Looking Ahead

Palm Sunday is Refugee Sunday.  Let us partner with World Vision to fulfill
our mission as Christ’s Ambassadors of reconciliation.

Now through April 28: MYF is collecting for serviceman Ken Short.
The MYF is asking us to bring in items such as hard candy, puzzles, puzzle books,
socks, boxers, toiletries, paperback novels, baby wipes, snacks that don’t melt, sunscreen, etc.  Please put items in the marked box in the Narthex.

Monday, March 27, 6 pm: Our last Maureen’s Haven Dinner for the season. Sign up in the narthex to help with the meal.
Tuesday, March 28 & all future Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Crafty Ladies will meet in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Friday, March 31, 7 pm: Video Game Night for families on the Autism spectrum. Read more about the program here.
Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2: The annual Youth Retreat at Camp Quinipet for youths in grades 6 – 12.  Save the dates.
Sunday, April 2 & every Sunday during Lent: Bring soup and/or bread for Fellowship Hour. Sign up at the Get Involved bulletin board for the Sunday(s) of your choice.This month we will learn about the early church. We meet the second Tuesday of every month.
Sunday, April 9, after worship: A special Charge Conference for all church members to vote on a proposed revision of the NSUMC’s Endowment Fund Policy. Further details will be provided in advance of the meeting.
Monday, April 10: Last day to order Easter flowers. Please refer to the bulletin insert.
Tuesday, April 11, 7 pm: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Hal, exploring the topics in the Bible.
Sunday, April 16 after coffee hour: Bible Study with Pastor Hal. Learning about the early church. (Same study as April 11 for those who can’t attend in the evening.  The Sunday class will meet every 3rd Sunday.)
April 21-23: Elijah Challenge Training. See the Get Involved Board for details or speak with Pastor Hal.
Saturday, April 22, 9 am – 12 pm: Sower: Seeds of Faith and Finance workshop with financial planner Ed Ruppman. This is a special opportunity for FREE financial planning. See the bulletin insert for more details. Sign up today.
Sunday, April 30, after coffee hour: ”Methodism 101”: Discovering our Wesleyan heritage and who we are today. Meets the last Sunday of each month.
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28: Vacation Bible School

Lenten Clericus Services
Ecumenical Lenten Worship Services sponsored by the congregations of the North Shore Clericus.  With the exception of Good Friday, a reception follows each service.  Bring a bag lunch. Dessert, coffee and tea are provided by the host congregation.

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: “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

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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He Is Risen!

He Is Risen Indeed!

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Join us for our Easter services:

Good Friday Service: Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm
Sunrise Service: Sunday, March 27, 8:30 am
Easter Worship Service: Sunday, March 27, 10 am

Have a Beautiful and Blessed Easter!

Exploring Lent Through a Study of Holy Communion

We are celebrating our Lenten experience by exploring the meaning and purpose of the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Join us every Wednesday evening at 7 pm through Lent.  We will be using the book “Holy Communion: Celebrating God with Us” as our guide. You don’t need to have the book to participate, but if you would like a copy so that you can read further on your own it can be obtained through Cokesbury or through Amazon.

Come let Lent be a time of deepening communion
with Christ and his church.