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CANCELED!

Tomorrow’s service (May 8th 2022) at 11:00 will be canceled due to Pastor Dave recent diagnosis of Covid. Please have a wonderful Mother’s Day and stay healthy.

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Waldameer Event 08/01/2021

     August 1Joint 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).

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National Night Out 08/03/2021

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!).

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Drive-In Movie Night POSTPONED until 7/23/2021 at 7PM

Drive-In movie night has been postponed to next Friday at 7pm (7/23) due to weather concerns for tonight!

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Going Green – What does that look like for us?

With the announcement of the “greening of NW PA,” our session gathered to finalize our immediate plans:
1) Due to the numbers of vulnerable “at-risk” groups in our congregation (those 60+, those in midst of treatments for serious disease–like cancer, diabetes, COPD, A-fib, congestive heart disease, etc.), and the fact that our COVID numbers still haven’t plateaued and decreased, session voted to remain in a sheltered frame of mind with our worship and fellowship opportunities until Sept. 13 (Rally Day). The feeling is, as well, that our attendance numbers are down in the summer, and therefore, it wouldn’t be as big a sacrifice as the regular part of the year! We’re hoping to add to a societal security effort vs. this pandemic rather than add to its spread! Elmwood Church session has also decided to do the same.
2) We are going to experiment with outdoor services on July 19, and August 23, socially distancing themselves and wearing masks. No singing, hugging, shaking hands, etc. We will still have music and probably special soloists(s). But all of these measures will be instituted to protect all! We will still live-stream for all those who are anxious about coming to our outdoor svcs. And in anticipation of possible inclement weather, we are exploring using an fm translator to broadcast svcs. on your car radio fm channels. We may still try to have a drive-in movie picnic in late July, depending on the course of Covid cases over the next few weeks in NW PA. We will keep you all posted.
Pastor Dave
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Important Announcement

Our summer season of worship as approved by your session begins this Sunday (June 14)…and will begin at 10am (and will run through Labor Day Weekend)! If you would rather, please know that Elmwood’s summer worship time will be 8:45am. Virtual worship will continue until we get word from Governor Wolfe about our county (or NW PA) going “green”. Your session has been putting together a plan for re-opening so as to do it as safely and as cautiously as possible. So once we hear of the status being changed, we will contact you asap with our specific plan so you know how to prepare for in-person worship. And for those who are most vulnerable, we will continue to offer live-streaming worship indefinitely–which can be accessed from the Belle Valley Presbyterian Facebook Page (and Elmwood’s for the earlier time) or from Dave Edmunds’ Facebook Page  at anytime that day or 2 after we go live.  For those who do not have Facebook accounts you can view our weekly messages on our Belle Valley Presbyterian Church YouTube Channel.
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CANCELLED

All of our services and church activities have been cancelled until 4/3/2020.

Possible message streaming opportunities. Please stay tuned.

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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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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 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.

 

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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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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 March 30th

 

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MISSION OUTREACH

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

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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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