01/19/18 – Noontimers
January 2018 is a time for healthy starts of all types. Dominique Trott, certified yoga instructor and masters degree candidate in social work, will offer suggestions for improving our physical well-being using breath and gentle body movement. Dominique has provided leadership for classes on “Yoga as a Spiritual Practice” during Lent at FUMC for the last three years. Her sensitivity to individuals physical needs and limitations is perfect for instructing seniors in improving body movement and balance.
Noontimers meets from 12:00 to 2:00 PM in the Fellowship Room. Participants bring their own lunch, while coffee, tea, and desserts are supplied.
01/21/18 – Books and Beyond
Greg Wilson will lead the discussion of Kindred by Octavia Butler at Books and Beyond on January 21st. from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Click here for a description from Goodreads.
“More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.
01/24/18 – Evening Worship
Amid the hustle and bustle of your busy week, join us for this uplifting, simple worship service!
01/27/18 – VBS Planning Retreat
It is planning time for our Summer Vacation Bible School ministry! Join the team and come to the planning retreat on Saturday, January 27th at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Room. Can’t make the retreat and still want to help? Contact Marcee Rogers via email or text (email@example.com/908-591-6680)
01/31/18 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service
Please join us for an interfaith worship service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (414 E Broad St.) on Wednesday, January 31st at 1 PM. Freeholder Linda Carter will be delivering a message about Bridging the Divide: Race in America. If you wish to participate in our march to the service, we will begin at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument (located between the Town Bank and the traffic circle). We will meet at noon, and the march to the Church will begin at 12:15 pm.
02/01/18 – Junior Youth Fellowship
All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are invited to gather in the 3rd floor Loft from 5:30-7:00 PM for dinner, faith, fellowship, and fun!
02/03/18 – Monthly Men’s Breakfast
All men are invited to gather at the Westfield Diner at 8:30 AM for a time of fellowship. No reservations required!
02/04/18 – Souper Bowl Luncheon
Join us in the Social Hall following worship for a luncheon to support the FUMC Soup Ministry and the Westfield Food Pantry!