The South Hills Partnership Christmas Store Baby Shower

close up of a star shaped decoration

We are celebrating the birth of Jesus with a “baby shower”!

Come bring gifts, gift cards, or money in honor of Jesus to help stock our Christmas store

(unwrapped, with receipts to aid with pricing).

Food, fun, and prizes will be provided

Saturday, August 13th from 11am to 2pm
Carnegie UMC

419 Washington Blvd, Carnegie PA 15106

RSVP to Stormie by 8/4/22

You are welcome and encouraged to bring friends or family for this event, as we once again prepare to host the SHP’s Christmas Store this holiday season. Just include them in your RSVP.

Remember that last year, through your efforts and generosity, we were able to serve around 35 families from the South Hills and beyond, totaling 107 children! Together we can make this year even better, and reach even more families with the love of Jesus.

Rails in to the Mountains of West Virginia

September 30 – October 1

Keith Baggus from Carnegie UMC is organizing this trip for the SHP.

The bus will leave from Carnegie UMC (415 Washington Ave., Carnegie 15106) on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 a.m. for Elkins, WV.

  • First stop is a ride on the New Tygart Flyer with lunch served on board the train to high falls (one of the highest water falls in WV), then check in at the Hampton Inn to freshen up.
  • The next stop is the Isaac Jackson Gill for dinner and a two hour musical/comedy show at American Mountain Theater.
  • Saturday, October 1 will start with breakfast at the hotel then to our second train ride to Cass, WV for a ride to Bald Knob where we will be served a Hobo lunch on top of the mountain.  After lunch we will return to Cass for our trip home.

Trip includes: one night lodging, two lunches, one breakfast, one dinner and transportation by deluxe motor coach, taxes, baggage handling, meals & guide gratuity.

Cost per person:  Double occupancy:  $342; Triple occupancy:  $317; Quad occupancy:  $304; Single occupancy:  $404.  A payment plan can be set up.

If you have questions or would like to make reservations, please email Keith at


BILL DAVIDSON, ORGANIST/PIANIST FOR CRAFTON AND CARNEGIE and 2015 Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists’ Competition winner, has two major recitals coming up.

The first is Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 PM and is part of his required coursework for his master’s degree at CMU. It will feature piano concertos by Bach and Brahms. This concert is free. 

The second is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Concert Society for its’ competition winners, features music of Chopin, Bach, and Debussy, and will be Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for the second concert are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children. 

Both concerts will be at the Kresge Theatre in the Fine Arts Building at Carnegie Mellon University.  

Peg is planning on attending the first (sadly can’t make the second but hopes some folks can) and will be at Carnegie’s parking lot at 1:30 on Oct 25 if anyone would like to car pool/caravan.  Come on out and cheer Bill on!

Holy Week Across the South Hill Partnership

South Hills Partnership
Carnegie UMC, Crafton UMC, Fairhaven UMC, Hill Top UMC, Spencer UMC and UMC of Castle Shannon

April 17, Maundy Thursday Options:

Maundy Thursday takes its name from the Latin word “mandatum”, or commandment. On this day of Holy Week, we recall the new commandment Jesus gave his disciples: [Jesus said:] I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13: 34, 35)

  • Beyond: Seder Meal- 7:00 pm
    Spencer UMC
    117 Spencer Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
  • Traditional Service with Communion and Foot Washing- 7:00 pm
    Carnegie UMC
    419 Washington Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15106

April 18, Good Friday


  • Partnership Tenebrae Service at
    Spencer UMC
    117 Spencer Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
    • 6:00 pm – Common meal
    • 7:30 pm – Tenebrae Service

The word Tenebrae means darkness. This solemn service was first celebrated in the fourth century. In the service, candles are gradually extinguished, symbolizing the flight and denial of the disciples and friends of Jesus after his crucifixion. The Christ candle is extinguished and not relighted until Easter morning, reliving the suspense of the first disciples who had not yet experienced the resurrection. Scriptures and music help set the tone for this service.

Spencer UMC invites the Partnership churches to gather with them for a meal of fish and macaroni and cheese. A free-will offering will be received, but you are asked to make a reservation to aid in meal planning. For reservations call Spencer at 412-881-4000 by April 15.

April 20, Easter Sunday


  • Fairhaven UMC
    2415 Saw Mill Run Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234
    • 8:30 am – Pancake Breakfast
    • 9:30 am – Worship with Communion
  • Carnegie UMC
    415 Washington Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15106
    • 7:00 am –Breakfast and service
    • 9:30 am – Worship with Communion
  • Castle Shannon UMC
    3750 Myrtle Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234
    • 9:30 am – Worship with Communion
  • Spencer UMC
    117 Spencer Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
    • 11:00 am – Worship with Communion
  • Crafton UMC
    43 Belvidere St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205
    • 11:15 am – Worship with Communion
  • Hill Top UMC
    631 E. Warrington Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15210
    • 11:15 am – Worship with Communion