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Hello, Hazelwood Friends!

Beginning July 30, we’re going to delve into a 5-week sermon series on The Lord’s Prayer. Thinking about prayer reminded me of a 4-week study I created for one of my seminary classes that I have not had a chance to share yet with a congregation; I thought it might be fun to do it with some of you! We will meet in the church fellowship hall on Sundays, beginning about 15 minutes after worship ends. Here’s the description:

Praying with Mystics
Come and learn about some of our 20th century faith ancestors! Each week, we will focus on one person who had a personal “mystical experience” of the presence of Christ in a unique way and how that affected their lives. We will also explore the prayer rituals and suggestions of each person. Each meeting is expected to be no longer than 60 minutes, so you’ll still make it out to lunch (or we could order lunch to be delivered if there is interest to do so among those attending).
  • Week 1, Aug. 7: Douglas Steere, 1901-1996
  • Week 2, Aug. 14: Simone Weil, 1909-1943
  • Week 3, Aug. 21: Dorothy Day, 1897-1980
  • Week 4, Aug. 28: Howard Thurman, 1899-1981
I hope you’ll consider joining me for one or more weeks. Each session stands on its own, so feel free to attend when you are able to do so, even if you cannot commit to all 4 weeks.

Shalom, Rev. Pamela
Sunday Worship begins each week at 10am, in-person and online, streaming via Facebook. Click HERE to go to our Facebook page.

For those of you worshiping online, click HERE after Friday to find the upcoming Bulletin (updated each Friday).
This Sunday, July 24, Rev. Pamela returns to the pulpit after a much-needed vacation.

Sermon Title: Speaking Love & Life: Words for the Well-Being of Humanity
Scripture: Exodus 20:2-5; Luke 26:43-4; Philemon 4:20
To see information about the songs we will be singing this Sunday, click here:

To watch past services, you may go to Youtube by clicking HERE.
To see just the scripture and sermons from each week, click HERE.

Christmas in July

We continue collecting non-perishable items for Christian Ministries' Food Pantry though July 31. Items can be placed under the Christmas tree in Sulanke Commons. As you can see from the picture, the donations under the tree are growing!

Items needed include: Boxed dinners, cereal, peanut butter, powdered milk, macaroni & cheese, canned fruit, toilet tissue, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath soap, diapers.
*There is a great need for peanut butter, powdered milk, and canned fruit
~Blessings & Gratitude from the Missions & Benevolence Team
(Chair Shirley Bookout, Don Crose, Marcia Miller, Jim Reece, and Glen Sulanke)
Rhea Morgan's Sister, Joyce, is currently in the hospital awaiting placement in a rehab facility as she recovers from fractures from a fall over the weekend.

Our sympathy goes out to Donna Dye and her family on the passing of her niece, Maria, in Wyoming.

We express our sympathy to Rev. Sara Nave Fisher and her family, upon the death of her mother, Cheryl Nave. Memorial services will be held July 23 in Cosby, TN, and on August 6 in South Bend, IN.
Prayers requested for these Hazelwood participants (alphabetical by last name):
  • Earl Bruning
  • David Cartwright
  • Jeff Clary
  • Ruthanne Devroy
  • Jeane Garrett
  • Mariangella Glaze
  • Lois Gross
  • Louise Maley
  • Marcia Miller
  • Pat Patterson
  • Rev. Pamela
  • Jairen Rees
  • Bill Ritchie
  • Leah Ritchie
  • Ron Smith
  • Judy Thomas
  • Mark Wages
  • Molly Wantz
  • Annie Yingst
Prayers requested for these friends and family of Hazelwood participants:
  • Marianna Gill's mother, Kitty Tilton
  • Donna Dye's granddaughter, Heather Kruger
Note, the friends and family list will re-set at the first of every month. At that time, we request confirmation that the one being named has given permission to continue to be listed on this newsletter prayer list, in order to honor their personal agency and privacy. Thank you for understanding the importance of this in the digital age.

Garden Update

Donna Dye has graciously donated her hedge clipper to the Garden Team. We'll get it sharpened up and ready to tackle the sidewalk boxwoods soon. Thank you!

Our search continues for a long-handled limb cutter to dispatch with some woody weeds and other uninvited foliage. If you would like to donate a long-handled limb cutter, please click HERE to let us know.

Thank you!

The heavy rains on on Sunday, July 17, brought some light flooding to the south wing of the basement. Thank you to Jeff, Kathy, & Josh Clary, Tony & Marianna Gill, Angie Lopez, Jay Matchett, and Bill Ritchie for coming by on Sunday evening to help! The cleanup continues this week, and we hope to have everything back in working order soon.


Note: Rev. Pamela is available by cell phone/text, as well as by email. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her as needed. If you do not have her cell number, it is on the weekly paper bulletins, or you may call the church to get it from a receptionist between 9am-3pm, Monday-Thursday and 8am-noon, Friday. Please do not leave messages on her church office voicemail; use her cell phone instead.

Wed., July 20-Fri., July 22: Rev. Pamela's Day Off and Vacation
Thurs., July 21: Search Team, 7pm, Zoom
Wed., July 27: Preschool Team, 3pm, Zoom
YTD Receipts through June 2022: $121,300.18
YTD Expenses through June 2022: $

YTD Outreach Disbursements through June 2022: $42,027.31
   New Church Development: $571.15
   Easter Offering: $905
   Sleeping Room Project: $590
   Winnie's Kids: $19,000
   Week of Compassion: $2,356.16
   Muncie Afghan Refugee Resettlement Committee: $13,170
   Sulanke Trust Outreach: $5,435
      -Christian Ministries of Delaware County: $400
      -A Better Way: $400
      -YWCA: $400
      -Second Harvest Food Bank: $400
      -Motivate Our Minds: $400
      -Children's Clothing Center: $400
      -Muncie Mission: $1,635

      -Habitat for Humanity: $400
      -First Choice: $400
      -Muncie Soup Kitchen: $400
      -Special Olympics: $200
To make a financial gift online via Givelify, click here:
After you are in the Givelify site, to designate a gift to something other than the general fund, choose "Other" and then type in the message box to let us know to which fund you are donating.
Please submit items for the newsletter by Monday at noon each week.
Rev. Pamela J. Pettyjohn, Interim Minister
Stefanie Petty, Office Administrator
Rhea Morgan, Bookkeeper
Marianna Gill, Worship Coordinator
Lori Rhoden, Organist
Angie Lopez, Director of Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Center
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