Announcements for July 21, 2013

posted Jul 19, 2013, 9:26 AM by Susan Granski

Monday Evening Bible Study in July. Rev. Mertz will offer a Monday evening Bible study on the passage(s) he will preach on the following Sunday. Please join us July 22 and 29 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Room.

Craft/Social Group, Wednesdays in July and August. Please join us in the Fellowship Room on Wednesdays in July and August from 1—3 PM. Bring your knitting, sewing and crafts or just join us for social time! We also have some fun projects that you can work on. Hope to see you whenever you can make it!

Enjoy Summer Jazz from FUMC’s front lawn! Relax and enjoy the music of the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival each Tuesday in July and August from 7-9 PM. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your picnic dinner. Playing July 23rd is Eric Mintel Quartet (

Join our church family for a fun-filled day at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA on Saturday, July 27. Please meet at the church at 8:30am and plan to return later that evening. RSVP to Sarah Ashworth ( by July 21 to reserve tickets, adults: $35.99 online (or 49.99 at the park), children under 48" tall: $27.99 online (or 29.99 at the park). Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and towel for the waterpark!

Summer Caroling! Why should caroling be restricted to the Christmas season when there are joyous songs to share all year long? It shouldn’t! Join us on Sunday, July 28 in visiting homebound congregants for a bit of summer caroling. The songs will be familiar hymns and church camp pieces, including those from VBS of this year and the past. We will gather at 1:30 PM in the church parking lot. Contact Marcee Rogers if you are interested in singing or wish to be visited.

Please join us for a night of Mini Golfing on Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex, 1300 Raritan Road, Clark. $8 for adults, $6 for children 16 and under. For more information, contact Sarah Ashworth at

Wanted by the UMW. The Elisabeth Circle wants your "attic treasures" - forgotten or just no longer wanted or needed, new and used items like paintings, old Barbies, Hot Wheels, Beanie Babies, furniture, antique dishes, collectables, etc. We have established an e-bay account and will be listing your donated treasures as a fund raising event for the Church.  If you have items to donate to either the e-bay fund- raising project or for the upcoming yard sale please contact Janet at  We can arrange pick up and/or storage for items that you would like to donate.

One Adult Sweatshirt, Size Small. One zipped white sweatshirt with the First United Methodist logo is left from our sale (in size adult small)! It is available in the church office for $40. 908-233-4211.

Planning for next year is upon us! the Fellowship Room are idea charts for various congregational and small group activities. you want to plant a seed and watch it grow? your idea up and run with it or sign on to help with a listed activity which inspires you. dates and confirmation of activities will take place in late August in order to prepare an Activity Calendar for the next cycle.

The Family Caregiver's Group continues to meet twice monthly at FUMC on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30. We gather to share experiences, exchange information and to care for and encourage each other. Upcoming meeting dates: July 21, August 4 and 18. Facilitator is Sue Bottorff.

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


VBS Fun Fair is today at 2 pm.  Wrapping up the VBS week, we will have a fun fair on the church lawn open to the community, the proceeds of which will go to the Greater NJ Sandy Relief Fund. If you're hosting a booth, please arrive no later than 1:30 to set up. We also need the congregation's support by coming out and playing games! It's not just for kids!  For more information, please contact Sarah Ashworth at