June 23, 2022 | ISSUE #115
Love. Share. Grow. Serve.
Neighborhood News
Our neighbors, the Oakland Business Improvement District, ran a unique project this spring. People with connections to Oakland were invited to submit poems to be painted onto the city sidewalks! The project is described as: "Sidewalk poetry embeds the power of art into our everyday spaces” said Cate Irvin, Director of Placemaking & Activation for OBID. “Especially during the pandemic, our sidewalks have become critical spaces for contemplation, fresh air, and socializing. Sidewalk poetry uplifts these important spaces." Check out the map of poetry here, including the one on our sidewalk on 5th.
Over the past two years, our elders and leadership have made it our practice to promote the local CDC guidelines for mitigation strategies. Here are the current recommendations:

  • The CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Allegheny County is currently LOW, and people may choose to wear a mask at any time.
  • Those who are sick or may have recent exposure are encouraged to remain at home and participate in our online options when available. 
  • Please be mindful of your interactions with vulnerable populations.
  • We will maintain a fully masked and distanced seated section in the sanctuary for any who choose to sit there.
  • If after attending an onsite event you test positive for COVID, we encourage you to let the group leader know so they can inform those who may be impacted.

Thank you for helping us to care for one another!


Sunday, June 26th

Monday, June 27th
  • Chatham Summer Bible Study @ 5:30pm, Chatham University. Please contact Jessica Bonzo for details.

Tuesday, June 28th
  • Rooted: Young Adult Fellowship @ 6:30pm, contact Greg Burdette for details.

Wednesday, June 29th
  • University Summer Bible Study @ 6pm, Conference Room

Thursday, June 30th
  • PRISM English Conversation @ 7pm, Conference Room

Saturday, July 2nd
  • Families with Young Kids Small Group @ 9:30am, Room 202

Sunday, July 3rd

*To watch our worship service online after Sunday morning, head over to our YouTube page, click Videos and then Past Live Videos. On Monday mornings you can find the recorded live stream on the front page of our YouTube channel.
Upcoming Events
Rooted, Young Adult Fellowship
June 28th
Join other young adults in our large group fellowship at the church on June 28th at 6:30pm!
Garage Giveaway!
Saturday, August 20, 2022

PRISM's Annual Garage Giveaway is coming! They need both Donations and Volunteers to make this event a success! Will you help out?

They will be collecting gently used donations of small furniture, kitchen wares, small appliances, and other household items the week of August 16-18, and distributing them to new international students on Saturday, August 20. Setup volunteers are needed for August 16-18 and many Extra Hands are needed on Garage Giveaway Day, Saturday August 20.

Visit their website: www.pghcommission.org/garage-giveway for a list of items we are looking for and for Volunteer Sign Ups.

Contact Bernadette with any questions: bernadette@prismpgh.org
Want a look at what's coming up next? Check out our calendar!
Guatemala Missions
Donations Needed
A Bellefield team is headed to Guatemala in July to work along side the ministry of ASELSI. A new roof is needed for the office building and and a new supply of medicines will be given to ASELSI. Please consider donating so the team can have the supplies needed for this mission trip. Donations can be made to Bellefield with a note, Guatemala mission trip.
Bellefield Presbyterian Church | 4001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | 412-687-3222