NEW! Small Group Study! Everyone invited!
All Wednesdays in May at 7:15 p.m.
Join Justin & Lauren on Wednesday nights at 7:15, beginning Wednesday, May 2! We'll be discovering (or re-discovering) our spiritual gifts and how we can operate from our strengths to be better parents, students, workers, and ultimately Christ-followers.
If you want to try this, but need childcare, please talk with Justin to see how we can include you.
Mental Health Awareness Program at MUM
In any given one-year period, about 18.8 million American adults suffer from a depressive illness. Although the economic cost is high, the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with day-to-day functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have the disorder, but also, to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person, with all segments of society at risk. Also, depression many times leads to suicide.
The MUM Mental Health advocacy team has decided to focus on depression as the theme for the May 23 Mental Health Awareness program. The congregation and community are invited to learn more about this serious illness at a special program offered on Wednesday, May 23, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. here at MUM. The session is free and open to the community. Please invite friends who may appreciate this program.
Bruce Bennett will speak about his long, difficult struggle with depression and his road to recovery. Andrew King from Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA will also be on the program.
“Share the Love Sunday”
1st Sunday of each month: 9:15 worship will include elements for children, youth & adults. The 45-minute service will conclude with Communion, then all are invited to Fellowship Hall for a mission project and fellowship time. The 11:00 service will remain the same. There will be no Sunday School for children and youth on these Sundays. All attendees (all ages) of either service are encouraged to participate in our “Share the Love” mission projects.
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Silence & Singing, Shadow & Candlelight, Prayer & Reflection
Taizé worship is an ecumenical sung and silent prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative space through songs, Scripture, prayer, silence and candlelight. The sanctuary is beautifully designed just for Taizé and features soft lighting, flowing fabric and many candles. The music, which is contemplative in nature, emphasizes simple one or two line phrases usually from the Psalms, other passages of Scripture or liturgy. Short chants are repeated over and over again to give the service a contemplative atmosphere. The service includes a time of prayers. Taizé provides a time at the end of the day to relax from the stress of the day’s activities. It offers a time for worship and reflection, a time for calming the body and the mind. In the silence God’s word can reach the hidden corners of our hearts, and the light of Christ can reach, heal, and transform us. Join us as we experience this beautiful service!
4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m.
No Coffeehouse scheduled May-August
Our Coffeehouse Experience is held on the 4th Sunday of most months. These are evenings to celebrate God in our midst through talent and creativity! People will share their special talents with us. This may include a variety of music: vocal and instrumental, new compositions and classic, rock and religious - each month it is different! Evenings might also include readings, poetry and other creative ways to express thoughts. Always there is an inspirational message as well as fun and joy! Light refreshments (yes, there is coffee at the Coffeehouse) will be provided. If you have not, yet, tried this alternative worship experience, please join us!