Save the date - Wilkinsburg Community Ministry will be participating in #OneDay on August 1st, hosted by The Pittsburgh Foundation
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 8 AM to 11:59 PM, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County will host a Critical Needs Alert online giving event to support basic needs and the safety net of essential human services in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. These essential services are facing new challenges brought on by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
#ONEDAY benefits nonprofits that provide direct service in five areas that will strengthen the safety net of essential human services:
The Sunday morning worship service will shift to 10:30AM beginning June 11, 2023. We will also move to the Gathering Place for the summer. Mark your calendars and set your alarms so that you attend worship at the correct time and place! We will have a sign on the East Swissvale Avenue door and the sandwich board sign pointing to the Gathering Place will also be out on the street corner Sunday mornings directing folks.
We’re Back!!!!!! Hey strawberry lovers we are welcoming you to our Strawberry Festival Wednesday, June 14 from 6-8PM on the side lawn. $5 for a strawberry dessert, $1 for hot dogs. Lemonade will also be served. Proceeds to benefit Deacon projects.
…is shifting to individual meetings throughout the Summer. Jason is always looking to get coffee with folks. Scheduled weekly hours will return in August. Please reach out to Jason or schedule something at www.calendly.com/pastorjasondaue
Join the Edgewood Veterans and First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood as we pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service to our country on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Noon, immediately following morning worship, across the street at Memorial Park.
Join us on Sunday, May 14th for “Mothering Sunday”—as we celebrate both our mothers and our Mother Church.
In the Middle Ages, churches around the world celebrated a pilgrimage day, where you returned to the church you were baptized at. If you were baptized or grew up at FPCE, we invite you to return for this special service to remember your baptism and the church community you grew up in.
Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for those who have lost their mothers or never had the chance to become a mother. Our hope for Mothering Sunday is that we can embrace and commemorate a broader definition of motherhood.
In Britain, Constance Adelaide Smith advocated for a revival of this tradition, where all friends and family are invited to return to the church in which they were baptized. She encouraged churches to focus on the Mother Church, Mary the mother of Jesus, and Mother Nature as some of the other mothers in our lives.
As a Matthew 25 church, we are celebrating Mothering Sunday this year to embrace “Caring
Relationships,” another mark of being a Vital Congregation. Everyone wants a place to belong—people who care about us. Mothering Sunday is our invitation for anyone who grew up at FPCE or was baptized here to return for this Sunday, as a family reunion.
Caring Relationships in Christ require true agape love; a sacrificial, self-emptying, perfect love—the love of a mother. On this Mothering Sunday, we invite you to worship with us—to let us walk with you in tragedy, rejoice with you in your triumphs, and sit with you as we hear your stories. The love of Christ and the Mother Church is unconditional, so come without hiding or holding back who you are. You are part of God’s family and ours as well.
Saturday, April 29 at 10AM, church leaders (session, deacons, staff) are invited to attend a training on how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED). FPCE is paying for us to be trained. When we are trained, we receive a no-cost AED unit from Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department. Please contact the church office to confirm your attendance.
As we leave the season of Lent—the time of reflection and repentance—we come to Jerusalem, waving palms, as the Prince of Peace declares the beginning of a new kingdom with new values. It is a society that does not rely on oppression or domination but seeks community, love, justice, and flourishing for all people. As we enter Holy Week, we rejoice that the story does not end with Jesus dying on the cross. Easter morning brings about the beginning of the rest of our story as Christians — the celebration of our Jesus’ resurrection!
Join us as we travel through Jerusalem to the darkest hours after the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, from the pleading prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane and Judas’ betrayal, to the hill of Calvary on Good Friday.
We are thankful that we will arrive at the empty tomb on Easter Sunday, when we can joyfully proclaim together: “He is risen! He is risen, indeed!”
April 2 – Palm/Passion Sunday
Shout Hosanna for Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem
(Mt. 26:14-27:66). We will celebrate Communion this week!
April 6 – Maundy Thursday, 7 PM
The service begins at 7:00PM in the Gathering Place. We will be celebrating Communion this evening.
April 7 – Good Friday, 11 AM
At 11 AM, Pastor Jason will lead us in grieving ritual in the Sanctuary. Also, the Sanctuary will be open for personal devotion from 9 AM to 12 PM.
April 9 – Easter Sunday
Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia! The service will include Holy Communion.