Have you bought your tickets yet for Saturday’s Spaghetti supper? They are available in the office M-F 9:30-1:30 or at the door Saturday night.
Please join us for spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage and stay for the movie.
Tickets are :
Advanced tickets $7 At the Door $ 8 Children 5 and under $3
Dinner from 4:30 p.m.—6 p.m.
There is a great movie lined up to view following supper.
2014 Christmas Wreath Ministry
One of The United Methodist Economic Ministry’s programs is marketing Christmas wreaths made by local crafters to assist local families in the western part of Maine provide for their basic necessities. Beginning mid- October First United Methodist Church’s Missions Committee will again be taking orders for wreaths crafted by these families. As our way to support this ministry the cost will be at their wholesale price of $12.00. Since the wreaths are made after the first two killing frosts to ensure the wreaths will hold their needles, delivery will be after mid November.
The ministry is aware that that there were a number of inferior wreaths in 2013. Unfortunately, in 2013 the killing frosts were later than usual. Early cuttings may have resulted in an early release of their needles and compromised some wreaths Procedures have been put in place to remedy that situation from occurring again.
The United Methodist Economic Ministry in Salem Township, ME is an Extension Ministry of the New England Conference. The ministry has much to offer the families in a very impoverished region of our Conference. Their vision is to continue to partner with God in life changing miracles. Their mission is to partner with God to create and sustain healthy individuals, families and communities within Western Maine. They offer a low cost thrift shop, a food cupboard, emergency assistance, school backpacks which include socks, underwear and new sneakers, a free Christmas shop, a crafters program, including the Christmas wreaths, a prom program, a garden project, fuel assistance, a warming center and house repair. There are many ways local churches and individuals can participate in this ministry. Check out the website at www.umeconomicministry.org. Please pick up your order forms in the Welcome Center.
Soup Kitchen needs:
There are many items that are in short supply and/or go quickly. Following is a list of items that are needed: mayonnaise, napkins, canned veggies, canned fruits, canned tomato sauce, tuna fish, canned pasta w/sauces. Any little bit helps us “Feed the Need"
Have you signed up to host a coffee hour for next year yet? Well, if you haven’t here is your chance. Don’t miss the opportunity to share in Fellowship. Stop by the bulletin board in the welcome center and sign-up to host coffee hour. Hosting is easy and simple.
Have you signed up for altar flowers? Stop by the bulletin board in the welcome center and sign-up. Altar guild will contact you on the specifics of the arrangement and what you would like printed in the bulletin.
Office hours are now 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Visiting Opportunities...They would love to see you
Eileen Parsell—Watson Fields
Carol Rawski—Riverside Nursing Home room 315
Norman Pierce—206 N. River Road Kirkwood Corners, Lee, NH
Vera Zajas - Riverside Nursing Home 3rd floor
Just drop in and bring a friendly smile to a friend!
Zumba ClassSaturday mornings from 8:45 am - 9:45 am, we'll meet in Hurd Hall to dance to the Latin rhythms of Zumba nation. No experience required, just a willingness to move and have a great time. Contact Kristen Sturtevant or Linda Smith with any questions. Dress comfortably and get ready to dance!
Each week at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays volunteers from our Missions team provide coffee and treats to those in need at Gerry’s Food Pantry. They are always in looking for more volunteers. If interested in helping to “FEED THE NEED” through this ministry see Claude & Judy Saddler, Janice Lewis or Dan Saucier, Sr.