Seward United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 09, 2020

Current Announcements

      (Subject to change)
    Worship Services at 10:15 at the church and ONLINE.  Go to Facebook and search Seward United Methodist Church

    Today from 5:30 -7:30                                Youth Group

         Youth in grades 6-12, including those moving up into 6th grade, are welcome.  Youth meet every other week.


    Sunday, June 7 during Worship                 Graduate Recognition

         We will celebrate our 2020 graduates next Sunday, June 7.  If a  member of your family has graduated from high school, college, or another post-high school program, please inform Pastor Scott by Monday to have their name included.  Thank you.



Lisa Fox and Stephanie Dunlap are looking at a cookbook fundraiser.  If you have recipes that you would be willing to share as part of this project, please email them to Lisa (, Stephanie (, or snail mail them to the church.  Please include your name with all recipes.  If you would be interested in helping with the cookbook, please see Lisa or Stephanie.


PRAYER LIST- Week of April 24, 2020:
Bethany Walters           Rick Gdula                   Margie Pardee and her family
Rich Hill                       Dave Pennell                Rella Yoder
Ernie Walker                 Robin Walker                Donnie Carter
Duane Moon                 Cheryl Adams               8 year old- Dreydon
Louise Bloom                Vicki Hollingsworth        Heidi Hollingsworth
Becky Locher                Mary Ann Moore            Those without tech to watch services online
Chuck Lepsch Family     Rodney Colson Family    Betty Magill Family
 Shut-ins of the month for May are:

 Heidi Glessner (May 6) –   

        Rose Haven, Room 112,       132 Haven Drive, Indiana, Pa 15701

Mike Kelly (May 21) -

         PO Box 394, Seward, PA  15954

Verla May Mack (May 23)

         Cambridge Ebensburg, Room 154, 4848 Admiral Peary Hwy,

         Ebensburg, PA  15931 

You are encouraged to show love to shut-ins by means of a card, phone call, or whatever else God lays upon your heart.

Please take some time this week to reach out to the shut-in members of our church and community, especially those in nursing homes or who are otherwise unable to receive visitors, by means of a card or a phone call (Marion Wakefield, Verla Mae Mack, Heidi Glessner, Marge Pardee, Elly Prigmore, Gerri Toth, June Henderson).



Our Ministerium has committed to pray for one another.  Each week, every church lifts up one congregation in prayer.   This week's prayer covenant church is the New Florence United Methodist Church, and their pastor, Rev. Sharon Hamley. Please keep their church in your prayers throughout this coming week. 


Printed materials for 2020 Summer Camp are now available in the Narthex. 
2020 Change for Change- Our Change for Change offering is the second Sunday of each month.  The offerings for 2020 are as follows:       
     Second Quarter - Power Pack Food Program at United School District     
     Third Quarter - Food 2 Go Program at Ligonier Valley School District     
     Fourth Quarter - TBD 
In 2019 the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania launched a Laity Leadership Academy designed to empower laity to lead the connection in the ever-changing landscape of congregational life.  The next session of the Laity Academy will commence in the late summer or early fall of 2020.  To enroll, contact the Dean of the Academy, Rev. Joe Patterson at
The calendar of retreats at Olmsted Manor is available on the bulletin board.  Register or learn more by calling Olmsted (814.945.6512) or visiting online at   
Summer Camp 2020-  Summer camp registration is online now for the three resident camps and the wilderness canoe trip.  Links to all the summer camp events can be found through the Conference website at  Seward UMC will help children and youth from our church and community with the cost of summer camp through camperships.  Talk to Pastor Scott for more information.
Our Conference website includes a list of opportunities to join with mission teams. 
Check them out at: 

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