February Pathway 2014 - First United Methodist Church


February Pathway 2014 - First United Methodist Church
Making New and Stronger Disciples of Jesus Christ
for the Transformation of the World.
January 28, 2014
Volume 2014 | 2nd Edition
Interfaith Shelter coming to FUMC.CV
The Interfaith Shelter Network is a collaborative effort by local congregations, human services agencies
and government entities to provide shelter, services, and resources to homeless San Diegans
throughout the region. FUMC.CV participates as a host church for the Rotational Shelter each winter/
spring. This year our two week rotation begins Feb. 15th. The shelter represents the work of more than
100 San Diego County congregations and 3,500+ volunteers who link to offer hands up to people
seeking an end to their homelessness. Our volunteers and congregations collectively have sheltered
more than 8,000 homeless people for more than 200,000 bed nights since 1986. More than half of our
shelter guests leave our shelters for more permanent housing because of the professional guidance they receive
from our case management agencies and the personal attention they receive from Network volunteers. There are
multiple opportunities for you to serve while the shelter is on our campus. You can prepare a dinner meal, spend one
night as an overnight host, donate food, donate other supplies, help set up/breakdown or give financially. If you are
interested in any of the options below please contact our coordinators.
Carol Barraza 619-733-6500, [email protected] or Christi Parcel 619-987-69830, [email protected]
Mexico Mission Trip Recap
For the third consecutive year over the MLK Jr. holiday weekend FUMC.CV sent a team of short term missionaries
south of the border to Ensenada, Mexico to be in ministry as an extension of who we are and what do as a
church. This year our team consisted of 46 men/women/
children. Together this group of people constructed two
homes and teamed with another UMC to run a children's
ministry. It was an amazing experience and one you will
hear about in worship and all forms of media we utilize
over the next few weeks. We are tremendously thankful for
the gifts totaling over $12,000 that were given by members
and friends of FUMC making this trip possible. Below is a
testimonial of the impact this mission trip has on those that
My family and I are so thankful for the opportunity to be a
part of the mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico. It is amazing
what can be done in 4 days, to our hearts, and in the
world. It is truly a soul-feeding experience to know that
you helped to make a family's life a little bit better
because you engaged and endured. People on both
sides of the border are energized with absolute certainty
of the love of Jesus Christ.
~ Jennifer Fuentecilla
YOU-nique Gifts and Talents Sermon Series
We continue our Unique Gifts Sermon Series into the month
of February with the goal of everyone in our congregation
thinking about and beginning to utilize their spiritual gifts for
the ministries of the church and in the world. There are two
documents you will want to make sure you have
completed by the end of the month. The first is a spiritual
gifts assessment we handed out in worship Jan. 19 and 26
and the other is a Gifts and Talents Inventory we handed out Feb. 9 and 16. If you missed these documents you can
pick them up in the office or you can access them on the church web page. These are both tools to help you better
care for the stewardship of your presence in 2014.
At Your Service Day
February 8- Mark Your Calendars
Our next At Your Service Day will be held on Saturday February 8, 2014. Beginning
at 9:00 a.m. teams of volunteers will visit senior citizen church members and single
parents to help them with chores or projects of their choice in and around their
homes. We will be signing up volunteers and taking requests for help with projects
after church services for approximately three weeks prior to the actual date.
Suitable projects or chores might include shopping trips, minor home repairs, painting, rearranging furniture or yard
work. Projects should be ones that take no more than a few hours of a single day to complete. We hope to extend
the success of past At Your Service Days by doing even more to help our brothers and sisters in Christ.
The Walk to Emmaus is Coming
The Walk to Emmaus®
gets its name from the
story in Luke 24:13-35,
which provides the
central image for the
three-day experience
and follow-up. Luke tells
the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen
Christ appeared to the two disciples who were
walking together along the road from Jerusalem to
Emmaus. Like Christians and churches who are
blinded by preoccupation with their own immediate
difficulties, these two disciples' sadness and
hopelessness seemed to prevent them from seeing
God's redemptive purpose in things that had
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen
talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's
grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what
it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in
prayer and meditation, special times of worship and
daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus
community," made up of those who have attended
an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour
experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and
serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving.
The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening
and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women
attend separate weekends.
This year the San Diego area Walk to Emmaus
weekends will take place:
Men - March 27-30, 2014
Women - April 3-6, 2014
More information and sign up tables will be
available Sunday mornings following worship or you
can call the church office to be connected with our
Emmaus Coordinators.
During the season of Lent (beginning with Ash Wednesday
March 5) we will be offering a church wide study and
sermon series focus that will put everyone on the same
page and in the same conversation. There are a number of
ways you can interact with the study- in worship each
Sunday during Lent, reading the book, Final Words from the
Cross by Adam Hamilton (can be purchased at any major
bookstore or online) or by joining one of the classes that will
be sharing in conversation and study throughout the season
of Lent.
Classes will be offered: Sunday morning at 9 am. and 11
am., Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. (Men, Women, Mixed)
and Thursday morning
You will see more info and signup tables on Sunday morning
for the classes through the month of February
Here is a little more info about the resource we will be using
for focusing our life together. Rev. Adam Hamilton, in this
resource, has devoted six chapters to an “in-depth
consideration of the six hours during which Jesus hung dying
on the cross and to what are traditionally called the ‘seven
last words’ of Jesus, but which are more accurately called
the seven last statements of Jesus.
Father, forgive them
Today you will be with me in Paradise
Behold your son…..behold your mother
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me
I thirst
It is finished...into your hands I commit my spirit
These phrases will guide our preaching, worship, prayer and
study together during the Lenten Season as we move closer
to Easter and if you join us on this journey we are quite
confident you will end up closer to Christ come Easter.
January Recap
2013 Financial Results ~ 2014 Budget
$ 876,394
Dejame Ayudarte
This program is going to be
given on Wednesday at 10:00 am
in Spanish for women. This class will
help you to heal emotional scars
and it will improve your personal
relationships with others. It will be
held in the Discovery Room. Lead
by Leonor Garrison and special
“How to have a marriage
according to God’s divine plan”
Belkis Deyanira works at a Spanish
Christian Radio call
“Radio Nueva Vida” she is
well known for the Latinos
While 2014 budget is essentially the same as 2013 actual,
to achieve that level took generous and sacrificial
increases in pledges from many people. The results of the 2014
stewardship campaign were 167 households pledged an overall
increase of $50,000 over their 2013 giving! That number is significant
because it replaces a $50,000 bequest received in 2013 that will not
be repeated in 2014.
Each of us can support the church budget by:
1. Praying daily for the missions and ministries of this church.
2. Staying current on your giving — giving consistently each month.
3. If you did not pledge for 2014, pray about how you might be able
to increase your giving — set a goal!
Heavenly Father, help us to clearly see your financial blessings in our life
and help us to generously and joyfully set aside 10% or more to give
back to your work. Amen
Café Con Amor
Spanish conference for couples on
February 13 at 7 pm costs $10
God is good! After many ups and downs in 2013,
extremely generous giving in December resulted in a
slight budget overage for 2013. Thank you to everyone
who supported the missions of the Church in all ways —
financially, prayerfully, and through service.
Christmas Family Service
Our Fellowship Hall was filled to the
brim with families that came to worship
at 4 p.m. Pastor Brian shared the story
of Christ's birth as re-enacted by our
children playing the parts of Shepherds,
Angels, Inn-Keepers, and Magi. We
closed our time together with glow-sticks and carols. It was an exciting way
to start out the night.
Christmas 6 p.m. Service
Our Traditional
service in the
Sanctuary had
the addition this
year of our Holy
Family. Our
youth, acting as
the Holy Family, were a beautiful addition to
our worship together. We closed our time
together in Holy Communion on our Quad
and the singing of Silent Night.
Confirmation and Baptism Sunday
On January 12th, the congregation
welcomed eight new members through
Confirmation. Cameryn Lauren
Richardson, Ana De Almeida Amaral,
Katie Eileen Ann George, Marisa
Elizabeth Matias, Justin Daniel Castro,
Miguel Angel Garcia III, Demetris Lavier
Mixon, Jr., Marina Maikalani Batuyong Pangilinan. These students
met for 15 weeks, learning together, praying together, and growing
together. Confirmation is an important part of a student’s faith
journey. We are thankful for all of the support that has been
provided to these students and the wonderful example of Christian
community that the congregation has shown. We are excited that
these eight young people have chosen to continue deepening their
relationships with God and the church. In addition to confirmation
Ana Amaral, Miguel Garcia, Demetris Mixon Jr. Rocco & Tanya
Castaneda were baptized that day. We celebrate and welcome all
of these folks as they join the FUMC.CV church family.
Christmas 11 p.m. Service
Our Candlelight service
ended our evening in quite
contemplation. We heard
from Sisters in Song and
AARP. The night was an
amazing demonstration
of who we are as people
of faith and how we can respond to our
Savior, alive and with us for all time.
11:00am The Crossing
9:45am Spanish Sunday
9:30am Spiritual Gifts Class
9:30am Sounds of Grace
Big Band Express 6:30pm
President’s Day
Campus Closed
Worship Ministry Meeting
5:45 pm
Church Council 7:00 pm
KLG Key Leadership
Group 7:00 pm
Trustee's Meeting 6:30 pm
SPRC 7:00 pm
Prayer Ministry Meeting
6:00 pm
6:00pm Grupo de Jovenes
4:30pm Bell Choir
6:00pm Disciple Bible
6:30pm Boy Scouts Troop
4:30pm Chapel
5:30pm Girl Scout Troop
Clergy Day Away
10:00 am
Bible StudiesUnderstanding Spiritual
Gifts 6:30 pm
UMW Good Samaritan
Circle 7:30 pm
Bible StudiesUnderstanding Spiritual
Gifts 6:30 pm
Bible StudiesUnderstanding Spiritual
Gifts 6:30 pm
Cafe Con Amor
7:00 pm
7:00pm A.A. Meeting
6:30pm Senior High Bible
7:00pm Sanctuary Choir
4:30pm Chapel
Charter School
9:00am Dehesa
6:30pm Cherub Choir &
Voices in Praise
4:30pm LIFT Group
4:30pm Chapel
10:00am Preschool Music
4:30pm Chapel Prayer
10:00am Dejame Ayundarte
9:45am Preschool Chapel
9:00am Dehesa Charter
8:00am Day Break
February 2014
Parent's Night Out 6:00
4:30pm Chapel
When Life Hands You
Lemons 2:00 pm
Shelter Ends
--> Interfaith
Alpha Day Away 9:00
Interfaith Shelter
Starts ————
9:00am Chapel
Pray For
LONG TERM CARE: Abigail Obias; Beth Ablola;
Bonnie Walton; Carmen & Angel Caguiat;
Charlotte Helms; Claude & Nancy Yates; Esther
Maier; Grace Roberts; Janine Hatz Allen; John
Natividad; Jon Peterson; Julio & Rosa Lozano;
Kevin Campbell; Margaret Schuerger; Mary
Rainer; Mireya Sixsmith; Nina Welch; Patti Scott;
Sylvia Leighton; Victoria Coulter; Yoly & Bill Cyr.
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: Alarcon family, Jaime’s
mom’s family; Alex & Roxanne Silva and family,
Christy Vasquez, Former Youth Group kids,
Gilbert Straple, Candy & Steve Scott, Tiffany,
Danielle & Chris Scott, Everyone involved in the
trip to Mexico, the Confirmation class, RaeLynn
Fuson; Alpha course; Amy & Mollie; Brandon
Yutsus; Carl Parrick; Carmelita Trine’s brother;
Chuck Kishpaugh; Fred Peters’ family members;
Happy New Year to everyone!; Healing for all
who are sick; Jack Mundell; Jane Smythe’s
family; Jennifer & James Olschlager Jr., James
& Lynn Olschlager Sr., Phillip Nittolo, Jody & Rick
Livesay, Mark S., Nancy & Ben Haverick (&
Oakley); Jason, Suzee, Marisa & Isabella Matias;
Jim Tesch; John Kettle; Ben & Elaine Esguerra –
Joy!; Judy Rand; Kati Schmitz and family;
Kristina Nelson and family including Junior &
Kayla; Leonor Garrison’s family – Joy!;
Madeline; Mary Schmidt’s family, especially
Wally; Merry Christmas to All!; Mom and Dad
(from Isabella Matias); Nadja (Libbert) Piest and
her baby boy born Dec. 25 – Joy! ; Paco Flores;
Paul Van Zutphen; Phillip Payne – Joy!; Rich
Adair; Family of Ruth Adams; Samantha & Rob's
baby boy born J; Seekers Class members;
Shooting victims past, present and
[unfortunately] future. Why can’t this stop?!;
Those who need comfort and healing; Toney
Johnson & daughter Erica McElroy; Traci
Schuck; Victoria Hall & Arlie Johnson;
Yvonne Anderson; Zanna Hickman’s family.
Being a Disciple
February 02- The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany
Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, I Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12
Challenge: Matthew 5:7 This week seek at least one new way to show mercy
to someone.
February 09- Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12), Psalm 112:1-10, I Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16), Matthew
Challenge: Matthew 5:16 This week let your joy in Christ show to others
around you.
February 16- Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, I Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37
Challenge: Matthew 5:37 This week let your speech be true, without shady
areas of meaning.
February 23- Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, Psalm 119:33-40, I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23,
Matthew 5:38-48
Challenge: Matthew 5:42 This week choose a charity that serves
those in need and make a special donation.
Calling All
When Life Hands
You Lemons–
Women’s Fellowship
It’s a Lemonade Party and
ALL WOMEN are Invited!
Join us for food,
fellowship, and an
afternoon of laughter and
lemonade on Saturday,
February 1st from 2– 4 pm.
We have two great
Bryon Pieper.
speakers: Jan Kishpaugh
and Linda Ketterer.
TOPIC: When Life hands
Gracious and loving God, we are thankful for
you a lemon, what do
the many opportunities we have to serve others you do? You are more
as you have served us. By your grace, may we than welcome to bring
continue to be your faithful disciples, to be your
some girlfriends with you.
hands and feet to extend your love and
This will be held at Judy
meaningful assistance, comfort, sharing, relief,
and in all ways “feed your sheep” because we Helton’s home: 3855 Alta
Loma Dr., Bonita, CA
do indeed love you! We pray your blessings
91902 This event is hosted
upon our efforts for those in need. Give us
courage, energy, and the continuing will to act by the women’s ministry.
on your behalf to serve in missions that serve
For more information
those who need to feel your healing touch,
contact Artcel Ruiz at
your filling touch, your protective touch, so that (619) 861-5309
Join the Care Ministries Team for
our Winter Card-Making Shop.
Whether you're an avid scrap-booker
or have newly sparked your craftyness, we have a place for all those
who'd like to serve with us. We will
meet in the Library on Tuesday, Feb.
11th from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Please
bring any card-making supplies you
have, we will have some but can
always use more. Also, bring a sack
lunch but RSVP so we have enough
desserts to share. To RSVP or for any
questions, please contact Beckie
Henselmeier at [email protected]
If you're unable to attend our CardMaking Shop, feel free to drop off any
cards you've made in Beckie's box in
the office. We are in particular need
of birthday and get well cards.
Let Us Pray
all will come to know your love through us.
Marty Conley’s Big
Band Express is Back
Valentine’s Day Dance.
Sunday, February 9th in the
Fellowship Hall 6:30– 8:30 pm
Please join in for dancing and
listening to a great swing and
bring a dessert to share.
There is no charge.
First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista
Daytime: (619) 656-2525 -- FAX: (619) 482-1716
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fumccv.org
Rev. Dr. Brian T. Parcel: Lead Pastor
Beckie Henselmeier: Director of Pastoral Ministries
8 am Day Break
9:30am Sounds of Grace
11 am the Crossing
9:30am Children/Youth
10:30am Adults
Escuela Dominical 10 am
Reunión de Alabanza 11 am
6:30pm Classes & Studies
9 am—Noon & 4 —6 pm M-F
9—Noon Saturday only
(619) 482-8228
9 am– 5 pm M-F
First United Methodist Church
1200 East H St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Address Service Requested
Dated Material
Point Loma Singers and
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert
On Sunday afternoon, March 2nd at 4 p.m., two groups from
Point Loma Nazarene University, the Point Loma Singers and
the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will perform as the next group in our
concert series. Coming off a recent tour to the British Isles, the
Point Loma Singers are a mixed chamber choir which sings sacred and secular music from
traditional to contemporary. They are well complemented by the authentic styling's of the
Vocal Jazz Ensemble, who sing both unaccompanied and with a rhythm section. Both
groups are under the direction of Dr. Keith Pedersen. This is a great concert for all ages! A
voluntary donation will be collected during the concert to benefit Point Loma Nazarene
University and the concert series. Child care will be available.
Youth Group Valentine’s Day Fundraiser
The Youth Group and Leaders are happy to provide childcare services so
you hardworking parents can have a romantic (or at least kid-free) date
night on Valentine’s Day. Drop off your child (ages 3-10) at the KidZone at
FUMC Chula Vista anytime between 6pm-10pm. A donation of $20/child is
requested. Feel free to email [email protected] if you have any
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