Rolling River Rampage

Rolling River Rampage

As the VBS team begins preparing for a “Roaring River Rampage” in August, we are concerned that we might get caught up a creek without a paddle. Please excuse the idiom. It seemed unavoidable.

Immigration and Refugees

Immigration and Refugees

After discussing possible actions to respond to concerns over current USA immigration and refugee practices, Pastor Russel and the Outreach Committee decided on a first step. You are urged to prayerfully consider sending an email to your federal legislators.  

Flood Bucket Donations Needed

Flood Bucket Donations Needed

The needs are great in Sharpsburg, Millvale, Bridgeville and Bethel Park. So many cleaning buckets have been sent out to these areas from the WPA United Methodist Church's Eastbrook Mission Barn that its supply is depleted. Sewickley UMC will accept financial donations to help replenish the supply.

July Operation Christmas Child Collections

July Operation Christmas Child Collections

FOTC launched its 2018 shoe box campaign in May and has selected “wow” gifts—toys, stuffed animals, balls, jewelry—as our target contribution for July. In August, we will target school supplies.

United Methodist Church and Immigration

United Methodist Church and Immigration

The United Methodist Church has long-standing statements and policies on the subject. The UMC Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions contain sections on immigration and refugees.

Diversity Service

Diversity Service

We want the LGBTQ+ community to know that they are beloved children of God and a cherished part of our church family. Please join us as we celebrate Pride Month with a special Diversity Service Sunday evening, June 24th, at 6:00.

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Look for the cart on June 24th. 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.  

Summer Celebration at Fern Hollow

Summer Celebration at Fern Hollow

Leap of Faith has again been asked to play for the Fern Hollow Summer Celebration on June 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm. As a thank you to the church, the SUMC family is invited to join in the celebration for free! Just say you are from Sewickley, and you’ll get free admission to the concert, kids’ activities, nature play date, and more. See Susie Moffett for more information.

Creation Tents & Tickets

Creation Tents & Tickets

The Creation Crew is in need of 1 or 2 family sized tents to take with us for our 4 days at Creation Festival starting June 27th. Please see Susie Moffett or Johnathan Burnette if you have a tent in good condition that you can lend. Also, we have 2 tickets still available if there is anyone interested in joining us last minute!

Bible Study Postponed

Bible Study Postponed

The final meeting of the "What Does the Bible Say?" small group study meeting at the Moffett’s home was to be held this Sunday, but will be pushed back a week to June 17th. We’ll be discussing The Way Forward Commission, the Book of Discipline, and the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Annual Conference is being held this week. Please keep SUMC’s representatives, Pastor Russel and Martha Boward, Joe Boward, who is playing with the worship band Seventy Times Seven, and all of the attendees from the Western Pennsylvania Conference in your prayers.

Soup & Hummus Sale

Soup & Hummus Sale

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser and helping pay down the building loan. If you placed an order in May, it will be ready for pickup this Thursday during the luncheon, Friday during the day, or Sunday, June 10.

Monthly Salad Luncheon 

Monthly Salad Luncheon 

Our June Luncheon is this Thursday, June 7, from 11 am to 1 pm. Proceeds support the General Fund. Please consider donating your homemade salads for the salad luncheon, as we have been low on donations.

Creation Fest

Creation Fest

Creation Fest is June 27 - July 1, and SUMC is headed to this amazing Christian music festival. Join us for 4 days of camping, fellowship, & some great Christian music.

Annual Church Picnic

Annual Church Picnic

Please join your church family this Sunday, June 3, for our annual picnic with our friends from St. Matthews AME Zion church at Walker Park, shelter #3. 

WPAUMC Camping Initiative

WPAUMC Camping Initiative

The Camping Initiative has set a 5-year goal of raising $5,000,000 for Western Pennsylvania camps, retreats, The Healthy Village Learning Institute, and At the Lake Ministries.

At The Lake Ministries Update

At The Lake Ministries Update

In recent weeks, the Jo-ann M was put into Lake Erie for some required tests, and the ministry team continues final preparations to get the boat ready for its passengers

UMCOR Update

UMCOR Update

While UMCOR will continue to respond to relief needs around the world and will continue its ongoing missions, UMCOR’s approach has changed with regards to sourcing supplies needed in other countries.