Weekly Announcements

  Weekly Announcements  
WORSHIP / ENCOUNTER
 

 

Lenten Ecumenical Services  (for the Shelton Clergy Association)
                       

Ecumenical Services:  Dinner at 6pm, service at 7pm
February 28: Huntington Congregational Church UCC
March 7: St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church
March 14: First Baptist Church
March 21: Huntington United Methodist Church
 
Saturday Contemporary Worship
            Our next Saturday service will be on March 10th at 5pm. This monthly worship is filled with more contemporary music and will be full of good energy.  This service was originally designed for those who cannot attend worship on Sunday mornings, but of course, everyone is welcome to attend.  We hope you'll come and experience this vibrant service and experience the presence of the Holy Spirit!
 
 NEW!!  Bible Story Telling
                On the first Sunday each month we’ll be “Rockin’ the Bible”!!!   P-Chuck and Donelle will be leading the children in an animated and fun Bible-story time in Bovee Hall.  This way, the Sunday School teachers can keep their well-deserved break and enjoy the sermon – while the kiddoes get to enjoy some fun group-time learning about the amazing stories in our Bible.  You can think of it as an extended Children’s Sermon - where we have more time for fun!  Then, the kiddoes will be led back into the Sanctuary for Communion.
                If any parents would like to volunteer to be a “wrangler” – to keep the lil-uns “in-play” during the lesson – please contact P-Chuck or Donelle.
 
 
Palm Pal Sunday!!                                                        
            This year Palm Sunday is on March 25th.  We are encouraging everyone to bring a family member or a friend (or two) to this very special service on Palm Sunday!  We are kicking off the morning with a delicious Pancake breakfast at 9am provided by the McGuire Family, followed by service at 10am.  After the service, we will have a fun Easter egg hunt for the kids.  It is a great chance to share our HUMC family with others.
 
 

EDUCATION / GROW

 Family Night Out at HUMC!
                You are cordially invited to a Pot Luck Party on Friday, March 9th from 5:30-8:00 PM.
Bring a dinner/dessert dish to share from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Following dinner, we will have a movie for the kids in the sanctuary from 6:30-7:45.  While the adults have some conversation and share time for our vision, goals and ideas for our Sunday School AND for this summer's projected Vacation Bible School.
 
Youth Group
                The remaining Wave #2 dates and themes are below!  Sign-up for helpers will be in Bovee Hall and new youth are ALWAYS welcomed!
 

Wave #2   Theme: What is a "Christian"?
Feb  25 #6 In Popular Culture
Mar 4 #7 A Christian IS
 
 HUMC Adult Bible School
            The next step of our Adult Bible School is beginning in March.   Step 2: Exploring the Christian Faith –  Deepening my understanding of Christianity.   Please see below for the 12-week course plan.  We will meet Mondays at 6:00 PM at HUMC. Please let Pastor Chung know if you would like to attend.

What is Alpha?   Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks.  Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.   Alpha is run all over the globe, and everyone is welcome.

2018 Alpha Course Plan:
1 March 12th Is there More to Life than this?
2 March 19th Who is Jesus?
3 March 26th Why Did Jesus Die?
4 April 9th How Can I have Faith?
5 April 16th Why and How do I Pray?
6 April 23rd Why and How Should I read the Bible?
7 April 30th Why Does God Guide Us?
8 May 7th How Can I Resist Evil?
9 May 14th Why and How Should I tell others?
10 May 21st Does God Heal Today?
11 June 2nd (Saturday) Who is the Holy Spirit?
What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
How Can I make Most of the Rest of my Life?
12 June 4th What About the Church?

 
Job Opening at Susanna Wesley School
       The position of Office Manager at The Susanna Wesley School has become available.   SWS offers a great work environment with lots of wonderful people.

Skills necessary:
          * Strong computer skills
          * Experience with Accounting and Bookkeeping
          * Quick Books and Paychex experience is a must
          *Strong organizational skills
          *Answering phones

This is a part-time position, approximately 25 hours/week.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, please contact Roberta Cenci at 203-925-1076 or send an e-mail to rtcenci98@gmail.com.
 
Shout Out to Seniors
                If you are willing to give some time on a Sunday morning to share your Christian faith with an "at the ready" instructional folder for our youth, please let Donelle know.  No experience necessary.  All you need is the love of Christ and the willingness to help our youth grow in their faith. 

 
FELLOWSHIP / CONNECT

St. Baldrick's Fundraiser
            Team Courtney is back in action this year for the St. Baldrick's Foundation (9th year in a row)! This year's event will take place on March 19th at Aiden's new school, Amity Middle School.
Thanks to all of our families, friends, co-workers, classmates and more, we've been able to raise $22,409.  We can't tell you what this has meant to us and the fact that it goes to help fight childhood cancer makes it even more impactful. It's absolutely amazing!!!  

Our fundraising goal this year is $2,018. If you can donate, it is always appreciated. Every dollar counts!

To Donate:  https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/TeamCourtney2018
To find out more about where the money goes:  http://www.stbaldricks.org/see-the-impact

Meals for HUMC
            If anyone knows of an HUMC member, or are themselves needing meal assistance due to surgery, birth of a child or any serious life event, please reach out to Darlene Gosnell at dar1211@aol.com.


MISSION / SERVE

Offering Envelopes
                The 2018 offering envelopes are located on a table in the Narthex.  Please be sure to stop and pick yours up for the new year.  Thank you!

Lay Servant Caring Ministry
                In addition to the care you currently receive through Pastor Chung’s Caring Ministry, you will also receive care from one of the 5 Lay Servants at HUMC.  We have divided the all of the HUMC families into 5 groups.  Each of our Lay Servants (Karen Allen, Cindy Savoie, Chuck Schif, Chris Staecker and Donelle Toner) will have a group of families that they continually will be praying for.  In addition, they will be checking in on you from time to time, sending cards when you are not feeling well, etc.
 
Spooner House in 2018
                 Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help prepare a meal for Spooner House.  We have volunteers for most of the months in 2018.  At this time, we are still looking for volunteers for October and December.   If you have any questions, contact Diane Walsh, Spooner House Meal Coordinator, call 203-926-9589, or email dianewwalsh@yahooo.com.   Thanks you for your continued support in the vital Mission.   



Remember the following people and their families in prayer this week:
                Monday               Don Scinto
                Tuesday              Robert & Mary Shacoski
                Wednesday          Debra Samorajczyk
                Thursday             Chris & Jen Staecker
                Friday                  Peter & Linda Stansci
                Saturday              The ministries and staff of HUMC and SWS
 
 February Birthdays this week:  Verena Tazzioli, 25th; Justine Critchley, 26th.

Please Remember Us In Your Prayers
        If you (or a family member or friend) would like to be placed on this prayer list, please call the Church Office (203-929-5545) or E-mail: office@huntingtonUMC.com.  You may also fill the prayer card or write a note on the small pad in the pew pocket and place it in the offering plate.