What's Happening Around Roseville First United Methodist Church
Our What's Happening page reflects the working of the Lord in our church community. This is what is happening in and around our church, how people are being touched and working for the glory of our God. Everyone is welcome to join in!
Learning Opportunities, Studies and Groups
Have you ever had a life interrupted?
"Have you ever had a life interrupted? Come and journey back to Old Testament times and the story of Jonah and the Whale. We all know the story, or do we?"
Priscilla Shirer takes us through the 4 chapters of Jonah to tell us his tale and perhaps to enlighten us about ours. Please join us on Wednesday’s at 12:30 pm in the Meeting Room for this summer study.
God bless. Dee Parker.
The Holy Spirit has been working in our midst...inspiring people to form new groups not only for our church family but also for the community. Here are a few groups you may want to visit:
Our Support Group isn't just about grieving. It is about growing and showing support as a Church family. We share stories, insight, loving memories and even laughter as we sip tea and enjoy treats. Jesus wants us to live abundantly. Let's spring to life! Enter through the Nursery side door on Monday’s at 1:00 pm to Celebrate Life with us. Please follow your heart to us.
Host, Gail Provine!
United Methodist Men (UMM)
Window in Game Room
Asphalt painted in playground
Picnic table assembled
Playground has some shade
In partnership with Gail Provine, we will be sponsoring a Ping Pong Tournament after church on October 1, 2017. Watch for flyers.
Thanks to all who helped us accomplish our recent goals; more goals are in the discussion stage.
United Methodist Women (UMW) News
Last month we celebrated summertime, with a fun program after a business meeting! Along with ukuleles, a guitar and vocals of Irish and Hawaiian tunes as well as "This Land is Your Land " and When the Saints go..." we heard travel memories from four members. Linda Kennedy shared their trip experiences to Ireland, Barbara Schwartz spoke of their various cruises including Hawaii, Teresa Zalot about their 2 1/2 month road trip across the U. S. Canada and Mexico and Kathleen Mirtoni shared the mission team's experiences in Weed, Ca. Oh yes, and all this after a delicious luncheon hosted by Nancy Bray.
September finds us getting back to business with our annual Pledge and Membership Program. If you would like to know more about UMW please feel free to join us at any time! We are especially focused on the mission field expressed by our Purpose, which is posted on our bulletin board. Our Vision is: Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. A portion of our pledge goes to help support the nearly 100 National Mission Institutions around the world, including community centers, women's residences, treatment centers, colleges, schools and more. We focus on local mission as well.
We next meet on Wednesday, September 20th at 1:00 pm in Bachman Hall. Refreshments served. All women welcome!
News from Around the Church . . . .
From the Lay Leader
Dread vs. Faith
Cast you burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you, he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Did you know dread and fear are related? Many times in my life, I’ve had to do something I didn’t particularly want to do, or go somewhere I knew would be challenging to get to, and felt an awful dread. Because of how I approached these situations, I didn’t think I could enjoy them and thought I would be miserable. I was allowing dread to steal the peace and joy in my life, and was drained of my energy and strength I needed to move forward through my day. I’ve come to realize my faith will energize me when I feel a sense of dread coming upon me.
Negativity plays a part in the dread scene, as well. It also drains our energy, makes us tired, stressed and fearful, whereas, being positive, speaking positive and thinking positive thoughts energize us. As we grow in our faith, we can decide to handle every facet of our lives, regardless of what it is, with a thankful attitude. Our attitude, health and life as a whole will improve.
Regardless of how much we fear or dread a situation, God provides for our needs each day. He doesn’t give us tomorrow’s insight or mercy today. As long as we keep trying to solve tomorrow’s supposed issues today, we’ll continue feeling drained, stressed and tired, because we’re using the energy God has allotted for today. One of the ultimate ways we can show God our love by is living our lives one day at a time. By not letting tomorrow’s anxieties and uneasiness interfere with today, we’ll feel secure in our faith that God is consistently guiding and supporting us. FAITH ENERGIZES!
Blessings to All!
CREATIVE CHRISTIAN CRAFTERS
Happy Autumn! How can it be that summer went so fast? Anyway hope everyone had a nice one. So, all of us at 3C’s are gearing up for our bake sale and crafts on September 10th. We will be asking for some help with baking and anything that you can do for us. We will be working on some things to sell. Also will be finding some Christmas items to make for our December10th bake sale too. We have a banner coming to hang out on fence for the sales. It will be open to the public 11:30 to 12:30 on those Sundays. We are hopeful we can get some people passing by to come in.
Thank you, Carol Trexler, for your donation of material and things for us to use. Also thanks to Anna Kirby who also donated some items. She moved to Ukiah to be with her family. We miss her and wish her well.
The book I bought at CVS on Pleasant Grove by Safeway is Keep Calm and Pray. It is from Christian Art Gifts. Did you know they have a nice selection of inspirational books? I recently found them there. This book “draws your attention to the eternal presence of God and his loving care reminding you (us) that no matter what you go through, God is only a prayer away.” John Wesley said, “God does nothing but by prayer and everything with it.”
We continue to pass out pillows to the guests of Gathering Inn each month and Hazel continues her passion to make them. Thanks to all for your support for our 3C’s group.
We invite anyone interested to stop by and visit us. We meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10 AM in Backman Hall. For any information see Anne Gregory, Donna Hall, Nancy Bray, Hazel Nofz, Debbie Thompson, Dee Huston, Shelly Newton
Blessings and peace,
Time for Prayer & Devotion
PRAYING GOD’S WORD
What blessed relief comes when we finally fall on our knees and humble ourselves before God. We suddenly realize what a heavy weight pride has been. It is exhausting to insist on thinking so highly of oneself with mounting evidence to the contrary. I loved this passage in the book. Read it again. Can we all relate to this or is pride getting in the way.
MY NAME IS PRIDE. I AM A CHEATER
I CHEAT YOU OF YOUR GOD-GIVEN DESTINY…BECAUSE
YOU DEMAND YOUR OWN WAY.
I CHEAT YOU OF CONTENTMENT… BECAUSE YOU
“DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS.”
I CHEAT YOU OF KNOWLEDGE… BECAUSE YOU ALREADY
KNOW IT ALL.
I CHEAT YOU OF HEALING… BECAUSE YOU’RE TOO FULL OF
ME TO FORGIVE.
I CHEAT YOU OF HOLINESS…BECAUSE YOU REFUSE TO
ADMIT WHEN YOU’RE WRONG.
I CHEAT YOU OF VISION…BECAUSE YOU’D RATHER LOOK
IN THE MIRROR THAN OUT A WINDOW.
I CHEAT YOU OF GENUINE FRIENDSHIP…BECAUSE
NOBODY’S GOING TO KNOW THE REAL YOU.
I CHEAT YOU OF LOVE… BECAUSE REAL ROMANCE
I CHEAT YOU OF GREATNESS IN HEAVEN…BECAUSE YOU
REFUSE TO WASH ANOTHER’S FEET ON EARTH
I CHEAT YOU OF GOD’S GLORY… BECAUSE I CONVINCE
YOU TO SEEK YOUR OWN.
MY NAME IS PRIDE. I AM A CHEATER.
YOU LIKE ME BECAUSE YOU THINK I’M ALWAYS LOOKING
OUT FOR YOU. UNTRUE
I’M LOOKING TO MAKE A FOOL OF YOU.
GOD HAS SO MUCH FOR YOU, I ADMIT, BUT DON’T WORRY…
IF YOU STICK WITH ME
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW.
Lord God, Your Word clearly warns us that pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Prov. 16:18) Help me possess only acceptable kinds of pride such as taking pride in those who set a good example and those who encourage others by their faithful walk with You.(2 Cor.5:12) Then, even in all our troubles, as we take godly pride in one another, our joy may know no bounds.(2 Cor. 7:4) Amen
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS - RIDES TO CHURCH AND CHURCH ACTIVITIES
We all know that we can call the church office Monday through Friday before 12:30 PM and reach Lisa if we need a ride to church on the coming Sunday or a particular church activity.
However, we would like to put a list together to publish in The Chimes of people who would be willing to be Emergency Ride Providers for someone who finds they do not have a ride on Saturday or Sunday prior to church. We would like to list these volunteers by Region or Neighborhood so folks can find a ride from someone closest to them.
1. Your Name
2. Your Address
3. Your Contact Information - Home Phone, cell phone, email address
Thanks everyone for your help! Lorri Brady
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - PRISCILLA CIRCLE
Papa John’s Pizza is offering Daily Church Specials!
If you are meeting at the church with one of our church groups, you can take advantage of this great offer!
See Lisa in the church office to get more details.
Opportunities Abound . . . .
Is there a subject area in the life of the church that is passionate to you? Do you want to share that passion with others? Do you want to help educate our congregation? We call that teaching. Pastor Steve has a passion for teaching but there are just so many days in a week; so many hours in a day. The vision of our church is to "follow Jesus in changing lives, transforming communities, renewing the Church." Our mission is to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Part of our vision and our mission is to be a teaching church, to help our congregation to learn. We are looking for people who would like to lead a class for others. We will provide the instructor texts, student texts, and materials for the class. If you are interested, please let the church office know.
News from Others Associated with the Church . . . .
Program Outcomes Summary 2016
The Gathering Inn began 13 years ago when a group of Placer County ministers met in January 2004 to discuss opening their doors during the coldest months of the year to help meet the needs of the homeless in Placer County. This initial collaboration of 13 congregations provided food, shelter, hospitality, and a sense of dignity to the homeless. After 3 short years, The Gathering Inn evolved into a year-round program serving the homeless of Placer County with comprehensive on-site services. Each year, our organization strives to augment and improve the services we provide to our homeless guests so they can end their homeless situation.
Comprehensive Services We Offer:
- Case Management
- LifeSkills Classes
- Sobriety Programs
- Housing Assistance
- Employment Assistance
- Interim Care Program for homeless patients released from local hospitals
- On-site medical clinic
- On-site dental clinic
- Clothing Closet
- Laundry & Shower Services
2016 By The Numbers
|445||Total guests served|
|25,594||Bed nights provided to our guests|
|70||Average number of guests served each night|
|171||Number of guests who utilized emergency shelter services only with stays of 10 days or less|
|274||Number of guests who remained in our program & engaged in case management|
A Guest Success Story
A veteran and his adult daughter came to The Gathering Inn because the house they had been living in for many years was being sold. The vet has been working at his current job for more than 25 years, yet does not earn enough to support himself and his daughter. While engaged in our program, Case Management was able to assist this guest in obtaining a Veterans Housing Voucher, save enough money for a rental deposit, and begin receiving CalFresh benefits to supplement their food expenses. His daughter enrolled at Sierra College. They are currently living in a 2 bedroom furnished apartment.
Look for more information about The Gathering Inn to come next month!