Bulletin Announcements for January 18, 2015

posted Jan 16, 2015, 5:21 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.

TODAY after Worship—All-Church Luncheon. All are invited to a luncheon after worship today in the Social Hall sponsored by the Church Council.

Join us this Wednesday at 6 PM for dinner and fun at Junior Youth Fellowship. Meet upstairs in the 3rd floor loft. RSVP to Marcee Rogers (mmrogers93@gmail.com)

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.

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. Go to http://gnjumc.org/registrations/register/166 to register.

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.

The Oratorio Singers present an evening of Irish and Celtic-American music on Friday, January 23 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Suggested donation $20 adults, $15 fseniors 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, February 7th in the Social Hall from 10AM-12:30 PM. provided, please RSVP to Marcee Rogers mmrogers93@gmail.com

Adult Continuing Education

The 9:00 am parables class continues through February 15th. We are looking at "modern parables," beginning first by defining what a parable is and whether there are modern examples of the genre. We will also be studying the parables of Jesus to define for ourselves what makes the unique to the Christian tradition. Join us any Sunday in room 105 for an interactive discussion.