September News

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We are thrilled to welcome Pastor Rick Rabe

Pastor Rick will start leading worship this Sunday, September 3rd. We feel certain that we are moving in a positive direction and Pastor Rick will be a wonderful asset.

Sunday Worship will also be starting at 10am. With Sunday School starting after Children’s Talk and running for about 15 minutes into Fellowship time. We hope this will give parents a chance for fellowship while the children are in school.

On Sunday, September 10th we will hold a Potluck Picnic to welcome Pastor Rick. Please bring a salad, vegetable, fruit or pasta to share. We will also bid farewell to our organist Christopher Marini. September 10th will be his last day with us and we will miss his musical talent.

The United Methodist Women will hold a Potluck Dinner on Wednesday September 13th at 6pm. Debbie Thomas, our new president, along with co-presidents Barbara Bolster & Gail Barnes will open the meeting with a schedule of programs for the 2017-18 year. All women of the church are automatically members of the UMW and welcome to attend any and all functions! Appetizers at 5:30 with Dinner at 6pm.
RSVP to Carol at 433-5246

And one final reminder…
Sunday Worship is moving to 10am!

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FALL VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vendors and Crafters are needed for our annual Fall Vendor/Craft Fair.  If you would like further information or an application, contact Claire Carocci (737-1858) or Debbie Thomas (523-4760).  Pies, baked goods,  sandwiches and soup will also be available.  The church has free parking and is handicapped accessible.

8 Foot Table with two chairs available for $40

8 Foot Table with two chairs and electricity available for  $45

Get Ready to Big E!

September 15- October 1, 2017
West Springfield UMC is proud once again to serve meals to the 4-H families during the fair. We need help serving 3 meals a day for the entire fair. Many of you will receive information in the mail, but if you don’t or if you have never helped before please call the chuch office for information on how you can help. It’s a time of great fun and fellowship… and some work too!

Youth Group

Have a Middle or High School student looking to connect with other Christian youth? The Youth Group meets 2 Sundays per month during the school year under the leadership of Rev. Bruch Arbour at First UMC in Westfield. Besides regular fellowship the group takes part in outreach and volunteer programs. Last year they help at a local soup kitchen and raised money for Heifer International. Below is a photo of some of the group creating our own goat to help with fundraising efforts. The group also took a very chilly tour of the Heifer Farm in Rutland Massachusetts.