What do you believe? A new course for Adult Education and Discipleship
Sept. 18 through November 13, Sundays mornings after worship from 11:45-12:45 (while middle school and high school have Sunday school)
Leader: Pastor Donna
Course is based on This We Believe: Eight Truths Presbyterians Affirm by Stephen Plunkett. Book is not necessary, as handouts will be provided, but if you would like to have the book for additional reading, feel free to purchase a copy on your own. Child care will be provided if needed: firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-761-1233. Come explore what you believe with others who question and believe.
CALLING ALL ADULT & YOUTH SCRIPTURE READERS If you are interested in reading Scripture Sunday mornings during worship please contact: Lyn Robertson (email@example.com)
THE SYMPATHY of the congregation is extended to the family of Amy and Alicia Reed on the death of Alicia's father Raymond Reed, who died suddenly in a car accident on September 8.
PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet on Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room. The Scripture passages for this week are selections from the Exodus 18:18-24 and John 15:1-17. All are welcome.
JOIN US FOR THE LEAFING of the JETHRO TREE Sunday, September 18, 2016 During Worship The Jethro Tree visually describes a re-organized committee structure for our church that encourages shared ministry. Each limb has branches that carry out the aspects of that limb:
- Reaching Out includes Mission and Outreach, Growth and Development, Communications, and Wooden Ladder.
- Growing in Faith includes Music and Worship, Christian Education, and Small Groups.
- Growing Within includes Deacons, Stephen Ministry, Fellowship, and Stewardship and Internal Development.
- Sustaining our Ministries includes Finance, Property, and Personnel.
Please think and pray about where God might be calling you to put a leaf on the Jethro Tree and share the joy of our ministry at CPCBA.
FIRST ANNUAL CPCBA GOLF OUTING The outing is tentatively scheduled for September 17, 2016. More info to follow, depending on the amount of interest we get. If interested, get a 4some together and contact either Bob Hedglin [412-523-8772 (cell)/ 412-734-3824 (home)], Bob Nadin (724-935-2246) or Jan Frisch (412-849-2977).
North Boro's Food Pantry
September will be our month to collect food for the food pantry located in Bellevue which serves the 15202 zip code. You can bring non-perishable canned and boxed foods to the church and put them in the marked box. Food items especially appreciated are: spaghetti sauce (24 -32 oz.), juice, jelly, cereal and canned fruit. Non-food items such as personal care and laundry products are always welcomed. Also, gently used plastic and paper grocery bags are appreciated. If you wish to give money, make checks payable to CPCBA and note that the donation is for the North Boro's Food Pantry. Checks can be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church.
NHCO Collecting New & Gently-Worn Winter Coats
Here is one of the blessings of living and worshiping in this community: The beginning of fall is marked by a drive to help families in need prepare for the winter, and we have an opportunity to participate in that effort. From September 1 through mid October, North Hills Community Outreach is accepting donations of new and gently worn CLEAN winter coats (because NHCO does not have the funds or the facilities to wash coats, only clean coats can be accepted) to be distributed to low-income families in need. All sizes are needed, but highest demand is for children and adult sizes XL and larger. Hats, scarves and gloves are also welcome. The Outreach Committee is coordinating our church's participation in this program. Beginning September 1 through Sunday, October 16 you can bring coats to the church and place them on the rack located inside the Rostrevor entrance.
PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR 2016 US FLOODING
In the past week, catastrophic flooding has covered many of the Gulf states, especially in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, parts of Mississippi, and parts of Texas, damaging tens of thousands of homes. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has responded by sending needed emergency funds and deploying members of the National Response Team to assess the damage and to begin organizing both immediate and long-term responses in affected communities. To donate please make checks payable to "CPCBA" and on the Memo line write "2016 US Flooding." Checks can be dropped in the Sunday contribution basket or mailed to Community Presbyterian Church, 7501 Church Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
CAN YOU...? (Resource requests for stuff the Youth Group needs to do good work.)
- Can you donate marshmallows & butter? By 9/17 We're gonna make Rice Krispie treats! Goofy, fun, fall themed ones to sell at the Fall Festival on 9/24. Youth please sign up to man the table for an hour!
- Can you donate to Men's Shelter dinner? By 10/9. We're serving Shepherd's Pie. We'll need frozen mixed vegetables, ground beef, dinner rolls and eggs to boil as an extra.
- Can you be a waiter? On Friday Oct 14th or 21st from 5:00 - 7:30 PM We need Youth servers for the Community Theatre Players dinner as a fundraiser for mission trips & youth projects.
Many Thanks for your help!! Donations can be left under the Youth Table in the Narthex. Except for the waiters!
START OF EXERCISE CLASS AT CPCBA DELAYED Exercise class will NOT be starting on September 12, since we don't have enough participants. We will still try to have the class starting in October, if we have more interest by that time. Classes will be from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Mondays and Wednesdays with instructor Pat Pacey. All are invited to join. The cost will be $25/month. If you would like to register or have questions please contact Tracey in the church office at 412-761-1233.