Redeeming Grace Church Moves Into Its New Building in Bethel Park, PA

 In October of 2013, Josh and Becky Tancordo began to develop an awareness of what they believed to be a tremendous need for the gospel in the Pittsburgh area. According to research, only 5-7% of Pittsburghers affiliated as evangelical (or gospel-believing) Christians. This led Josh and Becky to pray, visit the city, and finally move to Pittsburgh in order to start a gospel-teaching and Bible-believing church.

After moving to the city in August of 2014, Josh and Becky began meeting for a Bible study in their home on Tuesday evenings. Initially, this Bible study consisted of just the two of them and one other lady. Before long, however, more people began to come. After about a year, the group needed additional space, so they started using another church’s building on Sunday evenings. At this point, it was still just a Bible study. Yet, as the group continued to meet, more people who were interested in starting a church began to attend.

Then finally, in October of 2016, fourteen people from the Bible study officially covenanted together as members of Redeeming Grace Church. They moved their meeting time to Sunday morning and began renting a building. A church had been born!

Throughout the next year and a half, attendance and membership continued to grow. Because of this, the church moved from their rented building into a local elementary school in June of 2018. According to Josh, “This is yet another example of God providing exactly what we needed at exactly the right time.” In addition, when the church lost its meeting location at the school during the COVID-19 pandemic, it found another suitable venue at a local hotel, where it continued to meet for another year and a half.

However, in Josh’s words, “The best was yet to come.” A member of Redeeming Grace had a connection to another church in the area that had come upon hard times and was about to close. One thing led to another, and the pastor of that other church agreed to sell their church building and three-acre property to Redeeming Grace for less than the average price of a house in the area! Although the building needed a lot of repairs, Josh believes it was yet another example of God’s extraordinary provision.

Josh concludes, “Since moving into our new home, God has continued to bless our church and use us for his Kingdom in this area. Numerous people have come to faith, and numerous lives have been changed.”

More information about Redeeming Grace is available at: https://goo.gl/maps/u7VrwgT9PxFtYNkU8

Redeeming Grace Church

7189 Baptist Road

Bethel Park, PA 15102

(412) 525-2243

Redeeming Grace Church of Pittsburgh

Josh Tancordo

(412) 525-2243

www.redeeminggracepittsburgh.com

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Grace Maier-Crook Takes Poetry Lovers Deep into Her Emotions in Evocative Poetry Book

The poems revolve around themes of grief, loss, family, seasons, the randomness of life, and various human conditions.

Janesville, Wisconsin – WEBWIRE

A must-have for all poetry lovers. 



Author and poet Grace Maier-Crook has dealt a lot in her life, and her experiences inspire her to compose thought-provoking, piercing, and evocative poems. She shares some of her most powerful poems in her book “Innerlight’s: Eat and Drink My Words” (ReadersMagnet; 2022).



Grace has been writing poetry since 1980. She turned her thoughts to writing after retiring as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) due to neck injury. She took writing more seriously after the death of her husband, Ed, which influenced a number of her poems. In fact, before he died, he encouraged her to ‘get published.’



Thought Grace wrote “Innerlight’s” to cope with the loss of her husband, she also covers a wide range of subjects in her book. After all, it tells the story of how she overcame many demons in her life. The ordeals she had gone through other than the death of her husband include child abuse and alcoholism. She said, “Mostly, my poetry reflects my inner self of a lifetime of verbal abuse and physical trauma. I have come full circle, embraced God, and forgiven those who hurt me.”



Grace grieves at the loss of her husband in poems such as “Life Without You,” “Years Before,” “Raindrops,” “Mourning After,” “Our Father who art in Heaven,” “Tribute to my Husband,” “Tears on my Pillow,” and “Tragedy and Love.”



Some poems are spiritual (“I Heard the Angels Singing” and “Spiritual Acceptance”) and about seasons (“Heavenly Moonflower,” ‘The First Spring Rose,” and “Christmas Shenanigans”). She also penned a poem for her mother (“Mother’s Day”); about forgiveness (“Forgiven”); the COVID-19 pandemic (“Who Will Attend Them”); and even a haiku (“Crocodile Tears’). Indeed, there is a poem or two for everyone to reflect.



Order a copy of Grace Maier-Crook’s “Innerlight’s: Eat and Drink My Words” on Amazon and her website at https://www.gmcrook.com/.



“Innerlight’s” was last exhibited at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.



“Innerlight’s: Eat and Drink My Words”

Author | G.M. Crook

Published date | February 12, 2022

Publisher | ReadersMagnet

Book retail price | $8.71



Author Bio



Grace Maier-Crook resides in south-central Wisconsin. She is the proud mother of two successful adult sons. She was married to her late husband, Ed, for 36 years, and was his care provider for the two years preceding his untimely passing in 2018. Over the years, her mother, Ed, and her sons have always been supportive to her in her creative writing endeavors. She belongs to an online writers group. Her work covers the human condition.