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Church News -
Oskaloosa UMC
June 2015
Come one! Come All! Our opportunity to reach out
into the Oskaloosa Community with the hope and
love of Christ. Listen for how God is calling you to volunteer your "me and/or donate items and money.
Special points of interest:
Inside this issue:
Oskaloosa UMC
Vacation Bible School
July 6-10 are the days for our
Vacation Bible School. All children ages 4 years old through
4th grade are invited.
Oskaloosa United Methodist Church
Vacation Bible School.
402 Liberty St. Oskaloosa, Ks.
Please Consider volunteering
as a leader / teacher or a
helper for VBS.
Please contact the church office
for more details .
“What Makes for Happiness?”
This is the question we
will be answering
during our June sermon series. Jesus had
a lot to say about
happiness when he
gave us the beatitudes. Let’s explore
the question together.
Oskaloosa United Methodist Women Quilt on display for
Old Settler’s festival
2015 Oskaloosa United
Methodist Women’s Quilt
Queen Size (90” X 106”)
The winning ticket will be
drawn the evening of
Saturday September 19,
2015 at the Annual Dinner,
Bazaar & Silent Auction .
For a Donation of $1.00
for one ticket or $5.00 for
6 tickets you can have a
chance to win this Quilt.
Please contact any UMW
member or the church office
for more information or to
make your donation and
receive your chance to win
this beautiful quilt.
The quilt will be on display
at the UMW Bake Sale
under the Chamber tent at
the Old Settlers Reunion on
Saturday June 27, 8 am to
sold out.
** OUMC office
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5K Run, UMW Bake Sale, Hot Dog Extravaganza
Old Settler’s Festival provides OUMC with outreach work
Christ in the world is who
we are during our annual
Old Settler’s Festival. The
Event runs June 25, 26,
27. There will be opportunities for you to sign up
to help with the 5K Run,
bring baked goods for
the UMW Bake Sale,
help serve lunch during
the hot Dog Extravaganza and even be in the
parade. Please pray for
our mission work during
this time, as we seek to
do God’s will to bring
the hospitality and love
of Christ to our community. We are the hands of
Jesus inviting, nurturing,
equipping and sending
disciples out to gather in
more disciples. Following
Christ is challenging in
our modern society.
There are so many choic-
es and we have a lot of
personal power which
fools us into thinking we
can handle life’s trials
and suffering alone. Our
OUMC hope is to share
the love and power of
God our creator, redeemer and sustainer
through our mission and
outreach work during
Old Settler’s festival.
May God bring us into
what God is blessing.
Please Excuse our Mess
Joash Giving for 2015 is
still in progress. If you want
to be a part of the restoration and maintenance of the
building by giving to the
Joash Project this year. Indicate in the memo line on
your check, Joash. The
basement entrance project
is underway by King Construction We will be working around the project, so
be mindful of what you
may be involved with during this time or transformation. If you hve questions
2015 JOASH
Contact Linda in the church
office M-F 8-noon or by
[email protected]
New Member Recognition June 14
We will celebrate our
new members over
this past year at a
potluck lunch following worship June 14.
Plan to a"end and
welcome them.
We recognize Jamie
Love, Janice and Donald
Schaeffer, Don and Kelli
Legend and Ransom Bosley, —-Austin, Jessica
and Ryleigh Chapman,
and RosaLee Perron.
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Oskaloosa UMC Prayer Concerns & Celebrations of Joy
Memorial Prayers
The family of Emma Grace Southiere
The family of Joe Gellings
The family of Dale Noll
The family of Richard Cropper
The family of David Winters
The family of Marilyn Noble
The family of Laurie Ward
The family of Janice Roberts
The family of Carol Hendrix
The family of Loren Lyons
The family of Merlin Geisler
The family of Hunter L. Terrell
The family of Clinton Beach
The family of Bernard Pa"erson
The family of Glenda Hedgepath Mills
The family of Destry Dailey
The family of Dus#n Roberts
The family of Pam Benner
The family of Mike Miller of Valley Falls
The family of Andy Kerns
The family of Jone Aus#n
The family of Joyce Peek-Rhodes
The family of Alan Quie"
The family of Joe Thomason
The family of Dorothy King
Prayer concerns
Cheryl Wonnell
Tim Bleil
Jeane Petrie
April Kruse
Laura Pullen
Max Green
John Hensley
Geri King
Wilma Hooper
D.J. & Rosa Lee Perron
Cale Ha"emer
Chuck Miller
LuElla Grose
Beulah Campbell
Joan Stembock
Andrew Washi
Margaret Haynes
Erma Fowler
Phill Bleil
Dorothy King
Jamie Love
Juanita Feeney
Skilled Care or Home Bound
Jeanne Wright
Be"y Cur#s
Charles & Jennie Cheffey
Roy & Doris Heady
Roger Coleman
Mary Woodward
Margaret Haynes
Service Men & Women
Amanda Shaver
Jake Gamble
Jimmy Harding
Brian Kabus
Chris Rowland
Joys: Wedding for: Trevor Esslinger and Kendall Rondel in May.
Upcoming Weddings for: In August, Brook Beach and Gunner Kirby also Kylie Shuffelberger and Daniel Capul.
Concerns: People experiencing financial difficul#es,
We are a praying Community. We welcome prayer requests. Please update your concerns once a month. Thanks for keeping our prayer list current.
Faith Community Ac"vi"es & Announcements
Contact the church office for more informa#on. 785-863-2592, [email protected]
Sunday Worship 8:30am or 10:30am includes Children’s Church , Men’s group 9:15 am
Tuesdays and Saturdays AA meets at 7:30pm
Wednesdays Choir 6:45 pm
Thursdays Zumba class at 6:30pm
Harvesters Free Food Distribu#on 1st Wednesday - 10 am
Jeff Co Free Health Clinic Last Monday—1 pm (May 18)
Prime Timers Re#rees lunch 4th Tuesday (June 23) 12 noon—1:30 pm
Run / Walk a 5K! Anchor Of Hope 5k June 27th, 2015 Any ques#ons? Contact Gwen Atkinson at [email protected],
or by calling or tex#ng 785-505-0903.
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Worship Servants in June 2015:
07—Vinnie & Linda Southiere
John Delfelder
Barbara Farmer
14—Gary Willits & Peggy Reiling
John Cheffey
Doris Elrod
21—Mike & Kim Smith
Nancy Powell
Nancy Powell
28—Jenni Best & Dotti Hissong
Jo Cross
Suzanne Bateman
PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO MOW! It is once again "me to mow the lawn! The OUMC is looking for volunteers to mow
the lawn at the church and the church lot. Please see the bulle"n board for the sign-up sheet and sign up for as
many days as you can. Thank you to all who give of their "me to keep our church grounds looking great.
For ques#ons please contact Lynn Sheppard 785-691-5109.
The United Methodist Commi"ee on Relief (UMCOR) provides emergency food, shelter and medicine a'er natural
and man-made disasters, provides humanitarian relief to refugees and displaced persons and works to overcome
world hunger and poverty. Contribu#ons to UMCOR may be sent a variety of ways.
One hundred percent of your tax- deduc#ble gi's go to the emergency response or Advance project that you
designate. Relief supply materials are needed to be shipped to disaster areas. The UMCOR Sager Brown and UMCOR
West facili#es serve as material resource depots for assembling, storing, and deploying UMCOR supply kits and bulk
materials worldwide. Check the Relief Supplies sec#on of the web site for the most current needs, or contact the Depot directly.
Volunteers are needed a'er natural disasters to help with clean-up, debris removal, and rebuilding. Learn more
UMCOR conducts disaster response training every year. Well trained and prepared local leaders can
greatly alleviate the impact of a disaster. For more informa#on on emergency response training,
A big Thank you to all the helped with the Mother Daughter Banquet's success, this includes the planning commi"ee, the decora#on/setup commi"ee, the "pictures taker" and the servers, (Vin, Dean, Rod, and Chris). Thanks to all that a"ended and brought
food and pictures to share. A special Thank you to those businesses that furnished door prizes, they were A Time to Plant,
Gambino's Pizza, Country Corner Variety, Oskaloosa Lumber, Cathy's Style Shop, Oskaloosa Thri'way, F.W. Pharmacy and Colonial
Acres. Without each and every one men#oned the Banquet could not have been the great event it was.
Oskaloosa United Methodist Women.
Thank you for all the beau#ful, funny cards that you were kind enough to send to celebrate my birthday. Your
though;ulness made my birthday an even bigger celebra#on. All my thanks, LuElla Grose
Dear Church Family, Thank you so very much for awarding me a scholarship for the upcoming school year. It is humbling to know I
have such a strong support system behind me. Best, Erin Bowser
Dear OUMC Congrega!on, I wanted to take a moment and thank the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church for le"ng me receive
on of the scholarships. It will be put to good use for college at Kansas State University. It’s such a blessing to have the amazing
con!nuous support from this loving Faith community.
God Bless, Nicole Kruse
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Pastor Melinda
Cell phone 785-840 8882
[email protected]
If you are looking for a faith community, or if you want to
reconnect with the Oskaloosa United Methodist church because it’s
time to get back into the groove of being with followers of Christ
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know about our, who and how we are serving our Lord.
Oskaloosa United Methodist Church
402 Liberty St
P O Box 38
Oskaloosa, Ks. 66066
Non-Profit Organiza#on
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Oskaloosa, Ks.