Summer Chrysalis Dates

We’re planning for some fun with/for our middlers this summer.   Here are the dates so parents of 6th-8th graders can get dates on their calendar: June 6 ~ Chrysalis Picnic @ Whipple Dam (leave church at 5:30 pm or meet at Whipple Dam at 6:00 pm) July 25 ~ Chrysalis to Spikes Game, meet 6:45 pm

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Congratulations College Graduates

Celebrating our College Graduates: WPF and Folks Here & Away And so it is again time to celebrate and send our college graduates! On Sunday, April 30th, we will recognize our university graduates in worship.  If you know of someone we missed, graduating this spring or summer, who is not on this list, just get

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Wandering Women ~ May 8

We’ll be heading into Patton Woods for our May Walk.  Plan to be out for a few hours on Saturday, May 8th as we GET OUT to enjoy God’s incredible beauty here in the woods surrounding State College.   Fun conversation, prayer and reflection enhance the experience.   You can get on the email list by contacting

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Provide for Students During Finals Week

The first full week in May will be finals week for our Penn State students!  If you’d like to help care for our students during this time, consider providing healthy, nutritious food for them as they study in Fireside Room, SCPC’s Study Space.    Just contact Diana Malcom to let her know what you can provide. We

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Restoring God’s House Progress

During May, our contractor, C.L. Greenland, Inc., will be working on 83 double-hung windows in the Education Building and the basement of the Sanctuary Building.  He will be replacing 44 single-pane wood windows (like in the picture) with vinyl-clad double-pane windows.  He will also be cladding the trim wood around 56 windows.  Finally, he will

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Another Stormbreak Project

For anyone who missed out on the all-church project at Stormbreak House or would like to help out again, this is your chance!  In November, SCPC took over the Stormbreak shelter for teen girls for a 30-hour major refurbishing project.  In June, SCPC will be returning to Stormbreak to take care of some remaining projects.

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Interfaith Panel Discussion ~ The Transforming Power of Unselfishness

Is living our lives unselfishly just a nice thing to do or does unselfishness transform and enrich ourselves and others? Come and hear what three faith traditions have to say about the power of unselfishness. WHERE?  First Church of Christ, Scientist – 617 East Hamilton Avenue, State College, PA – OR attend by phone: toll

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The Crossings: Marking the Move to Manhood

In our western culture, we’ve lost significant rites of passage traditionally offered by elder men mentoring boys into the ways of mindful and authentic manhood. The consequences are great.  Today’s news headlines are full of self-centered, ill-behaved males who abuse power while grabbing things that don’t belong to them. The need for mentoring is great,

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What Does it Mean to Explore?

EXPLORE is “to investigate, study, or analyze; to look into; to become familiar with by experimenting and/or testing.” EXPLORE is a new name of a familiar program that used to be called Confirmation here at SCPC.  The name was changed to better reflect what we are actually doing at this point with the youth in

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“All are Welcome” ~ An SCPC Commitment

“All are Welcome” ~ Not just a phrase, but an SCPC Commitment. As a way to follow through with our church welcoming promise, the Membership Ministry Unit has initiated a “Church Host” program on Sunday mornings. Beginning Sunday, February 5th you will notice members of our congregation wearing a white flower. The white flower indicates

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