Lincoln United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 19, 2017
A church family who loves you

News in 2015

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Wow! At Christmas time, we collected $231 for the "See's For Soldiers" fund, and the Heifer Project brought in almost $400 which we sent to the Conference Center.
 
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On Sunday November 22nd, Barbara and Ben and their crew of volunteers served and fed dinner to 68 grateful homeless folks at the Gathering Inn in Roseville.  Our volunteers were Joanne and Gary, Cate, Church, Virginia and Luis, Elaine, and Jim.  Thanks to each of the helpers!
 
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On Sunday November 15th during the worship service, we had the Blessing of the Donated Paperbacks.  The donated paperback books were for the Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facility (CVMCCF). Thanks so all who donated books!
 
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The UMW's Annual Fall Food Fair and Craft Show on Saturday, November 14th, was a huge success!  We had dozens of vendors to help start your Christmas shopping. Baked goods and yummy foods were also available for purchase.  This was a great fundraiser!
 
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Kairos Prison Ministry #16 at CSPS (Folsom) was a huge spiritual success over the first weekend of November.  Thirty eight men-in-blue went through the 4 day session experiencing the Holy Spirit's presence along with the lay team and clergy.  The outside support team prepared tasty meals and snacks for our team. Our church members baked many dozens of cookies to shine the light of God's love on the inmates.
 
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Our volunteers fed over 65 folks at the Gathering Inn on Sunday night, October 25th.  They prepared and served goulash, salad, bread, and ice cream. Helping Barbara and Ben were Connie, Jim, and Cate.
 
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Pastor Reed's sermon series in October was Parables: Simple Stories, Profound Truths.
 
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In October, Pastor Reed lead  two different Philippians Study Groups in a five week study.  Two different times and places were available.
 
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On Sunday Sept 20th, we celebrated an Autumn Homecoming to welcome Pastor Reed and his family to Lincoln UMC and to the city of Lincoln.
Worship service was followed by fellowship and potluck in the Social Hall. 
 
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On Saturday Sept 12th, our UMW held its third Fashion Show Luncheon. The fashion show and music were provided by the all-volunteer nonprofit Assistance League of Greater Placer, an organization committed to providing caring, compassionate service to the less fortunate. A delicious luncheon served by our very own "Chef Rose."
 
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On July 28th, our Older Adult Ministry held its fourth free seminar in 2015 funded by the grant from the Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women.
We welcomed back our speaker was Sharron Spotts, a Certified Senior Advisor in Senior Care Management, who was our speaker on dementia and Alzheimer's in April. This time Sharron's topic was The Aging Journey: Planning for the Aging Experience.  Our attendees learned how to best help their senior loved ones (and themselves) through the aging journey.
 
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Our volunteers fed over fifty folks at the Gathering Inn on Sunday night, July 26th. Helping Barbara and Ben were our wonderful helpers Luis and Virginia, Elaine and our very own Chef Rose.
 
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On Monday June 29th, Gail L. and volunteers prepared and served 95 hungry and/or homeless people at the Fifth Monday Feeding at the First UMC in Roseville.
 
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On June 28th, Barbara H. and her crew of volunteers prepared and served the evening meal for The Gathering Inn (TGI) at the First UMC in Roseville.
 
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Our LUMC United Methodist Women held another successful Yard and Vendor Sale on Saturday June 27th.  Thanks to all who volunteered and/or donated!
 
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On June 15th, the third free seminar in 2015 funded by the grant from the Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women was attended by 26 people.
Sergeant Craft and Detective Williamson from the Lincoln Police Department gave a very informative presentation on Fraud and Scams that are targeting our community.
 
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On Sunday June 14th, we bid our farewell to Pastor Kevin Campbell at a Potluck Picnic Farewell in the Social Hall.  Today was our the last opportunity to spend some time with him and wish him well in his new appointment.
 
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The volunteer team lead by Barbara H. prepared and served at TGI (The Gathering Inn) the evening meal (sometimes the only meal participants get that day) at Roseville UMC  on May 24th.
 
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Our church's Annual Steak Dinner Fundraiser was held on May 15th, with Dave donning his chef's hat at the grill. The dinner included steak, baked potato, salad and dessert -- all for $20 per plate!  Under 12 years, a hamburger plate is $4.  Doors opened at 6:00pm, dinner was served at 6:30pm.
 
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While Jamie wasn't physically able to be at the Energy for Life Walkathon this year on April 18th, her team has raised over $2,000 so far. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation will be accepting donations to “Fight for a Cure” into June.  Here is the link to Jamie’s page:  Jamie Campbell's Personal Page for Energy for Life Walkathon - San Francisco Bay Area 2015. 
Jamie thanks you for your support and prayers.
 
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The second free seminar in 2015 funded by the grant from the Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women was on April 28th. The topic was “Dementia and Alzheimer's: Understanding Their World." Our speaker was Sharron Spotts, Certified Senior Advisor® in senior care management.  Sharron stressed that those with dementia are disease victims deserving of respect and dignity. Our attendees found Sharron's presentation to be very informative, and we look forward to having her back again!
 
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On Sunday April 12th, several members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry gave a brief update on their outreach. They shared several heartwarming stories related to the recipients of the shawls. We all were touched by the stories and this rewarding ministry.  Since January 2011, this ministry has given out 211 shawls! Plus many finger shawls and other items. 
 
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At both services on Easter Sunday, the message, "Hope in the Darkness," was based on John's telling of the Easter story, John 20:1-18. We flowered the cross and sang some of our favorite Easter hymns.
 
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On Palm Sunday, our Worship Team and Pastor Kevin presented the Passion Story as a reader's theater.  This was a moving presentation with reading from the Gospel of Matthew 26:14 through 27:66, from the Last Supper to Betrayal to Trial and Crucifixion, and hymns.
Special thanks to the many volunteers.
 
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The first free seminar in 2015 funded by the grant from the Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women was on March 26th in the Social Hall.
The topic was "Reverse Mortgages: The Good and The Bad" and our speaker was Dave Brown, a retired loan officer who worked with reverse mortgages.  Our attendees found Dave's presentation to be timely and informative!
 
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On March 22nd, Barbara and her crew of volunteers fed almost 70 people
at the Gathering Inn in Roseville!
 
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The UMW's Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner was held on March 17th.
They served the traditional corned beef and cabbage, along with sides and dessert to about 85 diners!
This was also the first time for the UMW's "Jewels for Jesus" fundraiser.
Thanks to all the volunteers!
 
 
 
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The UMW's Annual Valentine's Spaghetti Dinner was on Friday, February 13th. 
It was another wonderful dinner enjoyed by many!
And thanks to the many volunteers who volunteered their time!
 
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The winner of the silent auction for the beautiful Valentine's Quilt
was announced at the Valentine's Spaghetti Dinner.
Congratulations to Ben and Barbara!
 
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 A new sermon series and Bible studies started on January 25th based on
Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton.  
 
 
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On Sunday, January 18th, we were privileged to have Dr. Calvin Taylor, a former minister of music in the United Methodist Church and now a performing concert artist, with us.  At our morning service, Dr. Taylor presented the musical worship service Holy Scripture ~ Alive with Sounds of Music, which has been presented in hundreds of churches throughout America. At 4:00pm, Dr. Taylor presented an inspiring concert of sacred keyboard music.  More information about Dr. Taylor at www.calvintaylormusic.org.
 
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Our second eight week class on T.L.C. Depression Help started January 15th.  Estimates are that one in four Americans will become clinically depressed by age 75, and depression is now the single leading cause of work-related disability for adults under the age of 50. This class is helpful for building depression resistance and developing health T.L.C. (Therapeutic Lifestyle Change) for overall wellness.  This class was developed by Dr. Stephen Ilardi in conjunction with the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. 
 
 
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The Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women recently awarded our church a grant to start an Older Adult Ministry (OAM).  The grant includes support for: hearing assist devices in the sanctuary; large print materials; outreach ministry for our homebound members; and support for six information programs to be held here at church.  Our new OAM committee is already busy planning.  Volunteers are always needed!  Thank you, Beulah Foundation!
 
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The two Stained Glass Window Banners are spectacular! The banners were hung and blessed on the first Sunday after Epiphany. Big thank you to designer Rebecca, quilters Alta and Jackie, and many volunteers who cut squares. These two banners are made from over 900 squares each!  The season after Epiphany we focus on finding the light of God in our world, so a great time to enjoy these new additions to our worship space.  Thanks to the many women who worked on this meaningful project.
 
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January marks the third anniversary of our Prayer Shawl Ministry.  We have distributed over 191 shawls, plus many mini-shawls and other handmade items!