October 2, 2022 Worship: World Communion Sunday – Hero Gift Activating

Want to deepen your enjoyment of the Emerging Heroes message series? Read HeroMaker by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird and Witness Your Why by Jeremy W. Scott. Both are excellent reads and will build upon the material we will cover. They are also required reading for anyone taking GROW! Living as Spiritual Transformational Leaders training offered by the conference. – Pastor Theresa

This week’s Order of Worship – Children’s Activity PacketSpiritual Gifts Assessment (online)

Due to technical issues, the recording of this week’s service at Trinity UMC, Woodward is not available.

Watch today’s service at St. James UMC, Coburn

Watch today’s service at Sprucetown UMC, Spring Mills

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

Would you or someone you know like to receive our weekly Pastor’s letter and order of worship? It is ideal for shut ins or any who are not able to attend a Sunday morning service but would like to follow along with online worship or have more information to enjoy the sermon by phone. Email Pastor Theresa with the name, mailing address or email address.


– October 4 – Grief Works meets the 1st Tuesday 6-8pm at Grace UMC, Centre Hall. If you are struggling with grief, find strength and grace with others. All are welcome.

– October 4 – Sprucetown UMC’s Ad Board and Trustees Meeting 7pm, all are welcome.

– October 6 – Ladies Coffee & Conversation at St. James UMC 9:30am, all ladies welcome!

– October 6 – Halloween Open House at St. James, Coburn Planning Meeting 7pm, all are welcome!

– October 9 – Bring a covered dish for a Potluck Lunch following 11am worship at Sprucetown UMC!

– October 13 – Penns Valley Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally, Grange Fairgrounds 6:30pm, stop by St. James UMC’s Soup Sale, proceeds benefit the Historic Paradise Church Cemetery Association.

– October 15 – Fall cleaning day at St. James starts at 8:30am.  Refreshments and coffee provided!  The focus is to de-clutter, recycle and re-home many of the items in the basement. St. James folks, if you have suggestions for re-homing these items, which includes many silk flowers and arrangements, please share your thoughts with a trustee or administrative board member.

– October 20 – Ladies Coffee & Conversation at St. James UMC 9:30am, all ladies welcome!

– October 23 – Penns Valley Cluster UMC Pulpit Swap Sunday; Pastor Theresa visits Grace Centre Hall at 10am; Randy Muthersbaugh visits Trinity in Woodward 8:30am, St. James in Coburn 9:45am and Sprucetown 11am; Deb Dailey visits Faith in Spring Mills at 8:30am and Brush Valley UMC at 10am

– October 24 – PV Charge Staff Parish Relations Committee meeting 7pm at St. James in Coburn.

– October 26 – NEW DATE: Our Charge Conference is October 26 6:30pm hosted by Sprucetown UMC. You are welcome to arrive starting at 3:30pm for light refreshments and fellowship downstairs. Our cluster charges, led by our District Superintendent Rev. Brenda Leigey, will attend to holy conferencing to approve reports, officers and more for the past and coming year. Full members of the church may vote. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

– Nov. 20 – Community Thanksgiving Service 6pm hosted at Trinity UCC in Centre Hall with Pastor Scott Leddy (Calvary Penns Valley) and Pastor Theresa speaking. Refreshments and fellowship follow. 100% of the offering collected to benefit the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley.

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