Envisioning Meetings

In order to move forward with our pastoral search, we, as members of the congregation, must meet together to objectively examine ourselves, evaluate our current ministries, consider what we do well and what needs improvement, determine our church’s strengths and challenges, and reset our goals, if needed, to ensure all that we say and do at Starkdale is truly focused on Christ, and all glory is given to God. We must have everything in order and know who we are as a church in order to correctly present ourselves on our Church Information Form, so that we are able to call a pastor who shares our vision.

On the Sundays of October 11th and 18th, Session will conduct an envisioning meeting in the fellowship hall at 12:15 P.M. (following the 11:00 Sunday worship services).

All members are urged to participate, for we as the body of Christ, have been given the responsibility to be excellent in all we do in His name.

Lunch will be served. Please email or call the
office to RSVP by October 8th.


Chicken Grill Photo 2015

IMG_7055Some of the Chicken Grill Team-Thank you to everyone who helped and came for dinner!







Sunday School Rally Day 2015

On September 13th, the Sunday School children at Starkdale celebrated Rally Day, inviting their friends and reminding them to attend Sunday School every week at 9:30 A.M.  Our Rally Day theme was “Back to the Bible Sunday.”  The new Communicants Class for 6th through 12th grade also began with a wonderful turnout.  The celebration continued at the Fellowship Hour.  Balloons were released after Sunday School.  It was really great, as a huge wind came up and our balloons with John 3:16 written on the tags, lifted off so fast that we were all surprised!!  All the children at Fellowship who attended church also had a great lunch, ice cream dessert and a balloon to release.  It was a very special day at Sunday School, Church and Fellowship.  If you would like to come to Sunday School at 9:30, there are classes for everyone Kindergarten up!
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Youth News – September 2015

Dear Starkdale Parents, Youth and Friends,

It was an exciting summer for the youth ministry highlighted especially by the Philadelphia/Allentown mission trip in late July. We also took part in the Hometown Talent Celebration, the Back-to-School bash at the Urban Mission, the Trash to Treasure sale, the Victory in Da Ville Festival, and a number of us took part in preparing and serving food to the homeless at the Urban Mission on a weekly basis. We also have been having an average of 7 teenagers every Wednesday night for the Wednesday night adult Bible Study.

We just had around 35 people out for a last three youth meetings. Sunday night, September 13 will be an unbelievable evening featuring 10 youth acts including the Allegheny Angels and then followed by a dramatic testimony by former Ohio State Buckeye national champion football player Maurice Clarett. It will run from 6:00-8:00 and will take place at the Big Red Auditorium and it is free of charge.

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Photos from Pastor Philip’s Farewell Service