Weekly Announcements

Bulletin Announcements 04/21/2019

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: This morning, preschool through 3rd graders are invited to a special Easter activity upstairs in the large classroom in the North Wing. Children fourth grade and older are invited to be part of the community’s worship service along with their families.   

DEACONS’ “DIAPER DRIVE” – During Lent (March 10th through April 21st) the Deacons are collecting diapers and baby wipes (any size or brand) for the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair.  Bring your donations to church with you on Sunday morning and place them in the blue bins in the Deacons Corner.  If you have any questions. Please email Deacon Ginny Moriarty at or text 973-951-7829. Thank you for your faithful support!

EASTER FLOWERS dedicated in memory of and/or in honor of loved ones may be picked up following this service.  Flowers left unclaimed will be delivered to homebound members and friends as a means of including them in this worship celebration and sharing Easter’s joy.

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. 

PCUM’S CHILDREN’S CHOIR MINISTRY (2nd-5th graders) teaches children to love music and lead their church family in worship. Kids not only learn the song, but they also learn how to sing. They also grow spiritually, grow in confidence and self-discipline, and grow to feel more at home in their church. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. in the Choir Room with Julie Platte ( ).

SUNDAY READINGS & SERMONS—can be listened to on the PCUM’s web site, www.pcum.org by clicking on the Sermons button under the Worship menu:  http://www.pcum.org/worship/sermons/

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

YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP!  This coming summer, from July 7-12, 2019, PCUM's High School Students (14 years and older) will be heading to Puerto Rico for their biennial mission trip. If you are interested in participating, contact Pastor Katherine.

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).

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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 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

To Mars and Beyond!

Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3

Vacation Bible School 2019 is right around the corner! Join in the fun and travel through space "To Mars and Beyond" - Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3rd. At Vacation Bible School, PCUM children and the Montclair community enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as participants explore where God’s power can take them. They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission in our world. Through Bible study, crafts, games, music, recreation, tasty snacks and some science experiments, your children will be entertained and equipped for an active life with God.

The Voyagers will begin their Mars expedition on Sunday morning during the regular PCUM Sunday school hour on June 30th and then travel three more days from Monday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon.

To register or to find out more about PCUM's "To Mars and Beyond" VBS program, contact Mary Beckhusen, Director of Christian Education at the church office 973-746-3854 or by email at