Outreach Committee News

For the ninth consecutive year, Dollar Tree stores throughout the nation are sponsoring Operation Homefront, a national non-profit serving America’s military families. The two have joined forces in a nationwide school supplies collection campaign titled The Back-To-School Brigade.

Through the generosity of Dollar Tree patrons who donate funds to purchase school supplies, the needs of countless needy students are met as they begin their school year.

Operation Homefront especially targets the children of military families around the nation by presenting the school supplies to military bases to distribute to children of families on those bases.

We do not have a military base in the Steubenville area, so Operation Homefront has asked Starkdale Evangelical Presbyterian Church to pick-up and distribute the supplies collected through the local Dollar Tree store on Mall Drive to children of military families and needy children.

Starkdale has chosen to deliver the school supplies to elementary schools in the area. We ask the recipient schools to target the children of military families who are in their student body first, and then distribute to the neediest children, focusing on grades 1-3 this year.

Church Trip – Sept. 7-8, 2017

CHURCH TRIP TO NOAH’S ARK AND THE CREATION MUSEUM
SEPTEMBER 7-8

Day 1: Travel to Petersburg, KY to visit the 70,000-square foot Creation Museum, which brings the pages of the Bible to life. Be amazed as you view its characters and animals in their dynamic form and placed in their familiar settings.  State-of-the-art exhibits, life-size dinosaur animatronics, a petting zoo, beautiful outdoor gardens, and much more make this a must-see attraction!

Day 2:  Visit the NEW life-size replica of the Biblical Noah’s Ark:  Ark Encounter.  It’s a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction.  In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all wood Ark.  For detailed information, please pick-up a flyer in the narthex or side hallway, and please use the sign-up sheets if you plan to attend.

 

VBS 2017 “Mighty Fortress”

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
MIGHTY FORTRESS
JUNE 5-9, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Pre-K – 6th Grade

Mark your calendars for an exciting week of  music, crafts, Bible lesson, snacks and outdoor games.   Children will learn that God is our sure defense who strengthens us and is our refuge in trouble.   Registration forms are available in the narthex and church office for early registration.  If you are interested in helping in any way, contact Kelly Dopp, Vacation Bible School Director or the church office.

 

 

Children’s Church

The Children’s Church  is held each Sunday morning during the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service. The leader each week is Kelly Dopp.  Children ages kindergarten through 5th grade will be dismissed  to the chapel after the Lord’s prayer.  This special time of worship includes: prayer, lighting of candles, singing, and hearing the pastor’s message with words that the children will understand.

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach Committee – April 2017

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH, and the Outreach Committee has placed a Pinwheel of Hope Tree in the Narthex. This year, our donations will benefit The Friendship Warming Room.  Please consider taking a pinwheel from the tree and purchasing the item that has been placed on the tag. Simply bring the item back to the Narthex and place your item under the tree sometime during the month of April.  We will then take the items to the Friendship Warming Center.

CANCER DIETARY INITIATIVE

The Outreach Committee will conduct a canned soup food drive during the months of May and June to benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative which provides nutritious food for cancer patients in our community.  If you would like to participate during these months, please place canned soup donations in the chest located in the narthex.