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January 20

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Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.


Welcome the Conners!

Matt, Erica, Jackson and Reese made it official! Jan. 12, 2020.
Weekly Events:
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at 5:30 pm
Women's Bible Study meets Mondays at 6:00 pm
Sit and Get Fit! meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am
Wonderful Wednesday meet Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Brown Bag Bible Study meets Thursdays at 12 noon
Monthly Events:
Susanna Wesley 1st Tuesday, 10 am. 
Young at Heart 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm
The church office will be closed on Monday, January 20, in
observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. 

Fried Chicken
Mac & Cheese
Green Beans
Desserts are always welcome!
Chair Aerobics!
Join us for impact-free fitness. 

Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 am in the Dei Center. 

Women's Bible Study

Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me

Women's Bible Study begins Monday, January 20, at 6:00 pm. This is a 7 week study. All women invited! The class will meet in the Friendship classroom. Books are available at or at
Donations Needed: Men's Clothing

Pants 32/32 or 34/32
Shirts Size Large

Shoes Size 10.5

Please bring donations to the church office.
Thank you. 
The LUMC FOOD PANTRY is in constant need of non-perishable foods. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry. 
For a list of suggested items, please visit
The 2020
is now available on the church bulletin board. If you would like to place flowers at the altar, please place your name on the date you prefer or contact the church office at 335-3013. This is a lovely way to honor that special person or occasion or to remember loved ones.
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The Craig Gorey Family
Jack Ray 

(Robyn Snellgrove's father)
Sarah Mason
Willie Taylor
Barbara Sport
Kathy & Baby Amy
Our US Troops
Tucker Easter (82nd)
Isabel Gibson
Priscilla Solomons
Jimmy Conner
Katherine Evans

 Betty Holley
Helen Williams
Jade Bagwell
Bernice Perallo
Ellen Solomon
Taylor Hermeling
Tammie Butler
Jack Holland

Bruce Golden
Pauline Dixon
Mona Golden Antley

Waylon Catrett 
John Smith
Mildred Martin
John Smith
Mildred Martin
Donnie Hermeling
Frank Thigpin
 Ann Swanner
Bob Traver
Johnny Pynes
Margaret Segrest
Penny Driggers

Martha Williams 
Elizabeth Flint
Jack Jackson
Sue Ann McAilely
Patsy Jeffers (Mike Jones' sister)
Chandler Robertson
Cameron Beall Jordan
Steven Curtis
Drew Elliot
Annette Chandler
Cindy Sipper

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A Ministry of Luverne United Methodist Church
Celebrate Recovery meets
every Monday night at 5:30 pm
The Governance Board:

Chairman: Dr. Pat Walker  
Kline Jeffcoat   
Melissa Mikul  
Matt Conner    
William Petrey
Holley Lester   
Margie Sanders
Alethea Gammage  
 Lisa Sport                  
Jim Jackson             
Debbie Clark            
Melissa Hermeling
Darin T. Easter       

MLK Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, which is around Dr. King’s birthday. His birthday is January 15, and he was born in 1929.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated when he was only 39, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was there at a rally for increased wages for labor union members,

Ronald Regan first made Martin Luther King, Jr. Day into a federally recognized holiday in 1983. However, it wasn’t recognized as a holiday in all 50 states until 2000.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was the first federal holiday to recognize a private citizen who had never held office. In fact, this was one of the primary arguments against it, though popular support helped push it into law.

Over six million people signed a petition given to Congress in an attempt to get the holiday recognized. This petition was submitted to Congress in 1970. This was and remains the largest petition in US history.

South Carolina first recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as an official holiday in 2000, with paid leave for all state employees. Before 2000, state employees could choose to take off either MLK day or one of three Confederate holidays.

MLK day is also celebrated in Hiroshima, Japan, where the mayor holds a dinner at the mayor’s office to celebrate the city’s calls for peace with Dr. King’s human rights beliefs.

Toronto, Canada also celebrates MLK day.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was the youngest person in history to have won the prize.

King helped lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Another person made famous due to the boycott was Rosa Parks.

Extensive police and mob violence against civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 became known as Bloody Sunday and has since been cited as a turning point in national public support, due to graphic images of police brutality against the non-violent protesters.

King was Time Magazine’s Man of the Year for 1963.

King never graduate high school, but instead went onto college, graduating with a B.A. at the age of 19.

After his assassination, Martin Luther King was in Atlanta, Georgia, his hometown. The gravesite is now part of a National Historic Site called the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s tombstone has the phrase, “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I’m free at last” engraved on it.


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