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

Indoor Worship

In-person worship returns!





Sunday, February 28th – 2nd Sunday in Lent

Scripture Lesson – Matthew 5:1-2, 5-6 – “O the Blessedness” #2

Music Ministry – Jan Hackett – Cello & Violin

The 10:00 am service will be “live streamed” on YouTube.

Feb 28, 2021 Bulletin

 Church Youtube channel

(note: service may take a few days to be public when searching. Use the facebook link or our video list to get to the video soon after the service)

In person worship guidelines

 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.



8:30 Service: 

Ushers – Chris Grainer, Ray Gronlund

Attendance – Dawn Grainer

Temperature – Beth Lacey

10:00 Service: 

Ushers – Gregg Messina, Meryl Shotwell

Attendance – Lesley Messina

Temperature – Ryan Messina


 Attachments today:  Worship Bulletin for February 28th , Easter Flower Order Form, March Highlander, In Person Worship Safety Guidelines and ETwp Meeting Flyer

 Rev. Janet’s ZOOM study – Monday, March 1st @ 7:00 pm.  The study is based on the Gospel of John.  Janet has forwarded information regarding on line purchase of the book.  I will have a few copies in the office.  The book is not a necessity – Janet has outlined all the readings and discussion points on a handout.  All are welcome – Call the Church Office for Zoom login information or contact Janet @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, March 2nd @ 7:00 pm SPRC will meet in the Narthex.

Pastor Steve’s Wednesday Bible Study continues on Wednesday March 3rd @ 10:00 am.  The 12-week study is based on a Bible Study Series of Life Lessons with Max Lucado on the Books of Ruth and Esther.

EASTER FLOWERS: It is time to place your orders for Easter Flowers.  Again this year we will order from Hazuza’s Greenhouse.  The cost is $9.00 each and the order deadline is Sunday, March 14th.  The choices include Lilies, Tulips-Pink, Red or Orange, Hyacinths-Purple, Pink or Mixed, Mums-Yellow, Pink.  Please pick up the order forms on the table in the Narthex to fill out your choices and your dedications.  If you would like to order and have not been coming out for services, contact Suzie in the office to phone in your order or mail in. (order form attached)


JOB OPENING:  The SPRC is currently looking for a custodian to take over the cleaning duties of the church.  It will be a 20 hour work week.  The committee will have a job description available soon.  If you know of anyone that might be interested, please have them contact the church office for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name & phone number to be contacted by SPRC.

Debbie Walter, Director of Children’s Ministries for 22 years, has announced her retirement.  Debbie has touched the lives of many of our children & youth in many ways; Sunday School, VBS each summer, over the years the CHIPS afterschool program, outreach programs and many, many more activities teaching about faith and bringing them closer to Jesus.  We will honor Debbie for her faithful and dedicated service on Sunday, March 7th at the 10:00 am Worship Service.  The SPRC and the congregation would like to show our appreciation to Debbie for her many years of dedication by presenting her with a retirement gift.  If you would care to contribute, please do so by writing a separate check payable to CHCUMC or cash and marking the envelope for Debbie W.  Retirement Gift.  Please have your gifts to the office (or offering plate) no later than Feb. 28thAny questions, call Suzie at the office.  Thank you.

IT’S TAX SEASON, AGAIN...................  Mr. Dan Matta has offered to provide tax preparation services as part of the AARP Tax Aid Program.  There is no charge for this service.  Please contact Dan at (412) 678-8996 for details.   Because of the virus and to comply with social distancing regulations, Dan will accept your returns via mail or drop off at his home.  You can make those arrangements with Dan when you call.  Thank you, Dan, for providing this service to members and friends of our congregation! 

There are many dates open on the 2021 Flower Calendar.  If you would like to sponsor the Sunday flowers in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend, please put your name on the calendar outside of the Office or call Suzie.

Members and friends (age 65 and older) are beginning to get appointments and put themselves on lists to receive the COVID Vaccine.  As I get the information, I will pass it along:

- UPMC has begun to open vaccinations to the general public 65 and over.  Please go to for more information.

- 412 DOCTORS is a scheduling hot line for AHN (412) 362-8677 age 75 and over.  Many have been successful at scheduling via this phone line – Be patient and follow the prompts.

- RiteAid Pharmacy has opened a COVID Vaccine appointment scheduler – you can find it on the RiteAid main website.  You can choose from any RiteAid location, but again, the appointments are going fast.

- Two pharmacy locations in Monongahela that are taking names for lists and appointments.  Span & Taylor Pharmacy (724) 258-4545 and Dirkins Pharmacy (724) 258-5530. 

- Giant Eagle Pharmacy – all locations – are scheduled to distribute vaccines.  The website opens for new appointments on Sundays at Noon.

- Sam’s Club has opened their website for vaccine registration.

- Allegheny County Vaccination Clinic is at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville – taking appointments thru the Allegheny County website but they go as fast as they are posted.  Allegheny has opened their 211 line for phone registrations for vaccines.  You must be 65 and over and no access to internet or having difficulty navigating the website.

- Allegheny Health Network has a phone line for those that do not have internet access – (412) 362-8677, but is probably the best way to access for appointments.  (no appts. were available at any of their facilities this morning) 

Elizabeth Township is inviting the community to attend the first Public Outreach virtual meetings to discuss the Elizabeth Township Comprehensive Plan that is being developed.  The first meetings will be held via ZOOM on March 16th with two sessions:  4:30-5:45 and 6:30-7:45.  For login information contact the church office or go to the Elizabeth Township website. (copy of announcement and login information attached)

Meals on Wheels is in URGENT need of help with all volunteer areas.  Please contact Linda (412) 751-2230 or Suzie (412) 751-0511 if you can help in any way – driver, runner, kitchen help. 

Has someone in your household had surgery and is unable to shop for groceries and prepare meals?  Has there been an illness recently that does not allow for meal preparation?  You may want to consider getting meal deliveries from our Meals on Wheels program.  The price is $4.00 per day per person and a delicious full course hot meal is delivered to your doorstep along with a bag of other items to provide you with all you could eat for the day.  The MOW staff would be happy to set you up on the delivery route – even on a temporary basis while you are recuperating.  You need not get meals every day – you can choose your delivery days.  Contact Linda Way @ 412 751-2230 or call the church office.

Birthday Celebrations this week:  February 26th – Cheryl Copeland, Robert Magiske; February 27th – Laurie Chorba, Rose Roberts; March 2nd – Olivia Kristen; March 3rd – Lauren Sari Cope.  A very Happy Birthday to all!!  Rose Roberts will be 91 on the 27th and really enjoys receiving cards:  206 Marshall Drive, McKeesport 15132. 


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

  • We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Becky Guenther last Thursday, 18th.  Her daughter, Judy, indicated that she had a fall in the home over the holidays and broke her hip and never recovered.  Pastor Steve conducted a graveside service on Tuesday afternoon at Jefferson Memorial.  Our prayers to the Guenther family on another difficult loss.  Condolences can be sent to Judy Stiltz
  • Don Ulbrich had a fall last Thursday in the driveway at home and suffered a broken shoulder.  Don is recuperating at his daughter and son in law’s home.  He, of course, wishes to be back home soon!!!  Prayers for a speedy recovery for Don.  Get well greetings can be sent to:  Don c/o Mary Miller.
  • Kassia Krol continues with COVID but minor symptoms.  She will be returning to work soon. Still keeping watch over the remainder of the Krol family and baby Noli.  Continued prayers for all the Krols.
  • Joyce Gallagher reported that her daughter, Natalie, is still recuperating from multiple surgeries and needs continued prayer.  Joyce and Tom are home in Eliz. Twp. this week, but will probably be returning to Mechanicsburg to help out.  They have two little boys.  Thankfully, Natalie and family are associated with a wonderful church and the members have been showering them with food and other help throughout this time.
  • Prayers for Clarence & Tracy Hobaugh as Clarence continues to have appointments and treatments. 
  • Sandy Franks has requested prayer for her sister-in-law, Karen Rockwell.  Karen lives in California and has recently discovered a mass on her kidney.  She will be undergoing biopsy surgery soon.  Prayers for Karen.
  • Lois Leggett has informed us that a former member of CH, Bob Forney, who now lives in Orlando, FL requires heart bypass surgery but had to be put on hold.  Please keep Bob and his wife Nancy in prayer. 
  • Prayer request from Debbie Zora for a friend’s mother, Patty Gniefkowski had a lung biopsy yesterday on a large mass.  Please pray for this family.
  • Continued Prayers for our CHCUMC family Frontline Workers.  We hope that many have received the vaccine and others will receive it soon.  We thank them all for their dedication. 

Frontline Workers List

Madison Messina – Giant Eagle Cashier

Greg Messina – Nurse Jefferson Hospital

Lesley Messina – Nurse working from home – Insurance side

Ray Gronlund (and Julie) – PT

Jessie Starr Nelson - PA

Carol Mayfield – PA

Donna Durant – Nurse

Rachelle Scott – PA

Lynda Krol –UPMC support

Kassia Krol – Nurse (doing PA rounds to complete her degree)

Jared Delbianco – Kassia’s Partner – ICU Nurse Presby

Donna Pezel – Nursing Aid – Forbes

Tom Walter – Keeping their store open

David Zora - CVS Pharmacy in Ohio

Melissa McClain – Nurse

Jan Bruney Armbruster – School Nurse in IL

Jason Sari – ICU Nurse VA Hospital Oakland

Bev James – Dr. Goralczyk’s Office

John & Nancy Corey’s daughter & son-in-law both ICU Nurses in Anchorage, Alaska

Courtney Basic – US Postal Service

Brett Basic – Police Detective, West Mifflin

Colette Hucko – Scheduling & Staffing Administrator, Lowe’s West Mifflin

Ronalee Slavick – Giant Eagle Cashier

Scott Schwirian – Radiology Jefferson Hospital

Kim Schwirian – UPMC insurance authorizations

Kristen Uveges – Jefferson Pain & Rehab

Debra Burkholder – Pediatric Nurse

Jamiee DeSimone – RN/CRNP - AHN

Justin DeSimone – Allegheny County Police Force

MOW Staff and Volunteers

Dean Keller – Dietary Staff UPMC McKeesport

Jonathan Hobaugh – CLASS (formerly United Cerebral Palsey)

Tricia Hobaugh – RN Excela Westmoreland Hospital

Ben Hobaugh – PAIR (corporate IT infrastructure)


Intercessory Prayer List


Prayer & Health Concerns:  The Guenther Family, Don Ulbrich, Kassia Krol, Brenda Roberts, Natalie Gallagher Stutzman, Karen Rockwell, Bob Forney, Clarence Hobaugh, Patty Gniefkowski, Maryann Shaffer (Nancy Starr’s Mother), Karnes/Larson Family, Jodi, AJ, Kara Kosanovich, Dale Baumgartner, Scott & Kailey Johnston, Family of Darlene Roberts, Clarence Hobaugh, Gronlund/Semich Family, Barb Mayfield, Katie Ponsonby, Bret Agostoni, Charlotte Abramovitz, Jack (Debbie Z’s cousin), Joan (Debbie W’s friend), Mike Simon, Little Family, Aimee, Pam, Angie Vitullio, Roper/Karnes Family, Jennie Carothers, Carol Walker, Valerie Margie, Alaina (Helen McConnell’s granddaughter), Denise & Kathy & family of Ann, Annamarie, Donna Pezel, The Morse Family, Knecht Family, Steve Godlewski, Nathan Mayfield, The Street/Cray families, Mike Bill, Gayle Gronlund, Susan Henry, Mary Hobaugh, Carol School, Jeff School, Ella Heaton

Our homebound, nursing home and care center members:  Marie Custer, Ruth Krise, Lois Davis, Faye Puskaric, Michael Bill, 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, Abby Altieri