Kerman United Methodist Church Enews

March 19, 2021

 Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. 

Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share. Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

In Church Service

While we don’t know when we will return to in-person worship, Denise Curtis is writing the protocols and measuring the sanctuary, including a seating guide. Also she has to list the training of ushers, greeters, temperature takers, worship material bagging, as well as the names of people doing each of these volunteer jobs. She will submit the protocols to the district superintendent by the end of next week.

Email Response

Please response “Got It” to this email if you received it. The church is working on updating email addresses. One way to do that is to find out who is not receiving the email news.

Zoom access to KUMC worship

KUMC Worship – 10am Sundays, with Pastor Jola; hosted by Dan Fought. Meeting ID 836 4231 1789; Password, 101986; or click on: https://us02web.zoom.us/i/828914368?pwd=ZFhRZOc5ZXZhcTQrdUVxZEFwa1RnQT09

YouTube Worship

If it is more convent for you to watch Sunday’s service later in the week you can do so on YouTube. Go to the YouTube web site. Type in Kerman United Methodist Church. Tap the Sunday you would like to watch.

Zoom access to KUMC Bible Study with Pastor Jola

1-2:30pm Wednesday, hosted by Dan Fought:

Meeting ID: 828 0914 3468 Password: 017079

Bottle Caps Needed

Marilyn Felker is in need of 1200 bottle caps, the size of milk bottle caps: any color, any brand as game pieces. She has made 50 games for needy children in Mendota as Christmas gifts. Start collecting NOW.

Egg Cartons

Please save your empty egg cartons. The Food Band is in need of them to use to divide egg flats. Email Dan Fought dfought1@gmail.com to make arrangements to turn them in.

Kerman United Methodist Church Finances

Thank you to all of you who have been sending your donations to the church. We are blessed with God’s presence. The church facilities expenses need to be met. Please send your donation to the church or deposit it online.


On-Line Donating

Thanks to all who have been making donations on-line. Would you like to make your donations to the church on-line? Go to your bank website, find the bill pay. Set up an account per instructions of your bank. Name the recipient: finance@KermanUMC.org. Or finance@kermanumc.org.

Your name and donation amount will be listed on the Church’s bank statement; therefore the Financial Secretary will be able to record your giving on your giving record.

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

This designated fund can be accessed by the pastor and at the pastor’s discretion. It is used for emergency relief to families in need. Donations to this fund can be sent to KUMC and marked, “Pastor’s Discretionary Fund”.

Prayers of Joy

Axton Kreig Worsham – born 3/15/21, weighing 7# 4oz., measuring 21”, grandson of Kelly DeKneef

Having received Covid 19 shot/shots

Moore Grandchildren Having a play day and sleep over with Grandpa & Grandma

This day of life!

Being employed

Prayers of Concern

Maribel Castro-Soto – peace and confort

Phillip Bowen, Jerry Steffen, Irma Montalvo

All who are grieving deaths of loved ones

Recent losses – Bland Family. Manha Family

All affected by Coronavirus – health, peace, comfort, income, and support

For those working on COVID-19 in testing and treatment, especially health care workers

For our KUMC elders, sheltered in place and having health problems

Kerman Community Food Bank

KCFB continues to open for assistance to those in need on Thursdays 10am-12pm. Hispanic-related foods, spam, canned fruit, tuna, and baking mix, can be dropped off at the KCFB, 14660 W. D St., 9:30-10am on Thursdays.

Cash donations are also welcome as fresh food items are purchased weekly. Make checks payable to Kerman Community Food Bank and drop them off at the food bank or mail them to:

Kerman Community Food Bank

P.O. Box 438

Kerman, CA 93630

Time and Talent Volunteers: Join our faithful KCFB workers helping to feed God’s children by volunteering at KCFB, 14660 W. D Street, 9:30am-12pm on Thursdays.

Kerman United Methodist Church

3095 N Madera Ave.

Kerman, CA 93630

(559) 846-8686

Web site: www.kermanumc.org

Church e-mail: office@kermanumc.org

Rev. Jola Bortner, Pastor

(209) 483-0385

Email: pastor@kermanumc.org

Weekly Worship Service

Sundays at 10am – Worship Service live-streamed via Zoom

(see article above “Worship”)

Invite someone to zoom into our Worship or Bible Study!

Our Mission and Vision

The Mission of the United Methodist Church

(including Kerman United Methodist Church)

“To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”

Kerman UMC Vision Statement

Kerman United Methodist Church will:

REACH – Unchurched people

TEACH – Believers to fully love Jesus

MEND – Broken lives

SEND – Disciples into ministry

Kerman UMC Motto

“To Know Christ and Make Him Known”

We strive to be

“The People Loving Place.

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