Third Sunday after Epiphany
“Are Those Words Coming From Me?!”
Pastor Barbara Marks
Children's Sermon also by Pastor Marks
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Thank you Carolyn for your wonderful Spirit and guidance. We praise God for your gift of music and we are so blessed that you have shared it with us. Of course, this is not goodbye!
"The Future of First UMC Middletown - Implementing the Vision" - Your voice matters for the future of our church! THIS 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.
Choir Rehearsal. Please join our new music director Eric Buggienext Saturday, February 6th at 10 a.m. at the Parsonage for an informal, 'getting to know you' choir rehearsal. All current members of the choir and anyone wishing to join the choir are encouraged to attend.
Church Council Vision Meeting. Immediately after worship and fellowship on Sunday, January 31st, all members and regular worshipers are invited to join us for a Church Council meeting, at which we will discuss the future of the church, taking actions as needed to take further major decisions. Your voice and your vote matters - please come!
Coffee and Devotion at the Parsonage is held the second Mondayof each month. Please join us Monday, February 8th, 9:30-10:30 a.m.Just stop in with Joys, Concerns and Thoughts.
Sew ‘n’ Sew meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They will next meet Tuesday, February 9th. Please contact Barbara Hendershot for further information at 860-346-0467.
Ash Wednesday Service. February 10th. Will be held in the Parsonage following a fellowship soup dinner at 6 p.m. All are invited and welcomed to bring friends.
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.
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).
*Please Note: Church cancellations can be found on WFSB (channel 3) and NBC30. Make sure we have your email for additional notifications. A message will also be left on the church's answering machine if service is canceled.
First United Methodist Church
221 Ridge Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.