INQUIRERS’ CLASS 2019

Whether you are new to Hazelwood or a youth interested in baptism, our Inquirers Class is open to all who want to learn more about the Disciples of Christ and Hazelwood Christian Church. We are planning to start a class during the Lent season to explore the basics of our faith and what it means to be a member of Hazelwood. Please contact Rev. Jason if you are interested.

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE UPDATE 2-14-19

DISBURSEMENTS

  • $100 to A Better Way
  • $300 to Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes (Muncie Mission)

NOTES OF APPRECIATION

Because of you…Our work of helping the poor and needy continues.

Dear friends of Christian Ministries,

On behalf of the people we serve, we thank you for your generous contributions to the work of Christian Ministries. Your donation helps us to meet the needs of the people who struggle in poverty, those who suffer hunger, and many who are without a home. May God bless you for your continued support.

In His Service,” Andrea Smith, Christian Ministries

 

“Dear Hazelwood,

Thank you so much for your generous gift of $300 to Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity. Your gift helps to create family legacies of homeownership. Since our inception in 1986, Muncie Habitat has served more than 200 families in Muncie and Delaware County through new construction homes, house rehabilitations, and home repairs.

Thank you for helping us to continue to strive toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

With Gratitude,” Lindsey Arthur, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity

 

“Dear Friends,

Thank you for your recent gift to The Salvation Army. At the beginning of this new year, your generosity provides a beacon of hope for those who have so little.

As we look toward the months ahead, many of us hope to fulfill the plans we’ve made and experience new opportunities in life. But for those who come through our doors, a new year only adds to the burden of trying to provide for themselves and their families.

Your gift gives those we assist the hope and encouragement they need to face the coming months. Without you, each day would be a difficult battle for survival. Your compassion means more to them than words can say. Thank you for your generosity. May God bless you in this new year.

Sincerely,” Major Mark Litherland, Corps Officer, The Salvation Army

HAZELWOOD ANGELS

Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes walkers included Shirley Bookout, Ashlyn Farra, Jaxon Farra, Kent Farra, Stephanie Farra, Rev. Jason Jones, Jay Matchett, Teresa Mbogori, Vincent Mbogori, James Mischuki, Victor Mischuki, Bill Moser, Felix Muhiga, Francis Muhiga, Khamasi Muhiga, Winnie Muhiga, Jason Ratts, Landon Ratts, Jim Reece, Nancy Reece, and Glen Sulanke. This year walkers raised $1,858 to support the Muncie Mission’s many needs, receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for raising over $1,000. THANKS to all who walked and/or made a financial donation.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY

Hazelwood is scheduled to serve at the Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry from 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on February 27, 28, and March 1. Volunteers are needed for each of these days. Contact Marcia Miller at (765) 730-5552 to sign up or for more information.

 

 

2019 WEEK OF COMPASSION OFFERING

CAN YOU IMAGINE?

“We sometimes think that “imagination” means something escapist or illusory. Yet, imagination is not something unreal or fake. No, it is essential to God’s hope for creation. Hear how the Apostle Paul put it: “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine…” (Ephesians 3:20-21). And God imagines a world where all are safe, all are loved, all are fed.

You see, when we use our imaginations in the way that God does, we can begin to envision – and work for! – a world

…where no child goes unfed, unhoused, or unloved;

…where no one ever fears abuse or violence;

…where clean water is not a dream but a reality for all;

…where small farmers do their work with dignity and are paid a fair wage for their labors;

…where agricultural practices enrich and renew the land rather than deplete it;

…where survivors of natural disasters have the resources they need;

…where vulnerable immigrants are welcomed in Christ’s name.

Can YOU imagine these things? Through your gifts to Week of Compassion what we can imagine becomes ever more a reality for more and more people.

Please give generously!”

 

“When people look at the church, they should see the One who declared—through word and deed to the leper, the lame, and the poor—that His kingdom is bringing healing to every speck of the universe.”

Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, in When Helping Hurts

 

A special offering will be collected for Week of Compassion during worship on February 17 & 24. For more information on Week of Compassion, visit them online at www.weekofcompassion.org.

 

2019 YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

It’s that time of year when we start dreaming of summer. Our region is sponsoring numerous camps again this year. As in years past, Hazelwood will cover half of the registration costs. Contact Rev. Jason in the church office if you have any questions.

Register online: http://indianadisciples.org/search/summer+camp+2019

Cost: Full week: $310, 4-day: $265, 3-day: $205
(Add $25 for registrations submitted after May 15)

  Geneva Center              Rochester, Indiana Bedford Christian Camp
Bedford, Indiana
Middle School
(Completed Gr. 6-8)
June 24-29 July 15-20
High School
(Completed Gr. 9-12)
June 24-29 July 1-6
C.R.O.S.S
(Completed Gr. 6-12)
June 24-29  
M.A.D.
(Completed Gr. 6-12)
June 17-22  
Explorer
(Completed Gr. 4-5)
June 10-15 July 8-13
New Beginnings
(Completed Gr. 1-3)
June 17-19 June 24-26
You & Me 1
(Ages 5+ with adult)
June 12-15 (4 days)  
You & Me 2
(Ages 5+ with adult)
June 20-22 (3 days)  

TATERS ‘N TALENT 2019

Warm up your taste buds and warm up your act! Our annual Taters ‘N Talent show will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. Sign-up begins on Sunday, February 3, so start thinking now about the talent you would like to share.

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE 1-31-19

NOTES OF APPRECIATION

“Dear friends, Motivate Our Minds, Inc. sincerely thanks you for your generous donation of $300. We truly appreciate your generous and supportive interest in our children. With all the opportunities you have to support local organizations, we are so grateful that you find our programs worthy of  your investment. The mission statement of Motivate Our Minds is “Educating children and families to grow and flourish,” and your support helps make that possible. Thank you again,” ~Jonathan M. Jones, Executive Director, Motivate Our Minds, Inc.

“Dear Hazelwood Christian Church, We here at YWCA Central Indiana were so honored to receive your contribution of $300. Every day your contribution helps to provide advocacy and shelter services for women and children throughout Central Indiana. Food, hygiene products, bedding, health and wellness, economic empowerment, and other essential services aid those we serve as they begin the transition from crisis living to self-sufficiency.

YWCA Central Indiana is on a mission to create real change. Thank you for joining us as we endeavor to continue eliminating racism, empowering women, and assisting those without a home to call their own. Once again, we say thank you. Our staff and residents sincerely appreciate being able to count on your support. Best,” ~Watasha Barnes Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Central Indiana

“Dear friends, Thank you for your donation of $300. Thank you so much for your continued support of our community children. New items of clothing purchased with your dollars keep children in school. Sincerely,” ~The Board of Delaware County Children’s Clothing Center

HAZELWOOD ANGELS

Breakfast and dinner were provided for Christian Ministries’ Men’s Sleeping Room during the week of January 13-19 by Hazelwood volunteers, including: Shirley Bookout, Kathy Clary, Don & Cheryll Crose, Kent, Stephanie, Ashlyn, & Jaxon Farra, Tony & Marianna Gill, Jay & Mary Ann Matchett, Dick & Marcia Miller, Bill & Dee Moser, Mike & Pat Painter, Becky Peckinbaugh, Jim & Nancy Reece, Glen Sulanke, and Ann Wolfe. THANKS to all who helped.

MUNCIE MISSION’S ANNUAL WALK-A-MILE IN MY SHOES

Saturday, February 9

(Inclement weather date: February 16)

Begins at 9 a.m. at the Muncie Central High School gym and goes to the Muncie Mission, 1725 S. Liberty Street.

Please prayerfully consider walking or supporting a Hazelwood walker with a donation. To sign up to walk, go to walkformunciemission.com and register under Team #130. To support a walker, or for more information, see Shirley Bookout in Sulanke Commons after worship or call her at (765) 744-1207.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES’ FOOD PANTRY

Volunteers are needed to work at Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry on February 27, 28, & March 1 from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If you are able to help or would like more information, please contact Marcia Miller at (765) 730-5552.

 

ALL-YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

All youth, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to join us for AYF as we take a look at how our faith impacts our lives and our community through Bible study, movies, and service projects. For each meeting, we’ll start by gathering in Cartwright Hall for lunch at 11:30 a.m. After we’ve had our fill, we’ll continue in fellowship with Bible Study and activities until 1 p.m. We will meet as one big group for some activities and will break up into separate groups for elementary, middle school, and high school when appropriate. If you have any questions about AYF, contact Rev. Jason in the church office.

2019 AYF Dates:

January 13 & 27

February 17

March 17 & 31

April 14 & 28

 

2019 VALENTINE CARRY-IN

Often times, Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap. More often than not, we associate Valentine’s Day with Eros, romantic love. But there is so much more to love than all that mushy stuff! Just look at the many kinds of love recognized by the ancient Greeks: there is Philautia, the love of oneself; Ludus, the playful love you feel at the start of a relationship (think hearts aflutter and goofy grins); Pragma, the enduring love that goes on year after year; Philia, the love you feel for your friends; Storge, the love you feel for your family, your children, and your parents; Agape, selfless love for all—something we as Christians strive to embody. That’s a lot of love to celebrate!

On Sunday, February 10, we will ALL come together and show our love for each other and for the Lord, as we share food and fellowship at our Valentine Carry-In Lunch at 11:30 a.m. There will be a sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons starting Sunday, January 20. The sign-up sheet will help us to have a better variety of food, as well to have an accurate count for seating. If you have questions, feel free to contact Marianna Gill at 282-5969.

 

YOUTH “CHANGE FOR CHANGE”

Save up your change, and fill your pockets and purses on Sunday, February 3 to help our youth effect change in our community! After the worship service on Super Bowl Sunday, our youth will be holding soup bowls to collect your change to use in service projects in Muncie. What a great excuse to check those couch cushions, coat pockets, and all those other sneaky places change tends to collect! Look for more information about how the youth put your change to use in upcoming editions of the Hazelwood Leaves.

 

BOOK CLUB

The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 14. We will be discussing The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Childcare will be provided.

From goodreads.com:

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Stephanie Farra at safarra18@gmail.com.