The Alpha  series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith has been postponed - so stay tuned in when sessions may begin.

  

We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday on October 4.  Communion will be given out after worship in the parking during Hands Across Harborcreek in safe/sanitized packets.  Please call the church office at 899-5962 by Friday so we can be prepared!  Thank you.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, directly after worship we are asking you to stay for about 5 minutes in the church parking lot to pray for peace.  Due to the virus this year we will raise our hands heavenward in a universal sign of prayer.  Other churches in Harborcreek will be doing the same that day.  


"HANDS ACROSS HARBORCREEK"

Praying for Peace in God's World

Sunday, October 15 @ 11:15 a.m. in our church parking lot after worship

We are EXCITED about a new class that Pastor Keith will be teaching beginning Wednesday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. on PRAYER - "The Battle Plan for Prayer!"  You can be in-person in the multi-purpose room for the teachings for a classroom experience where you can ask questions or you can watch it live on Facebook or later on our app, website or on You Tube. 


There will also be a WATCH PARTY that evening in the multi-purpose room at 6:30 pm.  Let Linda Morey know if you are interested.  Just call the church office at 899-5962. 


If you are interested in purchasing the book, "The Battle Plan for Prayer," for $10, please call the church office.

If you are planning to attend worship, please call the church office at 899-5962 by noon on Friday each week you plan to attend.


You should consider being here around 9:30 a.m. ready to come into the sanctuary as we would like you to be in your seat by

9:55 a.m. ready to worship.  Thank you!

          Hungry children cannot learn or grow!  We know that there are many children participating in the free/reduced lunch programs throughout Erie Co. and food insecurity is a problem in many households. 


           The “Backpack Program” will provide these children with weekly sacks of food on the last day of the school week.  The food sacks will be placed in the students backpacks to take home for the weekend.  SHUMC will be participating in the program with Clark School.   We are hoping to expand this initiative along with other churches in the area and provide food to all the elementary schools in the community.

    

Our fabulous UMW’s SOUP for SALE will be held on Sunday, October 11.  Cost is $7/quart. 

Have you missed Church Lady soup?  Come to the church on Sunday, October 11 to purchase a quart.  It’s better than a restaurant!  More delicious!  And of course, we are taking all the safety precautions.  .If you are making soup, the containers will be available inside the doors on the wooden deck by the free masks.  Please drop your soup off by 9:00 am on October 11 at the drop off located in the parking lot.

Come to the SHUMC parking lot between 11:00-12:00 p.m. to purchase and pick up your soup (we’ll have a variety).  We’ll bring it to your car door. You don’t even have to get out of your car.

Proceeds go to worthy causes such as the SHUMC Campership programs, EUMA, Youth programs, etc.

          Imagine what could be possible if our city was covered in unceasing, nonstop prayer?  We at SHUMC have the opportunity to be a part of making that possibility a reality.

          We have volunteered to blanket the city and surrounding communities in 24 hrs. of prayer on the 10th day of each month, beginning October 10.

          Are you willing to offer 30 – 60 min. of your day to pray however God leads your heart for this city, county, & people?  If so, please contact Barb at the church office 899-5962 and she will give you a slot of time so our 24-hr. blanket will fully cover the day.


- Monday beginning Sept. 28 @ 6:30 pm a Bible study for young mothers with Sue Fuller – give Sue a call at 969-1649 to join the group.

- Monday nights beginning Sept. 28 @6:30 pm – ALPHA with Jim & Kris Loeffer (read below for more info.)

- Tuesday, Oct. 6 @ 9:30 am a Bible Study on Genesis with Elna Morton.

- Tuesday evenings with Sean Gotham who will connect men to the Lord and each other.  Date and time to be announced.-Wednesdays at 11:00 am starting Sept. 30 with Pastor Keith.  This course will be on prayer – please read the article below for more information.


- Thursdays come to Diane Senger’s Sweet & Salty Bible Study.  We’ll let you know the book and start time soon.

We will be having a BOOK BORROW here at SHUMC.  Anyone can come in and sign out a book to read.  There will be hand sanitizer to clean your hands before handling a book.  You can return the book anytime - there will be a box to put them in so they can be disinfected for the next person.  

You'll find the books on the east side of the building across the wooden deck (same place you'll find face masks).    Come anytime - no set hours - the doors will be open.