Union United

Methodist Church

2 North Laws St.
   Bridgeville, DE 

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 Worship Schedule
9:00AM     Contemporary Worship
10:10AM     Sunday School for all ages
11:00AM     Traditional Worship
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Union has a variety of activities and ministry opportunities and we invite you to check out what is coming up next. Feel free to call and find out more about involvement and inviting others to be involved.

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Music Ministries
God’s Fire Youth Group
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Why Union?
Welcome to the website of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, Delaware!
We are Building Bridges Together using our Heads, Hands and Hearts for Jesus!
Union United Methodist Church is a vibrant, Christ-centered, loving congregation in the heart of Bridgeville, Delaware.
We invite you to worship with us this Sunday morning (services at 9am & 11am) and find out what the excitement is all about! You are always welcome here. 



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The Weekly Buzz At Union- Week Of February 15th
Sunday, February 15th 
Pastor Jim Penuel –Sermon : How can we overcome the things that are burdening us from a
                                                  closer walk with GOD???
Strategic Planning Team- Tuesday, February 18th @ 7pm
Church Council- Tuesday, March 24th @ 7:00pm
Methodist Men- Saturday, March, 14th@ 7:30 am (Location change- Pizza King Seaford)
United Methodist Women – Thursday, February 20th @ 1pm
Family Game Night – February 24th @ 7:00 pm
Golf Tournament Planning Committee- Monday, February, 10th @ 7pm @ the Hovermale home.
Small Group Study w/ Pastor Jim – “Fifty Days of Prayer to Invite the Holy Spirit” will be the focus for this study of the book Acts 29 by Dr. Terry Teykl. This week’s session is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 5th — choose between 10am or 7pm.
Summer Camp 2020 Interest Open House for Parents-February 16th from 12:00 pm to 2pm
Youth Lock-In – February 28- Ash Wednesday Service- February 2th @ 7pm
Music Ministry
Are you looking for a ministry  for the New Year? Do you love to bring the word of God to other’s by singing? Then don’t wait another moment speak Robbin Twilley our new Chancel Choir Director, we always welcome new voices.
**Also, we are looking for musical talent to provide special music in the month of January for the 11am service. If you are a music student, or have musical gifts from God come share with us. Contact the church office for more information. 
****We are also looking for a Bell Ringer.  The Jubilee Bell Ringers has an immediate opening for an adult male to join this special ministry. Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 7pm**** Please contact the church office (Cindy Heflin) if interested
Union United Methodist Summer Day Camp- Begins June 22, 2020. Applications can now be found & printed off from our home page. Please don’t wait to fill them out and get them turned in.  Save the date & tell the kids the fun is coming soon. 
Small Group Study With Pastor Jim– “Fifty Days of Prayer to Invite the Holy Spirit”.  The focus of this study is the book of Acts 29 by Dr. Terry Teykl at 10am & 7pm on Wednesdays from Jan. 15th to March 11th.  **more information available in the narthex or the church office. ** Revised start date please note**
Union BowlingFebruary 6th @ Bryan Bowling lanes in Laurel. Contact Debbie in the church office for additional information.  13 weeks of bowling on Thursday evenings at 6:45 beginning 1-16-2020. Cost is $15 per week. You may also ask Jeff LaChance for additional information. 
Union Squared Volleyball- Tuesday ,February 18th – @ 6:30PM & 7:30PM **Games played at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford (22625 Atlanta Road)
God’s Fire Youth Group– regular meetings are at 6pm on Sunday’s
Community Food Pantry- February is “Peanut butter & jelly ” month. Donations of any variety or types of boxed cereals and/or instant cereals are needed to keep the Food Pantry stocked. Donations may be dropped off to the church office or directly to the pantry during hours of hours of operation. (Monday,Wednesday, & Friday from 10am to 1pm)
Calling ALL Union Church Men…. . The plan is to have a meeting each month on the 2nd Saturday @ 7:30 of each month at Pizza King – Seaford, DE location. This is a great opportunity to fellowship. If any further questions please contact our church office.  
Church Directory- Did you know we offer a digital church directory? Available on your phone or your computer.  We still need a few of you to submit your photo’s to us to complete. This is such a handy tool for our congregation for home addresses, email’s, phone #’s, and birthday information just to name a few things. Please contact us for me information.  We can also provide you with a printed copy if you would prefer. 
Camp Pecometh Scholarships- Applications are now available for the 2020 summer camp season. Don’t wait contact Jenny Keim if you are interested in applying.
Summer Camp 2020 Interest Open House for Parents- Parents/Guardians interested in Union’s 2020 Summer camp program (themes, cost, meet staff, etc) are invited to stop by with your child(ren) to learn more about the upcoming camp program being offered. Early registration is encouraged to secure a spot for your child as some weeks will be open to a limited number of campers.  Open House Meeting TODAY… 2/16/2020 at UUMC at 2pm. 
Time to start saving for the Easter Bunny…..
God’s Fire Youth are looking for paper boxes to use in filling Easter Egg orders as part of their mission trip fundraiser. Other boxes may be used also, but the egg containers fit best in boxes that 10 reams of paper are packaged in.
Military & Veterans Committee – would like to compile a listing of active military as well as past and living veterans known by, or related to, anyone in Union’s church family. Submissions will be compiled into one listing and kept in Union’s history and archival records. Use the forms available in the narthex and on the church office door to submit or call the church office with the information. Please list the name, rank (if known) and branch of service of anyone you know (past or present) and place in the offering or drop off to the church office. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Monday –2/17/2020
11:00 am – Exercise Class for more information please contact our church office. 
Meet Our Pastor- Jim Penuel
                Hello, I am Pastor Jim Penuel.  I was born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern shore and have loved the Delmarva Peninsula my entire life.  Bridgeville is such a wonderful community and I am blessed to serve as Pastor here at Union.  I have faithfully served my God and the United Methodist Church for 12 years of full-time ministry, not including my seminary and internship experiences.  I was commissioned as provisional candidate for elder’s in 2012 and Ordained in 2015.  My Greatest passions in ministry include: building relationships within a community, making whatever church I service a true “community partner” that becomes an integral part of the lifeblood of the community, building connections and partnerships with other local churches, ministering to youth and young families, and creating discipleship programs.  I also enjoy teaching bible studies, using technology in ministry, ministering to senior adults, worship, preaching, and music ministry.
Just a few of my favorite hobbies include playing guitar, and bass, tinkering with technology, & going to the beach and fishing (my wife is much better at fishing than I), and playing with my four and two year old daughters. I am happily married to the love of my life and my partner in ministry Amber since September 2013. We have two children Lily who is 4, and Lydia who is 2.