Around the area: Church services
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, hanging of the greens will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday, coffee fellowship begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service and baptism at 10:45. Cub Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Community Bible study prayer group and dartball will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Ensemble choir rehearsal will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by Essentials Group and KINGS Club at 6:45 p.m., and TNT adult study and JV youth group at 7. Released Time classes begin at noon Nov. 30, and praise band rehearsal starts at 6:30 p.m. 724-225-5355
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. Sandy Dran will serve as lay reader. The church will be decorated for Christmas following the service. The movie, “The Christmas Experience,” will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Ruth Garvey will serve as laity prayer leader, and Pat Cornell will be liturgist at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Anointing with healing oil will take place during the service. Christmas poinsettia orders are due to Lori Ashby by Dec. 2. 724-239-2513
Bible Chapel, South Hills campus worship center, will hold a Christmas cantata beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, called “The Gift of Joy, He is Coming.” Free admission and a love offering taken to benefit City Mission. Child care will be available. www.biblechapel.org
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, Francis Moore will serve as lay reader at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Bible study starts at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mission Circle and prayer group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Hanging of the greens will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 1. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, the adult choir and Cody Hillberry will have music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. A love offering will be taken to help a sister church in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The evening service begins at 6. 724-222-2524
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Pike St., worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday with a message presented by the Rev. Douglas Beltzner. A Christmas laser show will be held at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 6 p.m. Dec. 15. A freewill offering will be accepted at shows with proceeds benefiting local families in need. Tickets are available at the church. 724-745-0800
At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. Sermon question and discussion group meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Youth group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, the chancel choir will provide the music at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. Church embers will meet at 12:15 p.m. Sunday to decorate the church for Christmas. Lunch will be provided. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Central Blood Bank accepts donations on Saturdays. New students for the preschool winter session are being accepted.
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
At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, traditional worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and a contemporary service is held at 9:43 a.m. 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. The church and office is closed today. On Dec. 1, the church will host Ivan Parker in concert. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased at the church, The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 724-222-0190
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Louise Corbett will serve as guest minister at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.
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, on Tuesday, the dartball team will be home and the Prayer Shawl Card Ministry meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Hanging of the greens service will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by refreshments. On Thursday, choir practice will start at 6 p.m., with the elders meeting at 7. 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. Jan Hinerman will serve as liturgist. Child care is available during worship. 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. “A Tour Through TULIP,” a reformed doctrine study, will continue at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The women’s Advent dinner, “Miracle in a Manger”, will be held for all women of Faithchurch and their guests beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. A sign-up sheet is available in the Gathering Area. 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 Nancy Brown. Also on Sunday, adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m., followed by a worship service and children’s Christmas practice at 6:30. Prayer, Bible study and children’s group begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the adult chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service, followed by the hanging of the greens. A light lunch will be provided. Bible Study will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-4780
At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Patrick McGill will provide music during the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. Bible Study is held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Bell and chancel choirs will practice on Thursday. The worship committee and members of the congregation will participate in hanging of the greens at 6 p.m. Nov. 30. 724-222-1510
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, adult Bible Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10, and the worship service at 11. Women of the Word Bible study will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday video Bible study begins a 7 p.m., with children activities available. Those interested in participating in the December Christmas parade are asked to call the church at 724-222-9240
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, David Hart will be worship leader, Jacob Kendra will be the Scriptures reader,and Bailee Seaman will be acolyte at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. On Sunday, children’s Christmas play practice will begin at 9:45 a.m., Financial Peace University meeting will start at 6 p.m., and the youth group will meet at Avery United Methodist Church to view the movie “The Christmas Experience” at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at noon and choir practice starts at 7:30 p.m. Fourth Wednesday dinner and hanging of the greens will begin at 5:15 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. Year of the Bible Readers Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-746-3040; firstname.lastname@example.org
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Ford Campbell will lead the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service, followed by Sunday school at 11. Hanging of the greens will be celebrated.
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Music will be provided by Eva Czmiel. Wednesday prayer and Bible study and youth group meetings begin at 7 p.m. Choir practice starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. 724-222-1480
At Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 17 E. Walnut St., Washington, Sunday school begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. For more information about the Bahama cruise scheduled for Sept. 1-8, call Vicky at 724-228-3084.
Greater Purpose Team Ministry has announced speakers for Sunday’s services at the following United Methodist churches: Pastor Rick Bowser, Howe, 9 a.m. and Roscoe, 11 a.m.; Pastor Brian Carroll, Denbo, 9:30 a.m. and Fredericktown, 11 a.m.; lay speaker Lynda Smith, 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. Cathy Peternel as guest speaker. Chancel choir practice at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, youth group meeting begins at 4 p.m., “One Way” teen movie is from 6 to 9 p.m. and handbell practice is at 7 p.m. 724-587-3754
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse Street, Washington, Advent workshop Sunday schedule is as follows: 9 to 9:30 a.m. will be a continental breakfast, 9:30 to 10:15 will be worship and 10:15 to 11 a.m. will be the hanging of the greens and crafts. Van service is available by calling the church office. LPC is partnering with the Presbyterry of Elizabeth in New Jersey to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. All donations received at LPC will be sent on to aid in the relief efforts. The next senior luncheon will be held at noon Dec. 5. 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 Millsboro Presbyterian Chruch, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Louise Corbett will be the guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-377-0728
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Music and Mime Ministries, 120 Greenside Ave., Canonsburg, will hold its 39th annual presentation of “Mt. Olive Sings for You” beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday. Former members have been invited to attend. It will be a Celestial choir reunion, an evening full of praise, worship and fellowship. 724-745-4777
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. Breakfast with Joseph and Mary will start at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. 724-941-8910
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, a free community holiday lunch will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
At Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Lane, Prosperity, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Hanging of the Greens and the first Sunday of Advent will be celebrated. 724-222-0454