Announcements for July 7, 2013

posted Jul 5, 2013, 6:21 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. Scheduled evenings are July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6:30 PM. On July 8th we will meet in the choir room; subsequent nights will take place in the Fellowship Room.

Christ Care Gatherings. Join others to learn and talk about how we each can make a difference in the lives of others. Two Christ Care gatherings are scheduled – Sunday July 7th and July 14th from 11:30 – 12:30 PM in room 105. Opportunities to care for and be in ministry with others will include ministries that nurture our church family, and mission opportunities in Union County and beyond. Questions?? Contact Su Iliff at

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. Our next meeting date is: July 7. Facilitator is Sue Bottorff.

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.

Need an opportunity to unleash your artistic side? Volunteers are needed to help with the creation and implementation of decorations for Vacation Bible School. contact Marcee Rogers for more details and the work schedule.

Meal and a Mission. Be a part of Meal and a Mission: Dinner, a show, prayer and a mission on Thursday July 18th at 6 pm. This is a time for fellowship to benefit UMCOR Relief. You can have fun and help in so many ways – 1. Join the dinner team - we need people to supply Salads, Breads, Casseroles, and Desserts. 2. Help serve the meal. 3. Come and eat with us and work on the mission activity. 4. Donate items for the Relief Kits. There will be sign ups available before and after church or simply contact Traci Basaman

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 9th is Jonny B & The Blues Blazers (

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.

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.

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. 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.