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Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church



May 2021


 $ 14,158.82


$ 16,671.71

Under for the month

-$ 2,512.89

Over for the year

$ 729.82


The Pulpit Nominating Committee continues to receive and evaluate resumes from ministers far and wide.  We are discussing their qualifications and if they would be a good match for MVCPC.  We have contacted some of the candidates and received additional information from them.  Our next step will be to interview the candidates.  This can be done both virtually and in person.

The process is very fluid.  We have contacted a few candidates only to find out that they have already accepted a calling.  We also had one candidate that we had interest in that has decided to retire from the ministry.  Candidates are continually showing interest and at the same time others are no longer available.

Please keep the PNC in your prayers. 

PNC Committee

We are in the process of installing a new computer in the office.  It has upgraded capabilities and software.  All of the data has not yet been transferred so I appreciate your patience if something is later than normal (i.e. this newsletter).

Faith and Life recently took over the responsibility of assigning ushers for services.  Throughout the summer, only one will be assigned.  Postcards will be mailed if assigned.  If you are not able to attend on your scheduled day, please contact the office as soon as possible so we can find a replacement for you.

As a reminder, please reach out to Fred C. or the office if you are interested in helping with periodic gardening activities that need taken care of.

Many of the plantings around the church grounds came from our members.  Easter Lillies, mums, bulbs, hosta and other items have been donated in the past and have continued to bring beauty through the years.  If you are looking to thin out your own plantings or have potted Easter flowers you do not intend to plant, please drop them off at the church and they will be worked into the landscape. 

At the March meeting, session approved the award of a contract to Hollowood Music and Sound for the installation of a new sound system to replace our aged system and to install an audio visual system in the sanctuary.  The church has kicked off a capital campaign to offset the cost of the system, not to exceed $35,000.

The new A/V system will include 3 large monitors, 2 remote controlled cameras, and a computer to control the system, the screen content and improved live streaming capabilities off our services.  The new system will include a monitor in the nursery to broadcast our services, with controlled sound.

The sound system will have 48 channel processing board, a ceiling mounted speaker array and chancel monitors with control from a hand-held iPad or the system control in the back of the church.

We can only proceed with this much needed sound and audio visual improvement with your financial support.  So please consider contributing to the system fund raiser.  Should you have any questions regarding the system please reach out to Daniel K. or call the office. 

At this time, chancel flowers will not be ordered until the fall unless there is a special request.  To do so, please contact the office at 412-751-8479.

The deadline for the September “News from the Mount” is August 15th.  Anyone needing to put an article in the newsletter for the month of September must turn the article in to the office no later than Sunday, August 15th.

Anyone who isn’t receiving updates via our prayer chain and wishes to, please contact the office.

If you would like to be notified via email when a church member or a close relative of a member (parent, child, or sibling) passes please email the church office at We promise we will not give your email address to anyone, nor will we abuse it.

The kitchen committee will hopefully be getting back to normal making jam this summer and then making soup again the fall.  If anyone is interested in helping make soup or jam, please contact me or Pat S.

As usual, we are asking if you have finished your jam, please return the jars and lids to the kitchen so we can fill them up again.  The same goes with the quart and pint jars for the soup.  We hope to bring back the aroma of cooking to the church again.  Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Upper Room
devotionals are now available.  Gilbert Funeral Home also provided a supply of 2020 calendars.  Contact the office if you would like a copy. 

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Fridays.  Please hit the buzzer to the right of the lower parking lot door for entrance.  The office will be closed from June 28-July 5 and will reopen on July 6th.

The office reviews clearances for those who assist with or are in the building when children are here and are contacting those whose clearances need updated.

The per capita apportionment is $33.05 per member.

If you borrow tables or chairs from the church, remember, please make your request through the Fellowship Committee call the office at 412 751-8479.

If you/committee are planning to have a meeting, PLEASE schedule your meeting through the office.  Knowing the date, time and number of expected attendees helps to be certain that the space is available and who is responsible for the group.

If you are interested in contributing to the Newsletter with an article for publication please submit your notes to the office.  Since this is a “forum”, there might be some give and take if folks are interested.  Also, good Christian book reports are greatly welcomed.  The deadline is the 15th of the month except for December when it is the 10th.

Please notify the office if you are moving or will be temporarily away so records can be kept updated and mail is delivered in a timely fashion.  Also, returned mail has a cost to the church.

Even though you may be on vacation – the church is not.  We still must pay utilities, insurance and etc.  Food Bank items may be deposited in the box in the Narthex or at the lower parking lot entrance.



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