Ardmore United Methodist Church
Monday, October 23, 2017
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Upcoming Events:
 
10/23/17, 11/6/17, 11/13/17 - Mondays: 7:00pm-8:30pm Holy Conversations. Join Lynne and Gil Rendle for any or all of these sessions. 
10/23/17 Session 1: What has changed? It is not really a secular culture?
11/6/17 Session 2: What do these changes ask of us as a United Methodists congregation? 
Session 3: What do these changes ask of us as a United Methodist Denomination?
 

11/5/17 - Sunday: We welcome our District Superintendent in Worship (11am). There will be recognition of all Pastors in attendance. Following worship, all are invited to Luncheon in Bailey Hall with a presentation by Pastor Don Williams - please click here for RSVP form.  

11/12/17 - Sunday: 11am Worship. Bishop Johnson to Preach & Co-Lead Communion.

11/15/17 - Wednesday: 7pm Benefit Concert in sanctuary for Puerto Rico & victims of Hurricane Maria. The Danish choir ‘Be Sharp’ will perform Danish songs - pop music as well as more classical tunes. The Danish choir has existed since 2011- inspired by the vocal ensembles B-Flats and The Notables who visited Denmark in 2011. The singers are all student at the Danish High School Ordrup Gymnasium, a co-ed high school in Copenhagen.

 

Please pray for the people affected, relief personnel and people of good will around the world who want to care. If you can do more to help, please consider making an immediate and generous donation to UMCOR using the Donate Now link (please indicate "Harvey" in the comments area below your contribution amount). If you can donate your time to help, please talk to Pastor Tim about going to Texas as part of a Volunteer in Mission (VIM) Hurricane Response Team, or to help Ardmore Church make UMCOR Specific Refief Kits. Update: To date, we have received nearly $1600. Now with Irma, prayers and donations will also be needed for those impacted. Click here to read the UMCOR handout.

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. 
 
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. 
 
Prayer Life
We invite you, during your daily prayer life, to include those on the AUMC prayer list. The list is updated often. Click here to read the list.
 
Phone Directory
We are still in need of current information (address, phone, cell phone and email) for many families. Please fill out this form if you haven’t already and drop it in the offering plate or in the church office. If you have a picture you would like to add to the directory, just email it to Michelle at aumeth@verizon.net. If you would like to help with this project, talk to Pastor Tim or call the church office.
 
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. 

Altar Flowers
There are several dates available for those who wish to honor a loved one by purchasing Altar Flowers. Check the Flower Order Chart for 2017 (located on the bulletin board outside the church office) for particular Sundays available and fill out your information on your chosen date. Your request will be printed in that week's bulletin. Cost of the flowers is $40 and the flowers are yours to take after the service. Any questions can be directed to the church office.

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.