Leading Ladies

United Methodist Women

Leading Ladies       

The Leading Ladies will meet at “Gypsy Cab”  on February 20th, at 11:30 am.  We invite all recent widows to join us for lunch and a time of fellowship.  If you have any questions, get in touch with Helen Tenney at tenneytown1@bellsouth.net.

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Volunteers Needed Children’s Crafts

 The Children’s Exploring LIFE Program needs volunteers to help with Art & Craft activities the second and third Wednesday of each month.   Our enrollment has increased, and we have a lot of young children and need extra hands to help.  We need volunteers to assist our teachers in prepping and assisting the children during craft activity centers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The children are divided into two age groups and rotate between crafts and games.  If you enjoy crafts and would like to volunteer for one or both evenings, please call the church office at 797-4416 or contact Peggy Fallin at 315-1880.  

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S.W.A.G. February Schedule

Wed Feb 20th Bible Trivia! We will break off into teams and there will be prizes! 6pm-7:30pm (Music from 6-6:30 in sanctuary)

Wed Feb 27th Disney Movie Night Incredibles 2! 6pm-8pm

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Lifetouch Church Directory

2019 Church Directory  Photo Dates Set

Thurs, Feb 21; 1-8

Fri, Feb 22; 11-6

Sat, Feb 23; 10-5     

All slots are booked at this time please contact the church office for other photography opportunities.

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Shores United Methodist Church High Tea and Crafts

The Sunset Circle at Shores United Methodist Church will once again hold a “High Tea & Crafts” on Saturday, February 16, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.   This very popular, free event will allow participants to sample a variety of traditional tea sandwiches, desserts, coffee and tea AND to learn a new craft or two.   Areas will be set aside for crafting different items that could be used as gifts.   The event is free and reservations are appreciated but not necessary.   Call the church at 797-4416 to save your seat!

Shores United Methodist Church is located at 724 Shores Blvd, between the Shores Golf Course and Hartley Elementary.  Rev. Carolyn Westlake is the pastor.   www.shoresumc.org

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Children’s Exploring LIFE

The Children’s Exploring LIFE Program of Shores United Methodist Church is offering a new 13-week camp for winter 2019 “Treasurer Seekers.”  Join us where the fun and excitement of a tropical island is combined with the thrill of treasure hunting and discovering God as the greatest treasure of all!  Children are introduced to 13 of God’s attributes:  God Creates, God Knows me, God Is Wise and Good, God Keeps his Promises, etc. 

Each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Christian Education Building, your child is invited to a time of Bible Stories, Games Galore, Crafts, Creative Art, Missions and more!   Children will enjoy an evening meal of pizza, fruit, dessert and drinks.  All children from Pre-K 4 to 6th grade are welcome to join in the fun.  For more information contact Peggy Fallin at 797-4416.

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Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

Dear Friends in Christ,

Living in a sacred place where you can explore the rhythm and love that community can bring to the heart of the sojourner is upon us now in the Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation, March 10-15, 2019, at the Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, FL.

Spiritual formation is at the heart of the discipleship.  Come be among those seeking a deeper walk with Christ; experience living in a sacred community of trust, openness and confidentiality; listen to wise teachers exploring spiritual disciplines; and taste the joy of participating in daily Eucharistic celebration with friends!  The week follows a monastic rhythm of worship, listening, discerning, sharing and resting.  Covenant groups in the evening are a place to explore with a small group the mystery and challenges of the day living out the Gospel in varied ways.

Our guest faculty will be Ray Buckley and Rev. Kathryn Damiano.

Ray Buckley is a lecturer on Native American studies at several universities as well as a teacher, and storyteller.  Along with Buffy St. Marie and Albert White Hat, Mr. Buckley was a featured presenter at the Threshold Arts Series in Iowa.  Mr. Buckley‘s sculptures and art are in the permanent collections of museums in several countries. Ray makes his home in Palmer, Alaska, and is a traditional basket-maker and wood carver.  You can only imagine what our sessions will be like with this gifted man!

Kathryn Damiano is a Quaker and lifelong contemplative.  As a teacher of in-depth spiritual life studies and retreat leader, she sees her ministry as working for peace and justice through spiritual formation.  Kathryn has been a spiritual director for 35 years and has served in this capacity at Pendle Hill, a Quaker center for study and contemplation.  Kathryn moved from Philadelphia to Wichita, Kansas, 17 years ago to join the Friends of Jesus Community.  Their ministry was living in a low-income area of the city to be a presence to promote interracial reconciliation.  What a gift it will be to learn more about opening the eyes of our heart so that we may see with the eyes of Christ.

As you see we have a diverse and interesting pair of presenters.  Many who come to the Academy go home refreshed and renewed in their spirit and calling.  ALL are welcome.  Come, see and join this exciting ministry opportunity!  You will be changed.

See link below for brochure.





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Pastor at Panera

Pastor Carolyn will be having office hours in the community.  Every Wednesday she will be at Panera from 9am-11am.  These office hours are open to anyone who would like to stop by during those hours.  This is also an opportunity for her to be visible and approachable within the community.  You are invited to join her for coffee and conversation.

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