A page 3 article by Jason Walker in Friday's Valley News Dispatch (apparently, the article is only available offline in the print edition) describes expansion plans of the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches. The building at 1913 Freeport Road in Natrona Heights is being expanded on the second floor to accomodate growing program needs.
Forty-two member congregations from a wide range of denominations support the work of AVAC, which includes a homeless program for women and families, a Dial-a-Devotion phone line, financial assistance, a food bank, and a hospital chaplain.
Central Presbyterian Church of Tarentum is one of the 42 member churches. Next weekend. September 25, 2005, AVAC's executive director, Mrs. Karen Snair, will preach at Central Church in the main worship service, as part of the Mission Weekend promoted by Pittsburgh Presbytery.
File under: AVAC, ecumenism, Natrona Heights, Tarentum, homelessness, hunger, evangelism, chaplaincy