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February Mosaic Newsletter now available HERE.

Pizza & Sundae Sunday
Join us for a fun and easy meal of pizza and sundaes on Sunday, February 18th at 11:45 a.m. in the Prism. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway. Donations are welcome and moneys beyond cost will go to the Organ Installation Fund. After children’s Sunday school there will be activities available to keep the children occupied until the meal is ready.

Easter Eggs

Chocolate easter eggs will begin being made on Friday, Febraury 16th! Anyone who wants to order can contact Carol Mumma, Jean Grimm, Coralee Mason, Kathy Seymour, or Marie Hargrove. We will have peanut butter eggs ready next week after Monday, February 19th!

Panera Fundraiser

We have the oppertunity to raise money for the church by eating at Panera Bread at the North Atherton location on Monday March 12th between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. 20% of every purchase will go to the church! You must present the flyer at the time of purchase so stop by the church Narthex and pick up a copy of the flyer or contact the church office for an electronic copy!

The Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held on May 5th. Which means it is time to start cleaning the house and garage and bring things in for the Spring Sale. Remember, electric appliances that do not work 100% should not be donated. Please, no TV’s, computers, or computer parts of any kind. Questions about the sale and what should and should not be donated? Call Marie Hargrove or Kathy Seymour.

Lenten Bible Study will begin on Thursday February 15th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. No books are required but if you wish to read the book we will be following, you can purchase from Amazon or speak with Pastor Don.

The Park Forest Preschool is preparing to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary in late April of this year. If you would like to help in any way please contact Marggie Kozak at 814-234-7495. We would appreciate your participation. Thank you!

Children’s Lenten Project
Since 1944, Heifer International has worked to bring help, healing, and hope to millions of impoverished families worldwide.  Heifer programs have reinvigorated communities through livestock, training, and Passing on the Gift.  It works in the areas of livestock and agriculture to develop programs that alleviate hunger and poverty.  Their field staff is comprised of livestock specialists and their programs are considered among the best in the world. Join with Heifer International and the Sunday school children during Lent as we "Give Up to Give Back".  The 40 days of Lent will change the lives of hungry families...and also your own.  Here is how it works.  The Sunday school children have chosen some animals. A  Sunday school student will talk about their chosen animal and tell you why it is important and then the children will ask the congregation to help them get the money needed.  Thanks to your gift, one more family is on the road to self-reliance.  The family must complete training and prepare facilities for their animal.  They are then given the animal which provides food plus extra income to help pay for medicine and school.  The family gives one or more of its animal offspring to another family in need.  That's part of the PASSING THE GIFT tradition that participants agree to when they become partners with Heifer International.  You can see that your kind gift is much more than one animal-it's the gift of hope and opportunity for an entire community.

There is a small group forming that will meet to focus on prayer.  If you are interested in taking part in the group, please contact Beth Evanko at or 814-280-5153.

Worship Helpers!
The church is in need of volunteers to help with Sunday worship services! If you are interested in joining the worship services as Acolyte, Children’s Time, Sound System Operator or Liturgist, please visit the church bulletin board to sign up or visit then enter into the search bar and click on the link PFVUMC/Liturgist/Children’sTime/Acolyte Sign Up or call the office and leave a message with your name/sign up/ and date you would like to sign up.

Cookies for Coffee Hostesses
Many of us enjoy the coffee & cookies prepared by the coffee hostess each Sunday. It would be very helpful to her if she could go to the freezer and just get cookies out each Sunday. We are asking the congregation, in the next three weeks, to please help out and make cookies that can be frozen. Please bring them to the kitchen in a plastic bag or a container you don’t want back, so they are ready to go in the freezer. Thank you so much for all your help. Questions? Call Marie at 237-8063.

Purchase a Weis or Giant gift card and the church earns 5% for the Church Improvement Fund. The card holder receives the value of the card for purchases at Weis and Giant, including prescriptions, gas (Giant) and the post office (Weis). See George Hargrove during Fellowship Time

Altar Flowers
The church has a brass vase for those who wish to have flowers placed on the altar in memory or recognition of someone, or to celebrate a special occurrence like a birthday, anniversary or achievement. Contact Doris Amato at 237-3047 to make arrangements at least two weeks before the event.

electronic giving
We offer Electronic Giving as a way to automate your offerings. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed consistency for the church. Collection basket offerings can fluctuate significantly from week to week but when contributions are automated, the church receives funds on a steady, uninterrupted basis. Authorization forms are available at the church office, on the narthex table or at the bottom of the Worship page.

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