World Communion Sunday Service of Affirmation at MUM Church
The table is set, the doors are open, all are invited to join together on October 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall with folks from across the Greensburg district and the Western Pa conference as we celebrate the life of diversity within the church and offer support to the LGBTQIA community. This is a quarterly event that travels among various churches. Dinner will be provided. Please let David Morse or Jim Ritchie know if you are able to attend so we can prepare adequately.
Mental Health Awareness Program
Presented by MUM’s Mental Health Advocacy Team
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Anna Lisa, president of the McKeesport affiliate of National Alliance for Mental Illness will speak briefly about her experiences with Depression and Dr. Melanie Grubisha will speak about her brain research at Pitt. She has been with us several times before and always speaks in language that the general population can understand.
There are many hurdles to surmount when it comes to studying neuropsychiatric disease (schizophrenia, bi-polar, autism, etc.) Understanding what some of the biggest challenges facing the field are, as well as current strategies being employed to tackle these problems, is leading to exciting new developments and avenues of research. Join us as we discuss some of these obstacles, the approaches the field is taking to tackle them, and how patient advocacy continues to drive the betterment of the field and quality of life for our patients!
Melanie Grubisha is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry through the Pitt School of Medicine. Impairments in neuronal structure have been described throughout the cortex in postmortem brain tissue from individuals with schizophrenia, and she tries to understand what might be going wrong during development that leads to this impairment. She, also, treats individuals with schizophrenia through a homeless clinic in downtown Pittsburgh and through the county crisis center, Resolve.
It’s Going to be Souper Tasty!
The first Annual “Souper Cook Off” will be on November 17 in MUM’s Fellowship Hall.
Tickets to sample all the soups and vote for your favorite will be sold October 27, November 3 and November 10 for $5. Proceeds will be donated to the Garden City Food Pantry.
Questions? Please Contact Dona Todarello at 412-372-7474
Walk 'n Talk
3rd & 5th Saturdays of the month
Meet at Monroeville Park Pavilion #1 or Monroeville Mall Food Court
(Depending on the weather.)
We will stroll, each at his own pace, share fellowship, and scripture. Everyone is welcome - adults, kids, strollers, wheel chairs, pets!
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Next Service will be October 9.
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!
Next Event will be October 5, 2019
First Saturday of each month, Noon-2 p.m.
Food, fellowship and entertainment
For all Seniors 65 and older!
See our Senior Saturday page for more information.