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Being Not Afraid A Lenten Retreat on Living Beyond Fear Retreat Leader: Janet Hellner-Burris Pastor of the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, PA Day Retreat $50 Saturday March 17 9am-5pm Overnight Stay + Day Retreat $75 Friday March 16 6 pm Supper followed by Evening Prayer To Register: Contact Pastor Janet at 412.241.3556 Pastorjanethb@gmail.com Online Registration available at www.wilkinsburgchristianchurch.com Retreat location: Martina Spiritual Renewal Center
Church Board Meeting Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm If you are a member of the Board, please plan to attend.
Bunny Luncheon and Egg Hunt Palm Sunday, March 25 Immediately following the worship service
Please stay for lunch after morning worship and to watch the children hunt for Easter Eggs! We need donations of candy and plastic eggs for the Egg Hunt. You may also make a monetary donation if you prefer. Candy must be individually wrapped. Please place in the marked box in the Narthex.
Chicken and beverages for the luncheon will be provided. The congregation is asked to bring side dishes, saldas or a dessert. Please sign up in the Narthex.
Notify the office by email or phone, or sign up in the back so that we can estimate how many might be joining us. See you there!
Lunch Bunch We will gather on Thursday, March 22nd at Armstrong's (5301 Grove Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236) at 11:30 am. All who are able, please join us. Ask a friend to join you, especially someone who might be having lunch alone that day. Notify the office by Wednesday, March 21 by email or phone, or sign up in the back so that we can estimate how many might be joining us. See you there!
Special Maundy Thursday Worship March 29th, 2018 7:30 pm Communion and Candlelit reflections on the Crucifixion
Spring Book Study Our Spring Book Study will begin on April 11th and will last for 6 weeks, from 5:45-7 pm. We will study Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth and I here for?
You can get a Kindle Edition for $9.99 through Amazon, or Pastor Jana can order one for you for $12. Please sign up by Wednesday, April 4th so that we can have read some before our first meeting.
A sign-up sheet is available in the narthex, or you can email Pastor Jana or Pat. If you are on this earth, it is for a reason, no matter your past, your age, or your position in life. Maybe it is time to explore just what that is... Join us for the journey.
Easter Morning Special Activities
Easter is April 1,2018. Check out the Day's special schedule: Early Service: 8 am Pancake and Sausage Breakfast: Immediately following the early service Bible Study: 10 am Regular Worship Service: 11 am
Spring Flea Market: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 19, 20, and 21
Start your spring cleaning early! Please check your closets and drawers. We need lots of stuff! And be sure to mark your calendars and invite your friends! Any questions, please contact Linda Beattie at 412-833-7929
Easter Special Offering Received March 25th and April 1st
The grace of God is overflowing in the gift we have in Jesus the Christ. God walked among us in the person of Jesus and God continues to give us treasures unbounded through the Holy Spirit. Our response to this great generosity of God is overflowing compassion, joy, faith, gratitude, and love.
Supporting the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), by giving to the Easter Offering, is one of the many ways you share your response to God’s generosity. The work of these ministries overflows “from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth.”
Your gift to the Easter Offering helps bring life, love and learning through the general ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ministries that receive funding from the Easter Offering include: the Center for Faith and Giving, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries, Communication Ministries, Council on Christian Unity, Disciples Church Extension Fund / Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Disciples Home Missions, Disciples Women, Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries, Higher Education and Leadership Ministries, National Benevolent Association, National Convocation, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples, and Treasury Services.
Laurelview Camp Mark your calendars now for these upcoming youth events through summer 2018. For more information, visit laurelview.org. Spring Events – 2018 High School Retreat 9-12 April 6-8 Middle School Retreat 6-8 April 20-22
Summer – 2018 Grades Conference II 11, 12, new grads June 17-23 Conference I 9, 10 June 24-30 Chi Rho 7, 8 July 8-14 Junior 4-6 July 15-21 Mini 1-3 July 22-25 Young Adult Retreat July 27-29
We encourage our youth to attend. Brightwood will reimburse one/half of the cost for any youth attending.
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.