February 2015 Email Newsletter.pub

February 2015
Island in the Son UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
IITS’ Mortgage Burning
Celebration Worship
and catered luncheon following
(**for those who signed up**).
It began in January 2012 with
the “Take $5 and Multiply”
program - when $5 bills were
handed out with the idea that
those who took one would do
something to multiply that
money and bring the result back
to the church to give toward the pay-down of
the building loan. Due in large part to the
diligent efforts, many announcements and
prodding by our Treasurer/Finance Chair
Donna Satterwhite, and with some extremely
generous donations, plus two grants from the
First United Methodist Church~Corpus Christi
Foundation, the IITS building loan (mortgage)
was paid in full as of December 1, 2014.
Many thanks to Donna and to everyone who
donated gifts both large and small, identified
and anonymous, that enabled Island in the
Son UMC to achieve this once considered
impossible goal!
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
Communion Offering To
Help Veterans, Families
Our February 1 communion offering will be
used to benefit veterans and their families. It
is designated for Mount Sequoyah Ministry
for Veterans and Their Families in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This ministry provides for
affordable lodging for families visiting veterans
in the VA Hospital of the Ozarks. Before the
program began, families had to stay in hotels
that were either unaffordable or inappropriate
for them. Now they can have a safe, clean,
and spiritually nourishing place to stay while
visiting the veterans.
Mount Sequoyah notifies area churches, the
VA
Hospital,
and
veterans’ groups that
the ministry is available
to qualified applicants
and their families. It
also publicizes through
print, online, and TV
advertising.
This
commendable organization is our 2015
“Project Elsewhere in the United States” for the
UMC Five-Star Giving Church Program.
Please prayerfully consider giving to this
ministry on Sunday, February 1.
Betty Thomas,
Thomas
Worship Team Chair
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February 2015
Join us for
We were happy to welcome Ken & Kathy
Merchant into the membership of Island in
the Son UMC on January 4. Kathy was
reinstated as a former member, while Ken
transferred his membership from a church of
another denomination in Missouri. Ken and
Kathy are already active in the life of IITS, so
chances are you already know them—but if
not—please be sure to introduce yourself!
February 18, 6:30 PM
“You Are The Man”
Psalm 51:1-17
The Abuse of Power
Lenten Study
Next Meeting:
Wednesday
Feb. 11, 10AM
The Island in the Son UMC United Methodist
Women will have their next monthly meeting
on Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 AM at
the church. All ladies are invited to attend!
Begins Sunday,
February 22
Rev. Smith will facilitate
a study on Sunday
nights at 6:00 PM during Lent (February 22
through March 29) using
Adam Hamilton’s videobased “24 Hours That
Changed the World.” In
this study, Adam Hamilton guides you through
the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life, designed to
help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a
way you never have before. All are invited to
participate—please sign up at the Opportunities table. A companion 40-day devotional
book will be available for $10 each.
Feb 8 ............. Buddy Powell
Feb 13 ............ Lora Maddox
Feb 15 ............. Maxine Cory
Feb 27 ...... Joyce Tagliaferro
Don’t see your special day mentioned here? It just means
we don’t have it on record. Please let us know the date so
we can update our database.
The “Beach Treasures” newsletter is sent
out monthly by email. In addition,
members are kept updated with weekly
email updates, sent out each Thursday. If
you would like to be added to either (or
both) of these email lists, please drop us a request at
islandintheson@yahoo.com.
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February 2015
Causes of All Fatal Accidents
Do NOT ride in automobiles: they cause 20%
of all fatal accidents.
Do NOT stay home: 17% of all accidents do occur in the home.
Do NOT walk on the streets or sidewalks: 14% of all accidents
happen to pedestrians.
Do NOT travel by air, rail, or water: 16% of all accidents
happen on these.
Only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and
these are related to previous physical disorders.
Hence, the safest place for you to be at any time is CHURCH.
(Bible study is safe, too—the percentage there is even less.)
Go to church! IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
At this time of year, it is good to
stop and give thanks for all the
blessings that we have received.
The new Coastal Bend District is
blessed to have a new banner
made by Emily and Javier
Canales of the Kingsville El Buen
Pastor UMC. As you can see in the
photo this banner was designed to
capture the uniqueness of our District. I praise God for Emily and
Javier and all the hard work that
went into making this beautiful work
of art.
COMBINED
Linda Morrow
CHURCH
COUNCIL AND
WORSHIP
TEAM
MEETING
TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 3,
6:00 PM
Director of District Ministries
AT THE CHURCH.
Many are cold!
A wife texted her husband
on a cold winter’s morning:
“Windows frozen.”
Her husband texted back:
“Pour some lukewarm water
over them.”
The wife texts back
five minutes later:
“Computer completely
messed up now.”
Registration forms available on Opportunities
table or online at www.ccdistrictumc.org under
EVENTS. Registration is NOT mandatory.
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February 2015
Island in the Son
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Thursdays, 7 PM
(in the Portable Building)
Ash Wednesday, February 18—Lent Begins
Contact Cynthia Riewe, 361-949-1788
1
2
9 AM-Sun Sch
Combined
Worship &
Church
Council Mtg
10 AM—Worship
Communion
8 9 AM-Sun Sch
3 6 PM—
9
10
4 Timons
5
6 Timons
4 PM—Small Group
5 PM—Prayer Mtg
6:15 PM—Praise
Team Rehearsal
7 PM—Al-Anon
11 10AM-UMW 12
7
Ministry
Workshops
at Grace
UMC
AP/Payroll Chks
13 Timons
14
20 Timons
21
Timons
10 AM—Worship
4 PM—Small Group
5 PM—Prayer Mtg
“Mortgage Burning”
16
BANK HOLIDAY
15 9 AM-Sun Sch
10 AM—Worship
Guest Preacher:
Rev. Greg Hackett
17
23
18 Timons
19
Ministry
Workshops at
Port Lavaca
FUMC
4 PM—Sm Grp/PM
5 PM—PT Rehearsal
6:30 PM—
PM—Ash
Wednesday Svc
24
9 AM-Sun Sch
25 Timons /
7 PM—Al-Anon
26
27 Timons
Communion
10 AM—Worship
Rev. John attending Bishop’s Convocation
At Mount Wesley, Kerrville
6 PM—
PM—Lent Study
7 PM—Al-Anon
AP/Payroll Chks
Celebration &
Catered Lunch
228 AM-Early PT Reh.
6:15 PM—Praise
Team Rehearsal
4 PM—Small Group
5 PM—Prayer Mtg
6:15 PM—Praise
Team Rehearsal
28 It’s a
Girl Thing!
Conference
9 AM-4 PM
Annapolis Christian Academy
7 PM—Al-Anon
www.itsagirlthing.org
The first names listed are “greeters” and the second names are “clean up.” You may trade with other greeters, or if
you need a substitute or have questions, please contact Marge Foster at 361-949-2489.
Feb. 1:
Feb. 8:
Mike & Patty Baker
Brent Curtis & Estella Curtis
Bev Firmani & Marge Foster
Karen Poynter & Joyce Tagliaferro
Feb. 15:
Feb. 22:
Larry & Kathy Bassett
Pam Burnette & Donna Satterwhite
Deanna Byers & Sara Hinojosa
Mike & Patty Baker
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February 2015
Nacel Open Door
IITS Health Watch
Seeks Host Families
Our “health” report for
December 2014
Nacel Open Door, Inc. (NOD) is a
non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting international
understanding and language education.
NOD believes it is essential for young people to
develop a deeper awareness of their role as citizens of
the world through direct experience in other cultures
and languages. Homestays are the foundation of most
NOD programs. The friendships that result from living
as a member of a Host Family encourage continued
communication and understanding of other peoples.
NOD is committed to providing accessible and
affordable programs.
A message from Kyra Hicks, Representative,
Nacel Open Door:
I work with high school foreign exchange
students and I am looking for a few good host
families in the south Texas area for the 201516 school year. I am looking for families to
share their heart and homes with students, age
15-18, from many different countries such as
Spain, Germany, France, Sweden, China,
Thailand, or even Venezuela.
Prayers: We celebrated many answered
prayers and joys in worship, including:
birthdays and anniversaries; visiting family
and friends; and medical improvements.
Presence: December average attendance:
Worship ..................... 97
Sunday School ............ 5
(these figures do not include Christmas Eve)
Christmas Eve Svc .. 133
Gifts: December
Received ................. $39,196
Expenses ................ $ 6,155
Net income............ $ 33,041
This large “net” income was due primarily to 2 large gifts
received in December, one designated for the A/C fund.
General Offering Received:
As of 12/31/14 ....... $169,926
% of offering goal .......86.3%
Building Loan (mortgage) as of 12/31/14:
Total paid on loan in 2014:
$32,797
Building Loan Balance:
$ 0
Apportionments paid in 2014: 100%
Additional Benevolent Giving in 2014:
Outside SWTX Conference ............. $2010
Through the SWTX Conference ...... $2240
** 5-Star Giving Church for 2014 **
Students all speak English, have health
insurance, and will attend high school where the
host family lives. They are coming for a school
year and will arrive about a week before school
starts and leave once school is over in the
spring. The host shares their home and meals
with the student, and the student has their own
spending money.
For more information, contact Kyra at (361)
658-1898 or kyrahicks22@gmail.com.
www.nacelopendoor.org
Service: Christmas for “adopted” family;
Congregational and community care; lunch
service, food pantry, and communion for
Timon’s Ministries.
Air Conditioner Replacement Fund
Gather your loose change and drop it in the big
container to aid in advancing our fundraising for new
air conditioning units! You can also celebrate birthdays
and/or anniversaries by giving to this fund—just
specify “A/C fund” in the memo of your check or on the
envelope with your donation!
Island in the Son
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
10650 Highway 361
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
(361) 749-0884
Email ..............islandintheson@yahoo.com
Website ..........www.islandintheson.com
Office Hours ...Monday—Thursday, 9AM-2PM
Ministers ......................... All members of the congregation
Pastor ............................. Reverend John P. Smith
Administrative Assistant.. Connie Harris
Maintenance ................... George Costanzo
SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Celebration Worship Service at 10 AM
Adult Sunday School at 9 AM
The “Beach Treasures” monthly newsletter is
EMAILED to the majority of our recipients. To
be added to the email list or to get a mailed copy,
please call the church office. DEADLINE FOR
ARTICLES IS THE 20TH OF THE PRECEDING
MONTH; please email to the church at email
address islandintheson@yahoo.com.
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