Weekly Announcements

Bulletin Announcements July 21,2019

WELCOME and thank you for your part in this service of worship.  If you are a visitor here at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair (PCUM), you are especially welcome. May you sense in this place the presence and the love of God in Christ. You and your fellow worshipers are warmly invited to Fellowship Hall immediately following this morning’s service for refreshments and conversation.

PLEASE ASK AN USHER for children’s bulletins, audio-assist units, or anything you might need. Whenever possible, please help your fellow worshipers by exiting and entering the sanctuary at times other than during prayers or scripture readings.

CHILD CARE for toddlers and a nursery for younger children are always available during worship in the North Wing, located off Fellowship Hall (adjacent to sanctuary).  Please ask an usher for directions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for all children age 3-3rd grade are located in the North Wing. Ask the ushers or Christian Education leaders for help finding classrooms. Register your child(ren) for Sunday School by filling out a registration form, available from Mary Beckhusen, Director of Christian Education or downloadable at www.pcum.org

PCUM WELCOMES Karen Merchant at the piano this morning. Karen is a singer, pianist, music teacher, and friend of this church family.

FALL BOOK GROUP:  You are invited to a book group in this fall to discuss - Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor. The book is a memoir by the author about her experiences teaching a college course on the world’s great religions. The first meeting will be on September 17th at the home of Janet Lee (details to follow) with two more meetings TBA in October / November (there is a lot to discuss!). The book can be purchased from Watchung Bookseller if you want to get a head start. Please email Janet Lee ( ) if you are interested in joining this group.

SUPPORT PCUM BY PURCHASING GIFT CARDS for Fairway, Kings, or Shoprite.  You get full value ($100) and PCUM gets 5%.  Purchase cards (by check or cash) during Coffee Hour Sunday mornings or at any time by contacting Erika Cowan ( , 973-222-7186) or David Starr ( , 973-253-2155).

GOT MUSIC? PCUM’s Music Ministry needs YOU!  Singers, instrumentalists (soloists and ensembles) are needed for summer worship services.  If you would like to share your gifts for the glory of God by offering your talents one Sunday this summer, please contact Dir. of Music Ministries, Anne Marie Juliano at .

PLEASE CONSIDER CATCHING UP OR PAYING AHEAD ON YOUR PLEDGE as the warmer summer season approaches. Your financial support of PCUM’s ministries during the summer months—when financial obligations must still be met—is a huge gift to your church’s health and effectiveness in ministry. Thank you!

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL - YOU CAN HELP! The summer program has started!  Summer Sunday School is for children ages 3 through 3rd grade.  Teachers are needed for many Sundays through September 1st.  All of the supplies you need to make this a fun experience for you are provided for and teacher training is available. If you are interested in signing up for a Sunday or two, please contact Mary Beckhusen, Director of Christian Education at 

HONOR OR MEMORIALIZE LOVED ONES by dedicating flowers for PCUM’s Sunday morning worship service on any Sunday throughout the 2019 calendar year. The suggested donation for two standard bouquets is $80; dedications appear in the morning bulletin. Sign up using the 2019 Flower Calendar in the Deacons’ Corner or online at pcum.org.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE OTHERS

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SERVE HUNGRY NEIGHBORS IN NEWARK – PCUM is now a “partner church” in a new hunger/meal program. This new ministry is called the 7th Street Bistro and is based in Newark. The volunteer-driven program provides and serves a hot lunch to 50-75 neighbors on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Contact to volunteer. Families are welcome!

SERVE HUNGRY NEIGHBORS IN MONTCLAIR – The Mission & Service Committee has dates available for serving at the MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) Cafe, which prepares and serves the evening meal to hungry and homeless neighbors right here in Montclair on the first and fourth Saturdays of the month. There are opportunities to prepare food, serve meals, and sing and/or play music for guests. Sign up at www.pcum.org.

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