A letter from pastor charissa
As I look out my office window at the gentle snow falling on Beaver St here in Sewickley today, it reminds me that we're nearing the time of year when snow and ice can get in the way of travel. This is a great time to refresh everyone on our winter weather policy.
First and foremost: DO NOT COME TO CHURCH if you are uncomfortable with the road/weather conditions, regardless of if we've officially canceled or not. If you look out on your street and see a big snowy pile of "No way I'm driving in that", you are fully and enthusiastically excused from church, no questions asked.
If you are ok with travel, but the conditions are questionable, please check the local TV stations - WPXI and KDKA for closing information. There will also be notices on the church website, instagram, and Facebook. If you'd like one more layer of certainty, we have a closings text/email blast list that you can join. This will go out almost immediately after we opt for closing due to weather so you will know right away. You can sign up at the link below to be included in this list.
Here's hoping we don't have to use this information often, but it's always better safe than sorry!
Meanwhile, enjoy the lovely snow!
The past few years, we have had a daily devotional email that goes out every day during Advent and Christmas. Each email includes scripture readings, a brief reflection on the readings, some questions for reflection, and a suggested Advent activity. These are great to read together with a friend or family member, or in your own individual quiet time.
If you have been on the list in the years past, you'll continue to get those emails this year. If you would like to sign up to get them this year, please use the link below.
Pastor Charissa would like to start a weekly sermon reflection group after the new year. If you are interested in attending (even if not regularly), please fill out the survey at the link below so we can note your day/time preferences.
Little Hill United Methodist Church has offered an invitation to their Harvest Dinner.
Saturday, October 12 4-7 pm
2350 Magee Road Ext
Sewickley, PA 15143
Adults $12, Children 5-7 $7, under 5 free.
Many folks have found the online google classroom helpful in the past for our Bible studies. This is great if you want access to the resources online, will miss a week, or are unable to come on Wednesday evenings but still want to follow along.
The classroom will help you keep track of what we're reading each week, online resources (including videos), and a chat forum to discuss readings and ask questions throughout the week.
If you would like an email invite (link) to the online classroom for this Bible study, please let us know. We'll send one out in the next day or two via email.
If you have used google classrooms before, you can just sign in and join the class using class code ikbgl8.
Can't wait to see you all tonight at 7 for our first session!