KNOW

The Power of Patience

Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.  We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.  When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. Hebrews 6:9-15

Picture yourself waiting in a checkout line that hasn’t moved for ten minutes. Many of us would feel frustrated. We live in a generation that expects instant results. Everyone struggles with some degree of impatience. We’re born with this trait. As an example just think about a three-month-old who wants milk in the middle of the night. The inborn reaction is to fuss at the first hint of discomfort and to keep at it until the need is met. Patterns from our old “flesh” nature make this a continual battle for most people, but one that is very worthwhile to fight.

Let’s consider the biblical definition of patience. It can mean both longsuffering and perseverance, or not giving up and yielding under pressure. In either case, it reveals itself when we are willing to wait without frustration while suffering or

experiencing some strong desire. In other words, we accept difficult situations without giving God deadlines. What’s more, patience means accepting what the Lord gives, on His timetable-or what He chooses not to give. This quality results in inner peace and lack of stress. Meanwhile, we should pray, obey, and persist as we seek God’s direction.

The danger of impatience is that we might miss the Lord’s perfect plan and blessing. Only when we trust our Father’s will and timing can we rest peacefully. What causes you stress? Carefully examine whether you are taking matters into your own hands or releasing the circumstance to almighty God. Listen to Psalm 37:7, which says, “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Seek God’s way always and wait for God’s timing. Anything else can be destructive.

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Bob

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GROW

Small Groups

Sunday School. Sunday mornings 9:00 AM. Open to all youth pre-k through high school. Please contact Robin Stolarcyk for more information. No Sunday school during the summer after memorial day.

Christian Fellowship Class. Sunday mornings 9:00 AM. Please join us. Please contact Shirley Prentice for more information. No Christian Fellowship Class during the summer after memorial day.

Pastor’s Study & Prayer Group: Sunday mornings 11:30 AM, Room B6. Everyone is welcome to join. Questions contact Pastor Bob (910) 260-0551 or 648-4326. No Class 4th Sunday, join us for Pot Luck Luncheon in fellowship hall.

Youth Group meetings. All youth 5th – 12th Grade are invited to attend. Please contact: President: Mason Stolarcyk, or Advisor: David Black, for more information & meeting times.

Unity Circle: Ladies Group, 2nd Monday of every month 11:00 AM. All ladies are invited to join. Contact Bev Hamm for more information. (Some dates the ladies have luncheon’s instead so check with Bev if you are interested in joining.) No meetings in January, February, July & August.

Rachel Circle: Ladies Group: 3rd Tuesday of every month 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM in the Frazer Room (B18). All ladies are invited to join. No Meetings in July & August. Contact Marita Root  for more information.

Knitting for the Lord: Tuesday, evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Room B2. Prayer shawls are available for those in need. Please contact Sue or Lynne if you know of someone in need. Contact Sue Alcott or Lynne Masland for more information & for summer meeting places & times. 

Choir: New Time, Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to join. Contact Carla Fako for more information. No choir during the summer after memorial day.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GO

 

July 31 Southern Tier MobilePack Night at the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The cost is $10 per ticket. You may contact the church office at (607) 648-4339 if you would like a ticket. Each ticket sold will buy 27 meals for a starving child. 

“Night to Shine” Rumble Ponies Fundraiser, Aug. 30th, Gates open 5:30 PM, Game Time 7:05 PM. $10.00 per ticket. Please contact Karen MacKenzie for ticket at night2shinecb@gmail.com. If you would to contact Karen by phone please contact the church office for information.

Children’s Home Ice Cream Social, Hillcrest. Seeking volunteers to help with a Craft’s Table on August 13th, 5 PM- 8 PM. Youth are welcome to help with a parent or guardian.  Please contact Karen at 845-729-0857 to sign up.

Volunteer signups for packers for the meals for the MobilePack will be open on September 16th at https://give.fmsc.org/endwell. 2 hour shifts on Nov. 1st & 2nd. (Registration will not open until 6 weeks prior to the packing event. If you would like more information regarding the packing events please contact John & Nikki Hrustich – the Event Hosts directly at 607-754-9551 or nhrustich@stny.rr.com

Knitting for the Lord has prayer shawls & prayer blankets available for those in need please contact Sue Alcott or Lynne Masland if you know of someone in need. 

Knitting for the Lord is once again accepting machine washable yarn. Thank you for all of your help & support in our missions.

Maines Give Back Program Fundraiser: For every twenty (20) dollars spent, our church receives $1.00. Obtain your Maines membership card application from the church secretary Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 1 PM or email: chenbridgeumc@outlook.com or from this website under the forms section. You may also apply directly at Maines store. If you do this please give us your name so that we may add you to our list. Thank you!

Fund Raiser for First United Methodist Church of Chenango Bridge.     Present this advertisement (below) and 10% of all work done will be donated to the church. For all questions and appointments please contact Quality Steam Cleaning. (You may also find this coupon in the back of the church or contact the church office.

For all questions or appointments contact Quality Steam Cleaning.

Pot Luck Luncheon Following the Worship Service the 4th Sunday of each month. Please bring a dish to pass & join us in fellowship hall for the luncheon!

Welcome Sunday/Pot Luck, Volunteers needed to sign up to help out. This is the 4th Sunday of each month. There is a sign up sheet in fellowship hall for those of you that would like to help out. Thank you.

Coffee Hour: Volunteers Needed! Nothing fancy just light refreshments & coffee needed. Sign up sheet by the refreshments. Thank you in advance for your help.

Trustees Project Board in the back of the Narthex for those of you that may want to sign up for projects or may wish to contribute to a project. Please contact Hudda Aswad if you have any questions. Thank you.

If you drop off items to the CRC room please leave your name & contact information for the ladies. Thank you for your help & assistance.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment