Advent 2022

Welcome to Advent 2022 at Sampson’s Mills! 

This Advent Season, we are focusing on “Advent in Plain Sight”. Our sermon series will help us connect everyday objects with biblical texts, reminding us throughout this season of God’s presence and power even in our ordinary, everyday lives.  For more details on the sermon series and Advent Worship Plan, click this link.

Advent Devotional: This year, take home devotionals are available on the table in the Narthex.

Christmas Caroling, December 14th:  Join our E.P.I.C. families for Christmas cheer, including caroling through the neighborhood. Festivities begin at 5:30pm (RSVP by emailing) or join at 7pm just for caroling.

Christmas Cantata, December 18th:  The choir has been rehearsing a beautiful Christmas Cantata that will be performed during our 10:30am worship on Sunday, December 18th.

Christmas Eve Service:  This year, our traditional candlelight service will be at 7pm. The service will feature brass, the choir and communion.

Christmas Day Service:  At our regular 10:30 am worship time, join us for a relaxed service of Lessons and Carols.

Mission/Service Opportunities

Our annual White Christmas Offering helps us provide for families in need of Christmas presents here in our community. Our fundraising goal for this project is $1200. Help us reach our goal! “White Christmas” designated envelopes are in the pews and in the narthex. Or, simply indicate “White Christmas” in the notes of your online contribution.

Sponsor a Francis-McClure Gift Bag for our second annual event teaming up with Francis McClure Elementary School. Help brighten a child’s Christmas by choosing a bag from the Narthex. Fill with stocking stuffers based on the age, gender and interests provided on the tag. Bags must be filled and returned by Sunday, December 11th.

Set aside an item a day for our food bank from this suggested list for a Reverse Advent Calendar.  Every Sunday, bring a bag or box of your contributions to the Narthex so they can be shared at our distributions on December 16th and January 20th. Available to volunteer on a distribution day?

Witness at the Cross- Lenten Book Study

Our Lenten sermon series is inspired by Amy-Jill Levine's book, Witness at the Cross. This takes a journey through Lent through a non-traditional lens, similar to our recent Advent series. This time, we will experience Good Friday from the perspective of those who...

Easter Flower Sale- Order NOW

Easter Flower sales are open now and due by February 28th. Please click here to place your order! To pay for your plants, a link is available directly on the online order form if you prefer to keep everything paperless. Alternatively, you may make a check payable to...

January 2024 Sermon Series for Epiphany

New Year...New You? Mile Markers for our Journey Toward Transformation January 7th Before You Go, Remember Who You Are Mark 1:4-11 January 14th Don't Let the Cynics Tell You They Know Better-- Shake, Shake It Off (The Names, At Least) John 1:43-51 January 21st All I...

An Unlikely Advent

An Advent and Christmas Sermon Series Based on "An Unlikely Advent: Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story" by Rachel Billups, available for purchase at Amazon. If you are not already receiving our daily advent devotional emails (beginning December 3rd), please...

Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, November 25th, 2023 from 10am-2pm Support Small Business Saturday by shopping our local crafters and vendors! Those scheduled include: 3D Printing Baby Love Blankets Bird Houses & Home Grown Gourds Christmas Ornaments & Gnomes Homemade Chocolates...

Sermon Series Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most

A whole church experience exploring the question- What Makes a Good Life? Each Sunday, we will "think about what matters most- to honor the gift of time on this earth." You can extend your experience beyond just the sermon series! Read the book, Life Worth Living: A...

Memorial Bricks

Have you considered putting a brick in the Meditation Garden? It's a great way to honor someone special or memorialize a loved one. The cost of the engraved brick is just $20. Click here to order or call the church office at 412-678-5355. Bricks are engraved with up...

September 2023 Sermon Series

A Blessing for Back to School September Sermon Series on Philippians   September 10th – Kick Off Sunday with Communion Backpack Blessings and Luncheon “Grace to Live a Life Worthy of the Gospel” Philippians 1:27, 2:1-11   September 17th “You can’t do it all...

Kick Off Sunday 2023

Join us Sunday, September 10th as we celebrate communion, blessing of the backpacks, and the presentation of the 5th grade bibles together. A light lunch will follow worship, be sure to RSVP here for lunch!  

I Am Summer Sermon Series

A Summer Sermon Series Exploring Jesus' I Am Statements July 9th - Ego Eimi – I Am Exodus 3:13-15 John 1:14-18 July 16th - I Am the Bread of Life John 6:35-48 July 23rd– I Am the Light of the World John 8:12, 9:1-12 July 30th - I Am the Gate John 10:1-7 August 6th VBS...

Sampson's Mills News and Announcements

There are always things happening at Sampson’s Mills and you are always invited to get involved.  At SMPC, there is a place for EVERYONE.