Ongoing Events:

BIBLE STUDY ON THE BEATITUDES:
Join Pastor Alison and others for Bible Study on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. from May 2-June 20.  Each week will focus on one of the beatitudes and how we can apply it to our lives.  (Contact Pastor Alison if you're interested in an evening or weekend time.)

BOOK CLUB:
The book chosen for June's meeting is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.  The book club will meet on Thursday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ungemah Room.  

SENIORS BREAKFAST:
Join seniors at the church the second Wednesday of the month for fellowship over breakfast at Oakland Diner.

PARENTS' GATHERING:
One Saturday a month, parents of young children gather for coffee or brunch while the kids play. Contact Pastor Alison for more information, the location, or questions.

SERVING AT CUMAC:
Every Tuesday from 9-1, a group from FLUMC travels to Paterson to help sort donations for the thrift store at CUMAC. We also serve Meals-on-Wheels regularly and have one-time service opportunities as often as we can.

HIKING GROUP:
A group of folks from FLUMC who love the outdoors go on regular hikes as a way to connect with each other and with God through nature.  Some hikes are on weekdays and some on weekends.  Everyone is welcome!  Please contact Pat Andrews (pandrews31@verizon.net) with questions or with ideas for this new group.

Upcoming Events:

LAYPERSON OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON
The Administrative Council is pleased to announce that Bonnie Montevechi has been named as our 2017 Lay Person of the Year.  A luncheon in Bonnie's honor will be held on Sunday, June 25, 12:00 p.m. at Fiona's Restaurant (118 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ).  The luncheon's cost is $30 for adults (penne vodka, garden salad, choice of three entrees:  chicken francaise, veal marsala or talapia oreganata) and $15 for children "of any age" (penne vodka, chicken fingers, french fries).  Please make your reservations by sending your check made out to FLUMC to the church office by June 20.  Any questions, please contact Diane Ribustello.  All are invited to join in the celebration. Congratulations, Bonnie!

CUMAC FUNDRAISER
Please join us on Sunday, June 11th from 12-4pm for a LuLaRoe Fundraising Event. Proceeds from this event will be donated to CUMAC, a non-profit organization in Paterson dedicated to fighting hunger for over 30 years. To RSVP or to support the event online, check out its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/416339472059338/

FLOW AREA VBS: August 7–11
This year local churches are joining together to offer Vacation Bible School at Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland. The theme will be Psalm 150: Praise the Lord! Like last year it will focus on using music to praise God. To learn more, please contact the church office.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION is being offered to the general public free of charge and is hosted by the Franklin Lakes Methodist Church on the following Sundays:  June 4th & 25th, July 9th & 30th, August 6 & 20th from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the church annex room at 454 Pulis Avenue in Franklin Lakes.

This form of Mindfulness Meditation is a simple secular practice based on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). Learn guided practice for awareness, breath, simple movement and guided meditations to help regulate emotions, reduce stress and anxiety, balance the nervous system and create well being.  Donation suggested.  Contact mindfulconnect@gmail.com or call 201-891-0022 for more information.

Instructor:  Colleen Gallagher - Teacher/Artist, is a Meditation and Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Mindful Curriculum Educator - Mindful Schools.  Affiliations: Part of the "Mindful Schools Community of Educators" and the "Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education." MBSR practioner (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through the Center for Mindfulness, University of Mass. Medical Center.  Works with adults, youth, seniors, sports groups, artists, nonprofits, businesses and special needs populations.