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See what’s happening here at Belle Valley Church!
August 1—Joint Waldameer Event @ Train #1 Pavilion, 11am Worship, picnic lunch follows; Park passes are $28.75 each (RSVPs & cash for tix
due by July 18); Bring a dish to share (A-H salads, I-P side dishes or snacks; Q-Z desserts); If you need a ride, or help with a wheelchair
to transport you from the parking lots to our pavilion, please contact Kim (814-392-5831) or Pastor Dave (814-397-1861).
August 3—”National Night Out” Event @ the Belle Valley Fire Department, 6-9pm. BVPC will have a table handing out free popcorn bags, hard
candy, and brochures about our faith family. We will need volunteers to staff the table and be BVPC “ambassadors” to all the
participants…since many folk will be volunteering for our VBS program, we will need all the help we can get. Please contact Pam Baker if
you can help (814-528-1380). You can volunteer for 1-hour slots (or all evening if you’re able!).
Drive-In movie night has been postponed to next Friday at 7pm (7/23) due to weather concerns for tonight!
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!
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 in fellowship hall. 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.
ONLINE GROUP BIBLE STUDY
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 March 30th
Our next mission event will be serving the homeless at Sunday Suppers, 1st Covenant Church (downtown) @ 3:30pm on May 17. Please join us in volunteering to prepare, serve and clean-up after the meal. If you are able to help, please contact Becky Nottingham (573-5476). We may also need volunteers to prep and donate desserts, if you can’t volunteer, so stay tuned for more details. DON’T FORGET: Your 2nd mile giving to our Presbytery’s 2019 per capita fund—this is a gift ($31.50) asked from every member of Presbyterian churches in our presbytery to be used for larger mission efforts sponsored by the PC(USA) in our region!! If you haven’t yet contributed, please do so now, making out your checks to “Belle Valley Presbyterian Church” and mark the memo line—“Per Capita gift.” “Labors of Love”: To commemorate the 50th Anniversary in 2019 of medical missions and service, CHOSEN is partnering with the Presbytery of Lake Erie and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana in a new endeavor called “Labors of Love”. The goal of “Labors of Love” was to raise $50,000 that will be invested in the four Health Clinics to increase and improve healthcare services to the women, children, and communities that they serve in the upper north where hospitals are few and far in travel distance over rough terrain. Each of the Health Clinics has specific needs for getting to the next level of development. These include building construction, renovations, equipment, supplies, infrastructure, potable water, sanitation, staff training and support. Labors of Love Update: The presbytery has received $25,551.73 for the four Health Clinics in Ghana. Please keep up your faithful giving. To make a donation, contact the Presbytery office for more details: 868-4891.
Our Mission Partnership with the Upper Northern Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana: As you pray for this partnership, know that our church has been partnered with a cluster of LEP churches in prayer for a district of churches in the Upper Northern Presbytery of EPC-Ghana: Seeking to be faithful to God we encourage faithful prayer for each other. Also keep Rev. Josh Heikkila and Ruth Brown in your prayers as they are PC(USA) missionaries on the ground in the Upper North.
Chereponi District Lake Erie Presbytery
11 churches Ripley, NY Erie, New Hope
126 male members; North East Erie, First Covenant
183 female members; Harborcreek Erie, Elmwood Avenue
219 children Erie, Eastminster Erie, Belle Valley
District Pastor: Erie, Emmanuel
Rev. M. L. Agbovi
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!!!