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e-newsletter Aug 24 2018

Published by Moscow UMC, 2018-08-24 11:08:10

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The Moscow United Methodist Church126 Church Street Office Phone: 570-842-7251Moscow, PA 18444 e-newsletter August 24, 2018 Photo courtesy of Mary Pidich “May grace and peace be yours…” 1 Peter 1:1a NRSV In This Newsletter - Mission Opportunities: North Carolina; NEPA Flooding We’re Thankful for Our Committed Busy Families! Worship Time Change – September 9 at 11 amSunday School Begins Sept 9 with Fun and Learning for All! Caregivers Support Group MUMC at the Moscow Country Street Fair

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCEWILLIAMSPORT DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION MISSION OPPORTUNITYWHEN: Sunday, Sept 16 through Saturday, Sept 22, 2018WHERE: Tarboro, North CarolinaWHY: To share the love and hope offered by Jesus Christ with thosewhose homes and lives were destroyed by flooding caused byHurricane Matthew in October 2016. Even though it has been nearlytwo years since Hurricane Matthew, many people are still out oftheir homes and waiting for help. Join us as we seek to make aChristian difference in this community! COST: $175 MAXIMUM TEAM SIZE: 25FOR AN APPLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT JOHN BEST [email protected] John Best, 1253 Deerfield Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701Home: (570)326-1943, Cell: (570)337-9048, [email protected] to all in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District,The past two weeks have been a trying time for many of our neighbors.The unseasonable and heavy rains have caused flooding in many areas.Assessments are being made to see what is needed to help. The first itemis to clean up the mud and debris in and around houses to help preventthe spread of mold and illnesses. The rebuild will be coming and withwinter just around the corner, it should become a priority.If you can volunteer in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District, contact me andI will let you know when and where we are needed. We have on the jobtraining and no one is too old or young to help if they are willing.Your Brother in Christ,Ron Lucas, Phone: 570-406-8409Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District Email: ronkar1976@comcastVolunteer In Mission (VIM) Team Leader

Thank You! Committed Busy Families Michael, Asher and Sarah Shoff at MUMC’s Faith & Fitness Summer MinistryI know what you are thinking. Commitment is a scary word for most of us. For my family commitment is a way of life. It doesn’t take much and you can see thereare several families in our church who make a small commitment and it producesgreat dividends. I know I sound like a banker but I kind of am. I work full time fora large national bank. My husband is a Vice President at his company. We have a 1 year old little boy and I am the primary care taker for my father who is ill. How do you do it… It is just how we live. But you sacrifice so much family time? Notreally. Wednesday nights through the school year we are blessed to have a great group of people watch our baby for 1 hour and the second hour he comes and sits (sings and conducts) during choir practice. Hopefully, this arrangement willexpand to include our second child, on the way and due in February 2019! That 2hour dedication makes our family stronger. Not only are we being of service to the church, but we bond over music and fellowship. I am not saying you have to join the choir (but it would be awesome if you did join one or have your kids join one) but many of our groups (bible study, book club, contemporary music team, administrative counsel, SPRC etc.) meet once a month for an hour or so or for afew months once a week. It doesn’t take much time to make a huge impact. The church is not just a building it is the people who make it a second home. I would encourage you to read the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), and prayerfully consider sharing your talents with the church. -Sarah Shoff

Worship Time Change: Sept 9 – 11 am Sunday school begins 9:30 am Come Join the Fun at Sunday School! Children from Pre-K to 12th grade are welcome to join us as we learn and grow our faith together.Children will explore Bible lessons through cooking, games, art and more! WHEN: Sundays, beginning Sept 9, 9:30 am WHERE: Moscow UMC Sanctuary Opening Day – Sept 9 - Parents are invited to stay and learn about this year's program. * NEW THIS YEAR * Get our text alerts for important announcements and/or weather cancellations. Text @MUMSU to 81010 Our Adult Sunday school meets in the social hall classroom, Sundays, 9:30 am – All welcome! We are collecting school supplies for local children through the month of August – items to be distributed by the Pocono Dry Goods pantry – bring your donations to church!

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP• Understanding ear;• Knowledgeable advice;• Helpful Information;• Compassionate Counseling;• Interaction with people experiencing similar needs and situation Meetings 2ND Wednesday of each month 1:30 to 3:00 PM 570-253-4262 Earl J. Simons Senior Action Center 323 – 10th Street, Honesdale, PA Sponsored by the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging

2018 Moscow Country Street Fair NewsOn Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 3-5, visitors to the 3rdAnnual Moscow Country Street Fair enjoyed a spectacular Art Showheld again at Moscow UMC. Forty-one NEPA artists displayed 98original creations including paintings, drawings, photographs, andpainted furnishings. Three NEPA artisan vendors displayed jewelry,toys, and fine-crafted wooden items. A contribution of $452 was givento the church from artists’ donations and commission from sales.New this year was The People’s Choice Awards – 1st place went toConsuelo Brown; 2nd place to Dorothy Worrick; and 3rd place to NicoleVerrone. Congratulations and Thank You to all our artists! Thank youto our Art Show Team, our Hosts, and all who helped with the artshow!

1st place in the People’s Choice Awards – Paper Flowers by Consuelo BrownFast becoming an integral part of the Moscow Country Street Fair isMUMC’s Organ Recital. On Sunday, August 5 at 3 pm, MUMC’sorganist, Beth Howden, performed several classical, contemporaryand sacred organ pieces. Beth’s student, Elizabeth Mountain,accompanied her on some piano and organ duets. Thank you, Beth and Elizabeth for a wonderful concert! And How about Those Welsh Cookies???!!!!!! Thanks to all the women of Moscow UMC who baked over 300 dozen delicious welsh cookies sold during the Moscow Country Street Fair to raise $1466 to support our church’s ministries.

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