A Blessing of the Animals

Newtown United Methodist Church and SHOP, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, will be co-sponsoring A Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, April 28, from 2-4pm (Rain date is Sunday, May 6).  This will be a free, outside event at the church located in Sandy Hook at 92 Church Hill Road.
Bring your family, and your pets, and come join us for this free family friendly event! Treats for humans and pets alike will be provided! A short service will be held at 2:00 followed by the blessing of each guest’s pet.  Come meet our special friends from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.
Tails will be wagging until 4:00 p.m. So if you can’t make it for the service, still plan on stopping by for a blessing of your animal, some fellowship, and live music provided by John Voket.
Please feel free to share our flier and invite your friends!

Easter Worship

Sunrise service at 6 AM in the Memorial Garden (front of church):
the Easter story, a brief message and the celebration of holy communion
Easter breakfast at 7 AM:
Enjoy some home cooked food, hot coffee and fellowship–in  Rauner hall
Traditional Worship at 8AM and 10 AM:
beautiful lilies and flowers in the sanctuary, daylight, candlelight, the Easter story, a message of resurrection, a Jelly Bean sermon for the kids, special choral music and the Hallelujah Chorus!
Easter Egg Hunt at 9:15 AM:
For children age 10 and under.  Please gather at the front of the church for instructions!  With thanks to Judy Hammel

Holy Week Prayer Vigil

We will once again hold a prayer vigil during Holy Week beginning at 9pm Thursday, March 29th and continuing until 3pm Good Friday. Please sign up for a 1/2-hour timeslot. Devotional materials will be available as well as a list of prayer concerns. The signup sheet is in the Narthex.

Easter Bunny Breakfast

Please join us for breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

Saturday, March 24th in Rauner Hall. Two seatings 8:30am and 10:00am.

Tickets are $25 for a family of five. Proceeds go directly to Wesley Learning Center.

Call WLC office for tickets (203) 426-6149.

Easter Flowers

It’s time to order Easter flowers. Please place your order by March 17th. Lilies, Hyacinths, Tulips, and Daffodils are available.  The order form can be found here.  Turn your order in to the office.

24 Hours That Changed the World

Please join Chuck Samson for lenten bible study. All are welcome.
Monday’s 6:30pm – 8:00pm (February 26 – April 2)
Nunnawauk Meadows
3 Nunnawauk Road
Newtown, CT 06470

Newly Renovated Kitchen Dedication

We dedicated the newly renovated kitchen at coffee hour
following our 10 AM worship service on January 28th.
Many thanks to all who helped in this great endeavor.

DISCIPLE Bible Study

This Lent, Pastor Lori will offer a more intense small group on Scripture–a DISCIPLE Bible Study short course on the New Testament. Beginning Tuesday evening, Feb 20 and running 8 weeks, this class will give folks an overview of the New Testament– the four Gospels, a number of Epistles and finishing with Revelation. In true DISCIPLE style it will request daily reading and reflection of participants but also promise new insights into the New Testament and foster deeper discipleship. Absolutely no knowledge of scripture is required–that’s what this course is for! If you are interested or need more info please contact Pastor Lori. (There will also be a day group meeting in Lent)