South Ave News

South Avenue United Methodist Church
733 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA   15221
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675

www.southavenueumc.org
office@southavenueumc.org
Rev. Kelly J Smith, Pastor
Pastor@southavenueumc.org

November 17, 2019 23rd Sunday After Pentecost 
Greeters: Janvier and Anya Lamont
The Altar Flowers are given by Walt & Mary Anne Pischke in honor of Tossie Pischke, born one hundred years ago.

Our Vision:
Our vision is to be a loving Christian community, gratefully amazed and empowered by the gift of God’s grace. We seek to be an oasis of God’s grace and Christ-like hospitality, open to all. We seek to be bold and humble agents of God’s love.

Our Mission:
Our mission is to praise and serve God, to grow together in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus ,and to serve as partners with God in ministry to our Wilkinsburg community and the world.

THIS WEEK

Sunday, November 17, 2019
10:00 am Worship/Sunday School
12:15 pm Thanksgiving Meal
2:00 pm Safe Spaces Training-Mifflin UMC

Monday, November 18, 2019 
7:00 pm Bethlehem Haven

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:00 am Bible Study @ Mifflin Avenue UM Church

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:30 pm Sarah Circle-112
7:00 pm Church Council Meeting-112

Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:00 am Joint Church Council Meeting-112
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 22, 2019 Office Closed

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019 
9:00 am Hospitality Breakfast
10:00 am Worship/Sunday School

Attendance Last Week
November 10, 2019
Worship – 35 / School – 5

November 17
Thanksgiving Meal – 12:15 pm
Safe Space Training @ Mifflin UMC – 2:00 pm

November 20
Sarah Circle – 12:30 p.m.
Church Council Meeting – 7:00 pm

November 21
Joint Mifflin Avenue UMC/SAUMC Council Meeting

November 24
Hospitality Breakfast – 9:15 am

November 28
Thanksgiving

BIBLE STUDY
November 19, 201911:00 am
Mifflin Avenue UM Church

INTENT TO GIVE

There is still time to return your “Intent to Give” card for 2020.  You will find additional cards with an envelope at the Action Table or in the Narthex.  The card can be placed in the offering plate, brought to the church office or put in the email.  Your participation is much appreciated as we prepare the church budget for the coming year.

EARRING EXTRAVAGANZA WORKSHOP
November 19, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mifflin Avenue Church
$20 Admission
Register at 412.731.2511
A DIY Gift Giving Workshop with artis Alison Zapata

WCM THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS BASKETS

Mifflin Ave and South Ave have officially signed up to collect/purchase Instant Mashed Potatoes (200) for the WCM Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.  So South Ave’s goal will be 50 for Thanksgiving and 50 for Christmas.

SARAH CIRCLE MEETING
Wednesday, November 20 @ 12:30 pm
Room 112
Program:  Making kits for homeless
Bring bag lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided.

THE PROGRAM ANGEL TREE

The Angel Tree has appeared on the Action Table.  Each angel will have the name of the child, sex, size, race (for dolls) and suggested gifts.  You may use a suggestion from the angel or shop on your own.  All gifts, unwrapped, with the angel attached, must be delivered to the church office by Sunday, December 1st.   They will be picked up by The Program on Monday, December 2nd.  .

If you wish to give money, give cash or a check made out to Mary Lou Whitezell and she will shop for you.  We hope to have 100% of the angels taken as we have done every year.  May God bless you for participating in this Christmas miracle.

Love, The Largest Elf

YOU ARE
CORDIALLY INVITED TO 
OUR HOSPITALITY BREAKFAST 
ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019
9:00 A.M. – DINING ROOM