First Church Notes: 07.14.2019



SUPER SOAKER SUNDAY?

Next week, if the conditions are right, children are invited to take part in a water battle after the service in the courtyard. Bring a super-soaker if you have one!


HYMN SING NEXT SUNDAY

Next Sunday, July 21st, we will celebrate our faith and history through the singing of our hymns. If you have a hymn you would like included please put it on the slip of paper found in your bulletin today and place it in the offering basket.


A Discussion on Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth

Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church is inviting church members, friends, families, allies and LGBTQ adults and youth to discussion on this mental health crisis to be held Sunday evening, July 21 at 7pm, at Asbury Center, Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 W. Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA  15216.  The keynote speaker for A Discussion on Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth is the president of PFLAG Pittsburgh, Mitchell Hortert.  Reservations are recommended and can made by calling the church office at 412-531-7131. 


CHURCH CONFERENCE – JULY 21ST 

Following worship on Sunday, July 21st Rev. Bob Wilson will be leading a special called church conference.  The purpose for this church conference is to vote on the nominated 2019-2020 leadership for FUMC.  Your voice and your vote are important.


ADULT LITERACY TUTORS NEEDED

Make a difference! Literacy Pittsburgh is offering a free volunteer training at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. No teaching experience is necessary. Join us on July 22 and 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. (Must attend both sessions.) Pre-registration required. Call 412-393-7645 or email volunteer@literacypittsburgh.org. For more details about tutoring students in reading and writing or English as a Second Language, visitwww.literacypittsburgh.org/volunteers.


UMC OPEN STREETS PITTSBURGH

United Methodists of the Pittsburgh District are sponsoring a table at Open Streets Pittsburgh Sunday 7/28, 9am-1pm – www.openstreetspgh.org

We will be providing a positive public presence by inviting Open Streets participants to pack Blessing Bags and take one to share with someone in need. We have signed up to collect 500 chap sticks for these blessing bags. These should be collected by

Sunday, July 14th. Visit our Tent (location TBA), pack a Blessing Bag, and share with someone in need! Blessing bags contain items frequently needed by someone who is unhoused, along with information about community resources. Keep one in your car to be a blessing to someone in need!


BACK TO SCHOOL BONFIRE

Kids, teens, and families are invited to join us for s’mores, hotdogs, fun, and fellowship. Sunday August 25, 6:00-9:00 pm in the church courtyard. Please RSVP to Joe @ 304-731-8717 or joe@fumcpittsburgh.org.  


DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR WORKING WITH KIDS OR TEENAGERS?

We’re looking for people to join our children’s and youth ministry teams. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, from teaching a Sunday School class to chaperoning social gatherings, providing meals, or just hanging out and getting to know some really cool kids. No experience or special skills required, just a love for kids. If you’d like to learn more, please talk to Joe. If you don’t catch him in the hallways, you can contact him at 304-731-8717 or joe@fumcpittsburgh.org                                                           


MYSTICS IN MOTION: For mystic explorers, cosmic thinkers, and lovers of creation.  Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

If you are a spiritually inquisitive, active, social, and creative person who wants to explore the connection between your soul and the sacredness of all creation, we invite you to join our Wednesday evening community, Mystics in Motion. We are cosmic thinkers and lovers of creation who want to grow in spiritual wisdom through conversations of consequence, meditation, movement, and the creative arts so that we might serve the common good and restore a healthy relationship to our planet.

We have changed our name from Worship Jam to Mystics in Motion to better reflect the active, mystical community we have become.                                                                                                                                                            


POVERTY TEAM

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:


FIRST FOOD & FRIENDS:

• New Women’s Bras, Panties (Larger sizes)

• New Men’s Boxers (Med, LG, XL) & (T-Shirts XL, XXL)


CARING CUPBOARD:

• Sweatshirts, all sizes

As always new socks are greatly appreciated


THIS WEEK


Sunday, July 14

10:00am      Worship in Fellowship Hall


Monday, July 15

6:15pm         Phoenix Institute


Tuesday, July 16

Youth Mission U – July 16-21

7:45am        Yoga

10:00am      Parent & Child Play Group

10:30am      Staff Meeting

1:00pm         East End Song Studio

2:00pm         Strengthen & Stretch

6:00pm        B.C.I.

7:30pm         NA


Wednesday, July 17

9:30am      Shake Hands & Share

1:00pm      East End Song Studio

2:00pm      Strengthen & Stretch

7:00pm      Mystics in Motion

7:30pm      NA


Thursday, July 18

1:00pm        East End Song Studio

2:00pm        Strengthen & Stretch

7:00pm        Interplay


Friday July 19

12:00pm       AA

1:00pm       East End Song Studio

5:30pm         AA Women’s Group


Saturday, July 20

9:00am         First Food & Friends


STAFF

Pastor
Tracy Cox
pastortracy@fumcpittsburgh.org
Director of Music and CommunityTim Coles
timcoles@fumcpittsburgh.org
Director of Spiritual FormationJoe Smith
joe@fumcpittsburgh.org
Administrative SecretaryGwendolyn Payne
gwen@fumcpittsburgh.org
Officeoffice@fumcpittsburgh.org
Building Maintenance ManagerCurtis Mitchell
CustodiansLamont Hunter
Tacoma Woods
Offering StewardSherry Kaiser
HospitalityNick Solic
nicsolic3@fumcpittsburgh.org
Music InternMichael Dodin
Family & Community
Ministry Intern
Megan Miles
memiles@pts.edu