chURch News – 10/1/14: Peacemaking / Discipleship / All Saints

By | October 1, 2014

Give to the Peacemaking and Global Witness Offering This Sunday

This Sunday is World Communion Sunday, and we’ll be celebrating through generosity. We’ll collect a second offering this week for the PC(USA)’s Peacemaking and Global Witness Offering. A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. 75% of your gift will be forwarded to our denomination’s peacemaking and mission work globally. 25% of your gift will be used by Upper Room’s Partnership and Outreach Team to support peacemaking efforts in Israel/Palestine. Please come this Sundayprepared to give generously!

Discipleship Small Groups

Check the Upper Room Calendar for Times and Locations.

We worship together on Sundays with the expectation that God speaks to us and works in our hearts. In an effort to grow in carry God’s work among us on Sundays into the rest of the week, and to prepare us to enter into worship more deeply, the Upper Room’s Elders have launched a set of discipleship groups. Each week, the groups will respond to questions based on the previous Sunday’ssermon, and our current liturgy. Groups are meeting at four different times and locations, and you don’t need to commit to the same group each week.

For more info about a specific group, contact the person listed below:
Regent Square Group
Monday @ 8:15pm at The Map Room. Contact Kristin Horner.

Garfield Group
Tuesday @7pm at BFG. Contact Will Penman

Edgewood Group
Wednesday @ 7pm at Evan’s House. For more info contact Evan Sheppard

Squirrel Hill Group
Friday @ 5pm at The Independent. Contact Mike Gehrling.

All Saints Day Celebration and Feast

Saturday, November 1 @ 5pm | Mike and Marc’s House (1720 Nevada St. Swissvale, PA 15218

All Saints Day happens every year on November 1. It’s a day in which the church remembers and give thanks for the holy women and men whose faithfulness to Jesus inspires our faithfulness. They may be people we have known personally, or historic figures we’ve never met face to face, but look forward to meeting in the new Jerusalem. We’ll celebrate All Saints Day by having a potluck dinner together at Mike and Marc’s house followed by a special worship service. For the worship service,  we ask everyone to bring with them a “relic”; an item that represents a person who helped make you the Christian that you are today. It may be a meaningful object representing a relative, friend or mentor, a book that’s influenced you, a picture of someone who inspired you… The only limit is your imagination! Our worship service will include a time of sharing together about the ‘relics’ we’ve brought.