Pastoral Reflections Faith Giving


Nov 1, 2013 - ...

9 downloads 70 Views 3MB Size

N OVEMBER 2013

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Pastoral Reflections At the Church Conference, to be held on Monday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Lakewood UMC, there will be a motion for WUMC Leadership Chair Karla Lux to appoint a task force to look at the entirety of capital needs for the church. This will include long term maintenance of the current building, potential improvements in the current building, and any possible additional space that might need to be created. The additional agenda for this meeting will include hearing from our District Superintendent, hearing a report from Leadership Council and the pastor (me), and a review of church membership and financial data. This is open to all members of the church and will be held with other area churches such as Rockport, Rocky River, Lakewood, Westlake (plus a few more). It is also a good time to have fellowship with other UM Christians.

The important part of the process will not just be the approval that evening, but the listening and imagining of what God is calling us to do and be, and how we can best cooperate with each other to encourage dreams and service. I am impressed that the values that have been articulated for some time at WUMC are still true today. We do understand worship to be of central importance, but that helping people grow in their faith, and serve in Christ’s name (some prefer God’s name) is all truly good. God is in the grace and blessing business, and we should make sure we are as well. In Christ,

Pastor John

Please consider making a contribution to the West Side Ecumenical Ministries (WSEM) Thanksgiving Fund. Envelopes will be available in the pews on Sunday, November 10th. For those receiving this publication via regular mail, you will find a contribution envelope within for your convenience. Thank you!

Faith Giving Dear Friends and Members of Westlake UMC: A pastor (not one connected with WUMC) was a paperboy as a child. The first week after he collected from the customers his dad asked him, ”How much did you make?” He replied, “$2.” His dad handed him an offering enveloped and suggested he give 20 cents. He did and it began a life time of finding joy in being generous with God and the church. We believe that God will provide. We believe that “trusting God is good enough for individuals, and good for the church.” This is what faith giving is about. It is simply that as long we are being faithful to what God is asking of us, God will provide for the needs of the church.

In 1981, Don Lefelar came across the idea of “Faith Giving.” He instituted it in 1982, while serving Niles First UMC, during layoffs at steel and auto plants in the Youngstown area. The result was a year-end surplus in the church budget. “For every Faith Giving campaign [he] has been involved with (there have been 22 of them in three different churches) surpluses have always resulted.” We look forward to another year of being faithful with God. With you on the journey, Jim Kubancik Finance Chair

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 27650 Center Ridge Road * Westlake, Ohio 44145 * (440) 871-3088 * westlakeumc.org Sunday Worship at 8:15, 10:00 and 11:21 a.m.

The Messenger

HOSPITALITY SPONSOR

A TIME OF COFFEE FELLOWSHIP! Sponsorships are available for our weekly fellowship time following Worship on Sundays. If you would be interested in being a sponsor, please submit an envelope with the sponsorship amount included ($35 per Sunday) at the office prior to the week of the sponsorship or in the collection basket. Checks made payable to WUMC. You can find Sponsorship forms on the table near the coffee at Fellowship Hour and in the lobby.

TRUNK or TREAT was a boo-rIFIC time! Our church hosted over 100 guests from the community in a night of family friendly fun! Thanks to the families that hosted trunks and volunteers who worked the event. Marshall Haning judged the trunks and Christy Igo and family with the Haunted Witch’s Cave won for most creative display! Christy Igo and the winning “trunk” (The Haunted Witch’s Cave)!

Many thanks to the planning committee: Stephanie McNamara & family Joyce Stenger & family Gail & Russ Wearsch Kaye & Chris Tilton Heberle’s “Trunk” of Horror!

Watch out for Angry Birds... Piazza Style!

2

Thank you to our Coffee Time Sponsors for November: November 3

Mike & Sue Clark

In honor of the Snider family — Scott, Susan, Clareasa, Michael, Aunna, and Eli, with best wishes for their move to North Carolina

November 10 Tom & Mary Brown November 17 Tess Stephens November 24 Jim & Gail Schmitz

New Member Information

If you are interested in joining with Westlake UMC, the new member process includes three classes that you can complete in any order: These sessions are open to visitors as well as members seeking more information:

Coffee with the Pastor: Thursday, November 7th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In this session, Rev John talks about his vision for the church, what it means to be United Methodist, and has a time for questions and answers. Spiritual Gifts Discovery: Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Stewardship & Your Money Autobiography: Sunday, November 17th at 9:00 a.m. Please let the office know if you are interested in attending these classes which are open to members and visitors alike. Please let us know if you need childcare for any of the sessions.

Picture Directory Updates Needed!

Last call for pictures! Don't be left out! You can still send the office a digital photo to be included in the new directory addition. Email your family photo to Stephanie at: [email protected] And don’t forget CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES! Did you move? Get rid of your landline? Switch email addresses? The office needs to know! Please let Stephanie know of changes: (440) 871-3088 or [email protected] Thank you!

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

November 2013

Weekday Mom’s Group

MOM’S GROUP BOOK DISCUSSION Tuesdays, November 5th & 19th 9:30—11:00 a.m. in Room 106 Looking for that mom-spirit connection as you seek to raise your little ones in the faith? Join us every other Tuesday morning for inspiration, laughter, and some creative time while your little ones are safely cared for in an age appropriate setting. Moms will be discussing the book Let. It. Go. How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith by Karen Ehman. Reserve your free childcare spot by calling the office at (440) 871-3088 or send an email to Ellie at: [email protected]

United Methodist Women GENERAL MEETING — IRELAND! THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 10:30 A.M. Friends—please join this mission-focused group of women each month for lunch and interesting programs. Our meeting begins at 10:30 in Fellowship Hall, where we enjoy lunch at 12:00 noon. (Bring your sandwich — dessert and beverage will be provided.) The 1:00 program will be presented by Dorothy Lungmus who is a former teacher and a world traveler. She will open new windows into Ireland for us! Please join us!

All Friends of Westlake Church! Please mark your calendars!

United Methodist Women will present their Christmas Tea (and coffee) on Thursday, December 5th at 1:00 p.m. We will be entertained in the Sanctuary by the Elyria High School Madrigals and the reception will follow. This is always a wonderful event for men and women. Don’t miss it!

ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE Monday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. @ Lakewood United Methodist Church 15700 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 44107

Opportunities in Generosity! FALL FOOD DRIVE October 27th—November 24th Our drives over the past two years have been very successful due to all of your generous contributions. The food will be collected in Rm. 203 (the smaller nursery room). We will be passing out "bags" along with the suggested list of items to bring in. Thank-you in advance. ~Art Halaby

HATS AND GLOVES NEEDED! Starts November 3rd— throughout the winter! The Wednesday afternoon Christ Care Group is again collecting new winter hats, gloves and scarves for the Toni Morrison Elementary School in Lorain. We hope the congregation will continue to support this project. There will be a donation box in the lobby of the church. We thank you for your generosity to these children.

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR FLAT ROCK The Monday afternoon Christ Care group will be sponsoring a wish list tree for Flat Rock. Gifts will be for residents of the Westlake Cottage, a women's residence named after WUMC for our support of Flat Rock. A Christmas wish list tree and gift box will be in the lobby beginning Sunday, November 3rd. Select a wish list suggestion from the tree and return the gift unwrapped to the gift box by Sunday, November 24th. Your support is greatly appreciated. About Flat Rock: Flat Rock is a Christian-based residence providing care and community services to children and adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about Flat Rock visit www.flatrockhomes.org

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

The Messenger

World Wide Candlelighting

Sunday, December 8th at 6:45p.m. Westlake UMC will host a candlelighting in memory of all children who have died too soon. The gathering will include music, inspirational readings, and messages of hope. At 7 p.m. we will light candles to join the circle of light as it passes thru each time zone encircling the globe to honor the memory of children who were the light of so many lives. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends are invited to share in this time of healing and hope. Afterwards share time together with refreshments, a memory wall, and the release of candle lanterns so that the light of our children will always shine. For more information contact the church office or go to compassionatefriends.org.

From Highclere Castle to Downton Abbey to Music You’ll Love! A new day is dawning at Highclere Castle—location of the popular PBS series Downton Abbey—after the ending of a shocking Season 3. Does Lady Mary have a life after Matthew? As Season 4 of the popular PBS award-winning series begins on Masterpiece Theatre, January 5, 2014, it’s anybody’s guess! (Local airtime is on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on PBS station WVIZ.)

WHAT DOES DOWNTON ABBEY, THE BEATLES, STING, HOLST HAVE IN COMMON? FIND OUT AS THE WUMC Performing Arts Series presents

THE AMETHYST STRINGS IN CONCERT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 3:00 P.M.

PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise)

What is PACE class? PACE is an exercise class taught by a retired physical therapist for people who have arthritis. The class is approved by the Arthritis Foundation. Participants can do as much as they are able. Exercises are done sitting or standing. Join us if you have arthritis and want to keep those joints moving. Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Rm. 103 on the lower level.

SPICE: SPECIAL PEOPLE IN

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Children with special needs, and their

families, may need a pinch to a pound of extra support to engage in worship and/or Sunday school programs

offered at WUMC. Some of our children benefit from the support of a “shadow” that supports them in a Sunday

school classroom. Others may benefit from opportunities

to engage and be cared for outside of a classroom while parents feed their spirit in the sanctuary. Let’s talk if this speaks to you. Together, with the calm and caring support of SPICE Coordinator, Matthew Wolf, we can explore options to help your Sundays rise to feed you throughout the week. Contact Carol Ryan via the church office or [email protected]

4

Performing Arts Series

PERFORMING MUSIC INSPIRED BY

DOWNTON ABBEY

Led by violinist Mary Beth Ions, join us for a wide-ranging program of music from the historical period of this TV hit series that takes you from World War I to the present. Mary Beth and the other musicians who make up Amethyst String Quartet have performed in many orchestras supporting the WUMC Chancel Choir and as soloists over the years in the Performing Arts Series. Enjoy the hauntingly beautiful music as Mary Beth engages you with her storytelling talents taking you on this journey of music from around the world. Enthusiasts of Downton Abbey will delight in the stirring themes of the show as the music brings the post-Edwardian era atmosphere and characters to life. You will hear not only music from the show but also favorite selections from the era including Elgar’s Salut d’Amour (you’ll recognize this tune from nearly every commencement exercise you’ve ever attended), even fox trots, hymns and waltzes made popular in the 1920s. Even if you are not familiar with this Emmy©, Golden Globe©, SAG© award-winning series, you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy the suspenseful music of this popular performance! The concert is free and open to the public. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join you and hear this entertaining program loaded with surprises. There is something for everyone!

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

November 2013 WUMC Youth Ministries Present:

A night of yummy spuds, fun with friends, and entertainment in the midst of a live auction! Join us for this fundraiser in support of youth missions for 2014.

Spud Bar Plus ☻ Casual environment ☻ LAUGHTER Purchase a “Gift” ☻ meet the youth of WUMC Family fun ☻ Minute-to-win-it challenges

Sunday, November 10th 6-8 PM All are Welcome! No Reservations Needed $10 Admission for Adults. Youth & Children Expected! No Charge. Donations Appreciated.

CONTACT: Anna Magill (216) 650 -8290 [email protected] Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

17

Membership: Stewardship Money Autobiography (103)

Food Drive ends

Hanging of the Greens & JingleFest 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

3pm Youth: Leadership Team (205) 4:30pm Youth Group Greens & Games

Flat Rock Christmas Gifts due

24

3 pm PAS: Amethyst Strings with Mary Beth Ions

9am

11

Rev. John Gone

10 am MM Bell Choir (Sanct) 12pm All-Staff Meeting (FH) 1 pm ChristCare —EP (205) 5:45 pm Election Board Setup (105-6-7) 7 pm ChristCare —GL (205)

4

Mon

Election Day!

19

5pm 7pm 7pm

12

10 am 1 pm 7 pm

25

MM Bell Choir (Sanct) 7pm ChristCare —EP (205) ChristCare —GL (205)

26

13

Steph. Min. Train (107)

27

10 am 10 am 12pm 2:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

10 am 10 am 12pm 1:30pm 5:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

20

Parish Nurse Available Bible Study (107) Purl Girls (100) ChristCare—GM (205) 11:21 Rehearsal (FH)

Wed

Parish Nurse Available Bible Study (107) Purl Girls (100) ChristCare—JMc (205) ChristCare—GM (205) 11:21 Rehearsal (FH)

Parish Nurse Available Bible Study (107) Purl Girls (100) PACE (103) Community Meal (FH) ChristCare—GM (205) 11:21 Rehearsal (FH)

Parish Nurse Available Purl Girls (100) PACE (103) ChristCare—JMc (205) ChristCare—GM (205) 11:21 Rehearsal (FH)

Rev. John Gone

10 am 10 am 12pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

6

10 am Oberlin Choristers (FH) 12pm ChristCare — RE (205) 1:30pm Steph. Min. Train (107) 2:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

Rev. John Gone

5am-9pm Elections (105-6-7) 9:30am MOMs (205) 5pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 7pm ChristCare — RE (205) 7pm Steph. Min. Train (205)

5

Tue

10 am MM Bell Choir (Sanct) 9:30am MOMs (205) 5pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 1 pm ChristCare —EP (205) 7 pm Church Conference 7pm Steph. Min. Train (107) @Lakewood UMC 7 pm ChristCare —GL (205)

18

10 am MM Bell Choir (Sanct) 12:30pm Games ’N Such (FH) 1 pm ChristCare —EP (205) 7 pm Finance Comm. (104) SPUD NIGHT 7 pm Stephen Ministry (107) 7 pm Trustees (106) & CHALLENGE AUCTION! 6-8 p.m. 7 pm ChristCare —GL (205)

Bells Play

Rev. John Gone

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

10

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS: Did you set your clocks back?

11:15am Youth: Spud Night Prep (205)

3

Sun

28

Marijuana Anon (100) Yoga (103-4) ChristCare—DL (107) Chancel Choir

Church Office Closed

5:30pm 6:45 pm 7pm 7:30pm

21

Wiley Rehearsal 6:30pm

CWRU (107) UMW Gen. Mtg (FH) Marijuana Anon(100) Yoga (103-4) ChristCare—DL (107) Choir Rehearsal

Rev. John Gone

10 am 10:30am 5:30pm 6:45 pm 7pm 7:30pm

14

CWRU (107) UMW Bd. Mtg (104) Marijuana Anon (100) Membership: Coffee with the Pastor (205) 6:45 pm Yoga (103-4) 7pm ChristCare—DL (107) 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal

7

10 am 10 am 5:30pm 6:30pm

Thu

29

22

Church Office Closed

MESSENGER DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER

Wiley Wedding 6:30pm

Rev. John Gone

Len Seatter’s Memorial Service Rittman Western Reserve Military Cemetery — 2pm

15

8

1

Fri

Rev. John Gone

30

6:30pm ChristCare—JK (205)

Jenny Zapfe Recital (Sanct.)

Membership: Spiritual Gifts Workshop (107)

Rev. John Gone

4pm Piano

23

9am

16

6:30pm ChristCare—JK (205)

9

2

Sat

The Messenger

November 2013

Christian Ed News

Oh, jingle rakes… Jingle pumpkins… Jingle all the turkeys? Oh what fun it is to save the date for hanging of the greens. —Hey!— Dashing throughout the church. Climbing up a ladder. Oh what fun it is find a light switch in the attic! Hey! Come join us. Come join us. Come join us for Hanging of the Greens! A craft or two or twelve for kids, adults, and in betweens. Jingle dinner… Jingle fellowship… Jingle tangled greens? O’er what fun it is to laugh and sing with Rich Gallo… … and stop reading Carol Ryan’s silly chatter. For more information, and to RVSP for crafts/dinner, please click JingleFest. Wish to volunteer, or be serenaded; contact Carol Ryan via church office or [email protected]

BETHLEHEM BOUND:

Is it a rehearsal, or a theatrical production, or a party? Saturday, December 21st — Time TBA We will go from play rehearsal to cast party in one night. Young adults, youth, children, and entire families are welcome to join us and reclaim your Christmas. With just one hour of rehearsal, folks will create props, rehearse, and present four scenes that involve everyone. For more information, contact Carol Ryan or Rachel Haning. RSVP here if you know you would like to join us!

WANTED: CHRISTIAN ED DONATIONS Energy low? Eat eggs! Not just any eggs will do, so buy and eat ones from cardboard egg cartons. This public service request does not have anything to do with us NEEDING a lot of cardboard egg cartons (wink-wink). Of course, we are happy to take all those egg cartons as well as cleaned off toilet paper and paper towel tubes, lidless and clean soup cans, and coffee cans. Also did a flash drive render piles of computer CDs so worthless to you that we can craft upon them? Yup! We’ll take those to during November.

SPUD NIGHT CHALLENGE AUCTION PREP SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 11:15 A.M.—12: 30 P.M.

Be part of Spud Night! It is a time for yummy baked potatoes, fun with friends and live entertainment. Youth who are willing to be auctioned will create their package of service as a team. “Minute to Win It” Challenges will be part of the night’s entertainment. Lunch served—Meet in Rm. 205

SPUD NIGHT CHALLENGE AUCTION! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 6—8 P.M.

Spud Night is back with a new mode of fun. All youth are needed to host this Mission Fundraising Event. (See Prep time info above). Don’t miss out! Join us for this night of fun. 2:00 Room Set Up 3:00 Skit, Auction & Minute to Win It Prep 4:00 Kitchen & Room Set Up 5:00 Youth & Volunteer Dinner; Team Meeting 5:30 Set Ambiance, Prepare for Guests 6:00 Event Start

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 3—4:30 P.M., ROOM 205

Youth Leadership will meet to plan for the months of Dec-JanFeb. Key events to plan are Christmas Social, Youth Retreat and Youth Led Worship. All are welcome, grades 7-12.

YOUTH GROUP GREENS AND GAME NIGHT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 4:30—6 P.M.

Join us for a night of fellowship and decorating fun! Dinner provided. Friends welcome!

YOUTH ON SUNDAYS

CONFIRMATION 7-8: Stage Classroom after Children’s Message New & Old Testament Characters & Hard to Ask Questions of Faith

SENIOR HIGH FAITH FORUM, GR. 9-12: Rm. 205, 11:15-12:15

Nov. 3: Spud Night Prep; Nov. 10 – Dec. 8 “Christianity & Other World Religions” Senior High youth are encouraged to participate in worship! Sign up to be… an usher, communion server, greeter, reader; help with Sunday School. Contact Anna! Contact Anna Magill to get connected! [email protected] or (216) 650-8290

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

7

The Messenger

Church Family Focus BAPTISMS

WITH SYMPATHY

Samantha Jean Robinson, daughter of Brian and Sarah Robinson, and little sister of Benjamin, was baptized on September 29th by Rev. John Butchko. Samantha’s godparents are Nick Dudukovich and Reneé Dudukovich. Jessica Hann, a frequent adult visitor and friend of WUMC, was baptized at the 11:21 service on October 6th by Rev. John Butchko. Avery Kya Kollar, daughter of Michelle and Ryan Kollar, and little sister of Aidan and Amelia, was baptized on October 27th by Rev. John Butchko.

THANK YOU Dear WUMC Church Family, We would like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation for the countless ways in which the community of Westlake UMC has supported our family through the past year. We have been richly blessed by your friendship and love. Many thanks, Kevin, Lisa, Emma & Eden Foster

Len Seatter, husband of the late Irma Seatter, passed away October 12th. A memorial service is planned for Friday, November 8th at 2 p.m. at Rittman Western Reserve Military Cemetery. The obituary will be printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer the week preceding the service. Georgia Kennedy, wife of the late Bud Kennedy and late Howard Bassett (passed in 1968), passed away October 21st. Dear mother of Pamela Bassett Viers and Gary Bassett. A memorial service was held at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel on October 24th, officiated by Rev. John Butchko. Barbara Jean Bungard Reed, mother of Cathie Dietrich, and grandmother of Laurie Marshall, passed away on October 1st. Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd, as we celebrate All Saints’ Day. We will remember all those of our loved ones who have passed away during the last year and beyond.

Flat Rock Quilt Auction Update

The Flat Rock Quilt Auction was held on Sunday, October 13 at the Faith United Methodist Church North Canton. There were 111 beautiful quilts and 52 small quilted items donated this year. The church Sanctuary was so joyful with all the quilts on the pews and on the walls.

1st & 3rd Mondays of the month 2 pm at Gardens of Westlake 27569 Detroit Road 4th Saturday of the month Questions? Please contact Gretty Myers: [email protected] or (440) 734-5473

8

Our church was well represented with quilts made by Jeanne Bush, Mariam Keirstead, Diana Stacho, Sharon Dixon, and Tina Crawford. Also the North Coast Needlers Community Service Committee donated three quilts. The Flat Rock Homes Youth Choir gave meaning to all the efforts of the many people that had worked so hard to make this a success. The auction was so much fun. Another meaningful experience. ~Tina Crawford

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

November 2013

From the Parish Nurse...

Medicare Update

Kathy Tafuri, our WUMC Volunteer Parish Nurse, is available on Wednesdays at WUMC from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. She may be reached at (440) 871-3088 x17, or send an email to [email protected] with health-related concerns. Free blood pressure screening on Sunday, November 10th after each service. Kathy has some medical supplies you might need. Please let her know if you could use anything.  One cane (with 4 "feet" for balance)  Sinus Rinse and Neti Pot kits  Walkers  Canes  Arthritis sock assistive device The November-December Upper Room and Alive Now! are available in the Narthex and lobby across from the elevator. Free will donations gratefully accepted.

Q: I see advertised on the television “Open Enrollment for Medicare is October 15th to December 7th” and I don’t know if this pertains to me? Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans can change coverage and costs yearly. It is always good to review your plan for the coming year to make sure your plan meets your needs for 2014. You can call the church office to make an appointment with an OSHIIP consumer advocate to review your Medicare health plan and review plan changes for 2014. Patricia Stineman, OSHIIP Volunteer Counselor

Altar Flowers

Sign-up on the sheet located at the end of the church mailboxes outside the office—or contact the office. Please bring a check for $35 made out to the church with “altar flowers” on the memo line, or cash in an envelope with specified date.

Income Statement— September 2013 September 2013

YTD 2013

2012

YTD 2012

YTD Budget

Annual Budget 2013

INCOME CONTRIBUTION INCOME

$48,229.82

$409,586.24

$51,332.52

$416,228.66

$370,784.92

$559,795.00

$48,229.82

$409,586.24

$51,332.52

$416,228.66

$370,784.92

$559,795.00

$24,349.61

$217,658.05

$22,360.90

$228,797.41

$234,182.57

$312,617.00

2,073.80

17,458.72

1,613.53

19,082.92

22,287.59

28,650.00

100.90

1,613.46

109.24

2,241.47

1,592.47

2,030.00

3,539.46

50,377.89

5,833.33

51,138.78

66,900.20

89,200.00

30,063.77

287,108.12

29,917.00

301,260.58

324,962.83

432,497.00

MUSIC EXP.

965.42

2,339.78

678.28

2,354.70

3,074.94

4,100.00

WORSHIP EXP.

769.83

2,510.85

1,026.71

4,959.73

3,224.97

4,300.00

EDUCATION EXP.

1,095.56

8,589.83

2,025.34

6,724.42

12,750.13

17,000.00

OUTREACH EXP.

2,122.93

6,018.48

648.81

4,011.05

7,398.72

9,865.00

MISSION EXP.

7,176.36

57,139.20

6,267.77

55,969.88

69,024.78

92,033.00

Subtotal Ministry Expense

12,130.10

76,598.14

10,646.91

74,019.78

95,473.54

127,298.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

42,193.87

363,706.26

40,563.91

375,280.36

420,436.37

559,795.00

EXCESS INCOME/EXPENSES

$6,035.95

$45,879.98

$10,768.61

$45,961.47

-$4,207.71

$0.00

TOTAL INCOME EXPENSES ADMINISTRATIVE EXP. STAFF PARISH EXP. OFFICE EXP. FINANCE TEAM EXP. FACILITIES EXP. Subtotal Expenses MINISTRY EXPENSE

Want to read more? Go to westlakeumc.org

9

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAFF Rev. John Butchko Patti Barnes Jeanne Halaby Marshall Haning Rich Gallo Annie Kaschube Alexandra Kellatis Tom Linger Ardith McCloy Anna Magill Gretty Myers Ellie Peiffer Carol Ryan Stephanie Fries Sharon Parks-Stickler Kathy Tafuri Janie Zell

Senior Pastor: [email protected] Nursery Coordinator Nursery Assistant Director of Music & Adult Choir 11:21 Band & Music Leader Organist Childcare Assistant Coordinator Building Manager Director of Handbells Youth Associate Stephen Ministry Coordinator Small Group & Welcoming Ministries Christian Education Associate Office Manager Finance Manager Volunteer Parish Nurse Nursery Assistant

WUMC Librarians: Nanci Danburg OTHER PASTORS CONNECTED TO THIS CONGREGATION: Rev. Jim Cake Rev. Nancy Hull Dr. Richard Parks Rev. Ron Dietrich Rev. Don Lefelar Rev. Bob Remington Rev. Diana Guyette Dr. Richard Lehto Rev. Tom Taylor

All Saints Day Sunday, November 3rd A day of remembrance for all of our loved ones who have passed

Spud Night & challenge auction Sunday, November 10th Tasty food, laughter, entertainment, service auction, and minute-to-win-it challenges! See page 7 for more information

Annual Charge Conference Monday, November 18th At Lakewood United Methodist Church See page 3 for more information

Hanging of the Greens Sunday, November 24th Help decorate the church, and join us for a Family JingleFest! See page 7 for more information

* * M ESSENGER A RTICLES FOR D ECEMBER : D UE N OVEMBER 15 TH * *

Mailed October 28, 2013 DATED MATERIAL—DO NOT DELAY

Sunday Worship at 8:15 a.m. (Reflective) 10:00 a.m. (Classic) 11:21 a.m. (High Energy) 27650 Center Ridge Road Westlake, Ohio 44145 (440) 871-3088 www.westlakeumc.org [email protected]

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED