EVERYONE is welcome at Smithfield United Church of
Ours is an inclusive congregation, committed to oneness
in Christ across all boundaries
of race, social class, culture, gender, sexual identity, and disability.
Sunday, May 19 –
Worship at 11 am
Sermon: Busy Being Born
Preaching: Rev. Linda Miller-Pretz
Liturgists: Rev. Dr. Susan Cherian, Hannah Loughman
Children’s Chapel is in session for children in grades
We provide a staffed nursery for
infants through two-years-old.
devices and large print bulletins are available from the hospitality team.
sanctuary is open for meditation and prayer Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 12:10 - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday service: 11:00 a.m.
– 12:00 p.m.
meeting has been moved to Sunday, June 2.
celebration of Pentecost, parishioners are asked to wear red to the May 19
The United Church of
Christ will collect a special offering May 19.
As one of four special offerings collected throughout the calendar
year, Strengthen the Church serves to fund church initiatives and
support the God is StillSpeaking Ministry. For more information, visit www.ucc.org.
During the May 26 worship service in observance of Memorial Day, we would
like to honor all those in the Smithfield family who have served in the
military. Please submit the names of
active or former (including deceased) military service personnel to the
church office by May 17.
Smithfield’s annual Strawberry Festival on Strawberry Way will take place on
Friday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There will be music, great food, and strawberry shortcake with berry
caramel sauce and ice cream!
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving and
clean-up. Please contact Alecia Clark at 412.952.3773 if you can be of any
A sign-up sheet for
altar and hospitality flowers for 2013 is now available on the bulletin board in the social
hall. Altar flowers and flowers for the hospitality table may be presented
to memorialize or honor a loved one.
Sign up now to reserve the week of your choice. The suggested donation is $20 per
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images of original records — are provided without charge. The Archives
welcomes donations, which are used to purchase such much-needed supplies as
acid-free containers. Note: All
cemetery records are held by the Smithfield East End Cemetery
We are committed
in the United Church of Christ's
still speaking initiative.
"Never place a
period where God has placed a comma."
or concerns? Call
us at 412-281-1811