Looking Ahead

The Thrift Shop is closed until February 8th. Thank you for your support!

Monday, January 22, 5 pm: Our Maureen’s Haven dinner at Our Redeemer Lutheran in Aquebogue. We invite others to join us to help! Speak with a team member for details.
Wednesday, January 24, 12 pm: Lunch Bunch.  Join us for food and fellowship. Dessert and beverages provided. Bring your own main course. All are welcome.
Friday, January 26, 7 pm: Video Game Night for families of Autism.  Speak with Pastor Hal for more information.
Sunday, January 28, 12 pm: Topics in Methodism with Pastor Hal. Join as we explore the role of art and symbolism in Methodist worship.
Saturday, February 3, Hampton Bays UMC or Saturday, February 10 at Westbury UMC; both start at 8:30 am: “Disciple to Disciple” (D2D) Training–training for all church members, especially committee chairs and members. D2D is a wonderful (and annual) opportunity to learn about the purpose and duties of Finance Committee, Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC), Trustees, etc.  Don’t miss this very useful and important training for individual church committees! It’s free! Just call the LIE District Office, 631-366-2396, or email liedistrict@nyac-umc.com to give your name so we can provide adequate refreshments, including lunch.
Saturday, February 17, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm: Emergency Response Team (ERT) Training–training for certification to become a member of an ERT. You must be at least 18 years old and submit to a background check. To register, call the LIE District office, 631-366-2396, or email liedistrict@nyac-umc.com
Sunday, February 18, 12 pm in the Sanctuary: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Hal.  Meets every 3rd Sunday of the month.


Volunteers & Reminders!

  • Financial Pledges for 2018 Pledges Are Due Now.  It’s not too late to make a financial pledge. Pledge cards are available in the narthex.
  • Interested in a unique volunteer opportunity? Join Pastor Hal for a monthly worship service at Acadia Nursing Home in Riverhead for the residents. Background checks are required—speak to Pastor Hal if you’re interested.
  • Men’s Socks for Maureen’s Haven!  Our ongoing collection of men’s socks continues from now through March! Please donate if you can, and invite others to participate.  Thanks.

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. 


Christmas Cantata!

Today, the members of NSUMC enjoyed our annual Christmas Cantata, a musical celebration of Christmas and the birth of Jesus!  Performed by our choir and praise band and led by our music minister, Phuc Phan, the congregation was treated to soft Christmas melodies, as well as joyous Christmas spirit!

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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