Lent Story Series

pmc-23As Worship Commission started thinking about Lent and planning for our Lenten services, we decided to form an ad hoc committee to pull in additional members of the congregation. In the past, we have asked people from the congregation to share during the service in place of the sermon, and we decided to give Dave a break from preaching for Lent.

Each Sunday, we have 3-4 people from the congregation share on the weekly theme.  We sing one verse of a hymn between each story to provide a separation and to help us move on to the next story.  The sharing creates a space for community in the service and helps us be vulnerable with each other.

We love hearing from people in the congregation, and we hope you enjoy it as well!

“Sew” Warm

You think winter is cold? Refugees arriving in Pittsburgh aren’t prepared to face the harsh reality of a Pennsylvania winter. They may not have experienced the cold and snow that we have here, and they don’t arrive with cold weather gear in tow.

Along with collecting new and used hats, scarves, gloves, and coats from PMCers, Mission and Service Commission gathered PMCers after potluck one month to make scarves from fleece.

All items were donated to Jewish Family & Children’s Services in Pittsburgh.