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March 2016

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Pastoral Reflections CHRIST IS RISEN! As we enter the month of March, we begin the “home stretch” of Lent. Throughout this season of Lent we have been focused on transformation, on a positive change, in our spiritual lives. We have talked about the transformation that can occur when we stand firm in our proclamation that Jesus Christ is the Lord of all aspects of our lives. Through various faith development classes, we have studied about the transformation of Saul to Paul and the impact his writings still have on the Church today. We have also dug deep into the transformative power of forgiveness and prayer. As the season of Lent begins to come to a close, on March 20, we will wave palm branches celebrating Palm Sunday. What a joyous time. I have always enjoyed watching the procession of children into the church on Palm Sunday mornings. The children are laughing, moving about with joy. The adults are smiling as we sing “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna.” What joy abounds!

Then Holy Week begins. The joy of Palm Sunday turns to the darkness of Good Friday. The sanctuary once filled with lush greens and many religious symbols is emptied of all signs of Jesus the Christ. Instead of a singular focus on Palm Sunday, some churches choose to celebrate Palm/Passion Sunday. When this is done a combination of Scripture is used. Texts that describe the scene when Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem are read together with the passages that describe the betrayal, arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. At Westlake UMC we have made the conscious decision to celebrate Palm Sunday and then prayerfully walk through the last week of Jesus’ earthly life. In my opinion, it is difficult to truly appreciate Easter if you do not travel through Holy Week. Without doing so, you jump from the joy of Palm Sunday with the waving of palm branches to the excited cries of “Christ is Risen” on Easter morning. The darkness, the sadness, the anguish of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are (CONT’D P.2

How do you pass on God's transforming grace and the joy of Easter? Start by inviting those without a church home to worship with us. Keep our Easter business cards in your wallet to invite people to Holy Week and Easter Sunday worship services. Cards are available from the ushers.

Holy Week MAUNDY THURSDAY: March 24th - 6:30 p.m. Simple Soup Supper and Service; Children’s Choir sings

GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE: March 25th - 8:00 p.m. “Tapestry of Darkness” with the WUMC Chancel Choir & Guest Chamber Orchestra (More information on pg. 4)

Easter Sunday March 27th SUNRISE SERVICE at 7:00 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery in Westlake (29535 Center Ridge Rd.)

WUMC SERVICES at 8:15 a.m. Reflective Service with communion 10:00 a.m. Traditional Service 11:28 a.m. Contemporary Service

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 27650 Center Ridge Road * Westlake, Ohio 44145 * (440) 871-3088 * westlakeumc.org Sunday Worship at 8:15, 10:00 and 11:28 a.m.

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THE MESSENGER (PASTORAL REFLECTIONS CONT’D FROM P. 1) missed if you skip from one joy-filled Sunday to the next Sunday. This year we will continue the tradition of a Soup Supper on Maundy Thursday which will be followed by musical selections from our Children’s Choir and the partaking of Holy Communion. On Good Friday we will have a traditional Tenebrae Service. The Westlake UMC Chancel Choir and a guest chamber orchestra will be presenting a Tenebrae worship experience which will be centered on the cantata “Tapestry of Darkness.” I invite you to join us every week for faith development classes and worship. During Holy Week I want to ex-

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HAPPY EASTER!

Coffee Time Sponsors are still needed to support our coffee fellowship from now through the end of May. Cost is $35. Your sponsorship keeps this important ministry of connection going! You can find Sponsorship forms on the table near the coffee at Fellowship Hour.

UMM — Annual Belgian Waffle Breakfast SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH 8 A.M.—12:30 P.M. You are invited to the United Methodist Men’s Club Annual All-Church Belgian Waffle Breakfast on Palm Sunday, March 20th. No reservations needed! Featuring delicious waffles; tasty strawberry, blueberry or apple toppings; scrumptious sausage; maple syrup; orange juice, coffee, milk, tea, and water. All profits go to local and national mission projects. Suggested donation is $6.00 per meal.

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tend a special invitation that you choose to put Christ first in your life and join Westlake UMC in our Holy Week observances. We will complete our Lenten journey by spending time in prayer and reflection on the Last Supper, the arrest of Jesus, and the crucifixion of our Lord. Let us come together in worship throughout Holy Week to prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of Easter. Then when we joyfully declare together “Christ is Risen. Christ is Risen, Indeed” we will have a deeper appreciation of those special words. May the Peace of Jesus Christ Be With You Always,

Pastor Mollie

New Member Classes OPEN TO ALL! If you are interested in joining Westlake UMC or just would like more information about the church, the three new member classes are for you! Let the office know if you are interested in attending these classes. Childcare is available if needed.  Stewardship & Your Money Autobiography:

March 13th at 9:00 a.m.  Spiritual Gifts Discovery: Date to be announced  Coffee with the Pastor: Date to be announced!

SPRING IS COMING! START PLANNING YOUR GARDEN! You will be receiving your plant order form in the April Messenger, but there are forms now on the table across from the elevator in the lobby. Take extras for your friends! Deadline for ordering is Sunday, April 17th. Order forms, with payment checks attached, should be placed in the box on the lobby table across from the elevator. Plant sale pick-up will be Saturday, May 21st from 10 a.m.—12 p.m. Questions? Please call Mary Klag at: (440) 934-8084

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MARCH 2016

Wednesday Evening Women’s ChristCare Group STARTS MARCH 2ND AT 7 P.M. Join the Wednesday Evening Women’s Christ Care Group for Lent to discuss John, The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton to experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while reading the entire Gospel of John. Please see Gretty Myers if you have any questions or would like more information: [email protected] or (216) 701-2067.

United Methodist Women General Meeting THURSDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 10:30 A.M.

Your Money Autobiography SUNDAY, MARCH 13TH AT 9:00 A.M. Preaching on the first Sunday of Lent, Pastor Mollie talked about how Peter was able to say that Jesus was Lord after witnessing the transfiguration. She posed an interesting question to us, "How do we know Jesus is Lord of our lives? If we looked at our calendars, commitments and check books, do they affirm that Jesus is Lord?" How do you look at your checkbook and what does it say? Some say money is the most important factor in American culture; certainly, it is the most complex. It is important to sort out our own beliefs about money; that's what the Money Autobiography does. It is one of the tools to help us understand the complexity of money, and its power on our faith. Remember, Jesus talked about money more than any other topic. Join Don Lefelar for this interesting discussion.

Hooray! The weather is improving, and we are all anxious to get together. The meeting will start at 10:30 with lunch at 12noon. Bring your sandwich — the hostesses will provide dessert. The 1:00 program will be a slide presentation on “Stained Glass Windows — From Plain to Elegant” by David Simmer. David is a volunteer with Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative. What a wonderful opportunity for us! If you and your friends are not interested in attending the meeting and lunch, please consider coming at 1:00 for this program! Also, the WUMW Mission Outreach Circle meets at the church on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00. For more information, please call Betty Levis (440) 871-8644.

20s/30s Group The WUMC 20s/30s are welcoming new members. This group, as the name suggests, is focused on those individuals in their 20s or 30s. We will soon begin the study, The Wesleyan Way. Please contact Harlen Rife at [email protected] if you or someone you know is interested in sharing fellowship learning more about the United Methodist Church. The group meets alternating Thursday evenings. Upcoming dates include March 10th and 24th.

TICKETS: $10 for adults $5 for kids (12 and under) Children 2 and under FREE! All proceeds go toward Youth Mission Fund.

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THE MESSENGER

Good Friday Tenebrae Service MARCH 25TH AT 8:00 P.M.

Westlake United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and a guest chamber orchestra will be presenting a Tenebrae worship experience centered around the cantata “Tapestry of Darkness” by Ruth Elaine Schram. This cantata blends Scripture readings describing the last days of Jesus’ life, with original songs that depict both the events and emotions of Holy Week. The lyrics recall the fading of the light of faith and the darkness that covered the Earth at Jesus death on the hill of Golgotha. As the shadows in the sanctuary grow deeper, we hear again the shouts of the bloodthirsty crowd and the blows that pierced His hands and side. Only a slim ray of hope pierces the shroud of darkness.

Caregivers Support Group

Parish Nurse News

BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 4TH 7-8PM

Kathy Tafuri, our WUMC Volunteer Parish Nurse, offers free blood pressure screenings most Sundays after coffee hour. Kathy is also available most Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. to address your health concerns, plus offer free blood pressure screenings. You can reach her by calling the church office (440) 871 -3088 x17, or email [email protected]

Save the Date & Spread the Word! Perhaps you are caring for a loved one. Your role as a caregiver is incredibly important and one that demands much of you. You are not alone. God is calling our church to embrace those on the sacred and difficult journey of caring for a loved one. This new group is launching with the goal of providing a faith based, safe place for caregivers to express their feelings and questions of faith, get resources and encouragement from others, and receive hope for the future. WUMC, in conjunction with Rockport UMC, is starting this ministry which will meet monthly on the 1st Monday of the month at Westlake United Methodist Church. Caregivers are welcome to bring their care partner. A separate space and activities will be available for them, staffed by volunteers. The group will be facilitated by Thurston Cosner, Stephen Leader from Rockport UMC, and Gretty Myers, Stephen Leader from Westlake, UMC. Also joining us will be Kathy Tafuri, Parish Nurse from Westlake UMC. We ask the congregation to pray for this new ministry. Please contact Gretty Myers to participate or to volunteer at (216) 701-2067 or [email protected]

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Purl Girls Welcome New Knitters Come join The Purl Girls if you want to learn to knit, or want to exchange knitting tips! We have made and given out many prayer shawls. Some of the ladies have knitted or crocheted hats for cancer patients. We meet every Wednesday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 100. Betty Levis can give you more information if you are interested — (440) 871-8644.

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MARCH 2016

Monthly Mission Event

Lenten Lunch Series WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 16TH, 12:05-12:50 P.M. @St. Ladislas Parish Center (Cullen Hall) 2345 Bassett Rd., Westlake

Saturday, March 12th, 9 a.m.—12 p.m. We are going to the Kids In Need Resource Center to sort through donations. We have room for 10 volunteers, and will meet at church at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. Please sign up via the bulletin board or HERE.

A Big Thank You Thanks to all who donated to Evidence of the Gospel Ministries Jamaica (EGMJ). With especially big thanks to the anonymous donor of a NEW laptop! Please hold the Pottingers in prayer during their travel to Jamaica to deliver the donations.

Men’s Clothing Drive The 20s/30s group will be collecting gently used clothing for Lia House, a non-profit, long-term stay home for men recovering from addiction. A special priority would be clothes appropriate for a job search like polo shirts, khakis and/or slacks, long and short sleeve dress shirts, belts, and dress shoes, but all gently-worn clothes are welcome. Lia House places special emphasis on employment as a critical component toward self-sufficiency and the maintenance of long-term sobriety, and few of its residents have proper clothes for engaging in a job search upon arrival to the program. The 20s/30s group has a donation box in Fellowship Hall to collect the clothing. Lia House/K.I.S.S. Foundation will issue upon request a donation/tax receipt for items donated. They also will provide the proper Tax ID number via U.S. mail in a follow-up thank you letter, if they have the donor's name and address. Of course donations can be made anonymously, too! If you have any questions or have a quantity of clothes would require a pick-up, please contact Nate Weems (440) 522-1926 or send him an email at: [email protected]

Share lunch, Christian fellowship, and traditional Lenten Prayer and reflection as a multidenominational community.” All are welcome to attend this free series with a different speaker each week, as well as a simple meal of soup and a hard roll. No reservations needed. All are welcome!

SPEAKERS COMING UP IN MARCH: March 2 Deacon Dennis Conrad, St. Christopher March 9 Rev. RJ Johnson, Pastor, Church of the Advent Episcopal March 16 Rev. Mollie Brown, Pastor, Westlake UMC

Pedals, Pipes, & Pizza The Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music Outreach Department are presenting a free program, Pedals, Pipes & Pizza, to introduce young musicians to the organ. The program is recommended for Middle School and High School students, ages 11-16 who have some piano background. Teachers and leaders in the program are area organists and music teachers including our organist Annie Kaschube. We will explore and demonstrate the pipe organ and its music. The students will see the inside of an organ and play a piano piece on it. The principal purpose of the day is to help students learn about the pipe organ and how it functions. Students usually enjoy getting to know other pianists and the Pizza Party, of course! Parents and teachers are invited to attend the closing recital at 1:15 p.m. in the Methodist Church sanctuary. This event will be held at The United Methodist Church of Berea, 170 Seminary Street, Saturday, April 9th, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Registration will be at 9:45 a.m. If you have a child who would be interested in this event, please contact Annie Kaschube at [email protected] or (216) 8621232.

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THE MESSENGER

From the Desk of Christian Ed Carol Ryan, [email protected]

VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPLIES REQUESTED: Collection period ends March 20th Special Egg Drop Collection: SAVE an egg, and save the world? No, but these raw eggs dropped one story will not stand a chance without your help. We welcome half used hand-me downs as well as purchased donations. Place donations in the supply room, #101, in the education wing. What do we need? Well…. Straws; Newspaper; Scotch and masking tape; Cardboard scraps; Egg Cartons; Newspaper; Paper tubes (toilet, paper towel, etc.); Plastic grocery bags; Card board boxes you otherwise planned to recycle (like a cereal box, etc.); and Rubber bands.

PARENTS OF WUMC KIDS: IMPORTANT INFO If you have any questions about the following info or events, please contact Carol Ryan ([email protected]).

Is Your Child Registered for Westlake UMC Programs? Good news is that our Sunday school and additional programs are growing. We are excited to see new faces, as well as some “welcome back” families, at WUMC. If you did not register your child(ren) with us in the fall, please know that all infants, children, and teens need to be registered with WUMC. Sure, it is because there are “rules” we must follow. But it truly helps us manage class groupings, keep kids safe, and expedites sign-ups for youth outings. Registration takes less than five minutes, just click HERE.

DATES TO REMEMBER: March 6th WUMC Scholarship Application Deadline. Scholarship application is available online for college-bound seniors. Please email Carol Ryan, or check our website for the WUMC Scholarship 2016 application on the Forms page. The application process and its candidate review focuses primarily on these seniors’ service and/ or mission in their school, community, and surely within our church.

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EggstravaFAMILYganza 2016 Sunday, March 20th 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Easter defines us. It is extraordinary. Heck, it is eggstraordinary! Bring a friend, bring a spouse, bring grandpa, but surely bring your eggcitement for eggcellent creative egg creations, eggperiments, and an egg drop challenge! If you bring a friend or family with you who does not have a church home of their own or is “church shopping”, please stop by the welcome desk to register for a prize! Please bring one dozen hard boiled (the cooked until not gooey kind) eggs per eggdying participant. We will provide the dyes, and other supplies. It wouldn’t be a WUMC if there wasn’t one surprise activity planned! Don’t miss out. AND pretty please, come dressed appropriately! Interested in scrambling this event together, or working one of the various stations? Contact Carol Ryan via the church office or [email protected]

March 30th

WUMC 4th-5th Grade Mission Trip to the Gathering Place

Palm Sunday, March 20th (1) Children’s parade of palms at 10:00 a.m. service means we’ll be gathering K-7th graders in Fellowship Hall (close to stage) prior to the start of worship (preschoolers will join us from their classroom). Please encourage middle schoolers to join as in parade help for our youngest friends. (2) Weather permitting, K-7th Sunday school classes may go outside so please wear/bring appropriate footwear. Children’s coats (as needed) may be dropped off in their classroom prior to the start of worship/parade of palms. (3) Children’s choir is performing. (4) Eggstravagnaza is this afternoon. (5) The United Methodist Men’s WAFFLE breakfast is this same morning. BONUS! Just get your kidlets dressed, and join us for breakfast as early as 8:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

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MARCH 2016 Maundy Thursday, March 24th

Friday—Saturday, April 22nd-23rd

As has become the tradition for the past several years, the Children’s Choir will be playing an active role in our Maundy Thursday worship service. The children are preparing several anthems which magnify the beauty of this holy night. Please plan to attend this special service as we continue our Lenten journey to the cross of Calvary.

Confirmation Retreat

Easter Sunday, March 27

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Related to 10:00 am worship service only, please note the following: (1) Childcare will be provided for infants – toddlers in the nursery, and two-three year olds in the corresponding room next to nursery. (2) Preschool Sunday School will occur at the 10:00 service. (3) School aged children may enjoy worshiping with their families, hearing the trumpets, and seeing the flowers. We are Easter People, and we invite school aged children (and below if desired by family) to worship together with us!

Sunday, April 24th WUMC’s Confirmation Sunday!

SUMMER CAMPERS East Ohio Conference Summer Camps are an exciting adventure, opportunity to make new friends, and spend a week sandwiched in a Christian s’more of God’s love and abundant outdoor wonder! Thanks to the generosity of our UMW, WUMC families can apply for scholarship support for weeklong camp experiences! For more information on camps, or scholarship support, please contact Carol Ryan. For a listing of camps and information, please click here http://www.eocumc.com/ camps/

Vacation Bible School 2016 June 20— 24th Preschool— 5th @ Westlake UMC Youth @ Prince of Peace REGISTRATION

LINK COMING SOON!

… Have you heard? MARCH YOUTH SCHEDULE 6

Spaghetti Dinner. Come to help, come to eat! Just don't miss it! 13 Regular Youth (5-8) 20 Regular Youth (5-8) 27 Easter Sunday: No evening Youth; enjoy the time with your families for vacation!

APRIL 3 Regular Youth (5-8)

30 HOUR FAMINE: Weekend of April 8th—9th Youth will be fasting for 30 Hours to raise money for the World Vision organization. Every day, around the world, millions of children and families go hungry. Especially in today's world, it is necessary to have Christian organizations that help out in the midst of crisis. The youth who participate will fast for 30 hours, focusing on those who don't fast for fun -- but because they have to! Please think about joining us, or sponsoring a youth who is participating.

QUESTIONS? Contact Rachael Haning, WUMC Youth Coordinator at [email protected]

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Life Events WITH SYMPATHY

“ALEX MASSEY: AT YOUR SERVICE” BENCH

Karen Sutherland, WUMC Member, passed away February 23rd. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 2 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mollie Brown.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Evelyn Muranko, sister of Carol Hartman, passed away February 23rd. Frank Pistora, husband of Diana Pistora, passed away January 30th. Rev. Mollie officiated his memorial service on February 13th Rob Hester, friend and frequent visitor to WUMC, passed away February 11th.

New Members We welcomed three new members to Westlake UMC on Sunday, February 21st:

Alex Massey and his service to others is still alive at Westlake United Methodist Church! In memory of our dear friend in Christ, please stop by the outside front porch to see and sit on a bench for all seasons. Especially meant for those who wait for transportation after service, those folks will need to stand no more – “Alex Massey: At Your Service” is willing to provide comfort! Our hope is that it will serve as rest for the weary as well as background for many family ceremony photos and enjoyed by many in the years to come. Given in love by the Massey Monday Night Christ Care group~

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ANTHONY & BRIDGET ROYCE Anthony is a mechanical engineer at NASA. Bridget teaches 5th grade math at Dover Intermediate School in Westlake. The couple is expecting their first child in August. They live in Westlake.

LOUISE SEVOLD Louise is a former librarian who retired from the Cuyahoga Public Library. She enjoys cooking and singing. She lives in North Olmsted.

Welcome!

Thank You! Dear Bake Sale Supporters! Mrs. Janet Hanacek’s Sunday school class (4th and 5th graders) would like to thank you for your support! We raised over $700 all because of you! Hope you liked our treats. This money is going to a good cause. We will buy fabric to make special pillows for breast cancer patients. And sponsor an art therapy and an exercise class at The Gathering Place. We will visit and present them with a check at the end of March. With our thanks, Madison S. (on behalf of 4th-5th Grade Class)

Relay for Life of Westshore SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 1 P.M. TO 11 P.M. @ WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL GYM To register for this event to help support the American Cancer Society go to relayforlife.org/westshore. Luminaria Order Forms are available in the WUMC lobby if you would like celebrate the life of someone who has battled cancer, or to remember someone who has lost their battle against the disease. Cost is $10 and orders are due by April 25th. The Remembrance/Luminaria Ceremony will be held at dusk and light the track.

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MARCH 2016

GOT MEDICARE? ... Ask Patricia OPERS HRA ALLOWANCE OPERS transitioned their retirees to Medicare as of January 1, 2016. What this means is that OPERS will no longer sponsor a group Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Instead, OPERS will provide eligible retirees with an allowance to use toward the purchase of an individual Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplemental plan and a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan This transition has been difficult for the retiree. It requires the retiree to understand the options to structure their Medicare, and learn the HRA allowance fund-

ing and reimbursement process. Also,OPERS has chosen One Exchange as theirThird Party Administrator to manage the retiree’s HRA account and to provide Licensed Benefit Advisor (insurance agents) services. The retirees have many questions. So exactly how does the retiree submit a claim? What is the balance in my HRA? Why are my claims not being reimbursed to the bank account that I designated to use? I don’t use a computer, and need help with this process. For answers to the retiree’s specific questions on their HRA they must contact One Exchange at (844) 287-9945. Helping Retirees with Medicare….. Patricia Whited Stineman, OSHIIP trained and certified (440) 781-1383

Interested in Direct Deposit? Please contact Sharon Parks, Finance Manager: [email protected]

Income Statement— January 2016 January 2016

YTD 2016

2015

YTD 2015

YTD Budget

Annual Budget 2016

INCOME CONTRIBUTION INCOME

$47,489.33

$47,489.33

$35,034.39

$35,034.39

$46,471.24

$570,000.00

$47,489.33

$47,489.33

$35,034.39

$35,034.39

$46,471.24

$570,000.00

$27,781.99

$27,781.99

$26,869.97

$26,869.97

$29,551.16

$355,634.00

1,623.56

1,623.56

1,870.86

1,870.86

1,818.62

22,583.40

89.16

89.16

76.46

76.46

133.33

1,880.00

6,003.24

6,003.24

6,523.14

6,523.14

6,658.05

83,546.60

35,497.95

35,497.95

35,340.43

35,340.43

38,161.16

463,644.00

MUSIC EXP.

183.31

183.31

61.09

61.09

1,000.00

4,250.00

WORSHIP EXP.

-23.63

-23.63

748.92

748.92

650.00

8,375.00

EDUCATION EXP.

1,047.60

1,047.60

1,588.41

1,588.41

2,025.00

18,090.00

OUTREACH EXP.

465.39

465.39

374.16

374.16

690.00

8,065.00

5,642.67

5,642.67

5,432.09

5,432.09

5,631.32

67,576.00

7,315.34

7,315.34

8,204.67

8,204.67

9,996.32

106,356.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

42,813.29

42,813.29

43,545.10

43,545.10

48,157.48

570,000.00

EXCESS INCOME/EXPENSES

$ 4,676.04

$ 4,676.04

-$ 8,510.71

-$ 8,510.71

-$ 1,686.24

$0.00

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

MISSION EXP. Subtotal Ministry Expense

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Spring Forward!

EASTER SUNDAY

11:28 Easter Worship

10:00 Easter Worship

8:15 Easter Worship

7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service in Evergreen Cemetery

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3-5 pm Eggstravaganza (F.H.) 5pm Forgiveness Study (100)

8:00 am—12:30 pm UMM Belgian Waffle Breakfast

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Daylight Savings

Youth Group 5—8 pm (FH)

Closed

Church Office

12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (205)

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12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (205) 7 pm Finance Cmmte (107)

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Purl Girls (100) Parish Nurse Available Arthritis Exer. (103) ChristCare-JMc (205) ChristCare-GM (205) 11:28 Rehearsal Rev. Mollie Out of Office (until April 4)

12pm 1 pm 1:30pm 2 pm 7 pm 7:30pm

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12pm Purl Girls (100) 1 pm Parish Nurse Available 1:30pm Arthritis Exer. (103) 5:30pm Community Meal 7 pm ChristCare-GM (205) 5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal

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12pm Purl Girls (100) 12pm Lenten Lunch (St. Lads) Parish Nurse Available 5am-9pm Elections (105-6-7) 1 pm 1:30pm Arthritis Exer. (103) 5 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 2 pm ChristCare-JMc (205) 7 pm ChristCare-GM (205) 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal M ESSENGER D EADLINE

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12:30pm Games ’N Such (FH) 12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 5:45 pm Election Board Setup (105-6-7) 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (205) 7 pm Stephen Ministry (100) 7 pm Trustees (104)

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12pm Purl Girls (100) 12pm Lenten Lunch (St. Lads) 1 pm Parish Nurse Available 1:30pm Arthritis Exer. (103) 7 pm ChristCare-GM (205)

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9am Fire Alarm Test 12pm Purl Girls (100) 12pm Lenten Lunch (St. Lads) 1:30pm Arthritis Exer. (103) 2 pm ChristCare-JMc (205) 5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 7 pm ChristCare-GM (205) 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal

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12pm VBS Mtg (105) 12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (205) (FH and Sanctuary) 7pm Leadership Council (205)

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Mon

9am Money Autobiography 5pm Forgiveness Study (100) 5pm Lent Study (107)

5pm Forgiveness Study (100) 5pm Lent Study (107)

Spaghetti Dinner 5/6:30 p.m.

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Sun Bible Study (205) CWRU (107) UMW Bd. Mtg (104) Marijuana Anon (100) Handbell Choir Choir Rehearsal

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Bible Study (205) Marijuana Anon (100) Handbell Choir ChristCare-DL(205) Choir Rehearsal

UMW Gen. Mtg (F.H.) Marijuana Anon(100) Handbell Choir Choir Rehearsal

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10 am CWRU (107) 5:30pm Westlake Prays for Peace (Sanct) 5:30pm Marijuana Anon (100) 6:15pm Handbell Choir 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal

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10 am 10 am

8:30AM—3PM NCD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY @ GARFIELD MEMORIAL UMC

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8am—12pm Pinewood Derby (R. Rennard)

9am—12 pm Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Ctr

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6:30pm ChristCare—JK/LK

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Sat

GOOD FRIDAY

26

6:30pm ChristCare—JK/LK

F. HALL & KITCHEN CLOSED—WAXING

3:30—6pm Theater Group

18

6pm Pinewood Derby Setup (R. Rennard)

3:30—6pm Theater Group

11

3:30—6pm Theater Group

4

Fri

CWRU (107) 3: UMW Mission 8:00 pm Outreach (103-4) Tenebrae Service 5:30pm Marijuana Anon. (100) 6:30pm Maundy Thursday Dinner & Worship (FH)

24

9 am 5:30pm 6:15pm 7pm 7:30pm

17

10:30am 5:30pm 6:15pm 7:30pm

Rev. Mollie out @ conference

10

9 am 10 am 10 am 5:30pm 6:15pm 7:30pm

3

Thu

March 2016

MARCH 2016

Rev. Mollie Brown Annie Kaschube Carol Ryan Ellie Peiffer Gretty Myers Jeanne Halaby Jessica Proctor Jill Farkas Kathleen Kryz Kathy Tafuri Marshall Haning Morgan Lux Patti Barnes Rachael Haning Rich Gallo Sharon Parks Stephanie Fries

Senior Pastor: [email protected] Organist, Director of Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir Christian Education Director Small Group & Welcoming Ministries Stephen Ministry Coordinator Childcare Assistant Childcare Assistant Custodian Office Assistant Volunteer Parish Nurse Director of Music & Adult Choir Childcare Assistant Nursery Coordinator Youth Coordinator 11:28 Worship Leader Finance Manager Manager of Church Operations

WUMC Librarians: Nanci Danburg & Judy McDonald OTHER PASTORS CONNECTED TO THIS CONGREGATION: Dr. Richard Parks Rev. Ron Dietrich Rev. Don Lefelar Rev. Bob Remington Rev. Diana Guyette Dr. Richard Lehto Rev. Tom Taylor

NORTH COAST DISTRICT

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAFF

2016 Leadership Academy

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Garfield Memorial United Methodist Church 3650 Lander Road Pepper Pike, OH 44124 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 am)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** Attendees under 30 years of age… FREE! (with pre-registration)

* M ESSENGER A RTICLES FOR A PRIL : D UE T UESDAY , M ARCH 15 TH *

Mailed February 29, 2016 DATED MATERIAL—DO NOT DELAY

Sunday Worship at 8:15 a.m. (Reflective) 10:00 a.m. (Traditional) 11:28 a.m. (Contemporary) 27650 Center Ridge Road Westlake, Ohio 44145 (440) 871-3088 www.westlakeumc.org [email protected]

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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