112 Church St., P.O. Box 275, Milton, NY 12547
(845) 795-2302, http://www.mm-umc.com
Proclaiming the good news of God’s glory and informing you about the life of our church family.
The Upcoming Church Calendar and the On-Going Church Calendar are at the end of this newsletter. Scroll down to view.
October Happenings- There is so much going on in the month of October! Here’s a quick overview: On October 9th we kick off our Stewardship Campaign, Building God’s Kingdom Together, as we invite you to prayerfully consider the various ways you can support the church. October 16th will be Laity Sunday as we celebrate the vital role of lay ministry in local congregations. October 23rd we have our first Youth Group Activity day (Leaf Rake followed by Harvest Party), starting at 1pm. We round the month off with our Annual Charge Conference, October 29th, at 2pm.
Sunday School- We are diving into the Bible with the Deep Blue Sunday School Curriculum. An exciting thing happening this year is that out Wednesday Prayer Group will be following the same lesson schedule! How cool. We’re hoping we can grow together as we learn together. We still need Sunday School helpers, so please let us know if you can help one day a month.
9/11/16 Worship in the Park:
A Church Auction fundraiser is in the planning stages. Please let Art know as soon as you can it you have an item(s) that you are able and willing to donate to the church.
Here is a list of some of the kinds of items that sell well in an auction:
Hand made, artisan items- quilts, textiles, stained glass, woodworking, iron works; Collectables; Paintings; Antiques- furniture, tools; Vintage anything; Jewelry; Furniture; Pottery; Old farming implements; Business coupons; Food baskets; Old signage.
Courageous Conversations is underway. On Thursday evenings Pastor Jody invites you to join as we hold Courageous Conversations around the issues of human sexuality, race, and immigration, and climate change.
Confirmation- Any students 8th grade and above who would like to be part of the 2016-2017 conﬁrmadon class should speak with PJ.
Membership Classes- Anyone interested in joining the membership of the church please contact Pastor Jody.
NOTE ON GIVING- Remember, you can give electronically. Paperwork for recurring gifts is in the foyer or make a one time gift at our website: http://www.mm-umc.com. We are now able to accept stocks as gifts for those interested in donating in this way. See PJ for more info. As always, thanks for your support!!
September 29, 7pm- Courageous Conversations
Thursdays in October, 7pm- Courageous Conversations
October 2, 10am- World Communion Sunday Service
October 2, 11:15am- Ad Board mtg.
October 3, 7pm- Finance Committee mtg.
October 9, 10am- Stewardship Kick-off
October 16, 10am- Laity Sunday
October 23, Youth Group Activity Day starting at 1pm
October 29th, 2pm- Annual Charge Conference
Sunday 10am Worship Service
Sunday 10am Sunday School- now on summer recess.
Wednesday 1pm Living Prayer- contact Ruthanne to be added to the email distribution list
Women of Faith 1/month- contact Ruthanne to be added to the email distribution list. The group meets the third Friday of the month at 7pm.
Men’s Group 1/month- contact Art to be added to the email distribution list. The group meets the forth Saturday of the month at 8am.
The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn’t some broad, general outline–it’s a long walk with a real Person. Details count: passing thoughts, small sacrifices, a few encouraging words, little acts of kindness, brief victories over nagging sins. —Joni Eareckson Tada