After an exciting Winter Olympics, Friday Night Live will be celebrating the Chinese New Year at our February 23 event! Chinese New Year-more recently known as the Spring Festival-is the most important social and economic holiday in China. Traditionally, home and family were the focus during this holiday, as well as foods that had specific meanings for the new year. During our celebration of the Chinese New Year, we will eat some traditional foods and make some crafts that honor Chinese culture. Our theme will be “A Fresh Start,” focused on the verses from Lamentations 3:22-24: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.” Hope to see you on February 23 from 6-8pm!
Premiere on Sunday, February 25, 2018. During the 9:30 a.m., Traditional Worship, Pastor Ryan and Mariellyn Grace will reflect on The Making of Reservations and during the 11:00am, Contemporary Worship, worship will include a screening of Reservations with a Traditional Native Meal at 12:00 p.m. and a Panel Discussion on “Reservations”.
Exciting things are happening for the Walk–In Closet! We recently got the sorting room up and running, so now there is a permanent place to store and sort clothing. And the best part is that it’s right next door to the Closet! After taking 3 months off, we have plenty of clothing to sort! If you can sort for an hour or two during the week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our first Walk–In /closet will be Saturday, March 10, from 11:00am–1pm. We’ll need volunteers to register new customers, help customers shop, and count/carry/bag clothing. Hope to see you there!
We at Maize Manor would like to invite our congregation and friends to be a part of serving the produce at the Maize Market this coming year. 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. Our first Maize Market of the new year will be February 10 and will run monthly through October 13. The Maize Manor Preschool will be serving the produce at the March 10, 2018 Produce Market.
We served 138 households = 377 individuals = 99 children + 74 seniors + adults on February 10.
Market Dates for 2018 (second Saturday of the month).
March 10, April 14, May 12,
June 9, July 14, August 11,
September 8, October 13,
Contact the church office if you are interested in helping with this ministry.
At the Como Lunch on December 19th we provided lunch for over 70 children and parents. It was chaotic fun. The next lunch will be in April. Join us!
Pat’s Pillow Case Ministry met Saturday, January 27th and completed 12 pillow cases, with 14 ready to assemble at the next session. If you are available, come join us on Saturday, March 31st at 10am. Good fellowship, good fun, good food, and you will help put smiles on the faces of children staying at Ronald McDonald House!
Start collecting Seeds. We will be gathering them in March and April.
Monetary donations also accepted. Watch for more information
in the March MEMO. 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 an exciting Winter Olympics, Friday Night Live will be celebrating the Chinese New Year at our February 23 event! Chinese New Year–more recently known as the Spring Festival–is the most important social and economic holiday in China. Traditionally, home and family were the focus during this holiday, as well as foods that had specific meanings for the new year. During our celebration of the Chinese New Year, we will eat some traditional foods and make some crafts that honor Chinese culture. Our theme will be “A Fresh Start,” focused on the verses from Lamentations 3:22–24: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.” Hope to see you on February 23 from 6–8pm!
Can you believe we’re already in the second month of the 2018? This month, our children will be learning how Jesus shows God’s power, including the stories of Jesus walking on the water, Jesus healing a paralyzed man, Jesus calming a storm, and Jesus raising a girl from the dead. The main verse for February is from Mark 4:41: “Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him?” Children’s Worship is held each Sunday at 11:15am when the children are dismissed from the Contemporary Worship service. They meet for the Bible Story in a large group setting, then do games and activities in smaller groups. Hope to see your child there!
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.
Happy New Year! In our efforts to encourage literacy proficiency, we would like to share some ideas with the Maize Manor UMC family. Reading is a great way to spend quality time with your children. From nightly bedtime stories to trips to the library, your children will look forward to spending this one on one time with you every day. The more you and your child read together, the more they will improve their vocabulary, comprehension, and sight reading skills. A reading routine goes a long way in building these reading foundations. Reading to your child boosts their listening skills, which are important for later reading and understanding. Listening to a parent read aloud helps children increase their ability to concentrate in school. Reading is an essential part of education from preschool through college no matter what you are studying, so starting early and reading often will set your children on the path to academic success.
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.
will not meet in the months of January and February due to harsh weather temperatures. If you have any questions please feel free to call either Millie Leone or Hilary Federowiciz
Tuesday, February 27, 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.
March 9th 4:30-7:00 pm
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.
Mon Feb 19 Office closed in observance of Presidents’ Day
Tue Feb 20 9:00 a.m. Sewing Guild Riverside Hosp
8:00 p.m. AA Room 6
Wed Feb 21 9:00 a.m. TOPS Parlor 5:30 p.m.
Prayer Shawl Ministry various locales 8:00 p.m. AA Room 6
Thu Feb 22 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 Feb 23 6:00 p.m. Friday Night Live FH/Classrooms
8:00 p.m. AA Parlor
Sat Feb 24 10:00 a.m. AA Room 6
Sun Feb 25 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