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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 24, 2014
We come together to worship God, with eyes, hands, and minds of all ages to be an inspiration and serve all the people.
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Welcome to Palmyra United Methodist Church!

We are a community of faith who seek to learn, serve, and grow as we worship God together.  You are invited to join us for worship, learning, and fellowship. We have been reaching out to the world and the community in Fluvanna county since at least 1779, and we continue to reach out in love and service to Palmyra, Virginia, and all of the world.
                                                                
258 Palmyra Way, Palmyra, VA 22963
 Located on the North side of Courthouse square across the street from the old Court House off Route 15.

 

Celebrating 180 years!  
 
 
 

  Service of Worship:  8:30 a.m.

Adult Sunday School:  9:45 a.m.

        Service of Worship:  11:00 a.m.

with Children's Church and Nursery for preschooler children

         

We are a church that seeks to worship God, empower individuals
and change the world through our gifts and God's grace.
 
 
 
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“No Peanut” policy: Due to significant allergies, we have adopted a “No Peanut” policy at PUMC.
This means that we ask that no peanuts or peanut products be brought to church.
Thank you for helping make our church accessible to all, including those with peanut allergies. Thank you! 
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Pastor George Gorman
You may schedule appointments/visits either at your home or the church.
Office Phone: (434) 589-1700 Parsonage Phone: (434) 589-5210
Mobile Phone: 434-222-7293 (*preferred method of contact*)
Pastor E-mail: georgeegorman@gmail.com
Church E-mail: churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com
   
 
 
 
Meetings and Activities:
 
For any questions call 434-589-1700 or email churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com.
 
 Friday, April 17: 
     Good Friday Service:    7:00 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Rev. Drew Wilson preaching.
 
Week of April 20, 2014
                  Easter Sunday
 
Bible Reading for this week: Acts2:14a, 22-32;   Psalm 16;    1 Peter 1:3-9;    John 20:19-31.
 

Sunday, April 20:    

     Sunrise Easter Service:    6:30 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Dog Park
 
     8:30 a.m.: Early Worship Service;
     9:45 a.m.: Adult Sunday School;
     11:00 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building.

 If you would like to read the Sunday sermons, select "Worship" and then "Sermon" for the specific date. 

Monday, April 21: 

     HUGS: Prayerful knitting/crochet group.  Meeting at Cuppa Joe's at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     Bible Discussion:  Will be held at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  
     Trustees:    Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
     Narcotics Anonymous: Meeting at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference room.
 
Tuesday, April 22: 
 
     Choir Practice:    7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  New members are always welcome!
  
Wednesday, April 23: 
 
    Bible Discussion will be held at 10:00 a.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. 
    United Methodist Women will take dinner to the Blue Ridge House at 4:15 p.m.
    Narcotics Anonymous:    Meeting at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.
 
 
Thursday, April 24: 
 
       United Methodist Women meeting:  10:00 a.m.   Bob Kruse, a retired policeman, will talk about his journey to Christ and the great organization "Cops for Christ."  All are invited.
     Girl Scouts:    Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

 
 

Future Events:  

Saturday, April 26: 
 
     United Methodist Men:    Breakfast meeting at Palmyra United Methodist Church with Salem United Methodist Men. 8:00 a.m.  All men are welcome.

 

Sunday, April 27:     

     8:30 a.m.: Early Worship Service;
     9:45 a.m.: Adult Sunday School;
     11:00 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building.  
 

Sunday, May 4:     

     8:30 a.m.: Early Worship Service;
     9:45 a.m.: Adult Sunday School;
     11:00 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building.  
 
 
     Spring Fling luncheon after the 11:00 worship service. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Thank you. Sponsored by Heaven Help Us 
 
 
Do You Know...?
 
 
Prayer Chain – To add a need, contact Flo Strohmayer at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com
  
Food Pantry:  Please remember to bring one food item per week.  Thank you for your help.

Altar Flowers – Flower chart is in the narthex. Please sign up or contact Isabelle at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com.   
 
Recording of Sunday Services: Contact Martha Rossi at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com for a CD to share with others.  
 
Reminder: Please take a Palmyra bear to anyone in need of prayer and consolation.  
 
Recycle news: Please take your rinsed recycle cans and totally worn-out sneakers to Sharon Sutton’s garage. Thank you.  
 
Spring Ladies’ Luncheon: The Spring Ladies Luncheon (organized by Charlotte Glass) will be held at the Fork Union Restaurant on Wednesday, April 30 at noon (pay for your own lunch). If you wish, you may also make a donation to Meals On Wheels at that time. 
 
Honoring a departing friend: A Luncheon will be held to honor Joan Sola on Sunday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ashlawn Grill. Please contact Peggy Utterback or Arlene Young for more information and to make a reservation. Thank you Joan, for everything you’ve done for Palmyra United Methodist Church!  We will surely miss you.
 
Financial Update from George Oss, Chair, Finance Team:  Receipts through the second week of April for the General Fund and Building fund are shown below and compared to our 2014 budget:
 
                           April Budget    April Receipts       YTD Budget        YTD Receipts
General Fund      $12,585               $  7,786                 $47,192                 $49,740

Building Fund     $  5,326               $10,927                 $19,973                 $32,330  

Receipts to the General Fund keep us on track to meet or exceed our budget for April. 
Pledge receipts for the Building Fund continue to run ahead of plan, assuring another accelerated pay-down of our loan principle again this month and maintaining our goal of paying our mortgage in full by the end of this year. 
 
Missing someone? If you notice that someone has been absent from church over a period of 2 or 3 weeks, please give them a friendly call. Or, if you prefer, notify Shirley Todd and she will call them. 
 
Please put May 16/17 on your calendars as Church Directory days. Life Touch will be taking pictures for our directory.  We would like to have 100% participation by all members and nonmembers who value Palmyra UMC. If there is no acceptable date you can provide pictures.  Marion will be signing folks up before and between services in the vestibule or you can call her at 589-6128.  You may also choose to have your picture taken with your pet(s)! 
 
Prison Ministry needs: We are collecting and sorting cards for the prison Christmas packages we give each year. There is a box in our church library for donations of unused Christmas cards as well as all-occasion or blank notecards. We can also use stationery, envelopes, and writing paper. If you wish to help sort the cards (and can count to 50!) we would love to have you join us. We meet each Wednesday morning between 9:30 and 11:30 am at Effort Baptist Family Life Center. All are welcome and the work is light.  Please see Joyce Chippindale for more information.
 
If you would be willing to provide input for the Church Newsletter,  please contact Margie Rohleder.  Your contributions will be very meaningful.
 
Name Tags: Thanks for wearing your name tag when you come to church.
 
Remember to check the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall and your mail slots in the library.
  
Our Great Church Library: Just a reminder that there is a treasure waiting for you. Our church library is located downstairs from the Fellowship Hall and contains all types of books.  There is no limit on how many you may borrow nor how long you need to take for reading them.  Come and look, you may be pleasantly surprised. 
 
UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONALS: We now have Large Print editions. Available in vestibule.

Meals on Wheels: Would you be willing to Volunteer Contact fluvannamealsonwheels@embarqmail.com.
 
Remember we now have two wheel chairs available.  Leave your wheel chair at home and the usher can meet you at your vehicle with one of our wheel chairs.  Feel free to worship in a wheel chair and the usher will take you back to your vehicle at the end of the service.


  
“No Peanut” policy: Due to significant allergies, we have adopted a “No Peanut” policy at PUMC.
This means that we ask that no peanuts or peanut products be brought to church.
Thank you for helping make our church accessible to all, including those with peanut allergies. Thank you!