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Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, serves the south suburbs. Join us for worship @ 9:30 a.m.

 

 

Parish Notices and Opportunities this Week
Parish Notices and Opportunities this Week

Parish Notices

August 11, 2019

Our Life Together

Adult Sunday school is currently discussing the DVD, “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voscamp. Feel free to join us even if you are coming for the first time. We meet at 11:00 in the classroom across from Fellowship Hall.

Attendance Registration forms are at the end of each pew. Please fill in your name on the form. We would like to have a record of your attendance each Sunday.

Worship Committee meets on Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 p.m.

Clean-Up Days scheduled For Saturday, August 17th and Saturday, August 24th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. We are cleaning the Youth and storage rooms. Please join us and help remove/organize any property at the church. Items not needed, may be donated to Habitat for Humanity in Chicago Heights.

Mary Martha Ice Cream Social, Tuesday August 20th, 6:00 p.m. It is an inter-generational event. Men, women, kids grandkids invited. Healthy snacks, games, music, stories, magic, puppets to end with ice cream sundaes. Join Us.

There is a CPR/AED training on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet is located on the hall table, if you are interested.

Thank you for all the generous donations of school supplies for Jones Center.

Help wanted. Like computers become a creative Multi-media

assistant. Students welcome! See Lois Nemeth for details. 

loisnemeth@gmail.com 

UMM Still Collecting Stamps. Jack Hunt, Coordinator of Stamp Collection for the United Methodist Men on behalf of Father

Flanagan's Boys Town, reminds the congregation and friends that cancelled stamps may be deposited in the container in the kitchen.

Our Chancel Choir takes a vacation during the summer months beginning on June 2nd. They will resume in September. We need people to provide special music during these months. The sign-up sheet is on the piano in the parlor. A big THANK YOU to the choir for all of their wonderful music throughout the year.

Communion Helpers Needed to help on a monthly rotation basis to help prepare the elements for Holy Communion.  There is a sign-up sheet on the hall table.  Or, please let Martha Smith-Lewis or the church office know if you can help.

A few good counters needed … once a month or once a year, you choose. You just have to be comfortable with numbers and be discreet. Contact Bob Bergwall, if you are interested.

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Check out the church’s website at www.ofumc.com. There is a donate button on the first page. You can now make a donation to the church, if you are not in attendance. You can use Pay Pal or a credit or debit card.

Needed: Current e-mail addresses. Could you please send the church office the e-mail address that you check the most frequently?

Needed: Coffee Hosts. The chart for 2018-2019 is up. Drinking coffee and eating treats is fun. We need people to sign up to make the coffee and bring the treats. Sign up today! The sign-up sheet is above the water fountain.

The Flower Chart for 2019 is above the water fountain. The cost is $25. We really need people to sign up for flowers to help our budget.  Don’t forget, the flowers are yours to take home. Please sign your name and who you want the flowers to be in honor or memory of.

The Bulletin Chart for 2019 is above the water fountain. The cost is $13.00. Please sign your name and who you want the bulletin to be in honor or memory of.

Birthdays This Week!  If your birthday is not listed, please let the church office know so that it can be included.

 

            August 13th     -           Crystal Smith

            August 15th     -           Christine Winkless

                

Prayer Request. There are prayer request forms on the podium outside the sanctuary door and in the registration pad folder. Please write your prayer requests and thanksgivings on the form and give it to an usher.

Prayer list. Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Norma Zajicek                         Julia Stein                           Michael Banks

Kurt Williams                          Gail Ballard                         Norma Simpson

Sylvia Buckles                         Shirley Price                        Doug & Lois Hinde         

Claudette Doyle                       Wade Roberts                       Andre Stewart             

Richard Jackson                       Hazel Smith                         Basil Booton

Melissa Moore                         Gwen Bailey                        Rhonda Golston

Helen Hardman                        Elena Williams                    Jim Maurice       

Elizabeth Popst                        Amoah Gyampoh                Stanley Clinton 

Gwen Baker                             Andre Hebert                       Dorothy Williams

Charlotte Martin                      Bill Hunt                              Howard Pampolino, Sr.     

Deborah Shelton                      Louise Damiani                   Maurice McMillan

Joshua, Rachel & Monica Davis                                          Edward & Janet Simpson

Antoinette Highsmith Sanders                                              Keith Simmons Family

College Students:

Joseph Brooks, Roosevelt University, Chicago

Anthony Burris, Joliet Junior College

Kellen Williams, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Kalla Williams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Uzoma Nwabara, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Kelechi Nwabara, Ross University School of Medicine

Javonnie Lewis, Illinois State University, Normal

Joshua Robinson, Bradley University, Decatur

Abigail Hunt, University of Hawaii, Manao, Honolulu, Hawaii

Christopher Falk, Illinois State University, Normal

Patia Hunt, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Evan Falk, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Katelyn Stevens, Joliet Jr. College

Milan Williams, Harvard University

André W. Hebert II, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

If you have anyone to add to the list, please let the church office know.

Opportunities This Week

Sunday, August 11th                                  9:30 a.m. Worship Service -

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, August 13th                                 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, August 14th                           10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                                                   6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Thursday, August 15th                               7:00 p.m. Worship Committee

Saturday, August 17th                                8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Church Clean-up Day

Looking Ahead

Sunday, August 18th                                  9:30 a.m. Worship Service -

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, August 20th                                 6:00 p.m. Mary Martha All Church Ice Cream Social

                                                                   7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, August 21st                           10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                                                   6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Saturday, August 24th                               8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Church Clean-up Day

                 Ways to Keep in Touch During the Week        

     

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Church e-mail: olyfldsumc@sbcglobal.net

708-481-5928

Parsonage number: 708-300-2617

Website: www.ofumc.com

e-mail: pastorrich1@sbcglobal.net

Prayer Request.

There are prayer request forms on the podium outside the sanctuary door. Please write your prayer requests and thanksgivings on the form and give it to an usher.