Announcements for May 4, 2014

posted May 1, 2014, 9:30 AM by Susan Granski

A Special Charge Conference will be held TODAY, immediately following worship (approx. 11 AM). The purpose for this conference is to elect Mrs. Joann Huber as an Alternate Lay Member to Annual Conference.

Church Office coverage: Susan Granski will be on vacation the week of May 5—9, 2014. Linda Newingham will be in the office MWF from 10 AM—2 PM.

Did you complete your Lenten Journey? Adults can pick up their token remembrance for the completion of their journey in the Narthex from the Passport Agent. Parents, please check your Child's Lenten Passport for accuracy. Remember, substitutions may be used for those not able to attend all Church School Sundays during Lent. For those children who successfully completed their Lent Journey, see the Passport Agent in the Narthex or speak to Gloria Brodersen regarding the receipt of a token remembrance.

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

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 now available in the church office and must be returned by May 25, 2014.

VBS July 2014 UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflicts, Vacation Bible School has been shifted to July 21-24. will begin on May 10th (10:30 AM in the lobby). will be available via email and during the hours the church office is open. for details in the May Messenger. volunteer with the program either as part of the planning team or for the week of the program, contact Marcee Rogers ( for more information.

Next book club meeting will be May 18 at 7pm in the Fellowship Room. The book is The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian, discussion facilitated by Anita Carvalho. Looking ahead: 15 at 7pm in the Fellowship Room, The Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett facilitated by Dan Bottorff.

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.

20th Anniversary All-Church Treasure Hunt.On, May 10th from 3– 7 pm we will be having a Treasure Hunt. This year we will include both family teams and adult teams so all are invited to participate. Sign up in the Fellowship Room or outside of the Church office. A chili dinner will conclude the event. Sign up to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Our next time to host Free Meals will be Monday, May 12, 2014. If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell.

Adult Continuing Education

"Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels" is an Adult Education Class on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in room 105. Novelist Mary Gordon, in a non-fiction work called Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels (2009), presents the text from several recurring Gospel stories and writes a brief commentary on each from her own perspective. We will spend eight weeks reading selectively from her book and talk about one or two selections each week. It will be an excellent way to look at Jesus’ words with new perspective. Each week ‘stands alone’ so come to as many classes as you are able. See more in the next Messenger.