Announcements April 16, 2023

Flowers on the altar are given by David Jones in celebration of Dawn’s Birthday


Easter Breakfast – Thank you!

The youth are so grateful for all the people that supported their breakfast on Easter!  All
of the proceeds will go towards their trip to Youth 2023 in Florida this summer.  Thank
you for your continued support, care and prayers!
The 35 th Massachusetts Spring Ring Next Saturday April 22nd

The 35 th Massachusetts Spring Ring will be on Saturday. We are excited to have seven of
our ringers joining the massed performances this year.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Concert Time: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Place: Tewksbury Memorial High School, 320 Pleasant Street, Tewksbury, MA
The concert is open to the public and offers a wonderful opportunity for you to come and
see the beauty and excitement of handbell ringing, and to support our own ringers! You
will get to hear some of the pieces we are performing at church this season, but with
many more bells! Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Spring Ring!

Celebration of Life for Stanley Marson Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11:00 am at
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 242 Boston Rd., Chelmsford. Casual attire is
welcomed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stanley's memory to Kennedy
Disease Association, P.O. Box 1105, Coarsegold, CA 93614-1105 or to the charity of
your choice.
After the service there will be a time of refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. The Marson
family invites you to join them.

Early Bird Bible Study

Early Bird will look at Paul's voyage to Rome and seek out life lessons from that
experience. The topic, "When Your Ship Sinks." The Scripture lessons are Acts 23:11
and 27:1-28:16. Come and join in the understanding and application of Paul's trip and our
faith journey. Early Bird meets on Tuesday at ten o'clock via Zoom.

Beginning TODAY! April 16th

“What does Jesus want to know about us? 

Jesus was fond of asking questions, many of which cut right to the heart of
what it means to be human. Why are you terrified? What do you live for?
Who do you say that I am? In Questions Jesus Asked, author Magrey
deVega explores six of the most provocative questions Jesus posed to
others and guides us in answering them for ourselves. Asking these
questions takes courage. Not only do they reveal what Jesus really cares
about, they open a window into our hearts. We all have questions for God,
but growth happens when we turn things around and ask what Jesus wants
to know about us. When we dare to raise them, these questions bring us a fuller
appreciation for the wisdom, power, and presence of God in our lives. Are you willing to
step out in faith? Are you ready to answer the questions Jesus asked?” 
Join the Adult Class, held in the Concord Room at 9:45 on Sunday mornings to discuss
these questions and discover more about ourselves, God’s role in our lives and those we
are in community with. All are WELCOME! Books can be ordered online, but are not
necessary to take part in the class.

Thursday Morning Class

There will be NO Thursday Morning Class this week. Our next long term study will
run from April 27 to May 25. Stay tuned for the topic reveal! 


Are you missing browsing the books in the lobby? Need to return a book you borrowed?
All the materials that were in the lobby have been relocated to the main library
downstairs. You can find fiction titles in the Concord Room rack. Parenting help, prayer
books, devotionals, comfy chairs, tea and so much more are waiting for you in the Violet
Hopkins Memorial Library downstairs. You are welcome to explore or reflect there

Rummage Sale May 5 th and 6 th

Our annual Rummage Sale will be on May 5 Friday from 3 to 8 and Saturday May 6 from
9 to 12.. Please start saving your rummage items and add this to your calendar. We will
also need your help setting up and working the sale. Sig up sheets in foyer for set up,
working at rummage sale and most important clean up. Items can be dropped at church
starting April 30th Sunday after second service. Please no electronics and no large


AUGUST 14 th – 18 th from 9 – noon

Our theme for VBS this summer is "Under Construction". We
will learn about Habitat for Humanity and the way God helps
us to Share, Care, Learn, Worship, and Celebrate! 
Registration forms are on the welcome desk and the welcome table in the Sunday School

Updated Church Directory Contact Info

There have been a bunch of changes in our church family since our church directory was
published in 2019! If you want any updated contact information – new addresses, phone
number, and/or email addresses – please contact Betsy in the office.

Worship Arts

Join us on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the church school area
downstairs.  This program is for children ages 4 through 6th grade, friends are always
welcome!   Cheryl will be leading the art time and Maylis de la Fe will be leading the
music time.  Please see Cheryl or Maylis if you have any questions.  We hope to see you
on Tuesday!

Habitat for Humanity on Sunday April 30
We invite you to join us on April 30 as we will celebrate Habitat for
Humanity Sunday. We will be joined by some representatives from the
organization who will speak about their work during our worship
services and offer some information at a table in the fellowship hall.