LIFE AT GETHSEMANE
Sun 02/098:15 am Traditional Worship Service
9:45 amSunday School/ Breakfast for children 11:00 amContemporary Worship
FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY Mon 02/10 6:30 pm Karate
7:00 pm Daycare board Meeting
Tues 02/11 8:00 am Quilting 3:00 pm After School program
6:00 pm Girl Scouts Grace Hall
6:30 pm Fingers of Faith Wed 02/12 9:00 am Clothes Closet
7:00 am Bible Study-book of Judges
Thu 02 /13 6:30 pm Co-Ed Volleyball
Grow like a Willow–Cancelled
Fri 02/14 6-10 pm gym & Hope Hall RSVD
Sat 02/15 8:00 am Hungry Warriors, Kwik Fill Rest.
2-5 pm Gym & Hope Hall RSVD
5-8 pm GUMC Youth valentine dinner- donation for Creation. Grace Hall
TOGETHER SEEKING GOD
RENEWING THE WORLD
2020 LENTEN SCHEDULE
2020 MINISTERIUM LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE THEME: Sermon on the Mount
SUNDAY HOST SITE, PRESIDER, PREACHER, TOPIC
March 1 Gethsemane UMC Jim Hollister Sr., Suzanne, Matt 5:1-16 Beatitudes; Salt & Light
CELEBRATE YOUR GOOD NEWS
Gethsemane would love to share with all of our Church family and friends, through our weekly bulletins, the wonderful news of new
Births, Adoptions, and Fostering, anything that is a great accomplishment for you and your family. Please share the excitement by contacting Jeff in the GUMC office, so I can share it in the weekly bulletin.
TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Our after school program for 2020 has begun. We are so hoping that a few of you will find it in your heart to give a small amount of time for the children. Time needed is one day (Tuesday) for approximately one and a half hours or less. There are possibilities of some terrific things for the future with our youth. Please don’t miss the chance to go for the ride. Please give Jeff a call in the church office or stop in and talk about it. This is one of the most rewarding community outreaches that we here at Gethsemane offer. Any work with children of all ages is the most rewarding gift we can receive.
FINGERS of FAITH Crochet/Knitting group meets Tuesdays @ 6:30. Join the fellowship to learn, share a pattern or get help with a difficult stitch.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
On Wednesday Night Feb 12 at 7:00pm, we’ll start a 7-week study of the book of Judges. Judges is a part of the Bible that, aside from Middle School boys, is not very popular. It’s the story of Israel’s total failure. It’s disturbing and very violent. It’s the tragic tale of how, instead of becoming a Holy People for the good of the whole world, Israel becomes Canaanite.
So, why bother? The Book of Judges gives us insight into sinful human nature. If we can learn from the book of Judges, if we can learn from the mistakes they made, then we can avoid—or at least curtail—the same kind of tragic tale. If we learn from Judges, we won’t have to be the star of the story of people of faith betraying ourselves and becoming distracted and lost—becoming less than God created us to be.
Join us on Wednesday nights as we learn from Judges how to be Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
ADVANCED LAY SPEAKER/ LAY SERVANT COURSE
On Saturdays 2/29 and 3/14, an Advanced Lay Speaker/ Lay Servant Course on Leading Prayer will be presented at Philipsburg Grace UMC, from 9-3. Both sessions must be attended for credit. The required books for the class will be Leading in Prayer by Mary Benedict and Let the Whole Church Say Amen! by Lurence Hall Stookey. Special attention will be paid to praying in public as participants grow in confidence and skills in prayer in both public and personal lunch. Participants will need to read the books prior to class and bring a bag lunch. To register, please email Michelle Bodle(email@example.com) by 2/22.
FREE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Tremendous opportunities made available by Central Intermediate Unit #10. Free classes to help anyone who needs it, to prepare to pass the GED. FREE “Official GED Practice testing” to all enrolled students. Become a graduate to improve your job prospects, prepare for your future educational goals, for your own satisfaction. I you know of anyone: family, friends, acquaintances, or maybe yourself, check out more information in the Welcome Center. This is such a great opportunity being offered. College or tech school opportunities are then presented to graduates. Lets help all that we can. Christians thrive on success and pride. Reach out and make a difference in someone’s life. Bless those GETHSEMANE DAYCARE
Our daycare is in need/search of an infant gate with a gate incorporated in it to place in large classroom, so the room may be segmented at times. If you may have this or have a lead where one may be obtained please call Joy in the daycare at: 345-3809
There will be a meeting of the Centre Hill Cemetary Association, @ 7 PM February 10, 2020 here in the library.
who feed on success and good luck.
GUMC YOUTH HOSTING VALENTINES DINNER
The GUMC youth will be hosting a very special Valentines dinner the on February 15, to raise money to attend this Summer’s Creation festival. The dinner will be held in Grace Hall, beginning @ 6:00 PM. The meal is the traditional favorite of Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. This was a long time Gethsemane tradition. Welcome back. It will be donation only. PLEASE don’t miss this “Come as you are relaxing dinner”. We are also excited to announce that we are going to have family fun/game night immediately following your valentines dinner in Hope Hall. No cost for game night. Just bring your favorite game and we’ll find out who will be the ultimate board game Champion will be.
THE CONNECTED TO GOD ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL AGES OF ADULTS
Currently we are studying the emotions of Jesus and how his identity grew into his teaching. Remember, Jesus was a man just like us. Learning more and more about Jesus the man and how his existence in this world has offered us life eternal, it is almost mesmerizing to learn so much more of Jesus life. 9:45 in Grace Hall. Age does not matter as God loves us equally. Please give us try! It truly is very interesting and fun.
CHURCH AUDIT TO BE HELD
The Annual Church audit will be February 20, 2020. All financial information should be turned into the Church office before this date. Should you have any questions please contact Dorothy Andrews, audit chairperson @ 592-0269
LET THEM EAT STEAK
The next Church Fundraiser Dinner is Feb 29 the fifth Sunday. An absolutely delicious baked steak dinner. Please take time and sign up to work at the dinner and make pies. Signup sheet is on bulletin board by main entrance. If you do not want to bake pies, you can have them made here for $5. It takes many helpers to prepare and serve the meal. When the guests are all served, workers get to enjoy a free dinner. Sign up for the fun!
Gethsemane is currently seeking to hire an Outreach Ministry Coordinator. The Outreach Ministry Coordinator will be responsible to plan and carry out a well-balanced program of Mission and outreach which provides faith development for persons who come to participate in the life of Gethsemane United Methodist Church and serves in Christian Ministry, especially the West Branch Area. The Gethsemane Gym facilities are to be a significant tool to be used in this work. The Outreach Ministry Coordinator will work with other program staff members and will work very closely with the Pastor. This is a temporary position as the Leadership Council continues to clarify staffing needs going forward. For more information, please contact Pastor Jim, a member of the Leadership Council, or the Church office.
Copies of the temporary job description are in the office if you are interested in this position.
Gethsemane Tax Aid Day
The 2020 tax aid day for Gethsemane Church will be held
March 19 (Thursday) from 9:00 am-12:00 PM here at Gethsemane in Hope Hall. You must have an appointment. To set an appointment please phone765-2691 between 9 & 12 noon.
Ash Wednesday Worship
We begin our journey of Lent each year on Ash Wednesday. This year, we’ll gather with other churches from our cluster again for Ash Wednesday Worship at Grace UMC, Philipsburg (912 E Pine St, Philipsburg, PA) on February 26, 2020. Worship begins at 7:00pm with a meal at 5:00pm. If you would like to bring desserts or salads it would be greatly appreciated. Grace will provide soup, beverages and bread. Also, we will have a cluster choir in which all are invited to participate. The Offering from our Cluster Ash Wednesday Worship this year will be split between The Mountaintop Helping Hands ministry, Philipsburg Community Action, and the West Branch Area Ministerium Compassion Fund. Lent is an important time for us to remember what Jesus has done for us, and Ash Wednesday is a powerful way to start that season.