Indoor Worship
Service Times: Sunday 10:00 a.m. (Summer Schedule)
100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 412-751-0511

Indoor Worship

Join Us for Worship!

Saturday “LIGHT” Worship August 6th – 6:00 pm

This week music will be provided by Sienna & Melina DeJesus

Please join us for a service of music, message, scripture & communion – All are welcome!

Sunday Worship August 7th – 10:00 am – 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Lesson:  Luke 12:32-40;  Sermon:  “Treasure in Heaven”

LIVE STREAMING @ 10:00 am Sunday

Masks are optional for all in person worship.


August 7 Bulletin

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SERVERS - Sunday, August 7th 10:00 am

Greeters/Ushers – Linda & Terry Vota

Attendance – Sarah Sparico

Online YouTube service can be accessed on our website and choose the option for Live Stream Series for a list of available dates, the Central Highlands Facebook Page or directly by searching Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in YouTube.  


I will be out of the office on Monday 8/8 and Tuesday 8/9 to attend my nephew’s wedding.  Be back in the office on Wednesday.

This week at Central Highlands—August 6 – August 14

Saturday 8/6                Saturday “LIGHT” Worship – 6:00 pm

Sunday 8/7                  Sunday Worship—10:00

Monday 8/8                 Audit – Funk Team – 9:00 am

Wednesday 8/10         Pastor’s Bible Study – 10:00 am

                                    “Sweet Hour of Prayer” – 6-7 pm

                                    Trustee Meeting – 7:00 pm

Saturday 8/13              Saturday “LIGHT” Worship—6:00 pm – Outdoors @ Fire Pit

Sunday 8/14                Sunday Worship—10:00 am – Outdoors @ Fellowship Hall Doors

Scripture Lesson:  Luke 12:49-56; Sermon: “Rightside Up”


Because of inclement weather, the work has yet to begin on the parking lots.  When the work begins, we can expect 2-3 days.  Please just stand by and be prepared for parking adjustments and access for loading and building entrance, especially if you are a MOW volunteer.  The lots will be repaired, topped and relined.  This work is being planned by our Trustees.  This is all pending the proper weather conditions. 

Tim Durant, Treasurer and the Finance Committee are looking for a 4-drawer locking file cabinet that can be moved into the spare office for the work of the Treasurer.  If you have one that you are no longer using or know of family or friend wanting to “unload” one, please call the church office.  Thank you.


CHURCH PICNIC - Sunday, August 14 - 12:30 Brief Worship Service - 1:00 Picnic Lunch

The picnic will be held at Pavilion 19 in Cedar Creek Park beginning with brief worship and devotions at 12:30 pm.  The picnic lunch will begin at 1:00 pm.  Hot Dogs will be provided.  We are asking all in attendance to bring a covered dish of your choice to share along with any serving utensils required.  We will provide table coverings, paper products and plastic utensils.  Please sign up in the Narthex or call the church office if you plan to attend.  Our regular worship service will be held outdoors at 10:00 am outside the fellowship hall-weather permitting.


Saturday & Sunday August 13/14, worship services will be held outdoors—weather permitting.  Sat. at the Firepit and Sun. outside Fellowship Hall Entrance.  Bring a chair!

 Pastor’s Bible Study –Wednesdays @ 10:00 am in the Picnic Pavilion.  The group is studying the Gospel of John.  All are welcome to join in!

Tired of eating alone? Like to try out a new restaurant? Looking for fellowship?  A new group called "Early Dinner" is being formed and will launch on Thursday, August 11. Every Thursday a group will gather at various restaurants at 4:00 p.m. You do not need to attend every week to be part of this group. You pick the week and contact Karen Prescott (412) 751-5277, by Wednesday of that week if you plan on attending. Need a ride, don't let that hold you back.  We can carpool. Have a friend that you would like to invite? Bring them along. Couples welcome - All are welcome!  See Karen for any questions.  Bon Appetit!!

“Sweet Hour of Prayer” – continues every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Have you always wanted to deepen your prayer life, but find that no matter how hard you try distractions tear you away?  Our sanctuary will be open for silent prayer.  Come for a few minutes or come for the whole hour.  There will be no formal agenda, simply an intentional environment for you to speak to and listen to God without any distractions.  The altar candles will be lit, inviting the Holy Spirit to meet us during this time.  Soft instrumental music will be played.  We ask you to arrive and leave in silence out of respect for others.  A praying church is a powerful church! 

Summer in the Psalms—So many of you have mentioned to Rev. Janet how much you appreciate having a Bible study guide.  Summer is a great time to carve out a few minutes each day to get in touch with God.  Available in the Narthex (will also be included in the Highlander and attached to this weekly email) is a day- by- day guide for reading through all 150 Psalms this summer.  Some days you will read 2 or 3, other days just 1.  The study guide begins on June 1.  And if you get behind, you can simply pick up on another day.  Every Psalm has something to offer and there is a Psalm for every situation you may encounter.  Spend some time this summer with God and your Bible.

Announcing an Adult Sunday School Class to begin on September 11th!!!  The first 6 weeks will be a study of the book “You’ll Get Through This” written by Max Lucado.  The class will be led by Karen Prescott.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for any interested in being a part of this class so we can order the appropriate number of books.  Following the first 6 weeks, Karen will be soliciting suggestions for continued adult study on Sunday mornings.  Any questions, please see Karen.

The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus will be holding their annual Yard Sale/Bake Sale and Lunch on Saturday, August 13th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The sale will take place at the intersection of High Street and Dennis Street.  Come on out and see what you can find to support the Chorus!!!  Any questions, see Carol Barr or Jennifer Herrington.


The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus is looking for new members to sing.  The group practices on Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00 or 8:30 at Bethesda Church in Elizabeth and performs a Christmas Concert the 1st weekend of December at Elizabeth Forward High School.  The first rehearsal is Sunday, September 11th.  If interested, please contact Kem Morgan at 412 672-4844, Carol Barr or Jennifer Herrington.


The Round Hill Clothes Closet is OPEN.  Cleanout and renovations have been completed.  If you know of anyone in need of seasonal clothing, please let them know about the Clothes Closet.  Jan Gronlund is happy to answer any questions or schedule a shopping time.  The work schedule has resumed.

IT’S SUMMER VACATION TIME AND MEALS ON WHEELS can use some substitutes or there is always a place for a permanent volunteer.  You can work in the kitchen, drive, be a runner or a number of other occasional jobs to help out.  If you can volunteer one day a week or one day a month, your help is truly appreciated.  Please call Suzie in the office (412) 751-0511 or Linda with MOW (412) 751-2230.  Our volunteers do not have to be associated with our congregation – maybe you know of a family member or friend that can help.  Please be on the lookout for helpers!

California UMC is looking for students that are entering Penn West (Cal U) or are already a student at Penn West for consideration for a scholarship.  If you have a church member taking classes in the ’22-’23 academic year, please contact the church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (724) 938-2270.

Mission of Mercy is sponsoring its annual FREE DENTAL CLINIC on Friday & Saturday August 5th & 6th at the Pittsburgh Convention Center.  Doors open at 6:00 am – Clinic starts @ 7:00 am.  This clinic provides free dental care for all including children age 2 and up.  Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  NO INSURANCE IS REQUIRED.  Services are rendered on a first come, first served basis until capacity is met.  For important details prior to attending the clinic, visit  There will also be free eye exams and hearing care.

New Life Options, a pregnancy education center in Monongahela, PA, is holding their annual “Walk for Life” fundraiser on Saturday, August 13th at Chess Park in Monongahela.  The registration begins at 10:00 am and the Walk will begin at 11:00 am.  The mission of the New Life Options center is to build strong families by teaching and assisting men and women to be dedicated parents with Christian values.  The annual walk helps to attain their mission so that all of the clients receive the best pregnancy education that they can give.  For more information, go to their website or call 724 258-7277.

Port Vue United Methodist Church will hold their Annual Flea Market on Saturday, September 10th from 8-2.  A bake sale and luncheon menu is included.  For more information, please contact PVUM @ 412 672-7289.  They are located at 1565 Washington Blvd., Port Vue 15133.

Birthday Celebrations this week:  August 4 – Hayley Krol Lattanzi; August 5 – Lori Nelko, Carol School; August 6 – Marissa McCall; August 7 – Lincoln Hemminger; August 9 – Sandy Franks, Melissa McClain, August 10 – Mina Burkett.  A very Happy Birthday to all!!

Please keep the following members & friends and their families in prayer:

  • Our sympathies to the Opfer Family – Cindy, Shawn, Shanna & Brendan – on the passing of Raymond “Terry” Opfer on July 28.  His funeral service took place on Tuesday.  Please keep the Opfer Family in prayer.
  • Please pray for Joan Cochran.  Joan is suffering from blood cancer and is in very poor health.  Prayers for Joan and Family. 
  • Sandy Franks is recuperating from a fall a few weeks ago.  She is in a rehabilitation center.  She suffered a broken shoulder and elbow.  Her daughter, Cindy, will be taking her to a doctor appointment on Friday.  We may know a little more next week about whether she will require surgery.  Please keep Sandy in your prayers.  Her birthday is Tuesday 8/9. 
  • Sara, great niece of Arlene Funk, had successful removal of a large benign brain tumor last week and is doing well.  Please continue to keep Sara and family in prayer.    
  • Continue to pray for the following that have been listed here the past few weeks:
    • Phyllis Tansky
    • Donna Shultz
    • Nick Moore
    • Brian Greenawalt
    • Brassart/Pecuch Family
    • Doug
    • Pam Havaran
    • Matthew McGrail
    • Ron Zanetti
    • William Prescott Family
    • John Walker & Carol
    • Rev. William & Ella Heaton
  • We pray for traveling mercies for the summer season of vacations and family visits. 
  • Please pray for Ukraine and their people.  Pray for strength and peace. 
  • Please continue to remember the long list of friends and family members mentioned each week during worship.  Please pray for these families and for the doctors and medical personnel caring for each and every one.


Names from the Prayer list prior to January 2022 have been removed.  Please let me know if there is a name that was removed that needs to remain.  Thank you. 

Intercessory Prayer List

Prayer & Health Concerns: Sandy Franks, The Opfer Family, Joan Cochran, Sara, Phyllis Tansky, The Brassart/Pecuch Family, Mina & Jack Burkett, Family of Maryann Pociask, Pam Havaran, Donna Shultz, Brian Greenawalt, Nick Moore, Dave MacDonald, Helen Markus, Doug and Family, Nancy Hoffman, Matthew McGrail,  Ron Zanetti, Cheryl Burris, “Chandler”, The William Prescott Family, Yvonne Harper, Bill Gronlund, Dennis, Danielle Sippos, Ellen Gainer, Brian Miller, Dee Peters, Patrick Fowler, John Walker, Becky Hrutkay, Darlene Andrews, Rev. Bill Heaton, Ella Heaton, Krise Family, Pat Anderson, Gail Hankins, Lorraine Ulrich, Marie Custer, Del Morrow, Sarah Salay, Jim Dumm, Joyce Kennedy, Bonnie Antonelli, Sharon & Cliff Karnes,  Joanne Brassart, Jones/Worrall Family,Vi Huffsmith Family, Jean Bickerton, Mike Vuckovich, Peg Muron, Bob Walter, Sophia, The David Wislowsky Family, Ron Ziegler, Lloyd Fink, People of Ukraine, Marcy Matyasovsky, Sandy Williams, Darlene Brown, Sue Trail, Karen, Megan & Family

Our homebound, nursing home and care center members:  Marie Custer, Faye Puskaric, June Nock, Emily Moore, Gail Hankins, Carolyn Svec, Ed Gronlund

Those serving in the Military:  Seth Smith, John Anderson, Bryan Bound, Zach Lepley, Frank Coulter, Jared Booth, Joseph Puharic, Christian Painter, Chris McCall, Johnny Summers, Zach Trunzo, Tyberius Ten, William Remaley