Strengthening Meaningful Connections - Creating Care & Companionship

 

Join the challenge of Creating Care & Companionship!

As God leads you through rest and creative connecting points,
we can find ways to love each other and share these ways with each other.  

Throughout the week, bible studies and messages will be posted from our Pastors to give encouragement and challenges to help us stay in touch with and care for our family, neighbors and church family.
Be Inspired and Happy Caring!

 

 

SMC CARE FUND

Care Fund total as of May 13 was......$19,415!
Monies collected will be distributed  to the groups listed below to aid our church families, community and globally those affected by the COVID-19.
 
  1. Mennonite Central Committee - To support Global Covid-19 relief efforts
  2. Eastern District and Franconia Conference Shalom Fund - to support relief efforts of Mennonite Churches especially in Philadelphia and Allentown
  3. Keystone Opportunity Center - To provide local support for those facing economic difficulties
  4. SMC Deacon/Benevolence Fund - to support members of SMC who are experiencing difficulty
  5. SMC Little Free Pantry and other local grassroots meal distribution programs - to support local efforts to give to families facing food scarcity
  6. Feed Front Line Workers - 3 Local Restaurants will receive money to provide free meals for essential workers.

HOW TO GIVE TO THE CARE FUND    

  • Mail your gift  to the church - Clearly marking your memo line and the envelope with CARE FUND
    • ‚Äč105 West Chestnut Street, Souderton PA 18964
  • Make on ONLINE donation on our website - (FEES APPLY). Click on the DONATE button at the very top of this page.  Again - please make sure you note the gift for the CARE FUND.
  • NO FEES! You can use your bank’s online banking service, you can use that service to send a check to SMC through the bill payment feature. (designate Care Fund)
  • NO FEES!  Sign up for regularly scheduled electronic transfers from your bank account to the church.  The benefit of this method is that it can continue beyond our social distancing time and assure that your gifts to SMC are made even on those Sundays that you do not attend the worship service. 

 

the Bean Bag Food Program (friends of Zion Mennonite Church)

Children participating in the Bean Bag Food Program receive much needed breakfasts, lunches and the weekend "Bean Bag" backpacks containing breakfast, lunch and snack items.  There are children in the program  who would have nothing to eat all weekend if it weren't for the Bean Bags.  The Bean Bag Food Program has partnered with Penn Valley Church, Telford and Indian Valley Faith Fellowship, Harleysville to provide free bags of groceries not only to our Bean Bag families but to ALL families in the community needing food.

You can help fill this expanded gap of hunger by:

  • Visit Landis Supermarket in Vernfield & Telford to purchase and drop off food donations.  (the Bean Bag Food Program FaceBook page has an updated shopping list.)
  • Make a monetary donation.  This is the safest and easiest way to help, it limits exposure and allows us to purchase food in bulk.  100% of donations go toward the purchase of food.
    • Donate Online:  zionmennonite.org  - click on the blue "g"
    • Mail a Check:  payable to Zion Mennonite Church/memo:  BBFP (149 Cherry Lane, Souderton Pa 18964)

 

Support Souderton Mennonite Church’s Little Free Pantry

The main entrance carport is housing a temporary free food pantry. 
Friends in the community can drive by and help themselves to donated items. 
Please drop off non-perishable pre-packaged factory food and personal care items if you are able. 
Contact Bev Miller beverlybennermiller@gmail.com with any questions.  

Crackers     Cans of soup       Pasta      Mac and Cheese      Spaghetti Sauce      Peanut butter      Jelly

Soap      Shampoo      Deodorant     Diapers    Toilet paper    Dish Detergent     Feminine Hygiene Items

 

Support Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s Bagged Meal Distribution 

Emmanuel Lutheran is serving free bagged meals everyday of the pandemic.  
They can always use donations of the following food items.

  • Fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, apples)                    100% fruit juice boxes.                 Tuna Packs

  • Single Serve heat and heat meals                           Cans of Soup.

  • Small boxes of raisins.                                            Uncrustables - PB+J

Food Donations can be dropped off at the church (69 W Broad St Souderton): 
Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm and Sunday 9am to noon


 

 

Volunteer with Emmanuel Lutheran’s E-meal Program

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Souderton is looking for healthy and Covid-19 low risk volunteers to give out meal bags daily between 11:30am and 2pm. 
Sign up to volunteer online http://emmanuellutheranchurch.net or contact Dawn Moore to join a group of SMC volunteers - richdawn.moore@gmail.com 

 

Support at Home Learners and Parents by Volunteering to Tutor

Could you help offer tutoring to students as they continue the journey of learning from home?
Having a tutor to sit “alongside” a son or daughter, may give parents a much-needed respite from being parent and teacher.
If you would like to help with tutoring or if you or someone you know would like to learn with a tutor over video chat, please contact Kate Hedrick katherine.haldeman@gmail.com

 

 

 


Sunday, May 24:  9:30am Worship~ GOD IS NEAR Watch Here
Thursday, May 21:  Dwelling in the Word  - 1 Peter 1: 5-12.  Watch Here
Wednesday, May 20:  Connecting in the Word (YouTube live at 7pm) Watch Here
Tuesday, May 19:  Dwelling in the Word - 1 Peter 1:3-4 - Watch Here
SMC Story Time:  "It's Going To Be OK! - Trusting God through Fear & Change" - Watch HERE

 

Sunday, May 17   ~   9:30am Worship:  Deuteronomy 8:1-10, Pastor Dimas Pezzato
 
Thursday, May 14   ~   Dwelling in the Word - With Jess Gillespie

Wednesday, May 13   ~   Connecting in the Word (live on Souderton Mennonite YouTube channel)  7pm

Tuesday, May 12   ~  Dwelling in the Word: Mattew 4:1-11

Monday, May 11  ~   Story Time with Sarah:  "I'm Gonna Like Me!"

 


Sunday, May 10 ~ 9:30am Worship   -   Message by Pastor Jen:  Proverbs 3:1-8

Thursday, May 7 ~ Dwelling in the Word with Pastor Jen 

Wednesday, May 6 ~ Connecting in the Word with Pastors John & Dimas.  Proverbs 2:1-8

Tuesday, May 5 ~ Dwelling in the Word with Pastor Jen   1 Kings 17:8-16

Monday, May 4 ~ Story Time with Sarah 


Sunday, May 3 ~ 9:30am Worship, Message by Pastor Jason - John 10:1-10

Thursday, April 30 ~ Dwelling in the Word with Pastor Jen (9:30am, FaceBook Live)

Wednesday, April 29 ~ Connecting in the Word with Pastors John & Dimas

Tuesday, April 28 ~ Dwelling in the Word with Dawn Moore

Monday, April 27 ~ Story Time with Sarah


Sunday, April 26 ~ Sunday Morning Worship ~ Message by Pastor John Engle

Thursday, April 23 ~ Dwelling in the Word with Pastor Jen. (9am, Facebook. Live)

Wednesday, April 22 ~ Connecting in the Word with Pastors Dimas & John.  (7pm, YouTube)

Wednesday, April 22 ~ Mission Challenge Video (Pastor Jen & the Mission Engagement Team)

Tuesday, April 21 ~ Dwelling in the Word with Pastor Jen  (9am, Facebook Live)

Monday, April 20 ~ Story Time with Sarah


Pastor Jen - Thursday, April 16 ~ Dwelling in the Word

Pastor John - Thursday, April 16 ~ Word of Encouragement/Challenge

Pastor John & Pastor Dimas - Wednesday, April 15 ~ Connecting in the Word

Pastor Jen - Tuesday, April 14 ~ Dwelling in the Word

Miss Sarah - Monday, April 13 ~ Story Time


Pastor Jen - Thursday, April 2 at 9am ~ Dwelling in the Word

Pastors John & Dimas - Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm ~ Connecting in the Word ~ WATCH HERE! 

Pastor Dimas - Wednesday, April 1st ~ CCC Challenge ~ WATCH HERE!

Pastor Jen - Tuesday, March 31 ~ Dwelling in the Word ~ Watch the Replay Here

Sarah Scorzetti - Monday, March 30 ~ Live Storytime at 10am ~ Watch Replay Here

Coloring Pages


Pastor Jen - Thursday, March 26 ~ Facebook LIVE at 9am ~ "Dwelling in the Word"

Pastor Jen - Wednesday March 25 ~ CCC Weekly Challenge!

Pastor Jen - Tuesday March 24 ~ "Dwelling in the Word" - Watch the Replay


Sarah Scorzetti - Thursday, March 20 ~ CCC Through Movement
            Follow up questions based on the song used for movement:  "Blessings I Can't See" by Building 429

  • What does it mean to trust God?  How can you trust God in everything?
  • Remember this lyric: "He's got the whole world in His hands"
    • Imagine God holding you and caring for you
    • What do these lyrics mean?  "cause even when I can't see the plan, I know your love is closing in on me"
    • Imagine God holding all the effected by COVID-19
    • If you have kids-sing together "He's got the whole world in His hands"
  • Listen to the whole song-  it's a wonderful reminder that God is in control and He wants us to trust Him!
  • We'd love to see pictures of you trying these movements!  Send in your pictures to churchoffice@soudertonmennonite.org and Happy Dancing Everyone!

Pastor Dimas Pezzato - Tuesday, March 18 ~ Encouragement & Challenge


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