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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
IT MATTERS – ALWAYS WILL!
“Star of wonder, Star of night,
Star with Royal beauty bright,”
The celestial sky was all aglow as the angels, saints and stars
gathered together to celebrate this special night,
What a sight! Continue reading
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!
‘The Cornucopia & The Turkey’
Set the table – It’s time,
Get ready for a meal sublime,
Oh the closeness and happiness we share on this special day,
The one we celebrate in such a wonderful way,
It includes thanks and anticipated delightful culinary treats – Continue reading
“LAST YEAR’S FALL”
As one ‘FALL’ said to another: “FOLLOW MY LEAD –
for beauty is always God given and joyful!”
One lonely oak leaf on a blanket of white,
Nothing around, nothing else in sight,
I glanced away for a just a second, Continue reading
What a Day – August 21, 2017
A Solar Eclipse Continue reading
“BE A GLORIOUS MORNING GLORY…
NOT A ‘SNAP’ DRAGON!”
Are you a Morning Glory, or a ‘Snap’ Dragon, today?
It’s going to be warm; the sun’s on its way,
Who can be anything, but pleasant and sweet? Continue reading
My heart beats,
God knows, Continue reading
Why do you have a special day?
Could it be your special way? Continue reading
“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,
gurgling and overflowing with peace and comfort… Continue reading
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.
From Death to Forgiveness and Eternal Life
It is finished!
“A LOVELY BLUE SKY”
It’s rainin’! It’s rainin’!
But I’m not complainin’,
It’s good for the plants; it’s good for the trees. Continue reading
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
“TIME TO START AGAIN!”
Let the bells peel!
Let the heavens shout!
The New Year is here!
Let the spirit and joy of the moment resound, Continue reading
“IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT”
In the silence of the night,
‘Our Messenger’ was born under a star bright,
And the world was changed forever,
Faith; belief in a love, once found,
never to sever, Continue reading
“AS WE GATHER TOGETHER AGAIN”
We gather together in harmony and thought; humanity’s family hand-in-hand,
Was that what our forefathers had in mind; what they planned?
Given their circumstances, did our forefathers give thanks not only Continue reading
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
“ANGELS ALL AROUND”
I am as fortunate as I can be,
There are angels all around me,
Whenever I put out a call, someone comes to my aid,
Who could ask for more? Each one is Heaven made,
Don’t ever question whether Heavenly spirits touch Earthly ground,
I can attest unequivocally, there are …
“ANGELS ALL AROUND”
“ENJOY THE SEASON – COOL, CRISP & DEVINE”
Look at the majestic oaks straight and tall,
And watch the leaves and acorns drop, when called to fall,
“Watch out below,” cried an acorn in flight,
As it sailed on a blustery wind – tumbling out of sight, Continue reading