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                                August 2018
Vol. 3 Issue 8

14 But, you must continue with the things you have learned and found convincing. You know who taught you. 15 Since childhood you have known the holy scriptures that help you to be wise in a way that leads to salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus. 16 Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, 17 so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good. (2 Tim. 3:14-17, CEB).

Greetings! The words of the Apostle Paul before this verse describe a people who are lost in the world. They may say they are religious, they have it all together, but their lifestyle, choices, and direction in life say otherwise. Paul is encouraging Timothy in his journey of faith as a leader and as a child of God. Know who we are, whose we are, and continue to learn through the transforming Word of God.  God will equip us to do everything that is good! God’s Word is alive and inspired by the Holy Spirit who speaks to us through the Word, who draws us into the faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ who has made us into new creations and given us a new life.  We can continue on the road of mediocrity and deception, or we can journey on the road to success and abundance. What road do we desire to travel?  We need to practice the essentials of our faith.  The essentials bring forth fruit–love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23), the fruit of the Spirit.  The essentials of our faith or spiritual disciplines we practice every day, ( yes, every day!). will lead us on paths of righteousness, not in pious ways, but in loving ways. 
John Wesley believed and lived the “General Rules,” which every Methodist was expected to keep. The General Rules were: do no harm, do good, and attend upon the ordinances of God. While the first two are fairly straightforward, “attend upon the ordinances of God” referred to basic Christian practices or disciplines. Wesley explicitly mentioned public worship, the ministry of the Word, the Lord’s Supper, family and private prayer, searching the Scriptures, and fasting or abstinence.”[1]  These are the essentials of our faith! Bishop Sharma Lewis of the VA Annual Conference of the U.M.C. and Jesus calls us “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” toward the fulfillment of the vision of “Disciples of Jesus Christ who are lifelong learners who influence others to serve.”  We can only fulfill this mission and vision by being lifelong learners ourselves and practicing the essentials of our faith.
This fall we will kick-off several Bible studies such as “A Disciple’s Path, Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church,” and other studies through small groups and Sunday School.  I encourage us to strive to attend worship every Sunday, be in prayer/conversation with God every day, read and study the Word every day, be a part of a small group or Sunday school class, and serve on a team. Let’s embrace the Holy Spirit’s movement in us individually and collectively as the Church. Let’s be inspired by the Spirit to seek to be transformed from mediocrity to excellent abundance! Stay tuned as more information unfolds this month!


[1] https://www.seedbed.com/the-early-methodists-watched-over-one-another-in-love/
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Terry
Celebrations
Prayers
Markham News
Marshall News
Marshall Lay Leader
Linden News
Ministry Teams
Calendar
Cooperative Parish Leadership
SPRC:  Sal Ortiz (chair), Amy Taylor, Bob Lambert, Brook Middleton, Edith Middleton, Cheryll Green, John Fedorchak, Sheila Showers, Linden vacancy
Linden Church Council
Chair of Council:    Steve Showers    
Lay Leader:    Sal Ortiz    
SPRC Chair:    Sal Ortiz    
Finance Chair:    Vacant    
Trustee Co-Chairs:    Loyd Dunford, Steve Showers    
Treasurer:    Kathy Drummond    
Adult Discipleship:    Sal Ortiz
Alternate Lay Member to Annual Conference:    Sal Ortiz    
UMW President:    Sheila Showers    
Senior Pastor:    Terry Hendricks    
Recording Secretary:    Dawn Bueno    
Young Adult Rep:    Dawn Bueno
Worship Chair Music:    Connie Clatterbuck
District Steward:    Vacant
Church Historian:    Helen Kenney
Nurture, Evangelism, Youth:    Genia Ortiz
Nominations:    Pastor Terry, Ruth Ann Rector, Helen Kenney, Maureen Dunford, Sal Ortiz
SPRC:    Sal Ortiz, Sheila Showers, vacancy
Trustees:    Loyd Dunford, Steve Showers, Mary Potter, Kevin McCullough, Stuart Showers, Zachary Beno
Parsonage Trustees:    Loyd Dunford, Steve Showers, Zach Bueno
Markham Church Council
Chair of Council:    John Fedorchak    
Lay Leader:    John Fedorchak    
SPRC Chair:    Cheryll Green    
Finance Chair:    Henry Green    
Trustee Chair:    Brook Middleton    
Treasurer:    Nancy Sickel    
Lay Member to Annual Conference:    Edith Middleton    
Senior Pastor:    Terry Hendricks    
Recording Secretary:    Kim Jacobs
Nurture, Hospitality, Worship:    Edith Middleton
Community Missions, Music:    Kim Jacobs
Age Level Ministries:    Cheryll Green
Historian:    Henry Green
Nominations:    Pastor Terry, John Fedorchak, Edith Middleton
SPRC:    Cheryll Green, Brook Middleton, Edith Middleton, John Fedorchak
Parsonage Trustees:    Brook Middleton, Nancy Sickel, Edith  Middleton
Finance:     Henry Green, Pastor Terry, Edith Middleton, John  Fedorchak, Cheryll Green Brook Middleton, Nancy Sickel
Marshall Church Council
Chair of Council:    Wendy Emery    
Lay Leader:    Amy Taylor    
SPRC Chair:    Joe Bersack    
Finance Chair:    Laurie Bersack 
Finance:     Laurie Bersack, Pastor Terry, Bob Lambert,  Wendy Emery, Joe Bersack, Rich Umbel, Amy Taylor, Cheryl Kowalczyk, DeAnna Taylor, Cindy Glascock   
Trustee Co-Chairs:    Rich Umbel, Sally Wilfong    
Treasurer:    DeAnna Taylor    
Alternate Lay Member to Annual Conference:    Bob Lambert    
District Steward:     Wendy Emery
UMM President:    Vacant    
UMW President:    Jean Egeland    
Senior Pastor:    Terry Hendricks    
Recording Secretary:    Terri Shaw    
Children’s Ministry Director:     Jean Egeland
Worship Chair:     Cathy Harris
Communications Dir:     Terri Hill
Mission/Outreach Chair:     Smokey Jacobs
Family Ministries:     Cathy Lambert
Education Director:     Cheryl Kowalczyk
Nominations:     Pastor Terry, Candy Glascock, Amy Glascock, Amy Taylor, Frances Snider, Bob Lambert
SPRC:     Joe Bersack, Mike Taylor, Amy Taylor, Bob Lambert
Trustees:     Rich Umbel, Sally Wilfong, Mike Rogers, Phil Harris, Jimmy Lyon, Robert Glascock, Debbie Wyne 
Older Adult Ministries, Memorials:    Doris Edmonds        

Celebrations

Birthdays

1 Edna Moore
2 Bonnie Murphy
2 Matthew Wines
4 Doris Edmonds
6 Kyle Smith
7 Connie Clatterbuck
8 Jimmmy Lyon
14 Amy Taylor
17 Mary Garland Lunsford

18 Anita Burke
25 Anne Fishback
26 Pastor Terry Hendricks
26 Paul Lawrence
29 Donnie Wine
30 Bruce Drummond
31 Gunnar Grottoes
31 Steve Snider
Anniversaries

2 Ray & Vicki Spears
25 Pastor Terry & Bob Hendricks
26 Matthew & Lecie Clatterbuck

Prayers

We also ask for prayers for People suffering natural and man-made disasters, Global   financial crisis, families in financial trouble, unemployed, our nation & leaders, our military at home and abroad, the lost, work of  Gideon’s Intl, persecuted Christians worldwide, God’s guidance in our churches, those incarcerated, harmony in USA, respect for police, racial tensions, parolees searching for God and new direction.

Any and all prayer updates and additions:  the_buenos@comcast.net  or terrih57@msn.com 

Marshall Lay Leader

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 

Matthew 11:28-30

Mike, my parents, Sasha (our dog), and I just got home from Pigeon Forge TN. It was a much needed break from our busy lives. Every where you turned there was something about Jesus and faith. Every local we met had a charm, a saying on a shirt, or a quick, "God Bless yall" after a quick chat in passing. 

Our days were busy with tourist things but the evenings were quiet and we got to look over what God has provided. We all needed to step back, breathe, pray, and look at the blessings around us.  

Sasha said it best one evening as she jumped up and laid down on the back porch rocker with me. She gave me a look that said, "Rest mom. Rest." She and I sat on the porch for a while looking out over the trees and the mountains.

As I sat there I had time to talk with God. It was time for us to do a check in with each other. It always blows my mind how sitting in a quiet place having a deep talk with God can relieve so much burden on your heart. Take time to talk with God. Let him take the burdens of your heart away. 

This past week had God all around us. We need to make sure to find rest in Jesus!
Amy Taylor

Linden News
Worship Leader:

Communion Steward:

Acolyte:
Sal Ortiz

Sal Ortiz

Diane Spears
Linden Vacation Bible School
What an amazing time we had this year at VBS. We were so blessed with beautiful weather and an incredible group of kids! Linden UMC had 19 children join us this year to learn what it meant to be a fisher of people, and how to be a fisher of people. We played games, learned scripture, made crafts, sang songs, did some science, watched a skit and most important made a lot of new friends. Both children and adults learned new things about themselves and how to be a disciple. Thanks to all who helped by volunteering to be a teacher, a floater, a chef, a decorator and/or a foot. 
Thank you to all those who donated items to the Linden Yard sale that was held on July 6-7, 2018. And thank you to those who donated your time to help with the yard sale….as well as thank you to those who stopped by and found some new treasures. Because of all those who helped, Linden now has a good jump start to raising the funds needed for a new roof.

 
Coming up at Linden...
The Book of Ruth four week Bible study will begin August 1 thru August 22 at 2:00 pm at Linden UMC in the fellowship hall. Please let Pastor Terry know if you would like to participate. No books, just your Bible!
Cooperative Parish Ice Cream Social
August 26th at 2pm
It is almost that time of year again, the leaves start to change, the air cools and becomes a little crisper, everything is pumpkin spice and Linden will be holding their Annual Mission Harvest Festival! This year, it will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9am-2pm. Live Bands, pony rides, face painting, kids crafts, vendors and crafters, amazing food, fun and fellowship for all. If you are a crafter or have wares to sell, please contact Dawn Bueno (Connie Clatterbuck is the one who handles vendors and Dawn will get you in contact with her to get you set up with a table). You can reach Dawn at 703-930-3575 (if she doesn’t answer, please leave a message or text) or email the_buenos@comcast.net. More information and details to come in the September Newsletter and will be posted on our Facebook page.
Dawn Bueno

Markham News
Markham Directory
Michele Middleton and Tom Falkowski are working on a directory for Markham. Please send your contact information and sit for a picture if you would like to be included. You may contact Michele at mmiddletoncpa@aol.com and Tom at tommypots2@gmail.com to send your information and/or have your picture included.
First Sunday of Month, donuts and coffee following worship.

Third Sunday of Month, breakfast following worship at
Edith Middleton’s home.
 
Weekly ESL classes
Mondays, 6:00 pm.  If you would like to help or know of someone interested in the class, contact Edith Middleton, 364-2889, emiddleton38@aol.com
Worship Leader:

Communion Steward:

Acolyte:




 

Marshall News
Worship Leader:




Communion Steward:

Acolyte:
Amy Taylor
Bob Lambert
Terri Hill
Joe Bersack

Robert & Candy Glascock

Nathan & Alex
Coming up at Marshall...
Mark Your Calendars!!! It is picnic time for our Cooperative Parish. This year we will gather at Marshall on August 19th at 4 pm. Main dish will be pulled pork bbq. Please bring sides and desserts to share!!! See Amy Taylor or send her an email at amytaylor9311@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Ministry Teams

Seniors on the Go!
August 9th, 11am
Lunch at John's Family Restaurant, leaving Marshall UMC at 11am
Scholarship Team
Back to School reminder:
One of our congregation’s goals for 2018 is to support our preschool families by providing
financial assistance as needed.
Our planning team met on July 10th and is drafting some basic guidelines for awarding financial assistance.  Our vision is that we will raise at least $3,600 this school year to support two students who have already been identified.  Going forward, we hope to have the Preschool Board discuss and allocate contributions to families who may need tuition assistance for one month, several months or the entire school year. 
Please notate “MUMPS tuition contribution” on your checks made payable to MUMC as you are led to give.  We’ll need to raise $1,600 before year-end to cover this calendar year. 
Questions may be directed to Donna Thomas, Preschool Director (marshallmumps@verizon.net) or Wendy Emery (wendyemery@verizon.net).  As always, your generosity is appreciated. 
Council Chair
District Steward’s Report:
I attended the annual District Stewards’ meeting on Sunday, July 22. 
The 2019 budget for the District was approved unanimously. 
Total approved income/expense for 2019 is $285,695 vs $290,554 for 2018. 
The district office recently relocated and the reduced rent accounts for part of the decrease, as well as a funding reduction for the congregational excellence position. 
Two takeaways: of all the districts in the Virginia conference, the Winchester District paid the highest percentage of its apportionments in 2017. 
2019 apportionment calculations are in process and should be received by July 31.  
Faithfully,
Wendy Emery
Outreach
Project Mission House
Bill Snider, Frances Snider, Cathy Lambert, Justin Glascock, Bob Hendricks, Terri Hill made up this year’s mission team.
We arrived Sunday, July 22nd at the Project Mission House in Marion, VA and talked with Harry Howe and Mark Stransky, the Project Crossroads coordinators.  Our projects for the week, as always could change but we would start out at Mark’s house which is also the Mountain View parsonage.  Mark will be retiring at the end of July so his home would need to be vacated and prepared for new uses.  Prepping involved lots of painting inside and replacing some ceiling tiles in the basement.  We also removed the back yard clotheslines poles (concrete and metal !) and weeds in the driveway.  The guys also helped repair and inside clothesline for a neighbor.  This took a couple of days but once finished we moved to Mrs. Boyd’s trailer in Marion and replaced her kitchen linoleum and added a more stable deck step after staining.
All in all it was another great week serving the people of in the Appalachia area in Southwest Virginia.  We made time for some fun card games in the evenings and of course a few trips to our favorite ice cream place with some updated arcade games.  Justin and Bill had a heated competition going for a while but Justin score a whopping 306 at our last visit.
We want to express how much we appreciate everyone’s support and prayers and funds.  We were so blessed to be able to share your love with the folks in Marion and Chilhowie and we pray you continue to seek opportunities to share God’s love with those in need.
 
 
Coming up with Outreach...
August
September
October
November
December
First-Aid/CPR
TBD
TBD
Depression & grief around the holidays
Terri Hill
United Methodist Women
Coming up with UMW...
Blessing of the Backpacks
August 8th, 5:30 - 6:30
HOT DOGS or PIZZA! 
UMW Meeting
August 16th at  6:45pm in the MUMC Fellowship Hall
 
Human Trafficking Awareness
August 25th at 10am -12pm in the Marshall UMC Fellowship Hall
Open to the community and neighborhood churches to help spread awareness and prevention. Our guest speaker is Jackie White from Nova HTI.
New Women’s Bible Study
Beth Moore – Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
Group 1: Every Tuesday starting August 21
at DeAnna Taylor’s home (9089 Groundhog Ln, Marshall)
led by DeAnna Taylor

Group 2: Every Wednesday starting August 22
at Marshall UMC
led by Terri Hill and Cheryl Kowalczyk

12 Weeks, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, both groups focused on same session each week
Last session: Week of November 5, combined session with both groups
Study books are $15.99 + $1 to help cover shipping
Link: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/daniel.html

If interested in attending, please let DeAnna know which group sessions you’re
interested in joining most often. You can attend either session when needed.
RSVP by August 10
chrisanddeanna@verizon.net or text at 540-270-9460
United Methodist Youth!
Youth Activities start meeting August 2nd at 6:30 pm at Linden UMC Fellowship Hall. Bob Hendricks: 540-325-1523 or usmulec1@gmail.com
Marshall United Methodist Preschool
MUMPS still has room for a few more 3 & 4 year olds for the 2018-19 school year. Looking forward to a fun and exciting year. For more information please call Donna Thomas. (540) 364-4111

August Calendar

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