Church Activities

Final Week of Food Drive

Via Facebook from Rev. Marion

Final Result: 1143 units of Food collected! It is incredible!! Technically the Blue Team did win with 574 units and Red Team with 569… only a 5 unit difference! I think both teams win and I can’t wait to see Aaron McNeil House!

Sunday Worship

A Great Chasm has been Fixed Between Us

MP3: sermon-m.brown-Sep26-2010

Paula Russell from Aaron McNeil House visited us today to receive the food we are going to send to her. The church collected over 1100 units of food during the month. According to Ms. Russell, this is enough food to feed about 50 families for two weeks.

Sermon: Do you See Me? (Marion Brown)

Luke 16:19-31 (NET)

16:19 “There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 16:20 But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores, 16:21 who longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. In addition, the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22 “Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 16:23 And in hell, as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. 16:24 So he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.’ 16:25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. 16:26 Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 16:27 So the rich man said, ‘Then I beg you, father – send Lazarus to my father’s house 16:28 (for I have five brothers) to warn them so that they don’t come into this place of torment.’ 16:29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to them.’ 16:30 Then the rich man said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 16:31 He replied to him, ‘If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”


Added Tim Blake (ICU)

Bob Humes fell during the previous week. He wasn’t seriously injured. We hope to see him again next week.

Church Activities

Food Totals for Week Three

Blue TeamVia Facebook from Rev. Marion

Can I get a drumroll please…….. Third Quarter Results: Blue Team, 117; Red Team, 102. (total scores overall: Blue 348 and Red 345…difference of only 3 units!!!) One more week to go!

The Blue Team captures the flag for Week 3.

Sunday Worship

Rooted and Grounded in Love

MP3: sermon-r.coy-Sep19-2010

Rev. Randy Coy visited us from the United Methodist Children’s Home. Click the player to listen to his sermon.

Sermon: Belonging to the Family (Randy Coy)

Ephesians 3:14-21 (NET)

3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love, 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think, 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


Added Charlotte Sivells (hip replacement)
Added Angela Stewart (fall)
Added Flora Adams
Added Melinda Stewart
Added Cappy Pool (stroke)
Added Dennis Monroe (surgery)
Added Sherry and Michelle’s family

This week’s food of choice was beef stew, etc.

Church Activities

Food Totals for Week Two

Red hoodie made for catsVia Facebook from Rev. Marion

Food Totals from Week #2: Blue Team, 117 units of food; Red Team, 144 units of food! Amazing!!

Both teams beat their totals from the first week but the Red Team did better.

Sunday Worship

He is Not Far From Each One of Us

MP3: sermon-m.brown-Sep12-2010

Last week was a big success for both teams bringing in canned meat. The blue team beat out red when they brought 119 items.

Sermon: All It Takes (Marion Brown)

Acts 17:22-28 (NET)

17:22 So Paul stood before the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects. 17:23 For as I went around and observed closely your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: ‘To an unknown god.’ Therefore what you worship without knowing it, this I proclaim to you. 17:24 The God who made the world and everything in it, who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands, 17:25 nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives life and breath and everything to everyone. 17:26 From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live, 17:27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope around for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 17:28 For in him we live and move about and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’


Added Family of Darlene Martin
Added Charles Henderson (Willis’ neighbor)
Added Family of David Gamble
Added Jimmy Stewart (knee surgery)
Added Dennis Monroe’s father (cancer)
Added Evan Hugh Guthrie (Maggie’s cousin, premature baby)
Added Jeanette Goretzka (circulation problem, stroke)

Church Activities

Food Drive Totals for Week One

blue team Via Facebook from Rev. Marion.

Food Drive Totals from Week #1: Blue Team, 114 units of food; Red Team, 99 units of food! Keep up the good work CHUMC

Week One goes to the Blue Team.


Cancer Free

Mary Busch is the wife of former pastor Rev. Larry Busch. She received good news recently after taking a biopsy. She will be leaving the hospital cancer free.

Praise God

Sunday Worship

I Went Down to the Potter’s House

MP3: sermon-m.brown-Sep5-2010

The canned food drive for Aaron McNeil House began this week. I’ll post the totals from both teams as soon as I know them.

The church has also gained a new Internet presence via Facebook. Please friend us if you have an account.

Sermon: Turn (Marion Brown)

Jeremiah 18:1-11 (NET)

18:1 The Lord said to Jeremiah: 18:2 “Go down at once to the potter’s house. I will speak to you further there.” 18:3 So I went down to the potter’s house and found him working at his wheel. 18:4 Now and then there would be something wrong with the pot he was molding from the clay with his hands. So he would rework the clay into another kind of pot as he saw fit.

18:5 Then the Lord said to me, 18:6 “I, the Lord, say: ‘O nation of Israel, can I not deal with you as this potter deals with the clay? In my hands, you, O nation of Israel, are just like the clay in this potter’s hand.’ 18:7 There are times, Jeremiah, when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom. 18:8 But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I intended to do to it. 18:9 And there are times when I promise to build up and establish a nation or kingdom. 18:10 But if that nation does what displeases me and does not obey me, then I will cancel the good I promised to do to it. 18:11 So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this: The Lord says, ‘I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, stop the evil things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.’


Added Steve Lewis
Added Buster/Dorothy Lancaster
Added Arnold Adams (surgery)
Added Kagen (lost her father)
Added Freida Cornelius
Added Brooklyn Abbott (broken ankle)
Added Lou Willis (ear infection)
Added Mary Busch (biopsy)

In addition to the food donated for Aaron McNeil. We also donate to the Salvation Army on the first Sunday of every month.