Look for the cart in the sanctuary on May 26th and help local families with food insecurities overcome that challenge. Sewickley Community Food Bank opens its doors on Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm to distribute food to those in need in and around the 15143 zip code. With the school year coming to an end, consider foods that might provide breakfast and lunch to children who normally receive those meals at school. Thanks to SUMC, 10 Easter Bags were distributed to the food bank’s clients.
Caring.com created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support, organizations, and available care options that are in every city in Pennsylvania that can help senior citizens stay connected with their community. You can read more about their work here: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/pennsylvania/
The Outreach Committee is seeking several people to give a short testimonial about their positive experience with any of the WPAUMC’s camps or retreat centers.
The SUMC ANGELS have decorated furniture and accessories to make unique and useful creations. These will be for sale on SUMC’s front lawn during Sewickley’s May Mart on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am - 1 pm.
The United Methodist Women will hold its Sale for Missions (formerly called the Rummage Sale) this evening and Saturday, in the church basement.
Friday, May 10, Evening hours 5 to 8 PM
Saturday, May 11, Morning hours 8 AM to 1 PM
Our children and youth will re-visit tradition by planting flowers around the church campus on May 19, the final morning of our 2018-19 Sunday school year. The Fellowship of the Cross and the Education Committee will again host the event.
The Fellowship of the Cross youth want the shirts from the 10-Ks you ran, the VBS’s and day camps you served, the beaches you visited, the concerts you attended, and from the rarely visited depths of your drawers and closets.
Your donations are very much welcomed and appreciated for the May 10 & 11 “Sale for Missions” (formerly called the Rummage Sale). The UMW raises funds for mission projects by selling gently used, new-to-you household items, dishes, kitchen items, small appliances, clothing, small pieces of furniture, books, toys, puzzles, and games.
Camping and Retreat Ministries serves over 20,000 people each year through camps, programs, retreats and other ministry opportunities. To increase participation, a capital campaign has been started to raise no less than $2.5 million and challenge a goal of $5 million. In May, SUMC Outreach Committee will highlight some of the ministries served. Congregants will then be encouraged to either make a gift or a pledge to this initiative.
Did you know that more than 20,000 Native Americans are part of The United Methodist Church? Our offering directly supports Native American congregations, equipping them to minister authentically with their communities, while honoring creative expressions of culture and heritage.
Trinity UMC (McMurray) is hosting this on Saturday, May 18th, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Rev. Leo Yates, consultant for United Methodist Global Ministries’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry, will lead this training, which is designed for clergy, laity, students, and interpreters interested in deaf ministry in a Christian context.
Traditionally, SUMC has selected a United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) relief kit to assemble and deliver to AC at Grove City College each June. UMCOR keeps an inventory of relief kits ready for its ongoing ministries and for emergency responses. SUMC will assemble 50 hygiene kits.
EUMA (Erie United Methodist Alliance) and All God’s Children Ministries/Ramps of Hope is holding its Annual Shoe Drive to raise funds for its missions. Sewickley UMC will collect new and gently used CLEAN shoes (pairs only) from now until June 2nd.
Thank you for helping to pay down the principal on our sanctuary renovation loan through our sale. Our April choices are Lentil, Wedding, and Stuffed Pepper soups, and Sandra’s hummus. Please see the posters in the sanctuary and Simpson Room for pictures and order forms. Orders are due this Sunday, April 21.
Fellowship of the Cross’s new underwear collection for girls in Africa (girls sizes 10-16 & women’s sizes 5-7), to accompany feminine hygiene kits they will also receive, and for young girls & boys, briefs of any size, who have never had underwear, ends on Easter Sunday. The collection basket is in the back of the sanctuary. Financial donations are also welcome for FOTC to purchase for you. Thanks for your help!
Easter Sunday, April 21 at 10 am – The Education Committee is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for all children up through fifth grade. All youth are welcome to help with the hunt.
The Sale for Missions will be held Friday, May 10 from 5 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, May 11 from 8 AM to 1 PM. We offer gently used household items, dishes, clothing, jewelry, small appliances, books, puzzles, toys, and one-of-a-kind treasures. All proceeds benefit international, national, and local mission projects supported by the United Methodist Women.
This coming Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm, at The Maddest Hatter Tea Room (551 Beaver St, Sewickley). The cost is $10 to play, and we need 12 people or more to play. Make your reservation now to play this fun game by calling Sandra Kuriger at 412-741-9473.
This Sunday’s Lenten Program begins at 6 pm when teams representing Leap of Faith, Youth, Clergy, and Monthly Luncheons will face off in our 6th Annual Church Family Feud. The covered dish dinner begins at 5 pm. Please bring a side for the table.
This Sunday is the deadline to place your order for flowers to adorn the chancel on Easter Sunday. Order forms are available in the back of the sanctuary, or you can download and print the PDF, so you can complete it and bring it in with you.