HOLY PLACES FIELD TRIPS
A trip to the Holocaust Visitor Center (826 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh) will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. The Center was established in 1981 as a living memorial to honor survivors who came to Pittsburgh to rebuild their lives and local soldiers who helped liberate the camps. Rather than build a statue or monument, community members wanted a comprehensive resource center that would help people learn about the Holocaust and counter intolerance and hate in all its forms. A sign-up sheet is available on the desk in the Narthex.
Also, a trip to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Oakdale, off the Parkway West, is set for Wednesday, August 1. Our private tour begins at 11 a.m. for about 45-60 minutes. It is a 'limited ability tour' which includes the homestead site, the dogwood meadow and the Asian pond - all with some bench seating. Our volunteer tour guide is retired pastor John Free, an old friend of Jean Henderson's. Fee is $10.00 per person, payable to registrar Jean Henderson by signup deadline - July 29. We can take 15-20 on the tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes. We will meet at the church parking lot at 10 a.m. if you wish to carpool. Otherwise, meet at the PBG visitors center. Those who wish to have lunch together will go to a nearby restaurant (TBD) after the tour. The Botanic Garden is 60 acres; on this tour we will see just a bit. Check out their great website!