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!
This Sunday, December 11
6:00 PM LIVE NATIVITY ON THE FRONT LAWN
7:00 PM SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT
- In the Sanctuary
- Avonworth High School Choir and Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Chancel Choir.
- You’ll want to stop by!!
- Bring your family & friends!!
YOUTH MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER
Church friend Chrissy Mills is hosting an "online party" for purchasing Norwex cloths & products. All are environmentally safe, sustainable & effective. This is a fundraiser for our Youth Group mission trips. If you're inclined to support nice teenagers spending a week sweating on a rooftop or digging a drainage ditch somewhere, click away...!
Children’s Pageant NEXT SUNDAY
All children are invited to join in showing us the way to Bethlehem in the Christmas Pageant. The service is simple and easy so that ALL children can be in the Pageant that morning. No experience required. No one will be left out, there’s a costume and a place for everyone. Bring the neighbors, cousins and the camera.
ALL CHILDREN NEED TO BE AT CHURCH by 9:00 am that morning. Light morning snacks will be provided.
IF YOU CAN HELP children get into costume and practice for the pageant, please let Melanie know!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com).
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.
Can You Hear Me Now?
The Communications Team is looking for tech savvy individuals to join our media team. No skills are required. These areas include sound, video and online web presence. Stop by the tech booth following the service or signup on the church website on the "Get Involved" pageif interested.