Religious Events – Feb. 13

Published Feb 13, 2013 at 10:48 am (Updated Feb 13, 2013 at 10:48 am)

Christ U.M. Church, Bethel Park, welcomes Getrude Matshe, Zimbabwean inspirational speaker and African storyteller at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17. She will present “The Power of One.”

• Discuss “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” with Beth Hoffman at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

• Moms, Pops, Tots Play Group, 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Infants through 3 years with parents.

• Lenten sessions on Forgiveness, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20, 27.

• Bible in 90 Days with Heidi Varner, 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 20. Cost is $12.

• Book Study, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 27. “The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows” by James Bryan Smith. Book is $17. Call 412-835-6621.

For details, call 412-835-6621.

DVD Study

St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair, will offer a Lenten DVD series, “Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues” presented by Father Robert Barron. The series focusing on pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust will be held Mondays, beginning Feb. 18. Fee is $18.

To register, call Janet MacDonald at 724-249-3949.

JCC workshops

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills, Scott Township, will host two programs led by South Hills Rabbis. Both are free.

•The Spiritual Development of Children - A Conversation with the Rabbi Mark Joel Mahler and Alice Mahler, LCSW, 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 25. The rabbi and his wife will offer their insights on the spiritual development of children from the religious perspective and the psychological perspective. Advance registration is required by Feb. 22.

• The Holiday Dilemma - a “Pre-Easter/Passover Conversation,” the second of the 2012-13 series of Interfaith Couples Conversations, 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 27, led by Rabbis Alex and Amy Greenbaum. RSVP is requested but not required. Topics will include: How do we incorporate in-laws of different faiths into our holiday celebration? How do we explain our holidays to our children? Can one family celebrate two holidays? What does “traditional” mean? How do we make grandparents feel comfortable with the holiday celebrated by their grandchildren? How do these holidays complement each other? And, what do they have in common and what is different?

To register or RSVP, contact Ann Haalman at 412-278-1975 ext. 204, or ahaalman@jccpgh.


St. Patrick Parish, Canonsburg, will hold sung vespers at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Lent.

Stations of the Cross will begin at 7 p.m. Fridays in Lent. Living stations will be held at 7 p.m. March 1.

Journey through Lent

St. Paul Episcopal Church, Mt. Lebanon, will present “Embracing a Life of Meaning: A Journey through Lent” with Kathleen Norris. The five-week series begins Feb. 20. Dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. The program starts at 7.

For information, call 412-531-7153.

Concordia choir

Mt. Lebanon U.L. Church will present the Tour Choir from Concordia College, New York, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Dr. Jason Thomas is conductor.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

For more information, call 412-531-6227.

Love Knots

Wallace Presents 2013 concert series will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Green Tree. Love Knots vocalists from the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh will perform. Music selections will include standard tunes and lesser known theater works.

A freewill offering will be taken.


• Chabad, Mt. Lebanon will hold a Purim Celebration, Feb. 23, Megillah Reading at 7 p.m. followed by festivities featuring The Juggling Rabbi, music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Cost is $18 per person or $54 per family. No charge for the Megillah Reading.

For information call 412-344-2424. There will also be a Purim in an Hour - Megillah Reading at noon on Feb. 24 followed by Purim buffet to go at 12:30 p.m. No charge.

Bible Chapel

The Bible Chapel, McMurray plans the following events:

• VITA Income Tax Preparation, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., through April 15. Free to seniors and low-income individuals. Taxes prepared on a first-come, first-served basis by local volunteers Monday-Friday. VITA does not accept phone calls or emails.

• The 3 in 1 Tour, 7 p.m. March 14. Dove Award and Grammy Award Nominated and Winning Artists Mandisa, Brandon Heath and Laura Story perform live. Tickets are available in the Chapter 2 Bookstore for $20. VIP Experience tickets available at For information, visit the events page of

• The Silver Ring Thing, 7-9 p.m. March 15. The Rewind tour is coming for youth and parents. It’s all done with comedy, high energy music and special effects. Bring a friend or the whole youth group. Ticket and registration information at

• Night of Worship, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 24.

• Consignors are wanted for a Kid’s Resale to be held from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. March 22. Make extra cash on gently used kids clothing, equipment and toys. Consignors should contact Holly Smith at">

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The Door Christian Fellowship, Castle Shannon, will show a Biblical Prophecy Decoded by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, New York Times bestselling author of “The Harbinger.”

The Isaiah 9:10 Judgement Movie will play in two parts, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24. Nursery provided. Visit for details, or call 412-308-6463. Services are held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Youth ministry

St. Patrick Parish, Canonsburg, youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays through lent at The Center. Activities include:

Call 724-745-4130.

Bible study

First Bethel U. M. Church, Bethel Park, offers a Bible study of the Psalms at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Jack Aupperle will lead a discussion entitled “The Psalms and This Life of Ours.”

Call 412-835-0700.

Contemporary service

Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park, offers weekly contemporary service 6 p.m. Saturdays. Music will feature a three-four piece band led by Tom Coyne and supported by local vocalists. A message will be presented by the Rev. Lance Chapman.

• Adult classes begin at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Topics include anger management, divorce care, marriage enrichment and healing is a choice.

• GriefShare, 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $15.

• The Hamilton Presbyterian Youth Group, “The God Squad,” is open to all teens. The group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays, September-May. “The God Squad” is always looking for outstanding adult leadership, both employed and volunteer.

Call 412-884-2722. Jewish culture

Beth Israel’s religious school, Washington, will hold classes for ages 5-12 at 10 a.m. Sundays. Jewish history and culture, holidays, prayer and Hebrew will be taught. Call 724-225-7080.


South Hills Church of the Nazarene, Bethel Park, announces its DivorceCare support group. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Thursdays, through April 18.

DivorceCare features a video prior to discussion on divorce and recovery topics. Call 412-831-6333.

Peters Creek

Peters Creek Baptist Church, South Park, will offer the following:

• Women’s daytime Bible study, 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Explore the book “James: Mercy Triumphs” by Beth Moore. Childcare is available but all children must be preregistered.

• Women’s evening Bible study, 7-8:30 p.m. Explore the book “Beloved Disciple” by Beth Moore. The study guide will be available for purchase at the meeting. No childcare is available.

• Men’s Bible study, 7:30-8:30 p.m. The topic is “Battling Unbelief.”

• Wednesday groups begin with dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Classes are offered for all ages. Call 412-833-6111.

Crossroads Ministries

Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist Church will hold the following:

• DivorceCare program from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 6. The video-based 13-week series recovery support group is open to persons irrespective of any religious background. Call 724-348-1620 ext 110.

• GriefShare from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Each session is “self-contained.” Call 724-782-0285.

Mt. Lebanon U.P.

A contemporary service and Sunday school for children is held at 9 a.m. Adult Sunday school classes are held at 10:15 and a traditional service and children’s church for ages 4 through second grade begins at 11:15 a.m.

Ash Wednesday dinner (adults $5, kids $3) begins at 6 p.m. with worship at 7 p.m.

Small group study on the book of Philippians 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays following family fusion dinner. For details, call 412-531-3387.

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