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Utica United Methodist Church 
HEARTBEAT NEWSLETTER 
November 7th, 2018
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH WORSHIP CELEBRATION



Join us this Sunday, November 11th, for our morning Worship Celebration when our 
message will be,"Name It and Claim It."  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 11TH WILLING SERVANTS
Refreshments:     Jim & Bettie Shomaker
Greeters:             Jim & Bettie Shomaker
Nursery:              Krista Crall
Back up:              Diane Simmons
KidZone:              Kim Marston
Assistant:             Vicki Newton
Media Tech:         Kim Watson
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
CARGE CONFERENCE

DON'T FORGET TO ATTEND OUR CHARGE CONFERENCE TONIGHT.  WE WILL BE
 HOSTING EIGHT OTHER UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES FROM AROUND THE AREA. 

 
"The charge conference is the basic governing body of each United Methodist local church and is composed of all members of the church council.  All members of the charge conference must be members of the local church.  The charge conference must meet at least once per year. The charge conference directs the work of the church and gives general oversight to the church council, reviews and evaluates the mission and ministry of the church, sets salaries for the pastor and staff, elects the members of the church council, and recommends candidates for ordained ministry.  This year our charge conference will be held right here at Utica UMC.  All members are encouraged to come, show support and vote at this year's charge conference!"

HAY RIDE
 

Sunday, November 11th 4:00 PM

At the Smith Farm
2170 Lake Fork Road, Utica

Table Service,
Hot Dogs,
Drinks are all provided.

Please bring a potluck dish to share
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Su nday, November 11th
4:00 pm--Hay Ride--Smith Farm--2170 Lake Fork Road
7:00 pm--Simmons Bible Study
Monday, November 12th
6:30 pm--Boy Scouts
Tuesday, November 13th
6:30 pm--Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, November 14th
6:30 pm--Women's Bible Study
Thursday, November 15th
 9:30 AM--Lectio Divina Bible Study
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 are starting practice for the Children's Christmas Program on Sunday, November 4th.  Practices will be during the Sunday School time from 8:45-9:30 am in the Under the Sea room.  All children 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
MOMENTS WITH MARK #208

The Fifth Spiritual Season is the season of "Spiritual Warfare."  We have an enemy, the devil, who comes against us in any way possible.  "He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8 NLT)
 
Our biggest problems have spiritual roots!  We are in a spiritual battle that we often look at through natural eyes, blaming people and situations for our struggles.  To fight this battle, we must put on our "spiritual armor." (Ephesians 6:13-17 NLT) This armor includes: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit (the word of God).  These are our weapons for battle!
 
Though the battle belongs to the Lord, we are soldiers in the fight.  God fights for us, but we must do our part to resist the devil.  Put on your armor!  "So humble yourselves before God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7 NLT) He's already been defeated, but he tries to take as many people with him as he can.  Stand firm and be strong in the Lord!
Mark McDaniel
FROM THE OFFICE
 
Our 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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