At St. George of Bridgeville we are blessed with a full liturgical cycle of services, a steadily growing church school program, a beautiful choir and group of chanters and readers, as well as dedicated and faithful clergy.
In addition to our full parish life within the walls of St. George of Bridgeville, our parish reaches out lovingly to those in the community, in our city, and around the world to support those in need through various ministries.
St. George of Bridgeville participates in or helped to foster many ministries of FOCUS Pittsburgh - Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve.
Backpack Feeding Program - Initially started by parishioners of our church and in our church hall, where 25 backpacks of food were assembled to help children in need have enough to eat through the weekends, this program has grown at FOCUS to now include over 2,500 children per week in the Pittsburgh area.
Clothing Collection - A continuous collection of new or gently used clothing for men, women and children is available.
Emergency Food Bank Collection - A continuous collection of non-parishable food items is open to help stock the shelves at FOCUS for the emergency food bank. Periodically, special addition food drives are conducted to bolster collection amounts.
Christmas Gift Collection - Each year at Christmas, new, unwrapped gifts are collected to be given to less fortunate children around the area. This year these gifts were donated to FOCUS Pittsburgh.
Wednesday Community Dinners -
St. George of Bridgeville supports the efforts of the IOCC - Internation Orthodox Christian Charities.
Syrian Relief Collections - Periodically a special collect is made to support the efforts of the IOCC in providing aid to those who are being impacted by the devastating violence in Syria. In addition, many parishioner attend annual local events in support of these efforts as well.
Emergency Kits - The students of the St. George Church School lead the parish in assembling School Kits for Children in need as a kick off for the 2015-2016 Church School Year! Click here to see some pictures.
St. George of Bridgeville has been a long time contributor to the Bridgeville Food Bank which is operated just around the corner from us by Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville.
Bridgeville Food Bank - http://bethanypresby.org/outreach-missions/food-bank/
Holiday Dinners - Every year St. George of Bridgeville parishioners help to donate 15 gift cards worth $50 each to local families in need to help provide holiday meals.