Church News

Church News for June 23, 2019

If you wish to become a member, please contact Pastor Haberkost or the church office.

Today’s altar flowers given by the Camera family in honor of Joey’s 16th birthday; and by the Rich and Jenny Proeschel in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Today is Noisy Offering Sunday! Please share your loose change to help support our missions!

Women’s Bible Study is canceled this week due to VBC! See you on July 3rd!

Collection Box for June: Haven of Rest Ministries The purpose of Haven of Rest is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered, life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing. Their core values are Christ-Centered, Integrity, Client-Centered, Excellence, and Stewardship. Their current needs are: Coffee: regular & decaf, Instant Oatmeal, Beverage Mixes- punch, iced tea, Canned Creamed Soups- mushroom, celery, tomato, Twin Bed Sheets- fitted & flat, Men’s Shirts- sizes XL & larger, Girl’s Socks, Women & Girls undergarments, Full-sized toiletry items

The Schnabel family is having a Golden Wedding Reception for Beth and Charles today from 1:30-4:30 in the Fellowship Hall. If you remember David, Matthew, Elizabeth and Valerie, please stop by and say "Hello" to the family.

VACATION BIBLE CAMP STARTS TOMORROW! Don’t forget to drop off donations if you signed up!

SAVE THE DATE: July 3rd 6-10pm VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please join us at our annual Independence Day Celebration at JUMP Park. At this event we share hot dogs, popcorn, water, music and fellowship with members of the Medina community as they gather for the evening’s firework display. Please join us to set up, prepare, distribute or to just enjoy the evening with fellow members. Last year we had over 50 members come out to help and enjoy the evening, let’s see if we can beat that number.

 Jan Zittle has been discharged after two hospital visits which totaled 5 weeks to Bath Manor. Located at 2330 Smith Road, Akron Ohio 44333 (Fairlawn area). There are no restrictions for visitors. We request prayers for her recovery and therapy – Len & Jan

Board of Discipleship is in need of drivers to bring Betty Abram and Marcia Braun to church. Please contact Barb Jenkins at 330-764-9025 if you can help!

Book Group Our next book is The Man I Never Met by Adam Schefter. We will discuss this book on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the church library. Please bring your own dinner and beverage. Questions, call Linda Haberkost at 330-864-7197. Everyone is invited.

What's Happening with PoPE's Missions in Medina? 

Roberta Dobbins is managing "PoPE Reads in the Park" this summer. Come out and visit one of the reading programs at Memorial Park on either July 9, July 23 or August 6.  Eight books will be read with stories of Jesus birth to His Resurrection. Other PoPE Reads missionaries are Deb Kane, Marilyn Grigger, Linda Holderman, Nick and Lory Lowe, Beth Schnabel, Andy Schwab and Nancy Steiner. 

The "Gifts from the Heart" crocheting missionaries had their first meeting on May 20 and opened with devotions and prayer.  They decided to meet the second Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Nancy Steiner along with Lori Brokaw and Janet Steiner assisted the beginners who struggled a bit but laughed a lot. Other "Gifts" missionaries are Joanne Buttolph, Faye Curtis, Donna Johnson (donated yarn), Laura Kostyn, Jenny Proeschel, Carlyn Perrigo and Beth Schnabel.  All are welcome to join this missionary group at anytime.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity November 3-9, 2019 Building Mission in Beaumont, TexasTeams for Thrivent Builds/Habitat for Humanity will now act as "second responders" to areas after a natural disaster in U.S.  The Medina mission team will work on new homes in Beaumont, an area near the Gulf of Mexico that was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.  High winds and torrential rains caused flooding which destroyed hundreds of homes.  More homes were ruined by floods in 2018. By sharing our Christian love and God given skills we can help these homeless families.  Please join our local team to help build homes in Beaumont. The cost is $400.00 (Thrivent members) and $700.00 (non-Thrivent) which includes transportation in a rental van during the week in Texas, lodging at Holiday Inn, all meals, snacks and cultural activities.  Currently, the cost to fly to Texas in November is under $200.00. If you have questions or are ready to sign up contact Beth Schnabel (330-723-1035 or  The team is limited to 12 members.