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August Mosaic Newsletter now available HERE.

The church office will be closed Thursday August 24th. The office hours will instead be Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Sunday school will be restarting on Sunday, Sptember 10th from 10:35 am to 11:35 am, the adult Sunday school class will be doing a study written by Max Lucado called "3:16 The Numbers of Hope". This will include a weekly DVD and leader led discussion by the group. No books to purchase, no cost involved. There will be a variety of leaders helping guide our discussion. 


With the school year approaching quickly we will be holding the blessing of the backpacks during worship services Sunday, August 27th. Bring your childrens backpacks and any other school supplies and we will pray over them!

Chicken Barbeque!
Our annual chicken barbeque will take place on Sunday, September 24th at 11: 45 a.m. in the church Prism. The menu includes: BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage and will be catered by Patrick Donaghy’s restaurant MyMy Chicken!  Suggested donations are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children, all proceeds beyond cost will go to the church improvement fund! The sign-up sheet to attend is located on the church bulletin board. We could also use volunteers to clear tables, chairs and to help wash dishes after the meal.

Christmas Bazaar Preparations!

Once again, it is time to prepare for the Christmas Bazaar, which will be held on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd, and we could really use your help.  We are in need of any and all items that would add variety to our bazaar. A few suggestions are:  Tree ornaments, craft items, stitchery, wood projects, jewelry, jewelry boxes, glassware, small knick-knacks, books, and items for Mrs. Claus's Closet, (our rummage room).  No clothing, please.  Any contribution is welcome, no matter how small. If you have items for the bazaar, please bring them to the church, and leave them in the cluster - outside the bazaar room. All questions should be directed to any member of the bazaar committee - Marie Hargrove, Kathy Seymour, Debbie Harris, Carol Mumma, or Jean Grimm. Thank you

Employment Oppertunities!

PFVUMC is seeking a new Director of Choir and Music Ministry. This is a paid part time position! Interested and qualified applicants may call the office at 814-238-2657 and send their letter of interest and resume to Park Forest Village United Methodist Church : 1833 Park Forest Avenue, State College PA 16803. or email documents to

PFVUMC is seeking an additional Certified American Sign Language Interpreter to assist in the monthly worship services. This is a paid part time position with rotations of your choice! Qualified individuals may send their resume and letter of interest to Park Forest Village United Methodist Church: 1833 Park Forest Avenue, State College PA 16803, or email documents to

Football concession stand workers needed!

PFVUMC will be staffing Beaver Stadium food stand #13 for the 2017 football season (as we have for many, many, many years) and your support is needed. The food stand is a vital source of funding for our church budget (proceeds from the 2016 season were $17,912). Thanks to all the 2016 food stand volunteers, the 2017 Blue White game, and the summer concert!  Football season is right around the corner the first game is Sept 2nd! Our agreement with Penn State is to provide a minimum of 15 workers per event. Last year we sometimes had trouble meeting this minimum, meaning those that did volunteer had much to do. Penn State allows up to 30 workers per stand per event. Having more workers would lesson the burden on everyone and provide a much better atmosphere of church fellowship during the event. We have a great core group of veteran volunteers, but we need additional help to prevent burning this group out. Some goals for the 2017 season include: 1) Getting multiple people trained on jobs, so we are not “one deep” and can trade off assignments during events to even the workload; 2) Flexible work shifts to allow people to volunteer for only half of an event; and 3) Generally getting more people involved in working at the stand. Even if you can only support one event for the 2017 season it would be a great help to the church. Bring a friend(s)! Sign-up sheets for all of the seven fall football games are posted on the bulletin board. Contact Pam or Todd Arbogast if you have any questions about working at the food stand (telephone 814.238.2230 or email ARBOMT@GMAIL.COM).

Seeking additional people to lead Junior Church during worship hour, to join the rotation contact the church office at

Worship Helpers Needed: Sign Up on Paper or Online
Sign up to be a worship helper - as acolyte, liturgist, sound system operator or for help with Children's Time. If you are interested in becoming a more active member of your church, and would like to join in the weekly worship services follow the steps below. Instructions and materials will be provided weekly to ensure the best experience for you!
Paper Option: sign up on the sheet on the hallway bulletin board or contact the church office to let the secretary know when and what you would like to sign up for!
Online Option: sign up at and:
Step 1.Click on Find a Sign Up at the top right corner of the page.
Step 2. In the Search by Email box enter Then enter the random text displayed for verification.
Step 3. Click on the sign up titled PFVUMC Liturgist/Children’s Time/Acolyte Sign Up (it is underlined and is a link). Check which task you would like to do, then Submit. The office will get an updated list by email, and you will receive a reminder.

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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