Weekly update

Worship and Music Ministry

Join us for Lunch & Fellowship! Everyone welcome! Sunday, November 4 12:30 pm Kid’s lunch & movie in Youth Lounge 12:30 pm Adult lunch in Parlor 1:30 pm Family Games in Youth Lounge
All Saints Sunday November 4

Please send pictures of loved ones to the office by 10/31.

Veterans Sunday November 11

Please send pictures of veterans to the office by 11/4.

Pledge Sunday November 18

Together we will turn in our Pledge Cards for 2019.

Save your gallon jugs for the Christmas Eve Luminary!

 

Child Care is available for young children from 9:30 am-12 noon in the Nursery.

Adult Study

You are never too old to study scripture and adults are invited to attend Sunday School in the Parlor from 10:45 am-12:00 noon.

Disciples and Devotions for adults meets in Room 6 in the Education wing at 10:30-11:00 for an uplifting discussion.

Women’s Bible Study Tuesday evenings in November 7:00-8:30 pm in the Parlor Lynn Reid, In November, the Women’s Bible Study will study the Advent of the Savior. As Christmas approaches we often become busy and it becomes a time of working to get all our chores complete just in time. Take five weeks this Christmas season to focus on God and prepare your heart for a celebration. All members and guests of Maize Manor are welcome

Maize Manor Missions

Festival of Sharing

Marilyn Paulsen In September, Maize Manor contributed 42 hygiene kits, valued at $714, to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). The kits were delivered to Otterbein College as part of the Festival of Sharing. Many thanks to church members for filling bags, as well as special assistance from Darlene Grimes, and Ron and Peggy Barnette.

Operation Christmas Child

Maize Manor UMC will once again participate in Operation Christmas Child. From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program. Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients. As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started and communities are transformed. Please support this effort by returning a filled box with shipping costs included by November 11 to MMUMC and it will be delivered to a local drop off location.

Walk-In Closet

November 10, 2019 11:00 am The Walk-In Closet will continue to operate through the last Maize Manor Market of the year on Saturday, November 10. Sorting nights will happen year-round on the first Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 pm. For the month of October, we are focusing on collecting men’s clothing and shoes, as well as coats, hats, and gloves. Thank you for your support!

Maize Market

November 10, 2018 11:00 am Once again, Maize Manor will host a Mid-Ohio Food Bank Free Farmer’s Market. Let family, friends and neighbors know about this event if they are interested in receiving free produce. Each family will get 20-40 pounds of food. Maize needs volunteers to assist in running the busy market. Jobs range from low activity to physically demanding work. We will place you at the job you feel best meets your capabilities. We need workers from 9:45 am until 1:30 pm—rain or shine. We appreciate everyone’s assistance with this valuable community program.

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

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 parents of sick children. Susie Blessing or Lee Eichensehr will collect your tabs at any time or drop them by the church office.

Calling Volunteers for Como Lunches Next lunch: Nov. 15

Volunteers are needed to help serve meals to parents of Como Elementary School students from 2-2:30 pm. Be at church by 1:00 pm to prep the meal, take the meal to school and serve parents. The PTA president and a teacher help serve. Volunteers also are needed to prep food at 2:00 pm on the day before serving. School volunteers are coming at this time to prep the potatoes. Additionally, we need two people to get everything ready for the meals. Thank you for all you do because without volunteers we cannot make a change in someone’s life. Contact Anita for more information.

Christian Education

Children’s Worship

At 10:30 children are invited to join Linda Fabbro for music in the Choir Room. Come and sing old time favorite VBS songs and have some fun.

During the 11:00 Worship, children, preschool through 5th grade, may stay with their parents until Pastor Ryan calls for them to come forward. After a prayer, children are dismissed to follow the teachers for large group worship in the Sanctuary, followed by small group in Room 515

Oakland Nursery gift cards

Children and youth who attend a United Methodist Church Camp get to make new friends, experience God’s love and grow in their faith. You can help young people from Maize Manor attend this summer by purchasing Oakland Nursery gift cards before purchasing your garden and lawn needs. The gift card table has $25 cards available with $5 of each card purchased going to help fund a camper.

Friday Night Live!

Friday, November 30, 5:45-8 pm

Kids preschool through high school and their families are invited to attend Friday Night Live as we celebrate The Greatest Gift of Christmas – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.

Registration begins at 5:45 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm for everyone. Following dinner, kids will participate in fun Christmas activities, sing Christmas carols, and choose gifts for their family.

The gift shop gives youth a chance to pick out gifts for their families and have them wrapped–at no charge. To make this busy activity successful, we need your help: • Contributing new or gently used items • Donating gift bags and wrapping paper, and • Serving as Santa’s elves to help youngsters select and wrap their gifts. Remember to bring gifts for all ages and family members, such as boxed candy, popcorn, nail polish, movie passes, toy cars, craft projects, puzzles, gloves, scarves, jewelry, stuffed animals, books, and much more.

Please leave your donations in the colorfully wrapped boxes in the Narthex or by Fellowship Hall. If you can participate as an elf from 6:15-8:15 pm, please sign up with Ann Underwood. This is a delightful experience!

Friday Night Live is a fun filled evening of fellowship and Christ centered activities for children and youth. Join us each month (August through May) from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for a free family dinner followed by games, crafts, and more.
2018-19 FNL Registration Form

November/December – Christmas Store
January 25 – Winter Olympics
February 22 – Black History Month
March 22 – Family Movie Night – “The Lorax”
April 12 – Easter Egg Hunt (Community Event)
May 24 – Church Family Summer Cookout (Community Event)

From the Preschool Director

Many of us have found that teaching little persons about being thankful is very difficult. Adults in our society are not always as grateful as we should be for the blessings we enjoy. We take so much for granted. Many families have multiple cars and televisions. What about all those toys that we are constantly picking up, sorting through, and sometimes even falling over? How can we keep our children from thinking that they somehow need and deserve an endless array of things? In our society this is not easy, but I think it helps if we gently make our little ones aware of those who are in need. Providing opportunities for our children to give to others is one of the simplest methods of making them aware of our true role in this world. We want all of our little ones to be a part of this effort. There will be a box outside the preschool office door. Please encourage your children to bring canned food for a food pantry. The biggest need is canned fruit and cereals. Bare essentials like bar soap and toilet paper can be given, too. Let’s all work together to help our children learn how much all of our lives have been blessed by giving to others. We also will participate in Operation Christmas Child (pg. 6). This is another opportunity to give to children around the world. Please have money and filled boxes to the preschool by November 9 to ensure adequate time for delivery.

Karyn Thomas – karynthomas@maizemanorumc.org

ENROLLMENT FOR SCHOOL YEAR

2018-2019

We are accepting registrations now. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis and tend to fill up quickly.

Stop in the preschool office for registration information or call 614-267-4944. Please help us by encouraging family and friends to check out our preschool for their children. 

Please tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your experience here at Maize Manor Preschool. Our best advertisement is word of mouth!

Karyn Thomas

Preschool Director

Fellowship/Community

Thanksgiving Dinner Concert: Saturday, November 17, 6:30pm

Join us for a special evening of food, music and fun – we will give thanks for another year of ministry, and collect a special end-of-year offering to support the work of the church. All are welcome!

Square Dancers

Maize Manor welcomes Square Dancing Tuesday’s from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Maize Manor has recently started accepting debit and credit cards. Stop by the gift card table Sunday mornings before first service in the Narthex if you’d like to purchase gift cards or make a donation.

The Breakfast Bunch

November 27, 2018 10:00 am at T Jay’s on High St.  Everyone who attends Maize Manor is welcome to attend these breakfasts on the fourth Tuesday of each month. They started years ago with about 70 people attending and we would like to see the group grow again. It’s a nice time to meet with others outside of worship and to catch-up. We commend Mary Smith for coordinating this event for more than 20 years. She is stepping down because of health issues, or as she put it “just old age and is tired.” Pat Rose will be the new coordinator for the Breakfast Bunch.

If you are planning to attend this breakfast, please contact Pat by Monday, November 26, so that she may reserve enough tables

Congregational Care

Care Team

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

Communion Visitation Team

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

Helping Hands is a ministry that started in 1981. It is a service of love and caring to aid our church families upon the death of a loved one by providing a meal after a funeral or service. These luncheons provide a time for the family to share a story, talk with family, and begin to heal. It often comes at the busiest times and we sincerely thank all who have helped by providing food, helping with setup, serving, and clean-up. Several of our volunteers have stepped down from serving and we are in need of new faces to keep this very important ministry alive. If you would like more information or to volunteer, please call. Listen to some of the families:

“Please know that our family very much appreciates the luncheon provided after Dad’s funeral. It was so nice for us to be able to sit together and relax a bit after such a trying time. God’s blessing on all of those who helped with it. Thank you.”

“Thank you all so much for the lovely luncheon following the funeral. We appreciated the work that goes into all that setup, the delicious food, and the opportunity to visit with friends and family.”

“Helping Hands has provided meals for my family three times: the death of my brother, father, and recently my mother. When you are grieving, making arrangements with the funeral home, pastor and out of town friends and family, having a group of loving people ready and willing to help is a blessing. The meal is often the last thing you think of but it is also an important part of the process. We went to a restaurant after Larry’s mom passed. It felt cold and did nothing to start us on the road to healing, but Helping Hands provided a warm, loving place to start. It’s hard to express the comfort being with family and friends after the funeral in a place where you feel safe to cry and laugh as you share memories and begin to heal.” –Becky Rish

Information

Office Help Needed information@maizemanorumc.org Our church is looking for people who could volunteer to work in the church office – only three hours, once a week. You would answer phones, help with mailings, interact with visitors, and whatever else needs to be done. Please contact the office if you could volunteer Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from 12 noon to 3 pm. Every day is different and rewarding!

Accepting debit and credit cards
Maize Manor has recently started accepting debit and credit cards. It’s still pretty new, so for now, we only will be using them before the 9:30 am service in the Narthex. If you’d like to purchase gift cards or make a donation to the church, stop by the gift card table Sunday mornings and use your debit or credit card.

Please take time to check out our new hospitality bulletin boards and tables in the Narthex and Lobby!

  • Church Office Displays
  • The Church Office will use these to give information about the church’s missions and ministries.

 

  • Community Bulletin Boards
  • This is where you go to post prayer requests, put up flyers, share notes with the church, pick up church forms and forms to order Altar Flowers.

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.

 

This Week At Maize Manor

Tuesday, October 23, 10 a.m. Breakfast Bunch **NOTE: Meet at Tee Jay’s on High**

Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m. FNL—Trunk or Treat and Haunted Hallway

For the complete calendar, please navigate to the calendar page.

 

FH=Fellowship Hall ● SH=Shelter House ● YL=Youth Lounge

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