ADVENT SEASON, the four weeks before Christmas, is a time to get ready. During Advent we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas, we receive the risen Christ who comes to us in Word and Spirit, and we wait with hope Christ’s coming in final victory. ‘Advent’ is from the Latin ‘adventus’, which means “coming.” Prophets announced the coming of a Savior:“For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us… (Isaiah 9:6)
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE; Dec. 24.
Bell Choir/Choral Presentation at 7:30 PM. Traditional Candlelight Worship: 8:00 PM.
We will be singing Silent Night by candlelight.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER AND POSSIBLE CHURCH CLOSING:
Please refer to Channel 11 (WPXI) or KDKA-TV or
KDKA News radio 1020 or CoraopolisPresbyterian.com
MONDAY EVENINGS LAWN RANGERS Each Monday evening in the Spring through Fall, starting around 6 PM, numerous volunteers have FUN caring for the landscaping needs of our beautiful church. Please consider joining us for an hour or so.
WEDNESDAY MORNING WORK DAYS Each Wednesday morning a few other volunteers meet to address a wide array of maintenance projects throughout our church building. If you would like to be a part give us a call; 412-264-0470 ext. 10.
OFFICE ASSISTANTS If you have skills and/or interest in helping out at our church office, please give us a call. 412-264-0470 ext. 10.
WILLING WORKERS Our church is a large facility with diverse opportunities for volunteers. If the above mentioned times and opportunities are not within your schedule, again, give us a call, leave a message and we'll be blessed to coordinate volunteer opportunities with you.
MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are in need of volunteers for our Meals On Wheels program. We deliver in Coraopolis on Monday mornings for 1 hour (10:30—11:30), and need drivers and runners to deliver. Please call Naomi for details; 412-262-5076. Thank you for being a blessing!
FAITH IN ACTION is an ongoing ministry, headquartered at the Sewickley YMCA, seeking volunteers to drive residents to doctor visits, assist with groceries and multiple small needs. If you are interested please contact Heather at 412-741-9622 ext. 135
REGARDING OUR HEATING SYSTEM Further repairs are currently taking place to our extensive system. Further donations for the Furnace Fund will be used for repairs of pipes and valves still needing to be maintained/replaced. God has graciously blessed us!
OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS/JUNIOR CHURCH
Junior Church meets each Sunday during our 11:00 worship hour. Children age 4 and older attend worship with their families. Following the Children’s moment during worship, children are invited to meet with teachers in the lower parlor of our church for fun faith learning and activities.
Junior Church learning and fun activities packets are being mailed to children at their homes. If you or someone you know might benefit from these small weekly packets of Christian education materials, please contact our church office, 412-264-0470, to be placed on our mailing list.
MISTER ROGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD SWEATER DRIVE: Please bring any new or gently used sweaters, for children and/or adults to our church, before or after worship. We will be gathering sweaters until Dec. 13th. All donated sweaters will then be donated to the Children’s Museum for distribution.
MITTEN TREE(s) are located in both the downstairs hallway and the main hallway. Please bring your donations of hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves. These items will be distributed through our West Hills Food Pantry to children in need.
ST. JUDE’S RANCH FOR CHILDREN recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support their programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families. They happily accept all-occasion greeting cards.
To donate cards:
- Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure there is no writing on the backside of the front of the card)
- They cannot accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards
- 5” x 7” or smaller preferred
Please bring your cards to the church and we will handle getting them to St. Jude’s Ranch. Thank you and God Bless!
We would like to begin a weekly E-Blast to send out information to the congregation via emails using blind carbon copy. It would be generated from announcements and upcoming events. This is a great tool to use to keep members updated, reminded of events, informed if there is a loss of a member or if someone is need of prayer. This would be directed by the pastor. Please send an email to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this form of communication and you will be added to the list.
THE WEST HILLS FOOD PANTRY is sponsored by all of our churches in the Moon and Coraopolis areas. This past week more than 150 families have come to the Food Pantry in need of food and other household supplies. Your donations of food, canned goods, and paper products are much needed and sincerely appreciated. Financial contributions further enable our Food Pantry to purchase needed food items at a discounted price. Items needed during the month of October: back to school supplies for lunches, canned fruit cereals, pasta, cake mixes, icing, deodorant, soap, shampoo, cleaning products, laundry detergent, paper products (paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex, etc. Please pray for the many volunteers, contributors, supportive churches and clients who receive from our West Hills Food Pantry. A wholesome Christian Mission to support. . If you wish to volunteer at the West Hills Community Food Pantry please call Sandy Hershberger at 412-262-1909
MEALS ON WHEELS Join other homebound seniors or disabled adults in receiving well-balanced, nutritious meals delivered to your home on a regular basis. Available to adults of any age or income. A meal is delivered directly to your door every Monday through Friday. You will receive a warm smile from a friendly face. If interested in enrolling yourself or a loved one in Meals on Wheels, call Barb at 412-262-5973.