Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
James 2:1-10, 14-17
Holy Habits Church Wide – book study begins TODAY, I ask you to read the first two chapters. It is recommended reading by our DS so that we might learn to be disciples of mission in Middletown. Every person/family is invited to take one book. Please sign it out. Some are still on backorder. The Sunday sermons will include excerpts from the book and we will follow it up with discussion after Worship. Every person is encouraged to grab a coffee and stay. If you would prefer to attend an evening study please let Pastor Barbara know.
FUMC Tag Sale Fundraiser – will be Saturday, September 15th. Please bring donations to the Parsonage front porch for this event. They will be organized and tagged for sale over Labor Day weekend. We are looking for some volunteers to make this a successful event. Please see Jill Bennett for more information to volunteer and to make donations.
Ice Cream Social - We will have a special “Sundae” School with “make your own” ice cream Sundaes for the official day of this year’s start of Church School, September 16th. 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. So gather up the children and bring them to church next Sunday. Any questions, please contact Debbie Camp (860) 638-9323.
Wanted: Sunday School Teachers and Helpers! –Thank you to all who have helped in this important ministry. We are now looking for additional volunteers for the fall and spring. No experience is required! We will teach you how to use our resources. Your commitment would be about one time per month depending on how many of you volunteer. Please see Debbie Camp for more information.
Connecticut Concerts – featuring Eleanor Blake, will be presenting music of Vivaldi, Handel, Cècile Chaminade, Nadia Boulanger and Antonin Dvořák. They will be preforming TODAY, Sunday, September 9th, at 4pm, at the Somers Congregational Church, 599 Main Street, Somers, CT and Sunday, September 30th, at 3pm, at the Trinity Church, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT. A suggested donation is $10.00. Please see Thelma Blake for more information.
Save The Date – Charge Conference will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018. We are in the Meriden district, so our meeting will be held in that church. Please complete your reports by the end of October. Most forms can be downloaded from NYAC.com and click on “Conference Forms & Policies”. More details to come.
Finance & Trustees Special Meeting – will be Wednesday, September 26th, at the Parsonage. We will be having a special guest, Susan Ezrati, joining us. It is encourage that all Finance and Trustee Committee members attend. Please see Nancy Burton for more information.
Coffee Hour - will be hosted by group Matthew on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Please see Rossana Barnaby for details.
You are invited!
Come, SING and use your gift on Sunday Mornings.
All are welcome to join our rehearsals on Tuesdays.
We will begin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 7 – 8 p.m.