Monday Missive January 14, 2019

14 January , 2019  MONDAY MISSIVE

One of our most demanding urges is the desire to be successful. We are learning that faster is not always better—sometimes slow and steady develops a much stronger and more efficient product,  whatever that may be!  Gotta learn that there usually IS no “magic bullet”, “perfect pill”, or any instant solution or quick fix for our goals. Here’s a poem by William Arthur Ward that I think expresses the necessary course of action:

 

“Believe, While Others—“

Believe while others are doubting.

Plan while others are playing.

Study while others are sleeping.

Decide while others are delaying.

Prepare while others are daydreaming.

Begin while others are procrastinating.

Work while others are wishing.

Save while others are wasting.

Listen while others are talking.

Smile while others are frowning.

Commend while others are criticizing.

Persist while others are quitting.”

 

Nothing guarantees success,  but adhering to these suggestions will get you a good start!

 

Come celebrate and be blessed! See you in church Sunday!    Skip

 

CELEBRATIONS 

 

Great Church “Joys”! Children that grow up in our churches are constant sources of joy to us-- except when we look at them and say to anyone within earshot: “How/when did they get so BIG!?” (See “Sunrise, Sunset” in “Fiddler on the Roof”!) 

Kathy Williams speaks for all of us when she says “Hannah (McLeod) Ogburn and Kelsey (Davis) Bakis have both grown up as active members” in our church. “We celebrate them as ‘our’ children and as young mothers!” 

 

Happy Anniversary to Nancy and Randy Barror, who celebrated their 47th anniversary this past week!

 

Happy Birthday  to Bonnie Smith’s husband Woody -- they enjoyed his 80th birthday recently!

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 

UMM- Hey guys! This is  AL!  Wanted to remind everyone of the work day this Saturday 1/19 from 9AM to 12noon. Two items on the list are moving the nativity scene back to the storage shelter area and the initial steps of (if not complete) dismantling (of) the carport. Please plan on being there --  seeing movement on things around the church grounds can be a positive spark for those that feel everything is in limbo. Have a great week and strive to make God smile in all that you do!   Shalom, Al

 

We Will Receive a Human Relations Special Offering, Sunday, January 20, for Human Relations Day, one of six churchwide Special Sundays of the United Methodist Church. Human Relations Day calls on us to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another. The special offering benefits neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk teens through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program. To give to this offering, please make your check payable to HUMC with "Human Relations Day" in the memo line.

 

Fun Time! On Feb 10th from 3pm to 5pm congregations from local United Methodist and AMEZ churches will come together for a free afternoon of fun and unification with an entertaining program that includes two comedians and live music.  The event will be held at the historic Hannah Block Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington (120 South 2nd Street).  Doors open at 2:30pm. Comedians Jason Earls and John Felts will lead us in a time of fellowship and laughter.  Live music will be provided by the Benny Hill Jazz Band. Please bring your family and friends! 

 

POINTS TO CONSIDER:   For Immediate Calendar, go to our Website!

14Mon       630pm       Worship Team, Youth Center

15Tue        9am            Prayer Team, Youth Center

                   1230pm     Staff, Youth Center

                   530pm       Finance, Choir Room

                   630pm       Administrative Council, Youth Center

17Thur       10am         Leap of Faith, Youth Center

19Sat         9am            United Methodist Men working on carport, barn, pallet shed

21Mon       8am            Romeos, McDonald’s

                   930am       Emmaus Reunion Group

24Thur       12:00pm    Lovely Ladies at Kornerstone

 

Thanks for being a part of the HUMC family!  Until we gather again, and always, GBY!        

Skip