Holy Week

Fairhaven UMC will host Maundy Thursday service at 7pm on Thursday, 4/14. This will be a jazz service, a new thing for us that is going to be a beautiful experience as we recall Christ’s last supper with his disciples and share in Communion.

There will be a cross procession beginning at Hill Top on Good Friday, 4/15, at 2pm. Together with Abiding Missions, we’ll carry a cross up Beltzhoover Avenue toward Grandview, stopping along the way to read Scripture that tells us of Jesus’ passion. It will end at Abiding Missions on Excelsior Street with the stripping of the altar.

Good Friday service will be held at Spencer at 7:30pm. As is our tradition in the Partnership, this will be a Tenebrae service (a service of darkness) that walks through Jesus’ betrayal, journey to the cross, and finally his death. If you’ve never attended before, Tenebrae is an extremely powerful service.

Worship will be preceded by a fish dinner. If you plan to eat, please RSVP to the office at (412) 881-4000 by Wednesday, 4/13.

If you’re at all able, I strongly encourage you to make time for Maundy Thursday and/or Good Friday worship. Easter Sunday has a far deeper feeling of meaning and grace when we have walked with the Lord to the cross first, rather than just coming from the celebration of Palm Sunday the week before. The silence of Good Friday makes Easter’s “he is risen!” all the greater.

Advent Prayer Service

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Each Wednesday through December, beginning this Wednesday 12/1/2021, there will be an evening Advent prayer service at Spencer UMC.

We will have dinner at 6:15pm, followed by the service itself at 7pm.

The service will be relatively short, and will serve to focus our hearts on the awaited coming of Jesus this busy season.

Spring Game at Spencer UMC

 April 4, 12-3 p.m. at Spencer UMC (117 Spencer Ave., 15227).  

Got Cabin Fever?  Have the Winter Blues?  Come to our Game Day.

If you would like to reserve a table for 4 to play cards or a game of your choice, call the church office at 412-881-400.  Tickets:  $15

If you don’t have 4 people, we will try to fill your table.  Lunch will be served and we have plenty of prizes and baskets.

BEYOND Advent Study – “Because of Bethlehem”

Join us as we study Max Lucado’s DVD series.  Because of Bethlehem, we no longer have marks on our record..just grace.

We have that promise that God is always near us, always for us and always within us.  Long after the carolers have gone home and the lights have come down, these promises endure.

Light supper at 6:15pm and Service at 7pm.