Turning the Page: January 2011

It’s happening again!!!! We are about to turn the page on another month. It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2011 is about over. Therefore, I ask, “what have we done as a faith community of Calumet and Red Rock United Methodist Churches?” Well a lot has been going on.

Calumet UMC: Sunday School (All Ages)9:15  Worship 10:00)

We have raised $20,050.00 out of the $25,000 toward our Capitol Funds Campaign. That will help improve our aged heating and air units in Faith Hall and the Sanctuary as well as getting new carpet in Sanctuary.

This Sunday we will celebrate Art Sunday where we will display Art and other Projects done by members of the Church. Music Specials will also be done during worship. After Worship, we will have a soup dinner to allow time for people to look at the Art Projects and to get together. This is an exciting Sunday in the life of the Church come and Check it out.

The Women’s Circle will meet February 16th at 7:00. Place TBA.

Red Rock UMC (Sunday School (All Ages) 10:00  Worship 11:00

You still continue to be faithful to send cards of love and care to those in need.

We have been enjoying the Children’s leadership in worship and look to have Acolyte training at the end of the month of February.

The History Committee has being working very diligently to compile our history as a faith community.

The Women’s Group will meet on February 12th at 6:00, at the Red Rock UMC

Both Churches

Children’s Program (ages 2-5th grade): Both Churches should be proud to talk about the Children’s Program that started August 19th. It runs from 5:30-6:30 on Wednesday nights at the Calumet Church. Both Churches have been working on providing leadership to help the kids in our community to grow closer to Jesus Christ.  If you would like to help please contact: Ashley Franks or Trisha Newby.

The Youth Group (6th grade-12th grade) has also been rocking and rolling this month meeting on Wednesday’s. Jr. High Meets from 4:30-6:00, Dinner is From 6:00-6:20 and High School Youth meets from 6:00-7:15. We have been having a good time growing closer to Christ.

Adult Bible Study: We offer two bible studies opportunities, One-group meets Wednesday’s 12:00-1:30 at Red Rock UMC and the other group meets from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesday Night’s at Calumet UMC. Both groups are doing the book: The Book will be Genesis from Scratch: The Old Testament for Beginners. By Donald L. Griggs & W. Eugene March. If you would like to join talk to Pastor Matt.

Mission Trip: Will happen from March 13th-18th and we will be going back to serve the people of Cross-lines Community Outreach (http://www.cross-lines.org/) and the Kansas City Metro Area.  We will be hosting a Fundraiser Dinner on February 13th from 11:30-1:00. We are also going to be doing a Clothing drive, which I will talk about here in a second. Keep our trip in your prayers.

The Clothing Drive: The Mission Trip team will host a clothing drive that will benefit both the community of Calumet and the people of Cross-lines. We are asking for your clothes that you no longer wear anymore. However, we are asking that these clothes be of good quality.  We will send any suites or formal dresses we receive to Cross-Lines and on March 12th starting at 7:30 am we will open up the Church to allow people to come and take any of the Clothes that have been donated. All of this is free of Charge. No Funds will be asked for the Clothes. Any Clothes other than Suites and formal dresses that are left over will go to Sky-Line Urban Ministries in Oklahoma City.

As we turn the page on January and we move to February I leave you with this hymn:

UMH 334 Sweet, Sweet Spirit

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,

and I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord;

there are sweet expressions on each face,

and I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly Dove,

stay right here with us, filling us with your love;

and for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise;

without a doubt we’ll know that we have

been revived when we shall leave this place.

Words & Music: Doris Akers, 1962 © Manna Music, Inc.

May the sweet, sweet Spirit be with you in every step and every breath that you take.

Peace,

Rev. Franks

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