14 January , 2019 MONDAY MISSIVE
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
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!