UNITED WOMEN OF FAITH (UWF,
fka UMW) RUMMAGE SALE
It’s that time again! Start cleaning out your closets and garages and bring all
of your unwanted treasures to our UWF Rummage Sale June 14th -16th. Drop off your items at the back door of the
Family Life Center (FLC) on June 12th & 13th,
8am-8pm. Wednesday drop off is 8am-3pm, with that evening being our sale
to church family only from 4-8pm. The sale is open to the public
June 15 & 16th, 8am-8pm, and Saturday, June 17th,
8am-12pm. All proceeds go towards supporting UWF missions projects
throughout the year.
TEAM MEET-N-GREET: Throughout the next
several months, members of our Leadership Team and their families, will be in
the Great Hall on certain Sundays just to get to know you! Please stop by and
say hello so that we can continue to make connections to one another.
HELLO! WE’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO …
Bernard is member of the Leadership Team. She is married to Jim Bernard and their
daughter is Tamar Lask. They have been members of GCUMC since 1974.
She joined the Leadership Team because "I thought I could add value as
I was Financial Secretary from 1988 to 2013." Her hobbies including
exercising, gardening and she continues to support the church in multiple
volunteer roles. Her favorite Bible verse is 1st Corinthians 4-9. She and
Jim will be outside the sanctuary this Sunday, June 11th to get
to you know you better so please stop and say "hi!"
OUR JUNE MISSIONS
TRIP FUNDRAISER IS PIADA! Just getting this on your radar – it’s a week of online ordering
at the Grove City Piada from June 19-25th, with an in-person day
being June 22nd. On the 22nd for the in-person day, all
you need to do is mention to your cashier that you’re ordering for the Purple
Door Church fundraiser. During the week, you can order your favorite menu items
online USING THE PROMO CODE VP2JT1. 20% of the proceeds will go towards
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE PEACH TRUCK! The Peach Truck will be back in our
parking lot several dates this summer! Mark your calendars for June 21st,
3:30-5pm; July 5th, 12-1:30pm; July 19th, 3:30-5pm). You’ll
need to go to thepeachtruck.com to order your peaches and pick them up in our
lot on the designated day!
REAL TALK, REAL SUPPORT – Beginning
June 27th is a new peer-led support group for parents and
caregivers of children with mental health struggles. It’s easy to feel lost and
alone when your child is experiencing mental health issues and the instinct as
a parent is to withdraw and suppress your own feelings. Organizers Sheri and
Chris Dunagan have been touched by these challenging circumstances themselves
and find peace, strength and empowerment in the company of other parents
dealing with the same kind of issues. Grounded in lived experiences, REAL TALK provides
a safe, authentic space for sharing hard truths, exploring real feelings and
celebrating successes. This group will meet the 4th Tuesday of
Every Month @6:30pm in the Fireside Room, starting June 27th. For questions,
contact Sheri Dunagan, email@example.com.
WILL YOU DONATE A BIBLE?
Some of the items we give out at the Free Store are books and Bibles. We
have a large population of Spanish speaking guests, and we would like to have
options available for them to grab. We are looking for donations of
Bibles written in Spanish as well as devotionals. Drop them in the
Free Store bins or at the Info. Desk. Questions? Contact Pastor Brandi,
WHO DOESN’T LOVE ROOSTERS? Roosters gave
us a donation of rooster cards to help us out with our upcoming mission
trips! We have them available for $5! You will get 10% off at any
roosters through the rest of the year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours!
NEEDED!!!!!!! Would you like to serve but not sure where to start? Join
our Counting ministry. The Counting ministry is responsible for counting
the offering on Sunday mornings from 10:30am to 12pm. The teams consist of
2 or 3 people. Right now, there are 3 teams and each team counts every 3rd
Sunday. I would like to build the teams up so that we can have 6 teams and
they count every 6th Sunday. If you are feeling led to serve,
come join the Counting ministry. Please contact Kelli Newhouse at KelliN@gcumc.org or call the church office
at 614/875-5612. To be on a counting team, a background check must be done
through the church.
NEED TECHS! Maybe you’re *a little* techy … or maybe not at all?
Maybe you’re willing to learn? We need techs – especially in our traditional
service – to run the soundboard and the live stream camera. It’s not hard and
you’d have help on site every Sunday if you needed it. For any questions or if
you’re willing to help, contact Sam Hetrick, 614/325-0818 or email@example.com.
TAKE THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD! We want to show
hospitality to those who enter this building; that means on Sunday morning and
following up after. We are going to be delivering welcome bags to first-time
visitors, which will include a loaf of bread. If you would like to be a
part of this ministry, please contact Pastor Brandi.
DO YOU HAVE THE GIFT OF
HOSPITALITY? We are on the search for contemporary
usher/greeter leaders and helpers, PARTICULARLY FOR OUR 9:30AM SERVICE. The leader will arrange the serving schedule and communicate with
the team. The team will be assigned to posts (front door greeter, worship
center door greeters, etc.) If this is a place you feel you could serve,
please email or connect with Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
– Did you know we have a Prayer Box
located in our parking lot? It is a little purple mailbox located in the front
of our parking lot facing Columbus Street. Our Prayer Chain is committed to
praying for the people of this church and our city. If you have a prayer
request, you can drop it in that box at any time. Prayer requests are collected
weekly and prayed over by our committed prayer team.
SHOP AT KROGER AND GIVE BACK! Did you know that
you can make a financial contribution to our Missions Task Force JUST by
shopping at Kroger? It’s simple! All you have to do is link your Kroger
Shopping Card to Grove City United Methodist
to Kroger.com and log into your digital account (or create a digital account,
if not already created).
down to “Community Rewards” and click. From there, you can select our
organization by either scrolling or searching for “Grove City United Methodist
Church.” Make sure our name matches our organization number, which is XY804.
Enroll. Easy as that! Kroger will make donations to the organization based upon
spending of those whose cards are connected to that organization.
questions regarding enrollment need to be directed to Kroger individually.
PRAYER TEAM - Prayer is powerful and an amazing gift from God. We have the
opportunity to talk directly to our Creator and the ability to pray on the
behalf of others. Our prayer team started meeting this past Monday and we will
continue to meet every week on Mondays at 9am. During our time together, we
will be praying over our Sunday morning prayer requests, needs of the church,
our community and nation. We will be prayer walking the church as well. If you
are interested in joining, please contact Clarence Dinnen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOBBIES/COLLECTIONS – Do you have a hobby you’d love to
share or display for our congregation? Wanted - volunteers to display in our church display
case. Do you have a collection, artwork or themes you’d like to
share in the display case? Please call Sandy Reddig at 614/875-5613
or email her at SandyR@gcumc.org.
BIBLE STUDIES, SMALL
GROUPS - Just a reminder that Right Now Media is available to all of our members as you think about your
relationship with God in this upcoming year. Right Now Media is a database FULL of online Bible studies and social groups for
individuals, families, children and groups. We often use this media resource in
our Bible studies and small groups throughout the year. It’s a GREAT resource
for you or for your family to be able to plug in to God’s Word and in the times
we use it in our own church group setting. If you’d like to take advantage of
this FREE online resource, contact Pastor Brandi to get set up. She just
needs your email address. Your faith journey isn’t one you were ever meant
to take alone. God made us for community!
o WOMEN’S SATURDAY
MORNINGS, 8AM, VIA ZOOM
WHEN MAKING OTHERS HAPPY
MAKES YOU MISERABLE BY KAREN EHMAN
WATCH TRAILER HERE .
Are you overwhelmed by others' unrealistic
expectations of you? Do you feel torn in dozens of directions as you try to
make everyone around you happy? If you're ready to end the cycle of approval
seeking, New York Times bestselling author and recovering people
pleaser Karen Ehman is here to help!
When Making Others Happy Is Making You
Miserable shares the refreshing,
heartfelt lessons that Karen learned firsthand during her own journey of
breaking free from people pleasing in order to live out her God-given purpose.
Let Karen be your new go-to guide as you learn to successfully break the
destructive pattern of people pleasing and start fully embracing the life God
has called you to lead.
With equal parts humor and vulnerability, Karen explores why
it's so easy to fall into people-pleasing behaviors and reminds us that we
can't fulfill our divine purpose if we're too busy living everyone else's. She
offers her timely advice for living with less overwhelm and with more peace and
purpose, sharing words of wisdom that will help you:
Prioritize what God
says above what other people think
Live your life without
worrying about the opinions and expectations of others
Cultivate a strategy
for knowing when to say yes and how to say no
Create and maintain
healthy boundaries with the pushers, pouters, guilt bombers and others who try
to call the shots in your life
Learn to navigate the
tension between pleasing God and loving your community
Join Karen as she encourages you to walk closely--and
confidently--with our loving Creator, despite the opinions and expectations of
others. It's time to end the people-pleasing game and finally enjoy the
peaceful and purposeful life that you deserve.
o MONDAY NIGHT STUDY,
7PM, VIA ZOOM, THE BEAUTIFUL WORD - BOOK OF JOHN
Watch trailer HERE
On Monday evenings, we will be launching into some teachings from The Beautiful Word for our zoom study. We are currently studying the Book of John. We hope you will join us!
To get plugged in with any of our Bible studies or small groups,
contact Pastor Brandi .