News for May and June from St. Paul’s

May 22, 2019

Church News

Transportation Assistance:  If you, or someone you know, needs a ride to church or any church-related event, please contact the church office, 445-4534.

Emailing the church and Pastor Matt:  If you need to email the pastor or the church, please direct your email to–Thanks!

The church office email is

May’s Meetings at a Glance (available at press time)

Thursday, May 2nd:  Care Team, 1:00pm, CE Room

Thursday, May 16th:  Stewardship Team, 10:30am, Library

Saturday, May 18th:  Men’s Brotherhood, 8:00am, King’s Restaurant

Sunday, May 19th:  Church Council, 11:00am in the CE Room 

Tuesday, May 21st:  CE Team meeting, 5:00pm, CE Room, Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm, CE Room, Spiritual Life & Evangelism, 7:00pm, CE Room

June’s Meetings at a Glance (available at press time)

Sunday, June 2nd:  Community VBS planning meeting, 2:00pm, CE Room

Monday, June 3rd:  Family Fellowship Meal, 6:00pm, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, June 6th:  Care Team, 1:00pm, CE Room

Tuesday, June 11th:  Legacy Fund, 6:00pm, CE Room

Saturday, June 15th:  Men’s Brotherhood, 8:00am, King’s Restaurant

Tuesday, June 18th:  Church Council, 7:00pm in the CE Room 

Sunday, June 23rd:  Community VBS All Staff orientation, 2:00pm, Fellowship Hall

St. Paul’s is on Facebook!  Be sure to “Like” us to keep up with updates and events.

Book of Remembrance forms are in the literature rack in the narthex.  If you wish to give a gift in memory of or in honor of a loved one, please use this form.  You can place it in your offering envelope along with your monetary gift or you can bring it to the office.  We save these forms for documentation until the Book of Remembrance is published in the newsletter twice a year.  Thank you for taking the time to submit the form.

Bible Study: Bible Studies following worship themes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Salem Chapel.  

Women’s Fellowship

All women of the church are invited to attend the upcoming Women’s Fellowship meeting on Monday, May 13th at 6:30pm.  This will be a regular business meeting.    

Men’s Brotherhood

The Men’s Brotherhood will meet for their May meeting on Saturday, May 18th at 8:00am at King’s restaurant.  Their June meeting will be on Saturday, June 15th at 8:00am at King’s.  All men of the church are invited to attend!

Family Fellowship Meal

Please join us for our annual summer meal on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  Please bring your favorite covered dish, your friends, and family, as we open up the summer season.  We will enjoy great food, fellowship, and our special musical guest, St. Paul’s own NoteWorthy!

Church Ministry Team Meeting Nights

Church Council, at their March meeting, put forth a new plan to streamline the process of committee and ministry team planning.  The recommendation is that the committees of church council and other special groups that meet on a regular basis covenant to meet on either the first Wednesday or third Tuesday of each month.  Hour-long meeting slots will open at 4:00pm each day and close at 7:00pm.  The hope is that by having most of our meetings on two nights we can better plan when committees will meet and give each committee better access to the church’s programming staff.  We also anticipate that the common meeting nights will increase opportunities for worship and fellowship.  This plan also leaves open the possibility of committees still meeting outside of the two Church Ministry Team Nights if neither of those dates and times work for their committee members. 

Committee and group chairs should contact Pastor Matt with questions or to schedule meetings.

St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community is May’s Mission Offering:  St. Paul’s, historically related to the United Church of Christ, has been serving the needs of residents of western Pennsylvania and the surrounding states for 138 years.  Our congregation has a history of supporting the mission of St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community.  Through our continued support of St. Paul’s mission, we are realizing Jesus Christ’s call to love God and neighbor.  The Rev. Glenn Sadler, St. Paul’s Pastor Emeritus will be joining us for worship on May 12th for a special mission moment. 

Greeters & Ushers for May

May 5:  Communion By Intinction: Sally McClintock—Chair & Elder, Carole Wilson—Elder, Candy Christner, Ray Toy

May 12:  Craig Weaver—Chair, Youth Members

May 19:  Angie Brumbaugh—Chair, Josh Brumbaugh, Emma Mumau, Eli Mumau 

May 26:  Rebecca Miller—Chair, Samantha Miller, Laura Bowers, Abby Bowers

Greeters & Ushers for June

June 2:  Communion By Intinction: John Geary—Chair & Elder, John Geary, Sr.—Elder, Sandy Geary, Anna Geary

June 9:  Jenn Boland—Chair, Sienna Ash, Joan Martz, Lisa Yeckley

June 16:  Karen Addleman—Chair, Steve Addleman, Greg Keim, Kim Keim 

June 23:  Patrick Ferko—Chair, Jean Romesberg, Pam Webreck, Judy Swank

June 30:  Andra Snyder—Chair, Brad Winters, Amy Winters, Wynne Sechler

2019 HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE GRADUATES:  Please let us know if you are a graduate!  We would like to honor you by placing your graduate photo in our display case in the narthex.  We would like a 5×7, however, if you do not have this size, please bring us what you have available.  Thank you!

Be sure to join us on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th as we recognize our graduates.  Please plan on joining us as we celebrate our graduates and offer a blessing over them.

Save the date for “To Mars and Beyond” Community VBS!  This year’s Community VBS will be June 24th-28th.  Please join us for “To Mars and Beyond” as we discover God’s boundless love.  Children from 3 years old to 6th grade are invited to attend.  This year’s Bible school will be a cooperative effort between 4 partner churches.  As is the case every year, we need adult and teen helpers to make our VBS a success.  Please talk to Pastor Matt or Jenn Boland if you are interested in helping!

Church Camp Schedule

The 2019 Living Waters brochures are now available!  Copies of the brochures, complete with this year’s schedule of events are available in the Edgewood Avenue Narthex.  Scholarships are available for those who are interested in attending camp.  Please talk to Pastor Matt for more details.

“A Just World for All” is the theme for the 2019 Penn West Conference Annual Meeting:  June 7 & 8 at California University of Pennsylvania.  Join us for two days of inspiring worship, fellowship, and learning.  The Rev. Traci Blackmon, United Church of Christ Minister for Justice and Local Church Ministries will be the keynote speaker.  The annual gathering of the churches of the Penn West Conference is always a great opportunity to connect with other churches and share resources and ideas.  

St. Paul’s UCC has the opportunity to send three voting delegates and one youth delegate.  Please speak to Pastor Matt if you’d like to attend.

 Coffeehouse Talent Showcase

Please join us for a celebration of the youth in our church and community with this Spring’s Coffeehouse Talent Showcase.  Proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s youth programming

Where? In Fellowship Hall

When? Friday, May 24th, beginning at 7 pm

How can you get involved in this great event? Come out to enjoy the performances and/or perform in the show yourself.  If you’re a little stage-shy, you can also support the event by donating baked goods, which will be sold during the coffeehouse. We are also seeking donations of bottled water and/or juice boxes to serve at the event. 

Admission is by donation and includes coffee, tea, and other light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

St. Paul’s Extends a Special Thank You to Our Sunday School Teachers

As another school year comes to an end, we are grateful for those who have shared their time and talents with us.  Their dedication is the greatest lesson they have given us! 

Here is a list of our teachers and Christian Education committee members:

Isabel Shumaker–Preschool and Kindergarten

Kim Keim–Preschool and Kindergarten

Suzy Housley–Grades 1-3

Christie Schenck–Grades 1-3

John Harris–Grades 4-6

Craig Weaver–The Adult Class

Gary Cameron—Young at Heart Class

Carole Wilson—Young at Heart Class

Audrey Hay–Young at Heart Class

Jenn Boland—CE Team Chair and Children’s Church


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