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Confirmation Class for those 6th Grade and Up… If you are ages 11+ (approximately 6 th thru 10 th grade) or have not been confirmed and would like to be, we will have a Confirmation class. We will begin 3/10/2019 (4pm) and meet usually every other Sunday through early June @ Belle Valley Church; and then plan for a Confirmation Sunday in June. There will be an occasional Sunday that doesn’t work, so we may need to get creative with mtg. times those weeks. Please contact Pastor Dave (814-397-1861) if you are interested. Students can participate even if they’re not sure they wish to become a formal member at this time.
Interested in Exploring Membership? What exactly does it mean to become a member of Belle Valley Presbyterian Church? 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!), please contact Pastor Dave (814-397-1861).
March 6, 2019
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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, email@example.com, by Sunday, March 18th: 2018 Easter Flower Order Form
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).
Deacons’ Pasta Dinner Fundraiser! Sunday, 3/11 from 11:30 – 2pm. Home-made sauce, meatballs and pasta w/ Italian bread, salad, choice of desserts (donated by you, of course). Adults: $8; kids 5-12: $5 (kids under 5 FREE); families: $25. Containers of sauce will be sold @ $5 each. Please RSVP w/ Kim Ragen (392-5831).
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!
Six of the Erie Area Presbyterian Churches have recreated their websites, with guidance from local website developer, Brad Ford. The project was identified as a need by several of these churches as we become more digitally involved every day. The new site offers a parent page, with updated information from any of the churches, as well as an individualized site for each church or congregation. Our goal in creating the new website is to improve accessibility and search engine results throughout the community. The new site can be found at www.presbyteriannetwork.com. A special thank you goes out to the technology committee from the small group Presbyterian Network and Lake Erie Presbytery.
Would You Like to Join the BVPC Custodial Team? If you’re 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 of 6 sets of volunteers (we are losing the Blanchards for the winter quarter) who are in an 8-week rotation (basically cleaning the church facility once every 2 mos.). We will provide the training and answer any questions you have.