First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Stamp out Hunger:
On May 14, 2016 is the Postal Office food drive. The food donations will be picked up & brought back to the church around 6 pm. A few volunteers would be greatly appreciated to help sort & put away.
We welcome the fresh perspective and variety each reader brings to the pulpit on Sunday mornings. Of course, we always appreciate the contributions of those who sign up regularly, looking forward to their continued participation. So, as we embark on the journey, let’s share the joy of sharing His word with one another. There are still spots available in May and June. Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.
MAY BOOK CLUB NEWS:
The book club is reading The Invention of Wings by author Sue Monk Kidd. The story is set in the pre-Civil War era, in South Carolina and follows the lives of two women from a very young age, into adulthood - historic abolitionist figure, Sarah Grimke’ and her urban slave Hetty “Handful” Grimke’. Book club will be meeting at FUMC, at 6:30 pm, in the youth room on Wednesday, May 25th and not at the parsonage as previously noted.
NOW ongoing local missions :
Collecting clean/good condition ( no stains or rips) coats/jacket & winter sweaters. These are given out on Sundays at Fellowship Kitchen.
Please stay after 10AM Service for a great soup lunch.
April ~ Linens & Blankets for the shelters (No Comforters, please)
Rochester Youth Reach
Rochester Youth Reach is looking for volunteers to answer phones on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-5 p.m.
Please contact Barbara at 603-948-1375
Fellowship & Hospitality is an important ministry at FUMC. Coffee hour is a time when we are called to practice that gift. It is an opportunity to welcome visitors and potential members of our congregation, as well as touch bases with friends, family, and neighbors. Take time to greet a new face and watch for those who have not attended for awhile.
Another aspect of coffee hour is serving. This is a great way to get better acquainted with our church family. Hosts/Hostess are needed to prepare the tables and start the coffee and tea water as well as to serve each Sunday. Your participation is most welcome at whatever level you are comfortable. Home-baked cookies and almost any other treats are always appreciated.
We are continually blessed by those who sign up and share in this ministry of hospitality. We extend a special thank you to each of you. Volunteers may sign up on the poster on the bulletin board.
Remember that the treats can be quite simple. It is not our intention to provide "lunch" Simply share what you can easily afford, especially share the responsibility for extending hospitality to others.
FUMC MYF Mission Trip
Check out our facebook page for wonderful updates on how our youth is doing. They are a remarkable group of kids and leaders doing a great thing for those in need.
NEED A GIFT? - BIBLES AVAILABLE BY DONATION
Brand new Bibles available for a suggested donation of $10. These Bibles, with bonded leather covers of different styles, and available in regular or large print, are good quality and are printed in a new literal translation endorsed by the United Methodist Church called the Common English Bible. It is an easy to read and easy to understand translation, suitable for readers from the youngest to the oldest. Bibles will be on display in the welcome center outside the church office on Sunday mornings and during weekday office hours.