Gratefulness to God

Would you believe Thanksgiving is next week and Advent starts the following Sunday?  It seems like the holidays always sneak up on us.
This Sunday will celebrate our gratefulness to God by remembering the importance of MUMC in the lives of so many for the work God has given the church to do.  We will be given the opportunity to decide what we can offer to God in gifts and love.  We will also be celebrating a new church member at second service!  Please welcome Amanda when next you see her.
The Youth Group will NOT be working at the Wilton Community Supper since it is not happening any more, but the kids (and everyone else!) are encouraged to volunteer at the SHARE Community Supper on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4:30-7:30, or for any amount of time they want to join in.  See the sign up sheet at church on Sunday or call the church office for more information.
See you Sunday!
Rev. Casey Collins
327 North River Road
PO Box 476
Milford, NH  03055
603-673-2669

MUMC’s Annual Church Conference

Good morning!  What wonderfully crisp weather we’ve been having.  God is so good.  My daughter Crista has been visiting from Baltimore for a couple days for her business, so her presence has had me outside more for which I am grateful.

A couple of reminders this morning.  Next Wednesday is MUMC’s annual Church Conference which our District Superintendent, Jim McPhee will be facilitating at 7 p.m.  I encourage you to attend as we discuss the life of the church moving forward and of course tend to a few business items as we are gathered.

And we are getting closer to Thanksgiving, a time we set aside to thank God for all we are grateful for in our lives. Sometimes it’s hard to see past anxieties or difficulties but if we truly are honest with ourselves, I’m betting you’ll find that the joys far outnumber the adversities.  As some wise person has said, if we didn’t have adversities we would not appreciate the blessings.  In this season the church as well appreciates its blessings.  Tomorrow we again hear testimonies from a MUMC member in each service and why they feel grateful to have this church in their lives. In this Grow with God sequence we continue the theme as we get nearer to Grow One Stewardship Sunday gathering to give thanks for all God has given and done for us, assuring the strength and continuation of God’s work in Milford.  I am so grateful to God and the communities of love and and relationships God has blessed me with. How about you?

See you tomorrow.

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church

327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669

Communion Sunday

A reminder that folks ARE CHRISTMAS crafting this morning at 10.  Please use the the side door as there is a service going on in the sanctuary at the same time

Congrats to Joe and Shannon and all the people who made West Side Story a wonderful event last night!  If you haven’t planned to attend, change your mind!  It was awesome.  I was singing along the whole time.

Also a reminder to turn your clocks back tonight.  If you forget, that’s ok since that would get you to church an hour early so you still wouldn’t miss anything.  It’s communion Sunday and we’ll be having a special moment during that ritual offered by 2 of our children.  You certainly won’t want to miss that.

Have a wonderful Saturday.

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church

327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

 

603-673-2669