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Service Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers and could use your help. If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities, we encourage you to contact the church office at 724-327-0728 or at firstpresby2004@windstream.net

  • Meals on Wheels. For 32 years our local organization has been preparing and delivering meals to up to 40 recipients in the area. Please volunteer by contacting Lynn Staab at 724-327-6842 to help prepare or even deliver meals.
  • East End Men’s Shelter. Once a month we prepare and serve a meal at the East End Men’s shelter in downtown Pittsburgh. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Lowell Rowley at 724-327-6928 in order to learn more.
  • Greeters / Greeting on Sunday mornings: Contact Mary Rish at 724-733-1552
  • Ushers / Ushering on Sunday mornings or for special services: Contact David Krudwig at 724-327-6597
  • Mission Trips

    Living out our purpose as a church, we plan annual mission trips to various areas including an annual week-long trip to Guatemala. SOAP (our youth group) also makes an annual mission trip. We have traveled to New Orleans to help with Katrina Rebuilding and to Northern Alabama to help with Tornado relief.

    If you are interested in finding out information about our upcoming mission opportunities please contact Lowell Rowley at 724-327-6928.

    Choir and Hand Bell Choir

    Our adult choirs include the Chancel Choir and the Joy Ringers Bell Choir. The Chancel Choir practice is Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. and the Joy Ringers Bell Choir practice Wednesday evenings at 7:00p.m., both are in the sanctuary. The Chancel Choir sings Sunday from September through May at the second service. The Joy Ringers play once a month from September through May and special occasions. Our Music Director, Ruth Poscich, directs the Joy Ringers and is our Organist. We are always looking for additional volunteers. You can either come to a practice session or contact Ruth at 724-837-0397 to get involved.

    Sew What

    Love to sew or make crafts? If so, please join us each Wednesday at 9 a.m. for some midweek fellowship. Individual handcraft projects as well as group projects are undertaken. Bring your sewing/craft projects and come when you can, leave when you must. Sewing machines are available or you can bring your own. If you want more information about Sew What, please contact the church office at 724-327-0728.

    Committees.

    Share in the life and program of this congregation by being part of one of the committees that guides our growing church.

    Session

    The Session is the governing body of the local congregation. Made up of 15 persons elected by the congregation, each serving a 3-year term, they are responsible for spiritual leadership and government. (In Presbyterian practice, our elders are ordained to this position and are considered to be ruling elders.) Our session meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

    Deacons

    The Board of Deacons consists of 15 persons elected by the congregation, each serving a 3-year term. They have the responsibility of ministering to the needs of individuals and families in the congregation and the community. They manage a number of programs designed to address these needs. Some of the current programs include: Adopt-a-Student, Cards and notes to those who are in need of encouragement, First Friends, and a freezer that holds individual meals for those who may be visiting a homebound person, transportation, funeral meals, and visitation teams.

    Our Deacons meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month.

    Christian Education

    This group is responsible for education and nurture in our congregation: Church School, adult education including Sunday & weekday classes, and our Junior High and Senior High youth fellowships. The Committee plans for new and interesting areas such as family, special events, and guest lecturers. It has been said, “Without education the Church is one generation from extinction.”

    Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.

    Fun & Fellowship

    True to its title, this committee is charged with the responsibility of strengthening the fellowship life of the congregation by providing activities which foster a deep sense of community.

    Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00p.m.

    Stewardship & Finance

    Stewardship education and support is this group’s area. It includes the financial support for the work of our church, special offerings, and concern for the financial strength of the congregation.

    Meets: As needed

    Property

    We have excellent facilities; their care is an expression of faithful stewardship. This committee cares for all aspects of our facilities including work with the many outside groups who regularly use our building and grounds.

    Meets: 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

    Worship

    Our worship and music, at all regular and special services is the concern of this group. Worship leaders, ushering and activities that help our worship services run smoothly are also in this group’s area of attention.

    Meets: 3rd Sunday of the Month at noon immediately after church

    Mission

    Coordinating and implementing the service and mission work of the church on local, regional, national and international levels is the work of this committee. Through the generous giving of time, money and facilities, the members of this church committee do extraordinary things in the name of Jesus Christ. As Christians we are called to serve Christ and in so doing, serve others.

    Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:30p.m.

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