Fellowship and Events

Save the Date!  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.  There are 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.


The altar flowers are doing God’s work in the world.

We want to thank Busy Bee Florist in East Greenwich for providing the always- beautiful flowers on our altar and the people within our church family who sponsor them. Following the 10:00 service, these arrangements are often delivered to church members who are not able to attend. The flowers are a tangible and lovely reminder to people that they are in our thoughts and prayers. If you are interested in sponsoring the altar flowers, please sign the book in the Narthex or contact Cheryl in the office. If you would like to deliver the flowers to a member, please speak to Steve or Leslie Huikko or email visitation@egumc.org.


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!

 


 

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets once a month:  Please join us for our next gathering on Tuesday, May 2, 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.