Announcements for June 14, 2015

posted Jun 12, 2015, 11:20 AM by Susan Granski

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

Calling ALL Graduates! We would like to display a photo of you in our display cabinet beginning June 14 to recognize you for your hard work and accomplishments. Please bring in a framed photo of you (in your cap and gown if you have it) along with information about where you are graduating from, your degree, and what your plans are now. Contact Sarah Ashworth at if you have any questions.

Our annual Strawberry Festival will take place TODAY following worship and ALL are invited to come! We will enjoy sandwiches and a strawberry dessert. A free will offering will be taken at the lunch to benefit the FUMC Scholarship Fund.

Summer help needed at the Food Pantry! Due to summer vacation schedules, we need help taking orders and bagging groceries at the Westfield Food Pantry (located at Holy Trinity Church) on Tuesdays during June, July and August. If you can help please contact Joann Huber at or 908-654-3987. No previous experience necessary; training is available!

Bus Trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor. The New Dover United Methodist Church in Edison invites FUMC Westfield to join them on a bus trip to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The bus will leave the New Dover UMC parking lot (located at 687 New Dover Road, Edison 08820) promptly at 7:30 AM and return from the Inner Harbor at 5:00 PM. The total cost is $45 per person which includes the bus and the driver’s tip. So grab your friends and family and spend the day in Baltimore! A $20 deposit will hold your seat, with the balance due by Sunday September 6, 2015. Contact FUMC member, Vanessa Zimmerman for more information or to make your reservation

Then Sings My Soul. As a means of deepening our connection to God and one another during the church season of Ordinary Time, there will be a "Then Sings My Soul" moment on the second and fourth Sundays of each month until the beginning of Advent.People are invited to consider sharing how a specific hymn or song has been meaningful, comforting or challenging in their spiritual growth.If you are interested in sharing in one of these moments contact Su Iliff or Connie Palmer.

FUMC Perennial Plants available. Beautify your yard with perennial plants that have been thinned from the flower beds at FUMC. Since the pots and plants are of different sizes, the donation amount is up to you. The perennials are available outside the main lobby.

Join us for RISE! We are looking for two more students to join us for RISE this year (July 5 –11)! If you are interested, please contact Gilim Jung as soon as possible at

Midday Recital Series this Spring. Our next concert is Wednesday, June 24 at 12 noon. This series is designed to be a musical lunch break for church goers and non-church goers alike, so please bring lunch and a friend! Proceeds from the free-will offering will go to the organ restoration fund.

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 are June 14 & 28. 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.

Krafty Ladies/Social Group, Wednesdays beginning June 24 through August. Please join us in the Fellowship Room on Wednesdays beginning June 24 through 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!

Vacation Bible School is coming this July 20-24, 2015 and you won’t want to miss the adventure as we explore Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.We are currently in the process of signing up volunteers and holding registration for the church and the community. Contact Marcee Rogers for more information.

Youth Coordinator Fund. Did you make a pledge to FUMC’s Youth Coordinator Campaign? Is your pledge up to date? If you made a pledge to the campaign, a minimum of one-third of your total pledge is now due and payable. Please make your check payable to FUMC, indicating "Youth Coordinator" in the memo section of the check. If you have questions regarding your pledge, please contact Lyn Walford, church treasurer, at (908) 233-5793 or by e-mail at you for your support of this important initiative.

Beginning NEXT WEEK, June 21—The Summer Choir will sing on the first and third Sundays of the month and rehearse in the Sanctuary from 9:15—9:45 a.m. before the 10 a.m. worship service. We invite all ages to join, no prior experience is necessary!