Newsletter of Faubion United Methodist Church AndSo It BegIns…
Newsletter of Faubion United Methodist Church
Grab the Sweatshirts and Light the Fire!
Serving Christ since 1837
Steve Elkins - Pastor
TBD - Youth Ministry
Music and Choir Director
Chair - Jan Pace
Vice Chair - Phil Riley
Autumn is upon us! With all the rain we’ve experienced this summer
into early fall, I’m looking forward to some very bright, breathtaking foliage
on our trees. This time of year forces us – whether we are ready or not – to
see the wonders of God’s creation. Death must occur for new life to come
forth. As the leaves change color, they will begin to die and fall from the
branches that gave them nourishment all season long. They fall at the feet
of the trees to continue to hold moisture at their roots – supporting them
even in death.
As Christians, we also need to experience death to take on new life.
The death of a destructive relationship that slowly opens our hearts to new
friendships…the death of a loving connection that has helped to shape and
transform our lives…the death of a sin that frees us to draw closer to our
Creator. Even in the beauty of fall, death becomes a necessity for life.
Lay Leader - Daniel Madinger
Secretary - Bonnie Reed
Treasurer - Kelli Clayton
Financial Sec. - Ann Fine
Finance - Bud Berg
SPRC - Mike Heston
Trustees - George Stephens
Worship - Stephanie Elkins
Education - Laura Stewart
You’re probably thinking, “This is a little morbid Pastor Steve! What
about all the hayrides, drinking hot chocolate, attending football games and
sitting by the fire pit enjoying the company we are keeping? Those are a part
of fall!” Yes, they are wonderful parts of the fall season. The fall season
begins to prepare our hearts and attitudes for winter and the cold that is
about to come. It also prepares us for the eventual “newness of life” we are
ready to see as spring comes forth in the new year!
Fellowship - Naomi Lackey
Mem/Missions - Bonnie Reed
Nominations - Steve Elkins
UMW - Joan Fowler
UMM - Kenny Eldridge
Historian - Joan Fowler
7113 N. Troost Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64118
Worship Service 10:45 am
Wed. Bible Study 6:00 pm
Fall is not just an end of summer, it’s more than that! It’s a beginning
as we wait on the Lord for a renewing of ourselves and with the excitement
of what God has instore for each
of us! Drink your hot chocolate
and watch some football games
in that warm sweatshirt – God
is preparing a newness in your
life that keeps us looking ahead!
In His Love,
Income and Expenses
Are you looking for a way to serve our
community? Here are some opportunities:
Latest Data Available
BLANKET COLLECTION - Full Month of Oct.
Please bring your new or lightly used
blankets and place them on the
designated table in the sanctuary.
Year to Date
Income: $12,827.27 $109,715.79
Expenses: $11,860.13 $101,379.43
General Fund Balance: $ 967.14 $ 8,336.36
Conference: $ 1,500.00
(2016 paid full) District: $
CROP WALK - Sunday, October 9th 2016
This starts at 2 pm near the Plaza.
Please see Judy Fenster for details.
You are encouraged to walk or
donate to this cause.
Love INC: $
FESTIVAL OF SHARING - Collect by Oct. 8th
Your cash donations can be
added to a bean pot in the front
of the sanctuary. The Festival
of Sharing (Oct. 15-16) will use
your donations to buy beans for those in need.
Northland Church Women United is October 7
at Antioch Community Church.
Fall District meeting will be
October 22 at Cameron, MO.
NORTHLAND CHRISTMAS STORE - We will
be collecting food for the
Northland Christmas Store.
Look for details soon.
Friday, Oct. 14th, 8am - 6pm &
Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9am - 1pm
CHRISTMAS BOXES - Collecting Nov. 14 - 21
Watch for Christmas boxes and
information to help Samaritans
Purse this Christmas. Filling a box
will not only give toys to a child but
it will help them learn of God's love.
Books, Craft Items,
Trash & Treasure Items,
Stained Glass Raffle
$1 per chance or 6 for $5
Window pane is 18” x 22”
COMMUNION - Every month we go to homes
of those who cannot get to church. If you
know of someone who would like this or if
you would like to volunteer to deliver
it, please let Bonnie Reed know.
Vegetable Soup & Sloppy Joes
Fresh-Baked Pie, Cake, Cookies
Administrative Council Meetings
...are held on the 2nd Monday of every even
month in Fellowship Hall at 7pm. All members are
encouraged to attend. This is your chance to
express your thoughts on the many important
issues that we face as a church.
Everyone is invited to join us
on Wednesday nights at 6pm
for our weekly Bible study. It
is never too late to join our group and everyone
is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Copies of the Administrative Council
minutes are available to everyone in
the narthex. Please take one!
October Calendar Highlights
S p e c i a l D ay s !
Al & Cyndee Noble
Diane & Don Lloyd
Carol & George Stephens
Bob & Cora Call
Wishing you God’s Blessings
and Happiness on your special day!
We don’t want to miss your SPECIAL DAY! If you have recently
become a church member or attend regularly, please give our secretary
your, (and your spouse’s) birthday and if applicable, your anniversary
date. Don’t worry - we won’t share the year you were born with anyone!
October is Pastor Appreciation Month!
Thank you Steve Elkins for investing your ideas and
for your hard work to help Faubion thrive
as a place where we serve God and our community,
while fulfilling our mission to make disciples for Christ.
FAUBION’S HISTORY IS HIGHLIGHTED! Look for a feature
story about Faubion in the fall issue of the Gladstone Magazine.
Check our website too for more on our history - coming soon!
Hints for a Successful Outcome when Requesting Assistance from the Office 1) Time - Allow at
least 1 week, if your project will require more than 15 minutes...please know, only part time hours
are available, with a full work load and additional requests from other people. 2) Writing - Avoid
miscommunication and mistakes, even if projects were done in previous years and especially for
prayer requests. 3) Files - Indicate whether your files should go in the file cabinet or the computer.
SUCCESS STORY FROM LOVE INC - When the breadwinner of the family is sick, the whole
household suffers. With her husband out of work the family had to rely on Mom to cover the bills.
However recent medical issues which required a leave of absence from work, caused this 37-yearold mother of three to fall behind on their electric bill. Love INC was able to pay the electric bill
balance so the family could distribute their small income from short term disability on paying other
bills until able to return to work. Love INC also enrolled them in a six month care
plan to provide needed hygiene and household products to help with the budget
while they get back on their feet.
by the History Committee
Hanging in There
But we (Faubion church)
still refused to move or merge.
Conference thought of us as OldDie-Hards when actually we were
New-Die-Hards. We were growing
into a church of young families and
they fought a move more than the
old ones had. Many older members were dying and some of them
were leaving money for the
church’s future. One in particular,
Egbert Broadhurst, left us enough
to really get our building fund
growing. That is why the educational unit was dedicated to him.
Others left more later but his
legacy gave us our boost when we
needed it most.
At that time Conference
was too short on ministers to
supply us for a while so one of our
members, Darrell Apple, filled the
pulpit. Darrell had had ministerial
training and did better than some
of our ministers had but he was
happiest of all when Conference
finally found us another man.
procrastinated a while longer on
the parsonage while we concentrated on starting the new church
Now, that Conference was
finally completely behind us and
our church had grown we felt we
could forge full scale ahead with
our new building.
(Cont. in the Oct. issue of the Link).
Kenneth and Mary Edmunds
had their own home in the
McMurry neighborhood so we
WESLEY'S SERMONS AND
NOTES ON THE NEW TESTAMENT
Wesley's sermons contain his basic understanding
of the Christian faith and his thinking about how
we are to live out this faith both personally and
corporately. His written sermons were intended to
teach the basic beliefs of the faith as well as
nurture and encourage his followers in their
THE GENERAL RULES OF
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Wesley knew how difficult it would be for his
followers, particularly those recently converted, to
live a holy life. To this end, he created structures
and practices that would help foster faithful living
in the members of the Methodist Societies. In
1743 he outlined these practices in the "General
Rules," which functioned as a sort of contract by
which group members held one another
Wesley's Explanatory Notes Upon the New
Testament provided his followers with tools for
interpreting the Bible. These notes contained both
Wesley's own ideas as well as insights borrowed
from other interpreters and commentaries.
(To read Wesley’s
Notes upon the
New Testament, go
online to the
These rules are organized into these three basic
Do no harm, "avoiding evil of all kinds";
Do good, "of every possible sort, and as far as
possible, to all;"
Practice "the ordinances of God," or engage in
individual and communal spiritual practices such as
prayer, Bible reading, worship and the Lord's
Section -What We Believe, Our Wesleyan Heritage
Thank you dear Faubion friends for the remembrances extended to us at the loss
of my sister Mary Elizabeth. We will miss her here, however, we know that a host of
open arms were awaiting her arrival there. God bless all of you. - Darlene and Larry Yeo
Because you gave in August 2016 your support
mattered to so many in need right here in Clay County!
Total Value of Assistance.....$20,721.25
Mary Ann Heston recently won a First
Place Blue Ribbon for her quilt in the
Northland quilt show. Another
quilt made by Jan Kramme, and
quilted by the Faubion stitchers
won a ribbon also! : )
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stopped. So if no one is answering when you say “Hello” please pause for a moment before hanging up.
You may hear an important announcement or invitation for you from Faubion United Methodist Church.
“Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care
not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up
the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth” - John Wesley
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Turn in your articles for the next newsletter by October 21st.
Faubion's Missions Committee collects
Nonperishable Food Items. Please bring items
to worship service every 1st Sunday of the
month. (If you miss this on the first Sunday, food
items will be accepted and welcome anytime).
Lifting Spirits! Your phone calls, cards and visits
will brighten someone’s day! Please call the office
if you need to get or wish to share contact information
about anyone who would benefit from this.
Don’t forget to send
your notices to
Mike Heston each
month for publication on
If there’s anything that
you think should be
during Sunday worship
service, send your notice
to Pastor Steve Elkins,
in writing with details,
no later than Tuesday
before that Sunday.