Announcements for April 13, 2014

posted Apr 9, 2014, 1:14 PM by Susan Granski

You are warmly invited to celebrate as we bless our new and more welcoming Fellowship Room during the Fellowship time TODAY after the service. Come and sit on our new sofas, check out the beautiful flowers and enjoy coffee and conversation. Thank you to the entire congregation for making this possible!

New Member Class TODAY. Are you interested in exploring membership at FUMC Westfield, or, if already a member, in brushing up on your Methodism? If so, you are invited to join us this afternoon for a class that will be lead by Rev. Mertz. We will meet together TODAY at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. Even if you were unable respond ahead of time or are not sure if you want to join right now, you are still most welcome to participate.

Maundy Thursday Soup Supper. Join others in our FUMC family for a simple soup supper on Maundy Thursday (April 17th).We will gather for supper at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Room.The Maundy Thursday worship service will follow at 7:30 PM.Questions can be directed to Su Iliff.

Coffee with Conscience. Carsie Blanton will perform on Saturday, April 26 at 8pm at the Coffee with Conscience concert in our Social Hall. Proceeds from this show will benefit HomeFirst ( Read more about Carsie at For tickets visit

Help support our Lenten youth mission project! – The Jr. and Sr. High youth will be selling tile mosaic crosses during lent for $10- each. The proceeds will benefit the Westfield Food Pantry and the Plainfield Free Meals program. They will be approximately 3 X 6 inches standing on a small base. They will be available for sale Sundays after church during Lent. Please contact Peter Pantalena for further questions or details at:

Our next time to host Free Meals will be Monday, April 14, 2014.. If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell.

The Noontimers will meet on Friday, April 18, from 12 –2 PM in the Fellowship Room. Our presenter will be physical therapist, Eleanor Campbell with the program "Babies and Tummy Time." Bring a sandwich and we provide coffee and tea and ice water. April hosts are Betty Stewart and Doris Eisele.

RISE Is Rapidly Approaching – Time to Register. We will have a RISE planning meeting on Saturday, April 26th from 9 – 10 am in the Social Hall. We will be finalizing registrations and preparing a few final fundraisers. Anyone interested in participating in RISE this summer needs to attend, or contact Kevin Dresely to get details.RISE is Sunday – Saturday, July 6 – 12.This is open to all Senior High youth who have completed 9th grade.

20th All-Church Treasure Hunt.On, May 10th at 7pm we will be having a Treasure Hunt. This year we will include both family teams and adult teams so all are invited to participate. This is an opportunity to explore all of the nooks and crannies in the church while getting to know your fellow church members. We will have a chili dinner to conclude the event.up in the Fellowship Room or outside of the Church office and let us know if you want to be part of a Family Team or an all-Adult team as well as your choice to bring either an appetizer or dessert to share.

Adult Continuing Education

"Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels" is a new Adult Education Class on Sundays (beginning April 27) at 9:00 a.m. in room 105. Novelist Mary Gordon, in a non-fiction work called Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels (2009), presents the text from several recurring Gospel stories and writes a brief commentary on each from her own perspective. We will spend eight weeks reading selectively from her book and talk about one or two selections each week. It will be an excellent way to look at Jesus’ words with new perspective. Each week ‘stands alone’ so come to as many classes as you are able. See more in the next Messenger.

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday—April 17

Soup Supper, 6:30 PM; Service, 7:30 PM

Good Friday—April 18

Service, 7:30 PM

Easter Celebrations, April 20

Sunrise Service on Front Lawn,

6:30 AM

Easter Brunch, Fellowship Room 9:00 AM

Morning Worship, 10 AM

Easter Flowers

Do you wish to honor or remember someone on Easter Day by contributing to the decoration of the church? Please return this form to the church office with money, in any amount. Make checks payable to FUMC—Flower Fund. Deadline for names of donors in the bulletin is TODAY.


In honor of: ________________________________________________________

In memory of:______________________________________________________

Amount enclosed:$________