God Can Still Use You!

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:7

Dear Friends,

I want to tell you about a tremendous opportunity… but first, a little bit of the back story.

I’m sure you know all about the Laser Show. Whether you’ve attended every year for over a decade or finally got out for the first time - the last time we hosted it, whether you’ve helped to set up, serve or just been happy to contribute the cost of a ticket, knowing that every dollar goes back out into our community - you know about the Laser Shows we’ve been hosting at Canonsburg UP Church every Christmas!

What you may not know is that there’s a very gifted, very humble member behind those Lasers. So humble, that George Dodworth might even cringe about me mentioning his name here, but from a young age, he started building lasers. He won awards, and built more lasers. He started a company, and built more lasers. He did lights and lasers for major recording artists and large festivals, and built more lasers. And then the pandemic hit.

While some people were forced to work from home… George was forced to scuttle his entire business. It didn’t matter that he was one of the best. No gatherings meant no concerts and that was the bulk, maybe the entirety of what he did.

Dedicated, diligent and prayerful, George started trying to figure out what he could do. He’s a smart guy, and he had lots of ideas, but nothing seemed to quite land.


A few months ago, George found himself working with Curative health, ferrying covid tests to clinics. And then came another opportunity - to set up mobile test sites, free of charge to anyone needing a covid test. George just happened to have that unique mix of skills, equipment and time that God could use him as a tremendous instrument of blessing for our community!

You may have already seen the news feature on WPXI, or heard me announce it on Sunday morning, but there is an absolutely FREE opportunity to receive an accurate COVID test Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm, right across the street from the Borough Building on Pike St. in Canonsburg.

Whether you got the dreaded “You (or your loved one) have been exposed…” contact-tracing phone call, or you’re concerned about symptoms, OR you’d just like the added reassurance that you don’t have Covid and won’t transmit it by coming to in-person worship on Sunday - you’re invited to get a test! In fact, when George shared with me the details, he expressly mentioned people coming out on Thursday or Friday to take a test to make them more comfortable about attending worship on Sunday!

I’m grateful for this service to our community that George has set up AND I’m grateful for the reminder that even when we’re thrown a curveball that shakes our world, God is still at work and can use us if we’re paying attention and willing to pivot!

Welcoming you to Grow in Jesus - and get a free test if you need one!

Pastor Don

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