Stop by the Narthex to view our Advent theme from Isaiah 9:6 in counted cross-stitch. It was made by Mary Witul in 1988 and is on loan from Jean Henderson.
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Enjoy!
PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room. The Scripture passages for this week are: Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12.
"Alternative Gift and Craft Show "
Saturday, December 3 & Sunday,December 4
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Three varieties of soup will be offered (Broccoli Cheese, Chicken Noodle and Chili), both by bowls and quarts Last year this sale was a HUGE success. .
STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE REMINDER
If missed last Sunday, there is still time to return your pledge cards. You can drop them in the offering Basket or mail them to the church.
An Advent Adult Education Course
Names of the Messiah:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
We meet on Monday evenings (7:00 - 8:00 PM) through December 19.
Books by Walter Bruggeman are available for $10.
Rev. Jean Henderson and Rev. Donna Giver-Johnston will lead.
For questions, email or call Jean Henderson at email@example.com or 412-352-8001
Come learn about Jesus, the one whose birth we anticipate and celebrate this season.
Renewing Our Commitment to Those Less Fortunate
You will be receiving a CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING ENVELOPE in the mail this coming week. One-third of this year’s offering will be directed to “The Backpack Buddies Program” at schools in our community. This is an emergency food assistance program that provides nutritious food for children in danger of food insecurity. The food is distributed every Friday. The offering will be received through the end of December.
Volunteers Needed for December 19 Monday Meal at the Center of Bellevue
As we find new ways to Christ to the Community, CPCBA will be coordinating quarterly dinners at The Center in Bellevue. The next one is Monday, December 19, 2016. The meal has been planned and will include a ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and rolls (No Dessert – the Center will serve cookies). We are asking volunteers to provide meals for 80 adults and the CPCBA servers in blocks of 20. (e.g. mashed potatoes, casserole or rolls to serve 20. Look for a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
We also need servers. All are encouraged to share the meal with the attendees. It is a wonderful experience filled with lots of stories and laughter. Come join in the fun. Thereis a role for everyone, particularly cooks and servers. Please let Lyn or Walt Robertson know if you would like to participate. (412-761-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
How Can We Help?
This is the question I have been hearing from church members and community members alike following the fire that destroyed a duplex in Ben Avon.
The two individuals who have been displaced will need financial help to get settled into a new place.
If you would like to help, just bring a gift card (Visa, Target, or Giant Eagle) to the church in an envelope labeled “FIRE VICTIMS” and we will make sure that they receive them.
In addition to money, they need prayers. Let us hold them close in prayer as they recover from this tragedy. Thank you for being the Community Church of Ben Avon.