The Visitor 

October 11, 2005  

First United Methodist Church, Fulton Kentucky   




On Wonderful Wednesdays beginning in November, we will study the epistle traditionally called "The Revelation to St. John."

No other Bible writing has produced more speculation and controversy in the Church than has Revelation. Revelation is filled with symbolism. It is mysterious. It seems scary. And, so, most of us have likely tended to shy away from studying this powerful New Testament Letter.

Most likely, most of us have experienced Revelation only along the periphery. We have heard things, perhaps read things about Revelation, and those have been enough to keep us from really getting into the book.

Most of us have heard words like "rapture," "anti-christ," "dispensation" and many other such words in connection with Revelation. Would you find it interesting that none of these words is actually contained in Revelation itself?

Does Revelation "predict" an imminent end to the world? Does Revelation predict current events? Plan now to come do the Wednesday Night Bible Study starting in November, and we will talk about it.

Grace and Peace, Tim

Calling All Children!

Ages 4 yrs. to 6th grade

We will meet at the Willingha m Center on Saturday, October 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Children’s Sabbath. For more information contact Pam Dame. Bring your swimming suit, a life guard will be on duty.

Wednesday Night Dinners/Bible Study - When you call to make reservations to eat or put your reservation in the collection plate, please let us know if you need the van to pick you up.


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Programs and Announcements

Our last Early Church Worship Service for this year will be held on October 23. Please mark your calendars. Daylight saving time will end the last Sunday in October.


Sponsored by the UMM of Fulton First.

Saturday, October 15 from 7 to 10 am.

In the Fellowhship Hall


Sunday Afternoon Events

Contemporary Choir at 5:30 p.m.

United Methodist Youth at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday morning is time for Coffee With a Twist! Join us at the Wade House from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for great food and even greater fellowship!

BREAK THE BONDAGE is a support meeting that is Christ centered and meets at the Wade House on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Judy Smith, Nurse Practitioner leads the group and invites anyone struggling with any type of addition to join them.

Volunteers in Mission

Please keep in your prayers Shawn Simpson, R. K. Kane and John "Buck" Carroll who are in Ocean Springs, MS helping with the hurricane recovery efforts. They will be returning home this weekend.

LIGHTS OUT We have noticed that in some of the Sunday School rooms the lights are left turned on after everyone leaves. If you are the last one out of the room please remember to turn the lights off. And if you are the last one to leave the 2nd or 3rd floors please turn out the hall lights.

UMYF SHIRTS If you ordered a shirt from the youth please be patient a little longer. The order arrived but there was a problem with the embroidery and they are being sent back. We will let you know as soon as the new shipment comes in.


will be held on Saturday, October 8 beginning at 9 a.m. The Center will be closed so that we can get it cleaned up and painted. If you have a few hours to spare we hope you will come out and lend a hand. Lunch will be furnished. If you need more information call Pam at the Willingham Center - 731-472-3510.

Wednesday Night Dinners/Bible Study - When you call to make reservations to eat or put your reservation in the collection plate, please let us know if you need the van to pick you up.

Reelfoot Rural Ministries

Every year Reelfoot Rural Ministries depends on people throughout the Memphis Conference. Even, with churches faithfully giving food in other months and due to the growing numbers needing food, the food bank is low, again. Reelfoot Rural Ministries is calling for our help! Listed below are food items and other things that are needed:

Canned Foods                         Sugar

Cereal                                       Flour

Dried Beans                            Rice

Cooking Oil                              Peanut Butter

Coffee & Tea                             Jell-O & Pudding

Canned/Powdered Milk            Corn Meal

Instant Potatoes                       Crackers

Macaroni & Cheese                 Juices

Oatmeal                                     Jelly

Cake Mixes                                 Canned Meat

Personal Hygiene Items           Baby Foods

Diapers & Wipes                       Shampoo

Tooth Paste & Brushes           Cleaning Supplies

Washing Detergent                  Dish Soap

Hand Soap                                 Toilet Tissue

Shampoo & Conditioner

Commercial Frozen Food


These supplies are for the Fall Food Drive for Reelfoot Ministries. The Food Drive 2005 will continue until Thanksgiving but the need is NOW. 

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Willingham Center News

October 10, 2005 270-472-3510

Thank you to everyone who came Sat. and Sun. to paint. The gym looks so bright and cheery. A special thank you to Jimmy Newton and Harry Bushart for all their time given to finish the job. We had lunch Sat. and the fellowship was great.


Meatloaf & Roasted Potatoes


1 can (10 1/4 oz.) Tomato soup

2 lb. Ground beef

1 can French Fried onion rings

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup worcestershire sauce

8 medium potatoes quartered, do not peel (can use frozen steak fries)


Mix ˝ can soup, beef, ˝ can onion rings, egg & worcersteshire sauce. Shape into a loaf and place in center of 13 x 9 casserole dish. Place potatoes around sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Pour remainder of soup on top of loaf and bake 25 minutes more. Place remainder of onion rings on top of loaf and bake 5 minutes longer.

Happy Birthday

Oct. 10 Bill Graddock

Ann Moss

Oct. 11 Annalise Bing

Oct. 13 Fran Lancaster

Wayne Grissom

Patsy Craven

Oct. 14 Marilyn Stokes

Oct. 15 Ruth Puckett

Nancy O’Neil




Oct. 15 Children’s Sabbath Party 6:00 - 8:00 ages 4yrs - 6th grade

Oct. 19 Covered dish lunch

Oct. 26 Bridge at the Wade House, players needed


3 in 1 will swim Oct. 19


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Record of Attendance

Early Church 35

10:50 a.m. Worship Service 148

Sunday, October 16

Children’s Church - Michael & Rachel Robertson

Acolytes - Sam Murray, Whitney Johnson


Thank you to all who provide flowers to adorn the church each week

October 9

October 16 Juanita Hibbs

October 23 Betsy West

October 30 Ann Whitesell


Committee Meetings

Monday, October 17

Church Council @ 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18

Worship Committee @ 5:30 p.m.

YOUNG AT HEART will meet on Tuesday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m.

If you have not joined in for the Young at Heart program and "pot-luck" luncheon, please make plans to do so.

This "young" group would love to have you join in so no matter how "young" or "old" your heart may feel -please come and join in!

Dear Friends, Thank you for the 3 boxes of school kits and 3 boxes of health kits we received on 8/19/15 at UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA. Your donation along with others from across the country enables UMCOR to respond to disasters and urgent human need throughout the world. We really appreciate your help!

Gwen E. Redding, Executive Director

Dear Friends at Fulton First, Words will never suffice to convey my gratitude for your contribution to providing relief to the employees, their families, and the patients of our parent company, Deaconess HomeCare, in South Mississippi and Louisiana, after this disaster of a lifetime.

Becky Netherland Burnett, Elk Valley/Deaconess HomeCare

Calling All Shepherds!

If you have not checked on your flock recently, remember to call Mrs. Betty & see how they are doing. This is a very important program for our church, so let’s all be sure to do this every week or so.

Don’t forget to make your plans to attend the Hayride/Weiner Roast Sunday, October 23. Meet at the church at 4 p.m. or go directly to the Seng Farm by 4:30 p.m. The Directions will be in the Sunday Bulletin. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, although there will be hay bales available to sit on. Please come! We’ll have lots of fun! The rain date is Sunday, October 30.

Memphis Conference Feminine Fall Fling will be held at Lakeshore November 5-6. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Sat. Retreat speaker is Paulette Kim, executive secretary for membership of UMW’s Division in New York. She shares her own story of becoming a UMW member as a young woman. This retreat is geared for young women 40 or under. (or if you feel that age!) Our unit has scholarships for those wanting to attend. Call Joyce Tibbs, Betsy West or Dorothy Bush. We would love to have a good representation from our local unit