The Fellowship of the Cross youth will lead this year’s Sunday school flower-planting event this Sunday, May 21, the last morning of the Sunday school year. Everyone is invited to join our children and youth classes as we plant flowers around the church property during the Sunday school hour.
Have you seen the cabinets in our Simpson Room? They will provide much needed storage for our church family. We could use some help painting. If you like to paint, please join the Trustees committee on any one of our upcoming painting days and stay as long as you are able:
Leap of Faith will be playing at the Relay for Life on June 3rd, 7 pm (after the survivor’s walk). The event will be at the YMCA field. Bring a lawn chair, and listen to the cool sounds of your worship band while supporting the Relay for Life effort.
All ladies are invited to a shower for Aimee Scott, who will be married at SUMC on Saturday, June 10. Please come for lunch and the bridal shower after the traditional service this Sunday, May 7, in the Simpson Room.
Please respond if you can serve as an usher or greeter at 11 am this Sunday or for an upcoming Sunday (greeters for 9 and 11 am, and ushers for the 11 am service are needed each week!!) Please volunteer!
Look for the cart in the sanctuary on May 28th 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.
I stood in the doorway as he walked down the steps with his head hung low. As he walked down the sidewalk I heard him begin to sob, and between sobs, I could hear him cry, “I just want to go home! I just want to go home, and no one will help me.”
John’s story of the first Easter is vivid, rich, and full of fascinating details. In John, the little things, the details, are often pregnant with meaning. There is an interesting detail in John’s Easter account—everyone was busy running.
In today’s fast-paced life, many of us miss the chance to connect with people through the written word. For the month of May, the Witness Committee challenges every member of our church family to slow down and send a handwritten note to someone meaningful in your life. Blank notecards are available in the back of the sanctuary, or you can send your own. Maybe it’s an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while; maybe you need to thank someone in a special way; maybe there is a birthday coming up. Regardless of the reason, we all know someone who is NoteWorthy, so take a minute to let them know.
Each month, the SUMC Witness Committee is challenging our congregation to live their faith more fully every day. We begin by challenging you to share things you love about SUMC with others, particularly through social media.