Sunday School classes officially begin this Sunday morning at 10 am, with classes for every age: preschool through high school, as well as 2 adult classes. Class content ranges from stimulating conversations about the Bible, to contemporary Christian issues, books, and videos. Bible stories, crafts, skits, songs, and games are often utilized to convey the message in our elementary classes. Please join a class!
Bible Study begins on Wednesday , September 11, with “When God Doesn’t Fix It” by Laura Story. Is it possible
that good things can come out of our broken dreams?
I found Jose as I stepped away from an opening prayer asking God to lift the first-night anxieties from our first Community Vacation Bible School in early August. I was nervous. I wasn’t sure we were prepared. So many new faces. Could we provide what they were expecting? Could we provide what He was expecting?
Sunday, September 8th is designated by Western PA Annual Conference for this special offering which supports the educational ministries of the Conference, which include Training and Resources and Laity Scholarships. Please use the “blue” envelopes located in the pews and on the information table or mark your check/envelope “Christian Ed” and include with your regular offering. You may also select “Christian Education Sunday” on EasyTithe.
Thanks to everyone who helped us to have a very successful Vacation Bible School! We had 49 kids registered this year! Special thanks to St Paul’s Lutheran Church and St Matthews AME Zion Church for helping with our first joint Sewickley Community VBS! All volunteers are invited to a taco bar/ice cream social on Thursday, Aug 22nd at 6:30pm at SUMC in the Simpson Room. We will celebrate our success for the year and start planning for next year.
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 August 5 - 9, 6-8:30 pm.
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.
Our VBS theme this year is an outer space theme, and we are in need of a few things for the decorating.
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.
Our children and youth will re-visit tradition by planting flowers around the church campus on May 19, the final morning of our 2018-19 Sunday school year. The Fellowship of the Cross and the Education Committee will again host the event.
We will be offering Kids Night Out as part of Sunday evening's Lenten Dinner program. The children, ages preschool through fifth grade, will join their families and the church family for dinner in the Simpson Room at 5. At approximately 5:45, we will gather the children who want to join us for a Bible story, craft, activity and prayer. The children will then rejoin their families in the sanctuary for the final songs in the hymn sing.
Anyone 11 or older who has not been confirmed is invited to be part of the upcoming confirmation class. Classes will begin this coming Sunday, February 17, during the Sunday School hour.
Scholarships and student loans are available to students who are members of the United Methodist Church. Student loans are available at interest rates as low as 3.75 percent (lower than federal educational loan rates) with a credit worthy co-signer.
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.
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.
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.
Bible Study, which has historically been held on Wednesdays, is moving to TUESDAYS! The times will remain the same: 9:30 am and 7 pm. The location will also remain the same, the church library. The new season will start Tuesday, September 11.