Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Friday, January 23rd, 2015 Posted in Announcements | Comments Off

Sunday, January 25th  Service

On Sunday, January 25th,  we welcome our District Superintendent, Rev. Ken Kieffer who will be bringing us the morning message.  Rev. Kieffer will also be officiating at the baptism of Minho Chung, son of Pastor Chung and Myung Lee.


January Humline Available

Please be sure to pick up a January HUMLINE from the table in the Narthex this morning if you haven’t already.  If you know of any shut-ins that are unable to get their copy, please contact Sandy in the church office at (203) 929-5545.  Thank you.


Youth Group Today!

We will be meeting on Sunday, 1/25  from 4-6 PM !  We’re planning on something fun!  Be sure to invite a friend.


Confirmation Class

All 8th & 9th graders who are interested in becoming confirmed in the church are asked to please contact Pastor Chung or Sandy at the church office this week.  Confirmation classes will begin on Sunday, February 1 after worship.


Offering Envelopes

Our 2015 Offering Envelopes are in and may be picked up on the table in the Narthex.  Please be sure to look for your envelope this Sunday.  – Delores Dreher


Men’s Breakfast

The men meet every 2nd  Saturday at 8 AM for breakfast at the Sassafras Diner in Huntington Center.  For a ride or more info call Charlie Kestler at 203-924-9733.  All men welcome to join us.  Our next breakfast is Saturday, February 14.



Volunteers Needed For Sunday Ministries!


Looking For A Few Good Ushers!

We are all called to serve in different ways.  One important, but low time commitment way is to Usher.  We are looking to grow our “Army of Ushers” and think you should consider it.  About once every 4 to 6 weeks you would collect the offering, help people to their seats, and help the service run smoothly.  To learn more, reach out to Luke, email:, or call 973-851-9994.


“Kid Care” For 1st Sunday Of Month (Family Sunday)

HUMC is seeking 2 adult volunteers for “Kid Care” on the first Sunday of every month from January to June. “Kid Care” is for our younger children (up to first grade).  If you are will and able to assist, please email me your availability at

Thank you, Melanie Dokla.


Sunday “Nursery Care” (Every Sunday)

We are looking for adult volunteers to help provide nursery care throughout the year on Sundays.  Can you volunteer once a month?  Or, perhaps every other month or so?  Volunteers need not be parents of young children, but we do ask that you fill out a Safe Sanctuary form.  If you are willing to lend a hand, please contact Nicole Yearsley at or call the church office at 203-929-5545.


Acolytes And Readers Needed For Sundays

If you would like to learn more about becoming a reader and/or an acolyte during the worship service, please see Pastor Chung or call or email the church office at (203) 929-5545 or


Join The Choir / Special Music Also!

All are welcome to come and check out the tunes.  Our rehearsals are taking place every Sunday at 9:15 AM and after coffee hour at 11:30 AM.  Each Sunday there is also an opportunity to play an instrument or sing or both at our “Special Music” spot during the offertory.

Please don’t be shy and give it a try!  If interested, please contact the church office at (203) 929-5545 for more information or see Shirley Blore on Sunday mornings.

February Newsletter Deadline Extended

Please be sure to get your information and announcements, events, schedules, calendar information, etc., into the church office by Monday, January 26 at the latest.  Any event or ministry or gathering for February needs to appear in this coming February’s HUMLINE.  The newsletters will be available on the table in the Narthex each month. Future plans will be to post the newsletter on-line and mail out only to the shut-ins or people that don’t own a computer.  Please email the church office at  Thank you!  – Sandy


Scripture Readings For February

February 1  (4th Sunday After the Epiphany)

Deuteronomy 18:15-20  (A New Prophet)

Mark 1:21-28  (The Man with an Unclean Spirit)


February 8  (5th Sunday After the Epiphany)

Isaiah 40:21-31  (God’s people are comforted)

Mark 1:29-39  (Jesus Heals Man; Jesus Prays in  a Solitary Place)


February 15  (Transfiguration Sunday)

2 Kings 2:1-12  (Elijah Ascends to Heaven)

Mark 9:2-9  (The Transfiguration)


February 22  (1st Sunday in Lent)

            Genesis 9:8-17  (Covenant with Noah)

Mark 1:9-15  (The Baptism of Jesus, The Temptation of Jesus,

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry)

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 Posted in Announcements | Comments Off

Confirmation Class

All 8th & 9th graders who are interested in becoming confirmed in the church are asked to please contact Pastor Chung or Sandy at the church office this week.  Confirmation classes will begin on Sunday, February 1st.


Offering Envelopes

Our 2015 Offering Envelopes are in and may be picked up on the table in the Narthex.  Please be sure to look for your envelope this Sunday.  – Delores Dreher


Youth Group / Save the Dates!

On Sunday, January 11th, the youth group will meet from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the church to prepare and deliver a meal for Spooner House.

We will have another meeting on January 25th, from 4-6 PM – maybe a game night!  We’re planning on something fun!  Be sure to invite a friend.


HUMC Faith & Family Night

We’re organizing an HUMC outing to see the Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Syracuse Crunch.  It will take place on Saturday, January 17th, at 7 PM at Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport.  Tickets are only $16 per person ($37 box office per person).  10 canned goods will get you a voucher to a future game of your choice.  Make checks payable to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Please let Chris Courtney know if you’re interested in going or if you have any questions. (  


Lunch Bunch

There will be no “Lunch Bunch” gatherings during the winter months.


UMW Update

The UMW does not meet during the month of January.  Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd, 10 AM in the Meeting Room (weather permitting.)


Dear Members and Friends of HUMC

The staff of HUMC would like to thank everyone of you for your prayers, support and thoughtfulness through your Christmas gifts to us.  We wish you all a very healthy and happy new year and look forward to serving you in 2015. God bless you all!


House Tour Update

Thank you to everyone that participated in the House Tour.  From coordinating the kitchen, advertising, finding a house, hosting during the tour, helping with the UMW crafts or Cookie Walk, Gently Used Christmas Items table, set up, parking, etc., etc., AND selling tickets.  EVERYONE made this a huge success.  The grand total for this fundraiser after expenses is a little over $6,100.  Thanks you!!!  -  Cindy & Karen.


Scripture Readings for the month of January


January 4  (Epiphany of the Lord)

Isaiah 60:1-6 (The ingathering of the Dispersed)

Matthew 2:1-12 (The Visit of the Wise Men)


January 11 (Baptism of the Lord)

Genesis 1:1-5 (Creation)

Mark 1:4-11 (The Baptism of Jesus)


January 18 (Second Sunday After the Epiphany)

I Samuel 3:1-10 (The Lord Calls Samuel)

John 1:43-51 (Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael)


January 25 (Rev. Ken Keiffer preaches)


Worship Volunteers For January

If you cannot sponsor coffee hour and /or greetings on the Sunday you have been assigned, please call someone else on the list mailed to you and switch with them. Please notify the church office with the change. Thank you.


Greeters                                                      Coffee Hour

4          Luke & Anne Eddinger                   Elaine Kalweit

11         Paul & Elisa Uhrynowski               Hilkka Bhandary

18        Tim & Lorri O’Malley                      Michael & Kate Kieley

25        Marvin & Jane Dove                       Shawn & Carrie Tait

Altar Guild

(Jan)  Justine Critchley

(Feb) Judy King


1/4:  Charlie Kestler & Luke Eddinger

1/11: Luke Eddinger & LenDalton

1/18:  Larry Zarrella & Chris Staecker

1/25:  Tony Gasbarro & Dave Miccinello


17th Annual Soup & Book Sale

The Seymour United Methodist Church is conducting its 17th Annual Soup and Book Sale at their church (90 Pearl Street) on Saturday, January 10th.  This has become one of their most popular events as well as an important fun!-raiser.  Our congregation is invited to visit on January 10th from 10 AM – 2 PM for a bowl of delicious homemade soup (20 plus varieties, eat in or take out) and browse through a huge selection of books. Book donations are welcome!


Spaghetti, Jazz

Trumbull’s Long Hill United Methodist Church hosts a spaghetti dinner and free concert on Saturday, Jan. 17th.  The dinner begins at 5:30 PM followed by the concert at 7, featuring jazz musicians the Chris Coulter Quartet.  The church is located at 6358 Main Street (Route 111).  For more information, please call 203-954-9691.




Friday, December 12th, 2014 Posted in Announcements | Comments Off

December “Humline” Newsletter:  Please be sure to pick up a copy of the December Humline on the table in the Narthex entry along with your worship bulletin.


Christmas Poinsettia’s Deadline:  Please be sure to get your Poinsettia order in today.  If you need more information please call Judy King at 203-751-6048 or email Judy at


Chime Bell Choir:  The Chime Bell Choir will be playing at the Christmas Eve 11 PM service.  Anyone interested in joining us (teens welcome) please let Cindy Savoie know ASAP.  Contact Cindy at or, or  call 203-926-9540 in the evening.


Toys for Tots:  SWS is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive.  There is a box in the Education wing hallway if you wish to donate.  The deadline is Monday, December 15.


Christmas Youth Meeting and Party:  Our Christmas Youth Party and Grab Bag Christmas gift exchange will take place on Sunday, December 21, from 4-6 PM.


Spooner House Meals:  There is a new 2015 Spooner House sign-up sheet in Bovee Hall!  Thanks to all who participated in helping prepare a meal once a month for the local homeless Shelter (Spooner House).  Thanks, Diane Walsh


Thank You!  Dear friends, Thank you for honoring me at a recent Coffee Hour celebrating my 100th birthday.  I enjoyed socializing with you and I hadn’t seen you for so long because of my illness.  Thank you also for the beautiful, delicious cake. May God bless each one of you with good health and happiness during 2015.  With love, Lillian Emery.