Lenten Prayer Service – Walking Into Darkness

Starting at a new time – 7 pm Wednesday Nights

According to Christian tradition, Lent is a time of self-examination and repentance, a season of prayer, fasting, and self-denial, and a moment especially fit for reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.

This Lent of 2016, our mid-week prayer service at Hill Top UMC (631 E Warrington Ave) is a great way to get into the spirit of this season, with time for quiet prayer and fellowship with other believers.

Each Wednesday at 7 pm in the Hill Top sanctuary, please join us as we journey together towards the cross, where the Lord gave himself up for us all.

Special Services during Lent 2016

Ash Wednesday Service – February 10th

  • 7 pm at Hill Top UMC
  • This service will be preceded by a meal of soup and bread beginning at 6 pm.

Holy Thursday Service – March 24th

  • The will be a special foot-washing service at Spencer UMC, and an additional service may be added, based on interest.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service – March 25th

  • 7:30 pm at Spencer UMC
    • A Baked Fish Dinner will be served at 6pm (Good Will Offering)
    • RSVP by March 22 (for count only).
    • A service of Scripture lessons, music, candles and darkness at 7:30 pm.

New Midweek Prayer Service at Hill Top UMC


On Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30 pm, we’re kicking off a midweek prayer service in the freshly re-modeled sanctuary of Hill Top UMC (631 E Warrington Ave, 15210). Ever since the devastating fire in 2014, the Hill Top congregation has been outside of their building.  Now, as they re-enter their worship space, let’s join together to transform that new building into a house of prayer for all people!

There are few acts as basic to the Christian life as prayer. In fact, it’s been said that the best way to gauge the vitality of a church is to look at the place of prayer in that church’s life. When John Wesley began the Methodist revival so long ago, he received strength to change the world from weekly and at times daily services of prayer and Holy Communion.

In this new beginning for the Hill Top Church, then, we seek to base our life together on prayer, opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance.  The midweek prayer service will meet weekly, with healing prayer and anointing offered the first Wednesday of every month, including in our kick-off service on Dec. 2nd. All are welcome, and we hope you’ll join us as we seek revival of our spirits and encounters with our God. This Advent, why not prepare yourself to celebrate Jesus’ birth in a manger once more by making room for Him in your heart through prayer? Please contact Pastor Matt for more details at (412) 532-6157 or pricemf11@gmail.com.