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Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

– 1 Peter 4:10

Beautiful Beloveds,

            As our stewardship month draws to close, I invite you reflect on the ways God is using you to bless others.  How is God using your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness to resist evil, bind up the broken-hearted, feed the hungry and build the kindom of God?  And what are you holding back?

            Some of us get so caught up in doing, we forget that God needs us to be present and prayerful: to God, for our families and our neighborsSome of us get stuck in old patterns, serving in the same ways, and we miss that God might be calling us to use our gifts in some new way.  Some of us, need an annual service tune up, a time to reevaluate how we serve God and our neighbor, and where we’re just going through the motions.  And some of us need to focus on our witness, to pay attention to the ways we’re living the love of God in our homes, at work, in our leisure, while we’re driving, while we’re in the community. 

            As we move into 2021, what one change is God inviting you to make to go deeper in discipleship, and follow more faithfully in the footsteps of Jesus? 

           

Peace,

Heather

 

As United Methodists we promise to support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  Here are some ways you can live into those promises, this week:

Prayers:

Please pray for all who are giving the vaccine, organizing vaccination sites and distribution, and all who have and will receive the vaccination. 

 

Please submit prayer requests here or contact Pastor Heather directly, pastorheather@umcchurches.org  and 774.994.3645.

 

Presence

CALENDAR
Virtual—

Zoom links at the end of the email

In Person
Wednesday, January 27:

Noon—Deadline for Saturday Tidings Submissions

 Moment of Light—Prayer and Conversation

3pm & 7pm

5:30 pm:     SPRC Meeting

 (Contact Chair, MaryAnne Farley for Zoom Link)

 
Thursday, January 28
10 am Bible Study

7:00 pm:    Board of Trustees Meeting (Zoom Link Below)

 
Friday,  January 29
Saturday, January 30

 

January 27 Moment of Light—Prayer and conversation via Zoom—3pm and 7pm Wednesdays in January

Let’s connect, check in, and pray together.

 

Gifts

What about pledge cards and envelopes?  You should have received your pledge card form in your email.  If you need them, the envelopes are in the church office.  Please contact Jane Gray in the office, 508.428.2811 or office@umcchurches.org to set up a time to pick yours up. 

Service and Witness

January Food Collection for Local Food Pantries:  We are collecting breakfast foods such as cereal, pancake mix, pancake syrup, oatmeal, pop tarts, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, etc.  The homeless are also very much in need of new underwear and socks.  Please put your non-perishable donated items in the large black labeled container to the right of the church front door.

 

Need a little help?

Beginning February 1, Meri Toler, Louise’s daughter, will be available and is offering support with tasks, errands, projects, needs including things such as: 

> cleaning

> deep cleaning/clean out/purging projects

> organization/re-organization projects

> reasonable snow removal – shovel steps, walks, manageable driveways;

> salt or sand

> spring clean ups, pruning, raking, planting

> shopping

> delivery

> errands

> painting

> creative eye consultation/assistance for redecorating, rearranging

> projects

> inventorying/organizing collections

> medium sized dump runs/recycling/redemption/donation (small car – no> truck)

 

 Meri would of course, observe all COVID safety guidelines.  Rather than a set fee, Meri will accept love offerings.

To contact Meri please email merideth2020@gmail.com or text: 774 327-8890.

 

Zoom Links

 

Wednesday Moment of Light

Topic: Moment of Light

Time: 3pm and 7pm Wednesdays in January

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82424932249?pwd=WmxjU29wMWM0RzNDMEZOMG9RclVQZz09

 

Meeting ID: 824 2493 2249

Passcode: 374395

 

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,82424932249#,,,,*374395#

 

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656

 

Meeting ID: 824 2493 2249

Passcode: 374395

 

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Time: Thursday mornings, 10am

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83958360902?pwd=K2Q1enBPQWJ4cGJLamI2UXJWVzhEZz09

 

Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,83958360902#,,,,*477955# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,83958360902#,,,,*477955# US (New York)

 

Or Call:          +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955

 

Thursday, January 28, Board of Trustees Meeting

Time: Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86266622178?pwd=RjZDZHdtdE4reHR6eGFLamhIK2l1UT09

 

Meeting ID: 862 6662 2178

Passcode: 360102

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,86266622178#,,,,*360102# US (Washington D.C)

+13126266799,,86266622178#,,,,*360102# US (Chicago)

 

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 862 6662 2178

Passcode: 360102

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbEWBmnPyX