Religion Week of June 25

Published Jun 25, 2014 at 6:15 am (Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 9:40 am)

At Bethel Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Donald R. Ewing has been called as interim pastor. Dr. Ewing serves churches while they are in the process of selecting a permanent pastor. Bethel is the 11th church where he will be the interim minister. Prior, he was a full time pastor at several churches. Dr. Ewing is a native of Philadelphia where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania before receiving both his master’s and doctorate degrees at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is a member of the steering committee of the Western Branch of Pittsburgh Presbytery and is chair of the Permanent Judicial Commission. Dr. Ewing started in youth ministry and has a great love for young people and for their involvement in mission work and in the life of the church. Dr. Ewing and his wife, Linda, are the parents of three grown children and the grandparents of nine.

At the Bible Chapel, McMurray, Refinery: Summer Sunday Nights is held 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 3. The theme of this summer study and connection for college students is: Relationships – Christ, Friendships, Marriage, Authorities, Accountability, Enemies, Church, It’s Complicated. For more information, email Dave DiDonato at">

• Sermon series: Identity Theft, July 5 and 6, all campuses. Emphasis on heavenly citizenship and eternity versus our short time on Earth.

At Calvary Full Gospel Church, South Fayette, a 7 p.m. Wednesday evening service for adults is held outside (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair. Enjoy worship, teaching, fellowship and snack. A Kids Club and Youth Group will also take place at 7 p.m.

• Ladies Bible Study: “Just Like Jesus” by Max Lucado, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. No babysitting available.

For more information, call 412 257-1707.

At Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park, a Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Burgers, kielbasa with sauerkraut, hot dogs, baked beans, fresh fruit, ice cream and other carnival fare will be available for purchase, and there will be activities for children. Music entertainment by TT and the Racers. Stay to watch the fireworks over South Hills Village Mall. For more information,

At Old St. Luke’s Church, Scott Township, an Open House is slated 1:30-4 p.m. Sundays during the summer, featuring the restored 1852 building, the 1823 pipe organ and the graves of military veterans beginning with the French and Indian War. For more information, call 412-489-3795.

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