PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room. The Scripture passages for this week are Psalm 138 and Colossians 1:11-20. All are welcome.
Family Advent Wreath & Calendar - Sunday, November 27 The advent wreath is a symbol of waiting and watching, and a reminder of the great joy ahead. We light one candle each Sunday of Advent. A family wreath and calendar help to mark the season and refocus on the heart of Christmas, the light of the world and the fulfillment of the promise of God's great love for you. During the "Deck the Halls" on the first Sunday of Advent there will be candles and supplies to make a family Advent wreath. You can take it home to use that evening around your dinner table. We will also have an Advent calendar for children to take home and open one window each day of December. Stop by, take home supplies or stay and create your wreath. Start traditions, make memories, create family time in this season of the family of God.
SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE The "Treasures for Children" tags hang from the branches of our Salvation Army Angel Tree in the Narthex. This gives us the opportunity to buy gifts for children, for delivery through the Salvation Army. For each tag you take, please sign the sheet alongside the tree with your name, phone number, and the name of the child from the tag. The unwrapped gifts, with tags attached, can be returned on any Sunday through December 4. If you have any questions, please contact Jody Jackson (412-364-8573). The Outreach Committee, Salvation Army, and children thank you for your generosity!
It's that time of year again....COOKIE TIME When the Advent team asks that the congregation and friends of the congregation are asked to get out their favorite cookie recipes and make . . . COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES for ALL OF OUR UPCOMING ADVENT EVENTS! There are Christmas Cookie Tins available in the Narthex . Please take a tin and bring back your cookies and place them in the kitchen at your convenience. Thank You!
TWO CENTS-A-MEAL COLLECTION - November 20, 2016 during worship Begin to gather 2 cents at each meal for every person at the table. We support the North Boroughs Food Pantry with the offering the children collect. EVERY PENNY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Thanksgiving Meal - Sunday, November 20, Following Worship In Fellowship Hall The Invitation is open to everyone! Members, non members, guests and visitors. The Fellowship Committee is asking members and friends of CPCBA to help provide some of the items needed for this event. You can choose from a variety of items, anything from bread butter, cranberries, to dessert or a turkey/chicken casserole. Please check your email for an invite from Sign-up Genius. If cooking isn't your thing, maybe you would enjoy meeting some super Fellowship members while serving or helping the clean up crew. We work hard, but we have fun! If you don't have email or if you have any questions please contact Brenda Mellon at 412-766-7658.
An Advent Adult Education Course, Names of the Messiah: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace We will meet on Monday evenings (7:00 - 8:00 PM) beginning November 28 and continue through December 19. Books by Walter Bruggeman are available for $10. Rev. Jean Henderson and Rev. Donna Giver-Johnston will lead. To reserve your spot, email or call Jean Henderson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-352-8001. Come learn about Jesus, the one whose birth we anticipate and celebrate this season.
PER CAPITA REMINDER If you still would like to contribute your portion ($29.10/member) of CPCBA's Per Capita Assessment, envelopes are available at the entrances to the Sanctuary or just write "PER CAPITA" on the Memo line of your check.
Wooden Ladder 3rd Annual Soup Sale Fundraiser - Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wooden Ladder Preschool will be holding a soup fundraiser at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon's "Alternative Gift and Craft Show." Three varieties of soup will be offered (Broccoli Cheese, Chicken Noodle and Chili), both by bowls and quarts. If you would like to pre-order soup, forms are available in the Narthex and can be returned with payment to the Wooden Ladder mailbox located outside of the classrooms. All pre-orders will receive first priority. Pre-orders can be picked up during the sale or on Monday, December 5 from 9:00 - 9:30 AM or 12:00 - 12:30 PM. Last year this sale was a HUGE success. Pre-orders can be picked up during the sale or on Monday, December 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM or 12:30 - 3:30 PM. We also need help making soup and or working at the event. If you can help, please contact Linda Morgan (email@example.com) or Stephanie Barbour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SAVE THE DATES Alternate Gift and Craft Show Saturday, December 3 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) & Sunday, December 4 (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) CPCBA, Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendars - Advent and Christmas Calendar
Sun, Nov. 27 at 11:30 am Deck the Halls - Come for some festive food and music, make an Advent wreath, and help decorate the church for Christmas.
Sat., Dec. 3 (10 am-3 pm) & Sun. Dec. 4 (11:30 am-3 pm) Alternative Gift and Craft Show - Come and do some Christmas shopping, while supporting local artists and crafters.
Sun. Dec. 11 @ 6:00 pm Live Nativity - Come experience the story of Jesus' birth with a live nativity of Mary, Joseph and even animals!
Sun., Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm Sounds of Christmas Concert - Come enjoy the festive music sung by the Avonworth High School choir and Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Chancel Choir. Stay for a time of refreshments and fellowship.
Sun., Dec. 18 at 10:30 am Children's Pageant - Come experience the story of Jesus' birth as told by our children. ALL children are welcome to participate! No rehearsal necessary. But you MUST arrive at 9:00 am to find a costume.
Sun., Dec. 18 at 6:00 pm Christmas Caroling - Come sing Christmas carols through the streets of Ben Avon to bring the joy of Christmas season to our neighbors.
Wed., Dec. 21at 7:00 pm Longest Night Service - Come on the darkest night of the year to see the light of Christ, hear words of comfort and sing songs of peace. For those who are feeling blue this season, come experience healing and hope.
Sat., Dec. 24 at 7:00 pm Family Christmas Eve Service - Come, children of all ages, to be a part of the Christmas story
Sat., Dec.24 at 9:00 pm The Nativity of Jesus Christ Service - Come celebrate, with lessons, carols, candles and communion, the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
Sun., Dec. 25 at 10:30 am Christmas Day Celebration - Come begin the celebration of this blessed day by singing Christmas carols and sharing a cup of cheer and cookies with your church family.