ZZ October 2014 Newsletter MasterPages

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Ebola Crisis (from page 1) Page 2 St. James United Methodist Church Sunday Attendance September 7 - 287 September 14 - 257 September 21 - 272 September 28 ** - 157 ** Church in the Park ***** The installation ser- vice for Rev. Dr. Rose Booker Jones as the new Iroquois River District Su- perintendent will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, Octo- ber 5, at Faith UMC located at 1719 S. Prospect S. Ave. in Champaign, IL. The of- ferings collected during the service will be forwarded to UMCOR and dedicated to its efforts at combating the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia. ***** The several different small group discussions that began last month have been very well received and in many cases groups have reached maximum capacity. There is one more Bonfire and the Bible discussion intended for young adults that is sched- uled for Sunday, October 12, beginning at 4:00 PM at the home of Mike and Becky Miller. Bring the kids! There will be activities to occupy them that are locat- ed safely away from the bonfire. (This is a weather dependent event, so if there is any cancelation that is known that morning, it will be announced from the pulpit during worship service.) ***** The final gathering of the Ministry teams for 2014 will be on Monday, November 3, at 6:00 PM. The Family Night dinner that ordinar- ily precedes all quarterly ministry team meetings has been canceled due to the kitchen being utilized by the UMW as they pre- pare for their annual Fall Bazaar and luncheon. ***** ing to home health care. Af- fected families need instruc- tion and health kits. What can we do specifically? First, pray! Join the St. James prayer vigil October 4 th and 5 th . Sign up for a 30- minute slot and offer yourself to God in prayer on behalf of all those affected by this horrif- ic disease, and especially for our brothers and sisters in Li- beria. Contact Kathy Kidwell or Ann Wagle to get your name on the prayer vigil list. We have printed prayer guides to assist you. Second, give! On Sunday, October 5 th , our new District Superintendent Rev. Rose Booker Jones will be installed for the Iroquois River District. The offering taken at Rose’s installation service will be sent to UMCOR and has been desig- nated for Ebola response in Li- beria. If you have an offering to send for St. James’ contribution to this larger district offering, please bring it into the church office and it will be taken to Champaign on Oct. 5 th . (Make checks payable to IGRC designated Liberia Ebola Response. ) St. James will also designate the 2014 Christmas Eve offer- ing for Ebola response in Li- beria. In the midst of this growing health crisis, let’s remember: “With God, nothing shall be impossible.” Bits ‘n Pieces The United Methodist Women are hosting their annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon on Thursday, November 6. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A turkey tetraz- zini lunch will be offered from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Donations for lunch are $8.50 each. The bazaar will feature for sale candy and bakery items, donated goods in their near- ly new shop, a variety of handmade crafts and Rada cutlery. The UMW work hard all year making hand-crafted items to sell in order to raise funds that are distributed to several different local chari- (Connued on next page)

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