What Consumes Me

Well, I suppose it should say, “What I’m Consuming” but then again you are what you eat so I suppose it IS consuming me.  Anyhow, I’d like to lighten the cultural conversation a bit by listing/describing what I’m watching/listening to/even eating.

Symbolism is the Sin

Does this excuse the actions of any individual?  Certainly not.  But to quickly dismiss anyone solely upon an action, statement, belief, or symbolic protest is simply wrong.  There is more to the person than that.

What Robs Your Joy?

Some of you may say, “Bully for you Jay.  I’m not a Christian and I don’t believe in Jesus.”

A Hurricane is Coming

Thoughts and prayers are coming in from all over the world…or at least the world of social media.  Tips are being shared and encouragements are a plenty.  Memes, videos, and scripture are being relayed to all in Irma’s path

“Be kind.  Everyone you meet today is battling something.”

The Enemy

With the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, I have been asked that as a Pastor if I will take a stance against racism. So, here goes.  I'm against racism. Ok, let's move on.  There's a lot of confusion about what happened this past weekend (and to a degree in...

Faith Community Church

Jay Mitlo is the youngest son of Thomas and Betty Ann Mitlo. Jay is a 1989 graduate of Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, PA and 1993 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. He has over 20 years of ministry experience and education. He has been on staff as the Metro Director for YoungLife in Pittsburgh (teen outreach ministry), Executive Pastor of Rolling Hills Church, and now is the Pastor at Faith Community Church in Penn Hills. Jay spent some time training with the Center for Relational Care out of Austin Texas. It was there were he learned about Emotional/Relational needs, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and most of all…comfort. This revolutionized his ministry, teaching, and life… Read More

All About Trey

One Thing

What can you count on?  Really?  What is stable for you?  What is it that will be there for you forever, never failing, always consistent?  What do you value?  What is it that takes up the bulk of your time/attention/focus?  Where do you turn when things don't go your...

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Transitions

It is summer.  The season so many of us yearn for throughout the dreary and occasionally bitter days of winter.  Finally, school is out and there is time to do everything.  Days into it the weather is not "summery" and "everything" has been replaced with "there is...

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Impending Doom

The phone rings...what could it be?  What has happened?  Who is in need?  Who is angry?  What did I not know about?  Did I miss something?  Car wreck?  Someone ill?  The possibilities are endless. What was that pain?  Heart attack?  Gas?  Was that a lump?  Is that a...

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I Appreciate…

Sometimes it's just good to focus on the positive.  Sometimes that's hard.  Sometime's it really pays off to look for the good...in the bad.  Maybe it's a discipline that the more you do it the better you'll be at it.  Well, sometimes is always and maybe is for sure....

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