Cartoonist to speak at St. Brendan’s, and other happenings at places of worship

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 6:00 AM

Beth Samuel Jewish Center

The center is at 810 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge.

For information, visit or contact the center at beth [email protected] or 724-266-5238.

• Noon May 19 – PJ Library program

• 6 p.m. May 19 – Wandering Women Nature Walk

• 9 a.m. May 25 – Torah Yoga

Blackburn United Methodist Church

The church is at 910 Blackburn Road, Sewickley Heights.

Christ Church at Grove Farm

The church is at 244 Duff Road, Ohio Township.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

The church is at 222 Beaver St., Sewickley. For more information, call 412-741-4552.

Grace Anglican Church, Edgeworth

The church is at 325 Church Lane, Edgeworth. For more information, visit

Grace Orthodox Presbyterian

The church is at 1419 Beaver Road, Glen Osborne. For more information, visit or call 412-741-3430.

• Weekly Lord’s Day morning instruction begins at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. and evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sundays.

North Way Sewickley Valley

North Way Christian Community offers six locations across the Pittsburgh area, including its Sewickley Valley location.

Services for the Sewickley Valley location are held at Osborne Elementary School, 1414 Beaver Road, Glen Osborne.

For more information, visit or call 724-935-6800.

Sewickley Presbyterian

The church is at 414 Grant St., Sewickley. For more information, visit sewickley or call 412-741-4550.

• A jazz concert will be held at 3 p.m. May 19 in the church sanctuary featuring Pittsburgh jazz musicians Jeremy Fisher, Thomas Wendt, Theron Brown, and Paco Mahone. There is no charge to attend.

• Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 17–21 for preK to grade 5. Visit the church website to fill out the online registration form and for more details.

• Donations for the annual rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 1. Visit the church website for a list of drop-off dates and items that aren’t accepted. Call the church for questions.

• All levels of knitters are welcome to Knitting for Missions, which meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Faith House. This group knits items that are specific to needs in a variety of different missions.

• Times and days for Alcoholics Anonymous, Nar-Anon, Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous are listed on the church website.

Sewickley United Methodist Church

The church is at 337 Broad St. For more information, visit or call 412-741-9430.

St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church

The church is at 2365 McAleer Road, Franklin Park. Services are held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit or call 412-364-5974.

• ESL Conversation Friends teaches conversational English to immigrants on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. New students are welcome and new tutors are needed.

• Rob Rogers, the nationally syndicated cartoonist, will speak, show cartoons and answer questions about his work at 6 p.m. May 28. He will also discuss and sign his new cartoon collection “Enemy of the People.” Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

• The monthly children’s liturgy is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 26. Young parishioners will assist with the readings, the prayers and the singing, and will receive a special children’s sermon.

• The Rev. Regis Smolko leads a Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

• Being a Modern Epsicopalian, held Mondays at 11 a.m., is an informal weekly conversation on the issues confronting Christians today.

• Free lessons tai chi are given 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

St. James Catholic

The church is at 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. For information, call 412-741-6650.

• Dr. Theresa Farnan will be the guest speaker at St. Mary & St. James’ Veritas Speaker Series. She will speak on “Truth and Tolerance: Raising Catholic Children in a Post-Christian World.” The talk will begin at 7 p.m. May 17 at St. James, followed by a cheese and wine reception.

St. Matthew’s AME Zion Church

The church is at 345 Thorn St., Sewickley.

• Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and service starts at 10:30.

St. Paul’s Lutheran

The church is at 616 Washington St., Sewickley. For information, call 412-741-8484 or visit www.stpaulssewickley. org.

• Worship is held at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sundays, and Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every other Tuesday.

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

The church is at 405 Frederick Ave., Sewickley. For information, call 412-741-1790 or visit

• A Beth Moore video study on the Book of James will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May 29 through July 24. RSVP to [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

• Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn how? All are welcome to the Knitting and Crocheting Prayer Shawl Ministry from 10 a.m. to noon May 18 in the Laura Robertson room. For more information, call the church.