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  • December 19, 2013

At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, Hearts That Care will minister at Kade Nursing Home at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45. There will be no TNT activities this week. 724-225-5355

At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Nursery care is available. 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., Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Food bank item is batteries. 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. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. The office will be closed Dec. 23-27. 724-225-7080

Burgettstown Presbyterian Church, 1325 Main St., will hold Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. in Slovan and 11 a.m. in Burgettstown. 724-947-5387

At Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Drive, Washington, Cody Hillberry will report on his missions trip to New Jersey for hurricane cleanup. The adult choir will perform special music at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Christmas caroling to shut-ins will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be served afterward at the parsonage. 724-222-2524

At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. 724-745-0800

At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., with the worship service at 10:30. Youth group meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org

At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. 724-941-9050; centerpres@comcast.net

At Centerville United Methodist Church, 823 Old National Pike, Brownsville, Sunday worship service will begin at 9:45 a.m. Maxine Maronde will serve as liturgist. Coats and donations for the food pantry are being collected. Pennies collected will be donated to the local food pantry.

At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, 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, Festival Sunday will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. worship service. There will be only one service, and there will be no Sunday school. Covenant Kids choir will present the “Christmas Story” by Marie Pooler during the service. Afterward, the youth will participate in a live nativity in the side yard. Hot chocolate will be served. Youth groups meet Sundays as follows: student leaders, 5 p.m.; middle school, 6 p.m.; and high school, 6:45 p.m. 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. Ruth Gashel will serve as liturgist. Adult Bible study and Sunday school for children 4 years old through high school begins at 9:45 a.m. During Advent, a second offering of coins will be taken, this week is dollars and loose change to benefit McGuffey Food Pantry and Helping Hand Fund. 724-663-4439

At Claysville United Presbyterian Church, 134 Wayne St., Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. 724-663-7632

At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, children’s Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Christmas mission project begins. Bring nonperishable Christmas dinner items for the McGuffey Food Pantry. 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. Nursery care will be provided. 724-258-8413

At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, Sunday worship services begin at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. A birthday party for Jesus will be held during Sunday school. A youth fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Three Guyz Subz & Pizza, South Main Street, Washington. 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. 724-225-2110

At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, quiet time begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 11. Adult choir practice will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, and evening worship and children’s choir practice begin at 6:30.

At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, Sunday worship service will begin at 11 a.m., and the chancel choir will sing. Children and youth will light the fourth candle on the Advent wreath. Bible study will not be held Wednesday or Jan. 1. 724-222-4780

At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m., with older and other Sunday school classes starting at 10. 724-222-9240; www.washingtonfirstnazarene.org

At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. The choir will present “The Living Light” cantata by Ruth Schram. 724-222-1510

At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, Sunday school Christmas pageant will be presented during the 11 a.m. worship service. The church office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday. 724-225-5415

At First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg, 161 W. Pike St., free community monthly spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Takeout will be available until 5:30 p.m. A blended worship service will begin at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. 724-745-5771

At First United Methodist Church of Houston, 213 E. Pike St., adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by junior/senior high Sunday school, children’s Sunday school and the worship service at 11. Jeff Ecker will serve as liturgist, and Faith, Dale and Madeline Dalesio will light the Advent wreath. The choir will present the cantata “All is Well.” 724-745-2611

At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, Mike Faust will be the worship leader, Carolyn Miller will read Scripture and Bailee Seaman will be acolyte at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The children will play the bells during the service. 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. A congregational meeting will follow. A service will be held at 3 p.m. at Strabane Trails. 724-746-3040

At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, Sunday worship service begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 11. The Rev. Mary Lynn Gras will conduct the service. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. 724-503-4687

At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, choir practice will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with the worship service at 10:55. 724-222-1480

At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Special music will be provided by the choir. Children’s church begins at 11:15 a.m. Nursery care will be available. 724-938-7431

At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. 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. 724-587-3754

At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a parish Christmas program and breakfast. A prayer service, “O Antiphons,” will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass on Christmas will begin at 10 p.m. 724-225-1895

At Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington, Sunday Mass and children’s liturgy begin at 9 a.m. There will be no Newman Center Mass on Sunday. On Monday, Men Under Construction and Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Christmas Day Masses begin at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. There will be no 6:30 a.m. Masses Thursday and Friday. 724-228-2456

At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Sunday school and bell choir begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10. Nursery care will be provided. Van service is available by calling the church at 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, Sunday worship service will begin at 11 a.m., and 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. Dry goods collection for local food bank continues. 724-222-7180; lumc@linequest.net

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. Trinity High School saxophone quartet will perform at the service. Nursery care and junior church will be offered during the service.

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 will 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 Nazareth Baptist Church, 123 N. Lincoln St., Washington, the Rev. Henry A. Murphy of Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa, will be guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. A Christmas party will follow. 724-225-8210

At New Hope Church, 22 Cortez Drive, Washington, doughnuts and coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with children’s pageant practice and adult Sunday school starting at 9:45. A Christmas program led by children and youth will begin at 11. A light lunch will follow. 724-222-7490

At Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 105 Gateshead Drive, McMurray, a longest night service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday. 724-941-7467

At Pathway to Christ Church, 150 Sunset Blvd., Washington, a Christmas worship service will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be served afterward. 724-884-5315

At Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Youth group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every other Saturday. For information, call Alyssa at 724-747-0613.

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 for kindergarteners through eighth-graders is held from 9 to 10:10 a.m. Sundays. Christmas Day Mass begins at 10 a.m. 724-222-4087; sthilary@linequest.net

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 Servant Song Ministries, 720 E. High St., Waynesburg, New Year’s Eve watch night service and celebration will begin at 9 p.m. There will be food, games and songs. At 11:40 p.m., the Rev. Don Wilson will lead a prayer service. Reservation deadline is Dec. 29.

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 Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Sunday worship services begin at 8:45 and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45. Children’s Christmas program will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. 724-941-8910

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 Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church, South Buffalo Road, Hopewell Township, Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m. 724-483-7090

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

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