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Confirmation Sunday- October 28th

On Sunday, October 28th, 6 Youth will be joining as members of Goodland UMC after completing the Confirmation Class with Pastor Zach. During worship that day, they will take their membership vows in a service lead by Hays & Dodge City District Superintendent Rev. Don Hasty. Please join us in worship to celebrate this big step in the faith journey of these 6 youth. Following service there will be a reception in their honor in the parlor. 
Trunk-or-Treat 2018

We will once again be participating in the trunk-or-treat in downtown Goodland. We are asking for candy donations from church members. If you would like to donate candy, please purchase it and drop it off in the office.

Our theme is “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. If you have pumpkin decorations that you might want to donate to the cause to create our pumpkin patch, please let us know.
Special Announcement from Church Council

At the October 18th Church Council Meeting our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was discussed. After advertising for volunteers to organize and plan the dinner, and even inquiring with potential hired chef options, it was decided that the 2018 Thanksgiving Dinner would need to be cancelled. It was a decision not made easily, but became necessary with the business of schedules by so many and the realization that so many of our usual volunteers would be out of town this year during the dinner. We are hopeful that the dinner will be back for 2019. Any questions can be addressed to Pastor Zach when he returns on October 30th. 
Church Governance Structure Proposal-
Listening Session Scheduled for November 4th

An alternative model for church governance (administration committees) is being proposed for Goodland UMC to be implemented in 2019. This model is being proposed to be more flexible and able to respond to changes needed in our ministry in a more timely manner. To read the proposal, you can go to our website here. Copies are also available at the church in the narthex. 

A session to have discussion and hear more about the proposal is scheduled for Sunday, November 4th at 9:00am in the Parlor. 
Online Giving Available Through Facebook
If you visit the church Facebook page you will notice a new feature. You can now donate directly to the church through Facebook. At the top of the page you will see a "Donate" button. This will guide you to processing a payment. Since the church is a qualifying nonprofit, there are no fees charged for this giving! Go to if this is a feature you would like to use. 
Church Conference set for November 11

Our annual Church Conference will occur on Sunday, November 11th at 6:00pm at GoodlandUMC. Again this year we will be joined in a Network Conference by churches from Kanorado, Sharon Springs, St. Francis, Bird City, Brewster, and Goodland. Due to a unavoidable scheduling conflict, Oakley and Winona will meet at another time with the District Superintendent, but are also members of our network. 

We will begin at 6:00pm with worship and then move to our meeting with District Superintendent Don Hasty. We will also have a time of refreshments and fellowship between the churches. 
Town Hall Sessions Scheduled with Bishop on Human Sexuality

The special session of General Conference – scheduled for Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis – has preoccupied the thoughts, prayers and ministries of many United Methodists. The information shared by all sides in the dialogue over human sexuality can be confusing because of the volume of material and the intricacies of each position.

To help the 220,000 people in our Great Plains Conference churches better understand the issues on all sides and to help maintain our focus on the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. convened the Forward in Unity Process Team. This group of clergy and lay people from across the conference has met several times to discuss ways of ensuring the information related to the special session of General Conference is shared in ways that maintain a collaborative atmosphere and that allow space for the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us all.

To read the full report from the Council of Bishops and watch an introductory video from Bishop Saenz, visit the conference website here.

You’ve read stories and heard the news about The United Methodist Church’s upcoming special session of General Conference to address concerns around human sexuality. Join Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. as he addresses the recent recommendation by the Council of Bishops and leads discussions on this important subject. You’re invited to come listen, learn and, most importantly, share.

Town Hall Meetings Near Goodland

Hays District
Oct. 28, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Cetntral Time)
First UMC in Hays
305 W. 7th St.
Hays, KS

Donations Being Sought to Purchase More Round Tables

After hosting recent events at the church, it has been determined that it would be helpful to have more of the round plastic tables for our use, especially when hosting smaller meals in the Parlor. These white tables are very versatile in different settings and are extremely durable and easy to move. We've priced the tables and to get 5 tables, it would be around $600. If you would like to donate to this purchase, any gift is helpful. Please leave gifts in the office or offering plate marked "table purchase". Thank you!
CD Players Needed
Recently we had a increase in requests for recordings of our Sunday Worship Services for our homebound members. In this process, we discovered there are some who would like to listen to our service but do not have a CD player. If you have a gently used CD player you no longer use and would like to donate, please bring it to the office so we can share with some of our homebound members. We are also taking monetary donations for the purchase of CD players when needed.
Life @ Goodland UMC

Wednesday, October 24

4:00pm Bell Choir
6:00pm Seamless Women’s Study- Library
6:30pm reNEW Youth Group

Sunday, October 28
9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship
10:45am KidZone
11:30am Confirmation Reception
12:30pm 4H in FSH & Meeting Rooms
Prayer List
Jeanne Harding, Alberta Hayden, J.B. McClure, Lois Sieck, Marsha McGillivray, Alvin Zimbelman, Marsha Smith, Iris Irvin, Gordon Colip, Fern Hawks,
Shania Johnson, Elmarie Nelson, Dianne Merz

Weekly Worship


Worship 10:30am 
KidZone 10:45am (Sundays during worship)


reNEW Youth Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
      (7th-12th Grades)

Daily Radio Devotion

Radio devotions are broadcasted through KLOE 730AM and KKCI 102.5FM here in Goodland each weekday at 6:10 a.m. (MT) They can also be found on our website and Facebook page.
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