We feel blessed for the summer opportunities we had at 223 Marcellus Street. Although we can’t hold our usual gatherings because of the pandemic, we were able to be present weekly on Saturdays. We were grateful to share delicious produce from Matthew 25 Farm with our neighbors at this time.
We have partnered with PEACE Inc. Westside Family Resource Center to offer a toiletry pantry one Thursday per monty in conjunction with their food pantry. We plan to continue this through the winter.
We continue to hold worship each Saturday at 10:00am through Zoom. Anyone is welcome to join, just email Nancy at [email protected] for more information.
We also gather on Zoom for Spiritual Nurture on Wednesday evenings. Throughout the summer we studied white supremacy, which included reading the book “My Grandmother’s Hands:Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies”.
New for the Fall:
In October we are participating in the McClure Lecture Series from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, “Jesus Christ and the ‘Dividing Wall’: Race and God’s Mission”. This will begin each Wednesday night at 7:30 in place of our usual Spiritual Nurture gathering.
Because of the small square footage of our building we have decided to continue with Zoom gatherings only until the pandemic has run its course and there is a safe and effective vaccine widely available. In the meantime, we are moving forward with our hope of starting and new bi-lingual Spanish/English worshiping community in our space. We are exploring the opportunity of being a field placement site for a seminary intern next summer who could help us determine if this is feasible.
God continues to work through us in these challenging times. We look forward to the gathering together once again for breakfast and worship on Saturdays, Good Creations on Tuesdays and Spiritual Nurture on Wednesdays. Until then, please know we miss our community who is unable to join in the Zoom meetings- we can’t wait to see you again!