PAYETTE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
502 N. 11TH ST. PAYETTE, ID 83661 ~ (208) 642-2475 ~ email@example.com
WORSHIP: 11:00 AM ON SUNDAYS
FROM JIM’S CLUTTERED DESK
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you
to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15
Every year United Methodist congregations are expected to
submit an Annual Report by January 31. We report worship,
Bible study and Sunday School attendances. The number of
members involved in mission outreach and service endeavors is
asked. Finances take up a page of the report. All the data is
Although you might hear me bellyache about Annual Reports I
must admit it could be harder. What if we were asked to report
“the reason for the hope that you have.”? Or how we are doing
with the command of Jesus to “bless those who curse you.”?
How about “let your gentleness be evident to all.”?
Those questions cannot be answered by how many people
attend worship services or Bible studies. Nor does the amount
of money given always provide an accurate evaluation of our
But I’ve seen your love, your faith, your hope. I’ve heard you talk
about the way Jesus guides and empowers you. We weren’t
asked to report things like this in the Annual Report but we do
have a “reason for the hope that we have.” The reason is Jesus
and I look forward to what lies ahead of us in 2019.
See you Sunday,
Ryan Haren New Eagle Scout!
Our own Ryan Haren will be receiving his Eagle Scout Award
on Monday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. right here at PUMC.
The Trustee Committee and
the Administrative Board
meet on the 3rd Monday of
each month. The Trustees
meet at 6:15 p.m.with the Ad
Board following at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES
Ladies Bible Study:
Tuesday Mornings: 10:00 am
Men’s Bible Study:
Wednesday Evening: 6:30 pm
A Fit and Fall Proof Group meets at the
church on Monday and Friday
mornings at 10:00 a.m.
The program is designed to increase
balance, mobility, strength, flexibility,
and confidence. The program is free
and everyone is welcome.
If you have questions call Macy
CHURCH CAMP, JULY 2019
“A wonderful time of fellowship, crafts, singing, and fun in a beautiful setting”
It’s not too early to plan for summer camp! PUMC takes over Lake Wallowa
Church Camp in Joseph, OR one weekend a year. That weekend is July 19-21,
2019. We will have delicious food, fun activities like crafts, campfires and
puzzles. We will also have devotions, church service and free time to explore
this beautiful part of Oregon. Make your plans, save some money and we will
have many more details in the spring!
Weiser Little Theater
Weiser Little Theater will is presenting Nunsense, a musical comedy.
Dianne Kinney is a big part of Weiser Little Theater and she would
appreciate your support. The dates are Feb. 14, 15, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23,
28 and March 1st and 2nd. Tickets are available at
www.WeiserLittleTheater.org. You will find a poster for the play on
the bulletin board at church. Let’s go support Dianne!
Special Prayer Request
Be in prayer for the upcoming Special Session of General
Conference, February 23rd- 26th in St. Louis,Missouri
On March 6, Ash Wednesday, we are invited to Fruitland UMC. They
are providing a prayer and meditation service and a Stations of the
Cross exhibit. This open house will be held from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
We received a nice note from Barbara Wilson which partly reads,
“I live across from the park with a stream running through it. It is very
beautiful and there is no excuse for not walking.” The full note is
hanging on the bulletin board. We sure do miss Barbara!
We are trying hard to make sure our
membership records are correct.
We will be sending letters soon to
update information. If you don’t
receive a letter please talk to Cris.
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