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
April 11 -- 30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
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 email@example.com. 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
Peter and John – Acts 3:1-10
Peter and John were devout Jews who went to the temple daily to pray. This story opens with Peter and John going into the temple for evening prayer. While entering the gate, they saw a man who could not walk since birth. Each day, people carried the man to the gate so he could beg. The man begged at the gate because no one else would help him or include him in their community. When the man begs from Peter and John, Peter tells the man they have no money for him and, instead, offer him something better. Peter commands the man to rise up in the name of Jesus, and then pulls him up by the hand. The man is healed by the power of Jesus and begins to walk, leap, and praise God. All who saw this miracle were amazed, and soon a crowd gathered. Peter then told Jesus’ story to all the people. He wanted to make sure that people understood the power to heal was not his, but God’s. All the glory belonged to God. Later, the man joins Peter and John in the temple as a member of the faith community. We will encounter people who are asking for help. They might not always know what to do. We can’t always heal everyone, but we can help with a small task or help one person at a time. This story also includes amazement and surprise, which are common responses to these kinds of healings. Like many of the stories in this unit, there is great mystery in what happened, allowing us to wonder about Jesus and his teachings, healings, and ministry.
Celebrate Wonder Leader Guide • Spring 2021 • Session 7 Permission is granted to duplicate this page for local church use only. © 2020 Cokesbury
Easter Virtual Art Gallery presented by some of our Kid & Teen Worship friends:
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
Easton, PA 18042
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Assistance Opportunities: by Alex Konya
Attention Graduating High School Seniors
If you are a graduating high school senior and a member of the church, you may apply for the Jack H. LaFever Memorial Achievement Award. Jack was a life-long member of First UMC who died in a car accident in 1986, at the age of 23. An applicant for this Award must be a church member. Selection is based on church and community service, scholastic achievement and extra curricular activities. You do not have to be considering post high school education to be eligible for the Award. Applications may be picked up from the church office or from Alex Konya (email@example.com) and must be returned to the church office no later than April 30th, 2021.
Attention Post High School Students
Church members planning to enroll in college, vocational or technical school, or those who are currently enrolled, and need help with the cost of furthering their education should apply for an interest-free loan from the church's Educational Assistance Fund. Loans are based on the availability of funds and must be repaid in full. An applicant for this loan must be a church member. Applications may be picked up from the church office or from Alex Konya (firstname.lastname@example.org) and must be returned to the church office no later than April 30th, 2021.
Church Building Care Help Needed: by Tom Dittmar
Spring, Summer, and Fall will bring a lot of work outside the Church Building and Grounds. We are looking for help to keep the cost down. The work would be weed-wacking weekly, weeding flower beds, weeding the labyrinth garden, and washing windows. Please we need your HELP. Please call me and let me know what you can do to help. Thank you! ~~ Thomas@ptd.net or 610-252-3691.