Categories: News & Announcements

March 17, 2019 Clipboard News

“Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus” Continues. It’s not too late to join in our Lenten study for adults AND youth. On Sundays following worship, you can join in with the Adult Sunday School class (led by Polly & Pauline) or the Youth Study (led by Teresa). On Tuesdays at 7:30pm, you can join in the On-line Study Group (led by Pastor Meredith), using the super-easy Zoom video conferencing platform – you just click the link from your computer or smart phone and join
in! Please use the Response Sheet to let us know you’re planning to participate (include your e-mail address to join the On-line Study Group), and pick-up a study book.

Lenten Evening Service Today at 6:30pm. Our shared United Methodist Lenten Evening Worship services are on Sundays at 6:30pm through April 14. Today’s service at the Cantrall UMC, 9406 State Route 29, Cantrall, with our own Rev. Meredith Brown as preacher.

Next Fish Fry is March 29. Congratulations on a wonderful first Fish Fry of the season! The next one is Friday, March 29 from 4:30-7:00pm. Please use the clip-board to sign-up to help, and please speak with Laura and Cathy as well with questions, etc.; AND invite your friends and family to enjoy a fabulous meal and fellowship!

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY

Sunday, 3/17 Lenten Service at Cantrall UMC 6:30 pm
Monday, 3/18 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am
Tuesday, 3/19 Trustees Meeting at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, 3/19 On-line Bible Study at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 3/20 Choir Practice at 6:00 pm
Thursday, 3/21 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 9:00 am
Sunday, 3/24 Lenten Evening Service at Rochester UMC 6:30 pm
Monday, 3/25 Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am
Tuesday, 3/26 On-line Bible Study at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 3/27 Senior Lunch at Sherman UMC 12:00 pm
Thursday, 3/28 Knotty Quilters at WUMC 9:00 am
Thursday, 3/28 Knitting Ministry at Library 12:30 pm
Friday, 3/29 Fish Fry WUMC 4:30 to 7:00 pm

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.