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Lynden United Methodist Church
Lynden, Washington
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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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Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!

It is time to celebrate our graduates from high school, college and other training programs. Please let the office or a member of the Outreach Team know if you have a graduate you wish to have honored this spring. Include their name, what the graduation is, your relationship to them and any other short detail you wish to have noted. The deadline in May 24th.

We are honoring each child's completion of their school year.

Join your church family for a barbecued hot dog lunch after church on June 4th.

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Are you thinking about camp for your children or family? Check out the Pacific Northwest Conference website for all the details at pnwcamps.org.

Partial scholarships are available.

The United Methodist Church has four campsites. Ocean Park in Southwest Washington; Lazy F in Central Washington; Twinlow in Northern Idaho and Indianola in Western Washington. Each camp offers a different experience in a unique setting. Camp is a life changing experience.

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Thank you for the donations to the Hope Office Food Bank on Birthday Sunday. It was fun to share lunch with people born the same month as you or folks who wish they were.

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The 9th Annual Project Homeless Connect is set for Friday, July 21st, 9am - 4 pm at Bellingham High School. Following last years' successful shoe drive, we are supporting the initiative by collecting new/used (in good condition) tennis shoes and boots. These can be for any size and for males or females.

Personal hygiene items are being collected. Wipes are especially appreciated.

A chance to volunteer that day or in set-up the days before will be listed on the United Way website beginning in May, under the Projects and Partners tab. www.unitedwaywhatcom.org

For personal contact:

Bellingham/Whatcom Project

Homeless Connect

Bruce Johnson

360 296-1191

bruce98225@comcast.net

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Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.

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Birthdays

MAY BIRTHDAYS

5/2 - Alyce Werkema

5/6 - Ed Jackson

5/8 - Dennis Dinkla

5/13 - Jonas VanDeKop

5/15 - Frances Shuler

5/15 - Jacob Ruhl

5/19 - Diane Nymeyer

5/29 - Nancy Buckalew

MAY ANNIVERSARIES

5/9 - Jack & Jo Young

5/15 - Conrado & Edelwisa Gonzaga

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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UMW Plant & Book Sale

Come and check out the selection of plants and books at this annual UMW fund raiser. We need lots of plants for this popular event. So if you have plants you donate, please start potting them up. Plants can be brought to the Fellowship Hall May 4th or 5th between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. A sign up sheet to help with the sale will be available in the Fellowship Hall.

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Interfaith Coalition

Interfaith Coalition thanks Lynden United Methodist Church for your generosity to our 2017 Hope Auction. In addition to what those of you in attendance contributed through ticket or auction item purchase, your faithful response through your congregation gift of underwriting the Infusion special dinner helped raise an incredible $6800. This contributed substantially to the record total auction amount of over $193,000! Know that every day families and individuals in Whatcom County are lifted up and experience hope because of you. Thank you!

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PLANNED GIVING—A GUIDE TO GIFTS AND BEQUESTS

In 2005, LUMC developed a Planned Giving program based upon a similar program authored by the greater United Methodist church. The LUMC created a printed guide which sets forth methods of giving during your lifetime, and further, as the result of you estate planning and eventual execution of your will.

Conventional wisdom indicates that Planned Giving be initiated by discussions with your family, attorney and accountant. The Planned Giving guide will have the answers to most questions.

At the January 2017 LUMC Finance Team meeting it was decided to reemphasize Planned Giving as a method of ensuring our financial long-term security. Dennis Dinkla and Brian Rockom are available to answer questions and provide you with a copy of Planned Giving - A Guide to Gifts and Bequests.

Prayerfully submitted by the LUMC Finance Team

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IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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Family of Pat White, Lynda Fraser, Dick & Vi Stone, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Gaylen Brevik, Joanne White.

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, Margaret Mustard, Eleanor Shagren, Jean McGuire, Bev Honcoop and Betty Oberwortmann.

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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.