Youth Group Sleepover at Rock Spot Climbing on Oct 5

Our youth group is going to Rock Spot Climbing in Lincoln RI for a sleepover party.

We will meet at the church by 5 pm on October 5 (Saturday) and have dinner together. We will carpool together there.

The staff at RSC will offer a lesson on rock climbing from 7 pm to 9 pm. We will do our own program and watch a movie after.

We will come back to the church the next morning for breakfast and worship service at 10 am.

If you are interested in joining or sending your child, please contact Pastor Bob at 508-685-6291.

Homecoming Sunday at 10 AM on Sep 15

Our church usually changes its worship time on Rally Sunday. However, starting from September 15, 2019 we have decided to keep the worship time at 10 am. Sunday school children will worship with adults at 10 am. They will join their Sunday school classes after the children’s time during the worship. Every first Sunday when there is Communion, we will not have Sunday school. But we will encourage our children to be actively part of the worship service by participating in lighting the candles, ushering, reading scripture, singing introit with the choir … etc. All our Sunday school teachers are excited and enthusiastic about this change as we seek to worship together and also grow in our love for God through education.

 

So, please come and join us at 10 am on Sundays. You will meet a wonderful group of people who want to serve with you as God calls us all to go out and transform the world in God’s love. This coming Sunday, we will be blessed by the message of our retired bishop, Jane Middleton, as she will share her message “New Beginning.”

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.