Lenten Fines 2019

Lenten Fines 2019

The Western PA Annual Conference has a strong connection with the Nyadire Connection in Zimbabwe. This year, Lenten Fines will be collected and applied to the Hearing Impaired (HI) Program at the Nyadire United Mission.

Bishop’s Debriefing

Bishop’s Debriefing

The Bishop is holding debriefing sessions in each district so lay and clergy members of the United Methodist Church in Western Pennsylvania hear accurate information about the decisions made at the Special Called Session of General Conference and the process we, as an annual conference, will undertake in order to implement the legislation that passed. The Pittsburgh District Debriefing is Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm at Salem UMC (350 Manor Rd, Wexford, PA 15090).

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry Collection

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry Collection

Donations of nonperishable food are welcome and help the Sewickley Community Center Food Bank provide help to those in need. Look for the cart in the front of the sanctuary on Sunday. Thank you for helping local families in need.

Prayer Vigil for Justice & Healing

Prayer Vigil for Justice & Healing

Please join Pittsburgh area United Methodists for an ecumenical prayer vigil for justice and healing in the wake of the death of Antwon Rose, Jr. and the trial of Michael Rosfeld, this Sunday, March 24 at 6:30 pm at Warren UMC, 2604 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh.

Prayer Rocks

Prayer Rocks

The SUMC Youth Group will be selling prayer rocks as a fundraiser to support our various activities. We will be selling the prayer rocks before and after each service on March 31st, April 7th, and April 14th for $10 each.

Lock In

Lock In

The annual SUMC Youth Lock In will take place on March 29th and 30th from 7:00 pm until 9:00 am. All youth from 6th to 12th grade are invited to attend for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Contact Susie Moffett or Johnathan Burnett for more information.

Church Family Feud

Church Family Feud

Church Family Feud returns for the 6th year as part of our Lenten Program on April 7.  This year, the 4 teams are Youth, Clergy, Leap of Faith, and the Salad Luncheon crew. To prepare for Church Family Feud, 100 people need to be surveyed. Please fill out the survey here.

Lenten Recital Series

Lenten Recital Series

Coraopolis UMC (1205 Ridge Road, Coraopolis) is hosting a recital series Wednesdays during Lent at noon with a light lunch following. Dr. Edward Moore, Music Director of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, will bring tomorrow’s (March 13) concert.

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out

We will be offering Kids Night Out as part of Sunday evening's Lenten Dinner program. The children, ages preschool through fifth grade, will join their families and the church family for dinner in the Simpson Room at 5. At approximately 5:45, we will gather the children who want to join us for a Bible story, craft, activity and prayer. The children will then rejoin their families in the sanctuary for the final songs in the hymn sing.

Come Join Your Church Family During Lent

Come Join Your Church Family During Lent

Our Lenten fellowship on Sunday evenings begins this coming Sunday, March 17. We meet for dinner at 5 pm and a program at 6 pm. This week’s dinner theme is “St. Patrick’s Day” with the UMW serving as dinner hosts and providing Irish Stew. Please bring a side, salad or dessert to share. The program on March 17 is a hymn sing.

Film Club

Film Club

As we enter Lent, we will be watching Wild, a true story in which the main character embarks on an inner journey of the heart. Everyone is welcome as we gather in the church parlor on Saturday, March 9 at 6 pm. (The film is rated “R” for violence, profanity & nudity.)

Salad Luncheon

Salad Luncheon

Our community luncheon is this Thursday, March 7, 11 am to 1 pm. Please consider donating your homemade salads, which should be brought to the church by 10 am the day of the luncheon.

Ushers Needed

Ushers Needed

Volunteers are needed to serve as usher during the 11 am service this Sunday as well as March 17 and 24. 

Easter Undies

Easter Undies

FOTC is collecting new underwear to send to girls in other countries that are unable to attend school for a week every month, and sometimes even drop out of school altogether, because they do not have access to underwear and feminine products.

Ash Wednesday Dinner and Worship

Ash Wednesday Dinner and Worship

Ash Wednesday dinner and worship will be observed on Wednesday, March 6, at SUMC, when we come together with St. Matthew’s AME Zion Church. The evening will begin with our traditional meatless meal at 6 pm; please bring a meatless side dish or salad to share. Fish and macaroni and cheese will be provided. The service will begin at 7 pm.

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Brrrr! The weather remains cold, so consider cold weather foods for February 24th. Soup, stews, chili, etc. would all be welcome on a cold day. Muffin, bread, or biscuit mixes would make a nice addition to those items. The grocery cart will be in the sanctuary on February 24th, but your contributions are welcome anytime. 

Prayer Vigil

Prayer Vigil

The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will take place on Saturday, February 23 through Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Regardless of one’s position on the actions that will occur during this session, the Witness Committee is inviting and encouraging everyone to pray for all of those who are involved and the decision-making process by participating in our “My Space Prayer Vigil”.

Time for Birthday Celebrations

Time for Birthday Celebrations

Tuesday, February 19, at noon, all ladies are invited to come in fellowship as we celebrate birthdays for friends and family. Bring your lunch and loose change for Miss Eleanor, our piggy bank.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women

Everyone is welcome to attend the UMW meeting this Sunday in the Simpson Room after the 11 am service, about 12:15 pm. Please bring a small side dish to add to the buffet table. A business meeting will follow lunch.