Weekly Announcements

Bulletin Announcements March 8, 2020

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.

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 newly renovated North Wing, located off Fellowship Hall (adjacent to sanctuary).  Please ask an usher for directions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for all children age 3 through 3rd grade are located in the North Wing. Church School leaders are available to help students & parents find their classrooms.

THE SPRING MEMBERSHIP EXPLORATION CLASS will meet for the first time immediately following worship on Sunday, March 29th. Lunch and childcare provided! Contact Pastor Greg Horn with questions or more information about this series of three informal, discussion-based gatherings.

TOMORROW THE MONTCLAIR MUSIC CLUB will present a program at PCUM at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. MMC, founded in 1901, is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for classical musicians and music lovers to meet from October through May. The March 9th program will feature pianist Dan Boscardin performing a Bach Prelude and Fugue, Chopin Waltz and Rachmaninoff Prelude; organist Paul Erickson playing a Buxtehude Chorale and a Mendelssohn Sonata; and pianist Itay Goren performing a Handel Chaconne as well as Montclair composer Randall Svane’s Piano Sonata.  Please join us for this all-keyboard program of varied and favorite repertoire. Donations to support MMC programs and scholarships are suggested. Follow MMC at facebook.com/montclairmusicclub/ for more information about this program, and visit our website at www.montclairmusicclub.org.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets weekly at 8:30 a.m. in the Library (off Fellowship Hall).  Come, contribute to this weekly time of fellowship and fun as we develop our Bible-reading skills and discover together God’s Presence and voice in our everyday lives.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets Wednesdays from 7-8:30p.m. All 6th through 8th graders are invited to come out for an awesome time with Pastor Katherine!  Dinner is always served. 

PCUM’S ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER: YOU are invited to be part of PCUM's 5th Annual PCUM Progressive Dinner on Saturday, April 4th.  Don’t miss out on this very fun and very special evening. The Progressive Dinner has quickly become a favorite of members and friends alike. It's a wonderful way to meet new friends and renew friendships in your church family. The Progressive Dinner's format makes it easy to connect with lots of PCUM-ers while spending more personal time with a smaller group. The Progressive Dinner evening begins with everyone gathering in one group at one home for appetizers. The large group then breaks into smaller gatherings of 6-8 that go together for dinner in homes of "dinner hosts."  Then the evening concludes with the entire large group coming together again in one home for dessert.  If you would like to be a dinner host for 6-8 people, please contact Melissa Bigelow .

LENT AT PCUM

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY - Hope on the Road to Calvary.  You are invited during this season of Lent to take part in this time of reflection and study on Thursday evenings March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  A light dinner will be served. All are welcome.

DEACONS’ LENTEN CEREAL DRIVE: PCUM’s Deacons are collecting boxes of healthy cereal for the Human Needs Food Pantry. Healthy cereals are often supplemented with vitamins and are used as meal alternatives for families in need. The food pantry provides at least one box of cereal to about 300 hundred families a week and supplies are often depleted. Won’t you please consider bringing a box or two with you to the Deacons’ Corner? Thanks!

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Sharing Resources. Changing Lives. The PCUM worshiping family will receive the special One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Palm Sunday, April 5th.  Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities.

DEDICATE EASTER FLOWERS – Remember or honor a loved one Easter Sunday by dedicating Easter Flowers that will adorn the sanctuary and proclaim the Good News of God’s gift of new and abundant life in the resurrected Christ. Dedication forms are available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. Each plant is $15. Deadline is Palm Sunday, April 5th.

HELP SERVE HUNGRY NEIGHBORS IN NEWARK: PCUM is partner church in a hunger/meal program focused on serving families (with children) and individuals facing food-insecurity in Newark. The program provides and serves a hot lunch to 50-75 neighbors on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Contact for the sign-up link or more information.

HELP FEED HUNGRY MONTCLAIR NEIGHBORS: Dates are available for you (& your family) to serve at PCUM’s M.E.S.H. ministry, which prepares and serves Saturday evening meals to hungry and homeless neighbors here in Montclair on the 1st & 4th Saturdays of the month. Volunteers prepare food, serve meals, and sing or play music for guests. Contact for the sign-up link.

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

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 on Sunday mornings or at any time by contacting Erika Cowan ( , 973-222-7186) or David Starr ( , 973-253-2155).