Pastor Barbara Marks
Children's Sermon by John Blossom
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
The Finance Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, November 11th at 7 p.m. at the parsonage. Finance committee members are encouraged to attend this meeting to complete the budget for 2016. Contact Warren Western for details.
Tres Dias Women’s #101 will be held November 12-15. It is a weekend filled with the love, grace and peace of Jesus. Come experience this closer walk on the journey of
faith. See Pastor Barbara for details.
Council Meeting – Next Sunday, November 15th immediately following worship. ALL are invited to attend.
Advent Study - SENT-
As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them -John 17:18.
God sent Christ into the world as our Savior. That’s what Christmas is all about. In turn, Christ sends us into the world. But do we really understand how, where, and why we are sent? This church-wide Advent study challenges us through story, art, and Bible study to discover what it means to be Christ’s hands, feet, head, and heart. Centered around a DVD with 8-10 minute videos it is created by a group of dynamic pastors. FUMC will begin this Advent Study starting Sunday, November 29th following worship/fellowship at 11:30. Please sign up today so that books can be ordered or call the Church office to reserve a place.
Our Annual Sunday Evening Meal for the St. Vincent DePaul Soup kitchen will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015. This has been a fun event and our Methodist cooking has always been well received by the soup kitchen guests! There are many ways you can help with this mission project. We will need donations for the paper/plastic ware (small plates, bowls, spoons, cups) and for the groceries to feed 150 people. We also need VOLUNTEERS to: cook the soup at home (5 volunteers), bring it to the soup kitchen or arrange to have it picked up, set up and serve the meal to the soup kitchen guests and clean up after the meal. The Missions Committee will put together soup making kits with recipe and soup ingredients for those cooking the soup. The meal will be soup, bread and cheese, cookies and coffee or tea. Anyone interested in volunteering should see Jill Bennett after church or call her at home at 860-345-7382. Sign-up sheet is available.
Email Correction - Pastor Barbara’s correct email isBarbara.email@example.com. It is listed incorrectly in the directory.
Amazing Grace Donations can now be brought to church any Sunday. 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.
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 - We are looking for everyone to update their home phone and cell phone numbers as well as their email addresses for correct communications. Please call or email Cyndi at the church office to firstname.lastname@example.org /860-346-3689.
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, CT 06457
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Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.