Update from the Director of Education Ministries -- Amy Grella - 412-801-3723
Upcoming Youth Group Meet-ups
April 2 – 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 3rd - 8th grade youth group.
April 16 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Senior high brunch out. Bring money to cover your meal at a local (TBD) eatery. Meet in Fellowship Hall after worship.
April 16 – 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 3rd - 8th grade youth group.
April 22 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All church event. Bring the whole family for Game Night in Fellowship Hall.
Senior Recognition – Save the Date
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, our five graduating seniors will be recognized during the worship service. Cake will be served in coffee hour afterward.
Youth Group Mission Update
Camp Ligonier Mission Workday
During our recent retreat at Camp Ligonier, five youth participated in cleanup work around camp. We cleared a large area of dead trees and branches to create access to an existing bird sanctuary. It was hard but satisfying work. For their efforts, the youth were treated to afternoon adventure activities of rock climbing and capture the flag!
Puerto Rico Summer Mission Trip
A team of seven people: five youth and two adults, will be partnering with Praying Pelican Missions for a week-long mission trip to Puerto Rico this summer. Airfare is being booked in the next two weeks, so this is the last call for participants to join. Contact Amy for more details.
Spring Plant Sale in April
Bower Hill Youth Group will be selling spring plants from Dean’s Greenhouse again this year to raise funds our summer mission trip. Sales will be taken mostly on-line, however, order forms will be available in the Narthex from now until April 9. The order deadline is April 14, with plant delivery on Tuesday, May 16. We will need helpers the morning of May 16 to unload the truck, sort and separate plant orders. Look for volunteer signups in the coming weeks. Please click here to order on-line.
Lenten Card campaign
There’s nothing better than getting an unexpected note to let you know someone is thinking of you. Join our intergenerational mission project to fill mailboxes with good old-fashioned notes! During the six Sundays of Lent, visit the craft cart setup in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour, along with a weekly prompt. We are currently penning notes of encouragement to the teachers in our building at Mt. Lebanon Montessori, and the staff at Pittsburgh Presbytery. Please see the weekly e-blasts for a list of names.
SAVE THE DATE for these Upcoming Awesome Summer Events!
3rd – 8th Grade Youth Adventure Camp at Crestfield July 9-14.
Registration is now open for our youth group week at Crestfield! During the day, we will adventure through challenge activities including ropes courses, canoeing, swamp ball and more. There will be a chaplain on site who will be leading the campers in discovering God’s Word and growing their spiritual life. Campers will enjoy evening activities such as Capture the Flag, Gold Rush (a Crestfield favorite similar to Capture the Flag), and Lip Sync Night. We will also enjoy some quiet moments of song and reflection in our beautiful outdoor chapel at the end of each day. Campers will be housed in the Cottages and Lodge, and weather permitting, will get to experience a camp out night under the stars. So far, five youth are registered to attend….don’t miss out!
Blast Off with Bower Hill's VBS: July 31-August 4.
Join us as we journey to Mars and Beyond on an adventure to explore God's love through music, craft, games and fellowship together. Bower Hill's summer VBS will follow a youth-leader model again this year; with pre-school (potty trained) through 2nd grade attending from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day. Older youth from 3rd grade and up will serve as helpers in the morning, then stay through 3:00 p.m. each day for more in-depth activities just for them. Registration will open in early May.