Mountain Home UMC Christmas Bazaar

Easter Sunrise Service Music


UMC #GivingTuesday 2016


“Give Light, Give Love, Give Life”

On Nov. 29, United Methodists will come together to support the work of General Board of Global Ministries’ missionaries and projects on UMC #GivingTuesday. In 2015, more than 770 missionaries and projects received 8,757 gifts through The Advance, the denomination’s designated giving channel.

The Advance is the official channel for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving of The United Methodist Church. Through The Advance, annual conferences, districts, local churches and organizations, as well as individuals and families, may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. One hundred percent of each gift goes as designated. Global Ministries’ staff have vetted and approved each Advance project.

“Give Light, Give Love, Give Life” is the theme for UMC #GivingTuesday 2016. This year, consider supporting a project that inspires your spiritual passion. Go to to learn about projects and to donate.
Gifts made through The Advance make a tangible difference in the lives of those served. More information and resources are available at

“Reprinted from November-December 2016 issue of Interpreter Magazine, a publication of United Methodist Communications”

This year, please consider supporting a project that is working in an area you care for and are passionate about, such as hunger and poverty, education, or social justice. For a complete list of projects, visit The Advance at

By Ed Luckman

2016 Harvest Festival

The 2016 Harvest Festival was a great success with something for everyone, young and older alike. There was the making of Apple Cider with many participants taking part in the cutting up the apples, grinding into a mush, pressing to obtain the Apple juice and then straining and filling the the one quart containers.  The volunteers began with about 1000 Honey Crisp apples and converted them to about 80 one half gallon containers of Apple Cider.

Selecting the apples

Selecting the apples

Grinding to a mush

Grinding to a mush

Pressing to obtain Apple juice

Pressing to obtain Apple juice

Straining and filling quart containers

Straining and filling half-gallon containers

There were games, apple bobbing for the kids, a cake walk and of course sharing good food with a potluck lunch. There was a chili contest with many entrants and Gregg Jacot reclaiming his title after a one year absence.

Apple bobbing

Apple bobbing

Doing the "cake walk"

Doing the “cake walk”

Sharing good food

Sharing good food

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UMCOR Responds Quickly to Hurricane Damage in Haiti

UMCOR works with partners to respond to emergency needs of communities hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, particularly Haiti.

By Elliott Wright*

Atlanta, Georgia, October 7, 2016 — The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) acted quickly in response to the destruction and death caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, notably in Haiti.

The provision of emergency supplies, food, health kits, and other assistance builds on UMCOR’s sustained presence in Haiti, work that has continued since the disastrous earthquake in January 2010. More than 500 deaths in Haiti have been attributed to Hurricane Matthew, with the greatest loss and storm damage in the southern region.

Thomas Kemper, chief executive of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, the parent organization to UMCOR, assured Bishop Gesner Paul, leader of the Methodist Church of Haiti (Eglise Méthodiste d’Haïti (EMH), of both the prayers and the assistance of United Methodists as the island undergoes yet another disaster.

Bishop Paul and other contacts in Haiti reported on October 7 that a full assessment of the damage by Matthew was not yet possible because of the difficulties with communications and transportation.

The Rev. Jack Amick, senior director for disaster response at UMCOR, said the response will begin with the emergency supplies, a water purification program done in partnership with GlobalMedic, and an additional food-distribution program through the Haitian church. UMCOR has long collaborated with both GlobalMedic and the church. The initial financial outlay by UMCOR will exceed $150,000. “We are fortunate to already have an UMCOR staff on the ground in Haiti,” Amick said. UMCOR is the United Methodist humanitarian relief and assistance agency.

Donations in response to Hurricane Matthew can be made to either UMCOR’s international relief fund (Advance #982450) or the U.S. Disaster (Advance #901670).
UMCOR will also assist Bahamas Methodist Habitat with a grant in response to Matthew’s damage to that part of the Caribbean.

“These are initial responses,” Amick stated. “We will work with the Methodist Church of Haiti in considering more long-range programs there.” The church is a district of the autonomous Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas.

Amick said that one of the major needs after a hurricane is for clean drinking water, especially to stave off an outbreak of cholera. UMCOR has collaborated around the world with GlobalMedic in water purification. “GlobalMedic is already setting up in Haiti,” he said. “It provides filtration systems and teaches communities how to fit them out for use over a period of many months.”

Kemper’s letter to Bishop Paul noted that The United Methodist Church’s network of volunteers in mission are on the alert to possible post-hurricane service, but, at this point, the agency is advising volunteers not to head immediately to the stricken nation. The Global Ministries office of mission volunteers recommends that volunteer teams wait until the church in Haiti can work out a system for the most productive use of their work in the areas of greatest need.

“Haiti has a special place in the hearts of United Methodists. We have worked with the Methodist Church there for many years, and constantly since the earthquake of early 2010,” Kemper said in his letter to Bishop Paul. “Be assured now of our affection and readiness to again be your partner in a time of pain wrought by the ravages of nature.”

* Elliott Wright is an information consultant working with the General Board of Global Ministries.

Christmas Bazaar December 3rd

Mountain Home UMC is having their first annual Christmas Bazaar on December 3, 2016.  The event is being hosted by the women of Mt. Home UMC.  See the following for details and share the information with your family and friends.  If you would like additional flyers to share please contact Jan Bartlett at the church.  See you there!


2016 Harvest Festival, October 22nd

The Mountain Home UMC Harvest Festival, hosted by the Men’s Group is scheduled for October 22nd beginning at 12:00 pm.  There will be activities for everyone, beginning with the making of apple cider.  There will be a chili making contest where you can donate chili from your favorite recipe and later sample all of the entries with the winner receiving a special prize.  Other activities include but are not limited to games for the kids, the “cake walk” and of course a potluck meal.  See the following for details and share this information with your family, friends from the mountain and elsewhere.  See you there!


UMCOR Flood Buckets Needed

Word has come to us that both UMCOR depots have depleted their cleaning buckets and are desperately in need. One of the people in the Church in Tillamook received one of these buckets after Hurricane Katrina hit her home in New Orleans. When you hear her tell how important that bucket of supplies was to her, you realize how important this is.

If you want to participate, please bring supplies to the church until we announce the need is over. Transportation to get the materials there will be supplied, so we don’t have to worry about postage.

You can bring anything on this list – they can use all the supplies mentioned below.

Special Choir Music Event at Mt Home UMC

Mark the date and time on your calendars!  June 5th at 10:30 am.

The Mountain Home United Methodist Choir will be in charge of the worship service.

The service will include drama vignettes, music, and a special trio. This Service is an annual event that always proves to be instructive as well as fun and celebratory. So come prepared to laugh and learn and enjoy this unique and wonderful time together.

The drama sketches are:

“Woman at the Oil Well”
“Antiques Homeshow”
“Chocoholics Anonymous”
“Peerless Talent Agency”

Event Details:

Location:  Mountain Home United Methodist Church

Time:  10:30 am.

Date:  June 5th.


Celebration of Easter Sunday

A glorious celebration of Easter at both 7 am (sunrise service) and 10:30 took place on March 27th.  The threat of rain confined our sunrise service indoors but the celebration of the risen Christ was just as joyous and uplifting.  Following the sunrise service, the United Methodist Men provided breakfast to all. For more photos and video visit our Facebook page using the link on the home page or search for “Mountain Home Church”