Church Family News

June 26, 2022

South Avenue United Methodist Church
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675
Website: www.SouthAvenueUMC.org

Pastor Shuluga
Email: Shulugarussel@gmail.com

The Altar Flowers are presented by Glenn & Mabel Matteson in honor of our grandson Kyle Matteson’s birthday.

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.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY 9:00 AM TO 3:00 
TUESDAY 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 12:00 NOON TO 3:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
FRIDAY CLOSED

JULY 4, 2022

INDEPENDENCE DAY

The office will be closed be closed.

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RSVP
A celebration is being planned to honor Janet Stivanson’s 52 years in the ministry of music at South Avenue Methodist Church on Sunday, July 10.  Janet will be recognized in the worship service at 11:00 in the sanctuary followed by a reception in the Wesley Room.  If you are able to join us, please call the church office at 412-371-7421 to R.S.V.P. by June 21 at the latest.  Thankfully this is not a retirement party!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS—SIGN UP TODAY

Mifflin Avenue UMC Upcoming Bible Study……..

A Bible study on the book of Matthew is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 12th, at 1:00PM in the John Wesley  room and will last for 5 weeks.Tina Whitehead is the presenter. 

Tina has compiled a study of the locations in the Holy Land that are documented as the locations where Jesus visited during his ministry. She has combined his travels with  pictures she has taken of those locations during her extensive travels in the Holy Land.

If you are interested in attending:

· Sign up sheet is in the back of the sanctuary and John Wesley Room.

· Contact the church office by email: office@mifflinave.org or call, (412) 731-2511.

· Contact Diana Spencer, email: Spencerdiana312@gmail.com  or call (412) 973-1156 or see Diana on Sunday morning.  

POWER OF PRAYER
All essential workers
Families of victims – Uvalde School Shooting
Barbara – Dontae Pendelton’s grandmother
Belinda & Doug Bishop
Bill Clor – friend of Shirley and Frank Oratto
Bobby Howe – Susan Howe’s brother 
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi 
Caleb Scott Ingram & family – Bob & Sharon Beattie’s great nephew
Carol Brown
Debbi Whitezell – niece of Mary Lou Whitezell
Delores and Michael DeLaney – friends of the Church
Denise Hansen – Ruth Nelson’s niece
Diane Jackson – battling cancer & mourning loss of father, Dennis
Dontae – long term care and recovery
Earl Saunders, Jr.
Friends serving on the front lines as first responders and medical professionals 
Jackson and Kunkle families – loss of father/grandfather Dennis Kunkle
Janette Nelson – Ruth Nelson’s sister
Jeremy Hajdu – son of Rev. Joe & Cathy Hajdu
Joanne and Marv Chidester
John Hunter – long term care
John Pope
Josefina and Tom Morrissey – friends of Ruth Nelson
Kay Thomas
Nancy Hamilton 
Nellie, Deepu, Ojal and Alpa – traveling in Nepal
Our military and all people throughout the Middle East
Pastor Russel Shuluga
Patrice Maurer
Rev. Deborah Ackley-Killian – Pittsburgh District Superintendent
Richard Stonebraker
Ruth Nelson 
Sharon Beattie – hand surgery
South Avenue Church 
Susan Howe 
The Peace Makers
Ukraine: its people, animals and very earth, as well as those offering help and refuge
United Methodist Denomination 
Vincent Mroz

GRIEF:
Family and friends of Chris Kossel
Richard Wilson
Matt Oretz and Patricia Buerger