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November 5, 2016 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am
An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 4, 2017
Saturdays, 9 – 10:00am, $5/class. No experience needed!
Saturday evening: PMC’s 7th Annual Cook-Off will take place in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30. If you haven’t signed up to judge or cook, let Rachel know today that you are coming (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday Forum: In the Community Room at 9:15am, Tony Brown will be speaking on “How can I Keep from Singing: A Call to Fulfill.”
Throughout Epiphany, we are moving through the stories of John’s Gospel. Dave’s sermon this week, The Spirit Is Wild, The Light Beckons, will explore the Narrative Lectionary readings, John 3:1-21 (the story of Nicodemus) and Psalm 139:13-18.
After church this Sunday, you are invited to be part of the team that works to make the landscape around PMC beautiful. Grow Group will be having a planning meeting in the Community Room following worship . A simple lunch will be provided. All are welcome!
Ash Wednesday is on February 14 and we will be sharing a simple meal of bread and soup at 6:00 before the service at 7:00. If you can bring bread or a pot of soup, please contact Jen Ruth at email@example.com or 419-572-1562.
Our Student Assistant Pastor, Jerrell Williams, has been gaining great experience in delivering sermons, understanding how PMC budgets and plans services, and developing relationships. Now it’s time to give Jerrell a wider scope of the Mennonite church! You’re invited to help us send Jerrell to “Hope for the Future” by giving in the offering Sunday, January 28 and February 4.
“Hope for the Future” in San Antonio, Texas, from February 8 – 11, brings together people of color across Mennonite Church USA to explore the ways that power, privilege, and racism function in our denomination to help generate change. These gatherings also provide spaces
of retreat, opportunities for networking and more.
Your check, with Jerrell in the memo line, will go toward airfare, hotel, and conference expenses. Thank you for your support!
Also, plan to stop by on a Thursday afternoon to talk to Jerrell during his weekly office hours from 1-4:00 at Tazza D’Oro in Highland Park. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) .
Summer Camp at Laurelville: Registration is open for summer camp for children and youth ages 6-17. If you register before January 31, returning campers get a $30 discount and new campers get a 50% discount. You can find out more and register at laurelville.org/our-programs (http://www.laurelville.org/our-programs/summer-camp/) or talk to Laura Wengerd.
Community Coffeehouse, February 2, at 7:00pm: Have you and your friends signed-up to perform music/writings/dance and display art at our Community Coffeehouse yet? Brad Yoder, Karen Howard, Caren, Dave and Clara Swanson, and Renata Nelson have, to name a few! We’ll also have visual art from Joyce Wasser and others!
To participate, send an email with the subject: coffeehouse, that contains your name and the title of your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org This wonderful evening of creativity also includes popcorn, treats, and, of course, coffee. See you there!
Please sign up to take a meal to our growing families! If you would like to prepare a meal but need help delivering it, we can set that up. Talk to Kathleen Good (email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) ) or call the church office (412-271-2104).
Kristen and Devon Matthews together with Owen, are settling in with their new son, Eden. You can pick a date at takethemameal.com (https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=JEOG2007) . The password is kris/devo.
Claire, Preshant, and Ezra Lama welcomed Asha Naomi. We will be planning for meals. See Kathleen if you have questions.
Community Choir: Meeting weekly in the Community Room at PMC, Pittsburgh Liberty Community Choir welcomes all with a love of music to sing songs that celebrate civic themes, diversity, and history. Discussion of the themes of songs is central to rehearsals. Learn more at the.risingvoiceschoir.com and follow the Facebook group (PGH Liberty Community Choir).
PMC’s 7th Annual Cook-Off is coming up! This year’s (friendly) competition takes place on Saturday, January 27, at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. You are invited to sign up to join in the delicious fun as either a judge or cook as we find this year’s best bread maker, finest soup preparer, and certified cookie master! The coveted awards include: bragging rights, your picture on the PMC website (check out last year’s winners!), a charming homemade crown, a good time, and a full stomach. (It should be noted that some of these prizes may also go to the judges). Sign-ups and additional information will be on the display in the foyer starting this Sunday, or you can contact Rachel Dean for details.
With the weather cooling off, we will resume our normal Sunday schedule starting on August 27, meeting in the Sanctuary, with the prelude beginning at 10:15 and worship starting at 10:30. This Sunday is the Blessing of the Backpacks, when we invite students of all ages to participate in a special blessing to start off the school year, and it is also Pastor Dave Swanson’s first Sunday back at PMC since returning from his sabbatical. Please join us! (Sunday School will resume in September.)