FUMCO Praise Reports and Prayer Requests

March 18, 2018

Betsy Ross Miale is in the hospital being treated for pneumonia. She had a high fever when she was admitted, but is responding well to treatment. Please keep her in your prayers. No calls or visits at this time, please.

Continued prayers for Betty Wisely. She's being taken off some medication, but is still very tired. Her doctors say she'll rebound in about a week.

Prayers for Clara, a friend of Emily Haymond. Her mom passed away unexpectedly last year, and her dad died of a heart attack on Friday. She is 21 years old. Also, please pray for the Haymond family as they try and help her.

Continued prayers for Cheryl, Shaundell Lentz's sister, who lost her husband this week. His service will be held on Wednesday (March 21) at 12:00 p.m. Please call the Lentz family for more information.

Please pray for Mark Helme's mom. She is suffering from a bad cough.

Sam Fast's friend Matt has received a preliminary diagnosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He is waiting on tests results to determine how advanced the cancer is and how it will be treated.

Jackie Hanson's son John had brain surgery this week. The surgery went well, and he's home recovering. Thank you all for your prayers.

Thanks to our congregation for supporting the Friendly Center Easter Basket project. We appreciate the contributions. Tomorrow night, come to Messenger Hall at 7pm to help us package them and see the beauty we share with the community.
- Joyce Claussen and Helen Huston

March 13, 2018

Please pray for the family of Nancy Walser, Burt’s sister; especially her children. She passed away this afternoon. 
Thank you,
Burt & Rita Suthers

March 12, 2018

Please keep Danny and Shaundell Lentz in your prayers. While on a cruise up the coast with Shaundell's sister, Cheryl, and her brother-in-law, Dennis, Dennis passed away in his sleep yesterday morning while on board the ship. They think it was his heart.

Shaundell said that the ship's crew has been wonderful and taken care of everything. They are in San Francisco this morning, and the cruise line is flying them home today.

They are asking prayers for Cheryl during this time of her loss.

Thank you,
Sandy Wilson

Margie Burch is currently in the hospital under observation. Pending test results will determine whether or not she'll be admitted. Joyce has been in contact with Margie's daughter, and we will keep the church website updated as more information becomes available. No visitors at this time, please.

March 11, 2018

Continued prayers for Betty Wisely, who is still recovering from bronchitis.

Prayers of healing for Nancy Gordon. She fell and broke her leg before church last Sunday.

Tim and Julie Connell were in a bad car accident on Saturday. Both of them are okay; Tim walked away, and Julie was hospitalized overnight for observation due to surface wounds from her seatbelt and airbag.

Update on Tim and Julie: Julie was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. Please continue praying for both she and Tim as they rest, recuperate, and heal from their soft tissue injuries. Thank you!
Susan Simpson

Prayers for Matthew Green, a friend of Sam Fast. He went in to a hospital in the UK this morning because he had been experiencing back pain for several months. An MRI showed that he has two broken vertebra, and further scans revealed that the damage is being caused by a tumor growing around his spinal cord. He will have surgery this week.

Burt and Rita Suthers are asking prayers for Burt's sister, Nancy. She is in intensive care from complications from a cancer removal surgery.

March 9, 2018

Lind Cook was recently hospitalized, and had abdominal surgery on Tuesday, March 6. He was also suffering from congestion. Unfortunately, he has not responded to treatment. He is now in ICU with a poor prognosis for recovery. Please keep Lind in your prayers for comfort and healing. Also, remember Marlene as she goes through this trauma with Lind. She has asked for privacy and no calls. She will keep Nancy Teigen and me informed as to Lind's progress. If and when there are changes, we will let you know.
Shirley Katz

Update: Lind passed away on Saturday evening, Mach 10. If you wish to send Marlene a card, you may send them directly to her house, or to the church office, and we will see they that are forwarded. Please, no calls or visits at this time.

March 4, 2018

Prayers that Don Jr.'s family may find peace; Don Jr. took his own life on Friday.

Bob and Cindy Wilson ask prayers for Cindy's sister, Iris Gerbasi. She is healing from injuries received when she took a bad fall at Chapman University.

March 3, 2018

Good afternoon all,
I just returned from Mayo Clinic last night. After seeing a team of doctors, etc. it was determined that spinal surgery is the final result. I have to get a couple of health issues taken care of first before I set a date for the surgery. I'll keep everyone updated of my progress.
Rob Kaiser

February 25, 2018

Prayers for the family of Billy Graham, who passed away on Tuesday.

Faby Coppula asks prayers for Anthony's parents. His mother is recovering from her inflamed bronchioles, and his father is preparing for a procedure to remove some skin cancer.

Shirley Katz would like to thank everyone for their prayers. Her a-fib is now under control.

Continued prayers for Betty Wisely, who is recovering from bronchitis.

February 19, 2018

The church office has received word that Rita Suthers suffered a minor stroke last week. Please pray for God's healing grace, that she would make a speedy and full recovery.

Please keep Betty and Nate Wisely in your prayers. Betty was having difficulty breathing yesterday, so Nate took her to the ER at St. Joseph's at about 6pm. The ER doctor said that her resting blood oxygen reading was good at 100, but it dropped to 91 after a short walk in the hallway.
Betty has been taking medication for the last week to clear up her bronchitis and breathing problems, but there has been no significant improvement. So, to be safe, the ER doctor recommended that she be admitted to the hospital so they can administer stronger doses of steroids and antibiotics and monitor her more closely.
Pray that the doctors can clear up her bronchitis, shortness of breath, wheezing, and congestion ASAP so she can return home in a day or two.

February 18, 2018

Prayers for Vera Coppula, Anthony's mother, who is in the hospital for shortness of breath and is awaiting a diagnosis.

Shirley Katz has a-fib, and will be having a cardio procedure on Wednesday to get her heart beating properly.

A very happy birthday to Mary Lou Taylor, who will be celebrating tomorrow!

We give thanks with Ron and Anita Kelly, who celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on February 17!

February 17, 2018

Dear Church Family, 
We are saddened to report that our sister in Christ, Alice Wallace, finished her earthly course at 9:15 this morning. We ask prayers of comfort for her daughter Carla. Details regarding her memorial service will be forthcoming.

February 12, 2018

Please pray for Nancy Walser, Burt's sister, for healing after surgery & that the cancer has not spread!!!
Thank you,
Burt & Rita Suthers

February 11, 2018

We give thanks with Ron and Anita Kelly for the birth of their seventh great grandchild. Eva Christine Gifford was born last Thursday.

Mark Helme asks for travel mercies for his sister Lisa, and and she has a fun and safe trip on her trip to California from Denver.

Carolyn Kessinger has suffered a minor heart attack. She had been planning to visit us from New York this week, but had to postpone her trip. Prayers for a full recovery.

Nate Wisely is asking healing prayers for Betty. She is having trouble with coughing and congestion.

January 28, 2018

Please pray for Mark Helme's knees.

Helen Huston asks prayers for Marge Williamson. She is having kiaplasty in her back on Tuesday.

January 21, 2018

Nancy Gordon is asking prayers for David Winterhalter, who is having spine surgery tomorrow.

Irma Hunsinger is asking prayers for Alice Wallace--she is now in hospice care.

We give thanks with Dana and Cathy Seelig for the birth of Chloe Catherine Guns. She was born on January 19 to Sara [Seelig] and David Guns. She was born weighing 8 lbs., 7oz, and was born 125 years (to the day) after Dana's grandmother!

January 14, 2018

Please pray for a successful cancer surgery for Dick Allen's son-in-law, Allan Johns, on Tuesday. Pray also for healing grace from our Lord.

Mark Helme asks prayers for his brother John, who has a bad cold.

Join Kerrey Martinez in giving thanks for the birthday of Mateo to Helen and Henry Gonzalez on Saturday evening. He was born weighing 8 pounds, and 21 inches long. Big sister Leilah is very proud.

January 7, 2018

A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Betty Wisely, and many more!

Helen Huston asks prayers for the family of Marilynne Sutterfield. She passed away after a valiant 5 year battle with cancer.

Faby Coppula asks prayers for the family of Carol Evans, Faby's boss, who is at the hospital with chest pains.

Praise God for the safe return of Patricia Stone's son Joel and his family from their holiday celebrations in Budapest. The land at LAX at 1pm today.

December 31, 2017

Norm Hansen asks prayers for his brother Dwayne, who had surgery yesterday to remove a foot of cancerous intestine. Chemotherapy will follow.

Jacquie Tidball is asking prayers for her daughter Randi, who is in recovery, and her nephew Kyle, who was badly burned last night.

Mark Helme and Patrick Duncan will be taking a trip from January 7 - 13. Prayers for a safe trip.

Mark also asks prayers for his Aunt Mary.

Cathryn Tochilin is asking prayers for her friend Ivan Westcott, a senior citizen who lives in London. He is currently in the hospital with a serious lung condition. Please pray for a timely recovery and return home.

December 24, 2017

Prayers for Vince Cleveland and Sandy Porter. Vince is at home with a terrible head cold, and is very disappointed not to be able to sing the cantata with the choir.

Trish Harlan asks healing prayers for her sister-in-law, Pattie Parks, and prayers for peace to all.

Kimberly Beck is asking prayers for her family. She has been unemployed, and now has two part-time jobs. Please pray that both jobs stay stable and will be able to support the family's budget.

December 17, 2017

Happy birthday to Julie Connell!

Wayne and Donna Nash ask prayers for Tisha Paulson, who is in a rehab facility following a serious infection.

David Kull asks prayers for his sister, Kathleen, who has bronchitis.

Tim and Julie Connell's daughter, Olivia, finished her final college course at Sonoma State University last week! Her diploma should arrive in a couple of weeks, and she'll walk with her class in May. Olivia's major was English, with a concentration in creative writing.

December 3, 2017

Nathaniel Kiger asks continued prayers for his step father, Paul Brewer. Paul recently lost his nephew Tyler in a motor accident.

The Klein family is asking for prayers for Sarah's kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Warneke has stopped cancer treatments and is preparing to go home to be with the Lord.

Prayers for the Tanner family. Debbie is scheduled for eye surgery on Tuesday, and Bob's 95-year old mother fell on Saturday and spent the night in the hospital.

Louise DeLong asks for travel mercies for Pattie and Theo (her daughter and son-in-law), as they embark on a Christmas Cruise this coming Thursday to Sunday.

"Hallelujah! Orange High School won their CIF Division 13 championship game last night 30-20.
(You can congratulate El Modena too! They also won their championship game.)"

From Dick Allen:
Praise the Lord for his healing grace. My doctors can find no cancer after my treatments. Thank you for all of yours prayers and support. Thanks be to God.

November 19, 2017

Mark Helme asks prayers for his Aunt Mary.

A very happy 90th birthday to Gene Somers!

November 12, 2017

Paul Brewer (Janeane Dominey's husband) lost his nephew, Tyler Chance, in a motor accident last Thursday. Prayers for Paul and the Chance family.

Faby and Anthony Coppula are asking prayers for Ray Ulmer, a good friend of theirs. His father-in-law is suffering from cancer and is not expected to live much longer.

Mona Ward is asking prayers for her grandson, Rory Strong. He will be sworn in Monday morning to begin his basic training with the Marine Corps. Please join with the rest of her family and friends in praying for him and his fellow recruits during their service in the military.

Debbie George asks prayers for Bernie, who will have a procedure on November 28. Prayers that this will help.

Bernie Franklin is requesting prayers for Thomas Huntley, an old fishing buddy of his. Thomas is going in for a heart procedure in Texas on November 28. Prayers for the surgeon's expert care!

Prayers for Dick Allen's son-in-law, Allan Johns. Allan has been diagnosed with cancer in his abdomen, and doctors haven't come up with a treatment plan yet.



Robert Anderson

Nancy Bjorkland

Ramona Kemp Blair

Diane Brown

Ken Brown

Margie Burch

Marlene Cook

Virginia Eaton

Bernie Franklin

Mildred Hall

Helen Hansen

Shirley Katz

Janis Lopes

Patty Marquart

Jackie McCracken

Mary McKenerick

Karen Mendoza


Meg Murray

Lori Pittman

Nick Rogers

Freida Stevens

Rita Suthers

Dwight Tipping

Karla Turner

Betty Wisely

Nate Wisely


Please keep these and their families in your prayers.