Announcements 4-7-2024

Announcements 4-7-2024
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From Pastor Dylan:

  • Flock Note Updates for South Hills Partnership:
    • If you haven't signed up for Flock Note updates or if your contact information has changed, update your info at or by texting SHPUMC to 84576.

United Women in Faith Luncheon:

  • The monthly luncheon meeting is tomorrow April 8 12 Noon at Fairhaven UMC.

Special Collection for Native American Sunday:

  • Happening for the next two weeks, aiming to support:
    • Scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist Schools of Theology.
    • Expansion of target cities in the Native American Urban Initiative.
  • Part of conference special Sundays, with special envelopes available next week.
  • More information available on the conference website.

Spencer's Rummage Sale:

  • Happening at Spencer United Methodist on April 19th and 20th.
  • An opportunity to find various goodies.

Covered Dish Meal:

  • Planned for Sunday April 21, 2024 after church.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share along with serving utensils, plates, and forks to minimize dishwashing.
  • Informal without a signup sheet.
  • All are welcome!

Election Day Fundraiser:

  • Tuesday, April 23rd is election day in Pennsylvania.
  • Fairhaven's fundraiser includes a food sale (soups, sandwiches, and a bake sale) all day while polls are open.
  • Contact Betty Kohley for donations or to help.

Parking Reminder for Fairhaven:

  • Outside of the fence on Norbert Street is a no-parking zone, enforced for emergency access.
  • Alternative parking available at Leopardi Auto Sales with six spots for easy exit.

PPR Committee Meeting:

  • Scheduled for next Sunday at 8.15 a.m.

Flood Bucket Drive

Urgent Call for UMCOR Cleaning Kits

Due to the recent widespread flooding and extreme weather in Western Pennsylvania and beyond, there is an immediate and urgent need to restock UMCOR cleaning kits. The South Hills Partnership churches will be collecting supplies and assembling buckets to aid in this effort.

Collection and Assembly Details

  • Date for Collection and Assembly: Sunday, April 14th.
  • Assembly Location: Spencer, at noon.
  • Cost: A full bucket costs about $75 to assemble.

Items Needed for Each Bucket

Participants are asked to bring any of the following items to church by next Sunday, April 14th, to support this cause. Please supply only what is requested:

  • One 5-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35" h x 12.19" w x 12.19" d). Screw lids are acceptable if clean. Buckets can have advertisements on the outside.
  • One 32-64 oz. bottle of liquid laundry detergent.
  • One 16-40 oz. bottle of liquid concentrate household cleaner (no spray cleaners).
  • One 16-34 oz. bottle of dish soap.
  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (liquid form, not gel).
  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (a pack of 10-20 wipes is also acceptable). Pump spray bottles must have protective covers.
  • One scrub brush, with or without a handle.
  • Eighteen reusable cleaning wipes (no terrycloth, microfiber, or paper towels). Please remove from packaging.
  • Five scouring pads (no stainless steel pads with soap in them). Please remove from packaging.
  • Thirty-six to fifty clothespins.
  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline, either cotton or plastic.
  • A 24-roll pack of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gallon sizes). Please remove from packaging.
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 m thickness; no surgical masks).
  • Two pairs of kitchen gloves, durable for multiple uses. Please remove from packaging.
  • One pair of work gloves (cotton with leather palm or all leather).

Additional Instructions

  • Please do not add anything that is not listed above.
  • Items should be brought to church by next Sunday for collection and delivery to the conference.