Welcome to our website! We are excited to be able to share with you some of the ways that we are involved in ministry. Feel free to browse the site to find out more about our congregation and the work that we feel God is calling us to do. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us and let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!
Come and join us on Saturday, December 20th for a ride on the Bethlehem Express! There will be crafts, music, food, and fun as we hear the Christmas story, visit the Nativity, and learn about the true reason we celebrate Christmas, Jesus birth! Check out the flyer for more details, or contact us in the office. Merry Christmas!
This Sunday, October 26th is the annual Mineral Ridge Spirit parade! The parade route passes right by our church and we will have our doors open to welcome you all. In addition to great seating out front, we will be serving Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and POPCORN! As you are waiting for the parade to pass by, please stop in and say, "Hi." We should also have a TV tuned to the Steeler game in case you can't miss it.
Our current mission project for the church is to buy books for the Seaborn Elementary School library. The school librarian has given us a list of book titles which is displayed in the Fellowship Hall along with the cost of the book. You can choose to donate the book in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Choose one soon, they are going fast!
We will be holding our annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 4th from 10am-2pm.Clothes of all sizes will be available along with some shoes and other accessories. All proceeds from the sale will go to help Niles Community Services.If you have clothes to donate, you may bring them by the church beginning Sunday, September 28th. Please contact the church office for more information or to schedule a drop off.
We are excited to send a group of 10 young people from our church to Chicago this summer to partner with YouthWorks for the third year in a row. Seven youth and three adults will be working with the people of the Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, and Englewood neighborhoods of Chicago in different soup kitchens, community gardens, and childrens ministries. Please join us in praying for them as they take a week of their summer vacation to serve God's people. They will be in Chicago June 21-27th. If you are interested in hearing about their trip make plans to attend worship on June 29th where the youth will share their experiences. A free potluck picnic will follow!
We are offering a special “Blue Christmas” service on December 22 at 5pm. Come out, and join with us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome. The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship.
We recognize that Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us. We hope you can join us for this time of healing and worship, as we spend time with God and one another.