November 22, 2015
Christ the King Sunday
“All This and Jesus Too?”
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
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
SUNDAY EVENING SOUP KITCHEN MEAL FOR ST. VINCENT'S DePAUL
Our Annual Sunday Evening Meal for the St. Vincent DePaul Soup kitchen IS THIS SUNDAY, November 22, 2015. This has been a fun event and our Methodist cooking has always been well received by the soup kitchen guests! The meal today will be soup, bread and cheese, cookies and coffee or tea. It’s not too late to help. Anyone interested in volunteering should see Jill Bennett after church or call her at home at 860-345-7382. Sign-up sheet is also available.
SENT - ADVENT BIBLE STUDY
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 NEXT 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.
AMAZING GRACE DONATIONS
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.
Amazing Grace Food pantry would like to thank everyone at First United Methodist Church for donating throughout the year. The 237 pounds of food which you have
generously donated in 2015 - including 89 pounds on 11/2/15 and 31 pounds on 10/14/15 - helped to stock the pantry shelves, fill dozens of shopping bags, and put
food on the tables of our neighbors. They greatly appreciate that you are a part of this caring community which bands together to help those most in need.
JANUARY 5TH CHARGE CONFERENCE
There will be a Charge Conference on January 5th. Charge Conference Reports are due NO LATER THAN Wednesday, December 2nd. Please send an electronic copy of your report to Cyndi in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All committee chairs and church leaders are expected to provide a charge conference report. Please contact Cyndi in the church office with any questions at 860-346-3689.
CELEBRATING ABRAHAM ADZENYAH'S LEGACY OF MUSIC
West African Drumming and Dance Concert, Friday, December 4, 2015 at Wesleyan University, Crowell Concert Hall. Master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students. Mr. Adzenyah is retiring in December after 45 years of sharing the vibrancy of West African music with generations of Wesleyan students. He will be joined by students of choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and special guests. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door or by calling The Box Office at 860-685-7323.
SEW 'N SEW HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND DONATION DRIVE
Sew n’ Sew will be having their annual Holiday luncheon on Tuesday December 8th at 11:30 at The Green Room - 124 College Street, Middletown. They will also be collecting donations for the Heifer Project at this meeting. (Heifer works with families around the world to end hunger, lift them out of poverty and strengthen their communities.) All are invited and welcome to attend.
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 update email@example.com /860-346-3689.