Simsbury UMC
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Weekly Announcements
Click here to read the SUMC announcements for this week.
These announcements are also found in the Sunday Bulletins each week.
Please submit announcements to our Secretary, Michelle Ebert, by the end of the day on Tuesdays to ensure your message is included in the bulletin and weekly eblast. Thank you!

Office Helpers

If you have daytime availability between 9:30 and 2:30, even half days morning or afternoon, and would be willing to help in the office occasionally, please let Michelle know. She can be reached in the office at 860.651.3356 or Over the last year, several people who used to be helpers have moved away or availability has changed for a variety of reasons, and Michelle would like to grow the list of helpers once again. While computer experience is helpful, volunteers who would be able to assist with phone coverage and greeting visitors are also most welcome! Training and volunteer instructions are provided. Additionally, Michelle will be away on vacation at the end of August and traveling in mission to Uganda in late September. If you would be available even in the short term for either of these specific coverage periods, that too would be most helpful to both Michelle and all of our new staff members including Pastor Gene! If you have availability, we’d love to hear from you!


Office Closures for Vacation

It’s the dog days of summer, and Michelle will be away on her annual vacation during the last 2 weeks of August, beginning Aug 20 and returning Sept 6.. There will be office coverage Mon—Thu from 9:30 am—2:30 pm, but the office will be closed on Friday, August 24 and Friday, August 31. Thank you for your understanding and a warm thank you to those who have offered to help with office coverage! Even four or five names really makes a difference and is most appreciated! Enjoys these final weeks of summer before the hustle and bustle of the fall begins right after Labor Day weekend!


 No Eblasts: Secretary on Vacation

Michelle is away on vacation through September 6, and while the office is being covered by her wonderful office volunteers, there will not be an eblast on August 23 or 30. The next eblast will be out just in time for Rally Day Sunday, so watch your inbox on September 7 for all the latest as we kick of a new church year!


Reminder: Newsletter Mailed to All

As we have done each year leading up to the Rally Day Sunday, the September Newsletter, the Messenger, is mailed to all active households in addition to being online. This issue is usually chock full of information as we begin anew so please be sure to watch for that in your mailbox the first week of September!


Christmas in July???

Calling all crafters-we need your help! In December, we will be hosting a Christmas workshop for children to buy Christmas presents for their loved ones. We would appreciate any homemade crafts like, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, stationary, pillows, etc. Plenty of time to craft through the lazy days of summer! For more information, please contact Heather Kaliden at Thank you!


Office Hours Change for 2018

As of January 1, the office will be open at 9:30 am M-F but will be closed for lunch daily between 1:00 - 1:30 pm. Generally, someone will be in the office Mon-Thur until 4:30 pm and until 2:30 pm on Fridays, but please call ahead if you need to come by later in the afternoon, as often times someone may be available later than 4:30 Mon-Thur.