Church Family News

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
January 16, 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 and Mabel Matteson in memory of Herman Facer, father of Mabel.

Thank you Deborah Webb for today’s music.

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.

WHAT IS HUMAN RELATIONS DAY?

JANUARY 16, 2022

We are all family. When we walk past our neighbor who is hiding in plain sight, we limit the gifts and graces that our sisters and brothers in Christ bring to the table. We limit the experiences, the voices and the beloved community that take place through mutual sharing of gifts. With a special offering celebrating Human Relations Day, we join with United Methodists around the world, remembering that the size of the table of divine love is unlimited.

Across the United Methodist connection we come together to help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in an offering set aside for Human Relations Day. For more than half a century, United Methodists have observed this churchwide special Sunday in recognition of the message Jesus demonstrated during his life: all of God’s children are important.

One of the wonderful aspects of The United Methodist Church is that we can do so much more together than we ever could do on our own. On Human Relations Day, we join other UMC congregations in a special offering to support neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Programs.

In recognizing Human Relations Day, we are called to make an impact in communities where people struggle because they don’t have the tools or resources to reach their God-given potential.  Our gifts are part of building beloved community through faith-based volunteer programs, community developers and programs that work with at-risk teens.

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

OFFICE CLOSED

REMINDER

We will be making UMCOR kits immediately following the service today.

COUNCIL MEETING REMINDER

The next council meeting next Thursday 1/20 at 7pm at the church, thanks 

UNDECORATING

WHAT IS HUMAN RELATIONS DAY?

JANUARY 16, 2022

We are all family. When we walk past our neighbor who is hiding in plain sight, we limit the gifts and graces that our sisters and brothers in Christ bring to the table. We limit the experiences, the voices and the beloved community that take place through mutual sharing of gifts. With a special offering celebrating Human Relations Day, we join with United Methodists around the world, remembering that the size of the table of divine love is unlimited.

Across the United Methodist connection we come together to help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in an offering set aside for Human Relations Day. For more than half a century, United Methodists have observed this churchwide special Sunday in recognition of the message Jesus demonstrated during his life: all of God’s children are important.

One of the wonderful aspects of The United Methodist Church is that we can do so much more together than we ever could do on our own. On Human Relations Day, we join other UMC congregations in a special offering to support neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Programs.

In recognizing Human Relations Day, we are called to make an impact in communities where people struggle because they don’t have the tools or resources to reach their God-given potential.  Our gifts are part of building beloved community through faith-based volunteer programs, community developers and programs that work with at-risk teens.

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

OFFICE CLOSED

REMINDER

We will be making UMCOR kits immediately following the service today.

COUNCIL MEETING REMINDER

The next council meeting next Thursday 1/20 at 7pm at the church, thanks 

UNDECORATING

The Undecorating of the Church has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 27th at 9:30 am.  

COMBINED SERVICE

There will be a combined service with Mifflin Avenue on January 30th at 10:30 am which will be held here at SAUMC.

67 DAYS UNTIL SPRING!

POWER OF PRAYER

All essential workers 

Barbara – Dontae Pendelton’s grandmother

Belinda & Doug Bishop

Bill Clor – friend of Shirley and Frank Oratto

Bobby Howe – Susan Howe’s brother 

Cynthia Moore-Koikoi 

Caleb Scott Ingram & family – Bob & Sharon Beattie’s great nephew

Debbi Whitezell – niece of Mary Lou Whitezell

Delores and Michael DeLaney – friends of the Church

Diane Jackson – battling cancer & mourning loss of father, Dennis

Dontae – long term care and recovery 

Friends serving on the front lines as first responders and medical professionals 

Jackson and Kunkle families – loss of father/grandfather Dennis Kunkle

Jeremy Hajdu – son of Rev. Joe & Cathy Hajdu

Joanne Chidester

John Hunter – long term care

Josefina and Tom Morrissey – friends of Ruth Nelson

Larry Kester – friend of Pischke’s

Leo Buckser – neighbor of Pischke’s

Migrant families at our border 

Nancy Hamilton 

Our military and all people throughout the Middle East

Pastor Russel Shuluga

Randy Johnson – son of Ron & Rhonda Johnson

Rev. Deborah Ackley-Killian – Pgh. District Superintendent

Ruth Nelson 

Sharon Beattie – hand surgery

South Avenue Church 

Susan Howe 

Susan Waters – hip replacement 

The Peace Makers

United Methodist Denomination 

Vincent Mroz