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e-newsletter Apr 20 2018

Published by Moscow UMC, 2018-04-20 08:45:59

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The Moscow United Methodist Church126 Church Street Office Phone: 570-842-7251Moscow, PA 18444 e-newsletter April 20, 2018 April 22, 2018 – Worship 11 a.m. Native American Ministries Sunday Creation CantataA tapestry of hymns, Scripture, prayer, meditations and choral pieces Sunday school 9:30 a.m.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Wednesday, April 11, 2018 To the Beloved Faith Community of the Susquehanna Conference: This is an invitation to the people of the Susquehanna Conference to join Imagine No Malaria and the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners in promoting this year's World Malaria Day on April 25, 2018 with the theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. Since 2013, you have been faithful in supporting our conference's initiative vi a Bishop's Partners in Mission to raise funds to support Imagine No Malaria and thereby unite with other organizations around the common goal of a world free of malaria, an ancient disease that is preventable, treatable, and beatable I am grateful to you. Since 2000, the global campaign against malaria has had remarkable progress. The United Methodist Church's Nothing But Nets, followed by Imagine No Malaria campaigns along with the work of other global partners led world-wide malaria mortality rates to fall by an estimated 60% by 2015. It is estimated that 6.8 million deaths from malaria have been averted since 2001. However, the November 2017 report on malaria from the WHO indicates that progress against malaria has stalled. In 2016, malaria deaths worldwide stood at around 445,000, a similar number to the previous year. WHO writes that \"We are now at a turning point. Without urgent action, we risk going backwards, and missing the global targets for 2020 and beyond.\" Urgently, funding is needed to bridge major gaps in coverage of insecticide-treated nets, medicines, and other life-saving tools. What will our response be to this life or death need of thousands? In observance of World Malaria Day I invite you and your congregation to find a creative way to beat malaria by raising funds for Bishop's Partners in Mission. Here are some ideas things you can do:• Choose a day for a fast - either April 25 or the Sunday before or the Sunday after, fast a meal and donate the money you would have spent on that meal toward Imagine No Malaria.

• Special collections -- Involve Sunday School classes, life groups, church council members, and other groups in collecting funds on a designated day. • Special offerings - On a Sunday around World malaria Day, designate a special offering for Imagine No Malaria. • Pray - Every one of us can participate in unleashing the power of prayer for the conquering of this killer disease called malaria. At the upcoming Annual Conference, there will be a special offering taken for Bishop's Partners in Mission. If you would like to, you can save the funds you raised on World Malaria Day to add to your church's offering given at the Annual Conference. Or you can send a check made out to the Susquehanna Conference to Susquehanna Conference Attn: Finance Office, 303 Mulberry Dr. Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Be sure to put BPIM/INM - 7091 in the memo line of your check or on your church remittance report. I am grateful for your continued acts of mercy, which, as John Wesley said, are means of grace. May God's mercy and grace continue to surround and uphold you and your congregation as you respond in love to the opportunity presented to us on World Malaria Day. With You in Christ's Ministry, Jeremiah J. ParkApril 29 is Moscow UMC’s Youth Sunday “I Can Only Imagine” also…

#PRAYFORWARD Young People's MinistriesWho: All United Methodist young people across the world.What: A 10-minute time of prayer for our Bishops as they consider a wayforward.When: April 29th at Noon your local time.Where: Everywhere.Why: Young People across the connection care about the future of our church,but more importantly believe in the power of God and the effect that prayer has.Therefore, we are calling young people to join together in this time of prayer andstanding in solidarity with our Bishops.Ideas for Ways to ParticipatePray after church.Pray with your youth group as you share in a meal together.Pray in silence.Pray for your bishop, for bishops in your jurisdiction/central conference, for bishops around the world.Pray one by one.Pray all with one voice.Pray during the church service and invite the rest of the congregation to join in!Pray at your college ministry.Pray at your conference office.Pray before you engage in a time of fellowship or after a time of fellowship.Pray after reading scripture.Whatever way you decide to pray - your prayers are appreciated as we hold each otherand our denomination up in the upcoming weeks. We’re Looking for Shoes! New and gently used footwear (pairs only) are being collected at Moscow UMC for Mission Central, our Susquehanna Conference Mission Warehouse. Bring to church – collection ends Sunday, May 27, 2018

Save the Date Monday, June 11, 2018 Simple Gifts A Mondays in Moscow Concert at Moscow UMCAn late afternoon concert for seniors and special needs kids and families Plus an evening concert for all the community at 7 pm With a music workshop to follow at 8:30 pm Free Will Donations Received

Don Ehrhardt with MUMC Friend, Carol VerroneDon is in St. Mary’s Villa, Room 113, 675 St. Mary’s Villa Road, Moscow (Elmhurst Twp), PA 18444. Cards and visits are greatly appreciated!

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