Events

November 5, 2017 2:00 pm
Annual Church Conference-Summerdale UMC will hold its
annual Church Conference with Rev. Dr. Lewis Parks
presiding. All who attend Summerdale are encouraged to
attend. It is a great time to hear about the updates and
changes which have occurred in the past year.

November 7th-Election Day Bake/Soup Sale- 8:00am-? In the upstairs of the
church.

Slow down, simplify, and add a burst of color to your Advent. The spiritual practice of coloring mandalas (circular designs), lighting candles, and praying regularly can help us stay centered on God during this busy time of year.
Based on the 4 candles of the Advent wreath, this coloring book for adults weaves together the popular practice of coloring with 4 simple methods of contemplative prayer. This is more than just a coloring book for adults—it is also a visual prayer journal.
Each chapter includes a short vignette, an explanation of the weekly theme and prayer method, a simple candle-lighting liturgy, 7 mandalas for each week of contemplative coloring, and a closing prayer of illumination.
Let the candles light the way and calm your spirit. Color and pray. And you will experience the most meaningful gift of all—a peace that passes all understanding as you journey prayerfully toward the manger. Wednesdays: 11/29, 12/6, 13, 20 6:00-7:00pm. Simple dinner provided. Sign up or RSVP by 11/12

Collecting non-perishable food items for New Hope ministries-ongoing

Collecting grocery bags for the Loaves of Love Food
Pantry in Harrisburg-ongoing

This year Summerdale UMC is again collecting for
Bethesda Mission’s Christmas Food Drive. Last year we
collected almost 100 cans of canned yams! This year we
are collecting boxes of stuffing. Our goal is 75 boxes of
stuffing. It is due at the Mission on December 15th. Look
for the box in the Sunday School hallway to deposit your
donation. If you would prefer to donate monetarily, we
will use your donation to do the shopping for stuffing
boxes for you! Just mark your donation for the
Christmas Food Drive. May God bless your generosity
this season!
www.BethesdaMission.org