Ministries @ MLUPC
The members of Mt. Lebanon U.P. Church are involved in a large variety of ministries throughout Pittsburgh, and supports a mission work carrying our ministry around the globe. This page attempts to partially describe the ministries that we are involved in.
This is probably the most visible ministry that we have in the community. Over 6,000 people annually come to see the Christmas story told.
InsideOut is Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church's Young Adult group that ministers to men & women in their 20's & 30's.
We offer weekly Bible study every Wednesday evening at 7:30. The location changes from time to time, so check our "Calendar of Events" page for the most up-to-date information.
In addition to weekly Bible study, we also plan many awesome activities that provide a fantastic opportunity for fellowship. Upcoming events include a ski trip to Wisp, one of our great pot luck dinners, ice skating, swing dancing and cosmic bowling.
If you would like more information, just go to the "Contact Us" page and shoot us an e-mail and we'll shoot one right back to you with all of the information
Young Life is an outreach for non-Christians. Christian students are encouraged to bring their friends for nights of music, great skits, humor and a short message given by John Wondrisco, the Young Life area director. We meet at different homes on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm. Keep your eyes peeled on the church bulletins and make sure to pick up a schedule of club dates at Catacombs or at Sunday School.
Wyldlife is similar to High school Young Life, only for Middle school students! This is the first time we are doing this in the South Hills and it is sure to be a blast! Tons of skits, music and talks...a great place to bring your friends. We will meet in people's homes every other Friday starting January 28th. Make sure to pick up a club schedule from Steve. For more information call John Wondrisco.
Stephen Ministers are commissioned lay persons who have been trained and are supervised to develop their gifts for bringing Christ's healing love through caring for the spiritual, social and emotional needs of our community in a one-to-one private setting, on an ongoing basis.
Stephen Ministers are not professional counselors or psychologists; social workers providing physical services; experts in law, finance, church doctrine, etc.; brief superficial visitors "touching base" with people now and then.
The Stephen Ministry offers a lay caring ministry in which one person reaches out to another in time of need; a meaningful way for our church to more fully use our talents in sharing one another's burdens and joys.
All of us from time to time need someone with whom we may share our concerns and our needs, knowing that we will be listened to, understood, prayed for and encouraged, in a confidential relationship.
The Stephen Ministry program at the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church provides trained lay caregivers who seek to follow the teaching of Scripture to "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2)
For further information, call the Adult Discipleship office
"Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in," (Mt 25:35)
"The king will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"(Mt 25:40)
What is this Program? It is an opportunity to share your Thanksgiving gratitude by blessing someone who is experiencing difficult times with a Thanksgiving turkey in the Lord's name.
Where do the turkey's come from? Giant Eagle and Kuhn's grocery stores are currently giving away Thanksgiving turkeys in exchange for buying groceries per their store's guidelines. Please note that Shop 'n Save will not be sponsoring this program this year.
How does it work? Sign up for "Let's Talk Turkey" at the designated table in the lower Narthex on Sundays from October 15th to November 5th. Follow your store's guidelines to earn a turkey. Food will be confidentially delivered by the Deacons within a week of Thanksgiving. There will be a small companion program for the Children's church, and an appropriate and different Scripture will be published weekly in the bulletin for those families that want to develop a Thanksgiving devotional.
Giant Eagle: Spend at least $250.00 using your "Advantage Card" between September 10th and October 22nd, and earn a certificate for $10.00 or a turkey. Or spend $450.00 and earn a certificate for $15.00.
Kuhn's: Save register receipts between September 10th and October 28th (for each $250.00 in receipts we save, we earn one turkey). Deadline to turn in receipts to Kuhn's is November 4th. Receipts can be turned in to the church at the designated table in the lower Narthex, on Sunday's for remittance to Kuhn's on or before October 29th.
Who are the recipients? MLUPC currently has families that we wish to bless this way. They are the first recipients. Any remaining food will be distributed as a Christian witness to various "help" programs in the community.
Where can I get more information? Please contact Betty Barker, Beth Kharouf, Maria Olivo or Donna Schaude.
The Men's Ministry at MLUPC is dedicated to Uniting Men with Jesus Christ,
through the Word and Prayer, and with Each Other through Vital Relationships,
to become Godly Influences in Their World. For more information about
the Men's Ministry see the Men's Ministry web site.
We have been busy. Since the installation of the video camera, we have upgraded our sound board and cassette deck. The new equipment has been a blessing. We have just received other new equipment to improve the audio quality of the all the tapes.
We have been video taping the 11 AM service for about two years now. These video's are available to borrow. This is a good way to look back on a favorite service. We plan on making these tapes available for purchase in the future.
Needless to say, the people that are part of the Audio/Video Ministry are a
very important part each and every service. Their dedication and countless
hours of service to our Lord is wonderful.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.1 Peter 4:10