“Are You thirsty?"
Pastor Barbara Marks
Children's Sermon by John Blossom
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
Please join me in wishing Dawn Amell many blessings! This will be her last Sunday with us in worship before moving to FL. We are all grateful for the many dedicated years of service she has given the Lord through FUMC. Thank You Dawn for blessing us!
‘IF’ - New Study Series. Starts THIS SUNDAY and runs Sundays, February 28th – March 20th at the parsonage following worship. Make this YOUR Lenten commitment! Our Church has made a decision to move forward...to set the wheels in motion. This series will help encourage us! Wrestling with regrets? Let God take your "if onlys" and use them as a springboard to a future filled with great possibilities! With his trademark enthusiasm and joy, Mark Batterson helps us embrace a confident, ready-to-conquer attitude based on the astounding question posed in Romans 8: "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Sign up and join usthis Sunday.
In honor of Black History Month, NYAC Commission on Archives and History (CAH) would like to highlight the biographies of some African-American luminaries in our conference. Throughout 2016 we will celebrate 250 years of United Methodism in the New York area. This morning we are featuring Shirley I. Parris, the First Woman District and Conference Lay Leader. In this Lenten time it is good for us to reflect and be proud of our history. It is also right to be in the present and look to the future to see how far we still need to go. Please see the insert attached, discuss it at home, and visit the NYAC.com website for other featured articles.
One Great Hour of Sharing – March 6th. One Great Hour of Sharing is a Special Sunday of the United Methodist Church which calls us to share the goodness of life with those in need throughout the world. The offering is to be used for a variety of relief programs. The funds collected are administered by the United Methodist Committee on Relief Department, General Board of Global Ministries.
Amazing Grace Donations can now be brought to church any Sunday. In addition to tuna and cereal, they are looking for donations of oatmeal, coffee and soup. The Missions committee will collect these items every Sunday and deliver to Amazing Grace. Please contact Marsha Judson with any questions at 860-346-0005.
The Coordinator of Rides to The Elk’s Lodge in Middletown is Jill Bennett. Please contact Jill at 860-345-7382 if you are in need of a ride to our new location.
Our mailing address has changed! All mailings should now be sent to First United Methodist Church at 221 Ridge Road, Middletown, CT 06457. Thank you!
We have a Facebook page! Help spread the word about the church by “liking” the church page and “sharing” posts. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/First-United-Methodist-Church/109638702407308
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First United Methodist Church
221 Ridge Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Do not hesitate to call the church office with
any questions or concerns.