Subject: This Week at Medford UMC -- September 20, 2019

This week at Medford UMC for {today}.

UMW Flea Market Opens Tomorrow at 9:00 am!

A Word from the Pastor

One of the biggest challenges to motivation is the sense that what we can do is too small to make a difference.

So we don't bother with, for example, small steps that we know are good for the environment (using reusable water bottles, coffee cups & grocery bags, going paperless in banking and other transactions, carpooling, etc.) It just feels like the tiniest of drops in an enormously large bucket.

I get that feeling. Sometimes I don't bother to argue with the cashier who wants to give me a plastic bag for that one item I bought. But I also refuse to believe that nothing we do matters.

This weekend, we're going to talk about how the prophets - including Jesus - weren't afraid to take symbolic actions to make a point. People may have said, "what difference will that make?", walked by and laughed, or just plain ignored them. But we continue to tell these stories hundreds and thousands of years later. Obviously, they meant SOMETHING. They made impressions, started conversations, and launched movements. What can they teach us today about how to tackle big challenges? 

Join us on Sunday at 8:15, 9:30 or 11 - and if you can't be here in person, don't forget to check out our livestream at 9:30 through our Facebook page.

Peace, Joe

 

Daily Devotionals in the App

Over the next few weeks, we are offering a new Daily Devotional (Monday-Friday). In our app, you will find a scripture passage from the prophets, a reflection, and some questions for you to ponder. Download the app (Medford UMC-NJ on Apple or Android) and get access to this new feature!

 



 

Opportunities to Serve & Give

 

Feed My Sheep Outreach Volunteer Opportunity: Five volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 29 (1:00 – 3:00 pm) to serve with our dedicated and enthusiastic outreach leaders. You’ll be transporting food to New Beginnings UMC in Camden and then staying to set up for lunch and serve guests. Please contact John Cornue to ask questions or to volunteer.

 

Busy Bees at Boscov's: Look for the Busy Bees before and after worship on Sunday -- they will be selling Friends and Family Passes for Boscov's. For just $5, you can purchase a pass that will get you 25% off everything at Boscov's for one whole day -- October 16. The proceeds help the Busy Bees help the church!

 

Do You Buy Food? If you ever eat out or shop in stores, you can help grow the church’s Scholarship Fund! “The Food Book of SJ” is being sold for $10 a copy (in the narthex, the FLC lobby and the church office). You will save far more than $10 using this coupon book – so maybe you should buy three! Questions? Contact Bethany Carl.

 

Glenna’s Gladiators: The MUMC Book Club is participating in the Greater Philadelphia Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Citizens Bank Park to honor the memory of our friends Glenna Bishop and Diane O'Brien. You can help by walking with us, donating to us or praying for us! It’s easy to register or donate online -- simply click here! If you have any questions, please email Patty Rosvold.

 



 

Events & Small Groups

For more info about any program, or to register for events, email office@medfordumc.org
 
Spiritual-Based Watercolor Workshop: Have fun learning to paint the famous New Jersey lighthouse, “Old Barney.” All art experience levels welcome, including no experience at all! Learn basic watercolor painting techniques as you develop a spiritual basis for your art, nurturing a deeper connection with God’s presence. ‪Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm in Bowker Hall. Register by contacting Bob Walczak.
 

Family/Intergenerational Worship on October 6: Join us for a unique time of worship at 9:30 am as we explore together the sacrament of Communion. Taste and see that the Lord is good! See details in the bulletin.

 

October Book Club: Join on Wednesday, October 23, we'll be discussing The Only Woman in the Room. And, get ready for November by starting As Bright as Heaven. New readers are always welcome. 

 



 

Happening This Week

Sun Sept 22 International Day of Peace 7:00 pm  
Mon Sept 23 Lois Circle 1:30 pm Room 104
  Reconciling Team Meeting 7:00 pm Room 104
Tues Sept 24 Yoga 6:00 pm Bowker Hall
  Ourtreach Meeting 7:30 pm Room 104
Wed Sept 25 Nurture Meeting 7:00 pm Room 104
Thurs Sept 26 Women's Bible Study 10:00 am Room 104
  Daniel Plan 6:45 pm FLC Meeting Room
  Finance/Stewardship Meeting 7:00 pm Room 104
Fri Sept 27 3rd Grade Bible Event 6:30 pm FLC/Bowker Hall
Sun Sept 29 Serve at New Beginnings 12:00 pm  

Sunday Schedule

8:15 am Traditional Worship with Communion Sanctuary
9:30 am Contemporary Worship FLC
  Sunday School  
11:00 am Traditional Worship Sanctuary
4:15 pm Youth Fellowship (3rd-5th Grades)  FLC
6:00 pm Youth Fellowship (6th-8th Grades) FLC
6:00 pm Youth Fellowship (9th -12th Grades) FLC

Music Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesdays Adult Bell Choirs 7:15 pm Sanctuary
  Wesley Choir 8:30 pm Choir Room
Thursdays Junior Choir 4:15 pm Choir Room
  Youth Bells 6:30 pm Sanctuary
  Youth Choir 7:15 pm Choir Room
  Worship Band 7:30 pm FLC
  Garwood Choir 8:30 pm Choir Room
Sundays Chimes Choir* 5:45 pm Sanctuary
*Chimes Choir Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 6.

 

 
 
Medford United Methodist Church
2 Hartford Road, Medford NJ 08055
609/654-8111

 

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