worship & youth church @ 10a Sunday
Meals 4 Children Update:
Here is part of the last communication I have had with the district: "I am waiting for the list of families interested in participating in programs like Meals4Children from our food service folks. Based on new federal guidelines, we must use a blanket approach. I'm hopeful that I will have some K to 6th grade numbers for you by the end of the month. It just depends on whether families return the form." In the interim, it is not too early to start food collection for this year. If we do end up with students in grades K-6 as indicated above, we will be distributing about 30-40% more food this year. So, we need to be ready. Once I get the start date, I will put out a packing schedule very quickly. As we did the past two years, it will be a 4 week rotation with the churches scheduled in the following order: Puckety, BCC, Grace, Bethesda
PS we need a donation of thank you or giant eagle bags. 2000 to get us started would be great.
Please plan on attending Dorie Prinkey’s birthday celebration on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The party will be held at Faith Hall and will start immediately after worship. Dorie would enjoy a birthday card, but no gifts please. The pleasure of your company is the best gift of all. Jill, Nita, and Brian and our families would be delighted to have you celebrate with us.
The Deacons will be collecting names of local families in need of a Food Basket for Thanksgiving until Nov. 15, 2017. Delivery will be Saturday, Nov. 18th from 9:30-10:30am. Please email or call the church office or drop off a note!
Operation Christmas Child has begun! You can find a shoebox to pack along with instructions (inside) at each of the sanctuary entrances. The campaign is from October 15 – November 19. Absolutely no boxes will be accepted after the 19th of November!
The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.
Join Our Prayer Chain - If you are not on our prayer chain, please consider signing up for it. It only takes a minute to lift someone who may need your prayers! Call (724) 339-1323 or email the office. We have an email prayer chain as well as a phone call prayer chain.
HELP NEEDED! JOIN THE VIDEO TEAM! We need at least 1 new person to join the team so that no one needs to volunteer more than once a month. There are either 4 or 5 Sundays or other worship opportunities each month. We currently have 4 volunteers. WE NEED YOU! You can work from the comfort of your own home and computer during the week. Someone will lead you and be beside you while you learn the ins and outs. Talk to Mark Benish, Beth Dober or Matt Wehrle if you are interested in being a part of this important ministry.
To the family of God here at Puckety: We want to remind you that there are people here at Puckety who are available to pray for you after the worship service and we invite you to take advantage of these opportunities for prayer. We are asking that all who desire prayer to come and be seated in the first or second pew, up by the communion table. This will help us be aware of your desire for prayer. "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." (James 5:16b)
Attention Ladies: The next Ladies Lunch is October 22, 2017, at Villa Ballanca in Lower Burrell
We are making a slight change to how we meet for lunch…rather than everyone going right to the restaurant and meeting there, we will meet in the library/conference room/hallway area and at 11:35 we will leave together (each can drive themselves unless you desire to ride with someone else). We can go into the restaurant together once we all arrive. Questions?? Contact Rebecca Fisher at 412.260.1571 or email@example.com
You're Invited...Save the Date:
What: A pot-luck luncheon honoring Kirk and Vicki Orr, as Kirk retires from ministry
When: Immediately following worship on Sunday Nov. 5th
If you plan on joining us on Sunday November 5th, following worship for our
Pot-Luck Luncheon, to celebrate with Kirk and Vicki as Kirk retires from ministry, please complete the RSVP below and place it in the offering plate. You can also email Rebecca Fisher to let her know. Since the meat will be provided, we would like to have an approximate idea of how many people are coming…however, we want you to join us whether you RSVP or not and we want you to join us whether you bring something or not!! There will be plenty of food!!
If you plan to email your RSVP to Rebecca, please include your name (or family names), how many plan to attend, and what you plan to bring (if you are able to bring something)