(SENT OUT 5/22/13)
Dear Ringgold United Methodist Church,
John wanted me to remind everyone about John Brinsfield’s program in the sanctuary tonight. See the details below. Hope you can be a part of this great opportunity!
Please also remember the following people in your prayers: at Memorial Hospital: Anthony Rood, Jerald Sholl, Sandra Chalmers; at Rehabilitation Center: Katherine Buff.
Peace to you all on a Wednesday.
Chaplain’s Roles in the Civil War
A presentation by John Brinsfield
TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 22nd • 6:30 PM • Sanctuary
Please make plans to attend this informational presentation about Chaplains in the Civil War. There were 3,696 chaplains who served during the Civil War, including one named Purrington. At this presentation, people will get a good overview of how the Gospel was presented to soldiers 150 years ago. Some relics will be on display as well for people to view.
John Brinsfield is a retired member of the North Georgia Conference and a retired Army chaplain with 47 years of service in the military. After 28 years of active duty, he served as the Army Chaplain Corps historian for nine years, teaching military history at Ft. Jackson, SC. He has written nine books, three of them about Civil War chaplains. John and his wife, Pat, have made this presentation for a number of groups including the Georgia Civil War Commission, the University of Alabama Civil War Lecture Series, and the Military Chaplain Association at Gettysburg.
Children’s Ministry News
Tonight we will be watching “Wreck It Ralph” in the Tree House to finish our “Fearfully & Wonderfully Made” series. This is a PG movie.
Tonight we’re continuing our chaotic ride through creating new songs for worship in the fall! Tonight we’re getting a little messy; come join us in the MPR from 6:30-7:45 PM to show your artistic flair!
VERY IMPORTANT: all ROL forms have to be mailed by Friday in order to be received by our hosting church by the registration deadline. That means I need your filled out & notarized forms in my hand by tomorrow (Thursday). Tonight would be even better!
Cell: 423-227-5466, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an article or announcement that you would like in the June Informer newsletter, please have it into the office by tomorrow, Thursday, May 23rd.
New Baby Meal Ministry
A Meal Ministry has been set up for Robert & Tara Black. You can sign up to take them a meal by clicking HERE.
Thank you for being the hands & feet of Christ!
New AA Meeting – Every Tuesday night – 7:30 PM at Mt. Peria – This is an open meeting.
ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY
You don’t have to be an actual “member” to participate – if RUMC is your church family, then we’d love to see you listed! Go to www.ringgoldumc.org and follow the link to the directory right there on the front page. You need the password to view it or to add an entry (contact the office for it). If you would like us to help you, just contact Joan Burroughs at 706-935-2134 or JFburroughs@catt.com. Contact the church office for a printed copy.
Nourishing Children in Catoosa
We have 2 more deliveries of snack sacks. This Thursday at 3:30 we will be starting and will be having Shaw video filming for their United Way campaign in the fall. Come and help for a little time or for the whole time. Should be through by 6 PM.
The LAST snacks for the school year will be assembled TUESDAY, MAY 28 at 3:30. We MUST have EXTRA help as we have 197 jars of peanut butter that needs to be put in plastic zip lock bags because of peanut allergies. We are anticipating a need of 20 plus to handle the peanut butter as well as our usual 30 volunteers.
Bags are being delivered on WEDNESDAY. We want the schools hopefully to give out bags on Wed.
We want to thank everyone who have volunteered this year for your generous help. We are very blessed to have Nourishing Children in Catoosa honored by the Partnership 2000 for the Partner of the year for Social Service Category in Partnership with Ringgold Primary School.
We have received this school year’s grant of $2,500 from United Way. We will receive the rest in September. Chattanooga Food Bank will give our Wal-Mart grant in May.
Nan and Theo Pinkston
NEWS FLASH! WOMEN OF FAITH UPDATE!
Update on this year’s line-up! MAX LUCADO will be a guest speaker in addition to the already amazing talents of Liz Curtis Higgs, Angie Smith, Sheila Wlash, Lisa Harper, Mark Lowry, CeCe Winans and Third Day!
Reserve your spot NOW for this year’s Women of Faith, Believe God Can Do Anything tour October 25-26 in Duluth at the Gwinnett Arena! Ticket cost is $91 ($89+$2 processing fee) and hotel cost (Courtyard Marriott) is $95 +tax, divided by the number of ladies in your room. I have 30 tickets reserved for our group, so reserve your spot NOW with a $20 deposit! A suggested payment plan could be: May- $20 deposit, June- $20, July- $20, August- $20, September- $11 final payment. Then the only cost in October would be your share of the hotel room (approx. $25 w/ 4 ladies in a room)!
BONUS! Once your ticket is paid in full I have a special gift for you! The complete DVD set of the 2012 Celebrate What Matters conference!
Itty Bitty Play Group
Hey Mommies of Itty Bitty Friends!
So excited about another fun summer with play time and ADULT conversations. We’re focused on toddlers, but older siblings are always welcome to come along! And if a Dad or grandparent needs/wants to join us, they are also invited!
Below is the schedule that a couple of us moms came up with. We have picked very economical events, the costs involved will be up to each of us to handle. You’ll notice we added in a few play times at the church for some extra fun. There is a mom assigned to organize the fun for those weeks, but If you would like to help with one of those days such as bringing snack, please let me know. We’d like to have 2 in charge of each of those days. We’ll plan to initially gather at the nursery corner of the building for those mornings unless you hear otherwise. Each week will probably look different!
Of course all activities are for kiddies and Mommies and feel free to invite friends! One of the things I love about our church is all the Itty Bitty smiling faces and the more the merrier!! If you have any thoughts or suggestions please let me know. I am also working with Britta to create a class for our littlest kiddos during LIFE SPORT (our vacation bible school event in the evenings of July 14-18). If anyone would like to help please let me know!
Look forward to seeing you all (little and big)!
June 14th @ 9:30 Gilbert Stephenson Park and Lunch at Chic-fil-a
June 21st @ 9:30. RUMC Play Time organized by Jenny Mountjoy
June 28th @ 9:30 Chattanooga Zoo (2 and Under FREE, Ages 3-12 $5.95, Adults $ 8.95)
July 12th @ 9:30 Coolidge Park (swimsuits for water play and bring a picnic lunch)
July 19th @ 9:30 RUMC Play Time organized by Heather Burroughs
July 26th @ 9:30 Pump-it-up Bouncy Play (Adults and Under 2 FREE, 2 and Up $6.00)
August 2nd @ 9:30 RUMC Play Time organized by Tina
August 9th @ 5:30 End of Summer Family Outing Warner Park Spray Park For Whole family and bring a picnic dinner. (2 and under FREE, Ages 3-13 $2.00)
August 16th @ 9:39 RUMC Playtime organized by Heather Burroughs
Paid Nursery Staff Position
We are taking applications for additional paid nursery staff for our church nursery. Since the need is primarily on Sunday mornings, this would need to be someone who is able to seek out worship at other times during the week. If you know of someone with experience caring for infants through toddlers who would enjoy showing the love of God to little ones on a regular basis, please have them contact Britta Alton to find out more. email@example.com
New in 2013-14! No Fee Registration! No Supply Fees! New and lower Prices!
We have revamped our program and have lowered the monthly tuition:
Two Days a week -$150
Three Days a week -$215
Five Days a week -$235
Strengthened our program with new curriculum:
Get Set for School by Handwriting without Tears Get Set for School features Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math programs using a developmental approach that is based on the most relevant research about how young children learn best:
- Break difficult concepts into simple tasks
- Believe that every child can achieve
- Use exciting materials that make children want to learn
Our Bible curriculum is One for Christ by Concordia Publishing House. This curriculum is designed for weekday programs so that students:
- will know God, especially His love in Christ
- live happily in peace with God, themselves, and their fellow human beings
- express their joy in worship of God and in loving service to others
- value all of God’s creative work in His world and the Church
Everything is looking great for next year, all we need are students!
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
On Monday, June 3rd, it will be our pleasure to prepare and serve breakfast to the teachers & staff of our Partners Schools, Ringgold Elementary and Ringgold Middle Schools, as a thank you for a job well done. If you can cook, serve or clean up, please let me know.
We begin cooking at 6 AM, but you don’t have to be the first to arrive. You can come any time between 6 AM & 8:30 AM. We’ll have plenty to do.
We can also use a few dozen muffins. Your help will be greatly appreciated!
423-488-6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Nicaragua Mission Trip Needs
The Summer Nicaragua Mission team is collecting the following items to take to Nicaragua this summer to put in family gift bags to be given out during prayer walks:
Our goal is the following:
400 bars of Ivory soap
200 family size tubes of toothpaste
We are also collecting children’s clothes as we have had a request by some communities. Sizes toddler thru middle school age. Think shorts and T-shirts as they do not have any cold weather at all. These do not have to be new, so as we clean out summer clothes, please remember those less fortunate.
If anyone has any questions, please have them contact Bill or Phyllis Copeland, email@example.com / (706) 937-2363.
Retirement Celebration for Rev. John Whatley
Please join us for a Retirement Reception
In honor of Reverend John and Mary Elizabeth Whatley
For 45 years of Service to God and to His Kingdom
Sunday, June 9, 2013 • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In the Fellowship Hall
Bethesda United Methodist Church
444 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044
There is a need for people willing to pick up saints who would like to worship but are unable to do so because they have no way to get to church. If you are interested in giving rides to and from church on Sunday mornings, please contact the church office at 706-935-4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ Chapel Item of the Month: Cooking Oil
May’s item is cooking oil. We should always give with a happy heart and only our best never our leftovers. No bent cans or partially used items please. God gave us His very best so why can’t we do the same? Thanks to all that support this mission.
Saturday, June 8th & 22nd • 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Bring your glass, paper, cans and #1 or #2 plastics to the Preschool Entrance.
Please do not leave recycling items on the back porch. Only bring on the recycling dates.
Prayer Ministry Team:
You can share prayer concerns directly on our website: www.ringgoldumc.org
If you have a prayer request to add to our prayer list, I would like to invite you to email your prayer request to email@example.com. A list will be compiled throughout the week and sent to the church office on Mondays to go out in the Happenings email on Wednesdays. This email could be a great way to let us know when prayers have been answered and we can remove names from the prayer list. Thank you for your service in Christ.
Tracy Brown Philippians 4:6
Church Council Meetings For 2013
Ministry Team / Committee Meetings 6 PM – 7 PM
Church Council Meeting 7 PM – 8 PM
Finance Team 8 PM – 9 PM
Special Needs Ministry Opportunity
Have you heard about our “Buddy” ministry? Each week a “Buddy” is assigned to accompany a child with special needs who participates in the kid-friendly Children’s Worship time during the 11AM service. Has God gifted you with a desire to help? This team is in need of an additional member or two in order to have a longer rotation. It would involve about 30 minutes of time once a month. If you are interested, please contact Christina Ware or Britta Alton.
Children’s Ministry Helpers
Come be an influence in the lives of our children. Wednesday nights are a fun time of learning, and a great chance for you to get to know and encourage some of our awesome kids! If you enjoy watching kids learn and want your heart to grow big, contact Britta Alton to see how you can assist. firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Attendance week of 5/19/13
9 AM Traditional Service – 74
9 AM Contemporary Service – 83
11 AM Traditional Service – 73
11 AM Contemporary Service – 149
WIRE (Youth Wednesday) – 23
Children’s Worship – 19
Total Worship Attendance: 421
Sunday School/Small Groups: 135
FUSE (Youth Sunday): 33
Our Giving for April 2013
Last Sunday’s Giving: $10,050
Received thru end of April: $185,150
Spent thru end of April: $181,310
Needed to support full mission budget thru end of April: $185,738
Last Sunday’s Giving: $2,182
Received for month of April: $7,532
$3,967 short for the month of April / $14,651 short for the year
Needed to make monthly mortgage: $11,500
Prayer Request from this week:
In order to have our prayer list up to date, we are mentioning prayer requests that were received for the week from the services or the prayer request emails. If you have a prayer request you would like added, please email email@example.com
The Family of Delores Massey
Joy Duckett ~ chronic pain
Tamlyn Collins ~ bone marrow transplant
Wanda Linton ~ (David Pugsley’s mom) health issues
Virgia Cowley ~ cancer
Chris Probst ~ (husband of Rev. Amy Probst, UMC minister) health problems
Scout Beam ~ Signal Mountain High student, in ICU with coma
All people graduating from anywhere in the world
Addie Cloud ~ (Chris Cloud’s niece) has SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), which is an abnormally rapid heart rhythm. At school her heart started racing and they called 911- she is on her way to the hospital. She has had this for over a year and has been taking medication. Recently she went off of the meds to see if she can be weaned off.
Anthony Rood ~ admitted to hospital due to high fever; fever is down & is feeling better
Katherine Buff ~ at Rehabilitation Center
Sandra Chalmers ~ at Memorial Hospital
Jerald Sholl ~ having heart catherization today at Memorial
Nicholas Taylor ~ (grandson of Richard & Carolyn Taylor) in the hospital