MARY TAYLOR MEMORIAL
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  
"Whoever you are,
wherever you are on your spiritual journey,
you are welcome here."
All are welcome!


SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE
September to mid-June
Classes 9:00-9:45 am - (classes for Infant to Adult)

CHURCH SERVICE Starting 10:00 A.M.
Child care for young children.

Ghana Emmanuel Service 3:30 PM Chapel Wesley Center

Healing and Wholeness Service:  Mondays 7:00 PM

TAIZE WORSHIP -       Taize worship will be
4th Wed at noon and - 4th Thurs. at 6:45 pm

Both Sanctuary and Wesley Center are fully Handicapped Accessible
The Reverend  Dr. Brian Bodt, Pastor

The Reverend Harold V. W. Vink, Pastoral
Assistant

Danielle Levine - Outreach Pastor

Location: 168 Broad Street
Milford, CT,
"on the Green."
Childcare is available for children under 5 years
of age.

Current Sermon List
Here

For information on

the new updated

phone system,

click
Here:
For information on SANCTUARY WINDOW
RESTORATION PROJECT,  Click
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OFFICE HOURS
Monday—Friday
9:00 a.m.
to
2:00 p.m.

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY
      DECEMBER 23RD AND MONDAY DECEMBER 26TH IN
OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.   
OPPORTUNITIES TO BE INVOLVED

TRANSPORTATION CAREGIVER GUIDELINES        
The intent of the Transportation Caregiver Program is to provide transportation to worship on Sunday mornings and at other days and times that worship is held (Ex: Good Friday).  
Transportation would also be available to church events that may occur at other times and days of the week (Ex: Club 80 Luncheon) and other needs that may arise.

To procure a ride, a member should call Don Hastings (203-877-4554) or Michelle Craig (203-877-4332) or Judy Darak (203-874-5881).  If at all possible, at least a 24-hour notice would be
helpful, but an attempt will be made to deal with last  minute situations or emergencies.

USHERS:  Like people?  Like church?  Like to be helpful?  Ushers, along with greeters, welcome our worshippers before 10 a.m. worship on Sunday.  They distribute bulletins, receive the
offering and provide direction to receive Holy Communion.  They are scheduled on a periodic basis.  If you are interested in being an usher or learning more about this important ministry,
please speak with or contact Dennis Darak (203.988.3554/wingridrs@sbcglobal.net.)

MTMUMC COMMUNITY SUPPER: Each month on the 4th Thursday we serve our hungry Milford neighbors.  Both individuals and church committees agree to host these meals and work any
portion of the time from 2 – 6:30 p.m., which includes set-up, prep, serving and clean-up. If you can help, contact Deb Dubien at 203.877.4959.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN MARY TAYLOR MEMORIAL CHURCH?

Three orientation sessions for persons interested in joining Mary Taylor Memorial Church will be held on either Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 from 7-8 p.m., or Sundays January 8, 15
and 22 from 11:45 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. in my office in the Wesley Center.  We will send letters in mid-October to those we believe may have interest, but please let us know without waiting if you
are ready to consider     membership.  All three sessions are required for preparation.

We intend to receive new members on January 29.  Please let me know of your interest by calling or e-mailing me:       
brian.bodt@yahoo.com or 203.874.1982, ext. 111.
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DODD HALL  WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS FOR FLOOR REFINISHING.  
     
PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE any activities requiring its use at this time.  
Dodd Hall will reopen on Sunday, January 1st.

SUNDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Please note that Sunday School will not meet on December 25 or January 1st so that our teachers and
students may enjoy spending time with family in celebration of Christmas.  Classes will resume on Sunday,
January 8th.  Merry Christmas to all!
“A Blue Christmas Service”

This service of Christian worship is for all, but especially
for anyone for whom the joy and gaiety of the
Christmas season is muted by sadness, loss or grief.


Monday, December 19, 2016  7 p.m.
Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
168 South Broad Street
Milford, Connecticut


he worship will be held in the fully handicapped-accessible sanctuary.
signage and greeters will direct you.
For those who desire to remain,
a time of fellowship and conversation will follow.

This service is a unique offering in our regular series of “Healing and Wholeness”    worship services each Monday evening at 7 p.m.

For more information please contact the church office
at 203.874.1982 or mtmumc@sbcglobal.net.
                                                                                                                     VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
                                                                                                                     for our 41st ANNUAL LIVING CRECHE !!

                                                                                                                      Greetings from your "Crèche Queen of 2016"!

    I will be posting sign ups shortly in Dodd Hall for people to   volunteer to participate in our living crèche on
    Dec. 22nd and Dec. 23rd from 6pm - 8pm and Dec. 24th before and after the family service at 5PM.


    This is a long standing tradition at Mary Taylor which involves members of our church family dressing up in costume as Mary,
    Joseph, shepherds, wise men (or wise women), and angels. Once dressed, volunteers assemble outside as a group for 20 - 22
    minute shifts, remaining still and silent, looking at the baby Jesus in his manger. Sign up as a group, as a family, as an
    individual, with your bible study buddy, or your mentor! What a great opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas,
    while spreading the good news to all of downtown Milford!


    Email me at rmerva@optonline.net to reserve your spot. If you haven't done so in the past, consider making this your new
    tradition in witness to the love of Christ!


If you would like to serve this program in other ways, please consider joining the Crèche Crew by providing hot beverages and snacks
for our volunteers during these dates and times, laundering / craft work on the costumes, or volunteer to help assemble the crèche
(Saturday morning Dec. 17th) or dismantle the crèche (Monday evening on Dec. 26th). We need a crew of at least five for set up and
take down and it only takes about 30 minutes.


And please get the word out to family and friends, downtown businesses and others to come and see the Living Crèche!
Thank you! - Rachel Merva, ph. 203-641-5088