Posts from February 2021

Posts from February 2021

Lent in a Box: Week Two

Week Two Prayer Activities Nature Prayer WalkThere are many ways you can go on a nature prayer walk – choose one that works for you. As you begin your walk, say a prayer. Ask God to show you the unique and ordinary in creation. Quiet Walk – ask everyone to walk in silence, saying their own quiet prayer as they walk. Pray As You Go – Walk together, when you come to something that catches your eye, say a prayer.…

The UN-Rummage Sale

Building a Bridge of Hope Ingomar Church has been a generous and faithful supporter of both local and international mission organizations. The dollars donors designate to Mission Outreach at Ingomar Church go straight to agencies that support individuals in numerous ways. Food pantries, soup kitchens, after-school programs in public housing, temporary housing for women and children, and wigs for cancer patients are among many of our long supported missions.  The pandemic has been difficult for all, and our Mission Outreach…

Wine into Water Virtual Event

Turning Wine Into Water VIRTUAL EVENT! Saturday, April 24, 2021 8pm to 9pm EST The evening begins at 8pm with a short, water-themed magic show by nationally touring magician, comedian, and entertainer Lee Terbosic. Next up is an auction of a beautiful oil painting by Cory Bonnet, a Pittsburgh artist, and preservationist. Then, many clean water projects will be auctioned, giving you or your friends/family the opportunity to fund your very own water project that will literally save the lives…

Lent in a Box: Week One

Week One Prayer Activities Pretzel PrayerMake pretzels (or purchase the frozen pre-made ones that you just bake). Refer to the booklet for recipe. To learn more about the connection between Lent and pretzels, read Pretzelsby the Dozen by Angela Elwell Hunt! Building Block PrayerUse building blocks (like Lego or wood blocks) to build a prayer. Each brick or block represents a prayer request or praise. Body PrayerTake 3 deep breaths.God, you are above (reach toward thesky),below (touch your toes),inside (hands…

Anti-Racism Journey

Join a conversation about the Anti-Racism Journey at Ingomar Church on March 7 at 3:30pm on Zoom. This conversation is open and is extended to all. Guest panelists include: Rev. Dr. John Welch is a former administrator at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a recent candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh, and is currently serving a local church. He is president emeritus of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) and also chairs the board of directors of the international network PIIN is a…

Order Easter Flowers

Order your Easter Flowers to commemorate or honor a loved one. Cost is $9 each. Electronic order form will be available early March through March 24.

Cross Sections DEVOTIONS

Cross Sections A Spiritual Lenten Journey by the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church Each Wednesday throughout Lent, and every day during Holy Week, a brief “Cross Sections” video will premiere at 8am on the WPAUMC Conference Website (wpaumc.org). Each video will feature a different facilitator. You are encouraged to make it a personal discipline to watch each video as it premieres, recognizing that you will be joining many others throughout the Conference who are watching and praying…

Lent in a Box

During Lent, we invite you to explore various ways you can experience and practice prayer in your daily lives. Prayer can engage all the senses as you connect with God. To help you in your Lenten journey, we have prepared a “Lent in a Box” kit that contains prayer activities and practices to encourage connection with God and with each other in meaningful and joyful ways. If you did not request a kit, you can still download the booklet and…

Lenten Group Study

We have an exciting opportunity for group study this Lenten season. It’s called “Anxiety as Opportunity for Spiritual Growth.” SIGN UP NOW and let us know what day/time is best for you! During this pandemic, even those who don’t consider themselves “anxious people” have felt fear and worry around health, finances, politics, race, or some other life disruption. Yet, conventional Christian culture can make us think that we shouldn’t feel anxious, or that we’re just supposed to “pray it away.”…

Lenten Playlists

Throughout the Lenten season, we strive to declutter our souls in preparation to receive the one we call Lord. The following playlists have been curated by the ministry leaders of Ingomar Church to support you in your Lenten journey. LENT IN A BOX Playlist: Traditional Lent in a box playlist: Contemporary Lent in a box playlist: YOUTH Lent in a box playlist: KIDS

Rend Your Hearts

Lent doesn’t have to be a somber time; but to be effective, it needs to be intense. It needs to be taken seriously and rigorously, bringing our full selves to the table. It is worth the strenuous effort, as it enables us to embrace the fullness of the promise of Resurrection and live as disciples of Jesus Christ; disciples who make disciples. So, despite feeling as though we have been in a yearlong season of Lent, we need the season;…

Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching

An initiative to enhance our Camping and Retreat Ministries. For more than 75 years, the Western Pennsylvania UMC Camping and Retreat Ministries have been providing ministry to youth, families, and adults from the congregations and communities of Western Pennsylvania. Owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, more than eight hundred congregations and thousands of people benefit from these ministry opportunities each year. The mission of the WPAUMC Camping and Retreat Ministries is to…
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