August 23, 2023

Women’s Intergenerational Book Club
Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints
Starting September 11 at 10:30
Location: Library

The Women’s Intergenerational Book Group kicks off on Monday, September 11 and runs for six weeks, ending on October 16. Our book for the fall is Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints. The Celtic saints lived in uncertain times, much as we do today. These men and women offer us much that is healing and strengthening as we walk with Christ into an unknown future. Their spiritual practices can inspire and instruct us in the lives we lead.

We have 10 copies of the book available in Ann’s office. If you prefer a Kindle version, you can get that on Amazon. If you have questions, contact Ann or Teresa.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments
Starting September 6 at 10:30 am 
Location: Library
In his book Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments, Adam Hamilton asks the question, “What if the Ten Commandments were not just a set of ancient rules but also a guide to experiencing the good life today?" The ancient rules we call the Ten Commandments still speak to us in 2023. Jesus embraced them as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life. In our study of these timely words of God, may we find that good and beautiful life along the way.

Email or call Teresa Edwards to register for this class and put your name on the list for a book. I will be placing a book order myself, or you can purchase your own book through Amazon.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made 2.0
September 10-October 15 (6 weeks)
Sundays from 5:00-6:30
Location: Dining Room

All summer we’ve traveled through the nine personality types. We understand that we truly are fearfully and wonderfully made! We’ve been reminded weekly that knowing ourselves and others better helps us to be the people God created us to be and to love ourselves and others more fully.

This fall, we have the opportunity to go deeper into personality types, exploring various aspects of ourselves so we can grow in self-awareness. As United Methodists, we recognize that our spiritual journey is about moving toward perfection, which really means moving toward wholeness.

The Enneagram is a study of the nine basic types of people. It helps us understand why we are as we are, but it does more than that. It shows us the unconscious messages that drive our behaviors, messages that limit us to lesser versions of ourselves. It invites us to hear the messages of grace that lead us to wholeness.
Sunday was super! Promotion Sunday went well for the children. Our adult classes enjoyed their first week back together after the summer combined class. We had great attendance for worship. The blessing of the backpacks filled the front of the church. There were 63 children in His Kids. We fed 300 lunch and sent leftovers to the Methodist Home and Wesley Glen. The energy and excitement of the day were palpable. It was great to hear the laughter and see the smiles that filled the CLC. It was great!

Special thanks to Dawn Liipfert who led this event. She took care of the decorations – which were amazing. She recruited our servers and helped as well. She was one of the first ones in the building and the last ones out. She helped host the Sunday school mixer as well as logistics for our lunch. We are grateful for her capable and generous leadership. Thanks to all who answered her call to help with decorations and the food. At least one time there were three generations of her family working side by side.

Also, if you did not pick up a backpack blessing tag for your child or grandchild or a Popsicle Prayer List card, we have extras here at the church. We are also happy to mail you a prayer card; just let Reese know (
Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m.
Prayer Center

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Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.
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August 25-27
Ann Smith

Sunday, August 27
Kay Green, Brenda Mallary, Jean McLendon, Ellen Thompson

Sunday, August 27
In loving memory of Rita Reese Baumhauer, on her birthday, by Lea and Elbert McQueen.
Jean Bevill
Marc & Wimberly Treadwell

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Mr. & Mrs. Paul Daffin, Jr.
Ken & Peggy Gerdes
Clarice Sheehan
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