Announcements Week of September 8


  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 IS RALLY DAY!! – Please come join us and celebrate all the wonderful activities/ministries going on at SUM. Look for informational displays in Wesley Hall and elsewhere on the SUM campus. Learn how you can join the fun, do good work and continue your spiritual journey. 

  • NEW YORK CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MISSION AND DISASTER RESPONSE – If you are interested in getting involved in mission ministries, The New York Conference has some opportunities for mission and disaster response. Click here for more information. 

  • HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE – The Hospitality Committee would like to thank the teams from Music Ministries (all groups) for providing the yummy treats during the coffee hour throughout the month of September. Also, thank you to everyone who graciously donated coffee mugs for the kitchen. As you know, we are trying to run “clean and green” and this will help. Our goal is to have 100 mugs. So far, we have 60 mugs therefore, we need 40 more. If you would like to donate some coffee mugs, please contact Heidi Fitzsimmons at with the count and leave them in the kitchen. Thank You!  - Heidi Fitzsimmons

  • THANK YOU FROM JOYCE TULLOCK – I would like to express my appreciation for all the kindness I have been shown since the loss of my cousin in Scotland as well as for the continued support since my hospital stay. My church family is very special to me and I feel very fortunate to be a part of our SUM community. Thank you! Joyce Tullock

  • SUSANNA CIRCLE RESUMES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH – The Susanna Circle will resume on Tuesday, September 10th at 7 p.m. in the Parlor. The group will work on a Days for Girls project while we catch up with each other and hopefully welcome new women to our group. Barbara Vasquenza, Inventory Control for our SUM Days for Girls Chapter, will lead us in a “no experience necessary” DFG tri-fold task, which is easy to do but a very important piece of the Days for Girls Kit. If you have any questions, please email Paula Tonelli, facilitator or call her at 860-413-2755. All women are welcome!! Hope to see you on the 10th!!

  • SUM’S YOUTH NEEDS YOU! – Interested in volunteering with the youth group? Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to volunteer. Volunteering can be anything from leading a discussion on Christianity in the world today to out-driving our teens in go-karts, to leading an art project. Whatever your gifts are, we can find a way to incorporate them! The more adults we have that are willing to work with our youth, the more we can do! If you’re interested please call me at (914) 213-1493. Thank you. - Erin Ott

  • JOIN FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS THIS FALL - Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University (FPU), the nine-lesson course that gives you the proven plan to master budgeting, pay off debt, build wealth, and give generously. FPU includes your member workbook as well as one year free access to Financial Peace Membership, where you’ll find tons of online resources to help you start winning with money. Email Pam Barnes , or call her at 630-651-8802 for more info, or sign up directly here. Please contact Pastor Gene if you need financial assistance with the cost of the class ($99). The classes will be held on Mondays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Barn starting on Monday, September 16th through November 11th.

  • PARENTS NIGHT OUT – We are coordinating a new cooperative babysitting program at SUM. Parents can take turns dropping their kids off, and other times volunteering as babysitters. In order to ensure that this program is a success, we need as many volunteers as possible. We are looking to do this quarterly but we may do it more frequently depending its success. The first date will be November 9thfrom 5-8 p.m. in the Barn. Please contact Sharon Carley via email or call her at 860-839-0199 if you would like to either drop off your child or volunteer to babysit.

  • SOCKTOBER – Socktober is just around the corner. Last year we collected over 1,000 pairs of socks. This year, we want to do more. If you would like to help, please contact Debbie Dunn .

  • CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Help is needed in our Church School on Sunday mornings. Please consider leading or helping in a classroom this year! Please see Jody Swan or email Jody for more details.

  • NURSERY HELP NEEDED – Please come help our young SUM parents enjoy an hourto themselves. Support is needed a few times a month in the Nursery. You’ll definitelyleave each Sunday with a smile. These babies/toddlers are truly a gift from God. Please stop in the nursery or contact Jody Swan. Thanks.

September 1, 2019

 Worship Attendance = 127   
Church School = N/A

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