As I write this, we have just put away the Christmas decorations at church; the tree, the lights, the angels, and the nativity sets are all back in their storage places until next Christmas. It’s hard to believe that just as we close the door and put away the manger, we open the door and get out the cross...Read More
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WEAR A SCARF to church on Sunday February 11 in support of Sandy Stauffer.
The Book Club's next meeting will be on February 6, 2018.
Everyone is invited to participate. We meet at 7:30 PM, in the Conference Room on the
first Tuesday of each month from September through May. The February book is The Color
of Water by James McBride and will be lead by Sue Turk. If you would like the book list for the year or have any questions please contact Merle Culley at firstname.lastname@example.org
In time for Christmas, 58 gifts were donated by CPCBA members for the Salvation Army Angel Tree drive; each was valued at approximately $25.
On December 17 the Outreach Committee lit the Joy Candle for Advent to remind the congregation of the Christmas Joy offering, a tradition going back more than 70 years among Presbyterians throughout the country. Once again CPCBA came through with donations totaling $2,738.00. As always, the funds were split into three equal shares:
- One-third was sent to the Pension Board to fund special grants for emergency assistance and other critical needs of retired missionaries, ministers, and church workers.
- One-third provided aid to Presbyterian-affiliated schools, both here and abroad, which attract students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.
- One-third or $913.00 will go to “Foundation of Hope” (Allegheny County Prison Ministry)
D - Delivered 24 Thanksgiving Turkey baskets — five to Wooden Ladder families, 10 to Avonworth families and 9 to CPCBA families and friends.
E - Enjoyed great events like the August picnic and the Christmas Craft show.
A - Announcing upcoming events like Epiphany (more good worship and cake), Lenten Suppers in February and March and a men’s shelter visit in March.
C - Come to you just as you are and Come to Church just as we are, looking for Christ in ourselves and others
O - Outstanding members of our congregation inspire us through stories and kindness.
N - Needs of others is our focus with providing meals, making visits, sending cards, delivering flowers, providing rides to church and starting a new prison ministry.
S - Serving others so that all may come to know the love of Jesus Christ.
Help sort and pack clothing at the World Vision Distribution Center located in Sewickley for shipment here at home and overseas. If you wish to carpool, we will meet at the church at 8:30 AM, and return by 12:15 PM. It’s work but FUN! Get to know your fellow church members and friends. See you there!
During Lent, our Sundays are marked by mission-related events and announcements, leading up to the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering, which is received on Palm Sunday.The kickoff event is always Bread Sunday, and this year Bread Sunday will happen on March 4.
We will collect donations of bread during the worship service, and then make the donated bread available during the fellowship hour, in exchange for cash donations.
Members are asked to bake or purchase breads, quick breads, rolls, or muffins. Please attach descriptive labels to your donations (indicating, for example, if the bread contains nuts) and bring them with you to church on Sunday the 4th.
All proceeds from Bread Sunday will be directed to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
Sunday, Jan 14 - @ 11:30 am. We’ll take the $ we collected in our 2-Cents-a-Meal wagon and go shop at the grocery store for Food Bank supplies.
Sunday, Jan 21 - Encouragement for Ethel. Our Sunday School sponsors a World Vision child named Ethel. We are falling behind on our support and will be collecting coins and writing letters to her during Fellowship Hour.
2018 is here! Here are some dates to put on your calendar:
- FEBRUARY 9-10 Marriage Enrichment Workshop
- FEBRUARY 11 Annual Congregational Meeting (Following Worship)
- FEBRUARY 14 Ash Wednesday Lenten Supper (6:00 PM) & Worship (7:00 PM)
- FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 21 Wednesday Night Lenten Supper Program
- FEBRUARY 18-19 Youth Winter Retreat
- MARCH 10 Little Dresses for Africa (9:00 AM—2:00 PM)
- APRIL 20-22 Women’s Retreat