October 20, 2019 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, October 20th:                       11:00 AM     Worship Service Monday, October 21st:                      10:30 AM     Aptucxet Tuesday, October 22nd:                       5:30 PM     Brookside Wednesday, October 23rd:              10:00 AM     Prayer Group Wednesday, October 23rd:                 4:30 PM     Horizons for Homeless Thursday, October 24th:                      1:00 PM     Bible Study Sunday, October 27th:                       11:00 AM      Worship Service                                                 Other Announcements ALL REPORTS ARE DUE THIS TUESDAY OCTOBER 22nd from the various committees, organizations, and individuals responsible for the smooth running of the church’s annual conference . PUMPKIN PATCH VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED, please consider signing up for a shift. The sign up sheet will be in Crain Hall after church. PRAYER GROUP will meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the...

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January 20, 2019 -Bourne

Sunday,  January 20th:                            11:00 AM      Worship Service Monday, January 21st:                               6:00 PM      Finance Committee                                                                        7:00 PM      Church Council   Wednesday January 23rd:                     10:00 AM      Prayer Group                                                                                Sunday, January 27th:                             11:00 PM       Worship Service PASTOR ATWATER AND FAMILY will be in the Philippines January 14-February 12. In the event of emergencies, pastors Sandra Smith, Joe Kim (Swift UMC in Sagamore) and Rebecca Mincielli (John Wesley UMC in Falmouth) will be on call. THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER deadline is Tuesday January 29th. PRAYER GROUP meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, they meet next on January 23rd. THE THRIFT SHOP is always looking for volunteers, if you have some extra time you would like to donate please contact Judy Chamillard. BIBLE STUDY will be on break until February, more information to come. THE 2019 FLOWER CHART is up, please sign up. CHILDREN’S CLOTHING EXCHANGE: We continue to accept gently used children’s clothes, sizes 0-14, which may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop. The exchange is open the first Saturday of each month at 10am.  ...

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Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 (Psalm 104, Acts 1:12-15a, Romans 8:22-27) Acts 2:1-21   A conversation on Pentecost themes – Dottie Cotter, Susan Goux, Ann Marie Seitzinger, Tim Atwater ******************************************************** On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit goes into over-drive – manifesting as a rushing violently-stormy-wind – and as flaming-tongues-of-fire dancing on gathered disciples – who catch fire with the Spirit, and speak in foreign languages they didn’t know they knew, praising God – and people from all over understand what they’re saying in their own native languages. Many come to listen, drawn by the Spirit to learn what God’s doing… Others are skeptical, suggesting believers have been drinking…. Yesterday I watched a video of Presiding Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry passionately preaching biblical love at the royal wedding. Quoting Rev Martin Luther King Jr who said – when we learn to love as God loves this will be like mankind discovering fire again – as if for the first time. The royal bride and groom (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) wiped joy tears from their eyes. In spite of the formal setting, many seemed to be feeling the Spirit. Some, however, appeared bored or cynical, like those in Jerusalem who accused disciples of being drunk… But the Spirit gets the last word… as… By the end of the day of Pentecost three thousand have come to Jesus, baptized, giving lives now to serving Jesus as disciples… That first Pentecost is a tough act to follow. We have very few reports of the Spirit appearing as fire and stormy wind, and very few examples of the Spirit gifting people to speak in foreign languages in all the years since… But Holy Spirit-led communication across all kinds of cultural and linguistic barriers has continued… Usually in quieter, less obvious ways… but… Anytime we live together in love and harmony this is perhaps still certifiably miraculous. And yes, the first Pentecost is still a tough act to follow… Yet ever since – all of us who believe in Jesus have the Holy Spirit living in us, Scripture tells us. So as we look back at our Pentecost family pictures, let’s remember – as our Thought for the Week says – “When it is a question of God’s almighty power, never say, ‘I can’t.’” This morning we’re blessed to have three of our Certified Lay Servants – members who have taken at least two two-day Methodist Lay Leadership classes – speaking with us on themes arising from our Pentecost readings and traditions. Thank you very much – Susan Goux, Anne Marie Seitzinger, Dottie Cotter. And thanks God, I get to be here with you, in a helping role. Let’s welcome Susan as our first speaker. **** [concluding–] All the spiritual gifts are given through the one Holy Spirit… Under the Spirit’s guidance all the spiritual gifts work together in harmony… And the greatest – and by far most necessary – of all the gifts – is love… Whenever we love God– neighbor – and one another – the Holy Spirit is living in us and working with us…(So…) Like the early church of old – may we do as Jesus says – and continue to gather together – waiting – prayerfully, expectantly – for the Spirit’s leading… Ready to be amazed and blessed...

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May 20, 2018 – Cataumet

ANNOUNCEMENTS Prayer group meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 10 am, at the Bourne church. All are welcome. The group to discuss The Book of Joy will continue Monday, June 4 at 6:30. The Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays at 1 PM in Bourne. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS The Outreach committee will be doing health kits as our UMCOR service project this year. We will be collecting items in the appropriately marked bucket in Handy Hall during the month of May. Bourne Food Pantry Please remember to bring in your food items. They are much needed! Backpack Program Kids are still in school and we are collecting items of food and supplies to fill the backpacks that go home with the kids on weekends. EVENTS EVERY WEEK Sunday                         8:00 am                        Choir practice Sunday                         9:00 am                        Worship Sunday                         7:00 pm                        AA Meeting Monday                        7:30 pm                       N/A Meeting Tuesday                         9:00am                       Exercise Tuesday                        7:00 pm                        AA Meeting Thursday                       9:00 am                       Exercise Thursday                       7:00 pm                       N/A Meeting Saturday                        9:00 am                       Osteo Exercise...

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May 20, 2018 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, May 20th:                    11:00 AM        Worship Service                                                         3:00 PM        Girl Scouts Monday, May 21st:                     6:00 PM         Finance Committee                                                         7:00 PM        Church Council Wednesday, May 23rd:            10:00 AM         Prayer Group Thursday,  May 24th:                 1:00 PM         Bible Study Sunday, May 27th :                   11:00 AM         Worship Service THE NEXT PRAYER GROUP will meet on Wednesday the 23rd in the Nursery. BIBLE STUDY continues to meet Thursdays at 1:00PM. FREE CHILDREN’S CLOTHING EXCHANGE: We continue to accept gently used children’s clothes, sizes 0-14, which may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop. The exchange is open the first Saturday of each month at 10am....

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