FUMCO Praise Reports and Prayer Requests

April 30, 2018

Vince Cleveland's great grand nephew, Conner, fell out of a second story window yesterday. He has a fractured eye socket and his brain is swollen. He was taken by helicopter from Helena to Kalispell, Montana. His mom is in Virginia for a training, and is currently trying to get home. Conner was agitated when he woke up from an induced coma, but settled down when he saw his father asleep next to him. At this point, they are waiting on CT scans to assess the damage. Prayers for Conner, the medical staff treating him, his parents RJ and Jess, and the rest of his family.

April 29, 2018

Continued prayers for both Betty and Nate Wisely. Betty is still at home dealing with lingering effects from bronchitis earlier this year.

Congratulations to Wayne and Donna Nash--they celebrated 55 years of marriage on Friday, April 27!

Continued prayers for Dorothy Schaper's daughter Andrea. She had a biopsy for the lump on her thyroid, and the results are pending. They should be back on Tuesday.

We join with Mark Helme in celebrating his 17th AA birthday. Congratulations, Mark!

Faby and Anthony Coppula ask prayers for Faby's sister Lily and nephew Mateo. Both are going through some family difficulty.

April 28, 2018

It will be one year on Monday since my mother Nancy's passing. Asking for comfort and prayers. I miss her so much that my heart pounds and swells for her every day. I miss her voice and her hugs.
Thank you for your prayers,
Trish Harlan

April 22, 2018

Continued prayers for strength and healing for James Sweeney. James is suffering from severe tinnitus and pain.

We also ask prayers for James' mother Natalia, for an improvement in her health.

Healing prayers for Betty Wisely, who is still recovering from respiratory problems.

April 19, 2018

Karen Morey asks prayers for her sister and family. Her sister's daughter Debbie just passed away.

April 18, 2018

Please pray for my daughter Andrea who has a lump on her thyroid. Test results will take a few days. Andrea lives in Kentucky with her husband Matt and their son Wyatt.
Thank you,
Dorothy Schaper

April 15, 2018

James Sweeney is having issues with balance and equilibrium. He is trying to get in to see an ear/nose/throat specialist this week.

Trish Harlan asks prayers for Chrissy, who is suffering from colon cancer. She is strong, but needs help from God.

Vince Cleveland asks prayers for the Hubbs family. Paul passed away on Thursday after a brief stay in the hospital.

Nate asks healing prayers for Betty Wisely. She is still resting at home.

Vince and Sandy are asking for prayers for Frank Hernandez and his wife Monica. On returning from three weeks visiting her son in Spain,  Monica came home to find her husband very ill. He has been diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia that has damaged one lung and the lack of oxygen has damaged other organs. They are hardworking people. She cleans houses and he has a car detailing business. Prayers for healing for Frank and comfort for Monica.

April 8, 2018

Continued healing prayers for Betty Wisely, who is still recovering from her recent respiratory problems at home.

Mona Ward's daughter, Rachel Camp, took a tumble last week due to a cracked sidewalk. She sustained a broken bone in her ankle. Please pray for healing.

Lori Pittman's nephew's wife, who has been hospitalized due to infections, had an emergency c-section at 35 weeks. They had a perfectly healthy 5 lb. 4 oz. boy named Jackson!

Prayers for Virginia Eaton, one of our homebound members. She is experiencing severe vertigo. We ask God for relief of her symptoms.

April 2, 2018

Shaundell Lentz's sister Cheryl would like to thank everyone from FUMCO for their prayers and thoughts after the loss of her husband, Dennis. She would also like to thank all everyone who attended her husband's memorial service.

April 1, 2018

Prayers for Rick Longyear. He has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer that has already spread to his lymph nodes and liver. Surgery is not considered to be an option for him. Please pray for strength for Rick, his wife Sally, their son C.J., and the entire extended family.

Continued prayers for Betty Wisely, who is still recovering from bronchitis. After being taken to the emergency room earlier this week, she is now at home resting.

I praise God for the most amazing week of worship with my FUMCO family!
- Julie Owyang

Herman and Mildred Hall will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 3rd.

Diane Wolfgang, cousin of Judy and David Weigand, has terminal lung cancer. Please pray that she may have minimal pain during the time that she has left.

March 28, 2018

My daughter Rachel is requesting that the following be added to the prayer chain:

Prayers for Kat and Suzanne and their daughter Sarah, who overdosed on sleeping pills and is in the pediatric ICU at a hospital in Plano Texas. Her parents are both very scared and worried.

Kat and Suzanne are both good friends of my daughter, and Sarah is a good friend to my granddaughter Rebecca.

Thank you,
Mona Ward

March 27, 2018

Dorothy Clausen had surgery this morning to minimize nerve pain in one leg caused by spinal stenosis. This was her third surgery in five years. She is recovering at her daughter-in-law Roxie’s, and hopes to be in church on Easter! Please pray for a speedy and full recovery. She is thankful for your prayers and thanks God for his wonderful faithfulness.
Julie Owyang

March 26, 2018

Jace Shane, our three-year-old great-grandson, was taken to the hospital this morning to receive treatment for a severe asthma attack. Please keep him, his family, and his doctors in your prayers.
Thank you,
Wayne & Donna

March 25, 2018

Lori Pittman asks us to lift up her nephew's wife, Tiffany. She is 35 weeks pregnant and has been hospitalized with sepsis.

Sandy Elias asks prayers for her brother-in-law, Ted Kaleel. He is having surgery on Monday.

Most of you know that Karen Mendoza, our office manager at the church, has been on medical leave for several months now. She will be having surgery to remove her gallbladder this coming Thursday, March 29th. We pray that this will relieve her discomfort and bring her healing.

Jacquie Tidball has asked for prayers for the Sappington family. Jody Sappington passed away Friday in her sleep.

Katie Schroeder's sister, Ida Craig, passed away early this morning. Prayers for comfort and peace for Katie and her family.

Praise be to God--Betsy Ross Miale has returned home from the hospital. Prayers for continued healing and strength for her.

Anthony and Faby want to welcome their friend Matt Fiorenza to worship this morning. They also ask prayers for Save a Warrior, to keep helping those who suffer from PTSD.

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.



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

Ken Martin

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.