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Mission & Outreach
Please sign-up to purchase an item for one of our Adopted Families or a new toy in support of the Newtown Police Department’s Annual Toy Drive.
Items for our adopted families should be wrapped & brought to the church no later than Sunday, Dec. 12. Please remember to include a tag with the family code and gender/age of the person for whom the gift is meant.
Toys for the toy drive should be unwrapped and delivered directly to the Newtown Police Department no later than December 15th.
Happy shopping & thank you for your continual generosity and support!
It’s a Trim Trimming & Decorating Party!
On Sunday, December 5th, before & after the 10am service, we invite you to help decorate our Chrismon tree and following the 10am service, the rest of the sanctuary.
It’s an opportunity for festive fellowship along with seasonal live music & refreshments!
Calling All Actors!
Church school will record our annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday the 19th. Join us from 2-3 to receive your part and get into the Christmas spirit! Scripts, cookies, and cocoa for all!
All ages welcome!
All interested in participating in our Christmas musical are invited to join us for practice starting December 2, 7 to 8:30pm. We will perform for both the 8am & 10am Sunday morning worship services on December 19th. Hope to see you at Thursday!
The Tone Chimes Seek New Members
The Tone Chimes Choir is looking to add a few more members to their group! If you have experience reading music, are high school age or above & would like to become part of their musical group, please contact Marcia Maurer at 203-426-1703 or send her an email.
As John Wesley said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
Please help with our 2022 planning by completing the following stewardship forms.
Pledge cards should be returned to NUMC c/o Barb Sherman, 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Time & Talent surveys can simply be returned to the office or to Pastor Lori.
We request that all forms be returned by December 5th.
Join us for “Coffee Hour” as we say thank you to our retiring officers and committee members.
Sunday, December 12 following our 10am worship.
Be sure and click on the link below in order to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at NUMC!
The Salvation Army Seeks Bell Ringers!
Locations are available at various shopping plazas throughout Newtown and each slot is for 1 hour. Family members, music and pets evidently increase donations so please click on the link below and sign-up!
Pastor Lori’s Blog
Generations of kids (and adults, I suspect) have loved the stories about Winnie the Pooh – the wonderfully silly old bear and all his friends in the 100 Acre Woods: kind if timid Piglet; wise Owl; irrepressible Tigger and the wonderfully woeful Eeyore.
I thought of Eeyore the other day when I came across a rather startling statistic. The typical person has upwards of 10 to 20 thousand thoughts a day… and 80% of them are negative.
80% of what we think is negative so there is a lot more Eeyore in us than we thought!
Since few of us want to live that way – and as people of faith we are called to live in a positive, trusting state – what do we do? Although I believe the real remedy to most of what ails our spirits is a life-long process of growth and change, one “trick” that I have tried is this: when a negative thought comes up – be aware of it, especially if it is negativity towards another person or a situation.
Then try to replace it with a neutral thought – a thought of gratitude for any blessing – a prayer for help with the negativity. We are not powerless over our thoughts, something the Apostle Paul was on to when he wrote,
If there is anything true, or honorable or just or pure or pleasing or commendable – if there is anything excellent and worthy of praise – think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)
Smiling optimism and trust may come more easily for those of us who are Tiggers by nature, but God’s power is there to lift any of us up to a place where it is easier to see and rejoice in the true, the honorable and the excellent.