Announcements for March 31, 2013

posted Mar 29, 2013, 5:18 AM by Susan Granski

Please continue to bring non-perishable food donations for the Westfield Food Pantry. Place your items in the bin in the Lobby.

Vacation Bible School will take place July 15 to 18 (9:30-11:30) with a closing program and community fun fair on Sunday 7/21. Registration for church members is now taking place! (Community registration begins on April 15). Registration forms are available in the church office.

VBS Volunteers needed! We need to line up our staff! Volunteers are needed for various tasks before, during and after the VBS week. Please think about your gifts and talents; if you have a calling to work with Vacation Bible School, we have a job you can do! Contact Marcee Rogers:

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 6!) Contact Kevin Dresely at or 908-232-5732 for more information. No reservations required!

Our next time to host Free Meals will be April 8, 2013. We prepare meals the second Monday of each month September thru June. Although we have a faithful crew, we welcome anyone who would like to come and join us! If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell.

Scrapbooking group. Our next crop will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9am-1:00 pm in the Fellowship Room. We meet monthly on the second Saturday. Sarah Ashworth presents a topic and is available to help those new to scrapbooking. April's topic is digital scrapbooking. Please be sure to bring your laptop for individual assistance. You can bring your traditional scrapbooking supplies as well. New and experienced scrapbookers are encouraged to join us. Please contact Sarah if you are interested or have any questions

The Noontimers will next meet on April 19 in the Fellowship Room. Our guest speaker will be Charles Stewart speaking on ancestry. We ask that you bring a sandwich and we provide coffee and tea and ice water. The meetings run from 12 PM till 2 PM. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Noontimer Baby pictures needed! Our May Noontimer program is "Baby Face" with Rosemarie Gilman. We will try to guess who is who from their baby pictures. Prizes will be given to the winner. Photos (before the age of one) of each Noontimer are to be lent to Rosemarie Gilman on or before April 19th! They will be returned.

Sign up for Altar flowers outside the church office! You are invited to sponsor flower arrangements for our worship services each Sunday at a cost of $40 per week. Please sign up, then take an envelope for your payment and to indicate the reading that will appear in the bulletin.

The Book Group will next meet on April 21 from 7-8:30 PM in the Fellowship Room. The book for discussion is "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. Kathy Zuber will be the discussion facilitator. All are invited to join us.

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. Meeting dates: April 7 & 21; May 5 & 19. Facilitators are Sue Bottorff and Su Iliff.

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 will be available in the church office beginning April 14, 2013 and must be returned by May 26, 2013.

Lord and Taylor Fundraiser. Get your ticket for 25% off 2 items of your choice and a 15% savings pass to be used all day long! Wesley Hall is participating in Lord & Taylors "Shop Smart-Do Good Charity" event on April 30, 2013. Purchase a ticket for $5 (in the school office). Your discount ticket is good on regular and sale priced items! All checks should be made payable to Wesley Hall. Call the school office for more information 908-233-9570.

Adult Continuing Education

Beginning on Sunday, April 7th, the Sunday morning Adult Bible Study will begin a 10 week course on the book of Isaiah. Isaiah speaks of God’s relationship to the prophet, the people, the kings and the servant. Isaiah’s message invites us to explore God’s personal character and develop a deeper understanding of the living God, the Holy one of Israel. While Isaiah is often quoted during the Christmas and Easter season, its message is timeless. Many see Isaiah as the first and greatest apostle and evangelist. Please join on Sunday mornings in room 218 at 9 am to explore this pivotal book from the Old Testament.