South Ave News

South Avenue United Methodist Church
733 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675

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January 13, 2019 First Sunday After Epiphany
Greeter:  Nancy Richard
The Altar Flowers are presented today by David Lamont in loving memory of
Ruth McCoy Lamont.


Our Vision:

Our vision is to be a loving Christian community,
gratefully amazed and empowered by the gift of God’s grace.
We seek to be an oasis of God’s grace and Christ-like hospitality, open to all.
We seek to be bold and humble agents of God’s love.

Our Mission:
Our mission is to praise and serve God,
to grow together in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus,
and to serve as partners with God in ministry
to our Wilkinsburg community and the world.




Sunday, January 13, 2019
10:00 am Worship
10:00 am Sunday School

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 pm Council Meeting/112

Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday, January 18, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019
9:00 am Hospitality Breakfast
10:00 am Worship/Sunday School


Attendance Last Week
January 6, 2019
Worship – 36
Sunday School – 7




It is time to develop our calendar for 2019 Meal Mission.  A brief meeting will be held in the Wesley Room following church service on Sunday, January 20 to put together the 2019 calendar.  If you cannot attend but would like information, call me at 412-824-1905.

Mary Lou Whitezell




Offering envelopes for 2019 have been distributed. If you did not receive envelopes and would like to have them, please get in touch with the church office and we will fill your request.




The deadline for the February United will be Monday, January 21. Leave articles in the church office or email them to Helen McAfoos at

Please join us for breakfast next Sunday, January 20 at 9:00 am




Forms are available at the Action Table for your requests in honor and/or memory of a loved one or in recognition of a special event in the life of your family.  During the week, you may also call the Church Office to make your requests. The flowers are ordered from James Floral in Wilkinsburg. A one-sided centerpiece is $16.00; the full-side centerpiece is $25.00.




January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.



The Staff of South Avenue Church is eager to serve you.
Reverend Kelly J. Smith, Pastor
Debra Cataldo, Administrative Assistant
Janet Lillich Stivanson, Organist/Choir Director
Bud Wicks, Building Manager
Deborah Webb, Building Host
Glenn Matteson, Web Master
John Walter, PC Support
Ashley Stuart, Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator
Alvin Peoples, Jr., Assistant Youth Coordinator