Newsletter for week of August 8,  2022

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

212 WATERLOO STREET


LAWRENCEBURG, TN 38464


ALL ARE WELCOME


August 8, 2022




The Lawrence County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is collecting items to help with children and youth who are taken out of their homes by DCS and DHS. Items needed are:




*laundry detergent/dryer sheets *toothpaste/toothbrushes


*kitchen soap *wipes


*bathroom soaps *Diapers (all sizes)


*cleaning supplies *Desitin/Butt paste


*paper plates & forks/spoons *hair brushes


*small pillows (every child needs their own) *Pajamas-all sizes (boy/girl/infant)


*food for pantry *Toilet paper/paper towels


*frozen foods for freezer *Board games


*Towel and washcloths *clothing-all sizes (boy/girl/infant)


*Hygiene items (boy/girl/baby) *socks (all sizes)


*baby bottles *underwear/panties


*baby pacifiers home-made baby blankets


*sippy cups (security blankets)




**These items may be dropped off at the church office. Thank you for your help.




...Christians Connect will meet this Sunday, August 14, following the 8:15 am. service. This month’s gathering will be hosted by the Wesley & Jerry Thomas classes (Ken & Nancy Nelson, Dan & Jane Jennings, Nancy Moore, Sid & Carol James and Bonnie Thigpen.






UPCOMING MEETINGS


August 15th The Nurture Committee


5:15 p.m.




August 16th—Trustee’s Comm. Meets at


6:00 pm.




ATTENTION: Volunteers are needed (men & women) to serve as ushers for the 10:30 am. service on Sunday mornings. The ushers greet people, pass out Sunday bulletins and take up the Sunday offerings. Someone has already volunteered to cover the 5th Sundays in this year. If we have enough volunteers and get a good rotation, volunteers will only have to serve 2-3 times a year. If you have questions and/or would be willing to serve in this ministry, please contact the church office. Your help is very much appreciated!




PRAYER CONCERNS


NHC Brink St.


Sarah Peppers (Rm. 218) Wilma Morrison (Rm. 319)




Current Prayer Concerns


**(Please let the church office know if someone needs to be added or taken off the prayer


concerns. We want to keep the list as current as possible)


The Family of Steve Cone Brenda Benson




Mary Randolph Robin Thompson Larry Bailey




Larry Bailey 1LT Mitchell Clark Susie De Antionio




Ongoing Prayer Concerns


Tom Booth Ron & Mary Randolph Larry & Peggy Morris




Jennifer Robertson Bob Wedge Pam & Norm Owens




Bob Cornelius Jane Philpot Carley Henson




Fountain of Life Church-Nicaragua





Cookout for Food Pantry and Bread Pick-up Volunteers


There will be a cookout on Saturday, August 13th, at the home of Jerry and Martha Jo Gibbs (at 5:30 pm.) All volunteers who work in the food pantry and all bread pick-up volunteers are invited, along with their spouses.



My Service:




Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry


Tuesday, Aug. 16th


Sharon Loete, Bruce & Barbara Edwards




Thursday, Aug. 18th


Mary Meier, Jerry & Martha Jo Gibbs




Bread pick-up is suspended


until further notice.




Acolytes for Sunday, August 14th


Luci Long


Liam Bradley





August 1, 2022


FAMILY EVENT

5 PM.


BINGO/BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY


SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7TH


CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER


EVERYONE (YOUNG & OLD)


IS INVITED FOR FOOD AND FUN!


Needed: Small prizes to give away


Side dishes and desserts


Prizes may be brought by anytime, between now and then to the church office.


THANK YOU!




AUGUST BIRTHDAYS


Hallie Boston Hoffmeyer Aug. 2nd Steve Wright Aug. 3rd


Mia Massey Aug. 3rd Whit Brewer Aug. 4th


Betty Evans Aug. 5th James Newton Aug. 11th


Scott MaMahan Aug. 15th Ann Clifton Aug. 16th


Ellen Crews Aug. 21st Kim McKnight Aug. 22nd


Pat Gray Aug. 27th Kelton Moore Aug. 29th


Chase Brewer Aug. 29th Howard Marston Aug. 31st






ATTENTION: Volunteers are needed (men & women) to serve as ushers for the 10:30 am. service on Sunday mornings. The ushers greet people, pass out Sunday bulletins and take up the Sunday offerings. Someone has already volunteered to cover the 5th Sundays in this year. If we have enough volunteers and get a good rotation, volunteers will only have to serve 2-3 times a year. If you have questions and/or would be willing to serve in this ministry, please contact the church office. Your help is very much appreciated!




The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday, August 9th, at 9:00 a.m. Please note date


change.




UPCOMING MEETINGS




August 9th—Finance Committee meets at 5:30 PM.




August 9th—Administrative Board meets at 6:00 PM.




August 16th—Trustee’s Comm. Meets at 6:00 PM.






The UMW Executive Committee meets on Tuesday, August 9th, at 3:30 pm., in the Wesley classroom.




...The Nurture Committee will meet on Monday, August 15th, at


5:15 p.m.




...We greatly appreciate the church providing us breakfast last week. It means a lot to our faculty and staff to know that we are supported by members of our wonderful community. May God continue to richly bless you. Ingram Sowell


Elementary School




ATTENTION


We are going to update our prayer concern list as well as our ongoing prayer concern list. We have many people on the list that have been there for some time. I would like for you to send me an email, call or leave a note on the church office desk, if you would like for someone to continue being listed on the prayer concerns, or if I need to take someone off. I appreciate your help very much with this.




We are also going to update our birthday list for each month. We have some new people and I know we do not have everyone listed. If you wish for you, your children and spouse to be added, please email, call or leave a note on the church office desk. We do not want to leave anyone out. Thanks for your help.




PRAYER CONCERNS


NHC Brink St.


Sarah Peppers (Rm. 218) Wilma Morrison (Rm. 319)




Current Prayer Concerns


**(Please let the church office know if someone needs to be added or taken off the prayer


concerns. We want to keep the list as current as possible)


Wayne & Mary Ann Clayton Brenda Benson Family of Roy Dobbins




Cornelia Clifton-Wood Elaine Hamlett Robin Thompson




Brenda Benson Larry Bailey Kaye Allen




Steve Cone Darlene Suratt Lance Newton




1LT Mitchell Clark Ed Bryant




Jim & Lee Holzmer Adam Perryman Angie McCanless




Troy Pettus Barbara Weaver Jannette Tootle




Lisa Battles Steve Maggart Norm & Pam Owens




Jason West Jerry Wayne Martin Karen Queheillalt




Barbara Brewer Patricia Randolph Wilson Annelise Ryan




Roy Bradley John & Maureen Rood Kim Smotherman




Carla & Forrest Lewis Jordon Hardy




Ongoing Prayer Concerns


Ronnie Thigpen Tom Booth Ron & Mary Randolph




Jennifer Robertson Bob Wedge Larry & Peggy Morris




Jay Thomas Bob Cornelius Jane Philpot




Carley Henson Faye Henson Anita Marston




Fountain of Life Church-Nicaragua








My Service:




Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry


Tuesday, Aug. 9th


Linda Newton, Bruce & Barbara Edwards




Thursday, Aug. 11th


Mary Meier, Jerry & Martha Jo Gibbs




Bread Pick-Up


Tuesday, Aug. 9th


Jim Oliver




Acolytes for Sunday:


August 7


Sammy Evers


Nina Shultz



July 25, 2022


There will be a Celebration of Life for Mr. Roy Holt, on Saturday, July 30th, at noon. The service will be at the Green River Baptist Church, on Highway 13. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Butterfly Foundation in Mr. Holt's memory.



FAMILY EVENT
BINGO/BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY


SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7TH


CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER


EVERYONE (YOUNG & OLD)


IS INVITED FOR FOOD AND FUN!


Needed: Small prizes to give away


Side dishes and desserts


Prizes may be brought by anytime, between now and then to the church office.


THANK YOU!





AUGUST BIRTHDAYS


Hallie Boston Hoffmeyer Aug. 2nd Steve Wright Aug. 3rd


Mia Massey Aug. 3rd Whit Brewer Aug. 4th


James Newton Aug. 11th Scott MaMahan Aug. 15th


Ann Clifton Aug. 16th Ellen Crews Aug. 21st


Kim McKnight Aug. 22nd Pat Gray Aug. 27th


Kelton Moore Aug. 29th Chase Brewer Aug. 29th




ATTENTION: Volunteers are needed (men & women) to serve as ushers for the 10:30 am. service on Sunday mornings. The ushers greet people, pass out Sunday bulletins and take up the Sunday offerings. Someone has already volunteered to cover the 5th Sundays in this year. If we have enough volunteers and get a good rotation, volunteers will only have to serve 2-3 times a year. If you have questions and/or would be willing to serve in this ministry, please contact the church office. Your help is very much appreciated!




All students are invited to bring their backpacks to church this


Sunday, July 31st, so both they and their backpacks can be blessed at our 10:30 am. Service.





UPCOMING MEETINGS




August 9th—Finance Committee meets at 5:30 PM.




August 9th—Administrative Board meets at 6:00 PM.




August 16th—Trustee’s Comm. Meets at 6:00 PM.






The Mary Martha Circle will meet on Monday, August 1st, at 5:30 p.m., at Striker’s. This will be our August meeting. All ladies of the church are invited to join us.




The UMW Executive Committee meets on Tuesday, August 9th, at 3:30 pm., in the Wesley classroom.




This month has a fifth Sunday (Sunday, July 31st) and we will collect


Non-food items for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Needed items are:




Dish & Laundry detergents Shampoos/Conditioners




Toilet Paper Toiletries for men and women




You may bring these items to church with you that Sunday, or bring them by the church office during office hours Monday through Friday.




The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday, August 9th, at 9:00 a.m. Please note date


change.




...The Nurture Committee will meet on Monday, August 15th, at 5:15 p.m.




PRAYER CONCERNS


NHC Brink St.


Sarah Peppers (Rm. 218) Wilma Morrison (Rm. 319)




Current Prayer Concerns


**(Please let the church office know if someone needs to be added or taken off the prayer


concerns. We want to keep the list as current as possible)


Teachers, Staff and all students returning to school




Cornelia Clifton-Wood Elaine Hamlett Robin Thompson




Brenda Benson Larry Bailey Kaye Allen




Steve Cone Darlene Suratt Lance Newton




1LT Mitchell Clark Ed Bryant




Jim & Lee Holzmer Adam Perryman Angie McCanless




Troy Pettus Barbara Weaver Jannette Tootle




Lisa Battles Steve Maggart Norm & Pam Owens




Jason West Jerry Wayne Martin Karen Queheillalt




Barbara Brewer Patricia Randolph Wilson Annelise Ryan




Roy Bradley John & Maureen Rood Kim Smotherman




Carla & Forrest Lewis Jordon Hardy




Ongoing Prayer Concerns


Ronnie Thigpen Tom Booth Ron & Mary Randolph




Jennifer Robertson Bob Wedge Larry & Peggy Morris




Jay Thomas Bob Cornelius Jane Philpot




Carley Henson Faye Henson Anita Marston




Fountain of Life Church-Nicaragua



My Service:




Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry


Tuesday, Aug. 2nd


Sharon Loete, Bruce & Barbara Edwards




Thursday, Aug. 4th


Mary Meier, Jerry & Martha Jo Gibbs




Bread Pick-Up


Tuesday, Aug. 2nd


Tim Spencer





...Congratulations to proud grandparents Chandra & Mike Nelms! (attend early church)


Holden Matthew Peralta was born Monday, July 25th to Daniel & Sara Peralta in Sheboygan, WI. Holden weighed in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 & 1/2 inches long. Praise be to God!




Acolytes for Sunday, July 31


TBA




 July 18, 2022



A Pastor’s Thoughts,




WOW! Is the only word I can think of to describe, our Vacation Bible School. There was so much excitement and life in our church as we were filled with children, youth, and adults. Music, food, laughter, dancing with joy fueled by the word of God. Our church is beyond blessed to have a Christ energized leader for children and youth, Tracy Evers. She is a magnetic, energizer bunny.




Wouldn’t you love to see that kind of life and energy in the church each Sunday and weekday! There is no secret – it’s really simply – invite, invite, invite. About 30 years ago, a church leader by the name of Herb Miller, created F.R.A.N. What is F.R.A.N.? Friends, Relatives, Associates, Neighbors – invite your friends, your relatives, your associates and your neighbors to worship with us. Evangelism is very simple, it’s invitations! Set a personal goal to invite, even offer to bring someone to church with you each week. God’s grace and love working through each of us will do the rest.




Remember also, we have some great Sunday School Class opportunities for ages.




Peace, Kent Bailey




THANK YOU ALL!


VBS 2022 is in the books, and boy was it a success! We had an average of 75 children attend each night, plus adults and all the many volunteers. The Food Trucks provided delicious food and frozen treats each night, and the kids as well as the adults had a blast!


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in any way—from set up, take down; clean-up, in the kitchen (preparing and serving), all the leaders and teachers, those who handled the sound system and music, and those who did the skits, and the story tellers—you are all Rock Stars!! The kids were great and we thank everyone (several new families were involved) who had a part in any way! Every year we think we can’t top last year’s VBS, but we always succeed in doing so.


See you at VBS—2023!








UPCOMING MEETINGS




August 9th—Finance Committee meets at 5:30 PM.




August 9th—Administrative Board meets at 6:00 PM.




August 16th—Trustee’s Comm. Meets at 6:00 PM.








We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family of


Dr. Rev. Autura Eason-Williams—her husband Darryl and four children.


Dr. Rev. Eason-Williams was the District Superintendent of the Metro District in Memphis, TN. She was killed during an attempted car jacking in Memphis on Monday afternoon.




This month has a fifth Sunday (Sunday, July 31st) and we will collect


Non-food items for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Needed items are:




Dish & Laundry detergents Shampoos/Conditioners




Toilet Paper Toiletries for men and women




You may bring these items to church with you that Sunday, or bring them by the church office during office hours Monday through Friday.




The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday, August 2nd, at 9:00 a.m.




...The Nurture Committee will meet on Monday, August 15th, at 5:15 p.m.




HELPING INGRAM SOWELL




School will be back in session soon and we are providing breakfast for the teachers, and support staff at


Ingram Sowell school. A sign up sheet will be in the Wesley class on Sunday for you to bring items or donate. Please only bring what is specified and if a slot if filled, please go to the next item.




An Invitation from The Kellys




Good morning Church. We want to give you a special invitation for Thursday week July 28th at our James D Vaughan quartet festival. We have a matinee on Thursday. It’s free, we just take up an offering. Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision will lead our Hymn Sing. It’s going to be a great day to sing all the old hymnal songs that we all enjoy. It starts at 1 o’clock and will last 90 minutes. Please invite all your members that enjoy the hymnal songs to come and be a part and sing-along with your favorite major group. Thank you.






AUGUST BIRTHDAYS


Hallie Boston Hoffmeyer Aug. 2nd


Steve Wright Aug. 3rd


Mia Massey Aug. 3rd


Whit Brewer Aug. 4th


James Newton Aug. 11th


Scott MaMahan Aug. 15th


Ellen Crews Aug. 21st


Kim McKnight Aug. 22nd


Pat Gray Aug. 27th


Kelton Moore Aug. 29th


Chase Brewer Aug. 29th




FAMILY EVENT


BINGO/BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY


SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7TH


CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER


EVERYONE (YOUNG & OLD)


IS INVITED FOR FOOD AND FUN!


Needed: Small prizes to give away


Side dishes and desserts


Prizes may be brought by anytime, between now and then to the church office.


THANK YOU!




A big thank you to all those who volunteered Wednesday to work on the church grounds. The weeding, the pruning, the removal of the trees, and all the clean up are finished. Ten volunteers in record time made our church campus look great. The truck from the city showed up at just the right time to remove the trees and limbs. They emptied the truck and came back. All the trimmings and pruning’s were ready, and they then hauled them off. It is wonderful to be a part of a church that is filled with love—for God, for our church, and for each


other. God bless you all.




PRAYER CONCERNS


NHC Brink St.


Sarah Peppers (Rm. 218) Wilma Morrison (Rm. 319)




Current Prayer Concerns


**(Please let the church office know if someone needs to be added or taken off the prayer


concerns. We want to keep the list as current as possible)


The Family of Roy Holt




Cornelia Clifton-Wood Elaine Hamlett Robin Thompson




Brenda Benson Larry Bailey Kaye Allen




Steve Cone Darlene Suratt Lance Newton




1LT Mitchell Clark Ed Bryant




Jim & Lee Holzmer Adam Perryman Angie McCanless




Troy Pettus Barbara Weaver Jannette Tootle




Lisa Battles Steve Maggart Norm & Pam Owens




Jason West Jerry Wayne Martin Karen Queheillalt




Barbara Brewer Patricia Randolph Wilson Annelise Ryan




Roy Bradley John & Maureen Rood Kim Smotherman




Carla & Forrest Lewis Jordon Hardy




Ongoing Prayer Concerns


Ronnie Thigpen Tom Booth Ron & Mary Randolph




Jennifer Robertson Bob Wedge Larry & Peggy Morris




Jay Thomas Bob Cornelius Jane Philpot




Carley Henson Faye Henson Anita Marston




Fountain of Life Church-Nicaragua








My Service:




Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry


Tuesday, July 26th


Linda Newton, Bruce & Barbara Edwards




Thursday, July 28th


Mary Meier, Jerry & Martha Jo Gibbs




Bread Pick-Up


Tuesday, July 26th


Wayne Richardson




Acolytes for Sunday, July 24th


Grace Dunkin


Jaxon Dunkin




July 11, 2022


ICE CREAM/TRIVIA/POOL PARTY—JULY 17TH



AT THE HOME OF JOHN & CAROL BEASLEY


(49 CARDINAL COURT) -6pm




Please let Carol know if you need directions to the house


Bring Lawn Chairs! Please use the 2nd Driveway.




Please let Carol know if you can bring finger foods or ice cream.




EVERYONE INVITED!!!




GROUNDS WORK DAY


On Wednesday, July 20th, volunteers are needed to work on our church grounds. There is trimming and weeding that need to be done. Also, we have four dead or dying dogwood trees that need to be removed. Please meet about 7:30 am., or as soon as you can. Please bring yard tools and chain saws. If we have enough volunteers, we can finish before it gets so hot. Thank you in advance. And God bless you for your concern about our campus.






DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT


INSTALLATION SERVICE


(reception to follow)


SUNDAY, JULY 17TH


Rev. Dr. Vona Wilson


3 PM


Franklin-First UMC


(120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN)








UPCOMING MEETINGS- August 9th




Finance Committee meets at 5:30 PM.




Administrative Board meets at 6:00 PM.












Trustee’s Comm. Meets at 6:00 PM.




PRAYER CONCERNS


NHC Brink St.


Sarah Peppers (Rm. 218) Wilma Morrison (Rm. 319)




Current Prayer Concerns


**(Please let the church office know if someone needs to be added or taken off the prayer


concerns. We want to keep the list as current as possible)




Ronnie Thigpen Mike Nelms Elaine Hamlett




Brenda Benson Jeanie Vaughn & family Larry Bailey




Steve Cone Kaye Allen Robin Thompson




1LT Mitchell Clark Darlene Suratt Lance Newton




Jim & Lee Holzmer Adam Perryman Angie McCanless




Troy Pettus Barbara Weaver Jannette Tootle




Lisa Battles Jeff Hunt Steve Maggart




Jason West Jerry Wayne Martin Norm & Pam Owens




Barbara Brewer Patricia Randolph Wilson Annelise Ryan




Roy Bradley John & Maureen Rood




Kim Smotherman Carla & Forrest Lewis




Marty & Ed Bryant Jordon Hardy




Karen Queheillalt Roy Holt




Ongoing Prayer Concerns


Anita Marston Tom Booth Ron & Mary Randolph




Jennifer Robertson Bob Wedge Larry & Peggy Morris




Jay Thomas Bob Cornelius Jane Philpot




Carley Henson Faye Henson




Fountain of Life Church-Nicaragua



My Service:




Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry


Tuesday, July 19th




Sharon Loete, Bruce & Barbara Edwards




Thursday, July 21th


Mary Meier, Jerry & Martha Jo Gibbs




Bread Pick-Up


Tuesday, July 19th


Bill & Ann Akers



Acolytes for Sunday, July 17th


Sloan Story


Alexa Slater