Top 5 @ SPUMC
In celebration of Earth Day weekend, we held an outdoor “Blessing of the Animals” in the Memorial Garden this past Sunday, April 23. We had over 50 people show up with 25+ dogs, two guinea pigs, a bird, and a virtual horse. We also had 5 guests with us from the Senior Dog Sanctuary in Severn, MD. Lots of wagging tails, a few barks and sniffs and a fabulous first-time event that may become an annual affair. Check out the pictures on Facebook page of all our happy pets and owners!
Our annual Spring Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30am – 1pm. Drop off days are Wednesday to Friday of that week and volunteers are needed to receive donations, sort, set-up and help with the day of the sale itself. Click here for details on acceptable donations, large item pickup, volunteer opportunities, and more. severnaparkumc.org/sale
We closed our out 8 week exploration of the gospel of John with the story of Jesus re-calling Peter (John 21:1-19). Rev. Ron talked about how Peter went from seeing himself as a candidate for the Museum of Failure to having the chance to recommit his love and life to Christ. He suggested that this encounter with Jesus on the beach with the disciples was the original “Breakfast Club” and that there were parallels with the iconic movie by the same name, including Jesus coming back to remind Peter and the other disciples (in the words of the theme song), “Don’t you, forget about me…don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!”
Check out the new “All Things SPUMC” booklet that you’ll find in the pew racks in the Sanctuary, at the Welcome Desk or online here. If you are new to our church and want to find out about some of the things that make Severna Park UMC a great place to grow in faith, this is a good overview of our ministry. Easter Sunday also marked the official launch of our new mission statement: Love. Serve. Grow. Recently adopted by our Church Council, you’ll be hearing lots more about our mission and values in the coming weeks.
We are still basking in the afterglow of Easter and it was an amazing weekend all around. It started with hundreds of children, parents and grandparents showing up for our Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday. They made crafts, played games, and raucously searched for the 4,000 eggs hidden all over the church grounds. Then on Sunday, our joy (and Sanctuary!) was full and overflowing with amazing music and worship all morning long. Thanks to the many musicians, ushers, decorators and staff that made it so memorable! You can see some of the images here.