Announcements Week of February 10

DAYS FOR GIRLS WORKSHOP
SUM Days for Girls makes washable, sustainable menstrual kits for adolescent girls in Ghana and Uganda. Kits are cut, sewn, and assembled by volunteers at monthly workshops. Volunteers (men, women, and youth are all welcome!); sewing experience is not needed. The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 16 from 9am – 3pm in Wesley Hall. Please contact Jan Baker at baker1jan@aol.com or 860.242.8620 with questions.

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CARILLON TOURS
Interested in learning about and playing our SUM Carillon?  Now every second Sunday of the month our Carillon Ringers will be giving tours of the carillon tower. Learn how the instrument is played, and see the 5,000 pound bells!  Tours will be given after the 10:30 service. Meet outside the Carillon door near the rear of the Sanctuary. Please see Bridget Scarlato, Jen Acheson, Johnnie Denton, or Bob Shea if you have any questions.

 

POSTPONED: CAYA WORSHIP TEAM ON THE ROAD 
Concert in West Hartford
NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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WEEKLY YOUTH MEETINGS 
Each Thursday in the Barn, Junior Youth meet from 5:30–7p.m. and Senior Youth meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., with the 6:30 to 7:00 half hour covering dinner for both groups and pick up/drop off. If we need to meet longer any particular weeks because of projects, we can make the adjustment then, but for now an hour for meeting and a half hour to eat will be plenty.

ATTENTION ALL TEEN MUSICIANS
We are looking for soloists, ensemble members, and groups for skits for the entertainment during the Spaghetti Dinner. This year‘s Spaghetti Dinner is on March 2nd and will benefit Red Bird Mission, our Summer Mission Project. Please contact Bridget Scarlato or Erin Ott if you are able to participate.

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THANK YOU FROM THE SUSANNAH CIRCLE
The Susannah Women’s Circle would like to thank the congregation for your tremendous support of our Methodist Munch sale on Super Bowl Sunday.  Because of your generosity, we will be able to donate $600 to Interval House.  This money will be used for programs that support women and children who have been victims of domestic violence.  Thank you!

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH YOUTH EVENTS 
You may be a new SUM member, and you may not have teens or tweens in your household now, but we would appreciate having you at activities for the young people at SUM.  It is as simple as being present at events… no need to organize the event, or to take on a permanent role, or even to establish a long-term commitment.  Simply having another pair of hands would be terrific!  Contact Erin Ott at youthdirector@simsburyumc.org.

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CHURCH SCHOOL PROGRAMS COMPETE FOR GIFTS OF LOVE
First Church/Hopmeadow Nursery School and SUM/LLI have a friendly competition for food donations through Feb. 24.  Gifts of Love is in desperate need of food items for their Weekend Backpack Program(especially tuna, rice and peanut butter).  You will find boxes in Wesley Hall for SUM and LLI families.  The winner of this “competition” will be awarded with donuts for the kids!

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WEDNESDAY MORNING PLAY GROUP
We have started a drop-in play group on Wednesday mornings up in the barn at the church. The group meets from 9:30-noon and is very laid back - come when you can, stay for as long as you'd like. We will have good coffee and treats, so no need to bring anything but yourself and your kiddos (if they're around - Erin will be showing up solo since both kids are in school). If you know someone who would be interested in joining us please pass this along!  
RSVPs are not necessary - if you're free, stop by.  If you have any questions
feel free to call/text Erin Ott at 914-213-1493; erinott13@gmail.com.

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SOUTH PARK
Your donation allows SUM to prepare and serve a hot meal once a month at the South Park homeless shelter in Hartford.  You may donate food, money, or your time to prepare or serve meals.  Donations marked “South Park” in the memo may be left in the plate or sent to the office.  You will find a food sign-up board at the sanctuary exit to Wesley Hall. 

CHURCH SCHOOL SURVEY
We are exploring the possibility of expanding our Church School program. We are considering offering Church School at the 9 am service. Please see Jody Swan or email jodyswan567@gmail.com if you have interest in attending or teaching.


ADULT SPIRITUAL GROWTH  
During these cold winter months, join in a class or group for some warm fellowship & discussion!

Check out our Adult Spiritual Growth class offerings here.

WEATHER UPDATES
Please watch for e-blast notifications for event or service cancellations due to inclement weather.  Notifications will be sent out as far in advance as possible.

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ An Evening with Friends   
Friday, March 8, 7-11 pm at The Simsbury Inn (snow date, Saturday, March 9)

Simsbury Friends for Music & Performing Arts is hosting a spectacular night out to support enrichment programming and a scholarship fund to benefit Simsbury students.  The evening includes: Dinner (appetizers, food stations, dessert, cash bar) / Live performances by Simsbury alumni, teachers, students and community performing arts groups / DJ and Dancing / Silent Auction / a great community of friends!  $75 per person; visit simsburyfriendsformusic.org.

AVON MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SEEKING OFFICE MANAGER
Avon Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) is looking for a flexible, professional, collaborative, and results-driven office manager to work part-time in our church office. In addition to providing administrative support to our pastor and committee chairs, the office manager acts as the hub of church information and activity, producing newsletters, bulletins, website posts, and other church materials. This is a salary position, averaging 25 hours per week, in a comfortable and Christian office environment. Salary based on experience. If you are a self-starter, have excellent computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills, please submit a cover letter, resume and references to AvonMethodistJobs@gmail.com.

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