On the last Sunday in September (9/29), PUMC will be hosting our annual outdoor worship service and potluck picnic at the pavilion in Grande Park. We hope it will be a beautiful fall day! The service will start at 10:00 AM with a potluck picnic to follow.
PLEASE NOTE: No services will be held at the church that morning, and there will be no Sunday School.
9AM - 10AM Setup for volunteers (the more, the merrier)
10AM - 11AM Worship Service
11AM - 1:00 PM Picnic
1PM - 1:30PM Clean Up
Come for the worship service, and stay for as long as you like. About Grande Park - Grande Park is a fully-accessible site, with plenty of paved parking, including reserved handicapped spots with sidewalk ramps. Our worship service will be in the main pavilion adjacent to the parking lot, and is under a shaded canopy with picnic tables. There is electricity for microphones and speakers, so everyone will be
able to hear.
Directions from PUMC to Grande Park -
South on Illinois Street to Lockport
West on Lockport (becomes Rt 126)
Turn Right on Ridge Rd. (2.5 miles)
Turn right on Grande Park Blvd (0.1 miles)
Turn Right to Pavillion
Need a ride? We have drivers! We have volunteers who will gladly pick you up at home! Simply call the church office no later than Wednesday, 9/25, to arrange your ride. Full childcare will be provided, and there will be fun activities for adults and children alike.
What to bring:
• Folding/lawn chairs (if desired - picnic tables offer seating in pavillion)
• Potluck item to share, such as: main dish, side dish, salad, fruit/veggies, or dessert
• Serving utensils and any needed condiments
• Soft drinks if desired (see what church will supply, below), but no alcohol please
• Yourself! If you can’t bring anything else, at least bring this!
The church will provide:
• Fried chicken/ hot dogs
• Iced tea, lemonade, water, and ice
• Paper plates, plastic utensils, plastic cups
• Serving tables
• Picnic/outdoor game equipment
It won’t rain, but in case it does...In case of rain, a note will be posted on the PUMC website and Facebook page by 8:00am that Sunday morning. We will also send an email via Constant Contact. Those without a computer can call the church office that morning, or have a friend check and give you a call. In that case, we will simply move the service back to the church (race traffic should improve by later in the morning) and have an indoor potluck picnic instead. This is a wonderful chance for those who attend our two worship services at different times to get to know each other better. It will be a welcoming and fun event with games and shared activities for all ages!! Feel free to bring friends!