Lynden United Methodist Church
Lynden, Washington


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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


June is the month to celebrate. Promotion for Sunday School students, graduations, end of the school year and the start of summer.

Plan to attend a Hot Dog BBQ party after church on Sunday, June 7th. We would like to honor our children who are being promoted and all graduates.

If you have family members who are graduating and would like to offer their name for blessing on that Sunday, please have the names to the church office by Monday, May 25th for inclusion in the June Skylight. There will be a table in the narthex where you can place graduate pictures and memorabilia.


Taylor Dorsey, great niece of Kevin and Peg Riley. Eaton High School in Eaton, Colorado. Attending Oklahoma Stat University in the fall.

Megan Ulrey, great niece of Dave and Paula Hardman. McNary High School, Keizer, Oregon. Attending George Fox University in the fall.

Tanner Ulrey, great nephew of Dave and Paula Hardman. Tanner is joining the Navy.


Approximately 80 pounds of food was your contribution to the food bank for the recent church birthday party celebration.


The local Project Homeless Connect is holding its 7th annual event on Friday, July 24th Bellingham High School. We are supporting the initiative again this year by providing hygiene kits. Several hundred families are assisted each year.

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.

The goal is 25 kits. The suggested donation is $15 per kit.

The deadline for contributions is July 19th. If you have hotel shampoo, conditioners, or lotions to donate it helps cash donations go farther.

Other items being sought are: New socks, underwear, shoes/boots (adults & children), blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, tents, backpacks, towels/wash cloths, diapers/baby wipes, baby formula.



6/15 - Sue Smith

6/16 - Toni Hess

6/19 - Jane Young


6/3 - Henry & Rebecca Dotson

6/4 - Dennis & Barbara Dinkla

6/13 - Mike & Sue Smith

6/16 - Don & Larrie Anne Clark

6/18 - Cal & Peg Moseid




Kevin Riley, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Eleanor Shagren & family, Michelle Sigler (cousin of Kathy), the Mohebbi family, Bonnie VanAlsburg, Gaylen Brevik, Larrie Anne Clark.

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, Eleanor Shagren, and Cheri Foster.




The UMW would like to thank all who participated in any way, with the UMW Plant/Book Sale. Some brought plants, books, garden supplies; some brought food, some came to buy, and many hands helped to set up, place advertising signs, sell and take down at the end of the sale. We felt it was very successful, and we do appreciate all of the help.

Our next project will be our Rummage Sale on July 25th. The date MAY need to be changed, due to possible work being done in the church. You may start to bring items to the church and store them on the stage area.

The May program for the UMW was presented by Barbara Dadd Shafer. She explained a great deal about the Jamaa Latu Orphanage, and brought us information about the new young boy that we will be sponsoring. His name is Yanick Kasonongo Mukendi, and is 11 years old,. His picture is posted in Fellowship Hall. The boy we previously sponsored, Gabriel Kaspapto Tishisola, is living with a family now, that are in the process of adopting him!

NOTE: The UMW picnic has been changed to June 3rd. Cheri Jackson is hosting the picnic at her home, and it will start at 11:30. Bring a sack lunch, and beverages will be provided.

Looking ahead to July: The UMW will be taking July and August off from providing refreshments for our Fellowship Hour. Again, we hope the congregation will now sign up to bring refreshments during those two months. Please see the sign up sheet posted on the board, and if you have any questions, see Peg R.



On May 27th, Dave Hardman (Special Funds) and Brian Rockom (General Funds) reviewed the financial position of the TRILOGY. The funding received for the elevator stands at approximately $73,000. To date, there have been some minor expenditures for design and engineering costs. This portion of the TRILOGY does not have a firm estimate of cost, is a longer term project and is moving forward on schedule.

The Board of Trustees has recommended that funding in the Memorial Fund portion of the Special Funds be utilized for the Fellowship Hall carpet project. There is approximately $10,000 in the Memorial Fund. The carpet project is estimated at approximately $16,000, is a short term project and is moving forward on schedule.

The organ purchase portion of the TRILOGY is set at $48,825 and this project has received approximately $5,650. After discussion between the Music Team and the Finance Team, the organ project will be put on hold, but will still be part of TRILOGY.


1. Dave will continue to receive your donations for Trilogy into the Special Funds account and will account for each donation on the appropriate line item.

2. You may continue to indicate the TRILOGY project if you wish to support it with your donations.

3. The TRILOGY chart on the north wall of the Fellowship Hall will continue to be updated to give you a current financial status.

4. Dave and Brian will contact Memorial Fund donors to insure that those funds are being utilized according to the family's wishes.

5. Carillon Music will remove the organ from the sanctuary the first week of June. The donations for the organ will be reviewed on a weekly basis to determine if and when the organ can be purchased.

6. Thank for your generous contributions and ongoing love for our church.


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.