EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 This Month’s Food Bank Donation

Toothpaste           

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United Methodist Women: United Methodist Women in the Penns and Brush Valley area will meet on March 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the library at Grace UM Church in Centre Hall.  Doris Tobey will present a program from the covenant study book.  An offering for the annual Call to Prayer and Self Denial fund will be collected.  This year’s fund supports Neighborhood Center in Harrisburg as well as other national and international programs such as the Youth Network Against Violence in San Francisco, the Young People’s Ministry in Liberia, and Libre in Nicaragua.  All of these programs provide services to children and young people in need.  Some are focused on pre-school and after school programs and nutrition while others focus on health education to prevent the spread of disease.  

 The church is wheelchair accessible from the entrance to the Sunday School at 127 S Pennsylvania Avenue.  For more information contact Jane Taylor at 814-777-1099.

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Peanut Butter Egg Fundraiser is Underway! 

 Egg making will begin Monday, March 11. Volunteers are needed; sign-up sheet in the lobby. The goal is to make and sell 7,500 eggs this year. Proceeds to benefit building renovations. Please pick up order forms in the lobby and help us sell these egg-cellent peanut butter eggs!

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Easter Flowers:  Orders will be taken until March 31 for Easter Flowers.  Order forms are in the lobby. 

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Mission Trips:   West Virginia is currently scheduled for June 22-27, 2019.   Deadline to submitted application for the West Virginia trip is March 10, 2019. Contact the office or see Pastor Mark for application.   Sign up for the Haiti Trip is March 16th.  Decision to go or not to go, will be made March 17.

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JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL

PALM SUNDAY POTLUCK BRUNCH

HOSTED BY THE CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE

SUNDAY APRIL 14 9:15-10:15 AM     ASH HALL

SUNDAY  SCHOOL  CLASSES  AND  YOUTH  GROUP  WILL  PRESENT  A  SKIT  TITLED

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY

LUKE 19:28-38           

LET OUR CHURCH FAMILY COME TOGETHER IN FELLOWSHIP AND LOVE TO WAVE PALMS, SING PRAISES AND COMMEMORATE JESUS’ ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM

INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US

 SIGN-UP SHEET AVAILABLE   IN   THE CHURCH  LOBBY

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 Centre Hall/Potter Twp FOOD PANTRY FundraiserSATURDAY, April 27, 2019

We are selling Mr. Sticky’s cinnamon buns ($4.00 ea.) to raise money for our Food Pantry to provide food to families in need.  If you would like to help us sell cinnamon buns, please take an Order Form on the tables at either entrance to the sanctuary. Return Orders to Bob Booz, Jim Shuey, or Erskine Cash by April 14th.  Cinnamon buns will be at the Centre Hall Fire Co., on Apr 27th, between 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  “WALKS-INS” are welcomed!

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Confirmation Classes:    

Must be ready to begin promptly at 2pm.                              

March 10 – St. James Coburn UMC

March 17 – Grace UMC                                   

March 24 – St. James Coburn UMC

March 31 – Grace UMC                                   

April 7 – St. James Coburn UMC

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Youth Group Calendar of Events

March 16: 7:30-11 a.m. St. Patrick’s Public Pancake and Sausage Breakfast/Coloring Contest Judging (volunteer opportunity)

March 17: meeting during Sunday School in Linda’s classroom; 2nd Service: youth group assistance

March 30: ~3:00 p.m. depart to Bryce Jordan Center: 2019 Winter Jam – Christian Music’s Largest Annual Tour.

April 7: Afternoon at Wynwood GUM Youth Garden (weather permitting, otherwise 6-8 p.m. meeting in Youth Group Room)

April 13: 9:15 a.m. assist with Public Easter Egg Hunt at GUM. Palm Sunday skit practice immediately following egg hunt.

April 14: Palm Sunday Brunch Skit

April 21: meeting during Sunday School in Linda’s classroom; 2nd Service: youth group assistance

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Dates to Remember – 

Mar 13             7:00 pm                       Lenten Service / Trinity

Mar 13            7:30 pm                       Choir Practice

Mar 14            6:30-9:00 pm              Glorified Practice

Mar 14             7:30 pm                      United Methodist Women Meeting/                                                                       GUM Library

Mar 16            8:00-10:00 pm            Pancake Breakfast

Mar 17            2:00 pm                       Confirmation Class/ Grace UMC

Mar 18            7:00 pm                       Leadership Meeting

Mar 19             6:30 pm                       Safety Committee Meeting

Mar 20             7:00 pm                       Lenten Service/Trinity ________________________________________________________________________

SAVE THE DATE! 

It has been 5 years since our last church directory pictures. Lifetouch Studios (now merged with Shutterfly) will be at our church on Thursday April 4 & Friday April 5, 2019 to take photos of our congregation.  A Saturday session will be added if there is adequate demand.  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Scheduling and info about additional photo packages will be available in February.

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