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At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, fellowship begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 10:45. The senior high youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dartball and community Bible study ladies prayer group meeting wil begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Child care will be provided. Mothers of Preschoolers will meet at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Janet Little will discuss her trip to Haiti. On Thursday, KINGS Club will meet at 6:45 p.m., and TNT adult study, Bible Institute and JV youth will meet at 7. Praise band rehearsal will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by children’s Sunday school at 9:45. 724-229-8393
At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, free income tax preparation will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 15. Night of Worship concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are available for the March 14 “3 in 1 Tour” by Dove Award and Grammy Award winning artists Mandisa, Brandon Heath and Laura Story. Visit www.itickets.com. Consigners are wanted for the Kid’s Resale, which will be held March 22 in the Family Life Center. Email Holly Smith at email@example.com. 724-941-8990
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, the adult choir and Pam Forney will provide special music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. An audio/visual presentation of a trip to Israel will be shown at the 6 p.m. Sunday service. 724-222-2524
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Holy Communion served at the early service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Junior and senior high youth groups will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. 724-941-9050
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, the first Sunday in Lent will be observed with Communion at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday services. 724-746-1330
Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, will host the Washington Presbytery Leaderfest at 9 a.m. Saturday. Midweek speaker series will resume at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the small dining room. The series will continue on Tuesdays through March 19. A service of healing and wholeness will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Rusch Chapel. The church office will be closed today and Monday. Traditional Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. A contemporary service begins at 9:43 a.m. Sunday school for children begins at 11 a.m. Sunday school for adults begins at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Middle school youth group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays, and the high school youth group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. 724-222-0190
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 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, Week of Compassion will be celebrated at the Sunday worship service. On Tuesday, Beading Buddies will meet at 4 p.m., Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6:30, elder’s training meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library and the dartball team will play at home. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, choir practice will start at 6 p.m., and the elders will meet at 7. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, the men’s spaghetti dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. Noisy buckets and the bell ministry will be featured at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Children’s choir will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Coffee hour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Sunday. A Lenten study, “Looking at the Cross,” will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday and continue for six consecutive Wednesdays. Faith Explorers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, prayer time begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11, with music provided by Carmen Towchik. Also on Sunday, adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m., and the Bible hour starts at 6:30.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service, which will be followed by a potluck casserole dinner in fellowship hall and the annual congregational business meeting. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library.
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, adult Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, followed by all other Sunday school classes at 10 and the worship service at 11. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7. Child care will be provided. H.O.P.E meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Ministry Center. Waynesburg University’s Lamplighter’s Choir will present a concert during the 11 a.m. Feb. 24 worship service. A potluck luncheon will follow. 724-222-8240; firstname.lastname@example.org
At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service and children/youth Sunday school at 11. Andrea Pitcock will serve at liturgist. Paper products will be collected each Sunday during Lent for 8th Avenue Place. Bible study will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Ashes and Communion are being offered from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-745-2611
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school begins at 9:45, and Youth Sunday will be observed at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. A spaghetti luncheon will follow. A worship service will be start at 4 p.m. Monday at Strabane Woods. Session will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Companions in Christ Reader’s Group will meet at 6:30 p.m., and the church bell choir will perform at the Washington Health Center. 724-746-3040; email@example.com
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, Pete Riddell will be the worship leader at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sandy Foflygen will be the Scripture reader, and Erin Popeck will be acolyte. Vacation Bible school meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the Washington District Laity School will begin at 2 p.m. The first Lenten luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ruth Lantz Simmons from Avery United Methodist Church will be the speaker. Women’s fellowship will be held Thursday at the New Tower Restaurant. 724-222-2250
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, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Bible study and youth group meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Family fun/game night will begin at 6 o’clock today. There will be refreshments. Choir practice begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. 724-222-1480
At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, game night begins at 6:30 o’clock today. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a game and snack. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Special music will be provided by the children’s choir at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Child care will be available. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. Used cards are being collected for recycling at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. 724-938-7431
At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, the youth will share highlights of their winter weekend spiritual retreat at Camp Allegheny at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Midweek service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hall. 724-222-4766
At Grace Brethren Church of Washington, 4 Waynesburg Road, Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. Valentine’s Movie Night, “Marriage Retreat,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, prayer, Bible study and His Kids for 4- to 12-year-olds begin.
The Greater Purpoose Team Ministry Sunday preaching schedule for area United Methodist churches is: Pastor Rick Bowser, 9 a.m. at Howe, and 11 a.m., Roscoe; lay speaker Sandy Conti, 9:30 a.m., Jefferson, and Rices Landing, 11 a.m.; and Pastor Brian Carroll, 9:30 a.m., Denbo, and 11 a.m., Fredericktown.
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. Communion will be observed. A Lenten service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Chancel choir practice begins at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. On Wednesday, youth group meets at 4 p.m., and Teens One Way Café starts at 6.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Stations of the Cross will begin at 7:30 p.m. today. Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., and SOCL class starts at 10:30 a.m. Bitter Lamentations lenten devotions will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-225-1895
At Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, a fish fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and Stations of the Cross will begin at 7. On Sunday, Mass will be held at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Rite of Election will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Paul Cathedral; and the RCIA dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Landings begins at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Bible study will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.; secular Franciscans will meet at 6:30 p.m.; pre-Baptism class starts at 7; and RCIA begins at 7:30. Prayer group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Quilters will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday.
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, a six-week Lenten study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The movie “Heaven’s Door” will be shown at 6 p.m. Feb. 22. 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., followed by Sunday school at 10:30 and the worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. every Thursday. 724-621-6785; www.legacybaptistchurch.us
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, Sunday worship service will begin at 11 a.m. A special hunger offering will be taken. Children’s Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m. Christian Outreach volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday. 724-222-7180
At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., Washington, there will be no morning worship services or Sunday school classes on Sunday. Instead, a special evening worship service will begin at 6:30, followed by a dessert fellowship. Drama ministry is held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Brief skits that complement the sermon on Sundays is the focus of rehearsals. Recharge classes for all ages are held from 7 to 8 p.m. each every Wednesday. Bars of mild soap and washcloths are being collected for Operation Christmas Child.
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Paul Salosky will serve as guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington, Mass is held at 4 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The second-grade religious education students will make their First Reconciliation after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Confession is heard one-half hour before each weekend Mass. Also, RCIA candidates will join Bishop David Zubik for the Rite of Election at St. Paul’s Cathedral later in the day. Weekday Masses begin at 8:30 a.m. in the rectory chapel. Prayer group meetings are held Tuesdays after morning Mass. Religious education for students in kindergarten through eighth grade is held from 9 to 10:10 a.m. every Sunday. Stations of the Cross and Benediction will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. A Lenten Day of Recollection will be held at 10 a.m. March 5. Father John Bauer will be the presenter. Cost is $12 and includes a box lunch from the Spring House. RSVP by Feb. 26 by calling 724-222-4087.
At Servant Song Ministries, 720 E. High St., Waynesburg, Sunday is the deadline to register for the six-week Living with Purpose series, which will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. “Purpose Driven Life” book and video series will be used. The group will meet each Wednesday during Lent. The book will be provided. “Knowing the God Who Heals Your” seminar and healing service will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Registration deadline is Wednesday. 724-852-2133
At Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Sunday worship services begins at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. A chili cook-off will begin at noon Feb. 24. 724-941-8910
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, Pastor Patricia Lutz will serve as guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Sunday Lenten service.
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, cross training and children’s Sunday school begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. AWANA meeting begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org