Bulletin Announcements for January 11, 2015

posted Jan 9, 2015, 5:07 AM by Susan Granski

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

New Offering envelopes. Please pick up your offering envelopes for 2015 in the hallway outside the church office.

Wesley Hall Registration. Wesley Hall open registration for the 2015-16 school year takes place on January 20. Classes are available for children ages 2 1/2 thru full day Kindergarten. Members of First United Methodist Church are eligible to register at any time and receive 10% off of tuition. Call the school office 908-233-9570 to schedule an appointment for a tour of the school. For more information check the school website at www.wesleyhall.org.

Altar Flowers. The 2015 Flower Chart is posted on the wall outside the church office You are invited to sponsor flower arrangements ($40 per week) for our worship services each Sunday morning. 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 services. You may take the flowers home, or leave them to be delivered to our homebound members.

All-Church Luncheon. All are invited to a luncheon after worship on Sunday, January 18, 2015 sponsored by the Church Council. Please join us in the social hall.

Register now for the Raritan Valley District Day of Learning! The Raritan Valley District Day of Learning will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 8:30 AM—1 PM at the Bridgewater UMC, 651 Country Club Road, Bridgewater, NJ. A listing of Workshops may be picked up in the church office. Go to http://gnjumc.org/registrations/register/166 to register.

Volunteers are needed to help supervise a variety of children and youth programs here at FUMC. Please consider becoming Safe Sanctuary certified by completing a background check and simple training. can be done from your home computer. Marcee Rogers for more details (mmrogers93@gmail.com)

Our next time to host Free Meals will be Monday, January 12, 2015. If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell.

The Noontimers will meet on Friday, January 16 in the Fellowship Room. Our guest will be Melissa Romelli, Director of Wesley Hall School for Early Childhood. Her program will be "The Importance of Play." 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 to attend!

Mark your calendar for Junior Youth Fellowship on January 21st 6-7:30 pm in the 3rd floor loft. to kids in grades 3-6. For more details contact Marcee Rogers (mmrogers93@gmaiil.com)

The Oratorio Singers present an evening of Irish and Celtic-American music on Friday, January 23 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary. A suggested donation of $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children (16 and under) will be received at the door.

Join us for a Square Dance on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Social Hall. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun & fellowship! 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 4-8 should bring a grown-up to dance with.

Volunteer to be part of the 5th Sunday worship planning team for our next date - Palm Sunday. coordinating meeting is set for January 25th @ 11:30 am in room 218. Marcee or Gilim for more information.

FUMC members are invited to attend Wesley Hall’s presentation of the Hambone Kelly Nostalgia Dixieland Band on January 30 at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Appropriate for families with young children. Tickets are $4 per person. Registration forms are available in the church office.

Help plan VBS 2015 - join the VBS planning workshop on Saturday, 2/7. the Social Hall from 10AM-12:30 PM. provided, please RSVP to Marcee Rogers mmrogers93@gmail.com

Adult Continuing Education

Modern Parables™ Living in the Kingdom of God
Jesus,intrigued, inspired, and deeply convicted his followers with seemingly simple stories.We call them "parables." they work their power in today's world as they did in his.Aof explorations of Jesus' most salient parables continues through February 15th.

Please accept this invitation to join others in discussing the meaning of parables for you for today, Sundays 9:00 - 9:50 AM in Room 105. Questions? Contact Su Iliff