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June Mosaic Newsletter now available HERE.

The church office will be closed on Tuesday July 4th for the holiday, and will reopen on Wednesday July 5th.

Over the summer months the church office will be changing office hours slightly. The office will remain open Tuesday and Thursday with business hours from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If these business hours do not match with your busy schedule but you need to see us, please call the office and we can set up an appointment to meet with you at 814-238-2657; or feel free to send us an email at Thank you! 

Pastor Don will be away on vacation starting Monday June 26th and will return to the office Wednesday July 5th. If there is an emergency before his return, you can reach him at 814-592-5552.

Park Forest Village UMC Vacation Bible School 2017: Passport to Peru

Monday thru Friday, July 17-21 from 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm for children ages 4 years old thru 5th grade. There will be a light supper served in the Prism every night from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

VBS will begin each day with with an opening feature of music and introduction to the theme, then will break into groups and meet again at the end of the night for a closing. the program design is a station approach, in which each teacher offers a different activity and the children take turns in small groups doing each activity. Registation forms can be found on the chuch bulletin board, on the last page of the downloadable Mosaic Newsletter below or in the church office.

Concession Stand Workers

PFVUMC will be staffing Beaver Stadium food stand #13 for the Blake Shelton Concert on Saturday, July 8 and your support is needed. The food stand is a vital source of funding for our church budget (proceeds from the 2016 PSU football season were $17,912). Thanks to all the 2016 food stand volunteers! Our agreement with Penn State is to provide a minimum of 15 workers, but due to the length of the concert, we would like to have many more workers to reduce the burden on everyone and provide a better atmosphere of church fellowship during the event. We have a great core group of veteran volunteers, but we also appreciate and need additional help. Please sign up if you are able to help (even if you can only work for part of the time). A sign-up sheet is 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 our, 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.

Park Forest Preschool Employment Oppertunity

The Park Forest Preschool is looking for a qualified individual for a three day a week, part time Teacher's Aid position for the Two Year Old Classroom. Qualifications to apply must include a CDA, Associates or Bacehlors Degree in Early Childhood, an interest in team teaching and strong interpersonal skills. Submit resumes to the PFP Day Nursery Office at 1833 Park Forest Avenue State College PA 16803 or send an email to Debbie Lauver at Interviews will begin immediatly.

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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