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Mid-week Publication of
Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church
1500 Broad River Road, Columbia, South Carolina
Our Mission: to proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and to make disciples through
loving outreach, lively worship, quality care, and exciting education.
February 4, 2015
Prayer Power
“My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has
done great things for me!”
Psalm 148:4, 3
Prayer Line: 772-0794 X 110 or [email protected]
Immediate Prayer List for currently ill...
Joanne Carter
Fletcher Carter
Lucinda Daniels
Doug Kearse
Bernard Padgett
Bob Shaffer
Please include in your daily devotions all Shut-ins and others we hold dear to our hearts.
Expanded Prayer lists are available on the door of Room 206 and the display rack in the Welcome Center.
8:30 AM Sunday Service
Susan Sears
Shannon Hester
Ros & Jim Browning
Ashton Miley
Sound Tech
Jason Agee
11:00 AM Sunday Service
Patsy Knotts
Becky Tenny
Kevin Dailey
Altar Guild-February
Monta Avera
Jackie Durham
Daniel Norris
Bailey Agee
Lay Reader
JoAnn Helms
*Ron Windham
Linda Windham, Wayne Copeland
Ina Porter
Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray
for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
(Matthew 19:13-14)
Our youth and children are such a vital part of the body of Christ. Who else will teach
us about the latest technology and how to use it? As you already know, we have a great
group of youth and children at Virginia Wingard Memorial. This past weekend, our youth
attended the SC Annual Conference event Revolution, a three day worship experience
geared for middle and high schoolers. I have spoken to several of our youth who say
that their lives were changed by attending. From fellowship to powerful speakers and
a motivating worship experience, Revolution connected today's youth with Christ.
Which makes me think, how are we connecting our youth with Christ? I think one way
is by teaching the youth and children the importance of corporate worship on Sunday
mornings. You may have noticed that we no longer have Children's Church following
the children's sermon. Having our youth and children in worship is vital to their own
spiritual journey. Even though Children's Church is a good model, I think staying in the
sanctuary and participating with adults is a better model. Where else will they have
opportunities to speak with various generations, sings the songs of the faith, and hear
God's Word proclaimed? We adults are teaching them how to be the Church. And the
youth and children are teaching us too.
Let us not hinder our youth and children. Be open to the fact that one day these
youth and children will be the leaders and workers in the church and in the world. We
have an awesome responsibility to teach and empower one another. Let us begin with
our youth and children. See you in church.
Pastor Scott
Pastor: Scott W. Smoak
[email protected]
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Eugene Holmes
Director of Program: Tammy Grey
Director of Music, Organist: Greg Boatwright
Pianist: Winifred Goodwin
Dir. of Finance & Admin.: Carolyn Jackson
Secretary: Gloria Spires
Phone: 803-772-0794
Fax: 803-772-6255
E-mail: [email protected]
February 8, 2015 ~ 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Rev. Scott Smoak
Mark 1:29-39
Church Activities
Sunday, February 8
8:30 AM - Contemporary Worship
9:30 AM - Sunday School
11:00 AM - Traditional Worship
2:00 PM - Lay Speakers - AC & SS Classes
8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA
Monday, February 9
12:00 AM - Sarah Dawsey Circle - WC
8:00 PM - AA Study Group
Tuesday, February 10
10:00 AM - Quilting Group
Wednesday, February 11
6:30 PM - Children’s Choir
7:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA
Thursday, February 12
6:00 PM - United Methodist Men - AC
Friday, February 13
8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA
Saturday, February 14
February 1, 2015
Combined Worship Attendance
Church School
Budget Offering
Special Gifts honor of Lynn & Gaye Campbell;
Parker & Jane Evatt; Frank & Sandra
Selman; John Wood and in memory of Fran
Wood to BRAC by Danny & Sis Brabham memory of Vonda Hoagland to the
Budget by John Wood and Gene & Eleanor
Holmes. memory of Herb Chambers to the
Music Fund by Tim & Jan Campbell; Frances
Richardson; Bernice Hoenshell; Larry &
Katherine Hallman; Maxine Maynard. To
the Member Care Fund by Liz & Furman
Dailey. To the Prayer Garden by Bernard &
Agnes Padgett. To the Food Pantry by Tom
& Gloria Cook. To the Minister’s Outreach
Fund by Lucinda Daniels. To the Budget by
Gayle M. Sims; Ellen Cooper; Barbara
Courtney; Joy Watkins; Bill & Sallie Benton;
Bill & Sylvia Hulbert; Al & Jeannette Mack;
John Halloran; John Wood; Gene & Eleanor
Holmes; Parker & Jane Evatt; Luke
Brannon. memory of Pierce Liles to the Food
Pantry by John Wood; Tom & Gloria Cook.
To the Minister’s Outreach Fund by Bernice
Hoenshell; Susannah Wesley Circle. To the
Mission Fund by Ned & Ann Wallace. To the
Budget by Jim & Ros Browning; Parker &
Jane Evatt; Betty Hatchell; Barbara
Courtney; Mary Jo Copley; Lucinda Daniels;
R.,A., & Alberta Woodward; Doris S. Ward.
To the John Wesley Scholarship Fund by
Betty Morris.
United Methodist Men’s Meeting
“Ladies Night”
Thursday, February 12, 2015 ~ 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Amy Sander Montanez,
Licensed Professional Counselor
Buffet Dinner ~ Activity Center
Adults: $10 Children : $5 (11 & under)
Tickets available each Sunday in the Welcome
Center or at the Church Office.
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:00 PM ~ Sanctuary
No Children & Youth Programs will meet!
UMW Mission for January
Prison Ministry
Items needed : Clothes,
Toiletries for men
such as
toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant.
support is greatly appreciated!
Community Lenten Services
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, February 25th - March 25th
12:00 Noon ~ Light Lunch ~ $2.00
Virginia Wingard will host on March 18th .
You are invited to be a part of these special
Services each Wednesday. Each week one of
the community churches will lead the Service.
Come and share in this special worship time.
Virginia Wingard MUMC has a team for the 2015
Color Run in Columbia on March 28th!
Registration is open. Cost $35 per person for a
team! Go to
to register. Join the team VWMUMC! Let
Tammy or Scott know if you are joining the
team and/or have any questions!
Mark You Calendar
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
February 17th from 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
This event is sponsored by our youth &
children ministries. Come join us for
pancakes, bacon, sausage, and fruit. We will
have various types of syrups and fruit
toppings as well as coffee, tea, milk and
juice. $5 per person! This will be a fundraiser
for our youth and children to attend retreats,
camps and missions.
Stations of the Cross
This year during Holy Week we will
experience a Stations of the Cross Journey.
This is a journey taken to help us remember
and mediate upon the scenes of Christ’s
suffering and death. This will be an
individual prayer journey. We will have a
sign up for individuals, families, Sunday
School classes or groups to design a station
during Lent. These stations will consist of
scripture and visual representation of the
scene you are constructing. Use your
creativity and gifts God has given you to
express your station for others to experience.
Preparing a station can be a wonderful
spiritual experience during Lent itself. We
will also be asking for volunteers to man the
stations during the time it is open. If you
have any questions, please see Tammy Grey.
Expression of Christian Sympathy to... Ann Liles and Family on the death of
Pierce Liles on January 29, 2015.