Monthly newsletter of Wahiawa United Methodist Church
Dear Church Family,
As we enter the holiday season, I give thanks to God for you and for the ways that you have been part of our church life this past year. This month, we especially give thanks for Dina and her 5 plus years of service as our church's office manager. We are grateful for Dina's care, commitment, and ever willingness to go above and beyond in her work for the church.
This month, you will receive a 2021 pledge card in the mail. I hope that you will take time to reflect on the past year and consider how you can contribute to our ministries. If you are able, I encourage you to consider increasing your pledge for 2021.
Last, I hope you will join us next Sunday at 7 p.m. for our annual Charge Conference meeting with the Hawaii District Superintendent. It will be a valuable opportunity to learn about and participate in the decision-making processes of our church.
Join us Sundays at 10 a.m. for worship on Zoom!
Dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter code 584371383#
To give by mail, please send a check to the following address:
Wahiawa UMC, Attn: Edna Ng, 1445 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786
It's time to say MAHALO to DINA who has been our office manager for over 5 years. Dina has been efficient, organized, always helpful but most of all loves and cares for each of us in the church ohana including Aged to Perfection and Head Start. Dina has shared her talents, decorating for our spring and Christmas teas. Thanks to Dina the sanctuary always looks so beautiful during Christmas. She has also been involved in many of our special events. The Congregational Care Committee requests that cards of thanks be sent to Dina. To respect Dina's wishes, no gifts please. "Well done good and faithful servant." - Matthew 25:23
New Upper Room Available!
The Upper Room is a collection of devotionals written by Christians all around the world. It is an easy way to engage with scripture and develop a daily spiritual practice. If you would like a copy, please contact the church office at 622-4361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you would like a large-print version.
Thanksgiving and Christmas can be especially difficult for those who have lost a loved one. We encourage you to join us for this special session of GriefShare where we will learn about how to survive the challenges of the holiday season. For the Zoom login and additional information, please reach out to Jim or Pastor Jessica.
Finance Committee Update
The following chart shows the Non-pledged and Pledged Contributions the church received for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarter of 2020. The total amount contributed in the 3rd Quarter of 2020 is $39,739, which is higher than the budgeted amount of $33,250 and higher than the 3rd Quarter 2019 total of $33,094. The total for this quarter includes $9,685 from the “Give Aloha” contributions. Thank you all for making your donation to Foodland on behalf of our church. Thank you very much for your generous contributions and support of our church’s mission and ministry. May God continue to watch over you and keep you all safe.
Wahiawa UMC 2020 Contributions
Our confirmands are partnering with the Congregational Care Committee to create Thanksgiving baskets for our kupuna over ninety! The youth will decide what to put into the baskets and CCC will assemble and deliver in time for Thanksgiving. We are excited to have this opportunity to work together to show our love for our elders!
November Church Calendar
Confirmation Class, Sundays at 12 p.m. (on break November 29)
GriefShare Support Group, Thursday, November 5 at 9 a.m.
GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, Thursday, November 19 at 9 a.m.
Charge Conference, Sunday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
Finance Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m.
Administrative Council Meeting, Wednesday, November 25 at 7 p.m.