The Walk-In Closet was in full swing at the March Maize Manor Market, where we served about 170 adults and children. With the change in seasons, April promises to be an even busier month! We continue to need volunteers to sort and hang clothing in the weeks between Markets, so please let Pastor Ryan know if you’re interested! On Market days, we also need volunteers to register and help customers shop. Thanks for continuing to support this vital ministry!
Produce Market Saturday, May 12, 11:00am-1pm
If you know of a small community/civic group who like to serve the produce at our Produce Markets, please let us know in the Office.
Market Dates for 2018 (second Saturday of the month).
June 9, July 14, August 11,September 8, October 13,
The March 10th served: 60 New families 74 Seniors 89 Returning families 139 Children 149 Total families 441 Total Individuals
Como Prep: Monday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kitchen and Como Lunch: Tuesday, April 17 meet in the Kitchen at 12:45 p.m., gather things up and head over to Como. Lunch is served at 1:30 p.m.
Contact the church office if you are interested in helping with this ministry.
JAM’s Deadline Remains April 15
Last year we enabled 4,523 individual gardens to provide families with fresh vegetables. Last year we distributed 42,500 pounds of seed potatoes. Last year we purchased or received in donations 27,138 tomato plants. Person and congregations from 28 states across the U.S. participated in the Garden Ministry. Amazing idea: If each of our gardens were to produce $200 worth of food then this ministry Potentially created a net worth of $850,600. Indeed, that is amazing!
Thank You and God Bless
It is difficult to put into words JAM’s appreciation to all of you. Countless numbers of individuals and congregations have been participating in the seed project for years-some in several generations. It is YOU that makes this possible.
A basket will be in the Narthex and in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall to collect seed packets. Monetary donations are also welcome and should be given to Norma Brisbin, Marilyn Paulsen, or put in the Collection plate, labeled: JAM. Thank you, Norma Brisbin
Please save your pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They collect thousands of tabs from pop cans, soup cans, cat food, and anything that has a tab. This is their biggest fundraiser and all the money stays in Columbus, going back to the house to help the par-ents of sick children. Susie Blessing or Lee Eichensehr will collect your tabs at any time or drop them by the church office.
After a fun-filled Easter egg hunt, our April Friday Night Live will celebrate Hispanic culture with a Cinco de Mayo theme! Focused on the scripture from John 16:33: “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world,” the lesson for the evening will talk about overcoming obstacles in our everyday lives. Along with Mexican food, the evening will feature games, crafts, and snacks! Please join us for the fiesta on Friday, April 27, from 6-8pm!
Cinco De Mayo! April 27. Registration begins at 5:30
Children’s Worship is a large group, small group experiences for kids in Preschool through 5th grade and features a Bible lesson and fun activities. During the month of April, the theme will be ‘Go and Tell’ others about the Good News of Jesus! Verse for the month comes from Acts 9:20: “He (Paul) began to preach about Jesus in the synagogues. ‘He is God’s son,’ he declared.” Weekly lessons include The Tomb is Empty, Paul Changes, Paul Escapes, The Church Grows, and Timothy is Chosen. We hope your kids will join us on Sundays during the 11:00 service.
Children’s Bell Choir rehearse on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. The children will be shown how to read sheet music, ring the bells and play in a group setting. Children ages 6-14 years are invited to join in praising the Lord with music.
Please see Linda Fabbro.
The Women’s Tuesday Night Bible Study will continue through April at 7:00 p.m. in the parlor. Ladies are invited to join us as we read scripture and discover what the Bible says about God preparing a place for us in heaven.
Spring is here and $25 Oakland Nursery gift cards are available on the gift card table. Be sure to pick up a card or two before going to shop for your spring gardening needs. We receive $5 for each card sold.
Sunday, June 3 will be Graduation Sunday when those graduating from high school, college and post-college are honored at the 9:30 and 11:00 worship service. If you will be graduating this spring, please contact the church office by May 1st. We will send you more details about the day as well as a Graduate Information sheet to complete. Those children from our Maize Manor Preschool who will be moving on to Kindergarten will also be recognized.
It’s not too early to start thinking about camps for summer. There are wonderful opportunities for children, youth and families to attend a United Methodist Church camp. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Jani McClenathan for information.
It is once again that time of year when we must start planning ahead for next fall. We are accepting registrations now. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis and tend to fill up quickly. Please tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your experience here at Maize Manor Preschool. Our best advertisement is word of mouth!
We will be mailing the Box Tops this month. Please be sure to bring in what you have collected by February 11th. This Fundraiser will continue through the end of the school year and summer, too! Thanks to everyone who contributes.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10am
We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bob Evans on 161 and Busch Blvd. This is open to all who attend Maize Manor. It is a nice time to meet with others outside of worship, catch–up and socialize. If you can attend please call Mary Smith by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning so she can reserve enough tables for the group.
Harvesters is a “senior social gathering” where we have a potluck lunch and share food, fun, and fellowship. Please join us the first Saturday of the month at noon. For more information call Co-Chairs: Millie Leone or Hilary Federowicz.
The Care Team is made up of church members who have volunteered to contact and visit members from our church due to the following:
Hospital Visitation Team – This group connects with people who are undergoing hospitalization for surgical procedures, illness, and birth of a baby.
Long-Term Care Visitation Team – This group connects with people who are residents of long-term care facilities and have limited mobility and cannot come to church.
Home-Bound Care Visitations Team – This group connects with people who are largely confined to their homes by illness or infirmity and cannot come to church. Should you be interested please contact our Care Team Coordinator, Jerry Eberlyn
This group brings communion to people on the first Sunday of each month after the elements have been blessed during the morning services. Only people who request to have communion brought to them will receive this service.
The Care Team also has members who make phone calls to check on church members, and send out cards.
The Care Team is looking for more volunteers to serve on any of the before mentioned teams. Should you be interested please contact our Care Team Coordinator, Jerry Eberlyn
Helping Hands is a ministry of Maize Manor UMC that has provided luncheons to families at a time of loss and bereavement since 1981. It is a service of love and caring to aid our church families in times of personal need upon the death of a loved one. This is one of the most appreciated and important services the church provides. We are in need of volunteers to keep this ministry alive. We are inviting you to become involved!
If you have any questions, please call Dona Riedmiller or Lee Eichensehr
Please take time to check out our new hospitality bulletin boards and tables in the Narthex and Lobby!
Contact the Church Office if you have any questions or if you’re interested in any of the events listed in this bulletin. 614-267-4939.
Sun Apr 15 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Room 5 10:30 a.m. Devotions Study Room 6 10:45 a.m. Adult Study Parlor 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Fellowship Hall 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Worship Room 5
Mon Apr 16 12:00 p.m. Office Meeting Parlor 1:00 p.m. Small Group D Parlor 2:00 p.m. Como Prep Kitchen
Tue Apr 17 9:00 a.m. Sewing Guild Riverside Hospital 12:45 p.m. Como Lunch Kitchen/Como 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study Parlor 8:00 p.m. AA Room 6
Wed Apr 18 9:00 a.m. TOPS Parlor 1:00 p.m. Small Group E Parlor 5:30 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry various locales 8:00 p.m. AA Room 6
Thu Apr 19 5:00 p.m. Children’s Bell Choir Bell Room 6:15 p.m. Bell Choir Bell Room 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Choir Room 8:00 p.m. AA Parlor
Fri Apr 20 8:00 p.m. AA Parlor
Sat Apr 21 10:00 a.m. AA Room 6
Sun Apr 22 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Room 5 10:30 a.m. Devotions Study Room 6 10:45 a.m. Adult Study Parlor 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Fellowship Hall 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Worship Room 5
FH=Fellowship Hall ● SH=Shelter House ● YL=Youth Lounge