August 2016 - First United Methodist Church
Dodge City First United Methodist Church
I. N. K.
Dodge City First United Methodist Church is a place where people encounter Christ, believe,
are made new, and go out in service to Christ and neighbor.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
August 7, 2016
Wear your Western
clothes to church in
honor of Dodge City
14, 2016 – ALL
Joy! News/Short Articles
UMW Reading Program
Back Cover – Great Plains Info
AUGUST 28, 2016
AT 4:00 P.M.
IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL
A special “Thank
You” to all who
have played a
special part in
School this year.
-Jalynn and the VBS Team
“Serving is a Choice”
There once was a man waiting
for a cab at a large airport. "Hi, I'm
Wally; I’ll be your driver. While I'm
loading your bags in the trunk, I'd
like you to read my mission
statement." The passenger read the
card. It said: Wally's Mission Statement: “To
get my customers to their destination in the
quickest, safest, and cheapest way possible in
a friendly environment.”
As he slid behind the wheel, Wally said,
"Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a
thermos of regular and one of decaf." The
passenger said jokingly, "No, I'd prefer a soft
drink." Wally smiled and said, "No problem. I
have a cooler up front with regular and Diet
Coke, water and orange juice." Handing the
passenger the Diet Coke, Wally said, "If you'd
like something to read, I have The Wall Street
Journal, Time, Sports Illustrated and USA
"Tell me, Wally," the passenger asked,
"have you always served customers like this?"
Wally smiled into the rear view mirror.
"No, not always. In fact, it's only been in the
last two years. My first five years driving, I
spent most of my time complaining like all the
rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard on the
radio one day about a book called “You'll See
It When You Believe It.”
So I bought the audio version of the book
and listened to it as I was driving my cab. The
book said that if you get up in the morning
expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely
disappoint yourself. He said, 'Stop
complaining! Differentiate yourself from your
competition. Don't be a duck. Be an eagle.
Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above
the crowd.' "That hit me right between the
eyes," said Wally. "The book was really
talking about me. So I decided to make some
changes. I put in a few at a time. When my
customers responded well, I did more."
Serving really is a choice. This next
month, we will be exploring how we serve
others, join us!
All the best, Jerre
¨Servicio es una Eleccion¨
Había una vez un hombre esperando un
taxi en un gran aeropuerto. "Hola, soy
Wally; voy a ser su conductor. Mientras
estoy cargando su equipaje en el
maletero, Me gustaría que lea mi
declaración de la misión¨. El pasajero lee
las tarjetas. Y decía:¨ Declaración de la Misión de
Wally¨.Para conseguir que mis clientes lleguen a
su destino de una manera más rápida, más segura y
más barata posible en un ambiente y amistoso.¨
A medida que se sentó al volante, Wally dijo, "¿Le
gustaría una taza de café? Tengo un termo con
regularidad y una de descafeinado." El pasajero
dijo en broma: "No, yo preferiría un refresco.
Wally sonrió y dijo: "No hay problema. Tengo en
el refrigerador al frente con Coca-Cola regular y
dietética, agua y jugo de naranja. Entregando al
pasajero la Coca cola dietética, Wally dijo: "Si
desea algo para leer, Tengo el periódico de Wall
Street, tiempo, deporte y el deporte ilustrado de
hoy en los USA¨
"Dime, Wally", el pasajero le preguntó:
"¿Siempre has servido a los clientes así?"
Wally sonrió en el espejo del retrovisor. "No, no
siempre. De hecho, sólo ha sucedido en los últimos
dos años. Mis primeros cinco años conduciendo,
he pasado la mayor parte de mí tiempo
quejándome como todo el resto de los taxistas lo
hacen. Entonces oí en la radio un día a cerca de un
libro que se llama "Usted lo verá cuando usted la
Así que compré la versión en audio del libro y la
escucho cuando estoy conduciendo mi taxi. El
libro dice que si usted se levanta por la mañana
esperando tener un mal día, se va a decepcionar a
sí mismo. Me dijo: 'Deja de quejarte! Diferenciarte
de la competencia. No sea un pato. Sé un águila.
Patos charlatanes y se quejan. Águilas que se
elevan por encima de la multitud. "Eso me golpeo
justo entre los ojos", dijo Wally. "El libro fue
realmente fue hablándome a mí. Así que decidí
hacer algunos cambios. Me puse hacerlo unos
pocos a la vez. Cuando mis clientes respondieron
bien, hice más."
Sirviendo realmente es una elección. Este próximo
mes, vamos a explorar cómo servir a los demás
¡Únete a nosotros!
Todo lo Mejor,
_Faith is like an eagle in the clouds; at one
view it sees Christ in heaven and looks
down upon the world; it sees backwards
and forwards; it sees things past, present
and to come, and therefore it is that this
grace is expressed by beholding. Work is
done; Rest in Him.
_ I am quite sure that God is with me if
Jesus is my sole and only Savior. If I have
placed my soul in the hands of God's onlybegotten Son, then I may be sure that the
Father will put forth all His power to
preserve me, that His Son may not be
dishonored. Oh, for faith to take hold upon
the short but sweet text for today! O Lord,
fulfill this word to Thy servant! Be with me
in the house, in the street, in the field, in
the shop, in company, and alone. Be Thou
also with all Thy people. The Lord will be
with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17)
Los problemas como una
oportunidad para crecer en la fe.
1Juan 5:4 Porque todo aquello
que es nacido de Dios vence al
mundo; y esta es la victoria que
vence al mundo, nuestra fe
. Un cristiano tiene sentido y experiencia del
amor de Dios, junto con su fe; no es una fe
desnuda sin ningún condimento, Al instante
que hemos tenido el nuevo nacimiento en
Las presiones de este mundo se convierten
automáticamente en contra de nuestra
forma de pensar, de vivir un estilo de vida
diferente, como Jesús. La confianza surge
de la fe cuando los
convierten en el más fuerte. Por lo tanto, es
una verdadera evidencia de la gracia,
cuando se aumentó la confianza con la
oposición. Grandes dificultades producen
una gran confianza en Dios. La fe es como
un águila en las nubes; en una vista que ve a
Cristo en el cielo y mira hacia abajo sobre el
mundo; que ve hacia atrás y hacia delante;
que ve las cosas pasadas, presentes y por
venir, y por ello es que esta gracia se
expresa mediante la contemplación. El
trabajo está hecho; Descansar en Él.
_ Estoy seguro de que Dios está conmigo si
Jesús es mi solo y único Salvador. Si he
puesto mi alma en manos del Hijo unigénito
de Dios, entonces puedo estar seguro de
que el Padre desplegó todo su poder para
preservar, que su hijo no puede ser
deshonrado. Oh, por fe para afianzarse en
el texto corto pero dulce para hoy! Oh
Señor, cumple esta palabra a tu siervo!
Conmigo en la casa, en la calle, en el campo,
en la tienda, en la compañía, y solo. Sé tú
también con todo tu pueblo. El Señor estará
con ustedes. (2 Crónicas 20:17)
In the affectionate love of Christ,
Pastor, Raciel Quintana
En el amor afectivo de Cristo,
Pastor, Raciel Quintana
The problems as an
opportunity to grow in faith.
1 John 5:4. For whatsoever is
born of God overcometh the
world: and this is the victory that
overcometh the world, even our faith.
_A Christian has sense and experience of
God's love, together with his faith; it is not a
naked faith without any relish, Instantly
we've had the new birth in Christ, the
automatically contrary of our way of
thinking, living a different lifestyle as Jesus..
Confidence arises from faith when troubles
make it the stronger. Therefore it is a true
evidence of grace, when confidence increase
with opposition, great troubles breeding
great confidence in God.
A Note From Bryce
"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of
- 1 Corinthians 12:27
I remember growing up and singing the song, "I Am The
Church." Do you remember it? It starts, "I am the church, you
are the church, we are the church together...." Perhaps my
favorite part was when it talked about the church being a people
- not a steeple, not a building.
This idea, of course, comes straight out of Scripture and
mirrored early church history, in which the church had no
properties. In 1 Corinthians, Paul has a lenghty discourse about
how each of us is given gifts of the spirit, and plays a role within
the "body of Christ" - the church. He then talks about how each
member of the body is essential - we need eyes, ears, and a
mouth, but we also need parts that we cannot see, like stomachs
and kidneys. Paul argues that each of us is also essential to the
body of Christ.
This year, our youth will be working with a theme titled,
"Be The Church." We will look at what it means that we are
members of this great body of Christ. We will come to
understand how each of us is called to a specific role within that
body. We will discover our own unique gifts, talents, and
passions, and how we can utilize them to be in ministry to those
around us. As we learn to "Be The Church", take some time to
look at your own life and discover how you, too, can "Be The
Sunday School: Our Sunday School program meets Sunday
mornings from 10-11 in the RZ Room. Through the summer we
will be looking at wild stories in the Bible that connect to the
lives of today's teens. Join us for one wild ride!
Summer Evenings: Our youth ministry offers youth an
opportunity to discover what it means to be in a real, authentic
relationship with the God who created, redeems, and sustains
all things. Over the summer, we will have a youth-guided
weekly gathering from 6:00-8:00 on Wednesdays. Youth will
choose songs for worship, lead prayer, and pick a fun activity
each week. Join us for a great time of worship and fellowship!
What to Know:
Our fall kickoff will be a
wonderful evening of games,
food, and worship. We will
introduce our theme for the year
of "Be The Church", as well as
welcome a new group of
incoming 6th grade students.
As a part of our theme for the
year, we will also be giving youth
the opportunity to share their
faith through messages in
worship, additional leadership
opportunities (including a fall
retreat planned and led by youth),
and a monthly service project
during RZ. We are excited about
this theme and look forward to
the upcoming school year.
Mike's Movie Madness Aug 1-2
First Day of School
RZ Fall Kickoff
God creates, helps, loves,
calms and then sends us to
These were the touch points of the Bible
Story room at Vacation Bible School this
past week. Such great concepts for the
children to learn about how God interacts
with their lives. And really how God cares
for all of us. The Bible stories of creation;
baby Moses being helped and saved; Jesus
coming to earth as God’s son; Jesus calming
the storm then eating breakfast on the beach
with the disciples and forgiving Peter; all
helped these key faith concepts become
more meaningful to the children.
Also interesting for all of us land -locked
Kansans, we had a trip to the beach! We also
imagined what it would be like to surf and
ride the waves! We learned, watched and
talked alot about how to ride the waves.
Rev. Jerre shared with the kids that the
waves were a lot like life - some days the
waves are easy to ride but at other times the
waves come crashing and knock you down.
It is on those days when God works through
our remembering these key faith words, the
scriptures and the Bible stories. Each one
helps us hang onto God, faith, and God’s
hope when the storms of life come. They
help us get our balance
back and get back on our
"surf boards." Blessings
and prayers to each of you
as you too ride the waves
Join us for a New DVD
“Friends of Jesus”
By Karen Kingsbury
Mondays Women’s Brown Bag
12-1pm in the church Library
Ok to bring your lunch or drink
Tuesdays at Manor of the Plains
3:15-4:15pm in Assisted Living
1. Simon the Leper & Jesus the
2. Martha and Jesus the
3. Jairus & Jesus the Loyal Friend
4. Mary Magdalene & Jesus Who
5. Simon Peter & Jesus Who
6. John & Jesus the Friend Who
Transforms Through Love
Check out the Big Room! You will see a new
piece of play equipment. This is thanks to a
grant from the Community Foundation of
Southwest Kansas. This spring the Joy!
Center was awarded a $1,500 grant.
Besides the new play equipment so the
younger kids can play inside on hot and cold
days, the money has also been used to
offset the cost of a season pass for the
teachers to the Long Branch Lagoon as well
as for some programming for the school age
children throughout the summer. This will
make the cost for school age child care a
little less for parents this summer.
The Joy! Child Development Center thanks
you for your support of Joy! Sundays. This
month we are asking for school supplies.
With the beginning of school, they go on
sale. Bring crayons, markers, paper, or
whatever you can find!
We are also asking for some larger
donations including a vacuum for the center
use and an outside bench with storage for
keeping the toys right on the playground.
Keep watching for more updates on the
happenings of the Joy! Center.
-The Joy! Center Board
Western Plains Medical Complex
Come join us and become a member of
a great volunteer organization,
Western Plains Medical Complex
Auxiliary. We are looking for men and
women to enlarge our membership to
be of service to the patients and
families that are in the hospital, we
need volunteers to be of assistance to
families in the surgery waiting room,
to work in the gift shop, and to
deliver mail and magazines to the
patients. If interested please contact
Jane Gregg, 620.227.3345,
[email protected] or the Human
Resources at 620.225.8484.
Dena Marie Hall-Rosales was
baptized and became a member
by profession of faith at the 11
a.m. service on July 10, 2016.
UMW READING PROGRAM
Miss Brenda and the Loveladies
By Brenda Spahn and Irene Zutell
The Lovelady Center was opened in
2005 and houses over 400 women who
are former prison inmates. It has been
recognized as the largest transitional
center for women in the country,
however it did not start out that way.
As the first six ex-cons stomped up her
driveway on Hob Hill, Brenda was
reminded of her husband’s words,
“You’re going to get yourself killed!”
Before the women got to the house, the
housemother, the driver, and the cook
had all quit. Brenda was left by herself
with her dream of rehabilitating lost
souls with faith and love.
From then on it was one innovation, one
experiment after another. There were
classes in the library on topics from
etiquette and makeup to faith and
forgiveness. The women learned how to
make a real bed and how to choose soap
at Walmart. No more lye soap and
white panties for these girls! In the end
Brenda did survive and so did her
Nurturing for Community (2016)
The Power of Serving Others
by Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson
A very wealthy man donated the money
to start a school. He dropped by one
day and, seeing that things were going
well he asked if there was anything they
needed. He was told the bathrooms
needed cleaning. Without hesitation he
responded, “Where’s the mop?” The
author states, “Compared to what he
could have done, like spread around
more of his millions of dollars, some
might say that he did almost nothing.”
Perhaps he did, but it was what the
school needed at that moment.
A two-year-old named Blake suffered a
serious injury and was confined to a
plaster cast from waist to toes. Needless
to say he was miserable! A neighbor
came by and asked how she could help.
She was elderly and quite frail but she
had a red balloon. She and Blake batted
the balloon back and forth for about 30
minutes, wearing out both of them. She
came back almost every day of his
recovery. She didn’t have much to offer,
just her time and a red balloon.
The author says, “Everyone can do
something…Everyone has something to
offer.” Like holding a baby, listening to
a friend, giving a hug, or smiling at
someone having a bad day. It is being
in service, whether in big ways or small,
that gives our lives meaning.
Nurturing for Community (Large print
Given in honor of Norma Jean Hamilton
by Dorothy Huck.
Comfort Zone Family Retreat
October 14-16, 2016
Camp Lakeside, Scott City, KS
A community service of Hospice
St. Catherine Hospital
For families and individuals who are
grieving the death of a loved one.
Cost is only $10.00 per family member, for
the entire Comfort Zone Family Retreat!
(includes 6 meals and 2 nights lodging)
Financial aid is available to assist families
who would not otherwise be able to attend.
For a registration packet contact:
Gina Cash, St. Catherine Hospice,
Comfort Zone Camp Director
620.272.2519 or 800.281.4077
Find St. Catherine Hospice’s bereavement offerings
at http://thefrieftoolbox.com/ Search-Find a Support
We express our sympathy
…the family of Rex McGugin.
…the family of Harold Lucas.
…Joyce Barnes & family on the death of her
…the family of Jacquelin Kirmer.
Guests in Worship Sunday
We were delighted to welcome these
guests at our services:
(June 26, 2016)
In – Town
Out – of – Town
Marni Downing, Rossie Jonas.
(July 3, 2016)
Out – of – Town
Bella Brewer, Rossie Jonas, Ken & Kay
Powell, Nancy Mitchell, Jim Lyons.
(July 10, 2016)
Danny Patino, Jr.
Marni Downing, Melinda & Bailey Hodgson,
Reba Maxine Smothermon.
(July 17, 2016)
Marni Downing, Tyler Epp, Tanner Hodgson.
Out – of – Town Bulletins
Kay Young, Wichita, KS
Susan & Andrew Finley, Wichita, KS
Bonita Hizar, Emporia, KS
LISTS, LISTS, LISTS!
Below are the names of those who are
sponsoring flowers, broadcasts, bells, and Upper
Rooms for the month of August.
RADIO BROADCASTS - $100
TOWER BELLS - $75
July 31-Aug 6
August 28-Sept 3
UPPER ROOM SPONSOR 2016
Ann Frigon & Preferred Investments
Rex C. McGugin was born on August 11,
1919 near Goltry, Oklahoma. He was the
fifth child of Charles Calvin and Zora Eletha
(Mason) McGugin. His father died when he
was very young, leaving Zora and the
children to work the family farm. Zora
remarried in 1931, and Rex's brother,
Wayne Sawyer, was born in 1932.
After graduating from Goltry High School in
1937, Rex earned a football scholarship at
Northwestern Oklahoma College in Alva,
Oklahoma. But his college education was
put on hold when his Army National Guard
unit was called into active duty in
September 1940. During his two tours of
duty in World War II, Rex held every rank
from Private to First Lieutenant. His service
took him across the Pacific to China and
After returning home, he married Margarett
Emma Wright on February 3, 1945. They
had three children: Rex C. McGugin II
(Mike), Molly, and Terry.
Rex worked as a teacher and football &
basketball coach throughout Kansas. He
taught in Minneola, Cullison, and
Greensburg. He later worked as a school
guidance counselor in Frankfort, Kansas
before accepting the job of Counselor and
Director of Financial Aid at Dodge City
Community College in 1970 Rex retirefrom
Dodge City Community College in 1984. He
enjoyed woodworking and building furniture
and completed many projects for family and
friends. His other hobby was volunteering –
for his church, delivering Meals on Wheels
and teaching 55 Alive (driving classes) for
His wife, Margarett died in 2003. Rex later
married Frances Wiseman. They moved to
Manor of the Plains a few years after their
marriage. Frances passed away in 2013 and
Rex continued to live in the Manor of the
Survivors include: son, (Mike) Rex C.
McGugin II of Topeka, daughter Molly
McVicker and husband, Earl of Hutchinson
and son, Terry McGugin & wife Deedee of
Merritt Island, FL.; 7 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild. His brother Wayne Sawyer &
wife Joan of Valley Center also survive him.
He was preceded in death by: his parents,
three brothers, a sister, his wife Margarett
and his second wife, Frances Wiseman.
Memorial service was held at Swaim
Funeral Home on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at
10:30 AM Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding.
Private family inurnment will be held at
Karoma Cemetery in Galtry, Oklahoma at a
later date. Memorials are suggested to
Manor of The Plains or Hospice of The
Prairie in care of the funeral home
Casa de Oración Schedule
10:00 a.m. Sunday School, Chapel
11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Chapel
6:00 p.m. Bible Training, Keystone Rm
Wednesday s (Miércoles)
6:30 p.m. Bible Study, Chapel
10:30 a.m. Bible Training, Keystone Rm
9:00-11 a.m. Fasting & Prayer, Chapel
The Church’s Vital Statistics
Ministry & Mission Giving
Needed for 2016: $76,782
Received as of 7/17: $35,448
Still Needed: 41,334
Persons From Our Congregation Living in Nursing/Rest Homes
(Does not include those in Independent Living Apartments at Manor of the Plains)
Please remember in prayer those in nursing/rest homes.
If you know of anyone we have missed,
call us at 227-8181.
Manor of the Plains
Dora Lee Starks
Celia Noreen Rowe
First United Methodist Church
…a community of joy!
Dodge City, Kansas 67801
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OUR MINISTRY and MISSON GIVING
Great churches. Great leaders. Great disciples. Transforming the world.
Each church within the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church
is asked each year to support the ministry of the United Methodist Church through
our Ministry and Mission fund. This year, that “apportionment” for
First United Methodist Church of Dodge City is $76,782.00
Through the end of the most recent accounting period (July 17, 2016), we have raised $35,448 of
that amount, leaving the amount still due of $41,334.
Through a series of short informative articles, we hope to provide more information as to how
our share is determined, and how the funds are used to further the ministry and mission of the
Great Plains Conference and The United Methodist Church.
Question #3: How are the funds used that we contribute?
Answer: The funding is broken into five sections to accommodate our mission priorities.
These include Episcopal Office, Clergy Excellence, Congregational Excellence, Mercy and
Justice, and Administrative Services. We will explore each of these in the next few series.
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