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Christian Education Director’s Update – February 2016




Eat and Meet News

On December 13, 2015, the Eat and Meet group partnered with the Missions team to make fleece blankets for Family Promise kids. The blankets will be given as housewarming presents to the children of the families when they move into their new housing.  (see pictures below and to the right)

On January 10, the amazing kids of Eat and Meet became the first champions of “ARE YOU SMARTER THAN OUR INTERNS?”  The interns and kids answered basic Bible knowledge questions.

The battle was fierce, and the kids won in sudden death overtime with a bonus question worth 11 points!  The kids won a box of Hershey bars and the Brentwood Borough Baseball Championship Trophy that Marla’s son Ethan won in 2012!   (see picture below)

Congratulations to our Bower Hill kids!  A rematch is set for April 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The Eat and Meet group meets again on Sunday, February 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall.

Tweener Retreat

Saturday/Sunday, March 12-13

The Tweener Retreat is a specially designed overnight retreat for kids in Grades 4-6.  This gathering at Crestfield will give chaperones and Tweens time to grow together as a church group, learn tools for Biblical exploration, worship, learn about God and interact with Tweens from other area churches.

Things you need to know: 

A minimum of FIVE Tweens are needed to register.  (Our goal is 100% participation of all Tweeners.)  If a minimum number of Tweens cannot attend, we will not participate.

This is an overnight retreat. All Tweens and chaperones must stay at Crestfield overnight.  The cost of $65 covers lodging for one night, along with meals and ALL programming.  If you have a financial need, please contact Pastor Brian or Marla at 412-561-4114.

Departure time from church is Saturday, March 12, at 9:45 a.m.  Arrival time back at church is Sunday, March 13, at about 12:00 noon.  Chaperones will transport Tweens to and from Camp.

Crestfield Camp and Conference Center is the Pittsburgh Presbytery camp and is located one hour outside of Pittsburgh in Slippery Rock, PA.  For more information on Crestfield, please go to

To register, please pick up form on the Christian Education bulletin board by the kitchen.  Please complete forms and return with payment to Marla or church office by February 21.  Checks are payable to Bower Hill Community Church.

SAVE THE DATE:  Please mark your summer calendars for July 11-15 for Bower Hill Day Camp 2016!  Once again, Bower Hill will partner with Crestfield Camp and Conference Center to host an ALL DAY Camp for completed grades one through six.  Watch for details in the March newsletter.

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