Monday, October 25, 2010
We appreciate the many generous donations for the boiler fund -- it demonstrates how much the church means to all of us, and that we can always count on each other in times of need. Special thanks go to Carole and Jim Williamson for their guidance and technical expertise and John Wilks for his help with the pledge drive.
Jan Miller — President, Board of Trustees
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The next year his income doubled - but he still managed to live on 28 pounds - so he gave away 32 pounds. The third year he earned 90 pounds - lived on 28 - and gave away 62. The fourth year he earned 120 pounds - lived on 28 - and gave away 92. One year his income was a little over 1,400 pounds - he lived on 30 and gave away nearly all of the 1,400 pounds.
Wesley felt that with increasing income, what should rise is not the Christian’s standard of living but the standard of giving. Increasing our standard of giving. What a great Christian man and what a great lesson he taught, a lesson we can all learn from today.
We especially need: meat soups, beef stew, canned meat, pasta sauce, cereal, corn, peas, tomatoes, baked beans, baking mixes and coffee, diapers sizes 4 and 5, corned beef hash, chili with beans, canned white potatoes, juice, rice/pasta mixes, jelly, mixed vegetables, spinach, clam chowder, peanut butter, canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, etc.), condiments, tuna, dry boxed potatoes, dry red kidney beans, mayonnaise, gelatin/pudding mixes, ramen noodles, sugar, green beans, beets, beans (black, white, pinto, etc.), chicken soup, yams, snacks, hot chocolate, pasta, carrots.
Remember: Marlene accepts monetary donations and is happy to do the shopping for the shelter if you are unable.
Monday, October 18, 2010
If you have questions, please see or call Jan Miller, 860-646-6619.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Members are invited to walk with Pastor Laurel to raise money to feed the hungry through MACC Charities here in town and worldwide through Church World Service. Contributions can be solicited and made on line, so that members with internet access do not have to worry about tracking money. Walkers please speak with Pastor Laurel. The walk is approximately 4.5 miles, starting at South UMC and ending at MACC on Main Street. There is a shorter walk for those who cannot make the 4.5 miles. That walk is actually half a mile. Volunteers are needed for support (Traffic control, water stations etc.) To volunteer, please speak with Pastor Laurel or Florence Wollaston.
The Adult Bible Class spent the greater part of the 2009/2010 year studying Genesis. During the last month the class we looked at the letters of James and Peter. The class met every Sunday night at 6:30. Much time was put into discussion of what the bible meant then and how it affects us now. The average attendance was eight people.
This study covered the creation and God's relationship with man before and after the fall. It continues with God's establishment of the people of God through the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We finished with the story of Joseph. This was a good story of faith and how it works in ones life to affect those around you.
The letters of James and Peter dealt with the problems of the early church. It shows how Christians have always had to fight the weakening of our faith. Then and now we have had to deal with Gnosticism and antichristian teachings. Both James and Peter spent much time in their letters defining what being a Christian means and what we must guard against.
The class felt studying the letters was time well spent and will continue with the letters of Peter this fall. After this we will take a look at the gospel of Mark.
John B. Chadwick (860-643-0943)
Thursday, October 7, 2010