For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,
nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord
One of my favorite features of these phones we carry with us everywhere is the ability to set an unlimited number of reminders and alarms. As soon as I am aware there is a commitment or engagement of any size or seriousness, I’m shouting “hey Siri remind me to (anything).” I’ve got reminders on when to put the trash out, when to give my dog his medicine, when to get my kids off the bus each day, and more.
Each Sunday is its own reminder, too: a reminder that Christ is risen, Christ is risen, indeed. Each time we gather is a “little Easter,” a remembrance of the miracle at the center of our lives. There is a God who made you and me, and this same God loves us. Our mission remains to love this God above all else. and to love others as we love ourselves. No matter what changes the week brings… no matter what stress we carry for things in and out of our control: love God and love others.
Please, church, receive this as a friendly reminder and live with the peace of Christ in your heart at all times. Give thanks for the beauty of this Fall, this world, this church, and all the means we have to speak life and hope to our community this week and in the weeks to come.
Grace and Peace,
Confirmation Class Meeting after Worship Sunday, November 8th at 11:15am
Please bring your Confirm journals as we close in on Confirmation Sunday.
Bishop’s Days on the Region – All Clergy and Laity
Bishop Schol will be meeting via Zoom with all clergy and laity to listen and understand about the state of the church and share information about GNJ mission and priorities. Laity will meet on the following dates:
Nov 19, 7:00 p.m.
Dec 2, 9:00 a.m.
Advent Small Group Plans
Looking to connect with new and old friends and deepen your faith this Advent? We will have options for safe in-person as well as Zoom groups to meet, discuss, and grow together.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
We will not be collecting items for Samaritan’s Purse this year. HOWEVER, we are still collecting monetary donations. Please make checks payable to SAMARITAN’S PURSE. You may mail or drop off your check to the church or to Judy Gordley, 37 Elwood Ave, Flemington, NJ. You may also mail directly to Samaritan’s Purse. If you do this, please let us know that you donated so that we may report our total gifts as a church family.
We also have leaflets and boxes available if you would like to fill your own. Please contact the church office or Judy (908-391-2646). Collection week is NOVEMBER 16-23.
Continuing Coffee Hour Over Zoom
Please reply to this message and let Pastor Ben know if you’d like to continue meeting for open-ended conversation after worship each week.
Worship with Flemington UMC on Facebook
Each Sunday at 10:30am, reach for your phone, tablet, computer, or other internet-connected device for a time of music, prayer, scripture, and preaching. Watching live gives the opportunity to comment in real-time with prayer requests, updates on your life, and more, but if you view the service later you can still comment and share prayer requests and experiences from your life with your church.
If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can simply visit the church’s Facebook page:
The videos are all accessible there without the need to create an account or login. If you have technical questions, please reach out.