Bridgeville Flood Disaster Information

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This post was taken from the The Bridgeville Police Department's Facebook Page. Police Chief: Chad King

1. The First United Methodist Church located at 244 Station Street is available for those wishing to donate cleaning supplies, water, snack items, dog and cat food, & gift cards. In the event you need these items, that is where to go.

2. Holy Child Church located at 212 Station Street will be accepting furniture, washers and dryers in the gymnasium from 10Am-4PM all weekend long. They will also be collecting clothes in the Saint Vincent boxes located outside. THEY ALSO HAVE AN OVERNIGHT SHELTER AVAILABLE IN THE CLASSROOMS.

3. The Vineyard church located at 202 Liberty St. is available for those wishing to donate clothing items and food items. For those in need, that is where you go. They will be open for two donations today 3 PM to 5 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM.

4. The Bethany Presbyterian Church located at 740 Washington Ave. has a fully stocked food bank for those in need of food. They can distribute the food between Monday and Friday 9 AM until 3 PM. They also have manpower available to help clean up.

5. If you wish to make a monetary donation, that can be done at the Brentwood Savings Bank located at 3039 Washington Pike Bridgeville PA 15017. They are located next to Aldie‘s grocery store. Please make the check out to Bridgeville Borough.

6. Dumpsters will be emptied and re-delivered on a continual basis.

7. The Red Cross is out doing damage assessments they will be here all weekend long.

8. Once the Jersey barriers get delivered and put in place on Bower Hill Road, it will re-open. Hopefully sometime this weekend.

9. The phone lines and fax lines are still inoperable at the Borough building and Police Department.

10. Red Cross to Staff a Flood Relief Service Center In Bridgeville This Saturday. (Bridgeville, PA) – The American Red Cross will be opening a Flood Relief Service Center to assist people from Bridgeville, South Park, and Bethel Park who were impacted by the storm on Wednesday night at the First United Methodist Church (244 Station Street, Bridgeville) on Saturday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The Red Cross will be joined by representatives of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), who will be handing out Clean-Up Kits as needed.

People with storm-related damage can speak with Red Cross caseworkers who will provide assistance when possible and offer referrals to other agencies as needed.

Synod Event: Captive Souls ... Mercy for All

 LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry and the LCMS Southern Illinois District are co-hosting “Captive Souls … Mercy for All,” a prison ministry conference set for Aug. 17–18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. (Thinkstock)

LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry and the LCMS Southern Illinois District are co-hosting “Captive Souls … Mercy for All,” a prison ministry conference set for Aug. 17–18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. (Thinkstock)

Registration is open for “Captive Souls … Mercy for All,” a Synodwide prison ministry conference set for Aug. 17–18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport.

The theme verse for the conference, co-hosted by LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry and the LCMS Southern Illinois District, is Rom. 11:32: “For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.”

Giving the keynote address will be LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr.

Plenary topics and speakers are:

  • “A Product of Our Environment,” Rev. Tim Carter, pastor for Care Ministry at Salem Lutheran Church, Tomball, Texas, and author of The Executioner’s Redemption;
  • “Sanctification and Ministry to Inmates,” Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez, Werner R.H. and Elizabeth R. Krause professor of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL);
  • “Ministry with the Muslims,” Rev. Dr. John Loum, director of the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology at CSL; and
  • “Ministering to Sex Offenders,” Chaplain Russ Helbig, supervisory chaplain at Administrative United States Penitentiary Thomson, and Michael Raha, a volunteer with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
  • In addition, there will be a variety of sectionals offered in three categories: beginners, district prison-ministry coordinators and continuing education.

Registration is $50 by July 6 and $75 after that date. The registration fee includes Friday evening and Saturday noon meals, a conference packet and Friday night’s hotel (double occupancy). If lodging is required for Thursday and/or Saturday night, there is a group rate of $75 per night due at registration.

Travel scholarships are available for up to $250.

For more information and a registration form, visit sidlcms.org/formsregistrations or contact the Rev. Jim Rivett, coordinator of LCMS Prison Ministry, at jimrivett65@yahoo.com or 618-694-4825.

UPDATE: Forward in Faith Campaign

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Forward in Faith Campaign Update
In early June, a generous donor initiated a matching contribution pledge for Forward in Faith funds raised from June 3rd—June 30th.   GREAT NEWS! :  Since June 3rd, Zion has raised an additional $34,300 toward our $150,000 goal! 

This means that -- with the help of our matching funds donor -- we have raised more than $130,000 to date, and are less than $10,000 away from meeting our campaign goal!   

Thank you to all those who have supported Zion’s Forward in Faith campaign.  May the Lord continue to bless our efforts as we sprint toward the June 30th finish line.  Giving online is easy through Zion’s website zlcb.org OR through our new mobile app “GivePlus” from Vanco Payment Solutions!

YOUTH Community Event - Thursday June 28th

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You're invited to a FREE celebration of adventure and excitement at Berean Fellowship Church! Come with us on perilous journeys, battle heart-stopping foes, and find the tiny seed of purpose within you that can grow into something BIG.

This geek-friendly event is open to folks ages 11-30 and features a brand-new parody performed by Troupe 4:12, as well as fellowship, food, cool prizes, and a bonfire (weather permitting). Our youth ministry, IGNITE, will be co-hosting this fun evening!

Bonus entry into the door-prize drawing for those who wear their favorite sci-fi or superhero shirts (no masks or props, please.)

Questions? Contact director Rebecca Godlove at troupe412@bereanfellowship.org.