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A newsletter for the member and friends of Deer Lake United Methodist Church

Text of June July 2013 newsletter

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    Deer Lake United Methodist Church

    As the deer pants for streams of water, so my

    soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1 (TNIV)



    N e w s l e t t e r

    Jeremys Journal

    Page 2

    Run Around the Lakes 5K

    Page 4

    Mens Retreat

    Page 5

    Spiritual Growth

    Page 6

    Childrens Ministry

    Page 7

    Missions Ministry

    Page 8

    June Calendar

    Page 9

    July Calendar

    Page 10

    August 5th - 9th

    6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Soccer, Basketball, Cheerleading & Dance

    4 years old (by September 2012) thru 5th Grade

    Click Here to register your child

    Click Here for Adult Volunteer Registration

    Click Here for Youth Volunteer Registration

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    Disconnect to Reconnect!I have a good friend who is the pastor of a

    church on the east coast of Florida. His church, like ours, is involved in domestic and overseas missions. And, they are very serious about the missions trips that they take being about connecting - with God, with the team and with the people they are serving. So, when they start a mission, they collect everyone's electronics. In past year's, I've told him that I thought that was a little extreme. But, now I have to call him and tell him he was right.

    When we got to the mission house that was our base camp for the young adult Jamaica mission, the missionary there told us that she was not going to give us the wifi password. No wifi for a week ... how ever would we bear it? I had been feeling that I wanted to unplug a bit during this mission, and it was like God was just making sure that I did.

    What we all discovered was that the momentary anxiety over being "disconnected" was soon replaced by the enjoyment of connecting with one another and with God in a way that we would not have if we had had our noses in cell phones, tablets and laptops. Sure, we would have had some time to talk, but disconnecting forced us away from distraction. And, that was a very good thing.

    Now, you may be thinking, "Well, that sounds very appropriate for a missions trip, but what does this have to do with me?" Let me answer that by asking you a question - What is your mission this

    summer? We may think of mission as a 'church thing' but, all believers are the Church. We are always a part of a mission because we are a part of how God is moving in the world and in our lives.

    But, don't cancel your summer plans. What I am suggesting is this: God has plans and purposes to work out in this season of the year and season of your life. Are you seeking to know what those are? If you are traveling with you family, it seems very likely

    that God has a desire to build deep connections in your family and a desire to bless and connect with you himself as you disconnect from your usual schedule. Let me simply make some suggestions that might help make this a more meaningful, even life-changing summer: Disconnect from electronics as much as you possibly can (and this is probably more than you think you can, so push yourself on this). Ask God to move in your family through this season, and to make you aware of his movement so that you can cooperate with what he is doing. Be intentional about continuing in the means of grace as you travel, like reading the Bible, talking about it with your family,

    worship, sharing Jesus and the practice of generosity. Seek the presence of God continually ... what a

    great time to make that a habit that will stick. Commit to giving yourself fully to your family

    with the precious time you have with them. Don't check out with electronics and such.


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    Volunteer Acolyte Leader Needed

    We need an adult volunteer that would be willing to lead our Acolyte Ministry. We ask

    that you pray for this ministry, and for someone to lead it. It would involve scheduling,

    training and affirmation for the children who are acolytes. If you are being led to help,

    please contact Gina our Ministry Administrator at 668-0314.

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    Races begin and end at:

    Deer Lake UMC

    7am Registration

    8am Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

    9am 5K

    The inaugural Run Around the Lakes

    5K and Kids Fun Run will benefit

    local and overseas missions. Our

    mission groups serve in Jamaica,

    Costa Rica and Guatemala as well as

    several groups involved in service

    projects in the Tallahassee community.

    All proceeds and donations will be

    used to support these projects.

    Pre-Registration Fees

    $20 5K with t-shirt

    $15 5K no shirt

    $10 1 Mile Kids Fun Run with t-shirt

    Race Day registration for 5K

    $20 5K no shirt guarantee

    $10 1 mile Fun Run no t-shirt guarantee




    To register for the race click here

    To volunteer to help on race day click here

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    Mens Retreat

    Friday, October 11th thru Saturday afternoon, October 12th

    Wildwood Resort, located in beautiful Wakulla County, just 30 minutes south of Tallahassee, is an eco-friendly, nature-based hotel and golf retreat. Surrounded by over 1,000 square miles of protected land, the Resort is home to some of the most unique and beautiful wildlife in the southeast.

    Join the men of DLUMC in fellowship for our second annual mens retreat at beautiful Wildwood Resort in Crawfordville, FL.

    This one night retreat will feature a fun-filled and motivational program of speakers, music, worship and small groups.

    Registration begins the 1st week of August: www.deerlakeumc.org

    Keynote Speaker: Rev. Corky Calhoun

    Corky was born and raised in Texas before attending the University

    of Florida where he received a Degree in Health Education. He

    served as Co-owner of South Brevard

    Physical Therapy in Melbourne for 15

    years before attending Seminary at

    Emory University where he received a

    Masters of Divinity. He has served a

    number of churches in the Melbourne

    area before being appointed as Senior

    Pastor of Georgianna United Methodist

    Church in June of 2004. He has a great

    deal of experience in the area of

    Leadership and Adult Spiritual development.

    Corky also is an Adjunct Faculty member at Brevard Community

    College where he teaches World Religions Phi Theta Kappa


    He is married to Deedie Calhoun, a Board Certified Kindergarten

    teacher. They have 2 children, Chris and Kyle.

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    Ladies Wednesday Evening Bible Study - Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg

    Do you ever feel like youre going through the motions of faith? Sometimes we do and say the right things, but our hearts are far from God. We lose our sense of holy awe. In Wonderstruck, Margaret Feinberg invites you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of the life God intended. In this 7-session Bible study, you will be reminded what it means to awaken to wonder every day by learning to:

    Develop a renewed passion for God Identify whats holding you back in prayer Find extraordinary moments on ordinary days Discover peace in knowing youre wildly loved Recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine

    Begins, Wednesday evening, June 12th at 7:00 p.m.

    Spiritual GrowthScripture Bible Class

    The ScriptureBible class will continue the study of The Story, this time focused on the Old Testament. This study written by Randy Frazee is DVD based. Discussion and prayer time will follow the study. Begins June 9th.

    This group meets in the prayer room in the education building Sunday at 9:00 a.m. For more information contact Sharon Leeds at (850) 577-6543.

    Childrens MinistrySpiritual Growth

    Spiritual Growth

    Occasionally I hear people say I feel disconnected or I havent

    found my niche. That feeling all of us experience at one time or

    another in our life is often used by God to draw us into relation

    with Him and with others. As Minister of Spiritual Growth, it is

    my passion to see the people of our church grow in their faith

    while connecting with others relationally. Small groups are the

    place to make this happen. If you are feeling disconnected or you

    desire to grow in your faith, join a small group today!

    God Bless,

    Luanne Hunter, Minister of Spiritual Growth


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    First Look - Pre-KJune:

    6/2: God made the water.

    6/9: God made the sky and sun

    and moon and stars.

    6/16: God made land and pl