At Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, we offer a number of different fellowship programs. These groups foster friendships, strengthen Christian faith and support missions in our Church, communities and throughout our world.
From 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (September until Easter), Church family and community members of all ages are invited to Terrific Tuesday, which features time for Children’s Choir, youth discussion groups and adult study sessions. Dinner is held at 6 p.m. in Asbury Center before activities commence at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost, though freewill donations are accepted.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is a supportive and inclusive Christian membership organization where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women’s ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Our members nurture one another in the community as well as support United States and international projects and partners, improving the lives of women, children and youth with prayer, financial gifts, volunteer work and advocacy efforts.
United Methodist Women has undertaken mission projects such as creating hygiene kits for girls in Nyadire, Zimbabwe, making pillowcases for cancer patients and assembling gift bags for mothers in the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church Food Pantry. The group has partnered with numerous organizations for its mission efforts, including the Ruth M. Smith Center, Red Bird Mission, Bethlehem Haven and a hearing impaired organization in Zimbabwe.
At Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, we have five circles of United Methodist Women. Daytime circles include our Faith Circle and Rebecca Circle whereas evening circles consist of our Circle of Friends and Koinonia. Our fifth circle, Dames in Action, is comprised of girls and young women aged 6th grade through 12th grade.
Hands and Hearts in Mission
Hands and Hearts in Mission is a sewing group that focuses on ministry, donating everything it creates to people in need. The group typically meets one or two times per month in Epworth Chapel and welcomes women of any sewing skill level or experience.
Together, the group brushes up on sewing skills and teaches each other techniques that make sewing easier. Hands and Hearts in Mission also has a team of home-sewers, who cannot make monthly meetings, but take kits and finish the product at their homes.
Hands and Hearts in Mission has created and donated materials such as pillowcases, baby hats and blankets, school bags and quilts to mission partners that include Nyadire United Methodist Hospital, United Methodist Commission on Relief, Girl Empowerment Pad Project, Home of Hope Orphanage in Zimbabwe and Ryan’s Case for Smiles.
Each spring and summer, Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church fields a softball team that includes a mix of experienced and newer players. A member of the Chartiers Valley Church Softball League, our softball team provides an opportunity for fellowship, camaraderie and fun on the baseball diamond during slow-pitch competition.
Bible Study Groups
Our Church offers numerous Bible study functions. Our Women’s Friday Bible Study meets at 9:30 a.m. each Friday at the Church. We also have a Bishop’s Bible Study, which occurs during and focuses on the seasons of Advent and Lent.