THIS WEEKEND AT FUMC
May 10th, 2015
6th Sunday of Easter
"Riding the Slippery Slope"
Rev. Stefanie Bennett
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Grand Ballroom
(However, if the weather permits,
we will be outside on the patio.
You might want to bring sunglasses or a hat.
It will be nice to enjoy the beautiful weather.)
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
John 15: 9-17
Sunday Breakfast – Join us for breakfast the second Sunday of each month at the Elk’s Lodge. A Special Mother's Day Brunch will be held this Sunday, May 10th upstairs in the ballroom for just $8.00. Join us for fellowship and breakfast and then come join us for worship.
‘Imagine No Malaria’ boxes are still available. Don’t forget to pick one up and fill it with change, then return it when it’s full and pick up a new one. If you don’t have one yet, contact Stefanie at 860-346-3689 or pick one up on Sunday.
Adult Bible Study has begun - ‘Love Letter: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians’. We meet immediately following fellowship hour today, downstairs. For more information contact Stefanie Bennett at email@example.com or call the church office at 860-346-3689.
Coffee with the Pastor. Stefanie Bennett will be at Brew Bakers (169 Main Street, Middletown) every Monday at 1 p.m. Consider yourself invited to join her for conversation. All are welcome to come for an ongoing conversation on all things related to faith and other stuff too.
Sew ‘n’ Sew meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They will next meet this Tuesday, May 12th at 10 a.m. at Heritage Commons. Bring a lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert will be furnished. The Sew ‘n’ Sews have completed 75 fleece scarves for CVH clients and will complete 50 health kits for Church World Service.
Tag Sale to benefit ‘Imagine No Malaria’ will be held this Saturday, May 16th (with a rain date of May 30th). It will be held at the parsonage. Please make sure all items to donate for the tag sale are brought to the back porch of the parsonage as soon as possible. Contact Marsha Judson at 860-346-0005 with questions or to volunteer to help.
Church Council will meet next Sunday, May 17th, right after church. Call Stefanie Bennett for more information.
Shirley Lawrence, Chair of S.P.P.R., is available if you have questions about the appointment process and pastoral transition. You can contact her at 860-347-9687 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate your cans and bottles to help raise money for Imagine No Malaria. You can bring cans and bottles to the parsonage porch at 221 Ridge Road. Mel Hasbrouck will be taking them for deposit redemption for the next several months.
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.
Upper Room Devotionals are available at the entrance to the Ballroom. These devotionals offer a short reading and reflection for each day. Please take one home.
Sing with the Choir. Choir practice is held at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday morning at the Elk’s Lodge. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Come gather around the piano.
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).
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‘Imagine No Malaria’: So far FUMC has raised $966.99 towards our goal of $2850.88, leaving us with $1883.89 to raise. Please keep those donations coming, including cans and bottles dropped off at the parsonage!
Imagine No Malaria:
About 40% of malaria deaths occur in just two countries:
Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This Week at First United Methodist Church:
Choir practice, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service.
Adult Bible Study.
Finance Committee meeting, 7 p.m.
Choir practice, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service.Adult Bible Study.
Church Council Meeting.
Interesting links about our church
and our world:
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, CT 06457
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.