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Due to the current health risks of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some activities have been suspended. Please go to the contact page if you would like ministerial assistance or for worship service information.

Notice: ** Join us for in-church worship!!**  Read more about it in the September newsletter. OR Watch our Sunday Worship services on Facebook – broadcast from the church Sanctuary.

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NORMAL Sunday Worship time:   9:30 a.m. Sept – June  9:00 a.m. mid-June – early Sept.   First Sunday of each month we celebrate communion with a Liturgy of Love Feast (at home). 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Sunday, October 25th – 9:30a.m.  — IN-CHURCH Worship service will be livestreamed on Facebook.  Click on the link to view the worship bulletinGo to the Worship page for more options and past worship services.
Sat., Oct. 24th  ~ Drive-up Baked Bean Supper ~  4:30- 6:00 (or until we’re sold out). Baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw, brown bread and cookies!  $8 per person.  Drive up and take home to eat… or enjoy a delicious picnic meal.    Arrive early!   
 
* * NEW & ONGOING MISSIONS & MINISTRIES  * * *

Cards of Care Ministry  — A new ministry for everyone — Due to the current lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we realized that many residents living in care facilities are not able to receive visitors.   We are gathering cheerful greeting cards once a month and bringing them to local care facilities so the administrators or nursing staff can give one to a resident to help brighten their day when they may be feeling down or lonely.    ***  We’ve distributed over 500 cards to people over the past few months.  We want to make the next couple months extra special for the holidays so we’re asking for themed cards:  Nov.: Thanksgiving, & Dec.: Christmas 

Meals for Seniors/Shut-ins Ministry – Serving light meals to local senior citizens who live alone and letting them know that someone cares and is thinking of them. Read more

Prayer Shawl Ministry program —  Do you know anyone who may benefit from the calming spiritual grace of a warm shawl?  The church has several shawls, hand made by our church members, that have been stitched with prayer and well-wishes for the recipient and then blessed during worship service.  They are free for the giving.  Contact Pastor Elizabeth to coordinate a time and place for pick-up.  For more information on the spiritual comfort program, Prayer Shawl Ministry.

 

The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The church-wide effort kicked off on June 19, 2020, to coincide with Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S.    For more information, visit:  UMC.org/EndRacism and Facebook.

“Words are great, words are important – but action is really important,” said Bishop Harvey. “Pick up your pen, pick up your voice, pick up your feet, and do something.” 

Go to the “Worship” page for options to viewing all of our Sunday broadcasts and worship bulletins.

Looking for a place to hold a meeting or family event gathering?  Consider using our spaces.  Visit Facilities and building use pages offering guidelines and fees.

Regularly scheduled Gatherings:

Bible Study – Thursdays at Pam Wolfe’s home @ 10:00a.m. – The book of Revelations will be studied over the next few months. If you’re interested, Contact Pastor Elizabeth for details: pastor@lisbonumchurch.org  

Evening Circle  – beginning October 2020:  meetings during the winter months (Nov.-March) will be held at the church 1st Sunday of each month at approx. 11:00 a.m. – following the church service.

April- October:  the group will meet the first Tuesday each month @ 6:30 p.m. – Contact Carolyn Jones for location (different host each month).

Afternoon Circle – 3rd Wed. each month @ 11:30 a.m. –  Contact Carolyn Jones for location,  carpooling available

Widow’s Fellowship  – 1st Monday each month @ 12:00 noon – at the church. Contact: Ginny Barden (church# 353-4982)

Monthly Bean suppers – 4th Sat. of each month (except December) 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Traditional New England Bean supper served family styleBaked beans, kidney beans, hot dogs, ham, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, brown bread and a slice of homemade pie for dessert!

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (with some exceptions) Sept. – June  Contact:  Deb Greim, Music Director.