Announcements

Weekly News

NEW 9:00 Adult Sunday School class, Defending the Faith. Join us! Visit waterdam.org/adult-sunday-school for details.

Saturday Morning Men’s Group will begin a new study on October 14 based on Patrick Morley’s book How God Makes Men. Group meets at the church Saturday mornings, 7:30-9:00 am. Join us!

Please join us Sunday, Oct 29 as we launch GROWING IN FAITH campaign during both services. This event will be a celebration of our church’s history, provide a vision for our church’s future, and commission our Campaign and Building committees as they embark in this important ministry.

Welcome to Waterdam Class

is designed to help you learn who we are, what we believe, and how you can get more involved in the life and ministry of the church.

Five Week Session Begins Sunday Morning, October 15
9:00 am – Room 100

Led by Pete Brooks

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone interested in learning more about Waterdam Church and the Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Anyone interested in becoming a Member of Waterdam Church

Individuals interested in applying for Waterdam Church Membership must complete this class prior to application.
However, attendance at the Welcome Class does not require that you become a member if you are not ready to do so. If you would simply like more information about our church and/or the EFCA, please feel free to sign up and attend.

Please contact the church office if you are interested in attending so that we may prepare materials for you.

Our bi-annual BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

TO BENEFIT HUMAN COALITION-PITTSBURGH

is underway!

Did you know that at 21 days a baby’s heart begins to beat? At 1 month, the baby’s organs and body parts are developing, and at 8 weeks the baby’s brain and nerve endings are formed. The typical client is coming into our clinics around 7-8 weeks pregnant and is considering an abortion. We can show her the life God created through an ultrasound image. This ultrasound image changes her heart from contemplating abortion to choosing life 90% of the time. Please  consider taking home a baby bottle to fill with loose change or dollar bills, and pray for the ministry of Women’s Care Clinic of Pittsburgh, operated by Human CoalitionYour change provides abortion-minded women facing unplanned pregnancies with free ultrasounds and ongoing support to clients throughout their pregnancies. (Please make checks payable to Human Coalition. All proceeds support the local activity in Pittsburgh.)

Please return bottles to Waterdam Church by October 29.

For more information about Human Coalition, visit humancoalition.org

Christmas Outreach

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse

Brochures with directions for packing a shoebox and shoeboxes are available in church lobby. Or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Please return filled boxes to Waterdam Church by Sunday, November 19.

Each box suggests a $9 donation for shipping; you can do this online at samaritanspurse.org/occ and even get tracking for your box!

Questions?  Contact LouAnn Nestor or the church office.

FAMILY LIFE

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER MARRIAGE CONFERENCE

November 10-12 and November 17-19, 2017

Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry, PA

Great marriages don’t just happen. Wouldn’t it be great if ‘happily ever after’ really were the end of the story? The difference between a good marriage and a great one is hard work. Family Life’s Weekend to Remember Marriage getaway offers couples biblical wisdom and a safe environment to work on their marriage, free from distractions. No spilling your guts to strangers. No mumbo jumbo. Just the one-on-one focus you and your spouse (or future spouse) need to thrive, today and 10 years from today.

Register with our group WaterdamMarriage at www.familylife.com or call Family Life at 1-800-FLTODAY.

Questions? Contact Josh & Liz Gossner at 724-986-7582 or jandlgossner@yahoo.com 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Oct 14     Hymn Sing A Long at Consulate Retirement Village

Oct 15     Welcome Class Begins

Oct 16     Board of Elders & Deacons Mtg

Oct 29    Growing in Faith Campaign Launch

Oct 29    Illuminate Youth Costume Party

Nov 5      Daylight Savings Time Ends

Nov 5      Communion Sunday

Nov 11    CPR / First Aid Class

Nov 12    Luncheon of Thanksgiving

Nov 23   Thanksgiving Day

Dec 3      Communion Sunday

Dec 3       Annual Business Meeting

Dec 17     Illuminate Youth Christmas Party

In the event Waterdam Church activities must be cancelled due to weather or other issue, notice will be posted on KDKA and WPXI networks and websites www.kdka.com and www.wpxi.com .

Hurricane Harvey Response

EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response is uniquely positioned to bring the hope of Christ following Hurricane Harvey.  
Visit www.efca.org/hurricaneharvey.

Pray

For peace and provision for the many families experiencing flooding who attend EFCA churches in the Houston area, as well as friends and neighbors.

For local EFCA recovery and gospel outreach efforts to reach the hurting and the lost.

For effective service and outreach opportunities to the city’s many immigrants and refugees, as Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city of the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

For the Church across the country to mobilize people and resources for a sustained, long-term response.

Give

Given the extent of the damage in Houston, and the surrounding area, the EFCA’s goal is to raise $1 million for response efforts.

By Check: EFCA, 901 E 78th St., Minneapolis, MN 55420 Indicate Hurricane Harvey response – 39694.

Online: Give at www.efca.org/hurricaneharvey