Announcements for April 27, 2014

posted Apr 24, 2014, 10:35 AM by Susan Granski

Memorial Service planned. A Memorial Service for Jack Petersen (who died on January 4, 2014) is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at 11 AM.

A Special Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, immediately following worship (approx. 11 AM). The purpose for this conference is to elect Mrs. Joann Huber as an Alternate Lay Member to Annual Conference.

Non-perishable food donations are needed for the Westfield Food Pantry. Place your items in the bin in the Lobby.

FUMC College Scholarships - High School seniors, college students and any student continuing their education or training beyond high school may apply for one of the several scholarships awarded each year. Scholarship applications are now available in the church office and must be returned by May 25, 2014.

VBS July 2014 UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflicts, Vacation Bible School has been shifted to July 21-24. will begin on May 10th. will be available via email and during the hours the church office is open. for details in the May Messenger. volunteer with the program either as part of the planning team or for the week of the program, contact Marcee Rogers ( for more information.

The Book Group will next meet on April 27, 2014 from 7-8:30 PM in the Fellowship Room. The book for discussion is "The Funeral Dress" by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Joann Huber will be the discussion facilitator. All are invited to join us.

Family Caregivers Group. A support group for persons who provide ongoing care for an ill, elderly or disabled family member continues to meet at FUMC about twice each month from 3:00 to 4:30 on Sunday afternoons. The coming dates can be found in the weekly bulletin. Mutual support, encouragement, and caring as well as practical information are offered to and by those present. The group is professionally led. Contact Sue Bottorff for more information.

Monthly Men’s Breakfast— All men are invited to gather at the Westfield Diner at 8 AM on the first Saturday of every month for a time of fellowship. (Our next Saturday is May 3, 2014) Contact Kevin Dresely at ddresely@comcast.netfor more information. No reservations required!

Time of Prayer. Please join us for a time of prayer the first Sunday of each month from 9:15-9-45 in the Wesley Hall office (room 101). every month or come whenever you can - all are welcome! Our next meeting will be May 4, 2014.

20th Anniversary All-Church Treasure Hunt.On, May 10th– 7 pmwill be having a Treasure Hunt.year we will include both family teams and adult teams so all are invited to participate. Sign up in the Fellowship Room or outside of the Church office. A chili dinner will conclude the event. Sign up to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Our next time to host Free Meals will be Monday, May 12, 2014. If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell (732-388-1814).

Adult Continuing Education

"Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels" is an Adult Education Class on Sundays 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.