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Beautiful Beloveds,

Have you filled out your pledge, or estimate of giving yet?  Is it on your to-do list, but not done yet?

If you have, thank you!  Your estimate of giving helps our finance team plan wise and careful spending on mission and ministry in the coming year.         

If you haven’t, please do.  Let us know if you plan to give, or if not.  We understand it’s been a hard year, and some of us may not be able to give financial support.  You can let us know that you plan to support your church in other ways, including prayer, presence, gifts, witness and service.  Every gift, tangible and intangible helps build the kindom.  You can fill it out online, easily and confidentially, right here.  Or, you can contact Jane Gray, our financial secretary, 508.428.2811, or office@umcchurches.org.  She can mail you a paper copy to fill out.

Thank you for all the ways you are giving so generously to support the missions and ministries of our church.  You are making a difference in our community, across New England, and around the world. 

Together in Christ…Committed to Serve.

             Peace,  Heather

 

**We have edited our worship registration form to better accommodate the varied needs of varied worshipers.  We realize not everyone is able to help, and some weeks we just need to be in worship, rather than do anything else.  Our intention was to highlight the many ways people can still participate in and help with the creation and experience of worship.  If we caused any negative feelings or harm, we ask your forgiveness. 

 

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, January 31:  Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

            8:30 am :   Virtual Worship premier on Facebook (also available on YouTube after 5:30am)

            11:00 am:  Worshipful Engagement in our Parking Lot.   Please register here

            7:00 pm:    Youth Group, via Zoom

 

Monday, February 1:

            9:00 am:     Lend-a-Hands

            7:00 pm:    Men’s Study Group (via Zoom)

 

Tuesday, February 2:  

            10:30 am Miracle Kitchen

            12:00 pm:  Deadline for “A Word on Wednesday,” our midweek mailing

                                4:00 pm Congregational Care Meeting  (Zoom link below)

Wednesday, February 3:

            12:00 pm:  Deadline for Saturday Tidings Submissions

                 

Thursday, February 4:

            10:00 am:    Zoom Bible Study—Join us as we explore the gospel of Matthew, Zoom Link below.

             6:30  pm:    COVID-19 Leadership Task Force meeting

           

Friday, February 5:

            5:00 pm:  Lois Engleman Memorial (Zoom link below)

 

Saturday, February 6:  

 

Sunday, February 7:  Fifth Sunday of Epiphany

            8:30 am :   Virtual Worship premier on Facebook (also available on YouTube after 5:30am)

            11:00 am:  Worshipful Engagement in our Parking Lot.   Please register here

            7:00 pm:    Youth Group, via Zoom

 

Together in Christ—We worship, learn and grow

 

Love Fest—February 2021

Do you like to text?  Do you enjoy selecting just the right emoji or meme to convey your thought, emotion, or wishes?  Text Pastor Heather, 774.994.3645 to find out how you can use your texting mojo to spread love this February.   

 

Celebration of Life/Memorial for Lois Engleman:   Lois died on Christmas Eve 2020. Her memorial/celebration of life will be on February 5, at 5pm, via Zoom. The link is below. Her family, will be leading the memorial from their homes and those who knew her will have a time to unmute if they wish to share a word of tribute or a story, or they can simply listen.

Here also is a link to her obituary :

https://memorial.davisfuneralhomenh.com/lois-engleman/4474698/index.php

 

Committed to Serve—We are making a difference

 

Food for Thought:

Need a good book?  SocialJusticeBooks.org is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.  Find booklists, anti-bias resources, and more.

 

Green Tip:  Baby it’s cold outside.  Stop the drafts.

Check your home for leaks and drafts.  The potential energy savings from reducing drafts in a home may range from 5% to 30% per year, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. You can conserve heat and energy in your home by weather-stripping and caulking leaks.

            https://www.sustainability.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/January%20Green%20Tip.pdf

 

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.

 

What about pledge cards and envelopes?

Please fill out your pledge card here or call the church office to request a paper copy.   Envelopes for weekly giving will be available on Sundays during parking lot worship, or by appointment.  To set a time for a touchless pick up, please contact Jane Gray in the office, 508.428.2811 or office@umcchurches.org.

CHANGE for Miracle Kitchen:  The number of participants at Miracle kitchen for lunch has diminished. We will now be making sandwich lunches for only 40 people. Each volunteer will be making 16 sandwiches instead of the 20 made in the past. They should also include a beverage, dessert and fruit for 8 people. Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions please call Gail Bennett at 508-420-7978.

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.

Zoom Links

Sunday Evening Youth Group

Time: Sunday, January 24, 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89016033879?pwd=bnpjYUVqc1Rkc0RRRWtjeG0yTXV2Zz09

Meeting ID: 890 1603 3879

Passcode: 312727

One tap mobile

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Congregational Care Meeting

Time:  February 2, 4pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83445466618?pwd=ekNlSnRiYUNQMCtkU2VMTnBwSFF3dz09

Meeting ID: 834 4546 6618

Passcode: 422146

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Meeting ID: 834 4546 6618

Passcode: 422146

 

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

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Meeting ID: 839 5836 0902

Passcode: 477955

 

Memorial/Celebration of Life for Lois M. Engleman

February 6, 5:00 p.m. EST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8534259617

Meeting ID: 853 425 9617

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Meeting ID: 853 425 9617

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