Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m, followed by the worship serivce at 10:45 and the senior high youth kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A new study in the book of Daniel has begun during community Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Child care is provided. On Thursday, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meet at 9:15 a.m., KINGS Club will meet at 6:45 p.m., and TNT adult study and Bible Institute at 7. JV youth group will not meet this week. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, worship is at 9:30 a.m. with children’s Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. 724-229-8393
At the Bible Chapel, South Hills campus, Tender Shepherd Preschool registration begins Wednesday. Each morning and afternoon session includes three age-appropriate classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Bible Chapel is hosting a bus trip Jan. 25 to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 40th annual March for Life. Bus will leave at 5 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. Cost is $30 per passenger. For more information, visit www.biblechapel.org.
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Baptism of the Lord Sunday will be observed with Communion at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Nancy Bular will serve as liturgist and Ruth Garvey as laity prayer leader. Trustees meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by the council meeting at 7. United Methodist Men will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Carlton Restaurant. January’s Food Bank item is laundry detergent. 724-239-2513
Blainesburg Bible Church, Fourth and Washington Street Extension, West Brownsville, is now a distribution center for His Food Ministry. Order deadline is 5 p.m. Monday for distribution Jan. 26. Order at www.hisfoodministry.net or at the church Sunday mornings and 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call Josh Sabatini at 724-678-2483.
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, volunteers are needed to help remove Christmas decorations at noon Saturday. Barb’s Closet will offer free clothing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the basement of the parsonage (enter through alley door). The board will meet following Sunday’s 11 a.m. worship service. Mission Circle at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 8 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, Pam Forney will provide music, Communion will be observed, and officers for 2013 will be dedicated at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Carolyn Shoup will give a release time report. Baptism will be observed at the 6 p.m. service. 724-222-2524
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 meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth group meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, executive presbyter of Washington Presbytery, the Rev. Craig Kephart, will be guest minister at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. Holy Communion will be served at the early service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Classes are for school-age children, adults, and junior and senior high youth groups begin at 6 p.m. Friends are welcome. 724-941-9050; www.center-church.org
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 724-746-1330
At the City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, Saturday’s worship service begins at 5 p.m., and Sunday’s 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 Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, Joseph Jefferys will lead the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services and Don Nixon the 9:43 service. Sunday school for children and youth begins at 11 a.m. Adult Sunday school begins at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Middle school youth group meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the high school group from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
At Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Sunday woship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. 724-377-2406
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Louise Corbett will serve as guest minister at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Ruth Gashel will serve as liturgist at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. On Monday, Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and choir practice starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 724-663-4439
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, Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet for fellowship at the Pizza Hut on Murtland Avenue, followed by a business meeting at the church at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Beading Buddies will meet at 4 p.m. and the dartball team will play at home. Youth group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, choir practice will begin at 6 p.m. and the elders meeting will start at 7. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, children’s choir will meet in the sanctuary at 9 a.m. Sunday, coffee hour begins at 10, and Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. worship service. Child care is available. Faith Explorers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for prayer, games and taco pockets. Faith Knitwits meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Minute to Win It will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the chancel choir will sing and Stacie Kniha will be the guest organist at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The quarterly business meeting will follow. Lunch will not be provided. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library. 724-222-4780
At First Christian Church, 615 E Beau St., Washington, Communion will be observed during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Governing Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. Bible Study is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Christian Friends will meet at Garfield’s on Thursday at 12 noon. 724-222-1510
At First Church of the Nazarene, 336 N. Main St., Washington, adult Bible Sunday school begins at 9;45 a.m., Sunday school starts at 10, and the worship service begins at 11. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Baby sitting services will be available. 724-222-9240
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, will ordain and install new church officers at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-225-5415
At First United Methodist Church, 29 North College St., Washington, Steve Motzer will be worship leader at the 11 a.m. service. Elisa Butler will read the scriptures and Kristin Leep will be the acolyte. Children’s choir will sing. Food collection is canned soup. Junior church will be held during the service. Final Financial Peace University will be at 6 p.m. Family Promise week begins today. Education committee to meet at the church at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Cub Scouts Administrative meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study at noon Thursday, Women’s Fellowship at the Tower Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. Girl Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. in the chapel. 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. Officer training will take place from 3 to 5 pm. Sunday in the Family Room. A worship service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawthorne Woods. Session will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 724-746-3040.
At Fourth Presyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, Sunday’s worship service will begin at 9;45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 11.
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Bible study and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dartball is at 7 p.m. today. 724-222-1480
At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Lou Mazza will present the children’s sermon and Kayleigh Mazza will provide music during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Youth group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the D.O.G. House. 724-222-4766
Greater Purpose Team Ministry speakers at area United Methodist churches this Sunday include: 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., Route 844, West Middletown, prayer meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Chancel choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the youth group will meet at 4 p.m. and Teens One Way Cafe will meet at 6.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by SOCL class. Spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 724-225-1895.
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Winter Family Fun Night, which includes crafts, snacks and games, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Communion and the Baptism of the Lord will be observed at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-222-5630
At Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, choir practice begins at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 10:30 and worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. Thursdays. 724-621-6785; www.legacybaptistchurch.us
Legacy Church International at Life Church, 100 N. Main St., Washington, will begin meeting Feb. 2. Legacy Church International is a new nondenominational church. Pastor Lance Whitlock can be heard at 9 a.m. Sundays on WJPA-AM 1450. For more information, call Pastor Aundrea Thomas at 724-255-1821.
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, worship at 11 a.m. with children’s Sunday School at 11:15 a.m. Men’s and women’s breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Tower’s and Panera’s respectively. Volunteers for Christian Outreach to meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. 724-222-7180
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Louise Corbett will serve as guest minister at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Holy Communion will be observed at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-745-5962
At Servant Song Ministries, 720 E. High St., Waynesburg, a special Christian healing prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. This healing prayer service will include a time of communal praise and worship, prayer and a short teaching. The Rev. Ostrander will be joined by prayer team members who will be available for individual healing prayer. Also, Healing Power is held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Private Christian healing prayer ministry will follow about 4 p.m. 724-852-2133
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 meeting will start at 6 p.n. Wednesday. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org
Corbett: Plant decision probably next year (8642)
Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg dies suddenly (8615)
IG: Pittsburgh VA didn’t abide Legionnaires’ rules (8598)
Former Miss Rain Day adjusts to life with lupus (1763)
Washington woman embraces community commitment (1540)
Incumbent-less race lets ’Burgh hit reset button (332)
Former Miss Rain Day adjusts to life with lupus (261)
Washington woman embraces community commitment (187)
Batch addresses W&J grads; Cal U. holds commencement (176)
Route 40 festival marked with nostalgia (146)