10:30 Service - Burlington United Methodist Church
Page 6 YOU GAVE CHRISTMAS AWAY! BUMC took the Advent challenge to “Give Christmas away” seriously! Your generous spirit led to gifts listed below. Along with a summary of your gifts are examples of how we can keep this generous spirit alive throughout the new year. Look for new, additional ways to “Share God’s Love with Coffey County and the World” in 2012! • More than 50 cards were mailed to shut-in’s to remind them their church family is thinking of them through the Christmas season. Please check out the narthex bulletin board for some thank-you notes and Christmas letters. • The list of shut-in’s are on the following page. Why not drop them a card once in a while throughout 2012? Or how about stopping by to visit them? • 225 pairs of socks and 137 pairs of underwear were collected for God’s Storehouse clients with “Sock and Undy Sundy.” • God’s Storehouse depends on our support and contributions for keeping their shelves stocked throughout the year. Typically they receive much more during the holidays than other times of year. Consider donating regularly. They are also in need of volunteers. Do you have some time to give? God’s Storehouse phone number is 364-1459. Their hours are 9 am to noon weekdays. • 8 college students received fun and useful care packages during their semester final exam week. • In this “Year of the Child” consider encouraging students with cards or emails throughout the year. Addresses are available through the church office. Or you could volunteer to help with BUMC children and youth activities. • Homemade treats and fruit were donated, organized, and delivered to 21 households. • From the looks of those Christmas plates, BUMC obviously has some great bakers! Consider sharing goodies throughout the year with those on our homebound list, or with someone in the church family who is going through a hard time. How about sharing with someone you appreciate “just because”? • 17 households were adopted through ECKAN’s Christmas program. • This is a RECORD �UMBER for BUMC Christmas adoptions. You made a difference in many people’s Christmas experience. Consider helping Eastern Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation throughout the year. ECKA�’s phone number is 364-8223. Call to find out how you can help people with needs that surpass Christmas gifts. • 24 adults, Christ Inc. youth, and the BIG Club members all participated in The Journey Advent study by Adam Hamilton throughout the season. • Jenn Lowrey, Christian Ed. Director, is planning more studies for a variety of groups within our church family. If you have specific ideas or feel called to lead a group, please contact her. Watch for opportunities to join small groups and grow in 2012. • Coffey County Resource Council received $1,384.82 from the Christmas Eve offering, to help local people in need. • CCRC provides emergency help for those in need throughout the year. They are currently looking for a new director. Consider helping financially or with your time. Call 364-2263.
Volume 2 3 , Is s u e 1 Page 7 Volume 2 2 , Is s u e 10 BUMC PRAYER LIST Prayer is an important ministry of our church. Prayers have been requested for the following friends and family members. Please let the office know if changes or updates are needed by calling 364-2181 or emailing lmasters@ umcburlington.org. To keep our list updated, we will remove names after 30 days unless notified. Thank you for your help with this important ministry! Please Pray for: Charlotte Allen Jewel Anderson Mike Armstrong, brother of Toni Allen Brooklyn Barrett, daughter of Matt & Nikki Barrett Jean Beaty Lydia Bell Betty Bennett, sister of Kathy Gales Brian Burnett Charlotte, Tyler, and Teela Burrell Montana Cole Nyla Eccles Jim & Carolyn Evans, friends of the Roedels Evelyn Fitts, cousin of Toni Allen Florence Gales, mother of Larry Gales Leona Gaultney, sister of Alice Chambers Bobbi Gellhaus Max Greer Doug Hauth Nancy Hess Edward Hoyt Harlan Hughes, son of James & Audra Hughes Mike Knight Bill Jernigan, father of Laura Hauth Nellie Larabee, aunt of Elsie Dyer Debra Lewis, daughter-in-law of Larry Lewis & Ceil Lewis Bob Mason, friend of Judy Romary Bill Parmely Melissa Quinn Roger & DeAnna Roedel Elin Staab, granddaughter of Marve Ralston Clayton Storey, Kristin Varner-Lee’s cousin Pat Stukey, son of Philip and Judy Stukey Fred Sumner, Christi Norman’s brother-in-law Michael Torrez, son of Lisa Torrez Lillian Trussel, great aunt of DeAnna Roedel Military Families The Family of Mike Johnson Baker University Students traveling to Europe beginning 1/9 For prayer blanket dedications, please contact the church office. Please Remember These BUMC Family Members Life Care Center 601 Cross Street Burlington, KS 66839 Lydia Bell Maxine Birkbeck Carol Caldwell Ruth Forbes Katherine Gray Glenn Kelly Ardeth Waite The Meadows 1201 Martindale Burlington, KS 66839 Ruth Stukey Retha Tweedy In Homes Rosa Kelly 1249 6th Rd. SW LeRoy, KS 66857 Bill and Adele Williamson 702 Hudson, Burlington, KS B.A. Morris 222 LaMoille, Burlington, KS Out of Town Ruth Thomsen 2300 Industrial Rd. #211 Emporia, KS 66801 Erma Steele 811 Owen Mill Rd. Stockton, MO 65785 Barbara Geery 2455 Woodlawn, Apt. 125 Wichita, KS 67220 Please help us keep our list updated, correct, and complete. Notify the church office (364- 2181) with additions or corrections. We appreciate your input.