Weekly News | 1.6.16

Council Meeting Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In case you didn’t know . . . All families with ‘little ones’, please be aware that there are several options available for you during worship when needed:
1. ‘Cry Room’/Bridal Room off the entrance lobby (there is also a changing table there).
2. ‘Quiet Bags’ (located in the Narthex) filled with soft/quiet activities for your child. Just ask an usher.
3. Nursery located at the end of the education wing. We offer childcare to children 6 weeks – kindergarten. When they enter first grade they are expected to attend the service. Staffed by parents and teens (11-20yrs), we typically have a total of 3-4 caregivers depending on the number of children that week.

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

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:45 am at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Come join this fun group for lunch and laughter.

SHIM CLOTHES COLLECTION In the fellowship hall there is a collection box for SHIM. Please note only clothing (seasonal) is accepted by SHIM.

FAITH WORKS Stop at the information table in the narthex and pick up a brochure for Faith Works. This is a very important and unified way to support Lutheran ministry in Southwestern, Pa – Outreach Ministry Team

LINE DANCING CLASS We are contemplating gathering a group for a line dancing class at the church. If you would be interest in a class please contact Cheryl Redilla 412-221-7840.

We Want Your Picture! In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a church Pictorial Directory, and we are going to remedy that!! In fact, we plan on taking your picture ourselves and producing an online directory, as well as a printed one. All that WE NEED YOU TO DO IS GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN. Several committee members will be in the Narthex (Lobby) after church to take your picture. Please give us 10 or 15 minutes of your time. We promise to be very quick. We will let you see the photo for your approval. We look forward to your co-operation. You can also send a photo of yourself, or a family photo. Please make sure to fit everyone closely into the picture, since it will be cropped to fit the directory format. It is easy to take a photo on your phone and email it as an attachment to Martha Babbitt mhbabbitt@yahoo.com or to Gretchen Orendi gretchenorendi@comcast.net Pictorial Directory Committee, Gretchen Orendi & Martha Babbitt – co-chairwomen. Deadline date is January 24, 2016 for pictures to be taken or pictures to be sent to us.

Annual 66th Congregational Meeting February 7, 2016. Please plan on attending. All Ministry Teams should submit their reports for the annual meeting by January 10, 2016. The reports will be included in the Annual Congregational Meeting Report. Please email to the church office at office@uscfaith.org. Questions, please call the church office at 412-835-4590.

SIGN UP NOW! The 2016 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.

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2016 are available in the narthex. Please take a moment to pick up your envelopes. The envelope number should be the same as last year’s, please check. If they are not please do not use and contact the church office at 412-835-4590.

KNITTERS GROUP meets on Wednesdays at the church at 1:00 in the library. Questions, please contact Judy Stevenson.

VITA Free income tax assistance to the public again this year at The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317 beginning Monday, February 1, 2016 through Friday, April 15, 2016. No appointments, walk-ins only.