Sewickley church hosts gentle yoga class

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 6:01 AM

Beth Samuel Jewish Center

The center is at 810 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge.

For information, visit beth or contact the center at bethsamueloffice@ or 724-266-5238.

• 7 p.m. Sept. 21 — Selichot; RSVP is required.

• 7 p.m. Sept. 29 — Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

• 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 — Rosh Hashanah Services followed by a Kiddush Luncheon

• 10:30 a.m. Sept 30 — Rosh Hashanah Children’s Services

Tickets are required for all High Holy Day services. Contact the office for info on obtaining tickets.

Blackburn United Methodist

The church is at 910 Blackburn Road, Sewickley Heights.

Christ Church at Grove Farm

The church is at 244 Duff Road, Ohio Township. A blended/traditional service is held at 9 a.m. Sundays and a modern service is held at 11:15 a.m. Visit

• DivorceCare is held Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Farmhouse for those suffering through a divorce or separation. Contact Susan Dwyer at 724-242-0939.

• GriefShare will be held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Farmhouse for anyone experiencing a loss. Contact Ed Santavicca at 412-559-1168.

• Recovery Support Ministry provides a Christ-centered 12-step curriculum for those seeking guidance for alcohol and drug dependence. It will be held Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Barn. For information, visit

• For information on new fall weekly Bible studies for women, men, couples and families, visit bible-studies.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

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

• Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday services are held at 7:30 p.m.

Grace Orthodox Presbyterian

The church is at 1419 Beaver Road, Glen Osborne. For more information, visit grace 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. Services for the Sewickley Valley location are 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 or call 412-741-4550.

• Club 345 meets from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays in the Faith House. The after-school program is for kids in grades 3-5 who will play games, do crafts and have a snack. Parents are asked to register on the church website. For more information, email shoagland@sewickley

• Koinonia is a women’s group that meets every Tuesday from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Women gather for communion and a study. All women are welcome to attend.

• The Men’s Huddle meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Faith House. All men are welcome, regardless of denomination.

• Do you like to knit or would you like to learn how? Knitting for Mission meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Faith House, second floor. This group knits items that are specific to needs in a variety of different mission organizations. All levels of knitters are welcome.

• Check the church website for meeting dates and times, including AA and NA.

Sewickley United Methodist

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

• Worship service is at 11:30 a.m. Sundays.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

The church is at 801 Beaver St., Sewickley. For more information, visit or call 412-741-8840.

• The Legacy Fitness program will host a low cost, gentle yoga class at the church from Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. The yoga class will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The recommended donation per class is $5. The Legacy Program was developed in 2018 to help seniors increase and maintain independence, perform everyday tasks with greater ease, and to create a social atmosphere to connect with a positive community. Instructor Sandy Campbell will join the team for a six-week trial of gentle yoga. This class, like functional fitness, will be modifiable for all abilities, including those who need to remain seated for part or all of the class.

There is no registration required, but new students are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out paperwork and talk briefly with the instructors about their abilities and limitations. Yoga participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and blocks if they have them. There will be yoga mats and blocks available for those who do not have their own. Questions can be directed to the church by phone or emailing

• The church will hold a pet blessing and memorial service Oct. 5. The blessing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. All well-behaved, leashed or crated pets are welcome. The memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. Photos or mementos of pets who recently passed away are welcome.

St. Brendan’s Episcopal

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

• St. Brendan’s weekly Eucharist services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m Wednesdays.

• An adult formation series exploring themes in the Book of Job is offered twice a week: Sundays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The discussion group will use the book “Job and the Mystery of Suffering: Spiritual Reflections” by Richard Rohr.

• Brendan’s Boots, the parish hiking group, will explore the George and Guy Trail on Mount Washington on Sept. 23 after leaving the church at 9 a.m. Hikers will enjoy lunch afterwards at the Bigham Tavern.

• The Rite 13 Program for sixth through 10th-graders is underway with meetings at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month. All sessions begin with pizza and prayer, then move into small-group lessons on self, society, prayer, sexuality, and spirituality. Rite 13’s purpose is to deepen one’s relationship with Jesus through the study of scripture, through discussions of modern life lived with faith, and by exploring one’s call to service.

• The Justice Ministry is helping Allegheny County residents register to vote. Voter registration forms are available in the church entrance and can be completed and mailed by the voter. Oct. 7 is the deadline to be registered for the Nov. 5 election. Applications for an absentee ballot must be made by Oct. 29.

• The annual Blessing of the Animals will occur Oct. 6. All are invited to bring their dogs, cats and other pets to the church during or after the 10 a.m. service for a special blessing.

St. James Catholic

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

• The 10th season of Music Plus, the concert series at St. James, begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 with virtuoso flutist Alberto Almarza, accompanied on piano by assisting artist Vahan Sargsyan. Their 50-minute program flute repertoire, from tango-inspired music of Piazzola, to medieval Japanese music recreated by Offermans, to Schubert. Almarza, former principal flute of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, currently serves on faculty at Carnegie Mellon as head of the flute department. A preconcert of piano students from Amato Music Studio will begin at 2:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be accepted. A dessert reception will follow the performance. Check the church website for all performance dates.

St. Matthews AME Zion

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 view the website at

• A mid-week prayer and hymn service is held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month through the end of September.

St. Stephen’s Anglican

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

• Christy House has opened for the season. A Friday tradition at St. Stephen’s since 1976, guests are invited to enjoy lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. amid a Victorian setting. The Christy House has two unique stores, the Needles Eye (new) and Earthly Treasures (gently used), where special gift items and collectibles can be purchased. Visit christyhouse for the weekly menu and to make reservations.

• Women are invited to attend Discerning the Voice of God at 7 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 23. The series is free but study guides are available for $17. To register, email charrington@ st.stephens