From the December 14 edition of the church newspaper.
It generates 2,380,000,000 links in a Google search in .26 seconds. Compare that to “God” which generated 1,830,000,000 links in .26 seconds.
The first link to this word provides the definition, “the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life.” Despair is its opposite. What is it?
It is hope.
In the midst of political conversations about the “Fiscal Cliff” we are facing as a nation, we all are hoping for some cooperative resolution that helps move our nation forward.
When we are waiting for test results to diagnose a medical condition, we hope for the best.
We hope and pray for children are wrapping up semesters, taking tests and traveling.
All boys and girls in grades 2-5 are invited to be a part of the God & Country Program which will be hosted by our children’s department on January 29. Though it was designed for cub scouts and girl scouts, any kid can participate in the program and earn the award. This is also an excellent opportunity for 3rd grade boys to work on the "Faith Requirement" for their Bear Rank.
Pictured are United Methodist Women’s Evening Circle Co-Chairs, Narnie McCahan, left, and Marilyn Ewing, middle. Connie Garza, right, is the Executive Director of Martha’s Home and she presented the program November 4. Evening Circle is donating clothing to help the women at Martha’s Home.
We have some EXCELLENT stuff coming up during the next three weeks upstairs in the elementary wing! Kids in grades 1-5 will begin a new rotation about Joseph in Egypt. Last week, we finished talking about Joseph's younger years.
During the next three weeks, kids will meet in the assembly room (rm C220) and then rotate through three different stations. We're trying out some new games and activities during assembly time (9:40-10:00)as we introduce the story each week. At 10:00, we'll break out to the different stations: Storytelling, Computers, & Art. Kids will return to the assembly room at 10:35 for a closing prayer and dismissal.
October 30, 2012--As Hurricane Sandy bore down on millions of people, the United Methodist Church was already helping them prepare, respond, and cope with their fear.
From New England to the eastern seaboard, into the Midwest, storm evacuees were moving into shelters or hunkering down in their homes.
United Methodist Early Response Teams (ERT) from many states were put on alert, and will deploy only after emergency officials give the okay. "At this point we're waiting out the storm," said Carol Brozosky, an ERT leader from New Jersey, which has more than 150 ERT responders statewide.
Already, Brozosky has helped contact trained UM volunteers who are now serving in American Red Cross shelters helping thousands of evacuees.
Thank you for faithfully supporting the work of Christ through PSUMC. Through your faithfulness, lives are touched, minds are challenged, hearts are inspired and the love of God is shared with many.
As we faithfully follow through on our commitments for 2012, it is time to look to the future and complete our pledge cards for 2013. In 2012 we accomplished an amazing step in the renovations and newly created facilities. In 2013 God is calling us to put these facilities to use by serving the community and shifting our focus to "building faithful disciples for Jesus Christ."
The weather is starting to get cooler which can only mean one thing. It is time to start talking about our youth ski trip. I am extremely excited about our trip this year. Our trip will be January 18-21 and we will be traveling by charter bus to Winter Park, CO. I chose Winter Park as our ski trip destination for two main reasons. First the mountain offers awesome ski conditions for both novice and experienced skiers. Second the amazing lodging facilities available to us in Winter Park. We will be staying in the reunion cabins at the YMCA of the Rockies. These cabins hold 25 people each and will offer us large enough space to both cook and hold bible studies. Along with the spacious cabins the YMCA also has an indoor pool, rock climbing wall, and a sledding hill!
Opportunities for volunteers are listed below and as new opportunities arise, they are posted online, in the weekly worship bulletin and in the bi-weekly newsletter.
Another Chance House
Each month, a team from PSUMC provides one home cooked meal for approximately fifty men who have been recently released from a correctional facility. They are making a temporary home in Another Chance House as they prepare to return to life in society. A team prepares and serves the meal.
Volunteers spend one day a week with clients at Jan Werner Adult Day Care. They serve as friends, visiting, listening to, and helping those who are elderly or infirm.