This Week at JMPC:

Welcome!

We are a warm and friendly community of people who come together to Know, Glorify, and Serve God.
 

Sunday Worship

Worship will now be led from the Sanctuary. If you’d like to listen in the parking lot, tune to 89.5 FM
 
 
Please check our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and media tab above for live and recorded services and messages.
 
We’d love to see you this week!
 

Annual Meeting/Parking Lot Worship Returns

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation/Corporation will be held Sunday, March 7th at the end of the 10:00am service. The agenda is for the congregation to receive the 2020 Annual Report and the 2021 Final Budget. The Report and Budget will be sent out via e-mail and mailed to those we know have no email. Please note that the service that day will be in the parking lot so that questions can be asked and answered during the meeting.
 
Worship in the Parking Lot Returns – We will return to worship in the parking lot on March 7th for the Congregational Annual Meeting. The worship team looks forward to seeing you!


Bible Study Returns!

Bible Study returns virtually with the study of the Letter of James
 
Pastor Jeff will lead a study of the New Testament Letter of James on the 7 Wednesdays of Lent at noon via Zoom. We will begin Ash Wednesday, February 17 and
conclude on March 31, the Wednesday of Holy Week.
 
(Sessions will be recorded for later viewing as well)
 
Contact Pastor Jeff with any questions.
 
Spread the word!


2021 Lenten Sermon Series

“Strange Companions” Lenten Sermon Series
 
This year during Lent, JMPC will offer a series of sermons on the disciples of Jesus. We are calling them “strange companions” for a couple of reasons. First, some of them acted a bit strange at times. Think Peter at the Transfiguration or James and John arguing about who gets the best seat in eternity. Second, they were a strange group. Fishermen and tax collectors? Really? And they sometimes did not seem to be very bright when listening to Jesus. Finally, what about treachery and abandonment? We will explore as much of these topics as we can when we try to discover who these folks were.
 
Join us beginning on February 21.



Happening Soon:

Imagination Library Outreach 2021

Duquesne Presbyterian church has decided to start the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Duquesne. This program will send every child in Duquesne a book each month from birth until they go to kindergarten. You can learn more about the program here:   
                         https://imaginationlibrary.com/
Pastor Judy has invited us to help in funding this program, which gets books to an under resourced community! There are a few ways to think about supporting this ministry. Twenty-five Dollars will support a child for 1 year. If you give $125 you would support a child with books until they get to kindergarten. Of course, any other amount will help support as well. The outreach pillar at JMPC has offered a $1,000 matching gift for the program. If JMPC members raise $1,000 Outreach will give an additional $1,000. This is an amazing program that tangibly will help kids now, and in their future! If you would like to donate send a check to JMPC and write Dolly in the memo section. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Matt. This is a great cause to support so spread the word and let’s get some books into the hands of kids!


SHIM Garden Update 2021

The Shim Garden is resting now but we are busy ordering seeds and planning for the spring. The pandemic has not kept us from growing food for our neighbors in need. You can help us with this worthwhile endeavor by:
  • Saving your newspapers for us.
  • Donating money. Please put “SHIM Garden” in the memo on your check.
  • Donating your time. We need volunteers to help with the gardening.
Contact Carolyn Brow to be placed on our email information list and we will contact you.
Last year over 15,000 pounds of produce was distributed at the three food pantries operated by SHIM.
We grew a significant portion of that in our garden behind the church.


Upcoming Book Club Picks

Book Club: The following is our Monday @ 7:00 pm schedule from Feb. – June. When the weather and the daylight make it possible, we will transition from Zoom to outside again.
 
March 22 – The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
April 26 – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
May 24 – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
June 28 – The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Santa Montefiore



 

Link to JMPC Calendar

John McMillan Presbyterian Church
875 Clifton Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Phone: 412-833-4704