LENTEN OPPORTUNITIESPrepare Your Hearts & Minds for Lent Meditate on your own, join a Bible study group, or engage with the broader community during this season of Lent.
LENTEN STUDY WITH REV. MARCUS WOMACK
Join Pastor Marcus for a weekly Lent study, reading In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen. Journey through Jesus’ wilderness temptations to discern needs for community, humility, and service in our lives together in faith. The group will meet in room 108 at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 25, and April 1, taking the week of March 18 off for Spring Break. Sign-up and books are available in the church office. A donation of $9.00 is requested to offset the cost of the book. Please plan to read the Prologue and Introduction for week 1.
Feb. 23: UMW ButterBraid pastry sale
+ Youth Confirmation Class, 4:00PM, Youth Hall
+ Sign up for Great Days of Service
Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30PM
Mar. 15: Gathering, 6:00PM, Youth Hall
Mar. 17: Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group, 7:00PM, Room 102
Mar. 19: Young at Heart, 10:30AM, Ministry Center & Fellowship Hall
Mar. 20-21 : Great Days of Service Weekend 1
Mar. 22: Pick up ButterBraid pastries
Mar. 27: Family Night at the Movies at B&B Wylie, 6:00PM, Meet at PPUMC
Mar. 27-28: Great Days of Service Weekend 2
Mar. 29: Great Days of Service Celebration, 2:00PM, Fellowship Hall
Apr. 5: Palm Sunday
Community Cook-out & Egg Hunt, 4:00PM
Apr. 12: Easter Sunday
Lent Devotional Available Now!
Chart your own meditative journey through the Wilderness of Lent with our 2020 Lent Devotional from A Sanctified Art. Each weekly devotional includes original artwork, poetry, and journaling. Pick up a standard or large print version in the Ministry Center or Sanctuary foyer.
Soup with Faith Neighbors
You’re invited to join in weekly Lent Devotions on Thursdays beginning March 5 with our neighbors from Woodhaven Presbyterian Church and Episcopal Church of the Redeemer! There will be a soup dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a devotional teaching time and group discussion. Plymouth Park UMC will host the dinner and discussion on Thursday evening March 12 with Rev. Marcus Womack leading the devotion that night, and Rev. Audrua Welch Malvaez will lead the devotion at Woodhaven Presbyterian on March 26. Connect with our neighbors from other churches and grow together in faith. More information will follow.
Family Night at the Movies
Join us on Friday, March 27th as we go out to the movies to see Disney’s new release of Mulan. We will gather at the church around 6:00 p.m. and head to B&B Wylie Marquee Suites, where we will have our own theater. The cost is $12 per person and includes your movie ticket, pizza, popcorn and a drink…plus other surprises. RSVP by March 23rd in the church office or online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4aadaf2da4fb6-family. You can pay on the day of the event or in advance
Great Days of Service Offers Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
Mark your calendars for March 20, 21, 27 & 28 as PPUMC again partners with several Irving organizations for the 18th Annual Great Days of Service. GDS invites you, your family & friends, Sunday school classes, service organizations and company teams to join us.
Volunteers are needed to work on area homes, lead a PPUMC work team, or assist with other activities to support house volunteers and homeowners. Your donations of food, water, money, or building materials also benefit our neighbors. Be sure to visit the GDS sign-up table on Sundays, starting February 2.
Home worksites are currently being identified and vetted, and Information will be available soon if you or your neighbors would like to apply for assistance with home repairs. Additional details will be available in the coming weeks in PPUMC church emails, newsletter and online at http://gdsirving.org.
GDS is one of several mission projects receiving funds from PPUMC’s Communion Rail Offerings and other member donations.
Communion Service to Homebound
We have several members of our church family in assisted living facilities or at home who are no longer able physically to attend services onsite. These previously active members would love a visit and to receive communion once a month. There are no special requirements. Anyone can serve, and training is provided. If you’re interested or have questions, contact Audrua at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 255-4185.
Community Egg Hunt & Cookout
Bring your kids, grandkids, and neighbors to a festive community Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 5th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. We will grill hot dogs, bounce in bounce houses, hunt for eggs, and have a lot of fun! We will have more information soon about donations of candy and small toys to fill 3,000 eggs…and a time to get together and stuff the eggs.
Field Trip to the Islamic Center of Irving
Join the 2020 confirmation class as they learn about neighboring faiths here in Irving. On March 1st, they will visit the Islamic Center of Irving at 2:30 p.m. If you would like to join them, contact Jack (email@example.com) or sign up online (see church email). We’ll meet at the church at 2:00 p.m. to travel there as a group.
Weekly Volunteers Needed
The church office needs volunteers for a variety of weekly activities and tasks such as answering phones, receiving guests, replenishing children’s worship materials, entering attendance data, shredding/recycling and more. Please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 255-4185 for more information. Training is provided.