The Hiland Vision in Action February 2015 Bake Sale and Covered Dish Luncheon 845 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15229 412-364-9000 www.hilandchurch.org Deacon’s Annual Bake Sale In Fellowship Hall during the February 1st Covered Dish Luncheon The deacons will have a bountiful selection of delicious desserts & baked goods available at their annual bake sale. Help support our Deacons’ ministry and satisfy your sweet tooth! The Vision of Hiland Presbyterian Church is to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, who gather for worship, teaching and fellowship, and who go out into the world to serve Christ and share His love. The honor of your presence is requested to enjoy fellowship and great food at Hiland’s first “Covered Dish Luncheon” of 2015 Join us on FEBRUARY 1ST following Worship (approximately 10:45 am) in Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend and bring a dish to share if you are able, but most of all, join us! »»»In This Issue Spotlight: NCM & Jay Poliziani pg 2 Lenten After-School Program pg 2 Dinner Theater Is Back! pg 3 Adult Education pg 3 February SHOE pg 4 2014 $ummary pg 4 On Leadership pg 4 Consignment Sale pg 5 Birthdays pg 6 Malawi Devastated by Flood pg 6 Calendar pg 7 1 As a suggestion, if your last name starts with: A-M – please bring a hot or cold side dish or salad N-Z – please bring a main dish (ie, meat, casserole, crockpot entrée) Quantity of food should be enough for 6-8 people. Beverages and bread will be provided. Desserts and Baked Goods available for a small fee at the Deacons’ Annual Bake Sale. Ovens will be warm. Drop off all food between 9AM-10:30AM in the kitchen in Fellowship Hall. Tom Pennie will be there to welcome you! Questions? Contact Anne Pennie or Roz Fitzgerald. … to serve Christ and share His love. Spotlight: NCM & Jay Poliziani Join us after worship in Adult Education on February 8th when we welcome Jay Poliziani, the Director of Northside Common Ministries (NCM). Come and learn about the exciting and important mission work going on in our own backyard! Then join Jay and our Social Action and Mission committee on a tour of the NCM facility on February 15th after worship. Jay Poliziani As director of Northside Common Ministries in Pittsburgh, Jay Poliziani ’08 found the “perfect” job match for combining his Pittsburgh Theological Seminary training in pastoral care with his marketing degree. Every day he comforts people in stress, and he regularly raises funds for this multifaceted homeless ministry founded more than 30 years ago by a group of 30 local congregations, today supported by more than 60 such bodies. NCM Currently providing for 1,000+ “food-insecure” households every month, NCM operates the city’s largest food pantry; a homeless men’s shelter; a permanent housing program; and a GED classroom. NCM is also a host site for a medical clinic for the homeless, a free tax-preparation site, and a utility assistance program. 2 Lenten After-School Program Jesus the Bread of Life After-School Lenten Program We meet on Wednesdays, starting February 25th and ending on April 1st. We do not meet on March 11th due to the Consignment sale. We will meet from 4:30-6:30PM with family dinner at 6:00PM. Children age 3 years old*— 3rd grade are invited to join us. (* 3 year olds must be attending a preschool program.) Jesus said,” I am the Bread of Life.” Our children will learn how this applies to their daily lives. Using our Children & Worship story materials, the children will hear how Jesus, at a young age, taught all of us the place to be was in His Father’s presence and how the Great Banquet is for those who are hungry for the Word of God. The Last Supper, the Easter story and the appearance to the disciples by the sea after His Resurrection will also be included in our storytelling. We will learn about bread from different parts of the world and have an international time of prayer. There will be games, activities and crafts to support the stories and we will sing songs that are learned during this five-week program on Palm Sunday and Easter. Jesus is the Bread of Life. During this season of Lent, allow Him to fill the voids in your life, your hunger for truth and your need for a Savior. Looking ahead: Easter Egg Hunt—Saturday, April 4th—this year we have invited All in J.E.S.T. to entertain us prior to the hunt. They are a mother-son team of jugglers who will provide a fun interactive show for our families. VBS: Monday June 15th—Thursday June 18th, 5:30-8:30PM. Dinner at 5:30-6:00PM. Closing program Friday June 19th, 7:00PM. Mark your calendars for this week of fun. ...to serve Christ and share His love. Dinner Theater Is Back! Adult Education February 8—Jay Poliziani, Director of NCM (see spotlight on page 2.) February 15—NCM tour with Jay and SA&M February 22— Congregational Meeting March 1—Dr. Kenneth Bailey We are excited to welcome Dr. Ken Bailey back to Hiland's pulpit and our Adult Education class on Sunday, March 1. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn from this distinguished research scholar and expert in Middle Eastern New Testament studies. March 8, 15, 22, 29—The With Special Guest: God and musical guest the Jews Brothers! You won’t want to miss Synagogue Sal in Temple Talk, Coffee Talk with Naomi, Cain’s World, our Sabbath Update and more! Tickets $14/Adults; $7/students Children 5 & under free Online reservations start February 1st at www.hilandchurch.org or reserve your tickets with Dana Nicodemus on Sunday mornings. 3 God We Can Know helps us find an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?” One by one, Jesus’ statements not only grab our imagination by revealing more about his purpose, but they also shape our own Christian identity and connect us to the God of Moses, the Great I Am. Significant—yet ordinary—images of bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more give us insightful ways to experience Jesus anew and to discover a God who is close and wants to be known. … to serve Christ and share His love. February SHOE On Leadership Dear Friends, 2.1 9:30AM / Worship 11AM / Tread Marks 12PM / S.H.O.E. One of the things I desire most as a Pastor is to be a good leader and to help others to be good leaders. All of us are leaders of one kind or another. It doesn’t matter if we’re a stay-at-home Mom or the CEO of a corporation, people look to us for wisdom, direction, support and encouragement. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like our leadership is going all that well. I recently received the article that follows from one of my mentors and I found it so helpful that I want to pass it on to you. Pastor Larry 2.2 7PM / PVS 2.4 3PM / OYR On Leadership: Ten Things To Know About Being an Effective Leader. 2.8 9:30AM / Worship 11AM / Tread Marks 12PM / S.H.O.E. I have been trying to figure out what it means to be an effective leader, since I ran for student council president in sixth grade. I’m still trying to figure it out. I was meeting with an advisor on my doctoral thesis and he asked me to define leadership. I tried to come up with an intelligent response in 10 seconds. I said something about being self differentiated, a collaborator, and working toward a common goal. But the question got me thinking of what I have learned over the years about leadership and the perpetual foot entering the mouth. Here is what I have learned: 2.11 3PM / OYR 2.15 9:30AM / Worship 11AM / Tread Marks 12PM / S.H.O.E. 2.18 7:30PM / Ash Wed. Worship 2.22 9:30AM / Worship (Ushers) 11AM / Congregational Mtg. 12PM / S.H.O.E. 2.25 3PM / OYR PVS—Pleasant Valley Shelter OYR—Open Youth Room S.H.O.E—Youth Group/Dinner Theater Rehearsal 2014 YTD $UMMARY RECEIPTS VS. EXPENDITURES 1/1/14—12/31/14 $421,550 *RECEIPTS - $426,477 **EXPENDITURES - $ 4,927 * Receipts include Regular Giving, Building Utilization Income, Cell Tower Income, and Other Contributions. ** Expenditures include Christian Education, Benevolences, Human Capital and Administration (including insurance). 4 1. It’s Not About You. Leadership and ego are siblings with a love/hate relationship. Because the fact is, you have to have an ego in order to be effective. You need a level of confidence, charisma, and character to put yourself out there. But, be careful, because it is not about you. Being a leader does not make you more important than those who are not leaders. You are not a savior. You do not have all the answers. Your voice matters, but it is not the only voice that matters. You are awesome, but you’re not that awesome. 2. It’s Not About Them. Leadership is not about making everyone happy. I’m not sure that came through. Leadership is not about making everyone happy. Being an effective leader means accepting that there will always be those who are not happy. Pleasing everyone for the sake of the status quo, means nothing changes and you are a lame duck and a lame leader. Conflict is normal, healthy and healing. Be not afraid. 3. Emotions Matter…and They Don’t Matter. People are emotional creatures. We respond to our fight or flight impulses. We all have different triggers that make us emotional and it’s hard navigating the field mines of emotions to get work done. But people are not computers, they are emotional creatures. We all need validation, a feeling of self-worth and to be heard. But be careful. You are not a therapist. Emotions matter, but they cannot supersede critical thinking, constructive criticism and crucial conversations. 4. Change is Hard and Change is Constant. Change. What a pain in the butt. It makes us anxious and self-critical. What’s wrong with the way we have always ...to serve Christ and share His love. On Leadership (Cont.) done it? It worked for us for the past 20 years just fine. Always doing things the way we always have done them is comforting. Patterns, traditions, and routines are important, but they can become sacred. Leadership is like standing on the beach, watching the waves come in and discerning how the tide will change, for it surely will. Accept and adapt to change as you would accept the changing tide, remembering it’s still the same ocean. Consignment Sale 5. Expect Criticism. Yes. You screwed up. You are not perfect. You misspoke, You over reacted. You under reacted. You wore two different color socks. You were not prepared. You dropped the ball. Get over it. Own it. Lean into Grace. Do better next time. 6. The Balcony always Helps. It’s all about perspective, baby. I have a mentor that is always asking me about the health of the forest. It is easy and tempting to caught up in the trees and all of the technical challenges we face every day, but the real question is, how is the health of the overall forest? Be aware of those adaptive challenges and keep your eye on the big picture. 7. You are only one person. We are all human beings with a limited amount of time and expendable energy. The most effective leader is a healthy one. Model and practice self-care. Encourage those with whom you work to do the same. You are better leader when you are above ground. 8. Know your Resources and your Limitations. Be aware of the gifts and strengths of yourself and your organization. Do you know the assets, strengths, skills, and opportunities that come from yourself, your people and your community? Build off of your strengths and those around you. You have more resources and strengths than you realize 9. Find the Humor. Dude, lighten up. The work we do is important, life changing even. We wouldn’t do it life we didn’t think it was crucial, but we need to learn not to take ourselves so seriously. A little levity, a little humor, and a little laughter is good for the body, mind, and soul. 10. Keep Learning. You will never know all there is to know about leadership and you will never have perfected the skill set. You will always have room to grow. So keep learning. Keep reading. Keep consulting. Find coaches, mentors, colleagues and friends who have been where you are, and will help you get where you need to be. They will help you find a way through. Thank God for those who share their expertise and battle wounds. Listen to those mentors. They know. My final word: a mentor friend of mine would always say, “Power to you!” when I would call with a dilemma or challenge. It was to remind me that I had a power within that was not my own. “Power to you!” You are not alone in this. There is a power that will lift you up and lighten your load. Rely on that power. It’s there for you. It loves you and knows you by name. “Power to you!” Peace! Vendor Sign-Up Vendor sign-up night for the Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale will be Thursday, February 5th from 7-9PM in the Administration Building Conference Room. Earn Hiland Dollars Volunteers are needed! Earn Hiland dollars by volunteering for a two-hour shift in the week before or during the Consignment Sale and Hiland Preschool will donate $40 to your favorite Hiland Church ministry. Sign up any Sunday morning before the sale with Jen Borsh or contact her at 412-7368541. Don’t miss this great opportunity to reach out to our community and enhance your favorite ministry’s budget! Children’s Clothing and Toy Consignment Sale Saturday, March 14th, 8AM—3PM and Sunday, March 15th, 1—3PM Red Tag Sale 5 … to serve Christ and share His love. 2/2 Helen Bulna Kim Patterson 2/3 Bea Klueber 2/5 Mike Doerfler Jr. Deana Morgan John Reilly 2/7 Paul Deemer 2/9 Carrie Brady Nancy Egerman Richard Herzig Rachel Spicuzza 2/10 Daniel Waldorf 2/11 Ron Harrington Michael Riegner 2/13 Melinda McQuiston Tom Pennie 2/14 Anne Pennie 2/16 Ken Wilkins 2/18 Aimee Spicuzza 2/19 Tom White 2/20 Detmar Starr 2/21 Joel Zewe 2/22 Chloe Johnson 2/23 Jon Crownover Mason Herzig Paige Lauten 2/24 JoAnn Miller 2/26 Jim Sands 2/27 Aidan Borsh 2/28 Linda Skender Reilly Spitz Rosina Walton 6 Malawi Devastated by Flood Heavy rains have been devastating Malawi since January 5, 2015, and the weather forecast is indicating that the heavy downpours will continue. The rains have caused severe flooding, especially in Chikwawa, Nsanje and Karonga districts. The flooding, combined with heavy storms, has damaged crops, food items, household assets, livestock, road networks, houses, boreholes and toilets, and has destroyed many homes. More than 70,000 people have been affected, and at least 48 people have died. PDA Response As a member of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together), Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is participating in the rapid response efforts related to this crisis. The PDA assisted response will include assessment and registration of affected communities and the provision of food items such as maize (flour), beans and cooking oil, with special attention given to vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, children under five, people with disabilities and the chronically ill. The assistance will last for a two-month period. The response will also increase awareness during food distribution of the importance of clean water so that affected families can access clean and safe water only from boreholes and not from unprotected sources to avoid outbreak of cholera and diarrhea. How Can I Help? Hiland will be collecting for Malawi through the month of February. You may drop your check in the offering plate or mail it into the church office. Make your check out to “Hiland Presbyterian Church” and remember to write “PDA-Malawi” on the memo line. Remember Malawi in prayer. Please pray for all those in Malawi suffering as a result of heavy rain and floods — for those who have lost loved ones, been injured, or lost homes, crops and livelihoods. Pray also for our partner church, the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). Photo: Francis Botha/DCA Birthdays ...to serve Christ and share His love. February 2015 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY 2 Worship 9:30am (Sanct) Covered Dish/Bake Sale11am (FH) SHOE Noon (FH) POG 3pm (Ed. Bldg) PVS 7pm (Kitchen) Staff 9:30 am (STF) OYR 3:30pm (YTH) Volleyball 7pm (FH) Basketball 6:30pm Volleyball 7pm (FH) Lenten Online Regis- (FH) Choir 7:30pm (CR) HCCC Board tration Open 6:30pm (Cnf Rm) Walk LIVE 6:30pm (FH) Admin 7pm (LIB) Con Sale Vendor Sign-Up (Cnf Rm) AA 8pm (CR) 8 9 10 12 Worship 9:30am (Sanct) Adult Ed/Jay Poliziani 11am (FH) Sunday School 11am (Campus) TreadMark 11am (YTH) SHOE Noon (FH) Tweeners Noon (FH) Annual Reports Due 9am CE 7pm (Parlor) Volleyball 7pm (FH) Staff 9:30 am (STF) OYR 3:30pm (YTH) Basketball 6:30pm Volleyball 7pm (FH) (FH) Choir 7:30pm (CR) W&M 7pm (CR) Walk LIVE 6:30pm (FH) Deacons 7pm (Cnf Rm) AA 8pm (Adm Bldg) 15 16 17 19 Worship 9:30am (Sanct) NCM Tour 11am (offsite) Sunday School 11am (Campus) TreadMark 11am (YTH) SHOE Noon (FH) POG 3pm (Ed. Bldg) Campus Staff 1pm Staff 9:30 am (STF) Ash Wednesday (Parlor) Basketball 6:30pm Worship 7:30 pm SAM 7pm (Cnf Rm) (FH) Volleyball 7pm (FH) Walk LIVE 6:30pm (FH) Stwd/Fin 7:30pm (Cnf Rm) AA 8pm (CR) 22 23 26 1st Sunday/Lent Worship 9:30am (Sanct) Congregational Meeting 11am (Sanct) Children’s Movie Time 11am (LIB) SHOE Noon (FH) Newsletter Deadline Staff 9:30 am (STF) 9am Basketball 6:30pm Session 6:30pm (FH) (LIB) Volleyball 7pm (FH) 24 4 THURSDAY 1 7 3 WEDNESDAY 11 18 25 5 FRIDAY 6 SATURDAY 7 Private Party 1pm (FH) 13 14 20 21 27 28 OYR 3:30pm (YTH) Walk LIVE 6:30pm Lenten Program (FH) 4:30pm (FH) AA 8pm (CR) Volleyball 7pm (FH) Choir 7:30pm (CR) … to serve Christ and share His love. Hiland Presbyterian Church 845 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15229 Seeking God’s will Energized by the Spirit Engaged in God’s mission Discovering God’s plan Join us for Worship Sunday at 9:30 Find out more about us at: www.hilandchurch.org Staff Pastor Director of Children’s Ministries Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director of Music Ministries Administrative Assistant Financial Secretary 8 Rev. Dr. Lawrence Ruby Linda Davis Chad Johnson Jim Grapes Maureen Profeta Dorothy McNaugher The Vision of Hiland Presbyterian Church is to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, who gather for worship, teaching and fellowship, and who go out into the world to serve Christ and share His love. ...to serve Christ and share His love.
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