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Sunday, 10 November 2019 04:13

Thanksgiving Service - Nov 26th

Let us come together to give thanks to the Lord this Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 pm, here at the Mt. Pocono United Methodist Church, in the Sanctuary.
 
As the holidays approach, we have many who are not fortunate enough to have the resources to celebrate, so please, if you can donate canned goods to the Food Pantry, or help us feed people during the free Christmas Dinner (there is a list in Welcome Center of items/assistance needed), please sign up or bring your donations along with you.

Get someChristmasshopping done as you plan forChristmas. We will be having our annual silent auction andconcerton Sunday, December 1st.

Silent Auction: 3-4:30 PM

MusicalConcert (Theme: HE IS HERE!)featuring the Music Ministry of The Faussette Family:5:00-6:30 PM

We are asking all who can donate care packages and other gifts towards the Auction to bring their items to church by Saturday, December 1st. 

Please contact the Church Office for information. 

Care packages, hand-made arts and crafts, gift baskets, gift cards, and much more will be available!

Come join us, and bring your friends and family! Let's celebrate Jesus!

Friday, 01 November 2019 00:00

November 2019

Message from the Pastor

Dear Friends: 

How can we live a worry-free life? Well, gratitude is the antidote for all our worries. Philippians 4:6 says: “Do not be anxious about anything but in all things by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God and the peace of God that transcends all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” It is very difficult to be anxious when you are focused on all the blessings you have. The Bible encourages us to give thanks for all the blessings we have even for the smallest things that we take for granted. When we do this, our perspective and appreciation for the good things in life expands and helps us to cope better when difficulties arise. 

Psychologists and medical professionals at Mayo Clinic explain that people who are grateful are also physically and mentally healthier and happier. As we move into the season of thanksgiving let us cultivate a habit of gratitude. We have to train ourselves to be more grateful for there are so many things we can do to show our appreciation to God. 

Give thanks for each day when you wake up because it is a blessing to wake up every day and feel alive. And, don’t forget to give thanks every evening before you go to bed. Take time to thank God during meal times. Give thanks for the food provided and for the nourishment of your body. Many around the world go hungry each day without a meal. 

Give thanks for the family and friends God has given each one of us to

Friday, 25 October 2019 20:29

Consecration Sunday is coming - 11/17

Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.

Consecration Sunday is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. Consecration Sunday encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?”

Sunday, 13 October 2019 04:31

Tasty Tuesdays - New Ministry

Tasty Tuesdays is a new ministry in our church. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, meals are delivered to individuals who could use one!

A meal made with love doesn't only feed hunger, it fills loneliness, heals hurt and brings joy.

Seven years ago we started a simple idea of the Kofi's Breakfast Korner - feed the body and nourish the spirit. For the past seven years, the Kofi's Breakfast Crew have served delicious breakfast once a month to church members and families and friends of our congregation. This service is not only a fundraiser for our church but a wonderful time of fellowship with other church members, youth involvement, and interaction with one another. 
 
The original crew, after seven years, is retiring and the June breakfast is going to be their last. They are willing to hand over all the resources to a new group of volunteers to start in the fall. Breakfast is served the 3rd Sunday of the month between 9 am - 11am (unless there is a conflict with another program, then the date might change).
 
If you can give some time once a month on Sunday mornings, helping with cooking and serving breakfast to a wonderful congregation and their friends and families, please reach out to Tammy Drugatz. We need at least 10 volunteers to sign up as soon as possible to plan the transition.
We want to thank the current crew for their hard work and dedication these past seven years!
And thank you so much for supporting this wonderful ministry of our church. If you have further questions, please call the Church Office at 570-839-9902.
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 20:25

May 2019

Message from the Pastor

My Dear Friends,

The month of May brings with it great excitement for all of us. The weather begins to warm up, birds are flying around, and the air is getting fresh and crisp. Those of us who like working outside and digging in the dirt by way of gardening begin to prepare to plant our crops. In general, we all look forward to exciting plans for the summer.

Spring is finally here and we can’t help but notice the new life bursting forth all around us. New life seems to come just around Easter each year. We celebrate with the lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and all the trees begin to blossom again.

Christ has risen and continues to give new life to all of us, not only humans, but to all creation including the plants and animals. He is raised to heal the sick, help those who are struggling. He is raised to help the addict recover and heal those living with pain and to find strength and relief.

Jesus did not only rise from the dead but the scriptures say he ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of God the Father. In this Christian calendar

Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:50

April 2019

Message from the Pastor

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping! We are beginning to get sightings of robins and daffodils. It looks like we have survived another winter here in the Poconos. Easter is around the corner – Hooray!

As we work our way through Lent, we now turn our eyes to Holy Week. Believe it or not there are people who do not know anything about Holy Week and there are some Christians who skip over Holy Week right to Easter. However, for many of us we know it is an important because it is the holiest of all weeks on our Christian calendar. This week starts with Palm Sunday, which is also called Passion Sunday because we read the story leading up to the crucifixion and death of Christ on the cross. The day begins with waving palm branches and

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