Exciting mission projects continue to happen at Sharon Church. The Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child project, collected 44 shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies for children all over the world. Thanks to Lorie Tinlin and the Christian Education Committee for sponsoring this mission project. The Family Fun night devoted to games and filling some of these boxes provided great fellowship for those that attended.
The Monday Evening Small Group is very much looking forward to providing a Day of Support for Family Promise at Sewickley Methodist Church on December 15, 2015. There will be other opportunities to be part of this important ministry to homeless families. Please think about getting your Small Group or committee involved.
December 6, 2015 – No Adult Education today but please stay to greet our newest members at the New Member Reception in Fellowship Hall. We are so pleased to have them join us! Please welcome them.
December 13, 2015 – A Sharon favorite, Bill Markus will be with us. Again, he will try to keep us informed regarding some of the geo-political forces in the world. On the 13th, he will speak about ISIS.
December 20, 2015 - Bill will talk about the recent elections in Myanmar[Burma] and will consider if the present military dictatorship will give up their power to democracy.
December 27, 2015 - No Adult Education.
Through the generosity of our congregation, the One Can Ministry is growing!! In 2014, we donated a total of 1723 cans. A challenge was made to double that number in 2015. Although we are short of our goal, the increased giving in 2015 was significant having donated a total of 2662 cans. That’s a growth of 55%!! Amazing!! Thank you for your continuing support of this important ministry.
So here is the challenge for 2016 – can we strive to make the original goal which would be a total of 3446 cans!! Let’s try. TIP: when shopping each week pick up “Pantry cans” and leave them in the car for when you come to church the following Sunday. Much easier to remember in our busy lives.
Sharon Community Presbyterian Church is looking for persons interested in capturing pictures of various events held at the church. Pictures will be used for church publications, on the Sharon Church website and for other promotion efforts. Volunteers will be asked from time to time throughout the year to snap pictures of children and/or adults at various church activities.
A training session for those with any type of camera will be offered by Sharon member Bekah Wiley on a variety of topics. Bekah also offers tutorials on photo editing software for those interested. Classes will be held sometime the beginning of the year. If you can’t volunteer time for the church work, come along anyway and learn some of the essentials of picture taking from your camera or phone. Call the church office at 412-264-7400 to register.
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