Looking Ahead

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 12Christmas 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 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,
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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.”
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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

Celebrating Howard Olson

Howard OlsonHoward 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.

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