You Are Welcome Here for Worship
August & September 2017
Neighbor 2 Neighbor is a ministry of minor home repairs initiated last summer by FPCC and Todd Tracy’s youth group from Columbus, OH. “Our West Bayfront” has enthusiastically embraced the project and will have opportunities for churches and neighbors in Erie’s lower West-side to work together on Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19. If you can serve for a few hours on any of these days, please contact Seph Kumer at 456-4243, x105 or [email protected]
Help Welcome Gannon Students with “Smooth Move” Ministry: Volunteers are encouraged to welcome new and returning students to our neighborhood on Saturday, August 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The next opportunity to welcome students is the next day on Sunday, August 20 after the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service in the portico outside the 7th street entrance. Wear walking shoes to greet students and their families moving-in around the church with bottled water and a post card invitation to the Block Party, Kirk House Cookout and more. It has been said that people need 5 or more varied contacts with an organization before they will feel welcomed! Contact Kyle Schumacher at 330-631-7948 to sign up!
Volunteer for the Kirk House “Welcome Back, Students” Cookout: It’s time to grill on Friday, August 25 starting at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help flip burgers, refill picnic supplies, play lawn games and connect with about 75 Gannon University students. You can also volunteer to bake a dessert. If you can help out in any way contact Abby Blankenship at 724-561-4482.
August Wine & The Word: Join this group of women for a movie event at
Britney Knight’s house on August 22 to view “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World-wide.” This documentary was discussed by author Rachel Held Evan’s in the last book study. Gather for dinner at 6:30 p.m. The film begins by 7:00 p.m. Britney is providing the main dish and asks that you bring a side dish, dessert, or beverage to share! For the address, contact Britney, 814-456-4243 x 112.
Sunday Supper FPCC will be preparing and serving Sunday Supper on August 27th. The menu is unknown as we wait to see what is served in August, but your help is needed to prepare desserts and to serve on the 27th from 3:15p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Phyllis Tarno said it well in an email to the mission committee where she wrote, “Our Sunday Suppers are so well supported by other churches, we forget our part in it.” Please do your part by helping with Sunday Supper on the 27th of August and/or September 3rd. Sign up in the Parlor and offer to help on these Sundays even if it’s a bit of a stretch for you. If you have questions, call Pat Tracy at 864-6118.
Mission Opportunity for Sr. High Youth & Young Adults: Youth in 9th- 12th grade and college students are invited to serve lunch at the Erie City Mission on Saturday, September 2. Help prepare and serve a meal from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Needed are 10-12 volunteers. RSVP to Britney Knight 456-4243 x112 by August 23. A volunteer profile form must be filled out before Sept.
Have You Seen the New Church Video? This is something to see! Created for the PC-USA Synod of the Trinity 300th Anniversary “Revealing Hope” series, the video premiered at the Annual Meeting earlier this month. It celebrates much of what God has been doing in our midst in recent years. You can watch this video by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2ovz6Du
NEW Ushering Ministry needs YOU! Your family, Sunday School class, Bible study group, church committee or group of friends can sign up to serve as ushers for Worship at FPCC. A “seasoned” usher will assist you. Help welcome worshipers and meet old friends and new. Contact Dale Sweet at 898-3417 to serve.
Hospital Callers: Would you like to demonstrate that Covenant and its members truly represent the Caring Church in the Heart of the City by volunteering to be a hospital visitor? If you are interested in joining a wonderful ministry, contact Sheila Sweet at 814-898-3417 or Mary Ann Sesler at 814-490-9629.
Connecting with Pastor Chris: When you wish to contact our First Covenant Pastor, Rev. Chris Weichman, he can be reached in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 814-456-4243 ex.103 or anytime at [email protected]
Summer Worship Schedule: Summer Sunday Worship Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. until Sunday,m September 10. Regular Worship times, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and the Spiritual Formation hour at 9:30 a.m., returns on September 10 after the Labor Day weekend. If you have any questions, call the church office at 814-456-4243.
The First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Office is closed on all Federal Holidays; and on Saturdays unless there are scheduled events such as Koinonia, weddings, funerals, blood drives and private events. Please closely watch the monthly calendar for Saturday closings. Note: The church office will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
Keep the office up to date! If you have moved, changed your phone number or email address please let the church office know by calling or emailing [email protected].