If your device does not show the images contained in this email, you may view the newsletter from our website where you will be able to see the images.

JWUMC Update Thursday May 25, 2023

Plant Sale starts tomorrow. Starting tomorrow Friday through Saturday, join us for our yearly plant sale. Doors open at 9:00am both days. Consider inviting your friends, family and neighbors; and help us make this fundraising event a success.


WEAR RED FOR Pentecost. This coming Sunday is Pentecost. According to the book of Acts, after Jesus’ ascension, his disciples were gathered together in an upper room; and suddenly a sound came from heaven, like a strong wind, and everyone there, about 120 of them, were filled with the Holy Spirit. That is known as Pentecost. The word Pentecost literally means “50,” which signify the 50 days after Easter. Pentecost has also been considered the birth of the Christian Church.


For Pentecost, we will be learning a new Song together during worship. If you would like to listen to it before then, here is the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/3zARVp3420I


Memorial Day Remembrance. This coming Monday we remember those who have served our country in the military and have died in the line of duty. The Town of Falmouth’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 29. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 65 Depot Road and proceed to Pine Grove Preserve, 34 Foreside Road for the ceremony.


A call to join us in prayer– Every Wednesday at 11am, a few of us meet together to bring everything to God in prayer. Why pray? Not only was Jesus persistent that we ought to always pray, but in the Old Testament, God speaks through the prophet Isaiah, also insisting that God’s house “will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Yet, it is not only the imperative call of God that brings us to prayer, but the miraculous transformation that happens when God’s people pray. You can be a part of that movement of God in our church. Anyone is welcome to join us anytime. We meet in the chapel.


Sermon Series: Half-Truths* 

We all live by truths that help us make sense of our world and our experiences. We really don’t know if they are really true, because we have never taken the time to carefully examine them; yet we hear them all the time and often get up each morning counting on and believing that these beliefs are foundational to our faith and to life. 


This Sunday, we will be pausing to celebrate PENTECOST (So wear your red) but next Sunday, we will continue our series as we take some of these truths, examining them in the light of what we know about God and the Bible.


June 4 - “It Doesn’t Matter What You Believe as Long as You’re Sincere” 

June 11 - “When God closes a door, God opens another”


* Based on the book “half-truths” by Adam Hamilton


Sunday School: Sunday School for Kindergarten - 4th Graders is usually during the 9:30 service, after the children's moment with Amy Clatanoff-Brown as the lead teacher. Amy is looking for volunteers to help occasionally with leading or helping as teacher.


STELLAR Vacation Bible School Coming – Vacation Bible school will be here in no time. It is a life-changing ministry that we provide not only for our children and youth, but also an outward-focused mission designed to reach out to children in our community. Like other years, we need people who are able to serve. The dates are August 14-18. If you are willing or interested in serving, please see Jenn Linton.


Next Week Meetings:

Stewardship Team – May 30, 11:00am

Trustees – May 30, 5:00pm

Prayer Meeting – Every Wednesday at 11:00am

TLT Meeting – Thursday, June 1, 6:30pm


The office will be closed on Monday May 30th due to the Memorial Day holiday.

The Crafters will not be meeting on Monday the 29th due to the holiday.

SCAM Warning  If you receive strange or unexpected emails or texts coming from me or any of the staff asking you to either contact me, text me back or help me with something, it’s a scam. Please know that I would NEVER contact you to request any kind of money, gifts cards or funds via email or text.


This is not the first time, and I would imagine it won’t be the last. Please be aware that there are thousands of these emails and texts from fishing scam artists all the time. Before you even consider giving or even replying back, call the “assumed” person from your contact list, or at the very least, check to make sure it is not a fake/masked email. These nefarious emails prey on all people.


Again, I would NEVER contact you requesting help via email or text. If you have any questions, please give us a call at the office.

Pastor René

The plant sale starts tomorrow! The tents are set up, the plants are in place. Come! Tell your friends and neighbors about the plant sale.

Social Media: Lynn O’Brien will be temporarily taking over all social media posts and announcements. Please contact Lynn O’Brien Email Lynn if you’d like anything added to our JW Facebook or Instagram pages!

2023 JWUMC Directory Update!

If you haven’t received an email from Lynn O’Brien, please know we are updating the church directory and would appreciate if you could submit an updated picture of you/your family, and any other info the needs updates. If you’d like to see what your current information says now, please email her email Lynn and she’d be happy to send a screenshot.


It’s that time of year to get a garden plot. Are you interested in having a garden plot? I have a few available. They are approximately 12’ x 8’. We have it rototilled for you and it is fenced in and lots of sun for great produce. We have tools available to use. You can plant whatever you want and keep what you need and/or donate any excess to the church. All we ask is that you keep it neat and weeded. If you had a plot last year, please let me know if you want to continue with the same one. Thank you. Contact Sharon: (508) 457-0950, 508-274-9127

On Sunday May 28th: No Youth Group Enjoy the long weekend for the Memorial Day Holiday! We will see you next week on June 4th.

The children of JWUMC are looking forward to getting to know you! Please consider signing up to join our interesting discussions; play team-building games and laugh as we explore our new curriculum. We would like one adult or teenager to attend each of the Sundays in June. Please talk to Amy Clatanoff-Brown after Church OR call or text her @ 508.274.1904.

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram