Pastor Ryan’s Note:
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
Sharing Prayers: Be sure to notice our “Prayer Box” in front of our church (to the right as you walk up from the sidewalk)! Share with all your family/friends we would like prayer requests placed there for any and all needs/praises/etc. We give a big thanks to Norm Rice for making this with our Lord’s guidance he said! God is good all the time!!
|Bible Study: This is on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am in Pastor’s office. We are discussing the book of Acts. Be sure to join us any time.|
Graduates: We also discovered Jordan Reuter graduated this year from Grangeville High School, and we gifted him with a book, “Jesus Always” and a card from United Methodist Women and our church family!!
Camp Scholarships available for Twinlow: UMW is always willing to help with financing for anyone interested in going to camp. See flyers on the table by the entry of the church for dates. Also, look at their website: http://www.twinlow.org/
Let Rose Mangini, (983-0489), know if you have someone that needs our assistance in making this happen.
Local Camp Opportunity: From July 18 to July 22, Miracle Mountain Camp – Wanted by Jesus is available near Grangeville, (Tollgate, 20 minutes from here), for kids ages 8 to 12. Cost is $120.00. Campers to come July 18, 4 pm and ends with lunch on Sunday, July 22, after clean-up – ready to leave at 12:00 noon. Call John at 208-983-1685. See June newsletter for more information. Pastor Ryan has application form.
Camas Prairie Food Bank: We need canned peaches and really need soup – any kind except tomato or cream of chicken soups. We have those. Oatmeal either instant or regular. And of course -as always we use everything. Carlene and all the volunteers. Location: 411 E. North St. Grangeville.
Children’s Church –We are learning the importance of taking care of God’s creatures, caring for others, and caring for ourselves as we follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in our lives. We plan to begin memorizing Bible verses.
Sue Crea is helping us learn new songs each month. We are blessed to have her enthusiasm and expertise! Also River Phillips is helping us learn the lyrics. Thank you Sue and River! We hope to present the songs sometime this summer. Sharon, Linda, Lenora, Cathy.
Annual Strawberry Shortcake Booth: We have started planning our booth, an annual fundraiser, which will be on the 4th of July. Please prayerfully consider helping us make this tradition happen again this year. In the Fellowship room, there is a list of jobs. These funds are used to support local and international mission work! We greatly appreciate the whole church family and the whole community who help make this happen!
UMW (United Methodist Women) — On Thursday, June 14, 10:00 am, we will gather in the choir/yoga room for our next meeting. We welcome all ladies to our meetings which we hold 6 months out of the year (March, May, June, September, November, & December, to plan our 2 fund raisers and tell about the many mission outreach UMW do worldwide!) Check out the website for more information about UMW:
PURPOSE of UMW: The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Maps that show where we have sent funds on this website: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/maps/mission-maps
MEMORIAL FLOWER TUBS: Our flower tubs this year were planned and planted by 2 ladies of our United Methodist Women, Jane Carlson and Marietta Hanson, with the help of River Phillips. Thank you all!! Below is the listing of the ones they are in memory of or in honor of. Enjoy them!
Here is a list of what they represent:
In Remembrance of
Raymond & Adele Holman;
Justin Warden & Elouise Peters
By Carol & Don Warden
In Memory of Daughter
Patricia Buckendorf &
Daughter-in-law, Son Hanson
By Clyde & Marietta Hanson
In Thanks for
Care Givers Everywhere
By Dave & Emily Poncin
In Memory of Ron Johns
By Linda Johns
In Memory of my sister,
Barbara Leonard Rabold
By Jane Carlson
In Memory of Our Loved Ones:
Ed Griffin, Gram Coppedge,
Glenn & Laura Vowter
By Mike & Glennda Griffin
In Memory of Rachel Cox
By Sharon Cox
To Honor of Delores Long &
Those who passed before us
By Sue Crea/Barbara Cleary
In Memory of Loved Ones
By Bernie & Joanie Golz
UMCOM (United Methodist Community Outreach Mission) – We continue to support the Idaho County Human Needs Council by providing household items to individuals and families. We appreciate the generous donations. We can use small appliances such as can openers, toasters, microwaves, mixers, and coffee makers. We also could use towels of all sizes, bed linens, dishes, silverware, and pots and pans. If anyone has furniture to donate, the council has a storage locker available for your donations. Beds have been needed lately. Lenora, Linda, Jane, Emily, Cathy
History in Motion! Adele’s Garden
Adele’s Garden was planted in honor of Adele Holman who was born and raised in the Grangeville Methodist Church. This church was an important piece of her life and she found solace in these walls.
Helen Adele Cravens Holman was born in Grangeville, Idaho to Jesse Coffey Cravens and Nancy Allen Jacks Cravens on May 28, 1921. She joined two brothers, Jesse Allen Cravens and Clayton Coffey Cravens. She and her brothers attended the Grangeville School. Adele graduated from Grangeville High School in 1939, graduated from Lewis-Clark Normal School in Lewiston, and continued her education at the University of Idaho graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1942. She was a teacher at Kooskia Elementary and Lapwai Elementary schools until 1951.
Adele and Emmett Raymond Holman were married in this church on June 3, 1951. Their four children, Nancy Rae Holman Thompson, Carol Adele Holman Warden, Ronald Emmett Holman, and David George Holman were brought up in the Grangeville Methodist Church.
Adele was a very active member of the Methodist Church serving on various committees along with chairing many of them. She was an integral part of the United Methodist Women, undertaking many of the projects of the group. She led the mincemeat making and candy making workshops for the women along with heading the Christmas Bazaar for many years. Adele initiated and was the driving force behind the UMC Strawberry Shortcake Booth during the annual Fourth of July festivities until her death. She was the church Lay Member to annual conference for many years. Adele and her mother were instrumental in setting up and conducting the annual Rummage Sale each fall at the church. Her famous cole slaw dressing was a vital part of the annual Salmon Dinner held each November for many years.
In addition to her many recognized contributions to the church, Adele anonymously donated tremendous amounts of time, energy, and money into many other projects in the church. She was a mainstay of the church. She was extremely dedicated to this church which was the backbone of her life.
When she passed away on August 8, 2005 there were many monetary donations made to the church in her memory. Mildred Asker, the Memorial Fund Chairman, took it upon herself to make sure those monies were put toward a living memorial to Adele. After consulting with Adele’s children, it was decided to build a memory garden in her name. This was a fitting tribute to her life as she loved being out in her yard full of ﬂowers and sharing them with her church family as well as the hospital and nursing homes in the community. This garden epitomized her legacy of sharing the fruits of her labor with her family and friends and is a continual reminder of renewal and rebirth each year. (Information from Carol Warden presented to the History office)
From Dave Hammond the “History Hound”
Trustees update: The church workday was a great time of fellowship for the 15 who came to work. Here is what happened — ON THE OUTSIDE: Trimmed bushes and trees around church, cleaned moss off brick planters around entry, sprayed weeds and borders/edges (will see those results in a week or so), cleaned screens off south side of church and left them off for a while, cleaned gutters and windows (some with the help of Jerry and Sharon’s awesome man lift), sealed cracks where surface water comes into the basement on heavy rain storms, hand pulled some weeds, removed a dead bush, and cleaned walkways. ON THE INSIDE: washed windows, washed blinds in pastor’s office, dusted sanctuary, oiled panels in Children’s church room, cleaned and organized kitchenette in Fireside Room. Also, one of the tents that Griffin donated in memory of Glennda’s parents was set up, practice for booth at the park on 4th of July.
Lunch was provided by Ted and Wendy Lindsley and Ryan Campbell BBQ meat! Great fellowship went on throughout this time! God is good all the time!! Thanks everyone who helped!