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
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 Coalition. Your 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Hurricane Harvey Response
EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response is uniquely positioned to bring the hope of Christ following Hurricane Harvey.
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.
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