Announcements

This page is dedicated to informing the Congregation and any new members, of any upcoming news, announcements, and events that are important to the congregation and any new members, and will be updated weekly. Here are the announcements for the week of the 14th of April of 2019, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE UMC

On Sunday April 14th of 2019, there was a 8:15 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335. This was followed up with a  9:30 Adult Sunday School class in the “Dan Lamb” Room at the Grace United Methodist Church, led by retired pastor Eddie Patterson.

At this same time as the Sunday School Class at Grace, there was a Worship Service over at the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road, Saegertown, Pennsylvania, 16433 at 9:30 a.m. This was followed by their 10:30 Adult Sunday School Class.

Later on that morning, there was a Worship Service at 11:00 am at the Grace United Methodist Church.

On Tuesday April 16th of 2019 at noon, The United Methodist Women (UMW) will have a meeting at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335. During this meeting, Kurt Crays will present a program on the work of the EUMA, which deals with the homeless around Erie. DeDe Swavey and Bev Vickers will be the hostesses. All the ladies of the church are invited to attend.

On Wednesday April 17th of 2019, there will be a Choir Rehearsal at 7:15 pm, followed by our Easter Cantata Rehearsal at 8 pm.

On Thursday April 18th, of 2019,  the weekly Ministry “Thursdays for Jesus” will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville PA 16335. This weekly ministry is for kids from 3 years old up to high school. This will take place at 5:30 pm and will go to 6:50 pm.

Later on that Evening, at 7 pm, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335, will hold a Maundy Thursday Service with a Communion Service included in the regular service.

On Friday April 19th of 2019, There will be a Good Friday/Tenebrae service at the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road Saegertown, PA 16443 at 7 pm.

Next Sunday, on April 21st of 2019 which is “Easter Sunday”, there will be one service at 10:45 am. This is our Easter Cantata Serivce, located at the Grace Untied Methodist Church at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335. The choir will be performing our Easter Cantata which is entitled “Amazing Grace”. This will be after a 9 am Service at the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road Saegertown, PA 16443.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Grace UMC

On Saturday April 27th of 2019, there will be a community meal at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335 at 11:30 am. This is a monthly meal for the community in Meadville.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Woodcock UMC.

There are no events in the upcoming weeks for the Woodcock United Methodist Church at this time.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Read the Bible in 2019” is a way for Christens and the Congregation of the United Methodist Church as a whole, to dive deep into the word of God. A green brochure will be on the back table at both the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335, and the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road Saegertown, PA 16433, for anyone who wants to pick one up. This Brochure detail a year-long plan for reading the bible and offers a chance for discussions for each section of the bible.

LENTEN LUNCH SERIES

The Meadville Area Ministerial Association invites you to visit their various churches for this year’s Lenten Lunch Series. Each week a different congregation will provide a simple meal and a devotional speaker, with donations for lunch, supporting a program of that church’s choosing.

Please mark your calendar to join us on the following Wednesdays.

April 10      United Faith Fellowship Church of God

561 State Street Meadville, PA 16335

(814) 336-4124

2019 Lenten Easter/Message Series

“The crowd asked a question about Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. A few days later, the disciples asked a number of questions of Jesus on the eve of his crucifixion. At that time, Jesus also asked them a question. Finally, the risen Jesus asked a question of Mary Magdalene. These questions will be the basis for our worship services through Easter.

April 14 The Crowd’s Question (PALM SUNDAY)
“How Can the Messiah Be Crucified? John 12: 12-34

April 18 John’s Question (MAUNDY THURSDAY at GRACE UMC):
“Lord Who is the Betrayer? John 13: 21-30

April 19 Jesus’s 1st Question (GOOD FRIDAY at WOODCOCK UMC)
“Shall I Not Drink the Cup?” John 18: 1-11

April 21 Jesus’s 2nd Question (EASTER SUNDAY)
“Why Are You Crying?” John 20: 1-8

The May-June 2019 Upper Room, in large and small print, is available at the side and the back of the sanctuary at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335.

UNITED METHODIST  WOMEN

Some of our church members may have wondered about some of the activities and projects of our UMW.

In 2018 we put on the Lenten Luncheon at our church. We provided food for five funneral dinners or memorials. We also purchased four new tables for the church.

Grace UMW mad our expected payments to the Conference and were once again awarded the Five Star Unit Certificate.

Throughout the year we made donations to “American Cancer Society”, “Wesbury,” “Sunset Auxiliary”, “The Refuge”, “Ruth M. Smith Center” and the “Salvation Army”.

Leftovers from the rummage sales are also donated, some of these items that are donated are clothes to a project help needy people, books to Wesbury for their book sale, Some nice items to the Humane Society’s Thrift Store, and miscellianeous items to the Salvation Army Store.

Membership is open to any women of the Untied Methodist Church.

On May 3rd & 4th of 2019, The Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA will hold it’s Annual Spring Rummage Sale. Please leave your donations in the storage room off of the dinning room if you have any. We are sorry, but we can’t accept TV’s or electronics Thank you.

On May 18th of 2019, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadvilee, PA 16335 will host it’s Second “Spring Fling Craft/Vendor Fair from 10 am to 3 am. Proceeds from this fair, will benefit the church ministries, missions and projects.

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