First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
FEED THE NEED Putting our faith into motion by feeding the body, mind and soul

Announcements and Upcoming Events




for amateur photographers.  

May 24-June 13, 2017 At First United Methodist Church, 34 South Main Street, Rochester NH.    Details can be found by linking to the Community Photography Show Website HERE


Spring Fair, May 6, 2017

Items to be brought in for Spring Fair 5/1 - 5/5 will be taken on Mon - Thurs. 9am - 12 pm & 6-8 pm. Friday is for food  & plants ONLY !! NO EXCEPTIONS !!

Please keep in mind the book room fills up fast & the No more books signs usually go up pretty quick!  Books should not be tattered or marred. NO magazines or National Geographic. Small furniture is ok. Any not sold should be brought home buy the person donating. We cannot store it.

Items to be taken in should be clean & usable Clothing should be washed with no stains or rips; please sort before bringing in. We are looking for donations baked goods & snacks to be sold.  All leftover items will be donated to what the homeless shelters might need and the rest brought to Salvation Army. We could use a couple trucks to help out!
Please sign up to help where you can.
Thank you to all, for all you do !

Pat Hewitt


Casserole Sunday, May 7

NOW Committee invites you to bring a dish to share and join in fun, fellowship and food.



Church Clean-up Day

Trustees have scheduled and coordinated with boy scouts a church clean-up day.  Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 8-1.



Spring Fair, May 6, 2017

It's time again to start planning for the Spring Fair. Spring Fair will be MAY 6, 2017. If you have any questions or ideas, please talk to Pat Hewitt.   Also, a good time to set aside good household items you no longer want when doing your Spring cleaning!  Please join me, Pat Hewitt, in making this year another successful event.

Fellowship Hour:

Please consider signing up for Fellowship Hour.  In can either be for between services and/or after 10 a.m. Worship Service!  Starting in March, Birthday Fellowship will be between services and again following the 10 a.m. Worship Service.  Please join us in celebrating each other’s birthdays each month.  This birthday celebration will happen on the First Sunday of each month, but there are other Sundays available for you to host a fellowship hour.  This is a good opportunity to enjoy fellowship time after service.




Tri-State Rural Mission Trip

It is not too late for financial donations or gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s or Wal-Mart to purchase building supplies in South Carolina where 3 persons from First UMC will be repairing homes in the Low Country.


Got Maple Syrup?

Thinking about maple syrup this time of year?  At the Spring Fair on Saturday, May 6 the N.O.W. Committee will be selling maple syrup from the United Economic Ministry to assist the people in impoverished Northwestern Maine.

 Book Club News:

May Book Club News: The book club will meet on Wednesday, May 17th at the parsonage at 6:30 PM. The book of the month in May is "All the Light we Cannot See" by author Anthony Doerr.  Please remember to write a couple of quotes from the book, that have a particular meaning for you, and the group will discuss them. Any questions, please contact Patrice Hunt.


Souped Up Sunday News

Thank you to everyone from N.O.W. Committee. We had such a nice Fellowship time and great lunch you to all who came and participated in this fundraiser!  The monies collected from the Free Will Offering will go to the N.O.W. Committee and will enable to support Mission trips taken by our church members. The next Souped Up Sunday will March 26. We are adding a Casserole Sunday on May 7th.


Liturgists Needed                                                                              

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.   Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.