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: Pastor@southavenueumc.org

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

 

December 9, 2018 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Greeter:  Mary Lou Whitezell

The Altar Flowers are presented by Norma Schroeder in loving memory of Jacob and Ema Emick

 

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.

 

MANY THANKS TO

  • Ashley Stuart and Alvin Peoples for lighting the candles and reading for today’s Advent service.
  • The following people who came out to decorate the Wesley Room and the sanctuary for the Christmas season.  With so much of our building in a state of disarray, it was a pleasure to be in our beautiful sanctuary to worship. Thank you to Bud and Barb Wise, Dean and Nancy Patterson, Carole Mapel, Mary Anne Pischke, Janet Stivanson, Dick and Betsy Monheim, and especially Bud Wicks whose prior preparation makes the job so much easier.

 

 

THIS WEEK

Sunday – December 9, 2018
10:00 am Worship – Communion
10:00 am Sunday School
12:15 am Carols Around the Table @ Mifflin Avenue UMC 

Monday – December 10, 2018

Tuesday – December 11, 2018

Wednesday – December 12, 2018
9:30 am Staff Meeting

Thursday – December 13, 2018
1:00 pm Women’s Ministry Christmas Tea-110/112
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday – December 14, 2018 – OFFICE CLOSED

Saturday – December 15, 2018

Sunday – December 16, 2018
10:00 Worship
10:00 Sunday School
11:15 Christmas Dinner-110/112

 

Attendance Last Week
December 2, 2018
Worship – 32
Sunday School – 4

 

 

POINTSETTIA ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY

POINSETTIAS will adorn the altar beginning next Sunday, December 16th for our Worship Services.  If you would like to place a poinsettia on the altar, please complete the form located at the Action Table TODAY!  The cost is $8.00 per plant. 

 

 

CHRISTMAS HOSPITALITY BRUNCH

At 11:15, after Worship on December 16th, we will enjoy a Christmas meal together. Pat Deleonibus will cook the meal but we need many helping hands for kitchen duties and set-up. Please call the Church Office if you can volunteer.

 

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES CHRISTMAS TEA

Ladies, come join us for the Christmas Tea on Thursday, December 13th at 1:00 pm in the Wesley and Fanny Crosby Rooms.  Janet Stivanson is providing the program.  Bring a friend!

 

 

ENJOY BOOKS

Enjoy Books are going fast! Get yours before they are gone. Makes a great Christmas gift.  Check out the sample in the office and the flyers for more information.  The price is the same as before -$30.00. Proceeds go toward Women’s Ministries mission outreach. 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS HOSPITALITY BRUNCH

At 11:15, after Worship on December 16th, we will enjoy a Christmas meal together. Pat Deleonibus will cook the meal but we need many helping hands for kitchen duties and set-up. Please call the Church Office if you can volunteer. 

 

 

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