Saturday 6:00 pm • Sunday 10:00 am
• 8:45 am, Adult Study with Jan Yocum
• 10:00 am, Worship Service
• 6:00 pm, Worship Service
• 10:00 am, Bible Study Church House
• 7:30 pm, Prayer and Bible Study Library
Does anyone have a piece of church history they might be willing to give to the church? Articles such as pictures of past activities, newspaper clippings, information on past ministers,or stories that you would be willing to share would be appreciated. If you do, you can leave them on my desk. My room is on the second floor of the education building next to the treasurers office. If you have any questions call me at 732-828-3223. Thank you. Ginny Herbert
There will be a new members class on Sunday, March 30th, after service at 11:30am. Please plan to attend.
Meditation Service & Organ Recital
Every Wednesday during the season of Lent, there will be a Noon-day service and thirty minute organ recital. Lunch will be provided for all who attend. The dates are March 12, 19, & 26, April 2 & 9.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HEIFER PROJECT NEWS:
Our students are continuing to raise funds for the Heifer Project goals their classes chose. On Sunday April 6th the grades K-1 and 2-4 classes are combining their creative talents to provide a Craft Table during Coffee Hour. The children have worked very hard to provide beautiful hand-made craft items to sell. We hear that the K-1 class has a bunny theme! Come and browse while you have coffee, and see if you can find the perfect Easter gift. On Saturday April 12th the Junior High class will host a Family Game Night from 7 – 9pm. Mark your calendars, and watch for further details coming soon! On Saturday April 19th the Junior & Senior High classes will hold a Car Wash in the morning. Come and get your car all shined up for Easter! Our youth, the church of tomorrow, have dedicated their time, labor and talent fulfilling the commitments they have made for this Lenten Project. They truly appreciate your support in everything they do, and look forward to your help in reaching their goals for this year’s Heifer Project.
Sunday, April 13th 5:00pm
Tour de France: for Organ Shea Velloso will present a concert of organ works by French composers of the romantic period and the 20th century. The program will include works by Alexandre Guilmant, Jean Langlais, Louis Vierne, and others. The concert is free and will be followed by a reception.
MAUNDY THURSDAY & GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER GARDEN We are all familiar with the story of Jesus going into the Garden at Gethsemane after the Last Supper to pray. It tells us of his anxiety over the events to come, and the disappointment when the friends who were supposed to keep watch fell asleep. That night Jesus had an honest conversation with God confessing his fears, expressing his faith, and ultimately agreeing to go ahead with whatever God had planned for him. The Church School is going to try to recreate the scene and atmosphere of that night in our own Prayer Garden just after the Maundy Thursday Service and on Good Friday. Come and experience a time of solitude and closeness with our Lord.
Come to the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off , this one is in memory of Ken Thoens who always enjoyed it so much. It will be held April 26th, 3-5pm in friendship hall. If you wish to enter your chili there is a sign up sheet in friendship hall. Chili will be blind tasted by your fellow church members or the general public. It will be self serve with placards in front of each that will state if the chili contains meat or not, is spicy, tangy or hot and will be judged on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the hottest so people know what to expect. It will be done in this matter, so it is fair to everyone who made chili. Prizes will be awarded. If you are not interested in making chili just come taste, enjoy and vote, no need to sign up. For people that are there to sample and judge there will be a donation of $5.00. this will be used for supplies needed for cook-off with the balance going to the Youth Mission Trip. Any questions call Barbara Zaleski at 732-846-0897
Theme: Make it happen! Turning faith Hope and Love into action.
Date: April 25-27,2014 at Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY
Where in your world, when it comes to the world around you, are you experiencing the fearsomeness of not having enough to make a difference? Might Assembly reveal a new way forward. What would it mean for you to find others in that place and assemble together and share generously with one another and with United Methodist Women mission around the world? Assembly is a time where leadership will challenge us. Scripture will illuminate us, the gospel message will inspire us, workshop leaders will educate us, exhibits will inform us and small group work will transform our understandings. This is a hillside experience !.Will you come and bring your fish or your loaf, your blanket or your water and share?
The annual flea market will be on Saturday, May 10th.
1 Table - $15 2 Tables - $25
SUNDAY SCHOOL HEIFER PROJECT NEWS:
Our students are continuing to raise funds for the Heifer Project goals their classes chose. Events will continue throughout Lent that our congregation and friends in the local community can support.
On Sunday April 6th the grades K-1 and 2-4 classes are combining their creative talents to provide a Craft Table during Coffee Hour. The children have worked very hard to provide beautiful hand-made craft items to sell. We hear that the K-1 class has a Bunny
Theme! Come and browse while you have coffee, and see if you can find the perfect Easter gift.
On Saturday April 12th the Junior High Class will host a Family Game Night. Mark your calendars, and watch for further details coming soon!
On Saturday April 19th the Junior & Senior High Classes will hold a car wash in the morning. Come and get your car all shined up for Easter! Our youth, the church of tomorrow, have dedicated their time, labor, and talent to fulfilling the commitments they have made for this Lenten Project. They truly appreciate your support in everything they do, and look forward to your help in reaching their goals for this year's Heifer Project. We hope their enthusiasm is contagious!
Flowers for the Alter
Dear Friends, If anyone is interested in ordering weekly flowers to beauty the sanctuary, please contact Elsie Chirico. Vases start at $18.00 each and centerpieces start at $30.00. By ordering flowers for the altar, you have an opportunity to honor a loved one or give thanksgiving and your dedication will appear in that weeks bulletin.
Thank you, Elsie
Pop Tab Collection
The Sunday School would like your help collecting Pop Tabs from aluminum cans to support a program being run by the Ronald McDonald House of New Brunswick and Long Branch. The tabs can be easily removed by twisting them back and forth until they break off. A collection box will be placed in Friendship Hall where you can drop the tabs you save during the week. The collected tabs will be sent to the Ronald McDonald house and then sent to a recycling facility where they are sold by the pound. The money raised will be used to offset the operational expenses of this wonderful charity. Please help us!
Please consider making a $20 donation to support the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. In exchange for your donation, you will receive a beautiful customized nightlight that can be given as a unique gift for someone that has been touched by Alzheimer's.
Payment can be made by cash or check made payable to the "The Alzheimer's Benefit" and proceeds will go to support the Alzheimer’'s Association. Contact Danielle Micale at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (908) 307-2139 for your nightlights and/or you have any additional questions.
Supermarket Gift Cards
We are collecting supermarket gift cards in the amounts of $10, $20, or $25. You may put your donation in an offering plate, hand it to an usher or give it to Pastor Nehemiah. Thank you.
Dance - Liturgical Dance is starting its 5th year!
classes are held at Middlesex Academy of Dance 7:30pm-8:15pm New feet are welcome!
Youth Retreat, May 23-25, 2014
The youth retreat at Ocean Grove Youth Center. The cost is $90 per person.
Discover the joy of being a hospice volunteer. Training and support will be provided. For more information and questions please contact Pauline DePalma, BSW, Manager of Volunteers, VNA Health Group. Phone 732-224-6933 Fax 732-224-6781