Ardmore United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Socks for the Homeless 

This year's Confirmation Class will begin a Mission Project: Socks for the Homeless. Please bring new and very gently used socks to worship and put in basket. Socks will be distributed at Grace Café in the Fall. 

 

2018 SUMMER PATIO FELLOWSHIP

Beginning on May 27th & each Summer Sunday after worship, everyone is invited to meet on the patio for refreshments and fellowship  Folks are also welcomed  to host the refreshments for a particular Sunday. We are looking for 15 “sponsors” to do that. Cheryl Sherman can help you know what is needed.  Sign up board is in the Narthex or contact the church office to reserve your date!     

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. 

 

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.