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 and the quarterly business meeting. Senior high youth will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. On Thursday, dartball will be held at 9:30 a.m., KINGS Club will hold its year-end party at 6:45 p.m, and adult classes and JV youth will meet at 7 p.m. Men’s breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. April 27. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday service worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and nursery start at 9:45 a.m. Tickets are available for the Spring Fling luncheon fundraiser, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 27 at Amity fire hall. 724-229-8393
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. Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Reservations are being taken for the mother-daughter banquet, which will be held May 8. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Pat Cornell will serve as laity prayer leader and Lori Ashby will be the liturgist at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Native American Sunday will be observed. A spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12 years old. 724-239-5124
At Beth Israel, 265 North Ave., Washington, Shabbas services begin at 7:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. 724-225-7080
At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, Bible Institute informational meetings will be provided by Dallas Theological Seminary Saturday and Sunday. Through the Bible Institute, participants can earn a master’s degree in Christian leadership or just take classes. “God’s Not Dead,” featuring Newsboys and All Things New, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the worship center at the South Hills campus. Tickets are available at the chapel. 724-941-8990; www.biblechapel.org
At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, the adult choir and Cody Hillberry will provide special music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Karen Knight, who is best known for her role as Mrs. Noah in the production of “Noah, the Musical” at Sight & Sound Millennium Theater in Strasburg, will be guest speaker. She also is a certified speaker for Stone-croft Ministries International. 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 meets 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 with Communion begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. 724-941-9050
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, a men’s retreat will be held at 5:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Sunday services will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 724-746-1330
At Church of the Covenant, midweek speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday will feature “Heaven, Hell and Zombies,” a discussion on what happens after death. Traditional Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and a contemporary service starts at 9:43 a.m. Sunday school for children and youth begins at 11 a.m., and Sunday school for adults starts at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Middle school youth group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m., and high school youth group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Preschool Texas Roadhouse fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30. Cost is $10 per person and includes a buffet of pulled pork, green beans, pasta, salad, rolls, drinks and dessert. Sixty percent of sales will benefit the preschool. There also will be a Chinese auction. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the preschool. 724-222-0190
At City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, Saturday worship service begins at 5 p.m. in the chapel. Sunday services start 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 Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Pastor Bradley Edgar will be guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-377-2406
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Paul Salosky will be guest minister at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-377-0228
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11.Liturgist will be Larry Maggi. Choir practice begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Mother/ Daughter Banquet begins at 6 p.m. April 26 at the Claysville American Legion Reservations are required. 724-663-4439
At Claysville United Presbyterian Church, 134 Wayne St., junior choir practice begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school starting at 10. Baptism will be held at the 11 a.m. worship service. Neil Brownlee will be the liturgist. The bell and chancel choirs will practice at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, respectively. 724-663-7632
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 Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church, 480 Route 519 Eighty Four, Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service and children’s church at 11. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. The church is collecting food items for the City Mission.
Youth group will be meet from 7 to 9 p.m. April 20 at Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church. 724-222-7488
At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, the Rev. Bonnie Thurston will be guest at the Sunday service. A soup luncheon sponsored by the Bethany Sunday school class will be held after the service. Donations will be accepted. On Wednesday, the newsletter assembly team will meet at 10 a.m., and the youth group will meet at 6 p.m. On Thursday, choir practice will begin at 6 p.m., and the elders will meet at 7 p.m. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, children’s choir will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, and coffee hour will begin at 10, followed by the worship service at 11. Child care for children up to 7 years old is available. The youth group will leave the church at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to go bowling at Meadow Lanes. New members class will be held at 9 a.m. April 27, with breakfast beginning at 8:15. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
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. Nancy Brown will provide special music. Evening worship starts at 6:30. Prayer and Bible study and children’s group begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Immediately following the service, Christian Education and the youth will host a bag lunch and bake sale to raise money for youth camp. Each lunch will cost $6 and will include a pulled pork, chicken salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips or pretzels, a piece of fruit and a beverage. Also, there will be brownies and cookies available for an additional donation. Takeout will be available. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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. Women of the Word Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Clothes for Africa items can be placed in the donations bin in the coffee room. Those interested in becoming a member of the church can contact the pastor at 724-222-8240. firstname.lastname@example.org
At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, Youth Sunday will be observed at the 11 a.m. worship service. At 4 p.m., the spring concert, featuring works by British composers John Rutter and Bob Chilcott, will begin. The concert will be followed by a reception in the social hall. 724-225-5415
At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 East Pike St., a spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door, and takeout will be available. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Samantha Keller will serve as liturgist. Canned soup will be collected for the Greater Washington County Food Bank. 724-745-2611
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 North Main St., Houston, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. A worship service also will be held at Strabane Trails at 3 p.m. Sunday. Companions in Christ Bible study group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Friday, the Adventurers’ Teddy Bear Picnic will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in fellowship hall. The youth will participate in 30 Hours of Famine April 26.
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Robert A. Miller will lead the 9:25 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school begins 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 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no choir practice until further notice. Dinner and family game night will begin at 6 p.m. today. Bring a dessert or salad. 724-222-1480
At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. Mid-week service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and youth group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday. 724-222-4766
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Maiden 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. Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Chancel choir practice will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the youth group will meet at 4 p.m., followed by Teens One Way Café at 6.
At Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society will meet from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Anointing of the sick Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses begin at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and baptism will be held from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Bible study will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., and prayer group will meet at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, prayer group will meet at 5:30 p.m., and a presentation on hospice will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. On Thursday, quilters will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the sports banquet will start at 6 p.m., and Parish Life will be held at 7 p.m. Second retreat for first-graders will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. 724-228-2456.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, the youth group will participate in the 30-hour famine today and tomorrow to benefit World Vision. Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by SOCL and a doughnut social at 10:30. Adult Scripture class will begin at 7 p.m. Monday. 724-225-1895
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, a congregational meeting will follow the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. A vote to install Donna Johnson as pastor of Laboratory Presbyterian Church will be taken. 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, 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. Thursdays. 724-621-6785; www.legacybaptistchurch.us
At Legacy Church International at Life Church, 100 N. Main St., Washington, Saturday worship service begins at 1:30 p.m. There will be a live praise band, and refreshments will be served in the lobby, beginning at 1 p.m. 724-255-1821
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m., with children’s and youth Sunday school at 11:15. Nursery care will be available. Volunteers for Blessings in a Backpack are to meet at Washington Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.724-222-7180
At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., Washington, fellowship café begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service a 10:45. Nursery and junior church will be offered during morning worship. Wednesday Night Alive begins at 7 p.m. and includes a prayer meeting, youth group and nursery. April collection for Operation Christmas Child is jump ropes, jacks, small balls, yo-yos, small frisbees and small flashlights with extra batteries. Christian music artist Julie Nevel will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. LSCC praise band will perform before Nevel. A free-will offering will be received for Nevel. 724-206-9071
At Lone Pine Christian Church, 582 Lone Pine Road, Washington. a congregational vote on the bylaws will be held Sunday. Adult Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:25. At Wednesday evening family night, kindergarteners through eighth-graders will meet at 5 p.m., and will be joined by ninth- through 12-graders and adults at 6 for dinner, followed by music time and Bible study. Shepherd’s Exchange offers free clothing, shoes, coats, hats, toys and household items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Donations of gently used items also are accepted. 724-267-4512; http://www.lonepinechristianchurch.org/
At Millsboro Presbyerian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Paul Salosky will be guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-377-0728
At Servant Song Ministries, 720 E. Greene St., Waynesburg, introduction to Centering Prayer workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Continuing sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through May 20 and June 3. The workshop will be presented by E. Jane Martin, a certified instructor with Contemplative Outreach. The group uses Father Thomas Keating’s book, “Open Mind, Open Heart.” Call 724-852-2133 to register.
At St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, a Holy Communion worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 724-745-5962
At Third United Presbyterian Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a contemporary worship service at 11 and a ladies tea. Session will meet at 12:30 p.m. Pennies for peanut butter mission continues. Donate spare change or a jar of peanut butter to benefit the Greater Washington County Food Bank. Faith talk Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 724-222-7490
At St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington, Masses begin at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the church, 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. 724-222-4087; www.sthilaryparish.org
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, 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