Announcements for May 19, 2013

posted May 17, 2013, 12:11 PM by Susan Granski   [ updated May 17, 2013, 12:12 PM ]

SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING - Tuesday, June 4 - check in starts at 6:45, training at 7:00; childcare provided. If you are called to help shepherd the children - will you be ready? training is mandatory for adults who volunteer to lead or supervise or assist with supervising the children and youth of our church as part of our Safe Sanctuary policy. Questions and to RSVP Marcee Rogers,

The Madrigal Singers, directed by John Sichel will present Yet More Wondrous I! on Sunday, May 19 at 4 PM in our Sanctuary. The concert will feature works by Lassus, Josquin Des Prez, Weelkes, Morley, Byrd, Tallis, Bortniansky, Sichel and Freddie Mercury. Readings by Judy Sullivan. General Admission $15; Students/Seniors $10.

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

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:

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 May 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 are available in the church office and must be returned by May 26, 2013.

The Book Group will next meet on June 2, 2013 from 7-8:30 PM in the Fellowship Room. The book for discussion is "Spilling Clarence" by Anne Ursu. Gloria Brodersen will be the discussion facilitator. All are invited to join us.

Attention Graduates! We would like to honor our high school and college graduates by displaying their pictures in our display cabinet in June. Please submit your 5x7 or 8x10 photos (with or without a frame) to the church office before May 27. Please be sure to indicate your name and school you are graduating from, and your degree (if appropriate), or what school you will be attending, etc, on the back. Pictures will be returned at the end of June.

Summer Camp Brochures and Registration Forms for Aldersgate Center and Pinelands Center at Mt. Misery are now available on the GNJ Conference website at (Brochures are also available in the church office.) Scholarships are available for families in need through the conference office.

Adult Continuing Education

The Adult Bible Study continues a course on the book of Isaiah through June 9th. 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 105 at 9 am to explore this pivotal book from the Old Testament.

FUMC Perennial Plant Sale--Sunday May 19

Plantings from the Memorial Garden and elsewhere around the church have been thinned.Beautiful and hardy perennial plants will be available for members and friends on Sunday, May 19.

A donation is requested of $ 5. to $10. for a medium sized pot.For larger or smaller pots more or less, respectively.Area nurseries prices are double to triple these.The proceeds will be used to maintain the FUMC landscape.

Questions? Contact Dan Bottorff at