Lincoln United Methodist Church
Saturday, June 24, 2017
A church family who loves you

News in 2016

 

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Our United Methodist Women celebrated the Christmas season at a luncheon at Thunder Valley Casino on December 15th. We were joined by spouses, family and friends.
 
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On Wednesday November 23rd at our Thanksgiving Eve Service, we worshiped the Lord and expressed how thankful we are to Him.
 
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On Sunday, November 6th, our church volunteers cooked and served the hungry individuals and families at the Gathering Inn at the Roseville UMC.  Thanks to Chef Rose and our many volunteers.
 
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On October 20th, Jamee Horning, the Executive Director at the non-profit Seniors First in Auburn, discussed the many services and programs available for seniors, their families, and their caregivers.  Our church hosts the weekday Senior Cafe available for seniors, starting at 11:30am. This seminar was part of our Older Adult Ministry supported by a grant from the Beulah Foundation. 
 
 
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Our Helping Hands program is changing.  Dorothy B. has coordinated this program for almost 15 years!  She worked with two other agencies, the Lighthouse and the Salt Mine, both in Lincoln to help those most in need. This included vouchers for gas and groceries; help with rent; and a well-stocked food pantry to help both individuals and families. Starting this fall, our church will no longer have a food pantry and we will not work directly with the clients. Clients will be referred to the Lighthouse and the Salt Mine.  Our church will continue to be Helping Hands for our Lincoln community with our "Second Sunday Special Offering".
 
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Our Kairos Prison Ministry Team was at the California State Prison (CSP) at Folsom the second weekend of October.  Our Chef Rose lead the outside support team, preparing tasty meals and snacks for our team. Our church members baked dozens of cookies to shine the light of God's love on the inmates for this important ministry!
 
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Starting on September 14, Pastor Rob is leading a new small group study "In the Dust of the Rabbi." This is a DVD series hosted by Dr. Ray Vander Laan. This is a fascinating and enriching study on what it really means to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ.
 
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Lincoln United Methodist Church is in the news!
See the interesting article by Jane Tahti about the early days of our church in the Lincoln News Messenger in the September 13th edition. Photo at left courtesy of the Lincoln News Messenger.
 
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Our United Methodist Women held a "Kitchen and Bath Shower" for our church on September 13th.  We received some much needed items.  The women also enjoyed a salad luncheon. Thank you to all the women who participated!
 
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We banked $139.00 from the August donations for the Heifer Project Fund! There is plenty of room for more.  Drop your donations in the "cow box" on the table to your left when you enter the Sanctuary.  Thanks for your donations! 
From Bob, the Rabbit Man
 
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On August 29th, our LUMC volunteers helped cook and serve for about 120 folks
at the 5th Monday Feeding at the Roseville FUMC.  
Our volunteers from LUMC were Dorothy B., Susie, Gunnar, and Gail.  
This was Gail's last time as leader from LUMC for the 5th Monday Feeding. 
Gail has lead this rewarding ministry for the individuals and families in need
in western Placer County for about 15 years!  
Thank you, Gail!
 
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We welcomed Pastor Rob and his daughter, Abbi, to our church community on Sunday August 14th! Welcome -- we're glad that you're here!
 
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On Saturday July 30th, our Older Adult Ministry partnered with Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln to host the seminar "Examining the Right to Die Law", the new law on that went into effect in California in June 2016.  Three professionals in the legal, medical and ethical fields discussed  this law within their particular field of expertise.  Q&A followed the presentations.  
 
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On Sunday, July 24th, our church volunteers cooked and served the hungry individuals and families at the Gathering Inn at the Roseville UMC.  Thanks to Chef Rose and our many volunteers.
 
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On June 20th, the Priscilla Alden Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames 17th Century held a ceremony marking our historical church.  
 
 
 
 
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In news from our church's Heifer Project program, we are now up to 324 rabbits as a result of our 2016 gift! We also sent in a donation to purchase one heifer and a share of a goat. Remember to save your change for our Christmas in August donations for our 2017 gift.
You can always put loose change in the collection plate any Sunday.
From Bob, the Rabbit Man!
 
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Our United Methodist Women held another successful Annual Yard and Vendor Sale on Saturday, June 18th. We had lovely weather and a great turnout. Thanks to all who donated and/or volunteered! 
 
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On June 7th, our United Methodist Women enjoyed a luncheon at Mel's Diner in Rocklin, followed by a movie.  We had 15 attendees!
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On May 30th, our LUMC volunteers helped cook and serve at the 5th Monday Feeding at the Roseville FUMC.  They fed 101 people, and had a special program in honor of Memorial Day and the many veterans who were clients that day. Our LUMC volunteers included Gail, Pam, Steve, Susie and Gunnar.
 
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In mid-May, Pastor Reed began a new six-week class, Learn about the Bible, to look at how God's story fits together, how to study it, and tools to make your devotional life even richer.
 
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 On Wednesday, May 18th, Don Rickgauer of the Healthy Eating Club in Lincoln Hills gave a presentation in the Social Hall on An Introduction to Healthy Eating. Don founded the Healthy Eating over three years ago, and it now has over 150 members. This seminar was sponsored by a grant from the Beulah Foundation.  More info on our senior seminars...
 
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Our United Methodist Women held their fourth Annual Fashion Show Luncheon on Saturday May 14th in support of the Greater Placer Assistance League in Auburn. We were blessed with a beautiful day as we gathered in the Social Hall to share a delicious meal, hear about the work of the Greater Placer Assistance League, and enjoy fellowship together.  Heartfelt thanks to our dedicated UMW sisters, and our Chef Rose, who devoted their time and effort for this enjoyable and successful event! 
 
 
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On Thursday April 21st, Andy Petro of Lincoln presented a free seminar on "Alive in the Light -- Remembering Eternity."  Andy died before his 18th birthday and remembers everything that happened to him while he was dead.  He remembers how he felt after dying and going into the Light -- eternity.  His memories of being in the Light are filled with joy, laughter, and unconditional love.  Andy shared his memories of his near-death experience and being alive in eternity.
 
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Kairos Prison Ministry #17 Team at California State Prison (Folsom) was a huge spiritual success in mid-April.  The outside support team led by our Chef Rose prepared tasty meals and snacks for our team. Our church members baked over 50 dozen cookies to shine the light of God's love on the inmates.
 
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On Easter Sunday, our church volunteers cooked and served an Easter dinner for about 70 homeless individuals and families at the Gathering Inn.  Our Chef Rose (photo left) and her volunteers served a special Easter meal. Many thanks to our church community for the donation of the eight hams!
Volunteers who cooked and served included Luis, Virginia, Suzie, Gunnar, Gail, Elaine, Ric and Vicki.
 
This was the first Gathering Inn dinner that our very own Chef Rose accepted the duties to lead this ministry for those in need here in Placer County. Thanks to Ben and Barbara for leading this ministry for many years.
 
 
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Our church celebrated the Holy Week of Easter, beginning with our Palm Sunday Service. On Maundy Thursday, we shared a soup potluck dinner, followed by a service with communion and symbolic handwashing.  Our Sanctuary was open for several hours during the day on Good Friday for a prayer vigil and quiet time of self-guided prayer and reflection. Then at 5:30pm we held a Stations of the Cross Service.  On Holy Saturday we waited...  We celebrated Easter Sunday with a 7:00am "Son-rise" Service at the Jim and Connie's home, followed by breakfast in the Social Hall made by our Chef Rose.  Then at 10:00am we held our Resurrection Easter Service, decorating our cross with fresh flowers.
 
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Our busy UMW held its Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner on March 17th! Our diners enjoyed a tasty corn beef and cabbage dinner with all the trimmings!
 
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Seniors First of Placer County gave a presentation on their "Friendly Visitor" program on March 16th. This program pairs volunteers with homebound citizens.  Currently, there are 7 homebound people in Lincoln needing visitors.  Our attendees learned about this worthwhile program.
 
Chili cookoff 2016
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The UMW and our very own "Chef" Rose held our First Annual Chili Cook-off on February 27th. The folks entering their favorite chili in out cook-off competed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, and the Grand Prize Barbeque Basket! Congratulations to our winners -- Pastor Reed, Ray and Mary!
 
 
 
 
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On February 21st, we welcomed eight new members into our congregation.  Welcome!
 
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On Sunday, January 24th, our church volunteers fed the hungry individuals and families at the Gathering Inn at the Roseville UMC.  Thanks to Barbara, Ben and their many volunteers.
 
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We hosted John Nilsen, pianist from Portland OR, on January 22nd for an evening concert.  Mr. Nilsen tours throughout the USA and Europe, and has released nineteen albums.  More info...
 
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On January 15 - 16, Pastor Reed lead a workshop titled "Serve" teaching a different way of looking at service.
 
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The Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women recently awarded our church a third grant for our Older Adult Ministry (OAM).  The grant includes support for: hearing assist in the Social Hall; outreach ministry for our homebound members; and support for six information programs to be held here at church. Thank you, Beulah Foundation!
 
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January marks the fourth anniversary of our Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Since our start, we have distributed over 262 shawls, plus many mini-shawls, pocket shawls, and other handmade items!