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
June 13 -- 68
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 . 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
Kid & Teen Worship is on hiatus for the summer! We will keep you updated on when we will return.
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! 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:
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 .
Gardening Group Starting: by Deanne Gade
Do you like to Garden? Want to help keep the church grounds beautiful? We are looking to start a Gardening Group. Anyone that could give an hour a few times a month to maintain the flower beds in front of the church could meet as a small group. The benefits would be being in fellowship with each other and help keep our church looking great. If you are interested in either being a part of this group or would like to coordinate the group, please call Deanne Gade at 610-762- 9397. I will be glad to help you get this group started.
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.
Vacation Bible School: by Megan Schaeffer
Vacation Bible School returns! We will be offering an outdoor VBS July 12 – 14 from 9am – 10:30am. Rain dates are scheduled for July 15 and 16. Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to join us! This year space will be limited to 24 children and spots will be first come first served. Please invite a friend to attend with you!
Our theme for VBS this year will be Knights of North Castle. We’ll learn about 3 stories from the Bible: Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego; David versus Goliath; and Mary’s Journey to Bethlehem. Our theme verse comes from Ephesians 6:10 Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Each morning we will gather to hear a Bible story, sing songs, play games, and complete a craft. All activities will take place outside under the church portico and on the front lawn. Please dress appropriately for outdoor play. Snacks will not be provided this year; however, each child will be given a water bottle.
To register for VBS 2021, please click on the following link or visit the church website. https://greenpondumc.breezechms.com/form/2feae8