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Monthly Newsletter


April 2015

Maundy Thursday


Communion is served in this candlelit "Last Supper" setting during this special service of reflection and prayer, highlighted by the celebration of the disciples.The Maundy Thursday Service begins at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.


What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). This is why services on this night generally include the washing of feet or other acts of physical care as an integral part of the celebration. While John's gospel does not record the institution of the Lord's Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. Christians therefore keep this night with celebrations both at the basin (footwashing) and at the Lord's Table (Holy Communion).

Celebrate Easter at Calvary

Welcoming each of God's children every day.


Easter is celebrated with 11:00am worship led by Rev. Larry Homitsky and featuring music by the Renewal Choir, organist Brian Burns, and the South Hills Brass. Children's sermon and music are also highlights. A light luncheon for all follows the service.

Worshipers are surrounded by Calvary's restored Tiffany windows, including the 30-foot Resurrection Window, depicting the women at the tomb, disciples, the Roman guards, and Christ stepping from the burial place.

About Easter: The season of Easter, or Eastertide, begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church (see Acts 2). Easter is also more than just an extended celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. In the early church, Lent was a season for new converts to learn about the faith and prepare for baptism on Easter Sunday. The initial purpose of the 50-day Easter season was to continue the faith formation of new Christians.

Today, this extended season gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. It’s the season when we remember our baptisms and how through this sacrament we are, according to the liturgy, “incorporated into Christ’s mighty acts of salvation.” As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church and gifts of the Spirit (Pentecost), and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ.

Passover Seder - Thursday, April 9th at 6:00pm


Many experienced their first Seder at Calvary during last year's Lenten Season. Larry Ehrlich led the traditional meal and blessings over each portion of the Seder plate. Such a wonderful experience was had by everyone that attended that it was decided that this special religious service would be an annual tradition. This year's Passover Seder is to be held on Thursday, April 9th at 6:00pm in the Calvary UMC Chapel.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP by Friday, April 3rd to Linda Ehrlich at laehrlich927@aol.com.


What is a Passover Seder?

Passover is the oldest and most important religious festival in Judaism, commemorating God’s deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt and his creation of the Israelite people. The focal point of Passover is a communal meal, called the Seder (which means "order," because of the fixed order of service), which is a time of rejoicing and celebration at the deliverance for the Hebrews that God accomplished in the exodus. (Exodus 12:21-28, 13:3, 23:15)

There has been increasing interest among Christians in this ancient festival. There are various reasons for this renewed interest: an increasing sensitivity to cultural and societal problems and a corresponding desire to learn about others; a renewed awareness of the importance of the Old Testament Scriptures as Christian Scripture; a desire or even a need in our modern world to recover a sense of the sacred through liturgy and sacrament; the willingness to find new and innovative ways to worship; and perhaps even the enjoyment that comes from acknowledging the continuity with a 3,000 year old community of faith.



Here are a few pictures from last year's Seder. What an amazing evening!

8th Annual Race for Grace


This year's 8th Annual Race for Grace is to be held on Saturday, April 11th. Calvary has had a wonderful show of support in past years, and we are hoping to increase the number of team members this year.

The 8th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace’s cancer was a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a tumor of the brainstem for which there is no known cure and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 35 years.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.reflectionsofgrace.org/index.php/8th-annual-race-for-grace.html

Please return the below registration form by mail or drop it off at the church (see mailing address for Calvary UMC in the footer of this newsletter). If you are unable to print the registration form below (right click on the registration form picture, choose "Save picture as..." from the drop-down menu, then print the saved picture), see Karen Ferguson for a form. Registration forms are also available for pickup at Calvary. Please see Jean Elwell with questions or for further information. You can also email her at jmhelwell@gmail.com.

Team Calvary in Past Years

Mrs. Shakespeare Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday


Bard's Birthday Bash Features Shakespeare Favorites at Poet's Corner
Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00pm in the Calvary UMC Chapel


Bringing the best of Shakespeare for one night only, Calvary's arts series, Poet's Corner, hosts Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks for a celebration on the eve of the poet-playwright's 451st birthday. The evening is part of "Week of Will", PSIP's eight-day marathon of Shakespeare-themed events.
 
Following the 2013 "Sonnet-a-Thon", the Bard's Birthday Bash features favorite quips, scenes, soliloquies, and more hosted by "Mrs Shakespeare", portrayed by Yvonne Hudson. Curtain time is 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 22 in the Chapel.
 
Guest artists include players from the companies who keep Will's work alive in the our region:  Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, Poor Yorick's Players, South Park Shakespeare, and Unrehearsed Shakespeare. 
 
The comedic improvisations of The Amish Monkeys will put a Shakespearean twist on audience interaction. 
 
Featured players will include Ronald Siebert, a veteran actor who will portray King Lear in PSIP's September production of one of Shakespeare's most compelling tragedies. 
 
"Ron is a wonderful artist," says Yvonne. "I was happy that he accepted my invitation to sing in our MESSIAH choir after we appeared as the Friar and Nurse in PSIP's Romeo and Juliet. Ron has now sung with us in two concerts!"
 
Cake and signature Shakespeare cookies from Mexican War Sweets will be served. Admission is an optional pay-what-you-can donation. 
 
Poet's Corner was founded at Calvary in 2006 by Yvonne Hudson who has produced and often directed events ranging from play and poetry readings to T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral", the first theater production presented in the sanctuary, and inspired the annual production of Handel's MESSIAH at Calvary. Yvonne has often been seen as Mrs. Shakespeare and poet Emily Dickinson at Calvary. Contact Yvonne at yvonne@newplace.us or 412.512.0589 for details on the April event and ways to get involved with Poet's Corner.
 
Visit and like Poets Corner Pittsburgh on Facebook. Week of Will is featured there and at http://PittsburghShakespeare.com.
Top Photo: Bard's Birthday by Mexican War Sweets, 2014
Above Photo: Mrs Shakespeare shares Will's cake. Yvonne Hudson with guest artist Kendra McLauglin, 2014.
Below Photo:  Michael McGovern, whose Ireland's Shakespeare was presented at Poets Corner in 2012, portrays King Richard III at the 2014 event.

3rd Annual Circle of Faith


A Message from Yvonne Hudson

Dear Friends -

I am happy to share the 2015 Circle of Faith interfaith event will be held in a wonderfully central location on Sunday, June 7th, starting at 2:00pm, under the tent at Schenley Plaza, across the street from the Cathedral of Learning.

This will be the third year for the event and Lynette and I have been involved in planning and attendance since Rev. Larry connected us with the planning group, grown from the leadership of Rev. Bob Wilson at First UMC.


Circle of Faith is...
A public witness to welcome and inclusion for LGBTQIA persons, their families and allies by varied faith communities. For all who believe God’s love is inclusive and that all are welcome into the “family circle” that their faith communities offer.

Please save the date of June 7th for an hour or so in the afternoon as we hope you can join the growing number of representatives from diverse faith communities who take part. If you would like to get involved in the event and would like more information, please let me know. And do share this information with others who you think will want to know more about the event.

The event falls at the beginning of Pride month and will feature speakers and music. Details will follow, but the Facebook page for Circle of Faith is the best place to read updates and other information - like the following link post - that will be of interest.   


Circle of Faith Pittsburgh on Facebook
http://www.believeoutloud.com/take-action/petitions/christians-pledge-end-discrimination-against-lgbtq-people-pennsylvania

The above Believe Out Loud link features not only a photo from our sister church First UMC (where most Circle of Faith meetings are held), but a pledge that you can take and share as Christians in PA are demonstrating that welcoming is at the heart of our faith.

Please check out the story and pledge. And look for more on Circle of Faith 2015.

Peace and love,
Yvonne.


Pictures from Circle of Faith in Past Years

The Jubilate Choir Visits Calvary


On Sunday, March 8th, Calvary had the pleasure of hosting a visiting choir from Virginia - the University Baptist Church "Jubilate" Collegiate Choir. For those of you that were able to attend morning worship were able to experience the six pieces they performed first-hand. For those of you who were unable to make it to morning worship please watch the below video which feature the choir singing one of their pieces "Pilot Me" which included a cello and piano for accompaniment. What a joy it was to have them visit us and share their talents. We hope to welcome them back soon!
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The Jubilate Choir performs "Pilot Me".
Click here to watch the video. You will be redirected to YouTube.

New Members

On Sunday, March 15th, Calvary welcomed six new members to our family of faith. Welcome!!!

Jan & Al Meyers
James Stuart
Glen Davis
Joe Burke
Mike Dees
Joe Polaritz

New Lighting Campaign


Calvary recently enhanced the lighting in the Sanctuary, Chapel, and Vestibule. For the first time in almost 120 years we are able to see the spectacular detail of the ceiling in our beautifully unique church. The historical fixtures remain the same, but the interior wiring, sockets, and light bulbs were replaced. The new light bulbs will last anywhere from 15-20 years instead of a few months which is how often they needed to be replaced before. This project allows for better illumination of our beautiful church as well as lowered utility costs.

The total cost of this project was $26,000. We are currently having a campaign to raise money to cover the cost of this project. An anonymous donor has offered to match every dollar donated up to $13,000. If you would like to donate to this campaign, please indicate “Lighting” on an offering envelope during Sunday morning worship.

New Visibility to the Church Calendar


Starting this month everyone can have access to the entire Church Calendar. A button has been added at the end of the Church Calendar section that will open a new window to display the Calendar. This calendar will allow you to view entries by the day, week, or month. There are 3 types of calendar entries that have been color coded: Event - Blue, Service - Green, or Meeting - Orange. When you click on a calendar entry all of the information for that event, service, or meeting with appear as a pop-up window until you click anywhere else on the screen. This is a read-only calendar. If you see something that is incorrect, please notify Karen Ferguson (724.448.1429 or karen.ferguson.15202@gmail.com) and she will correct it as soon as possible. The button below is just like the one that will appear at the end of the Calendar section in each newsletter. Give it a try!
 
Church Calendar

Call for Church Parking Assistants


A Message from Tammy Phillips

Greetings Calvary UMC folks from Tammy Phillips! Allow me to put a call out to anyone who is interested in assisting with the parking at the church during special events. You could either assist in the planning of the parking or you could actually help direct cars to the parking lots during the special events. To give you an idea of how often parking help is needed, here is a list of known and potential special events:
  • Sunday 1:00pm Steeler game days (5-6 Sundays per year)
  • Sunday 4:00pm Tiffany Concerts (3-4 Sundays per year)
  • Victorian House Tour (held on a Friday night and all day on one Saturday in December)
  • Messiah Concert (one-time event held yearly at 4:00pm on a Saturday or Sunday in December)
  • Christmas Eve Service (one-time event held yearly at 7:00pm)
  • Easter Sunday Service (one-time event held yearly at 11:00am)
  • Weddings, funerals, and other special events (if there are more than 150 attendees, parking help is needed)
If you are interested, please contact me, Tammy Phillips, at 412.487.2234 (home) or 412.961.1908 (cell) or email me at TMPhillips1966@gmail.com. Thanks!!

Sunday School Corner


Sunday School Corner is a new addition to the monthly newsletter that will allow everyone to see what goes on in Sunday School at Calvary: the lessons the children are learning, the bible verses they are memorizing, the activities they are participating in, and the special relationships they are forming with the other children in Calvary's congregation. Sunday School may be the most important education young children receive and benefits us all throughout our adult lives.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Lesson
We discussed Communion. The Lord's supper remembering Jesus. Plus, having the "right" heart. We made bird feeders out of cheerios for our animal friends in a shape of....you guessed it...hearts.

Bible Verses

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:39

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?" He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.' " So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me." They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?" Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born." Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you." While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father's kingdom." When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
- Matthew 26:17-30
Above artwork done by Joey Trojan


Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Lesson
40 Days of Lent calendar. It's a great visual for the children so they can see the 40 Days of Lent going by, and Easter approaching. We went over some daily prayers and sacrifices they have made. The best was Levi's...He gave up chores.

Bible Verse

When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
- Matthew 6:16-18



Artwork done by Eli Sweeney


Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Lesson
Crown of thorns. For each sacrifice each child makes, he or she pulls a toothpick out of the crown. This activity makes a great visual reminder of Christ's suffering.

We have also began our practice of our Easter performance with our sheet music. Followed with a poem to go along with our snack.


Bible Verse
Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
- Matthew 27:26-31


Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Lesson
Jesus prays in the garden. The children enjoyed planting some seeds to represent the Garden of Gethsemane. As we discussed the sad walk of Jesus, the children added the three crosses.

Bible Verse

Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."
- Luke 22:39-46
Above artwork done by Chantz Kautchick assisted by Marrissa
News & Announcements

2015 Church Directory

The 2015 Calvary UMC Church Directory is now available for pickup. We only ask that a $5.00 donation be given for each book to cover printing costs. Please see Karen Ferguson either before or after Sunday Morning Worship. If you have any questions, she can be reached on her cell at 724.448.1429 or by email at karen.ferguson.15202@gmail.com.

 

Ugly Quilt Project (Sleeping Bags)

The sleeping bag project will continue sometime this Winter, and will meet at Calvary instead of New Hope UMC. We haven't decided when we will be meeting; we will let you know!

 

"Feed the Sheep" Fellowship Luncheons

Sponsors are needed for upcoming months. If you would like to sponsor a fellowship luncheon or volunteer to help in the kitchen please see Doug Lucas or Mike Schnitgen. The cost of sponsorship is $70.00. This cost can be sponsored by one person or family, or a group of people.

 

The Daily Bread

Calvary Sponsors The Daily Bread at New Hope every 2nd Thursday of each and every month. If you are interested in helping physically or financially please let us know. It can be a group project or an individual donation of time; we are always looking for help. If you are interested in helping please call Audrey Jennings at 412.335.3559 or email her at audreyjennings037@yahoo.com.

 

Used T-Shirts Needed at Martin Luther King School

Our neighbors at Martin Luther King School have asked us to collect used t-shirts that can be used when students come wearing inappropriate clothing. Having a supply of t-shirts will mean that the students will not be sent home, but will be able to continue with their classes. All sizes of t-shirts are needed for both boys and girls.



Calvary UMC Newsletter

The Calvary UMC Newsletter is distributed twice a month. The first, more detailed, newsletter is sent out at the beginning of each month. The second newsletter will contain only important Church News, the Church Calendar, and Prayer Requests. This second, abridged newsletter is sent out around the middle of each month. Print copies of the monthly newsletters are also available in the Chapel on the table near Rev. Larry’s office. If you have something that you would like to be highlighted or printed in an upcoming newsletter please see Karen Ferguson or email her at karen.ferguson.15202@gmail.com.
Small Groups

Sundays


Holy Book Club
Sunday Mornings at 9:30am

Location: Calvary UMC Parlor
Our first book of the new year is “Christianity for the Rest of Us” by Diana Butler Bass. What a delightful, encouraging, and informative book! This book not only presents ten characteristics shared by vital, progressive congregations, but it also situates these characteristics in the context of recent American religious history. Highly recommended!


Worship Team - Praise Band
Sunday Mornings at 9:30am

Location: Calvary UMC Sanctuary
The Praise Band presents two songs to open each worship service. All songs are chosen to encourage congregational singing and participation. Some tunes are based on well-known hymns with a contemporary twist, while others are original tunes by contemporary Christian artists. See Brian Burns or Karen Ferguson for more details or if you are interested in joining the Worship Team.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Sunday Nights from 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall


 

Mondays


Gamblers Anonymous
Every 2nd Monday of the Month from 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall


 

Tuesdays


Renewal Choir
Tuesday Nights from 6:15-7:30pm

Location: Calvary UMC Sanctuary
The Renewal Choir sings traditional anthems on Sunday mornings as well as supporting Calvary special events and observances. The group presents a wide variety of musical styles from September through May. Choir members actively participate in worship and may be found assisting during such times as Communion, Advent and special services. See Brian Burns for more details or if you are interested in joining.


 

Wednesdays


Women's Bible Study
Wednesday Mornings at 10:00am

Location: Calvary UMC Parlor
Calvary Women Come Together! Please join us as we share the stories of twelve special women as we study "Extraordinary Women of the Bible".


Adult Bible Study
Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm

Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

The next session which will begin April 8th and commence May 6th will be on “How to Read the Bible”. We will be studying with Steven Tuell who after studying at Princeton Theological Seminary earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary. He taught at Erskine College and Randolph-Macon College, receiving numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has written numerous articles and book reviews, and has also been a frequent contributor to the United Methodist Publishing House Adult Bible Studies. Presently Steve leads the Old Testament department at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. After our study many go out for a light meal together.

Iron City Square Dancing
Wednesday Nights from 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall


 

Thursdays


Women's Bible Study
Thursday Evenings at 7:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Parlor
Calvary Women Come Together! Please join us as we share the stories of twelve special women as we study "Extraordinary Women of the Bible".
Prayer Requests

Prayers This Week

  • Mark Neuherz brother, Farrell, is at AHG. Found unconscious at home possibly from a fall.
  • Nancy Davey suffered a fall & a concussion last Sunday afternoon.
  • Traveling Mercies for Andrew, Moira & Audrey Brennen who are moving this week to Atlanta, Georgia.
  • James Clooney in the loss of his grandmother.
  • Mother of Linda Sustakoski
  • Nora Jean Kruger - Health Concerns
  • Sister of Yvonne Hudson
  • Joyce Zimmerman - Health concerns
  • Christine Thomas & family in the loss of her sister Shellia
  • Personal request for prayers – fighting through some rough times
  • Request for prayers for a nephew that God would keep him safe
 

Continued Prayers

  • Ladadsia – health concerns
  • Continued prayers for Emilie
  • Isabelle & Isaac that God would touch their hearts & give them safety & health
  • Beth Hanson – health & recovery
  • Jacob Wineman – health
  • Dean McFall & family – Dean has terminal cancer
  • The Drumheller Family & their daughter Tammy who suffered a stroke
  • Adam Balogh, 27 years old – Leukemia & Lymphoma
  • Moira Brennen's father, Bruce Ernst
  • Robert Brown – Baldwin Rehab
  • Truddie Burke – Manor Care
  • Melvin Branch – health
  • Ida’s daughter – cancer
  • Marci Deutsch – rehab & recovery
  • Shirley Mehring's sister, Barbara, continues to improve
  • Clark Family – Renny’s nephew, Greg, is recovering at home
  • Rose B. – injuries from fall
  • Donna & her son, Mark – health concerns
  • Michael Snell – health
  • Dennis Joseph Huber
  • Richie Family – health & heart
  • Daores Skena – health
  • Patty Brown – health & COPD
  • Zeke Thomas's brother, Charlie – health & COPD
  • Kenny Branch – health & heart
  • Family & Friends of Calvary UMC
  • All ministries of Calvary UMC
  • Remember Light of Life
  • Military personnel & their families
  • Firefighters & Police Officers – protection
  • Families that have suffered from shooting violence
 

Missionaries

  • Steve & Gail Quigg – Aviation missions to the Congo
  • Tina Whitehead – Jerusalem
 

World Community

  • World Leaders, President, Congress
  • Places of conflict around the world


Let us know how we can pray for you.
Please contact Rev. Ellie Laws by emailing the Calvary UMC church office at calvaryumcpgh@gmail.com or by calling 412.231.2007.
Church Calendar

Weekly


Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Mornings at 11:00am

Sunday School is offered for children. Fellowship with a light lunch follows worship every Sunday. Communion is held the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome at Calvary's table.


 

April


Maundy Thursday Evening Service
Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Sanctuary

Easter Sunday
Thursday, April 5th

Guest Musicians - South Hills Brass
Special Music - Sunday School Children & Youth


Seder
Thursday, April 9th at 6:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

8th Annual Race for Grace
Saturday, April 11th

Location: Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Opening Activities: 7:00am
Race Begins: 9:00am
Fees Prior to March 11th, 2015 (discounted rate): Adults - $20.00 / Children (12 & under) - $15.00
Fees Beginning on March 11th, 2015 (including race day): Adults - $25.00 / Children (12 & under) - $20.00
The 8th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace’s cancer was a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a tumor of the brainstem for which there is no known cure and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 35 years. See Jean Elwell or Karen Ferguson for further details.


New Member Orientation Dinner
Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Reverend Larry invites everyone interested in learning more about our congregation and its ministries to join him for a light dinner. If you are seeking to join our family of faith please join us at this informal gathering. Please RSVP to the church office by calling 412.231.2007 or by emailing calvaryumcpgh@gmail.com.


Mrs. Shakespeare Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday
Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Poets Corner presents The Bard's Birthday Bash with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. More details to come!

Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.


New Member Orientation Dinner
Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Reverend Larry invites everyone interested in learning more about our congregation and its ministries to join him for a light dinner. If you are seeking to join our family of faith please join us at this informal gathering. Please RSVP to the church office by calling 412.231.2007 or by emailing calvaryumcpgh@gmail.com.


 

May


Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10th

Pentecost
Sunday, May 24th


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm. If you are a member of a committee please plan to attend.


 

June


3rd Annual Circle of Faith
Sunday, June 7th at 2:00pm

Location: Under the tent at Schenley Plaza, across the street from the Cathedral of Learning
Circle of Faith is... A public witness to welcome and inclusion for LGBTQIA persons, their families and allies by varied faith communities. For all who believe God’s love is inclusive and that all are welcome into the “family circle” that their faith communities offer. Please save the date of June 7th for an hour or so in the afternoon as we hope you can join the growing number of representatives from diverse faith communities who take part.

Opera Theater SummerFest Workshop
Sunday, June 14th at 2:00pm

Location: To Be Determined
Poets Corner presents From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to a World Premiere: Opera Theater SummerFest workshop of "A New Kind of Fallout". Details to come!

Father's Day
Sunday, June 21st


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, June 25th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

 

July


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm. If you are a member of a committee please plan to attend.

 

August


Vacation Bible School
August 10th, 11th, 12th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Location: Calvary UMC


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, August 27th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

 

September


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 24th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm. If you are a member of a committee please plan to attend.

 

October


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

 

November


Fall Family Festival
Details to be announced at a later date.

Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Date: To Be Determined
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel

Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm. If you are a member of a committee please plan to attend.

 

December


5th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along Concert
Details to be announced at a later date.

Children's Christmas Party
Details to be announced at a later date.

Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Date: To Be Determined
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Dinner is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Candlelight Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24th

Location: Calvary UMC Sanctuary
7:00pm: Music
7:30pm: Service


 

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