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Hello Hazelwood Friends, 
Well, COVID is messing with my plans for this week as it’s hitting me hard. So I’m going to need to delay the beginning of the Praying with Mystics study I just told you about last week! It may be a couple of weeks before I feel up to it, and I will keep you posted. 
To be perfectly honest, I’m feeling pretty miserable. Among many other unpleasant symptoms, my throat is so raw that I’ve lost my voice. I know without even asking that many of you would be praying for me, and I appreciate that so much! I’m also thankful that I am vaccinated and boosted, and that I’ve been able to start a 5-day course of antiviral medicine, as well as prescription cough medicine. 
Hope you all are well!
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).
Sunday, July 31
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-8
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Note of Appreciation

Thank you so much for your support of First Choice for Women. Without support from people like you, we wouldn't be successful in our mission of helping women, babies, and young families while sharing God's love.

May God Bless,

~Ashley Hunter, Board Member, First Choice for Women

Christmas in July

This Sunday, July 31, is the last day for donations of non-perishable items for Christian Ministries' Food Pantry. Items can be placed under the Christmas tree in Sulanke Commons. The pantry is low on a lot of items right now, and our donations will be a much-needed relief to this important community organization!

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

Thank you for your generosity!
~Blessings & Gratitude from the Missions & Benevolence Team
(Chair Shirley Bookout, Don Crose, Marcia Miller, Jim Reece, and Glen Sulanke)
Amelia Grace Matchett was born July 14th to Brian and Elizabeth Matchett. She joins brothers, Luke and Ben, and grandparents, Jay and Mary Ann Matchett.

We pray for quick recovery for Rev. Pamela, her husband, and her son, who are all currently sick with COVID.
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
  • Rhea Morgan's sister, Joyce
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.

2022 Nominating Committee: Seeking Recommendations

The 2022 Nominating Committee will soon start the task of finding candidates among the active participants in the Hazelwood congregation to serve in the following positions:
  • Vice-Moderator
  • Treasurer
  • Board Secretary
  • At-Large Board Member
  • Elders
  • Deacons
  • Trustees
  • Preschool/ELC Committee
Please take some time over the next couple of weeks to prayerfully consider who in our congregation may be a good fit for these open positions. If you would like to recommend someone, click HERE to submit a recommendation form no later than August 31.

Garden Update

Many thanks to Mary France for donating a device that is helpful in cutting down tree limbs. The adjustable handle will likely prevent any accidents involving out-of-reach branches!
The Garden Team and other property helpers are still in need of a two-handle branch cutter that often looks like this:
If you would like to donate a two-handled branch cutter for use by the Garden Team, please click HERE to let us know.


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 27: Preschool Team, 3pm, Zoom
Thurs., July 28-Fri., July 29: Marianna Out of the Office
Thurs., July 28-Mon., Aug. 1: Stefanie Out of the Office
Mon., Aug. 1: Rev. Pamela's Day Off
Tues., Aug. 2: Marianna's Day Off
Wed., Aug. 3: Elders, 5:30pm, 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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