Around the area

August 15, 2013

At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Sunday school for all ages begins with a coffee-and-doughnut fellowship at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 10:45. Music will be provided by Patrick Penvose. Ensemble choir rehearsals resume at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by Accessible Apologetics class at 7. 724-225-5355

Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, will hold its Sunday service at 10 a.m at Washington Park, Kiwanis shelter 2. A picnic will follow. Bring a vegetable or dessert. 724-225-0632

At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday service begins at 9:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school at 9:45. 724-229-8393

At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Lori Ashby will be liturgist and Pauline Bittinger will lead the laity prayer at the Sunday service. Commission on Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday. As part of member Evan Shoop’s fundraising for his Eagle Scout project, a pancake breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beallsville Civic Center. Tickets can be purchased from Paul, Debbie or Evan Shoop or Nancy Bular. 724-239-2513

At Beth Israel, 265 North Ave., Washington, Shabbas services begin at 7:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 724-225-7080

At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, “He’s Got Your Back” campaign will be held Saturday and Sunday. Backpacks can be dropped off at any campus outreach table. Roots senior high youth will lead worship and focus on taking heart from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Fall sermon series, “Family Under Attack,” which will focus on God’s design for family, sexuality, divorce, living together, homosexuality and parenting, will be held Sept. 7 and 8.; 724-941-8990, ext. 151

At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Sunday services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sermon question-and-discussion group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 412-221-4177;

At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Sunday worship services begin at 8:15 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 724-746-1330

At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, a new adult Sunday school class, “Movies and Our Faith,” continues Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Traditional Sunday services will begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; contemporary worship starts at 9:43 a.m. A service of healing and wholeness will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rusch Chapel. 724-222-0190

At City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, Saturday service begins at 5 p.m. in the chapel. Sunday services are held 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 Presbyterian Church, Sunday service begins at 9 a.m.

At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. Jim Jackson will be liturgist. United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Margaret Hensel will review the “Cookie Sheet” project. Bring a lunch. 724-663-4439

At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, Judy Nemeth will be vocalist at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. 724-222-1006

At Edward’s Chapel Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. 724-258-8413

At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, Sunday services begin at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Members are reminded to sign up for next week’s church picnic. 724-225-8610

At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. “Noisy Buckets” Sunday will be observed. Coffee hour will begin at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available for children up to 7 years old. The church picnic will be held after the service. Bring a covered dish to share. Wild Things game and tailgate party is today. 724-225-2110;

At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Holy Communion will be observed at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Bible study will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Loving Caregivers Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lounge. 724-222-1510

At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, adult Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday; all other Sunday school classes begin at 10 a.m. Sunday service with children’s church starts at 11 a.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. H.O.P.E. group will hold a garage sale Aug. 30 and 31. To donate items, call the church. 724-222-8240

At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, Lorry McMahon will be soloist at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. 724-225-5415

At First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg, 161 W. Pike St., a free spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today. A blended worship service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. 724-745-5771

At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Summer worship service begins at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Barnabas Award will be presented at the 11 a.m. service. Session will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 724-746-3040

At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St.,Washington, Angel Shaw will be the worship leader at the 10 a.m. picnic service, which will be held at Washington Park, Kiwanis pavilion. Bring a covered dish to share. Meat, drinks and paper products will be provided. Ashley Freitag-Shaw will read Scripture, and Elena Butler will be the acolyte. 724-222-2520

At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, Sunday service begins at 9:45 a.m., and Sunday school is at 11. 724-503-4687

At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Kenny Sheller will provide music. Bible study and youth group will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-1480

At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Steve Knezovich will provide music. Children’s church will begin at 10:15 a.m. A picnic and gospel and hymn sing with Bob Guthrie on the guitar will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot. Biannual business meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church is baking cookies for STAND at California University of Pennsylvania. Call Denise at 724-938-2178 for details. 724-938-7431

At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main Street, West Middletown, prayer meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school starts at 9:45, followed by the worship service at 11. 724-587-3754

At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a doughnut social. SOCL teachers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. 724-225-1895

At Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington, Sunday Mass and children’s liturgy begin at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tueday, Mass and a covered-dish dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the American Legion pavilion; Franciscans will meet at 6:30 p.m.; and prayer group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Prayer group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parish Life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-228-2456

At John Wesley United Methodist Church, 35 Central Ave., Washington, vacation Bible school for 2- to 12-year-olds will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served. 724 255-5808

At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Laura Blank, a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will lead the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Music will be provided by Pam Daetwyler and Brad DeBusk. Call 724-222-5630 if transportation is needed.

At Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, Route 19, choir practice begins at 10:10 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m.; and worship services are held at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-621-6785;

At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, the quarterly hunger offering will be taken at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Children’s and youth Sunday school will begin at 11:15 a.m. Christian Outreach volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. 724-222-7180

At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., Washington, Fellowship Café begins at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 10:45.

At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

At St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington, weekend Masses are held at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confession is held 30 minutes before each Mass. Weekday Masses begin at 8:30 a.m. in the rectory chapel. Prayer group meets Tuesdays after Mass. 724-222-4087;;

At Third United Presbyterian Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, summer worship begins at 10 a.m., with a light lunch to follow. Mission focus is on personal hygiene products for the food bank. Session will meet after the worship service. Faith Talk will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 724-222-7490

At Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Pig roast and corn boil will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Tickets are $10 for those older than 10 and $5 for 4- to 10-year-olds. There will be music, a magic show and activities for children, a Chinese auction and the Pirate Parrot. 724-941-8910

Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, will hold a free community lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 724-483-7090

At Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian, 25 Church Lane, Prosperity, Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. Lou Templeton will be guest speaker at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. 724-222-0454

At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road., Washington, prayer class and Life Link will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by worship at 10:30. 724-705-0019;



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