Looking Ahead

Sunday. December 10, 11:45 am: Church Council will meet after worship. Council meetings are open to all church members.
Monday, December 11, 6 pm: Maureen’s Haven Dinner at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Aquebogue.  Ask how you can get involved!
Saturday, December 16: The Thrift Shop will close for this year. This week and next, all Christmas items are half-priced. The shop is open Thursday and Saturday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Wednesday, December 13, 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, December 15, 7 pm: Video Game night for families of Autism.
Sunday, December 17, 12 pm in the Sanctuary: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Hal.  Meets every 3rd Sunday of the month.
Sunday, December 24, after Worship: Topics in Methodism will resume and continue the 4th Sunday of each month. All welcome!
Monday, December 25, Christmas Day, approximately 5 pm: Our Maureen’s Haven Team will host Maureen’s Haven for Christmas dinner at Our Redeemer Lutheran in Aquebogue. We invite others to join us to help make the day even more special for our guests. Speak with a team member for details.
Sunday, January 14, 9 am – 3 pm: Will Littlefield Scholarship Blood Drive at NSUMC.

Volunteers & Reminders!

  • Visit the Giving Tree in the narthex and choose a child to bless with a gift for Christmas. Each red or gold ornament has a tag with information about a child and ideas for a gift. All gifts should be returned by December 17.
  • Pledge Campaign for 2018. Pledge cards can be returned any Sunday during Advent. We will dedicate our pledges on the last Sunday of Advent, December 24. Extra cards are available in the narthex.

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!”

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“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,
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Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale!

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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”

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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  

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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