This Week’s Prayers: (Please submit to Church office or write on sheet in Narthex.)
For Hope and Healing: Katherine Gioliotti (Doylestown Hospital); Connie Duncan (friend of Greg Smith); Jamie (Kim Schwalje’s cousin - studying abroad, lost everything in a dormitory fire); Bill Creswick, Sr.; Barbara Lamb; Brian Finney (surgery 4/8 - grandson of Naomi Finney); Hank Daugherty (cancer); Denny Raup, Jeff Dardenne and Joyce Daniel (friends of John Ekey).
Congratulations: Michelle Creswick and Tim Smith have a new addition to their family. Logan Tyler Creswick Smith was born on April 15, 2019. Everyone is doing well! Congratulations also to the grandparents Alice and Bill Creswick!
Note of Thanks: “Dear Friends, Thank you for the cards you send me. I appreciate each one. Our faith means so much. Ann Boyer”
Birthday Wishes: On April 22, 2019, Ruth Akers will be 96. Please help to wish her a Happy Birthday by signing the card in the Narthex.
Sunshine Member: Loretta & Charles Kleeman, 3445 Davisville Road, Apt. 308A, Hatboro, PA 19040. A card is in the Narthex for all to sign.
Member Update: Charlotte Benning was moved to Kindred Hospital on 4/4. The address is: 6129 Palmetto Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
Monday, April 22nd 9:30 am NO Keeping Your Balance (resumes 4/29) 6:30 pm Girl Scouts Wednesday, April 24th 3:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 6:30 pm Crossroads Rehearsal 7:00 pm Church Council 7:00 pm Aldersgate Board Mtg Thursday, April 25th 6:30pm Bells of Praise 7:00 pm Naranon/Teen Mtgs. 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Saturday, April 27th 8:00 am Crossroads Rehearsal Sunday, April 28th 9:15 am Sunday School 10:15 Coffee Cart & Singing and Ringing 10:30 am Worship 12:00 pm Congregation Meeting/Luncheon 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 5:00 pm Friendship Meal
Announcements & Save the Dates
Special Thanks to the Altar Guild: Thanks to Jean Pugh, Dominick Beben, and all of the members of the Altar Guild for their faithfulness and care in decorating our sanctuary for Palm Sunday and Easter morning. To God be the Glory!
Finance Update: “Through March 31, 2019, our General Fund has a deficit of -$12,478. Although this is improved compared to last year, we do anticipate future increased maintenance and capital costs for our aging facilities (e.g. boilers). We are very grateful for the congregation’s ongoing support, especially during this Easter season.” - Dave Kistner, Finance Chair
Keeping Your Balance: There will be no balance class on Monday, April 22. Class will resume on Monday, April 29th.
Like to knit or crochet? Perhaps you’ve taken note of knitting and crocheting taking place during church. At Laura Daugherty’s suggestion, bags with yarn and hooks/needles have been placed in the narthex for people in the congregation to prayerfully create scarves and hats for the Giving Tree this Christmas. All are welcome to join in. If you have extra yarn or hooks/needles, consider donating them to this worthy cause.
WoRM Class activities: Remember all the shoes our church collected and our WoRM Class processed this past summer? The money earned was designated to be used for youth activities and is now being put to good use. Church youth are bonding through a variety of fun outings, and many have invited friends, which helps introduce more kids to WGUMC. In January, the WoRM Class bounced on trampolines at SkyZone. In March, the youth and friends attended a cooking class at Giant, where they made pizza and cookies. Additional WoRM Class activities being planned include a Friday, May 10th Dinner and Escape Room adventure and a June Canoeing trip. Please see Mrs. Hyde for details.
Saturday, May 4th Spring Tea: Come join us from 11:30am–1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a Tea Party. Everyone kindergarten and up is welcome. We will be enjoying sandwiches, sweets, games and good conversation. Cost is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 age 10 and younger. Please contact Blanche Erwin at 215-672-3675 to place your reservation by Friday, April 26th. Don’t delay, space is limited.
30+ Years of ASP Memories! This Easter, we are celebrating over 30 years in ministry with Appalachia Service Project. As a way to conceptualize the impact WGUMC has made in those years, a large map of the 5 state area, and all counties we have served is displayed in our main hallway. Now it is our goal to build on this ASP Memory Board – adding photos, names and quotes of the many service teams and individuals impacted thru this ministry. Please send group photos and memories to the church office at email@example.com or tag on the Facebook page.
The Easter Bunny Breakfast was a success! The recent April 6th Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, a project sponsored by the CrossRoads Band, was a great success. We saw lots of new faces and served breakfast to about 70 people. Children were excited to have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny (our own Gary Sadjian) and to color a few eggs. The nearly $500 raised will go to the church.
Sight and Sound Theater Trip to “JESUS”: Travel with us to Lancaster to see the live production of “Jesus” on Thursday, August 8th. The total cost is $120.00. This covers transportation, lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, the show, and all taxes and gratuities. The bus leaves Hagey Bus Depot on Schoolhouse Rd. in Souderton at 10am, lunch at 12pm, show at 3pm and home around 7:30pm. Non-refundable deposit of $10.00 is due to secure your reservation: balance of the money is due SUNDAY, MAY 19th. Please contact Terri Soltis at 215-657-5198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your ideas! The New Initiatives Task Force is always looking for new members and new ideas! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm in children’s Sunday School room 201. Even if you are unable to join the group, please do share your ideas! Contact Kim Schwalje, Terri Soltis, or Janet Sadjian.
SAVE THE DATE Sunday, April 28th: At the Wednesday, March 27th Church Council meeting significant discussion was had regarding the Bishop’s Monday, March 25th Town Hall meeting at Doylestown UMC re: the Special Called General Conference, Feb 2019. In conclusion, a special task force was created to consider what special events, conversations, further discussion and action may be necessary to promote healing, understanding and Christian witness in these times, and within the WGUMC fellowship. The special Task Force has tentatively set a Congregational Meeting date for Sunday, April 28th – with the hope that as many members and friends can attend the luncheon and meeting as possible. Please inform members of the Task Force of your ability to attend (or not) as you able. Members include: Dave Kistner, Kim Schwalje, Frank Houpt, and Gayle Wieand.