Ardmore United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, 8/12 at 10am: Worship Service.  As part of the worship service, we will celebrate adult baptism by immersion.  We will set up a pool outside of the Sanctuary for this purpose and conclude with the baptism outside.  Following the service, kids of the congregation will be invited to enjoy the pool during Patio Fellowship.  Plan now for them to bring their swim suits. 

Sunday, 8/12 after worship service: Joint meeting of Administrative Council & Trustees immediately following Patio fellowship in Wesley Room.

Monday, 8/13 at 7:00pm. Property Committee Meeting in Wesley Room.

Altar Flowers

We are pleased to announce that we are able to keep the price at $40.00. We only have a few Sundays left: ( 9/16, 9/30, 12/9.) please call the church office to reserve yours! Your request will be printed in that week's bulletin and the flowers are yours to take after the service. Any questions can be directed to the church office. 

"Back to School" Backpack Missions Project

Our “Backpacks for Success” program is now running through August. We are collecting backpacks and school supplies, and asking members of the church to either bring a backpack already filled with supplies or to donate supplies. There is a collection box outside of the church office as well as in the Narthex. We will put everything together at the end of the month to go out for distribution. (Some examples of supplies needed are: pencils, colored pencils, ball point pens, gel pens, highlighters, colored markers, dry erase markers, crayons, permanent markers, scissors, rulers, glue sticks, glue (Elmer), erasers, marble notebooks, spiral copybooks, 5 subject binders, copy paper, loose leaf paper, binders, binder clips, index cards, headphones, ear buds, flash drives and adapters.) Click here to read the list.

AUMC Vegetable Garden

Do you like to help others? If so, volunteer to help with the AUMC vegetable garden. No experience necessary. We need people to help plant, water (takes about 45 minutes), pick, and deliver to either the Ardmore Box Lunch and A Book Program (Zion Baptist Church of Ardmore) or Saint Johns Hospice (1221 Race St, Philadelphia). Also, if you are handy we could use some help getting our fence back in shape. If you are interested in helping just a little or a lot, please contact Lisa Calhoun at Calhoun.mail@verizon.net or 610-449-5593.

 

Envelope Giving - Due to changing patterns of giving, use of the offering envelopes is decreasing.  All of that is good! If we consolidate our offering envelope order, would you mind if we assign you a new number? Your feedback is very important, so feel free to call or email the church office with your thoughts and/or suggestions. 

 

Amazon Smile, Ticket Window and Vacation Silent Auction Rental – Support the church and get a great benefit for yourself.  See bulletin board with available vacation homes and details on the other opportunities that have recently been developed. (see attached.)

 

Interested in becoming a member of Ardmore UMC? 

Following Easter, we will coordinate times to have a ” Membership Class”.  A likely time for a class is Sunday evenings at 6pm. If that works for your schedule, please contact Pastor Tim. 

 

Laity Involvement in the Life of the Church - If you would like to become more active or involved with areas in the life of the church, please see Pastor Tim or Paula Engard-Ellis to match your interests with our needs. We hope you will get involved and participate in the life of the church! Use your gifts & graces to serve the Lord! Volunteer to serve on a Committee, Team, or Work Area. We are looking for people to serve in the following areas:

• Church Council
• Lay Leader
• Christian Education
• Outreach & Mission
• Coffee/Fellowship Hour after worship
• Help with Dinners and Events
• Property, Trustees
Find your place! Simply contact the church office to express your interest in joining a Committee. 
 
Wifi Hot Spot

We have set up a Wifi “hotspot” in the sanctuary, should you want or need the internet while you are at church. There is a unit in the Sanctuary, Wesley Room and Bailey Hall. The network and password are on the front of the white box plugged into the wall somewhere in each space. For the sanctuary, it is located on the right hand side as you are looking at the altar, toward the front. Please be respectful of this service.

Altar Flowers

We have several Sundays that are still available: (8/19, 9/2,  9/16, 9/30, 12/2, 12/9.) please call the church office to sign up. 

Food Donations

All donations will be going to St. Mark’s in Broomall.  Please ensure that any food item has a future expiration date as the Food Bank cannot accept items with expired dates.

Sock Drive

It is not too late to bring in socks!  Let’s fill the basket again to care for the homeless.

First EPA Conference VIM Work Team to Puerto Rico

Open for applications. November 3-10, 2018.  Rev. Nicolas Camacho is looking to build a team of 8 people who are available and want to be part of what will be our first work team representing EPC. This would be a great opportunity for you to participate and/or encourage someone within your congregations to consider this great opportunity. (please see the bulletin outside the church office for more details.)

Upper Room

The July/August edition is in the Narthex. (Both large print and regular size.)  Please take one for your daily devotions. 

 
Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
Pastor Tim is now on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. His responsibilities include review and evaluate of candidates for Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church. Please continue to pray for Pastor Tim in this role, as well as all who follow their call into ministry.
 
Sunday School Volunteers Needed
There are many opportunities to volunteer and Sunday School (Children's Church) Assistant Teachers are always in demand. To volunteer in our Christian Education Program, please contact Pastor Tim (or call the church office) to participate in this ministry. You can also read the Sunday School newsletter here.
 
Tables for Eight
If you missed the previous series of "Tables for Eight" dinners, please keep an eye out for announcements for the next series. The "Tables for Eight" program places interested adult members of the congregation into groups of eight to share in a co-operative dinner. This program is open to couples, singles, or simply two friends who wish to sign-up together. The groups of eight will be different for each dinner. The dinner will take place in the home of someone who has offered to serve as a host. This person, or couple, will provide the main dish, rolls and beverage. Others in the group will be assigned to provide a salad, or a side dish, or a dessert. 
 
Grace Cafe - Service Opportunity
A few times a year, Ardmore UMC has been sending a team of volunteers to prepare & serve a hot meal to the needy at Grace Cafe periodically. Grace Café is a restaurant style community meal and ministry of Arch Street UMC, serving 200-275 meals each Sunday evening with our neighbors experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Our next service date will be announced soon. Stay tuned for future opportunities to be part of this mission. 
 
Read Our Newsletters
Click on these links to read past newsletters:
 
Become a Member of Ardmore Church or Learn More About AUMC
Please talk to Pastor Tim if interested in joining the church or attending the next membership class. 
 
Community Garden
We have made progress! Thanks so much to John and Lisa Calhoun, Michelle Flamer, Rob Lewis and Brenda Casper. Due to their efforts, the rest of the garden has been weeded, hoed and planted. Straw has been put down to help with weeds. If you would like to help, talk to any of the team members listed above.
 
Sunday School
Click on these links for more information about Sunday School for All Ages, and/or Youth Group. Feel free to call or email us for more information.
 
Local Food Banks
Please remember to continue to support the food bank. Boxes for donations are located in the Narthex. Basket for all varieties goes to St. Mark’s food bank. The orange container is for Hope UMC in Havertown (they appreciate Peanut Butter, Jelly and lunch items).
 
Lectors, Altar Guild Members Needed

Anyone interested in being a Sunday morning scripture reader, please sign up on the sheet located on the bulletin board. We are in need of volunteers for the Altar Guild as well. Sign up sheet on bulletin board. 

Other Outreach / Service Projects
Ardmore United Methodist Church is a giving church family. Throughout the year we participate in various charitable outreach / service projects to benefit needy members of the surrounding community and around the world. If you have a good idea for a service project (for the whole church or the youth) please contact us at aumeth@verizon.net.