Ingomar Church Making Life Better Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:30:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Music Ministry celebration Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:26:56 +0000 We congratulate Don Megahan on his 20th Anniversary serving Ingomar Church and his 25th Anniversary serving Rodef Shalom Congregation. Please join us in worship as we celebrate these milestones in his career.

Rodef Shalom Congregation – 25 years
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Parashat Tol’dot (Generations)
D’var Torah (Word of Torah) by Don Megahan

Ingomar Church – 20 years
1501 W. Ingomar Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Sunday, November 11, 2018
8:30am and 11:00am
Premiere of Song of the Wanderer by Dan Forrest
(Commissioned by the Music Ministry)

All singers are invited to sing with the combined choirs of Ingomar Church at the 8:30am and 11am traditional worship services for the premiere of Song of the Wanderer. Please contact Howard Moser at

Art Therapy Grief Support Workshop Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:38:20 +0000 Sunday, October 21, 12:30 pm
Ingomar Church Community Life Center Cafe
One-hour Escape for those Grieving or in a Messy Time of Life
“Finding Light in the Dark”, Atlas Art Flow Workshop

Take a necessary escape to rest your heart and mind, connect with others, reflect on God’s Word…and create a beautiful, inspiring piece. This customized workshop is for those grieving, anyone who has experienced loss, or just in a messy time of life. You do not need to be an artist or “into” art! Atlas Art Press founder, Sarah Nelsen will guide you through a scripture based theme of “Light Breaking Through the Dark” and help you to lose yourself in creating a Beautiful, Life-filled Lantern to keep or gift to a loved one as a reminder of the Truth of God’s word and the purpose of your experiences. Sarah’s gentle, encouraging style of teaching is welcoming for all ages, genders, and walks of life.

Atlas workshops build self-worth, express the sacred wisdom of the Bible, and foster greater connection with others going through similar hardships. All you need open mind, willing heart, hand to move! $5 each. Includes all supplies, teaching, and guidance. To register, please visit or contact Kelly Rupp at 412-364-3613 x 206 or

Thanksgiving On Every Table Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:00:24 +0000 Please help by supporting this annual campaign sponsored by North Hills Community Outreach. Thanks to your help last year, many local families in crisis received a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Grocery bags and lists of needed items were distributed on Sunday, September 30 and October 7.

To participate and support this local effort, please fill a bag of groceries and add a grocery store gift card. Bring your donations on Sunday, October 21.

You can help by donating any or all of the following items to help those in need have a full dinner:

  • 1 large box stuffing mix
  • 1 large box instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can of cranberry sauce
  • 2 16-ounce cans of vegetables
  • 1 box of pie crust mix
  • 1 29-ounce can of “easy” pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 1 box of muffin mix
  • 1 package of turkey gravy mix
  • 1 package of napkins
  • 1 gift card for $15 or more to purchase a turkey (we recommend purchasing a Giant Eagle gift card available at the Mission Committee’s Giant Eagle table in the auxiliary narthex)

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Operation Christmas Child 2018 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:21:17 +0000 The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift begins with YOU! Operation Christmas Child is a campaign where shoeboxes are filled with wonderful items for children in need. Since 1993, more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes have been delivered to children in more than 150 countries and territories.

Here is how YOU can get involved:

  • Create your own gift-filled shoebox (include $9 shipping fee)
  • Donate the items needed to fill the boxes (see below).
  • Donate money to pay for extra boxes that will be packed.

Shoeboxes and additional info will be available October 7th in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall.

Bring your gift-filled shoebox to church by Nov 11th.

Please contact Ally Meehan with any questions:

Suggestions of the items that you can use to create a gift-filled box or to donate:

Personal Care Items

  • Comb/hairbrush
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Bar soap
  • Adhesive bandages (colorful ones)
  • Reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl
  • Nail clipper and file (ages 5-9, 10-14)
  • Stick deodorant (ages 5-9, 10-14)

Clothing and Accessories

  • Shirts and pants
  • Underwear
  • Shoes and socks
  • Flip-flops
  • Hat/scarf/mittens
  • Hair bows/ties
  • Tote bag/purse
  • Bead jewelry/bead kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Drawstring bag
  • Wrist watch (ages 5-9, 10-14)
  • Bandana (ages 5-9, 10-14)

School Supplies

  • Pencils/pens/erasers
  • Small manual pencil sharpener
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil case/ruler
  • Crayons/markers
  • Notebooks/index cards

Crafts and Activities

  • Coloring pads/books
  • Picture book
  • paint set/paint brushes
  • Building blocks
  • Playdough/plastic cookie cutters
  • Stickers
  • Puzzles
  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Tool set
  • Make-it-yourself craft items or kit
  • Magnets
  • Skipping rope/jump rope
  • Playing cards


  • Foam ball/tennis ball
  • Kickball/soccer ball (with manual air pump)
  • Finger puppets
  • Stuffed animal
  • Doll
  • Slinky
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Play cars/trucks/boats
  • Plastic tools
  • Small musical instrument (such as a harmonica or woodwind recorder)
  • Baseball and mitt
  • Plastic animals, action figures

(nothing war-related)

  • Yo-yo (ages 5-9, 10-14)
  • Hacky sack (ages 5-9, 10-14)
Electronic Giving Options Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:58:42 +0000 Giving electronically is easy using the IConnect web browser function. You can create a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Funds can be sent from checking/saving accounts or from a debit/credit card.

Now, we have two additional options to give electronically for those who prefer giving from a smart phone using an App or by sending a text gift. Text gifts can only be charged to debit/credit cards, but by using the “Give+” phone app, you can use debit/credit cards or a bank account.

Give+ Phone App

The Give+ Vanco App can be downloaded from the Android Play Store or the Apple store. Once downloaded, you can select Ingomar Church and create an account by entering your email address, a password, and a payment method (checking/savings account or debit/credit card). You will need to retrieve an email notice from Vanco to complete your account set up. You can also choose to logon in the future by entering a PIN, fingerprint recognition, or your password. To avoid having to re-enter your payment method in the future, be sure to create and save your account before making a donation.

Text Giving

For text giving, you do not need to download an App. Simply text an amount (preceded by a dollar sign) to 412-504-7798 followed by a code to designate where you want the funds directed. For example $100 op18.

Some of the current valid codes are:

  1. op18 – Operating Income for 2018
  2. mort – Mortgage Principal reduction
  3. missions – General undesignated missions outreach
  4. hair – Hair Peace Charities

The first time you text a gift to 412-504-7798 you will be directed to a registration screen where you will put in your contact information and debit/credit card information (Note: you will not be able to use checking or savings accounts to give via text). You can set up text gifts as one-time or recurring.

Other texting keywords – You can also text the following keywords to 412-504-7798

  • Edit or #Edit – if you want to edit your contact information, payment method or email
  • Halt or #Halt – to PERMANENTLY disable text giving from your phone
  • Funds or #Funds – to get a list of all available funds
Fall Rummage Sale Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:38:43 +0000 SALE DATES: Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27

Regular Sale – Friday, Oct. 26  –  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bag sale – Fri., Oct. 26 – 5 p.m.-7 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 27 – 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This is a great time to declutter your home before the holidays and a great time to get involved and help! It will take over a hundred volunteers to make this sale a success!

Please consider how you and your family can get involved!

The Rummage Sale is a community outreach, church wide project that occurs twice a year. It has a mailing list that covers 50+ zip codes. We estimate that at least 600+ people in the community attend. Many of these people rely on this sale to cloth their family plus many items go out to other organizations such as Genesis House, Hot Metal, Living in Liberty, Soles for Souls, Support the Troops, Philippi, Honduras + many more.

There is a job for everybody! First of all, clean out your closets, drawers, garage, etc. Donate items that are in good condition but no longer used. This is the green thing to do and we all hold on to too many possessions! Children can do this as well as adults. Volunteer to help, even if it is only a for few hours. Our many tasks include setting up tables and racks, sorting items, pricing, checking all electrical items, making repairs and cleaning items so they can be sold, unloading heavy bags and boxes from vehicles, moving items to sorting areas, greeting people as they drop off donations, greeting our guests as the arrive to shop, helping our guests get items into their cars, cleaning up, providing food for workers and managing trash & recycles. Even if you have physical limitations, we have a job that you can do.

We start taking donations and using volunteers on October 22nd. We work Monday-Thursday from 9-3 and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings form 6-8. The sale is October 26th from 9-4. Bag sale is October 26th from 5-7 & October 27th from 8-10:30. We cannot accept computer equipment, tube TV’s, large furniture, VHS tapes and cassette tapes. Please drop off your donations by Wednesday evening to allow us time to organize & price all items for the sale!

We will need a large work crew on Saturday morning starting at 10:30 to pack up all left over items. We will be sorting and boxing items that will be distributed to organizations around the Pittsburgh area and cleaning up the Fellowship Hall for Sunday morning worship.

This is a Missions Outreach Committee Project that funds the many missions that we support. For more information, contact Paula Dahm at 412-635-9449, or Tammy DeBonis at 412-366-4888, Thank you for your support!

ELEVATE for Grades 4-7 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:35:47 +0000 Especially for Preteens and Tweens!

Elevate happens during the 9:45–10:45 Sunday morning hour in the Café of the Community Life Center. With a worship style designed to grab this age-range, and small groups split out by both age and gender, Elevate is about to “elevate” the engagement of these Preteens and Tweens! Register your child TODAY!

Register for ELEVATE

Camp Davis is for YOU! Fri, 11 May 2018 18:41:02 +0000 Looking for a group get-away destination that’s close to home? Camp Davis is the place!

Camp Davis is located in Franklin Park, just 10 minutes from the church but away from the hustle and bustle of suburbia. You’ll find 25 acres of serene forest with a comfortable, heated lodge. The lodge sleeps up to 35 people in two dormitory-style bedrooms. Two spacious bathrooms each have multiple showers, toilets and sinks.

The lodge also features a fully equipped kitchen and a great room with stone fireplace, organ and piano.

The camp grounds include a grass volleyball court, horseshoe pit, picnic pavilion, nature trail, tent camping areas, campfire area and lots of open space and wildlife.

Camp Davis has been the site of: Ingomar Youth retreats – Confirmation Class retreats – Guys-in-the-Woods retreats – Cub Scout overnights – Boy Scout events – two Boy Scout Eagle Projects – Hot Metal Bridge planning sessions – small group retreats – Sunday School Class outings – Scrapbooking events – Youth Group retreats from other churches – Family reunions – Women’s Group retreats.

Now is a great time to plan an outing for your group and Camp Davis is the perfect spot. For more information or to arrange a tour or reservation, please call the church office 412-364-3613.

Ingomar Church CARE TEAM Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:24:51 +0000 There is a place for you on the new Ingomar Church Care Team – a way in which you can serve by reaching out in Christian love.

Task-oriented options include a Healing Through Prayer team (praying for the sick), a Telephone Team (extending a voice of caring through phone calls), a Visitation Care Team (visiting the hospitalized or homebound), and a Grief Support Care Team (offering care to the bereaved).

The exciting part about this volunteer role is the flexible schedule, ability to choose one-time or regular care assignments, and the opportunity to share your unique God-given gifts and talents.

CARE Team Sign-up

CARE Team Request

For more info, contact Kelly Rupp, Wellness Coordinator
412-364-3613 x206

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