In our second year of “covenanting” as a congregation, we already have 42 persons who have joined the covenant! As we each contemplate our commitments to God and to one another, we want to take seriously how we can together be fervent seekers, demonstrators of loving community, generous givers and bold dreamers. We look forward to engaging each other and our Scottdale community in giving witness to Jesus as our center in 2018-19.
We first met David Radcliff of New Community Project several years ago at a retreat at Laurelville. NCP is a small organization with a big goal — to change the world by changing the way we relate to the planet and its people. It offer resources that challenge us, experiences that change us and a community that gives us hope.
75th Anniversary Celebration, October 18-21, 2018 at Laurelville — Spring and fall gatherings are a time for association members and prospective members to share together in worship, fellowship, volunteer projects, and more. Laurelville’s semi-annual business meeting is held on Saturday, offering an opportunity to hear about news and events taking place at Laurelville, vote for and affirm board members and welcome new members into the association. Activities for children of all ages are also provided, making our spring and fall gatherings a terrific experience for the whole family.
Laurelville Community Celebration is happening on Saturday, October 20 from 2-5 pm, while the weekend association gathering is happening. SMC is invited to attend both free events. If you plan to attend association events, you will need to register (very important for food count).
If you are just attending the Community Celebration (Saturday 2-5), you don’t need to register. Enjoy a free afternoon of activities for the whole family. For more information: 724-423-2056.
Fall-o-wer’s Retreat – Pine Springs Camp, 317 Pine Springs Camp Road, Jennerstown PA —November 16-18, 2018 — Youth ages 14-20 & Youth Sponsors. This retreat is planned by the Allegheny Mennonite Conference Youth Cabinet. Cost for the weekend is $100 per person. There will be time for music, dwelling/Bible Study, fun and fellowship with other youth. To register or for more information call 814-248-5171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration forms are also available in SMC church office.
Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band – Christmas Homecoming
Saturday, December 1, 6:00 pm, at 1st Summit Arena, Johnstown, PA. Tickets on sale now! Groups of 10+ get 1 free ticket ($20.50). For more information: (814) 536-5156. Group tickets: (814) 536-5156 ext.0. See poster on bulletin board in EFH.