First United Methodist Church Vandergrift
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors
                                      Welcome to
                     Vandergrift United Methodist Church



Sunday, June 29

New Beginnings UMC

Charge Worship Service 11:00



Join us for a Kiski Charge worship service at 11:00 am at New Beginnings UMC followed by a farewell

picnic for  Pastor Sharon and      Duwane  at 1:00 pm in the Pavilion at New Beginnings. 

                 Meat and beverage will be provided. 

                 Please bring a covered dish to share.  


Stop  Hunger  Now  created  its  meal  packaging  program,  in  2005.  The  program  perfected  the  assembly
process  that  combines  rice,  soy,  dehydrated  vegetables  and  a  flavoring  mix  including  21  essential
vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 25 cents to create, and each  package
contains six meals. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly.
Volunteers have packaged nearly 120 million meals since 2005 through Stop Hunger Now’s unique meal
packaging program which uses an assembly-line process.
The Kiski Charge (New Beginnings, Saltsburg and Vandergrift UMC churches) along with other
churches in the  area will  be  assembling meals in  September.  Watch the weekly  bulletins  and
June Messenger for more information on this mission project.
If you would like to contribute to this project, you may do so by writing a check to Stop Hunger
Now,  or  placing  a  donation  in  the  collection  plates  on  Sunday  morning.    All  loose  offering
collected during the months of May through August will given for this project.








The New Hope Food Pantry will be moving into our church to a space being prepared in the storage room off the kitchen.


The following is a list of items needed.


Boxed Potatoes                                                      Canned Baked Beans

Hamburger Helper                                                Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruit                                                            Canned Soup

Canned Juice                                                           Canned Spaghetti

Pasta                                                                            Peanut Butter

Pasta Sauce                                                               Jelly

Cereal                                                                          Face Soap

February 2 is Souper Bowl Sunday. We will collect money and non parishable food items for the food pantry.



 Love God, Love Neighbor, Serve the World

Open Hearts
This church is a loving church. 
People who drop by for the first time are
made to feel like family. 
There is a lot of loneliness in today's world. 
Here, you can find real community.
Open Minds
Jesus often taught with stories. 
He continues to challenge us to use our
minds without losing our imagination. 
We still sense His spirit guiding us to be more
accepting and tolerant of others.  
We also value deeply the Bible
and take time to study it together.

Open Doors
For Vandergrift First United Methodist Church,
this means reaching out in love to our neighbors
through programs like our children's program, 
Vacation Bible School, etc.   It means being there
for all who need us and reaching out to the lost. 
And it means opening our doors wide -- all the time.