News & Update
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
18th Sunday After Pentecost
Sun. Sept . 27
9:30 a.m. Worship and Sunday School - Bible Sunday
10:45 a.m. Fellowship Time
11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion - Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, Session 4
Mon. Sept. 28
7:00 a.m. Mondays@ 7 - Room 20
7:30 p.m. Adult Education Meeting - Library
Wed. Sept. 30
7:00 p.m. Mission Committee Meeting - Room 21
7:30 p.m. Pastor’s Bible Study - Library
Thurs. Oct. 1
7:30 p.m. Pub Theology - Dunville’s, Westport
8:00 p.m. Choir Practice - Sanctuary
Fri. Oct. 2
4:45 p.m. Gillespie Center Volunteers - Gillespie Center
Sat. Oct. 3
8:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast - Library
MOVIE NIGHT: WHALE RIDER - The people of a coastal New Zealand village believe they are descended from Paikea, who escaped death 1,000 years ago by riding to shore on the back of a whale after his canoe capsized. From then on, tribal chiefs always picked first-born males as their successors. Pai, an 11-year-old girl, believes she is destined to be the next chief. But she must fight centuries of tradition to fulfill her destiny. Come see this family friendly inspirational story on Friday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m.
GRACE CONNEXION - Sunday we continue with UM Pastor Adam Hamilton’s DVD series Why? Making Sense of God’s Will Session #4 “ Why God’s Will Prevails.” 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, October 1st, 7:00 p.m. at Dunville’s in Westport.
UNITED METHODIST MEN’S BREAKFAST - ALL are Welcome Saturday October 3rd. 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Library. Start the morning with prayer and join in fellowship, light breakfast and a presentation. Presenter: Dan Gelman Presentation: FACEBOOK...what's all the buzz? A Guide into the Social Media World.
BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS - October 4, 2015 at 12:30pm. Bring your pets, and have your friends and neighbors bring their pets, too! Join us promptly at 12:30pm on the front lawn and we will call God's blessings on the precious animals in our lives.
DONE IN A DAY - Volunteers needed for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Done in a Day project, October 17th.There is no cost! Adults and YOUTH over the age of 14 may help. Requirements state there must be 2 adults for every 5 youth. Please contact George Hanze, Bob Trinka, Ed Horne.
“SHARE THE LOVE, QUENCH A THIRST" - Since we are known in the community as "The church with the signs", we have printed labels with a number of Church Sign Messages selected by Pastor Ed. These self-stick labels can be used to place on water bottles and given out to the community. Just stop by the church office, take a sheet(s) from the box on the counter by the window, stick them on some bottles and pass them out wherever someone may be thirsty. It's a great message, and water is always appreciated!
FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS NEEDED - We all enjoy the food and fellowship of our gathering time after worship on Sundays. Please consider hosting one Sunday this Fall---or share it with a friend. Please see Bob Trinka to sign up and to find out just how easy it is!
CONNECTICUT HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING – The Connecticut Hospice Inc. is sponsoring volunteer orientation and training this fall. Our patients and families are in need of your care and support. Many different opportunities to serve. For more information please contact Joan Cullen at 203-315-7150 or jcullen@hospice .com
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
Bible Sunday for Third Graders - Sunday - 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! - Sunday! 11-11:30 a.m. 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!
Side-by-Side Sunday! - Sunday, October 4, during worship promises to be a very special worship service where our children and youth serve in worship side by side with their adult mentors. Parents, please discuss with your student where they are willing to serve... they can greet, hand out bulletins, take up the offering, read the call to worship, help read scripture, help with fellowship hour, etc. etc.... serve the Lord in their own way! Please sign up with Heather so we can plan for this great day.
SAVE THE DATE!!
UMC Children and Youth HUGE Mission Project!
October 18, 1-5pm. ALL children and youth are graciously invited to participate and bring their friends to an amazing event on October 18, 1-5pm. Here’s the plan: We meet and greet in the church parking lot, and divide into partners/groups. We have our own big party to start! Then, we drive to Stop & Shop and set up our collection areas at the entrances. We hand out flyers to shoppers, asking them to buy a few extra canned goods to donate to the local food pantry – Person to Person, in Norwalk. At around 3:45pm, we pack up all that we have gathered, and drive to Person to Person to deliver and organize the goods. While there, we will meet Callie Jayne, the site manager, who will tell us all about the pantry, and what it does to help. Then, we will return to the church for another big party time! All children & youth who are able to join us, please sign up in the Narthex. All Parents who wish to assist and/or drive, please sign up in the Narthex, too!
Don't miss the party of food for us, and for those who need it!
Halloween Mission Fun(d) Raiser
Will be at the Galvin’s Haunted House Saturday, October 24th, Grown-ups only!
Hire your baby-sitters now! All proceeds are for Missions.
More scary details to follow...
Children’s Halloween Celebration
October 31st, 3:00 p.m. “Trunk or Treat,” in the parking lot.
Everyone is invited!