Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Look for the cart on July 21st. Children are out of school for the summer—consider purchasing peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, juice, and other nutritious, kid-friendly foods for July’s collection.

What Kind of Christian are You?

What Kind of Christian are You?

I was ready for the question as I stood with Laura G. at our SUMC table on the Andy Warhol Bridge on the first day of Pride weekend in Pittsburgh. I had been advised that some in the LGBTQ+ community wouldn’t want churches sharing in their celebration. Many had been hurt and frustrated and abandoned by churches.

Helpers Needed

Helpers Needed

Please come and volunteer with us for our first Community Vacation Bible School on Aug 5-9th from 6:00-8:30pm. We need adults and teens to help us take kids “To Mars and Beyond”! We will have an organizational meeting on July 22nd at 7:00pm in the Simpson Room. We will also be decorating on Aug 3rd and 4th from 1:00-4:00pm to get everything ready for the fun on Monday. Please contact Susie Moffett or Holly Burnett to volunteer.

VBS Decorating

VBS Decorating

Our VBS theme this year is an outer space theme, and we are in need of a few things for the decorating.

Shopping Alert

Shopping Alert

Shop at Target through July 13 to purchase crayons and rulers for 25¢, and colored pencils and cap erasers for 50¢—all of which will fit nicely in the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Your donations can be placed in the collection box on the pew in the Narthex.

SUMC Joins RMN

SUMC Joins RMN

News that Sewickley United Methodist Church had been accepted into the national Reconciling Ministries Network of LGBTQ inclusive Methodist communities drew nearly 400 “likes” and positive responses from across the country when it was posted on the RMN Facebook page in early June.

Solidarity for Suffering Children

Solidarity for Suffering Children

In light of the recent news about children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S.–Mexico border, UMCOR has received numerous requests to respond. The facilities in question are managed in such a way that precludes even UMCOR’s assistance. While this case is in the U.S., migration is a global issue, and the breadth and depth of our Global Migration programming at UMCOR and Global Ministries reflects that. As a church that is united on the need to care for children, we can be in mission together. 

End Child Detention and Family Separation

End Child Detention and Family Separation

The United Methodist Church directs its local churches, congregations, and members to: “call the United States government to immediately cease all arrests, detainment, and deportations of undocumented immigrants, including children, solely based upon their immigration status until a fair and comprehensive immigration reform is passed.”

Blessing Bag Packing July 14th

Blessing Bag Packing July 14th

Your Outreach Committee invites you to pack Blessing Bags on Sunday, July 14th, following both the Contemporary Worship and the Traditional Worship Services. Using components provided through the Outreach budget, you will pack a Ziploc bag to then carry in your vehicle to hand to a “homeless” person who you might encounter asking for assistance.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Blast off with us for an epic adventure! To Mars and Beyond VBS will help us explore where God’s power can take us! The journey takes place on August 5th to 9th from 6:00-8:30pm.

Riverhounds Game

Riverhounds Game

Come support the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC soccer team as they host Loudoun United FC for a Faith and Family night on Aug 23rd. Tickets are $18, and a portion of the funds will be returned to the SUMC Youth Group!

Summer Lunch Programs

Summer Lunch Programs

School’s out, and Summer Lunch Programs are ready to feed children age 18 and younger. There is no registration required to participate. Kids can visit any site during its specified serving time to receive a free meal.

Annual Conference Projects

Annual Conference Projects

Thanks to your support, through individual contributions and through the Outreach Committee budget allocation, Sewickley UMC delivered 50 hygiene kits to Eastbrook Mission Barn.

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Look for the cart on June 23rd. Children are out of school for the summer—consider purchasing peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, juice, and other nutritious, kid-friendly foods for June’s collection.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

FOTC’s 2019 shoebox campaign is underway. Health and personal items are their target items for June. Please consider donating bar soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, hair accessories, adhesive bandages, combs, hairbrushes, socks, and sunglasses. Please read more about Operation Christmas Child in the June Newsletter. The FOTC collection box is in the Narthex.

Monthly Salad Luncheon

Monthly Salad Luncheon

Our final community luncheon of the season is this Thursday, June 6 from 11 am to 1 pm. Proceeds support the General Fund. Please consider donating your homemade salads for the luncheon.

Pittsburgh Pride

Pittsburgh Pride

SUMC is participating in the 2019 Pittsburgh Pride Festival and Parade on June 8th and 9th. We are joining other Methodist churches in the area to host a booth at the festival both days from 12:00-5:00. We are also marching in the parade on Sunday, June 9th. Line up is at 11:30, and we are meeting between Wood St and Market Street on the Blvd of the Allies (unit #84). Contact Susie Moffett if you are interested in participating!

Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration

Our church is invited to participate in the Fern Hollow Nature Center Summer Celebration on June 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Come enjoy a concert by Leap of Faith, yard games for the family, a picnic on the lawn and some quality outdoor time. Franctuary and Sewickley Confectionary will provide food for those who don’t want to bring their own. Check out http://fhnc.org/family_programs.aspx for more information, or ask Susie Moffett.

Annual Church Picnic

Annual Church Picnic

Our annual picnic is THIS SUNDAY, June 2, with our friends from the St. Matthews AME Zion church at Walker Park, shelter #3. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken wings, drinks and paper products will be provided. Setup begins at 12:30. We will break bread at 1:30 pm. 

UMCOR Disaster Response

UMCOR Disaster Response

In response to the many weather-related disasters in recent weeks, UMCOR, the UMC’s relief agency, has been assessing needs and has issued initial grants to a number of areas. It is only through the generosity of you and others that UMCOR is able to respond to the many needs. To aid in the long-term recovery efforts necessitated by the recent and future disasters, please consider making a donation to UMCOR, either with your regular offering or via EasyTithe (mark or select UMCOR).