BP church to celebrate World Day of Prayer

Published Feb 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm (Updated Feb 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm)

Bethel Presbyterian Church will celebrate World Day of Prayer at 1 p.m. March 1. This year’s theme is “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Refreshments will follow. The church is handicapped accessible.

• The youth group will host a spaghetti dinner 4-8 p.m. March 9. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/seniors and ages 6-12. No charge for ages 5 and under. Presold tickets offer $1 discount. This dinner will help to fund the young people’s summer work project in South Carolina.

For information, call 412-835-0405.

Poverty series

First Bethel United Methodist Church presents a five-week Poverty Series from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 and March 6, 13 and 20.

The curriculum, which comes from the United Methodist Women’s Mission Education program, is designed to help participants recognize and claim for themselves the connections between scripture, church tradition, compassion for the poor, social outreach and social justice. Deepen your understanding of the realities of poverty and commit to solidarity with the poor through accompaniment and advocacy.

For more information or to register, call 412-835-0700.

Christ U.M. Church

Christ U.M. Church Bethel Park, will hold the following events:

• The Spiritual Life of Abraham Lincoln, 7 p.m. March 6. Rev. Duane Thompson will lead a discussion on the president’s complex spiritual life.

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

• Prayer and Fasting, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6-27. Marilyn Hickey leads the four-week Lenten study sponsored by Health Ministries. Reservations and purchase of text are required. Books are available from Amazon.com.

• Invitation to the New Testament, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, March 13-May 1. Study a dialogue between the story of Jesus, as told by Matthew, and the other New Testament writers. RSVP to 412-835-6621. A required book will be available for $12.

DVD Study

St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair, offers 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. Fee is $18.

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

Orchestra concert

Old St. Luke’s Church, Scott Township, will present the 15 member Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra concert at 3 p.m. March 10. The program is “The Music in Western Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War.”

An offering is requested.

Call 412-489-3795 with questions. Legacy Baptist

Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, Canonsburg, holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Choir practice starts at 10:10 a.m.; Sunday school starts at 10:30 a.m.

Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

For details, call 724-621-6785 or visit www.legacybaptistchurch.us

JCC workshops

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills, Scott Township, will host 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. The program is free. 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 email ahaalman@jccpgh.

Journey through Lent

St. Paul Episcopal Church, Mt. Lebanon, presents “Embracing a Life of Meaning: A Journey through Lent” Wednesdays through March 20 with Kathleen Norris. Dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. The program starts at 7.

For information, call 412-531-7153.

Easter Bake Sale

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Canonsburg, is having an Easter bake sale 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30. Advance orders are being taken for paska and paska with raisins plus nut, poppy and apricot rolls. Call 724-743-0213 or 724-225-9593 by March 17. 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 freewill offering will be accepted.

For more information, call 412-531-6227.

Bible Chapel

The Bible Chapel, McMurray, plans the following events:

• 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. Tickets are available in the Chapter 2 Bookstore for $20. VIP Experience tickets available at www.itickets.com.

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

• Consignors are wanted for a Kid’s Resale held 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 kidsresale@ymail.com.

• Tim Hawkins, 4-7 p.m. March 24 in the Worship Center. Clean comedy. Tickets are available in the Chapter 2 Bookstore.

For more information, visit www.biblechapel.org.

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 Youth Group, “The God Squad,” is open to all teens. The group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays, September-May. Adult leadership, both employed and volunteer, is needed.

For more information, call 412-884-2722. 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.

• 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.

For more information, call 412-833-6111.

Crossroads Ministries

Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist Church will hold the following:

• DivorceCare 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 religious background. For more information, call 724-348-1620 ext. 110.

• GriefShare, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Each session is “self-contained.” For more information, call 724-782-0285.

Bible study

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will hold The Prodigal God: A Bible Study at 10 a.m. Thursdays beginning March 7.

For details, call 412-835-6630.

New pastor

Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, Venetia, will install the Rev. Douglas Brandt as senior minister at 7 p.m. March 17 during a special service. A reception will follow the installation and the community is invited.

Pastor Brandt’s first Sunday was Sept. 16. He and his wife, Katie, and their three sons come from Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena, Calif. He holds degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. Peters Creek is a member of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Brandt is currently enjoying “fireside chats” with the congregation. He will be listening and learning to understand what the congregation is passionate about and where they feel change is needed.

Call 724-941-6210 or visit www.peterscreekchurch.org for directions.

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