Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"Wrong To Be Right"
Rev. Paul Hibbard
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
Celebration of Appointment - Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, New York Annual Conference, Cordially Invites You To The Celebration of Appointment for Rev. Dr. Alpher K. Sylvester, as Superintendent of the Connecticut District, TODAY at 4pm. This celebration will be at Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road, Trumbull, CT. Pre-Service Concert: 3:15pm. Reception following in Nichols Fellowship Hall.
Welcome - We welcome Rev. Paul Hibbard this morning to our pulpit. Rev. Hibbard is currently doing chaplaincy work at Waterbury and Hartford hospitals. Previous appointments include pastoring the Gaylorsville and Watertown UMC churches.
Town Wide Tag Sale - will take place on Saturday, September 16th at the Parsonage from 8:30am – 2:30pm. Gather up those unwanted things to donate to the FUMC. Contact Jill Bennett or Joanne Schilke to arrange a drop-off time.
Church Council - will meet Sunday, September 17th following worship. All chairs are required to be present. If you can’t attend please have a representative there for your committee. And all committees’ should be prepared to give an update.
Sunday School - Calling all children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends! The official day of this year’s Church School is Sunday, September 17th. What is Church School exactly? It is a bible story that connects to the Children’s Sermon, fun activities, learning how to pray and fellowship. Each student brings home a Children’s Worship Bulletin to remind them of the bible message for the week. So gather up the children and bring them to church on September 17th. We will have a special “Sundae” School with “make your own” ice cream Sundaes! Any questions, please contact Debbie Camp (860) 638-9323.
UMC Market - when making purchases, REMEMBER to use UMC Market. The church will then receive a percentage of the purchase price. Many stores that you already shop at are on the website. Go to UMCmarket@umcmarket.org to sign up today. Please contact Warren Western for more information.
Small Great Things Book Club - discussion will begin in September 28th at 7pm, in the Parsonage. This is a novel by Jodi Picoult, where she tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice. This book club discussion will be combined with the Hartford UMC. Please sign up if you are interested. Any questions, please contact Pastor Barbara Marks.
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 Barbara Hendershot for more information.
Finance Committee - will meet Thursday, September 14th at 2pm, at the Parsonage. Please see Warren Western for more information.
Trustee Committee - will meet Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm, at the Parsonage. Please see Bill Collins for more information.
SPPR Committee - will meet Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm, at the Parsonage. Please see Sharon Riley for more information.