Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at Shadyside Presbyterian ChurchThis beloved traditional service is preceded by an extended choral prelude featuring harpist Nuiko Wadden beginning at 7:40 p.m. and concludes with a ceremony of lights as the congregation sings “Silent Night.”

Photograph taken by Ellen L. Allston.

Christmas Eve Family Service

Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Nativity WindowLed by the children and youth of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, this family service celebrating the Nativity of our Lord includes familiar carols and candle lighting. The service appeals to congregants of all ages and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Photograph: Detail of Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Nativity Window, located at the center of the south transept in the Sanctuary. Manufactured by Tiffany Glass Company, the window was installed when the church was erected in 1890 and is the only original stained glass window remaining at the church. The window is based on the 1522 painting “The Holy Night” (also known as “The Adoration of the Shepherds”) by Correggio, who was a contemporary of Raphael. Depicted are the Infant Jesus and His mother Mary. Those surrounding the Child are illuminated by a radiance that emanates from Him. Photograph taken by Mary Jane Bent.

Sunday Worship

Detail of Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s “Digital Mosaic,” illustrated by Mark Bender. All rights reserved by Shadyside Presbyterian Church.
Artwork: Detail of Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s “Digital Mosaic,” illustrated by Mark Bender. All rights reserved by Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Worship occurs on-site and online on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

For the well-being of our congregation and our community, the church has established health and safety precautions to minimize risk for those attending our gatherings. To better prepare you for what to expect as you return to on-site worship, you may learn more here.

If you cannot gather with us for worship in person, we hope you will gather with us in spirit by joining us remotely through our live worship webcast. Visit the live webcast page of the church website to access the worship video. Other worship documents, including the bulletin (.pdf format), also may be accessed from the live webcast page or the worship archive.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this transition. Please feel free to contact the church office should you have any questions.

For the latest updates and announcements related to COVID-19, please visit this page.

Missed a service?

Visit the worship archive to explore past worship services and discover resources for enhancing your personal devotional time as we face an extended period of physical separation from our community of faith.

Children’s Chapel

The Children’s Ministry Team of Shadyside Presbyterian Church invites families to join us as we gather — both on-site and online — for our weekly chapel time on Sundays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Children enjoy singing songs with Mr. Stephen Donnelly, hearing a story from the Bible from Mrs. Ellen Allston, and praying with us. We’re looking forward to celebrating Jesus with you!

Children ages 4 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Learning activities will be offered from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., after the live webcast has ended and prior to the beginning of worship at 11:00 a.m.

Due to vaccination limitations among this age group, all staff, volunteers, and children will remain masked for safety. Parents, caregivers, and guardians are welcome to accompany their children at any time; we request that adults wear masks at all times when in Children’s Ministry areas. Learn more about current COVID-19 precautions for worship at Shadyside Presbyterian Church here.

If friends cannot join us in person, our live webcast is available on the church’s YouTube channel. Previous videos also may be viewed at any time throughout the week. Click here to browse the playlist of previous videos on YouTube.

For more information or to connect with our Children’s Ministry, please contact Ellen Allston, Director of Children’s Ministry.

Adult Christian Educ. Study

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Close to Home: Advent Art Study

Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Adult Christian Education Team invites you to participate in a new study for the season of Advent: Close to Home. Join us for a program of guided visual meditation, Bible study, and prayer on Sundays, November 28 through December 19, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., both on-site in the Hulme Room and virtually via Zoom videoconferencing.

No preparation is necessary, and no materials need to be purchased. Please plan to make this spiritual opportunity part of your Advent experience and join us!

Learn more about the study.

Advent Vespers

During the season of Advent, Shadyside Presbyterian Church invites you to join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of music and reflection in our Sanctuary and online. These 45-minute candlelight Communion services include homilies from the Reverend Austin Crenshaw Shelley; the celebration of the Lord’s Supper; and music offered by the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir.

Note: Advent vespers incorporate a celebration of the Sacrament of Communion, both on-site and online. Please read the invitation, which explains options for those joining us on-site and suggestions for preparation for those joining us at home.

Pittsburgh Camerata Concert

Christmas with the Camerata

The 29th concert season of Music in a Great Space continues with the Pittsburgh Camerata, presenting “Christmas with the Camerata,” on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

Hear Pittsburgh’s premier professional chamber choir, under the direction of Mark A. Anderson, sing a program of choral music for the season.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.pittsburghcamerata.org or at the door. Subscriptions are also available.

The program also will be available virtually from December 19 through January 2. Virtual tickets may be purchased online at www.pittsburghcamerata.org.

Learn more about Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Sunday Worship

Detail of Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s “Digital Mosaic,” illustrated by Mark Bender. All rights reserved by Shadyside Presbyterian Church.
Artwork: Detail of Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s “Digital Mosaic,” illustrated by Mark Bender. All rights reserved by Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

Worship occurs on-site and online on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

For the well-being of our congregation and our community, the church has established health and safety precautions to minimize risk for those attending our gatherings. To better prepare you for what to expect as you return to on-site worship, you may learn more here.

If you cannot gather with us for worship in person, we hope you will gather with us in spirit by joining us remotely through our live worship webcast. Visit the live webcast page of the church website to access the worship video. Other worship documents, including the bulletin (.pdf format), also may be accessed from the live webcast page or the worship archive.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this transition. Please feel free to contact the church office should you have any questions.

For the latest updates and announcements related to COVID-19, please visit this page.

Missed a service?

Visit the worship archive to explore past worship services and discover resources for enhancing your personal devotional time as we face an extended period of physical separation from our community of faith.

Children’s Chapel

The Children’s Ministry Team of Shadyside Presbyterian Church invites families to join us as we gather — both on-site and online — for our weekly chapel time on Sundays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Children enjoy singing songs with Mr. Stephen Donnelly, hearing a story from the Bible from Mrs. Ellen Allston, and praying with us. We’re looking forward to celebrating Jesus with you!

Children ages 4 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Learning activities will be offered from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., after the live webcast has ended and prior to the beginning of worship at 11:00 a.m.

Due to vaccination limitations among this age group, all staff, volunteers, and children will remain masked for safety. Parents, caregivers, and guardians are welcome to accompany their children at any time; we request that adults wear masks at all times when in Children’s Ministry areas. Learn more about current COVID-19 precautions for worship at Shadyside Presbyterian Church here.

If friends cannot join us in person, our live webcast is available on the church’s YouTube channel. Previous videos also may be viewed at any time throughout the week. Click here to browse the playlist of previous videos on YouTube.

For more information or to connect with our Children’s Ministry, please contact Ellen Allston, Director of Children’s Ministry.

Adult Christian Educ. Study

A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

Close to Home: Advent Art Study

Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Adult Christian Education Team invites you to participate in a new study for the season of Advent: Close to Home. Join us for a program of guided visual meditation, Bible study, and prayer on Sundays, November 28 through December 19, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., both on-site in the Hulme Room and virtually via Zoom videoconferencing.

No preparation is necessary, and no materials need to be purchased. Please plan to make this spiritual opportunity part of your Advent experience and join us!

Learn more about the study.