South Ave News

South Avenue United Methodist Church
733 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA   15221
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675
Rev. Russel Shuluga, Pastor

May 9, 2021

The Altar Flowers are presented by Bud and Barb Wise in honor of Janet Stivanson – Thank you for our music!
We welcome the return of our Choir today! We certainly missed you!
We thank all those participants who graciously shared their musical talents over the past year.
Thank you, Pat Deleonibus, for the flute solo during today’s offertory.

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.


It’s UMCOR time once again!  We will put together some cleaning buckets on May 16th after the 10:00 service.  The news is filled with bad weather events across the country as tornado and hurricane season begins.  Donations to this effort are always welcome and need to be marked for UMCOR Kits.  Hopefully we will have many willing hands to make the work light.  We will spread out to keep as safe as possible.  Hope to see you on the 16th.

Sharon Beattie


The McLaughlin Memorial Fund provides the opportunity for you to have the Upper Room Devotional booklet.  You may obtain a copy of the MAY/JUNE issue at the literature rack and Action Table. 


There are open dates available for Altar Flowers.
Please check the sign-up sheet on the Action Table.


Contributions to the South Avenue United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, in memory of Karen Richard, were made by Allen Bankson and Gail & Leon Harper.


3811 E. University Drive
Lot 160
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Please note that the Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021.


All essential workers
Amy and Kevin Haley
Belinda & Doug
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi
Bobby Howe – Susan Howe’s brother
Caleb Scott Ingram & family – Bob & Sharon Beattie’s great nephew
Carlo Dixon – F. Hardic nephew – had a stroke
Debbi Whitezell – niece of Mary Lou Whitezell
Delores and Michael DeLaney – friends of the Church
Diana Vatter
Dontae – long term care and recovery
DS Dawn Hand
Family of Bob Vatter
Family of Gene Cracraft
Family of Robert Romano –wife Marcy in hospital fractured hip
Friends serving on the front lines as first responders and medical professionals
John Harrity-knee surgery
Jessica and Stephanie (Patterson’s granddaughters)
Ghaly and Grover families-loss of son, Kyle
High and college seniors (including Katie Hoener)
John Hunter – long term care
Migrant families at our border
Nace Family – loss of father/grandfather-Jeff Hoener’s sister’s father-in-law
Nancy Hamilton
Our military and all people throughout the Middle East
Pastor Russel Shuluga
Ruth Nelson
Sandra Nelson – hip surgery
South Avenue Church
Susan Howe
Susan Waters – hip replacement 
United Methodist Denomination
Vincent Mroz

The Staff of South Avenue Church is eager to serve you:
Russel Shuluga, 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/Youth Ministry Coordinator
Alvin Peoples, Children/Youth Ministry Assistan