Top 5 @ SPUMC
April 2: Palm Sunday
REjoice & REject
April 6 @ 7pm: Maundy Thursday
April 7 @ 7pm: Good Friday
Noon Stations of the Cross Service at Manresa
April 8: Easter Eggstravaganza
9-11am We will have games, crafts, and treats.
Egg Hunt at 10am! Please bring a basket.
Sunrise Service – 6:30am
Early Service – 8am
Contemporary Service – 9:15am
Festival Service – 10:45am
+ Livestream at 9:15am & 10:45am +
+ Special Worship Space for Families +
During our 9:15am & 10:45am services, there will also be an option
for families with young children (and overflow guests)
to worship in Fellowship Hall that will include quiet crafts
and a video stream with message and music from the Sanctuary
#1 THE APOSTLE PAUL: A LIFE RE-PURPOSED
This past Sunday, we heard the story of the Apostle Paul, an early persecutor of the fledgling Christian movement known as “The Way” who had profound conversion experience and went on to become the most influential person in the spread of early Christianity. In fact, as Rev. Narae pointed out, it is because of Paul that a small Jewish sect (the religion OF Jesus) would morph (the religion ABOUT Jesus) and go on to change the course of history as one of the world’s most dominant religions. Rev. Narae suggested that if God could turn around the life of this man who had headed to Damascus “breathing threats and murder” against the followers of Christ, perhaps it is possible that God can REpurpose our lives, too, so that we might be used to spread the love and hope of Jesus to the world.
#2 ANNUAL ASP AUCTION RETURNS ON MARCH 26
The Annual ASP Service-Talent Auction will be held on March 26 at 6pm. The complete list of items up for bid so far are all on display in Fellowship Hall. You still have time to donate; forms are available here.
We hope you will come out with your family and friends to support our youth & college students on their annual week of serving neighbors and repairing homes in Appalachia. If you have questions or want to talk about possible donations, contact Rev. Lee.
#3 NEW BREAKFAST GROUP FOR MEN
A NEW BREAKFAST GROUP FOR MEN 30s-50s (ish) met for the first time with Rev. Ron and we had such a great turnout that we had to keep adding chairs AND tables! A Second Gathering will take place on Friday, March 31 at The Breakfast Shoppe from 7-8:30am as we experiment with different days of the week and get underway. Come hang out/leave as your morning schedule allows (earlier or later) with other men from our church who are also juggling family, work, faith, and community commitments. The group is all about building relationships and eating together with some spiritual nourishment thrown in, too. Contact Rev. Ron for more info or to be added to our email list.
# 4 NURSERY SCHOOL DIRECTOR SOUGHT
Heidi Taflan will retire after 9 years as the Severna Park UMC Nursery School Director in May and we’re grateful for her gifted leadership. We’ve just begun a search for a new Director and are seeking applications.
Interested candidates should contact our Search Chair for further information or to submit resumes. If you know someone who would be great for the job, please send them our way! For full job posting and further details, please visit the JOBS section of our website.
# 5 VIM HEADS BACK TO COSTA RICA
VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION is planning a trip to Costa Rica August 5-12 to work with Costa Rica Mission Projects, doing construction and renovation work on church buildings in southern Costa Rica.
There is fulfilling work and experiences for people with all kinds of skill levels. If you are interested in going or want more info, please contact Mel Merritt. firstname.lastname@example.org