Hi Everyone! September 28, 2023
Ron and I had a good trip to Utah last week. We were able to help my sister Carolyn with some tasks that sure needed to be done, spent some time with my very first childhood friend and helped Tess out with her dogs. We are both getting better about making our way around Salt Lake City but are sure glad to be back in Payette!
Where is Pastor Mary Beth?
Pastor Mary Beth has a busy schedule this Fall! She will be gone a couple Sundays and weekdays for various reasons, including conferences and vacation time. Here is where she will be in October and November (and if you'd like to join her for one of these conferences, be sure to let us know!):
Thursday, October 12th - Summit on Idaho Hunger in Boise, ID
Sunday, October 15th - Pulpit Swap with Pastor Rob Walters from Nampa First UMC
Friday, November 3rd-Sunday, November 5th - Housing God's Beloved conference in Portland, OR
Wednesday, November 15th-Friday, November 24th - Vacation in Gilbert, AZ
We are starting to collect candy for our Trunk or Treat event on Halloween day. People who participate bring candy to hand out from their cars but we found out last year that we ran out. If you would like to contribute candy, please drop it by the office or bring it to church. If you’d rather give money, we’ll do the shopping for you.
Monday Morning Coffee With the Pastor will resume this coming Monday from 9-12 at Bordertown Coffee in Gayway Junction. Why not drop by for a visit and coffee with Pastor Mary Beth? She’ll even buy!
Our pastor would like to invite us to attend the Housing Summit in Portland, OR on Saturday, November 4th. We can attend in person or on Zoom. Please consider attending this important event and if you’d like to attend, contact the pastor or me for information.
The Fruitland UMC will be having their 3rd annual Chili 2 Go event on Friday, October 13th from 4-6 pm. They will be serving take out containers of homemade chili and cornbread. Donations will go to mission projects and the work of Women in Faith. They appreciate reservations so please call 208-452-4754 by October 11th and leave a message. Vegan chili is available by request. So, order some chili and drive by FUMC on October 13th, give them a donation and dinner is served! Let’s help them out!
The Love INC fundraiser will be this Friday, September 6:30-8 p.m. at Ontario Calvary Chapel. Call Love INC for information 541-216-6116.
I’m sorry to tell you that we have had a tragedy in our valley this week. Glenora’s granddaughter Selby lost her husband Johnny Bezates in a car accident. Please pray for his whole family including his almost 3-year-old daughter Gray Lee and his 1-year-old son Gus. Please keep them on your prayer list.
Glenora has been fighting pleurisy for a couple of weeks and is winning but she will be healing for several weeks. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity. It is very painful I’m told but as we all know, Glenora is tough! Please pray for a complete, quick recovery.
Bonnie Hall will be having total knee replacement surgery on Thursday, October 5th. Please keep Bonnie in your prayers as well as Mike who will be taking good care of her.
Sherry and Rodger Hood’s grandson Josh is getting married very soon and just learned that he has Hodgkin Lymphoma. Please pray for Josh, his fiancé Kendra and his whole family as he battles this disease.
From the prayer chain we have been asked to pray for Mari who has spinal stenosis that leaves her arms numb and has been a real challenge. Pray for Kenny who fell and broke his neck. He will have surgery sometime in October that could leave him paralyzed. Please pray for calming his fears, for patience and for wisdom for his medical team.
Keep the following on your prayer list: Jim Warzyn, Hugh Homan, Gary and Lis Williamson, Olivia Bybee, Steve Simonson, Jan, Laurie, Tory, Shannon Osborn, and Mary Boesch.
Remember that this Sunday we are celebrating the Feast of St. Francis and our pets will be blessed. That means bring them to church with you for an outdoor service in the parking lot. If you can’t bring your pet, don’t worry, the pastor will bless the pets that aren’t able to attend.
We hope to see you at church!