Church Family News

October 24, 2021
South Avenue United Methodist Church
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675

Pastor Shuluga contact information: Phone: (412) 735-5072

The Altar Flowers are presented by Glenn Matteson in honor of Mabel’s birthday.

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.


The Bible Study continues every Thursday. at 7:30PM at Mifflin Avenue UMC. This Bible Study will be held in person in the John Wesley Room and also on Zoom. Please use the glass door entrance. We also ask that you wear a mask while in the church building.

If you are not able to attend in person or on zoom on the scheduled nights, the zoom recording will be available for you to watch at your convenience. More details to follow.

The study will be led by Larry Viehland and subject – Samuel-The Old Testament. If you have any questions, please contact Larry at
The sign in information for zoom is:

All those affected by Hurricane Ida
All essential workers
Belinda & Doug Bishop
Cynthia Moore-Koikoi
Bobby Howe – Susan Howe’s brother
Caleb Scott Ingram & family – Bob & Sharon Beattie’s great
Carlos Dixon – F. Hardic nephew – had a stroke
David Krumpe – friend of Nancy Hamilton
Debbi Whitezell – niece of Mary Lou Whitezell
Delores and Michael DeLaney – friends of the Church
Dontae – long term care and recovery
Friends serving on the front lines as first responders and medical
Joanne Chidester
John Harrity-knee surgery
John Hunter – long term care
Josefina and Tom Morrissey – friends of Ruth Nelson
Leo Buckser – neighbor of Pischke’s
Migrant families at our border
Nancy Hamilton
Our military and all people throughout the Middle East
Pastor Russel Shuluga
Patty Myers – friend of Shirley and Frank Oratto
Randy Johnson – son of Ron & Rhonda Johnson
Rev. Deborah Ackley-Killian – Pgh. District Superintendent
Ruth Nelson
South Avenue Church
Susan Howe
Susan Waters – hip replacement
United Methodist Denomination
Vincent Mroz