Church Family News

February 25, 2024

The Altar Flowers are presented by Cookie Whitezell in honor of Pastor Russel’s birthday.


The rose is presented by Sharon and Bob Beattie in honor of Linden Scott Ntwali, son of Hannah and Olivier, brother of Ansel, grandson of Bonnie and Galen Ingram, and great nephew of Sharon and Bob Beattie.

South Avenue United Methodist Church
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675

Pastor Shuluga

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 deadline for the March United will be Monday, February 26. Leave articles in the church office or email them to Helen McAfoos at


March 10, 2024 UMCOR Sunday

March 28, 2024 – Maudy Thursday Combined Service at Mifflin Avenue UMC 7:00 pm

March 29, 2024 – Good Friday Combined Service at SAUMC 1:00 pm

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday
SAUMC Service – 10:00 am Mifflin Avenue Service – 11:15 am




All essential workers
Amy Mroz
Barbara – Dontae Pendelton’s grandmother Belinda & Doug Bishop
Bill Clor – friend of Shirley and Frank Oratto
Clarence Hoener, Jr.
Debbi Whitezell – niece of Mary Lou Whitezell Deborah Webb
Delores and Michael Deaney – friends of the Church
Denise Hansen – Ruth Nelson’s niece
Dontae – long term care and recovery
Dorothy Hawkins
Emeric Demasi – friend of Susan Howe
Friends serving on front lines as first responders/medical professionals
Gary Tevis – friend of the Pischke family
Holly Davis
Israel and citizens of Gaza
Janette Nelson – Ruth Nelson’s sister
Joanne and Marv Chidester
Josefina and Tom Morrissey – friends of Ruth Nelson Mary Lou Whitezell
Nancy Hamilton
Nancy Richard
Our military and all people throughout the Middle East Ruth Nelson
Shauntez Grant – Frances Hardick niece’s nephew Randy Johnson
The Peace Makers
Ukraine: its people, animals and very earth, as well as those offering help & refuge
United Methodist Denomination Vincent Mroz
Wilma Jones Cox
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi
Nancy Shuluga
Pastor Russel Shuluga
Paul Ritchey, Pittsburgh District Superintendent South Avenue UMC