Andy Griffith Bible Study
At our regular Sunday Evening Bible Studies, November 1, 8, and 15, we will be watching old episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) then evaluate and discuss each episode from a Scriptural perspective. You'll be amazed how even a casual conversation about an old TV show can afford an opportunity to witness!
All studies take place in the Parsonage living room, 40 Hoppin Hill Ave. in North Attleboro from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. Snacks provided.
Undie Sunday Is Here!
Back by popular demand, Undie Sunday returns as our September mission project. During the month of September, we are collecting new, packaged children’s underwear (either boys or girls, in sizes 2T through 8). You can drop off the underwear in the basket in the Sanctuary, and we hope you will donate by Sunday, Sept. 27.
What do we do with this underwear? It is delivered to the Early Learning Center, as well as several other local elementary schools (in our surrounding towns) where it is kept in the Nurse’s office and discreetly given to children who suffer accidents during the school day. The last time we sponsored this mission, we divided 60 pairs of underwear among five different locations (all delivered by our own Sunday School students to their school nurses), including the Early Learning Center, Allen Ave. Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Garvin Memorial (Cumberland) Elementary, and Lenore’s Pantry. Look for the basket to donate .
Family Game Nite in Knight Hall, Sept. 12
On Saturday, Sept. 12, we’ll be hosting a Family Game Nite in Knight Hall from 5-8 p.m. This will serve as a fellowship gathering for our families prior to the opening of Sunday School on Sunday morning, Sept. 13 at 9:45 a.m.
We will provide pizza, lemonade, water and ice cream, as well as a selection of board games If you have a favorite game to play, and are willing to share, please bring it. We'll set up as many tables as we need, and there will be opportunities for everyone to play!
Please just let us know you’re coming, so that we have enough pizza and ice cream.
A Back to School Prayer from First UMC to our Children and Youth
As you head off to school this year, this is what I’m praying for you:
Where We've Been and Where We're Going
On Wednesday, June 24, we met at the Plainville UMC for "Holy Conversations: Where We've Been and Where We're Going". This was a conversation between all who care about First UMC and Plainville UMC, along with Pastor Jim. A brief worship service began the evening, led by Dan Stone, after which we moved into an open-ended conversation. There may be a subsequent meeting, so watch here for a new date.
Children and Youth Sunday
June 7, 2015
The children and youth of our Sunday School led our Worship on June 7. Our 2nd-4th grade students took us to a lake in Gaililee, where they went fishing, while our preschool-1st graders visited a mountainside where they heard a very important message from Jesus himself. Many gifts and talents were shared, and we also renewed our Baptismal vows. Sunday School will resume in September, but we will all come together for Worship at 10:40 a.m. each Sunday during the summer.
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in love, and in faith and purity." 1 Timothy 4:12.
Pentecost Sunday in the Park
Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m.
under the Newell Shelter in Capron Park, Attleboro
There was an outdoor worship service jointly held by Centenary United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, Plainville United Methodist Church, and the John Wesley AME Zion Church in North Attleboro on Sunday, May 24. The four churches combined in Capron Park to celebrate Pentecost Sunday, and remember the birthday of the Church. Because it was also Memorial Day weekend, patriotic hymns were also sung.
Imagine No Malaria
On Sunday, May 17, children and youth from the Sunday School participated in a basketball shoot-a-thon to raise awareness for Imagine No Malaria. INM is a global partnership spearheaded by the United Methodist Church to eradicate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. As "networkers" and partners with the greater UMC, we used our basketball net at the parsonage to make a difference, and raised more than $375 through pledges per basket made. This was our April and May mission: Each month during the school year, we attempt to raise the consciousness of our children and youth through several local, national and/or global projects -- an opportunity to share God's love beyond the "Church on the Hill". Thank you for your support!
Dear Friends and Church family members,
On Saturday, May 9, the funeral service of Quinton Buehrens will be held at 11 a.m. in our Sanctuary. The death of a person so young is difficult for everyone, but especially for teens and classmates. Below is a link to a website titled "Grief Speaks: Death of a Teen Friend" that Pastor Jim has found helpful in this situation. We invite you to click the link below and let us know what you think:
Easter Baptism and Confirmation
Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ's holy Church. We are incorporated into God's mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit. All this is God's gift, offered to us without price.
Through confirmation, and through the reaffirmation of our faith, we renew the covenant declared at our baptism, acknowledge what God is doing for us, and affirm our commitment to Christ's holy Church.
Easter Sunday, First UMC had the privilege of welcoming Sam into our community of believers. Blessings, Sam!
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. in the Christian Education wing.
Worship: 10:40 a.m. in the Sanctuary. First Sunday of Advent.
Dec. 1-31: Warm hats, sock, blankets and mittens collected on the tree in the back of the Sanctuary.
Dec. 1: Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: Church Council Meeting, 6:45 p.m.
Dec. 8: Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 24: Family-friendly candlelight Christmas Eve Service.
Dec. : Church Supper, 6 p.m., Knight Hall