Summer Office Hours
Church office hours for the months of July & August will be Monday through Thursday, 9 am-2 pm. Friday office hours will resume after Labor Day.
Congregational Meeting July 21
Church Council has recommended that Avery UMC adopt a congregational statement on inclusion, in order to make clear our desire that:
Avery United Methodist Church and its ministries shall always be open to persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, status, economical condition, sexual preference, or gender identification.
Following worship on Sunday, July 21, we will have a congregational meeting for discussion, questions, and voting by written ballot to adopt or reject this statement as a church. All members and regular attendees will have voice and vote at this meeting. If you are unable to attend, you may submit a proxy vote to the church office by email or paper ballot.
“YEE-HAW” Weekend VBS*
Dust off your boots, grab your cowboy hat, jump on your saddle and lasso the joy of the Lord’s Greatest Gift, his son Jesus!
Friday July 12 & Saturday July 13, 5-8 pm
5-5:30 pm, “Buckaroo Chow-Time”
5:30-8 pm, “Wrangling Western Adventures”
(songs, games, crafts, fellowship)
Sunday, July 14
Registration forms are available in the sanctuary.
If you would like to volunteer for this summer’s VBS please stay after worship on Sunday, May 19. If this date doesn’t work for you, other arrangements can be made. VBS will occur on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 5-8 pm. Worship celebration will be held during Sunday morning service. Many thanks!
Pastor Erik is on Renewal Leave from July 22-Aug. 25.
This will be a time of spiritual renewal, prayer for Avery UMC, and study/sermon preparation. Please do not contact Pastor Erik during this time. If you need pastoral assistance, we have pastors on call, listed below. We will also have 3 guest preachers during this time who you won’t want to miss!
July 21-27 Rev. Scott Lawrence, Greene Hills/Fairmount Charge UMC, 724-705-3511
July 28-Aug. 3 Rev. Dr. Drew Harvey, retired UM clergy, 724-747-5328
Aug. 4-10 Rev. Laura Saffell, Liberty/Amity Charge UMC, 907-315-8515
Aug. 11-17 Rev. Jeff Vanderhoff, Trinity UMC – McMurray, 814-322-5267
Aug. 18-25 Rev. Kelley Schanely, First UMC – Washington, 724-322-8929
Backups for all five weeks:
Rev. Kelley Schanely, 724-322-8929
Rev. Dr. Drew Harvey, 724-747-5328
July 28 Rev. Dr. Drew Harvey, retired UM clergy
Aug. 4 Rev. Dr. Drew Harvey, retired UM clergy
Aug. 11 Rev. Sandra Marsh-McClain, retired UM clergy
Aug. 18 Rev. Amy Wagner, Western PA Conference Director of Congregational Development & Revitalization
Aug. 25 Rev. Sandra Marsh-McClain, retired UM clergy
Have something to share with the congregation? Submit it to the church office at email@example.com.