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Utica United Methodist Church 
September 19th, 2018
Sunday, September 23th Worship Celebration

This Sunday, September 23rd, our indoor Sanctuary will be the location of our morning Worship Celebration.  Our worship schedule is as follows:

8:45 AM   Sunday School Classes and Small Groups
9 :00 AM   Praise Band Practice 
9:45 AM   Worship Celebration
          Nursery (Children in Kindergarten and Younger)
          KidZone (Children in First Grade through Fifth Grade)
September 23rd Willing Servants
Refreshments:     Rick & Trina Gilbert
Greeter:              Rick & Trina Gilbert
Nursery:              Diane Simmons
Back up:              Marge Preston
KidZone:              Carrie Sichina
Assistant:             Jackie Nutt
Media Tech:         Olivia Snyder
September 30th Willing Servants
Refreshments:     Pat Blacksten
Greeter:              Pat Blacksten
Nursery:              Jackie Nutt
Back up:              Rachel Snyder
KidZone:              Duane & Amy
Assistant:             Duane & Amy
Media Tech:         Melissa Owens
What's Happening This Week
Sunday, September 23rd
6:00 PM--Youth Group Meeting
7:00 PM--Simmons' Bible Study
Monday, September 24th
7:00 PM--New Member Bible Study 
7:45 PM--District Meeting 
Wednesday, September 26th
 6:00 PM--Women's Bible Study
Thursday, September 27th
 9:30 AM--Thursday Morning Bible Study
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 the far SE corner of  Wesley Hall.  COME JOIN US.
Thursday Morning Bible Study

Youth Calendar for Fall 2018!

College and Military Prayer Wall
It's time to update the College and Military Wall. Please send your child's updated information and a picture to Karen Shomaker (kshomak@columbus.rr.com) or complete 
the attached information sheet and return to Karen Shomaker.

Information for the Utica United Methodist Church College and Military Prayer Wall
Student's Name ____________________________________________
Student's Date of Birth ______________________________________
College Attending or Branch of the Military _____________________
Student's Address __________________________________________
School Major (Area of Study)  ________________________________
Estimated Graduation Year  __________________________________
Parent's Names ____________________________________________
Please return this information to Karen Shomaker at kshomak@columbus.rr.com.  A picture of your child would be appreciated.   Thank You!

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 September:
Canned Soups (no Tomato or Chicken Noodle, please)
Small Jars of Jelly (Various Flavors)
  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
 for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16
Circle of Faith

Moments with Mark #201
Hebrews 11:6, NLT "And it is impossible to please God without faith.  Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him."
10 Characteristics of Great Faith

  1.      Great faith is rooted in God.
  2.      Great faith is a result of having a BIG God.
  3.      Great faith pleases God.
  4.      Great faith is something you practice.
  5.      Great faith is something public. Everyone can see it in you.
  6.      Great faith responds in specific, tangible ways to the world's needs.
  7.      Great faith causes you to step out and make a difference.
  8.      Great faith fulfills God's will and purpose despite personal risk and sacrifice.
  9.      Great faith is willing to act even when fear shows up.
10.      Great faith causes God to show up and show out!

                                                   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.

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

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

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