Third Sunday of Advent
"Awake To Joy"
Barbara Marks, Pastor
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
Visiting Today? – We welcome YOU to our worship service this morning. If you are visiting our church for the first time, we extend you a special greeting. We invite you to enter into our worship wholeheartedly. Sing out! Listen intently to God’s Word! Be open to promptings of the Holy Spirit! After the service join us for coffee and give us a chance to talk with you so that we can invite you back! We look forward to your worshiping with us again. Please fill out a visitor card before leaving with your complete name and address.
Advent Study – begins today following fellowship…we will work right from the Bible and lectionary passages. Do something spiritual to refresh and awaken your soul this Advent season as we explore Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” – or, is it? For those who find the Christmas season difficult for many reasons, the United Churches of Durham, First UMC of Middletown, and Middlefield federated Church will join together in hosting a Blue Christmas Service TODAY at 4pm. The name refers to the loneliness, sadness and grieving that people might experience during the holiday season – whether from negative memories, difficult losses, or from complicated personal relationships. Please invite a friend in need of gentle care. The service will be held at the United Churches of Durham, 228 Main Street, Durham, CT.
Healing The Wounds of Grief & Trauma– daytime classes now forming for January 2019. Sign up today on the sign-up sheet. Please contact Pastor Barbara for more details.
Coffee Hour - will be hosted by group Luke on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Please see Sharon Riley for details.