Join us for Christmas

 

Women's Christmas Gathering - Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm

Women, friends and relatives of the Pittsburgh New Church community are invited to the Theta Alpha Guild Women’s Christmas Gathering at the Pittsburgh New Church.

You are invited to bring a sweet or savory snack to share.

Make a Christmas centerpiece or a beaded garland or just visit with friends. College age and up.

Pittsburgh New Church School Christmas Program – Wed., December 14, 7:00 pm

Students will perform music or a Christmas play in the church auditorium.

The Christmas Sing – Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm

All are welcome to a festive evening of carol singing in the multipurpose room.

Open Chapel – December 22–23, 7:00–9:00 pm

Unplug! Get away from the noise and shopping and reconnect to the real meaning of Christmas.

Stop by for a few minutes and sit in the peaceful chapel, listen to some beautiful Christmas music, enjoy the candlelight, say a few prayers, or read the Christmas story.

Christmas Eve Nativity Tableaux Service – Thursday, December 24, 4:30 pm

Our annual Christmas tableaux presents the Christmas story in a series of living pictures, including readings from the Word and carols sung by the congregation.

Christmas Day Service – Friday, December 25, 11:00 am

This brief, sweet service recognizing the Lord's birth into our lives can be one of the most peaceful moments in the year!

New Year's Day Service – Sunday, January 1, 11:00 am

Reflect and dedicate your new year to positive change

11:00 am Thanksgiving Service

Join us on Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 am for a a family service where we will offer thanks for all the blessings the Lord has offered. Our theme this year is being thankful for hope and patience. Throughout the Word, especially in the psalms, we hear of how important it is to wait on the Lord and to have hope. As it says in Psalm 130, "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope."

You are invited to bring an offering of fruit to the Thanksgiving Festival Service. After the service, the fruit will be donated to the East End Cooperative Ministry’s (EECM) Hunger Program. There will also be a box at the entrance to the sanctuary for non-perishable food items which will be taken to the EECM as well.

 

Living Gratefully

Living Gratefully - Join us starting Feb 14, 2016!

Overview

Inspired by Swedenborg’s book Divine Providence, Living Gratefully is a seven (7) week Bible study program that explores the concept of providence through a lens of gratitude for God’s constant, loving presence in our lives.

Ultimately, living gratefully is about more than simply appreciating what you have; it’s about delighting in the opportunity to give to others. True gratitude ignites compassion.

When we understand that the ultimate goal of providence is happiness and unity with God, we realize that this kind of love wants to be shared. Living gratefully increases our awareness of the beauty and blessings that are constantly unfolding around us, and thus inspires us to share those blessings with others.

Program Elements

1. Weekly Worship

Each week, the worship service and Sunday School sessions will focus on one topic of the program.

2. Daily Readings

There is a workbook to go with the program that provides daily reading from scripture, reflections from individuals, and concrete ideas for incorporating gratitude into life.

3. Small Groups

Your small groups is where you’ll have the chance to talk with others in a friendly environment about each week’s lesson, share your experience, and support each other in living gratefully.

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