Our church is grieving over the sudden and unexpected death of Jeanne Beth Willett-King in her South Meriden home on Tuesday, August 13th. Jeanne was 49 years old. She blessed our lives, and the lives of so many people, with joy, and the love of God. Her husband, John King, her parents, Bruce Willett and Katharine Faber, and her other family members are in our prayers for healing, and hope, along with all of the many people in the greater Meriden community whose lives she touched.
Jeanne's family is welcoming people to visiting hours at Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Avenue, Glastonbury (map), 5-8PM on Wednesday, August 21st. Our church's memorial service will be held in our sanctuary Thursday, August 22nd, 10AM (map). Jeanne's full obituary may be found here and below. Please join us in this time of special remembrance for a person who was so special for so many people, and for God.
At our church, we take our faith seriously, and the love of a saving God seriously. We offer it to everyone in our community. And so, at the time of this tragic murder of 49 worshipers at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, we invite all people, and all faith leaders, to a short but important time of prayer and reflection this Sunday, March 19th, in our church sanctuary. There will be no sermons, only prayers, some visual and sound reflections, and some words of scripture that can offer us unity, healing, and hope at this time. May we all pray for the healing of the world that God have given to us in love, and for the healing of all hearts and bodies and souls who have been wounded so deeply by this tragedy.
United Methodist Men, here's your chance to get together in a joyful and positive way. At 9AM this Saturday January 19th, your're invited to a "separate checks" breakfast at Tom's Place on Main Street in Meriden. The order of the day: good food, good fellowship, some prayers, and a discussion of what it means to be Christian men. Feel free to invite men who might be interested in men's church fellowship. Our hope is to make this a monthly event at various places that is fun, fulfilling, and filled with the power of being God's church. Get ready to order up!
Prayer is a powerful tool of faith to open our eyes to God's possibilities in our lives, and in God's world. We are resuming our community prayer walks, which we invite church members, friends, and community residents to join us in, so that we may seek together God's will for us as people who can bring forth God's fruits of faith in this place.
Pastor John will organize these prayer walks, which take off from the church sanctuary steps at noon on Mondays, as weather and appointments permit. Pastor John has been continuing prayer walks already, and invites everyone to join us in them. After our prayer walks, you are invited to join us in the Clark Room for a brown bag luncheon and discussions, using our holy conversation guidelines to make them safe and fruitful.
A menu option on our office telephone menu will give you the latest status on prayer walks. We look forward to you joining us - and to inviting others into them!
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