Fellowship and Events

Women’s Fellowship Luncheon

Join us at Red Stripe at 455 Main Street, East Greenwich on Saturday, March 18th, at 11:30 AM for our next Women’s Fellowship Luncheon. We will order off the menu. Come and enjoy the food, friends and fun!

RSVP to Linda Bergemann

322-9946 or LBergemann@aol.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Fellowship Committee invites you to a Modified Progressive Dinner.  The main meal will take place in the homes of various hosts, then we will all gather at the church for desserts donated by the participants.  In several weeks, there will be sign-up sheets for those who are interested in hosting and for those who will be guests. Hosts will decide if they want to cook the entire meal or if they would like their guests to contribute to the meal. Participants of past progressive dinners have had great things to say about the event. This is a good way to enjoy a meal with current and new friends.  So check your calendars, and make plans to join us for a fun evening. Look for more details to come.

Disciple Fast Track is a version of the popular Disciple Bible Study designed for busy people. Participants will get an in-depth overview of the biblical story without the huge time commitment required by the original Disciple series. The Men’s Morning Bible Study meets on Monday mornings at 6:00 a.m. An evening study group, open to everyone in the church, meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Both groups meet in the Conference Room.  For more information, please speak with Bill Trench.   Please check the church calendar for our meeting dates.


Daytime Women’s Bible Group meets on Monday mornings at 9:30 am. Group activities include traditional Bible Study, faith-based book club selections, service projects and fellowship outings (breakfast/lunch). Please contact Betsy Aulisio (398-8048, or scoutbagbetsy@gmail.com) if you are interested.  Looking forward to welcoming you!


The Women’s Evening Bible Study  meets at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays.  Please check the church calendar for our next meeting dates.


Volunteers Needed for Audio/Visual Team

Volunteers are needed for both the 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM services. Duties include controlling the sound, video and lights during the service from the control booth. Sound is controlled using the mixing board. Normally all mics are set-up (by Jennifer or Carol) and the system ready-to-go. Control consists of muting and fading the various mics. Video is projected using the laptop computer and ceiling-mounted projectors. Lights are controlled by typical switches on the wall. Experience with computers, Windows software and PowerPoint is helpful.  New volunteers will sit in the booth and observe until comfortable with operations. When ready, the new volunteers will take the controls with a current member of the team at their side for as long as needed.  For more information, see any of the current members of the team: Linda Bergemann, John Vitko, Sarah D’Aguanno, Chuck Sauer, Leslie Pires, Ali DeCesare or Jennifer Higgins.

 


Prayer Shawl Ministry meets once a month:  Please join us for our next gathering on Tuesday, April 4, at 2:00 pm.  Find out about Prayer Shawls.  Consider sharing your knitting and crocheting talents while gathering with others to create simple squares and shawls that are made with love and prayer.  Our shawls will give comfort and uplift the recipients of our handiwork.  Please contact Polly Erickson at 885-1388 or pollyerickson@aol.com for more information.


Choir Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings.   Chancel Choir meets every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Heaven Sent Choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pmHandbells meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm in the Sanctuary.    All church members are welcome in any choir.  Please contact Jennifer Higgins if you have any questions at jwhiggins@cox.net.  Please check the church calendar for our rehearsal dates.


 Our annual Volunteers in Mission trip to John’s Island, South Carolina, was held February 17-25, 2017.  Videos from last year’s trip may be viewed from our web site’s home page. Click here

The EGUMC Volunteers in Mission is an intergenerational group comprised of adults and High School youth. The Volunteers in Mission traveled to John’s Island, South Carolina during February school vacation week.   The Rural Mission, Inc. was started by five rural United Methodist Churches in the Sea Islands south of Charleston, South Carolina during the mid 1960’s to meet the needs of the migrant worker community and residential aged and poor of this area. Today’s issues are multiple and in direct consequence of poverty, illiteracy and little public transportation. Our focus is on housing repair. Our volunteer group raises the funds for materials and provides the labor to complete reconstruction and repairs. The mission has been successful, educational and rewarding.