Announcements Week of September 21


  • DAYS FOR GIRLS – Days for Girls monthly workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Wesley Hall. Lunch will be included. A donation of $5.00 is appreciated. Set up and sewing will be on Friday night, September 27th from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. that same evening, there will be a special meeting in the Verdin Parlor, for those interested in making decisions and becoming board members. Please come to our meeting to help set our goals and directions for the coming year. Lastly, we are looking for one to two “techies” for help with Facebook and fundraising websites. If you are interested or know someone that might be interested, please contact Jan Baker.

  •  YOUTH GROUP VOLUNTEERING AT PLIMPTON HOUSE – The Youth Group will be volunteering to serve at Plimpton House on Saturday, September 28th. Please see Erin if you are interesed in donating food items or your time to help us out with this great cause. Thanks! Erin Ott

  • DEDICATION OF SECOND STONE TABLET IN MEMORIAL GARDEN – The second stone tablet will be dedicated next Sunday, September 29th in the Memorial Garden. This tablet and the cross hanging above it will be dedicated in memory of Richard “Dick” Adams, beloved member of SUM. You are welcome to come to the Garden after the 10:30 service for the dedication ceremony.

  • YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE – Did you know that every week in CT, an average of 20 people die of an accidental overdose and an average of 8 die by suicide? Accidental overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. This is preventable and A Promise to Jordan is offering training to those who are interested. A Promise to Jordan is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of addiction, assist people in accessing quality care, and give hope that recovery is possible to those struggling with addiction. A Promise to Jordan offers QPR (question, persuade and refer) as well as Narcan training. Please come join us on Sept. 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Eno Hall to learn more about how you can help save a life. If you are interested, please register here.

  •  BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – On October 6th (World Communion Sunday), we will have a blessing of the animals ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on the front lawn. Please join us with your pets from home for this special event. 

  •  CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN BOOK STUDY – Come join us for an 8-week exploration of God, Jesus and love as we discuss the book, Love Wins by Rob Bell as well as videos from other contemporary Christian authors. The book study will be facilitated by Deacon Deb and Wayne Lambert. The start of this study will be on October 2 (postponed from Sept. 18th). If you are interested, please sign up in Wesley Hall or see Deacon Deb in person or email Deb.

  • ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES – We now have Assistive Listening Devices for those who need it. They are available for all services. Please see an usher for assistance. 

  • 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

  • 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 on its success. The first date will be November 9th from 5-8 p.m. in the Barn. Please contact Sharon Carley at 860-839-0199. if you would like to either drop off your child or volunteer to babysit.

  • 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 more details. 

  •  NURSERY HELP NEEDED – Please come help our young SUM parents enjoy an hour to themselves. Support is needed a few times a month in the Nursery. You’ll definitely leave 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 15, 2019

Worship Attendance = 167   Church School = 45 

Simsbury UMC