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     Drive in Services Sundays at 10 AM in church parking lot; 87.9 FM    

     New VIDEO Sermons available on Home page Sunday mornings

     Previous sermons available on Worship page

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       October 25 -- 55

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Community Blog

Kid Worship Photo Gallery

Ways to Keep in Touch with

your Church Family

Announcements
 

 

 

GREEN POND UMC  LEADERSHIP
 

Senior Pastor: 
The Rev. Scott Freidgen-Veitch

       9711 Easton Road, P.O. Box 75,
      Kintnersville, PA 18930

       610-717-8336

       revscottfv@gmail.com

Youth Coordinator:

        Megan Schaeffer

         Green Pond UMC

         610-253-2731

         greenpondumcyouth@rcn.com

Council Chair & Acting Finance Chair: 
       Matt Matulewicz

        1401 Jeffrey Lane

        Easton, PA 18045

         610-703-4352

         matulewicz@rcn.com

 

Office Administrative Professional & Treasurer:

      Helen Boddy

      Green Pond UMC

      610-253-2731

      greenpondumc@rcn.com

Financial Advisor:

       Brad Schaeffer

       Green Pond UMC

        610-438-4664

schaefferfinancialandtax@yahoo.com

SPRC Chair:        

      Jeff Walters

     17 Alpine Dr.

      Easton, PA  18045

      610-428-1072

     jswalters@rcn.com

Trustees Chair:  

       Deanne Gade

       3589 Southwood Dr.

       Easton, PA 18045

        610-559-9938

        wagade@yahoo.com

Lay Leader:  

       Maxine Willoughby

       800 Fanning Mill Rd.

       Stewartsville, NJ 08886

       908-859-4844

        mhwillow@msn.com

Sexton:

       Linda Klump

Spiritual Nourishment for the Week

Community Blog

GPUMC Spotify Worship Playlist: by Megan Schaeffer


We are continuing to send out a new Spotify list each Friday. You can listen to the songs before or after you listen to Pastor Scott's sermon on Sunday morning. Or you can listen anytime! If you have any questions about Spotify, you can email Megan Schaeffer at greenpondumcyouth@rcn.com. Links will be emailed out on Fridays, and will also be on the home page of our website.

Homemade Masks Available: by Pam Boddy

Homemade, cloth masks are being made and are available for those who may need them! If you or your family need masks, please get in touch with Pam Boddy (610-547-4020, awboddy@gmail.com), who will gladly make sure you are supplied with what you need.

Kid Worship Photo Gallery

 

Click here to view some photos from our Kid Worship sessions in September.  You'll see a few kids attending our virtual Kid Worship and their crafts from this month! 

Kid & Teen Worship resumed via Zoom! Zoom meetings are on Sundays at 11:15am. If you (or someone you know) would like to receive the meeting links, please contact Megan at greenpondumcyouth@rcn.com. There is also be an option for Kid Worship families to receive a Kid Worship video if you cannot participate on Sunday mornings. 

Ways to Keep In Touch With Your Church Family

  • Special Phone Chains: Many of you are already involved in various small groups. We are asking the leaders of the following groups to please set up special phone/communication chains with your group members: Trustees, Evangelism, SPRC, Church Council, Finance, Missions, Ushers/Greeters, Youth Ministries, Gospel Train Club, Thursday Bible Study, Mom's Bible Study, Women's Bible Study, Busy Hands, Counters, Lifesong, and any I may have missed. Please check in with each other at least once a week, so we don't lose touch! Those not in any of the above groups will be a part of a chain with Pastor Scott or Nan McQuillin. If you find that you are not being contacted and you wish to, please contact the church office with your name and phone number/email. It's possible we may not have your contact information, and we'd hate to lose touch because of that!

  • Call Your Friends: Groups and phone chains aside, we also encourage everyone to take this time to check in with your friends and families. As many engage in social distancing for safety, it's more important than ever to reach out! Call, text, email, send a letter...anything will do to let those you love know you're thinking of them.

  • Online Sermons: Sermons will be recorded (now in VIDEO format) and posted on our Home page. So, each Sunday morning you can tune in there to hear the newest message! Previous sermons from the last couple weeks will be archived on our Worship page if you miss one.

Announcements

  • Online Giving/Giving by Mail Reminder: A reminder that you can give online through the Giving page of our website! If you've been curious, now may be a perfect time to try it out. If you need help or have questions, simply contact the office and we will have our Financial Secretary, Suzie Eaton, get in touch and help you out. Click here to give online! Or, you can mail your giving envelopes/checks in to the church! We are checking the mail regularly, and making sure deposits happen as needed.

  • Drive in Services: Sundays at 10 AM in the church parking lot. Tune your radio to 87.9 FM!

  • Ride Share Program Suspended: Our ride share program is currently suspended until further notice. While we are conducting drive in services, our priority--as always--is the safety and health of our congregation. We will continue to keep you updated, so that when the ride share program resumes you will be in the loop. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Pancake Mix and Syrup Collection: We have resumed collecting pancake mix and syrup for our Missions work. There will be a box you can place donations in at our drive in service on Sundays. If you cannot find it, you can ask one of our ushers working at the service to point it out for you. Thank you to all who have donated so far!

  • Need Help with Errands?: For those in need of help with errands and such in these times (grocery shopping, etc.), Barbi Oakley has offered to help out. If you need help, give her a call at 610-905-9638!

  • Project of Easton Food Bank: Any donations should be made directly to the Food Bank at 320 Ferry Street, Easton, PA. Tuesdays are the best drop off days.

  • Ministry of Friends: Our Ministry of Friends program provides lunch for 40 residents every Sunday at Safe Harbor in Easton. If you are able to provide the meal you can drop it off with the house manager earlier that day or Saturday. Please note, they are now accepting prepared meals. As always please make sure you speak to the house manager on duty and let them know you are dropping off the Sunday lunch meal. You can also donate the ingredients for a meal as before and they recommend the following:

    • sliced bread

    • lunch meat: ham/turkey/salami/bologna

    • sliced cheese

    • frozen burgers 

    • frozen chicken

    • hotdogs

    • fresh vegetable platters/fresh fruit

  • If you would like more information on how to be a part of this ministry, please contact Kate Stack at ksc5366@aol.com.

Family Game Night: by Megan Schaeffer


We are taking our Family Game Night to Zoom (Again)! Families are welcome to join us on Friday, November 13 at 7pm. You will need to sign up in advance so that we can invite you to our Zoom meeting.  Please email or text Megan Schaeffer: Greenpondumcyouth@rcn.com

Reminders & Announcements (Daylight Savings, All Saints', Reopening FAQ, etc.): by Helen Boddy


Firstly, a reminder that Daylight Savings Time is ending this coming Sunday, November 1. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour!

Next, a reminder that this Sunday is both Communion and our All Saints' Service! For Communion, you may bring your own elements, or (if you are joining us at the Drive In Service, we will have prepackaged elements available as usual. For All Saints' Day, we are going to be posting an All Saint's photo gallery to the website, since we know some people will likely be unable to attend the Drive In Service. The link to this will appear on our homepage Friday, and an email will also be sent out.

Finally, we are planning to begin reopening the building for services starting on Sunday, November 8! This will, of course, look very different from before though. For details, a link to our FAQ page is on the homepage of our website. Or you can click here as well!