SUNDAY, November 23rd at 9:15 am in the Social Hall
Celebrate Thanksgiving Well! Do you have an ATTITUDE or GRATITUDE? Younger or older, we are all susceptible to wanting an easy, pleasant life. And when things don't go our way, sometimes we make it known! At Thanksgiving time, we have an opportunity to "reboot" our heart.
At ONE next Sunday morning, we wil hear Pilgrim stories and engage in a hands-on activity to help our whole church family CELEBRATE WELL this Thanksgiving. This is for EVERYONE, ages 3 to 103!
See you there!
Confirmation Class for 9th - 12th grades will begin September 21st. Led by Lisa Hickman and Bob Latta, the class will explore their faith journeys and consider membership in the Spring. They will meet upstairs in the Balcony on Sunday mornings at 9:15.
Sunday Mornings 9:15am - 10:15am
September 21 William Mwizerwa and Randy Hartley from Legacy Mission Village will speak on their devastating experiences in the Rwanda genocide. Click here for more information about their visit.
September 28 Denise Sciuto, Associate Director of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship, will tell us about her work.
October 5 A guest from South Sudan, Rev. Madut Ngor (a leader in SSPEC, teaches philosophy and religious studies at the University of Juba).
October 12 Rev. Michael Weller, regional liaison for the Horn of Africa for the PC(USA) will both preach and share in the Sunday School hour. Michael and his wife Rachel live in Ethiopia. Rachel is a nurse for clinics and CHE facilitator and regional administrator.
One Intergenerational Modules
September 21 We will begin a four-week study open to ALL AGES! Focusing on God's great story as told in the Bible, we will create a Wall of Fame, representing highlights and lowlights of God's working and man's response through all 66 books of the Bible.
September 21 We will begin by reading and discussing Resisting Structural Evil, Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, by Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda. This book examines the forces engaged in maintaining the contradiction involved in our being “profoundly caring human beings” caught up in systems and patterns – obvious but also covert - that oppressively exploit vast numbers of human beings and degrade the planet itself. In addition to identifying and describing the sources of our sense of powerlessness in the face of this, the author explores hopeful patterns of response grounded in the “conviction that all of creation is embraced by a Love that will not cease in all the endless ages to come.’” Her approach involves accessing all of our wisdom traditions as well as the academic disciplines developed in the course of the last two hundred years in the West. SALT meets in the southeast alcove. Come and join the conversation.
Saturday, September 20
Join the Saturday Women’s Bible Study led by Sandy Veitch. We will study “Understanding the Minor Prophets”. It will be in a new location, Room 214, at 8:30am. Come and discover some major themes found in the minor prophets; God speaks in some unusual ways! All women of the church and community are invited.
Beginning Sept 22 at 7:00 pm in Room 214!
What is Financial Peace University? We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
For more details, please contact Tim & Pam Sherwood, Denise Gerber or Jill Mohr.
Also, click here to visit the Financial Peace University website by Dave Ramsey.
It's not just for kids! It's for EVERYONE!
Join us as we kick off our four-day adventure on Sunday, June 8th from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Each night we'll explore one of God's gardens from the scriptures. Also, each night we'll share a garden-themed meal with an international twist. As usual, we'll enjoy drama, music, and interactive skits hosted by Linda Black and her trusty sidekick, "Carlos" (Jason's twin brother). Dessert will provide one last sweet taste before our departure.
We'll dig deeper as we do some planting in our souls and in the soil. We'll cultivate our minds and spirits as we play together, create communal art together, and package 10,000 meals to share with neighbors in need. A free will offering will be collected for our service/mission project.
ONE is 100% free! And while space is not limited, reservations are needed, so please register soon! Registration forms can be found on the website or in the Ligo room at the church. You can also call the church office at 724-946-3541.
Sunday Morning Module Offerings 9:15am - 10:15am
This six-week module will be the Lenten module focusing on The Good Shepherd. This will be a peer group module. Details to follow soon!
12 members, 12 months of commitment, 12 thousand mission support dollars, in a partnership with Cray Youth and Family Services, a non-profit agency in New Castle that provides after-school programs, Big Brothers - Big Sisters and other opportunities to help students of elementary and middle school age.