Around the area

September 26, 2013

At Abundant Life Baptsit Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Sunday school fellowship time is at 9:15 a.m. with worship at 10:45. Senior youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. On Tuesday, Senior Life breakfast is at 9 a.m. and ladies Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Community Bible study is at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, KINGS Club for children ages 4 through 5th grade begins a new season at 6:45 p.m.. JV Youth will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, along with TNT adult study and essentials class. 724-225-5355

At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, praise worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with children’s school at 9:45. A hayride and bonfire will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday with refreshments afterward. Summit session with Brad Lauster is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty UMC. 724-229-8393

At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. with worship service at 10:30 a.m. Fellowship time follows worship. Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 724-225-0632

At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Patty Vandermark will serve as liturgist at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. The finance committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Thirty Bible study is at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice is 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-239-2513

At Beth Israel, 265 North Ave., Washington, Shabbas Simchas Torah service begins at 7:30 p.m. today. Shabbas Bereshit service starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. 724-225-7080

At Calvary Baptist Church,1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, music at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be provided by Amanda Hooker and Cody Hillberry. At 6 p.m. Sunday, there will be reports on missionaries. 724-222-2524

At The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, “Lord, I Just Want to be Happy,” a women’s conference featuring Leslie Vernick will be held Oct. 4 and 5. Leslie is the author of several books and a counselor. Tickets are available at and Chapter 2 Bookstore inside the South Hills Campus. Medicare information will be provided at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at South Hills campus. The Bible Chapel is a collection site for outdated and unwanted medications. Visit for collection dates and times. 724-941-8990 ext. 151

At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Sunday services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Jones as guest speaker. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. 724-745-0800 ext. 203

At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. 412-221-4177,

At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, Sunday services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45. Sunday, the church will sell pumpkins for $6 each. Proceeds benefit literacy efforts in Ethiopia. Call to reserve a pumpkin. On Wednesdays beginning Oct. 9, Dr. Jack Aupperle will hold discussions about faith at 7 p.m. There is no charge. 724-941-9050.

At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Sunday services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Annual mum sale is today and Saturday. Spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 724-746-1330.

At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, Sunday mission spotlight will be The Washington Christian Outreach. Sunday evening, local youth bands will compete. Proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the event begins at 6. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. “Let’s Talk About Poverty and Homelessness in Washington” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the dining room. Speakers from the City Mission and Family Promise will present information. Traditional services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday with contemporary worship at 9:43. Sunday school for children is at 11 a.m.; Sunday school for adults is at 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 724-222-0190

At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, Clarksville Borough, the Rev. Louise Corbett will speak at the 9 a.m. Sunday service.

At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 W., worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday with Becky Welsh as liturgist. Greeters will be from the Belcastro family. Sunday school for children ages 4 through high school starts at 9:45 a.m. The Outreach Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Choir practice is 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Roast beef dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Proceeds benefit the kitchen fund. 724-663-4439

At Claysville United Presbyterian Church, 134 Wayne St., Sunday school is at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Neil Brownlee will be the liturgist, Neil and Nancy Brownlee will be greeters and Sandi Carman will provide nursery care. The worship committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cell and chancel choirs will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 724-663-7632

At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Rd., children’s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. There will be an offering for the McGuffey Food Pantry. 724-222-1006

At Edward’s Chapel Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. 724-258-8413

At Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church, 480 Route 519, Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11. Turkey and ham dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 724-222-7488

At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, Christian Women’s fellowship will meet at noon Oct. 8 in the library, and the Alpha Chi Sorority will meet at 7 p.m. On Thursday, choir practice is at 6 p.m. and the Elders will meet at 7 p.m. The croppers will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 11. On Oct. 13, the church will be sponsoring a blood drive. Anyone interested in giving blood should call the church to register. 724-222-7488

At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday with Jason Hefner. Coffee hour begins at 10 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study meetsat 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The small group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 724-225-2110,

At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. and the chancel choir will sing. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-4780

At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, Sunday quiet time is at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 and worship at 11 a.m. with music by the adult choir. Evening worship is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Prayer and Bible study and youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Communion is observed during the 10:30 a.m. service. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. Sunday. Girls Scouts meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Experiencing God Bible study is held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday Bible study meets at 11 a.m. Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-222-1510

At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, the youth choirs will sing during the 11 a.m. Sunday service. On Wednesday, Suites before Lunch will begin at 12:10 p.m., featuring organist George A. Rau. Lunch will be served in the social hall afterward. 724-225-5415

At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, David Hart will be worship leader at the 11 a.m. service. Warren Lemley will read the scriptures and Austin Aber will be the acolyte. The children’s choir will sing. Penny Miller will be the fellowship hostess. There will be a summit session with the Rev. Brad Lauster at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bible study is at noon and choir practice is at 7:30 p.m. Women’s book study is at 6:45 p.m. Thrusday and the Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. 724-222-2520

At First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg, 161 W. Pike St., blended worship service is at 8:45 a.m. Sunday with traditional organ/hymns from the New Day Worship Band. Half-Time program (includes dinner, activities, homework help, craft and bible study) is held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-745-5771

At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., adult Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. followed by children and youth Sunday school at 11 a.m., the time of worship service. Mary Lou Scharf will sbe liturgist. Peanut butter and jelly are the food items for September for the local food bank. Outreach meeting is at 7 p.m. Sunday. 724-745-2611

At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. The new Bibles will be dedicated. There will be a worship service at 3 p.m. at Strabane Trails. On Monday, there will be a worship service at 4 p.m. at Strabane Woods. Christian Ed will meet at 6:30 p.m. and deacons will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Decorating for the anniversary dinner will begin at 10:30 a.m. today. 724-746-3040.

At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, professor Kathleen Miller will be guest speaker at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday service. Following worship, there will be fellowship time”until 11 a.m. at which time Sunday school will begin. 724-503-4687

At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, dartballis at 7 p.m. today. Coffee, doughnuts and juice will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with opening exercises from 9:30 to 9:45. Sunday school is at 9:45 and the worship service is at 10:55. Bible study and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. 724-222-1480

At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. with worship at 11. Enid Porter and Linda Knezovich will provide music. Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Choir practice is at 5:30 p.m. and evening Bible study is at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Women’s study is at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Adopt a Highway cleanup will be hedld at 8 a.m. Oct. 5. Volunteers welcome. 724-938-7431

At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, Friend Day will be observed at the 10:30 a.m.. Sunday service. Each friend attending will receive “The Message” Bible or a CD narrated by Lee Strobel. A catered luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. There will be face-painting, a magic show and a bounce house for children. 724-222-4766

At Good News Fellowship, 1084 Allison Ave., Washington, music and preaching of the New Calvary Echoes will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 5. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information, call Pastor Phil Pace at 724-222-5887 or visit

At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass is at 9:30 a.m. followed by SOCL classes and a doughnut social. Youth group hoagie sale will be this Sunday. Blanket Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Group pictures for the church directory will be taken Sunday after Mass. 724-225-1895

At Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington, Sunday Mass and children’s liturgy begins at 9 a.m. Religious ed and confirmation class is at 10:30 a.m.. On Monday, Men Under Construction and the Rosary begin at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Bible studyi s held from 1 to 3 p.m. and RCIA and prayer group meet sat 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, prayer group meets at 5:30 p.m. Pre-Cana will begin at 7, and the bell choir will rehearse at 7:30. On Thursday, quilters will meet at 10 a.m. 724-228-2456

At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, worship is at 10 a.m. with music by Dennis Taylor. Sunday school is at 8:30 a.m. On Tuesday, CE, Deacons and dartball will meet at regular times. On Wednesday, senior luncheon is at noon. Scouts and music worship team will meet at regular times.724-222-5630

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

At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, praise worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday with children’s Sunday school at 11:15. Adult and senior high Sunday school is at 9:45. Hayride and bonfire will be held at 6 p.m Saturday at Amity UMC. 724-222-7180

At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Avenue, Washington, fellowship cafe is at 9 a.m. Sunday followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and worship at 10:45. Nursery and junior church will be offered during morning worship. September collection for Operation Christmas Child will be stuffed animals and small dolls.

At Lone Pine Christian Church, 582 Lone Pine Road., Washington. Sunday service is at10:25 a.m. Adult Bible class is at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Turkey and ham dinner will be held Oct. 26. Shepherd’s Exchange (free clothing, shoes, coats, hats, toys, various household items, etc.) is available. Donations of gently used items also are accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2p.m Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 724-267-4512

At Millsboro Presbyterian, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Louise Corbett will preach at Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service. 724-377-0728

At New Hope Church (formerly Third UP Church), 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, coffee and doughnuts will be available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. with worship and praise at 11. Music will provided by Circle of Faith. A light lunch will follow. Word of Hope Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Personal hygiene products will be collected for Greater Washington Food Bank. 724-222-7490

At Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church, the Christian Mothers & Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church hall. All past treasurers and 50-year members will be honored and a candlelight rosary for living members will be held.

At Saint Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Avenue, weekend Masses are at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confession is one half hour before each weekend Mass. Weekday Mass is at 8:30 a.m. in the rectory chapel. Prayer Group meets after morning mass Tuesdays. Religious education classes for grades K-8 is held 9 to 10:10 a.m. Sundays. Blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the church parking lot. 724-222-4087,

At St. John Bible Center, Lawrence, the church will be celebrating its 87th anniversary Sunday with guest preacher Pastor James Robinson of First Baptist Church of Finleyville. 724-223-0445

At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with healing service at 10:30 followed by fellowship hour. 724-745-5962

At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, traditional service is at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with the contemporary service at 10:45. 724-222-0740

At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Rd., Washington, Sunday services are at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Open life groups meet at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. AWANA is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 724-705-0019;



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