Westchester United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Loving, Discipling, Serving others for the Glory of GOD
KidsHope USA- volunteers are busy with students and wrapping up another school year. KHUSA is an excellent opportunity for churches to become involved with the education of elementary students in their community. Each 'church family' that participates adopts ONE elementary school. Volunteers are selected and trained to serve as mentors to students who just need a little extra one-on-one time. Each student and assigned mentor meet once per week for 40 minutes during the school year at the school. Additional mentors are always welcome, periodic training will be scheduled to prepare you for your important role. Super Subs and Prayer Partners are always an asset to this important ministry. Men are encouraged to sign up to work with the young men. For more information and/or to sign up, see Terry Fennig. THIS WORTHWHILE MINISTRY CAN ALWAYS USE VOLUNTEER MENTORS.
Jay County Retirement Center Activity Night- Activites with the retirement residents are scheduled for the first Wednesday or Thursday of each month. Contact Bill Brandt for more information.
Westchester Youth Group- Organizers Doug & Carolyn Johnson
e-mail prayer list- if you are in need of prayer for any reason just email Pastor Borders at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Starr at email@example.com. To forward your request via text, send concern to Dusty Howell at 260-251-1251
Worship Participation- Special music, readings and greeters are needed each month. Share your special talents with the congregation. See Pastor Borders or Jamie Fennig if you would like to help out. C'mon, shake off the cobwebs and volunteer to share your gifts with your church family.
Worship Service Technical Assistance- There is always a need for back-up teams to run the AV equipment during church. Please see Barry M. if you are interested in helping with this ministry.
Children's Church- thanks the many families who willingly volunteer to lead this all important ministry Volunteers are always encouraged. Lessons are pre-planned and easy to follow and present. This is an important ministry for our children ages 3 through 5th grade. See Jennifer Inman for information or to volunteer.
Church Bulletin- Publisher: Lori McIntosh. If you have information about your meeting or activity that you would like included in the weekly bulletin submit items before 8:00 p.m. each Thursday.
Remembering Westchester- It is important to provide for your families and loved ones in your will. You may want to also consider including Westchester UMC in your will after providing for your families and loved ones. Bequests are free from estate tax and can substantially reduce the amount of assets claimed by the government. Consult a lawyer to help you draft or amend your will.
PregnancyCareCenter, of Portland, is temporarily located at the Portland Nazarene Church on S. Shank Street. PCC is currently making repairs to the flood-damaged Center and will be accepting donations of the following items very soon:
diapers Infant Tylenol (drops)
gas drops formula
pull ups baby powder
baby lotion baby oil
baby wash diaper rash cream
For moms and dads:
dish soap bar soap
toothpaste tooth brushes
toiletries paper towels
toilet paper laundry detergent
Lost & Found
There are many items in the lost and found. If you are missing items, please check it out and reclaim your lost articles. There are books, clothing, Bibles, etc. that belong to someone, maybe even you.
Food Pantry Items Needed
The Food Pantry has been hit pretty hard this past year; with increase in the need to assist families and are working to keep the shelves stocked. Food items are always welcomed to help families in need of assistance.
Non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, cleaning products are being accepted.
The Food Pantry is located at 518 S. Wayne St. in Portland, across from Community and Family Services.