Friday, December 31, 2010

January 2011 Tidings

Visit our website to read the latest newsletter and listen to recent sermons. Happy 2011, may it be a great year for each of us and all together.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Feed the Hungry! FREE Pasta Dinner to benefit MACC Charities! Tues. Dec. 28

Feed the Hungry! FREE Pasta Dinner to benefit MACC Charities!
Tuesday Dec. 28
snow date of Dec. 30.

Bring 3 non-perishable donations to benefit MACC's food pantry and enjoy a free pasta dinner & entertainment! All the delicious menu items are donated by local restaurants. Musical performance by local duo, Agape. Revolving seating between 5:30pm-7:30pm.

North United Methodist Church
300 Parker St.
Manchester CT 06040.
(860) 649-3696

Budget Meeting Rescheduled

The Budget Meeting originally scheduled for

Sunday, Dec. 26 at 10:30 am has been rescheduled.

There is still One Service at 10:30 for Christmas Sunday with the presentation of a cantata.

Budget Meeting update:

2011 All-Church Budget Meeting


There will be a meeting concerning the 2011 Budget on Monday, January 3 at 7 pm. We encourage all members to attend. This meeting is critical to reconciling the budget.

We invite you to pick up a copy of the 2011 proposed budget which can be found in the Memorial Room. Please review this document in preparation of the meeting. You will see that we are in need of help with ideas and constructive input for balancing the budget.

Prayerfully consider the future of North Church for it is your church, our church, and the church of those yet to come to our doors.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Fellowship Meal Tuesday 12/28/2010 at 5:30

Join Us for Christmas Cheer

A Holiday Fellowship Meal

North UMC
300 Parker Street
Manchester, CT 06042

Tuesday, December 28

starting at 5:30 pm

Cost is a non-perishable canned good such as:

  • beef stew
  • jelly
  • canned juice

All collected will be donated to MACC Charities

for the hungry within our community.

Questions may be directed to Lori Hovey (Fowler)

at 860-268-5947. Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Call it what you will, a random act of Christianity or a flash mob or whatever, it was something to see, hear and sing in.

See the 12/12/2010 Hallulujah Chorus at Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester CT on YouTube here or here or here or here or search YouTube for more! See if you recognize any of us!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Churches honored for CROP Walk Efforts

Three MACC Member Churches honored on Friday, December 03, 2010, for raising money to fight hunger in town and throughout the world.

The Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC Charities)
presented the Gold Sneaker award to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, which raised the most money during the Manchester Crop (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty ) Walk in October. A total of $15,000 was raised, twenty-five percent will stay in our community food pantry to fight local hunger. The Silver Sneaker goes to Center Congregational Church and the Bronze to South United Methodist Church. The awards ceremony was held at 11 a.m. at MACC Charities, 460 Main St.

From left to right: Tom and Nancy Mann, Walk Coordinators from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Chuck Obuchowski, Misson Outreach Committee Rep. from Center Congregational Church, Geoff Luxenberg, Development Officer, MACC Charities, Edith Gerber, Walk Coordinator for South United Methodist Church & Beth Stafford, Executive Director/CEO, MACC Charities.

Friday, December 3, 2010

See what your contributions to UMCOR and Church World Service do in Haiti

HAITI: RELIGION'S RESPONSE TO DISASTER, a CBS Religion Special about the assistance given to the people of Haiti, will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 5, on the CBS Television Network. (Please check your local station for exact time.)

After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti in January 2010, some of the first responders were religious relief organizations. These faith-based groups continue to work in Haiti, as the road to helping the country sustain itself remains a very long one. The program looks at relief efforts begun immediately after the quake as well as the progress currently being made in Haiti by faith-based organizations. Members of Church World Service, Catholic Relief Services, Jewish Distribution Committee, and United Methodist Committee on Relief will share stories about their work with viewers.


The DREAM Act could come up for a vote any day now and we need your help! Will you 1) pray daily for the DREAM Act to pass and 2) call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-225-3121, and ask for your Senators and Representative, and urge them to vote for and publicly support the DREAM Act.

If enacted, the DREAM Act would create a pathway for undocumented immigrant students to legal status. Students will be eligible for the pathway to legal status if they:

  • entered the United States before age 16;
  • lived in the U.S. for at least five continuous years immediately before the bill becomes effective;
  • graduated from high school or gained admission into an institute of higher education;
  • have "good moral character" and not committed certain crimes; and
  • are younger than 35 when the bill becomes effective.

The DREAM Act would make a huge difference in the lives of undocumented youth who were brought to the United States by their parents and now, because of their lack of legal status, face obstacles to their future. By removing such barriers, the DREAM Act will allow immigrant students to pursue their dreams through college education or, if they choose to, through military service. DREAM Act students are talented, intelligent and dedicated young people who know only the U.S. as their home and who are ready to contribute to this country and have much we can benefit from.