Weekly Announcements

  Weekly Announcements  
Update from Heifer International
                The Heifer International menagerie has been selected. Last week we received one more anonymous donor's donation of $100! Praise God.  Many thanks to our kids and H.U.M.C. families! 
Look at the variety of animals that have been chosen (The selected names for these critters are listed below as well):
          Alpacas- 2 for $300   (Alpaca#1 - Alfred and Alpaca#2 - Micos)
          Pigs - 2 for $240  (Pig#1 - Freddy and Pig#2 - Travis)
          Rabbits- 3 for $180  (Rabbit#1 - Fluffy, Rabbit#2 - Bob Rabbit #3 – Chuckles)
          Three flocks of chicks for $90 Flock #1 - The Window Flock and Flock #2 - The Chicks of Cory
          Honey bees $30  (Bobby)
                   Total is $840

Sunday School Volunteer Meetings/Events
        Sun, Jan. 20th at 11:30am in the Meeting room.  All are invited to attend
        Sat, Jan 26th - Movie night.  Looking for G-rated movie suggestions
        Sun, Jan 27th  Valentine card creations for our homebound.  All ages participating.

Book Donations
                Emily Codere, Ally Tou, and Brooke Vicarioli of Girl Scout Troop 60048 are collecting gently used books for their Silver Award Project to donate them to less fortunate schools.  If you have any books at home that you would be willing to donate, please bring them to church with you.  You can leave them in the box in Bovee Hall or contact Emily at efcodere@gmail.com for a specific drop off.
They will be collecting books through the end of February.  Thank you in advance for your help!

Monthly Food Donations
                We are holding an ongoing food drive to benefit Spooner House.  Each month we will be collecting different items to donate to them.  This month we are collecting, soups, stews and chili.  If you are able to donate, there is a shelf in the Narthex for your food donations.  Thank you in advance for your generous donations.

Envelopes for 2019 are in!!
                The offering envelopes for next year are in and will be on the table in the Narthex.  If you haven’t already picked them up, please stop and get yours before you leave this morning.

Ad Council Meeting Change
                The monthly Ad Council meetings will now take place on the 4th Sunday of each month at 11:30am.  The January meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th at 11:30am.

Spooner House for 2019
                The NEW 2019 SPOONER HOUSE sign-up sheet is posted on the board in Bovee Hall.   Each month HUMC provides a meal for the residents at Spooner House.  Volunteers are needed to prepare a meal each month.  Thank you for your continued support in this vital mission.  If you have any questions, please contact Diane Walsh at 203-926-9589 or e-mail her at dianewwalsh@yahoo.com.

An Invitation to Serve
                We are inviting you to join the Sunday School Volunteers to share a Bible story or two with our youngsters followed by a hands-on craft and/or a cut and paste activity one Sunday a month.  All materials will be available to you that morning; no preparation required just the love of God and the willingness to share His word in child-like language.  About 30 minutes only one Sunday a month.  It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!  If you are interested in this opportunity, please see Donelle during coffee hour. 

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.

CT District Resource Days
                Our Connecticut District Resource days are coming soon!   The first day is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 at North Canton Community UMC (3 Case Street, North Canton). Doors will open for registration at 8:30am.
                The second is scheduled on Sunday, January 27 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at New Life UMC (1 Beaver Bog Road, New Fairfield). Doors will open for registration at 1:30pm.
                All are invited to attend for a time of learning and fellowship. Please note that we will not be offering pre-registration this year but will be prepared to welcome all at the door.

Confirmation Class
                This year’s Confirmation classes began on January 13th.  We will be meeting on Sundays from 12:00-1:00pm.  The first class will be orientation.  Confirmation Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd.  If your child is in 8th grade (13 yrs old) or higher and would like to be confirmed, please contact Pastor Chung to register for this class.

Youth Group Regeneration 2019!
            Wave #2 began on January 6th.  Please see the meeting times below.  All meetings will take place at HUMC from 4-6pm, unless otherwise noted.
                Jan          27th         Helping out with the Missions Committee
                Feb         3rd          “Being a man/woman of action”
                Feb         10th         “Missing the mark”
                Mar        3rd          “YOU are a Christian Leader”
                Mar        10th         Wave #2 Wrap-up

Remember the following people and their families in prayer this week:
               Monday                John & Barbara Dokla
               Tuesday               Kevin & Dawn Dokla
               Wednesday          Marvin & Jane Dove
               Thursday             Delores Dreher
               Friday                  Luke & Anne Eddinger
               Saturday              The ministries and staff of HUMC and SWS

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.