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Christmas Open House

Please join us as Calvary presents a Christmas Open House! This free event features tours of the church, live music with choir and organ, a vintage item sale, homemade soups for takeout, cookies and refreshments, a kid’s area with crafts, and a Special Jolly Visitor! Beech Avenue will be open for a self-guided stroll down the historic festively decorated street, featuring carolers.

We are looking for donations for cookies and homemade soup. Also, volunteers are needed for setup, cleanup, crafts, food sales, cookie and refreshment table, question/answer time, and carolers. Please contact Brian Burns at either or 724-388-3246 with any questions or if you would like to help out with a donation or volunteer.


  • 1:00-7:00pm — Vintage sale, soup takeout, refreshments, kid’s crafts
  • 3:00-3:15pm — Music
  • 3:15-4:00pm — Tour, questions, and fellowship
  • 4:00-4:15pm — Music
  • 4:15-5:00pm — Tour, questions, and fellowship
  • 5:00pm — “Special Jolly Visitor” arrives
  • 5:30-6:00pm — Final tour, questions, and fellowship
  • 6:00-7:00pm — Final purchases, church closes at 7:00pm

Sleeping Bag Group

The Monday night Sleeping Bag Group will take a break the rest of November and all of December. They will meet again in the new year on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 6:30pm. Contact Anne Christianson at with any questions.

Bible Study—New Day And New Location

The Wednesday night Bible Study led by Rev. Larry Homitsky and Rev. Kornelius Neal has started up again only it is NOT on Wednesdays BUT ON Tuesday evenings instead. The location has also changed from Calvary UMC to the old Emanuel UMC Church which is now the site of the New Destiny CMEC Church led by Rev. Kornelius Neal. Bible study begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday evenings. Also, during the next few weeks thru the Tuesday before Christmas, we will be joined by Dr. Steven Tuell from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminar and studying “Why Reading The Bible Is So Important Today”.

Angel Cards

Another shipment of angel cards has arrived and if you would like a quantity of them for your holiday greetings, please let Nancy Richards know so she can save whatever you need. All the proceeds are going towards the replacement of the pew cushions, so Calvary benefits with each purchase. Volunteers will have them before and after church in the vestibule at the entrance on Allegheny Avenue. They are $10.00 for 8 cards and envelopes. If you have any questions or would like to reserve cards, please contact Nancy Richards at

Are you an shopper?

You are now able to support Calvary when you shop online at Amazon. Amazon now donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - same products, same prices, same service. Get started by going to then select “Calvary United Methodist Church” as your charity.

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