
Lectio Divina Bible Study (all ages)
SOAK Facebook Group (anyone with a Facebook account)
Women's Bible Study (women aged 18+)
Cancer Prayer Group (patients, survivors, family & friends)
Email Bible Study (anyone with an email) 
TWELVE MONTHS OF GIVING
The Events Committee is continuing 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 November:
Canned Soup and Canned Fruit
 
  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
 for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS
We have received the two following prayer requests/updates:

From Phyllis Riley, " I received word from my nephew in Tennessee that their daughter committed suicide.  She was in her early 20's.  Please keep her family in your prayers....Thanks...


From Linda Owens, "Just and update on my friend Theresa.  She has talked to her landlord's daughter and most of the landlord's rental properties are a total loss.  Yesterday, when Theresa was able to get her little dog and stopped for gas, the person at the gas station said that the movie theater and grocery store in Paradise were both a total loss.  The fire had raced down the street Theresa was living on.  She sounded ok but I can hear the sadness in her voice and the uncertainty of what is to come.  Thanks for the prayers and please continue to pray for her.
MOMENTS WITH MARK #209
The final of the six Spiritual Seasons we experience as Christians is the Happy Season.  Things are going pretty well during this season!  Your job is going well.  The kids are behaving and bringing you joy.  Your finances are stable.  You are reading your Bible and praying consistently.  Your exercise program is working.   Your relationships are strong.  Life is good!  You still have work to do in this season.  Praise the Lord!  We should praise God in every season because our hearts need it and God is worthy of our praises no matter what.  Praise always precedes the victory in life!
 
"Come let us shout to the Lord!  Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come to Him with thanksgiving.  Let us sing psalms of praise to him.  For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods."   (Psalm 95:1-3 NLT)
 
"Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.  Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me." (Psalm 103:1-2 NLT)
 
All good things come from God!  Praise Him!

Mark McDaniel
FROM THE OFFICE
 
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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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