Pastor's Letter (Fall Newsletter)
Sermon Series, Fall 2014
Small Group / Bible Study Opportunities
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.|
Kids Clothing Swap -- Sept 21
‘Word’ly Women’ Small Group Fall Study - Sept 22 - Nov 17
Harvest of the Heart Cook-In - Sept. 27
|Harvest of the Heart Cook-In
Saturday, Sept 27th at 9-11:30 a.m.
|Harvest of the Heart is WUMC’s frozen food ministry. Volunteers gather together on a Saturday morning to prepare soups, breads and main casseroles to freeze. The food is then used where ever it is needed in ministry by the Pastor and the congregation.
The kitchen will be ready with recipes, ingredients, utensils and directions. No cooking experience is needed….just a desire to serve! There will be a sign-up sheet on the Community Connections board in the FLC hallway. We are always looking for new recipes that freeze well…
Making Sense of Scripture - Bible Study -- Oct 1 - Nov 12
Beautiful Feet Women’s Retreat -- Oct. 3-4
Tres Dias (Three Days) Retreat Men-Oct 16 / Women-Nov 20
Senior Fellowship Luncheon -- Oct 7
"Senior Fellowship" Luncheon
Tuesday, October 7th at 11:30 a.m. in the FLC.
We are pleased to welcome Detective Jim Darby this month for our Senior Luncheon. Jim has been with the Wethersfield Police Department for 19 years, working in bank fraud. Jim is the husband of Carrie Darby one of our special Preschool Teachers.
He will be addressing with us “Senior Safety,” internet, personal and home safety, and scams.
|The catered luncheon will be in the FLC. The cost is $7/person. Please sign up on the Communication Board or contact Jan Ironside in the office. Reservations are required. Men and women are welcome.|
Wealth & Poverty - Bible Study -- Oct 26 - Nov 16
Yankee Pot Roast Dinner -- Oct. 25
Yankee Pot Roast Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 25
4:30-7 p.m. (continuous seating)
We will be holding our annual community 'Yankee Pot Roast Dinner' as a major fund raiser for our church's many mission projects. Dinner will be served from 4:30—7:00 p.m. at a cost of $12/adult and $6/child under 10.
Please save this date and bring your family and friends to enjoy a 'yummy' dinner for a great cause! Please, look for the sign-up sheets on the Community Connections Board to let us know you are coming. Also, put your faith in action and volunteer to help out with this event by signing up on the 'Volunteer Sign-up Sheet' on the Community Connections Board in the FLC hallway. Thanks!
Gift Card Program
WUMC Gift Card Program!
WE ARE CONTINUING OUR GIFT CARD 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.
Website Assistants Needed
|Help Spread the News…|
The Website Committee is looking for volunteers to share in updating and adding to our website on a weekly basis. Each week after the Connections Newsletter is published we need people willing to enter the new information into the Upcoming Events page of the website. Also if changes occur during the week to then update the pages and remove from the site any old or expired articles. This process takes between 1 – 3 hours a week, depending upon how many new articles there are in Connections. On average time spent is less than 3 hours per week.
We are seeking volunteers with good computer skills, knowledge of the MS Office Suite, access to a high speed DSL or Cable Modem (daytime use of the church computers is an option for this) and a desire to learn how to update pages on the website. A training class(or two) by the Website Staff members will be offered on the website software language called Joomla, which is basically a drag and drop language as far as weekly updates are concerned. The Website Staff will be available to assist you with any questions, problems, or technical issues.