Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (October 2015)


Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World


Food Drive for the Hungry


We will be collecting food for the Salvation Army during the month of October.  Thank you for your participation!





Spud Wing Ding


Dinner Theater & Silent Auction!


Saturday, September 26, 2014

* 6:00 pm - Dinner

* 7:00 pm - Entertainment

* Silent Auction


See you there!


A New Heaven and New Earth: The Book of Revelation Revisited

by Reverend Paula J Behrens

(Fellowship Hall)

Wednesdays @ 7 PM

You are welcome to join in the fun!




4-     The Seventy Weeks of Daniel (10/7/2015)

5-     The Olivet Discourse & a Timeline (10/14/2015)

6-     The Revelation of Jesus Christ (10/21/2015)

7-     The Invitation (10/28/2015)


1 Week Interlude


8-     The Victory Belongs to God (11/11/2015)

9-     Seals, Trumpets and Bowls (11/18/2015)


 Thanksgiving Interlude


10-     Silence in Heaven (12/2/2015)

11-     The Two Beasts and Babylon (12/9/2015)

12-     A New Heaven and New Earth (12/16/2015)




In this study we will take a look at the visions of Daniel, the apocalyptic writings in the Gospels, as well as, the Book of Revelation itself. 





The Beauty of Growing Old


“How beautifully leaves grow old,” wrote 19th-century essayist John Burroughs. “How full of light and color are their last days.”

Society doesn’t think highly of old age. Beauty products tout the supposed virtues of maintaining a youthful appearance. Older adults’ wisdom, born of much life experience, is often disparaged, ignored or not sought. But God says this about the righteous, whose lives are rooted in him: “In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the LORD is upright” (Psalm 92:14-15, NRSV).

The aging leaves of autumn can prompt us to look for beauty in the seniors among us, to notice the light and color that still abound. From all the fruit they still produce — service, prayer, love — may we learn about living faithfully until our own last days.

—Heidi Mann 


Happy Birthday! 


4 Lana Adkin

6 Shadera Combs

8 Lynn Payne

18 Nettie Evelyn Williamson

26 Lindsey Koenig

31 Tony Jones




View the current sermon HERE!



We will be blessed on Laity Sunday, October 18, to hear from an inspirational speaker, Pam Kumpe.  Please be present to support Pam and all of our laity leaders during the Sunday morning worship service.



Eylau United Methodist Women


The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose Purpose is to know God and to 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. 


With your help the United Methodist Women were able to put together 16 School Kits!

In some countries, children don't have books or school supplies. Many have no schoolrooms; classes are held in inadequate or half-destroyed buildings, tents, or even the open air. School kits may be these children's only educational resources.  

The UMW Fall Festival, October 10 @ 9:30 AM will be at Winterfield UMC/Longview.

The Eylau United Methodist Women will meet again on Monday, October 19 @ 6:30 PM. 


If you wish to join United Methodist Women, you may do so by attending one of our meetings.


Welcome New Member


We would like to extend a warm Christian welcome to our newest member: Joe Walker.  Welcome to the Eylau UMC family!


Sign into our Church Directory for member information.



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Reformation Cornerstones


Sunday, October 25 is Reformation Sunday.  And so, every October, many Protestants celebrate the work of reformers who brought about much-needed change in the Christian church. At the center of their contributions were four teachings:

• Scripture alone: The supremacy of the Bible as the surest guide for faith and life.

• Grace alone: The supremacy of God’s undeserved love. God counts us “right” with him when we accept his free gifts of forgiveness and salvation.

• Faith alone: The supremacy of faith. Only by believing and trusting in God’s promises, and through no works or achievement of our own, do we receive eternal life.

• The priesthood of all believers: Christians are “members of one another” (Ephesians 4:25, NRSV). In God’s eyes, Christians are all on the same level. We each have a ministry to fulfill to one another and to people outside the faith. Martin Luther said we’re “reciprocally and mutually one.” 


May we all spent a few moments each day of October to reflect on our faith in Christ and what that means in we strive to be good and faithful servants for Him.


Grace & Peace,

Pastor Paula





“Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) — cultivate your delicious and nourishing fruit in my life, Holy Spirit. Amen.


Next Fellowship meal will be November 15!


A special Thanksgiving meal.



Liturgists for October


 4 - Don Petty

11 - Laverne Ogden

18 - Carol Stoner

25 - Jewel Sullivan


* Please let the pastor know if you would like your name added to the Alternate Liturgist list.






Newsletter Preparation


Newsletter Volunteer Day is October 21 @ 10:30AM 



To see which Committees you will be serving on visit this link and click "LEADERSHIP"






• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM


• Prayer Meeting @ 10 AM (Check Calendar)


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)


• Choir Practice @ 6 PM

• Revelation Bible Study @ 7 PM


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)


Special dates


• World Communion Sunday, October 4, 2015

• Church Council, October 11, 2015

• Columbus Day, October 12, 2015

• SPRC Meeting, October 13, 2015

• Laity Sunday, October 18, 2015

• Nettie Evelyn's Birthday Party, October 18, 2015

• United Methodist Women, October 19, 2015

• Newsletter Volunteer Day, October 21, 2015

Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2015

• Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 1, 2015

• Charge Conference, November 14, 2015