THIS WEEKEND AT FUMC
January 18, 2015
4th Sunday after Christmas
"Is This a Private Fight?"
Please join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
at our new location:
The Grand Ballroom
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
We encourage you all to attend and invite your friends to our services.
Please note our phone number and email address have stayed the same:
860-346-3689 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure we have your email address.
Email is a very important means of communication.
Our mailing address is:
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, CT 06457.
Do not hesitate to call the church office with any questions or concerns.
1 Samuel 3:1-10
COMING UP THIS WEEK
~Carolyn Halstead performing at Covenant Village, 2:30 p.m.
~Tapas at the Aparos, 6-8 p.m.
~Choir practice, 9:15 a.m.
~ Sunday Morning Worship Service.
~Finance Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Swains house.
~ Choir practice, 9:15 a.m.
~ Sunday Morning Worship Service.
~Adult Bible Study.
"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
"Open My Eyes, That I May See"
"Marching to Zion"
"Here I am, Lord"
P.O. Box 65
Middletown, Ct 06457
~The Rev. Stefanie Bennett, Pastor~
~The Rev. Albert Scholten, Pastor Emeritus~
~Carolyn Halsted, Interim Organist~
~Every Member a Minister~
Come hear Carolyn Halsted play music of Bach, Liszt, Halsted, and Beethoven. This Saturday, January 17th at 2:30 p.m., Covenant Village Events Center, Cromwell. She would love to see you!
Tapas at the Aparo’s will be held THIS Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 84 E. Ridge Rd, Middletown from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Philip and Bonnie Aparo will be having an evening of fellowship, serving refreshments and tapas. There is limited space so make your reservation today. A $7.50 donation per person for FUMC would be appreciated. Call Phil and Bonnie at 860-347-3617 to make your reservation.
Sunday is Human Relations Day. Human Relations Day is one of the Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church, which encourages social justice and work with at-risk youth. The special collection today supports programs such as ‘Bridging the Vision’. Human Relations Day calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children to realize their potential. Please donate generously.
Adult Bible Study will begin next Sunday, January 25th - ‘Love Letter: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians’. We will meet immediately following fellowship hour. Contact Stefanie Bennett for more information.
2015 District Resourcing Days, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Newtown United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Wethersfield United Methodist Church, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Workshops will include: Ministry by Strength (Pastors), Social Media and the Church Today, Church Finance, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Welcoming People with Disabilities, Music for Multicultural Worship, Listening to Youth, UM Army and Prayer. In addition there will be Resource Tables on Lay Servant Ministries and the United Methodist Women. All lay people and clergy are invited and encouraged to attend. Watch for more details in January.
Sew ‘n’ Sew meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They will next meet Tuesday, February 10th. Please contact Isabelle Mullen for further information at 860-344-1942.
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.
Church Directory - We are making a church directory (no photos!) of friends and active members and would like to have your details correct. Each Sunday in January you'll have a chance to correct, edit, or add to the information already collected. Please record that you've checked the information. Or send an email to email@example.com with your name, address, phone and email address.
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.