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Gently Used or New Children’s Books Wanted

Gently Used or New Children’s Books Wanted

Church Union, a WPAUMC agency works with public schools in the City of Pittsburgh and in Beaver County. Mentors go to the schools to work one-on-one with younger students struggling with their reading skills. Your donation of new or gently used children’s books will enable those students to have a book of their own. 

Identity Theft Prevention Seminar and Lunch Saturday, September 21st at 11 a.m.

Identity Theft Prevention Seminar and Lunch Saturday, September 21st at 11 a.m.

The Outreach Committee will provide a light lunch while Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union (Keystone UMFCU) will present information on identity theft prevention. Methods used to try to gain access to personal information are ever changing; Keystone UMFCU will share the latest to help you avoid identity theft. This free event is open to the public; advance registration is requested so that we might properly prepare – please check back here for registration or contact Martha Boward.

Save the Date – Vitalant Blood Drive

Save the Date – Vitalant Blood Drive

November 10th from 8 am to 1 pm in the church’s Simpson Room. Details on how to register for the blood drive will be available on the website and through out the church. If you have questions, contact Martha Boward. The drive is open to the public, so share the date with others. There is a critical shortage of blood in the Pittsburgh area, so if you are able to give, please consider doing so.

Christian Education Special Offering

Christian Education Special Offering

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.

Flood Response

Flood Response

You must know there has been a lot of flooding in and around the Pittsburgh area. The Western PA United Methodist Disaster Response Coordinator has put out a call for volunteers this Friday and Saturday to help cleanout 12 houses in Jeannette, PA.

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Fourth Sunday Food Pantry

Look for the cart on July 21st. Children are out of school for the summer—consider purchasing peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, juice, and other nutritious, kid-friendly foods for July’s collection.

Blessing Bag Packing July 14th

Blessing Bag Packing July 14th

Your Outreach Committee invites you to pack Blessing Bags on Sunday, July 14th, following both the Contemporary Worship and the Traditional Worship Services. Using components provided through the Outreach budget, you will pack a Ziploc bag to then carry in your vehicle to hand to a “homeless” person who you might encounter asking for assistance.

Summer Lunch Programs

Summer Lunch Programs

School’s out, and Summer Lunch Programs are ready to feed children age 18 and younger. There is no registration required to participate. Kids can visit any site during its specified serving time to receive a free meal.

Peace With Justice Offering – Sunday, June 16th

Peace With Justice Offering – Sunday, June 16th

In Arizona border towns, communities facing social challenges are dramatically divided. In Liberian villages, citizens’ human rights are being violated. In local U.S. communities, women and girls are being bought and sold against their will. Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image, The United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice. 

Annual Shoe Drive

Annual Shoe Drive

It is not too late to bring your new and gently used CLEAN shoes (pairs only) to help EUMA (Erie United Methodist Alliance) with its Annual Shoe Drive. Sewickley UMC will collect from now until June 2nd.

4th Sunday Food Pantry Collection

4th Sunday Food Pantry Collection

Look for the cart in the sanctuary on May 26th and help local families with food insecurities overcome that challenge. Sewickley Community Food Bank opens its doors on Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm to distribute food to those in need in and around the 15143 zip code. With the school year coming to an end, consider foods that might provide breakfast and lunch to children who normally receive those meals at school. Thanks to SUMC, 10 Easter Bags were distributed to the food bank’s clients.

Wanted – Your WPAUMC Camping Testimonial

Wanted – Your WPAUMC Camping Testimonial

The Outreach Committee is seeking several people to give a short testimonial about their positive experience with any of the WPAUMC’s camps or retreat centers.

The Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching Campaign For WPAUMC Camping and Retreat Ministries

The Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching Campaign For WPAUMC Camping and Retreat Ministries

Camping and Retreat Ministries serves over 20,000 people each year through camps, programs, retreats and other ministry opportunities. To increase participation, a capital campaign has been started to raise no less than $2.5 million and challenge a goal of $5 million. In May, SUMC Outreach Committee will highlight some of the ministries served. Congregants will then be encouraged to either make a gift or a pledge to this initiative.

Native American Special Sunday Offering May 5th

Native American Special Sunday Offering May 5th

Did you know that more than 20,000 Native Americans are part of The United Methodist Church? Our offering directly supports Native American congregations, equipping them to minister authentically with their communities, while honoring creative expressions of culture and heritage.

Deaf Ministry Boot Camp

Deaf Ministry Boot Camp

Trinity UMC (McMurray) is hosting this on Saturday, May 18th, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Rev. Leo Yates, consultant for United Methodist Global Ministries’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry, will lead this training, which is designed for clergy, laity, students, and interpreters interested in deaf ministry in a Christian context.