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Good morning!

As I write this to you this morning, Stacie and about 60 other ladies from Discovery are preparing to head north to the Winter Chill Women's Retreat.  I am looking forward to hearing   stories when all of you return, because I know what an awesome weekend is planned! Praying that God will do amazing things in and through you all this weekend.

This Sunday we will be wrapping up our HEADLINES series with a look at  Hate, Rage and Vitriol. There is plenty of that going around!  We touched on the anger issue last week   and will get into the heart of the rage and hatred this week.

I hope that this series has challenged you, because it has challenged me. My hope is that each week has reminded us to look for ways to respond like Jesus.  And if we all did that ...  that would be   some headline!

See you on Sunday!

Toney Salva
Lead Pastor

Property Update   
Sunday, February 18  *  Both Services
  
Our Leadership Team will be giving a property update on Sunday, February 18th in both services. Our last update was in the Fall and we have some new information to share with you regarding the property we own on Rt. 228.  We hope you will be able to join us.
One Church Volunteers
March-May
  
As many of you know, Discovery is partnering with STADIA to start another daughter church in the region!  One Church is being started by Brandon Stephenson and his team and they will launch on Sunday, March 18th!  Brandon and his family have attended Discovery for the last year and a half as they have been preparing to start One Church in the Chartiers Valley.  And we couldn't be more excited!  Discovery wants to provide some extra volunteers to help them out in the early months in the areas of children's ministry and with the band.  If you would be willing to help out a few times in March, April or May, please let us know by marking your 'flap' on Sunday and we will be sure to get you plugged in.  Even if you can only help a couple of times, every little bit will help!  Questions?  Please contact the church office.
A Night To Remember Volunteer Opportunities
  
This is our 6th year of hosting ANTR!  This year's event is on Sunday, May 6 and can only happen because of the many volunteers from Discovery and surrounding communities.  There are lots of different ways to volunteer and spots are filling quickly so be sure to register before it is too late.  For more information or to register, visit antrpgh.com. All volunteers must attend training on Sunday, April 22.  For questions about being a buddy contact Jennifer Howell.  For questions about being a general event volunteer, contact Beth Huffman. If you want to have fun and make someone feel very special be sure to get involved!
Dress Shop Volunteers & Donation 
                              
We want all our guests to feel like VIPs at A Night to Remember.  Every year, we provide a FREE pop-up shop for our guests so they can find that special dress that makes them feel beautiful.  If you are able to help at the dress shop on April 15th, please sign up at antrpgh.com.  There are several positions to fill, from set up to assisting our guests.  You can also help by donating formal dresses at Discovery on Sunday, February 25th & March 6th, at both services.  For more information about volunteering or dress donation, please contact Sarah Matusek.
Snow Tubing! (Grades 6-12)
Monday, February 19
   
Last month the Student Ministry tried to Beat the Cold by going up to Splash Lagoon, and this month we are just accepting it!  On February 19th, Presidents Day, we will be heading down to Boyce Park to go snow tubing.  There is no special skill required, just the ability to fall down a hill with a tube underneath you!  The cost is $20 per student. Register here by Sunday, February 11th. Questions?  Please contact Alex .
Leggett Baby Shower 
Sunday, February 25  *  1 PM
 
At Discovery we throw showers for first-time moms.  If you know a mom who is expecting her first child, please let us know.  One such mom is, Alicia Leggett.  Please mark your 'flap' on Sunday if you can join us - we will be meeting at the home of Jill Henderson. Alicia is registered at Amazon and Babies R Us. Questions? Please contact Andrea Walker. 
Coping To Thriving (Special Needs Support Group)
Monday, February 19 *  6:30 PM
  
Through events like A Night to Remember and A Day to Remember, we celebrate kids, men, and women in our community who are sometimes overlooked due to a variety of special needs. We want to continue to serve that community on a regular basis by providing a space for parents of special needs children to encourage and learn from one another.  Many families are simply coping with their unique challenges, but we want to help them start to thrive.  If you'd like to learn more, contact Tracy Mahmoud.
Discovery Unrestricted Group 
 
We all have hurts, hang-ups, and habits that we wish we could shake. From battles with mental illness, addictions, difficult relationships, and other deep wounds, this is a group centered on authenticity, encouragement, and practical steps as we journey toward freedom, coping, and healing.   For every aching heart needing to know Gods love and grace: this is for you.   This group meets every 2nd and 4th  Monday each month and is led by Tanisha Faber and Mike Fullerton.     To sign up, or for more information, please contact Tanisha .
Infertility Support Group (Send your encouragement)
    
If your life has been touched by infertility of any kind, we'd love for you to share your story and encouragement.  One of the most difficult parts of infertility is feeling like you're the only one.  We would love for you to pray FOR us, but we would also love to hear FROM you. Indicate if you want to include your name, or leave anonymous. Responses will be compiled and given to the women in the group. Send all stories to Debbie Harrington.
CIY Move Conference (Grades 8-12)
June 18-23, 2018
   
Students graduating from 8th-12th grades in 2018 will be headed to the Christ in Youth (CIY) Move Conference on Monday, June 18 through Saturday, June 23. The conference is located at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. This is a high school only event! Register here by April 17th.  Additional conference information is available here. Questions?  Please contact Alex.
CIY Mix Conference (Grades  5-7 )   
June 24-28, 2018
   
Students graduating from 5th-7th grades in 2018 will be headed to the Christ in Youth (CIY) Mix Conference on Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28.  The conference is held at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.  This is a junior high only event! Register here by April 17th.  Additional conference information is available at ciy.com/mix or for questions, contact Alex.
Prayer Requests             
   
If you have a prayer request that you would like the prayer team to pray for,  please mark the 'flap' on Sunday or email your request. Let us know if you would like your request to remain anonymous.  If you would like to be added to the list of people who receives and prays for requests each week, please email us and we will add you to the prayer updates.
February Calendar 
12        Discovery Unrestricted
14        Women's Bible Study
15        Men's Bible Study
17        Power Recovery Visit
19        Snow Tubing (Grades 6-12), Coping to Thriving
25        Leggett Baby Shower
    
March
  2        SuperStart! (Grades 4 & 5)
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