YOUTH NEWS 10-12-17

October 21        BSU Homecoming Parking, 8 a.m.-Noon
This is a joint effort with Missions & Benevolence to help raise money for our Christmas Box Project.

October 22        All-Youth Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall

October 29        Youth Missions Trip Planning Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall
For our next Summer Missions Trip, we will be heading back to Give Kids the World in Florida. This is a big trip that takes a lot of planning and fundraising. This trip is for Youth 13 years and older. Parents and other adults are welcome to join us as well. If you are interested in possibly participating in this trip, you must attend this planning meeting! Contact Rev. James in the church office if you have any questions or schedule conflicts.

Trunk-or-Treat, 4 p.m.
We can use all the help we can get with set-up at 3:30, and a few youth willing to help run the bounce house and to serve popcorn! Please let Rev. James know if you will be able to help out.

November 4 All-Church Work Day, 9 a.m.-Noon
There is a lot that needs to be done to get our building and grounds ready for the Bazaar and other upcoming events. Make plans to join us on Saturday, November 4 at 9 a.m. (come early for donuts, coffee, and juice) as we work together to take care of what God has placed in our care. There will be a sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons starting October 15 so you can let us know you’d like to help.

November 5 All-Youth Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall

November 11 Hazelwood Bazaar, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
This is one of our biggest fundraisers each year, which means we will need lots of help! We need youth to help with things such as running the festival games downstairs, selling concessions in Cartwright Hall, and getting everything ready for Sunday’s activities after the Bazaar is over just to name a few. Please get with Rev. James to see what opportunities are a good fit for you.

November 12 Youth Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.
This is a great opportunity for all our Youth as they lead the congregation in worship. Planning for this big event starts soon, so start thinking about how you might like to participate!



Our annual business meeting will be held on Sunday, November 12, immediately following the Thanksgiving Carry-In, at approximately 1 p.m. Important issues that will affect Hazelwood’s future will be presented for the congregation’s consideration. The following is a list of 2018 candidates which will be presented at the meeting. The Officers will serve one year in these positions, while the Elders, Deacons, and Trustees will serve 3-year terms unless otherwise noted.


Moderator Jim Warrner

Vice Moderator Amy Stucky

Treasurer Woody Wantz

Secretary Mary Ann Matchett

At-Large Board Members Kathy Clary, Marcia Miller, and John Starnes


Shirley Bookout

John Clark

Jim Warrner

Bob Weller


Kathy Clary (2-yr. term)

Cheryll Crose (2-yr. term)

Jason Hahn

Dennis Holmes

Winnie Muhiga

Stefanie Petty

Glen Sulanke


Jay Matchett

Bill Ritchie





Fall is here, and that means the church calendar is full of great events at Hazelwood. What better reason to come together and participate in our next All- Church Work Day on Saturday, November 4! As usual, we’ll meet in Sulanke Commons for juice and donuts at 8:30 a.m. The real work begins at 9 a.m. as we start to tackle those outdoor chores that come with the season: raking leaves, picking up sticks, and pulling weeds, just to name a few. If you are unable to take part in some of the more strenuous outside work, there is still plenty to do inside! Vacuuming, dusting, and window washing are all simple ways to help out that have a big impact.

There is truth to the saying “many hands make light work.” Sign-up begins Sunday, October 15 in Sulanke Commons after worship. Please consider setting aside these few hours on November 4 to help in being good stewards to the beautiful property God has given us.



It has long been tradition for members of the Hazelwood congregation to come together to create a devotional booklet for Advent. The result is a unique and personal set of devotions to help us prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Believe it or not, the time has come to get started on our 2017 Advent devotions! The theme this year is Prepare the Way. If you would like to contribute to this project, stop by Sulanke Commons after worship. You will find a bulletin board with the bible verses for each day’s devotion. Take a look, see what speaks to your heart, and sign up.

In order to ensure our booklets are ready by the start of Advent, we ask that all devotions be submitted to the church office by October 31.




  • $250 to CROP Walk


Sixty-five walkers joined together at Riverside United Methodist Church for the CROP Walk on Sunday, September 24. High Street UMC had the most walkers, with Hazelwood coming in second place with the following walkers: Shirley Bookout, Don Crose, Cheryll Crose, Rev. Jason “Elvis” Jones, Jay Matchett, Nlandu Matuka, Bill Moser, Dee Moser, Winnie Muhiga, and Ann Wolfe. Together the Hazelwood walkers and walkers-in-spirit raised $2,795.01 for the CROP Walk. Thanks to all who walked and/or contributed. It was a beautiful fall day to walk! God Bless!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

8 a.m.– Noon

Not only is Hazelwood in a prime location to see the Ball State Homecoming Parade, we are also fortunate to have a large parking lot in an area where public parking is at a premium. To make the most of our situation, Hazelwood will offer parking to the public on the morning of the parade in return for a $3 donation per vehicle.

This event is sponsored by our Hazelwood Youth and Missions & Benevolence Team. The money raised from this project helps support our Christmas Box Project, where we help less fortunate families in Delaware County have some comfort and joy during the Holiday Season.