SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES ON SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER
Sunday, September 2 - Holy Communion Sunday
Sunday, September 9 - Grandparent Sunday
*PUMC will be honoring two special couples.
Sunday, September 16 - Pastor Appreciation Sunday
Saturday, September 29 - Talent Show Fundraiser
Sunday, September 30 - New Member Sunday
SENIOR SOCIAL NEWS
Wed., Sept. 12, 12:30 pm - Craft Day!
(I know how much you love it!) An easy fall decoration for you to make and take. Craft participation not required. Fellowship required. Pot-luck lunch. Meat and drinks provided.
Oct. 17 - No Senior Social, but we will be paring apples on Oct. 17 (lunch included).
Your help is needed.
CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE TROOPS
This is the second year that our congregation members are being asked to write Christmas cards for the Troops. Writing and sending cards is part of a large nation-wide project called: “Operation Gratitude.” The Christmas cards will be slipped into care packages going to the troops world-wide. There are plenty of cards available in the back of the Church Sanctuary.
Below are the guidelines that must be strictly followed:
1. The envelope must be left completely blank. Do not seal the envelope.
2. Sign the card with your first name only. Do not put anything below your name.
3. Thank the troops for keeping our country safe. Write your own message. The following is a suggestion: “Thank you for your Service. God Bless You, and GOD BLESS AMERICA.”
4. Please place your completed Christmas cards in a box in the back of the Church Sanctuary, on Sun., Oct. 15th. Please drop them in as soon as you complete them. Marge Shiflett and Lynwood Browning are Co-Chairing this project. They have to read each card to make sure that it is correctly completed.
We will be mailing the cards in boxes to an Operation Gratitude address in California. It is necessary that we do that before November 1st. The main reason for the early lead time is that every card has to be read by officials of Operation Gratitude. Last year, we mailed 514 cards to California for the Troops. Our goal this year is to prepare 1,000 cards. ENJOY YOUR PATRIOTIC WORK
A new, improved, and updated Providence U.M. Church Sill Sitter is coming!
We are offering an updated Sill Sitter of our church for purchase. It will include the church steeple plus enhancements that new technology by BJ’s Custom Creations can provide. A minimum order of 100 is required for production to begin. The price will be $20 (not required until delivery). Please call Linda Beale (301-829-6484) or Julie Thompson (301-798-3617; email email@example.com) to pre-order.
Below is a reduced copy of the last edition made in 2001. An actual size sill sitter is in the desk at the front of the sanctuary if you wish to take a peek.