Monday, December 22, 2014


If you happened to miss the wonderful program "Joseph's Story" yesterday or want to hear it again it is up on the website with the sermons at Congratulations to all involved for a job well done!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sermon from yesterday online now

Listen to the sermon from yesterday's 3rd Sunday of Advent service:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent Sermon

Advent wreath 2 candles lit
Yesterday's sermon from the second Sunday of Advent is now online at

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hear Today's Sermon

This morning's sermon in online to listen to again or for the first time!

Exciting news

If you missed it this morning in church: Exciting trustees announcement; the replacement windows for the sanctuary have arrived and will hopefully be installed this week! We have money to go toward replacing the windows downstairs but are still a couple thousand dollars short, so please if you were thinking about making any windows donations they would be much appreciated. We will be warmer and using less energy this winter, YAY!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Vernon UMC Apple Festival Tomorrow

Tomorrow from 10 am to 3 pm visit the annual Apple Festival at our sister church, Vernon UMC at 401 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066. Grab a yummy lunch or other tasty treats and browse the indoor tag sale.

Sermons Newly Up

Listen to the four week sermon series on family, now up our website at

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tidings Newsletter

Tidings for September/October is online and has been printed, so read it online or look for it Sunday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August Sermons

August sermons are now online:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Backpack Drive

NUMC and BUMC have adopted a Hartford Magnet High School

High School level supplies are needed: 
  • backpacks - solid colors
  • one subject notebooks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • pocket folders
  • highlighters

Please have donations at church no later than August 17th.

Monday, August 4, 2014


The August 3rd sermon is now online for listening.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sermons: Listen or Re-Listen

Listen to yesterday's message shared by Karen Arendt, now on our website at

Friday, July 11, 2014

Website Updated

The July/August edition of Tidings, our newsletter, is available to be read online at
Recent sermons and our lay report from annual conference are also on our website.
Photo: The July/August edition of Tidings, our newsletter, is available to be read online at  Recent sermons and our lay report from annual conference are also on our website.


Our ALL-CHURCH PICNIC is Sunday, July 20 directly following Worship.

Join our annual potluck/picnic.

Sign-up in the memorial room.

Mark your Calendars!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Listen to yesterday's message shared by Karen Arendt, now on our website at

Remember also: Men's fellowship breakfast this Saturday at 8 am!   Bring a friend!

Join Us

Men's fellowship breakfast this Saturday at 8 am! bring a friend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pastor's Message for June 2014

The last few years have been full of turmoil within the United Methodist denomination. From the discussion about ending tenure for elders to equality in marriage and ordination, we seem to have been anything but “United” Methodists. The same kinds of problems that have plagued the General Conference exist at the micro level of churches. We disagree about the color of curtains, we argue over traditional communion or intinction, hymns or modern praise music, Sunday school during or before worship, even what kind of coffee we should serve. These differences become nearly impossible to move past when our anxiety levels rise and we feel like the future of our beloved church is at stake. This leads to arguments, schisms, and internal turmoil that threatens to tear apart churches and denominations.

In truth, the thing that matters the most is a simple one. As a church we need to be united in our efforts to proclaim the gospel as widely as possible to any who will hear and accept God’s message of love and reconciliation. Christ commissioned us to “go into all the world and make disciples of every nation…” We move from “United” Methodists to “Untied” Methodists when we forget our very purpose for existing as a church…to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Let us all consider how we have been a part of the problem and not the solution as we move forward. Let us all prayerfully consider how we can become more united in our efforts to accomplish this worthy goal of making disciples. God’s abundant blessings be with you this summer!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Listen to this past Sunday's sermon and consider how your actions might change if your intentions were posted like a sign for all to see.
What signs are you wearing today?

Friday, May 23, 2014

This Past Sunday's Sermon is Online

Anxiety - The emotional response to a threat, real or imagined.

Check out this past Sunday's sermon, "Out of Survival and Into Holy Revival"

Monday, April 14, 2014


It is not quite like being there, and yet, but still, quite moving. Yesterday's cantata is up on our website for you to listen to. Join us for our Easter service this Sunday at 10:30 to hear the closing song of the cantata.
Click to listen

Monday, March 31, 2014

I'm Sorry Campaign

A Meeting for the "I'm Sorry Campaign" will be held here at NUMC on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm.

 This is an ecumenical project with local Christians in cooperation with The Marin Foundation to help build bridges between the church and the LGBT community.

Yesterday's sermon is up online

We could all use God's healing in our lives. Check out for the latest message.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Do Over

Yesterday's Sermon and a special message from Coach Thayer Redman are online now on our website. We continue to collect money through the end of March to support the Manchester High School track team, providing proper footwear for those who might not otherwise be able to participate.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Newsletter Notice

March/April Tidings (our bi-monthly newsletter) is out.  See how successful our Souper Bowl was.  Find the upcoming knitting ministry dates.  Mark your calendar for the Thursday night lenten meals and services.  See when Thayer Redman will visit us again as we raise funds this month for sneakers and make a difference in the lives of our local youths.  Read all this and much, much more.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Sermon Posted

Yesterday's sermon is up for all to listen to, again, or for the first time.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Check out yesterday's sermon online! Spring will come, seeds will grow. Belong to God.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Vote every day

Vote for Marlene and Don:

The Salute to Senior Service® Contest offers the opportunity for nominated senior volunteers across the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) to receive two additional, much-deserved rewards: recognition and support for their continued community service.

 National Prize Winner The National Winner will be honored in person at a national recognition ceremony. Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, will make a $5,000 donation to the winner’s designated non-profit charity to support continued community service.

 Local Winners One senior volunteer nominee from each participating state and province (excluding Quebec) will be selected to designate a non-profit charity to receive a $500 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc.

Awesome Souper Bowl

Charlene and I are once again very pleased to announce that this year's "Souper Bowl for MACC" was another tremendous success. Early results show an approximate cash donation of $950.00 will be going out to the Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC) Charities.

We want to thank all those who helped make this all possible: Our Youth Group Members Wesley, Elizabeth, Sarah, Paige, Olivia, Jason, their friends, Julia and Jessica, along with their family members: Katherine, Barbie, Gene, Kayle, Vickie, Steve and Lisa as well as Former Youth Group members Jamie & Josh. Thanks to Caleb & Irene for publicity.

So grateful to all of the NUMC congregation who supported our efforts by their generous purchases of 37 pepperoni and mozzarella breads, 125 bowls of 8 different kinds of soups and chili along with 39 grinders and sandwiches to support this great cause.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Souper Bowl Pre-Orders

Pre-Orders for Souper Bowl Sunday can now be made at

Friday, January 10, 2014

Check out the newsletter, a lot is going on!

The latest issue of Tidings, our bi-monthly newsletter is available now at