The Messenger - August 2017 - 4
If your calling to serve is leading you to this
experience, please make note of the following
information as you prayerfully consider taking part
in this incredible journey:
2018 Nepal Mission Trip
For many years, Grandview has supported the
humanitarian mission work of Dr. Mark
Zimmerman and his family in Nepal. This work
came into particular focus when, in 2015, the
country of Nepal suffered a devastating
earthquake which took the lives of nearly 9,000
people and left more than 3.5 million people
homeless. Many of the villages supported by Dr.
Zimmerman in the regions surrounding the capital
of Kathmandu were particularly affected, resulting
in an even more challenging task of providing
medical support and nutritional assistance to these
Tentative travel dates: March 6-17, 2018 (group
travel will be arranged; additional optional
excursions are being considered).
Costs: Each participant is asked to fund his/her
own airfare, estimated at $1200.
Qualifications: flexibility, a servant's heart, and a
willingness to engage with a culture much different
than our own.
Age limits: participants must be 18 years of age; or
16 if traveling with a parent or guardian.
Deposits: initial deposit of $200 required by
September 1, 2017; final airfare payment on or
about November 1, 2017.
Efforts are underway to facilitate a 2018 mission
trip to Nepal, under the guidance of Dr.
Zimmerman, and in support of his work. Located
between China and India in the Himalayan
Mountains, flight time to Nepal is estimated at 1519 hours, depending upon layovers. Altitude
should not be a concern upon arrival in Nepal, as
the provinces we will most likely visit reach only
8000' (compared to Pikes Peak in the USA at
An information session will be held in mid-August
to address any additional questions and provide all
information as available at that time. Deposit
checks should be made to Grandview UMC with
the notation "Nepal Trip Deposit" in the memo
line. Please direct any questions or requests for
information to Dr. Treva Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Ministry Update
Austin Wagner and friends will present jazz
worship services on Sunday, August 20. There are
two special worship times at 9 and 11am, with
breakfast at 10am.
The Grandview Sings! Community Children's
Choir begins rehearsals on Monday night,
September 18, 6:30-7:30pm. The choir is open to all
children, grades 1-5, and sings a variety of sacred
and secular music. This choir is a significant
outreach program to our community and we look
forward to another great year. We are always
looking for new singers to add to the choir.
The Senior Choir kicks off the new choir season
with a fall-preview rehearsal on Thursday, August
31. This is a great time for new singers interested
in the choir to come and join in the fun and
music. We'll gather at 6pm for appetizers, games,
and rehearsal, then end the evening with dessert!
Weekly rehearsals begin Thursday, September 7 at
Liz Fulmer and George Swank, co-worship leaders
of the Celebration Band, are always keen to hear
about instrumentalists and singers who are
interested in playing with the band. Please contact
Liz (email@example.com) or George
(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to be part
of the music team for the 9:30 service.
The Grandview Bell Choir begins weekly
rehearsals on Thursday, September 7, at 6pm. If
you read music and are interested in joining this
group as a regular member or a substitute ringer,
please contact director, Cindy McGary
Grandview's Drum Circle meets the third Sunday
of each month, at noon in the sanctuary. We have a
dedicated group of drummers and we have extra
drums just waiting to be played.