Looking Ahead

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.

For the food pantry, the most needed items are pasta sauce, cereal, soup, and fresh fruit
and vegetables. All items are greatly appreciated. Thank you for donations!

Sunday, April 30:  Pre-orders with payment attached are due for flowers, herbs and/or vegetables for our Annual Mothers Day Plant Sale. Flats, pots, and hanging baskets from Middle Road Plantation.
Sunday, April 30, after coffee hour: Topics In Methodism.  Meets the last Sunday of each month.
Tuesday, May 2 & all future Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Crafty Ladies will meet in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Saturday, May 6, 8:30 am – 12 pm at Smithtown UMC:  Long Island East District Conference.
Monday, May 8, 11:00 am:  Bishop Bickerton coming to NSUMC! If you would like to meet our new Bishop and help serve lunch, please speak with Pastor Hal.
Tuesday, May 9, 7 pm: Adult Bible Study with Pastor Hal, exploring the topics in the Bible. This class will meet every 2nd Tuesday.
Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14:  Annual Plant Sale!  Invite your family, friends, neighbors to buy their flowers, herbs, and vegetables here. Sign up to assist with the sale. All proceeds go to the church.
Saturday, May 20: Kids’ Fest is coming! Let’s make this one the best so far.  Please email or talk with Pastor Hal ASAP, revhallow@gmail.com.
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28: Vacation Bible School.  Our theme is Operation Overboard, starring Ocho the Octopus. Registration will open soon for all local kids entering K – 5 in September. Kids, invite your friends! VBS offers great fun, learning, fellowship for all!

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. 


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

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!