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Willow Weekly - July 12, 2018

 

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July 12, 2018 

 
from Pastor Rebecca

While the cat's away, the mice will play! I'm going to have a great time on my renewal leave, and I hope you do, too. There will be something fun planned for each Sunday, so anytime you're in town, come to church for some good summer-time fellowship with friends.
 
Many thanks to the members of the SPRC and to Pastor Susan and my clergy colleagues for tending to worship and pastoral care while I'm away. 
You can help them out by supporting the church this summer with your prayers (lift up!) your presence (show up!), your gifts (pay up!) your service (give a hand up!) and your witness (speak up!) 

I have two summer fantasies: that we have no fiscal crises and that we get city approval for the lift. When I return, rested and ready to hit the ground running, I hope that we will have a timeline for our lift installation and a plan of action from our vision team. Then we will start to gear up for helping St. Francis host the Village House day center during the month of September when Stone Church hosts the overnight shelter. 

Join me in taking some time for renewal this summer, and 
I will be back in worship with you on August 12th.

Blessings!
Rebecca
   
Pancake Breakfast THIS Sunday July 15th!
 

Come before worship at 9:00am on Sunday,
July 15, for the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Sarah Zwingman & family. 
 
We'll serve a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and fruit salad for your donation to the fundraiser. 
 
Help with set up, clean up, and providing fruit salad is asked for and much appreciated.  
Email Michelle Partsch
 to volunteer and the committee will contact you with specifics.
 


                
All American 
Day (last Sunday, July 8th)
 
 
The Dessert Pie 
Contest RECAP

 
 
   18 different pies were brought to church.  
   Nine judges picked 6 winners from the 
   3 pie categories.

                        
Best Looking Pies:
Berry Pie Category - Michelle Partsch, Blackberry/Peach pie
Fruit Pie Category - Tom Grubb, Fresh Homegrown Apricot Pie
Other Pie Category - Ruth Granfors, Homegrown Lemon Meringue
 
Best Tasting Pies:
Berry Pie Category - Pastor Susan, Blueberry with Lemon Whip Cream
Fruit Pie Category - Mary Dee Dickerson, Cherry Pie
Other Pie Category - Carmen McBride, Banana Cream Pie
 
Sierra and Kaya were the youngest ones to enter a pie.
Their Chocolate vanilla pudding pie was enjoyed by all!
Lauren Fissel entered 2 Gluten Free pies = 1 Apple and the other Pecan.
 
I would like to thank everyone who helped this event turn out so well. 
Decorators, knives and serving utensils for each pie, and especially the cleanup!!!   
The judges did a great job and the bakers did a super job with their entries.
 
Thanks for a great day!!
 
                          Patricia Madsen
   
($2Buck-a-Burger during July

"Buck-a-Burger" returns to Willow Glen UMC as we celebrate the hazy days of summer.

Due to inflation, the new price is $2, but that's still cheaper (and better!) than fast food restaurants! 
 
Join us on the cool & shady Woodhaven Patio on 
Wednesdays starting at 5:30pm
for a great burger & fun fellowship!  

The next events are July 18th and 25th.
 
Open to the public!  Invite your friends and neighbors - and,
please, bring a side dish to share with everyone.


   
Woodhaven Preschool is Hiring for Next Term

We are currently hiring preschool teacher aides
and substitutes for the 2018-2019 school year. 
If you love children and would like to work in a nurturing, play-based, developmental preschool environment, we would love to meet with you about the opportunities available with 2-5 year olds in our weekday church preschool. We offer small class sizes and collaborative teaching teams, and have 2, 3 or 5 morning positions.  
 
ECE units are required. Starting salary is $18- 20+/hour based on education and experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume
to Pastor Susan Smith by July 16.
                
NEEDED: Sound & Projection Volunteers
 
Training Provided!


Have you ever wondered how you can serve your church, and not even have to come to meetings?  This task is for you!  
 
 
We have need of additional sound technicians and projectionists for the monitors.  
 
You can learn one or the other, or both!  The idea is to cross-train both functions, as well as offer a training class to new and existing volunteers.  With enough volunteers, you'll only be asked to do it once every 4-6 weeks.
 
If you can assist in this important ministry, 
 
Thank you for your consideration of this ministry, and
thanks to all who already assist in worship each Sunday!
               
  
               

MANY THANKS to all who helped out the new baby!

So many donations were received that no more are needed at this time.

Thank you and blessings to all!
 
ANOTHER WAY TO GIVE
DOWNLOAD AND USE OUR GIVING APP AND USE IT ANY TIME, 
DURING WORSHIP OR WHEVER YOU ARE READING THIS.
SELECT YOUR FAVORITE CAUSE FROM THE FUND DESIGNATION
SECTION, OR LEAVE BLANK TO GIVE TO OUR GENERAL
OPERATING BUDGET.
               
 
Give Thanks to our Body Builders! 
 
Each week volunteers bring snacks for our joyful 
consumption during coffee fellowship after service.
Please give them your thanks when you see them!
 
July 15 - Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - 9:00am
 
July 22 - Janet Ehrke
 
 

Faith Development Opportunities -

Monday       Christian Meditation - 12:30pm (Woodhaven)

Tuesday       Women's Prayer & Study Group - 9:30am (Library)
  
Wednesday  Women's Early Bible Study (WEBS) - 7:00am
                    (LeBoulanger on Lincoln Ave.)
                     NO MEETING ON JULY 4th

Thursday     Bible Study for ALL - 8:00am (Library)
                    
                
Bulletin Board of Events, Information

Do you look at the new bulletin Board in the Wesley Room when you go to Fellowship after services?  The board is regularly updated with new items; some list events happening elsewhere in the conference or in the neighborhood that would be of interest to all.  
Stop by and take a look!  
Events are also listed on our glassed-in board in front facing Newport Avenue for our neighbors to see and join us.

If you have events and information that should be on the board,
in the bulletin announcements, or here on the weekly email, 
 

 Reminders

Friendly Reminders

 
  • WORSHIP IS SUNDAY AT 10AM in the SANCTUARY
  • Missed Sunday worship?  Read past sermons: click here
  • Joint Youth Ministry calendar: To view the JYM calendar, click here