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Baked Potato Bar – February 23rd for PETs!

The Mission Ministry Team is sponsoring a potato bar on Sunday, Feb. 23, following worship at the Pocahontas Center.  There will be a freewill offering with proceeds going to support PET.  What is PET?

PET – Personal Energy Transportation that provides God’s Gift of Mobility to all of God’s people in need.  (click PET for more information)


Some PET facts:

• project began in 1995 for victims of polio and landmines in developing countries where the cost of wheelchairs are prohibitive and do not work on rough terrain

• built to be rugged with three wheels, hand-cranked and easily maintained

• PET uses sturdy and low-cost wheelbarrow wheels and solid rubber tires

• built at 23 sites around the US – one site is located in a garage at the Hawarden UMC

• since its beginning 44,000 PETS have been distributed in 100 countries

• Hawarden site builds 200 PETs each year

• cost to build and ship one PET is $250

• there is no cost to the recipients

• design has been expanded to include child-size PETs and pull PETs for those who have no use of their arm

John Wesley challenged us to, “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

Let’s see how many PETs we can purchase to give the gift of mobility to a person in need.  Thanks!


Interested in joining a Lent Small Group Study?

Lent Small Group Study & Worshipthe-way

Starting this Sunday, Feb. 2nd, you will have the opportunity to indicate your interest to participate in this year’s Lenten study in a small group or indicate your interest to purchase the book and/or devotional book.

Travel with Adam Hamilton as he retraces the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Once again, Adam approaches his subject matter with thoughtfulness and wisdom, just like he did with Jesus’ birth in The Journey. Read The Way on your own or, for a more in-depth study, enjoy it with a small group or part of a 40-day church wide emphasis during Lent.

Using video, historical information, archaeological data, and stories of the faith, Adam follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptation to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught and the healing he brought.

This 40-day focus will help you grow deeper in your faith, learn more about the life of Christ, and spend time daily reading and reflecting upon the Scriptures. The chapters are:

Prologue: John the Baptist and Jesus

1. Baptism and Temptation / The Jordan River and the Wilderness

2. The Healing Ministry / Capernaum

3. Proclaiming the Kingdom / The Mountains

4. Calming the Storm / The Sea of Galilee

5. Sinners, Outcasts, and the Poor / Samaria

6. The Final Week / Jerusalem

Epilogue: Your Defining Story

Please pray about your participation in this Lent Small Group study and Worship opportunity March 9 thru April 13.   You will be able to indicate your interest in using these materials during the first couple weeks in February so we can order the books and devotionals and have them here to use in March.

You can either call the church office to order materials &/or sign up for a small group OR you can use the “CONTACT US” tab at the top.

Let’s walk in the footsteps of Jesus together.