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HUMC Music Recital / April 28th
We are hoping to host a recital for all the young musicians in our church on Sunday, April 28 at Noon. All skill levels and instruments are welcome. But we need a head count TODAY! The schedule for the event is as follows: April 21 informal practice with Wonjung after worship. On April 27, there will be a dress rehearsal at noon. The cost is $5 per participant, which will help us provide a light lunch.
There will also be an opportunity to donate to Habitat for Humanity as well as time for fellowship after the recital in Bovee Hall. Participants may perform up to two pieces and should let us know their title, instrument and composer as soon as possible.
Please talk to Wonjung this morning at church or email: email@example.com. Participant forms are in the Narthex.
Wellsprings Workshop at HUMC
Please join us for a “Body, Mind, Spirit” workshop on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon. The program will consist of three parts: a healthy breakfast with a talk about nutrition and supplements, a presentation on mindfulness and meditative prayer, and a Christian yoga session. The registration deadline will be April 28. Register by giving Pastor Tim a check for $30 made out to HUMC. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Why not give it a try! Questions? Contact Pastor Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covenant to Care
Covenant to Care is requesting the following items: canned tuna and canned chicken, peanut butter, canned hearty soups, vegetables and fruits. A collection box is in the Narthex.
Chapel on the Green Outreach
We have another opportunity to minister “with” the poor in our community. On Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day), we will be sharing in worship at Chapel on the Green, and providing lunch for up to 200 homeless people who attend.
Chapel on the Green is an outdoor worship service that is supported by several area churches, just behind Trinity Episcopal Church on the green in New Haven. It is held every Sunday throughout the year, rain or shine, and provides worship for those who are uncomfortable entering into a church building. They also provide other types of support for the homeless population throughout the year. If you’d like to read more about COTG, please visit their website at www.trinitynewhaven.org.
We will need people to donate food, and would also love to have you join us to participate in the worship service and pass lunches out to folks afterward. We leave at about 1:00pm from the church, and are usually back by 4:00pm. As the date gets closer, we’ll have opportunity to sign up to donate food, or volunteer to come along, but you may also email Trish Cleary with any questions or interest, at email@example.com.
Church Office Hours Change
Beginning May and running through the end of August, the church office will be open from 9 AM – 12 Noon. Please make a note of this change on your calendars. Thank you, Sandy
Stair Lifter for Disabled
Does anyone know of someone who can use a stairlifter? This is for someone who cannot climb stairs, it runs on a track up the staircase and has a seat and lifts you up and down. We have a used one we are willing to give away. It was used only a few times and we would like to see it go to good use. If interested, please contact Darlene Gosnell at 203-268-0177.
An exciting new scholarship program is in the works for Susanna Wesley School. Roberta Cenci and Terry Jones are working with the SWS Board to implement a pilot program for “Businesses Enriching Scholars Together,” which hopefully will become a model for other communities, enabling them to provide quality preschool educations to disadvantaged families.
The concept is simple: local businesses will be encouraged to invest in our community by donating charitable funds for education. SWS will offer a 25% tuition discount. And, the parents of participating children will pay a portion according to a sliding scale. It is our goal to implement the BEST pilot program at SWS at the start of the 2013-2014 school year with 12 students. We are very excited about BEST because it will enable us to offer our wonderful school to children who otherwise would not have the benefit of a preschool experience.
Would You Like to be an HUMC Art Patron?
Special thanks to the three families who have donated funds to pay for the mounted prints of Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son,” and Giotto’s “Crucifixion, and William Blake’s “Resurrection.” The pieces have been used to enhance our worship and to beautify our Sanctuary.
An additional opportunity for patronage is available. Fra Angelico’s masterpiece, “The Annunciation,” which adorned our altar during Advent is available for $90. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Tim. Thank you for your support and for your interest in beautifying our worship space.
The Need Goes On
The Second Congregational Church, 137 Elizabeth Street, Derby (near Superior Court) will be hosting Christian Music Concerts every Saturday night to benefit Valley Area Food Banks. Music provided by The Larry Ayce Band. Concerts from 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Donations on May 4th will be for Spooner House; May 11 for Greater Valley Salvation Army; May 18, for St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and May 25, for BHcare (formerly Birmingham Group Health Services.) Admission is ONE non-perishable food item per person. Questions, please call 203-735-1623.
Hospice Memorial Service
On Thursday, May 9 at 7 PM, Hospice at Home, a program of Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Inc., will hold its Annual Memorial Service to celebrate the lives of all those special people we have served throughout the year. This Hospice Memorial Service is a very beautiful experience for all who participate. This year it will be held at The United Church of Christ Congregational Church, 3 Academy Road, Oxford. All are invited, and particularly those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. You need not have any connection with the Hospice at Home Program to attend. There will be a reception following the service.
Calling All Gardeners
Do you grow your own produce? If so, “Harvest Now” and our local food banks invite you to help. The plan is simple: Grow your veggies and put a few aside for donation. If you are interested, have questions, or want to pursue this further, please talk with Pastor Tim.
Photos for our Directory
We are still seeking photos for our new directory. Please send clear pictures of recent church activities to Pastor Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.