Around the area
At Abundant Life Baptist Church, 269 Cameron Road, Washington, men’s breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the New Tower Restaurant. Sunday school begins with fellowship at 9:15 a.m. A baptism will be held during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Dartball and community Bible study prayer group will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Child care will be provided. On Thursday, ensemble choir rehearsal will start at 6 p.m., KINGS Club will meet at 6:45, and TNT adult study, Bible Institute and JV youth group will meet at 7. Men’s banquet will begin at 6 p.m. March 2. 724-225-5355
At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school at 9:45. Bishop’s Night on the District will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crossroads United Methodist Church. 724-229-8393
At Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. Bible study is held at 9:15 a.m. each Wednesday. 724-225-0632
At Bentleyville United Methodist Church, 712 Main St., Pat Cornell will serve as liturgist and Ruth Garvey will lead laity prayer at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, free VITA income tax preparation will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through April 15. Taxes will be prepared on a first-come, first-serve basis. VITA does not accept phone calls or emails. The movie “Night of Worship” will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m.
At Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Pike Street, the church choirs will be recognized and new members will be received at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. 724-745-0800
At Cecil Alliance Church, 3291 Reissing Road, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30. Sermon questions-and-discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. 412-221-4177; www.cecilcma.org
At Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, traditional Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Holy Communion served at the early service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Junior and senior high school youth groups will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. 724-941-9050; www.center-church.org
At Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, 2230 Washington Road, Canonsburg, Sunday worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Thursday, bell practice will begin at 6 p.m., and choir and cantata practice will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. 724-746-1330
At Clarksville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 330 Market St., Sunday worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by Soup Sunday. 724-377-2406
At Clarksville Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Louise Corbett will serve as guest minister at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.
At Claysville United Methodist Church, 1279 Route 40 West, Larry Maggi will serve as liturgist at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Food Pantry Day also will be observed. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. A Lenten luncheon will begin at noon Wednesday. Choir practice will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A buffet breakfast, sponsored by the trustees, will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. March 2. A love offering will be accepted. 724-663-4439
At Edward’s Chapel Methodist Church, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville, Sunday school begins at 10 a.m, followed by the worship service at 11. 724-258-8413
Fairhill Manor Christian Church, 351 Montgomery Ave., Washington, will hold a youth group fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Three Guys Pizza and Subz on South Main Street, Washington. A portion of each check will be donated to the youth group. On Monday, Alpha Chi sorority will meet at 7 p.m., and the dartball team will play at Holy Trinity. The youth group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, choir practice will begin at 6 p.m., and the elders will meet at 7. 724-225-8610
At Faith United Presbyterian Church, 900 E. Beau St., Washington, coffee hour will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by the worship service at 11. Linda Hinerman will be the reader. Child care is available. A simple fellowship luncheon will be held after the service. Children’s choir will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday. Youth skating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor will be discussed at the Bring Your Own Book meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 724-225-2110; faithupchurch.org
At First Baptist Church, 215 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, men’s breakfast will start at 9 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. On Sunday, prayer time begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service, with music provided by the adult choir, at 11. Adult choir practice starts at 5 p.m., followed by the evening worship service at 6:30.
At First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington, the chancel choir will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library.
At First Christian Church of Marianna Disciples of Christ, 27 Barnard Ave., Betty Riecks has been named pastor. Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. 724-267-4111
At First Church of the Nazarene, 1336 N. Main St., Washington, H.O.P.E. group will meet at 7 p.m. today. Adult Bible school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by all other Sunday school classes at 10 and the worship service at 11. Waynesburg University’s Lamplighters Choir will sing at the service. Women of the Word Bible study will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7. Child care will be available. 724-222-8240
At First United Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Houston, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. A worship service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Strabane Trails. The Companions of Christ Readers Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 724-746-3040; firstname.lastname@example.org
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, the Rev. Gary Piganell will be guest minister at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school begins at 11. 724-503-4687
At Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Ave., Washington, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:55. Special music will be provided by Kenny Sheller. Dartball begins at 7 p.m. today. Choir practice will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. 724-222-1480
Greater Purpose Team Ministry schedule Sunday for area United Methodist churches is: Sandy Conti, 9 a.m., Howe, and 11 a.m., Roscoe; Pastor Brian Carroll, 9:30 a.m., Jefferson, and 11 a.m., Rices Landing; and Pastor Rick Bowser, 9:30 a.m., Denbo, and 11 a.m., Fredericktown.
At Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, 605 Hewitt Ave., Washington, Stations of the Cross will begin at 7:30 p.m. today. Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by SOCL. The devotion of Bitter Lamentations will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
At Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, Stations of the Cross will begin at 7 p.m. today. Sunday Masses begin at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Landings will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the youth ministry room. On Tuesday, Bible study will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Prayer group meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the rectory. On Thursdays, quilters meet at 10 a.m., and Parish Life meets at 7 p.m. in the library.
At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, 23 Manse St., Washington, Wednesday night Lenten study begins at 6:30. 724-222-5630
At Legacy Baptist Church, located in Accelerando Music Conservatory, 2510 Washington Road, Route 19, choir practice begins at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 10:30 and the worship services at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Thursdays. 724-621-6785; www.legacybaptistchurch.us
At Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown Road, Washington, a benefit dinner for Justin Spine will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m., with children’s Sunday school at 11:15. Volunteers for Blessings in a Backpack should meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Elementary School. Bishop’s Night on the District will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crossroads United Methodist Church. 724-222-7180
At Living Stone Community Church, 265 North Ave., Washington, fellowship café opens at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 and the worship service at 10:45. Nursery and junior church are available. Wednesday Night Alive begins at 7 with prayer meetings, youth groups and nursery.
At Lone Pine Christian Church, 582 Lone Pine Road, Washington, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:25 and baptism preparation classes. Soup takeout luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Spirit Uniting People will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday. A new praise team has been started. Call the church for additional information. Free clothing, shoes, toys, household items, etc., are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by request. Bibles and Christian books/tapes are available for loan. Gently used items are being accepted. 724-267-4512; www.lonepinechristianchurch.org
At Millsboro Presbyterian Church, East Bethlehem Township, the Rev. Louise Corbett will serve as guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. 724-377-0728
At St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington, Masses begin at 4 p.m Saturday and 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Confession begins 30 minutes before weekend Masses. Religious education for students in kindergarten through eighth grade is held from 9 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses begin at 8:30 a.m. in the rectory chapel. Prayer group meetings are held every Tuesday after Mass. Stations of the Cross and benediction are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. A Lenten Day of Recollection will be held March 5. Cost is $12 and includes a box lunch. Reservations are due by Tuesday. Call 724-222-4087.
At Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, Sunday worship services begin at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45. Chili cook-off begins at noon Sunday. 724-941-8910
At Trinity Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, Lenten music with One Voice will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. One Voice combines music with readings from Scripture. A reception will follow the free concert. 724-222-0470
At Washington Alliance Church, 246 Sanitarium Road, Washington, the annual meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by the worship service at 10:30. There will be no adult cross training. AWANA meeting begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 724-705-0019; www.washingtoncma.org