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Week Ahead

2nd SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

GENERAL CONFERENCE RECAP - Pastor Ed will offer a summary of the actions and developments of the UMC’s General Conference at Grace Connexion on May 29, 11:00 a.m. in the Library.  The General Conference, which recently concluded in Portland, Oregon, is the quadrennial gathering of the global UMC that sets policy and determines the future direction of the church including gay marriage and ordination of LGBT persons. All are invited.
 
 GILLESPIE CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  We  are in great need of volunteers to serve at the Gillespie Center this coming Friday, June 3.  If you can help please contact Julie Gray at juliebyergray@att.net
 
PUB THEOLOGY - Join us for another rousing evening as we gather to share thoughts, questions and always lively conversation. Thursday, June 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. at Dunvilles in Westport.
 
BIBLE JEOPARDY! - Come support our middle school students as they take on the adults in a grand game of Bible Jeopardy Sunday, June 5, during Fellowship Hour. Lots of excitement and great knowledge of the Bible!
 
HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNITION BANQUET! - Join us In Fellowship Hall Sunday, June 12, at 11:00 a.m.  as we celebrate our graduating seniors.  Please sign up in the Narthex to attend.  Parents and Seniors - please fill out your email questionnaire and get your letters back to Janis Liu asap!  Can't find it or not sure what to do?  Ask Janis Liu, Brenda Maggio, Eileen Ludy, or Melissa Fryer.
 
MOVIE NIGHT - Join us on Friday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. for a showing of the recent movie, “Risen,”   starring Joseph Fiennes. The movie tells the story of an agnostic Roman soldier who is ordered by Pontius Pilate to search for Jesus’ body following the Resurrection in order to quell an uprising, and the journey of faith the centurion undertakes.  Everyone is invited.  Popcorn will be served!
 
10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - We've accepted Saturday, June 25th, to ensure a work day on our fourth United Methodist Coalition Home Build. Please sign-up or contact George Hanze with any questions. 
 
ONE ROOM SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED - Begins for children up through 6th grade, June 26th, and continues until Sept. 4th!  Please support our children as they continue to learn and have fun!  You can sign up to teach or assist on the bulletin board in the Narthex, or contact Therese Camhi (
creativefitness2001@yahoo.com) to help. There are only a few Sundays left where we need lead teachers, but many Sundays where we need assistance.
 

YOUTH

GENERAL CONFERENCE RECAP - Pastor Ed will offer a summary of the actions and developments of the UMC’s General Conference at Grace Connexion on May 29, 11:00 a.m. in the Library.  The General Conference, which recently concluded in Portland, Oregon, is the quadrennial gathering of the global UMC that sets policy and determines the future direction of the church including gay marriage and ordination of LGBT persons. All are invited.
 
 GILLESPIE CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  We  are in great need of volunteers to serve at the Gillespie Center this coming Friday, June 3.  If you can help please contact Julie Gray at juliebyergray@att.net
 
 
PUB THEOLOGY - Join us for another rousing evening as we gather to share thoughts, questions and always lively conversation. Thursday, June 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. at Dunvilles in Westport.
 
 
BIBLE JEOPARDY! - Come support our middle school students as they take on the adults in a grand game of Bible Jeopardy Sunday, June 5, during Fellowship Hour. Lots of excitement and great knowledge of the Bible!
 
HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNITION BANQUET! - Join us In Fellowship Hall Sunday, June 12, at 11:00 a.m.  as we celebrate our graduating seniors.  Please sign up in the Narthex to attend.  Parents and Seniors - please fill out your email questionnaire and get your letters back to Janis Liu asap!  Can't find it or not sure what to do?  Ask Janis Liu, Brenda Maggio, Eileen Ludy, or Melissa Fryer.
 
MOVIE NIGHT - Join us on Friday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. for a showing of the recent movie, “Risen,”   starring Joseph Fiennes. The movie tells the story of an agnostic Roman soldier who is ordered by Pontius Pilate to search for Jesus’ body following the Resurrection in order to quell an uprising, and the journey of faith the centurion undertakes.  Everyone is invited.  Popcorn will be served!
 
10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - We've accepted Saturday, June 25th, to ensure a work day on our fourth United Methodist Coalition Home Build. Please sign-up or contact George Hanze with any questions. 
 
ONE ROOM SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED - Begins for children up through 6th grade, June 26th, and continues until Sept. 4th!  Please support our children as they continue to learn and have fun!  You can sign up to teach or assist on the bulletin board in the Narthex, or contact Therese Camhi (
creativefitness2001@yahoo.com) to help. There are only a few Sundays left where we need lead teachers, but many Sundays where we need assistance.
 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 

Welcome Back to Fellowship Hall

Our Trustees’ Capital Campaign pledge process is well underway and the campaign committee is planning to complete all member follow-up activities by June 12.

To-date, we’ve reached 61.5% of our target amount but we need everyone’s participation to achieve our goal.
By now you’ve seen the wonderful renovation results in Fellowship Hall and experienced the great improvements in the audio/visual capabilities in our Sanctuary.  The financial goal for our capital campaign is $215,000.  The Trustees request that each member prayerfully consider how you will participate with a gift to ensure that our church continues its commitment to service for many years to come.  Last year the trustees completed many projects and there is still more work to do in the future. 

Pledge payments may be made in a single installment or spread over the three year period 2016, 2017, 2018.  Our request is that all capital campaign pledge remittance envelopes be returned prior to June 12, 2016.  On the remittance envelope flap please indicate the amount of your pledge and the payment option that is most convenient for you.   You may mail the envelope back to the church or simply place it in the offering plate during any worship service.
If you haven’t yet received your packet in the mail please contact the church office at
office@westportumc.org or Cindy Glover at ckglover@optonline.net .

 SAVE THE DATE 
Progressive Dinner

The Missions Committee is planning a fun filled Progressive Dinner to be held Saturday, October 15th, 2016.  We will dine (appetizer and main course) at the homes of Church members and then everyone will proceed to a single destination for dessert.  More details to follow, but mark your calendars now!


UMC MARKET PLACE

If you haven’t already, sign up TODAY to buy through UMCmarket. It is an online service  where a percentage of all your purchases through their sponsored stores will be donated to our  church. There are hundreds of stores you probably already shop at  and we are already reaping the benefits having received our first check. For more information refer to the display in the narthex and take a copy of instructions home to start shopping! 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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