Phone trouble fixed

If you left a phone message for us recently, and it wasn’t returned, we are very sorry — we recently switched phone companies and some of the messages were misrouted.
Our phone number has stayed the same (412-664-9379) and we are working to return any phone messages left during the switch. Bear with us, and thanks.

Celebrating an ordination!

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The wardens and vestry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church are pleased to announce that on Dec. 15, God willing and the people consenting, the Right Rev. Dorsey W.M. McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh, will ordain the Rev. Brandon Mozingo to the priesthood.

The celebration begins at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s, 220 Eighth Ave. at Walnut Street, McKeesport. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Brandon currently serves as deacon-in-charge of St. Stephen’s and also ministers to other area Episcopal churches through the Mon Valley Mission. He previously served as parish administrator for Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh, and as a chaplain for the Seamen’s Church Institute, serving merchant mariners working on the Upper Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela and Kanawha rivers.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former hospital chaplain in the Atlanta VA Health Care System, Brandon is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he earned an M.A. in theology.

Brandon is shown, above right, during his ordination to the diaconate. Also shown is the Rev. Linda Tardy Wilson.

Free yoga classes for women Thursdays at St. Stephen’s

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is the host location for a free Yoga and Wellness Program for women in McKeesport and surrounding areas.

Classes are every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:45pm. The program is called Empower and is taught by Ali Popivchak, the founder of Pittsburgh Yoga Therapy. Ali is looking for help in the nursery providing child care, donations of gift cards and healthy snacks for the women and children.

If you would like to volunteer your time or make a donation, please email Ali at pghyogatherapy.com. You are also able to sign-up electronically at www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa8a928aaf49-empower