CHURCH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Old Union is hosting a church volleyball league, with games each Sunday afternoon until the end of March. Come to play or to cheer our team along!
Sunday, February 26
1:30 PM: Gospel Life 2 vs Dutilh
3:00 PM Gospel Life 3 vs Old Union
4:30 PM Old Union vs Gospel Life 1
Sunday, March 5
1:30 PM Gospel Life 1 vs Gospel Life 2
3:00 PM Gospel Life 1 vs Dutilh
4:30 PM Old Union vs Gospel Life 3
Sunday, March 12
1:30 PM Old Union vs Dutilh
3:00 PM Dutilh vs Gospel Life 1
4:30 PM Gospel Life 2 vs Gospel Life 3
Sunday, March 19
1:30 PM Old Union vs Gospel Life 2
3:00 PM Gospel Life 3 vs Gospel Life 1
4:30 PM Dutilh vs Gospel Life 3
Sunday, March 26
1:30 PM Gospel Life 3 vs Gospel Life 2
3:00 PM Gospel Life 2 vs Dutilh
4:30 PM Gospel Life 1 vs Old Union
The Fund-Raising Committee is making plans to have a Soup Supper in late April, with a twist on how we have traditionally had it. Watch for more information to come soon!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
During the season of Lent, we will be receiving contributions for the One Great Hour of Sharing, a program that began during the aftermath of World War II. Your donations will be divided evenly between Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People projects.
MID-WEEK LENTEN WORSHIP
Old Union is partnering with Crestview and Plains Presbyterian Churches to hold half hour Lenten worship services Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The theme for the services will be the 23rd Psalm.
March 1: Crestview Church
March 8: Old Union Church
March 15: Plains Church
March 22: Crestview Church
March 29: Old Union Church
Old Union Church is organizing a mission trip June 4-10, to Madisonville, Kentucky, to assist with the ongoing rebuilding work from the December 2021 tornadoes that struck western Kentucky. The trip is open to anyone over the age of 16, regardless of skills or abilities. We can include up to 30 people on our team. The cost for participation will be $100 at most. If you aren’t able to go but would like to support the trip, consider making a donation to help cover the costs. For more information, please speak with the pastor.
“Safe Families for Children” is a partnership between Bethany Christian Services and Butler County to assist families in temporary crisis, in order to avoid needing to enter the foster system. Old Union’s deacons have agreed to help provide resources for host families. Watch for more information about how you can get involved or speak with deacon moderator Becky M..
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School is back this summer! Watch for more information and for how you can be involved.
DREAM GROUPS INFORMATION MEETING
Would you like to learn more about what “dream groups” are, and consider if you’d like to participate? The pastor will lead two orientation and information meetings on March 5: one during the Sunday School hour and at 7:00 PM. If you are interested but cannot and either meeting, please tell the pastor.
Old Union’s General Fund had a deficit in 2022 of about $5,700. This is roughly the amount of money that was used from the General Fund for the cemetery mowing. The fund will also face a deficit in 2023 if giving does not increase. Giving in January was about $2,000 less than last year. Please prayerfully consider what you are able to contribute for our church’s mission and ministry.
Twenty percent of the money Old Union spent last year was for missions. A significant part of this was from an anonymous donation to one of our mission projects. But even when this is excluded, we still sent 14% of our money to mission in various forms. Thank you!
Our presbytery (which supports the Presbyterian churches in Beaver and Butler Counties) will hold a Leadership and Administrative Event Sunday, March 19, 2-5 PM at the Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church. The event will include workshops of all church leaders: elders, pastors, deacons, worship leaders, youth leaders, treasurers, and clerks. Register online at beaverbutler.org or by calling 724-452-7522.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working in cooperation with local churches in Turkey and Syria to support the survivors of the recent earthquake. You can give online at pda.pcusa.org, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with “DR999999-ST earthquake” written on the
memo line and mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.
After getting an estimate of the cost (roughly $25,000) the session has decided not to pave the upper parking lot at this time.
2023 WORSHIP CALENDAR:
April 6 : Maundy Thursday Service, 7:30 PM
April 9 : Easter Sunrise Service/ Breakfast, 7:30 AM
Communion, 11 AM Worship
May 28: Summer Worship begins, 10 AM
June 11: Communion
August 27: Communion
September 3: Last Sunday for Summer Worship
"Worship as You Work"
October 1: World Communion
November 19: Thank Offering Sunday (led by Women's Association)
December 3: First Sunday of Advent
December 10: Christmas Party
December 17: Choir Cantata
December 24: Christmas Eve Service, 7:30 PM
January 7, 2024: Installation & Ordination of Elders & Deacons
January 14, 2024: Communion
1st & 3rd Friday of month, Open House meal & program
Garage Giveaway: 450 reached this year
Hospitality House: temporary place to stay while finding permanent housing
Friendship Partners, English Partners, Mentors
Bible study groups, Men’s & Women’s groups, weekend & day trips, holiday hosting from 40 countries (30% China, 21% India
54 partner churches
Old Union Presbyterian Church | 200 Union Church Road, Mars, PA 16046
724-538-8672 | OldUnionChurch@gmail.com
724-538-8672 | OldUnionChurch@gmail.com