South Ave News

South Avenue United Methodist Church
733 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675
e-mail: Church Office:
Pastor: Kelly Smith

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July 8, 2018 7th Sunday After Pentecost
Greeter – Nancy Richard
The centerpiece on the altar was given by Helen McAfoos in honor of Bob McAfoos’ 80th Birthday.
Thank you Dean Patterson, our guest soloist today.


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.



Sunday – July 8, 2018
10:00 am Worship
10:00 am Sunday School
11:15 am Trustees Meeting-Library

Monday – July 9, 2018
9:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Tuesday – July 10, 2018
9:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project
5:00-8:00 pm SAUMC Youth Program-Game Night-112

Wednesday – July 11, 2018
9:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Thursday – July 12, 2018
9:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Friday – July 13, 2018 – Office Closed
9:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Saturday – July 14, 2018 

Sunday – July 15, 2018
10:00 am Worship
10:00 am Sunday School


Attendance Last Week
July 1, 2018
Worship – 45
Sunday School – 8




We strive to keep our Weekly Prayer List up-to-date and ask that you review the enclosed list and notify the Church Office with any additions or deletions.  Thank you!




The Church staff is planning to update the SAUMC Directory of Members and Friends in the near future.  If you have recently changed your address, telephone number or email address, please notify Debbi so that our next directory distribution will be as up-to-date as possible.




Copies of the July/August edition of the United are located at the Action Table and Magazine Rack.




Volunteer Cooks are needed for July 16 and August 20.  We have servers and drivers for those dates.

If you would like to volunteer to cook, please contact Cookie Whitezell.



We are looking for some gently used baby items for a play area for the children of our new clergy family.  Toys suitable for a toddler and a baby are welcome along with baby care paraphernalia!  Please contact Sharon Beattie at or to let her know what you may have to donate.  Thanks! 



Ministry Council Meeting – July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting – July 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm



The following dates are open for altar flowers:
July 22 – July 29 – August 12 – September 2 – October 14 – October 21

Please complete a blue order form (located at the Action Table) and turn it in to the Church Office.  Thank you for your participation and please, if you have not already done so, send payment to the Church Office for your order.



The Staff of South Avenue Church is eager to serve you:

Reverend Kelly J. Smith, Pastor
Debra Cataldo, Administrative Assistant
Janet Lillich Stivanson, Organist/Choir Director
Bud Wicks, Building Manager
Deborah Webb, Building Host
Glenn Matteson, Web Master
John Walter, PC Support
Ashley Stuart, Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator
Alvin Peoples, Jr., Assistant Youth Coordinator