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THE JOYFUL NOISE
WHEATLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
NOVEMBER 2017

Hi All!

Generosity is something we learn about through God. It is his measure given to us when we have shown devotion to him. Like the boy who handed over his five loaves and two fishes so that Jesus could show God’s miraculous generosity to all who were there that late afternoon on the hillside for the feeding of the five thousand. The message tells us to give him our provision so that he may work a miracle of generosity in our church and when we do, amazing things can and do happen. In this time of giving, we consider our portion and what we are willing to give this church so that we may experience Gods abundant generosity. Without that boy’s willingness to give, that miracle would not have happened. Likewise, without our giving, God cannot move his vision for this church forward.

We are doing important work here in this church and community. Can you see it? Do you believe in our mission? With your support, we are able to reach out and continue these important ministries. When we have resources, we can innovate and try new things. We can experience a generosity beyond what we might have imagined. Would you like to see the church full? Would you like to see a strong financial situation? Then show trust and give your portion to the work. Don’t hold back.

When we show confidence and trust in Gods work in this church, God shows confidence and trust in us. As it says in Luke 6:37-38, ”Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

When you consider what you will give to our budget over the next year I ask that you seriously think about giving 10% more. Show confidence in your leadership. Show confidence in our mission here. Show that you are invested in us as a community of faith. Jesus faced a difficult situation on the hillside that day; there was no food! And yet when that boy offered his provision, a miracle occurred. You giving your five loaves and two fish will make all the difference in this time of diminishing returns. It will make all the difference in giving us the ability to expand our work and do more. As a result of this shared commitment to give, we can boldly await an outpouring of God’s abundance!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Robin

IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS:
WHEATLAND
Myrna K. & blended families in this time of sorrow; George & Joan B.;
Helen A.; Ann C.; Nora S.; Shawn R; (Pastor Robin's brother), Marian C.;
Jim W.; Diane S.; Maxine S.; Rowann S.; Leslie D.; Irene J.; Diane N.;
Marian A. (Kathy L.'s aunt); Virginia L.; Vrownyn B.; Jerry O.; Wayne
W.; Tom K.; Mike H.; Dennis B.; Deb H.; & Harold D. of Chugwater, the Red
Bird Mission in Kenturcky

CHUGWATER
Tom K.; Kim McB.; Lanetta C.; Will C.; Deb H.; Deb H.n’s Mom and Dad;
Barb F.’s Mom and Dad; Dennis B.; Wayne W.; Jim & Nancy C.;
Bill & Grace S.; Mike H.; the Kevin E. family; the family of Jodale R.;
sympathy to the family in the loss of Steve S.’s mother- Fran; our
veterans; and the Chugwater community and school

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS
We are always in need of persons to supply snacks and cookies and
volunteers to serve as monthly liturgist, ushers, felloswhip
coordinators and communion stewards. If you can please put your name
on the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

**Please remember to write down any meetings, gatherings, etc. on the
calendar in the Fellowship Hall so nothing is forgotten.

WHAT'S HAPPENING
November 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29:

  • Labor of Love @ 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    November 5: Daylight Savings Time ends. Turn clocks back 1 hour.
    November 7: Project Patricia 9:30 11:30 a.m.
    November 9: UMW lunch meeting @ 12:00 p.m.
    November 10: SPR Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in Wheatland
    November 11: Veterans Day
    November 18: Breakfast Meetings - 8:00 a.m.:
  • Men meet at Tasty Treats
  • Women meet at Western Skies
    November 18: God and Games!
  • 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
    November 18: God and Games! 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
    November 22: NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
    November 23: Happy Thanksgiving! Office Closed
    November 24: Office Closed
    November 26: Hanging of the Greens

    ***EQUAL EXHANGE, FAIRLY TRADED COFFEE
    The United Methodist Women are now selling Equal Exchange, Fairly Traded
    Coffee. This is the same coffee as they are providing during our fellowship
    time. It is $9.00 for a full, one pound bag of ground, caffeinated,
    Fellowship Blend coffee. It will be for sale after church in the Fellowship
    Hall. Thanks for your support!

    UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

    The United Methodist Women met on October 12, 2017. We discussed upcoming
    events, and plans for the rest of 2017. The Christmas tea was discussed
    and tabled until the November meeting. The group discussed the upcoming
    elections. The proposed slate of officers is: President-Kathy W.;
    Vice President-Ann C.; Secretary-Karyl W.; Prayer Calendar-Rowann S.;
    Program Resources-Myrna K.; Funeral Co-Chairs-Ann C./Carolyn F., and
    Project Patricia -Rowann S. The election will be held at the November
    meeting.

    The Project Patricia “cut-ups” will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m.
    The group sent box no. 50 after the October meeting, and has almost filled
    box no. 51. Our thanks to the snippers who keep taking a kit, cutting out
    the shapes, and returning everything to our box. If you can help fill kits
    and boxes, please come on Nov. 7.

    The next meeting of the UMW will be held at noon on November 7, 2017, in the
    Fellowship Hall. Bring your own lunch or snack, and enjoy the United Thank
    Offering program by Rowann S. Please bring your donation for that. All
    ladies of the church are invited to attend any of these events. We need all
    the help we can get to carry out the activities UMW does at WUMC and in our
    community. If you need a ride to any of these events, please call Kathy W.
    at 322-1623.

    LABOR OF LOVE (L.O.L.)
    Labor of Love (LOL) now has Halloween cards available for purchase in the
    Fellowship Hall. Soon, they will be busy working on Thanksgiving and Christmas
    cards, as well! Come take a look, these cards are only $1.00 and each individual
    card is made with love and kind thoughts!

    ON GENEROSITY
    Pastor Robin just finished a series on “Generosity” and he invites you
    to watch either or both of these two videos he produced for a church
    on the subject.

    Wendy’s Breakthrough
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    The Transformative Power of Giving
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  • NOVEMBER LITURGISTS, USHERS & OTHERS

    NOVEMBER 5th

    • Liturgist: Kathy W.
    • Ushers: Ken & Patty S.
    • Fellowship: Stewardship Celebration
    • Communion: Patty S.

    NOVEMBER 12th

    • Liturgist – Kathy W.
    • Ushers – Gary & Dorothy B.
    • Fellowship – Cookie Monster

    NOVEMBER 19th

    • Liturgist – Kathy W.
    • Ushers – Ken & Patty S.
    • Fellowship – Cookie Monster

    NOVEMBER 26th

    • Liturgist – Kathy W.
    • Ushers – Ken & Patty S.
    • Fellowship – Cookie Monster

    PASTOR RILEY'S SCHEDULED TIME-OFF
    November 20th – 26th

    WYOMING CHURCH SPREADS MESSAGE OF LOVE WITH 'GOD ROCKS'
    The following article was posted last week in the Rocky Mountain Conference
    Newsletter, which went out to hundreds of churches! Pastor Riley’s story was
    read from all over the conference and many made positive comments.

    Wyoming church spreads message of love with 'God Rocks'
    October 20, 2017
    The painted rocks have a variety of messages on the back: a scripture, a date,
    and Wheatland UMC.
    Story and photos submitted by Pastor Robin Riley
    Wheatland and Chugwater United Methodist churches, Wyoming
    Pastor Robin Riley was walking his dog down the streets of Wheatland, Wyoming
    when he noticed out of the corner of his eye a small rock propped up against
    the light post. He went over and picked up the painted rock that greeted him
    as a colorful ladybug. He turned it over and found a written note on the back:
    “You rock!” it read and below that, “Wheatland Rocks” along with a date.

    He took the rock back to work and talked about it with the secretary, Mandy M.,
    who then told him about the new Facebook craze with kids in the region. Her
    son found a rock that was painted in Casper.

    In Casper, people have posted pictures of rocks and the stories of how they
    connected with other participants. Their Facebook group boasts 7,000 members.
    The Wheatland page was created after one family saw a Guernsey friend’s Facebook
    page that had pictures of painting and hiding rocks for others to find and re-hide.
    “Rockin Wheatland” now has over 1,000 members. 

    As Pastor Riley and his secretary were talking about the idea, they decided to
    participate and created “God Rocks” on the church Facebook page. They launched
    it with an afternoon of rock painting at church as part of the coming fall
    “Roundup Sunday” activities. They saw it as a great way to spread goodwill and
    the message of God’s grace to those in the town of 3,000.

    “It was exciting to think about getting our church involved in this community
    building activity. I could see our kids and older members painting creative rock
    art,” commented Pastor Riley. “We really didn’t know much about what supplies were
    needed. Not being artists, at first we though we needed oil paint. When members of
    the congregation got involved we put together the right supplies, acrylic paint and
    brushes and so forth.” 

    The painted rocks have a variety of messages on the back: a scripture, a date, and
    Wheatland UMC. Church members gathered after the potluck meal the afternoon of
    Aug. 27 and painted their “God rocks.” Afterward, the stones were hidden around
    the church and around town.

    “It was great to watch our older members turn into kids again as they worked away
    on their personal uplifting messages to the community,” Riley said.

    To view this full article along Pastor Robin’s photographs of the “God Rocks”
    event, please follow the link below:
    God Rocks
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