the blaze - Jeffersontown United Methodist Church

ON FIRE AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
THE BLAZE
Apr 11, 2009 Vol 1 Issue 22
Happy Birthday
Ben Johnson
Kelsey McDonald
Alexis Gill
Bill Bowling
4/7
4/13
4/27
4/28
If you have a birthday or
anniversary that we have missed
or do not list please let me know.
Contribute
If you have an article, suggestion
or concern just let us know and
we will be happy to print it or
pass it on to get it fixed.
Email
We have established a new email
address for the Youth Director
so that we can be more
consistent in transitions and so
personal info on the web will be
minimized. Feel free to use or
ask for personal addresses. They
just will not be in print. [email protected]
[email protected]
Calendar of Events
April 15 Shirt Design entry due
April 25 Progressive Dinner
May 1-2 Oaks & Derby Work
May 15 Lock- ut
Jun14-18 Loucon Sr Choir Camp
Jun 20-27 UMCOR Mission trip
J-TOWN, KY UMC YOUTH
Easter Egg Hunt
Weekly
Schedule
Wed 4:00-6 pm
SP ACTION
Wed 7:30–8:30 pm
Youth Bible Study
Sun 4:30-5:30 pm
Y Council
Sun 4:45-5:30 pm
Handchimes
Sun 5:30- 6:00 pm
Snack Supper
Sun 6:00-7:00 pm
Youth Topix
Sun 7:00-7:45 pm
Worship
Specific this week
4-10 thru 4-17
Sun
4-12-09
Normal Schedule
Wed
4-15-09
7:30–8:30 pm
Youth Bib Stdy
UMCOR Mission Trip
We have cancelled the trip to
Junaluska due to a large
increase in cost. We are instead
going to be traveling to
Baldwin, Louisiana to the
UMCOR (United Methodist
Committee On Relief) facility.
UMCOR is the international
warehouse and shipping point
for the majority of United
Methodist aid/relief shipments
to most US and international
locations. Trip is tentatively
scheduled for be June 20-27.
Thanks! The youth were a huge
help with the Easter Egg
preparation on Friday and hunt on
Saturday.
Thanks! We had a great response
from the congregation in bringing
eggs and candy. If you have any
plastic eggs to recycle we have
big blue containers near the back
entrance by the elevator for your
use. Just put them in the
containers and they will be
cleaned and recycled for next
year.
Young Adults
We have started a program for
young adults ages 18-25. If you
know someone in the age group,
please let them know what we are
planning. Sande has been
contacting people for whom she
has Facebook or email info but
will gladly take additional info.
Email or call anytime. Our next
activity will be Sunday April, 19th
after the 10:50 service. We will
meet in the gathering area and
then go to lunch with all who
want to join us!
Praises ♥
Thanks for our church & members
that support the ministry to
children and youth and are willing
to volunteer. TGFV.
Thanks for all of the cooks
for our Sunday nights!
Progressive Dinner III
Sat, April 25 we will be having a
progressive dinner. If you are
willing to provide one course
please let Sande know. You do
not have to be a youth parent
and you do not even have to do
it at your own home. We will
have appetizers at 4pm, salad at
5pm, vegetable at 6pm, entrée at
7pm, dessert at 8pm & popcorn
and a movie at 9pm. We would
arrive on the hour and leave
within 45 minutes with the
exception of the popcorn & a
movie.
So Far6pm Entrée- Heaton’s
9pm Movie/Popcorn-Owen’s
Hidden Thing
This week the hidden thing is
Lock Out
On Friday, May 15th we will be
having a youth lock-out at the
church. It will begin at 7pm and
end at 7 am on Sat. We will
travel in the new bus and will go
from one activity to the next and
be back at church by 7am. We
will need chaperones so if you
are willing to add us to your
schedule please email or call
Sande. We need at least three
adults per shift 6pm-9pm, 8:3011:30pm, 11pm-2am, 1:304:30am and 4am- end (7am-ish)
and will even pick you up and
drop you off in the bus. A
detailed schedule will be
available soon.
Come join us. We will have fun
and you can work a short or
long period, from 3-12 hours
First person to contact me wins a
choice from the secret box.
5:15 pm Sunday schedule.
1st Sun Apr 5
2nd Sun Apr 12
3rd Sun Apr 19
4th Sun Apr 25
Newsom
Sande & Mark
Kiefer/Nutt/Pfister.
Westfall
If you would be willing to help
provide snack supper food for the
children and youth on a SUN night
during APR, MAY, JUN just email
Sande. We are scheduling by
quarters so each person or group is
responsible for three meals.
We are again working in a
cooperative group to do camp or
event fundraising. If you are 16 or
older and want to work for Oaks &
Derby please let Sande know
ASAP. Levy Restaurants donate
approx $80/shift/day on Fri & Sat.
Anyone can work It is a long day
but it is lots of fun. We get to work
on Millionaires Row inside where
it is cool. We can use as many
willing workers as we have. You
don’t have to have a child in the
program to help us. Come join us
for
a
great
Derby
135.
Transportation, lunch, snacks and
uniform (other than black shoes
and pants) will be provided.
Classifieds
Lost and found Sande’s Office
Jackets- etc.
To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.)
as in future; to foreshadow; to bode.
Although no humans were there to
witness the giant comet of 65 million
years ago, in this case it really did
portend disaster. -- Walter Alvarez,
With mortal crisis doth portend
My days to appropinque an end.
-- Samuel Butler,
Portend
comes
from
Latin
portendere, to indicate, to predict,
from por- (variant of pro-), before +
tendere, to stretch out, to spread.
Thus that which portends is that
which stretches out before us into the
future.
Attend Youth or Young Adult
Sunday School
Hear the Magic Words
and win a prize
Oaks & Derby
Volunteers
Word of the Week
portend \por-TEND\, verb:
***Happy Easter***
Easter Sunday the words are
United Methodist Theology
First two to text me from each classafter class- win the prize.
Youth
Officers
If you have questions, suggestions or
comments feel free to contact one of
the officers. Anything can be put on
the agenda. They meet most
Sunday’s at 4:30pm. Soon we will
have Youth Council with a rep from
each age group. April 18, 2009
Elections Get your platform together
and give me your nominations by
April 10 at 8pm
Susanna Shepherd-President
Jeremy Nutt- Treasurer
Melanie Kiefer- Secretary
Nathan Edwards- Historian
Ryan Johnson- Procedures Dude
Prayer Requests
Our prayers are:
+ For our political leaders
+ For the healing of the
economy and devastation to
family stability.
+ For God’s help for each of us
as we try to help our friends
make
good
decisions
in
relationships
+ For a friend’s parent
+ For a broken relationship
+ For the conversion of a friend
+ For the devastating effects on a
friend as a result of a death.
Buy a Classified Ad for $1
Shirt Design Contest
We are doing a new JUMC shirt.
The winning designer will get a
free shirt. Anyone can submit a
design and it will be a design for
the church members to also wear to
events and when representing us. A
selection committee will make the
final decision. The design should
be appropriate for all ages and will
be put on a solid color polo shirt.
Be creative and use UMC themes
and JUMC themes or make up one
of your own. Please submit artwork
either on paper, canvas, by email in
JPEG or mail to the youth office @
[email protected]
or
youth mailbox in the church office
by April 15th at 1pm.
Doodle Scheduler
http://doodle.com/myyuvtmemxk
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Please use this link to tell us what
times you are available in the
summer for us to plan trips, events
and projects. Any adult or youth that
wants to participate is welcome to
sign up. Check it out. We will be
making more plans within the next
couple of weeks. Just go to Doodle
and follow instructions. Its fun!
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE
1Cor. 15:10
Have something to sell,
give away or trade. Do it here and
support the youth scholarship fund!
Find the verse of the day and email
Check
out
our
Church website at
www.jtownumc.org
it to me for a trip to the secret box
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The David & Goliath
Water Bomb Epic Event
WILL BE RESCHEDULED
FOR THE NEXT
AVAILABLE WARM DAY.
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
The SAT Question of the Day
The following sentence contains
either a single error or no error at
all. If the sentence contains an
error, select the one underlined part
that must be changed to make the
sentence correct. If the sentence
contains no error, select choice E.
Long one of the favorite
A
Characters
of
American
B
folklore, Hiawatha is best
C
known to be the hero
D
of
Henry
Wadsworth
Longfellow’s narrative poem
The Song of Hiawatha. No error
E
But by the grace of God I am what I
am: and his grace which was
bestowed upon me was not in vain;
but I labored more abundantly than
they all: yet not I, but the grace of
God which was with me.
Devotional
Grace is God’s ability given to us and
placed upon us. You are saved by
grace, which means that there is
nothing you can do to earn your
salvation; it is a gift from God. It is
what God has done for you. I have
also seen that the disciples prayed
that God’s grace would be given to
one another often. The bible says
there is a gift of grace, just like there
is a gift of faith, leadership,
encouragement and others. When we
depend on God totally for His ability(
grace) to work through us, then we
look to his ability working through
us, and we no longer have to
consider only our own ability but that
God is working through us. That is
where the power to overcome
difficulties and also to minister to
others is found. I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me.