407 Main Street, Farmingdale, New York 11735, United States (Sunday Worship 9:30 & 11:30 AM)
Farmingdale United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Open hearts, open minds, open doors


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING WORSHIP: November 22nd, 7:30pm at Simpson UMC, 30 Locust Ave., Amityville. Preacher is Pastor Joseph. Music by Bay Big Band (Traditional & Sacred Music of Thanksgiving, Joy & Celebration); Dancers: The Tabernacle of Praises (Simpson UMC Praise Dancers).

ALL ARE INVITED: to join Bishop Thomas Bickerton on Wednesday, November 29th 6:00pm at the Smithtown UMC.  The Bishop will address the following topics on behalf of the New York Annual Conference:  2018 & Beyond, Mission, Vision, Values, Goals, Strategic Plan.
RSVP to the LIE District Office by 11/24 liedistrict@nyac-umc.com or call 631-366-2396

CHURCH SURVEY: You will receive a fifteen minute congregational survey request either online or hard copy.  We ask that you respond prayerfully to the survey.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT EXCHANGE: There will be a tree in the sanctuary on 12/3, the beginning of Advent; we are asking each family to bring in an ornament on a Sunday during Advent, attach a small note with your name and phone number, and hang it on the tree. On Christmas Eve you should take a different ornament from the tree, bring it home, and on Christmas Day call the family whose ornament you took to wish them Merry Christmas!
CHRISTMAS CAROLING & SOUP & GRILLED CHEESE SUPPER! Sunday, December 10th @ 2:00pm We will meet in the Sanctuary for a quick practice before we head out to Daleview Care Center. After caroling we will gather for food, fun and fellowship in fellowship hall. Please see Shanna Wurth or Susan Carle if you plan on attending
and if you can help by providing items for the Supper.


LONG ISLAND EAST DISTRICT PRESENTS "HOPE: A Service of Advent": Sunday, December 10th, 4:00pm (place to be determined).  Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie will be preaching.
UMW CHRISTMAS DINNER:  Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  $15/person.  All women are invited to attend.  Tickets can be purchased from Shanna Wurth or Sue Jones, or a check payable to cash can be sent to the Church Office.


KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH MUSIC! On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00PM we will present the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra in concert, followed by a Silent Auction. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. See Jackie Suwalski, Kim Young or Karen Kendrick for tickets. Please support this vital fundraiser for our Accessibility Project. (We would also appreciate donations of any new unused items you may have for our auction. Thank you!)
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 10, 2017 Leadership Seminary on “Re-Imaging Church Leadership in the 21st Century.” The goal for this seminar is to discern God’s Call and write a mission statement for FUMC. The seminar is sponsored by the Church Council and led by Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie. It will take place at the Church Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend.

UMCMARKET.org is a website of over 65 stores where you can purchase everything you need (household, clothing, sports, travel deals, office and computer supplies). A percentage comes to our church! Just register online and we will automatically get credit. Your friends and family can use it too!  
HELP NEEDED: Can you be a greeter one Sunday a month to welcome newcomers and make them comfortable?  You only have to be your usual warm, friendly self!  Please let Barbara in the office know if you can help in this important ministry.  Thank you.