First United Methodist Church
Monday, February 08, 2016
During the holy season of Lent, the FUMC Worship Committee has decided to offer a Sunday Evening Service of Prayer and Candlelight at 6PM in the chapel beginning on February 14th. These simple services will vary in style each week, but will be quiet, prayerful, and contemplative in nature. Come join us if you are:
-Looking to add more devotional time or spiritual disciplines during the Lenten season
-Seeking time and space for prayer, stillness, silence, and meditation
-Needing an alternative to worshiping on Sunday mornings due to other commitments or
-Curious about what we are up to
FIRST UMC INCLEMENT
1- Worship is a very important part of the life of our church body, so we will make every effort to remain open for our worship services.
2- We will always trust you to make your own decision about getting out and traveling in inclement weather. Please do not take unnecessary risks, even if you are scheduled as acolyte, liturgist, usher, greeter, communion steward, or your musical group is scheduled to perform.
3- We will usually wait until Sunday morning to make a brief assessment of travel conditions around the church and the safety of our parking lot and entrances, and then make the decision regarding worship.
5- If there is NO CHANGE to our church schedule, we will make NO ANNOUNCEMENT.
6- If conditions for travel are unsafe early in the morning, assume the 8:30 service is cancelled. Roadways are often better by our 10 a.m. service time.
7- If we cannot assure reasonably safe conditions for people to park, enter, and exit our facilities, we will cancel services and/or postpone weekly activities.
8- We will communicate changes in our church schedule as soon as possible by the following means:
-An update will be posted on the church Facebook page
-WMUR TV Channel 9
-WOKQ Radio 97.5FM
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, 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.
CALLING ALL COOKS
The Casserole Committee is looking for some new members. We take turns bringing a meal to members who have had surgery or other medical & health issues. The meal can be very simple. What matters the most is that we are helping them out during a difficult time. In addition we are showing them that we truly care!
If you would like to become part of this group or have any questions, please talk to Dottie Longo or Diane Marzoli in church or give us a call.
Diane Marzoli (603) 332-1766 Dottie Longo (603) 664-5552
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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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.
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.