Montgomery United Methodist Church
117 Sunset Road, Belle Mead, NJ 08502  -  908-874-3273
The Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Godlefski, Senior Pastor
MUMC Church News For
August 2016 through Labor Day Weekend
Greetings From the Pastor

 Dear Friend in Christ,
         My gratitude is with you for this vacation time you provide for me.  Thank you so much for this time of rest and relaxation. 
            I look forward to being in some Church somewhere during the Sundays of my vacation, and I hope you will, too.  If you are home, please continue to attend and support our Church – we have a wonderful lineup of Sunday speakers and musicians!
              Should you need Pastoral assistance in any way this summer, please contact my Administrative Assistant, Nancy
(609-954-6743/ and she will know the best way to help you.  I look forward to meeting you when I return from my summer rest.
            I am sending warm thoughts of blessing and gratitude your way, my Friend.  See you in September! 
Your friend,
Pastor Tony
2.  If You Are a Guest at Montgomery UMC…
Dear Welcome Guest,
         I greet you!  I look forward to meeting you in person when I return in September.  Please do continue to enjoy the blessing of our wonderful speakers, music, and worship leaders this summer.
God bless you every day!
Pastor Tony
3.  Thinking About September
Dear Friend in Christ,
         September is just around the corner!  This is a great time to think about our Autumn plans.  If you haven’t been with us for a while, this would be a great time to make a decision to enjoy the many opportunities we have coming up for you and your family.   Here are a few:

• Sunday, September 11th, 2016: Reunion and Holy Communion Sunday - Let's gather around the Lord's table and celebrate the presence of Jesus together.  Pastor Tony will be back from vacation and looking forward to sharing the exciting stories of Jesus. 
• Sunday, September 18th: Rally Day - Blessing of the Backpacks & Family Reunion Sunday - Registration and official start of Sunday School. "Blessing of the Backpacks" - Children should bring their backpack or something that they regularly take to school for a special blessing by Pastor Tony. 
• Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th:  Rummage Sale - See our website <> for details.
• Sunday, October 2nd: World Wide Communion Sunday - Come celebrate Holy Communion with Christians around world.  "One Room Schoolhouse" will be the theme during Sunday School Time. 

• Sunday, October 2nd:  Church Picnic - On the Church grounds after the 10:30 AM worship service – food, games, music, water balloons and “Name That Tune”.  Bring the family – and it is a great time to bring a friend.         
4.  Jump Ahead for Summer!  A Word from our Finance Team 
            Summer is here!  That can mean travel, vacation, and weekends away from home.  Your faithfulness to your estimate of giving is especially appreciated in these Summer months, when our Church still must meet its financial obligations.  So, won't you consider "Jumping ahead for Summer," and fulfilling your Church pledge before you go away?  Thank you so much! 
                                           Your Church's Finance Team & Marjorie Samuels, Financial Secretary.
5.  Regarding Childcare During Summer Worship
            Due to scheduling difficulties, worship-time child care in the Nursery Room will be suspended for until September.  Parents are welcome to use the Family Room (directly behind the Sanctuary) and the Nursery Room, but children may ONLY be in the nursery room with their parent(s). Vy Willson, Staff-Parish
6.  Happy Birthday to You
            August - 1 Sue Fanok; 5 Jasmine Cheek; 6 Brian Mayer; 9 Steve Laney; 10 Stephen Carter; 12 Andy Heckel; 15 Allison Ruddock; 17 Julie Freehauf; 24 Landon Uhrlass; 25 Ernie Willson; 30 Karen Davis-Fleischer; 31 Brent O'Dell