Bulletin Announcements from December 14, 2014

posted Dec 12, 2014, 10:59 AM by Susan Granski

Wanted! Two ushers for the 4th Sunday of every month. If you can help out in this way, please contact Carol Neu.

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

An Advent Devotional booklet will be available for purchase TODAY after worship. There will be a $5.00 donation and all profits will go to our apportionments.

Our Christmas Giving Tree gifts are due today! Please place your unwrapped gift in a gift bag with the ornament under the tree. Please contact Maria Vitale at maria6107060@yahoo.com, with any questions.

Christmas with our soldiers: Cards are due today. Please place them in the box in the narthex.

Church Office Schedule for December. Please note that the Church Office will be closed from December 25 – January 4. If you have announcements for the December 28th or January 4th bulletins they must be received no later than December 18th. If you have any items for the January 2015 Messenger, they must be received by December 15.

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

Church Family Advent Soup Supper. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 17th for an Advent Soup Supper in the Fellowship Room at 6 PM. Bring soup if your last name begins with A-G, salad if your name begins with H-O, and bread if your name begins with P-Z. A program for all ages will follow at 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Advent Spiritual Walks. Please join us on December 17 for a labyrinth walk as we explore the meaning of the Advent season.The labyrinth will be available from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the church Social Hall.It takes about 20 minutes for a self-guided, meditative walk. Our theme this week is Hope for the Future.

FUMC Celebrates Human Rights—The United Nations proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.In celebration, over the next 12 months FUMC will highlight our work to advocate for human rights.For additional information, please contact Deborah Enix-Ross.

Midday Organ Recital Series. Our next concert is Wednesday, December 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! Proceeds from the free-will offering will go to the organ restoration fund.

Everyone is invited to Wesley Hall’s First Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We hope you can join us!

The Noontimers will meet on Friday, December 19 at 12 PM in the Fellowship Room. We will be celebrating Christmas with a "White Elephant Gift" exchange. We ask that you bring a sandwich and we provide coffee and tea and ice water.

Annual Cookie Walk—December 21. Our Annual Cookie Walk will take place on Sunday, December 21st in the Fellowship Room. This is a great way to get a variety of cookies for the holiday! If you would like to donate cookies, call Sue Gandy or Mary-Lou Jackson. Proceeds will benefit the Shared Ministry.

Advent - Adult Education Study

"The Messiah: An Advent Adult Study"Written by world-renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, this four-session adult study takes a critical look at the four royal titles used in Isaiah 9:2-7: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.The group will meet on Sundays from 9:00 – 9:50 AM in Room 105 through December 21. Sessions will be led by Su Iliff, Dan Bottorff, Kirk Huber and Connie Palmer. Questions? Check with Su Iliff (908-436-8708).

Holiday Decorations

The holiday season is brighter in our church when all of us contribute to the cost of plants, garlands and wreaths. Please return this form to the church office with money, in any amount that you wish to give. Make checks payable to FUMC Flower Fund. Deadline for the names of donors in the bulletin is December 14, 2014.

Name:_________________________________________________________

In Honor of:____________________________________________________

In Memory of:___________________________________________________

Amount enclosed: $_________

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