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: saumc@verizon.net
Pastor: revrita6@hotmail.com / Pastor.saumc@verizon.net

Our Church Web page www.SouthAvenueUMC.org
United Methodist Church Web page www.wpaumc.org

 

May 20, 2018 Day of Pentecost
Greeter – June Wilson
The centerpiece on the altar was given by Lydia and Susan Wright in loving memory of their parents, John and Ginny Wright

 

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.

 

May 27, 2018
Guest Speaker – Janet Stivanson
10:00 am – Worship

 

THIS WEEK

Sunday – May 20, 2018
9:00 am Hospitality Breakfast
10:00 am Worship / Graduate Recognition
10:00 am Sunday School
11:15 am Graduate Reception

Monday – May 21, 2018
3:30 -6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Tuesday – May 22, 2018
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Wednesday – May 23, 2018
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Thursday – May 24, 2018
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday – May 25, 2018 – Office Closed
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Saturday – May 26, 2018 

Sunday – May 27, 2018
10:00 am Worship – Peace with Justice Sunday
10:00 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality Brunch

Monday – May 14, 2018
3:30 -6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Tuesday – May 15, 2018
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Wednesday – May 16, 2018
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project

Thursday – May 17, 2018
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday – May 18, 2018 – Office Closed
3:30-6:30 pm Wilkinsburg Youth Project
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Saturday – May 19, 2018
12:00 pm YEF Program-Rooms 110/112
1:00-5:00 pm Wilkinsburg Street Fest

Sunday – May 20, 2018
9:00 am Hospitality Breakfast
10:00 am Worship / Graduate Recognition
10:00 am Sunday School

 

Attendance Last Week
May 13, 2018
Worship – 34
Sunday School – 5

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!

Adam Hoener, Sara Mroz and Nick Mroz are graduating from Woodland Hills High School.

Adam plans to continue his education at California University where he will study Wild Life Biology.

Sara plans to become a nurse, specializing in oncology.

Nick intends to serve our country by joining the Army before continuing his education in the study of Epidemiology (the study of cells and disease).

Please join us today as we honor our graduates and extend our wishes for their continued future success.

 

 

FOOD MINISTRY

As we approach the middle of 2018, the Food Ministry has done well.  I want to thank all of you who have volunteered in this important ministry.  There are a few openings that we need to fill for the rest of the year.  We need cooks for Bethlehem Haven for May 21, July 16, August 20 and November 19.  Cooks are needed for our Hospitality Brunch scheduled for May 27 and December 23.  You can sign up at the bulletin board next to the Sunday School or call me at 412-824-1905.

Thank You!

Mary Lou Whitezell

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018

Together, we spread the gospel of peace and encourage cooperation locally, in the United States and globally.

 

 

SARAH CIRCLE ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC
Date- June 4   Time- 6pm
Place- Party Room in Vickie Craig’s Housing Development
Bring vegetable, salad or dessert
Please let Vickie know if you are coming.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

There will be a reception to honor Pastor Rita Platt after the service on Sunday, June 17, Rita’s last day with us. Plan to be there to say good-bye and wish her well in her retirement.

 

 

WANTED:  SUMMER FOOD SERVERS

Do you belong to a group looking for a summer project?  Can you and some friends commit to one day a week through the summer, or one week in the summer?  Teams of 3-4 people to volunteer from 11:45-1:15 at the South Avenue Methodist Church.  Teams will serve children, track participation, and help clean up.  Training will be provided.  Lunch is provided.

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry’s summer food services provides approximately 8,000-10,00 meals every summer for Wilkinsburg kids.  We serve Monday – Friday from noon to one at the South Avenue United Methodist church.   

Volunteers needed beginning June 11 through August 24. 

 

 

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

Rita S. Platt 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