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Wesley UMC’s Vision Statement
We strive to quiet the conflict among all people by creating a compelling environment that fosters spirituality, community engagement, and social justice.
Wesley UMC's Inclusivity Statement
Persons of all races, ages, abilities, and sexual orientations are welcomed as full participants in the life and mission of this congregation.
United Methodist Church's Mission Statement
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
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Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness
  Join us and be present for worship on our YouTube channel "Concord Wesley UMC (NH)" each Sunday at 10:30am. Let us know you've watched by calling 224-7413 or by clicking this link. You can also watch during the week on Concord TV, Channel 22. New episodes appear each Tuesday at 4:30 pm and re-air on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, Thursdays at 10:30 am, Fridays at 7:00 am, Sundays at 1:30 pm, Mondays at 10:30 am.

  Request prayers by email from our Prayer Chain at this link. Join us for fellowship via Zoom at this link which is also provided in the worship video.
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Give or tithe to Wesley's mission and ministries by check to Wesley UMC at 79 Clinton Street, Concord NH 03301 or visit ConcordWUMC.org/donate through this secure link on our website using debit or credit card. 
Find opportunities to serve our neighbors in need and imagine ways to witness your faith below or on our website ConcordWUMC.org.
Wesley United Methodist Church is standing in the midst of this pandemic to do no harm. will not hold in-person worship services or resume meetings or other gatherings inside the church building until it is demonstrably safe to do so. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Kathy Temchack 03/03
James Varrill 03/04
Eric Gallager 03/05
Margie Kelley 03/05


Find the addresses of our homebound members at this link to send a special card! If you don't have our participant directory, please email Jane Broadrick at this link to get a copy so that you can send cards, call to chat and text to keep in touch with all of your church friends. Pastor Cheryl lovingly encourages you to stay connected with your beloved community.


- For Darcy Prouty and the family of Evie Trow who passed away this week
- For Dick Kipperman's 19-year-old granddaughter who is going through a rough patch;
- For Lynne Lemay's friend Becky who has been told that cancer has been spotted on her lungs in addition to her liver;

- For the families of the 500,000 in the US and too many more worldwide who have lost their lives to COVID;
- For Wesley's ministries: Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, Abbot-Downing School, Second Start Alternative High School;

- For our children and youth programs and our new Messy Church offering TONIGHT AT 6:00PM on our YouTube channel;
- For Ken Gallager's mom, Ann, with health issues;
- For Cindy Nix for ongoing health issues;
- For Dick Hart's daughter Caroline, an EMT in Chicago dealing with COVID every day;
- For Larry Haynes and others with cancer diagnoses;
- For Judy Daka's ministry in Zambia struggling with both malaria and COVID.
- For Belinda Forbes' dental ministry in Nicaragua.
- For our Jericho Team as we do the work of breaking down walls and welcoming those LGBTQ individuals who have felt unwelcome in their homes, churches and society
- For our world as we endure the COVID pandemic and the surge of hospitalizations, deaths, food insecurity and unemployment;
- For our Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, our District Superintendent Taesung Kang, our Pastor Cheryl Meachen, our staff, our volunteer church leaders and each member and friend of Wesley.

 


This second Sunday of Lent, February 28th, we will hear scripture from  Matthew 8:5-13 by Pat Neal and our theme will be Safekeeping.
 


Rev. Cheryl L Meachen is our lead pastor.
Anne Roberts is her Administrative Assistant.
Christina Catino, our Director of Children-and-Youth Ministries will share a delightful children's message.
Deborah Venator compiles and produces our video.
Ken Gallager is our talented organist.
Ben Greene directs the virtual choir compiling individual video recordings.
Alan Schulte directs Electric Praise, compiling their lively music and setting it to video.
Jen Savoy is our intern from Boston University School of Theology.
Judy King and Myrna Evans design our altars

 


LONGTERM FORECAST

Each of our Lenten Sunday Services can be viewed on our YouTube Channel at 10:30 on Sunday

March 7 - Lent 3: Stories - Matthew 9:27-33
March 14 - Lent 4: Different Pictures - Matthew 9:18-26
March 21 - Lent 5: RestorationMatthew 8:18-27

March 28 - Palm Sunday: Holy, Wholly Matthew 9:1-8
April 1 at 7pm Maundy Thursday (Bow Mills UMC YouTube page)
April 2 at 7pm Good Friday on YouTube: Electric Praise Contemporary Service; also details about Greater Concord Interfaith Council traditional service coming soon.
April 4 at 6am and 10:30am Easter Sunrise outdoors at 6:00 am at Dimond Hill Farm and - on YouTube with Hallelujah chorus at 10:30am


 




You can also check out our archive of this week's service after it is aired, as well as previous services on our YouTube channel.

All services are available on CCTV Channel 22 the Tuesday following the premiere air dates, as well.

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Good morning, Beloved,

  I pray you are finding ways to draw close to God during Lent. Many of us have traditionally "given things up" for Lent like chocolate or meat. Some even donate the amount they would have spent on those things to the poor.

  In recent years, there has been a move toward taking on new practices during Lent, practices which form us spiritually. These are different from New Year's Resolutions or simple habits. They are deep practices that serve to transform us. 

 They need not be complicated or lengthy. The devotional prepared by Jen Savoy based on Marcia McFee's series and distributed to you in the Lenten packet can be done in a few minutes each morning. 

  The 
the video devotional on our Facebook page or YouTube at this link with Pastor Cheryl each morning is less than five minutes. 

  Reading or hearing scripture, a short reflection and a prayer each day can become a regular practice in your life, a balm to your soul, a launch point for your day.

  Whether you choose one of these or reading through a gospel, spending time in prayer or journaling, you will be blessed as the Centurion in this week's scripture, one whose faith was so sure, so practiced that he knew simply turning to Jesus in prayer would heal his servant.

Pastor Cheryl
Rev. Cheryl L. Meachen
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This week our Treasurer, Dawn Haynes reported that having kept thorough records and following the rules for the Paycheck Protection Program "PPP" Loan, through the CARES Act the $37,700 we applied for to assist in paying our staff during the pandemic has been turned into a grant with no repayment required.
 Evanell Sturgeon "Evie" Trow

Evanell "Evie" Sturgeon Trow of Concord, New Hampshire passed away February 23 at the age of 89 at CRVNA Hospice House in Concord from complications of a stroke.

She was born to Clayton Sturgeon and Etta Ward Sturgeon in Franklin, IN on November 16, 1931. She spent her formative years in Franklin IN and graduated from Franklin High School.

Evie married Jesse Trow on June 19, 1954. Jesse was in the military and they lived in various locations while raising their young family before settling in Concord in 1962. Despite her mid-west roots, Evie came to embrace the New England lifestyle of fresh seafood, beautiful autumn foliage and days at the ocean and lake.

She had an interest in computers from their infancy, was self-taught on early programs like Word Star, and was even assisting family with applications and doing her own taxes by computer at age 89.

Evie was a flight attendant for American Airlines, a teaching assistant at Bow Elementary, and administrative assistant for the NH Association for the Blind. Her greatest accomplishment was being a wonderful mother to her four children who count her presence, gentle love and teachings as a blessing. She was fully engaged until the end and was not bored a day in her life.
 
The CCEH Corner
CCEH CORNER February 28, 2021

DID YOU KNOW…
  •  The City of Concord adopted a Plan to End Homelessness in April 2014. CCEH has been the lead agency working to implement the goals of the Plan
  • WUMC’s Byron Champlin is Chair of the Steering Committee to monitor the goals of the Plan and provide advocacy
  •  WUMC’s Pastor Cheryl is on the CCEH Board of Directors
  • The CCEH recently purchased the former First Congregational Church at 177 N. Main Street and has temporarily moved its HOMELESS RESOURCE CENTER into this larger space. This allows the Resource Center to serve up to 50 people at one time – up from 12 at a time at the previous location due to covid restrictions
  •  The Homeless Resource Center is open 9AM - 4PM weekdays, as well as some weekend hours when weather is extra challenging
  •  During the month of January 2021… The RESOURCE CENTER was open 23 days and had about 50 guests each day.  They saw 232 unique individuals between both the Shelter and the Resource Center
  •  Resource Center guests took 400 showers and did 120 loads of laundry, thanks to extended hours in their new location
  •  The EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER was open 31 nights and hosted 130 different guests for a total of 880 shelter nights.
  •  The new First Church site is being used to house the Winter Emergency Overflow Shelter. With covid restrictions in place, the regular Emergency Winter Shelter site is only able to house 20 guests rather than the usual 40.
  • Once covid restrictions are over, the CCEH has plans to convert their new space at 177 N. Main Street into permanent housing, including some units for folks exiting homelessness.

SOUPERFEST 2021 – FUNDRAISER FOR CCEH – MARCH 20, 2021
Don’t forget to order your favorite soups for SouperFest. This year SouperFest is take-out only, and all soup must be pre-ordered on-line, for a $5.00 donation per soup. SOUP WILL LIKELY SELL OUT, so order yours today. Soups will be made by local eateries and include the following: Pumpkin Apple Bisque, Miso Noodle Soup, Clam Chowder, Hungarian Mushroom Ale, Smoked Brisket Chili, Vegetarian Chili, Lentil Soup, and Roasted Red Pepper; Butternut Squash Bisque. Click here to order soup go to . Another way to support CCEH is to help sponsor SouperFest. Send a check payable to WUMC before March 1, and note SouperFest in the memo line.

LENTEN BLESSING BAGS FOR CCEH
During Lent, you are invited to fill one or more Blessing Bags with INDIVIDUAL/TRAVEL SIZE of any or all of the following items: shampoo, conditioner, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, body wipes (like baby wipes), disposable razor, ChapStick, foot powder, bandaids, Q-tips, tissues, toe/hand warmers, breakfast bar, pack of peanut butter crackers. The Blessing Bags will be given to the Resource Center after Easter.
Temple Beth Jacob Presents: Sarah Hurwitz, White House Speechwriter
Please mark your calendar for Thursday, March 4, 7:00pm, on Zoom
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses – including her 2016 Democratic National Convention speech and her political speeches during the 2016 campaign cycle – and traveled with the First Lady across America and to five continents. Sarah also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Before working at the White House, Sarah was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign, Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign, and for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Sarah Is a graduate of Havard Law and was a lawyer at the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale.
Michelle Obama tweeted about Hurwitz’s book saying, “Sarah Hurwitz is a brilliant writer with a big heart and a kind soul—and I’m sure Here All Along will reflect her thoughtfulness and eloquence, which I depended on for so many years. I’m so proud of you, Sarah, for sharing your journey and your voice with the world!”
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Friday, 5th March. At 4PM    
     Join the Women’s World Day of Prayer -planned by, and open to people of any denomination. It will be a hybrid gathering- some in person at St. Theresa’s Catholic church in Henniker, (with masks and social distancing), and the rest via zoom. It will also be live streamed via You tube.
      Come learn about women in Vanuatu (an island in the South Pacific.)
An offering will be collected that will be split between the World Day of Prayer for grants to help women and children in other countries including Vanuatu, and half to help Family Promise (a local provider of shelter for homeless families).
     The local service can be joined in person or electronically: In person at St. Theresa’s in Henniker (with masks and Covid protocols) Join us on Zoom at:  864 9188 8452, Call 603-478-5650 for the password and zoom link  or  Via live streaming.
Although it is planned and run by women, everyone is invited to attend.
 

March 2-30: Addiction Nation book study

Tuesdays, March 2-30, 2020, 6:00-7:30pm
The book study will be conducted via Zoom.

See and share this event on Facebook.

Order Tim King’s book Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us from:

Amazon Indie Bound Herald Press

The NH Council of Churches invites you to participate in a five-week book study on Tim King’s Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us. Tim King is an author and Episcopalian who lives in New Hampshire with his family.  The book tells his story of addiction, faith and what our opioid crisis reveals to us about our culture and politics.

This program offers churches and church leaders an entry point to recovery ministry, as the Council encourages in its recent Joint Statement on Substance Use Disorder and Recovery.

The book study will include an emphasis on how clergy and faith leaders speak about addiction and recovery in our congregations. By the end of the study, participants should feel ready to preach and teach about addiction, to run this book study in their own churches or to engage in recovery ministries with confidence.

Each week participants will receive a reminder email with the Zoom link, as well as discussion questions for our time together. After each discussion, participants will receive a follow-up email with the Zoom chat log. Participants will be asked to volunteer to prepare a reflection ahead of each meeting to share with the group.

Our schedule of reading for each week will be:

  1. March 2 – Chapters 1-4: Beginnings, Us, Disease, Shame
  2. March 9 – Chapters 5-9: Blame, Other, Despair, Pain, Sin
  3. March 16 – Chapters 10-14: Substance, Body, Home, Technology, Control
  4. March 23 – Chapters 15-19: Choice, Denial, Meaning, Perfection, Becoming
  5. March 30 – Chapters 20-24: Faith, Hope, Love, Grace, Resurrection

Abbot-Downing February Ingathering Sunday 28, between 1 and 2:30pm in Wesley's Parking lot:  
The A-D Team is collecting pencils, erasers, dry erase markers, permanent markers, crayons, colored pencils, markers, tape, glue sticks, two-pocket folders, lined paper, soft tissues, cleaning wipes and hypo-allergenic wipes.

Principal Anthony Blinn and the A-D PTO are working on addressing a need arising from the pandemic: document cameras (see above photo). They can be used to project lessons into the interactive white board to share student writing, drawing for Art, math manipulatives, highlighting in a book to reference for comprehension.  Twenty cameras are needed for the whole school. Each document camera costs approximately $200 and any amount contributed by Wesley and identified for this purchase is welcomed.  
Our A-D Team says “Thanks for your past generosity” and we hope to see you on Sunday  Feb. 28 in Wesley’s parking lot.
 


We have received some questions about the Easter Eggs in the Lenten packs. The eggs contain an act of kindness. This is to recreate Jesus' compassion of washing feet through examples of kindness. 


 
Single Parents Support Group

Single Parents Support Group Starting in March!
We’re excited to announce a Single Parents Support Group organized by Wesley United Methodist Church meeting on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Don’t worry about finding a place to park or sitting 6 feet apart or bringing your mask! We’ll be meeting online to be sure that we all stay safe.

         Please join us for a Support Group for Single Parents, organized by Wesley United Methodist Church on Clinton Street in Concord NH. This Group will be held on Zoom on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 beginning on March 11th . This group will initially run for 6 weeks. We will address topics such as stress management and self-care, co-parenting, disciplining with love, and coping with loneliness. The goal of this group is to provide a safe and healthy place to discuss the challenges and joys of single parenting. All are welcome! Although this is a church based group and will include some prayer, we embrace all single parents, regardless of faith background or spiritual beliefs.

If you are interested, please call the Wesley Church office at 603 224-7413 for more information.

 "The daily struggle for existence in Palestine and Wesley UMC's response".

Sabeel Wave of Prayer

Thursday 11th February 2021 

 

On Tuesday, the 2nd of February, an arson attack on the Romanian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, was carried out by an Israeli person.

•    Lord, we pray that the Israeli authorities will act decisively to curb the rise in extremist attacks on churches and mosques in Israel and the West Bank. We continue to pray for peace and justice in the city of Jerusalem, a city which is sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews alike.
Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayers.

On Monday, the 8th of February, a group of Israeli settlers forced their way into the village of Al- Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus, under the protection of Israeli soldiers. The Palestinian villagers tried to fend them off. During the confrontation one villager, Mohammed, was pushed off a four-meter-high wall. He was rushed to hospital for urgent treatment.

•    Lord, we pray for Mohammed’s recovery from the settler assault. We pray for an end to the rise in settler violence against Palestinians and their property.
Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayers.

On Monday, the 8th of February The Bedouin families of Khirbet Humsa, east of Tubas, had to watch as their tents and structures were demolished for the third time this year by Israeli troops.

The families have been told to leave the area as it has been declared ‘a closed military zone’. Two days later an international delegation visited the demolished site. The delegation expressed its concern over Israel’s contravention of international law, which forbids the demolition of residential structures in occupied territories.

•    Lord, we pray for the families of Khirbet Humsa, among them nearly fifty children, now facing homelessness during the winter and at a time of pandemic.

Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayers.


Spiritual Formation and Education
  


Monday Morning Quarterback Bible Study

Weekly questions from Pastor Cheryl to continue studying Matthew 8: 5-13 from the worship service at home.


1. The Centurion is sure that Jesus can heal his servant, even when not in his presence. Why do you suppose the Centurion can be so sure?

2. The Centurion is a Roman soldier under the authority of Caesar. Jesus presents a very different type of authority. How do the characteristics of those two types of authority differ?

3. Jesus is delighted with the Centurion's faith. What would it take for us to achieve that level of faithfulness?
Ms. Christina's Corner
Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Sunday School Zoom at 10:00 am each week
Join Zoom Meeting at this link
Meeting ID: 726 9853 8230
Passcode: Sunday
Youth Zoom at 1:00 pm each Sunday
Join Zoom Meeting at this link
Meeting ID: 736 0199 3984
Passcode: Youth


By now you have received your "Lent paper chain link challenge" activity (how did yesterday's activity go?? )! Just wanted to remind you that you have one link/activity for every day up to Easter except for Sundays (our day of rest!) and to be sure to send in pictures of your chain or of you and your child doing the activity!  


Save the date! Friday, February 26th, 2021 6:00pm! Our first “Messy Church” is coming to WUMC! Check out this website to see what it’s all about! This will be a fun, once-a-month, family fun, fellowship building time for our church and greater Concord community! Meet us on Facebook and YouTube and have some Friday night family fun! Invite and share with your friends, this is for ALL ages! You’ll need these materials ready ahead of time:
Baking sheet
Foil
Olive oil
Salt/pepper
1 Zucchini
Sauce
Cheese (mozzarella/parmesan) 
Oregano/Italian seasoning
Favorite pizza toppings!
  • Any volunteers for sending in an acolyte recording or reciting the Lord’s Prayer? Let us know!

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Adult Sunday School Starts Study of 1 Thessalonians and Galatians
Newcomers welcome! At 9 a.m
 What’s the first book of the New Testament?  Most of us will quickly answer the Gospel of Matthew.  But what is the first book that was written?  That’s a different question. And a different answer!   
 
On Sunday, March 14, the adult Sunday school class will begin a study of the writings acknowledged by most Bible scholars to be the earliest in the Christian canon: Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians and his letter to the Galatians.  Written to struggling Christian churches in the 50s A.D., these letters offer a glimpse of Christianity as it was evolving only two decades after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and another 20 years before the first Gospel (Mark’s) was written. In fact, it might be argued that these letters of Paul’s, and the thought behind them, helped to shape the perspectives of the Gospels that came later.
 
We hope to see you on March 14!
Join Zoom at this link. 
Meeting ID: 863 3723 2049  Password: 003935  Phone: 1-646-558-8656
Wanakee United Methodist Center
Wanakee, Summer 2021
Wanakee’s year-round staff and volunteers on our Board and Committees are focused on the painstaking work of developing plans for Wanakee to open in 2021. We are hoping to re-open, in-person, for camp this summer.
Staff applications are open. Click here to apply.
Regulations and recommendations remain fluid (new guidelines are expected 3/1), and we are developing contingency plans for a range of possible scenarios. To learn more, please visit our Summer 2021 Frequently Asked Questions, and thank you as always for your support and patience.
Click here for a message from the executive director.
Wanakee has officially entered our 60th year! To celebrate, we will continue to share photos and memories, including this clipping from the September 30th, 1961 Concord Monitor sharing news of the purchase of Wanakee.

Recordings for season 2 of Big Red Farmhouse are almost completed, and you can expect 8 new episodes in the months ahead.

Plans to celebrate our 60th will be announced at a later date - stay tuned!

(Photo courtesy of the Rev. James A. Batten, pictured, one of our founding Board Members)

62nd Annual Lenten Luncheon Series

Thursdays from 12:15 pm -1:00 pm on Zoom

March 4 – Rev. Dr. Kate Morse, Chaplain, Concord Hospital  

March 11 – Rev. Jason Wells, Executive Director, NH Council of Churches

March 18 – Rev. Linda Fraser, Hospice Chaplain at Franklin VNA and Hospice 

March 25 - To Be Announced 

We will open at 12:15 with introductions and prayer. Our speakers will talk for 20-25 minutes. There will be a brief time for questions and comments at the end.

Join Zoom Meeting at this link. Meeting ID: 841 5087 7100 Passcode: 617557 

Admission is free, but donations to these local programs are encouraged and appreciated: 

Friends of Forgotten Children 

Riverbend Community Mental Health 

Or mail a check noting how you want the donation applied to: 

Greater Concord Interfaith Council 

PO Box 362 

Concord, NH 03302-0362 

Questions? Contact Margaret Morrill or Eleanor Kimball  

Zoom link and additional details will be posted on Facebook and the Council’s website


 Mike Ard (Baha'i) and Dori Bongiovanni (Buddhist), President of GCIC are facilitating a biweekly interfaith discussion on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm. You are welcome to bring a prayer or reading from your faith tradition to share. The first 40 minutes will be sharing and the last 20 minutes for questions about each other's traditions and discussion. Join at this recurring Zoom link
Music Ministry
 Virtual Choir Rehearsals 
All are invited to attend Thursdays at 7:15 pm. We meet via Zoom at this recurring link each week: Meeting ID: 779 7127 5619 Passcode: 9M6QX9
Living Our Best Lives

Spring is around the corner and the birds are out!

Check out Where to BIrd NH to find the best places in NH For bird watching!

Baked oatmeal

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
½ cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup dried cranberries
This Week's Prayer and Scripture


Matthew 8: 5-13


Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

 

When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure him.’ The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who followed him, ‘Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ And to the centurion Jesus said, ‘Go; let it be done for you according to your faith.’ And the servant was healed in that hour.


This Week's Prayer

Creator God,
We are bodies fashioned by your hand in your own image,
shapes and colors of diverse and immense beauty.
And yet too often we have ignored the sacred nature of our physical lives.
The Holy Vessels you have fashioned are tired and suffering,
ravaged by months of disrupted rhythms and ailment.
Our fragility has come into full view and we are frightened.
We cannot fathom the proportions of loss and so we look away,
sometimes even from our own needs.

Help us, Healer.
Show us our strength.
Forgive our inertia.
Move us to move
one step at a time toward greater care.

Lay Servant Ministries
 Course Planning

The Granite District Lay Servant Ministry team is planning a Basic Course and Advanced Course(s) that will be offered virtually before spring, 2021. 
Read more here.

Apply now for NEAC scholarships

United Methodist adults and recent high school graduates pursuing undergraduate education are invited to apply for a scholarship from the New England Conference for the 2021-22 academic year. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. Learn more and get the application forms here.


2021 Annual Conference Session - Online
From the Conference Office...The health of our members and communities remains our priority, and it is uncertain that we will be able to gather safely in June, so we have made the decision to hold the 2021 Annual Conference Session online. While we would like to meet together, we cannot ensure that we will have access to all the services required for an in-person gathering at that time.
 
All clergy and lay members should hold June 10-12 for the online session. Tentatively, clergy session will be June 10 with Ordination/Commissioning on June 12 for the classes of 2020 and 2021 (with a limited number of participants). The service would be livestreamed. 
More information about registration and a detailed schedule will be announced in March.


Equalization Members Needed for Annual Conference

The format of this year’s annual conference (whether in person or virtual) is not yet certain, but what is certain is that the dates are June 10-12, 2021, and we will need some lay people to serve as District Equalization Members.

If you are interested in being an equalization member please contact Phyllis in the District Office to be added to the list for consideration.

Pastor Cheryl is available by phone, Zoom, Facebook messenger, text or email for pastoral support or to discuss church business. Set a time by emailing her at this link or by calling the church phone 224-7413 which is monitored remotely by our Administrative Assistant, Anne Roberts. If you or someone who you know that needs help would like to apply for assistance from the Pastor's Discretionary fund you can initiate the process by filling out the application at this link. If you know of someone who would like to receive a print version of the eWeekly please let us know by calling 224-7413 or emailing the office.
If you'd like to join other Prayer Messengers please contact coordinator, Norma Kane to volunteer. You may also forward your prayer requests directly to our prayer chain coordinator, Laura Fry.
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