Bulletin Announcements for November 2, 2014

posted Oct 30, 2014, 10:57 AM by Susan Granski

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

Missing Wheelchair. If you know of the whereabouts of FUMC’s wheelchair, please call Susan in the church office 908-233-4211. Thank you!

A new women’s covenant group will meet on Sundays from 11:15 – 12:15 p.m. in room 105. The focus of discussion will be on Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.Our first meeting is TODAY when we will discuss chapters 1 & 2. Contact Connie Palmer(cqpalmer@yahoo.com ) if you have any questions.

Midday Organ Recital Series. Join us on select Wednesdays at 12:00 NOON in the Sanctuary for a half-hour of eclectic music for the organ and/or chamber musicians. Proceeds from the free-will offering will go to restore our Aeolian-Skinner organ back to it’s full potential. Our next concert is November 5th! (Mark your calendars for all of our upcoming dates: November 19; December 3, 17.) This series was designed to be a musical lunch break for church goers and non-church goers alike, so please bring lunch and a friend!

Needed:  Devotions, reflections, stories, artwork, reflections on Christmas scriptures or hymns, memories of Christmas past for the FUMC Advent Devotional. One page or 300 words or less, due by November 15 to Connie Palmer at cqpalmer@yahoo.com or Teresa Dresely at kevindresely@comcast.net. and children of all ages are welcome to share the meaning of Christmas.The devotional will be on sale for $5 on the 1st Sunday of Advent: November 30th.

Our next time to host Free Meals will be Monday, November 10, 2014. If you are interested, talk to Dick or Margaret Campbell.

The Noontimers will meet on Friday, November 21 in the Fellowship Room. Our guest will be pianist Jennifer Herring. Jennifer will share the history of the piano and discuss a few of the composers and performers who have had an impact on its development. 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 calendars! Organ Recital. There will be a full recital given by local organist, Shea Velloso, on Friday, November 21st at 7:30 pm. This concert will include works by Bossi, Karg-Elert, Whitlock, and others.

The Krafty Ladies will hold a boutique on November 16 from 12-4 PM in the Fellowship Room. Many items were made by the craft group which met during the summer months. There will be a variety of items offered including a baked goods table, a "nearly new" table, a Christmas table, Doll Clothes by Katie and more! For more information contact Charlotte Broadwell.

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 are26; November 9, 23; December 7, 28. The group is facilitated by Sue Bottorff.

Coming in December. . .

The Youth are sponsoring a Heifer International Pledge-a-thon and Luncheon on Sunday, December 7th at 11:15 AM. Please join us and help our youth FILL THEIR ARK!

Our annual Cookie Walk will take place on Sunday, December 21st. We need some bakers! Please contact Sue Gandy or Mary-Lou Jackson if you can make some goodies for our shoppers! Proceeds from this year’s cookie walk will go to benefit the Shared Ministry.

Education Opportunity for Adults/Older Youth

Psalms Bible Study

A four week study of Psalms will run from Nov 2 through Nov 23. The study will begin with an exploration of the nature of a Psalm and of the various types of Psalms and then explore specific Psalms as a way to understand the nature of God and what it means to be human. Kevin Dresely will lead this group which will meet in Rm 105.

Human Rights, the Church, and Us

Deborah Enix-Ross will lead a discussion forum focusing on human rights. Discussion topics will include: what are human rights – from a legal, Biblical, and the United Nations’ perspective, what is the business community’s involvement, and how can we, as individuals and as institutions, make a difference. This interactive discussion group will meet from Nov 2 through Nov 23 in the Fellowship Room.