First United Methodist Church
Friday, May 29, 2020
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Weekly Update

 
 


WEEKLY UPDATE  

  May 28, 2020 


WORSHIP WITH US - ONLINE!!!

Visit www.firstumcrochester.org and look for the link near the bottom of the page - or go to YouTube and search for First United Methodist Church Rochester, NH. 


Pentecost Season Sermon Series: God’s Creative Connection

Even as God’s Spirit is doing a new thing, we know that the Spirit has been active since the very beginning.



THIS WEEK:

May 31st - Pentecost Sunday
Texts: Acts 2:1-12, John 7:37-39
Title: The Power of Communication
Theme: God speaks to us in whatever “language” is needed for us to actually hear and respond.


PLEASE NOTE: The PDF bulletin will have some "HYPERLINKS" that you can follow that will take you to websites with information on the hymn(s) we are singing, or settings of something that the choir has in its library.   We can't print or stream those things during our "Live-streaming" due to the copyright restrictions, but we can POINT the way to them. Feel free to follow the links if you want to learn more about the writing of a particular hymn, or hear the setting the choir would have been singing.....  -Kevin Lindsay, Director of Music


REMINDER: Online Coffee Hour follows at 11:30 AM using the ZOOM format.  We will email a link.


A BIG FUMC “THANK YOU” to: 

Kristen Sturtevant for sharing in the liturgy for Sunday!

 

Attention Graduates:

Please let us know so that we may celebrate you and your accomplishments. Please send Pastor Jeff your name, what school you were graduated from, date, degree (college grads), honors, future plans (if known). Thank you!!! And CONGRATULATIONS!

Pastor Jeff’s email is jjhrev@gmail.com


ELECTRONIC GIVING TO SUPPORT FUMC - 

Please remember that our expenses continue even during the COVID-19 crisis. We understand that some may not be able to continue to give due to layoffs/furloughs or illness. If you need assistance, please let Pastor Jeff know. We can assist you through the generosity of others. If you have the means and desire to temporarily give more to offset what others cannot, please do so.  Thank you for being the church.


Please consider using the Give+ app (download from the App Store or Google Play store, or set up automatic ACH payments through Vanco.  Contact Kate Marcotte for more information at simplek79@yahoo.com .


2020 COMMUNITY PHOTO SHOW

Due to Covid-19 our show is going virtual this year


COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and Rochester Main Street sponsor the 4th annual Community Photography Show. A Virtual public reception with ribbons will be held May 29th. Please contact Cindy Edgerly for more information.

2019 Best of Show


WEAR A MASK - SAVE A LIFE!

Mask wearing during the Coronavirus crisis not only protects the wearer, it also protects those the wearer comes into contact with.  It may help save a life! Simple instructions for making them may be found online. Thank you for being good to yourself and to others!




CASSEROLE COMMITTEE - provides meals for people in our church family during difficult times.  Anyone who is in need of meals may call one of the two Chairpersons: Diane  Marzoli  332-1766  or  Dottie Bickford-Longo  664-5552, or contact the office for assistance. Please let us know whether you have any dietary restrictions! We always bring enough food for the whole family. If you can help, either by cooking or buying a meal, we need you! Thanks.


ONLINE PRAYER: Prayer requests may be sent to Pastor Jeff (jjhrev@gmail.com) by 11 AM on Wednesdays.


CAN YOU HELP? The Nominating/Lay Leadership Committee has several leadership positions we need to fill. Please be in touch with Pastor Jeff if you are willing/able to help us as soon as possible:

Finance Committee Chairperson Staff/Pastor - Parish Relations Committee Chairperson


SUMMER MISSION OPPORTUNITY

Tri State Rural Mission Team will be going to the 

UNITED METHODIST ECONOMIC MINISTRY

in Salem, Maine

July 19th - 25th

Check out the UMEM website for details of ALL the things they do - including hosting summer mission teams who do repairs to local homes or improvements to UMEM’S facilities. 

Suburban scene

Anyone interested should contact Marilyn Ives at kilyives@gmail.com or 207 651 8884 (call or text).

Salem is located in West/Central Maine just northwest of Farmington near Kingfield and Mt Abrams.

Projected cost is $375/person—we will have a job for 

EVERYONE!!


UPCOMING F.U.M.C. EVENTS:

All services presented online until further notice.

May 29 Virtual Photo Show Reception

May 31 Pentecost Worship Service

June 7 Worship Service

June 14 Worship Service

June 21 Worship Service

June 28 Worship Service


Help First UMC While You Shop - If you shop Amazon, particularly while remaining socially distant during the COVID-19 crisis, use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/02-6009459 . When you do, a percentage of what you spend is donated to our church. Thank you for supporting FUMC!



“See” you in church!!!