Tag Archives: First United Methodist Church Melrose MA

A November note from Stacey

Dear friends, November 2017 This is a season of gratitude and giving thanks. During November, we are remembering, with gratitude, Jesus’ words, “I am the vine and you are the branches. Stay joined to me and you will bear much fruit.” We are thankful that for our spiritual connection to Jesus. We nurture that connection […]

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Prayer Shawls Needed !!

During the September Leadership Team, we learned about the insecure situation of many Haitian immigrants to the United States, including a number of families who are members of our neighbor, Grace and Faith Christian Church. The future for tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants remains unclear as the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation allowing them […]

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A September note from Pastor Stacey

Dear friends, September is a me of new beginnings for many – the crisp, fresh fall air, the starting of the school year and the return to busy schedules. Summer is nearly over as I write this, and we have enjoyed a change of pace at FUMC. Worship has been more informal, with hymn requests, […]

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A Note from Pastor Stacey

Dear friends, On June 11, we will celebrate Pentecost. We gave thanks to God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit comes to us in the church to give us the gift s we need for ministry and mission. As different as we all are, the Spirit holds us together and helps us […]

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FUMC Choir rehearsal to start Thursday !

FUMC Choir Rehearsal to start Thursday, September 1, 2016 Greetings in the final day of the Summer Holiday! I hope that you all have been enjoying what leisure comes during the hotter months. As the academic year begins to wind up with school, sports, meetings, and work, I would like to take this opportunity to […]

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A note from Stacey

Dear friends, The summer months are upon us, and many look forward to a change of pace, some time to rest and be renewed. I hope you find a break in your schedule, a respite from the busy-ness, and time to reconnect with your loved ones, with God and with your own Spirit. For many […]

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A note from Stacey

Dear friends, On May 15 we celebrated Pentecost, the day we recognize the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the church. The story of Pentecost in Acts 2 reminds us that not everyone recognizes the Spirit at work in the world – some are confused or cynical or look for a more “logical” […]

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A message from Stacey

Dear friends, As we move forward with possibilities for our buildings, the Trustees and ‘Deficit Dogs” have been meeting together almost weekly to make progress towards a decision that will sustain us in the future. We have added the expertise of some professionals to our team: Tom Bennett is an attorney with over 40 years’ […]

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Dining for Dollars Fundraiser for Bread of Life

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Eat Dinner and support the Bread of Life!!!  FUMC Melrose is hosting a fundraiser at the Dockside restaurant in Malden on Thursday, March 10th from 6 – 9pm.  You will need a printed copy of the certificate above and make sure you mention the fundraiser when you order your meals.  Click HERE for a copy […]

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A note from Stacey

Dear friends, In the church year, we are making our way deeper into Lent, moving towards the events of Holy Thursday and Good Friday: the confusion, sadness, anger and fear that surrounded Jesus’ arrest, sham trial and execution. Our movement through these emotions and events is, of course, tempered by our knowledge of the eventual […]

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