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!
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.
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)