Riverview United Methodist Church 4012 W. Court St. Pasco, WA 99301 Mailing address: P.O. Box 2306 Pasco, WA 99302 Phone: 509-547-5981; Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpts from the June 2019 UMC Newsletter
From the Pastor’s Desk
Hello Friends, I’m preparing for Annual Conference as I write this. As many of you know and as reported in the May Compass newsletter, our church has adopted a new leadership structure. The Leadership Council had its first meeting and I would like to share a report by the newly elected chair Lee Rogers. Leadership Board Happenings: Our move to a Single Board Model for administering our Riverview United Methodist Church (RUMC) was described in the May Compass. Your new board met on May 15th to elect officers and begin its new duties. The following officers were nominated and unanimously elected: Chair, Lee Rogers; Vice Chair, Judy Pettigrew; SPR Chair, Janet Kleinbach.
Here are some initial accomplishments: • An on-line discussion group has been established for the RUMC Leadership Team. This will allow members to share information and materials, and continue discussions throughout the month and not just during the monthly meetings. This should greatly expand the board’s effectiveness and makeour monthly meetings more productive. It will of course take time to learn how to fully utilize this new tool but it’s a great start. • An initial on-line discussion concerning communication is underway. This includes communication within the leadership board (the on-line discussion capability should help here), with the congregation at large (Articles within the Newsletter and Compass as well as making minutes of all meetings available and occasional announcements during church service have been suggested) and communication outside our church community (ideas or suggestions?).
• A task force was appointed to research window covering options for the fellowship hall. The options are to 1) repair and reinstall the old blinds, 2) Purchase new blinds, or 3) leave the windows uncovered (other options?). Our next leadership board meeting is scheduled for June 12th at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Members include Bette Ward, Janet Kleinbach, John Lucas, Joyce Nevins Ginsberg, Judy Pettigrew, Kathy Pfister, Lee Rogers, Peter Jivelekas, Roger Ovink, and Marilyn Smith (Lay Leader). Fill free to contact any of us or Pastor Derek McGuckin for information about the new Leadership Board. Chairman Lee Rogers
Thank you Lee. Please lift our Leadership Board in prayer! As always if you have any questions, concerns and ideas for ministry please contact me. In Christ, Pastor Derek—email@example.com or 509-380-2263 United Methodist Women’s Last Meeting Before Summer! Join us for our last meeting before we break for summer. Our June meeting will include a potluck salad luncheon. We invite everyone to join us! Hope to see you at this meeting on June 5th at 1:00 pm! Tote Bag Creation: Join the UMW ladies while we have a tote bag creation event! These bags will go to Safe Harbor to be used by the women and children to carry their donated items home. We will cutting fabric and assembling the totes during his event. No sewing experience required! We will be meeting in the double classroom on Wednesday June 19th from 1:00 PM—4:00 PM. Quilt and Blanket Drive: Thank you to everyone that donated blankets and quilts during our collection drive! These donations will be given as comfort blankets/quilts for children in need or recovery at Tacoma House, Atlantic Street Center, and locally in the Tri-Cities.
Save the Date: UMW District Meeting on September 21st at RUMC. Everyone is invited to attend and participate! Our special speaker will be Tricia MacFarlan from Mirror Ministries. More details will be available soon. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Pfister.
Bite 2 Go Big Build! Bite 2 Go will be having another big kit build on Friday, August 9th from 1:00 pm—3:30 PM. More details soon!
June’s Birthdays and Anniversaries Birthdays Elizabeth Cort 6/1 Waleta Michael 6/5 Christine Watts 6/7 Nanette Walkley 6/9 Linda Adkinson 6/12 Wendy Riddle 6/17 Russ Hyland 6/18 Colm Hart 6/21 Zachary McGuckin 6/22 Kirsten Dever 6/29 Samantha Estes 6/30
Anniversaries Helen and Russ Hyland 6/4 Gerva and Marion Hughes 6/4 Jean and Jerry Bookwalter 6/6 Heather and Harvey Hart 6/12 Jackie and Richard McAndrew 6/17 Pete and Sherry Jivelekas 6/24 Judy and John Pettigrew 6/27
If we missed your April birthday or anniversary, please contact Janiece and she will get your information added. You can also send your information to: RiverviewUMCPasco@gmail.com.
Camping/Mission Scholarship Scholarships are available to assist youth and scouts that would like to attend a summer church camp, a scout camp, or a mission trip. One scholarship ($200 maximum) per attendee is available each calendar year. To request a scholarship, please contact the office to receive the scholarship application. The completed application will need to be turned in 3-4 weeks before the event. Information that may be considered in the approval of the scholarship is: • Regularly attends and participates in youth group. • Regularly attends church. • Boy Scout member in good standing. • Financial need. Are you interested in a attending a camp but not sure where you would like to go? Check out the brochures by the office window which include information for Lazy F, Twinlow, and Ocean Park.
Riverview United Methodist Church, 4012 W. Court St. Pasco, WA 99301; Mailing address: P.O. Box 2306 Pasco, WA 99302;Phone: 509-547-5981; Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.