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									                                       Bellefield Presbyterian Church

                                  The Belle

VOLUME II, ISSUE 9      “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” - Psalm 139:14          OCTOBER 2002

He is the potter, we are the clay
God formed every creature on this planet with a spe-                   God deliberately shaped and formed you to
cial area of expertise. Some animals run, some hop,           serve him in a way that makes your ministry unique. He
some swim, some burrow, and some fly. Each has a              carefully mixed the DNA cocktail that created you.
particular role to play based on the way they were            David praised God for this incredible personal attention
shaped by God. The same is true with humans. Each of          to detail that God gave in designing each of us: "You
us was uniquely designed, or "shaped" to do certain           made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit
things.                                                       me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for mak-
         Before architects design any new building they       ing me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is
first ask, "What will be its purpose? How will it be          marvelous." "God doesn’t make junk," said Ethel Wa-
used?" The intended function always determines the            ters.
form of the building. Before God created you, he de-                   Not only did God shape you before your birth,
cided what role he wanted you to play on earth. He            he planned every day of your life to support his shaping
planned exactly how he wanted you to serve him, and           process: David continues, "Every day of my life was
then he shaped you for those tasks. You are the way you       recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out be-
are because you were made for a specific ministry.            fore a single day had passed." This means nothing that
         The Bible says, "We are God's workmanship,           happens in your life is insignificant. God uses all of it to
created in Christ Jesus to do good works ...." Our Eng-       mold you for your ministry to others, and shape you for
lish word "poem" comes from this Greek word trans-            your service to Him.
lated "workmanship."                                                   God never wastes anything. He would not give
                                                              you abilities, interests, talents, gifts, personality, and
You are God’s hand-crafted work of                            life experiences unless he intended to use them for his
art. You are not an assembly-line                             glory. By identifying and understanding these factors
                                                              you can discover God’s will for your life.
product, mass-produced without                                         The Bible says you are "wonderfully complex."
thought. You are a custom designed,                           You’re a combination of many different factors.
one-of-a kind, original masterpiece.                                                                      (Continued on page 8)

 Jen, Scott,
    Ryan,                                                                                       Inside this Issue:
   Melissa                                                                          Young Adult Game Night                2
enjoyed the
                                                                                    Christian Education Classes           3
frisbee, and                                                                        University Interns                    4
                                                                                    Worship + Two                         5
    at the
    annual                                                                          Session Update                        6
                                                                                    Testimony                             7
       in                                                                           Calendar, Birthdays, Treasurer        9
  Schenley                                                                          Tom’s Corner
OCTOBER 2002                                      THE BELLE                                               PAGE 2

Young adults converge on Game Night
By Charlie Fox

I don’t think I’ve played Uno for     sentiments of all were “Let the        their excellent ability to recall
two years. This sad fact was          games begin!”                          meaningless sports trivia and that
among many things that were un-                                              women tend to dominate games
wittingly discovered on Friday        Without any opening ceremonies,        like Taboo because of their excel-
night, September 20th at the Young    boxes were grabbed, boards were        lent communication skills, it was a
Adults’ Game Night, where over        opened, timers were set, cards         big surprise to find out that it was
50 young adults converged from all    were shuffled, and soon we were        the guys who won the largely ver-
over the Pittsburgh region.           all thoroughly engaged in the          bal game of Mad Gab. The game
                                      thrills of game playing. Among         involves reading nonsensical
The plans for game night were:        the games played: Trivial Pursuit,     phrases out loud and reinterpreting
have fun, play games, eat, and stay   Mad Gab, Scrabble, Euchre, and         them to guess the correct phrase.
up later than many of us typically    Catch Phrase. It was loud at times,    For example: “Deep Lace Wasp
ever do. In the process, we were      hilarious at others, and maddening     Act” would translate to “The place
able reach the greater goal of get-   at still others. Do you know what      was packed,” and would accurately
ting to know the other young adults   it’s like to call “Uno” only to have   describe game night.
from Bellefield.                      a Wild Draw Four card slapped
                                      down on you? I do. But in the          As the games wound down, con-
My wife Beth and I arrived at         end, winning or losing didn’t mat-     versations picked up, guitar cases
Carisa Youngman’s place a bit         ter – we were having a great time!     were opened, and soon many of the
early to help set up, and we soon                                            group were worshipping God to-
found ourselves opening the snacks    If you’re wondering what other         gether. It was an awesome re-
and catching up with friends. Be-     facts were unwittingly discovered,     minder of why we have been
fore long, many more people were      here’s another. While it’s well        brought together in fellowship in
arriving, seats quickly became a      known that guys tend to dominate       the first place – our faith in Jesus
rare commodity, and the gathering     games like Trivial Pursuit due to      Christ.

                                                                             If you missed game night, don’t
                                                                             feel too left out. Many more excit-
                                                                             ing and enriching young adult
                                                                             events will be planned. Stay tuned,
                                                                             invite your friends, and join us
                                                                             again at the next young adult event!
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         September 8th - October 20th
 NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE                        The Bible and Homosexuality:
                                            A Study Led By Prof. Robert Gagnon
             OF CHRIST
                                            In this class we will explore the biblical material most pertinent to
   Organized By Denis Nkweteytim            the homosexuality debate that has dominated the church's attention
                                            for the last 30 years. We will also examine the scientific evidence.
In this inductive Bible study class, we     Assessing the biblical position on homosexuality will also take us
                                            into the broader subject of sexuality. Robert Gagnon's book The Bible
will focus on the Biblical text it-
                                            and Homosexual Practice (Abingdon) will serve as the basis for the in-
self. References to outside material        struction. Reading the book is not required for the class but those
or other scripture may be made, but         wanting to delve more deeply may want to get a copy. (For those who
                                            would like to purchase a copy of the book at a 40% discount, see
the goal will be to discover what a pas-
                                            Robert Gagnon.)
sage says for itself through group in-
teraction and specific questions. We        Sept. 8: Introduction; The Old Testament Witness I
                                            Sept. 15: The Old Testament Witness II
will select a parable every week or two,
                                            Sept. 22: The Witness of Jesus
identify all the passages in the Bible      Sept. 29: The Witness of Paul: Romans 1:24-27
that treat it, and in each case, identify   Oct. 6: (1) The Witness of Paul: 1 Corinthians 5-6; and (2) Applying
the reasons and the lesson to be            the Bible's Message Today I
                                            Oct. 13: Applying the Bible's Message Today II
learned from the parable. The study         Oct. 20: Applying the Bible's Message Today III (Science)
will be led by different people, with
everyone having an opportunity (but         Robert Gagnon is Associate Professor of New Testament at Pitts-
                                            burgh Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained elder at Belle-
not a requirement) to lead. Please join     field Presbyterian Church.
us for a time of learning and growing in
God's word!

             New Orleans Night
    Friday, November 1st                                               MUST RSVP FOR DINNER
                                                                             (120 person limit for dinner)
    Bellefield Church
                                                                      RSVP to the church office
    Cajun Style Dinner: 6:30 PM                       or 412-687-3222
    Boilermakers Jazz Band Concert: 8 PM                             Concert open to any and all!

          This event is designed for members of Bellefield Church to reach out and invite friends,
                          co-workers and neighbors to a fun and relaxing evening.
                              Everyone is strongly encouraged to bring a guest!
OCTOBER 2002                                         THE BELLE                                                   PAGE 4

Melissa Clark
                                Melissa         Trenton Moulin
                                wanted to be
                                                Hi, my name is Trenton Moulin, and yeah it’s like the Moulin
                                a college
                                                Rough in Paris. I hail from a small town called Oil City, Pennsyl-
                                professor (in
                                                vania, and as of summer 2002 I am a Pitt Alum.
                                no specific
                                field). Today
                                                I enjoy the outdoors (hiking, climbing, backpacking, etc…) and I
                                she wants to
                                                love helping others enjoy and appreciate
                                plant com-
                                                God’s creation. I am a task-oriented
                                munity gar-
                                                person and like to get things done but I
dens in urban neighborhoods. Tomor-
                                                also like to enjoy myself along the way.
row, who knows? While the future may
                                                I try to be in the here and now as much
seem uncertain, Melissa knows that God
                                                as I can while being mindful of the fu-
has called her to be a university ministry
                                                ture and learning from the past.
intern at Bellefield Church, and she hopes
that her varied interests and enthusiasm
                                                Political Party: ask me.
for many different professions will aid her
                                                Personal Hygiene: smell me.
in encouraging students as they seek God
                                                Worldview: always changing.
in making future plans. A recent Pitt
                                                My God: Never Changing.
Graduate who studied Neuroscience,
Melissa wishes she had majored in Urban
Studies because she loves cities and the        Scott Britton
people therein. One of her favorite pas-        There is a story in 1 Kings 19, about Elijah, about God, about a
times is walking through Pittsburgh’s           meeting between them, about the voice of God present, not in an
various neighborhoods. Melissa loves            earthquake, winds or fires, but in a stillness, in the quiet. I relate. I
books and can spend hours at the Carne-         sit quietly waiting, I speak quietly, hoping, I walk quietly, chasing.
gie Library or browsing the used book-          But mostly I am pleading for the peace of Christ, seeking the sacri-
stores. Another favorite activity of hers is                                  fice of His flesh; these unattained as
volunteering with Habitat for Humanity                                        yet. What should I tell you? I am like
because of how they combine economic                                          you, more than you would like, more
justice, racial reconciliation, partnership,                                  than you would think. Prides, strug-
and Jesus Christ. Above all, Melissa loves                                    gles, vanities, joys, laughs, brokenness,
the Lord and is excited to share her life                                     healing. I am not you, but only like
with college students as she continues to                                     you…seeking for something bigger
learn the importance of community, soli-                                      than myself. Finding sometimes,
tude, and service in the persuit of God.                                      wanting more of it, of Him.
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                                                                   WORSHIP + TWO
                                                                   Each healthy church member has a place to worship,
                                                                   plus two areas of ministry—one to give and one to
                   BELLEFIELD                                      receive
                                                                   By Pastor Dave

             growth factoids                                                Bellefield is growing! Our worship atten-
                                                                   dance averaged 245 this past summer (compared to
              WORSHIP ATTENDANCE STATS                             221 in 2001… 199 in 2000… and 193 in 1999).
                                                                   This September we averaged 411 in worship
                                                                   (compared to 341 in 2001… 331 in 2000… and 315
   AUGUST                 2002         2001         1999
                                                                   in 1999). See a trend here? Our University Ministry
   1st Sunday             203          190          147            has been running out of chairs for students at Cor-
                                                                   nerstone on Wednesday nights. Fifty-two young
   2nd Sunday             210          182          194            adults showed up for a Fall Friday Game Night
                                                                   (see page 2 for pictures and a story.) Twenty-two
   3rd Sunday             215          279          212            women showed up for our brand new MOPS
                                                                   (Mothers Of PreschoolerS) kick-off. At its most re-
   4th Sunday             372          355          382            cent meeting, the Pittsburgh Presbytery executive
   Average                250          252          234            reported that Bellefield was one of just seven con-
                                                                   gregations (out of 160) to experience at least a 10%
                                                                   increase in membership last year. Bellefield’s staff
                                                                   and leadership are scrambling to provide enough
                                                                   seating, parking, small groups and ministries to
                                                                   welcome all the newcomers to our church family.
                                                                   Plans are moving forward to add a second worship
                                                                   service before we begin turning people away from
                                                                   our current service. This is all good news!
                                                                            But healthy growth is more than just num-
         The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of my          bers. The Bellefield Mission is to make committed
family's favorite books. I first read it to Jake Bryant when       disciples of Christ, not just spectators. Our goal is
he was five and I know                                             spiritual growth along with numerical growth. To
Claire and Betsy have                                              help foster this healthy growth, Session is incorpo-
read or heard the books                                            rating a Worship + Two focus this year for Belle-
multiple times. When I                                             field. This is a simple tool or benchmark to help
saw that the Playhouse                                             each person grow in Christ. Worship + Two en-
Jr. was presenting the                                             courages three crucial commitments for each mem-
play at their Oakland                                              ber of our church family. To grow, we all need:
theatre, it seemed like a
natural fun and fellow-                                            1) A place to worship (corporately on Sundays,
ship event for the older elementary children to do on a Sun-          individually the other days)
day afternoon. I'm sure people of all ages will want to par-       2) A place to receive (a small group, Bible study
ticipate, so there is no age limit for participation. Younger         or Sunday School class)
children (seven and under) will need to have a designated          3) A place to give (a ministry team or mission—
grown up (parent or otherwise) to attend.                             and not necessarily at Bellefield)
         Our plan for the afternoon of November 3 is:
Lunch after church 12:15 - 12:45. A fun activity to pre-                   If any of these three commitments are miss-
pare for the Play 12:45 - 2:00. Transport to Playhouse Jr.         ing in your life, you’re probably blocking the
on Craft Ave. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2:30.           growth God wants to produce. And Bellefield
           Parents pick up after the play at the Theatre.          would like to help you discover your place in the
           Ticket price is $6.00 each. Group reservations by       body of Christ as together, we worship, receive and
           October 16th please for the play. Please contact        give to God’s glory.
           Janice Bryant at for reserva-
           tions, more information, or questions.
OCTOBER 2002                                        THE BELLE                                                PAGE 6

From Session

Congregational Meeting scheduled for November, Bellefield
launches a website, and other news
September’s Session meeting             service. We ask you to keep this       ciently if the budget year and terms
started out with the staff members      request in your prayers, and we’ll     for the officers went from July1
sharing with Session what they see      let you know if the request is         through June 30.
the Lord doing, and as you may al-      granted. Also keep B.J.
ready know, these are indeed excit-     Woodworth and the rest of the Al-      Another item of business that we
ing times in our church. The sanc-      ternative Worship Team in your         will be conducting is the election
tuary on Sunday mornings has been       prayers as they work to put this to-   of Session Elders, Deacons, and
filled with people seeking to wor-      gether.                                Trustees. The Nominating Com-
ship God; the Wednesday evening                                                mittee will be putting forth a slate
Cornerstone gatherings has been         The Outreach Council has been          of candidates, and in addition to
drawing so many students that they      working hard so that visitors see      this there will be an opportunity for
run out of chairs, and across the       our church as welcoming and            nominations from the floor. If you
board we are seeing the Lord bring      friendly. To this end, they have       have someone that you want to
people to himself through our min-      been setting up the information ta-    nominate please check with that
istry. As the Session heard these       bles and parking signs. They are       person before you nominate him or
reports our thoughts were, “Wow!        also setting up teams to call or e-    her to make sure that they are will-
What an exciting place to be. God       mail visitors. These servants are      ing to serve if elected.
is moving!” While it is our sincere     the ones that have been planning
hope that each of you are taking an     the New Orleans Night for No-          The proposed budget for 2003
active role in our church, one of the   vember 1st – which is something        will also be presented. We will be
most significant ways you can be        new for Bellefield and sounds like     voting on changes in the terms of
active is with your financial giv-      it will be a blast! Plan to come,      the call of our senior pastor, and
ing. While on one hand supporting       and bring a friend!                    there will be a time for new busi-
the church is an obligation each of                                            ness.
us needs to take seriously, it can      One of our members, Lisa Ker-
also be a source of joy when you        estesi Edwards, has transferred her    It is difficult to predict how long
see the way God uses your giving        membership to Beverly Hights           the meeting will be. You may want
at Bellefield.                          United Presbyterian Church, and        to bring a small lunch or a snack
                                        while it’s always difficult to say     for yourself or your young children
If you get a chance, check out our      goodbye, we do thank God for the       in case you get hungry. Baby-
Web site at         time that she was part of our con-     sitting will be provided. We would
                                        gregation.                             like to encourage each member to
Two representatives from Pitts-                                                attend, and to take an active part in
burgh Presbytery’s Benevolence/         Notice is hereby given that there      the work the Lord is doing in our
Missions Support team met with          will be the Annual meeting of the      midst.
Session briefly to inform us of the     congregation and corporation of
various projects that they are sup-     Bellefield Presbyterian Church         Karl S. Williams, Clerk of Session
porting. Our Presbytery receives        on Sunday, November 17, 2002,          Steve Rine, President of the Board
$3 million dollars a year, and over     following the worship service.         of Trustees
$2M goes toward “Doing God’s
work in ministry to congregations       One of the items of business that
and communities.” The rest is used      we will be considering is changing
to keep us connected in the de-         one of the by-laws. These pro-
nomination and to keep the presby-      posed changes will be available
tery running. Along this line, the      soon. The reason for these pro-
Growth and Outreach Council is          posed changes is to align our min-
seeking a Transformation Grant          istry year with the school year.
from Presbytery to help finance         It is Session’s opinion that the
pursuing an alternative worship         church would function more effi-
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Wrecked and Redeemed
After alcohol and drug abuse, broken relationships, and two life-threatening car wrecks, Jason Spinneweber found what he’d
been looking for all along.
By Mitch Hill

                                           at impact sending shards of glass           and over the car, striping his helmet
Jason Spinneweber had just fin-            through the air. The wreck left the
                                           car with a bent frame and Jason sit-
                                                                                       with paint from the roof. When he
                                                                                       landed he saw his motorcycle in a
ished paying off his 1985 Chevy Im-
pala. He was driving it home one           ting by the road, uninjured, waiting        pool of gasoline in the middle of the
snowy night from the bar after at-         for the police to arrive.                   road. He tried to drag it to the side
tempting to drink away his frustra-                 “It was one of the first wake      when a man appeared and told him
tion and discord. But the frustra-         up calls,” said Jason. “I had no in-        to relax, an ambulance was on the
tions weren’t going away, they were        spection, no car insurance, and I was       way. Although Jason didn’t believe
getting worse. He was tired of con-        drunk,” but the police officer merely       in God at the time, he would later
stantly fighting with his girlfriend       drove him home. “It was an actual           realize that Someone was watching
who he’d allowed to move in with           miracle,” said Jason.                       over him without letting a single
him. He was tired of drugs; tired of                “I gotta quit drinking,” Jason     bone be broken.
spending his whole paycheck at the         continued to tell himself for the next               When the ambulance ar-
bar; tired of all his relationships end-   nine months. The fighting with his          rived, the EMT was someone Jason
ing up in ruins. So in an attempt to       live-in girl friend escalated. “We          hadn’t seen in a long time. They
commit “passive suicide,” he pushed        were spiraling downward, hand in            had gone to high school together.
his foot down on the accelerator. He       hand,” he said. Finally, she began          On the ride to the emergency room,
loved the power of that huge V8 en-        seeing another guy—the bass player          Jason learned that his old acquaint-
gine. Then he lost control of the          in Jason’s band. He thought things          ance was a believer in Jesus. Look-
wheel and veered into a bank along         couldn’t get worse.                         ing back, this might be the first time
the road. The rear window exploded                  Heading the wrong direction        Jason heard about the saving power
                                           one night after drinking with friends,      of God.
                                           Jason rear-ended his Kawasaki 400                    Jason’s motorcycle antics
                                                          motorcycle going over        landed him in Western Psych for
                                                          60 mph into a slow           suicidal tendencies. The week and a
                                                          moving car. “I only re-      half that he spent in the psych ward
                                                          member leaving the bar       was structured with speakers, ac-
                                                          and hitting the car,” said   countability meetings, and
                                                          Jason. The wreck sent        “reprogramming” that eased him
                                                          Jason through the air        back into society.
                                                                                                The time at Western Psych
                                                                                       provided a “break from drugs, bad
                                                         Although he now               theology, and all the science that I’d
                                                         rides a Yamaha mo-            learned in college. It cleared all that
                                                         torcycle, Jason once
                                                         did all his traveling by      out. I was no longer totally focused
                                                         school bus, touring           on myself.”
                                                         from coast to coast                    In the rehab program,
                                                         with a traveling rock         “spirituality came up continually,”
                                                         band as a roadie. He
                                                         said that he learned
                                                                                       said Jason. “Everyone was search-
                                                         how to serve the band         ing. Something was seriously miss-
                                                         and how to be a               ing,” he said of his own life. “I felt
                                                         leader on tour, but           the divine finger poking at my fore-
                                                         that he couldn’t do it
                                                         forever. Read this
                                                         story to find out more                 After being released from
                                                         about how Jason               Western Psych, Jason went back to
                                                         found the Ultimate            work at his old job where he men-
                                                         Truth.                        tioned to his co-worker that he
                                                                                                             (Continued on page 8)
OCTOBER 2002                                               THE BELLE                                            PAGE 8

Potter & Clay (con’t)                                                  Jason Spineweber (con’t)
(Continued from page 1)
                                                                       (Continued from page 7)
                                                                       would like to start attending church. It wasn’t
 Unwrap your spiritual gifts for serving God                           long until his Christian friend gave Jason his
         God gives every believer spiritual gifts to be used in        first Bible and brought him to worship at
ministry. These are special God-empowered abilities for serv-          Bellefield church.
ing him that are given only to believers. The Bible says,                       “The music blew me away,’ Jason said
"Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that        about his first experiences at Bellefield.
come from God's Spirit."                                               “Church was fun; people were close; people
         You can’t earn your spiritual gifts or deserve them -         talked in church without trying to race out.”
that’s why they are called gifts! They are an expression of            What he saw happening at Bellefield was very
God’s grace to you. "Christ has generously divided out his             different than what he had come to expect of
gifts to us." Nor do you get to choose which gifts you’d like to       church from his Roman Catholic upbringing.
have. God determines that. Paul explained," It is the one and                   After hearing the Gospel message
only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides         through radio preachers, and C. S. Lewis’
which gift each person should have."                                   book Mere Christianity, and with encourage-
         Because God loves variety, and he wants us to be spe-         ment from his friend, Jason prayed the sinners’
cial, no single gift is given to everyone. Also, no individual re-     prayer. Accepting Christ is “the easiest thing
ceives all the gifts. If you had them all, you’d have no need of       to do and the hardest thing to do,” Jason’s
anyone else, and that would defeat one of God’s purposes- to           friend told him.
teach us to depend on each other. Your spiritual gifts were not                 Finally the one thing that had been
given for your own benefit but for the benefit of others, just as      missing in Jason’s life had been discovered.
other people were given gifts for your benefit. The Bible says,                 “The first couple days [as a Christian]
"A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the     were awesome! Riding the bus was awesome!
entire church." God planned it this way so we’d need each              Living in Christ was awesome. It was fright-
other. When we use our gifts together, we all benefit. If others       ening at first how everything felt,” Jason said.
don’t use their gifts, you get cheated but if you don’t use your       But he knew his new faith was based in truth,
gifts, they get cheated. This is why God wants us to discover          not merely mountaintop emotions. “It was
and develop our spiritual gifts. (Article from Rick Warren’s           like infancy,” he said about the initial experi-
Ministry Toolbox,                                     ence of being reborn. “It’s easy to get a baby
                                                                       to smile, but it’s harder to get a grown-up to
                Discovery                                                       As a Christian he moved back home
                                                                       like the “prodigal son” to his parent’s house
                   Days                                                where he still lives with his sister and his dad.
                          —Saturday mornings—                          Everyday Jason is realizing more of the
  Discover more about your spiritual gifts and leader-                 changes that occurred in his life when he gave
                                                                       himself to Christ. For example, now he is able
  ship style, meet others, and explore your potential                  to handle more responsibility at work, which
  role and membership in this church family.                           has allowed him to become the manager of his
       RSVP: by Thursday, October 10th to the church office:           store.
            412-687-3222 x 1 or                           Today Jason has a new perspective on
                                                                       the events of his “former life.” He can look
    Discovery Days: 9:00am-12:00noon                                   back and see both the hand of God protecting
    10/12 Discovering your Spiritual Gifts                             him and the lies of Satan tricking him. One of
    10/26 Discovering your Leadership Style and Passions               Satan’s tricks that Jason fell for, he said, was
                                                                       getting a tattoo of a poisonous snake on his
    11/9 Discovering your Place
                                                                       shoulder. Today, he said, this snake represents
    You do not need to come to all of the events, but to come          Temptation. He has plans to “complete” the
    to the final one you must have attended the second and third       artwork on his body by adding a knight
    ones.                                                              dressed in the armor of God standing over the
            A light breakfast will be provided at each event           adder slaying it with a sword known as the
                                                                       Word of God.
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                                                                                                  GIVING                                              BUDGET                                              DIFFERENCE

                             JULY ‘02                                                                   15,176                                               23,667                                                   -8,491

                             AUG ‘02                                                                   16,401                                                  23667                                                  -7,266

                             YEAR-TO-DATE                                                             170,377                                              189,333                                                  -18,956

                                                                 Sophia Cosentino

                                                                                                      Karan Pruszynski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Matthew Conner
                                                                                                                                                                       Timothy Griffith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Frank Raymund
                               Rick Budzowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Anzu Sekikawa
                                                                                                                                      Susan Norman
                                                Laureen Stehle

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dave Dellinger
                                                                                                                                                     Issac Anticole

                                                                                                                                                                                          Jeremy Sutter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Randy Bryant
                                                                                    Joel Norman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Nancy Brom
                                                                                                                         Heejin Woo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Alexis Burd

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FALL RETREAT                              tian Fellowship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Friday 5:30 pm-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thru Sunday 1 pm)

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     Communion                           8 am– Pittsburgh                                                                                                                                                                                                9 pm- Off Fifth                           9 am-Discovery
       Sunday                            Historical Landmark                                                                                                                                                                                             Coffee House                              Day: Discovering
                                         Foundation mtg.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Your Spiritual Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6 pm– Indonesian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Christian Fellowship

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                                         9 am- MOPS                                                   Belle Deadline                                                                                                                                                                               8:30 am-Men’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 pm-Arabic Chris-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tian Fellowship

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                                                                                                                                                     7 pm-Trustees Mtg                                                                                                                             9 am-Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Day: Discovering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Your Leadership &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6 pm– Indonesian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Christian Fellowship

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             4001 Fifth Avenue
            Pittsburgh, PA 15213

            Phone: (412) 687-3222
             Fax: (412) 687-3899
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                      “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I
                      will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from
                      me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find
                      rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is
                      light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

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