PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room. The Scripture passages for this week are Psalm 23 and Luke 16:19-31. All are welcome.
JETHRO TREE LEAFING
The Jethro Tree will be in the sanctuary on Sunday, Sept. 18 for the congregation to "leaf." For the next two weeks, the Jethro Tree will be in the narthex for anyone to put their leaf on the tree. Labels and descriptions of the limbs and branches are available, along with examples of specific ways to use your gifts to further the ministry of our church. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of answering God's call for us to help "bring Christ to our community and bring our community to Christ."
CALLING ALL ADULT & YOUTH SCRIPTURE READERS
If you are interested in reading Scripture Sunday mornings during worship please contact: Lyn Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SANCTUARY FLOWERS - Flowers may be donated to the Glory of God, and/or in memory or in honor of a special person or people in your life. These arrangements, created by the Flower Committee, are $40 a vase. Call the office at 412-766-1233 or email Tracey at email@example.com today to reserve a date.
Community Theatre Players (CTP) announce their fall production: And Then I Wrote by Mel Buttorff and Jack Sharkey
October 14,15, and 20, 21, 22, 2016
The performances begin at 7:30 PM. There will be dinner served at 5:30 PM before all Friday performances. TICKET COST: $10 DINNER PRICE: an additional $15 For Reservations contact us at 412.734.2050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH
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.
(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!
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 (during middle school and high school Sunday school) Conference Room 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: email@example.com; 412-761-1233. Come explore what you believe with others who question and believe.
PER CAPITA REMINDER
A few weeks ago you receive a letter in regards to our Per Capita Membership Contribution payment that our church makes to help support our local Presbytery, Synod and the General Assembly Mission. In the letter we asked that you prayerfully consider contributing your Per Capita portion ($29.10), rounding up or down if you can. We thank those of who have already contributed. If you would still like to contribute, envelopes are available at the entrance to the Sanctuary or you can just write "PER CAPITA" in the Memo part of your check and either drop it in the Sunday contribution basket or mail it to Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15202. Again we thank you!!!!
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.