This week @ NUMC

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Office Hours   9 am – 2 pm (M-F) –  203-426-9998


  • Sunday Services:    Two Services:  8:00 am and 10:00am
  • Adult Bible Study:  8:30am –   Betts Conference Room
  • Children’s Sunday School:  app. 10:30 – 11:30 (During 10:00 service)

 WORSHIP NOTES:   Read Lectionary Notes HERE

More this week…


  • 2:30 p.m. – Confirmation Class – Betts Conference Room
  • 7:00 p.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry – Betts Conference Room
  • 7:00 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
  • 8:10 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall


  • 12:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall
  • 7:00 p.m. – Stephen Ministers Training – Betts Conference Room
  • 7:00 p.m. – Boy Scouts – Rauner Hall


  • 10:00 a.m. – Quilters – Rauner Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. – Hearts of Hope – Rauner Hall
  • 8:00 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall


  • Dorothy Day Mission Day
  • 10:00 a.m. – Little Dresses – Rauner Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. – Senior Choir Rehearsal – Choir Room


  • 8:00 pm – Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall


  • 10:00 a.m. – Church School Pageant Dress Rehearsal

Sunday (12/21)

  • 8:00 a.m. – Service – Sanctuary
  • 8:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study – Betts Conference Room
  • 10:00 a.m. – Service – Sanctuary
  • 4:00 p.m. – Church School Christmas Pageant followed by Fellowship Supper
  • 7:00 pm – Alcoholics Anonymous – Rauner Hall

Upcoming Events and other Needs -

  • 1st Saturday each month (September through June) – NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner,  5:00 – 7:30 pm,        $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children. Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 203-426-9998
  • Faith Food Pantry is in need of the following items:Pancake mix – pancake syrup – jelly  1/2 gallon juice (or bigger) Leave your donations in the basket in the Narthex.  There is a basket for your items.  Thank You for caring!! Questions about Faith Food Pantry? Call 203-426-3446
  • Association of the Religious Communities (ARC) needs occasional help moving furniture for the formally homeless who have found a new home. If you can assist with a truck or trailer or human power, please let us know and we will add you to the volunteer  list.

  • (1st and 3rd) @ 7:00 pm – Supervision Group – Stephen Ministers – Betts
  • 5 pm  Sewing Little Dresses for Africa – Final night – We would love to see YOU! Please plan to bring your machine, extension cords, scissors etc.  We provide kits, additional material and notions!

Live the Word to Sunday

Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion

Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion

Preparing the way for the Lord to let God’s Word work in your life during the week to make your worship experience more meaningful. Sermons during Worship services are often based upon the Revised Common Lectionary. You are invited to log onto this site and Leave Comment on the readings presented with your questions and/or thoughts. If you have not already done so,you may register here.

Previous week (11/16/2014, Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost)) Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
Prior week (11/23/2014, Christ the King Sunday, or Kingdomtide) Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
Last week (11/30/2014, first Sunday of Advent) Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

December 1, 2014 Second Sunday of Advent

With the beginning of the Christian calender Advent season brings anticipation of the coming Christ. May His spirit grow in you as we look forward in anticipation of Christ born anew in your life. Our focus moves from Mathew this past year to the Gospel of Mark for this second year of a three year cycle. As you read this week, consider how the Living Word speaks to you. Jesus is calling you to respond to his Word. Consider the hopeful questions: Where does my help come from? Where do I see God active in the world? How is God calling me to live my life? These scriptures point us toward these profound questions and to faith and to the saving grace of God. It is our hope and prayer that your worship experience be enhanced as you gain a greater sense that God is with you in Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:1-11 – Comfort O comfort, says your God…
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 – LORD, you were favorable to your land, you restored the fortunes of Jacob…
2 Peter 3:8-15a – But do not ignore this one fact, beloved. That with the LORD on day is like a thousand years…
Mark 1:1-8 – The beginning of the goods news of Jesus Christ…”

Next week (12/14/2014, Third Sunday of Advent) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28
Week after next (12/21/2014, Fourth Sunday of Advent) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:47-55; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
And then (12/24/2014, Christmas Eve) Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

Newtown UM Men Present Check to FAITH Food Pantry

FAITHFP Donate 2013

The Newtown United Methodist Men’s Fellowship group, represented by Jon Christensen (right),

presents a $300 check to FAITH Food Pantry, represented by Tom Gates (left).

FAITH Food Pantry is open Tuesday: 10 am-12 noon, and Thursday: 6 pm-7:30 pm for Newtown residents in need. One week’s worth of food is distributed once a month. FAITH also delivers food to persons unable to leave their homes. Perishable items generally purchased just prior to distribution. Peanut-butter, jelly, rice and dried pasta are generally always needed.

Community-Wide Gathering for Healing

This marks the six month anniversary of the terrible events on December 14th at Sandy Hook elementary School (SHS).

The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will sponsor a Community-Wide Gathering for Healing and Hope-Building today

- Friday, June 14th at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary of the Newtown Congregational Church.

It will be a time of prayer, song, community and care. All are welcome.

Also help prepare banners that are being sent to Oklahoma.

For more info call: 203 426-9024

PeaceBuilders – Helping kids after 12/14/2012

PeaceBuilders, an initiative to bring kids from Newtown together in community service and fun activities, is preparing to launch on March 17th.  Helping our kids become more resilient after the tragedy of 12-14 is a priority.

PeaceBuilders will engage kids from 11 to 14 years old in a transformation process to help them become compassionate global citizens building a culture of peace.  Part of resilience is acquiring understanding of how our diversity strengthens us as a community. PeaceBuilders will get kids involved in service activities that develop character and bring out the best qualities in one another.  Learning how these best qualities are present in every culture, religion and people helps prevent prejudice and promotes an active understanding of our common humanity.  Our first session will be on Sunday, March 17th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Newtown Youth Academy Conference Room.

Space is limited.  For more information or to register, please contact Rachel  (newtownpeacebuilders) @ <remove parenthesis> .