Categories: News & Announcements

February 24, 2019 This Week

WEEKLY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Choir Rehearsals on Wednesdays Our seasonal choir offers music in March and April for Sunday morning worship and special Lent and Easter services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00pm in the in the Overflow Room and Sanctuary. All are welcome! Speak with Linda Selinger, Music Director, for more information.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5 at 5:30pm. Shrove Tuesday (or “Fat Tuesday”) is an old British celebration when folks would finish up all the fats, eggs, sugar, etc. in their pantry in preparation for the fasting of the season of Lent. You are not required to clean-out your pantry, but you are more than welcome to come enjoy a dinner of pancakes and sausage, great fellowship and fun at 5:30pm. Let us know you’ll be attending on the Response Sheet, and if you can help with the preparations. For more information, speak with Laura Smith.

Ash Wednesday Service on March 6 at 7:00pm. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a six-week period of deepened prayer, repentance, study and service in preparation for Easter. Our Ash Wednesday Service will be a time of reflection, prayer, silence and the receiving of ashes as a sign of repentance and forgiveness. For more information, speak with Pastor Meredith.

Lenten Evening Services Begin March 10. Our shared United Methodist Lenten Evening Worship services are on Sundays at 6:30pm from March 10 through April 14. A full schedule is on the bulletin board and will be in the March calendar.

Fish Suppers Are Coming. They’re back, baby! Mark your calendars now and invite everyone you know for our famous Fish Suppers on Fridays, March 15, March 29 and April 12, from 4:30-7:00pm. Funds raised support church mission and ministry. Sign-ups available soon for set-up, cooking, clean-up, providing dessert, and more.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY

Monday, 2/25 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am

Wednesday, 2/27 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm

Thursday, 2/28 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 9:00 am

Thursday, 2/28 Knitting at Library 12:30 pm

Monday, 3/4 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am

Monday, 3/4 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, 3/5 Senior Potluck at 12:00 pm

Tuesday, 3/5 Shrove Dinner at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 3/6 Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

Thursday, 3/6 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 9:00 am

Pastor Meredith Brown
Pastor Meredith Brown

REV. MEREDITH MANNING BROWN, Interim Pastor Rev. Meredith Manning Brown is an experienced pastor and ministry leader, focused on innovative congregations and spiritual entrepreneurship. With decades of ministry leadership experience, Meredith has led multiple new church planting efforts, pastored through several church revitalization and growth projects, and served in senior ministry staff positions in large and small congregations across the United States. Most recently, Pastor Meredith served as the Lead Planting Pastor for the new Evergreen United Methodist Faith Community in Lacey, Washington, an innovative, neighborhood-based, progressive, intergenerational community focused on connecting with people who don’t know, don’t like or have had enough of church as usual. Through her coaching and consulting ministry (www.WithCoaching.com) Pastor Meredith shares her experience and perspective to support leaders seeking to integrate their spiritual practices, their missional callings, and their household relationships into their busy lives as innovators and leaders in the church, businesses, and public life.
 Pastor Meredith is a United Methodist Elder with membership in the New England Conference. A native of Austin, Texas, she is a proud graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana where she completed a B.A. in religion, a B.M. in sacred music, and a Certificate of Church Careers. She holds a Master in Sacred Music degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology. Pastor Meredith lives in Springfield with her delightful husband, two active teen-aged daughters, and a lazy housecat. She is also a happy experimental baker, loves to go adventuring with her family, and is the holder of the Brown Family Tournament of Games and Round-Robin Classic record for the most yahtzees rolled in a single game.