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At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Hearts that Care will visit Kade Nursing Home at 10 a.m. Saturday. All veterans will be honored during a special presentation at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Also on Sunday, the senior high youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Community Bible study ladies prayer group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Child care will be provided. On Thursday, Essential group and KINGS Club will meet at 6:45 p.m., and TNT adult Bible study group and JV youth group will meet at 7 p.m. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Bearing Fruit for Jesus will continue at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service, with a special harvest offering to benefit local food banks. Charge conference will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Avery United Methodist Church. Young at Heart luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Max & Erma’s. 724-229-8389
At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18. Church youth will sponsor a pancake dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Donations will be accepted. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Veterans Recognition Sunday will be observed at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Pat Cornell will serve as laity prayer leader, and Nancy Bular will be liturgist. United Methodist Men will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Carlton Restaurant. United Methodist Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by choir practice at 7:15. Bags of chocolate Christmas candy is the food pantry item for November. 724- 239-2513
At the Bible Chapel, Sunday is the last day to return filled Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to one of the church campuses. Into the Light Tour, featuring Matthew West, Mikeschair, Lindsay McCaul and Everfound, will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the South Hills campus. Tickets are available at itickets.com.
“Surviving the Holidays,” presented by Care Giving Ministry, begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Hills campus. Registration is required. Men’s Thanksgiving breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 at the South Hills campus. Retired Army special operations helicopter pilot Jeff Niklaus, who was in command during the mission that inspired the book and movie “Black Hawk Down,” will be guest speaker.
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, David Stewart will serve as lay reader at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mission Circle and prayer group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday. On Saturday, Barb’s Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and game night begins at 6:30. A community dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, the adult choir will present special music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Also, a video, “Bounchan,” will be presented by the Voice of the Martyrs, and Communion will be celebrated. The evening service begins at 6. 724-222-2524
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Pike St., registration for the Canonsburg-Houston Toy Chest for children through 16 years old will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20. A free Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by the Greater Canonsburg/Houston Ministerial Association and the community, will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the church. 724-745-0800
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, Communion will be offered at the 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. The chancel choir and youth bells will provide music, and the ordination of deacons, elders and trustees will be held at the 11 a.m. service. Fair Trade Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Donated personal hygiene items, snacks and phone cards will be collected and sent to deployed military personnel via the Soldiers’ Angels Mission.
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Sunday services will begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. 724-746-1330
Church of Christ, Jefferson Road, Rices Landing, will hold its fall rally at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. A fellowship dinner will follow the Sunday service at Rices Landing fire hall. Evangelist Don Pinon from Denver, Colo., will be guest speaker at the 6 p.m. Nov. 18 service. For transportation, call Ben Bradmon at 724-592-6335.
At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, a representative from Senior Life will discuss health-care solutions at the 55 Plus luncheon at noon today. The church will host the Presbyterian Senior Care event, “Your Holiday Home,” Saturday. Consecration Sunday will be celebrated at the 8:30, 9:43 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school for adults begins at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Sunday school for children and youth begins at 11 a.m. Also on Sunday, middle school youth group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m., and the high school group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. 724-222-0190
At City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, Saturday worship service begins at 5 p.m. in the chapel, and Sunday services begin at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Brunch is served from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and dinner is served from 4 to 4:30 p.m. 724-222-8530
At Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. 724-377-2406
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Louise Corbett will be guest minister at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, soup sale orders can be picked up from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. A Veterans Day service will be held at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Claysville American Legion will post the colors, and Rick Guy will serve as liturgist. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Church Charge Conference begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, PPR training will begin at 6:45 p.m., and choir practice will start at 7:30 p.m. 724-663-4439
At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, Sunday school begins at 9:50 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due Sunday. 724-222-1006
At Edward’s Chapel Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. 724-258-8413 At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, Notes of Thanks concert, featuring the Ambassadors for Christ, Ron King, Norm Cimino and the Button Box Orchestra, will be held Sunday. Proceeds will benefit needy area families. On Monday, the search committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. and Christian Men’s Fellowship will gather at 5 p.m. at the Pizza Hut on Murtland Avenue, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the church. On Tuesday, Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at 12:30 p.m., Prayer Shawl Cards Ministry will meet at 6 p.m., and the dartball team is at home. On Wednesday, the youth group will meet at 6 p.m., and the church board will meet at 7. On Thursday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m., and the Tri-County Men’s meeting will be held in Canonsburg. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, children’s choir will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:30, coffee hour at 10 and worship at 11. Scott McNaught will serve as liturgist. Child and nursery care will be available. The youth group will meet after the service. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due Sunday. Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, followed by small group at 1 p.m. There also will be small group meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Men’s breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Faith Explorers will prepare a Soup Surprise at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
At Family Faith Ministries, 550 W. George St., Carmichaels, a Family Fall Festival will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday. There will be free food, a maze, games, prizes, a jumping room, animals and candy. 724-833-1711
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, prayer time begins at 9:30 a.m Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the Veterans Day worship service at 11. Barbara Ayers will provide the music. Sunday evening worship hour begins at 6:30. Prayer and Bible study begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
At First Baptist Church, 171 First St., Clarksville, Foreign Mission Annual Day will be observed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Marvin Wright from Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale, will be guest speaker. 724- 377-2176
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the adult chancel choir will sing and Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be dedicated at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-4780
At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Disciples Women’s Ministry’s “God’s Presence” church bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be handmade and homemade gifts for the home and holidays, crafts, jewelry, a raffle, Chinese auction and bake sale. The baby grand piano will be dedicated, and Ann Weber will be guest pianist at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Veterans Day also will be observed. Bible study will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Christian Friends will meet at noon Thursday at the New Tower Restaurant. 724-222-1510
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, Helping Others Providing Encouragement meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. today. Adult Bible Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 and the worship service at 11. In addition, Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be blessed, and an offering will be taken for shipping costs. Women of the Word Bible study will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday video Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Children’s activities will be available. Those interested in participating in the December Christmas parade are asked to call the church at 724-222-9240.
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, will observe New Consecration Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service. Dr. Josh Andy will conduct his adult study on the works of Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the social hall. 724-225-5415
At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., adult Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by children’s Sunday school and the worship service at 11. Liturgist will be Andrea Pitcock. This is the last coin collection Sunday for the Dominican Republic. The church is collecting cash donations for fruit. A bowling party will be held at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Pike Bowl. 724-745-2611
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, David Hart will be the worship leader, Jill Motzer will read the Scriptures and Christiana Bouvy will be acolyte at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Brian Seaman will lead the Financial Peace seminar at 6 p.m. Sunday. Church Cluster Charge Conference will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Avery United Methodist Church. Staff parish committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. prior before the conference. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at noon, and choir practice starts at 7:30 p.m. Women’s Fellowship will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the New Tower Restaurant. 724-222-2520
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Buddy Jeffers will speak on “Minute for Stewardship and Mission.” A worship service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawthorne Woods. Nurturing committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the property committee and Year of the Bible Readers Group will meet. Girlfriends Holiday Event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in fellowship hall. Reservations are required. 724-746-3040; firstname.lastname@example.org
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Mary Lynn Gras will lead the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school will begin at 11 a.m.
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Special music will be provided by Katie Perez. Wednesday Bible study group and the youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Dartball will be played at 7 p.m. today. Choir practice begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. 724-222-1480
At Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 17 E. Walnut St., Washington, A.U.B.A. Day will be observed Sunday. Guest preachers will be the Rev. L.B. Whitlock of Mt. Olive Baptist in Canonsburg; the Rev. Melvin Wilson of St. John Bible in Lawrence; the Rev. Tony Armstead of First Baptist of Bridgeville; the Rev. James Williams of Ebenezer Baptist in Monessen; the Rev. Robin Pollard of Shiloh Baptist in Pittsburgh; and the Rev. Marilyn Ramsey of Sunrise Baptist in Monessen. Moderator will be the Rev. Aleck Piper of Bethel Baptist in Aliquippa. 724-222-2382
At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, homecoming service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Former interim Pastor George Lammay will be guest speaker, and there will be inspirational music, testimonies, a brief children’s message and familiar hymns. There will be no Sunday school. A light lunch will follow. 724-938-7421
At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, worship services and activities begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Veterans will be recognized at the service. Mid-week service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. Ladies breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Eat n’ Park. 724-222-4766
At Grace Brethren Church of Washington, 4 Waynesburg Road, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. Church Appreciation Sunday will be observed. “Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Greater Purpose Team Ministry has announced speakers for Sunday’s services at the following United Methodist churches: lay speaker Sandra Conti, Howe, 9 a.m., and Roscoe, 11 a.m.; Pastor Rick Bowser, Denbo, 9:30 a.m., and Fredericktown, 11 a.m.; and Pastor Brian Carroll, Jefferson, 9:30 a.m., and Rices Landing, 11 a.m.
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., West Middletown, prayer meeting begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection is Sunday. Samaritan’s Purse mission project is by Franklin Graham. Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. Chancel choir practice will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the youth will meet at 4 p.m., and Teens One Way Café will be held at 6. Bell ringers practice starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-587-3754
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, veterans will be honored at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. A reception will follow. Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 724-225-1895
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Donna Johnson, student pastor, will lead the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service, and baptism will be celebrated. A congregational meeting to elect officers will follow the service. Sunday school begins at 8:45 a.m. Transportation is available by contacting the church. Fellowship and Fun Night will begin at 6:30 Saturday and will feature harvest-themed activities and snacks. 724-222-5630
At Legacy Baptist Church, located in the Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, choir practice begins at 10:10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 and the worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-621-6785; www.legacybaptistchurch.us
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, Bearing Fruit for Jesus continues at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m. Men’s and women’s breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the New Tower Restaurant and Panera Bread, respectively. Charge Conference will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Avery United Methodist Church. Kids and Youth Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 7 Wednesday. 724-222-7180
At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., Washington, a Veterans Day service will be held in conjunction with the Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. Fellowship Café begins at 9 a.m., and Sunday school at 9:45.
At New Life in Christ Church, 600 Allison Ave., Washington, city youth will hold a Youth Ministry Night and will conduct the service as led by the Holy Ghost at 7 p.m. Sunday. 724-225-6808
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Louise Corbett will be guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Shoe box Samaritan’s Purses are due Sunday. 724-377-0728
At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, a one-man art show featuring parishioner Will Burrows will begin at 7 p.m. today in the lower level of parish hall. Those planning to attend are asked to bring finger foods, appetizers and snacks to share. A party to pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the lower level parish hall. Donations of $7 are being accepted to pay for shipping costs. 724-222-0470
At Third United Presbyterian Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Cathy McCullough will serve as worship assistant. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A free concert in honor of veterans will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, followed by a spaghetti dinner. 724-222-7490; www.thirdupchurch.org
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, baptism will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church will host the Presbytery meeting and dinner at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
At Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian, 25 Church Lane, Prosperity, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. A congregational meeting to approve the budget and elect officers will follow the service. 724-222-0454
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, cross training and Sunday school begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. AWANA will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org