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IGNITE! PUMC Weekly Newsletter Vol. 2 , No. 43 - 2019/02/27
In This Newsletter: A Word from the Pastor Recovery Updates Glory Sightings Spring Sermon Series Young at Heart Luncheon Friday Homecoming Service with former pastor & Dinner on Grounds Father’s Day Worship, Potluck & Tree Dedication Student Outre



from the Pastor of the

UMC of Parker, FL

Starting a Fire of the Holy Spirit

Vol. 2 ,    No.   42     –     23 May  2019

Pastor’s Update

Hello Church!  I pray you and your neighborhood is well and recovering.  Note below the recovery update and the phone number to give out to anyone who needs assistance. Also if you have friends/family elsewhere who would like to send a work group down our way, also give them that number.

Read through this newsletter.  There are new items listed here you’ve probably not heard.

Don’t forget in two weeks we will have Homecoming, on Sunday 6 June. Our “guest” will be pastor from long ago, the Rev. Mr. Mike Roberts.  He lead the church through a time of strengthening and growth.  You may recall he has been critical in the development and improvement of Bethlehem Camp, where many of you have had special moments.  It’s his family camp.  His mother lives in our area.  His brother, Mark and I went through seminary together at Emory.  And I followed him into the USAF as a chaplain.  Let get a good showing of support for Mike.  After the service we will have a “Dinner on the Grounds” so grab your side best side dish and bring it early to set it out.   I’ll take care of making sure we have meats and entrees.


Breaking Bad – How to Turn your Bad into Blessing

Part: 5


Read Ahead

Psalm 28:1-9, Matthew 5:7, Luke 18:9-14

Last Week

Breaking Bad – How to Turn your Bad into Blessing

Part: 4



Breaking the Bad in Hunger & Thirst  

Deuteronomy 6:13-25 ,  Matthew 5:6


you can log on line and listen just a few hours after it is over, or download the MP4 to your podcast device.  Here’s the link:


Breaking the Bad in Hunger


Glory Sightings

My column this week shared the Glory Sighting

News Herald Link:  

The Glory Sighting that Was my Mother



Young at Heart Luncheon

Young at Heart gathering “Memories of Mom” on Friday May 31st at 11:30 in the fellowship hall.

 Bring  a dish for the pot luck lunch and a favorite recipe or memory of your mom to share.

You can contact  Caroline Meadows for more information.



A Day of Celebration & Dedication!   

F ather’s Day ,

Pastor Jack & Family Celebration & Tree Dedication

On Father’s day Sunday June 16th followingmorning worship we will celebrate our Fathers,  Pastor Jack & his family, and  have a tree planting dedication at the Labyrinth in memory of Jim Emig.  This will be a Pot Luck Luncheon,  plan on joining us for a time of fun and fellowship and bring your favorite dish to share.



Student Ministry

Student Ministry is seeking partners to help with “ Volley for Christ”  a  3 day volleyball camp to be held June 4-5-6 at church (Time to follow). Only requirement to be  available for SS, No teaching, No cooking.   Sign-up in the Narthex or 850-628-0542



Recovery Updates

BIG UPDATE:  The UMCOR team through the organization of our conference and donations of church members around the world, literally, we have teams now organized to help us all recover, and they promise they are here for the long haul.

So HERE is the phone number.  Call to tell them anything you need help with, they are set up to take the big projects or the small.

Even if I’ve already put you in for a work order, you need to call the number to open a new one. Even if you’ve had multiple teams come to help but you need more, these are different teams and they will do all they can to get you help. 

ALSO this is for your neighbors and friends.  Even if they aren’t members of PUMC or any Methodist church, as long as they know and feel the love of Christ and our members around the world you can give the number to them:

Call:  740-3966




Christian Education

Sunday School is back !!   We may be dislocated but we are active.

 - “ Friendship is meeting in the youth room                                       

 - “ Builders is meeting in the fellowship hall                                                   

 - “ Wired-Up is meeting in room 9                                                                                     

 - “ Seekers is  meeting in the baby room in the fellowship hallway.               

  - “ Youth (Confirmation Class) is in room 6                                                                              

- “ Children are in the children''s church room                                             

All are welcome. Please come join us every Sunday ! 9:15 A.M.  (come early for donuts and coffee)  



2019 Monthly & Annual General Fund budget: $ 15,459 & $185,516


Year to date GF expenses & contributions:  $73,593.32  &  $66,820.20

April GF expenses & contributions: $13,996.75  & $10,571.97

May to date GF expenses & contributions$10,752.80  &  $9,566.86



This Weeks Offering :  5/19/2019

Sunday School Classes: $25

Sanctuary Roof: $40

Food Pantry: $20

Trustee’s Special Project Fund: $30

General Offerings: $1,919.00



Please be in prayer this week for the following people.

1. Ann Fulford - Gallbladder surgery tomorrow(Monday) - Wife of Jim Fulford

2. Sara Moody - Cancer has spread and she will need more treatment - Sister of Jim Emig given by Matt Emig

3. Jim Emig Family - on his passing

4. Cheri Dyslin - Lymph Node biopsy results - Friend of Amanda Warren

5. Elizabeth (Liz) Goad - In rehab after 5 days in hospital can''t use her right leg - Sister of Margaret Klope

6. Jessica & Elliott Peters - Sad time of life - Granddaughter of Chuck Griffith

7. Frank & Mary Ellen Hutton - unspoken prayer - Stacy Stanley

8. Mary Stanley - Interning in Destin, FL - Daughter of Pastor Jack & Stacy Stanley

9. Lillian Neil - In nursing home Port St Joe, FL - Niece of John Briggs Larry Lawton - in hospital - PUMC Family member                                                                      10. Stephen, Paula, Ron, Mike, Tony, Tony, Residents of Emerald Shores Nursing & Rehab Center - Friends & Neighbors of Audrey Bullard

Thank you,

Prayer Coordinator






2019 Altar Flowers

Since Hurricane Michael destroyed One Stop Flowers we have had to find other florist and the new cost for altar flowers is $35.  We need help with a volunteer or volunteers who would be willing to pick up the flower arrangements on Saturdays and place them on the altar.


UPDATE!  Anna, owner of One Stop Flowers that was destroyed by Hurricane Michael, is now working at Hallmark Florist corner of  MLK Blvd & Bus 98.  Anna has volunteered to deliver our Altar Flowers on Saturday to the church at no charge!

What a Blessing!    





Your Week at a Glance


Mon  20 May    

  9:00 am   Weekly Prayer Group

                          6:00 pm  Choir

                          6:00-7pm Cub Scouts

                          6:30-7:30 Boy Scouts                    

Weds  22 May   NEW TIME  6:00pm - Pastor’s Bible Study (in Youth Hall)

Thurs  33 May  6:00 pm  Trustee Meeting

Sun     26 May   9:15 am   Sunday School

                          10:30 am Weekly Worship Service – Spring Series: “Breading Bad”

This Week’s Ministry Leaders
Ushers  -  John Briggs & Gary Woodham
Liturgist—  Jody Swem
Host/Hostess—Worship   Barbara Anderson & Joann Moore— SS   Builders Class
June Altar Guild  —  Brenda Hocking & Edie Austin






  Memorial Day – Office Closed


Please call the church office and email back to this newsletter if any event is missing.


There’s a place for you!

If you know God is calling you to get involved and get serious about your vow to serve, then please call or come see me so we can discern together where God might have been saving a place just for you!

Among others, we need a new

- Hospitality Ministry Director, (sits on the congregational care & worship, and missions/outreach committees to ensure the congregation’s WELCOME is included in all their efforts with continuity and intentionality.)

- Congregational Care Chair (sits on Ad Council and oversees all related ministries to the care and nurture of the membership.  Works in conjunction with the Missions & Outreach Chair)

- Missions & Outreach Chair (sits on the Ad Counsel and oversees all related ministries of the membership TO our “Judea, Samaria, and the utter most parts of the world”)

- and most of our age group ministries

- Youth Ministry

- Young Adult Ministry,

- Older Adult Ministry


Just speak with me about the positions, I can send you descriptions and answer your questions.




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