First Church Notes: 07.10.2020


News regarding the life and ministry of our wonderfully diverse and energized faith community


CALL TO ADVOCACY

July’s Advocacy Focus will explore a specific proposal: “Medicare for All as a

response to economic and racial injustice”. Below are some articles for engaging

with this topic.

Racial Health Inequities: Dr. Susan Rogers , president-elect – Physicians for

a National Health Program: (2 minute video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshHAEM59B0&feature=youtu.be&eType=E

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We’re doctors, and we’re debunking myths about Medicare for All:

https://pnhp.org/news/were-doctors-and-were-debunking-myths-about-medicare-

Economists in Support of a Medicare for All Health Care System: 

https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/economists-support-medicare-all-health-care-system

Medicare for All saves money; Medicare for some doesn’t:

https://pnhp.org/news/medicare-for-all-saves-money-medicare-for-some-doesnt

Please feel free to contact Claudia Detwiler (cdetwiler4@icloud.com) for

additional information.


FUMC SUNDAY CAST FOR CONGREGATION AND THE WORLD

Most of you by now have seen or heard of our weekly worship experiences we are posting on YouTube. We hope they have been meaningful to all of you. We invite you to share the experience with friends and family far and wide. If you search for “fumcpitt” on YouTube it will take you to our church page where you can find all past videos and also the live SundayCast. 

An email will still be sent out to the FUMC email list each week by early Sunday morning with a link for each “live” experience. We are grateful to be able to connect in this way.


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Our commitment to appropriate social distancing doesn’t mean that we can’t connect. Many of our regular Sunday School classes continue to meet each Sunday at 10:00 am by Zoom. 

Due to the increasing concerns about strangers logging into Zoom calls to cause trouble, we are not publishing invitations to Zoom meetings publicly. So to receive a weekly invitation to a Sunday School gathering, please email the convener:  

Seekers –  Kristi Woolsey Woolsey.Kristi@bcgplatinion.com

Spirit of Justice – Sam Procter sam.procter@gmail.com

Coffee and Chat – Michele Jury mcjury@gmail.com

High School – Alyssa Stadelman alyssastadelman@gmail.com

Middle School – Joe Smith joe@fumcpittsburgh.org    

And Godly Play is now offering a virtual story time each Sunday morning at 9:30 am. Watch your email for the link. 

And you can check out previous sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk6VxCsmhEQnpgkFlbiVddDryAUTaqJA3

Haven’t been part of a Sunday School class before? This may be a better time than any! 

At a time when children are spending more time at home than ever, families are beginning once again to take a more active role in children’s spiritual formation. We offer the FAITH5 as a simple yet profound model for families to engage in conversation and meditation together: https://faithink.com/about-faith5

Join Joe Smith for a virtual study of the book of Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk6VxCsmhEQnrTKA3I1SW-m02Fs-EVMnY

New videos are available every Tuesday at 8:00 am. Subscribe to the FUMC YouTube channel or just watch your email.


A PRAYERFUL THOUGHT FOR YOU

“A doctor once told me I feel too much. 

I said, so does God, 

that’s why you can see the Grand Canyon 

from the moon.” ― Andrea Gibson


STAFF

Pastor
Tracy Cox
pastortracy@fumcpittsburgh.org
DeaconAnais Hussian
anais@fumcpittsburgh.org
Director of Music and Community Tim Coles
timcoles@fumcpittsburgh.org
Director of Spiritual Formation Joe Smith
joe@fumcpittsburgh.org
Administrative AssistantShelby Vane
shelby@fumcpittsburgh.org
Office office@fumcpittsburgh.org
Office Assistant Sherry Kaiser
Building Maintenance Manager Curtis Mitchell
Custodians Lamont Hunter
Tacoma Woods
Hospitality Nick Solic
nicsolic3@fumcpittsburgh.org
Music Intern Michael Dodin