Announcements for September 1, 2013

posted Aug 16, 2013, 9:56 AM by Susan Granski

Craft/Social Group, Wednesdays in September. Please join us in the Fellowship Room on Wednesdays in September from 1—3 PM. Bring your knitting, sewing and crafts or just join us for social time! We also have some fun projects that you can work on. Hope to see you whenever you can make it!

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 September 7, 2013!) Contact Kevin Dresely at for more information. No reservations required!

This year’s United Methodist Homes’ Walk for All Ages takes place NEXT SUNDAY, September 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM beginning at Francis Asbury Manor in Ocean Grove, NJ. The walk benefits the Fellowship Fund which helps The Homes to live up to its commitment that no resident is ever asked to leave because of exhausted financial resources. FUMC members, Mary-Lou Jackson and Joyce Nelson are walking this year. Please see them if you are interested in joining the walk or if you’d like to be a sponsor.

Our next time to host Free Meals will be September 9, 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.

Scarf Dyeing for the Season of Green. Join us for a creative evening of scarf dyeing featuring color GREEN on Friday, September 13 from 4-8pm in the Social Hall. by the Hope Circle and open to all. Connie Palmer for more information:

The Noontimers will meet on September 20 in the Fellowship Room. Our guest speaker will be Rick Stone, Director of Senior Service of Union County. 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.

Coming Soon in September... Ticket sales and information for our April 2014 bus trip to see "Moses" at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA! Lunch and transportation will be part of the package event.

Young Adult Gathering. Join other young adults (19 – 30ish) on Sunday, September 22 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM for lunch and conversation about how FUMC can better help young adults address theological, spiritual, and social concerns. Singles, couples, and families are welcomed.  Lunch will be provided. Child care will be available upon request.  Revs. Mertz and Iliff will facilitate this brainstorming session. RSVP to Su Iliff ( by Sept 15 for the purposes of menu and childcare planning..

Wanted by the UMW. The Elisabeth Circle wants your "attic treasures" - forgotten or just no longer wanted or needed, new and used items like paintings, old Barbies, Hot Wheels, Beanie Babies, furniture, antique dishes, collectables, etc. We have established an e-bay account and will be listing your donated treasures as a fund raising event for the have items to donate to either the e-bay fundraising project or for the upcoming yard sale please contact Janet at We can arrange pick up and/or storage for items that you would like to donate.

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. Upcoming meeting dates: September 1 and 15. Facilitator is Sue Bottorff.

Adult Education Opportunity

Basics of Biblical Scholarship - Have you ever been frustrated when Bible studies seem "too heady" and disconnected from your life of faith? If you would like to learn more from a Bible scholar about what Bible scholars have come to understand, and learn to read the Bible in its own context (and ours!), join Rev. Amy Jones on three Sundays in September (September 8, 15, 22) to discuss some of the questions and concerns scholarly interpreters of the Bible raise, how these may differ from issues of spirituality, and how the two intersect. Sessions will be held from 9:00 – 9:50 AM in room 105.