Lincoln United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
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Lincoln UMC News

 
    NEWS IN 2018
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photo robert at church service
On Sunday September 9th, we celebrated  Roberta Babcock and her many years of service to our community, to our church, and to the UMW. She was commemorated with a special UMW pin from the California-Nevada UMW.  During the Social Hour after the church service, we bid a fond farewell to Roberta. Chef Rose and her crew prepared a fabulous meal of Pesto Chicken Ravioli, salad, and French bread in Roberta's honor. 
Here is a link to an article in the Lincoln News Messenger in February 2012 about Roberta's service to our community:
 
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During the month of August, we collected items for the Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We will be assembling again this year. Thank you to all who donated items!  More info... 
 
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Thanks for your generous response to our church's request for monetary and donated items for our Helping Hands in August for the disaster relief for those affected by the many wildfires in California.
We collected $1124 which has been sent to the Conference. 
Donated items were taken to the Salvation Army who sent them to the wildfire victims. 
 
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On August 17th, our church hosted Life Line Screeninga leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease; carotid artery; abdominal aortic aneurysm; peripheral arterial disease; heart rhythm screening; and an osteoporosis risk assessment for men and women. 
 
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The Kairos Fajita Fundraiser on July 14th at the Loomis UMC was a huge success! Kairos works to improve the lives of the incarcerated men at the California State Prison in Folsom. Therese Gianelli talked about the work she and the institution are doing to change the negative culture on the "inside."
Many thanks to all who participated, donated, and volunteered.
The fundraiser netted over $2100! More info on Kairos...
 
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photo hills brothers
 
At our Sunday June 23rd Worship Service and in celebration of Father's Day, The Hills Brothers performed a blend of hymns and gospel songs, plus Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" which is always a favorite. They are a men's a cappella octet, senior residents in Lincoln, who began singing together in 2010. The group (which includes our very own Pastor Rob!) provided a mini-concert during our Worship Service!
 
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In the evening of Saturday June 9th, Barbara and her friends presented a delightful Musical Soiree. The Musical Soiree includeed music and songs from Caberet, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Chicago and Man of La Mancha, among other pieces. 
 
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On Saturday evening, June 2nd, the Amani Children's Choir performed an inspiring concerts that touched all who attended. This choir comes from the Kampala Community Church in Uganda. Amani Children's Choir had its humble beginnings as a Sunday School choir, but developed into a very talented group of children dedicated to sharing the love of God and the plight of countless other suffering children in Uganda. The children in the choir are all able to attend school because of their U.S. sponsors through the Light Africa sponsorship program. More info...
 
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On Sunday May 6th, the Lincoln High School Choir sang several inspiring numbers at the start of our Worship Service. There was a free will offering to help the choir with funding, so they can travel to Pearl Harbor this summer. Our church collected over $900 for the choir! And we all enjoyed their awesome voices and energy! A special thank you to our UMW for helping arrange for the choir performance and their $200.00 contribution to their Pearl Harbor trip.
 
photo lincoln high school choir 
 
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photo ladies tea
Our UMW hosted a lovely Ladies Afternoon Tea for the women of our church and their friends on Saturday April 28th. The tables in our Social Hall were beautifully decorated with flowers and china teacups. Pastor Judith gave an inspiring talk and lead us in prayer. Our Chef Rose and her many volunteers served a delicious lunch. Plus, tea, of course! Then the UMW women reminisced about some of the special items that they had displayed. 
 
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On April 16th, our church hosted Life Line Screeninga leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease; carotid artery; abdominal aortic aneurysm; peripheral arterial disease; heart rhythm screening; and an osteoporosis risk assessment for men and women. 
 
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On Sunday April 15th, Patricia L gave an informative slideshow presentation of her trip to Israel during Christmas week. Her presentation focused on the Christian and Hebrew historical sites, including the Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Church of Peter's Primacy, Mt. Hermon, Capharnaum, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Temple Mount, Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tom, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Bethlehen's Shepherd's Church and Church of the Nativity. Our many attendees agreed that this was a very interesting! Thank you, Patricia!
 
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Our church celebrated the Holy Week of Easter, beginning with our Palm Sunday Service on March 25th. Our evening service on Maundy Thursday included Holy Communion. Our Sanctuary was open from 10am to 2:30pm for our Good Friday Prayer Vigil, a quiet time of prayer and reflection, followed by a Good Friday Service at 3:00pm.  We celebrated Easter Sunday starting with a sunrise service at 7:00am, followed by by a continental breakfast. At our Easter Resurrection Service at 10am, we decorated the cross with fresh flowers.
 
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 On Saturday, March 17th, our United Methodist Women hosted our Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner. Our many volunteers cooked a tasty corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the trimmings! Pastor Rob and Maggie provided music for our entertainment! Thanks to all of our volunteers and our diners for another successful dinner!
 
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We hosted John Nilsen, pianist from Portland OR, on January 28th for an a piano concert during our morning Sunday service. He has played at our church several times over the years. Mr. Nilsen has performed in Europe, Asia, and in all fifty US states countless times. He has released nineteen albums, each with international distribution. John Nilsen also has two hundred and fifty of his own compositions and musical arrangements receiving royalties world-wide.  More info...
 
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