Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, a Mexican fiesta will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. The annual business meeting will follow the service. Senior high youth will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Dartball and community Bible study begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, KINGS Club begins at 6:45 p.m. and TNT adult study, Bible Institute and JV youth group meet at 7 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. JR Grose will be lay reader. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., leaders of the church will be recognized at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Lori Ashby will serve as liturgist, and Joan Weatherford will lead the laity prayer. 724-239-2513
At the Bible Chapel, South Hills campus, Tender Shepherd Preschool registration is under way. Morning and afternoon sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays include three age-appropriate classes. Bible Institute for adults and Revi Club for kids are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Tuesday Night Light will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the youth activity center. The Bible Chapel is hosting a bus trip Jan. 25 to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 40th annual March for Life. For more information, visit www.biblechapel.org.
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, Randy and Marli Brown will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, Sanctity of Life Sunday will be observed at the 11 a.m. worship service. Julia Smith and the adult choir will have provide special music. Part one in the video series, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” will be shown at the 6 p.m. worship service. 724-222-2524
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Pike Street, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. GriefShare Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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, traditional Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at the early service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Junior and senior high youth groups meet at 6 p.m. Sundays. 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 Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Sunday worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. 724-377-2406
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Paul Salosky will be guest speaker 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. Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, and choir practice begins 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, the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service will be followed by a congregational meeting. On Tuesday, the dartball team will play at East Buffalo;Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m.; and Alpha Chi Sorority will meet at 7 p.m. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, choir practice will begin at 6 p.m., and the elders will meet at 7. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, coffee hour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the worship service. Liturgist will be Linda Webster. Noisy Bucket Sunday will be observed, and the bell choir will be featured. Child care is available for youngsters up to 7 years old. Children’s choir will meet at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. “Minute to Win It” will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. 724-225-2110
Fawcett United Methodist Church, 346 Fawcett Church Road, Bridgeville, will welcome the Rev. Debra Rogosky at the 11:15 a.m. Sunday worship service. A meet-and-greet luncheon will follow. 724-745-1240
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, prayer time starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Barb Ayers will provide special music. The evening worship service will begin at 6:30. Prayer, Bible study and children’s group will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the chancel choir will sing and Stacie Kniha will be guest organist 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, an elder and deacon breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in fellowship hall. Communion will be observed at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. The youth group will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. Bible study begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and choir practice starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-222-1510
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, adult Bible Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all other classes starts at 10. The worship service begins at 11. Women of the Word Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7. 724-222-8240
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, Steve Motzer will be worship leader at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sibyl Ream will read Scripture, and Luke Hillebrand will be acolyte. A cornhole tournament will be held during Sunday’s youth group meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., and canned vegetables will be collected for the Greater Washington County Food Bank. On Wednesday, Bible study starts at noon and choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Women’s Fellowship will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the New Tower Restaurant. 724-222-2520
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Officers will be installed. A worship service will be held at Strabane Trails at 3 p.m. Sunday. Adventurers winter party will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25. 724-746-3040; firstname.lastname@example.org
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, Sunday worship service begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 11. 724-503-4687
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, family dinner and game night will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today. Sunday school for all ages 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. 724-222-1480
Greater Purpose Team Ministry speakers at area United Methodist churches Sunday include: Pastor Brian Carroll, Howe, 9 a.m., and Roscoe, 11 a.m.; lay speaker Sandy Conti, Denbo, 9:30 a.m., and Fredericktown, 11 a.m.; and Pastor Rick Bowser, Jefferson, 9:30 a.m., and Rices Landing, 11 a.m.
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., West Middletown, prayer meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Officers will be installed. Chancel choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the youth group will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Teens One Way Café will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. by Bishop John Mack and will include the installation of Dave Nichols into Minor Orders of the Polish National Catholic Church. A reception will follow.
At Immaculate Conception Church, children’s liturgy will be held at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Bible study will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., and RCIA will begin at 7:30 p.m. Prayer group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, quilters will meet at 10 a.m., and Parish life will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Pinewood Derby council workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. 724-228-2456
At Laborabory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m., followed by a new members class at 11:15. 724-222-5630
At Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, Route 19, choir practice begins at 10:10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 and worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-621-6785; www.legacypbaptistchurch.us
At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., lower level of Beth Israel Synagogue, Washington, fellowship café begins at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 10:45. Nursery and junior church are offered during the service.
At Lone Pine Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 582 Lone Pine Road, Amity, faith, food and fellowship are offered every Wednesday. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade meet from 5 to 7 p.m. There are activities, lessons before dinner and homework help. High school students and adults are invited for dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. There are Bible study and mission opportunities. Adults can stay for the entire evening, and volunteers are welcome to help prepare dinner and work with the children. 724-267-4512
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Paul Salosky will be guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-745-5962
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, new officers will be installed at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.
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