Our Second Annual Auction is almost here! You may starting bringing items now for our August 9 Auction.
You may bring them in on Sundays, or any Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 9:00 to Noon. Please deliver them to the Fellowship Hall on the marked tables. If you want a receipt for a tax purposes, please make sure that your name is on your donations.See the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall if you are interested in volunteering to help with the auction. See Bob May or Candy Lewis for more information.
They're Here! Shoprite Gift Cards
The church is selling Gift Cards as a fund-raiser. This Sunday see Carol Appleby to purchase your cards ($50 each.)
Back to School, Now through August 15
It's that time of the year again! Many area families need help providing school supplies for their children. This is a great time to shop, because stores are having great sales on needed items. These are just a few of the things that students will need when school starts.
Filler Paper (wide ruled) Spiral Bound Notebooks (wide ruled) Pens, Pencils and Erasers Crayons (24 packs) Colored Pencils, MarkersGlue Sticks Folders 3 ring binders Index Cards (ruled or blank)Back Packs (We can order these wholesale if you prefer to make a donation instead of shopping._
Alzheimer's and Dementia - Family Caregiver Workshop - Saturday July 26, 10am-noon, at our church.
This free workshop, provided by Home Instead Senior Care, explores symptoms, health concerns, managing and coping with behaviors, and taking care of you, the caregiver. A Workbook will be provided to each attendee. Pre-register: 835-1400.
40/70 Rule Workshop â€“ Wednesday August 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The 40/70 presentation is designed to help adult children and their aging parents deal with sensitive Life Topics that often make conversations difficult. A series of situations, scenarios and responses will be discussed and explored. A workbook will be provided to each attendee. Please pre-register for this free seminar by calling Home Instead Senior Care Office at 908-835-1400.
Festival in the Borough--Saturday, September 6
More information will be available soon. Please save this day on your calendar.
Look for the list of needed donations that will help make this fund-raiser a success.
For more information regarding the Festival, please see Bob May.
New Fall Worship and Sunday School Hours - starting Sept. 7th.
Starting in September, our worship times will be 8am and 10am. Sunday School will also begin at 10am, in the Sanctuary. The children will worship with their families through the Children's Sermon, then go to their classrooms with their teachers. They will return to the Sanctuary for the close of worship.
"Lunch & Learn â€“ Saturday September 20, noon.
This is a revision of the "Community Lunch that was sponsored by the Francis Asbury Cooperative Parish. At the June Parish meeting members voted not to continue having the lunches. Later that month our Church Council voted to pick up the project, but with some changes. Each month there will be a different educational component added to the event. For September, you are invited to come for lunch, and learn how to make Yeast Bread from Scratch!
Future programs include:
Soup Season is Around the Corner
Super Easy Appetizers
Christmas Cookies Galore--from one recipe
This event will start promptly at noon!
Trustees - Third Tues. September 16, 7:30 pm.
Council - Fourth Tues. of each month. No mtng in July and August. Next: Sept. 23 at 7:30pm.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Summer Brunch July and August, after Worship Service
Youth Group Sundays 6pm-8pm. (Check calendar for special changes!)
Choir Wednesdays, 7:15pm, starting again in September.
Thursday Folders Thursdays, 10am in the Library/Chapel, to fold bulletins and mailings
Book Sale/Book Nook Tues-Thurs 9am-noon and Sun. mornings (self-serve)
Birthday List Email your name & birthdate to the office to be added to our Monthly Newsletter
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS
The John Wesley Society
Watch for coming announcements about an exciting new way to invest in Mission!
52 Hours Can Make a World of Difference
It's never too late to join in the fun. Offer the gift of 52 hours a year to make the world a better place.
Upcoming project include:
Birthing Kits for UMCOR, Sunday, August 24, following Brunch after Worship. (all simple tasks)
Lunch & Learn, Saturday, September 20, Noon. (Volunteer to help serve and clean-up)
School Kits for UMCOR, Sunday, September 21, after Coffee Hour (lots of simple tasks)
Lunch and Learn, Saturday, October 25, Noon. (Volunteer to help serve and clean-up)
Health Kits for United Methodist Committee on Relief - Through September
The UMW is collecting Health Kits, to be used in areas affected by disaster.
Each kit needs to contain the following items, in a gallon ziploc baggie:
1 hand towel (15x25 â€“ No kitchen towels please) 1 wash cloth
1 sturdy comb (not pocket size) 1 fingernail clippers
1 bath size bar of soap 6 band-aids
1 adult size toothbrush (individually wrapped)
$1 (UMCOR will use the $1 to buy toothpaste at the time of distribution)
If you prefer, you can donate single items, which will be used to assemble a complete kit. Kits will be assembled at the UMW meeting on September 8th; everyone is invited to help. We also would appreciate a $1 donation per kit to help defray the shipping cost. Thank You in advance for your donations!
Walk for All Ages â€“ benefit for residents of the United Methodist Homes of NJ who are no longer able to cover the cost of their care and/or services â€“ Sunday September 7th, registration at 11am, walk starts at 1pm.
Enjoy a beautiful stroll through Ocean Grove, while raising funds to help residents of the NJ UM Homes.
Registration is at the Francis Asbury Manor Home. For more information, contact 732-922-9802 x2128, or go towww.umhfoundation.org/walk
Caring Cupboard Needs -
Laundry Detergent Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Cereal
Jelly Parmalat (or similar) Milk Diced Tomatoes
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. Please place donations in the "middle box in the lobby near the office.