Recycling Saturday

A call to all recycling volunteers: we will meet to do newspaper recycling this Sat. 4/13/2019 @ 8am by the open trailer at the western edge of the church property. We will be moving the newspaper into large box containers on pallets in a large truck. It is simple work requiring a little elbow grease. We usually only require about 90 minutes of time if we have enough volunteers. There will be coffee and donuts, so please come for some good fellowship, and a chance to serve side by side....
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Belle Valley Group’s AA Meetings

Belle Valley Group's AA Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Please see our NEWS & EVENTS Page for Weekly Meeting Events Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other; that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A.membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.       Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. https://www.aaeriepa.org/  ...
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Easter Flower Order Form

For an opportunity to decorate the sanctuary with beautiful spring flowers on Easter Morning complete the following form.  The form and payment can be returned in the offering plate on Sunday mornings or to Stacey Simons, 814-881-1323, stacey.simons111@gmail.com, by Sunday, March 18th:  2018 Easter Flower Order Form  ...
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The Big Event: Discovering Joy Right Where You Are

The Presbytery of Lake Erie invites you to “The Big Event: Discovering Joy Right Where You Are” March 10th from 9am until 3pm, @ 1st Church of the Covenant, Erie.  Registration forms are available in the foyer. Our keynote speaker will be Rev. David Hansen, retired Presbyterian pastor (having served congregations in Montana, and Cincinnati, OH). He is also an accomplished author (The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All the Answers and Loving the Church You Lead: Pastoring with Acceptance and Grace). David is also a contributing editor for Leadership Journal (a publication for clergy/church leaders, published by Christianity Today Institute). It will be a day filled with workshops and worship, and lunch, and will leave you feeling encouraged, refreshed and ready for joyful service to our Lord! Cost is $15 each (includes lunch)—payable online, by mail or at the door. Please register by Feb. 28 @ www.pbylakeerie.org or by mail. Babysitting will be available (call 456-4243)....
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Thy Will Be Done Lenten Study Group

The Lenten Study Group will begin on Tuesday, 2/20 at 6:30 pm. The first three will be at Elmwood Avenue and the last three will be at Belle Valley. The studies will follow the themes of our worship series (“Thy Will Be Done”) in Lent, and light refreshments will be provided! Please come and join in the fun and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ!...
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One Great Hour of Sharing

The Mission and Outreach Committee encourages these service opportunities in the coming months: The One Great Hour of Sharing (http://onegreathourofsharing.org/)  all-church offering will be received on Easter Sunday (4/16). Return all “fish” banks. There will also be special OGHS offering envelopes available beginning Palm Sunday. This historic offering provides relief efforts to those in natural disaster, to refugees who’ve had to flee violence in their own civil war-torn nations, to those in need of education/micro-financing to strengthen and develop their own agribusiness/starter businesses, to provide new and clean sources of water/wells, to provide health education/care for those in desperate need, etc. We want to respond to the needs of the world in a significant way—we’ve given over $400.00 on several occasions in the past, so let’s shoot for $450.00 this year! Pray about your part in this life-giving effort!  ...
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