Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, on Sunday, coffee fellowship begins at 9:15, followed by Sunday school at 9:45, and the worship service at 10:45. Crown financial class meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and the senior high youth group meeting will start at 6:30 Sunday. Praise and pie social will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Each family should bring one pie and many praises. Hanging of the Greens will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 24. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45. A free Thanksgiving community dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Amity Fire Hall. If possible, bring a covered dish. District Gathering worship service will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Washington. 724-229-8393
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. Bob Areford will serve as lay reader. Thanksgiving dinner will follow the service at 11:30 a.m. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Madge Finney will serve as laity prayer leader, and Lori Ashby will be liturgist at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Thanksgiving Sunday will be observed with the harvest table food baskets being delivered after the service, followed by a luncheon and Hanging of the Greens. 724-239-2513
At Bethel Bible Chapel, 3025 Washington Rd., McMurray, Communion service at 9:30 a.m. with family Bible hour at 11 with guest speaker Dave Harper speaking on the topic of Thanksgiving. 724-941-2259
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad Street, Washington, Karen Palfreyman will serve as lay reader at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service, followed by the congregation meeting. Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mission Circle and prayer group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday the Food Bank is available, Barb’s Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Scouts will meet. A free community dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, a Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with special music. A love offering will be taken to help a sister church in New Jersey damaged by the recent hurricane. The adult choir and Julia Smith will have special music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. There will be a presentation by representatives of the Voice of the Martyrs at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour and also at the 11 a.m. worship service. The evening service begins at 6. 724-222-2524
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Pike St., the Sacrament of Communion will be celebrated at the 8;30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. Registration for the Canonsburg-Houston Toy Chest for children through 16 years old will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 724745-0800 ext. 203
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, the chancel choir will sing and wind ensemble will provide music at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Ordination of new deacons, elders, and trustees will take place during the 11 a.m. service. Donated personal hygiene items, snacks and phone cards will be collected to be sent to deployed military personnel via the Soldiers’ Angels Mission. Central Blood Bank accepts donations Thursdays and Saturdays. Preschool registration has begun.
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. today and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 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. Sunday service. For transportation, call Ben Bradmon at 724-592-6335.
At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, the Presbyterian Women will host their Thank Offering at the 8;30 and 11 a.m. Sunday traditional worship services. A contemporary worship service is held at 9:43 a.m. Sunday. 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. Service of Healing and Wholeness will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rusch Chapel. 724-222-0190
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 minisster at the 9 a.m. Sunday service.
At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, the chimes choir will play and the vocal choir will sing during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The session and nominating committees will meet following worship. 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, a congregational meeting will follow the late Sunday worship servie. On Tuesday, the dartball team will be away, Beading Buddies meeting starts at 4 p.m., Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Alpha Chi sorority meeting will begin at 7. The youth group will not be meeting Wednesday. 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. Child care is available during worship. This will be a noisy bucket 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. Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, prior to the new member class at 9. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
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 worship service at 11 with music by Trinetti Reihner. Donations for the Washington City Mission Thanksgiving dinners will be presented to a representative from the mission during the norning service. Sunday evening worship hour begins at 6:30. Prayer, Bible study and children’s group begin at 7 p.n. Wednesday.
At First Baptist Church, 171 First St., Clarksville, Foreign Mission Annual Day will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Marvin Wright, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale, will be guest speaker. 724-377-2176
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, Terri Cyprowski will be the guest soloist and the Adult Chancel Choir will sing at 11 a.m. service. At 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, helping with Blessings in a Backpack at Washington Park School. All volunteers are welcome to return to the church for a light lunch together. Bible Study will not be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 but will resume the following week. 724-222-4780
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main Street, Washington, adult Bible Sunday school begins at 9;45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10. In observance of International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service will meet in the Fellowship Hall of the Ministry Center (next door to the church). Those planning to attend are asked to bring a Bible and a flashlight. Wednesday video Bible study begins at 7 p.m.Those interested in participating in the December Christmas parade as asked to call the church at 724-222-9240.
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, will host Feeding of the 500 featuring a free Thanksgiving dinner, from 5 to 7 p. m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, members will take part in the three church Thanksgiving service beginning at 7 p.m. at Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E.Beau St., Washington. The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday. 724-225-5415
At First United Methodist Church, 213 E. Pike St., Houston, adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service and Sunday school at 11 a.m. The congregation is encouraged to bring fruit for the cornucopia. 724-745-2611
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, David Hart will be worship leader and Sage Miller will be acolyte at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Children will be playing the bells during the service. Also on Sunday, Christmas play practice will begin at 9:45 a.m., Financial Peace University meeting will start at 6 p.m., and the Gathering Washington District worship service will begin at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Girl Scouts meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at noon and choir practice starts at 7:30 p.m. 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, when Consecration Sunday will be observed. Bob Blough will speak on “Minute for Stewardship and Mission.” A worship service will be held Sunday at Strabane Trails with the choir and bells at 2:30 and service at 3 p.m.. Youth skate night will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, at Pancake Skate-n-Whirl. Session meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. No choir rehearsal on Wednesday. The office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 23. Hanging of the Greens will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Dr. Robert Miller will lead the 9;45 a.m. Sunday worship service, followed by the annual congregational meeting. There will be no Sunday school.
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Special music will be provided by Jim Thompson. A Thanksgiving Eve service will be held with Grace Brethren Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. 724-222-1480
Greater Purpose Team Ministry has announced speakers for Sunday’s services at the following United Methodist churches: Pastor Brian Carroll, Howe, 9 a.m., and Roscoe, 11 a.m.; lay speaker Sandra Conti, Denbo, 9:30 a.m., and Fredericktown, 11 a.m.; Pastor Rick Bowers, Jefferson, 9:30 a.m., and Rices Landing, 11 a.m.
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., Route 844, West Middletown, Sunday prayer meeting at 9 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:45; worship at 11 with the Rev. Jack Emerick preaching; and 6 p.m. Bible studay. Chancel choir practice at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday, youth group from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; One Way teens at 6 p.m.; and handbell practice at 7 p.m. 724-587-3754.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, adult Scripture class will start at 7 p.m. Monday. A parish Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by SOCL at 10:45. 724-225-1895
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Presbyterian Women will be in charge of the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. A coffee hour to welcome Donna Johnson, student pastor, will follow. Over the next few weeks money will be collected to be sent to the Linden Presbyterian Church in Linden, N.J., to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. Transportation is available by contacting the church. 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, a special hunger offering will be held during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m. Also, Sunday is the deadline for harvest food collection, District Gathering worship service will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Washington. Volunteers for Christian Outreach are to meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday. 724-222-7180
At Living Stone Community Church, 265A North Avenue Washington, regular services will be held this Sunday. In addition a special Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, with a great blend and contemporary and traditional music, and a message from God’s word from Pastor Paul.
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Paul Salosky will be guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-377-0728
At St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Holy Communion worship service at 10:30. 724-745-5962
At Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Sunday worship services begin at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Advent services begin Dec. 2. 724-941-8910
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. No AWANA on Wednesday. A Baptisim will be celebrated during the 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org