January 22, 2023 Announcements

January 22, 2023 Announcements

Rev. Dr. Hope Luckie is guest pastor

Today January 22nd, Rev. Dr. Hope Luckie will be preaching during both services in
place of Pastor Bob who will be away. She is the Director of Clergy Family Services
Southwest for the Preacher’s Aid Society. In the article below, she introduces herself.
Please join me in welcoming her on the 22nd. Her sermon title will be “We Get By with a
Little Help from Our Friends,” based on Mark 2:1-12.


“I am passionate about walking with people on their journeys of faith and helping others notice God is present and active in their lives. I am certified as a spiritual director, supervisor, mentor, and interim minister. I hold a doctorate in ecumenism and interreligious dialogue and a Master of Divinity focusing on spiritual formation and direction. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, I have served a variety of creative ministries. With the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, I lead in a variety of ways. I am co-chair of the Open Spirit Task Force, an active member on the Commission of the Status and Role of Women (COSROW), a team member of the Ministry Exploration Summit and a Dismantling Racism and Mentor trainer for the Annual Conference.”

Super Bowl Sub Sale!

Italian, Turkey, Falafel & Vegetarian 
Gluten Free rolls are available too

Each sub comes with chips & soda

The Senior Youth group will be taking orders on the following Sundays: January 22nd & 29th, February 5th

Place your orders in the basket located in the hallway or email your order to: aumc education@verizon.net

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


Youth 2023 meeting Sunday January 22

We will have a special meeting today about Youth 2023 after the 2nd service in the Fellowship Hall for all youth in grades 7 – 12 and their parents. Over the last 20 years, many youth and adults have attended this national United Methodist youth conference. We have attended Youth 2003 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, Youth 2007 in Greensboro, NC, Youth 2011 at Perdue University in West Lafayette, IN, Youth 2015 in Orlando, FL and Youth 2019 in Kansas City, MO. 

Youth 2023 will be in Daytona Beach, Florida in July. The theme is; Bold, Being ourselves, living different.

If you cannot attend this meeting and are interested in finding out more about this conference, please let Cheryl Ortolf know and she will email you the information.

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 with “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.

Early Bird Bible Study

Early Bird continues the theme, “Living the Christian Life.” This week’s discussion will focus on ‘How we are to Live’. Please read Psalm 119:105 and 1 Thessalonians 5:11-21.

Please set aside time to read the Scriptures and if possible join in the discussion on Tuesday morning at ten o’clock. See the Zoom link in the email.

Single Ladies Dining Out

Single Ladies will be dining out for lunch on January 28th at the 110 Grille at 116 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford MA 01824. Please RSVP to Betsy so she can reserve a large enough table.

Blood Drive

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 RedCrossBlood.org and search under February 25th to schedule an appointment.

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