Looking Ahead

Wednesday, October 25, 12 pm: Lunch Bunch — bring your own lunch; desserts and beverages will be provided.
Wednesday, October 25, 7 pm: 40 Weeks of Prayer continues in the Sanctuary. Come for prayer and singing. Open to all, so invite your neighbors and spread the word that God is alive and at work within us.
Friday, October 27, 7 pm: Video Game Night for families of Autism.
Friday, November 3, 6:00 – 9:30 pm: “A Reason to Wine” Fundraiser for Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter. Wine tasting, Chinese Auction, light refreshments, door prizes! Held at Osprey’s Dominion Winery in Peconic. Tickets $25. Available from Diane or online at
Sunday, November 19, 12 pm in the Sanctuary: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Hal.  Meets every 3rd Sunday of the month.
Sunday, November 26, after Worship: Topics in Methodism will resume and continue the 4th Sunday of each month. All welcome!

Volunteers & Reminders!

  • Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed—sign up on the Get Involved board, or see Priscilla.
  • Most Needed Items for the Food Pantry: cereal, tuna, soup, peanut butter, pasta sauce, and fresh fruit and vegetables. All items are welcomed. Thanks for donating.
  • Nursery Volunteers are needed to care for the infants and toddlers in our church family during worship. Volunteers serve approximately one Sunday every 2-3 month, and must have completed Safe Sanctuary requirements. If interested give your name to Kerstin in the office. For more information speak with Priscilla or Pastor Hal.
  • Pledge Reminder! Catch up and keep up! Thanks from the Finance Team.
  • Seeking Vacation Bible School Team Leader for 2018. Please consider this opportunity to direct a very effective and fun VBS team, which has worked together for six years. Former director Judy recommends three important qualities: “1) appreciate children, 2) enjoy adults, and 3) love God!”
  • The elevator Is Working! Thanks to All-Ways Elevator of Hauppauge, our Thrift Shop and Sunday School rooms are now accessible to all. However, it is not “do it yourself.” Please ask for assistance if you need to use it.

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 revhallow@gmail.com to make an appointment. 

Poetry by Jeanette Dowdell: “NATURE and GOD’S MIRACLE!”

mothers day


“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 comfortContinue reading

Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale!

Plant Sale 2017 flyer

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.

Poetry by Jeanette Dowdell: “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

NSUMC Is a Collection Center for Haiti Relief Supplies  


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