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
       December 5 -- 70

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

Kid and Teen Worship is Sundays at 10 AM! Kid Worship (for students K-5th grade) will be held in person in our usual classroom. Teen Worship (for students 6th-12th grade) will be hybrid, with students having the option to attend in person or via Zoom. All kids attending in person will be asked to wear a mask. If any changes occur, we will let you know!

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:        

      Linda Schreiber

  65 Stouts Valley Road

      Easton, PA  18042

      312-720-9023

    lmschreiberconsulting@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.

​Tree of Giving: by Megan Schaeffer

 

All tags have been claimed/sponsored. Please remember to return gifts by THIS Sunday, December 12. Thank you to all who participated! Your generosity is appreciated!

Christmas Poinsettia Sale: by Helen Boddy

 

We will once again be selling Christmas poinsettias this year! Order forms will be available in the lobby for you to order plants in honor or memory of someone. The cost is $8.50 per plant, and forms are due THIS Sunday, December 12. If you wish to pay by check, please make it out to Green Pond UMC with "poinsettia" in the memo. If you have questions, please reach out to the office or contact Denise Paulus.