Dear Pastor Watts,
Thank you for your generous gift in support of the United Methodist Homes Fellowship Fund. We greatly appreciate your continued participation and belief in our promise of never asking a resident of the Homes to leave because of their financial situation. It is through donor like you that we are able to support and enhance the mission, philosophy, and ministry provided by United Methodist Homes of New Jersey. Your gift, combined with funds contributed by our residents and their families, UMH staff, corporations and foundation local civic groups, as well as churches and their congregations, allowed us to distribute $2.5 million this past year for charitable care benefitting Homes’ residents. Church credit has been given to Central United Methodist Church. This letter acknowledges our receipt of $276.66 on 10/1/2013. We are thankful of your continued support of the Fellowship Fund and confident in our mission to serve and help all residents of our ten communities throughout the state remain as self-sufficient as possible at a reasonable cost, and to provide accommodations and services in a faith-based environment.
In Partnership and Faith,
Rev. Sharon Clapp
Vice President of Development-United Methodist Homes Foundation
We are so thankful to be given the privilege of using the Bank parking on Central Avenue. Please remember to park only in designated parking spaces and never to block entrances or exits or traffic flow areas. Remember we are guests of the bank parking privilege
CUMC BOOK GROUP will meet at the home of Kathy Shippen (2306 Shepherd Drive, Northfield, NJ 272-1361) on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 to discuss “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier.
End of year contributions need to be received by December 31st, 2013. Barbara Meade, our financial secretary would be glad to answer any questions you might have about your giving status before the end of the year. Our treasurer, Howard Reed would be glad to talk to anyone about end of year stock transfers, or other financial instruments you may be interested in contributing to Central UMC in your tax and estate planning. If you haven’t tithed during your lifetime, estate planning is a good way to care for that reality
REV. JOHN EWING’S funeral service will be on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at the Memorial Chapel at 2:00pm, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Condolences may be sent to Jane Ewing at: 1630 Calvin Circle, Kissimmee, Florida 34746-7241. Memorial donations may be sent to Asbury University. If some would like to make a donation to Central UMC’s memorial fund in his memory, that too is possible.
BASKETBALL…BASKETBALL…Every Monday 6:30pm-10:00pm Men’s Basketball in Adams Hall
December 8th, 2013 ~ 8:00am Chapel Service
December 8th, 2013 ~ 9:30am & 11:00am Worship Service in the Sanctuary
December 8th, 2013 ~ 5:00pm Advent Covered Dish Dinner in Adams Hall
6:00pm Advent Family Celebration in the Sanctuary/Worship
December 15th, 2013 ~ 8:00am Chapel Service
December 15th, 2013 ~ 9:30am Worship, Christmas Music with Chancel Choir
December 15th, 2013 ~ 11:00am Worship Service in the Sanctuary
December 15th, 2013 ~ 6:00pm Praise & Worship Service with Communion in the Sanctuary
December 22nd, 2013 ~ 8:00am Chapel Service
December 22nd, 2013 ~ 9:30am Worship Service in the Sanctuary, Special Music
December 22nd 2013 ~ 11:00am Sunday School Christmas Pageant in the Sanctuary
December 22nd, 2013 ~ 6:00pm Praise & Worship Service with Communion in the Sanctuary
December 24th, 2013 ~ 4:00pm Family Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary - Genesis Choir
December 24th, 2013 ~ 6:00pm Candlelight Praise & Worship Service in the Sanctuary – Praise Team, Teen Praise, Bell Choir
December 24th, 2013 ~ 8:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary – Chancel Choir, Soloists, Praise Ensemble, Bell Choir
December 24th, 2013 ~ 11:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary with Communion – Organ, Piano, Soloists
(Note: No Nursery at the Christmas Evening Worship Services.)
December 29th, 2013 ~ 8:00am Chapel Service
December 29th, 2013 ~ 9:30am & 11:00am Service in the Sanctuary
December 29th, 2013 ~ 6:00pm Praise & Worship Service with Communion in the Sanctuary
GIVING TO “MONEY FOR GOD” JARS:
November 25, 2013…… $1,898.04.
COFFEE HOUR –The “Church Council” sponsors Coffee Hour in December. All members of the congregation are asked to bring finger foods and help with light refreshments.
FOOD DONATIONS FOR OUR COFFEE HOUR may be dropped off in the Adams Hall Kitchen. Please make sure to label the food “Coffee Hour” and if need be, place the food in the yellow double refrigerator. Thanks so much!
CD RECORDINGS of today’s 9:30am service will be available at the Fellowship Time immediately following the service. Copies of previous services are also available.
CHURCH DIRECTORY ADDENDUM is available in the Narthex and Church Office.
DECEMBER 2013 CALENDAR is available in the Narthex, Gathering Area, Church Office Hallway and the Library.
2013 LAY LEADERSHIP REPORT is available in the Narthex and the Church Office.
2014 FLOWER CHART is located outside the Church Office. Flowers may be placed on the chancel in honor of, or in memory of, special people in your life. Cost is $30.00.
WE ARE IN NEED OF BABY BLANKETS - If you would like to be a part of this ministry, making baby blankets (crocheted and knitted) to be presented to our baptized babies, please stop by the church office for the pattern and directions or use a favorite pattern of your own...
THE CUMC CHANCEL CHOIR will sing Christmas carols at Brandall Estates at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 19th.
XYZ’S will meet on Tuesday, December 17th for their annual holiday luncheon at Clancy’s in Somers Point, NJ. Please call the church office prior to 12:00noon to make a reservation.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS…you may honor or remember a loved one by placing a poinsettia in the church or donating the cost of a plant to Missions. Donation is $10.50 per plant. Envelopes are provided in the pews. Deadline is December 15th. (If you purchase a plant, kindly leave the plastic saucer when you take the plant home.)
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It was 200 years ago that the first Methodist meeting was held in Millville, later leading to the founding of First Church.