At Ruthfred Lutheran Church, Bethel Park, worship services in the Advent series continue, highlighting the meaning of the Advent Wreath and candles. The adult Sunday school class continues its study entitled “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!”

• The Upper Room class begins a new four-week series entitled “Because of Bethlehem — Love is Born, Hope is Here.” The College and Carrier class celebrates its Christmas party on Dec. 20.

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At Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carnegie, Advent will be celebrated with services of Holy Communion at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays, through Dec. 23, including lighting of the Advent wreath. For more information, visit

At The Bible Chapel, McMurray, Chapel Sages Christmas Carol Celebration will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19, featuring Christmas music, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The event is free, but online registration is recommended.

• Special Needs Day Camp, 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 27 and 28, for individuals with special needs ages 15 and younger. Siblings may attend or volunteer. A snack will be provided. Register at

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At Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, a Christmas Remembrance Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, in Galbreath Chapel. Remember loved ones at this special communion service. For more information, visit or call 412-835-6630.

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