News & Update
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
Sun. Nov. 29
Worship and Sunday Schoo
Grace Connexion - Advent Sunday - Sent:Jesus Sets Us Free
Mon. Nov. 30
Mondays@7 - Room 20
Tues. Dec. 1
Confirmation Class - Room 21
SPR Committee Meeting - Library
Wed. Dec. 2
Ladies Morning Book Group - Library
Pastors’s Bible Study - Library
Thurs. Dec. 3
Pub Theology - Dunvilles, Westport
Fri. Dec. 4
Gillespie Center Meal - Gillespie Center
Advent Workshop - Fellowship Hall
GRACE CONNEXION - Advent Study continues SUNDAY in the Library at 11:00 a. m. Join us for the Jorge Acevedo’s series Sent: Jesus Sets Us Free.
PERSON TO PERSON TOY STORE - Please help stock the toy store where clients can select Christmas gifts for their children. Cards listing the desired gifts are available in the Narthex. Please take one and register the card number. Purchase the 3 gifts and bring them unwrapped to church on Sunday, December 6th.
COMMITMENT CARDS - If you have not yet submitted your “Estimate of Giving” card, please forward it to Cindy Glover at your earliest convenience so that we may provide our budget information for 2016. Thank you very much!
INTERFAITH COUNCIL MEETING -There will be a joint IFC meeting with the Clergy Council on December 1st at 12:00 noon at the Unitarian Church in Westport.
PUB THEOLOGY - Join us for another rousing evening as we gather to share thoughts, questions and always lively conversation. Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Dunvilles in Westport. ALL are welcome.
CHURCH ADVENT FAMILY FELLOWSHIP! - Friday, December 4th, the ENTIRE church family is invited to celebrate the beginning of the Advent season. We will share a lovely meal, sing our favorite Christmas songs, decorate the tree in the Narthex (and, weather permitting, the one outside!), create crafts, and eat goodies to prepare our hearts, minds, and bodies for the coming of our Savior. Please sign up in the Narthex to help prepare for this lovely evening.
MEN’S BREAKFAST - Saturday December 5th 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Meet for prayer, light Breakfast and Presentation. The presenter will be George Hanze speaking on the topic of Resiliency: what can be accomplished when everyone pulls together.
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MEETING - Houses of worship in Westport and Weston are coming together to resettle a refugee family. Those interested are invited to attend an exploratory meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:30pm, in the Sanctuary. At this meeting, a representative of IRIS, a refugee resettlement organization based in New Haven, will provide a brief overview of the larger refugee crisis and the US response as well as outlining the responsibilities and process of groups who wish to resettle refugees. For more information contact John McGeehan, a member of the UMC, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LADIES NIGHT OUT CHRISTMAS PARTY - Our annual Christmas party will be held Tuesday December 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Jeanne Galvin. Please bring an entrée, salad, or dessert to share. Prizes for the tackiest and most beautiful Christmas sweater will be awarded. We will also be collecting donations for Veterans and their families.
STEW LEONARD'S GIFT CARDS - are on sale during Fellowship Time year round. Just look for Pat Farmer. From October 15th to January 15th, Stew Leonard's gives our church a 10% Holiday Discount. Stock up on gift cards for your Christmas purchases at Stew's and support our church at the same time. Contact Eileen Ludy at email@example.com with any questions and/or large requests of $400 or more. Cash and checks accepted.
MONDAYS@7 NETWORK GROUP - Monday in Room 20, 7:00-9:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend. See Bob Trinka for any questions. www.Mondaysat7.org
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!
Children and Middle Schoolers
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule:
Please mark your calendars for the following rehearsals:
Nov. 29 - Sunday, 11 a.m.-12noon
Dec. 6 - Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 - Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 - Saturday, FULL DRESS REHEARSAL - Mandatory - 9:30 a.m.-12noon
(probably won't run that long, but who knows!)
Cans & Bottles Collection
Every Sunday, the Senior High School Class will be conducting a cans and bottles recycling project. Please bring in your nickel deposit cans and bottles that can be returned at grocery stores for a 5 cent refund (sorry, no wine bottles). All money that is collected will be donated to a mission project of the kids' choosing.
Thank you to all who donated and helped pack Bedtime Bags. We put together over 100 bags for needy children!