August 20, 2023 – Retaliation, Transformation, and Reconciliation

This week’s Order of Worship – Children’s Activity Packet

Watch today’s service at Trinity UMC, Woodward
Watch today’s service at St. James UMC, Coburn
Watch today’s service at Sprucetown UMC, Spring Mills

Watch the pastor’s pre-recorded message & children’s message at the bottom of the page.

THIS WEEK’S MINDSET INVENTORY: Does our congregation and do we individually investigate alternatives like Jesus?


How are you called to serve the church in 2024? We are beginning the process of nominating officers for the coming year for a vote at our fall charge conference, October 18th 7pm at Sprucetown UMC. An officer’s list will be shared soon. In the meantime, pray over how you may be called to serve. If you have questions, talk with Pastor Theresa.

August 18 – 26 – Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair, Centre Hall

September 3 – Sprucetown Ad Council and Trustees meeting 7pm, all are welcome.

September 6 – St. James Trustees meet at 6:30pm and Ad Board starting at 7pm, all are welcome.

September 7 & 21 – Ladies Coffee & Conversation at St. James in Coburn at 9:30am. All are welcome.

September 16 – All the ladies in the Penns Valley Charge churches are invited to a tea party Saturday, September 16th at 2pm hosted at Sprucetown UMC, 177 Upper Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills. Enjoy teas and refreshments, games and fun together!  RSVP by September 2nd by contacting Tami Spotts at 814-280-5480 or email [email protected]

September 18 – Trinity Trustees and Ad Board meet at 7pm, all are welcome.

September 19 – Historic Paradise Church Cemetery Assn meets at 7pm at St. James in Coburn

September 20 – 3rd Quarter PV Charge Staff Parish Relations Committee meets 7pm at St. James

September 24 – Fall Hayride and Picnic at Trinity UMC, Woodward. Hayride begins at 3pm and the picnic will follow. Bring a covered dish to share. Beverages and table service will be provided. All are welcome!

September 30 – Paradise Cemetery Work Day, volunteers needed, begins at 8:30am

October 8 – Trinity and St. James will join with other churches in the area for Worship at Wert Park in Aaronsburg at 9:30am. Sprucetown will worship at 11am. All are welcome to either service.

October 18 – Church/Charge Conference – All members of the charge churches are encouraged to attend to holy conferencing starting at 7pm. Conference booklets will be available. All churches in the Penns Valley Cluster will attend the conference. Carpooling is recommended.

This week’s message and children’s message pre-recorded in the Pastor’s office: