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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Computer Operators Needed: We need volunteers for computer operators (putting the words on the screens) for the Contemporary and both Traditional Services. Training is available for all who are interested, and it's yet another wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord! Please contact Joseph Dorsch at 828-455-4052 or josephdorsch@gmail.com for more details. Part-time Employment Opportunity Reeders UMC Reeders United Methodist Church is seeking an Office Facilitator for 15 hours per week To view the Ministry Description and to apply: go to: www.ReedersChurch.org and click on link or, go to: http://poconos.craigslist.org/ofc/4395492650.html Concert TODAY at 3:00 p.m. A VARIETY of light classics and familiar songs from musical theatre, performed by local professionals; Marta Oberlin clarinet and Sara Ferguson soprano, in solo and ensemble with Andy, Joe, and Pauline. Concert is free, with opportunity to donate to Benefit Offering for Family Promise. Sign Ups for MS Alternative Walk Sign up on April 27th for the MS Toms Trekies Walk on Sunday, May 4th. Free T-shirts for all walkers! On May 4th, well meet in Fellowship Hall to don our T Shirts and begin walking after a photo shoot in front of the church at 8:30 a.m. The second team of walkers should meet in Fellowship Hall at 12:15 p.m. The Trekies will walk up to the ESU campus and continue around the pathways there before walking back to the church. Each walk will last just one hour. Checks may be written to NMSS and turned into Tom or Kathy Hinkey. Please pray for the success of the walk and for those in our community living with MS. Special Charge Conference will take place Sunday, May 18th at 12:15 p.m. for a member vote on Scott Kuhnle as a candidate for Ordained Ministry. Pastor Kimes will serve as the Presiding Elder.

Reaching Out
Members of the church family who are no longer able to attend church are always happy to hear from you! Cards and notes may be sent to Gale Nichtula, 124B Barnum St., East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301. Thank You! Members of ESUMC who no longer are able to attend church recently received plates of Easter cookies and a lovely decorated cross. Thank you to Elizabeth Meehan and her craft team who made the crosses, Sarah Kuhnle who made the name tags, all who baked cookies, assembled the plates and delivered them. Your wonderful team work brought many joyous smiles to those who sometimes feel forgotten!

To My ESUMC Church Family: Thank you so very much for remembering me with a delicious plate of cookies for Easter. They were very good and much appreciated. God Bless You All, Tom Hinkey
Stephen Ministry And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 Stephen Ministry is an outreach of Christs love to the ESUMC family and to our community. James chapter 2 tells us, Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. We need to be doers of the Word, not just hearers. Talking about caring for one another doesnt make us a caring congregation. We need to be doers! We can knock on someones door and say, Jesus loves you, and he or she may listen. If we meet their needs during a time of crisis and allow the person to experience Jesus love and forgiveness flowing through us, they most likely will listen. To learn more about Stephen Ministry, contact Peggy Strack, 570-421-3280, ext. 23.

Opportunities SWAT (Senior Workers Action Team) The SWAT Team will meet on Monday, April 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 12 Noon. Come out, do some work for the church, have fun and feel good about it. Any questions, call Bruce Johnson at the church or Bob Rosenberger at 570-223-7076. Youth Summer Mission Trip Participants: Your second payment of $120 is due by Sunday May 4th. Discounted Pricing for Mission Trips: News about discounted pricing (due to year round fundraisers) will be coming out after the youth ministry golf outing on Saturday April 26th. Children's Ministry News
Foundations Christian Preschool Foundations Christian Preschool, located in the lower level of the church, is currently accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center in Oberholtzer Hall or the church office. Those interested in taking a tour of the preschool facilities should call Pam O'Brien at (570) 421-3280 to arrange a visit. If you have any questions, call or email Foundations@esumc.net

FAITH PROMISE UPDATE Faith Promise Team is excited about Partners to be supported in 2014. Many are the same. However, the Sherrers as Partners in 2013 have now been sent to Ukraine with YWAM. In that tumultuous nation they are reaching out in Gods name to serve the people in whatever way they are called. One of the UMCOR (United Methodist Commission on Relief) projects is in the Philippines for help following the Haiyan Typhoon. It surely was a devastating typhoon and the assistance needed will continue for many years. UMCOR will be there to help. Also, your support for domestic relief through UMCOR will continue. A new Partner is Urban Promise International. Kelly Malafyt works with this organization and through her we learned about a great need for electricity in the Safe Haven Orphanage in Malawi. The President of Urban Promise writes: I, like many of you, take the gift of electric light for grantedWhat if I told you that the boys living in our Safe Haven orphanage still cook and heat water over charcoal, and study with only the light of a candle? There is a simple solution to this dilemma; solar energy. With the wonders of technology, it is possible to harness the suns energy and bring electricity to Africas remote places. Imagine giving our young people the gift of light for two or three more hours of educational instruction, hot water, access to computer training and cleaner methods to cook their food! The team has taken on the support for solar panels costing $45 per panel at a cost of $2,000 for FAITH PROMISE. Continue to pray and support our Partners. Donations may be given today in the Mission envelopes or anytime with a note designating it for Faith Promise or Missions.

Vacation Bible School Are you sick of winter? Then get away to a tropical island - Son Treasure Island! Vacation Bible School will take place July 7th11th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Mark your calendar and make a reservation to visit Son Treasure Island in July.

If you are interested in volunteering for the week or part of the week, then call Pam O'Brien. We are looking for a skit leader and actors/actresses to perform daily at the opening and closing of Vacation Bible School. If interested, call or email Mrs. O'Brien.