The Water Street Vacation Bible School is back. The Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown and Evangelical United Methodist churches are working together on a Vacation Bible School. Please save the dates of June 12, 13, 14, and 15. We are planning for VBS to be in the evening. More information will be forthcoming.
It is wish sadness we learned in the past week that God’s Kitchen will not be restarting. After a time of discernment, the leaders of the ministry have decided that it is time to end the ministry. The United Methodist churches of the Highspire/Middletown cluster are working together on new ministries as individual churches and collaborative ministries as a cluster. Evangelical is thankful for the friends we made serving dinners and the relationships we have built with our partners. We are also thankful for all the volunteers who made God’s Kitchen possible.
The book of Job wrestles with one of the biggest questions in life-why do bad things happen to good people? Many people in the time of the Old Testament believed that if God was happy with you would be materially blessed. If you were suffering, God must be upset at you. Most Old Testament books have this perspective to greater or lesser degrees. The book of Job was included in the Bible as a challenge to this perspective. Over the course of six weeks we will explore how the Book of Job speaks to the questions and problems we wrestle with in our daily lives. Job’s questions are often our questions. The study will be both on Zoom and in Room 3 (next to the fellowship hall) at the church facility. Each session will start at 7 PM and be about an hour long.
- April 25-Introduction (Job 1 & 2)
- May 2-Why? (Job 3-5)
- May 9-God on trial (Job 9-10)
- May 16 Miserable comforters (Job 15&16)
- May 23 Looking for redemption, wisdom, meaning in pain, and monsters (Job 19: 21-29; 28: 12-28; 33: 14-30; 40: 15-24; 41: 1-4, 25-34)
- June 6 Seeing God (Job 42)
After the rousing success of April’s turkey dinner, we are offering a roast turkey dinner on May 9. The dinner will be from 4 PM to 6 PM (or until sold out) in our fellowship hall. The dinner will include stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, and dessert. You can dine in or takeout. $10.00 for adults; $4.00 for children under 12. An accessible entrance with elevator is available.
Our April-May Newsletter is out. Click here to read it.