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Mission Committee Update

  1. The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank collection resumes deliveries on a quarterly basis in 2018.  The first collection will be in March.

  2. On February 17, BHCC’s members participated in a “One-Day Plunge” at the        Pittsburgh Project.  Mission Facilitation funds covered the adult participants who worked with our youth during this one-day event.

  3. Mission and Outreach, Adult Ed, Youth Ministries, Christian Education, and Parish Life joined together on February 25 in Fellowship Hall for an intergenerational event providing welcome packages for refugees through AJAPO (Acculturation for Justice, Access & Peace Outreach), a refugee resettlement non-profit organization. The gathering culminated in a meal celebrating BHCC’s intergenerational commitment to mission.

  4. Linda James and Sally Child have graciously agreed to coordinate drivers (Linda) and shopping (Sally) for the weeks that BHCC hosts Family Promise in 2018. Evening meals are coordinated by Darenda Lease, and overnight hosts are coordinated by Betsy Holfelder.  Please consider volunteering to prepare an evening meal, drive one morning or evening, or be an overnight host.  Contact one of our coordinators to volunteer or find out more about what volunteering entails.  One way to “get your feet wet” is to host an evening meal with another family.  Darenda would be glad to help you get started.

Family Promise Coordinator, Jean Miewald:   Phone: 412-221-2114;

Dinner HostDarenda Lease, 412-854-4481 or

OvernightBetsy Hohlfelder, 412-341-1029 or

The schedule is as follows:  March 25 to April 1, June 10 to 17, September 2 to 9, and November 25 to December 2.  The host week always starts on a Sunday afternoon and ends the following Sunday by 8:00 a.m.

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