This special offering will be received for the purpose of strengthening nurture, witness, and outreach in town and rural areas. If you wish to support Rural Life initiatives, mark your gift “Rural Life,” and include it with your regular offering. You may also use EasyTithe, selecting Rural Life from the drop down box.
We are still in need of about 10 more Christmas trees to use as “forest” decorations for VBS next week. If you would be willing to lend us one (or more) for next week, you can drop it off at church this week and leave it in the youth room downstairs, marked with your name. You could also drop it off on Saturday, between 10 am and 2 pm, when FOTC hosts their car wash, or bring it to church on Sunday. We will need them by Sunday, at the latest, because we will begin decorating right after church. They can be picked up the following Sunday, 8/12.
In partnership with Leetsdale Borough and Union Aid Society, the Sewickley Valley YMCA is offering FREE lunches to all youth 18 and under on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 am – 1 pm at Henle Park through August 17th. The YMCA wants to ensure that all kids in our community have enough to eat this summer! No advanced sign-up or paperwork is required to enjoy a meal. Contact Barb Herman, Membership Manager, at 412-741-9622 ext. 131 or email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sunday, May 27, SUMC is the host church for the Sewickley Area Veteran’s Memorial Service at 11 am. It would be wonderful to have a good turnout to show our support of area veterans and military personnel. Our handbell choir, the Clocktower Ringers, will be providing the music at the 11 am Memorial Service at the Coast Guard Station on Saturday, May 26, and on Monday, May 28, look for the handbell choir in the Memorial Day Parade.
One tribe in North America has told this story for centuries: when people “pale as birch” crossed the great water in large canoes, they brought with them “The Black Book.” However, the bringers of the physical Book could not have known what it would mean and look like to be Native and a follower of Jesus.
Some of you may remember TJ and his mom, Anna, who attended church here one Sunday in December when they helped light the Advent Candle during the 11 am service. TJ lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 7, and has been welcomed into heaven.
Sunday, February 4th, following traditional worship service
The Outreach Committee and other interested persons are invited to attend the meeting. We will discuss ministry completed in 2017 and plan for outreach ministries for 2018. If you have questions about the committee or suggestions for outreach ministries, please contact Martha Boward, chair. Light lunch will be provided.
To help patrons of the 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.
The Kickoff for Kids' Night Out is this Tuesday, September 12th, at 5:30 pm for dinner and 6 pm for study, singing, and crafts. All children and youth, kindergarten through high school, are welcome.
Leap of Faith will be performing a free concert at Harrisville UMC (Jeff Canter's church) on September 10th, 2017, at 6:00 pm. This is part of the church's Music on Main concert series. A reception will be held immediately following the concert.
It is not too late to help with the Thursday meal being provided by Sewickley UMC to the Summer Meal Program at the YMCA.
Sewickley UMC was blessed to have John and Cathy speak on July 16th about their work in Chile.
The Rural Life offering supports ongoing small membership church ministries within our Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference.
The Y is providing a simple meal from 1-3 pm each weekday during the summer for children 18 or younger. To assist the Y, Sewickley UMC is providing the meal and volunteers for the Thursday meals. If you would like to help either by providing food or by serving the meal, please contact Martha Boward (724-457-0708 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Share the availability of the meals with those who might be in need.
Join us this Saturday, June 24th at 6:00 pm, for our annual Pride Celebration—a contemporary worship service featuring Leap of Faith and guest speaker Jeff Miller. A reception will follow at 7:00.
Help support Eastbrook Mission Barn, our Annual Conference UMCOR satellite, by purchasing items from its wish list or by donating money for Outreach to do your shopping.