50 North Upcoming Events – Christ Church at Grove Farm

50 North Upcoming Events

speaker series: Linda santAvicca

Thursday, Feb. 29th
11:30 am in Fellowship Hall
Lunch provided by Juliano’s

$15 per person

Linda spent many years working as an actress, appearing in film, television and on stage. Eventually she swapped out the stage for an office on Wall Street where she took on the role as ‘writer ‘in marketing and communications. Once she met her husband, Ed, she moved from New York to Western PA where she continues to write for a clientele in need of business documents. She is one of the contributing editors for the SAG-AFTRA Industry Magazine and is a guest writer for several consulting firms. In addition to her professional background, Linda launched the podcast, Pressing Beyond. She and her husband, Ed host a weekly Bible study and became grandparents for the fifth time this past December. And when she is not at her desk, Linda is either on the run, training for her next marathon or skiing down a mountain in some far-off destination.

Linda will be talking about her book, “We Will Count Stars: Following Abraham”. Autographed copies will be available for $10.00 each.

speaker series: master gardener

Thursday, March 14
11:00 am in Fellowship Hall
Lunch provided by Jason’s Deli

Dan Juravich, “A Quick Guide to a better Garden (and pesky animals.)”. Time sensitive information for our Gardeners who are ready to start planning spring gardens.

      Topics covered:  

  • Improving your garden soil
  • Planting suggestions
  • Pruning
  • How to deter animals

Dan Juravich has been a lifelong gardener. He is a Penn State Master Gardener in Beaver County with 14 years experience.  Dan has worked at demonstration vegetable gardens, perennial, annual and native gardens and runs a community garden at his church in Robinson Township.  He also has a special interest in landscape design and pruning and has helped the Beaver County Conservation District to answer questions about trees and perennials during their annual sales.

Come and share a picnic lunch and get some good information for your spring planting adventure.  

Lunch from Jason’s Deli – $13.00 per person. Sandwich, pasta salad, chips, pickle and a drink.

There will be various kinds of sandwiches to choose from, get 1/2 of each kind if you like.


Thursdays, 11:00 – 1:00 in the Lakeside Cafe. All are welcome to come and play Mahjong with us. Bring a snack to share if you want, but not necessary.

RSVP to Brenda at bpkopf@aol.com or 412-865-9514. 

Exercise classes


9:00 am class: 9:00-10:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Emphasis on resistance training.  This is the aspect where women get less of an opportunity to try it and the most needed aspect of physical training.        

10:00 am class: 10:15-11:15 am in Fellowship Hall. Back again!! beginning December 5. A slightly slower class for those heading out on cruises or trips, those graduating from PT and needing to continue exercise, or those utilizing canes and/or walkers. Also free and open to the public, for men and women. Core strength and balance.


“Strong and Courageous”!!! Thursday class is 9:00-10:00 am in Fellowship Hall and will be with a greater emphasis on resistance training.  Weights/Bands etc.   

As we age, we lose muscle mass, automatically.  Unless you’re doing exercise to reverse the condition it can greatly impact your quality of life.  Everyone needs it to stay healthy and function optimally. If you feel that weights/bands aren’t good for you, still come and go through the cardio/stretching parts, and don’t use any weights.  It’s better to go through the motions and keep your range of motion than to have no movement or strength conditioning at all. 
We are here for YOU!! 

Again, there is no fee for the classes.  Bring friends and come and get ready for whatever life has to offer.  Let us help you stay strong and courageous.!!! For more information, questions, or concerns please contact Brenda at 50north@ccgf.org.


Do you love food? Maybe you love to cook? How about growing food, serving food, teaching about food or nutrition, shopping for food, creating menus, or just eating food? We are looking for anyone who loves food in any form and would like to be a part of “Every Member Ministry” at Christ Church. There are so many ways to get involved and we’d love to tell you all about them! Fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

All ages and stages of life are welcome!

Sponsored by 50 North.