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                                October 2018
Vol. 3 Issue 10

Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins(Matthew 26:26-28).

Did you know? World Communion Sunday is one of six special giving Sundays in the United Methodist Church. World Communion Sunday started back in 1933 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The thought behind this special celebration of communion was to symbolize our interconnectedness and unity as the body of Christ, the Church Universal (Holy Catholic Church). The Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America has promoted this special Sunday since 1940 as an ecumenical movement (meaning a variety of different Christian churches) world-wide. Can you imagine and envision every church on the first Sunday of October, hearing together the words of Christ’s invitation to ALL to come to the open table? To come to confess, to repent, to respond and receive God’s grace, forgiveness, and peace? To remember Christ’s presence in the bread and the cup, to have the Spirit poured out upon all who gather, unity, celebrating Christ’s journey and purpose for us, and that the story is continuing? Can you imagine? One day we will share the abundant table with and in the presence of Christ at the heavenly banquet when Christ comes in final victory!
Communion is a time to do more than remember what Christ has given us. The Lord’s Supper is an outward sign of an inward grace of Christ’s offering for us through all he gave and accomplished on the cross by the power of God. The inward work is God’s Holy Spirit continually transforming us, strengthening us, and empowering us in Christian love with God and one another. The Lord’s Supper is not just a remembrance but a continuous work of God’s grace in our lives. It’s a means of grace and a communion of coming together with God and one another at the table. It is an invitation given by Christ for all people who desire to grow in love and fulfillment of God’s vision and mission, as well as repentance and the Holy Spirit’s inward work in us.
The Eucharist, a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, is most significant when we come to the table with thankful hearts lifted to God for the joy and gratitude we share in the grace of Christ in our lives.  The term Holy Communion focuses on the important reality of our life together as disciples in community with each other even as we share in communion with God.  May we remember and embody this wonderful sacred and holy sacrament as we come together along with millions of others, not only on the first Sunday of October but forever and always. Amen.

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Terry
Markham News
Marshall News
Linden Lay Leader
Linden News
Ministry Teams
Cooperative Parish Leadership
SPRC:  Sal Ortiz (chair), Amy Taylor, Bob Lambert, Brook Middleton, Edith Middleton, Cheryll Green, Joe Bersack, 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:    Vacant   
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:    Louis Nicholls
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        



1  Terri Hill
2  Aiden Winderweedle
5  Brian Murphy
     George Murphy
6  Judy Blood
7  Bill Moore
     Kathy Drummond
8  Peaches Simpson
    Tamsen (Eichhoff)
20  Karen Schmidt
       Nathan Egeland
20  Tina (Carter) Brooks

21  Angela Wine
24  Nick Moon
25  Jonathan Lyon
       Kevin Schmidt
26  David Moon
       Travis Lane III
27  Charles Prince
29  Mikey Lyon
31  Andrew Glascock

2  Brian & Georgi Green
9  Bobby & Heather Doane
26  Dave Beard & Sandy Kielsgard
26  Roger & July Blood
29  Zach & Dawn Bueno


We 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:  or 

Linden Lay Leader

Click the following link for Sal's: "Message for Congregations of Linden, Markham, Marshall Cooperative Parish"

Sal Ortiz

Linden News
Worship Leaders:

Communion Steward:


Diane Spears &
Sapphire Segar-Young
Mission Harvest Day 2018
With all the rain that we have received lately, we were truly blessed with beautiful and warm sunshine for Linden’s 4th Annual Mission Harvest Festival. I would like to personally say Thank You to all the people who participated and helped. We opened this event to vendors and crafters this year, which brought more fellowship with new faces. There were some great things to buy from well-known name brands and amazingly talented crafters! Grace101 was outstanding, as usual and played the entire event. Tummies were filled with good food from Relay for Life and baked goods from Linden’s UMW. This event improves and gets bigger each year and I can’t wait to see what next year brings!
Coming up at Linden...
October 20th at 5pm in Linden Fellowship Hall
Fall Harvest Dinner & Blind Auction

This dinner is open to all at no charge, for members, non-members, friends, family, neighbors, distant relatives, strangers, the whole community and anyone else who wants to join. The food is delicious (Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and yummy deserts!), the fellowship and conversations are warm and the auction is a blast!
The blind auction is always a fun time. Bring something either completely wrapped or hidden in a bag. Make sure no one can tell what it is. It can be anything, a household item, a candle, a holiday decoration, a blanket, or even an item collecting dust in your house that you never used. After the shared meal, the bidding will start on these items without knowing what they are…and that’s when the fun begins! The more items we have to auction, the more fun it will be.
Please join us and bring a friend, or family member or neighbor. And please let others know to join. It is a really good time!
Linden Christmas Cantata 2018
It is that time of year again to start getting into the holiday spirit and prepare for some glorious Christmas Music! Linden’s choir meets at 7:00pm on Thursday to practice for regular service and 7:30pm for cantata practice. The first Cantata practice will be held at 7:30pm at Linden UMC on October 4, 2018. We laugh and sing and enjoy one another’s company while making joyful noises together. Everyone is welcome, whether you think you and sing or not…. Please come out and join us to help prepare our hearts for Christmas.
Dawn Bueno

Markham News
Worship Leader:

Communion Steward:


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 and Tom at 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,
Coming up at Markham...
November 10
The Potter's House Fundraiser Dinner hosted by Markham UMC at 5 pm at the Markham Schoolhouse. Love offering.

Marshall News
Worship Leader:

Communion Steward:

Gary Houk
Laurie Bersack
Smokey Jacobs
Cheryl Kowalczyk

Bobby & Heather Doane

Nathan & Ian
I want to thank everyone at Marshall UMC for the prayers, cards and much needed support during Tommy’s illness and his passing.  I felt your arms around us all during this time and will always be grateful for your care and love.
Much love, 
Coming up at Marshall...
Looking for one gently used Windows or Mac laptop that is no more than 5 years old for the Marshall UMC. It would be used for guest speakers to share presentations. It should have an up to date operating system, DVD and WiFi capability. If you would like to donate, please contact DeAnna Taylor at

Ministry Teams

Seniors on the Go!
October 25th
Cacapon State Park, leaving Marshall UMC at 10:30am
Come out to share the beauty of God's creation!
Sharing God's Gifts
Our committee meeting on 9/23 determined these donations be given to the following:
Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier $100
Claude Thompson Elementary School $150 (towards field trip to Jamestown)
Friends of Fauquier County Public Library – Gum Drop Square $100
Fauquier Heritage Society $100
Fauquier High School $150
Fauquier SPCA $100
Fauquier County Shop with a Cop $200
Heartland Hospice $200
Hospice Support of Fauquier County $200
Marshall Middle School $150
Marshall UMW $219.21
NOVA – HTI $200
Teens Opposing Poverty $200
UMCOR Disaster Response for NC/SC $200
WAAAG $200
W.G. Coleman Elementary School $150
Warrenton Salvation Army $200
Youth For Tomorrow $100
Ronald McDonald’s House (church member stayed there) $100
Total is $3,019.21

The Finance Committee gave approval on 9/26.  Donations and letters to all the recipients were done, signed and mailed on 9/28.
During the 9/23 meeting, the Sharing God’s Gifts Committee earmarked the following recipients for the Oct/Nov/Dec tithe amount:  Community Touch; Fauquier Habitat for Humanity; Kairos; M.O.M.; Marshall Vol. Fire/Rescue; MUMPS; Semper K9; Special Olympics (Fauquier Chapter); The Plains Vol. Fire/Rescue. 
Others will be determined at our January 6th meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
Dee Dee Clarke
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 ( or Wendy Emery (  As always, your generosity is appreciated. 
Wendy Emery
Weekend LunchBox is back!
We will be delivering lunches for the weekend each week to 30-32 children at Coleman Elementary again this year. We are blessed for this opportunity to help some local families in need by providing some healthy items for lunch and breakfast through the 2018/19 school year. If you would like to help, we will be packing lunches each Sunday after worship in the Fellowship Hall (coffee provided!!).  
You can also make donations in the weekly offering plate by writing Weekend Lunch on the Memo line of your check or envelope.
If you would like to assist with the Thursday deliveries, just let me know on Sunday after worship. We have a cart to help with the load and the school office is very friendly and very grateful. We will deliver all our lunches to WG Coleman Elementary on Zula road near Marshall Middle School. The Marshall Ruritans will be delivering the same to the children at C. Thompson Elementary.
Coming up with Outreach...
October 25th at 7pm
Grief Around the Holidays
Terri Hill & Smokey Jacobs
United Methodist Men
"In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds."
Psalm 45:4
Louis Nicholls
United Methodist Women
Coming up with UMW...
UMW Meeting
November 18th at  6:46pm in the MUMC Fellowship Hall

Halloween Fellowship  
October 31st, 4 - 6pm, at the green area in the townhouse community.
We will be partnering with Grace Bible to provide goodies and fellowship to our community.

Community Harvest Luncheon
November 4th
Contact Terri Hill to help with setting up, serving or cleaning up.

UMW Zone Netting
November 10th, 9am - 1pm

Are y'all ready for Christmas?
November 24th, 9am
Angel tree and Christmas decor set -up. Continental breakfast provided by the ladies of the UMW.

Cantata & Dinner
December TBD

UMW Gathering
December TBD at Mrs. Mo's home
October 21st
UMW will be selling chili for the big game!
Jean Egeland
Children's Ministry
Children's time during church - open to anyone with an inspiring Bible message 2-3 minutes long. If interested see Jean or Bob.

Looking for Sunday School teachers. We'll get you Safe Sanctuary trained and have fun.  Join our team and support our community by teaching our children about God. 
Jean Egeland
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

Cooperative Parish Calendar & Regional Events

Click the following link for the: Cooperative Parish Calendar
October 23rd at 3pm, Burnt Factory UMC
Winchester District Conference
November 18th at 5pm
Charge Conference will be held, come and meet our new District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Steve Summers who will preside. All are welcome. Mark your calendars!
November 30th - December 2nd
Separated, divorced, widowed?
Dreading the Holidays?  Need spiritual renewal, some joy?
Wounded Hearts / Healing Love Retreat
May be just what you need this season.  Plan on joining us for this annual retreat at Camp Overlook, or consider sponsoring a friend or family member (male or female) who is struggling with this life-changing loss.
 Realize this is not a matchmaking event, but rather a time to gain a Christ-centered perspective on the future.
When:  November 30-December 2, 2018  (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
Where:  Overlook Retreat and Camp Ministries, 3014 Camp Overlook Lane, Keezletown, VA 22832
Cost:  $105 (financial aid may be available).  Comfortable accommodations at Blessings Lodge, 5 meals and snacks included.
Register:  Call or fax (540)269-2267, email or register through the camp website.
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