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Halloween Party! Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We’ll be gathering for some old-fashioned Halloween games, stories, and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”! Bring your favorite pictures of you or your little ones in costumes past. Candy, popcorn balls and pizza, Oh my! Little ones and big alike are welcome to wear your costumes. Email the church so we can plan
Fall Youth Retreat for Youth! Mark your calendar for the following fall retreats for youth. Grow in your faith and have fun with your friends! High School Retreat – for grades 9-12: November 10-12 Register Middle School Retreat – for grades 6-8: November 17-19 Register
See the Laurelview Website for event dates all the way through the summer of 2018!
All Saints Sunday On Sunday, November 5, we will be honoring all of our friends and family who have passed away during the past year. Please consider joining us for worship that Sunday for this special service of remembrance.
Daylight Savings Time Ends Don’t forget to turn back your clocks one hour on November 5. “Fall back – Spring forward”
Church Board Meeting Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Please mark your calendar. If you are a member of the Board, please plan to attend.
New Monthly Event: Lunch Bunch! We will gather to meet at a different restaurant for lunch once a month. All who are able, please join us. And ask a friend to join you, especially someone who might be having lunch alone that day. This month, we’ll gather on November 9th at 11:30 at Au “Grottens” Cafe, 2973 South Park Road, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Notify the office by email or phone, or sign-up in the narthex so that we can estimate how many might be joining us. See you there!
Shoebox Collection in October We are collecting again this year for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Our last day accepting items will be November 12. After worship, we’ll gather to put the boxes together and then on November 19th during worship, we’ll bless them before taking them to the drop off location. Click here for a list of appropriate items: Shoebox accepted Items
Notice of Annual Congregational Meeting The Annual Congregational Meeting of Brightwood Christian will be held immediately following the worship service on Sunday, November 12. The Proposed Budget and Slate of Officers for 2018 will be presented to the congregation for approval. Please plan to stay for this important meeting.
Fall Dinner - Sunday, November 19- Thanks for What God Has Done Immediately following worship
At this year’s Thanksgiving meal, we again will be celebrating what God has done through Brightwood. The meat, iced tea, water and coffee will be provided. The congregation will be asked to provide hot and cold side dishes and pies. Please see Pat Watson or Bonnie Rudolph if you would like to bring a dish. A free will offering will be taken to help cover costs.
Please sign-up if you want to attend on the sheet located on the table in the Narthex or call or email the office.
2017 Annual Brightwood Christmas Greeting Each year the congregation of Brightwood participates in a Christmas Greeting to be sent out to our church family. If you would like to participate in this Christmas Greeting, please place your donation in one of the envelopes available in the Narthex. Print your name on the envelope as you wish it to appear on the card place your donation inside and give it to Pat Watson, Grace Browell, or Bonnie Rudolph. Please contribute what you feel it would cost you for postage and cards if you were to send out individual cards. The deadline for participating is Sunday, December 10th.
Mark your calendars! December 5 Church Board Meeting December 10 Harmony Singers Concert December 17 All-Church Christmas Party December 21, 22, 23 Live Nativity December 24 Christmas Eve Service
Weekly Worship is the Main Event Each week at 11 am, we gather to praise God through song and prayer, to hear His word in scripture and reflect on it together, and to take communion. All believers are welcome to take communion with us. You can expect a fairly traditional service with a joyful feel. Children are welcome in worship, and there is a special moment for them, as well as bulletins designed with activities to connect with that day's scripture.
Adult Sunday School Meets Weekly! A member led Sunday School class meets weekly beginning at 10:00 a. m. in the Keystone room. You do not have to have prior experience with the Bible study. You can just jump right in and come when you can!
Sing to the Lord! The Brightwood Chancel Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and the practice usually ends by 8:00 p.m. We can use your help so that our message in music will add joy to Brightwood’s worship. Give us a try and see how much fun we have! SEE YOU THERE!!
Keep Collecting Those Pop Tabs! Our pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House collection will continue throughout the year. We can do so much more together! Keep up the good work.
Fall Flea Market Thank you for making our Fall Flea Market Such a Sucess! Many Families were blessed, we were able to share information about the congregation, and we were able to give leftover items to SHIM and City Mission.