Wednesday, August 23, 12 pm: Lunch Bunch meets. Bring your own lunch; dessert will be served.
Friday, August 25, 7 pm: Video Game night for families of Autism.
Sunday, August 27: Ready for the Beach Sunday, the last of our Fun Themes for Sunday Worship. Dress accordingly as you wish.
Sunday September 10, 11:30 am: Nomination Team Meeting in Pastor Hal’s office.
Tuesday, September 12, 7 pm: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Hal, exploring the topics in the Bible. This class will meet every 2nd Tuesday.
Sunday, September 17, 12 pm in the Sanctuary: Adult Bible Study resumes with Pastor Hal. Meets every 3rd Sunday of the month.
Sunday, September 24, after Worship: Topics in Methodism will resume and continue the 4th Sunday of each month. All welcome!
Thrift Shop News:
- Thursday, September 7: Bag Sale begins for end of summer season
- Sunday, September 24: Luncheon for Volunteers during Fellowship Hour
- Tuesday & Wednesday, September 26 & 27: Thorough cleaning of Thrift Shop and set up for winter clothing (extra help appreciated)
- Thursday, September 28: Fall/Winter clothing sales begin and set-up of Christmas Room begins (approximate date)
- Thursday, October 12: Christmas Room opens
- Back to School Collection! Our Outreach team is collecting money and standard items to equip the children of our Helping Hands families with the supplies required by their schools. Pick up a list of needed items in the narthex, or donate funds by cash or check. Checks are payable NSUMC with Back to School in the Memo line. Thank you. The last day to donate is Sunday, August 27.
- Most Needed Items for the Food Pantry: cereal, tuna, soup, pasta sauce, peanut butter, fresh fruit and vegetables. All items are welcomed. Thanks for donating!
- Fellowship Hosts Needed for September. Sign up now at the Get Involved bulletin board.
- Pledge Reminder. Let’s resolve to stay up to date with our pledges during the summer. Catch up and keep up! Thanks from the Finance Team.
The church office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm.
Pastor Hal is happy to schedule an appointment during those hours or at
another time that is more convenient for you. Call him at the church (929-6075)
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
“BE A GLORIOUS MORNING GLORY…
NOT A ‘SNAP’ DRAGON!”
Are you a Morning Glory, or a ‘Snap’ Dragon, today?
It’s going to be warm; the sun’s on its way,
Who can be anything, but pleasant and sweet? Continue reading
My heart beats,
God knows, Continue reading
Why do you have a special day?
Could it be your special way? Continue reading
“NATURE and GOD’S MIRACLE”
“How We View Special Days”
Feel the warmth of the sun – it’s lovely,
See the stars shining and twinkling – how beautiful,
Feel the breeze when it’s most needed – what a delight!
Smell the fresh mown grass – isn’t that special?
Imagine a sun drenched crystal stream,
gurgling and overflowing with peace and comfort… Continue reading
Our annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is set for Mother’s Day weekend! Pre-sale orders are due this Sunday, April 30; forms can be found in the Narthex.
Choose from (while supplies last) flats of Begonia, Petunias, Zinnia, and more; premium flowers in 4 1/2-inch pots; 10-inch flower baskets; flats of vegetables such as tomato varieties, lettuce, eggplant, cucumbers, and more; and herbs in 4 1/2-inch pots.
Thanks to Middle Road Plantation of Riverhead for suppling the plants, vegetables, and herbs.
From Death to Forgiveness and Eternal Life
It is finished!
“A LOVELY BLUE SKY”
It’s rainin’! It’s rainin’!
But I’m not complainin’,
It’s good for the plants; it’s good for the trees. Continue reading
O, DEAR GOD, ENLIGHTEN US
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
(I Corinthians, 13:4-8) Continue reading
“TIME TO START AGAIN!”
Let the bells peel!
Let the heavens shout!
The New Year is here!
Let the spirit and joy of the moment resound, Continue reading
“IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT”
In the silence of the night,
‘Our Messenger’ was born under a star bright,
And the world was changed forever,
Faith; belief in a love, once found,
never to sever, Continue reading
“AS WE GATHER TOGETHER AGAIN”
We gather together in harmony and thought; humanity’s family hand-in-hand,
Was that what our forefathers had in mind; what they planned?
Given their circumstances, did our forefathers give thanks not only Continue reading
Local residents wishing to donate much needed relief supplies for the people in southern Haiti who have been so devastated by Hurricane Matthew, can drop off donations at our church — North Shore United Methodist, 260 Rte. 25A in Wading River. We are a collection center for a 40-foot shipping container which is being filled with supplies donated by individuals and organizations throughout Long Island. Continue reading
“ANGELS ALL AROUND”
I am as fortunate as I can be,
There are angels all around me,
Whenever I put out a call, someone comes to my aid,
Who could ask for more? Each one is Heaven made,
Don’t ever question whether Heavenly spirits touch Earthly ground,
I can attest unequivocally, there are …
“ANGELS ALL AROUND”
“ENJOY THE SEASON – COOL, CRISP & DEVINE”
Look at the majestic oaks straight and tall,
And watch the leaves and acorns drop, when called to fall,
“Watch out below,” cried an acorn in flight,
As it sailed on a blustery wind – tumbling out of sight, Continue reading
“HOW STRONG THE HEART”
Could one of the keys to Heaven be, ‘how strong and big the heart?’
How you shared, what you gave; your decisions smart?
Being optimistic, no matter how many low blows you have withstood, Continue reading
Catch the wave of God’s amazing love at “Surf Shack” Vacation Bible School every morning from August 8 through August 12, 9 am to 12 pm. Continue reading
“YES, FOR MY SOUL”
I find my God in each dewdrop,
And in each sun ray that streaks across the sky,
I see Him at the waters edge,
As I watch the ebb and flow of the tide,
And, on the glassy water of a smooth plain of lake, Continue reading
Howard Dean Olson was born in 1921 to Glen and Florence (née Lewis) Olson. He was their third child and first son. He was predeceased by sisters Geraldine (1918) and Eleanora (1940) and brother Glenn (2009). When Howard was two years old his parents purchased 100 acres in the Swedish community of Lake City, Pennsylvania, which they developed into a dairy farm.
Those who go through life without a father, recognize a missing link,
Of course, you are never really without a father, if you have faith,
What you will miss are the strong arms to carry you as a child,
Someone who really never wants to let you go, Continue reading