First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, April 28, 2015



Zumba:  Start the new year off with a little Latin dancing.   Join us every Saturday from 8:00 am—9:00 am for fun, fellowship and exercise.


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With the arrival of the season of new life, also come new opportunities to serve.  If you have never been a LITURGIST, but wanted to give it a try, NOW is the time.  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 as Easter people, let’s share the joy of sharing His word with one another.


Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service  (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Jane Combs at 603-833-6402.  Thank you for your support.


Canned good donation on Communion Sunday’s

N.O.W. wants to remind you about our long standing program of bring a donated canned good for our food pantry, on Communion Sunday-the first Sunday of each month.  This program supports our church’s food pantry that we use on a daily/weekly basis as the need arises. 






Spring Fair is coming! May 2, 2015

Reminder for Spring Fair- items can be brought Sunday 4/26 through Thurs 4/30. 9am- 12pm & 5-8 pm.Yard sale items- gently used clothes for rummage sale, good usable furniture & household items are  ok for yard sale,plants & flowers are great for Mother's Day, Jewelry for Mom's Brides & Prom ! Games, Toys Music & videos and Books!! No magazines or National Georaphic, Please. Friday is for food & baked goods only! No other items will be accepted on Friday or Saturday. Sign-ups are in Welcome Center for help & food donations.



Coffee Hour

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.





All Women & Teen Girls

Are Invited to "A Day Apart for Women"

Sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Rochester

First UMC 34 South Main Street  May 16, 2015  9a.m. - 2 p.m.  There is no registration fee.  Just bring a salad, snack or dessert to share.  It will be a time of relaxation, nurturing, pampering and exploration for the mind, body and spirit with massage, spa, handcraft activities, meditation, presentations and displays, including a display of over 200 handcrafted Project Linus Blankets.  The day will begin with an optional Zumba activity at 8 a.m., welcome at 9 a.m., and opening worship in the chapel at 9:30 a.m.  There will be two presentation sessions before lunch and one presentation session before closing worship into the Sanctuary at 1:30 pm with activities and displays throughout the day in a variety of settings and abundant fellowship.

For information you may call Cindy Edgerly at 603-534-8346


Canned good donation on Communion Sunday’s

N.O.W. wants to remind you about our long standing program of bringing a donated canned good for our food pantry, on Communion Sunday-the first Sunday of each month.  This program supports our church’s food pantry that we use on a daily/weekly basis as the need arises.  Many of  us tend to forget about the Communion Sunday donation, so let’s all pull together and restock our food pantry and help in this simple mission. In addition, if you want to give a little bonus to this donation, please tape a QUARTER to the canned good.  Our food pantry can then use that quarter to purchase other needed supplies like a roll of paper towels, etc.  So beginning in March, bring in your canned-good and a taped quarter to it!  You will be able to find the food pantry bin outside the Sanctuary/Chapel on Communion Sunday’s. 



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. 



Couples Social Network

The April CSN event will be hosted by Cindy and Stuart Simon, and will resume on April 11th at 6:00 PM (please note the date change due to Holy Week).  This month’s event is an International/around the world theme! Bring a dish to share that represents a country (other than the US). After the meal we will play games with international/around the world themes.  Sign-up sheet will be posted in the Welcome after the Annual Auction date. 




Mark Your Calendars:

May 2, 2015 ~ Spring Fair is coming! As you are doing your Spring cleaning & purging set aside good, gently used items to donate as well as gently worn clothing for the Rummage Sale- No Christmas or coats please! Help is needed! More info to come out in the Newsletter


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Photos: Everyone is welcome to submit their own favorite picture (with their name(s) of individuals in the picture clearly on back) OR sent by Email as an attachment to Marguerite at the church.


Bible Pathways

Bible Pathways resumes Wed. April 15 at 6:30 PM with a study of the book of Ezra. This book describes the rebuilding of Solomon's temple, which had fallen into disrepair. However, some of the old timers are not too happy with the rebuild because it is just not as grand anymore. Once all the snow has melted away, join us as we discuss whether longing for the good old days is productive.