Weekly eNews

 

 

 

 

     We are back open for services! Sunday mornings at 10 AM!

     Drive in Services still ongoing as an option at 10 AM in church parking lot; 87.9 FM    

     Video Sermons/Live-streams still available on Home page Sunday mornings

        Attendance
       May 15 -- 56

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Community Blog

Kid Worship

Ways to Keep in Touch with

your Church Family

Announcements
 

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.

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. 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

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

Associate Pastor: 
Micah Gary-Fryer

       1812 Blush Drive,
      Easton, PA 18045

       732-742-7752

       apastor@rcn.com

Youth Coordinator:

        Megan Schaeffer

         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

      610-253-2731

      greenpondumc@rcn.com

Financial Advisor:

       Brad Schaeffer

        610-438-4664

schaefferfinancialandtax@yahoo.com

SPRC Chair:        

      Diana Gerbino

  3043 Hecktown Road

      Easton, PA  18045

      610-751-4744

    diana.j.gerbino@gmail.com

Trustees Chair:  

      Derrick Willoughby

       800 Fanning Mill Road

       Stewartsville, NJ 08886

       917-843-9201

      mhwillow@msn.com

Lay Leader:  

       Maxine Willoughby

       800 Fanning Mill Rd.

       Stewartsville, NJ 08886

       908-859-4844

        mhwillow@msn.com

Sexton:

       Linda Klump

  • 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.

  • Prayer Chain Update: If you are interested in joining the prayer chain, you can contact Tina Kantong (tinakantong@gmail.com, 484-542-2320). Thanks, Tina!

  • Drive in Services: Sundays at 10 AM in the church parking lot. Tune your radio to 87.9 FM! These remain an option for those who may not feel comfortable coming into the building yet.

  • 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.

Kid and Teen Worship will continue in-person in May! We will meet during our 10am worship service.

 

Kid Worship will be focusing on Bible stories that teach us how to be at peace with each other. Our verse for the month comes from Romans 14:19: “So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Teen Worship will be starting a Lent study on discovering Jesus. We will spend the next 9 weeks discussing the “I Am” statements from the books of John and Revelation.

Vacation Bible School: by Megan Schaeffer

This year’s program will be held Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14 from 9:30am-11:30am.

Our theme for VBS this year will be Adventure Island.  We’ll learn about 3 stories from the Bible: The Creation Story, Moses and the Burning Bush, Faith through the roof, and Mary at the tomb.  Our theme verse comes from Isaiah 60:1 Arise! Shine! Your light has come; the Lord's glory has shone upon you! Each morning we will gather to hear a Bible story, sing songs, play games, and complete a craft. Activities will be held in our sanctuary and outside weather permitting.

VBS is great for kids entering kindergarten to 5th grade. Invite your friends!

Registration is open now! Click below to sign up!

https://greenpondumc.breezechms.com/form/2feae845