Hello hello, Dear Readers! How are you this BEAUTIFUL sunny day! I am generally doing much better since last we spoke! My forced “br-ay-k” was filled with gardening, baking cupcakes, taking down my Christmas tree, and taking my chonky cat Rosie on her first walk of the year. It’s really cute because at first she’s freaked out and wants to go home, then she remembers that the great outdoors has hot sidewalks to bask in, and she is thrilled. Hoping to make that a semi-regular thing. And speaking of regular things, CHECK OUT OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 15!
You May Ask!
We are just trimming the opening hang-out time before the official 6.30pm start. 6.15pm, whereas before it was 6pm. So…
6:15: Doors open. Come to the parish hall for PIZZA! Or down to the Old Cats if you are in the Elder house.
6:30: Gather in the Nave to sing, and begin the usual CAYG schedule of the evening.
Alex here. Wow. Time Flies. I blinked and our oldest, who was four when we moved to Pittsburgh is now poised to start at CAYG in the fall. I’ll blink again and the youngest will be driving off to new adventures.
In the midst of this I really value opportunities to ‘press pause’, discuss how things are going with other parents, especially those a few milestones ahead, and do some intentional resetting of priorities.
I’m very thankful that the Cummings and Sparks have agreed to give us the chance to do that together, on the 15 and 22 of May, so please do Sign up here and we can prepare accordingly.
Bringing back the Seniors’ Nostalgia Night!!
Sunday, May 22, 2022: Harrisburg Team Gathering
Where: Parish Hall
More: An essential team gathering to sign paperwork and answer questions. And then stay for CAYG!
Tim Keller Podcast
When world renowned author Tim Keller TOTALLY heard about our You May Ask series he very graciously started a podcast to complement the series! (He did not, but hey we can dream it was more than a happy little coincidence.) – Also, Alex quietly and modestly mentioned he is is named in a footnote in Keller’s ‘Center Church’.
Here’s his most recent, with quite the enticing title: Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry judge?
Help Needed: Costco Runs
Would any CAYG families be able and willing to help out with future Costco Errands?
What it entails: I (Kelsey) will email you periodically to say we’re somehow out of cookies again. You go to Costco that week and bring back the spoils of war in the form of many many cookies. You give us the receipt. The church reimburses you. We feast on cookies. 2-3 weeks later I email you saying we’ve somehow run out of chips. (In all actuality we never need more than 1 Costco run a month.)
Respond to this email if you could help out for a season!
Old News Reminders:
Summer Serve(d) Series
LEADERS! Sign up here!
4. Saturday, May 28: Old Cats CAYG Cleaning Celebration!
Still need help on Saturday, May 28! Come, “do the right thing” (throw things into the dumpster and never speak of it again) and help us prepare the CAYG space for much needed construction!
Ft. The Ramsays!
Sunday, May 22, 2pm
10460 Frankstown Rd
Ballet Recital! (Snow White!)
Ft. Clara H.!
Saturday, May 28, 6pm
Bethel Park High School
Tickets $25, order here!
With that dear readers I must away- I brought 3 batches of cupcakes to the office today and the CAYG/Venite office is going to taste them to see which is the superior. Last week’s winner was the Spiced Vanilla Chai Cupcake with a Spiced Chai Buttercream. To defend its title, today it shall compete against a London Fog Early Grey Cupcake with a Lavender Swiss Merengue Buttercream, and a Chocolate Kahlua Cupcake with Kahlua Buttercream icing and Salted Caramel Drizzle. Basically what I’m saying is there are serious perks to working at a church, particularly in youth and college ministry.
Anyhoo must run, I’m getting impatient texts from the people who want me to hurry up and bring dessert! 😀
Also, here is the chonky cat, Rosemary Sherlock Joy (aka Rosie). She’s just a happy lil’ baby who had a lovely day sunning herself while I planted my begonias.
Update: The votes are cast!
Kelsey Nienna ❤