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Coffee Fellowship @ 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:15 a.m.
All are welcome to join us for Worship!
Lenten Sup & Study Begins March 7 - John The Gospel Of Light And Life
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. It includes some of the loftiest and most loved verses in all the Bible: "And the Word became flesh...," "For God so loved the world...," "You who are without sin cast the first stone...," "I am the resurrection and the life...," "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." The writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that his readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they "may have life in his name." Join Pastor Deb as we study Adam Hamilton’s John The Gospel of Light and Life. Come and experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while reading the entire Gospel of John. Six week Sup & Study begins March 7, 6:30 for meal, 7 p.m. for lesson. Cost of the books $13.February Church Events
Feb 1st – Choir Practice
Feb 5th -Single Moms Care & Support Group
Feb 12th - Apostles' Creed study begins in Adult Sunday School
Feb 14th – Valentine Dinner hosted by United Methodist Men
Feb 15th - Sealed Bids Due for Roll Top Desk
Feb 16th - Newsletter Deadline
Feb 19th - Single Moms Care & Support Group
Feb 21st - Administrative Council Meeting
Feb 22nd - Choir Practice
Feb 23rd - Holocaust Survivor Program At Manson Public LibraryIowa Central Community College Production Of “The Scarlet Pimpernel”
March 2-4, 7 p.m. Decker Auditorium. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students. Tickets are available by calling 515-574-1081, online at www.iowacentral.edu, at the Iowa Central Bookstore, or at the door.World Day of Prayer 2017
Held Friday, March 3, 9 a.m., at Evangelical Covenant Church, north of Pomeroy on highway 4. All women and men are invited to attend. Coffee at 9:30, Program 10 a.m.St. Thomas Parish Roast Beef Dinner
March 5 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Thomas Parish Hall, Manson. Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, pie, beverage. $10 per person. Takeouts available by calling 469-3515 during serving hours.Free, Live Christian Rock Band Concert
“I Am Spartacus” Christian Rock Band will give a concert at Evangelical Covenant Church, north of Pomeroy, on Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m. Free admission. Everyone welcome.Annual ‘Circle Of Friends” Twin Lakes Women’s Retreat-April 7 & 8
Victory for Life is the theme. Speaker is Carrie Copley, Ames Life Coach. Early bird reservation fee is $110 by March 1, and $125 after. Reservations need to be made by April 1. Includes four delicious meals, snacks, and motel-like accommodations for overnight. Contact Marge Insko at (712) 469-2146 or email email@example.com for more details or to make reservations. Please make checks out to Manson UMW. Include your mailing address, email address and phone number and mail or give to Marge Insko. A schedule will be sent later to you.T.W.I.G.S. Selling Candy Bars
If you have a sweet tooth or know someone who does, for $1 you can purchase a delicious candy bar from the TWIGS. Proceeds go to the Eureka Springs Mission Trip in July. Several different types of bars.T.W.I.G.S. T-Shirts On Sale Now
See the shirts in the fellowship hall. $20 each. Proceeds to go Mission Trip Open AA Meeting
Held at St. Thomas Church on Mondays at 7:30 pm. For information, call Walt at 515-570-7189.
Single Moms Care & Support Group - Sunday, March 5th
We provide a meal for the moms and kids each meeting, starting at 5:30 and done at 6 p.m. Please volunteer to provide a meal for the next meeting, March 5. You can join with a friend and share providing food. We usually have a main dish (could be sandwiches & chips), and dessert or salad or bread, etc.. Your service lets these moms know that you care about them and their children. Also, if you know a single mom, please invite her to the group. We do make a difference in their lives!Needed - Church Financial Secretary
Must have accounting and computer skills. Duties include managing checking and savings accounts, writing checks, payroll, and present a financial report each month to the Board. Being available to take care of last minute transactions a plus. Volunteer position. Please see Pastor Deb, Roger Post or Dwayne Wallace for more information.
Attention: Persons With Parkison’s Disease
If you or a loved one or friend has Parkisons, with speech or swallowing problems, age 40-85, on steady PD medication and a non-smoker for at least 5 years, there will be a study examining the effects of singing on speech and swallowing in patients with Parkisons disease. Study will take place for 8 weeks in spring, 2017, by Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller of Iowa State University, and held at the Rockwell City United Methodist Church. See flyer in fellowship hall for more information.
are being taken by the Investment Committee for any church member who is furthering their education. Please send information to Cody Geick, 1739 Langley Ave., Pomeroy, IA 50575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give the name of the college you are attending. Deadline for applications is Oct. 31. For questions, please contact Cody at the above email.Volunteers Needed 1
. Meals for the Lawmans. There is a signup sheet on the table in the fellowship hall if you can take in a meal or even part of a meal. The office will help coordinate meals. 2
. Coffee Signup Sheet – Some folks don't eat breakfast before coming to church on Sunday morning and really appreciate the coffee time yummies. If you enjoy the coffee fellowship, please sign up to serve.
(psst….don't tell anyone, but your snacks don’t even have to be homemade) Grace Umw School/Health Kits
Helen Walters reports she has 60 school bags and enough supplies for about 20. Now is the time to pick up items for school kits during the school supply sales at stores. School Kit Items
3 notebook pads, wide rule, spiral or bound, standard size, 70 sheets each
1 blunt scissors
6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 box of 24 crayons
1 2 ½ " eraser
1 plastic ruler, 30 cm. metric
1 hand pencil sharpener (not too small)NO
construction paperFood Pantry Needs & Info
Currently the food pantry needs everything EXCEPT green beans, corn and pork & beans.
Also, please be sure that all monetary donations in the form of checks are made payable to the Manson Ministerial Food Pantry and sent to Max Dodds at 606 12th Ave, Manson IA 50563-5080. If you have any questions, please call Max Dodds at 712-830-1379. Thank you.
Prayer Shawl Knitters
Golden Meadows Needs Volunteers
Calling all members of OSUM Church: Golden Meadows is in need of volunteers to do light maintenance inside and outside of the building. The following is needed: rooms hallways painted; drywall repair, garden area restructured, raking around building. Please contact Project Manager Laura M. Eastwood at 712-469-2119 to schedule times if you are able to assist us. Thank you for your time and have a great day.
9 a.m. First and third Tuesday of each month.
Praying, knitting, and fellowship
Musicians, Come On In!
Hey, Musicians, here's an opportunity: playing Praise Music for our Sunday worship service at 10:15. Do you play guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, tambourines, spoons, or anything else that would make music to praise God? If so, please contact Pastor Deb or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!
Village Store Needs Volunteers
The Village Store, 12 N. 25th St., next to Kemna Auto in Fort Dodge, needs volunteers to serve as cashier any afternoon Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays. Volunteers are also needed to help sort and display merchandise. Opportunities are available to volunteer one or more shifts a week, a month, or on an occasional basis. The second - hand store helps support Opportunity Village services to local people with disabilities. For more information, please contact Kris Hillmer - Pierson, 515-573-4046, email@example.com, or ask at the Village General Store, 12 N. 25th Street.
UMW Kits Needs List
A list of items needed for each kind of kit is available by the UMW Kit donations box.