Whiting United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
1John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
 LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT CHURCH???

So are we! We are just a few people away from our goal. Could you be the one to help us reach the goal. We are Christians seeking to respond to God's call to be disciples. Whiting UMC is not your average church. There is no mold into which you must fit. With us, you can live out the life to which God calls you. Our congregants reflect a variety of faiths. We come together to be the people of God in our neighborhood, in our country, and in our world. 
Welcome to the imperfect church!

When you visit:
* We are at 55 Lacey Road in Whiting, NJ. (We are located across the street from Crestwood Manor.) Mapquest Link
* Worship style is traditional at both the 8:30 and 10:30 services. We include a time for children during the 10:30 service.
* Who is welcome at Communion? Everyone! We offer an “open table” to which everyone is invited. Communion is usually given on the first Sunday of the month.
* Our building is fully wheelchair accessible. Hearing aids are available upon request.
* Seating in the sanctuary is in comfortable chairs with padded seats and backs.
* Our new Christian Life Center is available for dinners, gatherings, classes, such as Silver Sneakers and Weight Watchers. We even make it available to private parties

 DURING TIME OF CORONAVIRUS SCARE

For caution to protect our health in a church that is predominanently seniors -- hence vulnerable -- church worship and events will not be meeting until further notice.  The calendar in this website is not in effect during this pandemic era.  In a way, we are having worship Sunday mornings.  Below is from Pastor Clarissa about March 29 worship:

This weeks sermon will be available March 28 evening on both the Whiting United Methodist Church's Face Book page and YouTube. If you use YouTube you need to put in "whitingumc" and the video should show up.


Sermon:" Share: Going Fishing, Reflecting Light' Based on the book The Walk by Adam Hamilton

This weeks Scriptures:

Matthew 4:18-20
18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 
 
Matthew 5:14-16
14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
You can watch this weeks sermon on the Whiting United Methodist Church's Face Book page or on YouTube. If you go to YouTube type in "whitingumc" to see the video.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and our sermon will look at Jesus' words from the cross.

The scripture that continues to speak to me during this season is Isaiah 43:18-19:
 "Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. 
I am about to do a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert."
 
Peace be with you, Clarissa