Come with a friend or bring a whole table of friends to a tea party! Sweets, scones, and sandwiches will be served along with several hot teas and punch. Entertainment includes music, magic, balloon art, and a surprise. Prizes will be awarded for hats, costumes, and groups.
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.
Come support the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC soccer team as they host Loudoun United FC for a Faith and Family night on Aug 23rd. Tickets are $18, and a portion of the funds will be returned to the SUMC Youth Group!
The SUMC Youth Group is going to kick off our year with a lock in on Aug 24-25. All youth going into 6th to 12th grade are invited to come at 7:00pm on the 24th for a night of games, planning and of course, Oreos. We will attend the 9:00 service together as a group on the 25th, and youth can be picked up at 10:00am. Contact Susie Moffett for more information or to sign up!
FOTC is offering a free car wash in the SUMC parking lot from 10 am until 2 pm, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. Donations will be accepted to help cover shipping costs for our shoeboxes. The cost of shipping each box is $9, which includes Bible learning materials and classes, which are offered to each child who receives a shoebox.
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.
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.
I was ready for the question as I stood with Laura G. at our SUMC table on the Andy Warhol Bridge on the first day of Pride weekend in Pittsburgh. I had been advised that some in the LGBTQ+ community wouldn’t want churches sharing in their celebration. Many had been hurt and frustrated and abandoned by churches.
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.
I was pleased to receive an invitation to attend the Quaker Valley Commencement. It was a very moving and memorable experience. The speeches offered by some of the graduating seniors were filled with heart, strength and emotion.
In the marriage ceremonies I conduct, I never ask, “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” No one is property to be GIVEN to another. I always ask both sets of parents to give their blessing to the marriage of their children. Yet there is something endearing about being spoken for.