Our Church Family
photo album 2013
1. Pastor Russell Fletchers 1st Sunday and 2013 Trunk or Treat
Russell and Diane Fletcher where welcomed into UMCE on Sunday, Jul 7th. The Powered Milk Biscuit Band performed "Turn the Radio On" and the Means of Grace Choir sang "Shut the Door” A Farewell and Blessing was given to Marie and Ben Radecki as they moved to Arizona. A welcome reception was held at 9:30 by the Membership Committee.
Trunk or Treat 2013 was a huge success! On Sunday, October 27, following the 10:30 service, the congregation celebrated All Hallow's Eve in the upper parking lot with candy, constumes and lots of fellowship. We finished off with a delicious potbless lunch!
2. 60th Anniversary Celebrations
On Sunday, July 14th the congregation celebrated the 60th anniversary of 3 couples.
Bud and Loretta Holp, June 12
Jack and Marion Stauffer, June 28
Lauren and Eileen Alter, July 15
A reception was held at 9:30 in honor of the occassion, and Eileen Alter arranged for Sweet Adeline to sing at both services.
3. Blessing of the Animals and New Member Sunday.
8:30 service on July 21 brought both animals and people together. Jean Bell from EAPL joined us and Pastor Fletcher blessed each animal in attendance.
10:30 service was a celebration of New Members: Carmen and David Brock, Diane Fletcher, Bill Hubbard and Carrie and Todd Shapleigh.
4. Fall Festival & Christmas Dinner
Marlene Waltz was the big winner at the Fall Festival on September 15th. She took home the prize trophy for her pie, along with the knowledge that committees now know who to call to make pies for coffee hour. Many thanks to all the bakers and volunteers who worked hard to make this day a soggy success.
The Evergreen Chorale provided a beautiful musical addition to the message of Children's Sabbath. Although the heavens poured a sense of warmth and family could be felt at UMCE.
December 7th brought us together for the annual Christmas Dinner. A big thank you to Alison Barnes who was the founder of the feast coordinator for the Christmas Dinner this year. Also, thank you to the entertainment coordinator, Peter Hebert and all of the wonderful Advent players; Tanya Ashworth, Pat Toole, Allison Perez George Wood, Jerry Huber, and Terry Vogt. Thank you to the UMCE Youth Group for the friendly cheerful service, all of which made for a lovely Christmas Dinner. Be sure to check out the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall for pictures of the evening.
On December 24, we held our very special Spontaneous Christmas Pageant. The children of the church performed the nativity scene, which was narrated through Christmas Carols by the congregation. The Glunks had starring roles as Mary, Joseph and of course baby Jesus! The Chorister Choir sang as well, and Pastor Russell read The Legend of the Candy Cane at all three services.