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A place for the spirit, a place for community, a place for the arts, a place to begin your life's journey, a place where all of God's children are welcome, a place for you.
January 2016

Monthly Newsletter

Ugly Quilt Project / Sleeping Bags Ministry


We're back! We finished two sleeping bags this Monday night and were able to deliver those along with three donated sleeping bags to our neighbors at Light of Life Rescue Mission this evening... on the coldest night of this year! We stuff each of the sleeping bags with health kits that include a toothbrush, toothpaste, gloves, scarf, shampoo, soap and mouthwash. Please consider joining us on Monday nights. We have a great time working on a great project!
 

Children's Christmas Party

5th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along Concert


If you can believe it, this year's Messiah concert pulled in an even larger audience than last year! It was another successful year, and we can't wait until next season!
 
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

"Feed the Sheep" Fellowship Luncheons


“If you love me, feed my sheep.”
- John 21:15-19


We are in need of sponsors for January.

For only $70 you, or a group, can provide a light lunch to the people you worship with. Sponsors are responsible for serving the meal and cleaning up the Fellowship Hall and kitchen once the meal is over. The total sponsorship cost is $70. A group can divide the cost among themselves anyway they choose.

If you, or a group, would like to sponsor a fellowship luncheon, the below forms are available next to the Sunday bulletin for you to fill out. Once you have completed the reverse side of the form with all of the required information, please place the form along with the $70 in an offering envelope. You can then place the envelope in the offering plate.

You can also email the required information on the below form to calvaryumcpgh@gmail.com and instructions on sponsorship payment will be emailed to you.

Once the church office receives your sponsorship form, either Doug Lucas or Mike Schnitgen will then contact you with the date of the Sunday that you or your group are to sponsor. Special dietary requests can be discussed at that time.


 

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, Small Groups, and Prayer Requests. This second, abridged newsletter is sent out around the middle of each month. 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

Mondays


Ugly Quilt Project (Sleeping Bags)
Monday Nights from 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall




 

Tuesdays


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

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


Bible Study with Rev. Larry Homitsky
BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME JANUARY 13TH. VISITORS FROM THE ISLAMIC CENTER IN SQUIRREL HILL WILL BE JOINING US.
Wednesday Nights at 6:15pm

Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
Join us as we study "Covenant" which is an in-depth group bible study in which people read and discuss the Bible together. The multiple week program discusses books from both testaments-showcasing the interconnectedness of scripture as a whole while demonstrating how the covenant relationship between God and people is woven through the entire Bible. Each session includes a thought-provoking video conversation between biblical scholars that serves as an impetus for further discussion and contemplation among the group members. The belief that it is through conversation together-through community-that we can best discover the Bible’s transformative power. We are planning to have a number of guests from other faiths sharing our common heritage of the Old Testament.




 

Saturdays


Calvary United Methodist Women (CUMW)
JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELED. MEETINGS WILL RESUME AGAIN IN FEBRUARY.
The First Saturday of Every Month at 10:00am
(See Church Calendar for date of next meeting)
Location: Calvary UMC Parsonage
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.
PRAYER REQUESTS

Prayers This Week

  • Audrey Klug and her family in the loss of her brother, Fred Klug, on December 26th
  • Nancy Davey admitted to Shadyside Hospital with pancreatitis is now home doing well
  • Robert P. Jones – health, housing, and a job
  • Patsy Sestric’s niece, Debbie Kruper, age 55, with colon cancer, removal of one lung and kidney
  • Tammy Phillips nephew, Daniel Phillips – Crohn’s Disease, critical condition
  • Karen – battling cancer tumors on vertebrae/lung
  • Peace and Good Will for the Islamic Community
  • Patty Brown – at Shadyside ICU Health/ COPD
  • Peter Bennardo – knee Surgery this past Thursday
  • Henry Bobeck – very sick
  • Brandon Morgan – with concerns and Nolan Morgan, age 3, who is sick
 

Continued Prayers

  • Linda Johnson in the loss of her brother Eric
  • Lindsay – complications with 7th month of pregnancy
  • Lorraine Malcolm’s nephew, Chris Griffin
  • Dennis Joseph Huber, Mrs. Joan Lance Huber, Dave, Don, Darrell, and Diana
  • Kenneth Cobbs – pray for faith and courage
  • April Moore – housing and help her in following Jesus
  • Lynette Asson’s grandmother, Louise Moore
  • Truddie Burke – recovering at Manor Care
  • Leslie Kaufman – liver transplant
  • Jan Meyers’s mother, Jeanette Kilpatrick – dementia
  • Brian, age 29 – in rehab from an injury
  • Michelle Edwards Newberry – final stages of MS
  • Larry Hopkins mother, Connie
  • Diane Traymore – cancer
  • Sara Casey – cancer and M.S.
  • Mike’s mother, Dorothy Schnitgen
  • Michael Joseph – third stage liver cancer
  • Danette Sutter asks for prayers for her family and friends.
  • Robert Brown – Baldwin Center
  • Emilie – 14 year old girl with depression
  • Jacob Wineman – health
  • The Clark FamilyRenny’s nephew, Greg, is recovering at home.
  • The Richie Family – health and heart
  • Zeek Thomas's brother, Charlie – health and COPD
  • Family and Friends of Calvary UMC
  • All ministries of Calvary UMC
  • Remember Light of Life
  • Protection for Firefighters and Police Officers
  • Families that have suffered from shooting violence
  • Military Personnel and their Families
  • Families dealing with addiction issues
  • Prayers for those in need of employment
  • The homeless and those living in poverty
 

Missionaries

  • Steve and Gail Quigg – Congo
  • Tina Whitehead – Jerusalem
  • Jennifer Wilson – Nepal
 

World Community

  • World Leaders, President, Congress
  • Places of disaster 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.
BIRTHDAY WISHES
Happy Birthday to all members and friends who will celebrate a birthday in the month of January!

May God bless you on your birthday and everyday in every way!

 
Tammy Phillips – January 3
Taylor Garcia – Jauary 12
Dennis W. Panek – January 16
Devin Harris – January 17
Aleata Weis – January 20
Galen Hardy – January 22
CONTACT CALVARY
Address
971 Beech Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Phone
412.231.2007

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
9:00am thru 3:00pm

Entrance is on the Beech Avenue side.
Handicapped entrance is in rear of building.
Send an Email to Calvary UMC
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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.




 

January 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting - CANCELLED
The next meeting with be held in February on the normal scheduled date.


Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) Meeting
Sunday, January 10th following morning worship
Location: Chapel



The Daily Bread
Thursday, January 14th
Location: New Hope

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.


Finance Committee Meeting
Sunday, January 17th following morning worship
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel



Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, January 28th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm.



 

February 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, February 6th at 10:00am
Location: Calvary UMC Parsonage
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 9th


Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 10th
Location: Calvary UMC Chapel
More details to come.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, February 11th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 25th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm. If you are part of a committee please plan on attending.



 

March 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, March 5th at 10:00am
Location: Calvary UMC Parsonage
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, March 10th
Location: New Hope

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.


The 24th Tiffany Concert Season presents “Flute & Harp Fantasy”
Sunday, March 13th at 4:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Sanctuary
Ticket Pricing: General $12, Senior $10, Students $8 (Calvary members have a 50% discount off the general ticket price or $6. You do need to be a church member.)
Performers: Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Harp Society (President: Craig Johnson) & Pittsburgh Flute Club & Flute Academy (Music Director: Wendy Kumer)


Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 20th


Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 24th


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
THIS MEETING MAY BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO MAUNDY THURSDAY.
Thursday, March 24th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm.


Easter Sunday
Sunday, March 27th




 

April 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, April 2nd 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, April 14th
Location: New Hope

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.


The 24th Tiffany Concert Season presents “Afternoon of a Faun”
Sunday, April 24th at 4:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Sanctuary
Ticket Pricing: General $12, Senior $10, Students $8 (Calvary members have a 50% discount off the general ticket price or $6. You do need to be a church member.)
Performers: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (Music Director & Conductor: Francesco Lecce-Chong)


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 28th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm. If you are part of a committee please plan on attending.



 

May 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 5th at 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, May 12th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm.



 

June 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 4th at 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, May 9th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 23rd 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm. If you are part of a committee please plan on attending.



 

July 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, July 2nd at 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, July 14th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, July 28th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm.



 

August 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, August 6th at 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, August 11th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 25th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm. If you are part of a committee please plan on attending.



 

September 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, September 8th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm.



 

October 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, October 1st at 10:00am
Location: To Be Determined
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, October 13th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm
Location: Calvary UMC Fellowship Hall

Dinner begins at 6:00pm; the meeting begins at 6:30pm. If you are part of a committee please plan on attending.



 

November 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 5th at 10:00am
Location: Calvary UMC Parsonage
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, November 10th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Church Council Meeting
Date and Time are To Be Determined




 

December 2016


Calvary United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting
Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00am
Location: Calvary UMC Parsonage
Please come and join us! All women are welcome! We are looking forward to all of the amazing things that we can accomplish as a group. This truly is an exciting time at Calvary.


The Daily Bread
Thursday, December 8th
Location: New Hope

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.


Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Date and Time are To Be Determined





 

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