Fox Chapel area churches hold Advent services and Christmas events
Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 12:01 AM
Fox Chapel Presbyterian
Singer Joy Ike will perform a concert to benefit Second Harvest community thrift store.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Suggested donation is $20 per person or $30 per family.
Second Harvest is a new nonprofit community thrift store and gathering place opening in Sharpsburg next year.
The church is at Fox Chapel and Field Club roads.
• Join the church for Advent by Candlelight at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Experience the beauty of the Advent Season and prepare for Christmas through reflections, prayer and music. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the program. Goodwill offerings will be accepted at the door.
• Join the choir for Christmas. The adult choir rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and sings at the 9:30 a.m. liturgy and the 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.
The youth choir is for students in fifth through 12th grades and will rehearse from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 and sing at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve liturgy.
St. Juan Diego
• The parish is collecting old Christmas cards to use as tags on this year’s Advent Giving Trees. If you have any to donate, bring them to one of the parish offices.
• Enjoy cooking? Want to help the youth? Vagabond Ministries will have a weekly youth outreach night on Tuesdays called “Breakout” and the church needs help to provide dinner.
Volunteers arrive at 5:30 p.m. to set up food for about 30 people. Anyone willing to prepare a meal for the group is asked to contact Pam Susi at [email protected] or 412-781-5696.
On Dec. 8 the church will have a birthday party for Jesus with children’s readings and carol singing at noon. All are welcome.
On Dec. 17, there will be a quiet, meditative Hope for the Holidays service at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Park Church
EduNations will host the sixth annual Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, featuring musician and author Michael Card.
The concert will be in the Memorial Park Church sanctuary in Allison Park and is free to all.
A goodwill offering is encouraged, and proceeds will go to EduNations for the benefit of students in Sierra Leone.
The concert is one of the primary fundraising events for the organization each year.