THIS WEEKEND AT FUMC
August 2, 2015
10th Sunday After Pentecost
"Where the Crumbs Lead"
Barbara Marks Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
meet our new pastor
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
This Sunday Join Us as We Welcome for our Communion and Baptism service the Rev. Sara Lamar-Sterling. Rev. Sara Lamar-Sterling is an ordained elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. After serving 11 years in the local parish at churches in CT and NY, Sara is now the Pediatrics & Maternity chaplain at Yale New Haven Hospital. Sara lives in New Haven with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Madison, and is one of the clergy in residence at Golden Hill UMC in Bridgeport.
This Sunday we welcome Michael Joseph Perry into our Church family as he is baptized in Christ. Michael’s parents are Elizabeth and Michael Perry, and his proud big brother is William.
We Welcome John Blossom – Please join S.P.P.R. in welcoming John as our new Associate in Mission and Outreach. He has jumped right in delivering the Children’s Message, helping us dance by using a projector in the worship service, led Church School, assisted with computer issues, social media, and even visited possible “future church” locations. To find out more about John, introduce yourself to him during coffee hour!
Help Needed - In an effort to get Children’s Faith Formations together for the fall we have been experimenting with those children who have been attending summer worship. There has been an invigorating Children’s Message and a short lesson afterwards. We have had excellent feedback, and need a group of volunteers to help with this effort. It will mean that you might miss worship once or twice a month but our children will make it well worthwhile. Remember in order to keep in line with Safe Church Policy we need to have two adults present. Please ask Pastor Barbara or John Blossom how you can help!
Sunday Breakfast – Join us for breakfast the second Sunday of each month at the Elk’s Lodge. Breakfast will be served next Sunday, August 9th. A great breakfast is served downstairs from the ballroom, starting at 8:00 a.m. for just $6.00. Join us for fellowship and breakfast and then come upstairs to worship.
Email Correction - Pastor Barbara’s correct email is Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org. It is listed incorrectly in the directory.
Basic Lay Servant Ministry Courses will be offered through the District:
Wethersfield UMC, Saturday 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29, 9 a.m. - 3:30.p.m. and Grace UMC, Southington, Saturday 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26 – 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If you are interested please let Pastor Barbara know.
Shirley Lawrence, Chair of S.P.P.R., is available if you have questions about the pastoral transition. You can contact her at 860-347-9687 or email her at email@example.com.
Amazing Grace Donations can now be brought to church any Sunday. Summer is a very important time for the food pantry. 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).
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, CT 06457
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.
Our summer office hours are:
Monday and Wednesday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.