• June - July Newsletter

  • Prayers of Joys & Concerns

    Prayers for the following:

    **We pray for safe travels for those taking vacations, trips to see family, those attending reunions and all of your summer getaways!

    Joys for the following:

    **We pray blessings upon all of our local youth for completing another year of school. Have a fun and safe summer break!

    **Congratulations to those that have graduated from their collegiate universities!

  • Pauline Picnic

    You're invited to attend the annual Pauline Picnic at the Brader Country Barn on Sunday, July 7th. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a combined worship service of Pauline, Blue Hill and Bladen Methodist Churches. Special address will be given by Chuck Keels, inspirational speaker and founder of the Living Hope Cancer Foundation. A potluck luncheon will follow the worship service. Table service, drinks and sloppy joes will be provided. You may bring a side dish to share. At 1:30 p.m., Joan Wells of Humanities Nebraska will present "The History of Trick Roping and the Wild West Show". Wells has been a world champion title-holder in the Will Rogers Trick Roping Contest in Claremore, OK; as well as an inductee into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Her presentation is sponsored by the Pauline Area Historical Society, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The Brader Country Barn is accessed from Highway 74, 1/4 mile west of Showboat Blvd (1600 E. Monument Rd). All events are free and open to the public. Contact Carla Post for more details.

  • Fair Stand News

    It’s hard to believe, but the Webster County Fair is only 2 months away! The Methodist Church stand and the 4-H Stand are working together again this year but you will notice some changes. Both stands will be serving during lunch time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The church stand will not be serving during supper time on those same three days. The fence on the west side of the 4-H stand has been moved so that we will be able to serve food & pop to those in attendance on the rodeo side. The church will man the 4-H stand on Friday night from 5:30 to 9:30, so we will be asking some of you to work that time slot.
    Some upcoming dates that any help would be appreciated are: 
    Monday, June 3rd @1:00 pm at the church: Prepare and freeze Yum-Yum meat, Taco Meat, Breakfast Burritos, and Funzas (runzas). If you can’t come until later in the afternoon, we could still use your help.
    Monday, July 8th @ 9:00 am: -Clean 4-H Stand and Church Stand. Since the 4-H stand has not been cleaned for 2 years, this could be an all-day job by the time we clean both stands. Please come help at any time you can that day even if it is only for an hour.
    Thursday, July 11th @3:30 pm: Move things up from the church to the fair grounds.
    Saturday, July 13th: 4-H Dog Show; First day the church stand is open.
    Contact Cindy Timm if you would be interested in helping to fry chicken for the chicken dinners this year or even next year. Here are some facts: In 2023, we had 9 people fry 288 pieces (116 lb) of chicken in about 3 hours. Of those 9 people, 2 came from Colorado and 5 were over the age of eighty. To continue being able to serve chicken dinners in the future we will need people willing to help us because the chicken doesn’t fry itself!

  • Webster County Fair

    The Webster County Fair will be July 20-28 in Bladen. There will not be church service in Bladen on Sunday, July 28th.