Announcements

Child Care: Children are always welcome in worship. We also provide child care for your little ones age 0-2 years in the Nursery.

God Talk With the Pastors: Join us on Wednesdays around 11am for our Facebook live discussion centered on the weekly study guide. Our pastors engage the text, each with their creative perspective, to offer insightful twists on classical understandings.

UMM Lunches: This week we will be meeting Monday at Applebee’s at noon and at Georgia’s at Woodlawn Commons on Thursday at 1pm.

Please Support Our Annual Trip to Maine: You may donate cash, backpacks or Walmart gift cards. We have learned over the years that sneakers and backpacks tend to be the items that are most needed. Other school supplies are usually well-stocked at UMEM or may not be on the list of items that students need. Gift cards can be left in the mission mailbox in the church office. Backpacks may be left on the shelves in the Mission Corner of Fellowship Hall. Checks made out to SSUMC should say “Maine Mission Trip” in the memo. The Mission Team thanks you for your support.

Giving Garden: Help is needed from now through September. Choose a week and give an hour twice a week to   harvesting. See our display in the Mission corner of Fellowship Hall. Talk with Anita Knapp, Tom Ciampa, or Lenore Reber for more info.

Vacation Bible School: at SSUMC is July 10th-14th from 9:00am to 11:30am for children entering pre-k through 5th grade. Fliers and registration forms are available now on the Children’s Table in the Narthex. Adult and youth interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Igler (christianed@saratogaumc.org).

Golf League: We welcome you to join the SSUMC Golf League. We play at Windy Hills (in Greenwich) on Tuesdays at 8:30am. This is a fun, casual league for all levels. For additional information, please contact Donna Bjork at 587-6466 or email her at dlbjork1@msn.com. Come and play when you can!

Pastor Heather’s Book Club: The last session before summer break is this Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00pm at UMC West, 70b Beekman Street. The book selection is “On Which Side of the Road do Flowers Grow?” by Wendel Mettey. Please finish reading the book.  All are welcome.

Monday Night Readers: The book club concludes tomorrow, Monday, June 26th at 7:00pm at UMC West, 70b Beekman Street. The book is “Living Buddha, Living Christ” by Thich Nhat Hanh. Read chapters 9 & 10. Come join us to explore what we have in common with Buddhists and what sets us apart. All are welcome.

Fresh Start Worship: The purpose of Fresh Start is to encourage fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power while working towards recovery from life’s Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. It can be added (not replace) to any other recovery process or group you are currently attending. Join us every Sunday evening at 6:00pm in the Adkins Room to make your Fresh Start!

Backstretch Workers: Center United in Nolan House (next to the Presbyterian Church) is open for business during the racing season. The workers are arriving daily. We are in need of jeans, warm jackets, gloves, hats, t-shirts, sturdy shoes, socks, blankets, pillows, curtains, towels, housewares, small appliances and toiletries. A collection box marked “Backstretch” is in Fellowship Hall. Contact Phyllis Frederick with any questions/donations 584-8954.

Franklin Community Center: needs your help!! Volunteers for the following: All shifts in the Food Pantry. Shifts are 2.5 hours – open  9-2pm Mon, Tues, and Weds and 2-7pm Thurs; Help with their Produce Days held 2 Wednesdays a month from 9:30am-12:30pm; Drivers to pick up food donations and deliver to the Pantry. Contact: Julie 587-9826 x224 or Julie@franklincommunitycenter.org.

UMC West: We are collecting spiritual and self-help books to populate the bookshelves in our new space. If you have books that you are willing to donate, please see the Pastors or Paul Sweet..

Bulletin Announcements: If you have items you want included in the Sunday bulletin, please send them to glen@saratogaumc.org,

Summer Worship Schedule: Our summer worship schedule began today with Fellowship Time at 9:00am and one service at 10:00am. Our regular schedule resumes on Sunday, September 10th.