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Bulletin – 6-12-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – The church is not made up of people who are better than the rest, but of people who want to become better than they are. (author unknown)

( both with health concerns ) – Ed & Ruth Knust, 1109 Hillcrest Drive, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of… Olevia “Cleve” Clem.
Francie Bishop (health concerns)
Jr. Goldman (serious health concerns / at Mayo Clinic)
David Holmes (friend of Sue Hollen / health issues)
Barry Bane (health concerns)
Tony Davis (health concerns)
Sherry Sullivan (friend of Barbara Whitehouse / health concerns)
Susan Franklin (daughter of Sharon Richeson / recovering from fall & broken wrists)
Darla Meyer Smith (health concerns)
Casey Lamb (computer teacher at PCIS / breast cancer / chemo followed by surgery)
Rosemary Clark (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / health issues / tests)
John Anthis (prostate cancer / surgery / follow-up radiation)
Virginia Horath (recovering from shoulder surgery)
Larry Luttrell (hemochromatosis / undergoing treatment)
Rita Barton (severe back & neck pain / undergoing treatment)
Sheryl Morrison (daughter of Mary Ann Stone / ongoing health issues)
John Wagner (son-in-law of Virginia Horath / stage 3 cancer of the neck & throat)
Patricia Cardin (step-mother of Chris MacKay / stage 4 cancer / undergoing chemo)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / stage 4 cancer)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer)
Bernie Burger(father of Bonnie Pinney / health concerns)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / undergoing cancer treatment)
Faith Livermore (health concerns)
Jeannette Dickerson (sister of Patti Davis / rehab facility in Terre Haute)
Heather Luttrell (continuing health concerns)
Ed Knust (Ed recovering from fall) & Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Unspoken Requests Concerning Employment/Jobs
Military: Matt Welsh (nephew of Puff & Buddy Rogers / deployed to Asia Pacific); Mark Ambrose, Jr. (Grandbig of Kevin Meyer / on alert status with U.S. Coast Guard / currently completing degree at Ball State); Brad Hale (nephew of Dick & Babs Johnson/re-deployed); Derek Wilson(nephew of Pat Chamberlain & Jo Ellen Bingham/Navy/Naples, Italy); Christopher Cook & family (Turkey); Those Who Can’t Be With Us Today; Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

ATTENDANCE Worship Attendance Last Sunday-102 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-57

ACOLYTES—Summer Beckner & Kealy Miskell
GREETERS—Barbara Skelton
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Alison Marvel, Ashlyn Anthis, Ava Little, Brittany Koberstein

UMYF, 10:30-11:30am
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Ad. Council, 6:30pm
FRIDAY Holiday World Trip – leave PUMC at 8:30am
6/21/16 GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Missions, 6:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
6/24/16 FLC Reserved, all day
6/25/16 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am

DEAR CHURCH FAMILY: Thank you for the prayers for my dad and for the meal after his passing. This is a wonderful ministry and it was very much appreciated. Love, Tabitha Anthis & family

HOLIDAY WORLD TRIP DEADLINE TODAY! PUMC’s annual Holiday World trip is this Friday, June 17th – leaving PUMC at 8:30am. The special rate of $31 only applies to a minimum of 15 people. At present we have 6, possibly 7-8. If we do not have 15 by the end of service today the price jumps to $45/person. Over 60 is $39, so if you plan to attend be sure to get your name on the sign-up sheet on the foyer table before leaving this morning. PUMC youth entering 6th grade this fall or just having graduated high school may go for free, as the youth fund will pay for your admission and the admission of 1 friend you may take along. All others, including adults and other children will pay the regular price. This year, ALL youth and friends will require a chaperone. Questions? Speak with Pastor Jeff before leaving today.

NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTS THIS WEEK!!! We begin a 6-week Bible Study – “Jesus: Experiencing His Touch” [by Kay Arthur and David Arthur] this Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00pm in the Family Life Center Wesley Room. Over and over [first 6 chapters of Mark] Jesus responded with compassion, interacting on a personal level with individuals who had been cast aside by society, their circumstances deemed beyond hope. As we delve into their stories we’ll discover the difference it makes when we engage with Jesus personally and experience His touch in our lives. Study guides/lessons will be made available to you, with no homework necessary. We have extra Bibles, plenty of room, and lively fellowship and conversation each week!

AD. COUNCIL MEETS THIS WEDNESDAY, June 15th at 6:30pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Ad. Council’s purpose (according to U.M. Church Discipline) is to plan a program of nurture, outreach, and witness; implement the plan; provide an administrative infrastructure; align the plan with the mission of the church; evaluate the effectiveness of the plan; act as the administrative agency of the charge conference; and supervise the local congregation so that we fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Simply put, Ad. Council mainly focuses on and addresses the business aspects of church life and the day-to-day operations and needs of the church as a ministry. Ad. Council is open to any and all who would like to be a part of or have a voice in the plans and business of Patoka UMC. All are welcome to attend. Committee Members: Mildred Heidenreich(chpsn.), Melissa Gaines, Amber May, Marilyn Hudson, Laura Heidenreich, Rick Hudson, Jim Bishop, Debbie Bryant, Ron Hudson, David Hudson, Patty Craig, Mark Berry, Stephanie Berry, Jeanne Bishop, Alison Marvel, Jamie Schafer, Mike Phares, Mike Berry.

REVIVAL!! Pastor Spencer Gaines will be sharing the Word and a little music at a 3-day revival at Petersburg Gospel Center beginning Sunday, June 19th at 9:00am(CST) and 5:00pm(CST), and again on June 20th & 21st at 6:00pm(CST). Come and be uplifted, challenged and inspired to draw closer to God and then live out the directive to be His hands & feet, and to GO and make disciples! Petersburg Gospel Center is located at 420 E Illinois St. in Petersburg, IN. For more information contact Melissa in the PUMC office.

MISSIONS MEETS Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Committee members include Rita Barton, Jim Bishop, Debbie Bryant(chairperson), Mary Case, Shea Duke, Dick Johnson, Cindy Kissel, Nora Miller, Mike Phares and Sue Stuckey. However, everyone is welcome to attend and share ideas on how this committee might best serve the needs of those in our community and beyond.

IT’S BBQ TIME! Gibson County Suicide Awareness and Prevention group will hold a BBQ dinner & silent & live auction fundraiser on Friday, June 24th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Patoka UMC Family Life Center, to benefit suicide prevention programs in our community. The group provides t-shirts and suicide prevention programs for middle school and high school students in Gibson County, with the support of Youth First, a non-profit organization that provides intervention, referral and counseling services to community youth. All proceeds will be used to provide much needed programs dealing with suicide and mental health in our community. For more information please contact Angie Branham at 812-270-0274 or Michelle Hughen at 812-677-1509.

5-DAY CLUB IS COMING!!! Patoka UMC will host the 5-Day Good News Club June 27th-July 1st from 12:30-2:00pm each day. 5-Day Club is for children ages 4-12 and will offer Bible lessons, activities, snacks, music and lots of fun!! For more information about 5-Day Club contact Babs Johnson at 812-386-7790. We look forward to seeing you this summer… and bring your friends too!

NO MOUNTAIN MISSION PICK UP IN JUNE: Instead, we will be collecting for the free back-to-school yard sale which is scheduled for August 6th. Any & all donations would be appreciated for the free yard sale. You can begin bringing items now thru sale time. Please place donations on wood pallets to prevent water damage to items. Watch for full details in the Newsletter. In the meantime, if you would like to assist with preparation for the sale, contact Kathy Hudson – 812-779-2058.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE PATOKA ALUMNI BANQUET: Patoka UMC will serve the meal for the Patoka Alumni Banquet on Saturday, July 9th at 6:00pm. If you can help, contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079.

GIBSON COUNTY FAIR is July 10th-16th which means it’s time to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the midway and to support our folks who participate in Home Ec and 4-H events, as well as other activities throughout the week!!

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW SOUTHWEST DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT has been set for Sunday, July 17th at 4:00pm(CST) at Vincennes Community UMC, 1548 South Hart Street in Vincennes. All are invited.

DEADLINE FOR BULLETIN is Wednesday (12:00 noon). Deadline for the next monthly Newsletter is the 3rd Monday (12:00 noon) of the current month.

WEB SITE: Visit regularly for information. Also note that it is compatible with your phone! Calendar will be kept up to date, information on happenings, Sunday’s children’s program will be on the site, this and a lot more! If you would like to help maintain the web site, please let Pastor Jeff know.

PEW PADS: Please remember to sign the pew pads each Sunday morning with the names of each member of your family in attendance… and make sure your neighbor has signed also. We are glad to send bulletins/newsletters but strive to be good stewards by not sending mail unnecessarily. If you do not sign we assume you are not in attendance. It is also vital that you sign for accurate record keeping. The pew pads can also be used to list prayer requests that are spoken or unspoken during Worship. It only takes a minute to sign your name and pass the book to your neighbor.

PATOKA UMC ENDOWMENT FUND: In the financial section of our bulletin, you see the “PUMC Endowment Fund” with a balance of $76,259.00. These funds have been given by members & friends of this church. This fund is a great way to benefit the church, not only now but forever. The principle of this fund generates, at present, 4% interest annually to be used as we see fit. It is backed by the Lilly Foundation, conservatively invested, and managed by the Gibson County Community Foundation. Each of the 92 counties in Indiana has this set up. It is a safe investment. If we had $100,000 in the fund, we would receive at least $4,000 annually for as long as the fund exists which should be a VERY, VERY long time. This fund would be an excellent choice for estate planning or giving now. If you have immediate questions, please contact me, Pastor Jeff.

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