The mission of 412 Food Rescue is to prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream. One of the ways that 412 Food Rescue does that by utilizing volunteers, who pick up food donations from food retailers and deliver the food to non-profit partners. Additionally, 412 Food Rescue takes part in gleans at local farms.
The Pittsburgh District of the United Methodist Church, of which Sewickley UMC is part of, has a new District Superintendent, Rev. Dawn M. Hand. Her installation service is Saturday, September 15, 1 pm at St. Paul’s UMC (1965 Ferguson Rd, Allison Park). Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Film Club returns for a new season this Saturday, September 8 at 6 pm, with “I Can Only Imagine,” a 2018 American Christian drama film based on the story behind the MercyMe song of the same name, the best-selling Christian single of all time. We meet in the parlor. Everyone is welcome!
Today one does not need a textbook to learn. You can simply go to your computer and find your way to YouTube, and there you will find how to do any number of things. Someone, somewhere has created a video to show you how to do what you’re about to attempt; whether it’s a repair for your home or your car, how to put on makeup, learning self-defense or making dinner. All you need to do is look it up on the world’s most popular video site, and soon you’ll be an expert yourself—even if it’s expertise on the best way to massage your pet opossum (because, apparently, opossums need massages!).
For twelve years, we passed it almost weekly. Often, I would say we need to stop and try this place out. We admired the outside and often commented on the beautiful hanging baskets filled with pretty pink petunias. But for a variety of reasons, we just drove by and wondered and admired from afar.
These past few weeks, I have not had a smile on my face or heart. In fact, my heart is broken over the desperate cries of precious little ones as they were ripped out of the arms of their migrant parents. The anguish and desperation in their voices has reduced me to tears. This IS NOT the American way, or at least I pray it IS NOT the American way.