Happenings at First United Methodist Church
ADDED OR CHANGED THIS WEEK FOR SEPT. 16TH
Senior High, Young Adult Missions Trip
December 28th 2018 to January 4th 2019
Youth Road Trip October 13th!
On October 13th, we will be traveling to Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville PA to participate on their ropes challenge course. This will be a day of team building as well as a high ropes course including but not limited to a zip line and rock wall. We will depart the church at 7 am and return around 6-6:30 PM. The cost will be $10.00 a person plus you will need to bring a lunch. We will stop at Wawa on the way home. A release form will need to be signed and brought with you the day of the event. For any questions please contact Pastor Jack at 856-332-7067. YOU MUST RSVP!
Disciple Fast Track 3
“Remember Who You Are” The Prophets & Paul’s Letters
Come find out what Disciple Bible Study is all about.
Tuesday, September 18th @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 19th @ 7:00 p.m.
This 30 minute session will introduce you to the concepts and methods of Disciple Bible Study. Come only to one session. If you decide to join Disciple, you will receive the Old Testament Prophets Study manual. The cost for materials is $20 for the first 12 sessions.
First Disciple Bible Study 3 Session
Tuesday, September 25th @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 26th @ 7:00 p.m.
Come to either session.
Please let us know that you are coming to one of the introductory sessions.
FUMC DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOPS (2018 – 2019)
The First United Methodist Church of Millville will again this year be holding Disaster Preparedness Workshops for any and all who wish to attend. Again this year the workshops will be held on the second Tuesday of the month in September, October, and November of 2018. While taking the month of December off to celebrate the Holiday’s, we will pick up again in January and run thru to May 2019. The first workshop will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 beginning at 7:00 pm in Reeves Hall. In recognition that every September is National Preparedness Month, the topic of the workshop will be disaster preparedness planning with an overarching theme of: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
Topics for this coming year will cover some new and repeat (as they never can be considered old) topics such as Fire Safety and Preparedness; Winter Safety and Preparedness; and Active Shooter Awareness to name only three of hundreds of possible topics. As last year should anyone have a particular topic they would like covered please, feel free to ask me and I will look to include it as part on a workshop or look to offer it as the main topic for a workshop. We again will have guest presenters from Emergency Management and Safety organizations like Millville’s Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross to give a more rounded flavor to disaster preparedness as I am always interested in what other groups are presenting and know as they are the experts in their specific areas. I look forward to seeing you this coming year, and we will be providing more information on upcoming topics. Dominick Urso
REQUEST FOR SHEEP DOG PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
Do you have time to volunteer to help yourself, your church family and your community? All of us now-a-days find it hard to get half of everything we personally have to get done with our busy lives today. Do you have a couple of hours to volunteer a month? How about one (1) hour per month, on Sunday before and after a church service?
The First United Methodist Church “SHEEP DOG” Program is looking for volunteers willing to keep an eye out for our church family’s safety. The Sheep Dog Program is here to watch out for any problems that may arise before, during and after a church service. We are NOT security guards, and we are not technically Greeters. We are actually a little bit of both and much, much more. If you have a willingness to welcome people as they arrive, are able to watch for activity around the church that looks out of the ordinary, and can call 911 whether for police, fire, or medical emergency you have what it takes to volunteer for the Sheep Dog Program. Whether you can volunteer for one service on a Sunday, or are able to cover all services on one (1) Sunday a month we need your help.
If interested in volunteering or simply finding out more please contact Dominick Urso by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), calling 856-777-0099, or talk to him directly before or after Sunday 9:30 am service. Remember part of being a Christian is serving others as you yourself is being served. Thank you and God bless. Dominick Urso
Senior High, Young Adult Missions Trip
December 28th 2018 to January 4th 2019
Cost $1,650.00 includes, airfare, food, housing, Visa
A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is required by September 1st
We will be flying out of Newark New Jersey to Havana Cuba. We will stay in a hotel while there. As a team, we will assist the local Methodist church with a VBS, house visits, food, and light construction for the needy. There is a real need for young adult Christians to visit Cuba to be role models for the local young adults. This will be a life changing experience for both you and them.
The trip is open to senior high and young adults first. Once these spots are filled, any openings left can be filled any remaining openings can be filled by qualified church membership.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jack at 856-332-7067 Pastorjack242@gmail.com.
Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
September 2018 is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and with summer coming to an end now is the perfect time to think about being prepared in case a disaster or emergency comes roaring into your path. First United Methodist Church will be starting up the Disaster Preparedness Workshops for the 2018 – 2019 year, with eight (8) workshops planned to help you become prepared to weather any disaster that may befall the area whether it is an end of season hurricane (like Sandy), winter storm with ice and snow crippling the area, flooding (we have definitely had the rain), or simply a house fire. We all need to be prepared for our family, our community, and most importantly for ourselves. No one should have to be left with nothing and no idea what they need to do when an emergency happens. It is important for our physical well being, and our mental well being, to be ready should a disaster or emergency happens to us personally or our community.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (yes 9/11, just how the schedule fell) beginning at 7:00 pm in Reeves Hall, the first Disaster Preparedness Workshop will be held covering preparedness planning with an overarching theme of Disasters Happen, Prepare Now, Learn How. Which in fact is the title of this year’s National Preparedness Month. Come out and learn how you can take charge of your own safety and preparedness with simple acts of preparedness. So mark your calendars now and set your alarm on your smart phone, plan to join in helping yourself to be PREPARED. If you have any questions please contact Dominick Urso via email (email@example.com) or by calling and 856-777-0099. You may also call.
HEART TO HEART STAMPS AND CARDS
The Heart to Heart Team brings cheer all year long to people who are experiencing health problems by sending a card each week. This group would appreciate donations of postage stamps, Get Well or Thinking of You cards. Please give the Books of Stamps to the ushers at the service you attend or leave them in the church office. Please leave the boxes of cards in the church office. Thank you!
THE FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER.
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).