Brrrr! The weather remains cold, so consider cold weather foods for February 24th. Soup, stews, chili, etc. would all be welcome on a cold day. Muffin, bread, or biscuit mixes would make a nice addition to those items. The grocery cart will be in the sanctuary on February 24th, but your contributions are welcome anytime.
The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will take place on Saturday, February 23 through Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Regardless of one’s position on the actions that will occur during this session, the Witness Committee is inviting and encouraging everyone to pray for all of those who are involved and the decision-making process by participating in our “My Space Prayer Vigil”.
Everyone is welcome to attend the UMW meeting this Sunday in the Simpson Room after the 11 am service, about 12:15 pm. Please bring a small side dish to add to the buffet table. A business meeting will follow lunch.
Special Offering – February 17th – This special offering helps promote awareness issues and supports Western PA Conference ministries that provide opportunities for fuller inclusion of people with disabilities.
This February, cover some babies with love by donating diapers and wipes! During February, SUMC will again accept diapers and baby wipes to help refugee families through the Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS).
The name of this month has associations with the concepts of beginnings, doorways, openings, gateways and transitions. There’s little doubt that the name derives from the Roman god Janus, who is usually depicted as having two faces, one looking to the past and one to the future. This year, I can’t help but wonder what the United Methodist Church will look like after February.