Youth News – March 2016

It has been a wonderful couple of months of ministry, and we have some exciting events coming up in March.  I would ask parents to especially encourage their teens to attend the Abigail’s Angels fundraiser concert on March 13th, to benefit one of our Starkdale youth, Abigail Kinney.  Also, to attend the “Teen Depression, Self-Injury and Suicide” night on March 20th, featuring Lisa Ward of Coleman Counseling.  It has been a blessing to see  so many of the Starkdale youth at the FCA clubs and at their sporting events. The Souper Bowl for Caring was very successful, and we wish to thank you for your support.  The youth collected $411, to be given to the Urban Mission.  Although it was freezing cold, 22 youth participated in the ice skating night on February 14th, at PPG in Pittsburgh.

God bless you all!

Upcoming Events

March 6  Pizza and A Movie Night, Featuring the movie Woodlawn.  The movie is free of charge.  Woodlawn is a dynamic Christian movie that chronicles the true story of an entire football team that converts to Christ, 6:00 -8:00.

March 13  Abigail’s Angels Fund Raiser Concert from 6:00-7:30 at Starkdale featuring the Allegheny Angels, Glory Dami, Shelby Styer, Leah Bowman, the Edison High School Choir, Jacqueline Shea, Teresa Kropka, Autumn Duckworth and Frankie Russell.  A free-will donation will be taken for Abigail’s Angels to benefit the RDH12 Fund for Sight.

March 20  “Teen Depression, Self-Injury and Suicide” These topics will be covered from a Biblical perspective.  All teens know someone who struggles with these issues.  How can we help those who are struggling with these issues?  Come and find out.  6:00-7:15

March 27   No youth meeting  – Easter Sunday

April 3   Storytellers Night featuring four dynamic testimonies including Mike Mathison of the Herald Star and Weir Sports Radio,  Susan Clegg and two others.  The evening will run from 6:00-7:30.


Souper Bowl of Caring 2016

IMG_1041The Starkdale a Youth Ministry took in $411 in donations and a number of canned goods which were donated to the Urban Mission (see director Ashley Barker Steele pictured here) today as a part of the “Souper Bowl of Caring” event which took place on Super Bowl Sunday.  The project was spearheaded by Starkdale Youth Ministry representative Gabrielle Peterson (pictured here) and Gabe Ofca.








Recent Youth Photos February 2016

Starkdale students are a part of the Jefferson County Youth Led Anti Drug Coalition









Youth Skating at the PPG Place skating rink

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Photos from Storyteller Night January 25th

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Communicants Received into Membership

Pictured are: Jake Barger, Victoria Collins, Abigail and Andrew Kinney, with Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman.

In November and December, a six-week Communicants Class was taught by Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman.  Of the students attending, the four pictured above were received into membership on December 13, 2015. Victoria Collins and Jake Barger were baptized during the worship service.

We look forward to the joy of serving with these wonderful young people.  May we continue to keep them in our prayers.