Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Worship Serviee
October 21 is Laity Sunday
Come to worship together and celebrate the ministry of the laity!  Lay Leader Jen Hall is leading this service, and she would appreciate hearing from anyone who would be willing to speak for 3 or 4 minutes about the gift of service – how has serving in God’s work been a gift to you as you serve? We will also be receiving a new member to the church.

Healing Service
October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm

Is any one of you in trouble?  They should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let them sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick? They should call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 
James 5:13-15

All persons are welcome to these services of healing prayer, to be held generally on the third Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm. Prayers for healing and laying on of hands will be a part of these special services, sometimes accompanied with anointing with oil, and Holy Communion.

Guest Preacher for October 21st:
Robert Grindley of Branch Ministries.
Branch Ministries is the Missionary work of Robert and Mary Grindley in Botswana, Africa. Their work includes Church planting, Bible training, and several community programs reaching thousands of youth and children inside and outside the public-school systems annually. Currently they are constructing Children of Promise Orphan Center with their vision being to provide full-time care for over 200 orphaned children, including Christian Education and Vocational Training. The Grindleys travel in Africa and the United States teaching the Word of God and conducting seminars on Marriage and Parenting as well as Healing upon request.

From the United Methodist Book of Worship: “A Service of Healing is not necessarily a service of curing, but it provides an atmosphere in which healing can happen. The greatest healing of all is the reunion or reconciliation of a human being with God. When this happens, physical healing sometimes occurs, mental and emotional balance is often restored, spiritual health is enhanced, and relationships are healed. For the Christian the basic purpose of spiritual healing is to renew and strengthen one's relationship with the living Christ.”

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Monday 10/22 – Finance Committee 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10/24 – Knitting 10:00 am
Thursday 10/25 – Outreach Committee 6:30 pm
Sunday 10/28 events:
First informal “Last Sunday Coffee and Conversation with the Pastor” – 9:15 a.m.
All are welcome
Blessing of the Animals 2:00 pm – bring your dogs, cats, ponies, etc. to the front lawn
Listening Session 3:00 pm for the February 2019 General Conference on the LGBTQ issues in
the UMC at Sudbury UMC
Discussion of Mission Shares concerns 5:00 pm at Sudbury UMC

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October 7  Sunday Worship
10:30 am
"Biblical Guidance"
Joe Kerr preaching

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  October 8, 5:00 pm
Our hungry brothers and sisters come to the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, held daily in the basement of Grace Vision (formerly Immanuel) UMC, at the corner of 545 Moody Street and Cherry Street in Waltham. They are so grateful that GOD and YOU care about them!

After worship on Sunday, please sign up on the two signup clipboards in the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. You can contribute one or more food items for our next serving day and/or assist with reheating or serving the meal. Our next serving day is Monday, October 8th at 5 pm (the second Monday of every month). As always, please keep in your prayers this ministry of love and everyone who it touches.

(5) Sloppy Joes, 4 lbs. from each contributor, prepared
(4) Hamburger Buns, 2 dozen from each contributor
(4) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each

Thank you again to all those who contributed to the September meal.

Tuesday  October 9 Small Group Study
10:30 am
No evening Study this week

October 14   World Communion Sunday
World Communion Sunday is a celebration that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.

Annual Dinner
Justice for our Neighbors
providing legal services, advocacy & education for immigrants
Saturday, November 3, 2018; 5:30 pm
St. John’s Korean UMC/MBH District Office
2600 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02421


Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) will hold its annual dinner on Nov. 3 in Lexington. Our church has been an active supporter of JFON. JFON is a national Methodist affiliated organization that provides free legal representation to those caught up in the immigration legal process; especially unaccompanied children. Just within eastern Massachusetts, there are JFON clinics in Woburn and Lowell, and another is scheduled to open soon in Lawrence. 

WUMC has purchased two tables for this dinner. Each table seats eight people. One table is already sold. Eight seats at $25 per seat are still available.

Please see either Richard or Hyo Choon to purchase the remaining seats. Have fun, enjoy a good meal with great company while supporting a great, timely cause.

Online Directory Photo
Please send a family picture or head shot to the church by email for the online directory being developed.  A 150 dpi JPG format file is preferred.
If you need a new photo, touch base with Richard Lee to have your picture taken at church.

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.
Olive – Joe & Carole Kerr’s niece

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Work Day Reminder
Saturday  29 September
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM+

A friendly reminder to everyone at WUMC, this Saturday everyone has the opportunity to be part of the effort to make the Weston United Methodist Church a wonderful place for one and all.

If you like to work outdoors, there is plenty to do:
pruning, weeding, edging, dividing, raking, washing, etc.

If you prefer to work inside, there is plenty to do:
cleaning, organizing, washing windows, setting up, putting away, etc.

There also may be something that you feel needs to be done that no one has notices, and here’s your chance to take care of it.

The Trustees will provide coffee and donuts, and some outdoor tools.

All you need to bring is yourself, and any friends that want to help.



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 30 Sunday Worship
10:30 am
"For Such A Time As This"
              
Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  October 2, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm

WUMC History Sunday / BBQ Lunch
September 30 - Sunday

All members and guests are invited to come to a special moderated session after church on Sunday Sept 30 to share personal histories of the church. 

Our Fall Church Picnic will be part of the festivities. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  October 8, 5:00 PM
Our hungry brothers and sisters come to the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, held daily in the basement of Grace Vision (formerly Immanuel) UMC, at the corner of 545 Moody Street and Cherry Street in Waltham. They are so grateful that GOD and YOU care about them!

After worship on Sunday, please sign up on the two signup clipboards in the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. You can contribute one or more food items for our next serving day and/or assist with reheating or serving the meal. Our next serving day is Monday, October 8th at 5 pm (the second Monday of every month). As always, please keep in your prayers this ministry of love and everyone who it touches.

(5) Sloppy Joes, 4 lbs. from each contributor, prepared
(4) Hamburger Buns, 2 dozen from each contributor
(4) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each

Thank you again to all those who contributed to the September meal.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


September 23 Sunday Worship
10:30 am
"Better To Be First Or Last?"

Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  September 25, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm

Bristol Lodge Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
September 26 - Wednesday - 6:00 pm
American Legion in Waltham
215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Greetings,
The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen would like to invite you and your group to our appreciation dinner. It's our small way of saying "Thank You" for all you do. This dinner will be held on Sept 26th at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham. We look forward to serving you soon!
Sincerely, Mike Hannan & The entire MHSA staff

WUMC History Sunday / BBQ Lunch
September 30 - Sunday
All members and guests are invited to come to a special session after church on Sunday Sept 30 to share personal histories of the church.

Online Directory Photo
Please send a family picture or head shot to the church by email for the online directory being developed.  A 150 dpi JPG format file is preferred.
If you need a new photo, touch base with Richard Lee to have your picture taken at church.

Safe Travel Prayers
Annie S. is traveling on business
Dubai - Flying tomorrow and there until Sept 26th
Bahrain - Sept 26-29
Saudi - Sept 29-Oct 2
Dubai - Oct 2-3
Flying home on October 3rd

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.
Olive – Joe & Carole Kerr’s niece

Community Needs
John, a bright young friend of Charlie Hamlin works with handicapped teens in Concord MA.  He is looking for a furnished room in or near Concord, for about $600 per month. John is a graduate with degrees in theology and philosophy.  Charlie walks the Charles River with him in Waltham as we meet people, pray with them, and tell them the Gospel story.
Please reach out to Charlie Hamlin if you are able to help


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


September 16 Sunday Worship
10:30 am
"Taming the Tongue"
                                                                            
Bishop’s Day on the District
Sunday, September 16, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Westford United Methodist Church
All are encouraged to come, meet and talk with the Bishop and hear his thoughts and aspirations for our District. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar is making his annual visits to the districts. These visits are an opportunity for clergy and laity to engage in open dialog with the bishop. We would like all Clergy to attend and 2-3 lay members from each church. A donation for the host church, UMC Westford, is requested. 
Day's agenda
3:30 p.m. – Community gathering (reception/refreshments)
4:00 p.m. – Worshipful, Cultural Celebration
4:45 p.m. – Time with the Bishop
6:00 p.m. – Closing

Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  September 18, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm


Bristol Lodge Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

September 26 - Wednesday - 6:00 pm
American Legion in Waltham
215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Greetings,
The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen would like to invite you and your group to our appreciation dinner. It's our small way of saying "Thank You" for all you do. This dinner will be held on Sept 26th at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham. We look forward to serving you soon!
Sincerely, Mike Hannan & The entire MHSA staff

Sad News
Judy Adams wrote the church this week.
Mark Adams passed away late yesterday afternoon (Saturday Sept 8).   My heart is filled with sadness but I am thankful for the wonderful 35 years (and 5 days) we had together.
With love and prayers.
Judy
A memorial service will be held in Boston on Monday afternoon, September 17, with a reception afterwards at the Common Room of their condominium.  Judy has reached out to Rev. Melius to participate in the service. 
More information will be provided when available.

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.

Community Needs
John, a bright young friend of Charlie Hamlin works with handicapped teens in Concord MA.  He is looking for a furnished room in or near Concord, for about $600 per month. John is a graduate with degrees in theology and philosophy.  Charlie walks the Charles River with him in Waltham as we meet people, pray with them, and tell them the Gospel story.
Please reach out to Charlie Hamlin if you are able to help

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Upcoming Meetings / Events

September 9 Sunday Worship
10:30 am

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  September 10, 5:00 PM

Bishop’s Day on the District
Sunday, September 16, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Westford United Methodist Church
All are encouraged to come, meet and talk with the Bishop and hear his thoughts and aspirations for our District.
 Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  September 18, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm






Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Pastor Pat and Bob’s son is recovering from surgery at home.
Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.
Photograper / Videographer
The church is seeking a photographer/videographer to document, celebrate and share our church’s life. Anyone interested, please see Richard Lee.


Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  September 10, 5:00 PM
Our hungry brothers and sisters come to the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, held daily in the basement of Grace Vision (formerly Immanuel) UMC, at the corner of 545 Moody Street and Cherry Street in Waltham. They are so grateful that GOD and YOU care about them!

After worship on Sunday, please sign up on the two signup clipboards in the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. You can contribute one or more food items for our next serving day and/or assist with reheating or serving the meal. Our next serving day is Monday, September 10th at 5 pm (the second Monday of every month). As always, please keep in your prayers this ministry of love and everyone who it touches.

(5) Sloppy Joes, 4 lbs. from each contributor, prepared
(4) Hamburger Buns, 2 dozen from each contributor
(4) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each

Thank you again to all those who contributed to the August meal.

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