Upcoming Events
Exploring Watercolor with Pamela Price
September 29-November 17
Come join us for fellowship and fun as we explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting!
· All levels welcome!
· Eight weeks: Fridays September 29, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, November 3, 10, and 17
· 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall
· Bring your own supplies - call or email Pam for a supply list
· $10 per class
· Contact Pam to sign up! 412-373-3894 (h) 412-417-7452 (c)

Each week we will focus on a specific area of watercolor painting. Pam will bring photos to work from, but you are encouraged to bring your own photos as well.
Sewing Continues
Women’s sewing for missions will meet at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the choir room, on the sanctuary level. All women are invited to join us as we sew baby quilts. Helping hands are needed cutting fabric and tying knots, so even if you don’t regularly sew we have a place for you!

 Faith and Fiction
Lunch Bunch
Friday, November 10
The Women’s Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, November 10 at 11:30 a.m. at The Olive Garden. Open to women of all ages, the Lunch Bunch meets the second Friday of every month at different area restaurants. Reserve a place with the group by signing up on the Women’s Bulletin Board, across from the church office.

Men’s Dinner
Tuesday, November 14
Don’t miss the Men’s Dinner on Tuesday, November 14. Our presenter will be Maureen Hill and she will help us get into the Christmas spirit by showing us and discussing portions of her Santa Claus collection.
Our wonderful dinner will be prepared by Chef Karen Kutz and her team. Cost of the evening is $10 per person. Reserve your place by calling the church office at 412-372-2226, or use the form printed in the Sunday bulletin. All men are welcome.

Genealogy Discussion
November 16
Do you have ancestors who came to this country in the 1600’s, 1700’s, or early 1800’s? Do you have stories to tell of how they got here, where they came from, and their experiences once they landed? Come to our meeting and share your stories. Barb Carr will be here to discuss the Daughters of the American Revolution with us as well. All are welcome on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the church parlor.

Carnegie Museum Outing
November 19
Join us on Sunday, November 19 as we car pool together to see the 20/20 exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Founded in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in championing the works of artists of African descent. In a unique institutional collaboration, The Carnegie Museum Of Art and the Studio Museum present a group exhibition with works by 40 artists, 20 from each of the collections. Responding to a tumultuous and deeply divided moment in our nation’s history, the curators have mined these collections to offer a metaphoric picture of America today. Spanning nearly 100 years—from 1920s photographs by James VanDerZee to recent works by Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Collier Schorr—20/20 provides a critical opportunity to prompt conversations about the necessity of art during times of social and political transformation. This is a good tie in with the Facing Racism study, but it’s not necessary to be part of that study to enjoy the artwork. All are welcome.
We will leave for the museum after fellowship hour on November 19. Please sign up on the Current Happenings Board if you plan to join us so we know to look for you.

Advent Wreath Making
November 19
Families are invited to stay after worship on November 19 to make Advent wreaths. We will provide all the supplies. The wreath can be used throughout Advent as a way for the family to focus on Christ. Please let Pastor Lori know if your family intends to make a wreath by signing up on the sheet on the Children’s Ministry board outside the main office or by emailing child-ministry@verizon.net or texting Pastor Lori at 412-737-1412.

Women’s Circle
Monday, November 20
The Lydia Circle will meet on Monday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the church parlor. Pastor Rob will continue our study of “Bad Women of the Bible.” All women of the church are welcome to join us for a wonderful time of fellowship, sharing and learning!
The women will meet to sew baby quilts every Tuesday in November at 9:30 a.m. in the choir room. All women are welcome. Even if you don’t sew, you can help us cut squares or tie knots!

Theology and People
Monday, November 20
Our TAP group will meet again on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 pm at the Papa Rock’s Pizza in Haymaker Village. Stop by, enjoy some great food, a large drink menu, and discuss some of life’s most interesting theological questions with friends! Please RSVP to the church office at 412.372.2226 if you are planning to attend so we can reserve enough seats.

Men’s Breakfast
Tuesday, November 21
Start your day right! Join the Men’s Breakfast on Tuesday, November 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Denny’s Restaurant on Route 22 in Monroeville. All men are welcome to join us for good food and great conversation. No reservations are necessary, just join us as you are able!

Faith and Film
November 28
If you prefer your stories on the big screen, don’t miss our monthly Faith and Film events, held the fourth Tuesday of each month. We’ll see a matinee movie at the Phoenix 18 Cinema in North Versailles, and then gather at King’s Family Restaurant for an informal discussion. Movie selections are printed in the bulletin and on the Facebook page the weekend before the event. Everyone is welcome!

Journey to Bethlehem News
The Journey to Bethlehem will soon be here! If you are participating in our production on December 1 and 2, here are some dates you need to know.

Additional actors are needed! Please sign up on the posters in the office hallway.
Set construction begins on Sunday, November 26 following worship. Stay and help if you can!
Additional construction days are Monday November 27, Tuesday November 28, and Wednesday November 29, all at 6:30 p.m. All willing hands are welcome!
There will be a rehearsal on Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring your rugs, baskets, herbs, fabrics, brass items, weavings, bowls, etc., to make the journey authentic. Please label your items with your name and place them in Lori’s office (next to the Parlor) as soon as you are able. Please pick them up again on Sunday, December 3 in Lori’s office.
We are looking for donations of bottled water and pre-packaged snacks for our actors – we need about 120!
We will need help tearing down on Saturday evening, December 2, at 8:30.

Save these Dates!
December 1 and 2 – Journey to Bethlehem, 6:00 p.m.
December 3: Hanging of the Greens Service
December 10: Gift of the Fourth Wise Man presentation at 10:00 a.m.
December 9: Cookie Walk at 9:00 a.m.
December 17: Christmas Cantata at 10:00 a.m.
December 24: Worship at 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
December 31: Worship at 10:00 a.m., no children’s programming