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United Methodist Women (UMW) meets every second
Wednesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm
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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:

     Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the second Wednesday in April, October

and January at 10:00 am in the church office. All knitters, crocheters, and quilters are

encouraged to attend.

     Simply put, a Prayer Shawl is a soft, warm shawl that is knitted, crocheted or quilted,

which is given to persons who are ill, have suffered a loss or are in the midst of a crisis.

Before the shawl is delivered, it is prayed over by the pastor, congregation and the

ministry team who created the shawl.

     If you know someone who is in need of a prayer shawl, they are located in the plastic

bin outside of the sanctuary. Please list the name of the recipient in the notebook, along

with your name and the date. Recipients of prayer shawls need not be members of the

church and are available at no cost. 

 

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BOOK CLUB:

Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month at Kinsey's Restaurant at 5:30 pm.

We enjoy dinner or just dessert and discuss the book we've read for that month.

We're very informal, don't read anything too intellectual and just chat and

pick the book for next time. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. Just show up.  

 

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PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY:

There are two opportunities to join Rev. Ruth for Bible Study each week.

She will lead the same study at Deerfield UMC from 1:00 to 2:30 pm each

Thursday and at the Atwater UMC on Thursday evening from 7:00 to

8:30 pm. Rev. Ruth will offer a variety of short term studies throughout

the year. Some topical nature while others will focus in more fully on

portions of the scripture. No bible study during the summer months.

 

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MEN'S BREAKFAST:

The Men's Breakfast is held the third Saturday of every month. The

breakfast is held at two different restaurants in the area. Men are

notified by email and/or phone and all members by the Church 

Bulletin/Newsletter each month prior to the breakfast where we

are going to meet that month. We have been doing the men's breakfast

for about 15 years which is open to all men of the church and their

guest, (participants pay for their own breakfast).

At the breakfast we open with a prayer, and then we discuss things/

concerns dealing with the church, politics, sports, and any other

subjects that are brought up. The breakfast lasts about an hour 

depending on service at the restaurant. There is an open invitation to

both the men of the Atwater and Deerfield United Methodist Churches.

If you have any questions or concerns contact Bob E. at 330-935-0360

or see him on Sunday at church. So Come Join Us!!!!! 

No Men's Prayer Breakfast through the summer months. 

 

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VISITATION MINISTRY TEAM:

The visits to church members by the Visitation Teams have been going really well

and are enjoyed by everyone.

 

If you know of a church member that would appreciate a phone call, visit and/or

communion, please contact Diane S. Also, we weould welcome anyone interested

in becoming a Team Member in this important ministry.

 

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Calling all prayer warriors - A new daily ministry of prayer is beginning in our

church. We are looking for persons willing to commit to praying (from home)

daily for the weekly prayer cards and ministries of the church. It will begin

October 16 and continue for 6 months, at which time you will be asked if you

wish to continue. Please contact Diane S. if you wish to participate. How

it works - Diane will send an email or phone you the prayer card situations,

then you are asked to pray daily for them.

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