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INsight MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF BENTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JULY 2014
7.1-7.3 Student Life Camp @ LA Tech
7.4 Fireworks and Sundaes @ 8:30 p.m.
7.7-7.11 Elementary Camp Caney
7.15 Food truck unloading @ 9:00 a.m.
Food packing @ 12:00 p.m.
7.16 The Food Distribution @ 12:30 p.m.
The Closet @ 12:00 p.m.
7.20 LifeShare Blood Drive @ 8:00 a.m.
UMM Breakfast @ 7:15 a.m.
7.21-25 Vacation Bible School
from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
7.26 Souper Saturday @ 8:00 a.m.
7.28 UMW Executive Meeting
From the Pastor It is still the summer of love. Last month in worship we discovered the heights, depths, and wideness of God’s love as we live out that love in relationships with God, neighbors, and even our enemies. Typically our lives are lived at such a fast, breakneck pace that our attention, if we are to summon it, is brief and set in a “crisis” mode. At this pace our relationships suffer and we just tend to “get by” until we find the time that seemingly never comes. There is something beautiful about summer. Summer is a time to slow down, get out of the sun and in the shade and spend quality time with the folks we love.
Love is at the heart of the Life, Ministry and Teaching of Jesus. In Mark’s gospel, Jesus gave the “Great Commandment” – “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one;
30you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and
with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31
The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31) In Matthew’s gospel the summary of the impact of this commandment says this: “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:40). Everything depends on our relationships!
It is summer! Time to focus upon what are the most important things in life – our relationships! Are you too busy to slow down? Are you too busy to spend quality time with those God commands us to love? How can you slow down and focus upon loving those around you? How might you better love God (with all that you are)? Love your neighbor as yourself (including family, friends and even strangers)? And even love your enemies? In the end, these are all that matter in LIFE!
Jesus tells us not only to love God and our neighbors as we love ourselves, but He tells us also to love our enemies as well. Jesus also tells us to love life – LIFE in His Kingdom. How might you love your life in the Kingdom of God right here and right now? How might you love God, neighbor, self, and your enemies with your life?
It is the summer of love. Summer is a time to slow down and spend quality time with the folks we love. Are we too busy to slow down? Are we too busy to spend quality time with those whom we love? Perhaps it is high time that we did just that – slow down and focus on our relationships with God, family and friends. Finding quantity of and quality of time with God & with family and friends is essential to loving LIFE.
Jesus was asked: “Which commandment is the first of all?” Pay attention to how He answered the question, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength – Everything that you are.
How can you love with all your Heart – Your Relational Life?
How can you love with all your Soul – Your Spiritual Life?
How can you love with all your Mind – Your Emotional Life?
And how can you love with all your Strength – Your Physical Life? (continued on page 3)
Mark Your Calendar
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A little over a year ago we began the Shepherd Ministry here at Benton UMC, in an effort to draw us closer as a church family and to better meet the needs of all those in the family. There are currently 19 shepherds, tending 196 families who are either active members or regular attenders. Each member of the “flock” determines the best means of communication with their shepherd (email, phone, text, card) so they can make a connection on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, or whatever is best for them). Forming a solid relationship of trust and confidence between the flock and its shepherd is a major goal of the Shepherd Ministry. The shepherds notify the office of any change in the status of their sheep; and likewise, the office and Prayer Team keep the shepherds apprised of situations in the lives of their sheep. Communication is the key. If you have lost your shepherd’s information or have questions about the Ministry, contact Rev. Cheryl Nelson (422-0914) or the church office (965-2273).
Because this vital Ministry is in need of more shepherds, the Nurture Team is asking you to think about your own spiritual gifts and graces. If you have a caring, encouraging spirit and a heart for the members of your church family, becoming a shepherd yourself will be a most rewarding experience. You will be given the names of 10-12 families/individuals that you will be keeping in contact with; growing a relationship with your flock, nurturing the body of Christ. So pray about it, and when you feel led to join this ministry, give Rev. Cheryl a call.
Coffee With the Pastor Sunday, July 13, 2014 9:45 a.m. Bible Beach Classroom (2nd floor of the Family Life Center)
If you are new at our church or want to learn more about Benton United Methodist Church, make plans to join our Sr. Pastor on Sunday, July 13 at 9:45 a.m. during the Sunday school hour in the Bible Beach Classroom on the second floor of the Family Life Center. During this time you will have an opportunity to get to know more about the United Methodist Church and meet other folks. We will also take time to explain church membership.
Reserve your spot by: Calling the church office at
318-965-2273 or email Carolyn at
A Word From Your Nurture Team
BMS Tiger Tales The TV and print news constantly makes us aware of teens
and the terrible things they can do. However, you MUST see what our BMS teens have been doing at school!
As many of you are already aware, BUMC students represented almost half of the first group of students selected for Student of the Year at BMS. The group included Megan Cox, Brooks Cram, Drew Haynes, Dylan Plunkett, Brooke Smith, Eli Stinson, Mackenzie Terhune, Kathryn Watts, and Hayden White. What sets these students apart? First, their grades! These students maintained honor roll status ALL year while taking high school courses like Algebra I. Another requirement is participation in school activities and community outreach. Finally, students were selected based on their ability to communicate with peers and adults. These students excelled in every one of these areas!
Two students are chosen each year at each grade level as the overall outstanding students in each grade. Hayden White and Megan Cox were chosen to represent eighth grade. So let’s look at their other accomplishments –
Megan Cox attained great success in her band pursuits this year. She was 1st Chair clarinet in the BMS band as well as in the District VIII Honor Band AND in the NSU Summer High School Band Camp. She was also a member of the All State Middle School Band. She participated in the Purple Jackets, community service projects, and the talented music program at BMS. Megan was also a member of the National Junior Honors Society.
The BMS Golf Team took second place in both the District and State Golf Tournaments, and Hayden White was the #1 player in the district and the state. Hayden was a member of the track team and placed 3rd in the 1600 at the district track meet. Hayden was also a member of the eighth grade basketball team. In addition, Hayden’s fund-raising efforts for St. Jude ranked him as one of the top students in community service at BMS. Hayden was also a member of the National Junior Honors Society and a BMS Ambassador.
Brooks Cram is a talented student-athlete. He was a football player, basketball player, member of the track team, and a golfer at BMS. He participated in sports year-round and continued to maintain excellent grades. He received the Academic Excellence Award for the football season and was awarded the Coaches’ Choice Award in basketball for being the Assistant Assistant Coach!
Garrett Hable is a leader on the field and off. Garrett was the quarterback for the eighth grade football team. He received the Academic Excellence Award for both football and basketball for his outstanding GPA. He also earned the Offensive MVP Award for his contributions on the basketball team. He was a member of the 4x200 track team which won 3rd place at the district meet. Garrett was also a member of the National Junior Honors Society.
Drew Haynes quietly accomplished so much.
Dylan Plunkett is an outstanding student and athlete. His remarkable test scores made him a Principal’s Choice award winner.
Brooke Smith is a multi-talented young lady. She was selected as a member of the district honor band. She also danced on the BMS TigerLine. She was a Peer PAW mentor and tutor as well as a member of the Purple Jackets. Brooke was also a member of the National Junior Honors Society and participated in numerous community service projects.
Eli Stinson rocked the 4-H world winning many awards. Eli placed first in archery at regional shooting sport competition and second in shooting sports at the state meet. He also won first overall in regionals and state in Hunting Skills Discipline. Eli’s work with pigs resulted in qualification for nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, he was selected Defensive Player of the Year for the BMS football team. Eli was also a member of the National Junior Honors Society and a BMS Ambassador.
Mackenzie Terhune is an actively involved student. She was a member of the Lady Tigers Girls’ Basketball team. Mackenzie was also a member of the National Junior Honors Society.
In addition to her nomination as a Student of the Year candidate, Kathryn Watts won 1st place in the 12-13 year old girls fighting at the World Championships. She was also a Purple Jacket.
Our eighth graders were not the only ones to shine!
Georgia Carroway was selected Most Improved Player on the seventh grade basketball team. Her team won an undefeated district championship. Georgia was also chosen to be the school mascot, Tilly the Tiger. She is already in training to be a high school champion pole vaulter.
(continued on page 3)
Dear Friends at Benton UMC,
Have you decided to live a healthier life, but don’t know how to get started or how to keep it up? The tremendous success of First Place 4 Health is due to its biblical approach to weight management, which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person’s life. We are told in Mark 12:30 to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength. First Place 4 Health addresses each of these four areas.
We have Bible studies that address our spiritual growth, nutrition information to help us arrive at and maintain a healthy weight, fitness spotlights to get us moving, and friends to pray for us and with us as we tackle issues in our emotional areas.
Look for more information in the August newsletter as we begin our Fall session when Wednesday Night Live begins again. Feel free to talk to either of us if you have any questions.
Nancy Grant - [email protected] Katherine Ashley - [email protected]
UMW & Mission U 2014
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The two circles (small groups) take a break from their monthly meetings during the summer. However, the Benton
UMW is busy with other activities. (see below)
July 23-26, 2014 Louisiana Conference of United Methodist Women
Mission U 2014
Mission U 2014 is a 4 day retreat where a variety of Mission Studies are conducted. This retreat will be held at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA. See Katherine Ashley for information.
July 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Executive Committee of the Benton United Methodist Women
The executive committee of the Benton United Methodist Women will meet in the Family Life Worship Center.
August 8, 2014 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Annual Sock Hop
We “hop” into August with our annual “Sock Hop” in the Family Life Center. Music will be from the 50’s and 60’s, provided by the Kokomo Cruisers, tickets are $10.00 and include a hamburger, chips, and a soft drink. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy good music, food, and fun together.
If you are looking for a place to connect at Benton UMC, plan to join us for our General Meeting on Tuesday, September 2, to
learn more about our activities and missions.
Congratulations! The Pairs & Spares won the Bible Challenge!
Pictured left to right(2ns Round Group): Catherine Long, Ron Jones, & Ginny Jones
Not Pictured (1st Round Group): Ron Jones, Buddy Hearne & Reba Hearne
First of all, you have to create time to spend in relationships. Secondly, quantity of time is just as important as quality. And lastly, the only thing that you entered into life with and that will carry through to the other side is relationships. Love is eternal and therefore will be the only thing that really matters.
It is the summer of love. Take the time, make the time for that which matters!
Grace and peace, Rev. Dr. Danny Gleason Senior Pastor
From the Pastor...continued from page 1
Abbie Rutledge competed at the Louisiana State Archery Competition and placed 4th out of 563 sixth grade girls in the state of Louisiana which qualified her for the national competition. Her state score was an unbelievable 285/300 with 18 tens! She was also chosen to be a BMS cheerleader for 2014 – 2015 as a result of her hard work and tumbling talent. In addition, Abbie was selected by her teachers as the Outstanding Sixth Grade Girl!
Anna Claire Toms is working hard this summer as a new member of the BMS TigerLine. They are preparing their routines for the 2014 – 2015 pep rallies and games!
I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with these and so many other students each day. I will definitely miss the eighth graders as they move on to their freshman year at BHS but I look forward to the new sixth graders that will join us! If your student’s accomplishments were not listed, it was certainly not an intentional oversight. If you are aware of any omissions or inaccuracies, please contact me as soon as possible so that can be corrected. I hope to keep our church and community updated on a more regular basis about the accom-plishments of our BMS Tigers!
Mary Jo Duddy [email protected]
BMS Tiger Tales...continued from previous page
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Beach BUMS News News for Parents and Kids (ages 3 years old through fifth grade)
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.1 Timothy 4:12
SUMMER SURGE IN JULY We are currently painting the youth room for preparation for Fall events. All youth are invited to attend. Please contact me so I can organize our time together. I realize the summer months are challenging for youth activities, but if you can attend in the next few weeks it will help us grow within the community for a strong Fall that is full of FUN. Normal spiritual meetings will continue in the fall.
We have 2 Sunday school classes: Middle School (6th-*8th) and Senior High (9th-12th) @ 9:45 a.m.
BUMC also has 2 services. A traditional service (First Service) @ 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service (Second Service) at 10:50 a.m. We currently have several youth that are involved within the Music in the second service.
Please remember to pray for our Youth at Student Life Camp this week!
July 4 Ice cream and Fireworks
July 6 Movie and message @ 6pm with Hot Dogs
July 7-13 No activities on July 9th or July 13
July 16 Video Scavenger hunt via Instagram 10am-12 pm
July 20 Small Groups @ 6:00 p.m.
July 23 Swimming TBA
July 27 Movie night on the big screen with hot dogs @ 6pm
July 30 Sports Night @ 6pm
Weird Animals VBS—July 21-25 from 9AM until 12 Noon VBS will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars and invite a friend! Each day, kids will move through activity stations with their Zoo Crews. Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged. Our stations will include the Sing and Play Stampede, One-of-a-Kind Bible Adventures, Imagination Station, Untamed Games, and Critter Café. AND of course, PENNIES for MISSION!
“Tuesday Morning at the Movies” will continue through the first half of July. We will leave the church at 9:15 AM so we can make it to the Regal Theater for the 10 AM movie time. Movie cost is $1, and a kid’s snack pack can be purchased for $6. Mark your calendars for the following dates –
Tuesday, July 1 Rise of the Guardians Tuesday, July 8 Madagascar 3 Tuesday, July 15 The Croods
And while we are on the subject of movies - don’t forget Family Movie Night on Wednesday nights throughout July!
SPORTS SCHEDULES! Please bring me a copy of your sports schedule so I can come out to one of your games. I know that many of you are playing baseball and softball. I can hardly wait to see you starring in your favorite sport! Also encourage your parents to check the adult softball schedule and join the fun!
Until next time, let your
BEACH BUMS light shine!
Vacation Bible School July 21-25,2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Visit: www.bentonumc.org/WeirdAnimals or scan here:
Anthony (Tony) and Billie Jo Mack (left) joined the church April 6, 2014. They have attended and been very involved at Benton UMC for 3 years and we are very glad they took the step to officially join our church family. The Mack’s joined by transfer of membership from Fellowship Baptist Church here in Benton.
Tony has worked at the Caddo Levy Board as a Heavy Equipment Operator (Jack of All Trades) for five years and was in construction prior to that. He sings and plays guitar in the Praise Band during second service. Tony picks in a circle and can be heard playing on Tuesdays at Trejo’s in Benton, once a month at Bass Pro Shop in Bossier and plays for the Benton Farmers Market. Tony is talented on the Trumpet and the Banjo as well, but is currently focused on the guitar. He enjoys gardening and running. He used to and is training again to run triathlons and marathons. He is a member of the Grumpy Old Men’s Sun-day School Class and has helped with Journey to Bethlehem.
Billie’s hobbies have included horseback riding, swimming, skiing and metal detecting but currently she enjoys cooking and gardening and loves driving the tractor. She is a member of the Eva Smith Class,
UMW, and is one of the chef’s for the OPALS group. She enjoys participating in UMCOR, Wednesday Night Live and Bible Challenge.
Tony and Billie have been married for 25 years and have 3 boys who live in Benton, South Shreveport and Tennessee. They enjoy 7 grandchildren. Welcome to the Mack’s and we look forward to making many more memories with you!
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Christa Horton (left) joined the church April 20, 2014 by transfer of membership from Calvary Baptist Church. Christa has worked at Ark/LA/TEX Urology in Bossier for 5 years. She is married to church member, Shelly Horton (Peanut), who plays in the Praise Band. She enjoys family, grandchildren, being with friends, scrapbooking and antique shopping. Together Christa and Shelly have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Welcome Christa!
Wanda Martin (right) transferred her membership from Cypress Baptist Church on April 13. She has worked in our church nursery for a total of 25 years and is currently on staff in our Daycare as well. She enjoys working with kids and says that “kids are my whole life”. Wanda let us know that Benton UMC has been very good to her and she feels like she is home. We feel so fortunate that Wanda has chosen to be a part of our church family and welcome her home!
Joel Michael Watkins Born: May 6, 2014
Proud parents are: Randy and Heather Watkins
Proud big brother: Cole Watkins
We rejoice with you in welcoming your little
bundle of joy!
Harper Elizabeth Hughes Born: June10, 2014
Proud parents are: Will and Tessa LeBlanc Hughes
Will Hughes is our sound technician for the traditional,
contemporary and other special services through the year. Please
lift this family in your prayers while we rejoice with them on this
gift of their first born child!
Olivia Leigh Buffano Born: June 18, 2014
Proud parents are:
Frank and Kelly Buffano
Proud sisters are:
Isabella and Gabriella
Proud grandparents are:
Green and Catherine Long
We are excited to share in your
joy of this gift from God!
Cambria Lynn Moore Born: May 23, 2014
Proud parents are: Jeremy and Lori Moore
Proud big brother: Cohen Moore
We rejoice with you in welcoming your newest little
angel to the family!
Retirement & Nursing Homes The Arbor House
Frankie Rodes (W. Monroe, LA 71291)
Cypress Point Beverly Quillin Freeman Flowers
Heritage Manor Stratmore Jonel Rumby Horizon Bay
Bill & Liz DeBusk-health issues Ruth Dixon Frances Dunnam Evelyn Futch Everlene Harvey/healing Martha Ree Jones Elsie Whittington –health issues Betty Wilmarth
NWLA War Veterans Home Bernie Duddy Wane Sorenson
Pilgrim Manor Nellie Wyche Virginia Duke
Military Our military troops and leaders
Thomas Greathouse Etienne Menard Brian Leo Josh Van Boening Ben Stafford
Jonathan Glasgow James Earl Braggs. Jr. Tom Robertson Lane Holt
Community Concerns Government Leaders Gun Violence Peace in Middle East
LSU/Schumpert transitions Worldwide Child Abductions
Church Concerns Staff transitions
Spiritual Gifts Ministry Youth Minister Search
Please pray for the ministry and mission of Benton United Methodist Church. May we follow and love Christ with all of our hearts, all of our souls, and all of
our minds—and our neighbors as ourselves.
Prayer requests remain on the list for 30 days.
Please help us keep the list current by submitting up-dates. If someone’s name
comes off and they still need prayer, please submit
a new request.
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Our Church Family & Friends Jennifer Warner lupus/chemo Ben Gleason peace of mind Mary Mitchell lung cancer last stages Charlotte Woods COPD/hospice Dana Cherry MRSA/healing Joan Gleason health issues Steve Lowe brain cancer/hospice Lainey Ward serious health issues Pam DeBusk chemo Rachel Stoneman health issues John Broadwell stage IV lung cancer Artimisha Charleston health issues Robert Moncrief use of hand/wrist Cooper Gault staph infection Alice Hamilton chemo/aneurysm Bob Mosher heart /surgery Stan Johnson serious rodeo accident Child injured in rodeo accident Sandy Vicks surgery/recovery Charlene Lummus heart problems Vickie Madar surgery/recovery Duane Osmus serious health issues Mason Yates serious care accident Pat Holtsclaw cancer/healing Martha Jane Gormanus health issues Joy Beavers breast cancer Kim Winterman rheumatoid arthritis The Rex Clark family pregnancy/quintuplets Karen Hardcastle medical testing Virginia Lewis recovering Carla Gilmartin serious illness
Joel Watkins at home Ariana Hicks personal concerns Jerry Courtney cancer Annette Fortuna surgery/recovery Suella Swart surgery/recovery Juanita Herrington pain Glenda Coley health Kim Pullen cancer Maurice Ashley abdominal surgery Mildred Stallworth health issues Crystal Carter health Elizabeth Thier hip surgery Michelle Kenney health Dollie Harrington infection leg Judy Stalley cancer Ashley Cox travel mercies Mike Ivy melanoma Velma,Whitney,Randi Hines travel mercies Katie Barton truck accident Stephen Barton serious accident Destiny broken femur/surgery J.D. Collinsworth surgery Barry Debroeck major health concerns Dorothy Moore health concerns Tim Cram rotator cuff surgery Shane Cram travel mercies Bill DeBusk radiation Kara Mae Fullerton broken back Peaches Fullerton mission trip Kathy Craft melanoma Britney Norris infection Dianne Wilkinson severe headaches Linda Turnage pancreatic cancer
Be on the lookout for fruits of our harvest. After the vegetables from our community garden are picked they are placed in a basket and made available to our church family. Feel free to shop through the produce and think about leaving a slight donation so that we can continue this mission for years to come. Thanks as always for your support!
The Harvest is Coming In
"and let us not grow weary of dong good for in due season
we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
For It or Fear It Mission
“For It” raised: $190.00
“Fear It” raised: $1,171.00
For a total of $1,361.00
These monies raised for missions will reach as close as Benton and as far as Cambodia. Thank you for supporting
your Mission Outreach Ministries!
Thank you for your generous contributions to the UMCOR
Kit Challenge by the Pairs & Spares Classroom!
Pairs & Spares $308.00
Eva Smith 223.00
Potter's Hand 28.00
Total Collected $628.00
Benton UMC turned in $863.00 on the first day of Annual Conference for UMCOR Disaster Relief Health Kits. Thanks for your generous donations towards helping people.
UMCOR KIT CONTRIBUTIONS
Sunday School Class Donations for
Family of Mark Wise Family of Andy Dunn Family of Marjorie Becket Family of Frank Tiller
Green Long is a silent but powerful servant. He is a quiet, behind the scenes kind of guy, you never really see him or know he has been involved until things start to appear or come together. Once it is determined that Green had a hand in the crafting or building, he has moved on to something else. Green has been very involved with the Joseph Ministry and with moving furniture to Re-nesting. He has worked at Camp Caney as expert builder to make repairs and restoration of the grounds. Green has been instrumental in UMM Silent Auction building yard signs, cradles, Christmas decorations and cabinets and donating these items for fundraising. He constructed the racks for our clothes closet and Journey to Bethlehem. Without his help constructing Journey to Bethlehem scenes this event would not have been possible. Remember this past December when we couldn’t find a reasonably priced camel to rent for Journey of Bethlehem? Well that was no problem because we have a Green Long in our midst and he hooked us right up with a wooden camel that got rave reviews. He serves as Co-leader for Journey to Bethlehem. He is a member of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School class which his lovely wife Catherine leads. Green has served on numerous committees and is currently a Sunday counter. He has filled in for our Sr. Custodian, Anthony Brim, however it was determined that it took four men to do what Anthony does by himself. Green has also served on the Impact Benton team. Green served as a mentor during the confirmation series. What a wonderful service to our young, impressionable minds. Green Long is a great example for our young people.
In the picture above, Green is holding his newest grandbaby who was born on June 18 in Kentucky. (see page 5 for a close-up of that bundle-of-joy, Olivia). Olivia makes the 9th grandchild for Green—3 boys and 6 girls!
Green is someone that every church needs. You can call on him and count on the fact that he will always come through!
Thank you for your service to our community!
Servant of the Month
22 By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such
things. Galatians 5:22-23
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Thank you to Amy Duke, John White, Dave Thomson, sponsors, and Palmetto Country Club for supporting our mission fundraiser!
Income: Hole Sponsors .................................................... $ 800.00 “Mulligan Sponsors” (from last year) ...................... 550.00 Players(28 players, 7 teams) ................................. 2,815.00 Total ............................................................... $ 4,165.00
Expenses: Palmetto Country Club ...................................... $ 1,737.15 Signs from Sarsh ...................................................... 195.43 Total ............................................................... $ 1,932.58
Total Mission Money Raised Total ............................................................... $ 2,232.42
Golf Tournament Fundraiser Results
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2014 Missions Golf Tournament Winners 1st Place—Austin, David, Hayden & John White
2rd Place—Tim & Shane Cram, Andy Holley and Jacob Randall 3rd Place—George Hines, Alyce, Bobby & Gary Wyche
Closest to the Hole: Jimmie Zey
Join us for a time of Fireworks and free Ice Cream Sundaes at
Benton United Methodist Church on Friday, July 4th as we celebrate
the freedom we have been given to live in this great nation to enjoy
the simple pleasures of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Ice
Cream Sundaes will be served at 8:30 pm and the fireworks display
begins at 9:00 pm. Come and enjoy the simple pleasures of
community, fireworks, and ice cream as you wind down your July
4th activities. Please invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to
join you. Come, relax and enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of
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Sundaes & Fireworks Fourth of July Celebration Benton United Methodist Church
Enjoying the Simple Pleasures of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Friday, July 4, 2014 4615 Palmetto Road – Benton, LA
The Message for July 2014 Sunday, July 6, 2014 Rev. Cheryl Nelson
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:30 pm Dinner and 6:15 pm
Full Length Movie - The Lion King
Sunday, July 13, 2014 The Gospel Around Disney – The Lion King
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:30 pm Dinner and 6:15 pm Full Length Movie – Cars
Sunday, July 20, 2014 The Gospel Around Disney – Cars
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:30 pm Dinner and 6:15 pm Full Length Movie – Frozen
Sunday, July 27, 2014 The Gospel Around Disney – Frozen
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:30 pm Dinner and 6:15 pm Full Length Movie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
New Worship Series: The Gospel Around Disney Beginning in Worship on Sunday, July 13th – Featuring morals and lessons from Jesus that are found in Disney’s movies. During this series we will focus on these four Disney movies: The Lion King, Cars, Frozen, & The Hunchback of Notre Dame. From receiving the spiritual legacy of our forefathers and foremothers to becoming the person you were created to be to living and loving sacrificially to becoming the Church of Jesus Christ that God has envisioned for us – these themes all are found in these Disney movies. Bring the family and invite your friends to experience The Gospel Around Disney!
The Wednesday prior to the Sunday in worship we will show the movie that we will highlight in worship on that Sunday in its entirety – Dinner and a Movie (Dinner beginning to be served at 5:30 pm and Movie starts at 6:15 pm) Each week the dinner will be a dinner (possibly themed to go along with the movie - $5 per person and no more than $15 per family). Reservations are needed for the dinners. Sign up on the Registration of Attendance Pads on Sunday mornings or RSVP to Carolyn Collins ([email protected]) Popcorn and drinks will be served during the movie.http://www.bentonumc.orghttp://www.facebook.com/servingbentonmailto:[email protected]