Mission Opportunites – Christ Church at Grove Farm

Mission Opportunites


Pine Valley Camp Food for 5,000

Sunday, June 5

We are collecting food items for Pine Valley Camp to provide meals for hundreds of campers this Summer! Bring non-perishable food items to church and leave behind your car for Pine Valley Camp to pick up during the service on Sunday, June 5. Pine Valley estimates they feed at least 5,000 meals during the summer to primarily at-risk, inner city campers and this gives them a huge jump on their needs. A list of items can be downloaded here: Food for 5000 2022


We have been working with refugee at Crafton Heights about 20 to 25 minutes from CCGF. We have a committee of 10 people at this time who are willing to run the 3 volunteer opportunities. We would like to expand the program and need volunteers for the SPORTS program, DRIVING VAN on Sunday to pick up refugees and bringing them to CCGF 2nd service, teaching English and reading to the refugees at Crafton Heights.


Sports program will start with soccer for 5 to 7-year-old and possibly 8 to 10-year-old children coaches ( 1 to 2 hours on Saturday and possibility practice 1 hr during the week) assistant coaches same time as head coaches, referees (1 to 2 hours on Saturday), lining the field (the time would be one hour each Saturday before games begin, and crowd control security(one to 3 hours each Saturday) To volunteer or questions call or email the following.

Tim Rocca 412-495-5703 or tim.rocca@gmail.com

Kevin and Joene Garbera 412-861-6016 or joenegarbera@gmail.com

Mark Ratti Sr 412-389-3772 or mratti21@gmail.com or Len Van Heest 724-462-3162


Driving your car or the church van to Crafton Heights and picking up the refugee families and driving them to the 11:15 am service.  Schedule is leave CCGF at 10:15 am, driving to Crafton Heights which is 20 to 25 minutes, picking up the families and driving to CCGF then after the service returning them to Crafton Heights and then returning the  van to CCGF around 1:30 to 1:45Pm.  Commitment is one Sunday each month. To volunteer or questions call or email the following.

John Mourganis  412-215-3058 or john@mourganisfinancial.com

Susan Stebler  412- 000-0000 sstebler57@gmail.com

Mark Ratti Sr 412-389-3772 or mratti21@gmail.com or Len Van Heest 724-462-3162



Teaching reading and English requires little training.  It is such a blessing to help the refugees learn English and reading.  It is like teaching young children the beginning basics.  We also have books and supplies to assist. To volunteer or if you have questions call or email the following.

 Call Kathy Klein 412-848-1460 or kaklein501@gmail.com

 Mindy Orme 412-551-0427 or melorm18@gmail.com

 Mark Ratti Sr 412-389-3772 or mratti21@gmail.com or Len Van Heest 724-462-3162


ManUp helps maximize your impact in your home, neighborhood, and city. Keynote speakers, local pastors, and sports personalities will challenge you to be the best godly leader you can be and raise awareness of the devastating impact of fatherlessness among youth today.

Choose a morning and afternoon breakout session — seats are first-come, first-serve. A light breakfast and lunch will be included and we will be adhering to current CDC guidelines. Recommended for ages 15+. $39 early bird registration — March – April. $49 regular registration — May – June 10.

Registration for ManUp Pittsburgh is open now at www.manuppittsburgh.org.  There is an early bird rate through the end of April ($39 vs. $49) and there is a group discount for groups of 10+. 

current VOLUNTEER opportunities with urban impact

Meal Providers

The Need: Urban Impact’s Tutoring Center for kindergarten-high school students is looking for volunteers to provide a meal for their 55 students, staff, and volunteers. Time and Dates: Drop off at the Pittsburgh Project (2801 N Charles Street Pittsburgh, PA 15214) at 4:00. Dates available in February-April. Interested? Please contact Rae Kyriazis (Rachel.kyriazis@uifpgh.org or 724-719-4057)

Urban Impact Moving Day
Urban Impact is looking for 15-20 people to help on May 14 and/or 21 at a property we recently purchased. We are moving out a lot of furniture and need a group of people to help for about 5 hours each day (start time is probably around 9 am but negotiable). If you are interested, contact Shawnee.Craig@uifpgh.org. Lunch will be provided! #EveryMemberMinistry


There are lots of opportunities to explore employment or internship at Urban Impact, including our yearlong Fellowship program in our Training Center. Current opportunities include:

Human Resources Assistant

Training Center Executive Assistant

Director of Options

To learn more, visit https://uifpgh.org/employment/

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