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Student Ministry

Breakfast Club: Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 am in the
Barn. Free breakfast and Bible study.
Youth Group : Sundays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm in the
Student Center. Donuts, Bible study, & games.
Laurelville Fall Retreat: November 18-20.
Students will experience fun activities, worship,
and amazing guest speakers. There are great
concerts, game nights, mud football (optional),
quests through the woods, and great hang-time
with friends! This retreat is truly an amazing
experience! More info at
Contact: Pastor Doug, 412-741-4900, ext. 159.

Amped Wednesdays (Youth Group):
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Student Center.
Amped Sundays:* Bible study, donuts and game
time! Sundays at 10:00 am in the Student Center.
*No program on November 6 due to Laurelville.
Airsoft Wars: Saturday, November 19
11:00 am - 3:00 pm. $5 for food and ammo.
Contact: Pastor Robby, 412-741-4900, ext. 146.

College & Career

The Edge: Mondays, 7:00 pm in the Student
Center. For guys and girls ages 18 - 24, looking to
engage in faith and culture.
Small Group: Sundays at 10:00 am, Classroom
101. The Book of James with Francis Chan.
Bible Study: Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm in
Moon Township. Led by Denny Pattyn. New study
on the book of James starts December 7.
Thanksgiving Dinner: Prep Nov. 11, 6:30 pm.
Cooking Nov. 12, 9 am. Dinner Nov. 12, 5 pm. In
the kitchen and Fellowship Hall.
Serve: Women Mentors needed for Monday night
small groups. If you are interested, call Brenda at
741-4900, ext. 111 or

Womens Ministry
UIF Education Tour: Join us for a field trip to Urban
Impact on Friday, November 18, 9:15 - 11:30 am.
Carpool from CCGF. Meet some urban missionaries
and students, tour King Elementary, and see how
the Literacy Outreach Program works. Sign up
online at
Contact: Laurie Hartman at 513-484-5879
Annual Christmas Brunch : Saturday, December 10,
9:00 - 11:30 am in Wilson Hall. When Heaven Came
Down. Wonderful music, rich teaching, and a
delicious catered brunch. Make your reservation
online at
Contact: Pat Cady, 412-417-1620

Young Adults
Christian Ed Class: Sunday mornings at 10:00 am
in Classroom 102. My Hope with Billy Graham.
Save the date: A Night of Reindeer Games,
Friday, December 9, from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. More
info to come!

Primetimers (55+)
October: Thursday, December 1, 12:00 Noon,
in Fellowship Hall. Featuring John Holts Christmas
Party. Catered Lunch: must have pre-paid
reservation. Make your reservation at the table in
the Commons later this month.
Contact: Chuck Gerdes, 724-776-1146.

Mens Ministry
Mens Breakfast: Saturday, December 3, 8:00 am
in Fellowship Hall. Mark Kunkel and Rev. Barry
Mariana speaking. All men invited.

Monthly Prayer
Join us on the first Saturday of every month at
9:00 am in the Chapel as we pray for our marriages,
families, and our church. Everyone welcome!
Next one: December 3.

Prayer for Our Nation

Kids Ministry

Sunday, November 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Wilson Hall.

Hosted by Rose Tennent from The Answer on AM
Radio 1250, along with Tom Lemmon from WORDFM, and Pastor Jared.

Sunday Mornings for K-5

8:45 am Combined Sunday School
10:00 am The Barnyard, large group activity
11:15 am Small Group Sunday School

Come and join us to pray for our country prior to

the election. Some special guests include U.S. Rep.
Keith Rothfus; PA State Rep. Rick Saccone; Former
Chair Democratic Party, Jim Burn; Congressman
Mike Kelly, Jr.; Congressman Tim Murphy; and many
other community leaders who will be speaking and
praying for our nation. Praise and worship music
will be interspersed with the prayers and messages.
Please join us as together we humble ourselves and
ask for Gods mercy and blessing on our country
and its people.

Sunday Mornings for Infant - Preschool

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers experience
God through age-appropriate activities including
music and dance, drawing, crafts, and Bible story
at 8:45, 10:00, & 11:15 am.

Giving Back
Operation Christmas Child: A great service
project for families, small groups and ministries!
Shoeboxes are available TODAY in the Commons.
Return date: Nov. 13. More info:
Care Packages for our Troops: Serving Our
Sentinels will be sending Christmas care packages
to our military members serving overseas. Pick up
a wish list from the Welcome Center or online at Bring donations to
the collection table in the Commons on
November 13 & 20. We will be packing boxes on
Sunday, November 27, 11:00 am in Fellowship Hall
if you would like to help! Stop by for as little or as
long as you like. Any help is appreciated! Contact:
Susan VanRiper,

WINN Ministry
Widows Identifying a New Normal
Thanksgiving Feast with the College & Career
Ministry: Saturday, November 12, 5:00 pm in
Fellowship Hall. Help students with the preparations if interested. More into at
winn. RSVP by November 5 to Carla Batch at
jcbatch@comcast. net or 412-474-3557.

Awana for Age 3 - 5th Grade

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Kids Ministry.
AWANA is a fun-filled, action packed, and Bible
based program for kids ages 3 through 5th grade.
Register at
Contact: Donna Paff, 412-741-4900, ext. 109.

Our Performing Arts Group for Elementary
Students is for children in K - 6th grade who love
singing, performing, and the theater arts. Sundays,
12:30-2:00 pm in the Rally Room. Lunch is provided.
Sign up:

Meeting: November 17, 9:30 - 11:30 am in
Fellowship Hall. Childcare is provided.
Moms@Nite: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm in the
Cry Room in Wilson Hall.

Honoring Our Veterans

Sunday, November 13 will be our annual service
honoring our Military Veterans. If you are a veteran,
please participate in our Sanctuary service flag
procession. Arrive early to assemble in the Commons.
Wear your uniform if you can.

Small Groups
No matter where you live, there is a group for you!
We have groups for men, women, couples, parents
and more! for info.


First-Time Visitors

Harvest Ingathering

Big Decorating Day

Help decorate our church for the Christmas season!
Volunteer a few hours or all day. Tuesday, Nov. 29,
10:00 am. Contact: Susan Aleshire, 412-741-4900,
ext. 127 or

Are you a first-time visitor to Christ Church? If you

would like to find out more about who we are, what
we believe, and what programs are available, please
stop by our Welcome Center and pick up a visitor
bag! Visit our website at for more info.

World Vision in Sewickley

World Vision provides help for the poor and sick
around the world. Volunteers are needed to pack,
fold, and sort donations at our Sewickley location
Friday, November 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Contact:
Elizabeth Van Heest,


You can pick up your Harvest Ingathering bags

beginning Sunday, Nov. 6, to fill with
non- perishable food items for our annual donation
to Shepherds Heart Ministry to the homeless in
Pittsburgh. Bring your filled bags back to our
Harvest Ingathering service on Sunday, Nov. 20.
Please prayerfully consider your annual pledge to
Christ Church this year, which will also be
presented on Ingathering Sunday.

Cross Thoughts Blog

On the blog for this past month:
This Is [Our] Fathers World by Cliff Cartwright
Small Worries. Big God. by Linda Santavicca
Why Character Still Matters, by Rev. Dave Brewer
Fear and Loathing in American Politics by Ed Sciulli
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Dominican Republic Mission Trip: We are NOW

forming teams for a medical/dental mission trip,
March 11 - 18, 2017. Doctors, nurses, dentists, and
other medical professionals and anyone with a heart
for missions. Sign up at
Partner Missions
Join Urban Impact for Light the Night, our annual
Christmas concert which features a variety of
performances by UIF students, on December 2 & 3
at 7:00 pm at Christ Church. This free event also
features a special Gospel presentation by Rev.
Dr. Ed Glover. For more information, call
UIF Costume Drive for Light the night
Heres what we need: Used but clean winter hats
and dress hats, and scarfs in muted greens,
browns and beiges; new and used hats and scarfs
in bright and bold colors; leather jackets or vests;
billowy or peasant blouses in beige and white; and
ornate, older belts. Drop off in the collection box
in the Atrium by Sunday, November 13.
Supported Missions
Serving Our Sentinels assists severely wounded,
post 9/11 veterans transition back into civilian
life. Next meeting: Monday, November 14. Our
speaker will be from Canine Companions.
Contact: Bea or Doug Miller at

Lost & Found

New Location! Our Lost & Found is now located
downstairs across from our Reception Desk and our
Library. If youve lost anything, stop by and take a

Care & Support

Divorcecare: Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the
Farmhouse for those suffering through a divorce or
separation. Contact: Susan Dwyer, 724-242-0939.
The Serenity Group - Women Seeking Peace:
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the
Farmhouse. Discovery, healing, and breaking free
from troubled relationships.
Contact: Lori Smith, 412-849-3726.
Womens Cancer Connection: A support group
for women who are cancer survivors, presently
undergoing treatment, or recently diagnosed.
Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the
month, 6:30- 8:30 pm, in Fellowship Hall.
Contact Bernice Masters: 412-443-8451.
Hope Recovery: Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
in the Small Groups Pastors office on the lower
level of the church by the kitchen. Hope for
individuals struggling with alcohol and substance
abuse. Contact: Larry and Lori Neu,
724-831-9533 or
Griefshare: Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the
Farmhouse for those grieving a loss in their life.
Contact: Bonnie Bender, 412-525-1403.

Christian Ed
Maturity Class, Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 am,
November 6 - 20. If youve taken the Membership
Class, this is your next step! Walk ins welcome.

November 2016

A monthly publication of Christ Church at Grove Farm

Christians Vote!
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Christ Church at Grove Farm

249 Duff Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
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