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2015 Four Seasons Bazaar

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It is finally Here, the Annual UMW Four Seasons Bazaar!

by Jeanne Gee

The Seward United Methodist Women have sponsored an Annual Four Seasons Bazaar every fall for over 50 years. This year’s event is this Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 – 2:00 at the Seward United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More details available on the UMW Bazaar Page.

2015 UMW Four Seasons Bazaar

UMYF Bowling Night

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Seward UMYF had Fun at Bowling Night
by Mary Meyer

The Seward United Methodist UMYF strikes again at the Spare Time Lanes. Sixteen youth had a great time bowling and munching snacks. No strikes but a few spares and plenty of smiles to go around (and around and around). With this group, there is always a lot of energy!

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UMW “Soup’s On” Guest Night

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2015 UMW Soup Supper Guest Night

Seward United Women “Soup’s On” Guest Night Event
by Jeanne Gee

The Seward United Methodist Women’s Annual Guest Night – Soup Supper is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. No reservations are necessary to enjoy some homemade soups and breads prepared by our very own UMW ladies. The program will be very informative and entertaining as we will enjoy a presentation by Mary Ann Bede on the life of Patricia Saint John, a missionary nurse. All ladies welcome, plan to attend, you won’t be disappointed!

UMW Host a Special Event Led by Former SUMC Pastor Kelly Karges

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Kelly Karges Interactive Drumming Circles

Seward United Women Welcome Kelly Karges back to Seward with his Special “Interactive Drumming Circles” Event
by Jeanne Gee

Since Rev. Kelly Karges left Seward, his ministry evolved as he started facilitating Drumming Circles. A drum circle is a fun, exciting and powerful way to bring individuals together through music and to touch our souls. It offers equality because there is no head or tail and includes people of all ages and musical abilities. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and ourselves.

Now the pastor of the Doniphan and Rosedale United Methodist Churches, the Seward United Methodis Women are delighted to welcome Kelly back to Seward. He will be bringing a trailer of hand drums and other percussion instruments for us to play.

This United Methodist Women Event will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM September 17th. The whole congregation is encouraged to come join in the fun!

Haiti Mission Team says “Thank you”

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Haiti Mission Team 2015

Local Mission Team thanks the Seward United Methodist Church for helping sponsor their return to Haiti
by Jeanne Gee

“Mesi” ~ “di ou mesi!”
(‘Thank you ~Thank you very much !’ in Haitian Creole)
Haiti Mission Team

Mission Outeach and UMW thank you for the generous support of the Mission Trip to Thomassique, Haiti. Six hundred dollars plus many donations of luggage, clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, and volleyball equipment will express God’s love and our caring. The mission group from Seward travels July 27th – August 12th.

Pray for their safe travels and successful mission. Watch for Facebook posts from the Mission Team and updates on our

Missionary Team to Share Experiences in Haiti at 7:00PM May 21st

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Seward United Methodist Women are hosting a Message by Mission Team members returning to Haiti
by Jeanne Gee

Thursday evening at 7:00PM May 21st the Seward United Methodist Women will be hosting five members of a missionary team who will be returning this summer to an orphanage/school in Thomassique, Haiti to witness of God’s love to the staff and students. Several years ago, our congregation contributed funds for the construction of wells so that the orphanage/school and a community of families would have clean, easily accessible water. Concordia University has been a supporter, as well as several other churches in the Seward Community, of missionary efforts in Haiti.

Members of the missionary team will be sharing information about their upcoming journey as well as ways that our congregation might be able to support their efforts. They have a slide presentation and will bring us up-to-date on the progress made by the orphanage/school.

All Seward United Methodist Women and Mission-Outreach committee members are encouraged to attend as well as other interested members of our congregation and community. The presentation will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

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Jaimi and Todd Calfee share a message with local Godparent groups

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The Alexis Project Presents Message to Seward Godparent/Youth Groups
by Maxine Moore

On Wednesday, April 29, Seward United Methodist Church Godparent Groups were joined by Godparent Groups from St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and St. John Lutheran Church for a presentation given by Jaimi and Todd Calfee. The Calfees shared their family story of losing their daughter Alexis and her boy friend, Chris Oberg, in an accident which involved a drunk driver in 2011. Both Alexis and Chris were students at Wayne State College. The Calfees have since created The Alexis Project in her memory. This project supports scholarships and other worthy projects for young people. You can follow them on Facebook.

One hundred twenty five teenagers, their sponsors and a few other church members were in attendance for this moving presentation. The Calfee’s both stressed making good, responsible choices to the teens in attendance.

Mary and Doug Barker, 11th grade Godparent leaders at Seward United Methodist Church, arranged the presentation.