Ministries

EditedImage (11)Sunday School Classes

Christian Education

Sunday School classes operate from September through May. The adult class begins at 9:30am; the preschool and children’s classes are held during worship, beginning at 10:45am.  Bible and Christian book studies are also offered throughout the year.

 

The Adult Sunday School Class is currently spearheading Monaca UMC’s support of the “Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching” Campaign, whose goal is to revitalize the camping ministries throughout western Pennsylvania to lead more children and families to Christ. To learn more about the campaign, click here.

Our goal is to raise $3,000 for this campaign by December 2021. We are asking people in the congregation to give their loose change to this cause when they attend on Sundays. If you’d like to contribute to our efforts, feel free to drop off your loose change or send a contribution payable to: Monaca UMC, 813 Indiana Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061. Please indicate “Camping Ministries” with your gift.

 

 

 

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Come to Monaca UMC to worship and praise with music in a variety of forms.

Our chancel choir is a group of volunteers who love to praise the Lord by singing. The choir performs anthems for selected services throughout the year. Our bell choir similarly is a group of volunteers who perform for special occasions.

Each Sunday throughout the summer, a different soloist or ensemble praises God and inspires the congregation to get closer to the Lord through their musical talents. In addition to hearing from gifted vocalists, we have enjoyed instrumental music by piano, flute, clarinet, and guitar.

During a typical Sunday, we sing traditional hymns as an integral part of our worship. When we worship in the Carey Community Center (3rd Sunday of the month), we put the hymn books away and sing along to contemporary Christian music.

If you have a gift for singing, reading music, or playing an instrument, we would love for you to join one of our choirs or to share your talent as a soloist or as part of a small ensemble. We also would love to have live music for contemporary worship. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

 

 

 

EditedImage (9)Women’s Ministries

The women who participate in our Women’s Ministries group are dedicated to serving the women and children of the community through a variety of fundraising and outreach projects. In addition to causes of the regional and global United Methodist Church, Women’s Ministries supports local organizations such as the Ruth M. Smith Center, Tiger Pause Youth Ministry, and the Women’s Center of Beaver County.

 

 

 

 

 

EditedImage (14)Food Pantry

Monaca UMC maintains a food pantry to supply residents of Monaca and Center Township with groceries each month. Food is distributed the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The food pantry is generously supported through financial contributions and food drives held by local organizations.

Your donations of food, canned tuna, canned chicken, and canned fruit and vegetables are always appreciated. Donations can be dropped off during regular office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am – 3:00pm) or contact us to make an appointment.

Monetary donations for the food pantry are also welcome and appreciated. Please make your gift payable to Monaca UMC, 813 Indiana Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061, and be sure to indicate “food pantry” with your donation.

Monaca UMC’s food pantry is one of the beneficiaries of the US Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign. This food drive is held the 2nd Saturday of May.  When you leave your non-perishable goods for your postal worker on this date, you are directly benefitting your neighbors in Monaca and Center Township through our food pantry.

 

 

 

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Communion at Brighton Wellness

The Communion and Hymn Sing at Brighton Wellness (formerly Friendship Ridge) in Brighton Township is held at 2:00pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help bring patients to the auditorium, where we engage in hymns and allow patients the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Call Allen Johnson at (724) 774-7838 if you can help with this important outreach.

 

 

 

Support Groups

Monaca UMC currently hosts several recovery support groups. While these groups are operated outside of the auspices of the church, we are happy to assist these groups and people in recovery by opening our facilities for meetings. If your recovery group is looking for space, we welcome you. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

Prayer Chain

We have a group of volunteers dedicated to praying for those in need – whether near or far, church friends or strangers. If you have a prayer request, or if you would like to become a “link” in the Prayer Chain, please contact Nancy Beringer at (724) 775-5331 or Bobbie Dierdorf at (724) 774-5487.