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Welcome to Sewickley United Methodist Church!
A message from our pastor.

Vacation Bible School

Why consider VBS? To give God another canvas, another cast, another keyboard through which He can exercise his imagination. Every participant --- child, youth, and adult --- becomes a crayon in His hand. The images He created in recent SUMC VBS ventures are vibrant and indelible:

  • Clara and Willa sharing their "burning bush" dance
  • live chickens in the Simpson Room
  • Grace as an angel asking for "pretty pink puppies"
  • Hadley, Quinn, and Janice bringing Chanel, a black puppy with new pink highlights, into the sanctuary
  • a spontaneous camper debate: Which color did God create first?
  • Pastor Russel on the lawn with an owl puppet
  • campers with magnifying glasses and binoculars
  • coconuts, pineapples, and mangoes halved and filled with sherbet and fresh fruit
  • soaking wet sponges passed from feet to feet as campers lie in the grass
  • circus tents in the Simpson Room
  • science with Susie
  • the trouble squad
  • crazy hat day
  • the parking lot flooded
  • super-soaker soccer
  • girls raiding the boys' room to steal the hidden water balloons
  • all-church decorating days
  • Felicity as the voice of God
  • a palm tree built from recycled milk jugs
  • passports stamped daily
  • the blind man, healed by Jesus, sitting on the lawn experiencing color for the first time
  • a rainbow appears over the church as the blind man tells his story

The rainbow, unscripted, appeared a year ago. Come see what He draws for us, and with us, this year.

Register for our Surf Shack VBS week, August 15-19, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, at the church. It's open to children age 3 (must be potty trained) through 5th grade. To register, download the PDF form and send it to the church by mail or to secretary@sewickleyumc.org.

Fellowship of the Cross

Shipping 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child is a year-long endeavor for our youth. Read their June report on the FOTC page.

Mother's Day Videos

Our children and youth planned and presented a wonderful Mother's Day service last month. Videos they produced and showed during the service our now available for viewing in our Media Gallery. Shake like you're changed!

events
weddings
Looking for an outstanding wedding venue? SUMC is a beautiful, historic landmark nestled in the picturesque village of Sewickley. Our stained glass windows, pipe organ, and classically appointed, air conditioned sanctuary will provide the perfect atmosphere. Learn more.
worship
Sunday
Contemporary Service 9:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Traditional Service 11:00 am
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.