Third Sunday after Epiphany
John Blossom, Seminarian Associate, CLS
Children's Sermon also by John Blossom
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Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
Ezekiel 1:1, 2:1-3:3
Choir rehearsal will be at the Parsonage, Saturday, 10AM, weather permitting.
Thank You Church for the special Christmas basket filled with thoughtful goodies and to SPRC for your gracious gift! We are humbled and grateful. Pastor Barbara & Dave.
Pastor Barbara will be away on business and pleasure January 12th-24th. In her absence John Blossom will be covering. In a pastoral emergency John can be reached at (203) 293-8511, otherwise, you may leave a message with the Church Office (860) 346-3689 during regular business hours.
Coffee and Devotion at the Parsonage this Monday, January 25th,9:30-10:30am. Just stop in with Joys, Concerns and Thoughts.
"The Future of First UMC Middletown - Implementing the Vision" - Your voice matters for the future of our church! Sunday, January 31st, after fellowship, everyone is invited to listen and to speak on how we will begin to implement the future of our church this year. John Parent, the Chairperson of the Church Council, will chair the meeting, and John Blossom, Seminarian Associate, will present materials to help facilitate the discussion. This will be the first of a series of meetings in which we begin to make informed decisions for action on facilities, ministries, and outreach, defined around long-term goals.
2016 District Resourcing Days - Save the Date. Come and learn at workshops focusing on Worship Design, Technology in Worship, Godly Play, Older Adult Ministries, Disaster Preparation and HUB Churches, Staff Parish Relations, Trustees, Church Finance, Facebook, Immigration and Incarceration, Prayer, and “Telling Our Story: Celebrating 250 Years of Methodism.” Sunday, January 31st, Westport UMC 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT 06880 2:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Saturday, February 6th, Woodbury UMC 4 Church Street, Woodbury, CT 06798 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Amazing Grace Donations can now be brought to church anySunday. 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.
Amazing Grace Food Pantry would like to thank everyone at First United Methodist Church, Middletown for the generous donations made in 2015. In total FUMC donated 355 lbs. of food! It is only with the continuing commitment of so many generous members of our church and our community that Amazing Grace is able to provide food for families who are most in need. They are extremely grateful for your continuing support of this mission.
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.
Our mailing address has changed! All mailings should now be sent to First United Methodist Church at 221 Ridge Road, Middletown, CT 06457. 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).
First United Methodist Church
221 Ridge Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.