Love and Support

Did you really believe there was a threat?  Perhaps were you sending a message?  Were you trying to make a point?  Your laughing and smirking, and videotaping of our fans (concerned moms, mind you) tells me that you were.  Now, you want a cookie for sending the armed guard home?  Message received, loud and clear.

Rise Above

Then, we noticed three men in attendance.  Two in Connellsville blue shirts and an armed guard. 

Know Who You Are

Who are you?  What are your fears about you?  Do you run from them?  Do you own them?  I’m not saying that you don’t strive to be better but rather realize that you are a work in progress. 

At the End of the Day

Look at our world today.  SO divided.  Beyond that, so divided and having no problems alienating those who just might see and/or believe things different than us.  Our opinions matter more than our relationships.  Outrage left love and compassion far behind.  Tolerance is a verbal weapon and not nearly a true reality.  Open mindedness is a theory far compromised by confirmation bias.  The security of the keyboard emboldens the negative while abandoning the positive.  Where is love?

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

The Hidden Danger

Yes, we have experienced yet another tragedy.  The shooting in Parkland Florida was horrific and shocking.  There can never be a rational explanation for such senseless violence.  Those involved can never get back what they lost whether it be lives or innocence or...

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


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 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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