Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Sunday school begins with fellowship at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. Ladies Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, community Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m., with child care provided, and dartball begins at 9:30 a.m. On Thursday, KINGS Club will meet at 6:45 p.m.; Essentials class starts at 6:50 p.m.; and TNT adult study and JV youth group meet at 7 p.m. Hearts That Care will minister at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at Kade Nursing Home. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday worship service with Communion will begin at 9:30 a.m., and children’s Sunday school starts at 9:45. Nursery care will be available. Young at Heart lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Max and Erma’s. 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. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., World Communion Sunday will be observed at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Howard Fields will be liturgist. United Methodist Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. United Methodist Men will meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Carlton Restaurant. The food pantry item for October is canned corn. 724-239-2513
At Beth Israel, 265 North Ave., Washington, Shabbas service begins 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, medicare information program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Hills campus. 724-941-8990, ext. 151
At Broad Street Baptist Church, 682 Broad St., Washington, Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mission group will be at Washington Crown Center from 9 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12. Game night begins at 6:30 Oct. 12. Randy and Marli Brown will be in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13. 724-222-3315
At Calvary Baptist Church, 701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, the missions trip team of will report on its trip to Flagstaff, Ariz., at the 11 a.m. worship service. Melody Gowman will provide special music during the service. Evening service begins at 6 o’clock. 724-222-2524
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Pike St., World Communion Sunday will be celebrated at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. The youth will host a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot. Donations will be accepted and benefit the church’s elevator fund. Active Christian seniors will hold a luncheon at noon Oct. 14 with ventriloquist Cindy Speck providing entertainment. Cost is $6. For reservations, call 724-745-0800.
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and Sunday school starts at 9:45. The church is offering a four-week study called “Figures of Faith” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 9. Figures of Faith will include Billy Graham, Pope Francis, Elie Wiesel and the Dali Lama. The study is free.
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, World Communion Sunday will be celebrated at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. 724-746-1330
Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, in conjunction with Reachout Weekend and World Communion Sunday, will host guest speaker the Rev. Johannes G.J. Swart. Swart is associate professor of World Mission and Evangelism at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. An information session and light lunch with Swart will follow the service. Call the office for a luncheon reservation. On Tuesday, community discussion, “Let’s Talk About Literacy and Education in Washington,” begins at 7 p.m. in the dining room. Speakers from the Washington School District, the LeMoyne Center and the Literacy Council will present information. New members class will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16-30, in room 210. Traditional Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., contemporary worship starts at 9:43 a.m., Sunday school for children and youth starts at 11 a.m., and Sunday school for adults begins at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Middle school youth group will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday, and high school youth group will join them for games and snack at 6:45 p.m. 724-222-0190
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, Sunday worship service begins at 9 a.m.
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Camco will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. World Communion Sunday will be observed at the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school for children 4 years old through high school begins at 9:45 a.m. Choir practice will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. 724-663-4439
At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, a four-week discussion on “What We Believe as Presbyterians” will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. World Communion Sunday will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. 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 First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, quiet time begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, with evening worship and children’s choir practice at 6:30.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, Communion will be celebrated and the chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. On Wednesday, Blessings in a Backpack begins at 9:45 a.m. and Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m. in the church library. 724-222-4780
At First Christian Church, 27 Barnard Ave., Marianna, Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Note the time change. 724-267-4111
At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed. Youth group will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. Worship committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Experiencing God Bible study will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday Bible study meets at 11 a.m.
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, adult Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m., with all other Sunday school classes starting at 10. The worship service and children’s church will begin at 11 a.m. Women of the Word Bible study will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Bible study, and Worship Arts Ministry for all children and teens will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Clothes for Africa are being collected in October. 724-222-8240
At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service, and the peacemaking offering will be received. Suites Before Lunch will begin at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary with organist Robert Troeger. Lunch will follow in the social hall. 724-225-5415
At First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg, 161 W. Pike St., a blended worship service will begin at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Financial committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The leadership committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-745-5771
At the First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by youth and children’s Sunday school and the worship service at 11. Faith Dalesio will serve as liturgist. Bible study begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Macaroni and cheese is the food pantry item for October. 724-745-2611
At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, Nate Butler will serve as worship leader and Lauren Hoge will be acolyte at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Education committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at noon and choir practice starts at 7:30 p.m. Women’s book study will begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Café Chocolate Women’s Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 724-222-2520
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Communion will be observed. The 125th anniversary dinner will be held in fellowship hall immediately after the service. Property committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-746-3040
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, World Communion Sunday will be observed at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service, followed by Sunday school at 11. 724-503-4687
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, 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 begins at 9:45, and the worship service begins 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 Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, children, youth and adults will begin a 31-week study using “The Story” curriculum developed by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee during their respective worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The various small groups that meet during the week also will be doing the same study. 724-222-4766
At Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., Route 844, West Middletown, prayer meeting begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. World Communion Sunday will be observed. On Monday, kindergarteners through sixth-graders will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Teens One Way will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Chancel choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 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 at 10:30 and SOCL class at 10:45. Pierogies will be made Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. An informational session on the PNCC will be held Oct. 13 after Mass. 724-225-1895
At Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington, Sunday Mass and children’s liturgy begin at 9 a.m. 724-228-2456
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, World Communion Sunday will be observed at 10 a.m. Sunday school begins at 8:30 a.m. 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, with Sunday school at 10:30 and worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. 724-621-6785 www.legacybaptistchurch.us
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, Communion will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Children’s Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m. Nursery care will be available. Kids and Youth Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.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 and the worship service at 10:45. Communion will be celebrated. There will be no junior church on Sunday. Nursery care will be offered during the worship service.
At Lone Pine Christian Church, 582 Lone Pine Road., Washington, adult Bible class begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by the worship service at 10:25 a.m. CWF begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday. SUP with Max Lucado’s “The Story” will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday. http://www.lonepinechristianchurch.org/; 724-267-4512
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. 724-377-0728
At New Hope Church, formerly Third United Presbyterian Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, coffee, juice and doughnuts will be served at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service with Holy Communion at 11. A light lunch will immediately follow the service. Word of Hope Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mission focus is personal hygiene products for the Greater Washington County Food Bank. 724-222-7490
At North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 711 Rural Valley Road, Washington, World Communion Sunday will be observed at the 11 a.m.
worship service. A covered-dish dinner will followe the service. Bring a casserole, salad or dessert.
At St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington, weekend Masses begin at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confession is held 30 minutes before each weekend Mass. Weekday Mass at 8:30 a.m. Prayer group meets Tuesdays after Mass. Religious education classes for kindergarteners through eighth-graders is held from 9 to 10:10 a.m. Sunday. 724-222-4087; www.sthilaryparish.org; email@example.com
At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. 724-745-5962
At Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Sunday worship services begin at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday school and confirmation class start at 9:45 a.m. Monday Girls Night Out begins at 6 p.m. Theme is “Back in Time.” Come dressed in clothes from your favorite decade. 724-941-8910
At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, traditional Sunday worship service begins at 8:30 a.m., with a contemporary blend at 10:45. 724-222-0740
At Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Washington, World Communion Sunday will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. worship service. Free community lunch will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 724-483-7090.
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, Sunday worship services begin at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Open Life groups meet at 9 and 10:45 a.m. AWANA begins at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org
At West Washington United Methodist, 625 Fayette St., Washington, Friday Faith Café will feature Jordan Biel in concert. Biel is a worship artist and producer from northeast Ohio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7. There will be free refreshments. 724- 222-2280