Join Vocal Confluence for their annual holiday show! You'll hear our all-voice barbershop chorus, as well as several small group performances of some new and old holiday favorites! No Ticketing - Donations Accepted. Two shows - Saturday, December 9 at 7:30PM and Sunday, December 10 at 3:00PM - both in the FPCE Sanctuary.
The Edgewood Symphony Orchestra's ever-popular holiday concert includes works by Leroy Anderson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Tchaikovsky, Darin Kelly, Gian Carlo Menotti, Sergei Prokofiev, Dan Goeller, and Adolphe Adam, and features guest soloist soprano Kelly Lynch. You’ll be filled with the spirit of the season! Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:30PM in the FPCE Sanctuary.
FPCE has partnered with Mars Home for Youth when collecting donations for the annual Manger Tree drive. MHY Family Services is a non-profit organization serving youth with intensive behavioral needs and social challenges, and providing them a safe environment on their journey to wellness. Our own Jim and Lisa Segedy are active with MHY as volunteers and members of the board of directors. A list of needed items and ways to donate can be found below. Donations must be received by December 5 so the volunteers and staff can organize
and distribute accordingly.
PLANNING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER!
Do you consider FPCE your home?
If so, we want to hear from you!
Our church has entered into a time of discernment during which we are gathering information to guide our decisions for our future. Recently, you may have heard or read about one aspect of this process: The Church Assessment Tool (CAT). This instrument will help us gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in our church as we make decisions moving forward. Your response is very important to us.
By November 30th, we are asking you to tell us about your experiences in and priorities for our church.
All answers are strictly anonymous. We have no way of matching any assessment to a particular person, so please feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions, and experiences. The assessment will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please set aside enough time to complete the survey all at one time. Our future together is dependent on your participation and honest answers.
NOTE: If there is only one email address for all members of your household, it may be tempting to have one person take the survey on behalf of the family. However, please be sure your spouse and all young adults living in your home have an opportunity to complete the survey. INDIVIDUAL INPUT is key to our gaining insight into overall perceptions and experiences.
When you are ready, click on this link and begin. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPCEPPA
If you need a paper copy, please see Judy in the church office.
If you have questions, please reach out. I would be happy to help.
Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this congregational assessment and for helping to build FPCE’s future.
PS. I have fun cat pins for all who complete the survey available in my Study. Once you complete the survey, please see me. Cat pins are on a first-come, first served basis. I can't reserve the cute ones for you.
We have so many talented local artists in our area. Please join us as we put some of their artwork on display for purchase or just perusal. There will be art in many styles and formats, something for everyone to enjoy.
Maybe you’ve never stepped into our beautiful neighborhood church. This is you opportunity to check out the beautiful window from the inside, or talk with their docent to get the history of their sanctuary carvings, paintings and window design.
Snack and beverages will be served. This is a no cost event. Just stop by and enjoy.
Our monthly free meals on the first Wednesday continues into the fall with a free pasta dinner hosted by the Board of Deacons. Join friends and neighbors in the social room on Wednesday, November 1 from 6-8pm for food and fellowship!
Belle Voci, an adult community treble (soprano, alto) choral ensemble, will be hosting a Treble Choral Festival at the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood on Sunday, October 29th at 3:00pm. The intergenerational festival, established in 2007 by the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble, was created to bring soprano and alto singers of all ages together to celebrate the beauty of voices in the upper range.
In addition to Belle Voci, featured in the concert will be ensembles from Penn Hills High School, the Pittsburgh Girls Choir, the University of Pittsburgh Treble Choral Ensemble, and possibly one more college/university choir. The groups will sing individually and as a massed choir.
A suggested $5.00 cash donation will be collected at the door.
It's BA-AACK! And better than ever! Once again, H.U.G.S. — the volunteer and community outreach arm of the Woodland Hills Foundation — is proud to announce the RETURN of Trunk or Treat! On Saturday, October 14th at Woodland Hills High School, Woodland Hills teachers, staff, parents, community groups, businesses and more will come together to create lasting fun and memories for our students!
Groups will come together in our school’s parking lot, deck out their trunks with Halloween decorations in the theme of their choice, dress up in their most Spooktacular costumes, and hand out treats to our students as they travel from car to car, collecting candy at each stop.
During our last Trunk or Treat in 2022, over 80 groups signed up to serve as “Trunk Hosts”, making ours one of the biggest, safest, most fun Trunk or Treats in our region. In fact, over 2,000 children and their guardians were in attendance and we’re anticipating even more in 2023.
FPCE will participate this year by hosting a Mr. Rogers-themed car, and we need CANDY DONATIONS! There is a box at the side entrance to the church for you to drop off bags of candy. We're expected to have enough to distribute to over 800 kids, so the next time you're out at the store, grab an extra bag or 2 of candy to help us fill our trunk! No homemade treats are being accepted.
The Pittsburgh East CROP Hunger Walk raises funds to end hunger around the block and around the world, one step at a time! 25% of all funds raised goes back to the local hunger work of Wilkinsburg Community Ministry (https://wcm15221.org ) and 75% goes to the global humanitarian development work of Church World Service (a four-star rated charity from Charity Navigator with 75 years of experience: https://cwsglobal.org)
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Registration begins at 1pm
Walk begins at 2pm
FPCE has participated in this event for more than 20 years. Rhonda Apessos, Judy and Mariah Mysels represent FPCE in the walk each year. To make a donation to the team, click the button below.