Training Day has been postponed so that we can gather for a time of prayer after worship.
March 3 Professor John Hooker will lead us in discussing his newest book Taking Ethics Seriously.
March 10, 17, and 24 Kristi Woolsey will lead us in discussing the book, Them: Why We Hate Each Other, and How to Heal by Ben Sasse
The next meeting of the Eco-ministry team is Tuesday March 5, at 7:30 in the parlor. We will continue discussion of the Green New Deal, reflecting on the perspectives that inform columnists’ opinions. To check out the articles that we will be discussing, send a note to email@example.com for the list. Come and join in the conversation.
24TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS
Sunday, March 10 1pm – 3:30pm & 4pm – 6pm at Rodef Shalom 4905 5th Avenue in Oakland. Delicious soups, live entertainment, children’s activities and a silent auction. Tickets $20 in advance & $10 kids. This fund raiser benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY BAKE SALE
Searching for that pot of gold? The rainbow may not end here but you can still find a treasure! The Chancel Choir will host a bake sale full of tasty treats (sorry, no green beer) during Fellowship Hour on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Proceeds will help fill a choir “pot” which will help offset music expenses throughout the year. We hope we get lucky and see you there! Thank you for your support!
WRESTLING WITH RACISM
When They Call You a Terrorist – The Wrestling with Racism Team would like to encourage anyone who is interested in discussing the amazing book When They Call You a Terrorist to join us for energetic conversation-filled sessions. The authors, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, are two of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. This four session study has been scheduled for 6 pm on March 11th and March 25th, April 8th and April 29th at Warren United Methodist Church. Please order your own copy of the book. If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact Sam Procter or Tracy Merrick.
In addition, the Wrestling with Racism meeting at FUMC on March 4th is canceled.
GENERAL COFERENCE DEBRIEFING SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH – 2:00PM
All are invited to attend this debriefing session, to engage with our Bishop, delegates, and your District Superintendent. We continue our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Western Pennsylvania A Way Forward Task Force, General Conference Delegation, Cabinet, and Bishop will conduct debriefing sessions in each of our ten districts. The locations and times of those sessions are published on the Conference website. Persons may attend any of these sessions at any district if location and time are more convenient.
The purpose of the sessions will be for lay and clergy members of the United Methodist Church in Western Pennsylvania to hear accurate information about the decisions made at the Special Called Session of General Conference and the process we, as an annual conference, will undertake in order to implement the legislation that is passed. Those who attend the debriefing sessions will have an opportunity to ask questions and respond to the decisions made.
The Pittsburgh District Debriefing will be Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm at Salem UMC (350 Manor Rd, Wexford, PA 15090). There is ample parking in the lot behind the church. Beginning at 1:30 pm, light refreshments will be available.
STAFF PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE
SPRC meets the 2nd Wed of each month.
The Poverty Team has compiled a list of ongoing needs for First Food and Friends and the Caring Cupboard. Please consider supporting these ministries by bringing in any of the following items for the month of February:
FIRST FOOD & FRIENDS:
• New Women’s Bras, Panties (Larger sizes)
• New Men’s Boxers (Med, LG, XL)
• Sweatshirts, all sizes
As always new socks are greatly appreciated.
MYSTICS IN MOTION: LET EVERYTHING YOU ARE PRAISE GOD! WEDNESDAYS 7pm
Worship Jam has changed its name! To align more deeply with our experiences on Wednesday evenings, we are now called “Mystics in Motion.” Our experience involves your whole self in worship. Each week, we take a verse or two from the lectionary readings of the week and explore it through interactive, multi-sensory, and playful ways. Mystics in Motion is a community that seeks and celebrates the spiritual essence of life through earth-based traditions, Christian mysticism, and scientific revelation. Please join us any Wednesday at 7pm in the chapel.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Sunday, March 3
9:00am Handbell Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Chancel Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Music Ministry
9:45am Education for All Ages
11:00am Worship in the Sanctuary
6:00pm Sunday Night Yoga
Monday, March 4
9:30am IWAP English Class
10:00am Book Club
6:15pm Phoenix Institute
Tuesday, March 5
10:00am Parent & Child Play Group
10:30am Staff Meeting
10:15am Unity in Motion
2:00pm Strengthen & Stretch
3:15pm After School Program @ Warren Church
7:00pm Laughing Rivers Sangha
Wednesday, March 6
9:30am Shake Hands & Share
7:00pm Mystics in Motion
7:00pm Ash Wednesday in Fellowship Hall
7:30pm Bigger on the Inside
Thursday, March 7
1:00pm East End Song Studio
2:00pm Strengthen & Stretch
7:30pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Friday, March 8
5:30pm AA Women’s Group
7:00pm Ecstatic Dance
Saturday, March 9
8:00am Toy Lending Library
9:00am First Food & Friends