“Believe in the journey of your own spirituality; faith knows no predefined path.”

The November 2018 Lakeviewer

Caring for Mind and Soul

Audio_002Ouch! What is That Squeal?

Once in a while during worship, we are blessed with some feedback in our sound system that tests the limits of our hearing and hearing aids. There is a solution and we’re working on it! In part, we have some aged amplifiers and we are in need of some additional speakers but the current amplifiers can’t support them, so we’re always right on edge with volume. The new equipment will mean we won’t need to crank up the gain so much and anti-feedback circuits will also help so our sound quality will continue to improve.

The equipment we need will cost $2,500 and while we’re moving on this now, it is an un-budgeted item. If you would like to be a part of making this happen, we invite you to contribute to the “audio fund” with your designated gift. We’ll keep you informed as we progress and continue to excel in our worship experience.

Falling In Love With God’s Word!

LoveWe at Lakeview have a richness of Christian Education and Spiritual experiences drawing us closer to God’s love. There are ongoing gatherings centered on Bible study, exercise groups, prayer groups, prayer shawl knitting and crocheting for home-bound men and women, and drumming. These activities focus on God’s Word for building a closer relationship with God and with God’s children.

On Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., Eli Reeves leads a class discussion, “Sunday Morning Afterglow on the Scripture Lesson & the Sermon”. On Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., a Bible study led by Joe Lockhart is centered on a book of the group’s choosing; just now, they are studying and reflecting on The Gospel According to Luke. In each of these groups and the ones that follow, the goal is to better understand and fall in love with the love of God revealed in Scripture and seek direction from that Word for our daily lives.

Rhonda Plinske’s class on Grace began on October 15; it is a women’s only study on Monday’s at 10:00 a.m. For men and women interested in studying God’s Word in-depth, a DISCIPLE Bible Study begins on November 5, 2018: it will continue for sixteen weeks on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. This year’s DISCIPLE class continues with a study of The Gospel According to Luke and The Acts of the Apostles. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the origins of the church, the body of Christ, and our lives as disciples.

There are a number of off-campus studies led by Lydia Woods. Each of these is a study of Jesus and The Old Testament. Currently, the groups are focusing on “A Study of the Tabernacle”. In their gatherings they are constructing at each location a miniature tabernacle as they discuss the elements of the original tabernacle and the ways in which these elements apply to our lives and worship today. When Lydia’s classes always are arranged at facilities for senior living, her agreement with the facility is that any Lakeviewer who wants to join them is welcome. The list of locations includes: Wooddale Village (10:00 a.m. on Thursdays), Mission at Agua Fria (1:00 PM on Thursdays), Evelyn Forehand’s home (9:30 a.m. on Fridays), and The Woodmark (9:30 a.m. on Saturdays).

God’s Word provides a remarkable number of examples from the lives of persons who have gone before us in our faith as well as direction for living from their words and actions. All of these examples and God’s directions guide our own lives today. Come this Fall and fall in Love with God’s Word along with the rest of us!  – Pastor Linda

Choices Pregnancy Center

BabyDriveThe Lakeview United Methodist Women conducted a “Fill the Diaper” drive with new and hand-made baby items for the Choices Pregnancy Center in Phoenix. On Friday, October 12, they held a Baby Shower and salad luncheon where the items were blessed and presented to the center’s representative. The United Methodist Women vice-president Susan Briner and president Marty Merryman helped the group co-ordinate the event that boasted over 500 baby items that were donated.

See UMW’s full article on their page.

Changes Coming to the Digital Bulletin Board

FoodBankOn a weekly basis the Digital Bulletin Board (DBB) (in front of the church) will be asking our entire congregation to bring in specifically needed items for the Valley View Food Bank (VVFB), whose cupboards are very bare, on a CHANGING and now WEEKLY basis.

VVFB supplies our area with food for persons who need food – no questions asked. IF you miss a week and don’t see the DBB, or don’t get the weekly bulletin for the rotation of the food that week, the food for the month of November is as follows.

  • Nov. 4 – Beans & Rice, Nov. 11 – Peanut Butter & Jam/Jelly
  • Nov. 18 – Tuna Fish & Crackers
  •  Nov. 25 – Spaghetti Noodles & Sauce.

We will also post this information on the website and encourage the public to bring in food as well. The Mission & Outreach Committee thanks you for your continuing support – hungry people in OUR community need OUR help.

Upcoming Events

Annual Charge Conference November 6

The Annual Charge Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m. in Smoot Hall. Staff Parish Relations meets at 1:30 in the Conference Room.

DELL Circle

DELL Circle will meet November 14, 2018 (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE) at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting the World Thank Offering and hearing a report from the Mission U attendees. Judy Houdek will serve as hostess for this meeting. Visitors and new members are always welcome. And we always have great desserts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Mary-Martha Circle

The Mary-Martha Circle will meet on Tuesday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Hostesses will be Sally Newell and Joyce. The devotions will be given by Evelyn Forehand. The program will be by Kathryn Bowman. We always welcome visitors.

Mexico Mission Trip – 2019

The Mission Trip to Mexico will be March 1 – March 4. The cost should be around $300. We also need to pay for our stay which is $15 and chip in on gas. Partial scholarships may be available. Please contact Susan Briner for further information.

Sunday Monthly Movies
hosted by Farris & Clara McCullough, Fellowship Hall – 2:00 PM

  • November 5 – “Christmas Lodge”
  • December 2 – “Holiday To Remember”

TNT Dinner & Concert

Our Lakeview Concert Series presents the Westwind Harmony Chorale on November 8 and Music Serving the Word featuring Vicki McDermitt on November 29. Performances follow the TNT Dinner at 6:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be received.

Worship Network

The Worship Network will NOT meet in November as SPRC needs the Conference Room prior to our annual Church Conference at 2:30 p.m. Our next meeting will be December 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Lakeview United Methodist Men WILL NOT HAVE A Church Property Clean Up

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the UMM will NOT have a LUMC property clean-up in November.

Our Prayer Life at Lakeview UMC

Bible_010For those of us who seek God through prayer, Lakeview provides a number of paths for each of us.

  •  A Short-Term Prayer List
  •  A Long-Term Prayer List
  •  The Prayer Chain
  •  The Prayer Warriors

Meetings and Worship Services are paths to seeking God as well. And we find prayer to be uplifting and affirming of the presence of God among us.
If you would like to learn more about our prayer life at Lakeview UMC, please contact Pastor Linda or any of our clergy. Remember that God already knows our needs and is working on them before we speak to him. Simply put prayer in and of itself is a preparation for taking action to care with compassion for one another each and every day.

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