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Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt

On Sunday April 1st we will once again be hosting our Easter Pancake breakfast at 8:00 am following the Easter Sunrise Service. The meal will be held in the church Prism and a signup sheet can be found on the church bulletin board. While it is not necessary to sign up to attend it does help us plan a count for supplies. Following breakfast at 8:45 am we will be holding an Easter egg hunt in the Cluster room for children ages 2-10. All are welcome to attend; invite your friends and family to come along to enjoy our Easter worship services and festivities. 

Easter Eggs
Chocolate Easter eggs are available for sale. Peanut butter and coconut eggs are $1 each and can be ordered or picked up by contacting Carol Mumma. They will also be for sale each Sunday until Easter in the Prism after the worship service.

Yard sale and Operation Christmas Boxes
Each year our church packs around 105 boxes. The cost to send each box is $9.00.  To help with this expense, at the end of the yard sale on May 5th, all money from the sale of toys will go to help with this. So dig out all those old toys and games that could use a new home, and donate them to the yard sale, so one child can buy a new toy, and another child can receive a Gospel message. Make sure the parts are all in the games and toys are not broken.

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.

The Park Forest Preschool is preparing to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary on Thursday April 26th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with refreshments to follow. 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.

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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