St. James, St. Stephen’s to host Thanksgiving meal

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6:01 AM

Antioch Baptist Church

The church is at 332 Elizabeth St., Sewickley.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship and praise service at 10:45 a.m. A Bible study and prayer service is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 412-741-7688 or visit antiochfw

Beth Samuel Jewish Center

The center is at 810 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge.

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

• 5:30 p.m. Nov 23 — “A Taste of Judaism” Interfaith Event (RSVP only/no walk-ins)

• 9 a.m. Nov 24 — Challah Bake, Challah Take with Repair the World: Pittsburgh

• 10 a.m. Dec. 15 — Chanukah Party and Latke Luncheon

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

• First Thursday Fellowship for those 55+, will be held at noon Dec. 5 in the Fellowship Hall. Clarissa Boden will perform Christmas music. Reservations are required for this catered lunch by calling 724-776-1146.

• Light the Night: Urban Impact’s Christmas celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the sanctuary. Featuring stunning performances, live music, dance and art, the show is new every year. Admission is free.

Fairmount Presbyterian Church

The church is at 2535 Fairmount Church Road, Sewickley. Sunday school for children and adults begins at 9 a.m. and worship is held at 10 a.m. Wednesday prayer is held at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 412-364-7880 or visit www.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

The church is at 222 Beaver St., Sewickley. For information, visit 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 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.

• The church has announced that during the 11 a.m. worship service Nov. 24, the word will be sung rather than proclaimed via the spoken word. Part I, better known as the Christmas portion, of Georg Frederic Händel’s well-known oratorio “Messiah” will be presented. Performers include the church’s Chancel Choir, soprano Anna Singer, mezzo-soprano Xiu-ru Liu, tenor Colin Farley, baritone Raymond Blackwell, organist C. William Goff, and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The performance will be conducted by the church’s director of Music Ministries, Craig Dobbins.

• 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 [email protected]

• 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.

Sewickley United Methodist

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

• A contemporary service is held at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 on Sundays.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

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

• The church and Emsworth UP have announced their holiday schedule. The Christ the King worship service with communion will be held At 9:30 a.m. Nov. 24 at Emsworth UP and at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 24 at St. Andrew’s. A Thanksgiving Eve prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Mt. Nebo UP Church.

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.

• The annual Holiday Craft Show and Cookie Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 featuring 45-plus vendors with unique gift items including handmade clothing, accessories, gourmet foods, home décor, soaps, woodcrafts, jewelry, pet items, ornaments and candles. Shoppers also will be able to choose from dozens of home-baked cookies to fill their personal box.

• This month’s Children’s Liturgy will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 24 and feature a children’s sermon and opportunities for youth to participate in prayers, readings and music.

• Being a Modern Episcopalian is a small-group discussion on Mondays at 11 a.m. to help Christians navigate contemporary issues.

• Conversation Friends helps immigrants learn English to help with everyday life. Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Tutors and students welcome.

• The Rev. Regis Smolko offers Bible Conversations on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

St. James Catholic

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

• Join the church for a free Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. Nov. 28 in the St. James School Cafeteria. To make a reservation, call the St. James Rectory at 412-741-6650 ext. 310.

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

St. Stephen’s Anglican

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

• Intergenerational Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m. each week. All ages are welcome. A light meal and coffee will be served each week.

• The church will offer a Thanksgiving Day meal immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. All are welcome and reservations are required by calling the church before Nov. 22. Please bring an appetizer or dessert. A love offering will be collected.

• Grief Support for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Call 412-741-1790 ext 136 to attend.