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At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Easter SONrise service will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at 9:30 and a Resurrection Celebration at 10:15. Special music will be provided at all services. There will be no Sunday school classes or senior high youth group this week. Dartball and community Bible study prayer group will meet 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 will meet at 7 p.m. 724-225-5355
At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Good Friday service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. at Washington Cemetery, followed by breakfast at the church. An Easter egg hunt will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., a community Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30, followed by breakfast at 7:30 and the worship service at 9:30. The breakfast is sponsored by United Methodist Men. 724-239-2513
At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, “Encountering the Footsteps of Jesus” tour will be held Sunday through April 9. A discount is offered for those who register by Monday. Visit biblechapel.org for more information. Worship services will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and 8, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Online service also begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Child care will be available at all but the 8 a.m. Sunday service. 724-941-8990
At Brightwood Christian Church, West Library Avenue and Center Street, Bethel Park, Easter early service begins at 8 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast at 9, Sunday school at 9:45 and the late service at 11. www.brightwoodchurch.org
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, soup and sandwich dinner will begib at 6 p.m. Good Friday, followed by the service at 7. Easter Sunday service will begin at 11 a.m. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, Good Friday service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation, “Were You There?” Easter Sunday sunrise service presented by the youth group will begin at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast by the men of the chuch and an egg hunt for children 1 to 18 years old. Resurrection Celebration featuring special music by the adult and young voices choirs will begin at 11 a.m. There will be no evening service. 724-986-7896
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Pike St., Easter laser show will be held at 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Free tickets will be available at the door. A free-will offering will be taken. All proceeds will help area families in need. Easter Sunday services will begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and will include music selections from the bell choir, chancel choir and brass ensemble. 724-745-0800, ext. 203
At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. 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 meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org
At Central Assembly of God, 155 McGovern Road, Houston, two new classes, Run for God and Bound to Freedom, are being offered. Run for God is designed for all levels of runners and will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 2. A study guide will be available for purchase. Call Tom Carter at 724-225-3581. Bound to Freedom will provide guidance and support for those who have life-controlling problems and will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Family Life Center. Call Nevin Van Riper at 724-470-4917 or Mike Dahns at 724-470-3024, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2330 Washington Road, Canonsburg, an outdoor Easter sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, followed by breakfast and Sunday school at 9:45. Traditional service will begin at 11 a.m. There will be no 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. service. Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. 724-746-1330
Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, will hold a Good Friday worship service in collaboration with First Presbyterian and Faith United Presbyterian churches at noon at the “Foot of the Cross.” Easter Sunday worship services begin at 8:30, 9:43 and 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday school or youth group. The church office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. God’s Garden for preschoolers through second-graders will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 6. There will be activities for the family, story time, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, planting and a snack. Call the church office at 724-222-0190 for more information.
At Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Pastor Bradley Edgar will be guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. Easter worship service. Sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. 724-377-2406
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Louise Corbett will be guest speaker at the Easter service. The annual continental Easter breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Millsboro Church. 724-377-0228
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Good Friday cross walk will begin at noon at Claysville United Presbyterian Church and proceed to various churches in town before ending at 2 p.m. at Claysville United Methodist Church and Purviance Cemetery. Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30, followed by breakfast prepared by the men of the church in the fellowship room. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Liturgist will be Becky Welsh. Food Pantry Sunday also will be observed. Place items on the table in the sanctuary or in the basket in Wesley Chapel. Choir practice will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 724-663-4439
At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, Easter worship service will begin at 11 a.m. The vocal and chimes choirs will participate. 724-222-1006
At Edward’s Chapel Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, Easter sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8, Sunday school at 10 and the worship service at 11. 724-258-8413
At Fairall United Methodist Church, 583 White Barn Road, Waynesburg, Easter sunrise service will begin at 6 a.m. A light breakfast will follow. 724-324-2678
At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, Easter sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. on the front steps, followed by an Easter casserole breakfast in fellowship hall. The Easter worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, a Resurrection breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by an egg hunt for children. Easter worship service will begin at 11. Linda Webster will be liturgist. Child care for children up to 7 years old will be available. Children’s choir will meet in the sanctuary at 9 a.m. Coffee hour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Sunday. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, early Sunday worship service will begin at 8 a.m., with music provided by the adult choir. A continental breakfast will be served afterward. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. There will be no evening service.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the adult chancel choir will sing and children and youth will perform at the Easter worship service. Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library. 724-222-4780
At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Easter worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be served, and the choir and bell choir will provide special music. Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Taylorstown Christian Church, followed by breakfast. 724-222-1510
At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, Easter Sunday worship service will begin at 11 a.m., and will include music for brass and tympani. The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received. 724-225-5415
At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., Easter sunrise service will begin at 7 o’clock, followed by a sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast. Easter worship service will begin at 11 a.m., with Nancy Stenger serving as liturgist. Sunday is the last week to donate paper products for 8th Avenue Place. 724-745-2611
First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, will hold a community Easter sunrise service at 6:45 at Washington Cemetery. Mike Faust will be the worship leader at the 11 a.m. worship service. The children will be play the bells, and the chancel choir will present special Easter music. Ashley Freitag-Shaw will read the Scripture, and Christiana Bouvy will be the acolyte. Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a program and choir practice at 7:30. 724-222-2520
First United Presbyterian Church, 102, N. Main St., Houston, will hold an Easter sunrise worship service at 7 o’clock at Woodruff Memorial Park. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., immediately followed by an Easter egg hunt. Easter worship service will begin at 11 a.m. Communion will be celebrated. 724-746-3040
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Robert A. Miller will lead the 9:45 a.m. Easter worship service. Sunday school will begin at 11 a.m. 724-503-4687
Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, will participate in a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church. Choir practice will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., with an Easter cantata at 10:55. Bible study and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-1480
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 17 E. Walnut St., Washington, will hold a Lenten service at 7 p.m. today with pastors from Washington Missionary Alliance, First Baptist of Washington, Temple of God, Bethlehem Temple, Wright’s Memorial A.M.E. and St. Paul A.M.E., both of Washington, and First Baptist of Bridgeville. Easter sunrise service will begin at 7, followed by breakfast and guest speaker, Kenderly McMillian of the Word Church, Columbus, Ohio. A baptism will be held at 10 a.m., and morning worship will start at 10:30. 724-222-2382
At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, Resurrection Sunday will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The choir will present a cantata by Joseph Martin, “Walk Worthy: A Worship Service for Easter.” Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. There will be no evening service. 724-938-7431
Grace Brethren Church of Washington, 4 Waynesburg Road, will host a Good Friday service with Friendship Community Church at 7 p.m. The theme is “The Seven Sayings of Christ From the Cross.” Easter SONrise service will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship breakfast and the worship service at 10:30.
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., West Middletown, Easter sunrise service will begin at 8, with guest Rich Narus speaking. A breakfast will follow. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the worship service at 11. 724-587-3754
Greater Purpose Team Ministry’s schedule on Easter Sunday at United Methodist churches is as follows: Pastor Rick Bowser, 9 a.m. at Howe and 11 a.m. at Roscoe; Pastor Brian Carroll, 9:30 a.m. at Denbo and 11 a.m. at Fredericktown; and Pastor Sandi Conti, 9:30 a.m. at Jefferson and 11 a.m. at Rices Landing.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, the Mass of the PreSanctified will be held at 9:30 a.m. Good Friday. Youth-led Stations of the Cross and symbolic entombment will begin at 2:30 p.m., and the Tenebrae service will start at 7 p.m. On Holy Saturday, the lighting of the Easter fire and blessing of the Easter water and Easter baskets will begin at 1 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday. 724-225-2585
At Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, Stations of the Cross will begin at noon and 7 p.m. today, with Seven Last Words at 12:45 p.m. and the liturgy at 1:30. Blessing of food will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, and will begin at 8:30 p.m. Sunday Masses begin at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. There will be no 4 or 7 p.m. Mass. Landings will start at at 7 p.m. Monday in the youth ministry room. Bible study will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the rectory, and Knights of Columbus will meet at 7:30. 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, Easter SONrise service will begin at 6:30, followed by breakfast. The Easter worship service will start at 10 a.m. Communion will be celebrated at both services. 724-222-5630
Legacy Church International, 100 N. Main St., Washington, will hold a pre-Easter celebration at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be served from 12:45 to 1:30 in the lobby, and there will be a live praise band, gift bags for children and gift cards for adults while supplies last. Lance and Debbie Whitlock will be lead pastors. 724-255-1821
At Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, choir practice will begin at 10:10 a.m., with Sunday school at 10:30 followed by worship services at 11 and 12:45 p.m. www.legacybaptistchurch.us 724-621-6785
At Lone Pine Christian Church, 582 Lone Pine Road., Washington, adult Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:25. Wednesday evening family night will begin for kindergarteners through eight-graders at 5 p.m. They will be joined for dinner at 6 p.m. by ninth-graders through adults, followed by music time and bible study. Shepherd’s Exchange, which offers free clothing, shoes, coats, hats, toys and various household items, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Donations of gently used items also are accepted. 724-267-4512; http://www.lonepinechristianchurch.org/
Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, will hold its annual continental Easter breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. The Rev. Louise Corbett will be guest speaker.
New Dominion Birth Kingdom Ministries has moved to 240 N. Lincoln St., Washington. Services are held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. 724-225-6129
North Ten Mile Baptist Church, 322 Ridge Church Road, will host Lone Pine Christian Church at the Easter sunrise service at 7. Breakfast will follow in fellowship hall. 724-267-4385
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 105 Gateshead Drive, McMurray, will hold a children’s Good Friday service at 10 a.m., with a community service at noon and a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday festival worship will begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Reservations are required for breakfast by calling the church office at 724-941-7467. A free-will offering will be accepted.
At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Easter Sunday worship and Holy Communion service will begin at 10:30 a.m. 724-745-5962
At Third United Presbyterian Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, Good Friday service with a dramatic reading incorporating all four gospels from Jesus’ arrest to his crucifixion will begin at 12:15 p.m. Easter Sunday service will begin at 11 a.m. 724-222-7490
At Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Easter Sunday sunrise service will begin at 7, followed by breakfast at 7:30. Worship service will start at 8:45, with Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. 724-941-8910
At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, Good Friday Tenebrae service will begin at 7 p.m. Children up to fifth grade and their families are invited to an Easter egg hunt and breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. On Easter Sunday, a vigil will begin at 6 a.m., followed by breakfast and the worship service at 10. 724-222-0470
At Trinity United Methodist, 530 Center Church Road, McMurray, Easter Sunday worship services begin at 9:30 and 11 a.m. 724-941-4770
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday continental breakfast will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. 724-483-7090
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Sunday sunrise service will begin at 7, followed by breakfast at 8:30. Registration is required for breakfast. There will be no cross training or children’s Sunday school. Worship service will begin at 10 a.m. AWANA will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org
At West Washington United Methodist Church, 625 Fayette St., Easter worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. 724-222-2280