Bulletin Announcements for October 19, 2014

posted Oct 17, 2014, 11:40 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!

Shared Ministry Roundtable Luncheon TODAY.As part of the United Methodist Church, we join with other congregations around the world to support the church's efforts to help a hurting world. This shared ministry will be the subject of a roundtable discussion after worship today. The discussion, facilitated by David Mertz and Tom Harvey, will last approximately an hour, and a light lunch will be provided.

Corn Maze for the youth group is scheduled TODAY from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. We will meet after church during coffee hour at the Fellowship Room to depart. Admission is $8.00 plus tax. Please bring a bagged lunch to eat at the farm. We are looking for volunteers to chaperone and provide rides. Please contact Gilim Jung (youth@fumcwestfield.org) if you'd are interested or 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 THIS WEDNESDAY, October 22nd! (Mark your calendars for all of our upcoming dates: November 5, 19 and 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!

The next My Promise, My Faith meeting will take place on Saturday, October 25th at 7pm in the Fellowship Room. We will have dessert and a brief meeting along with hearing from one of our church women mentors.For more information contact Traci Basaman (tbasaman@gmail.com) or Marcee Rogers (mmrogers93@gmail.com)

Celebration Luncheon NEXT SUNDAY. October 26 is Commitment Sunday, when we each declare our support for the ministries of this congregation and for the United Methodist church as a whole. In celebration of our ability to help in this way, join your church family for lunch after worship.

Trunk-or-Treat returns to FUMC on Sunday, October 26 from 12-2pm. This is a fun and safe trick-or-treating opportunity for our kids. We need volunteers to supply decorated trunks or activity stations and pass out treats. Also, a donation box will be set up in the Fellowship Room for treat donations (candy, stickers, pencils, etc). If you would like to participate in Trunk-or-Treat, please email Sarah Ashworth at sarahashworth14@gmail.com

Humane Society needs our help. Due to the severe weather conditions in the Northeast over the past couple of years animalfell short of the worn bedding and towels donated to these shelters for warmth and comfort. Please, if you come across any old or not as nice anymore items, think of the animals that are cold and place them in bin will located in the lobbydonations through October.

Blood Drive. Come and donate blood on Monday, October 20th from 2—9:00 p.m. at the NJ Blood Center, 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains. Sign-up in the narthex for blood donations or call Randy or Cindy Howell to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome on the 20th

Wesley Hall fundraiser. Wesley Hall is participating in Lord & Taylors "Shop Smart-Do Good Charity" event on October 29, 2014. Purchase a ticket for $5 (in the school office) get TWO special 25% off bonus coupons to be used on one regular or sale priced item and ONE 15% off savings pass on regular and sale priced items (includes cosmetics and fragrances). All checks should be made payable to Wesley Hall. Call the school office for more information 233-9570.

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 will be November 2 when we will discuss chapters 1 & 2. Contact Connie Palmer(cqpalmer@yahoo.com) if you have any questions.

The Crafty 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. A baked goods table will be offered with lots of goodies for the holidays. For more information contact Charlotte Broadwell.

Education Opportunity for Adults/Older Youth

NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus that invites us to search, question, and join into discussion.We will gather from 9:00 - 9:50 AM in the Fellowship Room to view and discuss a NOOMA video as noted below.

October 19 - "Whirlwind" (Jill Spellman, facilitator)

October 26 - TBD (Dan Bottorff, facilitator)

Psalms Bible Study (begins November 2nd)

A four week study of Psalms will run from Nov 2nd through Nov 23rd. 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 (begins November 2nd)

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 2nd through Nov 23rd in the Fellowship Room.