Happenings at First United Methodist Church


  • This Week at a Glimpse - Weekend of February 10th and 11th
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  •  blood-drive



    9TH ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE FOR SHERRY REIF

    Come and donate blood for Sherry Reif on Monday, February 19 2017 from 1:00—6:00 p.m. in Reeves Hall at First UMC of Millville. Walk-in’s are welcome but reservations are preferred. Contact Bob Riggins at 825-3358 or Sherry Reif 457-1834 to lock in your appointment time or you may register on-line with the rapid pass at: redcrossblood.org/give more.



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  • Lenten
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    • MISSION MINUTE
      As you know Lent begins on February 14th.  Lenten Coin folders will be distributed with the bulletins by the greeters this weekend. As in the past, we would appreciate turning your coins into bills or checks. Please make checks payable to First UMC and write Lenten Coin Folder on memo line. The folders should be returned by Easter April 1st. We hope this will be as successful as in past years.  The recipient this year will be World Vision.  


    World Vision Fact #1:  Who is World Vision? 
    World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.  We acknowledge one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  In Jesus Christ the love, mercy and grace of God are made known to us and all people.  From this overflowing abundance of God's love we find our call to ministry. (Taken from World Vision website)

    FEBRUARY TEAM MEETINGS
    Feb. 20 Worship Team Meeting (Lillian Henry room) 6:00 p.m.
    WORSHIP DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH ONLY
    Feb. 27 Admin Council Meeting (Lillian Henry room) 7:00 p.m.
    ADMIN COUNCIL DATE AND PLACE OF MEETING CHANGED FOR THIS MONTH ONLY (Please park in front lot and enter thru Reeves Hall. Boy Scouts are in Reeves Hall for the Pine Wood Derby).

    CONFIRMATION
    A new Confirmation Class will be forming and we are looking for any young person who is interested in joining the church. Candidates for Confirmation should be in grades 7th and up and should be ready to accept and uphold the teachings of our Church. Each Confirmand will need an Adult mentor (of their choice) and to be available to meet with that mentor on a regular basis throughout the Confirmation journey. They also will be required to attend a few mandatory group classes and activities. If interested please fill out the form below and place in the offering plate. Once we have all interested candidates we will schedule a meeting with them and their mentors. Please contact Pastor Jack, Mary Beth Forcinito or Nina Crain with any questions or concerns.


    FEBRUARY TEAM MEETINGS
    Feb. 20 Worship Team Meeting (Lillian Henry room) 6:00 p.m.
    WORSHIP DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH ONLY
    Feb. 27 Admin Council Meeting (Lillian Henry room) 7:00 p.m.
    ADMIN COUNCIL DATE AND PLACE OF MEETING CHANGED FOR THIS MONTH ONLY (Please park in front lot and enter thru Reeves Hall. Boy Scouts are in Reeves Hall for the Pine Wood Derby).

    UMC SCHOLARSHIP TIME
    The United Methodist Higher Education has opened for 2018 Scholarship Opportunities. Qualifications are Nursing Scholarship, Full time Christian service after graduation, academic merit, continuing education in any field of his or her choice, Christian Education, seminary or graduate students preparing for ordained ministry in the UMC. Must be post marked by March 31, 2018.  See Pastor Jack for an application. 
     
  • MESSAGE NOTES
     The 7 Cries of Youth
    Proverbs 1:8–9; Ephesians 1:4; 6:3; John 15:17
    1 Corinthians 9:22b–23
    February 11, 2018
     
    A teenage collision course….
    Parents and older adults must learn to communicate.

    1. There is a cry/need for TRUST.
    2. There is a cry/need for LOVE.
    3. There is a cry/need for SAFETY/SECURITY.
    4. There is a cry/need for PURPOSE.
    5. There is a cry/need to be HEARD or TO BE LISTENED TO.
    6. There is a cry/need to be VALUED.
    7. There is a cry/need for SUPPORT.

    Far more important than WHAT we do with our lives, is WHO we become in our living.

    CONFIRMATION
    A new Confirmation Class will be forming and we are looking for any young person who is interested in joining the church. Candidates for Confirmation should be in grades 7th and up and should be ready to accept and uphold the teachings of our Church. Each Confirmand will need an Adult mentor (of their choice) and to be available to meet with that mentor on a regular basis throughout the Confirmation journey. They also will be required to attend a few mandatory group classes and activities. If interested please fill out the form below and place in the offering plate. Once we have all interested candidates we will schedule a meeting with them and their mentors. Please contact Pastor Jack, Mary Beth Forcinito or Nina Crain with any questions or concerns.

    HEART TO HEART TEAM
    The Heart to Heart Team is looking for volunteers to write cards and notes, to join our prayer warriors and volunteer to give rides to people to and from church, doctors appointments and other needs. If interested call Andrea Bullock.

    COMPLIMENTARY VAN TRANSPORTATION
    We are starting a new ministry for senior citizens that reside in the Millville senior citizen complexes.  We are offering a complimentary Van Transportation service for the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Alive Service. We also need interested van drivers for pick up and return to the complexes. If you are interested in being a van driver for this new ministry please contact us.

    THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MARCH
    WE SUPPORT HELP AND HOPE MINISTRIES
    AND JACK & JILL CHRISTIAN NURSERY SCHOOL
    WITH DONATIONS OF ITEMS LISTED BELOW

    Please bring canned and dry food donations for Help & Hope for example canned soup, canned meat (chicken, ham, tuna fish, etc.), canned fruit, canned vegitables, cereals (hot and cold), boxed milk, or pasta. (place items in receptacles near the Lillian Henry room).

    SANCTUARY ALTAR FLOWER CHART FOR 2018
    The 2018 Altar Flower Chart is posted on the bulletin board near the Chapel has many dates available. The cost for 2018 Altar flowers is $30.00. Please sign up to reserve your special day! Please remember to take the flowers home after the 11:00 service on your special day.
    Listed below are the dates which are available:
    February~11,18,25
    March~4,18
    April~8,15,22,29
    May~13,20
    June~10,17,24
    July~8,15, 22
    August~12,19,26
    September~2,23,30
    October~28
    November~4,11,18
    December 9