Blogs & Media

Pastor’s Newsletter Message – December 2018

~ Christmas Decorations ~ “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” ~ Matthew 1:23 Dear Members and Friends, Two summers ago, I had the strange task of finally clearing out my grandmother’s house in Clarion […]

Continue Reading

Ponderings From the PA

Live or Artificial? In many families this issue regarding the Christmas tree has been the source of lively discussion and debate. The traditionalists have maintained that the real celebration of the season is maintained by using the live (before it was cut down) tree. An evergreen is intended to symbolize the ever present spirit of […]

Continue Reading

Director of Music Ministries – News

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES Anne Carper Smith—an@bhccml.com ———————————— Happy Advent! Please join us on Friday, December 7, for the Three Rivers Ringers concert at 8:00 p.m. in our sanctuary. This annual event always attracts a nice crowd and is a fantastic way to usher in the season. Children and youth who would like to participate […]

Continue Reading

Advent Study to Begin

A four week study entitled “Down to Earth” will explore the anticipation and preparation of receiving the gift of the Christ child in our daily living. This study will be hosted by our Parish Associate, Rev. Dr. Fred Leasure, at his home (801 Linda Lane) on Tuesday evenings from 7:30– 8:30 p.m. beginning November 27. […]

Continue Reading

Angels at BHCC in Advent

Among the traditions that bind us together at BHCC are the Angel Trees through which members, for many years, have shared their blessings with brothers and sisters beyond our congregation whose material needs are greater than ours. This year is no exception. As you travel from the sanctuary to Fellowship Hall, you will see three […]

Continue Reading

Christmas Remembrance Offering – Poinsettia Sale

In lieu of a BHCC Deacons poinsettia sale this Christmas season, congregation members will have the opportunity to honor loved ones through a Christmas Remembrance offering. For a suggested donation of $10, your gift in honor or in memory of a loved one will be featured in the Christmas Eve service program. All donations will […]

Continue Reading

Get Outdoors

Have you ever hiked on the many trails local to Pittsburgh? A few of the seasoned (old) hikers at BHCC were thinking there might be some members who aren’t aware of all the hiking trails around the area. Parish Life will coordinate and lead the trips, and the goal is to try one trip a […]

Continue Reading

Coffee Hour Changes

In both the gratitude that overwhelms us during the Thanksgiving season and the Advent admonitions to prepare for the Lord, we are reminded of our responsibilities to be good stewards of all our gifts. In that spirit, the Environmental Justice Committee continues to explore ways to make our building more efficient in its use of […]

Continue Reading