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

Parish Notices

March 17, 2019

Our Life Together

Church School Schedule:

Children attend worship from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m.

Children’s Moment – Ages Kindergarten – 5th grade from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Sunday School – Kindergarten – 5th grade leave after the reading of the scripture.

Fellowship Hour for adults. Parents and their children leave at 10:50 a.m.

An Adult Sunday school class meets in the parlor at 11:00 a.m. in the classroom across from Fellowship Hall and is currently studying “What on Earth am I Here For” by Rick Warren. Please join us. All adults are welcome.

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.

The Adult Sunday school will be starting a Lenten Bible study based on African American Spirituals entitled “Plenty Good Room.” The class meets on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the classroom across from Fellowship Hall. The new study will commence March 10th and run for 6 sessions. All adults are welcome.

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.

The Worship Committee meets on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Crop Walk Volunteers needed. Rally Day is Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are requested to attend this meeting. There is a sign-up sheet on the hall table.  See Lois Nemeth if you have questions.

The regular March meeting of Mary Martha Circle will be Tuesday March 19th at 6:00 p.m. Gail Farmer will present the program and Elaine Davis and Ellen Burris will be hostesses. 

Church Women United Greater Chicago Area Unit - 2019 May Friendship Day on Friday, May 3rd.  See the bulletin board for more info.

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.

Join the Chancel Choir. Choir practice is on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir is open to all who are high school age or older.  To participate all you have to do is show-up for Choir Practice on Thursday evenings and sing.

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.

Like us on Facebook.

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.

If you are born in March, don’t forget to drop a coin (any denomination) for each year you are old in the “cake” at the back of the Sanctuary. Help to raise money for our Cub Scout Pack & the parking lot loan.

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

           Today              -           Arthur Fontillas

            March 18th       -           Austin Soleim

            March 20th       -           Mary Rose Hunt

            March 22nd      -           Odo Nwabara, Joan Archie

            March 23rd       -           Jane Bohlin, Cathy Brefczynski        

         

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, March 17th             Scout Sunday - Amperage Sunday

                                             9:30 a.m. Worship Service

                                             10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Sunday School for children grades                                                 Kdg. – 5th

                                             11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

                                             11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class

Tuesday, March 19th            6:00 p.m. Mary Martha Circle

                                             7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, March 20th       10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                             6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Thursday, March 21st           6:30 p.m. Worship Committee

                                                                                 7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts

                                             7:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Friday, March 22nd              6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Girl Scouts

Saturday, March 23rd           9:30 a.m. Crop Walk Rally Day

                                             11:00 a.m. Prayer Group

Looking Ahead

Sunday, March 24th             Scout Sunday - Amperage Sunday

                                             9:30 a.m. Worship Service

                                            10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Sunday School for children grades                                                  Kdg. – 5th

                                            11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

                                            11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class

Tuesday, March 26th           7:00 p.m. Finance Committee

                                            7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, March 27th      10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                            6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Thursday, March 28th            7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts

                                            7:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Saturday, March 30th           11:00 a.m. Prayer Group

                 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.