Announcements | 1.25.19

Current Announcements and Events

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2019 are available in the narthex. Please take a moment to pick up your envelopes. The envelope number should be the same as last years. If they are not, please do not use and contact the church office at 412-835-4590.

SHARING OF THE PEACE with the approach of the Cough/Cold Season, when sharing the Peace it is not necessary to shake hands. However, a gesture of acknowledge such as a nod of the head, fist pump, or touch of elbows etc. works.

ALTAR FLOWER CHART is now available in the narthex of the church. Please include your dedication. Flowers are $35.00 per week and may be shared.

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE by VITA at the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Dr., McMurray, PA 15317. Weekdays starting Monday, February 4, 2019 thru Friday April 12, 2019. Questions: call the IRS at 800-829-1040. Online, type VITA in the search box at the IRS site. Please do not contact The Bible Chapel.

Upcoming Events

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, February 3, 2019. All are encouraged to attend. Back by Popular Demand! A crockpot cook-in will be held following the annual congregation meeting on that Sunday, February 3rd. This was a big hit last year as it seemed to be just the cure for the winter blahs and also the fact that Pittsburgh is not in the Super Bowl😖. Everything from soups, main dishes, side dishes, salad and desserts all done in the crockpot! Sign up sheet is available in the narthex. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

There will be an education committee meeting on Monday, February 4 at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to join our committee and attend! The meeting will be held at the Ritchey’s home and light appetizers and drinks will be served. Please contact Erin Ritchey at with any questions.

Mark your calendars for our Faith Lutheran Church Spirit Night at Chick Fil A in Upper St. Clair! Monday, March 25 from 4:30-7:30. Mention Faith Lutheran when you order and a portion of sales will go toward our Sunday School and VBS programming. Come enjoy fun, fellowship, and food and support our church at the same time!

An Acolyte Training has been scheduled after service on Sunday January 27. A light refreshment and beverage will be provided.

Ongoing Items

LINE DANCING CLASSES are held in the Fellowship Hall every Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and the cost remains $5 per session. Our no-pressure group offers fun and friendship, a gentle workout, and a chance to learn a few dance steps. Come and join us. For more info, contact Faith Potts.

HELP South Hills Pet Rescue by donating your discarded newspapers. These newspapers will be used at the facility. There is a collection bin available in the counting room. Questions, contact Cheryl Redilla.

CROCHET/KNITTING CLASS will continue the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 1:30pm. For more information, contact Beth Hollingsworth or Judy Stevenson.

SHIM FOOD PANTRY The suggested food for January is canned and dried beans and lentils.

Special Announcements

Hello Faith Lutheran Sunday School Families!

We are writing with an important update regarding the Remind texting service we use to communicate Sunday School closures and other announcements.

Due to a recent change in Verizon’s fee structure, Remind will no longer be able to send text messages to people who have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier as of January 28th. They are actively working on a solution but, for now, those families who use Verizon will need to consider one of two alternate options for receiving these announcements.

1) Download the free Remind app on the iOS App Store, on Google Play, or here. If you don’t already have a Remind account, create one using the phone number where you receive Remind texts. Make sure to enable push notifications on your phone.

2) Go to Remind on any computer. As above, if you don’t already have a Remind account, create one using the phone number where you receive Remind texts. Turn on email notifications for your account so you don’t miss any messages.

We know that this change could impact many of our families and we’re hoping that Remind is able to resolve this issue soon. In the meantime, we appreciate you using one of the methods above to be sure you still receive our updates!