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Lynden United Methodist Church
Lynden, Washington
THE SKYLIGHT NEWSLETTER
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THE PANTRY SHELF

For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003

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Plan to attend a Hot Dog BBQ party after church on Sunday, June 5th. Being honored are our children who are being promoted and graduating. Take a look at the table in the narthex for graduate pictures and memorabilia.

Jessie Nymeyer, daughter of Ron and Diane Nymeyer. Yale University, MBA. She is a Nurse Practioner, specializing in palliative care. She will be working at Motefiore Medical Center.

Sunshine Feenstra, daughter of Brian and Melissa Rockom. University of Washington, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Nathalie Folkerts, granddaughter of George and Alyce Werkema. Pomona College, Claremont, CA, Phi Beta Kappa. Next stop continued study with Fulbright Grants.

Luke Riley, great nephew of Peg Riley. Graduation from Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle. Working on his plan.

David A. Kourtright, grandson of Harold and Betty Oberwortmann. Graduation for Anchorage High School. Continuing on to Calhoun Honors College, Clemson University, South Carolina.

Kurtis Jackson, grandson of Ed and Cheri Jackson. Graduation from Tompkins High School, continuing on to Montana State University.

Allen Jackson, grandson of Ed and Cheri Jackson. Graduating from Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineer (12/16/16).

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Do Small Things with Great Love

Project Homeless Connect is holding its 8th annual local event on Friday, July 22nd at Bellingham High School. We are supporting the initiative again this year with a chance for you to WALK the TALK by donating new/used (in good condition) tennis shoes and boots.

We will also be assembling hygiene kits, so if you have travel sized toiletries they are welcome. Outreach will deliver items to PHC.

Interfaith Coalition helps promote and collect items prior to the event. They gave a list of other desirable items including new socks and underwear (adults and children), blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, tents, backpacks, baby wipes, flashlights and batteries. (NO CLOTHING PLEASE!)

The PHC event is one day of services where guests can obtain medical and vision screening, dental, mental health and DSHS services, Washington State ID cards, housing information, haircuts, pet care and other services. More than 50 service providers donate their staff time and equipment to provide services or with referrals for free follow-up services.

If you wish to volunteer the day of the event contact the Whatcom Volunteer Center at 734-3055.

The deadline for contributions is July 17th.

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For the Interfaith Coalition Auction Lynden United Methodist Church partnered with Infusion Cuisine Restaurant for a very successful auction offering of a catered meal for 20 people. Recently featured in The Weekly the restaurant is at Hinote’s Corner, serving Mexican, Italian and Asian dishes. Husband and wife owners, Yesenia Pulido and Eduardo Diego are committed to supporting Interfaith and they serve some of the best food in Whatcom County.

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There is a change in leadership at The Lighthouse Mission. After nearly 12 years Ron Buchinski is stepping down as executive director. Pat Buchinski, his wife, and mission employee is also leaving, as they join their family in Nebraska.

The new executive, Hans Erchinger-Davis, a 10 year mission employee, will be taking over. With goals to expand programs for mental health issues and possibly locate another mission site in Bellingham, the vision continues to grow.

Some highlights from 2015 are meals served-99,981; nights of lodging at the mission-37,284; nights of lodging for women/children at Agape House-16,465; Drop-in Center attendance-27,294; Haskell Eye Clinic services-445 and Sea-Mar Medical Clinic services-438.

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SUMMER CAMP

Still considering Summer Church Camp? Please remember $150 scholarships are available for each camper. For more details pick-up a brochure at church or visit the website www.pnwcamps.org. For local contact speak with Brian Rockom or Paula Hardman.

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JUNE BIRTHDAYS

6/16 - Toni Hess

6/19 - Jane Young

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES

6/3 - Henry & Rebeca Dotson

6/4 - Dennis & Barbara Dinkla

6/18 - Cal & Peg Moseid

NEW OFFICE HOURS

New office hours are now in effect.

The church office is now open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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Peg Moseid will be hosting the UMW picnic at her home on June 15th at 11:30 am.  Please bring a sack lunch (dessert provided).

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UMW likes to take a break from Coffee Hour duties during July and August. So once again we are asking members of the congregation to help us by signing up for coffee and refreshments. A sign up sheet is posted in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please see Peg R.

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July 15-18 is Mission U. Topics for discussion:

The Bible and Human Sexuality: Claiming God's Good Gift

Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action

Latin America: Places, People and Faith

Youth Study- Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action

Registration Deadline - June 15.

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Thank you everyone, for helping us to have a successful Plant Sale.

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The next big event will be the Rummage Sale on July 13th. Co-hosts will be Cheri Jackson and Lois Polf.

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Garden Street UMW will be hosting a dinner and speaker on June 12th at 5:30-7:30. Speaker will be Claudine Kasongo, the first person from the Jamaa Letu Orphanage to graduate from college.

She shared her story at the Annual Conference, and is visiting various districts throughout  Washington, to speak. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn first hand, some of the life experiences at the orphanage.

 

The dinner will be a pot luck meal, and we need to let Garden Street UMW know the number from our church attending by June 10th. Please let Peg R. know if you can attend.  A carpool will be arranged.

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CHARGE CONFERENCE

There will be a Charge Conference @ Lynden UMC Wednesday, June 8, at 7 pm prior to the COM meeting. The single item to be considered is the Pastor’s salary.

All church members are invited to attend.

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IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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Cheri Jackson’s brother Chuck, Tate Highfield, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Betty O, Ruth Lordahl, Clora Downing, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White, Jane Young, the Doornenbal family, the Fraser family, Nancy Faber, Emily.

Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.

Prayer Vine

If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard and Eleanor Shagren.

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Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa & chocolate bars will be on sale in the Fellowship Hall, following church service, on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Help support small farmers.