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e-newsletter Sept 7 2018

Published by Moscow UMC, 2018-09-07 17:41:14

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The Moscow United Methodist Church126 Church Street Office Phone: 570-842-7251Moscow, PA 18444 e-newsletter September 7, 2018 In This Newsletter - MUMC September Events Community Blood DriveLearning Tree Scholarships Available & Preschool News MUMC Book Club News What’s in a promise? This Sunday: Welcome back! Worship 11 am and Sunday school 9:30 am

September Events and MeetingsMUMC Events in September:Worship schedule changes – Sunday worship is at 11 am Sunday school for all ages begins on Sept 9, 2018 at 9:30 am – Worship at 11 amSunday, September 16 – St. Mary’s Villa Worship – 2 pmMUMC Book Club – Thursday, September 20 at 6 pmA Christian Conversation on A Way Forward – Sun, Sept 30 at 3 pm, Clarks Summit UMCSeptember Church Administrative Meetings:Mondays beginning September 10 – 6:30 pm – Lay Leadership Nominating CommitteeThursday, September 13 – 6 pm - TrusteesTuesday, September 18 – 6 pm – P/SPRCTuesday, September 18 – 7 pm – Administrative CouncilSunday, Sept 23 – 12 pm after worship – Moscow UMC Learning Tree Preschool BoardMonday, Sept 24 – 6:30 pm Fall Auction Planning Committee

Moscow United Methodist Church Learning Tree Scholarships We are proud to announce we are offering scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year! Attending preschool is an important partof childhood development and is proven to help children transition into kindergarten with greater success. Unfortunately, for some families, it is just too costly. If you know someone who would benefit from financial assistance to send a child to preschool, check out theMUMC Learning Tree Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded based on need and available funds. For more details and the application, visit or e-mail [email protected] with any questions. Applications for the fall semester are due by Sept 14th.

Moscow UMC’s Learning Tree Board of DirectorsL to R: Lori Reigal, Megan Gilman (Preschool Director), Heather Phillips (Preschool Board Chair), Jennifer Leuthe (Preschool Teacher), Nichole Musewitz, Diane Croom. Not present – Laura Havenstrite and Carole Phillips. Photo courtesy of Consuelo Brown. Learning Tree News Pre-K and Preschool read “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn. Mommy and Me learned about school busses!

Moscow UMC Book Club Thursday, Sept 20, 2018 – All Welcome !! 6 – 7 pm Call Lois Linko at 570-689-9808 for more informationPick one or both of the books below (paper or electronic) and join with friends to discuss. Book Copies available for any who wish to borrow oneThe Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino by MattBirbeck. A uniquely American saga, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino’sremarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to Scranton,Pa area Don described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as “oneof the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States.”All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The stunningly beautiful NewYork Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize Winner about a blind French girl anda German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survivethe devastation of World War II.

What’s in a promise?Dear church friends, The poet, T.S. Eliot, wrote “In our end is our beginning” as a line inone of his poems. When Natalie Sleeth thought about it, these wordsreminded her of autumn leading through winter eventually to spring, ofGood Friday leading eventually to Easter, and of death leading to eternallife. She wrote a song about it called “Hymn of Promise.” A verse of hersong goes like this: In our end is our beginning In our time, infinity In our doubt, there is believing In our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection At the last, a victory Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see. The words to Natalie’s song remind me of this time we are in – aseason of new beginnings and of endings; of starting up and letting go.There is an excitement about the newness and a bitter sweetness at thechanges happening so quickly. Some of you are beginning a new school,sadly wishing summer vacation goodbye, but ready for the challengesyou will face and meet. Others are letting go of old ways of being,preoccupations, and goals, and formulating new ones for the next phaseof your journey. Some are joyfully welcoming new persons into theirfamilies. Others are saying goodbye to loved ones with tears and sorrow. In countless ways, our lives are a series of endings and beginnings,in a cycle that continues for us even to the time when we end our lifehere for the eternal one waiting for us. One constant through it all is thelove of God comforting, loving, guiding and assuring us that in everyending and beginning, there is no need to fear or worry. Trusting that God’s goodness awaits you in your new beginnings thisSeptember and offering many prayers for you along the way,Pastor Jean

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