Looking for an innovative church experience? We now offer an evening worship service each Sunday evening. Each week is something new. The service starts at 5:45 pm each Sunday and is followed by a social time with refreshments.
Church and Society will hold their LAST monthly sale of Fair Trade/Equal Exchange goods until the Fall THIS SUNDAY during Fellowship Hour. A wide range of coffees, tea, chocolates, nuts, olive oil and cranberries will be for sale along with FUMC Cookbooks.
The Town of Bethlehem’s Memorial Day parade is an event the entire community looks forward to every year, and to show our community spirit and spread the news about our great church, FUMC will once again participate. On Sunday, May 26 following the Morning Worship we will decorate our float. Bring your painting clothes, come ready to decorate away! The parade is held rain or shine on May 27 and the route is about 1.5-2 miles long. We will gather at 10:30 a.m. on May 27 on Ridge Road for the parade itself. See you there! — Rev. Iona
Pray and play June 9 at our "Praise & Picnic in the Park." This special event is being coordinated by Rob Stubbs and planned in conjunction with our sister church - Delmar Reformed. Worship will be followed by a picnic lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and all the fixings! And if that isn't enough for you, we'll have games, music, and fun for the whole family after the picnic. A freewill offering will be accepted (suggested $2 per attendee). And lawn chairs are encouraged.
The Farmers' Market (with Guertze barbecue) is back for the season - every Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot.
Upcoming special offering: Your Peace with Justice Sunday gift on (June 2) will change lives in places where the joy of knowing Christ is mixed with the tragedy of violence. After eight years of brutal civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Methodists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo received two Peace with Justice grants from the General Board of Church and Society to respond to the 2011 post-election violence and to teach people to share Jesus’ love. One grant encouraged young people in the Central Congo Episcopal Area to foster reconciliation and another engaged youth and their leaders to model ways to overcome violence. The special offering benefits peace-related ministries in annual conferences and through the Board of Church and Society.
Access our May newsletter - The Telescope - here.
May 16, 2013