HAYESVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
PASTOR MEMO – March 6, 2014
Good Morning Church:
This Sunday we will continue our series "Facing Jerusalem". Last week we talked about Jesus' baptism and his time in the wilderness. This week we will venture to Nazareth, Jesus' hometown and Capernaum his adopted hometown and the town of Peter and some of the disciples. Once again we will be incorporating some of my pictures and thoughts from my recent Holy Land experience. I hope you will be able to join us.
In other news:
Thanks to those of you who supported the Soup for Sharing event on Monday. It was a great success and I heard the soup was pretty good. The funds raised will help with OEO's mission to assist grandparents who find themselves raising grandchildren and do not know where to turn to access resources. Thanks for your participation.
It is kind of hard to believe, but Myra O'Connor and Darleen Hatherly have already started to plan for this year's Vacation Bible School! Dates have been set, materials have been ordered, and plans are underway! There will soon be some information regarding how you can serve.
If you have driven west on US64 in the last few days you may have noticed that there is a new sign at Sweetwater UMC!!! The sign reads: "Hayesville First United Methodist Church: Sweetwater Campus." Just another step in making Sweetwater part of us. We have several groups currently using the Sweetwater Campus for meeting space and ministry and we have a vision that we will re-launch a worship service there as well. Keep watch, God will do great things through the Sweetwater Campus of HFUMC!! Some of you have asked about the cemetery. The Sweetwater Cemetery will be deeded to a community cemetery committee and will not be a part of HFUMC. That work is currently in process through the District Office.
Pack 407 is hosting their Annual Chili Dinner this weekend on Saturday from 5-7pm. If you would like to eat some good chili and help out the pack, please come by. You do not need to purchase your tickets in advance.
Pack 407 has taken on the mission of providing Easter Baskets to underserved children in our community. They have collected 30 baskets and they will need some funds to stuff the baskets. If you would like to help, you may give a gift through the church and designate it Pack 407 Easter Baskets.
Staying on the scouting theme, Darleen and I would like to invite you to join us on March 30th at 1:30pm in our sanctuary as we celebrate Seth Hatherly's Eagle Scout Court of Honor. We appreciate all of the support and encouragement you have given to Seth as he walked the Eagle Trail and we would like to share this special time with you, our family.
That is all for now: Be the face of Christ this week.