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Announcements | 4.25.19

Current Announcements and Events

Cinco de Mayo Potluck Luncheon – Sunday, May 5, 2019. To say Gracias to our wonderful Volunteers! Come and enjoy some Mexican Themed Food and Music! Sign-up in the Narthex! Please contact Karen Reardon if you have questions!

USC Community Day is Saturday May 18th. Events throughout the day, FLC will have a booth from 11am – 3:30pm. All revenues will be donated to SHIM. See the sign up board, soon to appear in the Narthex. Contact Dave Cavenaugh for questions or info.

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Help with set up 9-10am
  • Work a shift in the booth. (3 shifts: 11-12:30, 12:30-2:00, 2:00 – 3:00 w/ tear down)
  • Donate a 12 pack or case of any of these drinks(place under steps in Narthex:
    1. Bottled water – normal size, non-flavored
    2. Coke/Sprite/Diet/Root beer
    3. Capri Suns or juice boxes
    4. Small Gatorade bottles

Stop by on Community Day and say hello!

Council Meeting May 8, 2018.

Spring Bus Trip to Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. – ‘Jesus’ – June 11 and June 12
Cost $329.00 includes double room at the Cork Factory Hotel. All meals and fees included. Money due by May 7, 2019. Contact Gretchen Orendi with questions or to book the trip. Organized by the Women’s Bible Study Group of Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park.

Upcoming Events

SUNDAY SCHOOL BANQUET May 19th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Please mark your calendars! June 24 – June 28 for The Incredible Race! Our Sunday celebration will be June 30th.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY on the book of Daniel, (the same guy who went into a lion’s den), will be done in two parts. The first part, Lives of Integrity, will begin on Friday, May 3rd at 10:30 in Faith’s Adult Sunday School Room. The second part, Words of Prophecy, will begin on Friday, August 30th. Both series will be led by Beth Hollingsworth. Contact her if you have any questions. Some workbooks have been ordered and should arrive right after Easter. (These workbooks will cost $19.00 because of the number of lessons involved.) Additional workbooks can be ordered.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS is Saturday, May 11 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. One parent or guardian must also attend. Please contact the church office at 412-835-4590 or email at:  office (at) uscfaith(dot)org (replace the at with @ and dot with .) regarding a food item you would like to bring to share. Students will then make their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 19, 2019 during the 10:30am liturgy. As has been our tradition, this will be a family service and each student is encouraged to invite parents, family and friends to share in this significant part of their lives. Cake and coffee to follow.

Ongoing Items

SHIM FOOD PANTRY The suggested food for April is peanut butter and jelly.

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.

SHIM During the summer food donations are fewer at SHIM while the need for food is increased with children home for the summer and not eating breakfast and lunch at school. Here at Faith we usually do our large food drive, Manna Sunday, in November which is when donations to SHIM are high. So this year we will have a large food drive throughout the month of May so local children aren’t going hungry during the summer months. Any time throughout May please consider donating the following : Cereal & Oatmeal, PB & Jelly, Pasta & Sauce, Rice & Beans, and Healthy Snacks. With your help we can have a HUGE food drive Thank you !!!

Announcements | 12.15.18

Current Announcements and Events

All are invited to come decorate our church for Christmas!! Saturday Dec. 15 anytime between 9a and noon. Some coffee and bagels and sweets will be available. Come have fun…and give an hour of your time!

HAVING JUST COMPLETED our latest Bible Study a new one has been planned to begin after the Christmas season. The next study will by Priscilla Shirer, titled The Armor of God. We will continue to meet on Fridays mornings from 10:30am – noon. Our first session will be on Friday, January 11, 2019. It is a 7 session study and we will meet every other Friday. The study books will be approximately $15 each. Books will need to be ordered in very early January so please contact Karen Momyer as soon as possible, if you would like to join us for this study.

Line Dancing Group is breaking for the holidays and will resume Monday, January 7.

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.

Upcoming Events

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:45am at Panera, South Park Shoppes.

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday December 30, 2018.

CONGREGATIONAL REPORTS are due into the office by January 6, 2019.

Ongoing Items

SHIM FOOD PANTRY SHIM food items for December are shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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.

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.

Special Announcements

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, December 24, 2018
6:30pm Early Service
9:00pm Late Service

News | 11.30.18

Current Announcements and Events

Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsals for the Christmas program will be held Sunday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 9th at 8:15AM. Please note this is different than in previous years! All older Sunday school students with speaking roles as well as all children grades preschool-3rd grade are expected to attend.

The Annual Sunday School Christmas Program will be held Sunday, December 16th during the worship service. Please invite family and friends to attend! All student performers will rehearse that morning during the regular Sunday School hour.

THIS YEAR OUR “ANGEL TREE” will be for families served by the Foster Success Foundation. There are some tags on a tree in the narthex with requested items. Items must be returned to the church by December 15th and placed in the bin by the tree. They should not be wrapped but placed in a bag with the tag listing the items. The Foster Success Foundation will distribute them for us! Take a tag and help a local family this year!

COUNCIL MEETING December 12, 2018.

WE NEED your old Christmas cards! As part of the congregation’s annual holiday caroling to local nursing/assisted living facilities, handmade cards are given to the residents. We can re-purpose your old cards-extras not sent or ones you received. We cut up the cards and reuse the images. There will be a collection box in the narthex. Reduce, reuse, recycle! Thank you!

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.

Upcoming Items

CHRISTMAS CAROLING Sunday, December 16. See Dave Cavenaugh for more information.

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:45am at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Join this great group of retirees for lunch and a lot of laughter!

CONGREGATIONAL REPORTS are due into the office by January 6, 2019.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – Monday, December 24, 2018
6:30pm Early Service
9:00pm Late Service

COMMUNION CARDS If you have received Holy Communion during 2018 and have not yet filled out a Communion Card, please be sure to do so. This information is used for the Church records. Cards are located on the back of the pews in the church.

Ongoing Items

SHIM Food pantry SHIM food items for December are shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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.

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.

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.

News | 6.4.18

Current Announcements and Events

GRADUATION CELEBRATION We would like to honor our high school and college grads on June 10th. Please let us know if someone is graduating and their future plans. Contact the church office (412-835-4590 or office @uscfaith.org) as soon as possible.

COUNCIL MEETING June 13, 2018.

JUST A REMINDER Summer Worship schedule began, May 27, 2018. Service begins at 10:00am during the summer months.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT FAITH LUTHERAN June 25 – 29 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
‘Rolling River Rampage’
Cost: $10/child
Ages: 4 year old through those entering 5th grade
Join us on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! With music, exciting science, crafts, lots of fun, and memorable Bible stories will help us know that God is always with us as we ride the rapids of amazing grace! You can register your child/children here!

A NEW SIGN-UP SHEET for the flower beds is now posted in the Narthex. Please consider signing up for an area and showing off your green thumb.

Upcoming Events

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:45am at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Join this great group of retirees for lunch and a lot of laughter!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Lemonade on the Lawn at Faith on July 8, 2018.

SUMMER FUN SUNDAY Sunday, July 15, following worship.

Ongoing Items

SHIM FOOD PANTRY June’s food item for SHIM is cereal, dry or cooked (not to sweet).

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.

News | 4.23.18

Current Announcements and Events

INTERESTED GOLFERS Join us at Rolling Green Golf Course, 84 PA off Rt. 136 on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Tee Times 11:30am and 11:37am. Play 9 holes or 18. For more information contact the church.

BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS GOLF OUTING Saturday, May 5 at 8:00am., shot gun start at Butlers Golf Course, Elizabeth PA. See Bob Orendi for details.

A NEW SIGN UP SHEET for the flower beds is now posted in the Narthex. Please consider signing up for an area and showing off your green thumb.

IN GENESIS the Bible says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” This Sunday (April 22, 2018) is Earth Day and we all should be thinking of ways to help take care of God’s creation. Consider coming to church this week in jeans (or bring a change of clothes) so that after our service (and brief refreshments in celebration for the new communion class) we can do some outside spring cleaning. Please consider coming to church to help clean up God’s house and bring your work gloves, rakes, etc.. so we can tidy up and get ready for the summer foliage. Call John Forster with any questions.

Upcoming Events

COUNCIL MEETING May 9, 2018.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Vacation Bible School at FLC – June 25 – 29

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:45am at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Join this great group of retirees for lunch and a lot of laughter!

Ongoing Items

THE SHIM Sack Hunger: Pack Hope Drive began March 1 and runs through April. During this time donations will be matched by the Buhl Foundation, up to $25,000!! You can donate online at www.shimcares.org or send checks to the SHIM office at 5301 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

JUST A REMINDER! The 2018 Altar Flower chart is available in the narthex. Please indicate the Sunday and the dedication you would like included in the bulletin. Altar flowers are $30.00, and they may be shared.

LINE DANCING CLASSES on Monday nights from 6:30-8. Join us to shake off the winter doldrums and dance off those extra holiday pounds. It’s an hour and a half of fun, laughs, and learning new line dances. No pressure, just a good time. $5/class. For more information, see Faith Potts. Hope to see you on an upcoming Monday in the adult Sunday School classroom.

SHIM FOOD PANTRY The suggested food for April is peanut butter and jelly. All non-perishable food items are welcome always, as well as household and baby products and diapers.

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

PRAYER PARTNERS know of someone who needs a prayer? Please contact Darlene Lorenz, Faith Potts, Pastor Ron, or Lynn in the church office. Concerns will be met with daily prayers by our dedicated Partners. We also welcome additional Partners to our ministry. Let one of us know if you have any questions or are interested in joining us.