|Welcome to the home page of the Washington United Methodist Church in Washington, NJ
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them". Matt. 18 v.20
For a link to Pastor Jean McMullen's blog please click here
A very Happy Easter to you all!
The Restoration of our Sanctuary is complete!
Easter Worship Schedule 2014
Good Friday Worship Service - Friday April 18, 7:30pm.
**** Easter Services - Sunday April 20, 7am and 10:30am. ****
Join us for breakfast after the Sunrise Service at 7am!
Celebrate Easter and the risen Lord at our Family Worship Service in our newly restored sanctuary with our renovated pipe organ and choir!
Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday April 19, 11am, at our church. Join us for an Easter egg hunt, lunch, crafts, and fun!
Hope in the Hills of Warren - Two weekends, April 25-27 and June 27-30.
Rummage Sale! - April 26, 9am-3pm. We will start collecting items on April 20th.
Sanctuary Rededication and Celebration â€“ Sunday April 27th, during the 10:30am worship service. Come enjoy a re-dedication celebration as we worship Our Lord in our newly renovated sanctuary!
National Day of Prayer - Thursday May 1, noon. Come to an ecumenical prayer service outdoors in our courtyard! A light lunch will be provided afterward.
Sunday School Bring-A-Friend Day - Sunday May 4, 9am.
Ministry Celebration - Sunday May 4, at both services, with a special coffee hour after the 8am service, and a reception following the 10:30 service. Celebrate Mark Dodson's ministry with us these past 2 semesters! Mark is about to finish his 2nd year at Drew Theological School.
"Young Adult Lunch - Sunday May 4, after the 10:30 service.
Fraud Prevention for Seniors - Wednesday May 14, 7pm-9pm, at our church. This free seminar is being provided by Home Instead.
Mother's and Woman's Tea - Sunday May 18, 11:30am. Provided by the Sunday School!
Monthly Chimes Deadline - Monday May 19th.
Greater NJ Annual Conference of the UMC - Registration through May 10, Conference in Wildwood May 28-May31. This year's theme is "Shine- Shining the light of Christ in the world. New this year, there will be a full day of workshops on Wednesday.
BIBLE STUDIES and VBS's HERE
"The Gospel According to the Simpons - Tuesdays at 7:30pm, in the Library. Come to a study led by our student pastor, Mark Dodson!
VBS - June 23-27. Our theme this year is "Workshop of Wonders! Stay tuned for more details!
GROUP & COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Council - Fourth Tues. of each month. Next: April 22 at 7:30pm.
UMW - First Mon. of each month. Next: May 5 at 7pm.
Trustees - Third Tues. of each month. Next: May 20 at 7:30pm.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS
Caring Cupboard Needs - Current needs: bars of soap, liquid clothes detergent and liquid dish detergent (small bottles), crackers, microwavable single-serve items (non-refrigerated).
Caring Closet Needs - Gently-used clothes and bedding. Also, substitute volunteers. Please contact Susan Stone.
Washington Food Pantry Needs - "they need anything and everything, all the time.
Hope in the Hills of Warren - Volunteers, grow in faith through service! Volunteers are needed for home repairs, yard work, or support for the workers. Applications are available at www.hopeinthehillsofwarren.org.
PARISH and LOCAL CHURCH EVENTS
Bible Study - Thursdays 7pm at the Port Colden UMC. (Leader: Pastor Evan, 223-1323.)
Easter Vigil - Saturday April 19, 7:30pm-9pm, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Join the parishioners of St. Luke's on Rte 31 (across from the Township Municipal Building). The vigil will start outdoors with a fire and the lighting of the Christ candle, which will be brought indoors to the sanctuary.
Parish Breakfast Meeting - Saturday May 3, 9am, at Anderson UMC.
Community Lunch - Saturday May 17, 11am-1pm, in Fellowship Hall. Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 94885.
Coffee Hour--after the 8:00 & 10:30 Services (see sign-up sheet for hosting).
Youth Group--Sundays 6pm-8pm. (Check calendar for special changes!)
Choir - Wednesdays, 7:15pm.
Friday Folders--Fridays, 10am in the Library, to fold bulletins
Book Sale/Book Nook - Tues-Fri 9am-noon and Sun. mornings (self-serve)
SUMMER CAMPS and LOCAL VBS's
Camp Aldersgate and Pinelands - Sadly, we were just notified that the Summer Camps this year are canceled, due to financial losses in past years. They are taking this time to "regroup and rethink the summer camps. I'll keep you posted for next summerâ€¦
VBS at St. Luke's Lutheran Church (on Rte 31) - July 7 - July 11.
The Francis Asbury Parish Newsletter
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