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Circuit Rider April/May 2012

A Look at Life 101….Part 37

What happens along the journey we call life is what I like to call Life 101. It is what makes us truly who and whose we are. Life is always changing and is never the same for anyone. It is our journey and I would like to share mine with you as we
travel on the path that God has chosen for Sandy and I.

Please read John 4:1-26—Living Water

In John’s gospel, Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman who went to draw water from the well. She came expecting to get the water she needed to survive. Life giving, life sustaining water is what she wanted at the moment. Jesus knew her needs were greater than just water. He knew that water would sustain her physically for a while but there was something much greater that would sustain her spiritual needs for eternity. She desperately needed the living water that is found in Jesus Christ. Jesus understood that her physical thirst must be quenched before her spiritual needs could be met.

When we turn on the spigot to get a drink of water, we expect clean pure water to flow into our glass so that our thirst can be quenched. What would happen if the water supply went dry and we had to fend for ourselves? If we don’t have water, we will die. We need water for life! There are people both near and far who are thirsty, hungry, and without shelter. It is extremely difficult to let someone know of the living water that flows from Jesus Christ when they are in need of water to sustain life. God has given us the ability and means to provide the nourishing food, clean water, and protective shelter that they need. Before we can show them the Living Water, Jesus Christ, we must meet their physical needs.

Our goal is clear and before us as children of God. We are to make disciples for Jesus Christ by giving of ourselves to meet the needs of all God’s children. Jesus Christ, our Living Water, calls us to meet the needs of those around us. As we do, we become more like Christ; the Living Water to the world. May it be so!

Pastor Steve

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday is April 1st. We will have worship here at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.Later in the evening the Scottdale Choral Society will present a Palm Sunday Concert at the Christ United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday we will hold our Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion.

The Good Friday service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church as usual from noon to 3:00 p.m. The theme is the Lord’s Prayer. The speakers will each have a 30 minute segment. Our pastor and choir will be in the last time segment from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

The Easter Sunrise Service at the Scottdale Gazebo will be led by the Youth at 7:00 a.m.

Easter Worship Service - We will have the sanctuary decorated for Easter morning with live Easter Lilies. The choir will have a wonderful anthem, “Christ is Risen, Alleluia” and we will end the service as in our tradition with all those desiring to join the choir in singing the “Halleluiah Chorus.”

We ask your help in delivering Easter Lilies after worship

May you and your family have a wonderful Easter and may Christ become more alive in you then ever before!

PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR; Pastoral Unspoken, Our Annual Conference, Trinity Laity
Leadership, Our Country, City of Scottdale, The Spaugy Family on the passing of Lona,
Richard Means, Shawia Kloepfer (Pastor Steve’s daughter), Joann Hough, Paul & Julie
Hammaker, Milt Forsythe, Madeline Roberts (Jeri Loucks’ mother), Reva Jans Beadling, Freda Lubovinsky,
Verna Rhodes, Fran Davis, Harry Crossan, Joe Leighty, Regis Barren, Allison Hranko,
Tom Greenawalt, Susan Delara, Norman & Suzanna Gray, Tyten Springer and Haley
Ucman.

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR; Emily Anderson (Sandy Moore’s step-mother), Dale Ansell, Olive (Mae) Bales, Rev. Ray Beal, Rev. Audrey Bell, Matt Bell (friend of Amanda Lebe), Ann Boone (grandmother of Brittany Vaillancourt), Beverly Corkran, Rich Dodd, Debbie Francilancia, Peggy Garrison, Marilyn Gaut, Helen Glasser (sister-in-law of Connie Sterner), Peggy Hallsted, John Helman, Ruth Hershberger, Garret! Hixson, Shirley Hodgkiss, Jamie Jamison, Tom Jamison, Zane Hunker, Tara John, Bruce Kantorik, Walt Keibler, Joe Kozar, Leona Kuhns, Henrietta Leighty, Jerri Loucks, Brooke Lyons, Dorothy Maust, Bill McKenzie(Sandy Moore’s brotiier-in-law), Sophie Messich (Rich Messich’s mother), Kisa Miller, Tyler Rock, Gary Schenck, Lona and Sondra Spaugy, Jerry Sprinkle and Jerry Yeunkin.

PRAYERS FOR SHUT-INS: Reva Jane Beadling, Bill & Anne Buttermore, John & Nancy Clark, Fran Davis, Susan Farrell, Kathryn Geyer, Fred & LaVonne Grote, Eleanor & Millard Hess, Bob Kalp, Jo Keibler, Vera McClain, Bob Miller, Ruth Null, Mary Pitzer, Ivalean Porter, Gib & Rita Seese, Betty Shirer, Toni Smithula and Dorothy Wagner.

SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY & FAMILIES; Rev. Jonathan Bell, Kenny Bell, Kristopher Bell, Paul Blycheck, Daniel Bompiani, Tim Boots, Kevin Claycomb, Derek Cummings, Richard Dorreman, Rev. Craig Forsythe, Ken Fullem, Ryan Geisel, Kevin Hamilton, Dan Hodge, David King, Daniel Kloepfer, Monica Mantia, Christopher Miller, Tina Minoski, Dan Moore, Chad Ohr, Sherry and Jeremy Ohr, Fred Rankin, T.J. Reed, Cap. Craig Sebek, Erin ard Margaret Sherbondy, Steve Sherbondy, Joe Shirer, Micah Spaugy, Mattiew Sturtz, Gary Turner, Brandon Uber, and Zachary Williams.

THANK YOU

Dear TUMC family,

Thank you so much for the flowers, cards, phone calls and visits I received during my recent hip surgery. It means so much to have such a loving church family.

Donna Hunker

Thank you so much for the lovely flower arrangement and also for your concern and good wishes for my health. I am dong very well and may God bless you all.

Dorothy Harrer

Thanks to my Trinity Church Family for the prayers and cards during my surgery and 7-day hospital stay. You folks and God have seen me and my family through this after 83 years of being surgery free. My love, Reva Jane

A little kindness can make a big difference! Thank you!

Brandon & family

Thanks for the altar flowers during my recent illness. They were very much appreciated.

Melvin Miller

Dear Pastor Steve and all my friends at Trinity,

Thank you for the altar flowers, your prayers, cards and visits. I’m counting the days until I will be able to come worship with you. I’ve missed seeing all of you.

Love,

Kathryn Geyer

OVERVIEW OF HAITI’S SOCIOECONOMIC STRUCTURE

One of France’s legacies to Haiti is the class system. During French colonization, Saint Domingue had three distinct socioeconomic classes: “Les Blancs,” (white people), the “Affranchis” (the freedmen) and slaves. Les Blancs possessed all of the financial resources and had all of the civil and political rights in the society. The Affranchis were mostly Mulattos (half black and half white,) the sons and daughters of a white man and of a black or Mulatto woman. In rare cases, there were a few freed black people among the Affranchis. This group had limited financial privileges through paid work for Les Blancs, but they did not have civil or political rights. At the bottom of society were the slaves. Here were the engine of the colony’s economic activities and impressive wealth yet they did not receive any benefit from their hard labor and did not have any rights. In fact, slaves were considered not a human beings but as properties to be sold, donated, traded or inherited. During the colonial era, 87 % of the population was African slaves, 8% whites and 5% freedmen. Although the representatives of the colonial class system disappeared after independence, forms of the class system continue to exist in Haiti.

Today, Haiti’s middle class has increased considerably, but a few families of the upper class continue to dominate the country’s economy. While this group gets richer and richer, the masses become more and more destitute.

OURWEB-SITE

Please visit Trinity’s web-site at tumcscottdale.com for the most recent info on what is happening in the life of the church.

THIS AND THAT

PASTORAL VISITATION BOOK There is a Pastoral Visitation Book at the rear of the sanctuary on the table. If you desire a visit from Pastor Steve, please write in your name and information.

FOOD PANTRY in held the second Wednesday of each month at CUMC. (April 11 and May 9) Help is always needed. Please place your non-perishable food items in the hallway across from the office. Suggested item for April is paper towels and May is Shampoo.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS
FOR CHILDREN
at the CUMC in Scottdale for grades K-5th grade. Time is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All children are welcome.

USHER   Anyone wishing to be an usher on Sunday mornings please contact Paul Barclay at 724 887-8462.

FLOWERS   If you can help deliver the Altar flowers on any Sunday, please contact Julie Hammaker (724 887-0477).

ACOLYTES

April 1              Madeline Grote & Justin John

April 8             Jimmy Conaway & Frank Hammaker

April 15           Autumn Ansell & Jake Smithula

April 22           Justin & Ethan John

April 29           Madeline Grote & Ethan John

May 6               Autumn Ansell & Jimmy Conaway

May 13             Jake Smithula & Frank Hammaker

May 20             Madeline Grote & Jimmy Conaway

May 27            Justin & Ethan John

DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Time 4:00 p.m. at Uniontown Calvary UMC April 29th.

THE GOLDEN SNEAKER

The Golden Sneaker is awarded each year at Annual Conference and Barry Ritenour has put together a neat way for us to compete, get into shape and raise money for the District Youth. Get your congregation in shape and the youth in action.

We have 37 folks signed up for the Golden Sneaker. 19 from Conn-Scott, 18 from Somerset, 0 from Uniontown. Mt. Pleasant UMC leads for the church with 19, Pleasant Hill UMC, 13 and Bethany UMC 5.

The DISTRICT E-NEWS is available to anyone who would like to know what is going on in the district. Just send your e-mail to cvsec(g),zoominternet.net. Write “enews list” in the subject line.

GET READY FOR TUMC”RUMMAGE SALE

Sat June 2 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Set up on Fri, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. Please bring all of your clean and reusable items on Sunday May 27 and leave on the stage in
the Fellowship Hall. If you could help and have fun setting up on Friday or working and having fun on Saturday, please call Judy Brunner at 724 887-5092 or 724 887-4440.

CAMP Camping brochures are here. The church helps with the cost so this is a great opportunity to go to one of the Methodist Camps. If your child would like to go, please fill out a registration form and bring it into the church office.

FAITH IN ACTION

Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action, a program of the United Way of Westmoreland County that provides free volunteer services to our community’s senior residents, will be holding their annual Spring Sparkle Dinner and Show fundraising event on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Scottdale Fireman’s Club on Route 819 in Scottdale. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 and all ticket holders are eligible to win $500.00, you do not need to be present to win. A
full dinner buffet will be served, door prizes given. Chinese auction, 50/50 will take place and entertainment will be provided by Elvis Presley tribute artist Eddie Steen. Donations of auction items and bake goods are welcome. A handmade 54 x80 quilt made from “30′s reproduction fabric “called Gemstones” created by the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild in Scottdale is also being raffled, tickets cost 3.00 for 2 chances to win. Please call 724 542-4117 or  email jacobscreek.fia@gmail.com for tickets or more information

NEW ADDRESS

Courtney & Richard Dorreman

732 S. Northstar Place

Port Clinton,Ohio.
43452

PRESCHOOL The TUMC Preschool is registering students for the fall. If you are interested in enrolling your child, contact the preschool for a registration form as soon as possible. There are openings in the Tuesday and Thursday classes only.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Bible School will be held the week on June 18. Time from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. If you would like to help, please see Kathy Warman.

WATER OF LIFE

We are part of a group of other United Methodist Churches in our area that have taken on a water project in Zimbabwe, Africa. The Nyamacheni Mission needs a well, known as a borehole. The goal is to have 206 or more people in our area to step up and give a donation of 52 cents a week or $27.04 for the year. Having a well would provide the mission with clean and safe water for their school, help with market gardening and other agricultural productions. With a close water supply the school would be able to expand.

Contributing to this project would do much to extent a helping hand to these poor children in need in Africa. Be one of those willing to share the love of Jesus with God’s children. So far our church and with some other neighboring churches have collected $1,968.27 for the Zimbabwe Borehole (well) Project.

Amazed

The people who heard Jesus

were repeatedly
amazed.

Are we today so sophisticated

that we are immune
to

amazement? Can we know that he
was

crucified, Goodness and Compassion

and Love

nailed upon the tree,

and go about our
business

of preparing Easter
dinner?

Can we know that he arose

from the dead

and walked the earth

and ate and spoke

with his followers

and sit unamazed in
the pew

as though we cannot
hear

The WORD OF GOD?

O God of Jesus the Christ,

the amazing thing

is our lack of
amazement

in the face of your

AMAZING AMEN!

From Kneeling in Jerusalem By Ann Weems

 

Circuit Rider February/March 2012

Look at Life 101….Part 36

What happens along the journey we call life is what I like to call Life 101. It is what makes us truly who and whose we are. Life is always changing and is never the same for anyone. It is our journey and I would like to share mine with you as we
travel on the path that God has chosen for Sandy and I.

Please read Luke 5:17-26

Ann Weems penned theses words in a poem she calls The Walk:

Those of us who walk along this road do so
reluctantly. Lent is not our favorite time of year.

We would rather be more active-planning and scurrying
around.

All this is too contemplative to suit us.

Besides we don’t know what to do with
piousness and prayer.

Perhaps we’re afraid to have time to think,

      for thoughts
come unbidden.

Perhaps we’re afraid to face our future
knowing our past.

Give us courage, O God, to hear your word

and to read our living into it.

Give us the trust to know we’re forgiven, and give us
faith to take up

our lives and walk.

One of the most difficult things in our lives is for us to walk toward something that reminds us of our guilt and shame. Yet, the Cross, the Triumphant Entry, and the Last Supper remind us that even though we are a sinful people, we are forgiven. When we walk with Christ during this season of Lent; we, His children, remember what Christ did for us. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords interceded for us and by His blood we are set free from the law of sin and death. We no longer are bound to our sin but set free. You are no longer paralyzed, so get up off your mat and go into the world that lies beyond. Allow your story to become Christ’s story. Get up and walk. No, get up and run toward those who need to hear about the love of God given to them through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You who have been forgiven by the grace of God are called to share God’s grace with others to transform the world.

Pastor Steve

 

THANK YOU

TUMC Family, Sending a Thank You from Anne and William Buttermore for the poinsettia and cookies.

Dear Friends at TUMC, Thank you for remembering me recently in the Sunday bulletin. I appreciated hearing from some of you. I will be thinking of you during the coming Holiday Season and missing the Sunday Services. I am sending Christian love to all. Betty Weaver

Thanks to the Advent Readers: The Brunner family, Alice Helman, Debbi Walter and the Hammaker family.

Thanks to Paul Hammaker for planning a wonderful evening of Christmas music on Dec 4, with the Fay West Brass Quintet and members of Trinity. It was a very enjoyable evening.

Thank you for your prayers,
cards and concerns during my hospitalization,
surgery, and recovery. A special blessing was the poinsettia at Christmas.

Tom Jamison

Dear Trinity Congregation, On behalf of Mae Bales let me thank you for the beautiful Christmas poinsettia that was delivered to her. Also, please thank the S.S. class for the cookies and the Girl Scouts for the snowman ornament that was included. But most of all thank you for your prayers.

Audrey
Bell

Thanks to Jacobs Creek Craft Circle of Jacobs Creek U.M. Church for their
generous donation to the Zimbabwe Borehole Project, of $100.00.

To my Trinity Family, The lovely poinsettia brightens my room and many wonderful memories flood my mind of my “home church.” Thank you for thinking of me at Christmas time.

Love to all, Reva Jane

To my TUMC friends,

Thank you for the lovely poinsettia sent to us at Christmas time. It was so nice of you to think of us.

Love, Carl and Ruth Hershberger

Dear TUMC family,

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and cards during the time of my surgery.

Thanks to Paul Hammaker who delivered the beautiful poinsettia, special thanks to Kendra, Justin, and Ethan for the cookies.

God’s blessing to all, Bev Sterrett

Dear TUMC,

Thank you so much for the beautiful altar flowers sent to me after my accident and
surgery. It was so nice of you to think of me.

Love, Rachael Hunker

Hi from Florida,

It’s very warm here 80 degrees. Suppose to get some relief in the New Year. Miss you and wish you all a wonderful and healthy New Year.

My Love, Joanne

Thanks to the T.U.M.C. for your generous donation af $20.00 to the Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action.

Dear Pastor Steve,

I read your letters and the Circuit Rider to Mom regularly. I enjoy then as well, Thank you. Mom is 98 years old, in a lovely caring nursing home 4 miles from my  husband and I. So I see her most every day. Her faith is still very strong and she is so looking forward to going HOME to Jesus. She is trying to be patient. She is often confused (often talking about going to Women’s Meeting at the church) But her spirit is sweet, thoughtful and the caregivers love her.

God bless you in your ministry and in our beloved T.U.M.C. In Christ, Becky Minninger, Dorothy Wagner’s daughter

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE will be offered at
the Scottdale Library each Thursday starting Feb. 2 thru April 12. By appointment only. Time: 12:00 noon until 40 p.m. Please call 724 887 6140. All counselors are trained and certified to do your taxes. Especially for the low income and middle income with attention on people 60 years old or older.

PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR; Pastoral Unspoken, Dur Annual Conference, Trinity Laity Leadership, Our Country, City of Scottdale, Harry Crossan, Tyler Rock, Joe Leighty, Regis Barron, Reva Jane Beadling, Melvin Miller, James Miedel, Joe and Linda Kozar, Allison Hranko, Tom Greenawalt, Susan Delara, Norman & Suzanna Gray, Tyten Springer, Haley Ucman, Phyllis Hammaker (Paul’s eunt), Julie Hammaker, Leona Kuhns, Mark Sipos (friend of Kathy Warman), David Mardis, Madalyn Roberts (Jeri Loucks’ mother), Kathie McBride and Rondi Layman.

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR: Emily Anderson (Sandy Moore’s step-mother), Dale Ansell, Olive (Mae) Bales, Rev. Ray Beal, Rev. Audrey Bell, Matt Bell (friend of Amanda Lebe), Ann Boone (grandmother of Brittany Vaillancourt), Beverly Corkran, Rich Dodd, Katrina Dyer, Debbie Francilancia, Peggy Garrison, Marilyn Gaut, Helen Glasser (sister-in-law of Connie Stener), Peggy Hallsted, John Helman, Ruth Hershberger, Garrett Hixsan, Shirley Hodgkiss, Jamie Jamison, Tom Jamison, Zane Hunker, Tara form, Bruce Kantorik, Walt Keibler, Joe Kozar, Henrietta Leighty, Jerri Loucks, Brooke Lyons, Dorothy Maust, Bill McKenzie(Sandy Moore’s brother-in-law), Sophie Messich (Rich Messich’s mother), Kisa Miller, Tyler Rock, Gary Schenck, Lona and Sondra Spaugy, Jerry Sprinkle and Jerry Younkin.

PRAYERS FOR SHUT-INS: Reva Jane Beadling, Bill & Anne Buttermore, John & Nancy Clark, Fran Davis, Susan Farrell, Kathryn Geyer, Fred & LaVonne Grote. Eleanor & Millard Hess, Bob Kalp, Jo Keibler, Vera McClain, Bob Miller, Ruth Null, Mary Pitzer, Ivalean Porter, Gib & Rita Seese, Betty Shirer, Toni Smithula and Dorothy Wagner.

SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY & FAMILIES: Rev. Jonathan Bell,Kenny Bell, Kristopher Bell, Paul Blycheck, Daniel Bompiani, Tim Boots, Kevin Claycomb, Derek Cummings, Richard Dorreman, Rev. Craig Forsythe, Ken Fullem, Ryan Geisel, Kevin Hamilton, Dan Hodge, David King, Daniel Kloepfer, Monica Mantia, Christopher Miller, Tina Minoski, Dan Moore, Chad Ohr, Sherry and Jeremy Ohr, Fred Rankin, T.J. Reed, Cap. Craig Sebek, Erin and Margaret Sherbondy, Steve Sherbondy, Joe Shirer, Micah Spaugy, Matthew Sturtz, Gary Turner, Brandon Uber, and Zachary Williams.

THIS AND THAT

PASTORAL VISITATION BOOK There is a Pastoral Visitation Book at the rear of the sanctuary on the table. If you desire a visit from Pastor Steve, please write in your name and information.

FOOD PANTRY in held the second Wednesday of each month at CUMC. (Feb 8 and March 14) Help is always needed. Please place your non-perishable food items in the hallway across from the office. Suggested item for February is toilet paper and March is Toothpaste and toothbrushes.

FLOWERS   If you can help deliver the Altar flowers on any Sunday, please contact Julie Hammaker (724 887-0477).

WEB-SITE Please visit Trinity’s web-site at tumcscottdale.com for the most recent info on what is happening in the life of the church.

 

LENTEN EVENTS

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22nd. We will have a service at 7:00 p.m.

Fat Tuesday – Feb. 21st there will be a meal in our Fellowship Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Lenten Community Sunday Evening Services begin here on Feb. 26th. We will also have the Skyline Boys Concert at 6:00 p.m. before the service.

Lenten Noontime Lunches will begin on Feb. 29th. Watch your bulletin for the Lenten schedule of dates and host churches.

 

LAY LITURGIST

February

Paul Hammaker

March

Sherry Snyder

 

ADDRESS UPDATES

Carolyn Bell

821 S. Broadway St.

Scottdale PA 15683

 

Robert & Erin Onder

1160 Deep Wood Drive

Macedonia OH 44056

 

Gary Potochnik

PO Box 255

Everson PA 15631

 

Lincoln Jamison

268 Lovell Pl

Erie PA 18503

 

Carole Leonard

135 Pleasant Acres Way Apt 27

Mt. Pleasant PA 15666
Circuit Rider October/November 2011

A Look at Life 101….Part 34

What happens along the journey we call life is what I like to call Life 101. It is what makes us truly who and whose we are. Life is always changing and is never the same for anyone. It is our journey and I would like to share mine with you as we travel on the path that God has chosen for Sandy and I.

Please read 1 Samuel 17

The Bible is full of heroes. David, Joseph, and Esther are a few of my favorites. Do you have heroes in your life? I have three heroes in my life. Each one is a hero for a different reason and not because of what they are but because of what they do for me and for others in this broken world. They are examples of how my life should be lived. The first one is Tyler Rock. Tyler has gone through an awful lot in his short lifetime but Tyler has taught me how to love and who to love and to love unconditionally. Tyler just loves because that is the only thing Tyler knows. He doesn’t know how to hate and how to dig at others by withholding his love. Tyler is my hero because Tyler is in my eyes the very meaning of unconditional love in a 4 year old package.

My second hero is my grandson Zac. Zac is Zac from his multi­colored spiked hair to his pants hanging down to where Grandpa does not approve. Zac is my hero because he gives and has always given of himself for others. Zac wears his faith on his sleeve where all can see that he is a Christian. When someone needs to talk Zac was always there to listen and will offer a shoulder to cry on. Now Zac is giving of himself for the needs of others in Afghanistan as an Army Soldier. Zac knows what it means to volunteer even in the face of adversity. Zac is my hero because of his selflessness and caring for others.

My third hero is Jesus Christ. I know that you saw that coming! Jesus is my hero because He has taught me how to live in a world that is tattered and broken. He has taught me that there is still hope for humanity through His life, death, and resurrection. I pray that you have heroes in your life and that you will learn to be more like them.

Yours in Christ Jesus, Pastor Steve

 

PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR: Pastoral Unspoken, Our Annual Conference, Trinity Laity Leadership, Our Country, City of Scottdale, The family of Hayes Heck (father of Charlotte Sethman), the family of Lucille Parry (mother of Ethel Logan), Valerie Slants, Ron Kaczynski, Reida Murphy (Janet Kaczynski’s sister), Kathie McBride, Debbie Francilancia (Joan Geer’s daughter), Kristin Blaney (Janet & Ron Kaczynski’s daughter), Paul Hammaker, Ivy Porter, Gib Seese, Dale Scott, Sara Beal, Henrietta Leighty, Rondi Layman, Andrew Laird, Cody Hare, Helen Glasser (sister-in-law of Connie Sterner), Caelan Ritenour (infant nephew of Scott John), Lori Johnson Suitor, Dan Anthony, Virginia Hardy and Richter Lucas (baby).

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR:

Emily Anderson (Sandy Moore’s step-mother), Dale Ansell, Olive (Mae) Bales, Rev. Ray Beal, Rev. Audrey Bell, Rev. Roy and Barb Butt, Beverly Corkran, Rich Dodd, Katrina Dyer, Peggy Garrison, John Helman, Ruth Hershberger, Garrett Hixson, Shirley Hodgkiss, Zane Hunker, Tom Jamison, Tarra John, Vivian John, Bonnie Kantorik, Walt Keibler, Joe Kozar, Jerri Loucks, Brooke Lyons, Dorothy Maust,, Bill McKenzie(Sandy Moore’s brother-in-law), Sophie Messich (Rich Messich’s mother), Kisa Miller, Brandon Rice, Tyler Rock, Gary Schenck, Lona and Sondra Spaugy, Jerry Sprinkle, Kelly Stants (friend of Drenda) and Billy Sterrett.

PRAYERS FOR SHUT-INS:

Reva Jane Beadling, Bill & Anne Buttermore, John & Nancy Clark, Fran Davis, Susan Farrell, Kathryn Geyer, Fred & LaVonne Grote, Eleanor & Millard Hess, Bob Kalp, Jo Keibler, Leona Kuhns, Vera McClain, Bob Miller, Ruth Null, Mary Pitzer, Ivalean Porter, Gib & Rita Seese, Betty Shirer, Toni Smithula and Dorothy Wagner.

SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY & FAMILIES; Rev. Jonathan Bell, Kenny Bell, Kristopher Bell, Paul Blycheck, Daniel Bompiani, Tim Boots, Kevin Claycomb, Derek Cummings, Richard Dorreman, Rev. Craig Forsythe, Ken Fullem, Ryan Geisel, Kevin Hamilton, Dan Hodge, David King, Daniel Kloepfer, Monica Mantia, Christopher Miller, Tina Minoski, Dan Moore, Chad Ohr, Sherry and Jeremy Ohr, Fred Rankin, T.J. Reed, Erin and Margaret Sherbondy, Steve Sherbondy, Joe Shirer, Micah Spaugy, Matthew Sturtz, Gary Turner, Brandon Uber, and Zachary Williams.

Please give us updates on those individuals on the prayers list.

 

DOWN’S SYNDROME DINNER

October 9, 2011 we will have a dinner after worship. Donations will be used to support for the Buddy Walk.


CROP WALK

This year’s Crop Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 16th. The walk will begin and end at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Scottdale. Gather at 1:30 p.m. to register and turn in money. At 2:00 p.m. the walk begins through the borough of Scottdale and back to St. Paul’s. Next year the same thing will happen in Mt. Pleasant. Recruiter packets are available at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More info posted on the bulletin board across from the church office.

Thank You!
Your Kind expression of sympathy is deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged for Myra. (Shirley Hodgkiss’ daughter).

Myra’s Family & Greg

Church Picnic – Thanks to everyone who participated in our church picnic.

Thanks to Janice Allison and everyone who helped make our Spring Rummage Sale a success.

Linda Kozar

TUMC family,

Thank you for the cards and prayers during my recent surgery. Special thanks to Pastor Steve for sitting with my family and me. The altar flowers were beautiful too!

With Love Kathy Ansell

Dear TUMC Family,

Once again I see how supportive you all are. Let me start with the September 11th Service. How nice it is to have people around you to help plan, prepare and serve God when called upon. Pastor Steve, Tom, Brian, Lou Ann and Martha, Thank you for your help and guidance and our office staff. Also, thank you Alice for your help with the flowers and to Linda Kozar for having the Fellowship Hall and refreshments ready after the service.

Then as the week went on, I had my knee surgery done. Thank you all for your prayers, cards and visits to our house. Thank you to Pastor Steve for being there for us.

May God bless each of you. Paul Hammaker

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS FOR CHILDREN

Begins on October 5th at Christ United Methodist Church in Scottdale for grades K- 5th. Time from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SCOTTDALE AREA UNITED METHODIST YOUTH

All youth age 11 thru Grade 12 are welcome! They are meeting here till January from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. unless a special activity is planned

 

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Men will start meeting on Friday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage.

TRIP TO THE ZOO

We are planning a bus trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, Nov. 19. Leaving the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Leave the zoo to come home around 3:00 p.m. We should get back to the church by 4:00 p.m. $20.00 per person includes admission and bus. Pack a lunch or you can eat at the zoo.



 NEW DIRECTORY

The latest edition is being mailed out the first week of October with the Circuit Rider.

NEW ADDRESS

Mae Bales PO Box 166 Stahlstown, PA 15687

Mr & Mrs Matt Pitzer 124 Hollywood Dr. Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

Drew & Sally Bell 884 Niagara Irwin, PA  15642

Mr & Mrs Justin Dodd 357 Storey Frye Rd Ruffs Dale, Pa. 15879

THE FALL RUMMAGE SALE is scheduled for October 13th(9:00 to 3:00) and 14th.(9:00 to 1:00) Set up on Wednesday, October 12th after Preschool dismissal at 1:00 p.m. You may put items on the stage starting Sunday, October 9th. GENTLEMEN Please get in touch with Judy Brunner 724 887 4440 if you are able to help with setting up and taking down Wed and Fri for the sale. LADIES If you can help with any of the days call Judy. We plan to have a good time.

EDUCATION NEWS

We are starting a Pre-K Sunday School Class (ages 3 to 5). We welcome all children this age into the new class. Parents are invited to attend one of the adult classes available. There are classes for children and youth as well.

A worship hour nursery is now available in the Preschool ABC Room on the fellowship hall level of the church. At present it will not be supervised, parents will not be able to leave children there, however, if the need grows, we will look into staffing. It is our hope that parents will wait until at least after the Children’s Time to move to this area.

Our next 5th Sunday program will be on October 30th We will have an all age together Sunday School class in the Fellowship Hall. There will be time for fellowship along with a snack and beverage before the program. Martha Banks will be presenting a program of music and learning based on the word Grace. Come prepared to sing and learn as we explore our music about grace.

 

JR/SR HIGH SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

What do you call a group of fantastic kids having a great time together on Sunday mornings? The TUMC Jr/Sr High Sunday School Class!

It’s wonderful being back together to kick off another great Sunday School year. Our class would like to welcome Frank Hammaker and Jacob Smithula. These guys are a great addition to our quirky group! We’ll certainly miss Jesse Dudeck! Her insight during discussions on important issues were always meaningful. Good luck at Slippery Rock, Jesse.

The lesson focus this year includes significant connections between the Bible and today’s culture. He studies are from the Old and New Testaments alternating lessons on a weekly basis). He studies are interesting and include true-to-life relevance and Biblical depth.

We invite all TUMC teens to please join us! Get ready to be challenged to think about opinions, learn about yourself and grow in faith.

Hope to see you! Ronna and Sherry

An acrostic poem put together by the class on September 25,2011

Wakening:    Worthy

Obey:              Obedient

Renewal:      Reverent

Strength:       Servant Holy

Independent: Immortal

Promise:       Prayerful

COSTUME PARTY – PUMPKIKN FEST

Please join us for the annual Pumpkin Fest on Saturday Oct 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Hot Dogs and sauerkraut, beverages and place settings will be provided. Bring a covered dish to share. Activities include a pumpkin carving contest, (bring your own pumpkin). Enter your pumpkin dessert (pie, cookies, etc) in our contest to see who has the best recipe. Games and crafts include pumpkin golf. .Best costume awards, kids and adults are encourages but not required to come and win the most original, prettiest, scariest and funniest costume. Also there will be a prize for the most original Bible Character. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship all ages are welcome.

Sponsored by the Youth Sunday School.

 

MISSION STUDY There will be a District Mission study at Juniata UMC on Saturday, October 15. The topic is “Joy to the World – Mission in the Age of Global Christianity” led by Rev. Kenneth Mains. This event is an outreach of the District UMW. The cost of $5.00, includes lunch, is covered by TUMC-UMW. Register by October 10th with Sally Travis-Jamison or Betty Barbery.

10 FOLD With a computer, internet, and an e-mail address you can help raise $1.00 for an UMCOR mission each day for 10 days, AT NO COST TO YOU. This is a UMC movement to raise awareness of projects supported by Global Ministries and UMCOR. On Oct 10 go to 10-Fold.org. Do this for 10 days. Each day you register your interest in a UMC program, it triggers $1.00 of support on your behalf, given by one of the sponsors.

GEOGRAPHICAL MISSION STUDY FOR 2011 & 2012 – HAITI

To continue with the Haiti study -in 1492 Christopher Columbus lands in the island that the Arawaks, the indigenous people, call Haiti. This means “mountainous land.” Columbus names the island “Hispaniola” (Little Spain), then renames it Santo Domingo. In 1503 the first African slaves arrived to replace the Arawaks, who are exploited and massacred by the Spanish. In 1697 Spain cedes the western part of Hispaniola, now the Republic of Haiti, to Saint Domingue.

CONNELLSVILLE DISTRICT MISSION FESTIVAL

“Your Passport to Missions.”

On Saturday, Nov. 12 – Build- A- Ramp” Mission Day. We have the opportunity to help build ramps on this day. Contact the office if you are able to help. Sunday, Nov. 13 – Missions Sunday. Mission speaker will be from the

Angel Food Ministries, Rev. Ron Kosor. Monday, Nov. 14 – Missionaries and Lunch.


UMCOR KITS Collecting items for UMCOR kits is a continuing activity. Please put your gifts on the table across from the office. During October the special emphasis will be on Birthing Kits. The least expensive way to prepare these will be to do it as a group.

List of the items needed for the 7 different kits are on the mission bulletin board and copies are attached to the “KITS” bos on the table. We can give single items that will be used to make a complete kit.

MISSION BARN The barn near New Castle that is used as a collection point for UMCOR kits was visited by three of our Trinity members. After we learned about assembly of the kits and storage/shipping them, we toured the barn. Then, we worked on kits. He experience was good. Another trip is being planned for mid-November, up with Sally Travis-Jamison.

GREEN PARTY The greatest expense for the green products is the plastic containers and spray bottles. The cleaning products made last spring cost no more that 25 cents a bottle. The plastic spray bottles cost $1.00. A basket has been placed in the office hallway. Please place empty plastic spray bottles and bottles in it. They can be refilled and redistributed.

JACOBS CREEK AREA FAITH IN ACTION is in need of volunteers willing to drive people to and from doctor appointments. The number of trips, dates, times and locations can all be decided upon by the volunteer. For more information please contact Melaney D. Hegyes, MA, 742 542-4117 or e mail Melaneyhegves@gmail.com34

 

FOOD BANK

On Sunday, November 6, will be a special collection and blessing of food items for the Food Pantry. This is part of Trinity’s special thanksgiving celebration. In addition to any regular gifts of non-perishable food items, Trinity suggests that monthly a special item that the Food Pantry doesn’t provide. October – Shampoo, November – Soap & Thanksgiving gift items, & December – Toothpaste & Christmas Gift items.

 

THIS AND THAT

FOOD BANK The Scottdale Food Bank is always in need of your non-perishable items. The Food Bank is held on the second Wednesday of each month at CUMC. Helpers are needed too.

NOTE CARDS We have beautiful note cards with scenes from our church for sale for $5.00 a set. See Alice Helman or come into the church office if you wish to purchase. The proceeds go toward the Worship Committee’s expenses.

FLOWERS If you can help deliver the Altar flowers, please contact Alice Helman.

NEW PASTORS FROM TRINITY

Drew Bell has accepted an appointment at the Penn’s Woods UM Church in North Huntingdon, PA. He is attending the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Rob Rabenstein is serving at Chalk Hill UMC and Samson’s Chapel off of Rt. 40.

Keep them in your prayers.

CONGRATULATIONS To Matt Pitzer and Rachel Siwula. They were married in our church on September 24, 2011.

LIBRARY NEWS

Some new books have been added to our church library and may be found on the book cart across from the office. Please remember to sign them out on the sheet above the bookcase. Thanks!

William Wilberforce – Real Christianity Finding God in the Story of Amazing Grace

by Kurt Bruner and Jon Ware The Cross Gardner

By Jason F. Wright

Hope you will enjoy these wonderfully inspirational books.

 

GREETER   SCHEDULE

Oct 2         Cheryl & Sonny Porter

Oct 9         Jim & Lisa Porter family

Oct 16       Madalyn & Sherry Snyder

Oct 23       Jeanette Porter & Christina Smithula

Oct 30       Linda & Brian Rock

Nov 6        Ashley & Sara Rock

Nov 20      Richard & Twila Snyder

Nov 27      Wendy Sowinski & Becky Sprinkle

Dec 4        Dorothy Moore & Gloria Lebe

Dec 11      Marvin & Connie Sterner

Dec 18      Bill & Bev Sterrett

Dec 25      Melissa & Greg Grosser

USHERS

October

Bill Scott (Head Usher) Brian Rock, Ashley Rock, Melvin Miller, Jacob Nicholson

November

Angelo Pallone (Head Usher), Darcy Pallone, Bill Mayers, Bill Sterrett, Bill Buttermore

December

Scott John (Head Usher), Sara Rock, Bill Hunker, John Barnhart, Kevin Dudeck

ACOLYTES

Oct 2 Madeline Grote and Olivia Porter

Oct 9 Justin and Ethan John

Oct 16 Jake Smithula and Frank Hammaker

Oct 23 Chance Grosser an d Autumn Ansell

Oct 30 Madeline Grote and Jake Smithula

MEMBERS Pastor Steve wants you to know if you need him for an emergency, do not hesitate to call the parsonage at 724-887-5045 or call Pastor Steve’s cell phone 814-730-8287. If you desire a visit or to meet with him, please call the office to schedule a time at 724-887-6000.

Circuit Rider News for August/September 2011

A Look at Life 101….Part 33
What happens along the journey we call life is what I like to call Life
101. It is what makes us truly who and whose we are. Life is always
changing and is never the same for anyone. It is our journey and I
would like to share mine with you as we travel on the path that God
has chosen for Sandy and I.
Please read Nehemiah 1 & 2
The proper tool for the job is what I was always told. That is until I
joined the Navy. There were so many different tools that the sailors
came up with a new saying, “Every tool is a hammer except for a
screwdriver and that is a chisel.” I know that that saying was very
false, however, I have sometimes used the wrong tool for the task at
hand and the results were sometimes painful. Nehemiah had an
aching in his heart caused by the destruction of the walls around
Jerusalem. Nehemiah wanted the walls restored and the city to be
rebuilt but he was not a mason. He was a cupbearer; however that
did not stop him. His compassion for his people and the ache within
his heart for the city he loved caused Nehemiah to pray and fast until
God answered. When God answered and the task was set before
Nehemiah, he went straight to work for he knew the task was great
but his God was greater. And with the help of those who had the
same desire to build the walls, Nehemiah completed the task in 52
days.
As a Pastor, I now use tools that are different than the screwdrivers
and hammers than I used many years ago. I find the tasks are the
same in that I need to repair or build something that God has already
given to me. Today the tasks always seem harder than they really are,
because I am older and somewhat set in my ways. God sometimes
gently reminds me that my ways are not His ways and that His ways
are always the best. I continue to kick against the goads and finally
come to the conclusion that I need to change for my thoughts and my
ways need to be aligned with Gods thoughts and ways, if I am ever
going to finish the projects He has set before me. So I pick up my
tools, and go about God’s work using prayer, Bible study, and the use
of words like forgiveness and saying “I love you.” to build and repair
what God entrusts me with. May you use your tools to build or repair
what God has entrusted you with!
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Steve

PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR: Pastoral Unspoken, Our
Annual Conference, Trinity Laity Leadership, Our Country, City of
Scottdale, Jo Keibler, Kathy Ansell, Bonnie Kantorik, Rondi Layman,
Kelly Stants (friend of Drenda), Emily Anderson ( Sandy Moore’s stepmother),
Beverly Corkran, Bronson Shoemaker (Dale Scott’s baby
great, great nephew), Kayla Faith (Verna Rhodes’ granddaughter), Bill
McKenzie (Sandy Moore’s brother-in-law), Andrew Laird, Cody Hare,
Helen Glasser (sister-in-law of Connie Sterner), Bob McConnell
(nephew of Sterretts), Sophie Messich, (Rich Messich’s mother), Caelan
Ritenour (infant nephew of Scott John), Lori Johnson Suitor, Jim Miller,
Betty Frye (sister of Nancy Dodd), Dan Anthony, Freda Lubovinsky
(friend of Barnharts), John and Jane Hilligoss (sister and brother-in-law
of the Barnharts), Virginia Hardy, Richter Lucas (baby), John Helman,
Rick Dodd.

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR;
Dale Ansell, Rev. Ray Beal, Rev. Audrey Bell, Katrina Dyer, Rev. Don
Engelhart, Peggy Garrison, Garrett Hixson, Shirley Hodgkiss, Zane
Hunker, Tom Jamison, Tarra John, Vivian John, Walt Keibler, Joe
Kozar, Jerri Loucks, Brooke Lyons, Dorothy Maust, Kisa Miller, Tyler
Rock, Gary Schenck, Lona and Sondra Spaugy, Jerry Sprinkle and Betty
Weaver.

PRAYERS FOR SHUT-INS;
Reva Jane Beadling, Bill & Anne Buttermore, John & Nancy Clark,
Fran Davis, Susan Farrell, Kathryn Geyer, Fred & LaVonne Grote,
Eleanor & Millard Hess, Bob Kalp, Jo Keibler, Leona Kuhns, Vera
McClain, Bob Miller, Ruth Null, Mary Pitzer, Ivalean Porter, Gib &
Rita Seese, Betty Shirer, Toni Smithula and Dorothy Wagner.
SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY & FAMILIES; Rev.
Jonathan Bell, Kenny Bell, Kristopher Bell, Paul Blycheck, Daniel
Bompiani, Tim Boots, Kevin Claycomb, Derek Cummings, Richard
Dorreman, Rev. Craig Forsythe, Ken Fullem, Ryan Geisel, Kevin
Hamilton, Dan Hodge, David King, Daniel Kloepfer, Monica Mantia,
Christopher Miller, Tina Minoski, Dan Moore, Chad Ohr, Sherry and
Jeremy Ohr, Fred Rankin, T.J. Reed, Erin and Margaret Sherbondy,
Steve Sherbondy, Joe Shirer, Micah Spaugy, Matthew Sturtz, Gary
Turner, Brandon Uber, and Zachary Williams.
Please give us updates on those individuals on the prayers list.

CHURCH DIRECTORY We are hoping to get a new church
directory out to you in a month or so. If you have any changes to
make, please turn them into the office. Also, if we don’t have your
e-mail address, please give us that information as well.

REMINDER OF MEETINGS – We are sending out the
postcards to remind you of meetings of the Church Council,
Trustees, and Finance committees. If you are unable to attend,
please call the chairperson of your committee or the church office.

NOTE CARDS We have beautiful note cards with scenes from
our church for sale for $5.00 a set. See Alice Helmaa or come into
the church office if you wish to purchase. The proceeds go toward
the Worship Committee’s expenses.

FLOWERS If you can help deliver the Altar flowers, please
contact Alice Helman. Thank you to Alice for all the many things
she takes care of around the church.

OUR SYMPATHY goes out to the Hammaker family on the
death of Jim, and the Beal family on the death of Betty.

WEDDINGS – Our best wishes for the future go out to Sarah
Pallone and Jeff King married here on July 16th. Also to Debbie
Sarsfield and Draye Parry, who were married at Madison Hilltop
U.M. Church by Pastor Steve on July 23rd.

JUNE 2011 VBS
It was a very successful week of VBS this summer. There were
approximately 50 children and 20 youth/adults who participated in
the program. The children and adults collected items for School
Kits and our offering was given to UMCOR to aid the poor and
needy.
Thank you to those who gave money and snack items for our
evening snacks. Also, we want to thank Brenda Mayers, Martha
Banks, Kathy Ansell, Kevin Dudeck, Louise Cochran from the
Presbyterian church and our friends from CUMC for their
dedication to VBS.
Christine Henley did a wonderful job as director of VBS. We
want to thank her for all the time and effort that she has put into
the planning for this week.
God Bless,
Kathy Warman
TUMC Co-ordinator

JACOBS CREEK AREA FAITH IN ACTION is in need of
volunteers willing to drive people to and from doctor
appointments. The number of trips, dates, times and locations can
all be decided upon by the volunteer. For more information please
contact Melaney D. Hegyes, MA, 742 542-4117 or e mail
Melaneyhegves(q),gmail.com34

COLLECTING ITEMS FOR UMCOR KITS – During the month of
August we will be collecting various supplies for Health, School and
Layette Kits. We will be highlighting items used in the kits to be
assembled by the Mission Barn. Information will be available on the
Mission Bulletin Board and the Circuit Rider.

FYI
Steve Barbery is now a commissioned elder of the Virginia
Conference of the United Methodist Church. After his years in
college, seminary, and other training sessions, he is really excited
to be on his first pastoral assignment, a 3-point charge Northwest
of Lynchburg, VA. Lisa was appointed to a church in Amherst,
VA. And they are living in her parsonage, which is about a 20
minute ride to Steve’s first church. Steve loves the history of the
area and his churches and he and Lisa hope to checks the area
sometime!
Their new address is Steve and Lisa Barbery
276 North Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Steve’s cell: 703-254-4852

WANTED HOST FAMILIES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.), a non-proft agency, is
searching for caring host families in the Western Pennsylvania and
the surrounding areas for high school foreign exchange students
arriving in August. Students come from a wide variety of
countries, including Mexico, Norway, China, South Korea, Brazil,
Germany and Thailand. Students are 15-18 years old, they speak
English, have medical insurance, and their own sperding money.
Host families provide a room and daily meals for the student. For
more information about being a volunteer host family, please
contact Regional Manager Patty Grasty at (866) 755-0921 or visit
the website www.pieusa.org.

MISSION NEWS
Layette, School and Health Kits: Listed below are some of the
items to be included in the UMCOR Layette, School & Health
Kits. The complete list for each kit is on the Mission Bulletin
Board in the hallway of the Church.
Pads of Paper, spiral or top bound Metal nail file or clipper
150 sheets loose leaf toothbrush (adult)
Crayons, 24 count cloth diapers
Diaper pins undershirts or onsies
Receiving blankets 30″ x 30″, 30″ x 32″
Single items may be placed in the box by the office marked
“KITS”. Now we can give single items. These will be used to
make a complete kit. With school items on sale, now is a good
time to purchase these. Anytime you shop and find a savings, think
of what is needed for a kit. Note: Toothbrushes must be a single
packaged. School bags, infant nightgowns, and sweaters are best if
handmade. Patterns are available from Sally Travis-Jamison.

FOOD PANTRY
Special Plea – Non-perishable food items are always needed. The
need has been increasing. Recently Connellsville Ministries made
a urgent plea for food. This plea was lifted up at worship on July
17, 24 & 31. Your gifts will be distributed equally between
Connellsville Ministries and Scottdale Food Pantry.
Scottdale’s distribution to the community is the second Wednesday
of each month. In addition to regular gifts of non-perishable food
items, Trinity suggests giving special items that the Food Pantry
doesn’t provide.
August – Paper Towels Oct – Shampoo
Sept – Toilet Paper Nov. Soap & Thanksgiving gift items
Dec – Toothpaste & Christmas gift items

MISSION BARN
The Mission Bam is an old barn that is being used as a collection
point and storage facility for UMCOR kits prepared by churches in
the WPa Conference. Plans are being made to visit the facility and
volunteer our tune to do some work. As details become available
they will be provided in the bulletin.

GREEN PARTY
There is more info forthcoming about homemade cleaning
solutions. Watch for it.

GEOGRAPHICAL MISSION STUDY FOR 2011 & 2012 – HAITI
The Methodist Church in Haiti is one of the eight district
conferences of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the
Americas (MCCA). Learning about the challenges Haiti faces is a
primary goal of the study. Greeting: “Sak pase?” Nap boule”
(“What’s up?” “Fine.”) Haitian Proverb: L;Union Fait la force.
(Unity makes strength.) In 1492 Christpher Columbus lands on the
island and names it Hispaniola (Little Spain), then renames it
Santo Domingo (Saint Sunday). The spoken language is Haitian
Creole. About 20% speak fluent French. Proverb; “Gen Pouvwa
nan non.” “There is power in names.”

GREETER SCHEDULE
Aug 7 Bill Hunker & Debbi Walter
Aug 14 Sandy Moore & Jeri Loucks
Aug 21 Brenda & Bill Myers
Aug 28 Amy Nichelson Family
Sept 4 Chuck & Alice Niswonger
Sept 11 JeanAnn Niswonger and Judy Snyder
Sept 18 Darcy & Angelo Pallone
Sept 25 Kristy & Greg Philburn family
Oct 2 Cheryl & Sonny Porter
Oct 9 Jim & Lisa Porter family
Oct 16 Madalyn & Sherry Snyder
Oct 23 Jeanette Porter & Christina Smithula

USHERS
August
Angelo Pallone (Head Usher), Sara Rock, Darcy Pallone,
Cheryl Eichner, John Barnhart
September
Pam Dudeck (Head Usher) Kevin Dudeck, Lindsay Dove,
Cassandra Colland Madalyn Snyder
October
Bill Scott (Head Usher) Brian Rock, Ashley Rock, Melvin Miller,
Jacob Nicholson

MEMBERS Pastor Steve wants you to know if you need him for
an emergency, do not hesitate to call the parsonage at 724-887-
5045 or call Pastor Steve’s cell phone 814-730-8287. If you desire
a visit or to meet with him, please call the office to schedule a time
at 724-887-6000.

PRAYER CHAIN We are updating the Prayer Chain List. Prayer
is a ministry that you can do at home. If you would like to become
a prayer warrior, please let us know so we can add your name to
the list. Call the church office at 724 887 6000.