Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Team Wisconsin Update 9-11-07


Pastor Mary Coolidge continues to make progress since losing her husband Skip this summer. After a few weeks of healing time she is back leading the congregation again. After a positive time of worship, the congregation ate together, then we met as a leadership team to talk about church health issues. It was a good afternoon. The board now has some good direction for future conversations and action. Also, during the meeting they informed me that they plan to sponsor one student’s training in Nicaragua. Thanks, Woodland! I know that Mary would appreciate your continued prayers for her and the congregation.

Nicaragua Scholarship Sponsors Needed

We need 20 individual churches or people to sponsor a student (minister or lay) to be educated for one year. $336 pays for one student to take at least three classes for one year. Missionaries Mike Knox and Jim Eckhardt are developing and teaching the classes. We will provide you with a picture and a short bio on the student so that you can also pray for him/her while you support the student.

Spiritual Formation Training for Teachers/Leaders

WHAT: Exciting time of motivation and training for effective spiritual formation

WHO: Dr. Jim Dunn (Adult), Rev. Colleen Derr (Children) and Rev. Scott Simmons (youth) from
the Spiritual Formation Department in Indy will be leading

WHEN: November 3, Saturday (southwest and southeast regions)
November 4, Sunday (north region)

WHERE: November 3—CrossPoint Nazarene Church, Madison
November 4—Spooner Wesleyan Church

FOR: Pastors, Directors, Teachers, Small Group leaders, of children, youth, and adults.


September 5-13 Nicaragua Medical Team trip October 7 Sand Lake
September 16 Washington, MI October 9-10 OWU Visit, GS/DS Meeting
September 23 Drop in visit October 12-17 Vacation
September 25-27 District Flame Extension Class October 21 Spooner
September 26 Nicaragua Partnership Committee October 23 DBMD
September 30 Safe Harbor visit October 27 DBA
October 28 Drop in visit

Leading a great team—Your Servant, Dan Bickel, Wisconsin District Superintendent

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