MONTHLY FINANCES AT A GLANCE
Income for March
Expenses for March
Over for the month
Under for the year
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
CONGRATULATIONS to Tyler G. who received a Best Actor nomination for his role as Robert Martin in the EFHS presentation of “The Drowsey Chaperone”. Tyler was one of 3 of our students receiving a best actor/actress nomination from the Gene Kelly Awards selection committee. Good Luck!!!
As a reminder, please reach out to Fred C., 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.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEM FUND RAISER
The Church recently received two proposals to replace our sound system and install a video system for the church sanctuary. The existing sound system is starting to fail and we have lost several channels. The new system will include a new ceiling mounted speaker array with monitors and individual remote control. The new video system will install two 86” monitors in the front on both side of sanctuary and one center mounted in the rear of the sanctuary for the pastor and choir use through two remote cameras to support and enhance our in person services and improve the live streaming of our services.
The cost for the new system is $35,000. Session has approved reward of the contract to the low responsible bid to Hollowood Music and Sound. Session also approved a fund raising campaign to offset the cost of the system upgrades and improvements. While we have had a couple of congregation members express an interest in donating to this endeavor, we need the support of our congregation to financially support this much needed expenditure. More information on this fund raiser will be forthcoming but if you are interested in supporting the A/V System please contact 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 June “News From the Mount” is May 15th. Anyone needing to put an article in the newsletter for the month of June must turn the article in to the office no later than Saturday, May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise we will not give your email address to anyone, nor will we abuse it.
Thank you again for all your support for the kitchen committee. We WILL be back and soon!
If you still have any jelly or soup jars, please return them to the church to reduce future costs. The jars can be left by the kitchen door or bring to church.
March/April editions of the Upper Room are now available. Gilbert Funeral Home also provided a supply of 2020 Contact the office if you would like a copy.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Friday. The doors are usually locked during the day. Please hit the buzzer to the right of the lower parking lot door for entrance. Masks are required when inside the church. The office will be closed Monday, May 31, to observe Memorial Day.
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 for 2020 is $33.05 per member.
USE OF CHURCH PROPERTY
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.