BIRTHDAY CARD SHOWER - Our long time and very active member in her healthier years, Sue Edwards, will celebrate a special birthday in early May. Please participate in a card shower for Sue by bringing cards to worship on April 30 or May 7 OR dropping or mailing them at the church before May 7. We will see they get to her. Thank you!
PASTOR DONNA WILL BE AWAY on Study Leave this week. She is gathering with colleagues in ministry with whom she has studied annually since graduation from Princeton.
PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet on Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room. Lectionary passages for this week are: Psalm 139:1-14 and Acts 17:22-31.
Make it what you want it to be.
Webster Springs, WV - Sunday, June 18th to Saturday, June 24th
Build - Repair - Restore - Play - Laugh - Splash - Repeat
Cost BEFORE Fundraising: $350 per person(Rafting Xtra)
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7am breakfast & briefing of work for the day.
- 8am Leave for worksite. The work is general carpentry, demolition to installation. Floors, drywall, paneling, siding, etc. It could involve plumbing or electrical work as well, depending on the skills of the group.
- 12 noon Lunch. We pack our own in coolers.
- 5 p.m. back to house for Dinner, Free time, Ice cream, games, whatever!
Sunday, May 7th
11:30 after worship
In Youth Room
FOOD COLLECTIONS FOR HOLY FAMILY STUDENTS
As part of our outreach partnership and support with Holy Family Institute's Specialized Learning Program, we are providing food items to send home with students each Friday. The program is coordinated by the school's guidance counselor and is targeted at providing some nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for children who experience hunger or food insecurity. Please consider donating food or funds to support this mission. Information is on display in the church narthex, or contact Deb Sadowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-719-0144. We will be collecting through the end of May.
HEARTH “April Shower”
THANK YOU to all those who took an umbrella to participate in the Hearth shower. Please remember to purchase your item(s) and bring it/them to the church before the collection ends on Sunday, May 7.
In June, on Faith in Action Sunday we will sew Dignity Robes.
But first we need to cut them out.
We will hold our Fourth Annual "Cut Up" session on
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4 to 6:30 PM
Just bring scissors an dpins if you have them, patterns and fabric will be available.
AND THEN we will go to supper! Mia Madre is open on California Avenue in Avalon.
Please send your YESSES for cutting and/or supper to Gail Buchanan at email@example.com or call 412-734-2050.
Bring your two-cents-a-meal can to worship on May 21st for collection. Watch the wagons work!
HOME STAY FAMILIES NEEDED
Experience a different culture from your very own home! Holy Family International College Preparatory Program is looking for a Home Stay Family to host one of their male Sewickley Academy students from China to live in their homes during the 2017-2018 school year. The student is looking for the opportunity to experience life with an American family. He will be a sophomore in the 2017-2018 school year. Home Stay Families will receive a generous monthly payment to care for international students. For more information, contact Debbie Gooden at 412-766-9020 ext. 1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON’T JUST GO TO CHURCH . . . BE THE CHURCH!
SAVE THE DATE FAITH-IN-ACTION WEEKEND
JUNE 10 & 11
WORSHIP THROUGH SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY
"Quilting the Bible"
If you are interested in helping to make a quilt of Bible verse, please joing us on May 23 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a year-long project and we will not be meeting monthly. So bring your ideas to our first meeting and we will get started.
All are welcome -- even if you don't sew!!!
Please feel free to contact Leslie Miller (412-319-4781) if you should have any questions.