Wednesday, October 24, 2018

28 October  Sunday
First informal Last Sunday Coffee and Conversation with the Pastor” in the Parlor
9:15 am – 10:00 am
This is a great opportunity to get to know our wonderful new pastor on a more personal level and to connect as a community! All are welcome! 
Traditional coffee hour will also take place after the worship service.
Worship Service
10:30 am
“Extending the Table”
Blessing of the Animals
2:00 PM
Bring your furry, feathered, and scaly friends for a blessing, fellowship and fun.
Humans also welcome!
(Please have all pets on a leash or in a carrier)

Stewardship Moment
St. Paul said, “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:5-6) So, do you feel thankful?
Are you somewhat healthy this morning? If YES, you are better off than 1,050,000 who died around the world today. 
Have you personal experience in war, imprisonment, torture, or starvation?  If NO, you are better off than 9% of God’s people. 
Can you read the BEAMS articles?  If YES, you are better off than 37% of God’s people.
Are you free to attend worship without fear?  If YES, you are better off than 56% of God’s people.
Do you have some food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep?  If YES, you are better off than 75% of God’s people.
Do you have some money in savings and some in your wallet?  If YES, you are better off than 92% of God’s people.
Real stewardship of our resources (time, talent, and money) does not begin with giving. It really begins when we recognize our bounty under God’s care and can envision how we, trusting in
God’s continued provision for us, can gratefully share with others who are less fortunate and have never learned of God.
Upcoming Meetings
Thursday 10/25 – Outreach Committee 6:30 pm
Sunday 10/28 at Sudbury UMC
3:00 pm Listening Session - LGBTQ issues in the UMC
for the February 2019 General Conference
5:00 pm Discussion of Mission Shares concerns

Weston CROP Walk
October 21

In last Sunday's Weston CROP Hunger Walk, thirteen walkers from churches in Weston (see attached photo) and many more contributors and lots of prayers all came together to support Church World Service's Zero Hunger Initiative in West Timor, Indonesia, as well as Bristol Lodge, in its work with the homeless in Waltham, and the Council on Aging in Weston.
We are just $80 short of reaching the goal of raising $1,000. If you haven't contributed yet and would like to help achieve this goal to feed our hungry sisters and brothers in Indonesia and our local community, please donate a check payable to CWS/CROP to Bob Hout or one of the other walkers, or make a donation online  
(choose "General donation") at:

Amazing Grace

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