Newsletter - AUMCRockHill

February 8, 2015
Aldersgate United Methodist Church Rock Hill, SC
www.aumcrockhill.com
The
Aldersgate Experience
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors,
The People of the United Methodist Church
Where Is This World Headed?
In all the turmoil we see in our nation and the world, the question of where we are headed is
an appropriate one. The prognostications of individuals can be misleading if not totally confusing.
Listening to a “60’s channel” on the radio, “The Eve of Destruction”, a song of how close we were
to blowing ourselves up, was played. After that, a rebuttal song, “The Dawn of Correction”, was
played. Speaking of the same world agenda, what a different view and expectation these two songs
had. Fifty years later we are still here. We haven’t self-destructed. But correction has not dawned in
any fullness yet, either. We’re still in a mess.
From the Bible we see that the world has a definite destiny. Some generalize that in the end,
good triumphs over evil. But this leaves us with continual, ongoing challenges where good and evil
constantly battle. What’s ahead, just more of the same? Thankfully, no. Way back in time, God tells
Moses what this world is coming to. The rebellious Israelites had so rejected the leading of God
that he told Moses that He would destroy them and start over with him. God could have, since
Moses was a descendant of Abraham. However, Moses prayed that the Lord would not destroy the
people, but have mercy for His name’s sake. God pardoned the people, but told Moses, “but truly,
as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.” (Numbers 14:21) Yes, that’s where
we are headed. What we have to go through to get there is another story. At the turn of the 20th
Century there was great expectation that the church was on the verge of ushering in the Kingdom of
God. It was referred to as the “Christian Century” by some. We would become better and better and
the Kingdom would arrive. Two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Cuban missile crisis, the cold war,
and many other wars and conflicts put an end to those thoughts. But these have not put an end to
God’s purpose or His ability to bring this world to it ultimate destination. We have seen that we
lack the ability to do this great task. It is not our task. It is God’s work.
So as we see things that are nothing like the glory of God on earth, things that look like the
eve of destruction, let us know that correction is not the means to bring the Glory here. It is the appearance of God, the return of Christ, that will fill the earth with God’s glory. Though He tarries,
Christ will come. This is the earth’s destiny. -- Ben
Shrove Tuesday - February 17th
Pancake and sausage supper - 6:00 pm.
Start off Lent with a great meal.
We will accept donations for the meal.
Thanks to everyone who helped make “Souper Sunday:
a huge success - those who cooked and those who
brought soup. After you finish your soup, please return
the jars to the kitchen.
PLANNING EVENTS
Legislative Advocacy Day - Feb. 17th.
Spiritual Enrichment Weekend - May 1 & 2, 2015.
Have form and $10.00 to Lyn Skews by February 8,
2015.
Questions: Contact Donna Sliva,
(803)325-1587.
YOUNG AT HEARTS
For our February meeting, we will be going to
Webster Manor in Mullins for a buffet
lunch. Cost of the lunch is $9.00 which includes your drink and dessert. From there, we
will venture over to Bishopville for a visit to the
Cotton Museum. The charge for this is
$4.00. Time permitting, there may be a surprise in store after our visit to the Cotton Museum. This will be a freebie. There is a signup sheet on the table in the narthex. The first
14 people to sign-up may ride the bus. If we
have an overflow, we will take personal vehicles.
Gifts have been given
to the Prayer Garden Fund
In memory of
Richard Bower
By: Jon & Linda Beard &
Ron & Louise Thomas
and
In memory of Juanita Tucker
By: Ron & Louise Thomas
and
In memory of Tom Gibson
By: Janie Matson
To the Mike Culp Cancer Fund
In Memory of Tom Gibson
By: Bill & Dixie Culp
and
In Memory of Connie Mencer &
Juanita Tucker
By: Lyn & Ken Skews
To Undesignated Fund
In memory of
Tom Gibson &
Juanita Tucker
By: Sherilyn Brewer
To The Music Fund
In Memory of Tom Gibson
By: Ray & Yvonne Lautzenheiser
And in Memory of
Juanita Tucker
By Friendship Bible Class
VALENTINE’S DINNER
ALDERSGATE UMC
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rib Eye Steak, Baked Potato, Salad
and Dessert
Practice for Easter Cantata will start Sunday, Feb.
15th at 6:00 p.m. following Chancel Choir Practice.
No Junior Choir practices until further notice.
Tickets sold in advance at Covenant
and Aldersgate. Tickets can be purchased from Wayne or Janice Miller.
Flower Calendar
If you have signed up for flowers
they must be paid for in advance.
The church will no longer order
flowers if payment is not received
at least two weeks in advance.
Dates available for flowers:
February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 - Deb Sheets/Lin Mayhill
This Sunday
“Habakkuk 1:12-2:4 (8th)
Colossians 3:16-17 (15th)
Children’s Worship
“Jesus In the Wilderness” 8th
“Jesus’ First Miracle” 15th
Encourage our children-ask them about their lesson!
The cost of the Flowers $37.40
A card will be mailed to remind you of your
order if we have not received payment.
Please Pray for those who
are homebound or in Nursing homes:
Anne Looper, Jettie Morris,
Bill Tucker
The following is the list of tentative Mission Projects for 2015.
NEEDS
Paper Plates: sectioned heavy duty.
Paper Bowls: small to medium sized.
Small paper plates for desserts.
Cold cups: 12 oz. or 16 oz.
Napkins: Plain White.
Plastic Ware: forks, spoons, knives.
Zip freezer- type gallon and quart-size
bags.
Heavy duty baking foil.
They can always use pot holders, dish
cloths, dry cloths.
Also they can always use bleach and baking soda for cleaning drains.
Dish detergent.
Sanitizer for kitchen surfaces.
Make plans to attend Rock Hill Community Theatre's production of The Red Velvet Cake War. The
Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas have scheduled their family reunion on the hottest day of the
year. A cast of zany characters arrive and bedlam
ensues. A highlight of the day is a red velvet cake
competition, and the wages are high. You will wish
your family reunions are this much fun!
Shows will be presented Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8:00
p.m. and Feb. 8 and 15 at 3:00 p.m.. RHCT is in
their new home at Apple West Center, 546 S.
Cherry Rd. (just behind The Roc Emporium). Visit
www.rockhilltheatre.org for ticket prices and reservations
If you have additions or suggestions, please contact Peggy
Palmer, (803)984-3778.
JAN We are collecting soup for Pilgrims Inn. *See below!
FEB PAPER goods for The Plentiful Harvest Soup Kitchen, see
list to the left.
MAR Wesley Foundation, list will be provided.
APR CCC and Salkehatchie, list will be provided.
MAY Epworth Children’s Home
JUN undecided
JUL Salkehatchie meal.
AUG School supplies for our teachers, list will be provided.
SEP Possibly health kits again.
OCT More emphasis and participation on the Crop Walk.
NOV Bethel Men’s Warming Shelter, list will be provided.
DEC undecided
* 127 cans of soup were taken to Pilgrims Inn on Monday Feb. 2
ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
Not only are the Wesley and Growing In Faith
Classes beginning James W. Moore’s On the Road
Again: A Faith Journe, they are moving to the old
Growing In Faith Classroom (next to the kitchen).
This is a larger room and, hopefully, we will have
larger class This seven-week Lenten study will take
us from Sunday, February 8 to Easter. The class is
discussion centered and books will be provided. The
Wesley/Growing in Faith members are an interesting
and diverse group who will welcome you into their
fellowship. Sunday School classes begin at
9:20.Come join us.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2115 Celanese Road
Rock Hill SC 29732-1305
Return Service Requested
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AS MEMBERS OF THIS CONGREGATION
WE WILL FAITHFULLY PARTICIPATE IN ITS
MINISTRY BY OUR PRAYERS, OUR PRESENCE,
AND OUR WITNESS.
Attendance:
Total Worship
Early Worship
Traditional Service
Sunday School
- February 1st
126
34
92
35
OUR GIFTS:
Budget Needed Each Week
Received: February 1st
General Fund Regular Offering:
Designated Fund Total:
Average
113
22
91
38
$ 4,958.00
$ 8,436.40
$
976.46
OUR SERVICES: (February 8th & 15th)
Altar Guild
Children’s Worship Stephanie Yannotti/Faith Nyberg (8th)
Kay and Bill Runyans (15th)
Greeters (10:30)
Karen Brazil & Joyce Nivens (8th/15th)
Ushers (10:30)
Mike Sturkie & Bruce Farrington (8th/15th)
Acolyte (10:30)
Crucifer (10:30)
Lectionary(10:30) Al Quarles (8th/15th)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Valentine’s Dinner - February 14 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Scout Sunday - February 15.
UMM Breakfast - February 15, 7 - 10:30 a.m.
UMW Pancake and Sausage Supper February 17,
2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Service - 7:00pm, Feb. 18th.
Young at Hearts - Road Trip - February 20.
Hearing Devices are available from
the Sound Operator if you need one.
SUNDAY, Feb. 8th & 15th
Scout Sunday (15th)
7:30a.m. - UMM Breakfast (15th)
8:30a.m. - Early Service
9:15a.m. - Children’s Choir
9:30a.m. - Sunday School
10:30a.m. - Traditional Worship Service
5:00p.m. - Chancel Choir
6:00p.m. - Practice for Easter Cantata (15th)
MONDAY, Feb 9th & 16th
10:00a.m. - Coffee & Conversation
7:00p.m. - Boy Scouts
TUESDAY, Feb. 10th & 17th
8:30a.m. - Compass Prep School
UMW Legislative Advocacy Day (17th)
6:00p.m. - UMW Pancake and Sausage Supper
(17th - Fellowship Hall
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11th & 18th
10:00a.m. - Aldersgate Ringers
6:30p.m. - Chancel Bells (11th)
7:00p.m. - Ash Wednesday Service (18th)
THURSDAY, Feb. 12 & 19th
8:30a.m. - Compass Prep School
10:30a.m. - Prayer Shawl (19th)
1:30p.m. - Visitation Team
7:00p.m. - Adult Bible Study
FRIDAY, Feb 13th & 20th
11:30a.m. - Young-at-Hearts (20th - Road Trip)
SATURDAY, Feb. 14 & 21st
6:30p.m. - Valentine’s Dinner - (14th)
Aldersgate’s Fellowship Hall
6:00p.m. - Children’s Night at the Movies - (14th)
Covenant’s Fellowship Hall
1:-00 - 5:00p.m. - Fellowship Hall Reserved (21st)
SUNDAY, Feb. 15th & 22nd
8:30a.m. - Early Service
9:15a.m. - Children's Choir
9:30a.m. - Sunday School
10:30a.m. - Traditional Worship Service
5:00p.m - Chancel Choir
6:00p.m. - Practice for Easter Cantata
Our Community Assistance
Donations for February will go to
Pathways to Housing.
Church Staff
Bishop: Reverend Jonathan Holston……………………………………………………………………………………………….. [email protected]
District Superintendent: Reverend Joe Long, Jr. …………………………………………………………… [email protected]
Pastor: Reverend Ben Herlong ……………..…………………………………………………………………………..[email protected]
Church Secretary: Sharon Hess………………………………………………………………………………………...[email protected]
Organist: Betty J. Farrington…………………………………………………………………………………….………bettyjfarrington@yahoo.com
Choir Director: Ray Lautzenheiser…………………………………………………………………………………… ………..[email protected]
Youth Director:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………..Open
Website………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……….www.aumcrockhill.com
Church Phone:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...(803) 366-4637
Parsonage Phone………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..(803) 980-6631