THIS WEEKEND AT FUMC
November 2, 2014
21st Sunday After Pentecost
ALL SAINTS DAY
"All You Need is Hope,
Hope is All You Need"
Please join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
(don't forget the time change)
at our new location:
The Grand Ballroom at The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
We encourage you all to attend and invite your friends to our services as we
celebrate this exciting new beginning for our congregation.
Please note our phone number and email address have stayed the same:
860-346-3689 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure we have your email address.
Email is a very important means of communication during this period of transition.
Our mailing address is now:
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, CT 06457.
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.
1 John 3:1-3
COMING UP THIS WEEK
~Choir Rehearsal 9:15 a.m.
~Sunday Morning Worship Service. All Saints Day.
~S.P.P.R., 7:00 p.m.
~Sunday Morning Worship Service.
For All The Saints
O Church of God, United
Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above
Draw the Circle Wide
Middletown, Ct 06457
~The Rev. Stefanie Bennett, Pastor
~The Rev. Albert Scholten, Pastor Emeritus
~Carolyn Halsted, Interim Organist
~Every Member a Minister~
~ Chuck Knows Church ~
Chuck Knows Church is a fun weekly web series about the terms,
symbols and objects used in church.
You’ll learn lots of interesting and fun stuff about the church!
Click the link below to see this weeks episode:
BYOB: Bring Your Own Bible. While we worship at the Elk’s Lodge we will supply the hymnals but we ask that you bring your own Bible. Don’t have your own bible? Talk to Stefanie at 1(860) 946-3121 or email her at email@example.com and she will get you one.
A Special Offering for the Dinner at Society of St. Vincent is being taken THIS Sunday. This will go towards buying ingredients for the meal FUMC is preparing and serving at the soup kitchen on November 23rd. Checks can be made out to FUMC and placed in the envelope provided in the Sunday bulletin or mailed to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 65, Middletown, CT 06457. Contact Jill Bennett at 860-345-7382 with questions about participating in the project.
Upper Room Devotionals are available at the entrance to the Ballroom. These devotionals offer a short reading and reflection for each day. Please take one home.
Sing with the Choir. Choir practice is held at 9:15 each Sunday morning at the Elk’s Lodge. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Come gather around the piano.
Sunday Breakfast – Join us for breakfast the second Sunday of each month at the Elk’s Lodge. Breakfast will be held next Sunday, November 9th. A great breakfast is served downstairs from the ballroom, starting at 8:00 a.m. for just $6.00. Join us for fellowship and breakfast and then come upstairs to worship.
Sew ‘n’ Sew meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They will next meet on Tuesday, November 11th at 10 a.m. at Heritage Commons. Please contact Isabelle Mullen for further information at 860-344-1942.
Charge Conference Reports are due by November 17th. Please send an electronic copy of your report to Cyndi in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All committee chairs and church leaders are expected to provide a charge conference report. Please contact Cyndi in the church office with any questions at 860-346-3689.
FUMC will be serving a meal at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on Sunday, November 23, 2014. We need to start planning for this. Volunteers are needed. Anyone interested in volunteering should see Jill Bennett after church or call her at home at 860-345-7382.
There will be a Charge Conference on Tuesday, November 25th. Please stay tuned for details.
FUMC has an account at Timeless Trendz Consignment Shop at 749 Saybrook Rd. Middletown, CT. Items that have not sold at our tag sales or fairs have been brought there to sell. We receive 50% of the selling price. Timeless Trends Consignment Shop is closing Dec.5, 2014. No consignments will be accepted after Oct. 31, 2014. Thank you for your donations and support of this fundraiser for our church. See Dara Parent or Joanne Schilke with questions you may have.
Remember your cereal and tuna fish donations, the first Sunday of each month, for Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Contact Dara Parent at 860-347-5078 for further information.
Amazing Grace Food Pantry has communicated to us that their supplies are alarmingly low. You can drop food off directly at Amazing Grace – 16 Stack Street in Middletown or bring donations to worship next week and we will take them over. 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).
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.
*Please Note: Church cancellations can be found on WFSB (channel 3) and NBC30. Make sure we have your email for additional notifications. Thanks.