Drive in Services still ongoing at 10 AM in church parking lot; 87.9 FM
Video Sermons/Live-streams still available on Home page Sunday mornings
January 17 -- 39
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ways to Keep in Touch with
your Church Family
Spiritual Nourishment for the Week
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 email@example.com. Links will be emailed out on Fridays, and will also be on the home page of our website.
Winter Reminders: by Helen Boddy
Winter weather reminders: we will be keeping an eye on the winter weather, as usual. Need to know if our services have been cancelled/delayed? To find out, you can check the home page of our website, the voicemail of our office telephone, and WFMZ News. We will keep you up to date there, as well as sending out email notices.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also be an option for Kid Worship families to receive a Kid Worship video if you cannot participate on Sunday mornings.
Spiritual Practice for Everyone!: by Megan Schaeffer
Showing Love – Matthew 5:43-48
Have you ever played with a boomerang? As you probably know, when you throw a boomerang, it goes out and comes back to you. This is kind of like love. When you release love into the world, it comes back to you. Love is contagious. What kind of love do you want to send out and receive? Look online for how to make a paper boomerang. Use a permanent marker and write on the boomerang your definition of love. Place the boomerang somewhere for safekeeping as a reminder of the love you want to give and receive. You could give the boomerang to someone you love.
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GREEN POND UMC LEADERSHIP
The Rev. Scott Freidgen-Veitch
9711 Easton Road, P.O. Box 75,
Kintnersville, PA 18930
Green Pond UMC
Council Chair & Acting Finance Chair:
1401 Jeffrey Lane
Easton, PA 18045
Office Administrative Professional & Treasurer:
Green Pond UMC
Green Pond UMC
17 Alpine Dr.
Easton, PA 18045
3589 Southwood Dr.
Easton, PA 18045
800 Fanning Mill Rd.
Stewartsville, NJ 08886
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:
lunch meat: ham/turkey/salami/bologna
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 email@example.com.