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Dear Ashland Family, Thank you for your support and encouragement during this time of transition to my new appointment as Pastor of Deer Park Grace UMC and campus ministry at Missouri Western. Thank you for the gifts I received at my going away party.

Blessings, Pastor Jeremy ____________________________________________________ Adrian (Youth Ministry Team), What a wonderful evening you, the other leaders, and youth of Ashland gave the parents and stockholders. The food was deli- cious, the service outstanding, and the program after dinner was very entertaining. Being able to meet the youth and see their en- thusiasm was so enlightening. Ashland can certainly be proud of them! They are filled with Jesus with loving and caring in their hearts. Jesus is really working in their lives. Adrian, you are doing a fantastic job!

Sincerely, Marjorie Palmer, Stockholder ____________________________________________________ Thank you to my great church family for all of the beautiful cards offering me comfort on the death of my dear sister.

Beth Vining _____________________ _______________________________ To thoughtful you, my LFO secret pal. I am enjoying my birth- day card and gift. Nature’s Birds are a favorite of mine.

From thankful me, Marge Hatten Childress ____________________________________________________ Thank you so very much Pastors Gary and Tere and the whole Ashland UMC family for your visits, thoughts and prayers, and

the beautiful hand made card.

Jim Shreckengaust

____________________________________________________ I would like to thank Pastors Gary and Tere for the visits in the hospital and also to you who sent cards and flowers. Your care

and concern is a blessing to me


Herb Wandfluh

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The ―Sweet Corn Project‖ was a great success! $4,000 was raised for missions. Thanks to many who con- tributed their time and en- ergy to pick the corn, trans- port the corn, and sell the corn. Mike Niewald and the Risk-Taking Mission and Service team brought the project to us and have seen to the distribution of the money raised to provide for the ―2nd Serve‖ meals we provide at Haven House each month, to help agencies that work with children that we support each year, and to provide funds for upcoming and future Volunteer in Mission trips. A big thank you to John and Joan Hickman who took care of all things associated with planting and caring for the corn so that it was available for us to pick and sell.

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Thank you again Ashland for coming through for the kids! The school supplies you provided have gone to the Salvation Army and from there they will be put into service by St. Joseph school kids who need those basic supplies very much. Thank you to Nancy Leimkuhler & Phyllis Mulder for coordinating the project for Ashland again this year!

11 Pencil Boxes 36 Highlighters

8 Construction Paper 6 Calculators 7 Pencil Sharpeners 1 Water Color 93 Big Erasers 132 Pencil Erasers 48 Colored Pencils 58 Pencils

7 Pencil Bags

18 Scissors 35 Rulers 48 Elmer's Glue 11 Kleenex 22 School Bags 148 Notebooks 125 Reams Paper 153 Glue Sticks 52 Ink Pens 102 Crayons 39 Markers

(Note: After the count, there were five bags of school supplies dropped off. All were delivered to the Salvation Army.) _____________________________________________ Online Bible Study Remember the online Bible study available in the ―Faith at Home‖ section of our website (www.aumcfamily.org). Join Pastor Gary anytime for a brief Bible study session new every Monday afternoon. The current topic of study is ―The Seventh Sense - Experiencing the Presence of God.‖

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Coming this Fall To Ashland United Methodist Church

Pick up your copy from the Parlor, if you didn’t get one.


We lift up our hearts in prayer for God’s comfort to be extended to the families of George Richmond and Phyllis Baker who died in these past weeks. George Richmond died July 30, and Phyllis Baker died August 2. The Ashland family shares the grief of these two families in the passing of these two who meant so much to so many.

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