Announcements for March 23, 2014

posted Mar 21, 2014, 9:34 AM by Susan Granski

Altar Flowers. The 2014 Flower Chart is posted on the wall outside the church office. You are invited to sponsor flower arrangements ($40 per week) for our worship services each Sunday morning. Please sign up, then take an envelope for your payment and to indicate what reading you’d like to appear in the bulletin. Thank you for providing these beautiful tributes for our services.

The Lenten Journey Challenge. It is still not too late to participate in your own spiritual journey during Lent. See the Passport Agent in the Narthex to pick up your FUMC Lenten Passport for your trip which outlines the stops along the way to reach the final destination, Easter Sunday.

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:

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. coming dates can be found in the weekly bulletin. support, encouragement, and caring as well as practical information areto and by those present.. group is professionally led.

The Book Group will next meet on March 23, 2014 from 7-8:30 PM in the Fellowship Room. The book for discussion is "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett. Teresa Dresely will be the discussion facilitator. All are invited to join us.

Be treated like a princess! Please join the Women of Cornerstone for a night of Pampering, Princesses and Prayer on March 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Room. Spend time with friends. Enjoy some tasty food. Have some time for quiet prayer. Sample spa products. Do your nails. Watch a Princess movie. All women are welcome.

Oratorio Singers Concert, March 30 at 3 PM. Join the Oratorio Singers as they present a concert of sacred choral music on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 PM in our sanctuary. This concert, which includes soloists, chorus and orchestra, will feature Mozart’s "Great" mass in c minor and the World Premiere of Saint Augustine written by music director, Trent Johnson. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors. For more information call (908) 656-7418

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 April 5, 2014) Contact Kevin Dresely at for 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 April 6.

Processional Candle Bearers Training. On Sunday, April 6th following worship at 11:15-12:15 there will a training for youth (grades 5 and up) to learn the Processional Candle Bearer job led by Jack Panosh.Meet outside the Music Library (2nd floor). This training is open to any of our youth who would like to support worship by taking on this job for various holiday worship services throughout the year.The task involves carrying one of two processional candles at the beginning and end of worship to accompany the processional cross.Please note, however, it is important to make sure that you have been trained and can handle the weight of the candle.

Sign Up Today!  20th Anniversary All-Church Treasure Hunt. 

On, May 10th– 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.  Sign 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 Education Update –FORGIVENESS.

The Lenten study, Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie Thompson, will continue on Sunday mornings ending April 13th.Everyone is invited to participate at either of two gathering times: 9:00 – 9:50 AM or 11:30 – 12:30 in Room 105.Any suggestions for future class topics can be shared with Bob Anderson, Dan Bottorff, Joann Huber, or Su Iliff.

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 April 13, 2014


In honor of: ________________________________________________________

In memory of:______________________________________________________

Amount enclosed:$________