Announcements and Activities

Announcements from the latest Bulletin:

UMW Spiritual Enrichment Day is this Saturday at Walnut Street UMC in Burnham. Registration is from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and the event will end at noon. Light refreshments will be available. Topic is Climate Justice. All welcome.

Birthday Dinner is Saturday at 5:00 p.m.: Everyone is welcome to attend and invite others for this event. Chicken, cake and beverages will be provided. We ask you bring a dish to share. There will be a talent show and games for all ages. Please sign sheet in the narthex to give us an idea of how many will be attending. See Patty Dorsey or Rosalie Mitton for more details. 
Special guest(s) next Sunday: We should have (if visas are approved) one or two guests from Sierra Leone with us next Sunday to introduce themselves during the worship service and to address and visit with a combined adult/youth Sunday School class. This will be a great opportunity to learn about Sierra Leone, the condition and growth of the UM Church there, and the Sierra Leone Initiative partnership with the Susquehanna Conference to which we have made a 5-year commitment. The Sierra Leone Initiative coordinator, Pam Perna from Middleburg, will also be here for this special occasion.

Conference Summer Camps – Summer camps great opportunities for children, youth and adults. Scholarships available from the church for children and youth. Go to and check it out!  For more information please see Doug Marks.  

Shelter Service, Inc. is having a fund raiser at Harshbarger's Sub 'N Malt McVeytown and Port Royal on Tuesday, May 2. This is an all-day event. Coupons are in the narthex, they may be copied or put on your phone.

Plastic ice cream containers needed! The kitchen is need of the one gallon plastic ice cream containers with lids. Please bring to the kitchen if you are able to donate.

Ham Sandwich Sale for Lumina Center: Delivery/pickup is Friday, April 28 after 11:00 a.m. at the church. See Debbie Smoker for details.

Game Night at Shelter is on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to meet at the church to carpool, we will leave at 6:15 p.m. Everyone welcome! See Linda Fisher for details.

HUB: We have reached our HUB goal of 100 wash clothes. Thank you for supporting this project. Our next gathering is on April 8 at St. Marks in Havice Valley (293 Havice Valley Road, Milroy) at 10:00 a.m. If anyone is interested in going, please contact Linda Fisher. We can car pool if necessary.

Chef Salads: The final sale for the year is May 10. Cost is $5.00. Orders are due NEXT Sunday, April 30 to Sue Wilkinson, Shirley Brown, Rosalie Mitton or Miriam Hale.

There's a sign-up sheet in the narthex for anyone who would like to decorate a table for the Birthday Dinner on April 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Missions for the Year 2017
The 2nd quarter (Apr, May, Jun) Mission Project is Shelter Services. This local organization is always in need of community help. The congregation at Rhodes has been very supportive of this project, so, we are again asking for your support. Last year's donations totaled $ 743.00. Let's see if we can exceed that amount this year. To support this mission please put your gift in an envelope marked appropriately and put it in the offering plate and we’ll see that it gets where it needs to go. Thank you! So far we have collected: $85.00.

NOTE: If you have an ark that is ready to be turned in, you can put it in the bucket on the little stand at the back of the church or give it directly to Sharon Osborne. Also, Heifer “Name” Picture forms are in the Narthex. Thanks.

Celebrating 15 Years of Mission: Mission Central will be collecting supplies for Regional Activity Kits as well as personal care items and gently used shoes this year at Annual Conference (May 4-6). If you would like to participate, please bring items to the church by Next Sunday April 30. Needed: binders, folders, book sox, notebooks of all kinds, filler paper, composition books, 8 1/2 X 11 copy paper, pencils, erasers, pens, colored pencils, rulers, scissors, crayons, markers, pencil boxes/pouches, glue sticks, stickers, men's/women's personal care items of shampoo, deodorant, conditioner, soap and laundry detergent. Thank you!

Christmas Show: At the April Administrative Board meeting, it was voted that the church would pay a portion of the cost for each one attending the Christmas Show at the American Music Theater in Lancaster on December 9th. The cost will now be Adults $24.00 and Children 3-12 Free. If you plan to go, please sign your name on the sign-up sheet in the narthex as soon as possible as seats are limited. If you already paid in full you will receive a refund or you can void your check and write a new one.