Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. Hearts That Care will minister at Kade Nursing Home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Community Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Child care will be provided. On Thursday, KINGS Club will meet at 6:45 p.m., and TNT adult study and JV youth group meet at 7 p.m. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, children’s Sabbath and Christian education will be celebrated at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Children’s Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Nursery care is available. Installation service for district Superintendent Brad Lauster will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at Avery United Methodist Church. 724-229-8393
At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m, and the worship service starts at 10:30. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Nancy Bular will serve as liturgist at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service, and Madge Finney will lead the laity prayer. United Methodist Men will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Carlton Restaurant. Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by council at 7. 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. There will be no Sunday school. Board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 724-225-7080
At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, community National Drug Take Back will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Outdated and unwanted medications will be collected by the Peters Township Police Department. 724-941-8990, ext. 151
At Broad Street Baptist Church, Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Mission group will be at Washington Crown Center for a bake sale and crafts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. Game night will begin at 6:30 Saturday. Randy and Marli Brown will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Community dinner with an Octoberfest theme will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. 724-222-3315
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Sunday services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Senior high youth group for ninth- through 12th-graders will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday. Active Christian Seniors will host a luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday, with ventriloquist Cindy Speak providing entertainment. Lunch will follow. Cost is $6 per person.
At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., with the worship service at 10:30. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org
At Centerville United Methodist Church, 823 Old National Pike, Brownsville, Sunday worship service will begin at 9:45 a.m. Karen Hegedus will serve as liturgist. A coat drive and collection for the food pantry are under way.
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Haiti La Croix mission fundraiser will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. 724-746-1330
At Church of the Covenant, 267 E. Beau St., Washington, 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 begins at 11 a.m., and Sunday school for adults starts at 8:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Youth group meets Sundays as follows: student leaders, 5 p.m.; middle school, 6 p.m.; and high school, 6:45 p.m. Community discussion, “Let’s Talk About Addiction and Recovery in Washington,” will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Representatives from Resurrection Power/Celebrate Recovery and Turning Point will attend. New member class will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30 in room 210. New members will be received by the congregation at the 11 a.m. Nov. 10 service. 724-222-0190, ext. 112.
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, Sunday worship service begins at 9 a.m.
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m. Tom Lane will serve as liturgist. Sunday school for children 4 years old through high school begins at 9:45 a.m. The memorial committee will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
At Claysville United Presbyterian Church, 134 Wayne St., Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Joyce Zajac will be liturgist. Lasagna dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $10 and a donation for the McGuffey Food Pantry. Eat in or take out. On Thursday, the bell choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m., and the chancel choir will practice at 7:30. 724-663-7632
At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, “What We Believe as Presbyterians” class will begin at 9:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Session will meet after the 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 Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, Sunday worship will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Roger Raymond Fisher as guest speaker. The church will hold a blood drive. Call the church office to donate. On Monday, Men’s Christian Fellowship will meet at 5 p.m. at the Pizza Hut on Murland Avenue for dinner, followed by a meeting at 7 at the church. On Monday, Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m., and the dartball team will play at Avery United Methodist Church. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, choir practice will begin at 6 p.m., and the elders will meet at 7. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, youth choir meets at 9 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Coffee hour starts at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Child care is available for children up to 7 years old. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, and small group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Relay for Life bake sale will be held Friday and Saturday at Washington Crown Center. Faith Explorers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a scavenger hunt. A new members class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26. Register in the gathering area or call the church office. 724-225-2110
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, a hayride and hot dog roast will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. 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. Prayer and Bible study and youth group starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, will celebrate its 199th anniversary at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service by recognizing 50-plus-year members. The adult chancel choir will sing. An anniversary dinner will be held in the fellowship hall immediately after the service. Roasted pork loin and beverages will be provided. Those who attend are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-4780
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 meet 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, Suites before Lunch will begin at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. Ann Weber will be featured on the piano and Paul Weber on the trumpet. 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. Summit begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A free community spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18. 724-745-5771
At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m. Nancy Stenger will serve as liturgist. Macaroni and cheese is the food item for the food bank. Community worship service will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the pavilion at the Houston Pumpkin Festival. 724-745-2611
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. A representative from the Washington Women’s Shelter will speak. Session will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 724-746-3040
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, Sunday worship service will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 11. 724-503-4687
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, dartball begins at 7 p.m. today. Choir practice begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., with the worship service at 10:55. Bible study and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-1480
At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Matt Maners and Jeanne Wilson will perform an instrumental duet for the offertory during the adult worship service. Ladies’ craft night begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. Subject for the small group studies is “Abraham.” Ladies’ breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Eat ’n Park. 724-222-4766
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, Sunday school begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school, followed by the worship service at 10. A nursery attendant will be available for Sunday school and the service. Music will be provided by Dennis Taylor. Trunk or treat will be held Saturday. Registration and set-up begin at 5:45 p.m., with trunk judging at 6:15 and the costume contest, trunk-to-trunk treating and activities at 6:30. Wrapped candy only will be accepted. 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.
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, children’s Sabbath and Christian education will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Children’s Sunday school begins at 11:15. Nursery care will be available. Adult and senior high Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Men’s and women’s breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the New Tower Restaurant and Panera Bread, respectively. Installation service for district Superintendent Brad Lauster will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at Avery United Methodist Church. 724-222-7180; email@example.com
Lighthouse Community Church, 160 Vista Valley Road, Washington, will host its annual Harvest Festival at 11 a.m. Saturday. There will be vendors, food, hayrides, pumpkin carving, horseshoes and cornhole tournaments and entertainment and more. 724-222-4922; mylighthousechurch.org.
At Living Waters Church of God, 965 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service starts at 10:30. Adult Bible study, children, youth and teen ministries meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-1558
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. 724-377-0728
At New Hope Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, doughnuts and coffee are available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Youth will lead the service, and a light lunch will follow. Session will meet after the service. Word of New Hope study, Acts chapter, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. October/November mission focus for the Greater Washington County Food Bank is breakfast cereals and nonperishable Thanksgiving dinner items. 724-222-7490
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 begins at 8:30 a.m. Prayer group meets after Tuesday Mass. Religious education classes kindergarteners through eighth-graders is held from 9 to 10:10 a.m. Sundays. 724-222-4087; firstname.lastname@example.org
At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, Sunday school beings at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. Vicar is Cynthia Baxter. 724-745-5962
At Taylor United Methodist Church, 610 Old National Pike, Brownsville, Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m. Karen Hegedus will serve as liturgist. Coat drive and a collection for the food pantry are under way.
At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, traditional Sunday service begins at 8:30 a.m., and a contemporary blend starts at 10:45. 724-222-0740; www.trinitywashington.org
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, Sunday worship services and Open Life groups begin at 9 and 10:45 a.m. AWANA begins at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org