Music Ministry

Music Ministry

 

MUM has a vital music ministry that includes Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and Praise Band.  Opportunities for instrumentalists and/or soloists also exist.

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Chancel Choir is open to anyone from 8th grade through 100+ who loves to sing with a group.  The group rehearses every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. 

 

The handbell choir, MUM Rings, is open to the same age group.  Parts are individually assigned to ringers.  The handbells rehearse every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
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If interested in either of these two groups, please contact Lynn Bruhn, Organist and Director of Traditional Music Ministries at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Praise Band is directed by Michael Ondrick, Director of Praise Worship Ministries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please contact Michael if interested in being part of the Praise Band.

MUM In Mission

MUM in Mission

 
MUM Mission Outreach March 2022 - January 2024

 

Throughout the year MUM's Holy Hands quilters give several people warm "hugs" from MUM in the form of prayer quilts blessed during worship servIces as well as hand sewn bears for new babies.

 Our Outreach Ministry provides 6 dinners a year for the people at the EECM shleter in East Liberty. Different groups from the church prepare, serve and donate the meals in February, April, June, August, October and December. 

We have several volunteers helping with Garden City Food Pantry and Holiday Park Food Pantry.

March 20, 2022, we assembled 95 Hygiene Kits with Katie Peterson from the Eastbrook Mission Barn. $1,171 was donated to purchase kit supplies and to donate directly to the Mission Barn.

March 2022, a Love Offering of $2,922 was sent to help the people of Ukraine.

March 2022, over $1,000 was given to the Preschool through their Car Wash fundraiser.

April 2022, Our Confirmation Class sponsored donations of food, cleaning supplies, gift cards and cash for the Community Angel Network for rescued cats and kittens.

April 2022, Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals were sent to children of Ukraine

April 2022,  Our Easter Offering of $1531 was divided among Tent of Nations, UMCOR Native American Children's Fund, and the MUM Youth Mission Trip Fund!

April 2022, Our "Good as New" Used Book sale hosted by Lydia Circle raised $830 for missions.

June 2022, 4 members volunteered at the Eastbrook Mission Barn, verifying UMCOR kits and loading lumber for ramps

June 2022, MUM youth served in mission in Jumonville with Uth 4 Mission

August 2022, We donated school suppplies for families and schools in need

September 2022, We collected and donated UMCOR Cleaning Bucket items to be delivered to the District at our Church Confenece.

October 2022, We collected items and made Blessing Bags.

November 2022, we served a Thanksgivinmg meal and provided supplies (socks, underwear, hygiene items, backpacks) to those in need of dinner and fellowship.

November 2022, our Thanksgiving Offering of $1,520 went towards helping our MUM childen and youth attend summer church camp.

December 2022, our Magi Gift Donations were able to provide 75 gift cards ($25 each) to East End Coooperative Ministries, 135 gift cards or presents to students of Sunrise School for children with special needs and a monetary donation  to Ward Home for at-risk teens.

December 2022, our knitting/crochet ministry provided scarves and hats to EECM when the youth group served the meal at the shelter.

December 2022, Lydia Circle, a women's fellowship and mission group within the church, donated a total of $2,050 to KDKA Turkey Fund, Gwen's Girls, Operation Safety Net, Operation Troop Appreciation, Fire Victims (preschool staff member), MUM Emergency Assistance Fund, World Central Kitchen, Ruth M. Smith Home, Heifer Project, UMCOR International and World Vision. Funds were donated through the sale of medallions for our Tree of Life, Spring Book Sale, Apple Pie Sale, Christmas Wreath Sale and love offerings from the group.

December 2022, our Christmas offering of $1716 was divided equally among Women's Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Habitat for Humanity, and UMCOR International Relief.

March 2023 - We raised $3,892 for victims of an apartment building fire which left 27 families in MOnroeville without homes.  The money was raised through a spagetti dinner/silent auction and other donations.

April 2023 - Easter Offering of $1490.50 was designated for Uth4Mission Summer Mission Trip, UMCOR US Disaster Relief, Doctors without Borders

April 2023 - Our "Good as New" Used Book Sale raised over $900 for missions.

Aug. 2023 - $756 donated by MUM members for the Garden City Food Pantry and was enhanced by the Pittsburgh Foundation on its Critical Needs day. 

November 2023 - 199 gifts and gift cards were donated by the congregation through our Magi Project to East End Cooperative Ministries and Sunrise School in Monroeville through our Christmas Magi Project.

November 2023 - Our Thanksgiving Offering of $1,235 was designated to our Campership Fund to help our kids go to church camp.

November 2023 - Lydia Circle, a women's fellowship and mission group within the church, donated $1,700 to KDKA Turkey Fund, Cancer Bridges, Brothers Brother Foundation, Ruth M Smith Center and World Vision. Donation money was provided by individual members as well as fundraisers  - Used Book Sale, Applesauce Sale, Tree of Life Medallion Sales.

December 2023 - Our Christmas Offering of $1939 was divided among Literacy Pittsburgh; Covenant House; Global Links

January 2024 - The Outreach Ministry portion of Craft Sale proceeds for 2023 was given to Behtlehem Haven, Persad, and Hugh Lane Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MUM Cares

Our Outreach Team collects donations of food and supplies on the first Sunday of each month for the Garden City Food Pantry. What a joy to see our shopping cart overflowing each month.

 

SHARE THE LOVE

For November 2018 - Share the Love donated cleaning supplies to veterans' organization.

For December 2018 - Share the Love sent a gift of a hand-painted (by everyone) menorrah to the Jewsih neighbors of Tree of Life.

For January 2019 - Share the Love completed 70 Hygiene Kits for UMCOR

For February 2019 - Share the Love donated canned goods to Garden City Food Pantry

For March 2019 - Share the Love made cards of encouragement for our friends and neighbors in need of a lift.

For April 2019 - We donated items to the MUM Preschool in support of their program.

For May 2019 - We donated items to The Father's Heart Ministry

For October 2019 - We sent cards of encouragement to young UMC missionaries.

For December 2019 - We donated UMCOR Hygiene Kits to the Mission Barn

For January 2020 - We heard from our Mission Engagement Coordinator about how we can be in mission to others, and made "boredom kits" for kids in need.

For February 2020 - We donated items to Jeremiah's Place and had a presentation from their representative.

For March 2020 - We decorated Easter bags which were used for the Garden City Food Pantry Easter Egg Event.

Adult Opportunities

Adult Opportunities

 Pastor's Lent Study
Wandering Heart
Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27
11 am- 12:30 pm
 
 
 
 
    Seekers Weekly Short-term Book Discussions
 

Seekers on Sunday mornings  – 8:45-9:45 am in the church parlor.

Seekers on Monday evenings  – 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom

Dave Morse is the class teacher. Leslie Thorsen, class coordinator, will have the Zoom link for the evening class.

To receive a link, a book or more information contact Leslie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 412-372-7474.

The class is open to anyone at any time, come as you want, for one book or more!

This class belongs to the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Current Book:

What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell.

 

        

  

Connections: Bringing Women Together

ALL women are invited our women’s group!

3rd Saturday of each month at MUM (room 7) 9:00-10:30 am

Join us for group discussion, individual reflection, and fellowship!

Bring your own mug. Coffee and tea are provided.

Come when you can!  Come for as long as you can!

Questions? Contact: Tammi Bentley or Ruth Woods

 

  
  


Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

On the second Saturday of each month at 8 am, all MUM men are invited to get together via Zoom or in-person (hybrid) for a time of fellowship and Bible study. Breakfast will be provided for $5 per person if you are joining us at the church or bring your own breakfast to your Zoom room if you join us virtually. Please email Kevin Whitfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the mailing for the Zoom link or to let us know you will be coming to the church!

 

 

Circle of Light Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. via Zoom

Contact Bill Frase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men

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biblecrossMen's Breakfast & Bible Study

2nd Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m.

Does not meet during the summer.

The group meets at the church with breakfast & coffee provided for $5 AND
on Zoom (bring your own favorite breakfast to your Zoom Room)

ALL men, wherever you may be, are invited to join us on the second Saturday of the month at 8:00 A.M. EST.

Rev. Kelly Smith will lead us in Bible study and discussion each month.

If you would like to attend in person or be added to our Zoom link invitation list,  please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church, 412-372-7474, so that we can prepare for you!

Please consider joining us. It's a great time to "meet up" with other fellas and to hear the Good Word!