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Christmas Eve Service at 7 PM

posted Dec 11, 2018, 5:00 AM by Lois Kerchner

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 7 PM.  We welcome everyone to attend service to celebrate the birth of Christ.!

Poinsettia Orders Due Dec 16

posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:07 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 11:13 AM ]

You may purchase a beautiful poinsettia as a gift for yourself or someone else and as a decoration in the church sanctuary through Christmas Eve. The link below is available for you to print out the order form.  Please return the order form by placing it in the offering or returning it to the church office by Dec 16.

Combined Service Dec 9, Luncheon Follows

posted Nov 30, 2018, 4:58 PM by Lois Kerchner

Please join us!  Sunday December 9th we will hold a combined worship service at 10:00AM, when we will welcome new members, submit our intend cards, have a Mission Moment, and enjoy the Bell Choir Debut!  
Our  Christmas luncheon will follow.  The church will supply meat, rolls and drinks.  Each family is asked to bring a side dish and/or  a dessert to share.  Following the meal we will be singing Christmas Carols.  You may sign up for the event by printing and filling out the signup sheet on the link below and placing it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.  You may also sign up on Facebook.
We hope you will join us!

Cookie Sale Dec 9

posted Nov 30, 2018, 4:54 PM by Lois Kerchner

For the second year, plates of cookies will be for sale on Sunday, Dec 9, the day of our unified service and Christmas Luncheon.  These cookies cost $15 and the proceeds from one plate will cover the cost of 375 meals for the people in Haiti.

Buying a cookie tray may satisfy our hunger, but how does it work to reach those in Haiti in need of food?   Since the active sponsorship base provides the cookies and other needs to operate, no funds go to overhead.  The money raised is used to buy Vitafood, a rice-based product with protein and supplements.  The Vitafood is distributed to school-based feeding programs in Haiti by Cross International.  By adding a feeding program at school, the attendance rates at schools have skyrocketed.  The children who come to school to get a meal, now get an education as well as a healthy meal.  Almost 8000 students eat the rice-based product every day and many of these schools were able to add a summer feeding program.  Meals were also provided to orphanages and feeding programs at city land fills where children forage for food.   

 They're really good, too!

Red Party Jan 21

posted Nov 30, 2018, 4:52 PM by Lois Kerchner

Calling all kids!  Join us for a
Red Party!
  This will be held in Fellowship Hall on Monday, January 21 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Wear red clothes, come eat red snacks, do a red craft, listen to a red book.  If inclement weather, contact Laura Summerson or check Facebook.

Maple Corner Cafe Expanded

posted Nov 14, 2018, 3:36 PM by Lois Kerchner

We're happy to expand our Maple Corner Café where we meet, eat and socialize between services.  Always good to have more attend.  Come join us!

Craft Fair Nov 3rd, 9 AM to 1 PM

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:40 AM by Lois Kerchner

The Craft Fair will be held Nov 3 in Fellowship Hall, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  There are more than 16 vendors, a free kids "Make and Take" craft, as well as baked goods and subs. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects.

Pictures from Oct 28 Luncheon

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:33 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 9:36 AM ]

Here are a few pictures from our October luncheon following the Combined Service on Oct 28.  After the luncheon, the shoeboxes were stuffed for Operation Christmas Child, which gifts to children around the world.



Kensill Fund for Hope Auction Successful Again

posted Oct 31, 2018, 8:00 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 7:41 AM ]

Praise the Lord!  Thanks to His leading and the generous outpouring of donations from businesses and church members, the many who helped with solicitation of donations, mailings, setting up, food preparation and serving, clean up, those who came to bid at the auction (52 numbers were assigned this year), and those who made monetary donations, the auction was a huge success.  
But the true joy comes from helping the youth in the area of Philadelphia where Mid-Town Parish UMC is located with scholarship money to supplement the cost of their higher education. 

  Below are the photos of 3  of the 5 Midtown Parish's young people who benefit from this auction by obtaining financial help in furthering their education.  We are so proud of all of them.

     Shaquanda Washington attends Cheyney U of Pa, Early Childhood Education.  Gabe Clark attends Temple U, Construction Management Technology.  Bionca Ball attends Temple U, Nursing.


Combined Services for 2019

posted Oct 31, 2018, 7:52 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

Combined Services, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - Luncheon and Game Day

March 24, 2019 - Combined Service & Luncheon

April 21, 2019 - Easter Combined Service  - Breakfast, brunch

May 19, 2019 - Combined Service - Luncheon

June 30, 2019 - Use VBS video and songs - Combined Service - Luncheon

July 28,  2019 - Combined Service

October 13, 2019 - Combined Service, Luncheon

December 8, 2019 - Combined Service & Christmas Dinner

Other Dates for 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Spring Fling

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Church Picnic

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Harvest Party

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Craft Show

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