‘Word’ly Women’ Small Group Summer Study - July 21 - Aug 25
|"Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl"
Starts July 21 to Aug. 27
Morning class: 9-10:15 a.m.
Evening class: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Join us for “Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl” study by Lysa Terkeurst. This is a six-session, small group Bible study DVD that helps you figure out how to trade in going through the motions for the spiritual healthy and vibrant life for which you long. “I really want to know God, personally and intimately.” Do those words resonate with you? You’re tired of just going through the motions of being a Christian: Go to church. Pray. Be nice. That spiritual to-do list just doesn’t cut it. But what does? How do you step out of the drudgery of religious duty to experience a living, moment-by-moment, deeply intimate relationship with God?
Join Lysa in six small group sessions that will transform your walk with God from lackluster theory to vibrant reality! The most invigorating and rewarding journey of your life awaits you as you discover how to: Build personal, two-way conversations with God. Study the Bible and experience life change for yourself. Cultivate great authenticity and depth in your relationships. Make disappointments work for you, not against you. Find incredible joy as you live out your faith in everyday circumstances.
The study will meet on six Mondays during the summer (July 21st - August 25th) both in the morning (9:00 a.m.—10:15 a.m.) and in the evening (6:30 p.m.—7:45 p.m.). The participant guide costs $10 (the money will be collected the first meeting). This six week study is a great opportunity to see what Bible Study is like without committing to a much longer study! All women are welcome and encouraged to participate. There is a sign-up sheet located on the Community Connections Board.
Sermon Series, Summer 2014
|Singing with God|
|Sermon Series, Summer 2014|
|Christian life is not just about doing good works, but singing and dancing as well. Party is just as important as accomplishments. Jesus loved eating and drinking with his friends. There are two kinds of parties. One leaves you feeling regrets the next morning and the other energizes you. One is an act of running away from life and the other is authentically celebrating life as a precious gift. Through the poetic expressions in the Bible, we will explore how we can celebrate life not just during happy times, but in all circumstances.|
|July 27||How do we sing with an anger? (Psalm 137)|
|August 3||Dreaming of a Better World (Isaiah 65:17-25)|
|August 10||[Wethersfield at North UMC]|
|August 17||When the Truth Hurts (Psalm 51:1-12)|
|August 24||Songs of Freedom and Surrender (Psalm 23)|
Worship at North United Methodist Church -- Aug. 10
|Worship Service at
North United Methodist Church
Sunday, Aug. 10 at 11 A.M.
|On Sunday, August 10, we are invited to worship at North United Methodist Church in Hartford during their 11 A.M. service.|
|Our choir and praise band will sing and Pastor Hahn will be the preacher. The church is located at 1205 Albany Ave., Hartford, CT 06112 and it’s about 8 miles from our church. Please sign up on the Community Connections Board in the hallway to the FLC if you would like to carpool from our church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. You can sign up to drive or ride and everyone will be matched up accordingly.|
|**For those who cannot make it to the 11 a.m. Service at North UMC, we will still have a 8:45 A.M. service in the sanctuary here in Wethersfield.**|
Worship/Music Annual Picnic - Aug. 23
Worship/Music Annual Picnic
Friday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m.
15 Deerfield Run, Rocky Hill, Ct.
|The annual worship/music picnic gathering will take place at Mike and Deb Draizen’s home (15 Deerfield Run, Rocky Hill) on Saturday August 23rd. Come at 3:30 p.m. we will share our pot-luck picnic dinner at 5 p.m.
Bring your family and a towel to try out our pool and hot tub!!!! Badminton and croquette will be available for your amusement. If you participated in any part of our worship and/or music program during this past year.....YOU ARE INVITED to come join the fellowship. This means ushers, audio/visual, communion stewards, chancel choir, bell choir, praise band, worship/music committee members, Pageant musicians and director, flower coordinator, Lay leaders, Pastor, Children’s ministry director, musicians etc...
There is a sign-up sheet on the Community Connections Board to let us know how many in your family are coming and what pot luck dish you will be bringing. See Deb Draizen with any questions. Thank you all for all the hard work to make our services so meaningful!
Done in a Day - Sept 20th
| Done in a Day
|Homefront was great! The UMARMY Bradford Vt. Camp was awesome! The graduation celebrations, family vacations, and lazy summer fun days will be nearing an end. Before you know it...there will be a flurry of back to school activities and our church’s Homecoming Sunday. Then, I am hoping we can focus on helping our neighbors on Long Island by sending a good size team to participate in the ‘Done in a Day’ program.|
|The “Done in a Day” program is part of our conference’s disaster response effort to Hurricane Sandy. We are in the recovery stage of the relief work and will be for a few more years. There is much work to be done. People’s homes are still uninhabitable and the people need our help! Not everyone can take a week off to go help with the recovery effort but many of us can dedicate one Saturday to this effort. The “Done in a Day” program’s slogan is “Engaging Volunteers in Sandy Recovery One home, One family, One day at a time”. Our proximity to the land area affected by Hurricane Sandy makes this a perfect way to put our faith in action to help those in great need.|
Gift Card Program
WUMC Gift Card Program!
WE HAVE A NEW AND EXCITING PROGRAM!
You can purchase gift cards from our church . . . we have a large variety of vendors. The gift cards are purchased at face value (no extra cost to you). Each gift card gives our church a set percentage which will go towards the Mission Fund.
It's Easy: Just fill out the attached order form and return with your payment. (More order forms are available at our communication board.) The gift cards that we have in stock will be given out immediately and the others will be ordered the first Monday of the month and will be in the following week. So plan ahead!
It's Convenient: No need to run around to the stores to pick up gift cards. Just stop in the office during the week or see Deb Draizen or Evelyn Griswold at Coffee Hour on Sundays. Dunkin Donuts, Panera's, Starbucks, Amazon, Kohl's, Stop & Shop, to just name a few.
It's a Way to Give: Most of us buy gift cards on a regular basis. With this program, the proceeds come from the vendors with no extra cost to us. So buy your gift cards from us and at the same time support the many missions of our church.
Gift Cards for all occasions!
Pick up an order form at our Community Communication Board in the hallway.