What's Happening

Spectrum Worship Service
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 - 7pm in the Chapel.  On Thursday, we will have a worship service for children and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families.  We sing, pray, listen to Scripture and a Bible story, then retell it in creative ways.  Learning about God’s love for us is always the central theme in our time together.  If you would like to help with Spectrum, please contact Deacon Pat at patcatellier@pchum.org.

Small Group Update
Our Small Groups, guided by the Vital Church Initiative Intentional Faith Development Team, continue to be in development.  Groups are open and new groups are forming, so check out the Small Group board or contact the office@pchum.org.  Many groups have chosen to meet during the 10:15am hour on Sundays including the new Parenting Fellowship group, which meets in the music/choir room.  Other open groups include the Wednesday night at 6:00pm group.  Adult classes for the Upper Room Bible Study and FaithLink (current events issues) continue to meet every Sunday on a drop in basis.

All Church Book Study is here!
Starting March 5 the book Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity by Adam Hamilton will be studied over the Lenten season. In addition to a sermon series covering this book, small groups are invited to partake in the book study.  Need a book? We have you covered. Starting this SUNDAY February 26th books will be available in the Narthex between 10:00am-11:30am and again after the 11:30am service. The suggested donation is $10 per book. Please deposit the donation in the offering basket. If you are leader of a group, we have addition materials for you. Need a small group? We can help you with that too, Contact Andrea Tramel, abarr1978@aol.com.

Sunday Night Youth Group
Each Sunday at 7pmin our Fellowship Hall, lower level.  5th Grade to 12th Grade, all are welcome - Bring your friends!  Indoor Sports, Games, Music, Snacks.  Safe Place Adults needed: Homework helpers, Activity helpers, General Chaperones. Contact LarryFrench@pchum.org with questions or to volunteer.

Ash Wednesday - March 1, 7pm worship

Church Rummage Sale
Save Your Items  
Are your closets overflowing? Is your basement full? Can you put your car in the garage? The United Methodist Women (UMW) will be sponsoring the church rummage sale June 16-17, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the UMW mission projects.  More information to follow in upcoming weeks.  Questions? Please contact:  Jane & Stan Smeed: bjcornette-smeed@sbcglobal.net, 269-327-5319; Sandy & Russ Looker: rslooker@aol.com,  269-753-4370

Mom-2-Mom Sale, Saturday, March 11th, 9am-Noon
Portage Chapel Hill UMC will be hosting our Spring Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday March 11th from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Admission cost is only $1.00 per person (kids free) or a donation of a non perishable food item.  Come & shop our 25 tables (already sold out) or if you need larger items, we offer a large items room for strollers, pack n plays, high chairs, etc.

Worship for Spiritual Renewal
On Sunday evening, March 12th at 7:00pm all folks, children, youth and adults are invited to the Sanctuary for a time of dynamic worship!  Pastor Barry and Pastor Brad Kalajainen from Cornerstone UMC in Grand Rapids, along with one of the Cornerstone Worship Teams will lead this time of connecting in worship, celebrating all that has been in this community, acknowledging how hard change can be, and looking ahead to the places God can lead us as a renewing people. Brad is our Vital Church Initiative Coach and has been working with Pastor Barry on working through the details of the VCI plan for Chapel Hill.

Palm Sunday - April 9
Good Friday - April 14
Easter Sunday - April 16

Summer Camp Registration is Open for Kids of All Ages!
It’s time to start planning your summer fun and register for the camp of your choice!   Three ways to register:  online at: www.umcamping.org/events,  grab a camp brochure in the Narthex for a paper registration form, or go to www.pchum.org/youth to find a pdf of the brochure with registration form on the last page.  We will also have computers available at Youth Group for the next few Sunday nights to assist you if you need help registering.  Through the Red Envelope Campaign we are committed to providing 50% scholarships for all PCHUM campers (more details on the campaign coming next week).  Please contact Larry French if you have questions about summer camps or camping scholarships.

Annual Rummage Sale - June 16-17
Save Your Items...Are your closets overflowing? Is your basement full? Can you put your car in the garage? The United Methodist Women (UMW) will be sponsoring the church rummage sale June 16-17, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the UMW mission projects.  More information to follow in upcoming weeks.  Questions? Please contact:  Jane & Stan Smeed: bjcornette-smeed@sbcglobal.net, 269-327-5319; Sandy & Russ Looker: rslooker@aol.com, 269-753-4370

2017 Mission Trip - Save the Date!
This year our PCHUM Youth have the opportunity to experience the poverty simulation at Urban Spirit in Louisville, KY.  This is a week long trip scheduled for July 23rd - 29th, and is available to youth graduating from 8th through 12th grade.  For more details contact Larry.  Larry’s contact info:  LarryFrench@pchum.org or 269-327-6643 x 105.