During Lent, we are given space and encouraged to reflect on the broken parts of our lives, to acknowledge the pain, to let the tears flow, and to begin the healing.Read More
$1718 so far!
In the Narthex is a big board with pockets
• Choose a pocket with a dollar amount on it. $1-100 are all helpful!
• Put that $ amount in the pocket (Cash or Check)
• Take the little stick person as a re-minder you helped a Youth serve others in the world!
We are grateful for your support and
Thank You for any amount!
What is a “Baccalaureate”?
A baccalaureate service is a celebration that honors a graduating senior class.
The service is held within a few days of the graduation ceremony. Speakers selected tend to be community leaders, faculty members, students, or local religious leaders. Speeches are often mixed with music, readings and worship.
A claim much repeated is that baccalaureate services are believed to have originated at the University of Oxford. "Examinatory semons" were required of all Oxford bachelors before their commencement; these were mentioned in a 1311 statute. In 1432, each bachelor was required to deliver a sermon in Latin.
The American baccalaureate service is an outgrowth of the baccalaureate sermon. The earliest known in America is at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1760.
We will host Avonworth Baccalaureate on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00 pm. Our church has 13 Seniors graduating this year! Come celebrate their next steps, all are welcome.
A Joyful Noise with 2 Cents-A-Meal collection
Sunday, May 20th
Our 2 cents-a-meal cans will be collected in the little red wagon on May 20th during worship. It will make a joyful noise as we combine our pennies to help the hungry.
Living With Loss
Have you experienced a loss in your life? A loss of a loved one, a friend, a pet, or a job? Loss is a way of life, but it’s not easy; we need help learning to live with it. And so we are starting a support group called “Living with Loss.” We will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 7-8:00 PM at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. Leaders are trained in grief counseling. Child care is available if needed. Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 8. Questions? Email Donna Giver-Johnston at email@example.com or Susan Fink at SusanMFink@gmail.com.
Supporting projects: Mother's Hope & Father's Hope
Remember those magical, special times you read a book to your child or your parents read a book to you? Foundation of HOPE, of the Prison Ministry, strives to offer that same parent/child connection to parents incarcerated in prison by recording the parents reading a favorite children's book, then gifting the book and recording to the child.
In June, watch for the collection box for NEW children's books, inspiring, positive books of love, kindness, fun & encouragement. Particularly looking for Todd Parr or similar titles. Hardback or softcover.
Also collecting NEW or gentle used board books (for infants/toddlers)
Thank you to all those who donated to the “One Great Hour of Sharing” collection. To date we have collected a total of $2,645. This year, as detailed in the OGHS letter, the person we recognized for her whole spectrum of gifts that she has contributed to our church and community was Melanie Holcomb.
Melanie has requested that the one-third share of the offering be given to Proud Haven shelter for LGBT Youth. Proud Haven helps LGBT youth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability. They assist with finding resources, housing options, some basic daily supplies, emotional support, and developing the skills needed to live independently. They are currently located on Butler Avenue in Lawrenceville.
SAVE THE DATE FOR FAITH IN ACTION
JUNE 2 & 3
Join with our whole CPCBA family as well as friends in the community for our eleventh Annual Faith in Action Weekend. Mark your calendars for 3rd, when we go to worship through service in the community.
TENTATIVE PROJECT LIST
In the Community: In Fellowship Hall:
Holy Family Specialized Learning Center Dignity Robes
Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter Church “Redd-up” Projects
We need volunteers to work on our yearly Gussy Up of the Men’s Shelter project. We work from 9 to usually about 12 or 1. Drinks and snacks are provided. Bring racks, spades and gloves to complete the task. Please sign up by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 412-370-3274 as soon as possible. This project can only happen if we have volunteers to do it. Let us make it a Faith in Action Day!
We are not just serving the community, but serving with the community.
Questions - contact Walt & Lyn Robertson, 412-761-1030 or email@example.com
A team to coordinate the next Monday Meal at the Center of Bellevue on June 18
This year CPCBA continues to bring Christ to the Community by serving quarterly dinners at The Center of Bellevue. The next one is Monday June 18, 2018. We are looking for a team to coordinate a menu and recruit a team to prepare and serve the food for 100 participants.
Please contact Lyn or Walt Robertson if you have a team that would like to coordinate the meal.
(412-761-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
KIT— the car that cared and could talk, remember that? Well, here at CPCBA we have our own new and improved version of KIT. Our KIT stands for Keep In Touch.
KIT is a form of ministry that is dedicated to help our congregation and community stay in touch. As we look for ways to bind our community closer together members of Session and the Deacons will be looking to touch base with members and visitors, caring for and talking with them as we knit ourselves together in a closer community. Prayer concerns, questions, suggestions, check ins and conversations, these are the goals of our KIT team as we bring our community to Christ and
as we take Christ to our community.
Sunday, August 26
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Mark your calendars. Keep your eyes open for more details.
Please help spread the word with family and friends for this fantastic annual event!