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Our Ministries

Our church has a number of thriving ministries that can support you if you're in need, or you can join if you're looking to get connected. We have something for everyone!

See an alphabetical list of our ministries below.

A-TEAM

Meets Friday mornings to assemble the Sunday service bulletins and help with other administrative tasks. Contact:  Liz Rankin, 412-741-4900, ext.120.

BOOKSTORE - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Located in the Atrium, "Food For Thought" sells books, bibles, CDs, gifts, and cards. Open before and after Sunday services and for special events. Contact:  Liz Rankin, 412-741-4900, ext.120.

CARINGMEALS MINISTRY

Provides meals to Christ Church members following surgery, illness, or the birth of a child. We are always in need of people willing to cook a meal. Visit the CaringMeals Website and sign up as a new friend. Once approved, you will be able to view the listings for Christ Church and see where you can help.Contact:  Katie Whittington at 412-401-7266  or Kt_whittington@hotmail.com

CHANCEL

Responsible for the care and preparation of the Lord's Table and adornment of the Sanctuary and Chapel through floral arrangements and other ornamentation. We set up for Sunday services, baptisms, memorial/funeral services, and weddings. Contact:  Susan Aleshire, 412-741-4900, ext. 127.

COLLEGE & CAREER MINISTRY

We look at who you are, what kind of person you want to become, and how to be faithful to God through it all. This group is for anyone between the ages of 18 & 24 who are in college, taking a gap year, or in the work force. Bring your friends! Contact:  Brenda Roethlisberger, 412-741-4900, ext. 111 or broethlisberger@ccgf.org.  MORE INFO

COUNSELING

Christ Church staff are available to counsel and assist members at various important stages in their lives including pre-marital counseling, baptism preparation, marriage counseling, and the grieving process. Christ Church Staff Counselors:  Rev. Dr. Jared Ott, Rev. Barry Mariana, Rev. Jamie Kendrew. To set up a counseling session with any of the pastors, contact:  Rev. Barry Mariana, 412-741-4900, ext. 115. 

CCGF COUNTERS

Count Sunday offering. Men servants are scheduled on an every other Monday rotation for two hours. Contact:  Cliff Aleshire, 412-741-6126.

COPY TEAM

Weekly printing of our Sunday service sheets and inserts. Serve one Wednesday afternoon a month. Training provided. Contact Liz Rankin, 412-741-4900, ext. 120 or lrankin@ccgf.org.

CREATIVE TEAM

· Media Ministry: We prepare and distribute copies of sermons, series and other talks in order to help spread the Word to our guests and congregants. We serve after each service on Sundays, so you can choose the slot that fits best for you. Contact Ed Sciulli for more information at esciulli@ccgf.org, or @ccgf_ed on twitter.

· Tech Team: We are the support team for all that is seen on Sunday mornings. If you have an artistic or technical leaning, we would love to speak with you. We have opportunities in video, lighting, and audio, as well as in helping to run the services from the booth and backstage.

· Set Design/Build: Looking to build a team of men and women to help with building and painting sets and props for different occasions and ministry series at different times through out the year.

Contact Jeff Sitera, jsitera@ccgf.org; Nikki Fetzick, nfetzick@ccgf.org; or Ed Sciulli, esciulli@ccgf.org or @ccgf_ed on twitter for more info.

DIVORCECARE

A weekly support group for those going through a separation or divorce. Find help, discover hope, experience healing. Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Farmhouse. You are welcome to begin attending at any time. Each session is "self-contained." Visit our calendar for dates.Contact: Susan Dwyer, 724-242-0939. MORE INFO

FELLOWSHIPS

Help prepare mailings, make follow up calls, and/or serve as host or hostess preparing and serving light refreshments and greeting guests. Fellowships are 3-4 hours once a month on Sundays. Contact Nancy Kramer at nkramer@ccgf.org.

GREETERS

We're the first people you meet at the door on Sunday mornings and during special events! Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and loved. Contact:  Nancy Kramer, 412-741-4900, ext. 156.

GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. It may be hard to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. That’s the reason for GriefShare, a special support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Our GriefShare support group meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm in the Farmhouse. Join us at any time.Visit our calendar for dates. Contact:  Bonnie Bender, 412-525-1403. MORE INFO

HOPE RECOVERY 

Hope Recovery: Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Student Center. Hope for individuals struggling with alcohol and substance abuse only. Contact: Larry and Lori Neu, 724-831-9533 or arlori@zoominternet.net.

HOSPITALITY

Prepare and serve food for Christ Church funerals/memorial services and special events. Serve as needed. Contact Dolly Gordon, 412-364-4018.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER CHAIN

Be an intercessory prayer warrior. Be on a team who prays for specific prayer requests as needed. Contact Debbie Huffmyer, 412-741-4900, x143 or dhuffmyer@ccgf.org.

KIDS' MINISTRY 

Children are an integral part of our church family. We realize the importance of nurturing the seed of faith in even the youngest among us. From Nursery to Preschool Ministry to Kids' Church, there’s always something going on for kids.  MORE INFO

· AWANA: A program for children ages 3 through 5th grade that expands minds, feeds souls and trains bodies through Bible teaching, Scripture memorization and games. Runs Wednesday nights from Sept - March. Serve by leading groups, listening to children recite memory verses, play games and administrative duties. 

· Summer Day Camp: Camp is one week during the summer for children preschool through 5th grade! Serve as decorators, leaders, kitchen help, crafters and photographers. Many opportunities and loads fun for adults and teens (6th grade or older).

· Sunday Morning: Lead or assist by teaching, small group time, greeting children and families, singing, playing an instrument or desk support. Volunteers are asked to serve at least once a month during the 9:00 or 11:15am Sunday service.

Contact Donna Paff at dpaff@ccgf.org or Sarah Capello at scapello@ccgf.org.

KNIT WITS

A fellowship for knitters and compassionate care through prayer shawl gifts. We knit prayer shawls and blankets to be given to those ill, hospitalized and new mothers. "Knitting Sittings" every Tuesday. 12-2 pm in the Farmhouse Great Room. Yarn provided. Contact:  Terri Bodnar, 724-612-7108, terriwb@zoominternet.net

LAKESIDE CAFE

The place to go after worship services for food and fellowship. Take out available. Proceeds benefit the Urban Impact Foundation. If you would like to serve in this ministry, you can work behind the counter on Sundays preparing and serving food, and cleaning up. Café proceeds benefit Urban Impact Foundation (UIF). Servers are asked to work at least one shift/month. Café servers also meet with Pastor Ed Glover twice/year to hear about the Urban Impact Ministry and how the cafe funds are helping. Contact Cece Poister, 412-716-9952 or cecepoister@yahoo.com.

LAY READERS

This ministry team leads the congregationin the reading of Scripture and assists in serving communion. Contact:  John Poister,  poister@comcast.net

MAILERS

Help stuff envelopes and label postcards. No experience necessary. Serve only occasionally. Contact Liz Rankin, 412-741-4900, ext. 120 or lrankin@ccgf.org.

MEN'S MINISTRY 

Equipping men of all ages for a deeper relationship with Christ, cultivating relationships, and developing them as world-changers. Contact:  Mike Davis, Coordinator of Men's Ministry at mensmin@ccgf.org or 412-965-6053. MORE INFO

MISSIONS

Christ Church partners and supports missions both locally and globally.We encourage the congregation to “go out” and bring help and hope to those who need to know the good news of Jesus Christ. Contact:  Kathy Klein, missions@ccgf.org or 412-741-4900, ext. 155. MORE INFO

MUSIC MINISTRY 
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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' name through the power of a simple gift. Serve by handing out, collecting, and delivering shoeboxes to collection sites. Once a year in November. Contact Susan Aleshire, 412-741-4900, ext.127 or saleshire@ccgf.org.

PASTORAL VISITATION

Hospital and home visits and additional support for church members and their families. We are here to help in your time of need. Contact:  Rev. Barry Mariana, 412-741-4900, ext. 115.

PRAYER TEAM

Teams of two are stationed at the prayer rails following Sunday services to pray for anyone in need. Sanctuary Contact:  Ron Shay, 412-264-1488. Wilson Hall Contact: Louise Pickett, louiserp62@gmail.com

PRIMETIMERS (Ages 55 +)

There is no such thing as retirement in the body of Christ. That’s why we call ages 55 and up “prime time.” Seniors are the backbone of our congregation, and they provide countless hours of service to our church. Our Primetimers ministry offers a monthly fellowship with a speaker and lunch where seniors can connect, pray, and simply relax and enjoy one another’s company. Contact: Chuck Gerdes, 724-776-1146.   MORE INFO

RACK PACK

This ministry replenishes various supplies in the pew racks on a monthly basis. Contact:  Thelma Schlosser, 724-935-3146

RECEPTIONISTS

Volunteers who greet visitors, answer and direct phone calls, respond to general inquiries and help with light office work. Contact:  Liz Rankin, 412-741-4900, ext.120.

SERENITY GROUP

Women Seeking Peace. A Women’s Discussion Group for Discovery, Healing, and Breaking Free from Troubled Relationships. Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Farmhouse. Contact:  Lori Smith, 412-849-3726 or lsmith@distinctive-dwellings.com

SMALL GROUPS

At Christ Church, we value community. Whether you are new to Christ Church, or you are a long time member, we are sure you will find there are a many ways to connect with others. Our Small Groups are intended to help you connect with God, and with people to grow in your faith. In addition, we find that they are a place to share your struggles and joys, and gain strength for daily life as we care and support one another by sharing and praying for each other. Small Group leaders and hosts are a valued and essential part of our Small Group Ministry. Consider leading or hosting a group. Contact:  Pastor Bob Mason, 412-741-4900, ext. 122 or bmason@ccgf.org.  MORE INFO

STUDENT MINISTRY

Teenagers are an important part of our church family. They exhibit unparalleled energy and enthusiasm for sharing the Gospel, both in their everyday lives and through missions trips across the globe. Our student ministry engages middle- and high-school students in a way that is culturally relevant, biblically challenging, and most of all—fun!  MORE INFO

High School Ministry Team:  We need adults to minister to teenagers, grades 9-12, by building relationships, leading small groups, playing games, and various other activities during our weekly programs, monthly events, and after school visits. Commitment varies from 3-10 hours per week.Prerequisite: love Jesus Christ and want to make a difference in the lives of teenagers. Clearances required. Contact:  Doug Raraigh, 412-741-4900, ext. 159 or draraigh@gmail.com.

Middle School Ministry:  Make a difference in the life of student! Do you like Middle School students or are you still one at heart? We love to have fun from airsoft to crazy games, retreats, mission trips and summer camps. Our main program meets on Wednesday nights. Its your chance to hang with students, work the snack bar, run tech or be part of a small group. Clearances required. Contact:  Robby Grunwald, rgrunwald@ccgf.org.

USHERS

Ushers warmly welcome all attendees, provide direction and information on Sunday mornings and at other special events. Contact: Jim Britsch,412-680-6575

WELCOME CENTER

A welcome center for first-time visitors and clearinghouse for all church-related information. Located in Minton Commons. Contact: Nancy Kramer, 412-741-4900, ext. 156.

WINN (Widows Identifying a New Normal)

The WINN ministry is a fellowship of vibrant, active women of God who come together with a common bond to support, love and encourage one another. We warmly welcome all widows, regardless of their age or season of life. We offer a variety of activities throughout the year including luncheons, outings, prayer, and service projects. Contact:  Carla Batch, 412-474-3557.  MORE INFO

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

At Christ Church, we want women to feel connected, to develop lifelong friendships, and to grow in Christ by learning more about Him and His word. We offer opportunities to connect for women in all seasons of life. Women of all ages share their talents to execute Women’s Ministry events. Help with promotion, online and in-person registration, greeting, decorating, cooking, serving, or clean-up. Sign up to be on a contact sheet for upcoming events and serve as you are able! Contact:  Pat Cady, 412-417-1620 or womensmin@ccgf.org.  MORE INFO

WOMEN'S CANCER CONNECTION

A support group for women who are cancer survivors, presently undergoing treatment or recently diagnosed. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 -8:30 pm, in the Farmhouse. Contact Bernice Masters: 412-443-8451. 

WORK CREW

Men lend their time and talents to help tackle an array of projects around the church. We meet every Tuesday at 9:00 am. Serve weekly or just once in awhile. Lunch is provided. Contact Bob Shockley, 412-741-4900, ext. 124.

YOUNG ADULTS

Does it ever seem like churches are just for senior citizens or people with young children? Or maybe you’ve gone to church all of your life, but once your youth group days were over, you felt like there was nothing for you. We hear you. And we’re here for you. The young adults’ ministry seeks to engage men and women in their 20s and 30s: whether single, married, with or without children, or somewhere in between. We offer a culturally relevant, biblically focused place to belong, connect, serve, and grow in Christ. Contact:  Pastor Jamie Kendrew, 412-741-4900, ext. 119 or jkendrew@ccgf.org.  MORE INFO