Archive for April, 2010

Prayer Board for April 27th

How can we be in prayer with you?  This is our prayer board.  Each week at Awaken we have the opportunity to share our joys, concerns, celebrations, and request with one another via the prayer board.  We like to do this in order to have a visual of prayers and so that we can share those request with you.  We ask that you be in prayer with us this week and if you have anything to add to the board please do.  All you have to do is drop us a comment on this post and then we will see it when we look here.  Check back soon and often to see the request.  

Prayer Board for April 27th

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Awaken: April 27th

Last night at Awaken we had a great time!  We had a plethora of Starbucks pastries and baked goods donated for us to feast on (we then donated the rest to starving college students at Texas Wesleyan University.  We began our worship by singing several songs together.  Justin Mikulencak concluded the series that we started three weeks ago.  This week Justin led us through the story of Jesus and Lazarus in John.  We talked about several meanings that we see in the story.  Justin talked about some of the “grave-clothes” that we wear and need to shed.  After some message time we had a time for prayer and meditation.  We then closed with one final song and read together our benediction.  Special thanks to Kevyn Kersen for rockin it on the drums last night (Kevyn was back in town this week and loves to jam with us when he can, so that happened).  Come and join us next week as we begin a new series that will stretch from May 4th through June 8th.  We will be looking at Holistic Holiness and Practices.  Bring a friend to join us and we will see you next week.  Be sure and check back here on the blog soon and often to see more updates and stay updated with what is going on at Awaken.  See you soon!


As many of you remember last week we had some special guest, Kristine Vainovska and Rev. Gita Mednis, from Latvia with us for worship at Awaken.  This is a picture from last week after Awaken.

(this is some of us posing for a picture with Kristine)

Here is a video from Latvia.  Ceesu bazniica = building for purchase in Cesis, Latvia to be made into a place of worship with your help!

Rethink Church: Malaria Prevention

Imagine No Malaria Links and Info

Main Site –
Twitter –
Facebook – 
Youtube –

You can see all of the above links in the column on the right under “Imagine No Malaria” (“INM” stands for Imagine No Malaria.)

Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria. It is a disease that is preventable and treatable. We eliminated it in America in the 1950s, but today 90% of deaths from malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our conference raised $135,276 with the Nothing But Nets Annual Conference offering in 2007, resulting in 13,527 bed nets now providing protective coverage for families in Africa! Imagine No Malaria is the next step in the goal of ending suffering and death from this preventable disease. It continues to include bed nets, but expands into other areas of prevention, treatment, education, and communicating life-saving information.

Our conference’s minimum goal with the 2010 Annual Conference offering is the equivalent of $1 for every member of this conference — about $164,000. Individual contributions can be made through your local church. Totals will be reported during the 2010 Annual Conference June 6-9 in Fort Worth. The INM offering will continue through the end of this year and on until our goal of $1 per member has been reached.

We anticipate a celebration of accomplishment in June 2011!

Imagine No Malaria

Today is World Malaria Day.
Watch this video to find out what Imagine No Malaria is all about.

Change The World

Prairie Fest 2010

Prairie Fest is tomorrow!  Click on the banner above to go to their website!  This is right down the street from the church. Meadowbrook UMC will have a few booths out at the festival so come on out and stop by and say hello!  Look for us!

Latvia/Lithuania Consultation

A message from the Latvia/Lithuania Consultation and how you can participate.

You are invited to participate in the Latvia/Lithuania Consultation via webcast this coming weekend at First United Methodist in Lancaster, Ohio. Two full hours of the joint session will be broadcast from 10:00am-12:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Saturday morning at the following website:

Through the miracle of technology via the internet we are able to include all of you who can spare a few minutes to join us. Even if you are in Latvia and
Lithuania, you can participate. That’s right! Simply go to the website and you
will be able to see and hear everything live. You will also be able to ask questions as if you are with us in person. How? There will be a facebook box beside the video window. You can log on to your facebook account and ask a question or make a comment. We will be watching and answer your questions.

The world is getting smaller by the minute. In addition to the webcast and
facebook questions, we will also feature live interaction via skype with some of our wonderful leadership in Latvia and Lithuania. Wow! This is your opportunity to be apart of the Latvia/Lithuania Consultation in a way not imaginable before. For those of you watching and participating in Latvia and Lithuania, please remember the time difference. It will be broadcast on
Saturday from 17:00- 19:00.

We are especially grateful to our host church coordinator Tim Binkley and our GBGM webteam leaders Margaret Wilbur and Jay Rollins for making this possible.

Please join us Saturday!

Blessings in Christ,

Patrick Friday
Webcast Host

Earth Day 2010

Today (April 22, 2010) is Earth Day

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day

Earth Day Campaign Headquarters

What will you do?

April 2010

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