Advent 2022

Welcome to Advent 2022 at Sampson’s Mills! 

This Advent Season, we are focusing on “Advent in Plain Sight”. Our sermon series will help us connect everyday objects with biblical texts, reminding us throughout this season of God’s presence and power even in our ordinary, everyday lives.  For more details on the sermon series and Advent Worship Plan, click this link.

Advent Devotional: This year, take home devotionals are available on the table in the Narthex.

Christmas Caroling, December 14th:  Join our E.P.I.C. families for Christmas cheer, including caroling through the neighborhood. Festivities begin at 5:30pm (RSVP by emailing) or join at 7pm just for caroling.

Christmas Cantata, December 18th:  The choir has been rehearsing a beautiful Christmas Cantata that will be performed during our 10:30am worship on Sunday, December 18th.

Christmas Eve Service:  This year, our traditional candlelight service will be at 7pm. The service will feature brass, the choir and communion.

Christmas Day Service:  At our regular 10:30 am worship time, join us for a relaxed service of Lessons and Carols.

Mission/Service Opportunities

Our annual White Christmas Offering helps us provide for families in need of Christmas presents here in our community. Our fundraising goal for this project is $1200. Help us reach our goal! “White Christmas” designated envelopes are in the pews and in the narthex. Or, simply indicate “White Christmas” in the notes of your online contribution.

Sponsor a Francis-McClure Gift Bag for our second annual event teaming up with Francis McClure Elementary School. Help brighten a child’s Christmas by choosing a bag from the Narthex. Fill with stocking stuffers based on the age, gender and interests provided on the tag. Bags must be filled and returned by Sunday, December 11th.

Set aside an item a day for our food bank from this suggested list for a Reverse Advent Calendar.  Every Sunday, bring a bag or box of your contributions to the Narthex so they can be shared at our distributions on December 16th and January 20th. Available to volunteer on a distribution day?

Memorial Bricks

Have you considered putting a brick in the Meditation Garden? It's a great way to honor someone special or memorialize a loved one. The cost of the engraved brick is just $20. Click here to order or call the church office at 412-678-5355. Bricks are engraved with up...

September 2023 Sermon Series

A Blessing for Back to School September Sermon Series on Philippians   September 10th – Kick Off Sunday with Communion Backpack Blessings and Luncheon “Grace to Live a Life Worthy of the Gospel” Philippians 1:27, 2:1-11   September 17th “You can’t do it all...

Kick Off Sunday 2023

Join us Sunday, September 10th as we celebrate communion, blessing of the backpacks, and the presentation of the 5th grade bibles together. A light lunch will follow worship, be sure to RSVP here for lunch!  

I Am Summer Sermon Series

A Summer Sermon Series Exploring Jesus' I Am Statements July 9th - Ego Eimi – I Am Exodus 3:13-15 John 1:14-18 July 16th - I Am the Bread of Life John 6:35-48 July 23rd– I Am the Light of the World John 8:12, 9:1-12 July 30th - I Am the Gate John 10:1-7 August 6th VBS...

Hoagie Sale August 19th

We will be selling DiCarlo's Italian Hoagies on Saturday, August 19th as part of the Community Yard Sale beginning at 8am! All proceeds will benefit Sampson's Mills We are also accepting pre-orders now, just click here!   (Please note, pre-orders and payment are due...

Pop-Up Thursdays!

Every Thursday, 11am-1pm from June 15th through July 27th What are Pop-Up Thursdays, you ask? Watch for us and other volunteers from the community in a different spot throughout  White Oak and McKeesport every Thursday around lunchtime! We will be sharing snacks and...

Food Truck Friday 2023

Join us for our popular Food Truck Friday event on Friday, June 23rd from 5-7pm.  Featuring music by The Seams! Food trucks scheduled include: Lunch Lady on Wheels ; J & J Smokehouse ; Knife & Hearth Pizza and Beatnik Sweets

Election Day Soup Sale

Quarts of soup will again be for sale during polling hours of 8am-8pm on Election Day, Tuesday, May 16th. Sign up to be a soup maker here! Not a cook?  You can still help, just sign up for a shift to sell soup here.

And the Church Moooooved….out into the Neighborhood

A New Sermon Series for Eastertide April 23 – Communal Conversations Scripture – Matthew 6:25-34, Acts 10:1-48 Celebrating the Baptism of Tessa Miller April 30 – DNA of Listening Scripture – Mark 6:35-44  May 7 – Transforming Partnerships Scripture – Mark 7:24-30 May...

Save the Date! VBS 2023

Join us once again for VBS in the Park!  Monday, July 31st-Friday, August 4th at White Oak Park. More Details Coming Soon! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Faith Formation and Worship, Jo VanMeter at WATCH THIS PAGE FOR...

Sampson's Mills News and Announcements

There are always things happening at Sampson’s Mills and you are always invited to get involved.  At SMPC, there is a place for EVERYONE.