Announcments Feb 12, 2023

February 12, 2023 Announcements

Super Bowl Sub Sale!

Pick up your Super Bowl Subs Today!

If you have not ordered, there will be extras available TYPES OF SUBS – Italian, Turkey, Falafel & Vegetarian Gluten Free rolls are available too

Pick-up: February 12th (after each service)


Church School Valentines

The children’s church school classes are making valentines and will mail them to those
who would appreciate a card. If you know of someone who would like to receive a card,
e-mail Cheryl at

Our Lenten Journey Begins on February 22

The Ash Wednesday service is February 22 at 7:30 here in our sanctuary, in conjunction with our friends at West Chelmsford UMC. The service will be live-streamed, and a recording will be posted afterwards on our web site.
Wednesday evening in-person soup suppers and worship led by one of our church family members will return this year, beginning on March 1. The suppers will be held at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, followed by the 30-minute service in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm. If you want to help provide soup for one or more weeks, please contact Betsey Driscoll
( The worship theme this year is “Forgiveness.” If you are interested in offering one of the worship reflections, please contact Pastor Bob or the church office. Pastor Bob has Bible stories and other resources available to help you prepare. The services will be live-streamed and recorded.

WCUMC is grateful to Aldersgate UMC for hosting our joint Ash Wednesday worship service. For those participating on-line who wish to have ashes as a part of their worship experience, ashes created from the Palms left from last year’s Palm Sunday, will be provided in a small container. There will be a time during worship for the on-line participants to meditate on and use their ashes. Aldersgate UMC parishioners who decide to worship on-line may pick up their ashes from the brown box outside the front lobby entrance of Aldersgate UMC (one per family), anytime from February 12– February 22. Any questions about the ashes, please contact Holly Cerullo, 978-256-3927,

Have You Picked Up Your 2023 Offering Envelopes?

The 2023 offering envelopes have arrived! Please pick yours up in the welcome area, or
contact Betsy in the office (978-256-9400 or and she
can leave your box in a bin outside the church entrance for you to collect at your
If you need envelopes and there is not one for you, please let Betsy know. There are blank
boxes and you can write the number and your name on the clip board list so that Kelly can
record you donations correctly.

Pancake Sunday

Sunday, February 19th from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for a pancake breakfast in the Fellowship Hall as we prepare for the season of Lent. There will be pancakes, games and discussion about the season of Lent. There will be no church school classes downstairs for children and youth on this Sunday.

All are welcome!

Church Wide Lenten Study begins Ash Wednesday, February 22

Explore the Psalms and their link to the New Testament and the life of Jesus in this wonderful guide. Over six weeks, discover with us: Jesus in Our Hard Places, Jesus as Our Shepherd, our Hope, Our Strength and Our Savior. 

Sunday morning 9:45 in the Concord Room and on Zoom led by Adult Education members
Tuesday morning 10:00 on Zoom led by Charles McCrea
Thursday morning 10:00 in the Concord Room and on Zoom led by Pastor Bob Jon

See more information on the study in the Advocate.

Adult Studies

The Sunday morning Adult class’s study is “Called: Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice” by Susan Robb. There is always a seat for you in the Concord Room between the services at 9:45. Come join us to watch a short video and discuss the stories of Jonah, Samuel, Moses, Mary and Esther and John. The Thursday morning 10 am class continues their study of “Signs and Wonders: A Beginners Guide to the Miracles of Jesus” by Prof. Amy-Jill Levine. We’d love for you to join us in the Concord Room and on Zoom as we discuss what we can learn together of Jesus’s miraculous works of healing, stilling the storm, walking on water and raising the dead. A copy of the books Adult Education classes are currently studying are available to you in the library located in the basement.

Sunday morning 9:45 in the Concord Room and on Zoom led by Adult Education members
Tuesday morning 10:00 on Zoom led by Charles McCrea
Thursday morning 10:00 in the Concord Room and on Zoom led by Pastor Bob Jon

See more information on the study in the Advocate.

Early Bird

Early Bird continues the lively and engaging discussion of “Reasons to Gather” as part of the series on ‘The Christian Life.’ Plan to be a part of the discussion on ‘why we gather’ and ‘can I be a Christian and not attend worship’ The Scripture is Hebrews 10:23-25. All are welcome to come, share, participate, and fellowship. We meet Tuesday morning at ten o’clock via Zoom. See the Zoom link in the email. Additionally, the Lenten topic for Early Bird will be “Forgiveness.”

Blood Drive

Reminder to schedule your appointment for the Blood Drive 2/25

Please sign up if you can to help this important cause. There continues to be a national shortage!

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and search under February 25th to schedule an appointment.

For more information call or email Cate Lehan or Robin Dye or the church office.

2023 Flower Chart

The Flower Chart for 2023 is up on the wall in the hallway. Please sign up for flowers throughout the year. Please fill in your dates on the chart or let Betsy know. There has been a raise in price from $25 to $40. February 19th, and 26th and March 5th and 12th are