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Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs – News

From the Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs

Amy Grella —

Summer Sunday School and Nursery Coverage

Beginning Sunday, May 28, children from preschool through completed second grade will be combined for summer fun during the worship service.  Children should remain in worship until the Children’s Sermon.  Then they will be escorted to room 110 (downstairs lounge) for games and crafts, and to enjoy the playground.  Parents should pick up their children from room 110 after worship.

Completed third grade and above are invited to stay in worship with their parents.  Children’s Bulletins are available in the Narthex.  Childcare for infants and toddlers will be offered during the service in the nursery as usual.

Summer Events for Youth

This summer, we have some fun activities planned for youth—completed 5th grade and up.  Please be sure to save the dates for these events, and plan to invite a friend or two!  More detailed info on these events will be communicated via email.  If you have any questions, please see Amy or email her at

August 26 at 6:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer game

Also be sure to mark these special week-long activities in your calendars:

July 17-21 – Day Camp /Jr. Day Camp week (students in completed 5th & 6th grades can still attend Day Camp), and the older students (completed 7th grade karenkarand above) can help with our Jr. Day Camp.

July 23-28 – Mission Possible Trip to Camp Crestfield.  This is available for students completed 5th grade and up.  The registration deadline has been extended.  Please contact Amy if you are interested in attending.

Jr. Day Camp Supplies needed

This year’s Jr. Day Camp theme is “Branching Out – Connecting through Christ.”  We are excited for the wonderful, exciting week being planned for the children.  A giving tree of supplies needed for Jr. Day Camp has been placed outside of the Friendship Room.  Please consider taking a leaf (or two) to donate.  All supplies and monetary donations are to be delivered to the church by Sunday, June 18.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Refugee Food Drive Results

Thanks for your participation in the SHIM Refugee Food Drive.  108 food items were collected, and $175 was donated to SHIM.  We also worked to raise awareness to the refugees in our immediate area.  Thanks for your support in making this event a success!

Registration for Jr. Day Camp and Day Camp ends June 18th!

Planning to join us for Jr. Day Camp and Day Camp, July 17-21?  Be sure to get your registration in soon.  New this year, you can register online.  Simply go to: .  If you would like to register using a check instead, a pdf of the registration form can be downloaded at the link above, and paper copies are located on the bulletin board by the Friendship Room.   Especially for Day Camp, where our space is limited to only 40 campers, please be sure to register early!

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