Brrrr! The weather has turned cold, so consider cold weather foods for December 23rd. 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 December 23rd, but your contributions are welcome anytime.
On Saturday, December 15th, The Olive Branch, a fair trade shop, run in part by Salem UMC, will bring a pop-up store to Sewickley UMC. From 9 am to noon, you may purchase items from the display in the Simpson Room.
Teams are forming for 2019 mission trips to Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Bahamas, Louisiana, and Zimbabwe. The age requirements vary, as do the costs. VIMships (Volunteer in Mission grants) may be available.
UMCOR (UMC Relief Agency) and its partners are responding to disasters both in the United States and around the world. Please join in prayer for the areas affected, and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response, which you may do with your regular offering or via EasyTithe, marking “UMCOR.” If you wish to specify “domestic” or “international”, please do so.
Wear your costumes to church this Sunday! During both services, there will be an opportunity for the kids to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
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.
The grocery cart will be in the sanctuary for October’s collection on October 28th, but you may bring items at any time and place in the cart in the hallway across from the restrooms.
Saturday, September 29, at around 10:00 am, the pumpkins arrive! As you know, many hands make light work, and we need as many able-bodied souls as we can get to unload our precious cargo and turn our church lawn into a sea of orange.
The mission of 412 Food Rescue is to prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream. One of the ways that 412 Food Rescue does that by utilizing volunteers, who pick up food donations from food retailers and deliver the food to non-profit partners. Additionally, 412 Food Rescue takes part in gleans at local farms.
Updates on UMCOR’s flood and hurricane responses, including the latest on Puerto Rico.
On this worldwide day of unity, the offering benefits World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program, and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.
The UMW is holding a rummage sale in the church basement on Friday, September 7, 5 - 8 pm, and Saturday, September 8, 8 am - 1 pm. All proceeds go to missions—local, national and international.
Look for the grocery cart on August 26th, and help local families with food insecurities meet their needs. School will be starting soon—let's make sure local children have proper nutrition, which will help with learning. August's suggested non-perishable items are: cereal, oatmeal, cereal bars, juice, and healthy snack options.
The Fellowship of the Cross is hosting a free car wash from 10 am until 2 pm this Saturday, August 4, in the SUMC parking lot. Financial donations will be accepted, and everything contributed will be applied to our 2018 Operation Christmas Child project.
This is an UMCOR certified training for Disaster Response ministries of Volunteers in Mission. Non-United Methodist participants are welcome, but will not be badged or deployed through the UMCOR-UMVIM ministry network. Verification forms or clearances are required from UMs on the day of the training—badges will not be issued for participants until they are received. Early Response Team trainings will be offered on August 11th from 9am - 5pm at the Nanty Glo UMC, 998 Lloyd Street, Nanty Glo, PA 15943. Doors open at 8:30am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The $20,000 fundraising goal was met! As pledged, the team chairing the HOF spent a day at the McKeesport Healthy Village Learning Institute working on various projects.