June 26th Pirates Faith Night and Barbecue on the North Side
Come join us for a great afternoon of golf or just a Barbecue and a cigar with the boys! Shotgun start at 1pm with 18 holes, chicken and burgers on the grill following all for $50. We will even throw in a nice cigar! Dinner only is $20. Our good buddy Mike Reimer is managing Pheasant Ridge Golf Club and it is a gem of a public course, carved into the woods and gentle hills of Gibsonia. Don’t miss this great event at a steal of a price! Please contact Leo Wisniewski, email: leo@
Please join us for a weekend of experiencing the art of marriage!!! We can’t wait to see you there!
“When over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him- or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience. To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
― Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
The Art of Marriage is a ministry of FamilyLife where they have been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. The Art of Marriage video event weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.
Fall in love all over again…With Six Dynamic Video Sessions
DETAILS FOR THE EVENT: Ascension Lutheran Church, 8225 Peebles Road
Cost for the event is $50. If cost would prevent you from coming, please let us know.
If you need more information, please visit http://theartofmarriage.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
Come join us for a night of worship and reflection on the passion of our Lord Jesus! Women and children are welcome. We will be featuring Greg Capozzi and Mr. Kim Costanza. Matt Helbling will also join us on guitar. There is no charge for admission.
Trinity Lutheran Church (North Side)
616 West North Ave.
Pittsburgh PA. 15215
White Fields Foundation along with South Fayette Youth Basketball Association sponsored Joe Ehrmann on March 30th at the South Fayette High School Auditorium. Coaches at many different levels, parents supporting young athletes, and several high school players joined us for a great night of inspiration, instruction, and fellowship with like-minded people eager to make a difference in youth sports. Local star athlete, Sean Casey, of the Cincinnati Reds was in attendance along with some of the area coaches like Ron Coder from Canon McMillan High School. One of the coaches in attendance said it best, “Joe Ehrmann calls each of us to cast off the transactional coaching paradigm and to embrace the pathway of the transformational coach. He challenged us to use the whistle to model and teach the values of inclusion, sacrifice, and empathy. Joe is a gift to the youth sports culture of America.” Denny Hyland from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes talked about FCA’s Character Coach Program and how it supports Joe’s vision of transformational coaching. Andrew DiDonato, assistant football coach from South Fayette and recent recipient of White Field’s “Inside Out Coaching Award”, discussed the success of the Character Coach program and how it is being implemented there. South Fayette head basketball coach, Rich Beneure, expressed how Joe’s message helped to transform his coaching philosophy when he first heard Joe speak at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall ten years ago. One of the many books that Rich purchased that night was given to a young Andrew DiDonato that played for him. And the beat goes on! That event by the way preceded our beginning as an organization but it was sponsored by two White Fields Foundation leaders. Special thanks to Alan Silko who was a financial sponsor for this event!
“Inside Out” Coaching … featuring
Sunday – March 30, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm ::: at South Fayette Auditorium
Sponsored by White Fields Foundation & South Fayette Athletics
Come join us to hear Joe Ehrmann discuss how becoming an “Inside Out” coach or parent can transform your young athlete’s whole experience! (Click on these links to visit his website or to hear Joe’s message on “being a man“) You and your athletes can become a catalyst for change in your youth program, school and community. There is no charge for this event but donations will be accepted at the door. Copies of Joe’s books will be available for sale at the event.
Joe’s approach to this vital work is grounded in the lessons and experiences of his own remarkable life and the profound impact he has had on others. Here is some of the recognition Joe has gained:
White Fields Foundation has sponsored Joe at three previous Pittsburgh-area events that were extremely well supported and received with great appreciation by attendees. Joe has addressed an overwhelming number of Division I athletic programs (coaches, athletes, parents and administrators), professional teams, and a countless number of high school and youth programs across the country. Last spring Joe spoke for an afternoon to the Pirates entire organization in Bradenton. Coach Clint Hurdle has called Joe one of the most influential guys shaping his coaching philosophy. Don’t miss this chance if you are a coach at any level, a parent supporting young athletes, or a player! Many top coaches are in full agreement on it, “Joe Ehrmann is a gift to the youth sports culture of America. He calls each of us to the values of inclusion, sacrifice, empathy, and justice that transcend our sports involvement but values that can be powerfully reinforced by transformational coaches and parents.”
White Fields Foundation’s
Men’s Winter Retreat on February 21-23!
at Jumonville Conference Center
We are thrilled that you will be joining us at this year’s winter retreat. The weather may be chilly but the fireplace and the “Locking Arms” with the brothers will be warm. We will be staying at Washington Lodge where our sessions will be held throughout the weekend. For a one-night stay and four meals, the cost is $90. For a two-night stay and five meals, it is $120. There is one double bed in each room with one or two sets of bunk beds. We have 17 rooms to choose from, which includes all the first floor rooms.Rooms 101 and 221 are handicap accessible rooms. The dining hall and chapel are only a short distance away. Linens will be provided, which includes: pillow, sheets, blanket, bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth. T-shirts will be available for $10. Our theme is “The Holy Spirit & the Man of God.” Our four speakers will be discussing the central role that the Spirit has in our lives as Christ followers. We see in the Scriptures from a multitude of God’s men (David, Elijah, Peter, Paul) and certainly the Lord Jesus a powerful relationship with the Third person of the Trinity. Our calling is to live under the control of the Holy Spirit’s power.
“Do not be drunk with wine which leads to sexual immorality but be filled with the Spirit.” Eph. 5:18
Please contact Laurence for registration questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Leo Wisniewski for event details at: email@example.com. We encourage you to submit your payment as your registration. Online transactions (the “Make a Donation” link to the right) are preferred.
Hope to see you there!
White Fields Foundation invites you to attend our:5th Annual “Night of Inspiration” featuring Pirates’ Manager of the Year Clint Hurdle Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 – The Sheraton Station Square Ballroom Private VIP Reception with Hors D’oeuvres to begin at 6:00 p.m. Public Reception, Silent Auction, Cash Bar to begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner immediately following at 7:00 p.m.
We are completely thrilled for this year’s Night of Inspiration fundraiser and honored to share it with Clint Hurdle. Coach Hurdle captured the hearts of Pittsburghers with his masterful leadership with the 2013 Pirates who won a thriller over the Reds to make the playoffs for the first time since 1993. They played brilliantly in the playoffs taking the St. Louis Cardinals to the final game in the NLDS.
2013 has been an exciting year of growth for our ministry work here in Pittsburgh… and also overseas through our White Fields Dominican division. We are humbled by the great support we have enjoyed in our past events and we are again needful of your ticket purchases, table sponsorships, and corporate sponsorship assistance. Tables of 10 are $1,750 and individual tickets are $175 each. Tickets include a full course dinner. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner—with keynote speaker Clint Hurdle—begins at 7:00 p.m. We will be updating this page with confirmed event speakers and further details.
Dress for the event is business casual. Women and children and family and friends are encouraged to attend!
Please register below. Payment can be made via check to: Attn. Laurence Gaertner 8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh, 15237. Online payment processing is available by clicking the “Make a Donation” button on the right sidebar. This link leads you to a specific document on sponsorship info document.
Thank you for your support!
Brennan Gaertner and Leo Wisneiwskilaurence@whitefieldsfoundation.org or call: 412.760.7306
December 17th Christmas Breakfast at The Grand Hall at The Priory Hotel
Over 150 men came out to hear the inspirational story of Bobby Muzikowski. We gathered in the beautiful Grand Hall at the Priory Hotel, fully adorned in Christmas decoration. The guys loved the full breakfast buffet and the music from our brother, saxophonist Kim Costanza and his family. “Muz” as his buddies know him raised the bar for all of us on what it means to be a disciple. He challenged the men to “store up their treasure in heaven” not in their 401K. He called us to follow Christ and put an end to safe lives of comfort and mediocrity. Bobby closed with the moving story of a brother who was owned an investment house in the Twin Towers. He challenged Bobby over the phone on 9/11/01 to be bold when coming in the next day with his staff to share his faith story at the 12 Step meeting. He said that Jesus would want them to be bold, meeting at his office or anywhere. His friend died shortly after the call.
Bobby is the co-author of the book, “Safe at Home” with Gregg Lewis, depicting Bobby’s life from Columbia University and addiction to faith and a transformed life. Over the past 15 years he has been building Chicago Hope Academy (chicagohopeacademy.org). Chicago Hope is a non-denominational Christian high school building faith and mission in its students while placing a high percentage of graduates to four year schools.