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June is here, the pools are open and the seeds are planted; now we are going into the warmth of summer days. However, for United Methodist Pas tors, brings June has another meaning. eaning. It means Y Annual ConferencePastors, which about manym m mixed ixed emotions. ou will have the business side of the Conference which can affect pastors and also the churches; that is why every church has a lay delegate for the voting process. process. So lift up Mike Murphy w who ho is our lay delegate. For some it is a time of reu reunion nion with other pa pastors stors and lay persons with whom you have served together on committees, church camps or other other organization organizations. s. It is a time of excitem excitement ent with the ordination of men and women who have gone through the many hours of seminary and meet with different committees



Cicero United Methodist Church PASTOR Byron Fritz P. O. Box 617 Cicero, IN. 46034 Pastor General News

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of the district and conference. conference. Annual Confer Conference ence is also a time to say thank you to pastors who are retiring from full time active Prayer Requests service and may continue to pastor in a less than full-time position June Readings or just retiring to a time with family. family. Then there is the memorial memorial service at Annual Conference when we remember those who have Just for Kids  passed away in the last year and honor all the the years of ser service vice Calendar they have given to the Lord and the Indiana Annual Confer Conference. ence. In the last few years since we have had Annual Conference in downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis, there have been opportunities for the delegates to join together in

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many different types of missions such as Habitat for Humanity, Fletcher Place, Brightwood and to the world. So when I think of June, y yes, es, I enjoy all that God has given us out-of-door out-of-doors, s,  but it is also also a time for m mee to be thankful aass a United Met Methodist hodist for all that we do toget together her as a connectional church. One person can do something, something, but many working to together gether can do so much more. You are welcome to come to the Convention Center on June 6 th, 7th and 8th as a visitor to see all the United Methodist booths, agencies and program programs; s; you can set in on the Conference session session without a vote as a visitor. There is also an Indians ballgame on Saturday night and the Bishop will be tossing the first ball. There will be a United Methodist seating section. I pray pray,, that as June passes by and half of the year 2013 will be over, that your life with Christ will continue to grow through the study of the word and special times of prayer before God’s throne. We have much to be thankful for and to be proud to be a child of God in the United Methodist Church.


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All Committees Meet —  Meet —  11:30  11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14th. Church Council Meets —  Meets —  1:00   1:00 - 2:30p.m. 2:30p.m. Sunday Sunday,, July14. (A light lunch will be provided for those staying for Church Ch urch Council.)   It is important that everyone involved plan to be present at their meeting! IMPORANT L

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Our last LOL meal was held on Wednesday, May 29th. We will resume our weekly meals on Wednesday, August 2 22nd 2nd. Thank you SO much much to everyone who supported the LOL program this year - those who prepared m meals, eals, prayed for our ministry, ministry, served meals, wrapped silverware, sorted food, transported items from Third Phase, cleaned refrigerators/freezers, donated money, washed dishes, wiped tables, cut pies, did laundry, took food to other pantries, prepared programs, helped with DOG park, led prayers, rinsed trays, or helped in ANY way. It is greatly appreciated by our guests and by those those who organize the ministry. It was another successful year. And, yes! We DO have a lot of fun while we do the Lord’s work so please consider joining the fun in the Fall! Blessings to all!

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”   ~Winston Churchil 

VBS Kick-Off Carnival Everyone is Invited June 2nd from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Free Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Bounce House, Dunk Tank and much, much more!!!!!!!!!!


VBS June 3-7, 5:00-8:00 p.m.  p.m.  Ages 3-11  3-11 


*****IMPORTANT***** The UMW will not be renewing renewing the subscription subscription to the Upper Room which will expire in July. Anyone wishing to subscribe on their own should contact the Upper Room at: www.upperroom.org or 800-972-0 800- 972-0433. 433.


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2013 Penny Raiders & 5th Sunday Offerings   

Penny Raiders 5th Sun. Offering: Penny Raiders:

5th Sun. Offering: Penny Raiders:

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June 23rd - Meals on Wheels June 30th - CUMC Compassion Fund July 28th - Batesland Elementary School August 25th - Uganda Women’s Fund  Fund  September 22nd - Operation Christmas Child September 29th - CUMC Compassion Fund October 27th - Holiday Sharing November 24th - Bishop’s Offering  Offering  December 22nd - L.O.L December 29th - CUMC Compassion Fund

LAY LEADER / CHURCH COUNCIL CHAIR Gosh! It is June already! The year will be half over at the end of this month. Where did the time go? Probably, you are like my family, you are planning a vacation trip to some destination to relax and get away from the daily routine. Please remember that God’s work at Cicero United Methodist does not take a vacation or time off from the daily routine. God’s work is ongoing - 24/7, 365 days a year. As such, God needs your support during the summer as well as the rest of the year. If you are planning on being away for one, two or more weeks this summer, we hope that you will remember to continue your gifts to God so that His work in Cicero might continue uninterrupted. Enjoy your time away from your daily routine and we will look forward to seeing you when you are home. ~Dennis Schrumpf, Church Council Chair & Lay Leader

The CUMC family is invited to Kerrie Ecker’s high school graduation open house on Sunday, June 9th, from 1-4 p.m. at the Ecker home - 1317 S. Catamaran Circle, Cicero. Please stop by - no gift is necessary!! We would just like for you to share Kerrie’s special day!  day!  

UMCOR Through UMCOR, members will be assisting and supporting the families recently ravaged by tornadoes throughout the United States. We can provide support through our contributions to UMC UMCOR, OR, with your personal checks made out to “UMCOR Advance #901670”. Or, UMCOR has an online website that will let you donate using a credit card. The process is to fill out an online form indicating where the donation should go, the amount, the duration, and the name of the Methodist Church for donation credit. First logon to www.umcor.org. Next, select the “GIVE NOW to Tornado Response” icon. This will take you to UMCOR “Disaster Response, United States (#901670) web form. form. Next, choose a sub-designation sub-design ation for the donation by clicking on the down arrow. A list of selections will appear. Select where you wish to direct your donation. The rest of the form is self-explanatory. Please help in any way you can.

H. H. E. L. P. Children’s Summer Lunch Program  Program  Cicero UMC has been asked to provide granola bars, fruit bars and lunch sized chips. This is an ongoing program throughout the summer. Last year we were serving 80 children at the very beginning. Please place the items in the Angels’ Attic barrel in the narthex. Thanks for helping feed the hungry children in our community. Monetary gifts are accepted as well.


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BIRTH BI RTHD DAYS: 3 - Kaci Rose 6 - Dave Wall allace, Sam Cr Crai aig g 8 - Ann Sigler 9 - Paul Gibson

10 - Tony Br Bro own, Nancy Hartley 11 - Nico Ni cole Layden 15 - J on Whit hitehead 16 - Emma P Prrobst 21 - Paul Roy 22 - J ohn Kid Kidwell 23 - J oann Ki Kid dwell 24 - Tom Davis 25 - Court urtney Ta Tatte 27 - J ohnn hnny yR Riice, Aar Aaro on H Harl arle ess, Kassy ( Young) 29 - Br Bre enda Webster

ANNIVER ANNIV ERSAR SARII ES: ES:  4 - J oe & R Rh honda Shotwe twell 11 - Tim & Holli Hendrix, Mark & Penny Patterson Rand Ran dal & Lynd Lynda a Smith

12 - Sco Scott & Kathy Kathy Tate 18 - Brad Brad & L Liisa Ha Hann nnii 22 – D  Dan an & Marg Margar are et Smith

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I f you ar are e not pr pre esentl ntly on our birthd hday ay & anniv anniversary li lists, and and woul uld d like to be added, pl ple ease let me kno know. We will be more than happy to add you.

KUDOS TO: The LOL team for another amazing year of great meals, enjoyable fellowship, and countless blessings showered on everyone involved (guests and workers) The CUMC choir for their inspiring, beautiful music The weekly nursery and Welcome Center volunteers who make sure our guests feel welcome and our children safe and happy

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Paul Gibson, the Trustees, andKeith everyone church inventory project Earline and Paul Gibson and Eckerwho whoworked pickedon upthe andhuge delivered a recent donation of some chairs and supplies to the church

SUMMER SCOUTING NEWS Saturday, June 1, is the annual Boy Scout Troop Pancake Breakfast at Red Red Bridge Park. Park. We thank you for your support. During the week of June 9-15 the Scout Troop will be at Summer Camp at the Ransburg Scout Reservation near Bloomington, Indiana. The troop will again camp at Adventure Point where they run their own program and cook their own meals. Summer camp provides the Scouts the opportunity for completing many items that are needed for advancement. Our Scout Troop has a great year-round program, but probably more advancement is accomplished at Scout Camp than any other time during the year. The boys are able to eat, drink and sleep Scouting for nearly seven days and seven nights. We appreciate all of the adults who gave up a week of their vacation time to spend it with our Scouts at Camp. ~ Dennis Dennis Schrumpf, Chartered Partner Representative for Pack 103, Troop 103 & Crew 103


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1st Sunday, June 2nd: Welcome Center: Lannie Nickel Greeters & Ushers: Ed & Pat Catron, Marilyn Gerber, & David Wallace Liturgist: Chris Osborn Nursery: Megan Green & Alexis Robinson 2nd Sunday, June 9th: Welcome Center:

Ron & Linda Adamson

Greeters & Ushers: Mary Johnson, Evelyn Schrumpf, Su Simpson, & Chris Osborn Liturgist: Susie Browning Nursery: Megan Green & Alexandra Sm Smith ith 3rd Sunday, June 16th: Welcome Center: Lonnie Whitehead Greeters & Ushers: Lonnie & Karen Whitehead, Whitehead, Brad Hanni & Bob Mann Liturgist: Jim Allen Nursery: Megan Green & Mary Johnson 4th Sunday, June 23rd: Welcome Center: Jim Allen & Jane Allen Greeters & Ushers: Dar & Mel Gilmore, Jay Dunbar & Keith Ecker Liturgist: Susie Browning Nursery: Megan Green & Debbee Yeryar 5th Sunday, June 30th: Welcome Center: Ron & Linda Adamson Greeters & Ushers: Jim & Jane Allen, Bob Mann & Brad Hanni Liturgist: Joe Green Nursery: Megan Green & Pat Catron Penny Raiders for June 23rd will be for Meals on Wheels 5th Sunday Offering will be for the CUMC Compassion Fund If you cannot serve as listed, please contact the Secretary.

WEBSITE NEWS Webmaster, Dan Grose, will place your event on our website. Please provide all the details of the event along with contact information. Photos, web-links, etc., may also be included. Place your your information in the WEBSITE MAILBOX at the church, call the church 317-984-4971, or e-mail it to: [email protected] [email protected] org. Please allow 7 days for Dan to enter information on the website. Please keep Dan informed so he can keep our Website current. Please check our website . . . . . www.Ciceroumc.org The church Facebook link is as follows: www.facebook.com/CiceroUnitedMethodistChurch Our email address is . . . . . [email protected]


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Only a dad, but he gives his all To smooth the way for his children small, Doing, with courage stern and grim, The deeds that his father did for him. This is the line that for him I pen, Only a dad, but the best of men. ~Edgar A. Guest

The power of attitudes: Attitude is the mind’s mind’s paintbrush. It can color a situation gloomy and ~Mary C. Crowlley gray, or cheerful and gay. gay. In fact, attitudes are more more important than facts. CICER CIC ERO O UNITED METHODIS ETHODIST T CH CHU UR CH PRAY PRAYER ER LIS LIST T Prayer List policy: policy: Those added to the prayer list will remain there for ttwo wo weeks. After two weeks they may  be deleted. You will need to ca call ll the church offi office ce in order to reinstat reinstatee your prayer concerns.

“Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders.”  shoulders.”   Elna Alexander (Monte Alexander’s mother)  mother)  Jo Brown (Riverwalk Commons, 7235 Riverwalk Way N., Apt. 201, Noblesville, IN 46062, Phone 317-770-1 317-770-1141) 141)  Tom & Anna Davis (The Lodge, Cabin #31, 1667 Sheridan Rd., Noblesville, IN 46062, Phone 317-770-3481) George Kanouse (6350 Winter Park Drive, Apt. #369, North Richland Hills, TX 76180) Martha Clanton (P. O. Box 333, 159 N. Byron Street, Cicero, IN 46034, Phone 317-984-4909)   Kyle O’Neill Thomas Richards Don Swickert (cancer) Leonard Lee (pancreatic cancer) and wife Mary (dear friend of Sherry Neavear)  cancer)  Tim Mulkey - Dan Smith’s uncle (mouth cancer)  Carter Nebesio (6 yr. old girl with Leukemia) Marilyn Gerber’s sister-insister-in-law law (also Marillyn Gerber) Alzheimer’s  Alzheimer’s   Gary Andrews (Colon Cancer) Our Country & its Leaders Brenda Machgan (Jon Coy’s sister/breast cancer)  cancer)   Our Missionaries & families Dan Smith Smith (heart issues) Our Servicemen and women Carl Bentley (being added to the heart transplant list) & their families Sharon Sha ron Robbins (cancer) Ron Pryor Levi Farmer All those affected by the recent tornadoes.  Alleg  Al legra ra Hibm Hi bmaa Jon Coy Kathy Tate (cancer)   Family Family and friends of Lena Ketring and Marge Marquis Marquis who went to be with their Lord

If you would like to be on the church e-mail list to receive prayer requests and other church news, please send your e-mail address to the church office: rethinkchurch [email protected] @ciceroumc.org.   If you do not have e-mail but wish to be on the prayer/information list, please call the church office, 984-4971.

“Whether you call on Him or don’t call on Him, God will be present with you.”  you.”   ~ Frederick Frederick Buechner  


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01-II Samuel 18:1-19:10 John 20:1-31 Psalm 119:153-176 Proverbs 16:14-15

Monthly Readings for JUNE 09-I Kings 5:1-6:38 Acts 7:1-29 Psalm 127:1-5 Proverbs 16:28-30

17-I Kings 18:1-46 Acts 11:1-30 Psalm 135:1-21 Proverbs 17:12-13

02-II Samuel 19:11-20:13 John 21:1-25 Psalm120:1-7 Proverbs 16:16-17

10-IActs Kings 7:1-51 7:30-50 Psalm 128:1-6 Proverbs 16:31-33

18-I Kings 19:1-21 Acts 12:1-23 Psalm 136:1-26 Proverbs 17:14-15

03-II Samuel 20:14-21:22 Acts 1:1-26 Psalm 121:1-8 Proverbs 16:18

11-I Kings 8:1-66 Acts 7:51-8:13 Psalm 129:1-8 Proverbs 17:1 12-I Kings 9:1-10:29 Acts 8:14-40 Psalm 130:1-8 Proverbs 17:2-3

19-I Kings 20:1-21:29 Acts 12:24-13:15 Psalm 137:1-9 Proverbs 17:16

04-II Samuel 22:1-23:23 Acts 2:1-47 Psalm 122:1-9 Proverbs 16:19-20 05-II Samuel 23:24-24:25 Acts 3:1-26 Psalm 123:1-4 Proverbs 16:21-23 06-I Kings1:1-53 Acts 4:1-37 Psalm 124:1-8 Proverbs 16:24 07-I Kings 2:1-3:2 Acts 5:1-42 Psalm 125:1-5 Proverbs 16:25 08-I Kings 3:3-4:34 Acts 6:1-15 Psalm 126:1-6 Proverbs 16:26-27

13-I Kings 11:1-12:19 Acts 9:1-25 Psalm 131:1-3 Proverbs 17:4-5 14-I Kings 12:20-13:34 Acts 9:26-43 Psalm 132:1-18 Proverbs17:6 15-I Kings 14:1-15:24 Acts 10:1-23 Psalm 133:1-3 Proverbs 17:7-8 16-I Kings 15:25-17:24 Acts 10:24-48 Psalm 134:1-3 Proverbs 17:9-11

20-I Kings 22:1-53 Acts 13:16-41 Psalm 138:1-8 Proverbs 17:17-18 21-II Kings 1:1-2:25 Acts 13:42-14:7 Psalm 139:1-24 Proverbs 17:19-21 22-II Kings 3:1-4:17 Acts 14:8-28 Psalm 140:1-13 Proverbs 17:22

25-II Kings 8:1-9:13 Acts 16:16-40 Psalm 143:1-12 Proverbs 17:26 26-II Kings 9:14-10:31 Acts 17:1-34 Psalm 144:1-15 Proverbs 17:27-28 27-II Kings 10:32-12:21 Acts 18:1-22 Psalm 145:1-21 Proverbs 18:1 28-II Kings 13:1-14:29 Acts 18:23-19:12 Psalm 146:1-10 Proverbs 18:2-3 29-II Kings 15:1-16:20 Acts 19:13-41 Psalm 147:1-20 Proverbs 18:4-5 30-II Kings 17:1-18:12 Acts 20:1-38 Psalm 148:1-14 Proverbs 18:6-7

23-II Kings 4:18-5:27 Acts 15:1-35 Psalms 141:1-10 Proverbs 17:23 24-II Kings 6:1-7:20 Acts 15:36-16:15 Psalm 142:1-7 Proverbs 17:24-25

RECYCLING Did you know that you can recycle flattened cardboard at the Cicero Utilities Complex at 1159 Stringtown Pike? There is a large bin just south of the tennis courts and basketball courts near the wastewater plant. It is labeled CARDBOARD ONLY. Take your cardboard there and keep it out of the landfills. At the same time, you can drop off your newspapers, household papers, magazines, etc. in the bin behind the Cicero library, if you do not have curbside recycling. It takes just a little effort, but together we can make a difference.


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G O D IS SO G O O D To whom did Jesus say, “Feed my sheep”?  sheep”?   A. B. C. D.

Peter John Matthew Paul

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Life Lessons  by Joanna Fuchs 

You thought I didn’t see,   see,  Ormay thathave I hadn’t heard, heard,    Life lessons that you taught to me, But I got every word.

Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be  be   The person I am today; You built a strong foundation  No one can  take away.

Perhaps you thought I missed it all, And that we’d grow apart,  apart,   But Dad, I picked up everything, It’s written on my heart.  heart.  

I’ve grown up with your values,  values,   And I’m very glad I did;  did;   So here’s to you, dear father,  father,  From your forever grateful kid.


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