Religion - June 4

Published Jun 4, 2014 at 6:03 am (Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 11:04 am)

At Baldwin U.M. Church, a bus trip is planned to see “Moses” at the Sight and Sound’s Millenium Theater in Lancaster Oct. 14-15. For a complete itinerary and cost, call 412-885-4560. A $100 deposit will hold your reservation.

At Beth Israel Congregation, Washington, Shabbat services take place at 7 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

At Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethel Park, the annual strawberry festival will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. June 11.

• Wednesday evening prayer with Holy Communion, 7 p.m. through Aug. 27.

For more information, call 412-835-9221.

At Calvary Full Gospel Church, South Fayette, Wednesday evening services for adults are held outside at 7 p.m. during the summer. Bring a chair and enjoy worship, teaching, fellowship and a snack.

• Kids Club and Youth Group also take place on Wednesdays.

• Sign-ups are underway for flag football in the fall.

For more information, call 412 257-1707.

At Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Paradigm Shift, a new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, is held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through June 18. This six-week course offers a revolutionary outlook on life, culled from the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. For more information or to register, email, call 412-344-2424 or visit

At Christ the Redeemer Church, Canonsburg, the first annual Blessing of the Bikes will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 14 in the church parking lot. The blessing of the bikes and riders will be followed by a scenic ride ending at the church for a picnic lunch. Registration at the church will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the day of the blessing. A registration form may be obtained by emailing

• Summer worship: 5 p.m. Saturday contemporary family-oriented service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday traditional and non-traditional blended service.

For more information, call 724-745-0685.

At Community of Christ Church, Bethel Park, Dinner for a Dollar will be held 5-7 p.m. June 12. Enjoy homemade spaghetti, bread and rolls, salad and desserts. Cost is $1/person or $3/family. Reservations are not required. Dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except in July and December. Contact Debbie with questions at 412-833-6357 or

At New Day Assembly of God, Upper St. Clair, a Back Yard Bible Study series with author Katie Schell kicks off at 7 p.m. June 4. Her book, “Love Beyond Measure: Memoirs of a Korean War Bride,” tells the true story of her mother who was a peasant that survived the Korean War. For more information, call 724-941-1661.

At Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, McMurray, the summer worship schedule has begun. Saturday worship will continue at 5:30 p.m. and there will be one Sunday service at 10 a.m. Our Joyful Noise Worship for those on the autism spectrum or with other special needs will still be held at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month.

At South Hills Assembly, Bethel Park, new Bible studies, inspirational classes, support for addiction recovery, handling depression, anger management, weight loss and bereavement groups are planned through June 18. For details, call 412-835-8900.

At St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray, a Welcoming Prayer workshop will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14. Welcoming Prayer is a method of prayer that contributes to the process of transformation in Christ that is initiated in Centering Prayer and helps us consent to God’s presence in our everyday activities and life’s situations. Participants will practice the prayer and learn about the theological background to the prayer. A $35 fee includes breakfast, lunch and materials. To register, call J. Shaw at 412-508-5383 or Dennis Gehrlein at 724-941-9406 ext. 109.

At St. David’s Episcopal Church, Venetia, celebrate Pentecost on June 8 with lunch in the church hall. The picnic-style lunch will include salads, sides and desserts provided by the congregation, while hot dogs and burgers including veggie burgers and Portobello mushroom caps, will be cooked on the grill.

At St. Thomas More Church, Upper St. Clair, a baccalaureate Mass for all 2014 high school seniors will be held at the 11:30 a.m. June 8 Mass. A reception will follow. Graduating seniors who would like to take part in the Mass can contact Kelly Spadoni at 412-835-6996 or Reservations should be made by June 1 to 412-835-6996.

At Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, a pet remembrance service will be held at 2 p.m. June 8 for those who have recently lost a pet. All family members, including pets that are still with you, are encouraged to come. Further information on both events can be found at or by calling 412-835-6630.

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