Human Relations Day ~ Sunday, January 15

Human Relations Day calls United Methodists 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. Together, we extend a helping hand to those in crisis so they can overcome formidable obstacles. 

Pastor's Page

     A man joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After the first 10 years, his superior called him in and asked, "Do you have anything to say?" The monk replied, "Food bad." After another 10 years, the monk again had opportunity to voice his thoughts. He said, "Bed hard." Another 10 years went by and again he was called in before his superior. When asked if he had anything to say, he responded, "I quit." The superior replied: "It doesn't surprise me a bit. You've done nothing but complain ever since you got here."

Pastor Patti's Picks

I am an avid reader and consumer of various media. Each month I will share with you that which I’ve found to be spiritually motivating and/or relevantly informative. Enjoy!
“The New Columbia” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-colombia-after-civil-war-lara-logan/ 
            I really don’t watch a lot of TV (except for HGTV’s “House Hunters International” with breakfast) but I DO watch CBS’s “60 Minutes,” and I have for years.  On December 11th, there was a report by Lara Logan on “The New Columbia” that I found fascinating and inspirational.  “YES!” I exclaimed.  Here is a biblically-based campaign of peace and love that could change the world! 

Zimmerman News

December 4, 2016

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Dear Friends,

Read the Bible in a Year

Dedicated to Tom McMahon who started this wonderful way of staying connected every day through the year.
“RENEW A GOOD HABIT … Daily Bible Reading. Sometimes it’s hard to get into the habit of reading the Bible. Here is an easy way to get started. Just pick up a copy of the 2017 Daily Reading Guide. They are in the back of the sanctuary, in the Chapel, outside the church office and inside the church office. You should be able to find one. The guide will lead you through reading the whole Bible in a year. Now that’s a GOOD HABIT.”

"Fan the Flame Fitness"

Hula Hooping:  this class has been cancelled
Yoga:  Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.  (1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8); Cost:  $80; Certified Instructor:  Lee Mosseau;  Chapel 
T’ai Chi        (January 5 is a make-up class)     Thursdays:  Novice Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Intermediate Class: 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. (we will be reviewing with the beginners for the first ½ hour) (1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9) Cost:  $80; Master Instructor:  Randie Lynn Hughes; Chapel
(New brochures are available at the church)

A Bible Study: "Finding Ruth: Then and Now"

This is a 6-week adult Bible Study Course on “The Book of Ruth” led by Rev. Patricia Walz. We will meet on Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m., January 11, 18, 25, and February 1, 8, 15. To register, see Rev. Walz or call the office at 635-6442. No book to purchase; please bring your Bibles to class.

Men's Study Group

On Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30 p.m. we will begin a 34-week class titled "Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study". This classic United Methodist study of the Old and New Testaments emphases the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God.Disciple 1 draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participants, and dynamic group discussions to aid in our understanding of the Bible.  Questions: George Ramseyer, 638-8177, ramseyerg@gmail.com.

Grief Support Group

This is a monthly support group that meets on the third Wednesday of every month for those that have lost a loved one and would like to meet with others to talk or just to listen. A bereavement counselor is present. Our next meeting is January 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the church library. Refreshments served.

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is on Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. Catered by Vicki: lasagna, meatballs, salad, bread - $9.00. Our speaker will be Jezanna Orier from Canton Woods. (Betty Morrow, 635-6228)

Eureka Book Club

Our next gathering is Monday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The book for January is "The Great Eight: How to Be Happy when You have Every Reason to be Miserable" by Scott Hamilton

“Eureka” will meet on:  Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22. 

U.M.W. Monthly Meetings

Hannah-Sarah Circle will not be meeting in January, February or March. Our next meeting is April 5.