Around the area – Dec. 27

December 26, 2013

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

At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Sunday shool for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with lay reade, Mindy Semple. Guest speaker will be Paul Stainbrook. Fellowship time follows worship. 724-225-0632

At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., liturgist for Sunday morning worship service and children’s chat is Patty Vandermark. The January food bank item is laundry detergent. 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. 724-225-7080

At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, Encountering the Footsteps of Jesus Tour will be held from March 31 to April 9. Deadline to reserve a spot without airfare is Saturday. Reservations for the full package tour can be made until Feb. 3. Visit for more information. 724-941-8990, ext. 151

At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Sundayw orship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. A reception for the Rev. Doug Beltzner will be held following both services. 724-745-0800

At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with Sunday school 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. 724-222-0190, ext. 112.

At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday.

At Claysville United Presbyterian Church, 134 Wayne St., there will be no Sunday School classes until Jan. 5. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. with the Rev. April Roebuck as guest speaker. Lavonne Snodgrass will be the liturgist. Nursery care will be provided. 724-663-7632

At East Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Buffalo Church Road, Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11. 724-222-1006

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

At Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, there will only be one worship service, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Board members are reminded that board reports are due Jan. 1 and annual reports are due Jan. 3. 724-225-8610

At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m. with Linda Webster as liturgist. Coffee hour is at 10 a.m. Child care is available for children from birth to 7 years old. Men’s prayer breakfast will meet at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 4. The Tuesday Bible study and small group will not meet until Jan. 7. 724-225-2110

At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Bob Overstreet. Dave Thumm will be the worship leader, Curt Price will give the children’s message, and the chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Bible study resumes at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8. 724-222-4780

At First Christian Church, 615 E. Beau St., Washington, worship begins at 10:30 a.m. George Hanes will be the speaker and Holy Communion will be observed. The church will be closed New Year’s Day. An all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 3. 724-222-1510

At First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Wheeling St., Washington, Sunday worship service is at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday school. The church office will be closed New Year’s Day. 724-225-5415

At First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg, 161 W. Pike St., blended worship begins at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. 724-745-5771

At First United Methodist Church, 29 N. College St., Washington, worship begins at 11 a.m. Mike Faust will serve as worship leader and Nate Butler will be the guest speaker. Matthew Hoge will be the reader and Christiana Bouvy will be the acolyte. Joyce Blackburn and Sue Conrady will host the fellowship time. 724-222-2520

At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11, followed by a congregational meeting. A youth meeting will be held today and led by Rob Smith and Stacey Simpson. 724-746-3040

At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, worship is at 9:45 a.m. After worship, there will be a fellowship time until 11 a.m., when Sunday school begins. 724-503-4687

At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, New Year’s Eve service is at 7 p.m. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with worship at 10:55 a.m. Bible study and youth group at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-222-1480

At Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Nursery available. Choir practice at 5 p.m. 724-938-7431

At Glenn Street Free Methodist Church, 690 Glenn St., Washington, Don Liggett will preach and Lou Mazza will sing a solo in the adult worship service at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. 724-222-4766

At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Sunday Mass celebrating the Humble Shepherds will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a doughnut social. Vespers will be celebrated at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Mass for the Circumcision of the Lord will be celebrated at 9 a.m. New Year’s Day. 724-225-1895

At Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington, Sunday Mass and children’s liturgy begin at 9 a.m. There is no Newman Center Mass. Men Under Construction and Rosary is at 7 p.m. Monday. New Year’s Eve Masses will be held at 6:30 and 8 a.m., and 12:10 and 6 p.m. New Year’s Day Masses are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. There are no 6:30 a.m. Masses Jan. 2 and 3. 724-228-2456

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, praise worship service is at 11 a.m with children’s Sunday school at 11:15. Nursery available. Senior high and adult Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. 724-222-7180;

At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. 724-377-0728

Muse Presbyterian Church, 1 Birch Way, is closing. It will hold a farewell service at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Chrisagis brothers will lead services. All are welcome to say farewell to the Muse Community after 90 years of service. 724-206-9449

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 kindergartners through eighth-graders is held from 9 to 10:10 a.m. Sundays. Masses will be held at 4 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 10 a.m. New Year’s Day. 724-222-4087;

At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, service of lessons and carols and Holy Eucharist is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship hour. 724-745-5962

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;

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;



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