Celebrate the Saints of Our Lives

Hello all,

You ready for the trick or treaters on Monday?  About 250 roam the parsonage neighborhood on Halloween.  Yikes! Thanks to Heather and Callie (and Liz and Gerrie who helped pack them) I’ll have company giving out bags of goodies that will just happen to have information about what MUMC offers kids.  It should be fun.  Guess I won’t stick to my tried and true clown costume considering all the clown fuss in the media this past year.  The costume is a long time family tradition as my Mom dressed as a clown following us kids around when we went trick or treating in years past.  That said, as time moves forward, traditions change, and life changes, whether we are ready or not.  Our God through it all remains steadfast.  Maybe I’ll be a cat.

Tomorrow in services we celebrate the saints of our lives.  On the church calendar that shows up the following Sunday, November 7 since it is normally celebrated on the nearest Sunday to the holiday.  The worship team and I decided it makes more sense to celebrate these wonderful people on the day closest to the official date rather than a week later.  So join in as we worship God with thanks for the people and relationships we’ve been fortunate to have experienced over the years.

See you in church!

Rev. Casey Collins
Milford United Methodist Church
327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669

Crafting for the Christmas Fair

Good afternoon!

I hope this finds you well and excited about God being in your life.  Looking for something to do?  Tomorrow morning, and Saturdays coming up bring yourself to church from 10-1 crafting for the Christmas Fair.  Can you believe that Advent, when we usher in Christmas, is just a month or so away?  Spend creative time with great folks!  Don’t know how to craft?  There is something to do at every level of skill (trust me, I’ve done it!).

I hear often from those in the church how it would be nice for other folks to know about MUMC.  One way is to be more visible in Milford.  Join Susan and myself and other folks at the Red Ribbon drug prevention week sponsored by CAST at the event next Saturday, October 29 for an hour or three or anywhere in between to play Halloween games with community children.  Please let us know your availability.

Want to help out with Halloween?  I will be hosting Halloween at the parsonage this year giving out bags of goodies to neighborhood kids, an estimated 250 of them!  Each bag will have candy, a prize, and a bookmark with MUMC details on it.  Let us know about that as well if you want to help put these together.

If you weren’t at worship last Sunday, you missed a wonderful Laity morning with Steve Rafter at the helm.  He reminded us about how important it is to be involved in church events not just to help others but for us to grow spiritually as well, growing community and faith.  The above are just a few ways to do that.

Have an awesome weekend.  See you in church!

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church
www.milfordumc.org
327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669