Announcements for September 7, 2014

posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:05 AM by Susan Granski

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

Altar flower dates available! There are still 3 opportunities to purchase altar flowers this year in honor or in memory of someone special. Dates: Sep. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9. Contact Susan Granski in the church office to sign up 908-233-4211.

Updated Membership Directories are available on the table outside the church office. Please help yourself—one per family please!

Family Caregivers Group. The Family Caregivers Group continues to meet twice each month on Sunday afternoons at FUMC from 3:00 to 4:30. If you are providing ongoing care for a family member or friend, please consider joining this supportive group. Coming meeting dates are14 and 28. The group is facilitated by Sue Bottorff, 908-233-0337.

An Ice Cream Social for girls is set for Saturday September 13 at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall. This is a social occasion with information about a new program at FUMC - My Promise, My Faith—A fun, faith journey for girls. All girls and mentors welcome.

Installation of Raritan Valley District Superintendent. Laity and clergy are invited to join Bishop John Schol and the Cabinet of the GNJAC for the Installation of Rev. Dr. Drew A. Dyson as Raritan Valley District Superintendent on Sunday September 14th at 3 PM at the Bridgewater UMC, 651 Country Club Road, Bridgewater. A time of fellowship with refreshments to follow the service.

Quilt Show & Tea Room. The Quilt Show is on for September 27th! We have over 100 quilts promised. We will have two seatings in our Tea Room during the quilt show (12 noon and 1 PM). Each tea includes fancy finger sandwiches, homemade scones, muffins, quick breads, pastries and sweets and of course, fancy loose leaf teas! Tickets are now on sale in the church office. Quilt Show: Adults $6, Children $3. Tea Room: $10 per person.

Our Annual Church Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. All members are encouraged to attend!

Fall Dance—October 4, 2014. Please join us on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. for a Fall Fundraising Dance. Half-hour ballroom dance lesson and music by Brandis Dance Theatre. Come out for an evening of great music and dancing! $10 donation suggested.

3rd Don Eisele Ice Cream Invitational. The Eisele Family invites you to join them on Sunday October 5th following worship in the Fellowship Room for the 3rd Don Eisele Ice Cream Invitational. Come and enjoy light sandwiches and ice cream for lunch! (Non-dairy ice cream will be available.) Monetary donations given in Don’s memory will benefit our Apportionment Fund and the Free Meals program at Covenant UMC, Plainfield.

Adult Continuing Education

Methodism 101 – This series of three classes will provide an introduction to Methodism which will provide an understanding of our denomination’s beliefs and structure. It will include some pertinent history, the mission and current issues facing the United Methodist Church. This class will gather in room 105 on September 7th, 14th and 21st. Rev. Susan Iliff will lead Methodism 101.

Also coming this fall

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together (begins September 28th)

This Sunday School class, led by Rev. Dr. Nancy Duff, will introduce the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in response to his invitation in Life Together to consider the nature of Christian community.

Psalms Bible Study (begins November 2nd)

Kevin Dresely will lead a four week Bible Study focusing on Psalms.

Human Rights, the Church, and Us (begins November 2nd)

Deborah Enix-Ross will lead a discussion forum focusing on human rights.