MEN’S EVENT - BOWLING AT AMF LANES It's time for the next men's event at Beverly Heights! The men will be going bowling at AMF Lanes in Mt. Lebanon on Friday, December 6, from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Feel free to bring your high-school-aged sons as well. The cost will be $25 per person. This includes your shoe rental and unlimited bowling for those two hours. Last day to sign up is tomorrow, Monday, December 2. Please email Andy Lucas (email@example.com) to sign up, and give him your payment ASAP.
ADVENT FAMILY CELEBRATION Our church family is all invited to our annual Advent Family Celebration next Sunday, December 8! We will begin with dinner at 4:30 PM in the Social Room, followed by family programming in the sanctuary around 5:30 PM. The evening will conclude with a carol sing around our live nativity, complete with animals! Seating for dinner is limited, so an RSVP is required. If you have not yet submitted your RSVP for dinner to Jen Tab, please do so by Monday, December 2. We ask that you please bring a plate of Christmas cookies to share for dessert!
OFFERING ENVELOPES Offering envelopes will be available for pick up in the A-Level hallway in December. If you do not currently have an envelope number assigned to you and are interested in having a box of offering envelopes, please let Katie know and she will prepare one for you. If you currently have offering envelopes but are not interested in having them moving forward, please also let Katie know.
BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS Children birth through kindergarten and their parents are invited to join us for a fun morning of games, crafts, singing, snacks and the nativity story on Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM to 12 PM. No reservation is required for this event. We hope you will come and invite your friends to come, too!
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ORDERS Each year, we sell poinsettias to help beautify the sanctuary for worship on December 22 and Christmas Eve. For the first three Sundays in December, deacons will be in the hallway near the church office before and after worship to take your order. Each poinsettia costs $5; payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.
EPC AND PRESBYTERY OF THE ALLEGHENIES EVERY MEMBER ASKING In order to support the services provided by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and the Presbytery of the Alleghenies (POA), we are requested to pay them a per member contribution. This year that Every Member Asking is $37 per member (EPC $23; POA $14). If you have not done so yet this year and you wish to make a special contribution to help defray this expense, please make a payment with your regular contribution and indicate EMA on your check or envelope. Thank you for your support of the Beverly Heights ministry.
AMAZON SMILE Did you know that you can designate Beverly Heights Church as your charity of choice for Amazon Smile? Using the website smile.amazon.com, you can choose BHC and then we will receive a percentage of your sales as a donation from Amazon.
PASTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND. The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund provides financial resources for use by our pastor to meet the unexpected personal needs of those who are experiencing temporary crisis situations. It is funded by the designated contributions of members of the Beverly Heights congregation. If you would like to enable this important ministry of love and compassion, please clearly mark your check or envelope “Discretionary Fund.”
“HOUSES OF WORSHIP”
That’s the exhibit which is currently open to the public at the Mt. Lebanon History Center, 794 Washington Road in downtown Mt. Lebanon. Artifacts and photographs documenting the history of Beverly Heights and 16 other churches in our community will be on display into January. This month’s Scattered Seeds newsletter also shows many of the same artifacts featured in the exhibit. History Center hours are Wednesday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Anyone wishing for more information or details can call the Society’s number (412-329-8595) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of our new “The Gospel in Glass” book may also be purchased at the History Center for $10.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS The nursery is in need of some additional volunteers on Sunday mornings. If you would be willing to help out, please contact Lisa Wahl.
ADULT CHOIR: Rehearsals for the Adult Choir take place on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 PM. New voices are always welcome! Please email Elissa if you have any questions (email@example.com).
COLLEGE ADDRESSES Our church family would love to encourage the college-aged students of our congregation. Please provide their addresses to the church office as soon as possible.
- SECURITY TEAM We are looking for additional volunteers to serve on our Security Team on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Jobs range from foot patrol and sanctuary presence, to monitoring the security footage and manning a walkie talkie. For more information or to volunteer, contact Frank Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-941-2581).
COOKS FOR KIDS Each week at our Fusion youth group meetings on Sunday evenings we include dinner at 6:00 PM for the 30 to 35 students who attend. To do this, we need your assistance! Please contact Bob Kelley if you’re willing to help with this important part of our ministry. This opportunity is open to anyone, regardless of culinary skill; we can find a meal that fits your ability!
URBAN IMPACT REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS Urban Impact is looking for volunteers in their math and literacy support program and their tutoring center. If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteering, please contact Jess Brodnicki (email@example.com) or Julia Piecka (julia.piecka@uifpgh).
OFF THE FLOOR MINISTRY After a lull in scheduling, Beverly Heights is now back in the rotation for making furniture deliveries for Off the Floor. Our next morning of deliveries is Saturday, October 12; we’ll meet at 8:00 AM and be done by early afternoon. Strong arms are helpful, but not all of the jobs entail heavy lifting. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Bruce Douglas at 412-477-4959 (text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEIGHBOR IN NEED MINISTRY On occasion, needs arise within our congregation that are beyond the capabilities of the immediate family, extended family or resources. The Neighbor in Need Ministry will be comprised of folks who would be willing to be notified by text or email when such a need arises. Examples might be helping with yard work for a shut in, assisting a family as they move, or picking up an elderly member from a doctor’s appointment. Less urgent needs would be communicated via email and more urgent needs by text. If the need doesn’t match your skill set or availability, you would simply disregard. We may not be able to meet every request but will help when we can. If you are willing to receive such communications, please email Lisa Tyger with Neighbor in Need in the subject line and your name, preferred email address and cell phone number.
NOTE WRITING MINISTRY - ADDITIONAL NOTE WRITERS: This team strives to encourage, support and show God’s love to the individuals on the bulletin prayer list by writing to them each week. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry and what is involved, please contact Michelle Balfe (email@example.com or 412-818-1766) or Sherry Brady (SBrady9811@gmail.com or 412-298-0906). Men, women and older teens/young adults are all welcome!