Stone United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

The Messenger

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Worship Calendar


Service Hours: 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Worship Calendar

Sunday, January 20              Human Relations Day

                                                            7:00 p.m. Prayer and Praise - cancelled for tonight due to weather conditions

          Sunday, January 27                   Blanket  Sunday





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Safe Sanctuary Training 


Our first Safe Sanctuary training for 2019 is scheduled for February 3. This is offered to those who need first-time training as well as those needing renewal. More information will be coming. If interested please contact the church office or Tyson Johnston.




 Counters for January

Jan 27               Anne Finney & Larry Ganster



A heartfelt thanks to…All who gave so generously in support of our December in-gatherings of mittens/hats/socks and peanut butter/graham crackers …The Penskys, Pears/Amorys, Reniker/Fousts, Mourers, Veneskys, Blands, Minnis/DiRienzos, Karns, and Johnston families for lighting the Advent candles…Jen Ashbaugh and the wonderful crew of youth for meaningful “Manger Tales”…Joyce Minnis and a host of decorators for the beautiful and cheery Christmas spaces…Merrilee Saccol for handling all the extra holiday office work with grace and competence…the trustees for their on-going effort to keep the building safe and welcoming…Bell ringers, choir singers, ushers, greeters and all who make worship at Stone a celebration…Jim Ross for taking on leadership of the Endowment Committee… To the generosity of those who filled Reverse Advent Calendar bags for those in need… To all who continue to give to Christ’s ministry in and through Stone United Methodist Church…



A thank you note was received from the Erie-Meadville District office on behalf of Rev. Joe Samalenge and his family for the donation made through the generosity of UMW and Lord’s Locker of $1,000.00. The family has moved into a house in Cambridge Springs and are working on making it into a home.

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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Dinner

Monday, January 21st               6:00 p.m.

at St Brigid’s Fellowship Hall

Please call the church office to reserve a ticket.


Congratulations to Kevin and Paige Learn on the birth of their daughter, Andi Brianna Learn, born on November 22, 2018. Proud grandparents  are Tina and Brad Taylor.

Congratulations to Leanne Roncolato and Alex Roomets on the arrival of their son, Kairo Alexander (Kai), born October 25, 2018. Proud grandparents are Sarah and Dave Roncolato and great-grandmother, Marge Daniels.



We extend our thoughts and prayers to Nancy Shae and family as Don entered the church triumphant on December 25, 2018.





Weekend Nutrition Support Project (WiNS)


We will continue to collect 16 oz. jars of Peanut butter and 14-15 oz. boxes of graham crackers for the Weekend Nutrition Support Project (WiNS) through December 9th. Your donated items can be placed in one of the labeled boxes in the lobby and back of sanctuary. 


Commit to the Lord whatever you do,

and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3 NIV



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 Looking for Childcare?

Stone UMC Children’s Center is a star three facility that cares for children from 6 weeks to age 5.  Our staff uses the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Standards every day to help children learn and prepare for school. We provide

a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack at no

additional cost to the parents. 


We are open Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round.

Call us (814-807-0052) or stop by our facility for

additional information.


The Messenger
Supervising Editor– Rev. Sarah Roncolato
Production Editor – Merrilee Saccol
Layout & Graphics – Carolyn Turnbull 
Proof Reader - Don Snyder
Distribution Manager – Eileen Carpenter
Web Coordinator – Carolyn Turnbull
Reporters – Stone UMC members
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