Sometimes we talk about "not being in the loop" - that feeling that we've missed out on key information or decisions. Where do decisions get made? How do we get heard fairly on important issues? Our Church Council is the forum for discussing important decisions, keeping people updated on major projects and ongoing ministries, and for raising ideas and issues for general discussion.
Anyone can attend a Church council meeting - and our next one is after worship and fellowship this Sunday, October 4th. Please come - and participate!
First United Methodist Church
THIS WEEKEND AT FUMC
September 20, 2015
17th Sunday After Pentecost
"Let’s Act Like Children"
Barbara Marks and
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
meet our new pastor
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
The FUMC Picnic will begin at 12 p.m. THIS SUNDAY 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 contact Shirley or Ted Lawrence if you have any questions at 860-343-7265.
The Finance Committee will meet this Wednesday evening Sept. 23rd at 7 p.m. at the parsonage. Contact Warren Western with any questions.
Next Sunday, September 27th, Morning Worship will include guests from Tres Dias sharing their music, witness, and JOY for Jesus. Please give them a warm Middletown Church welcome!
Christian Education -‘Remembering Your Story’ series will begin NEXT SUNDAY, September 27th, immediately following fellowship. Please sign up TODAY!
Join our Mission and Outreach Team! – We had a great first meeting of First UMC Middletown members interested in mission and outreach, with many great ideas surfacing. Some of you have already expressed interest in specific mission and outreach efforts, and we look forward to your continuing participation and leadership. Specific teams are being formed now for a Habitat for Humanity build in cooperation with Wesleyan University, as well as support for shut-in members of our congregation. See John Blossom if interested.
Email Correction - Pastor Barbara’s correct email is Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org. It is listed incorrectly in the directory.
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.
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).
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, CT 06457
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.
*Please bear with us as the parsonage is under renovation. If you need to contact us and can't reach us by phone, please email the church office. We check our email regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.