New England Annual Conference (June 13-15)

The New England Annual Conference will be held from June 13 to June 15 in Manchester, NH.

 

We encourage you to pray for laities and clergy who will be attending this conferencing and especially for the sessions as we discern the next for the United Methodist Church.

 

If you wish, you could follow it through the live stream service.

Live Stream – New England Annual Conference

 

Pastor Bob will share his report and reflection on the Annual Conference 2019 on June 23 (Sunday) during the worship service.

Children/Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday on June 9

June 9 is Pentecost Sunday which is considered as the birthday of the Church.

 

On this joyous day, our children will lead the worship service sharing the stories of

their learning from Sunday school.

We will celebrate the confirmation of Samantha who has completed the confirmation class this past year.

 

Our preacher this day will be Bishop Jane Middleton.

 

The service will be followed by a fellowship with cake and other deserts.

Youth Group Snow Tubing

Our youth group is going to Ski Ward Ski Area in Shrewsbury (MA) on March 23 (Saturday). Whether you have children or not, you are welcome to join us and have fun together.

We will meet and leave the church at 9:00 am. If you wish to meet us at the ski place, please contact Pastor Bob first so you can pay the group pricing. ($25 for 2 hours)

If you need financial assistance, please speak with Pastor Bob (508-685-6291).

 

The 3rd Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in Putnam

We invite you to join us for our 3rd Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in Putnam.

Time: January 21 (Monday) 2019 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Place: Putnam Lodge of Elks 574 (64 Edmond St. Putnam, CT 06260)

 

Guest Speaker: Mrs. Leah Rolls, president of NAACP Windham/Willimantic

Music: TMHS Modern Music Ensemble

Special Performance, “I Have a Dream” speech by DeShawn Chapman (6th grade)

 

Vacation Bible School

Our church is hosting an exciting VBS this year with the theme of “Rolling River Rampage” Please send your children (Pre-K to Elementary) so that they can learn what it means to adventure in our lives trusting in the hands of God.

 

Time

July 27 (Friday) 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

July 28 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Place

Living Faith UMC (53 Grove St. Putnam, CT 06260)

 

Online Registration

 

Small Group Study in May/June

Our small group study will meet to discuss Our Strangely Warmed Hearts. 

Rev. Karen P. Oliveto, the author, was elected as a bishop of the United Methodist Church in 2016. She was the first woman to serve as the senior pastor at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, the fifth largest congregation of the UMC. She is also the first openly lesiban bishop.

The United Methodist Church will gather for Special Conference in 2019 in which we as denomiation will set the course for its future especially regarding our doctrinal stance of homosexuality. The Council of Bishops has adopted the suggestion by the Commission of a Way Forward with One Church plan that endorses theological flexibility for each pastor, congregatoin, and annual conference.

While the future of the UMC is unclear at the moment, we encourage our congregation to pray for our denomination first. We also invite our congregation to be equipped and prepared more theologically and spiritually by studying the history, stories, and theological argument of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters within the UMC.

 

Schedule

May 27 (Sunday) 9:30 am – 10:30 am  Chapter 1: The Gay Liberation Movement

June 3 (Sunday) 9:30 am – 10:30 am  Chapter 2: The UMC and Homosexuality

June 10 (Sunday) 9:30 am – 10:30 am Chapter 3: Here I am, Chapter 5: Coming Out While Going In, Chapter 5: Living at the Intercsection

June 17 (Sunday) 9:30 am – 10:30 am  Chapter 6: How Long, O Lord? Chapter 7: Closets No More, Chapter 8: We Shal Be Made Perfect in Love in This Life

 

The book is availalbe in the church. The book price is $10.

 

Laughing with God!

We are celebrating Easter on April Fools’ Day this year. One might say, “Christ is risen.” “Really?” “Well, it is April Fool’s Day.” It is something that does not make sense scientifically. But it is a witness that has passed down to us through the Church from the empty tomb. On this day, the religious authority, military threat, fear, and death became objects of God’s laughter when Christ was risen from death. We invite you to join us for five weeks sermon series and small group study with a theme, “April Fools! Laughing with God”
April 1 (Easter) – Laughing with God at Death
April 8 – Laughing with God at the Impossible
April 15 – Laughing with God at Legalism
April 22 – Laughing with God at Respectability
April 29 – Laughing with God at Life
The small group study is at 9:30 am on Sunday. Our worship starts at 10:45 am. We invite you to join us and laugh with God together.
*The sermon series and small group study are developed by Doug Damron, Jonathon Kollmann, Jim Stauffer.

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Easter Egg Hunt

We invite you to come and join us for Easter Egg Hunt with your family and children.

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

Place: Parsonage (26 Eden St, Putnam CT 06260)

Time: March 31 (Saturday) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Lunch with hot dogs and burgers

We will play some games that are fun and meaningful for the children.

 

If you have any question, please contact Pastor Bob at 508-685-6291 or revbobjon@gmail.com

 

Happy Easter!!