Announcements from January 13, 2012

posted Jan 15, 2013, 9:24 AM by Susan Granski

NEW ALTAR FLOWER CHART is up! The 2013 Flower Chart is posted on the wall outside the church office. You are invited to sponsor flower arrangements for our worship services each Sunday morning. Floral arrangements cost $40 each week to sponsor. Please sign up, then take an envelope for your payment and to indicate what reading you’d like to appear in the bulletin. Thank you for providing these beautiful tributes for our Sunday services.

FAMILY CAREGIVER GROUP: A small group of persons with caregiving responsibilities continues to meet twice monthly at FUMC on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 4:30. We gather with a cup of tea to share experiences, exchange information, and to care for and encourage each other. Our next meeting date is January 20th. This group is open to the FUMC fellowship.

OUR NEXT TIME to host Free Meals will be January 14, 2013. We prepare meals the 2nd 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

HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEMINAR, January 19, 2013 from 9 AM - 12 noon at The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ. No charge, however, registration is required. To register go to Speakers are Ryan Smith, Presbyterian Liaison to the UN; A Representative from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and Jennifer Holdsworth, Esq, Assemblywoman.

THE BOOK GROUP will next meet on January 20 from 7 - 8:30 PM in the Fellowship Room. The book for discussion is "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier. Joann Huber will be the discussion facilitator. All are invited to join us.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Interfaith Service. Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1 PM at First Congregational Church, 125 Elmer Street, Westfield. Join the group as they MARCH from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument (located between Town Bank and the Traffic Circle) to the church before the Service. Gather at the Monument at 12:15 p.m.

IT'S TIME FOR OUR FELLOWSHIP ROOM to get a facelift. If you love to decorate, get excited when you hear the word Pantone, and most of all, would like to make the Fellowship Room a more welcoming place, please give your name to Stina Nanavati ASAP!( We will have lunch and brainstorm ideas in early January.

THE CORE COMMITTEE for Vacation Bible School is looking for volunteers who want to help develop a new and exciting mission based vacation bible school experience for our congregation. If you have ideas to suggest and want to help in developing the program that we will pilot this summer, then please contact Marcee Rogers, Children's Program coordinator ( Our first meeting will be in January. Please watch the bulletins & weekly Connect for an update on when and where.

FUMC MEMBERS are invited to attend Wesley Hall School for Early Childhood's presentation of Steve the Magician’s circus themed show on January 25 at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary (snow date, February 1). Appropriate for families with young children.To learn more about Steve the Magician, visit, Tickets are $4 per person. Registration forms are available in the FUMC office.

JOIN US FOR A SQUARE DANCE on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun & fellowship! (No experience needed!) No admission charge, but a free will offering will be accepted at the door. We will have a live caller — FUMC’s own Dale Flowers! Children ages 4 and up are welcome. Each child age 4 thru 8 should bring a grown-up to dance with.

WOMEN'S COVENANT GROUP forming in January. Contact Su Iliff if interested.

Looking Ahead. . .

Men’s Breakfast, February 2

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 12

Ash Wednesday, February 13

Ladies Game Night (sponsored by Cornerstone), March 2

Adult Continuing Education
Christianity in A Non - Christian World: Where Do We Go From Here?" - led by Bob Soong. A three week series will run on Sunday mornings (9 – 9:50 AM) from January 6 through January 20, 2013 in the Fellowship Room. Our topic on January 20@ 9 AM: Exploring Our Options

How Should Christians Treat Members of Other Religions?

Signs of Hope and Love

Our Faith in Practice

"Glory to God ... , and on Earth, Peace and Good Will ... "