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CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK  AHEAD   

 
14th Sunday After Pentecost 
   
Sun. Aug.  30
8:30 a.m. Community Beach Service - Compo Beach
9:30 a.m. Worship  and Summer Sunday School  - Jerry Eyster Preaches
10:45 a.m. Fellowship Time
11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion - First Light, pt. 12: “America As the New Rome”
 
 Mon. Aug. 31
 7:00 a.m. Mondays@ 7 - Room  20
 
Tues. Sept. 1
5:30 p.m. Tuesday Night at the Beach - Compo Beach
 
Wed. Sept. 2
7:30 p.m Pastor’s Bible Study - Library
 
Thurs. Sept. 3
10:00 a.m. IFC Executive Meeting - Library
7:00 p.m. Pub Theology - Dunvilles,  Westport

Fri. Sept. 4
4:50 p.m. Gillespie Angel Volunteer - Gillespie Center
 
Sat. Sept. 5
8:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast - Fellowship Hall

Announcements 
 
GRACE CONNEXION - TODAY we continue the DVD series, First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God, with session 12, “America As the New Rome,”  featuring New Testament scholars John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg and filmed on location in the Holy Land. This series explores the life and teaching of Jesus and the land upon which he walked. Everyone is invited at 11:00 a.m. in the Library.
 
PUB THEOLOGY – Join us for another rousing evening as we gather to share thoughts, questions and  always lively conversation. Thursday, September 3rd  at 7:00 p.m. at Dunvilles in Westport.
 
BLUEFISH GAME – We’re a little delayed for our annual trip to Harbor Yards to see a Bridgeport Bluefish baseball game, but we’re planning on Tuesday, September 8, with a 7:05 p.m. start.  Please sign-up on the board or see Pastor  Ed if you’d like to go.  Cost is $12 per ticket. 
 
THE NEILDS CONCERT  - The folk-rock group is coming to perform at our church on Saturday, September 19th, 7:30 p.m.  Please plan on coming to this free concert and invite others.  Our new sound system should be in place so the sound should be outstanding!  We will be taking a freewill offering with the gifts going towards our building fund.  If you are not familiar with The Neilds, here is a  YouTube site that you can visit to hear them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrOepS50BOk
 
TUESDAY SUPPER AT THE BEACH - Join us  as we  gather at Compo Beach every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  Bring your picnic supper and beach chairs and head for the middle of the picnic table/grill area.  All are welcome.  Members with non-stickered cars are admitted free if they identify themselves as “The United Methodist Fellowship.”  Any questions, please contact Pat Farmer.
 
SUNDAY BEACH SERVICES - Co-sponsored by five area churches, Norfield Congregational, Saugatuck Congregational, Wilton Congregational, Greens Farms Congregational and our church, services begin each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at Compo Beach in Westport  through Labor Day weekend.
 Storytelling Workshop for Sunday School Teachers - September 13, 2015, 12:30-2:30pm – Don’t miss this amazing learning experience!  Master Teacher and Storyteller, Rita Caruso Anspach will lead us in an inspirational session of expressing our Bible Stories, and our own personal stories.  New Canaan teacher and UMC Member Rebecca Roth will also lead us in fun ways to engage our students during class. Sunday School teachers, this is our yearly meeting!  We will discuss any current business, follow up with our background screenings, and get organized for the year.  Even if you are not a Sunday School teacher, you are welcome to join us for this amazing, creative event!
 
MONDAYS@7 NETWORK GROUP - Monday in Room 20  7:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend. See Bob Trinka for any questions.  www.Mondaysat7.org
 
LADIES MORNING BOOK GROUP -  is  starting up again on September 9th and will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 10:00 a.m. The first book will be “Finding God in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.”
Welcome Back Sunday!  - Welcome back to Sunday School, September 13, 2015 , youth group, and all our great activities at UMC!  Join us in Sunday School for painting and praising God for our beautiful summer.  Middle School and high school students, come equipped with your painting clothes AND ideas and calendars to plan your year.  Elementary and preschool children, join us for a painting frenzy, and get ready to make your classroom YOUR OWN! Sunday will be a Fun Day!
 
Blessing of the Backpacks, Briefcases, Carry Bags, and Workpacks!  September, 20, 2015 – During worship.  Bring your backpacks, briefcases, carrying bags, work bags, laptop bags, and anything that keeps you going during your working day!  We will call God’s blessings down upon all that we do, and give Him the glory and thanks for allowing us to have the education and the jobs we have, and boldly ask for the ones we want.  Don’t miss God’s blessings in your work!
 
Dedicate Money to Project Learn – September 20, 2015 During Junior Church/Sunday School time.  Children – now it’s time to bring in your Project Learn Saver Jars full of coins!  We will have our Junior Church during Sunday School time and dedicate the money to the programs at Project Learn.  We will also begin preparing for Side-By-Side Sunday in October, where you will   volunteer to be a leader, usher, reader, singer, and more in worship in October.  Don’t miss it!
 
Bible Sunday for Third Graders – Sunday, September 27, 2015 – During worship.  Join us for a wonderful gift for our Third graders as they receive their very own copy of the Word of God.   Be a part of the blessing of their study as they grow in their Christian journey!
 
M&Ms and YUMMs is BACK!  September 27, 2015 – 11-11:30am.  Don’t miss opening day of our music and movement groups as we prepare to serve God in unique and beautiful ways.  We will begin discussing our Fall ideas and the Christmas Pageant. Paula and Heather can’t wait!
 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL - TODAY through Labor Day.  Volunteers needed!  We need 2 adults for each Sunday in the summer to lead our class for all ages of children.  Grab a friend and come have fun!  Heather has lots of resources, so don't worry about not knowing what to do.  All you need is a willing heart and a friend to help you out!  Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex for the dates you are available. TO OUR FAMILES: Nursery and Sunday School are available for children up through grade 5. Middle school and high school students will participate in worship for the remainder of the summer. Sunday School for all age levels will resume in September.

Save the date!
Saturday, October 24th
Halloween Fun(d) Raiser at the 
Galvin’s Haunted House
Grown-ups only! Hire your baby-sitters now!
All proceeds are for Missions
more scary details to follow...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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