News & Update
Calendar for the Week
Sunday, May 26 - 1st Sunday after Pentecost, Memorial Sunday
9:30am - Worship & Sunday School
10:45am - Fellowship Time
11:00am - Children’s Music
11:00am - Grace Connexion: Saving Jesus Redux
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day - Office Closed
7:00am - Mondays @ Seven Network Group
9:00am - Westport Memorial Day Parade
Tuesday, May 28
7:30pm - Pastor's Bible Study - Library
Thursday, May 23
7:30pm - Vital Congregation Committee Meeting - Library
Saturday, June 1
8:00am - Men's Breakfast: "Protecting Yourself" led by Jim Hisey
Sunday, June 2 -2nd Sunday after Pentecost
9:30am - Sacrament of Holy Communion & Sunday School
10:45am - Fellowship Time - Senior High School recognition Banquet
11:00am - Grace Connexion: "Saving Jesus Redux"
SAVE THE DATES
June 4 - UMW End-of-Year Picnic
June 5-8 - New York Annual Conference, Hofstra University
June 16 - Last Day of Sunday School and Game Day
June 23 - Bible Jeopardy Challenge
WESTPORT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 2013 - Monday, May 27, will be a “Banner” event in the life of our church! Plans are underway to march in this year’s parade with our famous play on words banners that are so thought provokingly are displayed at the entrance to our church driveway throughout the year. Which one is your favorite? You will be able to adopt the banner for the morning of Memorial Day. The sign up poster is in the narthex, but stay tuned as we will offer the quotes and you can chose the one you want to carry! Be quick so nobody else gets your first choice before you do. Two people to a banner! For questions contact Marcey Bender-Trinka at email@example.com.
GRACE CONNEXION: "Saving Jesus Redux" - May 26, 11:00 a.m. in the library. Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left? A 12 session DVD based small group exploration of an credible Jesus for the third millennium. Join a host of experts for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for the 21st century: Diana Butler Bass, Marcus Borg, Rita Nakashima Brock, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, John Shelby Sprong and many others. Please come and join us for the first session in this series.
PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY will meet on Tuesday nights beginning on May 28, 7:30 p.m. in the library.
MEN’S BREAKFAST - Saturday, June 1, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall - Topic will be “Protecting Yourself.” We’ve got good news. You can do a lot to protect yourself! Come to a special Men’s breakfast workshop lead by James Hisey about identity theft and how to protect yourself. All are invited. Breakfast will be served!
SENIOR RECOGNITION BANQUET - Sunday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. - Come and support our graduating High School Seniors! Let's join together recognizing their accomplishments and giving them a warm, loving send-off to college. It will be held in Fellowship Hall right after church at 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., $5 per person / $20 per family.
TEACH SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL! - As always, we are gearing up for our One-Room Summer Sunday School. Never taught Sunday School before but are interested? Come partner with another great teacher and sign up for a week that you can participate. Make up your own curriculum or get one from Heather! It's easy as pie, and being with the children always makes it so much fun. Contact Heather Hisey for more details and to sign up.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BRIDGEPORT - Potential volunteer crews are needed for Friday, June 14; Saturday, June 22; Saturday, July 6 or Saturday, August 24. Please see the sign-up sheet in Narthex. For further information contact George Hanze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LADIES MORNING BOOK GROUP - The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits by Christopher Maricle. We will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Upper Room. Come join in the discussion, laughter and fellowship.
LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL & GAME DAY! - Sunday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. - Don't miss our biggest Sunday School celebration day of the school year. Led by our very own George Hanze, Game Day promises to be packed with lots of food, crafts, games and fun! Right after Sunday School.
NO CHILDREN’S MUSIC on June 16 and June 23.
BIBLE JEOPARDY CHALLENGE - Sunday, June 23, 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Join our Middle School Sunday School class for a great game of Bible Jeopardy, challenging some of the well-known Bible scholars in our church! Don't miss this event, right after church in Fellowship Hall, complete with an Ice Cream Social.
GILLESPIE CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - We are in need of volunteers to sign up on the bulletin board to prepare meals for about 25 people, delivering it to the shelter on the date you sign up for and serving the residents. Remember, if we fail to bring food when assigned, the men may go hungry that night. Please contact Beverley Stanley at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
- Volunteers Needed for Altar Flowers - We are still in need of people to sign up for donations of flowers for the altar. Thank you, Kathy Wardrip.
Stew Leonard's Gift Cards are on sale during Fellowship Time year round. Look for our amazing saleswoman, Pat Farmer, in between coffee and snacks. Stock up on gift cards for your purchases at Stew's and support our church at the same time. Please contact Eileen Ludy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or large requests of $400 or more. Cash and checks accepted
All You Facebook Fans! - We have a new Facebook Page! Go to United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston and “Like” us! Our page is filled with Daily Thoughts, News, Photos and Events. Go ahead “TAG” someone and spread the word! Here is the link www.facebook.com/UMCofWestportandWeston.
- Can you provide a church member with a ride to Sunday Church Service? We have church members who are in need of a ride and can use the lift! Please contact Jane Jones at 203-227-6736 or at email@example.com.
- Career/Job Networking - Mondays, 7:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall – Bob Trinka assist in facilitating this outside group for career and job networking. Some days an HR professional is available for one on one personal discussions starting 9:00 a.m., Monday mornings (appointment is required). Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested in Career/Job Networking (family member, neighbor, friend, etc.) More information: Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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