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September 2019
Vol. 4 Issue 9
Lay Leader Message
Ministry Teams
Cooperative Parish Leadership
SPRC:  Bonnie Schmidt (CP Chair), John Fedorchak (Lay Leader), Brook Middleton (SPRC Rep.), Edith Middleton (Alt. Annual Conference Delegate), Sal Ortiz (Lay Leader/Annual Conference Lay Delegate), Dawn Bueno (Co-Lay Leader), Sheila Showers (SPRC Rep.), Cindy Kokernak (SPRC Rep.), Joe Bersack (SPRC Rep.), DeAnna Taylor (Lay Leader), Mike Rodgers (Co-Lay Leader), Amy Glascock (SPRC Rep.), Bob Lambert (Alt. Annual Conference Delegate)
Linden Church Council
Chair of Council:  Steve Showers
Lay Leader:  Sal Ortiz
Co-Lay Leader:  Dawn Bueno
SPRC Chair:  Cindy Kokernak
SPRC:  Cindy Kokernak (Chair), Sal Ortiz, Dawn Bueno, Sheila Showers
Finance Chair:  Vacant
Trustee Chair:  Loyd Dunford
Co-Chair:  Steve Showers
Treasurer:  Kathy Drummond
2019 Lay Member to Annual Conference:  Sal Ortiz
UMW President:  Sheila Showers
Senior Pastor:  Terry Hendricks
Recording Secretary:  Dawn Bueno
Young Adult Representative:  Dawn Bueno
Worship Chair, Music:  Connie Clatterbuck
District Steward:  Vacant
Church Historian:  Helen Kenney
Nurture, Evangelism:  Genia Ortiz
Adult Discipleship:  Sal Ortiz
Nominations:  Pastor Terry (Chair), Ruth Ann Rector, Helen Kenney, Maureen Dunford, Sal Ortiz, Dawn Bueno
Trustees:  Loyd Dunford, Steve Showers, Mary Potter, Lou Ann Bennett, Stuart Showers, Zachery Bueno
Parsonage Trustees:  Loyd Dunford (Chair), Steve Showers (Co-Chair), Zachery Bueno
Finance:  Chair Vacancy, Pastor Terry, Sal Ortiz, Dawn Bueno, Steve Showers, Loyd Dunford
Markham Church Council
Chair of Council:  Michele Middleton
Lay Leader:  John Fedorchak
Co-Lay Leader:  Vacant
SPRC Chair:  Bonnie Schmidt
SPRC:  Bonnie Schmidt (Chair), Brook Middleton, Edith Middleton, John Fedorchak
Finance Chair:  Debbie Jo Foster
Trustee Chair:  Brook Middleton
Treasurer:  Nancy Sickel
Alternate Member to Annual Conference:  Edith Middleton
Senior Pastor:  Terry Hendricks
Recording Secretary:  Vacant
Nurture, Hospitality, Worship:  Edith Middleton
Community Missions, Music:  Vacant
Age Level Ministries:  Vacant
Historian:  Henry Green
Nominations:  Pastor Terry (Chair), John Fedorchak, Edith Middleton
Trustees:  Brook Middleton (Chair), Cheryll Green, Nancy Sickel, Michele Middleton, Henry Green
Parsonage Trustees:  Brook Middleton, Nancy Sickel, Edith Middleton
Finance:  Chair Vacancy, Pastor Terry, Edith Middleton, John Fedorchak, Bonnie Schmidt, Brook Middleton, Nancy Sickel
Council Secretary:  Theresa Malinsky
Marshall Church Council
Chair of the Council:  Amy Taylor
Lay Leader:  DeAnna Taylor
Co-Lay Leader:  Mike Rodgers
SPRC Chair:  Joe Bersack
SPRC:  Joe Bersack (Chair), DeAnna Taylor, Mike Rodgers, Bob Lambert, Amy Glascock
Finance Chair:  Laurie Bersack
Co-Trustee Chair:  Rich Umbel
Co-Trustee Chair:  Terri Hill
Treasurer:  DeAnna Taylor
Alternate Lay Member to Annual Conference:  Bob Lambert
Men’s Group:  Louis Nicholls
UMW:  Sally Wilfong
Youth Member:  Bobby Doane
Senior Pastor:  Terry Hendricks
Recording Secretary:  Candy Glascock
Older Adult Ministries, Memorials:  Doris Edmonds
Children’s Ministry Director:  Jean Egeland
Worship Chair:  Cathy Harris
Communications Director:  Terri Hill
Mission/Outreach Chair:  Vacant
Family Ministries:  Vacant
Education Director:  Cheryl Kowalczyk
District Steward:  Wendy Emery
Nominations:  Pastor Terry (Chair), Candy Glascock, Amy Glascock, Frances Snider, Amy Taylor, Bob Lambert
Trustees:  Rich Umbel (Chair), Terri Hill, Mike Rodgers, Philip Harris, Jimmy Lyon, Robert Glascock
Finance:  Laurie Bersack (Chair), Pastor Terry, Amy Taylor, DeAnna Taylor, Mike Rodgers, Joe Bersack, Rich Umbel, Bob Lambert, Cheryl Kowalcyzk



“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26
2  Sal Oritz
4  Helen Ballard
5  Carly Macdougall
14  Diane Spears
14  Steve Thorpe
15  Beth Young
15  Bill Arbogast
16  Georgi Green
18  Bob Lambert
22  Carolyn McCarty
22  Elizabeth Glascock
23  Gilbert Lane
23  Kyle Kowalczyk
24  Amy Glascock
25  Mike Taylor

“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
Ephesians 4:2-3
4  Brooke & Michelle Middleton
5  Jack & Bette Conley
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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

Lay Leader Message

Linden News
Worship Leaders:

Communion Steward:

Sal Ortiz

Diane Spears &
Sapphire Segar-Young
Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break
A new Bible study is starting on Wednesday, September 12 at 2:00 pm at Linden UMC in the fellowship hall. We will be studying the book of Nehemiah by Kelly Minter. If you are interested in participating, please let Pastor Terry know asap! I ordered 10 books but we can order more.
Linden Harvest Mission Day
September 21, 10 am - 3 pm

We will have horse rides, music, food, vendors and all kinds of items for sale and much more!  Come celebrate what is doing through his church!  Tell your neighbor, tell a friend and bring your family!
Linden Choir
Linden’s Choir is taking a break for the summer and hopes to resume come September 2019.

Markham News
Worship Leader:

Communion Steward:



200 Year Anniversary Celebration for the Stone Church and 101 Year Anniversary Celebration for the School House, Markham, VA

Please join Markham Methodist Church on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 1 pm to 3 pm as we celebrate the 200th year anniversary of the Stone Church and 101st year anniversary of the Schoolhouse.  Tour the historic buildings and enjoy lunch provided by "Wild About BBQ".  A free-will offering will be available to support our missions.  An RSVP would be greatly appreciated, but is not required.  For further information or to RSVP please contact Michele Middleton at or 703-380-0141.
The Prayer Warrior Group will be attending Fervent 2.0, an event featuring Christian author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer, the author of Armor of God, the evening of Oct. 28 at Christian Fellowship Church in  Ashburn VA.  You do not need to be a member of the prayer warrior group to attend.  For further information contact Michele Middleton at
First Sunday of Month, donuts and coffee following worship.

Third Sunday of Month, breakfast following worship at
Edith Middleton’s home.
Weekly ESL classes
Is finished and will resume in the fall.
Marshall News
Worship Leader:

Communion Steward:

Smokey Jacobs
Cathy Harris
Louis Nicholls
Doris Edmonds
Sam Clarke

Peaches & Jim Simpson

Nathan & Ian
Marshall Day – September 7th, 2019 at Marshall Community Center
At this year’s Marshall Day event at the Marshall Community Center, our own Marshall UMC will have a table set up for information and some face painting and sand art for the children.  We have some time slots open if you would like to meet and greet your neighbors or just come and enjoy the afternoon!  Contact Terri Hill for more information at
Homecoming, September 15th 
Leah DeLong will be our guest speaker.  Pastor Leah was our pastor from 2014 to 2016.  
Our service begins at 11:00am.  During the service there will be a dedication of the new Carillon system in memory of Gary Houk.
The potluck luncheon will be after the service.  Ham and chicken will be provided and we ask that you bring a side dish or dessert.
Please make plans to join us for this special celebration.  Invite all your family and friends to come along with you.  We would love to see everybody.

God bless you, 

Cathy Harris

The inaugural Christmas in July/August Toys for campaign has come to a close. Together we have gathered 120 individual toys that will go to needy children this Christmas. We covered all ages from infant to teen with everything from Legos, Hot Wheels, dolls, games, plush toys, footballs, and so much more. This is a huge blessing and I want to thank everyone for making this such a big success. You have know idea how this will touch the lives of kids this Christmas.

God bless, 

Michael Taylor
Memorials have been recorded since 1945.  Doris Edmonds is currently our keeper of record of all memorials.  We will try to feature one of the windows in the upcoming newsletters to share this legacy with our church family.  You can read about past windows featured here.

The community window with the Good Shepherd was dedicated on September 19, 2010 in memories of families and friends of the Marshall United Methodist Church.  A list of names is available.  Cost for the window was $6,850.

Thank you,

Doris Edmonds
Coming up at Marshall...
Community Lunches
The lunch is a pot-luck, except new people/ first-timers.  It is held the first Thursday of each month at noon. There are announcements of events in the community and area churches, prayer requests, singing and lots of good food and time for fellowship.
You do not need to be member of Marshall to attend –    all are welcome. Senior trips are also offered with a sign up sheet at each lunch.  Contact Doris Edmonds for details!
Congregational Care
We have started the process of creating a Congregational Care team.  This would include prayer, visitations, writing notes, and sometimes just sitting and listening to someone.  More information will be available in the near future.   Please be prayerfully thinking if this is something you would like to be involved with.  

Thank you,

Cathy Harris
Marshall UMC Facebook
Marshall UMC Website
Ministry Teams
Children's Ministry
Looking for children's ministry and assistants, if interested see Jean or Sasha.  Join our team and support our community by teaching our children about God. 

Thank you,

Jean Egeland
Register now for ‘A Disciple’s Path’.  Sessions will be held at Marshall UM starting Thursday, September 12 and will run through October 17.  This class is Step 1 of the discipleship series.   To register email Cheryl Kowalczyk at  

Step 2: A Disciple’s Heart will start in October when the first study concludes.

Thank you,

Cheryl Kowalczyk
MUMPs is open and off to a great start! 
Thank you to all that donated some needed supplies for the 2019/2020 preschool year!  We are blessed by the generosity of our church family support!  The need for some supplies is ongoing.  There will be a ‘Needs’ list posted when things start running low!   We are also thankful to Doris Edmonds for being our first month’s ‘Thursday reader’!  Each Thursday she will read a story to all 20 preschoolers in the Fellowship Hall.  It is a great opportunity to connect with our preschool family.  If you are interested in reading one week, please contact Terri Hill at or call Donna Thomas at 540-364-4111.
We completed our goal of filling 12 book bags for 12 local students!  Thank you all for your compassion and generosity in this annual ministry!
We will once again be supplying some weekend lunch items for children on free /reduced lunch program at Coleman Elementary.  We will be packing lunch bags each Sunday after our 11:00am worship service.  Stop in for a few minutes and help pack a lunch!  Also a great way to find out what goes in each lunch bag!
Seniors on the Go!
September 19

Leaving church at 10:45 to Cacapon State Park in West Virginia!  Contact Doris Edmonds if interested at 540.253.5349.

United Methodist Women
Coming up with UMW...
  • September 3rd MUMPs Open House (providing refreshments)
  • September 7th - UMW Meeting, 9 - 10 am
  • September 7th – Marshall Day at MCC, 12 - 4 pm
  • September 7th – Lambert cook out at 4pm
  • September 8th – Chili Take Out  
  • September – Homecoming 9/15 – Ham and chicken provided by UMW
We are always open to some new faces at every UMW meeting.  Currently we are meeting the first Saturday of the month at 9 am at the church.  Come join us!
Winchester District Worship Event
Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Braddock Street UMC, Winchester, VA. If you have a heart for worship, join us for this special event. The District Committee on Congregational Excellence provides resources to the district for us to grow in our understanding and live out our faith to connect others to Jesus Christ. Our desire is for this event to bring hope amid this trying season in the UMC. The cost is $10.00 per person. Mark your calendars and keep your eyes open for more information.
Rev. Dr. Constance Cherry is Professor of Worship and Pastoral Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University where she directs four distinct programs in Christian worship. She is also a founding faculty member of The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies where she continues to teach in the Doctor of Worship Studies program since 2000. Constance is an experienced worship leader, musician, and pastor, serving in local church ministry for many years, and currently serving a local congregation as part-time pastor. She is an elder in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Constance is the author of five books used widely in the church and the academy and translated into multiple languages. She is also a published composer and hymn writer. Constance maintains an extensive schedule of speaking and teaching internationally.
Mission Encounter
I hope you have been enjoying these last lazy, hazy days of summer. Your district mission team has been gearing up for our fall programs and that means Mission Encounter  to be held September 7 at Stephens City UMC. This is an opportunity for your UMW members as well as all church members and clergy to learn more about mission what we do in mission, how we conduct mission and why we are called to be in mission as disciples of Jesus Christ. 

The courses offered this year are:  (1)Anniversary Study: Women United for Change, 150 years in Mission, led by Dr. Karen McElfish,Conference Coordinator for Social Action. Karen led this class at Conference Mission Encounter. 

(2) Spiritual Growth: Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel Of Mark and Radical Discipleship, led by Rev. Laura Douglass, Deacon  and leader for  Conference Mission Encounter. 

The plenary will be led by Rev. Laetitia Schoeman, Pastor of Fairview-Refuge charge. 

The reservation form is on the district website and may be downloaded. The deadline for registration is August 28. The cost for Mission Encounter is $17.00 which includes a light brunch and lunch. 

You may order books in advance at or call 1-800-305-9857. Books are $10.00 each. 

Please encourage your members and friends to attend this wonderful event. 

I am looking forward to seeing each of you on Sept. 7 in Stephens City. 

Cooperative Parish Calendar & Regional Events

Click the following link for the September Cooperative Parish Calendar
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