Ardmore United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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News and upcoming events

Sunday, April 22nd – 4th Sunday of Easter. Worship starts at 11am. Join us on this "Good Shepherd Sunday”! As usual, we will have Sunday School for all children in the Wesley Room after the Children’s Sermon in Worship.  After worship service, everyone is invited in the Parlor for a simple coffee hour. Thanks to Ann Edwards for hosting.

Sunday, April 29th - Worship and Luncheon. Join us in the celebration of the “50th” Anniversary of the United Methodist Church! After service, come to Bailey Hall for an “Asian” style lunch with Filipino main course.  

Sunday, April 29th Grace Café. Everyone is invited to join us at 4pm for mission project at Grace Café. We’ve been asked by Union Methodist Church for some additional help concerning our Grace Café fellowship on Sunday, April 29th.  They are not only in need of Meatloaf donations, but are asking for volunteers to help make the Meatloaf on Friday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. They will do this at Union's kitchen (200 Brookline Blvd, Havertown.) Please contact the church office, Pastor Tim or just show up to help if you are able to assist in anyway. 

Sunday, May 6th - 11am Worship with Holy Communion.  A special “celebration” coffee hour to follow in the Parlor to honor Jim and Sue Phillip’s “60th Wedding Anniversary.”

Tuesday, May 8th - 7:30pm SPRC Meeting in Wesley Room.

Thursday, May 10th - 7:30pm Administrative Council Meeting in Wesley Room.

Sunday, May 13th - 11am Worship on Mother’s Day, featuring Children's Choir with Miss Shirley and Mr. Wayne. Flowers will be given to all moms (and all women present.) 

Sunday, May 20th - 11am Worship.  Day of Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday.

 

Cookies for College Students - It is cookie time and we have a lot of college kids and they are rapidly approaching spring finals. Noni is collecting cookies now and will be mailing them out on Wed 4/25. She will need lots of bakers and a few packers for the 25th. Help please?!

 

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. 

 

Confirmation Class - Sundays at 10am beginning April 15th.

 

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.

 

Food Donations Thank you for your donations. For now, 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. 

 

Upper Room - The March/April edition is in the Narthex. (Both large print and regular size.)  Please take one for your daily devotions.


Get Involved!
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. 
 

Altar Flowers
The 2018 calendar sign up is now posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. We are pleased to announce that we are able to keep the price at $40.00, so sign up now to get your requested date! 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.

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.

Food Banks

Food donations are welcomed every week. Basket for all varieties goes to St. Mark’s food bank. The orange container is for Hope UMC, Havertown. They’d appreciate Peanut Butter, Jelly, lunch items and juice boxes.

New Stained Glass Windows!
On Easter Sunday, our church and the unveiling of our new stained glass windows made the news! The four stained glass windows feature gospel-writing saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that came from Bala Cynwyd UMC after its closure and members joined Ardmore UMC. Click here to read the news article.
 
Prayers Requested!
We invite you, during your daily prayer life, to include the these persons in your prayers. Click here to read prayer list.
 
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) 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.
 
Sermons Posted on Website
If you were unable to attend worship service and would like to read the sermons, Pastor Tim has made some of them available here.
 
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.