Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Tidings Deadline

Next Issue of TIDINGS is a Summer Issue
All articles for the summer months are due on

June Tidings Now Available

The June issue of Tidings, the NUMC monthly newsletter is available now on our website.

Inside this issue you will find:

  • Pastor's Letter
  • Calendar
  • Blood Donation
  • SCRIP Update
  • Meetings This Month
  • Homework Club
  • Summer Sunday School
  • Cute Kids with Palms
  • MYF Mission Trip Fundraiser
  • Mangia for MACC at Rocco's
  • Trick or Treat for MACC

And Much More...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Knitting Ministry

The Knitting Ministry will have its last meeting for the season on Monday May 17th at 1:00 pm. All baby items are to be completed and ready to turn in on that date.

The Ministry will break for the summer. Regular meetings will resume on September 20, 2010 and the first and third Monday of each month there after. We thank all our members for their work this year. We have a nice supply of prayer shawls, and a good head start on lap rugs for the VNA Hospice Christmas baskets. We have made baby blankets, hats and booties for MMH birthing center, and red bed blankets for the MMH ICU . This fall we will be considering some additional charities to which we may donate. New members are always welcome as are items from those who prefer to work at home. Have a great Summer!

For more information contact:
Paula Adamczyk 860-646-6609
Sue Derby 860-643-4589
Diana Custer 860-875-9805

Give Life


The Red Cross has consolidated the locations of their blood drives and we will no longer be hosting drives at NUMC. St. James Church in downtown Manchester has become a regular monthly donation site and the Red Cross has asked for help in publicizing the donation schedule.


June 10, 24
July 8, 22
Aug 12, 26
Sept 9, 23
Oct 14, 28
Nov 11
Dec 9


CALL 1-800- GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit the Red Cross Blood Donation website to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Adult Bible Class

For the last seven months the Adult Bible Class has been studying Genesis. We have been looking at this book of the bible with the idea of understanding Gods purpose for man and how he works to make us understand his goals for us. We have studied the creation of man and his relationship to God. Areas we have looked at are: the story of the Garden of Eden, man's fall from grace, Noah and the flood, and Gods covenant with man. We studied the patriarchs - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We looked at God's attempt to develop a race of people that would follow his ways.

Most recently we have been studying the story of Joseph. This is the saga of his rise from a slave in a foreign country to the second highest official in the country of Egypt. How did he do it? Yes he had the gift of interpreting dreams but he also was a faithful worshiper of God that never wavered when he had tough times. He was able to impress his superiors with his compassion for others and his integrity. His brothers, eleven of the roughest characters you would ever want to meet is a story of reconciliation. By threats of starvation, incarceration, and death they came to the realization that their brother's dream was true. They were restored and able understand that selling their brother to slavery and then lying to their father was wrong. They were forgiven by Joseph and allowed to live with their father in Egypt safe from the famine.

Throughout all of this we have been studying what all these stories mean. What does God want for us? Why did he create us? What is his plan? How does God work? What are we to do to be faithful to God? To answer these questions we studied key words such as trials, humbleness, pride, discipline, integrity, providence, redemption, restoration, reconciled, and wisdom. There are hundreds of passages in Psalms, Proverbs, and the letters of Paul describing what these words mean.

During the next two months we will be studying some of the epistles. These were letters written by Peter, James, and John to the early Christian congregations. They discuss some of the problems of that time and how to deal with them. Some of these problems are evident even today which makes them all that more important to the learning Christian.

Take some time to grow in the wisdom of the Lord. Come join us for this class!

The Adult Bible Class is lead by John Chadwick (860-643-0943) every Sunday night at 6:30-8:00.


Deadline for newsletter articles is tomorrow, May 14th.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Sermon Online

The May 9th sermon is now available for your listening pleasure on our website.

Set Aside Tag Sale Items

The NUMC Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, September 11.

Now is the time to start collecting the gently used items that are cluttering up your house! This tag sale is always a favorite with collectors and we want to provide them with plenty of items to buy. Watch for details about dropping items off to a designated area in the church location and start date to be determined. Thank you for your support throughout the years!

Remember: we don't take clothing or large furniture but we will sell everything else.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Sermon Online

The sermon from May 2nd are now up on the Sermons page of our website.

Monday, May 3, 2010

All Church Clean-up Day

Saturday May 22
(weather permitting)

10 am -1 pm

If you are able to volunteer to help rake, plant, and prune to make the church grounds look their best for spring and summer, please sign up in the Memorial Room or contact Jan Miller at 860-646-6619. Even if you can only come for part of the time, your help is greatly appreciated.

A Night of Music

Our next Adult Fellowship is planned for May 22nd when Jeff Hayman and Charley Cappello will provide the entertainment. Prism will also perform. This casual evening of music and song will provide a night of fun for all especially those "old timers" who remember when Jeff was singing with us at NUMC. Babysitting will not be provided. Bring a dessert. Please coordinate with Sue Cappello.