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Invite a Friend Sunday

Invite a Friend Sunday March 8th!!!

There will be special music and a performance from the Mercyhurst University Liturgical Dance Ensemble. A time of refreshments and conversation downstairs after the service..

Invite a Friend Sunday

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Erie Otters Youth Fellowship Event

Erie Otters Youth Fellowship Event: Feb. 29, 7pm @ The Erie Insurance Arena…Tickets are ½ price ($11.00). Plan to join us…all youth and families welcome! Rides/carpooling needed? Let Pastor Dave know. Otherwise meet at the Arena at 6:30pm in the ticket lobby. Please confirm your attendance with Pastor Dave! (397-1861)

Erie Otters Youth Fellowship Event

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Lenten Study Group Series

By His Wounds We Are Healed Lenten Study – Let’s join together in wrestling with our faith and God’s Word as we journey to the cross! Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (Mar. 4, 11, 18 @ Belle Valley Church; Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8 @ Elmwood Ave. Church)—lite refreshments served!

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Sunday Funday and Birthday Fellowship Luncheon

Sunday Funday Christian Education Luncheon

and Birthdays of the Month Fellowship Event.

Hosted Monthly on the 2nd Sunday

 

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The Big Event 2020! Where’s the Light?

The Big Event 2020! Where’s the Light? Saturday, Mar. 28, 9am – 1:30pm; First Presbyterian Church of The Covenant, 250 W. 7th St. How is the church called to reframe her ministry in light of the change of society’s perspective on religion? This Big Event calls on the perspective of speakers from several denominations and ministries. Come to a day of learning and worship. Cost? $15 (includes lunch). Keynote Speaker: L. Roger Owens, PhD (Assoc. Professor of Christian Spirituality/Ministry at Pgh. Theological Seminary)—“Leadership in the Dark Night of the Church.” There will be a panel of 4 community/church leaders to kick off the day (incl. Erie Mayor Joe Schember, Marcus Atkinson of ServErie, Josh Botts of 2nd Presby.-Oil City, Sr. Anne McCarthy of Benetvision). There will also be an exciting array of 7 workshops to choose from!! Childcare services will be available as well. Registration for this event can be done online @ www.pbylakeerie.org or contact Melinda in the LEP office by March 10!

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Tuesday’s Adult Bible Study Group

We join in fellowship and study opportunities each week. Our first week (1st Tuesday of month, 10:30am) we meet at Harborcreek Perkins Restaurant, and then we gather each week or every other week on Tuesdays at 10am at the church office. We always have coffee and donuts, a time of prayer and then a discussion of a recent Christian fiction book or book of the Bible.

 

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Choir Practice

Choir practices to be held weekly on Sundays from February 9th through April 12th at 10:15 AM in preparation for the upcoming Lenten / Easter season.

All are welcome!!!

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Pub Theology!

Pub Theology! Join us monthly at Coach’s Sports Bar (downstairs area) where no faith/religion questions are out of place, and all doubts are heard and respected! Bring a friend…I double dog dare you! If we’ll commit to ask just one person to come with us, we’ll fill that room! Come with open minds, open ears, honest hearts, and doubting guests who seek genuine faith.

Next Event Link:  Pub Theology February 24th

 

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ONLINE GROUP BIBLE STUDY

ONLINE GROUP BIBLE STUDY 

Join our current Study Event (02/26 – 04/05/2020): Journeying With Jesus – 40 Days Lent Devotional
Join our next Study Event: Coming Soon
WHO’s Invited? Anyone and Everyone, please share this opportunity.
WHAT’s it all about? The Group Online Bible Study is hosted through YouVersion’s Bible.com on their website using a computer or on their app using a smartphone or tablet. Every new plan/study has a link that is shared as an announcement on our “Be the Light Study Group” Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/528645391253413/ , under news and events on the Belle Valley Church website http://presbyteriannetwork.com/bellevalleychurch/upcoming-events/ , the plan / study link can be direct messaged via email or text request to Stacey Simons at 814-881-1323 or stacey.simons111@gmail.com, and the easiest way is right through Bible.com (once we are friends in the program).  Each plan / study has a daily devotion, scripture reading, and then a place to comment to the group if you’d like, but commenting is optional. 
WHEN and WHERE do we meet? Daily, whenever you have a few moments throughout your day in the convenience of your own home.  I’d also like for you to know it is okay to miss a day here and there, just pick up whenever you can the next chance you get. 
WHY do we meet?  God designed us to need Him and each other. His word to us is to reach out and love one another. Colossians 3:16 says we should allow “the message of Christ [to] dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” What better place for that than in a Bible study group?
COST:  Other than your time, these studies are FREE
The only thing you will need to do is to create an account with Bible.com to join the group plan / study if you do not already have one.
Need extra help? Watch the YouTube Bible.com Tutorial https://youtu.be/2AqrCh1jPKk
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Custodial Team

Would you prayerfully consider joining the BVPC Custodial Team? If you are able to serve BVPC by participating in a rotation of volunteers who help keep the facility clean from week to week, then contact Chris Tombaugh (882-8932). We currently have a rotation in which you would be cleaning the church facility once every 2 months or so.  We will provide the training and answer any questions you may have.

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Recycling Program

Recycling Program:

Drop-offs welcome anytime (newspaper in west property trailer/aluminum cans)

Belle Valley’s Recycling Ministry Needs YOU!  Unloading the newspaper trailer onto a delivery truck will take place soon (check w/ Rick Leasure first: 881-1269). New recycling criteria please take note: only aluminum cans, newspaper (and old phone books). We also recycle printer ink cartridges from your own personal computer systems—the collection bin is in the foyer (we receive funds for this recycling!). We also recycle cell phones!! We are asking you to donate any old cell phones, and those of family/friends. The collection bin is in the foyer.

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Interested in Exploring Membership?

Interested in Exploring Membership? What exactly does it mean to become a member of Belle Valley Presbyterian Church? Why would I want to take that step of commitment? What do I need to know about this congregation (its history, design, and vision) to help me decide? If you’d be interested in further discussion (no strings attached!), or if you know someone who is currently unchurched and would be interested in the conversation, please contact Pastor Dave to get more info (397-1861). I hear he likes to treat folk to coffee at Panera’s, his home away from home!

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Mt. Carmel food pantry

Please keep up all the GREAT work of your ongoing support of canned goods and staples for the Mt. Carmel food pantry. There is always a need for basic food staples: peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta, canned tuna & chicken, etc. Receptacles are in the foyer. Thank you all for your generosity!! We are continually amazed that the food collection containers fill up at least every 2 weeks!! The organizers of the Mt. Carmel Food Pantry have continually been showing their appreciation for our support of their pantry ministry!

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Nursery Volunteers Needed

If you’re able to serve BVPC by participating in a rotation of volunteers who help serve the needs of younger families at worship please contact Chris Tombaugh (882-8932) for details.  Due to new state laws you are required to have easy to obtain state clearances at no cost. Those details and any training will be provided.

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Collection for Church Kitchen

Looking for an easy way to help out the church in a big way?

We are having a collection for our Church Kitchen:

foil, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, Swiffer & supplies, Clorox wipes, dish soap, hand soap, etc.  The collection receptacle is located in the foyer!

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