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