16th Sunday after Pentecost
Barbara Marks, Pastor
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
Pastor Barbara will be away from September 8th to September 11th. John Blossom can be called in a pastoral emergency. He can be reached at (203) 293-8511.
Church Tag Sale… - The First UMC Middletown will be participating in the town wide tag sale on September 17, 2016 at the parsonage. So get ready and start to clean out those closets. Drop off for your donations will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9am-12pm… Unable to make the drop off times, make an appointment for a special drop off with Jill. If you would like to volunteer or help out in any way, please contact Jill Bennett (860) 345-7382.
Worship Team – Are you interested in being part of the worship team that “creates a look” that goes along with the scripture? You saw it happen for Pentecost with flames of fire. You saw it happen during Lent as we created a worship table week after week while building on burlap cloth. Visual greatly enhance our worship experience! We need a few people to brainstorm how worship might “LOOK” if we were walking into the story. Please let Pastor Barbara know if you are interested.
The Sew ‘n’ Sew’s - will meet the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at Heritage Commons. Bring a brown bag lunch. Please see Rachel Titus for more information.
Church Picnic - will be September 25, 2016 following worship at 12 p.m., at the Lawrence’s home (72 Jacobs Terrace, Middletown). Everyone is invited to attend. Ted and Shirley will provide the hot dogs,, hamburgers, rolls, iced tea and lemonade. Folks can bring their favorite main dish to share or a dessert. We look forward to seeing you. Please call Shirley or Ted if you have any questions at (860) 343-7265.
The United Methodist Men - meet at the parsonage for a men’s breakfast Saturday, October 8th, and the first Saturday of each month. Bring a friend! See David Marks or Warren Western for more information.
Harvest Fair - will be on November 12, 2016, at the parsonage. We will be having crafts, bake table, lunch, silent action, and more…. Need more information? Please contact the church office (860) 346-3689 for more details.
Choir Fellowship - If you have a desire to sing God’s praises with us, this would be a great time to do so. For more information, please call Stephanie Buggie at (203) 494-3153, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Please contact Marsha Judson with any questions at (860) 346-0005.