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AUGUST 28, 2018 WUMC NEWS

THE WEDDING AT CANA

Pastor Dick used the Wedding at Cana as his text for the morning message, reminding us of the humanity of Jesus as He celebrated with the bride and groom.  He is interested in all aspects of our lives.  Yet the miracle of turning the water into wine established His authority and power He possessed.  His first miracle!

Near the en d of the service the congregation was invited to share in the Renewal of Vows by Dick and Carole as they near their 55th wedding anniversary.  Rev. Curt Rush officiated and Linda Selinger provided the very special music for the occasion.  A cake and punch reception was held afterward.  A very happy day!

LOOKING AHEAD…

SATURDAY, September 8th – The WUMC will be serving a Fried Chicken Dinner on the Boulevard from 4:30-7:00 p.m. as a part of the Wiliamsville Fall Festival.   Menu is Chicken, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Homemade Dessert and Drink.  Adults $9.00 (3 pieces) and Kids 10 & under, $5.00 (2 pieces).  Carry-outs are available.

SUNDAY. September 9th – WORSHIP ON THE BOULEVARD at 9:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcomed!  Also, it’s Grandparents Day!

MONDAY, the 10th from 8-11:30 a.m. NIMBLE FINGERS work on their quilting projects.

TUESDAY, 12:30 p.m. at the Library the KNITTING MINISTRY continues their valuable work.

WEDNESDAY, September 12th at 7:00  p.m.  Open to the public will be a one-person drama by MARILYN OAKS, performing an original script and performance in full costume of one of the women of the Bible!  You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity!

SEE YOU  SUNDAY ON THE BOULEVARD?  9:00 A.M.

 

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.