Food Pantry Thanksgiving Bags

Food Pantry Thanksgiving Bags

To help patrons of the Sewickley Community Center Food Pantry prepare Thanksgiving dinner, Outreach is asking that you fill a grocery bag with the non-perishable items that are traditionally used at Thanksgiving.

Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant

Kids! Join us to be a part of An Incredible Christmas for our kids pageant this year.

Church Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Church Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Pastor Russel will host the 13th annual Church Family Thanksgiving Dinner in the Simpson Room next Saturday, November 10, at 6 pm.

Film Club

Film Club

Everyone is welcome as we’ll gather in the church parlor tomorrow, Saturday, November 3 at 6 pm to watch & discuss “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a 1967 American comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn.

UMW Rummage Donations Needed

UMW Rummage Donations Needed

The UMW is having a rummage sale next weekend (Nov 9 & 10). Your donations of clean, fresh clothing, books, kitchen items, white elephant items, and household goods are much appreciated, but please no computers, electronic components, large pieces of furniture, or exercise equipment. All proceeds support UMW mission projects on the local, national, and international levels.

Tree of Life Synagogue Love Offering

Tree of Life Synagogue Love Offering

In light of the horrific tragedy that happened at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Sewickley UMC is accepting a designated special offering to forward to the Tree of Life to use at its discretion in its recovery.

All Saints’ Dinner

All Saints’ Dinner

We are having a fellowship meal after the 11 am All Saints’ Service on Sunday, Nov. 4, and everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring a dish to share. Meat and beverages will be provided.

Fall Back

Fall Back

Don’t forget, we return to Standard Time Saturday night. Set your clocks “back” so you don’t come to church too early on Sunday.

Calling All Kids

Calling All Kids

Wear your costumes to church this Sunday! During both services, there will be an opportunity for the kids to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Youth Escape!

Youth Escape!

Calling all youth in grades 6-12! The SUMC Youth Group is planning a trip to the West Hills Escape Room on Saturday, Nov 17th, for a fun night of team building and problem solving followed by some fellowship time at Eat n Park afterwards.

Kid’s Night Out

Kid’s Night Out

Kid’s Night Out this week (Thursday, October 25) will be only for the Youth Group (Middle and High Schoolers), followed by Wesley Chorale.

Soup & Hummus Sale

Soup & Hummus Sale

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser to help pay down the building loan. The choices for our October sale are Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice, Broccoli Cheddar, and Vegetable Beef soups, as well as Sandra’s hummus. Order forms are on the displays in the Simpson Room and Sanctuary and are due THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, for November 1-4 pickup.

Annual Greenery Fundraiser

Annual Greenery Fundraiser

This Sunday, October 21, is the deadline to order gift items to be shipped. All other orders are due by next Sunday, October 28.

Book Discussion Begins this Coming Monday

Book Discussion Begins this Coming Monday

The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical’s Change of Heart by Mark Achtemeier will be discussed in 4 sessions — Monday evenings @ 7pm, October 22 & 29 and November 5 & 19, facilitated by Rev. Marilyn Evans and Mitchell Hortert.

Boo!

Boo!

Our church has skeletons in its closets. You also might find them being gnawed by plague rats, laying around in Jack the Ripper’s alley, or in Lizzi Borden’s dining room. SUMC’s 2018 Haunted House will take you back to the victorian era for a ripping good time, starting this weekend.

Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month

Hallmark Cards started “Clergy Day of Honor” in 1992. Pastor Appreciation Day is the second Sunday in October, and all of October is known as “Pastor Appreciation Month.”

How will you show Pastor Russel your appreciation this month?

Volunteers In Mission (VIM) Sunday October 21st

Volunteers In Mission (VIM) Sunday October 21st

VIM recognizes the important work of putting Christian love into action across the globe. The special offering on October 21st is designated for work within WPAUMC. To give, include your additional gift with your regular offering, marking VIM; or you may use EasyTithe via the web or the app, again indicating VIM on your gift.

Camping Sunday October 14th

Camping Sunday October 14th

In order to offset costs of our camps and retreat centers, WPAUMC churches are asked to take a special Camping Sunday offering. The Bishop’s Camping and Retreat Initiative has also launched, with the campaign coming to local churches beginning in January 2019.

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

On October 14th, at either service, your well-behaved pets on a leash or in a carrier may receive a blessing.

Book Club

Book Club

Ladies are invited to meet at 7pm in the parlor on Wednesday, October 10th, to decide the direction of the Book Club for this year.