Weekly Announcements

New Coordinator for our Prayer Circle

The Prayer Circle is a group of individuals who value, practice and encourage compassionate and healing prayer. The Coordinator leads the group in weekly prayers of Joys & Concerns as well as more customized and personalized prayer requests received from the congregation. If you have a prayer request, or would like to join the Prayer Circle email list, please e-mail Anne Roberts at acyroberts@comcast.net. If you don’t have email access, please leave your prayer requests with Rosemary in the Office or via a message on the office voicemail at 802-863-6764. 

 

Hurricane Relief Efforts

UMCOR is our United Methodist disaster relief agency.  Through their work we respond to emergencies all over the world and 100% of our donations go directly to those in need.  Here is the link to the donation page for relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:  https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=901670

 

Our Conference Week of Prayer begins Sunday:  Praying our Way Forward

As part of the Council of Bishops’ initiative Praying Our Way Forward, our conference will engage in a week for intentional prayer for the denomination Oct. 8-14, 2017. The Praying our Way Forward initiative launched on New Year’s Day 2017 with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. Each annual conference will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision the Book of Discipline paragraphs concerning human sexuality and explore maintaining and strengthening the unity of the church.  Prayers written by United Methodists in New England will be shared our website. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar has written a prayer to begin our week which you can find here

 

Installation of new District Superintendent, Rev. Jill Colley-Robinson

Sunday, October 15th at 3pm

Dear Partners in Christ: It is my delight to invite you to the installation service on Sunday, October 15 beginning at 3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, Vermont District Superintendent

Everyone is welcome and invited to bring a fall-flavored (apple, pumpkin, etc.) dessert for the refreshment time. The offering will be designated for the use of the Mission HUBs in our district: Green Mountain (Shelburne-based) and Central Vermont (Montpelier-based).

 

Cookies for College! 

A sign-up list has been placed on the kiosk in the narthex for our “Cookies for College” distribution on Sunday, October 29th.  We will be sending cookies to at least 12 college students this year, so we anticipate needing at least 18 dozen cookies.  Our youth will package them in tins after worship service that Sunday, and we will mail them out the following day.  Thank you in advance for your thoughtful (and yummy!) contribution. – Tim Hess

 

Children’s Table in Sanctuary

For those children who are too old for the nursery, but too young to be expected to sit quietly until the Children’s Message, we have set up an activity table in the sanctuary.  Children are not required to be at the table.  They are welcome to play at the table for part or all of worship, as they would like.  There are coloring sheets, books, and games available.  If you have an older child who would like to sit at the table and engage with the younger ones as a helper, that would be great too! We hope this creates a space in which parents can worship and children feel welcome and included.  Children are a blessing to our church and our worship experience, with all the joy and enthusiasm they bring!

 

Donations of disposable razors and tooth brushes are needed for JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Project). 

 

Our FUMC Men’s Breakfast takes place the first Saturday of the Month at 8am at Denny’s on Shelburne Rd. All men welcome!

 

Our FUMC Women’s Breakfast takes place the second Saturday of every Month at 9am at Trader Dukes on Williston Rd.  All women welcome!