This is Native American Heritage Month.
Native Americans are the indigenous people
within the boundaries of the present-day
United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
The theory of settlement of the Americas is
that earliest ancestors of native Americans
came from Eurasia over a land bridge that
connected the two continents across what
is now the Bering Strait during a period of
have been very controversial. According to
the 1995 U.S. Census Bureau set of home
interviews, most of the respondents with an
expressed preference refer to themselves as
"American Indians" or simply "Indians"; this
term has been adopted by major newspapers
and many academic groups, but does not
include Native Hawaiians or certain Alaskan
Natives, such as Aleut, or Inuit people.
Since the end of the 15th century, migration
of Europeans to the Americas has led to four
centuries of conflict and adjustment between
Old and New World societies. Many Native
Americans were hunter-gatherer societies
and told their histories by oral traditions;
Europeans therefore created almost all of
the surviving historical record.
We know the Cherokee, Choctaw, Gitksan,
Haida, Hopi, Iroquois, Lenape, Navajo, and
Tlingit cultures of North America were
matriarchal and inherited their linage
through their mothers. Europeans had
patriarchal cultures and developed a strong
concept of individual property rights. These
differences caused extensive political
tension, ethnic violence, and severe social
disruption. In 1924, Native Americans who
were not already U.S. citizens were granted
citizenship by Congress. In this century
American Indians have assimilated into the
American culture as much as they choose.
executive, former US Navy officer and former
NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of one
Space Shuttle mission. He is the first
enrolled member of a Native American tribe,
of Spokane, Washington to fly in space.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH —
Adair U.M.W. WILL MEET AT 1:30 P.M.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH —
• ADAIR U.M.C. COMBINED WORSHIP
IN SANCTUARY - 9:30 A.M.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
• ADAIR U.M.C. FALL DINNER, BAZAAR
AND AUCTION BEGINNING AT 11 A.M.
IN ADAIR COMMUNITY CENTRE
• Windsor Chop
• Baked Potato
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• TODAY IS CHARGE CONFERENCE •
MEET PASTOR MELODEE IN GREENFIELD
IN THE LOS ALTOS RESTAURANT
AT 5:30 P.M.
THEN ON TO CHARGE CONFERENCE IN
GREENFIELD U.M.C. AT 7 P.M.
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Through Haggai, God promises restoration
of splendor of the Lord's house and tells the
leaders to take courage.
14-15 This is how God got Zerubbabel,
Joshua, and all the people moving — got
them working on the Temple of God-of-the-
Angel-Armies. This happened on the twenty
fourth day of the sixth month in the second
year of King Darius.
THIS TEMPLE WILL END UP BETTER
THAN IT STARTED OUT
1-3 On the twenty-first day of the seventh
month, the Word of God came through the
prophet Haggai: "Tell Governor Zerubbabel
son of Shealtiel and High Priest Joshua
son of Jehozadak and all the people:
'Is there anyone here who saw the
Temple the way it used to be, all
glorious? And what do you see now?
Not much, right?'
4-5 "'So get to work, Zerubbabel!'— God is
"'Get to work, Joshua son of Jehozadak—
"'Get to work, all you people!'—God is
"'Yes, get to work! For I am with you.' The
God-of-the-Angel-Armies is speaking! 'Put
into action the word I covenanted with you
when you left Egypt. I'm living and breathing
among you right now. Don't be timid. Don't
6-7 "This is what God-of-the-Angel-Armies
said: 'Before you know it, I will shake up sky
and earth, ocean and fields. And I'll shake
down all the godless nations. They'll bring
bushels of wealth and I will fill this Temple
God-of-the-Angel-Armies says so.
8 'I own the silver,
I own the gold.'
Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
than it started out, a glorious beginning but
an even more glorious finish: a place in
which I will hand out wholeness and
Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies."
PSALM 145:1-5, 17-21 (UMH 857)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
and I'll bless your name into eternity.
2 I'll bless you every day,
and keep it up from now to eternity.
3 God is magnificent; he can never be
There are no boundaries to his
4 Generation after generation stands in awe
of your work;
each one tells stories of your mighty acts.
5 Your beauty and splendor have everyone
I compose songs on your wonders.
17 Everything God does is right—
the trademark on all his works is love.
18 God's there, listening for all who pray,
for all who pray and mean it.
19 He does what's best for those who fear
hears them call out, and saves them.
20 God sticks by all who love him,
but it's all over for those who don't.
21 My mouth is filled with God's praise.
Let everything living bless him,
bless his holy name from now to eternity!
2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-5, 13-17
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Paul advises the people of Thessalonica
to not be worried that they have missed the
second coming of Christ. He urges them to
stand firm in the gospel and teaching they
2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-5
1-3 Now, friends, read these next words
carefully. Slow down and don't go jumping
to conclusions regarding the day when our
Master, Jesus Christ, will come back and we
assemble to welcome him. Don't let anyone
shake you up or get you excited over some
breathless report or rumored letter from me
that the day of the Master's arrival has come
and gone. Don't fall for any line like that.
3-5 Before that day comes, a couple of
things have to happen. First, the Apostasy.
Second, the debut of the Anarchist, a real
dog of Satan. He'll defy and then take over
every so-called god or altar. Having cleared
away the opposition, he'll then set himself
up in God's Temple as "God Almighty."
Don't you remember me going over all this
in detail when I was with you? Are your
memories that short?
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The Sadducees question Jesus about the
Resurrection. Jesus traps them in their own
27-33 Some Sadducees came up. This is the
Jewish party that denies any possibility of
resurrection. They asked, "Teacher, Moses
wrote us that if a man dies and leaves a wife
but no child, his brother is obligated to take
the widow to wife and get her with child.
Well, there once were seven brothers. The
first took a wife. He died childless. The
second married her and died, then the third,
and eventually all seven had their turn, but
no child. After all that, the wife died. That
wife, now—in the resurrection whose wife is
she? All seven married her."
34-38 Jesus said, "Marriage is a major pre-
occupation here, but not there. Those who
are included in the resurrection of the dead
will no longer be concerned with marriage
nor, of course, with death. They will have
better things to think about, if you can believe
it. All ecstasies and intimacies then will be
with God. Even Moses exclaimed about
resurrection at the burning bush, saying,
'God: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of
Jacob!' God isn't the God of dead men, but of
the living. To him all are alive."
Happy Birthday Eric Wedemeyer! —————————————————————
• 1775 - The U.S. Marine Corp was organized
under authority of the Continental Congress.
The Marines went out of existence after the
end of the Revolutionary War, April of 1783.
The Marine Corp was re-established on July
11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth
date of the United States Marine Corps.
• 1871 - Henry M. Stanley, explorer, found
David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing
Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley
delivered his famous greeting:
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
• 1982 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH —
Happy Birthday Julie Schow!
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY
—— THIS IS VETERANS DAY ——
holiday which honors people who have
served in armed forces. It's the anniversary
of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of
World War I were formally ended at the 11th
hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of
1918, when the Armistice with Germany went
into effect. This day celebrates the service of
all U.S. military veterans.
declare Armistice Day for November 11, 1919.
In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond
Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the
idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate
veterans of all wars. General Dwight
Eisenhower, was a supporter of a National
Veterans Day. President Eisenhower signed
the bill into law on May 26, 1954.
President Reagan honored Weeks at the
White House with a Presidential Citizenship
Medal in 1982.
• 1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed
by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they
landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor
near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just
and equal laws."
• 1889 - Washington became the 42nd state
of the United States.
• 1918 - World War I ended when the
Allies and Germany signed an armistice.
This day later became recognized as
Veteran's Day in the United States.
• 1918 - Poland was reestablished as a
country shortly after Germany surrendered.
• 1921 - The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery by U.S.
• 1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's
"God Bless America" on network radio.
• 1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan
accepted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as
a gift to the nation from the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Fund.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH —
• 1815 - American suffragette Elizabeth Cady
Stanton was born in Johnstown, NY.
• 1918 - Austria and Czechoslovakia were
declared independent republics.
• 1942 - During World War II, naval battle of
Guadalcanal began between Japanese and
American forces. The American troops won
a major victory.
• 1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station
in New York Harbor, closed after processing
more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH —
A-C FOOD PANTRY WILL BE OPEN
9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
CASEY U.M.C. AT 6 P.M.
• 1775 - During the American Revolution,
U.S. forces captured Montreal.
• 1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Vienna
butcher, invented a recipe and called it the
• 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
signed a measure lowering the minimum
draft age from 21 to 18.
• 1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down
all laws calling for racial segregation on
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH —
Happy Birthday Dawn Christensen!
• 1832 - The first streetcar was in operation
in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse
drawn and had room for 30 people.
• 1940 - During World War II, German war
planes destroyed most of the British town of
Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers
• 1968 - Yale University announced it was
going to allow women to attend classes.
• 1995 - The U.S. government instituted a
partial shutdown, closing national parks and
museums while most government offices
operated with skeleton crews.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH —
Happy Birthday Pat Chesnut
• 1777 - The Continental Congress approved
the Articles of Confederation, precursor to
the U.S. Constitution.
• 1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the
mountaintop that would become Pikes Peak.
• 1940 - The first 75,000 men were called to
Armed Forces duty under a peacetime
• 1969 - In Washington, DC, a quarter of a
million protesters staged a peaceful march
against the Vietnam War.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH —
• 1776 - British troops captured Fort
Washington during the American Revolution.
• 1864 - Union Gen. William T. Sherman and
his troops began their "March to the Sea"
during the U.S. Civil War.
• 1907 - Oklahoma was admitted to the
union as the 46th state.
• 1915 - Coca-Cola patented its prototype for
a contoured bottle. The bottle made its
debut the next year.
• 1933 - The United States and the Soviet
Union established diplomatic relations for
the very first time.
• 1973 - U.S. President Nixon signed the
Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
FUTURE FOCUS —
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH: YOUTH GROUPWILL MEET IN CASEY U.M.C. AT 4 P.M.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH:
MARTHA CIRCLE MEETS IN CASEY U.M.C.AT 7 P.M.
Thank you for the energy you put into our
church life this month. We have been very
busy and you are the fuel that keeps the
wheels rolling along. We are very thankful
God Bless and keep You,