Announcements Week of June 16

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT SOMETHING IN THE WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS/BULLETIN, IT MUST BE SENT TO THE OFFICE BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY. THANK YOU!

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OFFICIAL CHURCH CONFERENCE MEETING
There will be an official Church Conference meeting on Sunday, June 16thafter the combined 10:00 service and prior to the Strawberry Festival. We will be voting in the following people: Bruce Hale as our new Church Council Chair, Sammy Samuel as our new Financial Secretary and Mike Motyl to SPR. All are welcome to attend.

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
On Sunday, June 23rd, we will start our summer worship schedule to two morning services: 8:00 a.m. (communion service) and 9:30 a.m. (worship service). We will resume our three-service schedule on Rally Day, September 8th.

Most summer Sundays, there will be Church School for children ages 3-10 and nursery care for those under age 3 during the 9:30 service.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR EDUCATION & AWARENESS EVENTS
Please join us for two important events that will help support us on our journey to learn more about the current situation within the UMC. The first event, Pastor Panel: How We Came To Our Understandingwill be held on Sunday, June 23rd from 11am-1pm and Monday evening, June 24th from 7-9pm in the sanctuary. The second event, The Basics of Human Sexuality & LGBTQwill be held on Sunday, June 30th from 11am-1pm and Monday evening, July 1st from 7-9pm in the sanctuary. We are offering two dates for each event so everyone will have the opportunity to attend. Lunch will be offered on the two Sundays and childcare will be available.    

FREE BOOKS/PICTURES!
 
After organizing the offices, there were a number of books and pictures left by both Pastor Woody and Pastor Peter. These are available on the stage in Wesley Hall and are free for the taking.

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SUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL
Church School continues most Sundays this summer for children ages 3-10 years. Children will meet in Creative Cove after the children’s moment.  Hope to see you soon!

DAYS FOR GIRLS UPDATE – This week Pastor Ken, in Kenya, and two Days for Girls educators will reach three schools and an orphanage with Days for Girls kits. Some of the money used for these kits came from SUM donations given in the Easter Offering with the target of distributing 500 kits to girls and educating 900 children. Thank you for your donation!   

 

DAYS FOR GIRLS OPPORTUNITY – We need more people to join the work of Days for Girls other than our workshops. We are looking for volunteers to help with planning future projects for Days for Girls as well as getting a few people to join forces to get kits to more schools in Kenya. It’s easier than you think. Please come to our meeting on June 26thin the Annex at 7:00 p.m. to find out how you can help. For more information, call Jan Baker at 860-242-8620.

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CT DISTRICT ADVANCED LAY SERVANT COURSE
There will be an advanced lay servant course offered on July 20thand 27thfrom 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at West Hartford UMC. There is no charge for this course. If you are interested, flyers will be on the kiosk in Wesley Hall.  

DIRECTORY UPDATE
Please review the current church directory located on the piano in Wesley Hall to make sure that your information is correct.  Please send any corrections to membership@sumct.org.  Thank you. 

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USHERS NEEDED – The Worship committee is looking for men and women to serve as ushers. If you enjoy greeting people and helping throughout the service, consider being an usher! Training is provided. Contact Ed Hamilton at EdHamCT@gmail.comor Sandy Lipscomb at shlipscomb@aol.com.  Thank you!


June 9, 2019

 Worship Attendance = 131

Church School = 12


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