Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. On Tuesday, Senior Life breakfast begins at 9 a.m., and the Christian education meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. On Wednesday, community Bible study and dartball begin at 9:30 a.m., and the deacons will meet at 6 p.m. On Thursday, ensemble choir rehearsal will begin at 6 p.m., KINGS Club begins at 6:45 and TNT adult study, Bible Institute and JV youth group at 7. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Communion will observed at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Children’s Sunday school starts at 9:45. Pastor Lois Swestyn will serve as guest speaker at the Lenten luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. 724-229-8393
At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Howard Fields will serve as liturgist and Madge Finney will lead laity prayer at the Sunday worship service. Easter flower orders are due to Lori Ashby by Sunday. Lenten Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. United Methodist Men will meet at 8:30 a.m. March 9 for breakfast at Carlton Restaurant. 724-239-2513
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, discussion group will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by the worship service at 11. Communion will be celebrated. Mission Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Saturday, Barb’s Closet will offer free clothing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and game night will begin at 6:30. A community dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 16. Mission offering for March is America for Christ. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, the Rev. Paul Hatfield will serve as guest speaker and Julia Smith and the adult choir will provide special music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The evening worship service begins at 6. 724-222-2524
At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by the worship service at 10:30. Sermon question-and-discussion group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.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. Prayer Shawl Ministry will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Thursday, bell practice will begin at 6 p.m., and choir and cantata practice will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. 724-746-1330
At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St.,Washington, Dr. James Platt will lead the midweek speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday and March 12. The 55-Plus Lunch Bunch will meet at noon March 8. New members will be received on Easter Sunday. Sunday worship services begin at 8:30, 9:43 and 11 a.m. Sunday school for children and youth begins at 11. Sunday school for adults begins at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Middle school youth group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday; high school youth group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. To hear Don Nixon speak about the relevancy of the church in America, sign up at the Welcome Center or call the office at 724-222-0190.
At City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, Saturday worship service begins at 5 p.m. in the chapel. Sunday services begin at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday 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 Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Paul Salosky will be guest speaker at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Pastor Bradley Edgar will be guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. 724-377-2406
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, a buffet breakfast sponsored by the trustees will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A love offering will be accepted. Camco will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. A special Lenten program for adults will be held at 9:45 p.m. every Sunday in March. Sunday school also begins at 9:45. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Choir practice begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Daffodil orders are due to Shirley Richmond by March 14. She can be reached at 724-663-5150.
At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, Communion will be served at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. 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, Prayer Shawl Ministry will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the dartball team will play at Laboratory. On Wednesday, the newly formed Washington area ministers group will meet at 12:30 p.m., and the youth group will meet at 6. Choir practice will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, and the the elders will meet at 7. A spaghetti dinner hosted by Christian Men’s Fellowship will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 9. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Takeout will be available. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, children’s choir will practice at 9 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Coffee hour will begin at 10, and the worship service will begin at 11. Liturgist will be Linda Webster, and readers will be Jim and Dottie Simpson. Child care will be available for children up to 7 years old. Men’s breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. “Prayers on the Menu” will be held at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at City Mission. 724-225-2110
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, Sunday prayer time begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Communion will be celebrated, and Nancy Brown will provide special music. Also on Sunday, adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m., followed by the worship service and children’s choir practice at 6:30. Prayer, Bible study and children’s group will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, Communion will be observed and the chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. A Lenten service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Hull Chapel.
At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Holy Communion will be observed at the 10:30 a.m Sunday worship service. Worship committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bible study will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Choir will practice at 7 p.m. Thursday. The church will host the free spaghetti dinner at Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, Sunday adult Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by all other Sunday school classes at 10 and the worship service at 11. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7. Child care is available. Shepherds of Christ dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed with entertainment by the teens. Alabaster offering for World Missions will be received Sunday. 724-222-8240
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 youth and children Sunday school at 11. Andrea Pitcock will serve as liturgist. The church will collect paper products for 8th Avenue Place every Sunday through Lent. Bible study begins at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 724-745-2611
At First United Methodist Church, North College and East Beau streets, Washington, the Rev. Lois Swestyn of Liberty/Amity United Methodist charge, will serve as guest speaker at the Soup for the Soul luncheon at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday. The luncheons are held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. 724-222-2520
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, Mike Faust will be worship leader and Scripture reader at the 10 a.m. Sunday service with First U.M.’s sister church in Germany. Sage Miller will be acolyte. There will be no Sunday School due to the worship service time change. Safe Sanctuary training will follow the service. Lenten luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, and fourth Wednesday dinner will start at 5:15 p.m. Assistant District Attorney Mike Lucas will speak. Choir practice begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-2520
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St. Houston, music and worship committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in fellowship hall, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. On Tuesday, Christian education begins at 6:30 p.m., and the deacons will meet at 7. Companions in Christ Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The nurturing committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. 724-746-3040; firstname.lastname@example.org
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, prayer and youth group meeting begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. 724-222-1480
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Gail Mason will serve as guest worship leader at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Communion will be observed. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m.
At Grace Brethren Church of Washington, 4 Waynesburg Road, Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. Group games and pizza will begin at 7 p.m. March 8. Dave Hilty will discuss “The Man in the Mirror,” a church-centered men’s discipleship ministry, at the men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. March 9.
Greater Purpose Team Ministry schedule Sunday for United Methodist churches include: Pastor Brian Carroll, 9 a.m. at Howe and 11 a.m. at Roscoe; Pastor Sandi Conti, 9:30 a.m., Denbo, and 11 a.m., Fredericktown; and Pastor Rick Bowser, 9:30 a.m., Jefferson, and 11 a.m., Rices Landing. Lenten services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Roscoe, Fredericktown and Jefferson.
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., West Middletown, a prayer meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. A Lenten service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Taylorstown church. Chancel choir practice will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the youth group will meet at 4 p.m., followed by Teens One Way Café at 6. Bell ringers practice starts at 7 p.m. Thursday.
At Hickory United Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 Main St., the third week of a five-week congregational focus on Five Practices of Vital, Growing, Fruitful Congregations will be held Sunday. “Risk-Taking Mission and Service” is the theme. 724-356-4424
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by SOCL classes at 10:30. Bitter Lamentation devotions will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-225-1895
At Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, Stations of the Cross will begin at 7 p.m. today. Night at the races will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses begin at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Landings will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the youth ministry room. On Tuesday, Bible study will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Prayer group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the rectory. On Thursdays, quilters meet at 10 a.m., and Parish Life meets at 7 p.m. in the library. 724-228-2456
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Lenten study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Van service is available to Sunday worship services. 724-222-5630
At Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, Route 19, choir practice will begin at 10:10 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10:30 and worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-621-6785; www.legacybaptistchurch.us
At Legacy Church International at Life, 100 N. Main St., Washington, worship service begins at 1 p.m. Saturdays. 724-255-1821
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, adult and senior high Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service with Communion at 11 and children and youth Sunday school at 11:15. Pastor Lois Swestyn will serve as guest worship leader at the 11:45 a.m. Wednesday Lenten luncheon at First United Methodist Church, Washington. 724-222-7180
At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., Washington, Sunday Fellowship Café begins at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 10:45. Holy Communion will be served. Nursery care will be offered, and there will be no junior church. Wednesday Night Alive begins at 7 with a prayer meeting, youth group and nursery. March collection for Operation Christmas Child is toothbrushes and toothpaste.
At Lone Pine Christian Church, 582 Lone Pine Road, Washington, adult Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:25. Wednesday family night begins at 5 o’clock for kindergarteners through eighth-graders and 6 p.m. for ninth- through 12th-graders. Adults join the youth for a family meal, followed by music and adult Bible study. Shepherd’s Exchange offers free adult and children’s clothing, shoes, coats, hats and toys from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The church also accepts donations of gently used items. 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. 724-377-0728
At North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 711 Rural Valley, Washington, the monthly covered-dish dinner will follow the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Meat will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a casserole, salad or dessert. Orders are being taken for Sunday of Hope on March 24 to remember those who have died from cancer or to honor those who are survivors.
At St. John Bible Center, Lawrence, Men’s Annual Day will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Archie Perrin of Macedonia Baptist Church, Duquesne, will be guest preacher. 724-942-3242
At St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington, Masses begin at 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday in the rectory chapel. Confession is held a half hour before each weekend Mass. Prayer group meets every Tuesday after Mass. Religious education for kindergarteners through eighth-graders is held from 9 to 10:10 a.m. Sundays. Stations of the Cross and Benediction will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. “The Light is On for You” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, when the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated. Stations of the Cross and Benediction will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
At St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 16 Ridge Ave., Washington, the Rev. Carl E. Jones Sr. and his music/mime ministries from Greater Parkview Church, Greensburg, will be guest speakers at the 4 p.m. March 10 Lenten worship service.
At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, “Lenten End of Winter Tales” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Bring personal stories and a snack to share. 724-222-0470
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, Communion will be served at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, cross training and children’s Sunday school will 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
At West Washington United Methodist Church, 625 Fayette St., Washington, Friday Faith Café�presents Shepherd’s Voice, the women’s quartet from Riverside Baptist Church in New Eagle, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Doors open at 6:30. Free refreshments will be served. 724-222-2280