September 2014

Tidings of Peace
The Official Newsletter of Peace United Methodist Church
5520 Ravenna Ave. N.E.; Louisville, Ohio 44641
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Nancy Conley
Phone: 330-875-5496
E-Mail: [email protected]
Adult Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship / Kids Club - 10:30 AM
September 2014
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Peace Church Fellowship Hall
FREE Admission – FREE popcorn
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Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
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From the Worship Committee:
September 21st
Join the Worship Committee in the Sanctuary
each Sunday at 10:00 AM as they pray
together over the worship service. All Prayer
Warriors are invited to attend.
LITURGISTS NEEDED – looking for people
willing to serve to be a part of the Sunday
morning worship service. Look for the sign-up
sheet at the Project Mark Ministries table. See
Pastor Nancy for more information.
An East Ohio UMVIM Team is going to the
Manos Juntas in Rio Bravo, Mexico from
Sunday, December 27th, 2014 to Saturday,
January 3rd, 2015. Manos Juntas is a mission
site led by Global Ministries missionary Willie
Berman. Rio Bravo is located just south of
McAllen, TX. The project is to build a casita, a
little house. Manos Juntas serves as a place
of worship for the community, a mission site
for teams coming to the area on building,
teaching, and medical mission teams. The
mission supports many projects including
education scholarships, a community center
in neighboring Nuevo Progresso, and medical
clinics that travel to the remote communities
of the area. For additional info on this mission
trip, please contact team leader Tammy Kuntz
at [email protected] or 330-948-2424.
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Church Directory Update:
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Revision to our current directory:
Leroy Smith
Shepherd’s Gate #2
12786 Primrose Drive
Hartville, OH 44632
Mission Trip News:
An East Ohio UMVIM (United Methodist
Volunteers In Mission) Team is going to the
Midwest Mission Distribution Center from
Sunday, September 28th to Saturday, October
4th, 2014. The MMDC is located on an 8-acre
campus, 4 miles south of Springfield, Illinois.
Volunteers at MMDC pack kits, sort items,
sew school bags, hospital gowns, and
blankets, build school desks and box goods
for shipment. The mission volunteers are
lodged in a comfortable, air-conditioned
dormitory with a fully equipped kitchen,
laundry facilities, and community room. RV
camping is available for those wishing to stay
in their campers. For additional info on this
mission trip, please contact team leaders
Jean and Larry Smith at:
[email protected]
Jackie Bateman has a new cell phone
number: 330-581-2705.
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Finance Report:
General Fund:
Balance as of 7/1:
July Income:
July Expenses:
Balance as of 7/31:
Balance as of 7/1:
July Income:
July Expenses:
Balance as of 7/31:
Bible Challenge:
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Here are your memory verses for the month
of September. Each verse will also appear in
the bulletin for that week.
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
~ Ecclesiastes 3:6
9/14 a time to tear and a time to mend, a
time to be silent and a time to speak,
~ Ecclesiastes 3:7
9/21 a time to love and a time to hate, a
time for war and a time for peace.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:8
9/28 There is a time for everything, and a
season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to
plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a
time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to
build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a
time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to
scatter stones and a time to gather them, a
time to embrace and a time to refrain from
embracing, a time to search and a time to
give up, a time to keep and a time to throw
away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a
time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to
love and a time to hate, a time for war and a
time for peace.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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Todd Young
Bill Sowers
Kathie Thomas
Steve & Sheri Kibler
Bruce & Pam Gram
Jackie Young
Ginny Weindinger
Benjamin & Vanessa Fimple
Ed & Amy Waggoner
George Lee
Mike Heppe
Sheri Kibler
Dave Bateman
Joanna Hillyer
Allan Teter
Charlotte Kemp
Grace Bridgman
Jerry McEowen
Lonnie Springer
Laurene Kandel
Don Shelby
Melissa Whitemyer
Rick & Kathie Thomas
Gary Reed
Kathy Greening
Kris Brown
Evea Knox
Dorothy Peterman
Larry Spurgeon
Joshua Springer
Do we have your birthday / anniversary on
our records? Let the church office know so
that we may celebrate your special day!
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Ladies of Peace News:
CALLING ALL COOKS! A brand new Peace
Church Cookbook is in the works. Collect
your favorite recipes and give them to Jackie
Bateman. Please make them legible and
complete. Put your name on each recipe.
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Be sure to keep your Secret Sister / Prayer
Partner in your prayers!
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Prayer Chain Ministry:
If you would like to have someone put on the
Prayer Chain, please call Laurene Kandel at
330-875-5849 or 330-327-0697. You can also
e-mail her at [email protected] She will in
turn call the List Leaders below to get the
requests started and e-mail those who signed
up to receive e-mail. Your prayer request will
also appear on the weekly Prayer List in our
Sunday bulletins.
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To those on the Prayer Chain Lists: if you are
unable to talk to the person you are calling,
please leave a message and call the next
person on the list. DO NOT BREAK THE
CHAIN! Also, take special notice of the
lists, as they have been revised:
LIST #1:
Bess Beckett (330-875-2232)
Elsie Kiko (330-875-8177)
Joice Young (330-454-4497)
Arlene Brown (330-875-3666)
Kathy Greening (330-875-9604)
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LIST #2:
Kay Singer (330-875-5406)
Sherrie Reed (330-875-1503)
Betty Malcolm (330-875-5911)
Rita Blosser (330-871-8149)
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Collection Connection:
Community News:
Please support these year-round collection
The Louisville Community Cupboard is open
the first and third Thursday of each month
from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Kountz Memorial
Lutheran Church (930 S. Nickelplate).
We are collecting magazines (up to 3 months
old) for the residents of Green Meadows.
Please drop them off in the box in the
The Missions Committee is collecting Box
Tops For Education and Campbell Soup
Labels. They are also collecting old
eyeglasses. These items may be dropped off
anytime at the Missions table in the Narthex.
CANS FOR THE KIDS - drop off your
aluminum cans in support of our Youth
Ministries. The collection box is located just
outside the Fellowship Hall. As you are
dropping off the cans, consider removing the
pull tabs and leave them at the Missions
table. Thank you!
Let us recycle your empty printer ink and
copier toner cartridges. All cartridges will be
turned in at Staples for store credit for future
office supply purchases. The cartridges can
be dropped off anytime at the Project Mark
Ministries table.
The Kairos Prison Ministry is in need of
unused greeting cards for all occasions. A
collection box is available at the Project Mark
Ministries table.
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The Louisville Meal Center provides a
nutritious meal for those in need. The Meal
Center is open the first Thursday of the month
from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM and is located at the
First Assembly of God of Louisville (1921 W.
Main St.).
Fairhope United Methodist Church (5660
Louisville St.) provides a free hot meal every
third Saturday of the month from 5:00 PM
until 6:00 PM. Everyone welcome!
Mercy Medical Center Hospice reaches out to
those who have lost their spouse by hosting a
monthly breakfast. The Men’s Breakfast is
held on the 2nd Friday of each month at the
Canton Regency Retirement Community
(4515 22nd Street N.W.). The Women’s
breakfast is held the 3rd Thursday of each
month at The Inn at Belden Village (3927 38th
Street N.W.). Join Hospice volunteers in a
relaxed and friendly environment to socialize
with others who understand. RSVPs can be
made by calling Hospice at 330-649-4380 or
Join the Oakhill Manor Community for a night
of family-friendly food, fun, music, games and
prizes at their Carnival Thursday, September
4th from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Donations
accepted to help fund the Resident Juke Box
and the Alzheimer’s Association. Oakhill
Manor is located at 4466 Lynnhaven Ave.,
just behind Motts Greenhouse.
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He destined us for adoption as his children
through Jesus Christ, according to the good
pleasure of his will.
~ Ephesians 1:5
From the Project Mark Ministries:
New to our website, In our
Links of Interest section, you’ll find the “Walk
to Emmaus”; this is the official website of the
East Ohio Emmanuel Emmaus. Members of
the EOCC Community can get up-to-date with
the latest news and information. Those who
are interested in participating in an upcoming
Walk to Emmaus can find all they need to
know right here.
We also added the website “Bible Gateway”
to our Links of Interest. This is a great online
Bible source, where you can compare Bible
verses in different translations side-by-side.
You may find this to be a great study tool!
Another successful “Rock the Park” is in the
books. An estimated 5,500 people gathered
in Metzger Park to hear great testimonies and
great music (if there was a roof over Metzger
Park that night, Matthew West would have
blown it off!). We would like to take this time
to congratulate the RTP’14 Design Team and
the many volunteers involved for another job
well done. We can’t wait until next year!
Another season of “Summer Nights” has
come and gone. Even though we were unable
to use the pavilion this summer because of
wet grounds, we certainly had a great time
together! We want to thank Cathy Kaufman,
Randy Rawls, Jeff Conley and the Everlasting
Equine Ranch for providing the entertainment
this year. We especially thank all of you who
came out, brought in food and helped out
wherever needed. There would be no
“Summer Nights” without you! Let’s do it
again next summer (maybe we’ll get to use
the pavilion!).
Speaking of the Everlasting Equine Ranch,
we now have their Facebook page linked at
our website,
We’ve added some pictures to the “Summer
Nights” Photo Gallery on our website. Be sure
to check them out.
FYI – We had to do a little “house cleaning”
recently, as there were actually 2 Facebook
pages for Peace Church in circulation. We
linked the more active page to our website.
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We have updated our “Rock the Park” Photo
Gallery with pictures from last month’s
concert. You can also check out the “Rock the
Park” Facebook page for other pictures and
videos (a link to the page is on our website).
As mentioned elsewhere in this newsletter,
the movie “God’s Not Dead” will be shown in
our Fellowship Hall as part of our Movie Night
ministry. Show dates are: September 5th, 6th
and 7th and October 3rd. Show times each
night will be at 7:00 PM. If you have yet to
see this movie, we invite you to join us on one
of our show dates. If you have seen it, come
see it again – and bring a friend. Admission is
free (so is the popcorn); bring other snacks to
share and your own beverage. A free-will
offering will be available each night in support
of this ministry.
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He has rescued us from the power of
darkness and transferred us into the kingdom
of his beloved Son, in whom we have
redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
~ Colossians 1:13-14
From the Editor:
Extra space in this month’s newsletter has
allowed me to share some things with you:
As mentioned elsewhere in the newsletter,
National Back to Church Sunday is on
September 21st. Back to Church Sunday is
the largest annual community-based church
outreach effort in the nation. The campaign
empowers churches and their members to
welcome their neighbors, friends and loved
ones back to church.
Jason died. I felt lead to share that Tweet with
you here:
“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Make
sure you use one of those to thank god for
everything you have #stayfocused”
Keep Christ Close,
Dave Bateman
Newsletter Editor
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Peace Church is one of over 23,000 churches
nationwide registered through the Back to
Church website, allowing local people who
are looking for a local church to find us from
the search network. We have a link to their
website on our website,
If you’re into statistics, check out these
 "82% of the unchurched are at least
somewhat likely to attend church if
invited" – Dr. Thom Rainer, The
Unchurched Next Door
 Yet only 2% of Christians EVER invite
someone to church!
If you are reading this article right now, we
invite you to invite everyone you know to
come to church with you.
Circle the date – Sunday, September 21st,
Back to Church Sunday!
At the time this newsletter was being
prepared, local news media announced that
Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who
was slated to start at center for the Golden
Flashes this season, passed away from an
undetermined medical issue. He was only 21
years old. Most of us never knew or heard of
Jason and we certainly lift up his family and
friends in prayer. What’s inspiring about it all
is that Jason’s Twitter account had this
particular Tweet, posted just days before
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looking for help with the Kids Club on Sunday
mornings. Call Dave at 330-875-7446.
JOB OPENING – we are in need of someone
to do some paper work in keeping our
membership records up to date. If you might
be interested in doing this task, please let
Pastor Nancy know. Thanks!
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Let us approach with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled
clean from an evil conscience and our bodies
washed with pure water.
~ Hebrews 10:22
You will become great if you believe in
You already know the answer to the
questions lingering inside your head.
It is now, and in this world, that we must live.
The man on the top of the mountain did not
fall there.
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What’s Your Fortune, Cookie?
The following messages were found inside a
fortune cookie:
Our deeds determine us, as much as we
determine our deeds.
Never give up. You're not a failure if you don't
give up.
Peace United Methodist Church
5520 Ravenna Ave. N.E.
Louisville, OH 44641