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.
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.
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.
Our monthly Salad Luncheon is this Thursday, October 4 from 11 am to 1 pm. Proceeds support the General Fund. Please consider donating your homemade salads for the salad luncheons, as the luncheons are very popular, and we need a good spread to feed the faithful supporters of our luncheons.
Come join the 2nd annual hayride on Saturday, October 13th, at 6 pm, at Bill and Sandy Kuriger’s home (91 Hill Road, Sewickley). There will be lots of fun for kids and adults. Look for the sign up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. There’s no cost; just sign up to bring a snack. Call Sandy for information.
This is the first year SUMC will serve a public dinner to kick off autumn. Please come on Saturday, October 6th from 5-7 pm. Bring friends for a traditional homemade roast pork, sausage, and sauerkraut dinner with potatoes, Haluski, homemade desserts, Bavarian pretzels, and beverages.
While sitting at my desk in the church office, I received a phonecall from Nancy. She asked, “Did you see Cindy’s post on Facebook?” (Cindy is Nancy’s best friend from high school.) I told her I had not and immediately went to Cindy’s page to find what Nancy found so interesting. Here is what Cindy posted…
Today one does not need a textbook to learn. You can simply go to your computer and find your way to YouTube, and there you will find how to do any number of things. Someone, somewhere has created a video to show you how to do what you’re about to attempt; whether it’s a repair for your home or your car, how to put on makeup, learning self-defense or making dinner. All you need to do is look it up on the world’s most popular video site, and soon you’ll be an expert yourself—even if it’s expertise on the best way to massage your pet opossum (because, apparently, opossums need massages!).
For twelve years, we passed it almost weekly. Often, I would say we need to stop and try this place out. We admired the outside and often commented on the beautiful hanging baskets filled with pretty pink petunias. But for a variety of reasons, we just drove by and wondered and admired from afar.