February 2017

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Coming Up...

Sunday, February 5

Guest Preacher Rev. Mike Baughman, Union Coffee 

Tuesday, February 7

6:00 p.m. Young Lives Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Knitting Group

Monday, February 13

6:00 p.m. Finance Committee

Tuesday, February 14

6:30 p.m. United Methodist Women/Wesleyan Guild

Thursday, February 16

6:00 p.m. Young Lives

Monday, February 20

6:00 p.m. Trustees

7:00 p.m. Administrative Council

Sunday, February 26

After Worship, A Mardi Gras Lunch Party: We will celebrate Mardi Gras this year with lunch after worship on Sunday, February 26. Bring your favorite soup or chili to share with us. If you would like to bring a dessert, we will sell it in individual portions as a small fundraiser for our church. We hope you and your appetite will join us for fun, food, and fellowship!

6:00 p.m.: Reconciling Ministries potluck at Grace UMC (see below)

Monday, February 27

9:00 a.m. District Committee on Ordained Ministry

Spreading the News of Inclusion:  Northaven UMC’s Reconciling Ministries Event

rmn logo.jpgOn Sunday, January 29, Northaven UMC and our local Reconciling Ministries Council invited clergy and laity members of Methodist churches in the Metroplex to attend an informational meeting about the Reconciling Ministries Network. 

A panel, consisting of one representative from each of the seven reconciling churches in the Dallas area, spoke about what being involved in a reconciling, inclusive and inviting congregation means to each of them.  The panel, including Mary Zaby from Lakewood, was a diverse group with a wide variety of experiences to share, perspectives to communicate and heartwarming stories to tell!  After the panel discussion and questions, two trained Reconciling Ministries Network coaches provided additional information concerning the process of exploring the process.

The room was filled to capacity, and there was much interest in exploring this topic, which has become so important to us at Lakewood UMC.  Thanks to Rev. Dr. Gayle Landis, Nancy Fomby and Becky Heflin for so wonderfully representing our congregation on the Reconciling Ministries Council!


For more information on the Reconciling Ministries network, please visit rmnetwork.org.  

Reconciling Ministries Potluck

Let’s join our fellow Reconciling congregations on Sunday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. for a potluck at Grace UMC! Bring a dish to share as we hear from the Reconciling Council about what we can do to promote full inclusion of LGBTQ people (and all people) in the United Methodist Church.

In Our Prayers This Month

Katy Arbour; Gail Baldwin; The Baxter family; The family of Rebecca Biggs; Matthew and Hilda Blasius; Michael Broberg; Robin Brown; Lynn Bruce; Rev. Bill Bryan; Linda Castor; Jean Davis; Amy Duncan; Wilma Elrod; Nancy Fomby; Jean Fowler; Erik Galvan; Adelaide Hart; Jan Logan; Rev. W.W. McNeill; Carolyn Miracle; Marie Miranda; Mike Miranda; Susan Price; Elizabeth Raphael; Elizabeth Robbins; Robin Robbins; April Sartain; Linda Simmons; Glen Sims; Alan Smith;  Kelly Smith; Travis Smith; Claire and Joel Verinder, their family, and Tayler; The Wade family; Alfred Walker; Betty Watson; Louise Williams; Martha Williams

Happy Birthday to...

Sally Hoover 2/3

Mary Ann Finley 2/9

Mary Ann Macsisak 2/14

Wes Larroca 2/25

Andrew Venable 2/26