Announcements for March 9, 2014

posted Mar 7, 2014, 11:19 AM by Susan Granski

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:

Lenten Study Groups. This Lent several Lenten Study Groups will be formed based on the study of The Many Faces of Jesus. These intergenerational groups will take the place of Family Wednesday Night Meals held in the past during Lent. Additional information about these groups will be available by calling Kevin or Teresa Dresely 908-232-5732.

Our next time to host Free Meals at Covenant UMC in Plainfield will be Monday, March 10, 2014. If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell.

VBS Planning Meeting scheduled. Join Marcee as part of the VBS Planning Team on Saturday, March 15.We will meet at 9AM - 11:30PM in the Fellowship Room for a light breakfast and planning.Older Youth and adults of all ages are invited to participate in this vibrant ministry experience.Childcare for volunteers will be made available during the meeting if needed.The focus of the VBS program is on our call to mission as Christians. RSVP to Marcee Rogers at

The Noontimers will meet on Friday, March 21st in the Fellowship Room. Our guest speakers will be Charlotte and Michael Brown presenting the program "Being Crafty." 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 to attend! March hosts are Gloria and Gary Brodersen.

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 during the upcoming season of Lent. On Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 PM in our sanctuary they will present a concert of music for soloists, chorus and orchestra, featuring Mozart’s "Great" mass in c minor and the World Premiere of Saint Augustine written by music director, Trent Johnson. Tickets can be purchased for $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors. For more information about this event please call (908) 656-7418

Treasure Hunt. On Saturday, May 10 from 3 – 7pm we will be having our 20th FUMC Treasure Hunt! Unlike previous years, which were adult-only, the Hunt this year will be conducted in two groups simultaneously – one for family teams that include children, and one with all-adult teams. A pot-luck dinner will conclude the event. So, mark your calendars now and be on the lookout for sign-up sheets and additional details which will be posted in April.